Grocery List


Vegetables For salads (How to Make a Delicious 400 Calorie Salad):romaine lettucegrape tomatoescarrotscucumberred and green bell pepperred cabbage For dinner veggie sidesbroccoli crowns (roast them please)cauliflower (Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower or Curried Cauliflower with Sweet Peas)frozen peasfrozen cornsweet potatoeswhite potatoes Fruit For one large fruit salad:pineapple (fresh and frozen)cantaloupewatermelongreen grapesstrawberriesblueberries Meat/Eggs/Poultry/Dairy 2 dozen large brown eggs…

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Andrew Scrivani Hosts Photography Workshops in San Francisco May 19 & 20


  Friends, If you live in or near San Francisco, or if you’ve always wanted to visit the Bay Area, this is the time. One of my very favorite friends, Andrew Scrivani– food photographer for the New York Times, is leading two photography workshops on the weekend of May 19 and 20. Tell me you’ll…

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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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An Ideal Day of Eating in Photos


300 ish calories: 1 whole wheat english muffin with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 tablespoon jam. I prefer Food For Life brand Sprouted Grain for the muffins. +100-150 calories: 1 cup lowfat yogurt. I do not eat non-fat varieties because of taste and texture. +100 calories: 1 piece of fruit- example: grapefruit OR 150 calories:…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 6


read part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… 1. Grapeseed Oil I adore grapeseed oil and only discovered such love recently. I began using it when I realized that roasting was my favorite method of preparing vegetables. Having used olive oil for most of my cooking, I realized grapeseed to be better because it has a…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 5


read part 1, 2, 3, 4… 1. Short Grain Brown Rice. This is the kind of whole grain that sticks to your ribs. It’s plump , chewy, and delightfully sticky. Now, there’s something nostalgically lovely about lightly buttered white rice- the way my PJ scooped it onto my plate beneath saucy pork spare ribs. But…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 2


1. Rolled Oats. I haven’t found a grain I like more. They puff with piping hot water and turn into the fluffiest, creamiest bowlful. Simmered with one [fruit fly-loving] ripe banana and topped with a soup spoon of melting peanut butter…I’m one happy girl everyday at 6:30am. 2. Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges They’re creamy and…

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5 Healthy Foods I Love: Part 1


1. Broccoli. No matter what we’re eating, Daniel and I roast a pan full of sweet and crispy roasted broccoli along with every dinner. Every night. That speaks well of the broccoli. Speaks even better of our digestive systems. When I went home to Boston for the month of December, naturally, I cooked every night….

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