It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. —Voltaire, 1751

Eating clean: an experiment becomes routine

Posted: April 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: family, food | No Comments »

So I gave up processed foods for Lent.  Well, with the exception of diet Coke and booze (although you can argue that booze doesn’t really count because it doesn’t contain preservatives).  Anyway … I’ve never felt better.  I sleep better, my skin is better.  And it really works well with my OCD (those of you that know me know about the germs issue – this lets me focus on something else, but admittedly it could easily become an issue also.  Hey, at least I don’t hoard).

A coworker turned me on to Jamie Oliver.  If you haven’t already heard of him, please check him out.  He’s amazing.  What he’s trying to do in Huntington, I wish the entire country would do.  My kids are NOT going to like the way their food choices are about to change at home.  Pay particular attention to episode 2 (available on hulu.com).  The part where he makes chicken nuggets to show kids what they are made of is sickening.

I’m still eating clean about 90% of the time (hell yes Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish) and the DH is in on it too.  Ping and Pong can eat up what’s left of their garbage snacks and then SHAZAM!  It’s going to be interesting.


Posted: February 12th, 2004 | Author: | Filed under: family, food, kids | No Comments »

Leo and Sam are enjoying new foods at their new school. One of the regular lunch items is pigs in blankets. When Mark asked Leo how his lunch was, Leo said, “I ate the blanket, but not the pig.” Makes me laugh every time!