Food prep is a slippery slope

At the shop on Monday, the cashier commented on all the green goodies I had going into my shopping bag. She then lamented that, although she’d like to eat more salads, she finds it so much work to do in the moment – a sandwich is much easier! My reply was that I try to prepare all of my foods soon after getting home (as much as I can, anyway) so making a salad for supper is as simple as chucking a few handfulls of pre-cut stuff in a bowl. That’s at least as easy as making a sandwich.

I’ll admit, what follows may just be true for me, but I find that once I start prepping, it all kind of happens. It’s not addictive, it’s just that once momentum is achieved, it’s hard to stop. That said, let’s forge on! Read More

Couple in Toronto spends $75 per week on groceries!

I was recently perusing The Kitchn when I stumbled on their new series of weekly food diaries. Sadly, not being a resident of the USA, I am prevented from participating in their call for submissions. However, I do have my own little soapbox here, so I figured I’d go ahead and do my own.
Let’s step into the wayback machine and start with this past Monday. Read More

Green Monday for practical vegetarianism

Go here and read up about the idea of Green Monday (like Meatless Monday with a more positive name). I really wanted to link to the article I read in The Globe and Mail’s Life &Arts section for Wednesday, July 5, 2017, but they don’t even put truncated versions of their newspaper articles on their website. Way to go, oldstream media! Read More

You don’t know until you try

I never thought I’d quit drinking. Even now, I continually question my motives in making such a decision. That alone, if nothing else, serves as a solid reminder of why such a decision needed to be made – I need to learn to live my life apart from alcohol in order to understand and reframe my relationship to it. Read More

Reconsidering culinary counterfeits

Awhile ago, I went on a bit of a tirade about ‘veganising’ foods. I still think it’s silly, even misguided – and that goes double for things that are inherently meat, like smoked salmon. That said, there is clearly a place for some of these kinds of foods. Not only do they remain popular with vegans, but some of them may serve to entice omnivores to the vegetable side of the fence. Read More