Today was pizza day at work, and my pizza was a hit! I’m so happy about this! “Pizza day” is when a few co-workers and I bring frozen pizzas that we cook in a “Pizza Pizzaz” machine for lunch. We started this last year before I became a nutritarian, and since then I have spent… Read More Pizza Update: It’s A Hit!
I’m traveling for work again today and for these super early flights out of O’hare I prefer to eat breakfast after I get to the airport. Especially now that I know that O’hare has such good options. Breakfast this morning was this delicious little bean salad: Shockingly this is actually a different bean-salad maker than… Read More Breakfast Beans
I’m going straight from work to the dance studio tonight so I have lots of stuff packed to get me through the day: The big tub is my salad. I will add some low-cal blue cheese dressing when I get to work. Upper left is a fairly nondescript bean salad made with white beans, zucchini,… Read More Today’s Menu 4/25/2017
Over the weekend I tried out a couple of recipes for vegan “cheese”. One of them was for homemade mozzarella. It was pretty easy to make — especially with my new food processor. I did have to buy tapioca flour — which I found out is the same thing as tapioca starch. You can use… Read More Pizza With Homemade Mozzarella
Since I decided not to have any Easter candy at Easter dinner, I wanted to try to offer my guests something that looked as candy-like as possible, and melon balls were it. I made little fruit kabobs out of them — but sadly forgot to take a picture of the final product. Below is a pic… Read More Melon Balls and Tulips
There is only one thing you need to know about the Minneapolis airport: Gate G1! I travel a lot for work so finding nutritious food at airports is a big deal for me. The Minneapolis airport has numerous food options, but most of them don’t really work for a nutritarian. But at gate G1 they… Read More Traveling While Nutritarian – Minneapolis Airport
Yesterday I hosted my annual Easter Dinner for friends. Because of my recent trip to Costa Rica I decided to serve a Costa Rican inspired menu: Appetizers: Fruit Kabobs Mango Avocado Toasts Zucchini, Bean and Tortilla Chips with Pici Di Gallo Main Meal Ham Tico Rice Black Beans Roasted Plantains Steamed Broccoli Green Salad with… Read More Nutritarian Easter Dinner
There are a lot of black bean brownie recipies out there — but none were QUITE what I wanted. Many of them use cane sugar or sugar substitues, or coconut oil, and almost all of them called for adding chocolate chips. I didn’t want to do any of that. So I found the closest recipe… Read More Black Bean Brownies
Some fun facts about nuts from Dr. Michael Greger’s excellent book “How Not to Die.” This book has lots of information about specific foods — I highly recommend it! women at high risk for heart disease who ate nuts or a tablespoon of peanut butter five or more days a week appeared to nearly halve their… Read More Friday Facts: The Power of Nuts
Today is a lunch-and-dinner-at-my-desk day. Lunch is of course salad. Dinner is some left over moroccan stew with some extra cauliflower thrown in. Looking forward to a good day! If you are wondering about the change in background, I’m getting ready to host Easter Dinner on Sunday and this is my super-Eastery tablecloth.
I’ve been traveling for work a lot lately, and one extremely wonderful surprise has been the fresh vegan salads and entrees at Ohare airport. They sell them at multiple locations in the airport (though not in all terminals) and they are delicious! The entrees include either vegan “chicken” or “steak”, tofu or beans in a… Read More Traveling While Nutritarian — Ohare Airport, Chicago
Yes, two posts today. I did not have the courage to weigh myself yesterday, but this morning I went for it — 162.4. So that will be the starting weight of my 21-day challenge. I blame most of the weight creep on my vacation in Costa Rica. Although it is lovely that they serve “pinto… Read More Weigh-In 4/11/2017
Yesterday it was raining, and so of course I thought of soup. Something with lentils, cauliflower and kale sounded really good, so I did a search and got this recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250621/moroccan-lentil-soup/ I had to make a few adjustments to fit what I had in my pantry — like we all do! — but it came out… Read More Moroccan Lentil Soup
I’ve been drifting away from my good habits of the six week challenge, so I’m starting my own little personal 21 day challenge. Dr. Fuhrman markets a version of this called “Lose 10 In 20” and part of this is also a desire to loose some pounds before I perform in the Glenwood Dance Studio… Read More 21 Day Challenge
So I am back from Costa Rica! It was a wonderful vacation and yes, I feasted on tropical fruit the whole time I was there. I also took many pictures of the food we ate — but sadly on the way home I left my phone on the airplane and with it all of my… Read More Costa Rican Mango Avocado Salad