Category Archives: Eating

Lazy Leftover Morning Burritos

We have some leftovers, and I turned some leftovers, plus an egg into a morning burrito. We still have a ton of the filling from my Chipotle Sloppy Joes the other day, (now simply referred to as “fire” because it’s gaining heat as it ages), and some chopped cilantro, some tortillas, (“whole wheat” – according […]

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Almost No Meat Chipotle Sloppy Joes

Our fridge has been filling up with leftovers from other meals, a bit of tomato sauce, some rice cooked with chicken drippings, sliced tomato, chopped shallots, and chicken breast trimmings. Since we had chicken burgers the other day, we had some of what the grocery store calls “whole wheat” hamburger buns. With all of this, […]

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Chickpea, Pork, and Mango Tagine

After reading Mark Bittman’s Minimalist column An Expedited Tagine the other day, I thought I would try it myself. The New York Times was kind enough to provide his recipe for Chickpea Tagine with Chicken and Apricots, and I adapted it for myself. I had been going to use a piece of pork that was […]

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Sweet, Sweet Honey

I went down to Atwater Market today and got some natural, local, unpasteurized, clover honey, then came home and enjoyed really good honey & butter on my bread.

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Pistachios are really good, except…

The other day I tweeted “Just hit my gross threshold for the day.” So, what happened? Here’s the answer. I was eating pistachios. They’re a good, healthy, snack. In fact, Dr. Oz says they’re his top high-fiber pick. All was going well until I went to put this nut into my mouth: That’s right, there’s […]

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Business Meetings that Matter

I spent yesterday in an all-day meeting/conference type of thing at a corporate office downtown. The invitation said that there would be a light lunch served, so I didn’t bring any food or anything and tried to eat like food matters using what was served. It was surprisingly easy, except for one thing. The easy […]

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Photos of the Amazing Pasta

I while ago I posted that we had made an amazing pasta with squid rings, fresh basil, and more. We’ve made it twice since, the second time we made it it wasn’t so amazing, we kind of messed things up, however, last week we made it again and it was even better than the first […]

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Bread-making Continues

I’ve continued making bread, improving, (usually), on my original attempt. I’ve discovered that I had started putting too much liquid in the dough, which made the bread overflow the pan as it cooked. there are now oddly-shaped burned chunks of bread on the bottom of my oven. However, there have been some real successes as […]

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Early Spring Gardening

One place to get fresh, tasty, and healthy vegetables is from the garden. The apartment where we’ve lived for the past few years has a garden, and I’ve planted vegetables ever since we’ve lived here. We’ve had tomatoes, peas, radishes, potatoes, hot peppers, and more. However, this year we’re moving, so as of July 1 […]

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Cheezy, Lazy, Lasagna

I made lazy some lasagna yesterday for the people in the house that eat cheese, (that would be everyone except me). I just layered lasagna noodles, (“fresh” ones that had been in the fridge for a while), with pasta sauce, and threw in a layer of cheese in the middle and another layer on the […]

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  • What is Choices That Matter?

    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.