Category: Food

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How to Nail a Diet on Your First Try

The first time I went on a gluten free diet, I lasted three days. I didn’t fare much better on my second and third attempts. Six months and four tries later, I finally figured out how to stick with the program. Over time, it became my new normal. Unfortunately, it all fell apart when I entered my final months of pregnancy. That, followed by childbirth,...

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Want to Make Some Changes this Year? Start With Your Keystone Habits

Do you have a long list of resolutions for the year? I do. Here it is: Learn guitar Practice piano every day Make music on Garage band Write every day Grow this blog Lose the baby weight Stay clutter free Improve Spanish Learn Italian Record my family history Start a side business Become a wine snob Sure, it’s a little crazy, but at least...

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My Struggles With Food and Fatigue

I’m having a bad month. I’m crashing in the afternoons in a big way. I haven’t meditated in weeks and am struggling to stay productive. Admittedly, in my frustration and self pity, I’ve slipped a number of times, sneaking bites of cheese, adding dollops of ketchup onto my bread-less burger, loading up on the rice and potatoes, and drinking too much wine. In the...

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I’m Gluten Free, Woe is Me, Boo Hoo & Dairy Too

I’m going to talk a lot about me in this post because I am frustrated and feeling sorry for myself. It’s about food. Again. And I promise,  there is a digital tie-in. I thought I was past the hard part, given that I had spent an entire month of May on a very restricted diet. I thought that the reintroduction of food...

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Wrap-up: What I Learned from My Month of Eating Grain/Dairy/Sugar/Soy/Nut Free

Me: Hi there, I’d like a veggie burrito please. But I don’t wan’t the rice, cheese, tortilla or guacamole.  Server: So you basically want beans and veggies? Me: Ummm yeah that’s right.  This scenario pretty much sums up my month. Yes, I had the brilliant idea to go on a very strict diet because I wanted to understand how my body responded...

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Foodie Friday

Much of this past week was spent entertaining visitors, so there was a lot of eating out and making our tried and true recipes. So, when you have a whole bunch of leftovers and a lack of creativity, you make a rainbow, naturally. Articles I Enjoyed Soylent-style powdered food shows bad long-term consequences in mice: Soylent got a lot of buzz...