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“Clean” and Other Buzz Words

Long-time readers know that I pay close attention to food advertising, partly because I write about food, and partly because my daddy was Don Draper. (Mad Men fans: Really a cross between Don Draper and Pete Campbell.) The buzz words leap out at me, in all their meaningless grandeur. Panera is currently assuring us that…

Valentine’s Day

The longer I do this, the more I feel I write about the same things over and over. But then, so does everyone else — how many of the “women’s magazines” have had articles re Valentine’s Day this month? Anyway, there are always newbies looking for help and folks who need a little encouragement. So here goes….

STRESS!

Just recently I’ve had several queries about dealing with stress eating. Coincidentally, I’ve been coping with unusual stress recently myself. I have not resorted to eating chips or cookies; quite honestly it never occurs to me. Instead, my nightly wine ration was creeping up from 1-2 glasses a night to 3-4. Dry wine is easier…

Aldi: What’s In It For Us? Part 1

Do you shop at Aldi? I love the place. For the uninitiated, Aldi, the world’s largest grocery store chain, is what is termed a “limited selection” store — they carry only the most popular items, perhaps a tenth of the selection you would find in your big grocery store. Further, the vast majority of it…

The Vegetable I Never Thought I’d Love

Radishes. They’ve never been a favorite of mine. Okay, I’ll be honest: They’ve generally been the vegetable I picked out of my salads. They’re pretty, they make nice garnish roses, and they’re pleasantly crunchy, but the flavor has never appealed to me. On the other hand, a whole pound of radishes has only 15 grams…

On Whole Foods

“Whole foods” is a major buzz phrase among the health-conscious, so much so that a chain of health food stores has taken it as its name. We’re urged to eat whole foods — especially those “healthful whole grains.” Yet many of the same people who would tell you they advocate whole foods eat blatantly un-whole foods without…

What About Egg Bites?

Sous Vide Egg Bites are the new item on Starbucks’ menu. Reportedly Starbucks got so many requests for egg sandwiches sans bread that they came up with a breadless egg choice. Each order of Egg Bites consists of two little discs of egg, about three bites each. They come in Bacon & Gruyere (shown), and…

Thoughts On The Rise Of Junk Food

There’s a new movie out called The Founder, a biopic about Ray Croc, the man who bought a little hamburger joint from a couple of guys named McDonald and turned it into a global phenomenon, not to mention a vast fortune. It stars Michael Keaton, an actor I have long admired, so I’ll probably go…

A New Year, A New Health Pursuit

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. — Woody Allen Happy New Year! One of my resolutions is to jump back into blogging and/or podcasting, so here goes: As of today, I launch a new health pursuit. Call it an n=1 experiment. I thought I’d…

20: Low-Carb Father’s Day | What Are Treats? | In Defense Of The Humble Pork Rind

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Right-click to download audio. file size: 15.4mb [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Today Dana looks at the concept of “treats,” how to throw a low-carb Father’s Day, and looks at the question “Are pork rinds really a health food?” All this and more on today’s Dana’s Low-Carb For Life! Special thanks, as always,…