It’s been a while. Almost two months in fact, since I wrote a blog post. I can tell you it was a very full spring quarter and my time and attention were focused on other pursuits. But summer is here and I’m ready to ease back into the blogging habit. Today I want to share with you some of the food-related things that have been making me content recently. I guess it’s sort of a Favorite Things list, but that sounds grandiose, with Oprah-like expectations of greatness.
This is, instead, a small, simple list of tiny things that make for happy food moments in my day. I expect to repeat this type of post in the future. I called it 5 Foods I’m Loving Lately since it’s my current favorite things list, to be constantly updated and elongated in the coming months as I discover new things and gravitate towards new products. Continue Reading →
It’s been a busy quarter. And I’ve got 6 more weeks ahead of me before the school year is over. I know wherever you are, whoever you are, chances are you might be in the middle of a busy time too. Having more tasks on your to-do list certainly contributes to that overwhelmed feeling, but I keep “pack a lunch” on my morning task list regardless. Why? Because eating poorly makes me feel like I’m falling behind in an important area of my life, but also because I find some comfort and order in the packing process. Continue Reading →
What’s one of the best ways to stay on track with healthy food choices? Plan ahead. That could mean meal prep on Sunday to ensure healthy dinners for the next 5 nights or making your own flavored water (bubbly or otherwise) at home to grab in a pinch when you’re rushing out the door to run errands. It might also mean preparing yourself with healthy snacks so you’re not tempted by candy, donuts, or worse when the mood strikes. Continue Reading →
This post isn’t going to have any pictures. Well, maybe one picture. Of the front of the building. The reason? I recently had a one-of-a-kind, exhilarating, completely mind-bending dining experience…but I took no pictures of the food. This is remarkable since I’m usually the high maintenance blogger customer who wants a table by the window for the best natural light so I can take 14 pictures of my water glass before I take my first sip. But on this night we dined in total darkness. Black darkness. Black hole darkness. Can’t find my fork darkness. Can’t find my mouth, for that matter, darkness. Yes, we ate a vegetarian meal at Vancouver BC’s Dark Table.
Of the eight main Hawaiian islands, Lanai is one of the harder ones to get to. I recently sailed myself there via a 45-minute ferry ride from Maui and went in search of a vegetarian lunch. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Lanai gets about 5,000 visitors a month. If we consider that a recent Gallup poll estimates 5% of Americans are vegetarian then only about 3,000 people a year share my same mission: find meatless food on this remote tropical island. (Wait. Not all visitors to Lanai are American. Wait. Is this some kind of probability problem?) Well, either way I expect about 4 people total to be interested in reading this blog post about my vegetarian lunch at Views at the Four Seasons.