vegetarianism

back on the wagon…..

September 30, 2013

 ice

before the ice cream blitz of 2013, initiated in maine, where a daily serving of homemade creamy love became as ritualistic as teeth-brushing, hunkiest and i were doing well on the nutrition wagon.

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we were eating 100% organic produce and turning our first world noses up at processed food.

in fact, even on vacation we made it a priority to still maintain this regimen; save for the sometimes double doses of mint chip.

buying vegetables and fruits from the actual organic, residential farms was a new and delicious experience for us.

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cruising our rent-a-car into someone’s backyard was color me rad!

it didn’t get much more farm-to-table than this.

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the blueberries, seconds-ago picked off the bush, actually tasted more dessert worthy than ice cream.

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onions in their most natural form tasted apple-like they were so sweet.

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and i’m so embarrassed to admit this, but never in my life have i eaten a carrot looking like this. my carrots, even the bagged, organic ones from the store, have always had the exact same shape, color, size, and taste. the ignorant dumb girl within me didn’t think about how strange it is to have carrots assembly line perfect.

i had been so missing out on the nuanced flavor of REAL, unprocessed carrots.

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well this weekend, things got REAL for us too.

my thighs have been writing checks my pants can’t cash.

and hunkiest keeps patting his tummy for good-luck.

things had to change.

we reverted back to our local grown, farmers market ways, and we couldn’t feel better.

it astounds me how much better food tastes when there are less machines, people, and transportation involved.

the salad i made last night with this green-leaf lettuce needed only a touch of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.

i felt like a gourmand eating a dish so delicious.

apples

the ultimate in satisfaction: the honey crisp apples, in season now, are at their sublime ratio of candy-like and tart.

we mowed them down, competition like.

the best part of this post is that i’m writing to you, this morning, not feeling like a tired, bloated, beached hippo.

healthy nutrition is truly the best medicine.

birthday: cease & desist

May 15, 2012

just when i think i’m out….THEY. PULL.ME.BACK.IN.

spring training was going so well, and then came my birthday.

homemade macaroons!

a dozen cupcakes!

not just one…A dozen.

brownies, homemade vanilla frosting, boxes of candy, the gifts of confection were abundant and i did not hold back.

it was, after all, my birthday.

but this year apparently my birthday is taking on some sort of lent quality.

what is supposed to happen once a year, has now stretched into a two-week celebration; i’m still receiving pastries and bon bons.

last friday a piece of key lime pie, the size of key west, was delivered to spin class accompanied with an equally substantial amount of whipped cream.

as i’ve stated before, i don’t want to be rude…

but i my holiday pants from thanksgiving and christmas are now un-affectionately addressed as my birthday pants.

so here i am publicly announcing the end of my birthday wonderful.

as much i enjoyed the merrymaking, i do not enjoy the idea of diabetes.

from here on out it’s kale smoothies, salads and sundaes.

sweeter tasting than my girl spinach, kale is now believed help lower cancers in bladder, breast, colon, ovary, and prostate.

kale’s detoxifying properties is why she’s the darling of juicing, smoothies and cleansing regimes.

according to new research, certain components and traits of kale can help us detox at a genetic level.

avocados will be in every stinking one of these said meals. people are so afraid of avocados because of their high fat content, but their fat is exactly why we should be eating them. the physterols- which account for the major amount of the avocado fat- is what helps fight off inflammation. avocados are also high in oleic acid {a fatty acid} which staves off heart disease and helps produce anti-oxidants. {anti-oxidants fight off unstable molecules known as free radicals, and free radical damage may lead to cancer}. the high fiber content of an avocado makes it a winning choice as well.

so there it is m’loves. out for all to see. i’m off the sauce….{frosting, cups of cake, roons of mac, pies of key lime}. my birthday was magnificent, but i’d like to see another. at least in the same size jeans.

and to all a good night…

June 10, 2010

come june i’m drifting asleep with the sun still shining.

{early mornings make for early bedtimes.}

last night the ceiling fan whirled me a whacked world of crazy sleep:

black hawk helicopters, strawberry-lime jello cups!?, bikes with broken pedals, the go-go’s, rescue boats who’d only rescue carnivores (not me), raccoons, and finland??

two hours awake, and i still find myself, head cocked to the side, thinking when was the last time i fucking listened to the go-go’s?

maybe i should start eating meat.

image: sofia ajram

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