anti-inflammatory eating

Sustainability revisited

Posted by on September 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Sustainability is one of those  words that invites discussion. I’m not thinking about environmental policy or continuous business improvement. Or even the source of our seafood. What I’m playing around with these days is how to sustain the commitment to healthy eating day by day while juggling the realities of work and family. We got off […]

Slinking back into action

Posted by on September 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

It was the maple bacon waffle sundae at my birthday brunch that finally caused me to ponder not only my waistline but my absence from the blog. One year plus since I’ve posted weekly meal plans. I’ve been weak in many ways: Backing off on the themes, grabbing random sweets for snacks, despairing at the […]

An A-I dinner on the run (minus the feta)

Posted by on March 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm
An A-I dinner (minus the feta) by dishesmenlikephotos

An A-I dinner (minus the feta), a photo by dishesmenlikephotos on Flickr. Making dinner on the run for the last couple of weeks has prompted a focus on “what can I make in 20 minutes or less that’s still healthy”? Here’s the answer: Tortillitas with shrimp (a Bittman recipe for pancakes made with garbanzo/fava bean […]

A teen tofu victory

Posted by on March 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm
DishesMenLike photo - Fried tofu and pepper curry with toasted cashews

“WHYYY … tofu?” Son #1 was carefully dodging the white cubes to pluck red pepper strips from the milky coconut curry sauce. “It’s just mush; it’s not real food.” “That’s what you’re going to be eating in the future, get used to it,” my husband retorted.  Tough love at dinner. It was the usual dialogue […]

‘Fessing up with veggie doldrums

Posted by on February 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

It makes my husband crazy when I buy berries in winter. Strawberries from Mexico, blueberries from Chile. Eating seasonally is definitely preferred.  And widening our carbon footprint with produce transported across multiple time zones isn’t in keeping with my values. The cause of my lapse? The annual winter veggie/fruit doldrums. It seems to hit every year […]

A new year on the A-I way

Posted by on January 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

The holiday chocolates have disappeared. Along with the tortillas that I became addicted to during our two weeks in Mexico. Last week seemed almost “normal,” a good time to get back to the anti-inflammatory eating plan that my husband and I count as a grand achievement from 2011. For our first full-week meal plan of […]

A lose-lose proposition, resolved

Posted by on October 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I’ve been away for a while. You see, my husband and I decided to take a class in anti-inflammatory nutrition back in June. Little did we know it would be a LIFE-CHANGING experience. Beyond the fact that I dropped 11 pounds and my husband lost 20, we’ve been looking at our dinner plate in a […]

Shifting into better health with an anti-inflammatory eating plan

Posted by on June 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm
50/50 = Frittata & berries

I’ve been MIA on the blog but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking.  First I drifted away because I simply was bored with food.  I started relying on Everyday Food, the monthly Martha Stewart magazine, to do the thinking for me. Meals were just okay , not much to report. Then, I heard about […]