What Does 2000 Calories Look Like?


Breakfast 1/2 cup dry old fashioned rolled oats + 1 thinly sliced banana- both cooked in 1 cup lowfat milk +1/2 cup water1 tablespoon peanut butter400 calories Lunch Loaded lunch Salad- see How to Make a Delicious 400 Calorie Salad400 calories Snack 3/4 cup plain lowfat yogurt 1001 cup fresh fruit 701/4 cup granola 1002…

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The Weight Loss Dilemma: An Amendment


After I published this post, I received the following comment: “I’m confused…you say you put yourself in the first category of food purist- but your eating Laughing cow (fake), sweetener (fake) and wheat (still processed). I’m not saying these can’t be enjoyed…but I would hardly put you in camp one. Show a real block of…

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The Weight Loss Dilemma: Real vs Diet Foods


I very much enjoy bagels. In fact, I’ve been known to write whole blog posts dedicated to why I eat them- Why I Eat Bagels. At first mention, Bagel Thins seemed contradictory to me. If I’m to understand them correctly, you’re wanting a bagel- known because of its fullness, its thick doughy center, but you’re…

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Smoky Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema


My favorite tacos are those composed of ground beef, a packet of taco seasoning laced with mass amounts of MSG, Ortega crunchy taco shells, cheese, sour cream, and shredded iceberg lettuce- specifically the ones my mother sets under the broiler until the cheese melts into the ground beef and the taco shells begin to freckle….

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Nearing the book deadline


Friends, the book- that memoir manuscript I’m clickety clicking away on my computer- it’s due this Sunday, April 15th. Appropriately Tax Day, when I’ll have been sufficiently emotionally and physically spent. The book- all weight loss and body struggles and love of food- it won’t be published until next spring, March or April of 2013….

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Whoopie Pies


Quick and Easy Chocolate Whoopie Pies 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (or espresso powder) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup buttermilk Preheat the oven to 350…

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Pineapple Slaw with Creamy Ginger Lime Dressing


I’d like to say I made this slaw to celebrate spring verging on summer weather, but really, I made it to remind me of the two things I ate most often in Central America: pineapple and cabbage. I’m missing sweet and tart together on every plate, brightness and freshness at every meal. This is my…

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