More Difficult than it Sounds

A few weeks ago, I blogged about trying to learn a new way of eating to help me develop eating competence and stop with the permanent diet. This is an update on how that’s coming along. It is surprisingly difficult

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Fantasy Farming

So I was reading The Smithsonian today and came across this article, “Bringing the Farm to Your Backyard,” which is a somewhat tone-deaf account of a new market segment in planned suburban developments, Development Supported Agriculture (DSA). It basically encapsulates

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Paranoia, Purity and Profits

One of the deeply amusing aspects of food politics in America is how easy it is to identify anti-industry stances and market to them. There is pretty much no limit on how operations – from local food stands to multinational

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Long Term Effects

One of the persistent myths in the fat industry is that the failure of someone to maintain weight loss is due to the individual’s sliding back into their previous slothful habits. If only they would stick with being healthy, then

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June Grocery Costs

Monthly grocery budget time! Here’s what got purchased at Casa Anglachel last month. The overall bill is up this month by just over $125. Food Type #Items Cost Previous Up/Down Fresh Produce 123 $143.75 $149.05 -$5.30 General Groceries 19 $92.74

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Aesthetics and Food

Right on the heels of my post earlier today, I come across this at Quartz, “One in six Americans are going hungry—ugly fruits and veggies may be the solution,” which addresses class bias in produce availability. It is an aspect

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Fetishization of Fresh Produce

“Eat your fresh fruits and vegetables!” is a message blared through American media. How can you object? Big piles of brightly colored, marvelous looking produce is the standard illustration for news articles on being healthy. I myself love walking through

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Blog Business – Reduced Time

For the last six months, I’ve been working as a freelance consultant. Next week, that will change and so will my blogging. In the coming week, I will be taking on a long-term, on-site consulting gig, which is going to

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Episodes in Food Alarmism

So I’m perusing Quartz this morning and come across an incredibly ridiculous article, “There is a secret ingredient in your burgers: wood pulp” which purports to uncover the shocking, shocking, I tell you, secret that fast food, especially McDonald’s (this

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Recipe – Rice & Cheese Bake

Here’s a little something I baked up yesterday. It’s a basic recipe for a casserole-style dish that has a grain, some cooked vegetables and a cheese/egg/milk mixture binding it all together. It made a great mid-week meal and enough left-overs

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