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Finished the Book

Nearly two weeks into writing this blog I have finished reading Food Matters. It took a little longer than it should have because I was working from home, (no commute to read on), and working a lot. Food Matters is quite a short and easy read that I highly recommend. As a matter of fact, […]

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Early Challenges to Eating like Food Matters

I thought I would share some of the challenges that we have faced so far in trying to, as Mark says, “eat like food matters.” So far we’ve run into problems buying good meat, I anticipate problems getting good bread, and I’ve struggled with not feeling as full, or at least as satisfied, as I […]

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Thai Beef Salad

After a day of leftovers yesterday, (I had chili for dinner), we were back trying one of Mark’s recipes today: Thai Beef Salad, (page 188), and wow, it’s good. The salad dressing is amazing. We didn’t have any red onion, like we’re supposed to put in the salad, so we minced just a bit of […]

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Fried Rice for Dinner? (And Cookies for Dessert)

Yes, tonight we ate Marks’s Impromptu Fried Rice, (page 208), for dinner, and not as a side dish. It was tasty. I’ve mostly eaten fried rice as a side dish when I get Chinese food, and even then I usually go for the noodles, so this was a change. It’s amazing how good fried rice […]

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Today we had Mark’s Bean and Vegetable Chili, (page 260). While I have had vegetarian chili before, today was the first day that we, (well, Joanie), actually made vegetarian chili. We didn’t have actual chilis to put in, so we used chili powder, and it came out pretty well. As a bonus, we now know […]

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Our First Dinner

I haven’t started reading the book yet, but we’re already trying to eat less meat and more veggies. Tonight, Joanie cooked the Chicken Not Pie recipe from the book, (page 266 if you want to see the recipe super-fast). As you can imagine, it’s kind of like Chicken Pot Pie, which I love, but not. […]

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A New Year, a New Week, a New Perception of Food

It’s the first Monday of the new year.  A year full of promise and change. A ten days ago, for Christmas, my Fiancee gave me Mark Bittman’s book Food Matters.  I haven’t read it yet, but she has, and from what she has shared with me I’m really going to enjoy reading it, we’re going […]

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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.