Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I don't want to die.....

I have been reading up on/taking care to notice the studies having to do with red meat and dairy and the effects it has on our bodies. I have even read the hilarious book "Skinny Bitch", which is a short gripefest that encourages women to adopt a Vegan diet in order to live longer and better lives and to lose weight, therefore becoming a "skinny bitch". This all coming from two ex-models (figures). Anyway, they brought up great points in the book, ie: Red meat is decaying flesh and what do you expect your system to do while/after you feed it this?

Anyway, I loved the book but have not yet adopted a vegan lifestyle myself, mostly because of my carniverous husband and it ain't easy switching from eating a little meat to no meat and no dairy and tofu and soy this and soy that. Sounds complicated, right? That's because it is. Did you know they sell substitutes for butter, sour cream, cheese, and even hot dogs? I love butter and cheese, and I just don't know if I can go and "substitute" them. They have been friends of mine for years, and I don't substitute the people (or dairy products) that mean a lot to me. It's just not loyal.

Veganism is one thing, but what about red meat? I read this morning that women who ate large amounts of red meat had a 20 percent higher risk of dying of cancer and a 50 percent higher risk of dying of heart disease than women who ate less.

This is news to me. I mean, not entirely, but the percentages are mildly jolting! How much do you love your T-bone slathered in ketchup? Or your filet medallions?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tell Me Who's Watching.....

Ok. I can't take it any more. What does this commercial mean? First it was the Cavemen, who weren't even funny. Now it's this? The worst version is the jolly woman who sees one peering in from her kitchen window. Or the traveler who stops to ask the nasty farmer where he is, and sees the Geico eyes staring at him from the barbed wire fence. I used to think it was creepy; now I'm just confused.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What ever happened to the Fig Newton? It is delicious, original, and somewhat healthy! It reminds me of my childhood. But why is it not receiving the recognition it deserves?
It has a unusual shape, is soft yet the texture of the jam gives you a small surprise when you bite into it. To me it is delightful and delish. It is a pastry filled with Jam. Who doesn't like that!! And it comes in a assortment of flavors, although my favorite is the plain old fashion original flavor.
I only know one other person who favors this yummy treat with me. I just don't understand why people aren't stocking these in their cupboards.
In any regard I would like to give a shout out to Charles M. Roser who created this brilliant little snack back in 1891. Thank You Mr. Roser, may the Fig live on forever:)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Agh Spring time is near! I am loving this gorgeous weather! Soon I can wash my car, smell fresh grass, and wear sandles:)