Archive for the ‘The Fooderati’ Category

Let’s just agree to file this topic under subjects that we will never tire of hearing, because it seems that for every person for whom food issues are a ‘natural’ way of life there are those who might never think twice about what they put in their mouths. It seems to be the way of the world, except that in varying degrees our issues are commensurate with the worlds in which we live. For example, in Third World environments the issue is not whether not to eat or how much to eat, it’s ‘how can I eat’; ‘will food be…. [ Read More ]

In the past few days, I’ve read with interest, two decidedly different opinions about our cultural obsession with Food. The first opinion by columnist Leah McLaren of the Globe and Mail is stated in first person, all-about-me-self-absorbed-privileged-girl-of-a-certain-class/access-glory, while the second opinion from Peggy Orenstein, a writer for the New York Times confides that she was once nervous to give birth to a girl-child for fear of whatever food phobias she, as a woman, might pass on to her. Don’t get me wrong. I actually like Leah McLaren. I find her witty, intelligent, and I appreciate her unique point of view….. [ Read More ]

Bag[ged] Lady? Sigh, It’s Hump Day. Are we there yet? The week seems to have crawled to a stop. Maybe because I’m tired. Went to bed far too late and got up far too early. A girl really does need the requisite 8 hours to feel her optimal best. WHAT AM I TRYING TO PROVE?! Just before going to bed, I decided to watch Erykah Badu’s Bag Lady video. Have you listened to Bag Lady recently? “Let it go, Let it go, Let it go…” Anyway, after I watched the Roots tune “How I Got Over,” which really is a…. [ Read More ]

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Weight Loss as Competitive Sport Over the past few days, I took a few days off from blogging to check out what was happening online. First and foremost my focus is our 2 young girls, but between the terrific and terrible highs my youngest is experiencing, and whatever emotional needs are required by my 5 year old, I managed to make time for some Eion Finn yoga, research the net, and think about how I wanted to make my mark. Lucky me! I chanced upon a few interesting articles over the past few days that kind of stuck with me….. [ Read More ]

Eat this. I’m kind of obsessed with my kids’ nutritional needs, but in a good way. Both of my daughters are severely and fatally allergic to all dairy products, among other things. Which means that I can’t simply shove a stick of cheese and a piece of pre-fab pizza in their face and call it a day. What I can do is find good alternatives to ensure that they develop healthily and normally without creating any unnecessary ‘food phobias.’ This means that we often go heavy on the organic/local-based vegetables and fruits, whole grains and protein. Every now and again…. [ Read More ]

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ithinkyoushould. Take A Walk on the Foodie Side. I like to think that I “know” a few things. Not because I am a “know-it-all,” but because the things I think I know, hit me at both an intellectual and visceral level. I literally feel what I know in my bones. I’ve often imagined what would happen if I were to explore my sometimes “psychic” hunches, but it’s not necessarily a premonition thing with me as it is a “oh my Spidey senses are tingling,” kind of thing. In print, it comes off as kind of flakey, because, “ohhh riiiight, you…. [ Read More ]

ithinkyoushould. Have a Big Freakin Salad. I just finished a Big Freakin’ Salad. I’m big on Big Freakin Salads because not only do they taste so good, they make me feel so good. And rather than counting my fruits and veggies and grains and proteins and dairy, I can literally dump—and that’s the operative word here, “dump”—EVERYTHING into one culinary, nutritious dining experience. The recipe for my Big Freakin Salad, is no recipe. And here it would seem that I am channelling superstar foodie, Chef at Home, Michael Smith, who, incidentally, advises you to cook “without a recipe!”, but I’m…. [ Read More ]

ithinkyoushould. Make This Dish. YUM! Jean Georges’ Fried Rice Recipe by the Minimalist Mark Bittman.

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