Category Archives: What We’re Eating

Loco moco

According to Colleen’s dinner table report, Loco Moco is a traditional Hawaiian comfort food that became popular around World War 2. Made with a burger served over rice and topped with an egg and gravy, it’s obviously not traditional as … Continue reading

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Eating Einstein’s face

I was making an “oatmeal face” for lunch yesterday — a recreation of something I’d eaten in bits and pieces a few days earlier — when Colleen and I noticed that with its shaggy mop of coconut hair, my oatmeal … Continue reading

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On books and binging

There ought to be a website that warns overeaters away from potentially dangerous books, much the way parental movie guides vet PG videos. I mean, I know enough to avoid a title like The Chocolate Snowman Murders when I’m in … Continue reading

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Faux Fig Newtons

Lately my favorite pre-run snack is a couple of fake Fig Newtons. I take a slice of Healthy Goodness bread, tear it in half, wrap a single date in each half, fold them up and eat. It feels like a … Continue reading

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The zero-point breakfast sandwich

Checking out points totals of fast food breakfast sandwiches at Weight Watchers Tuesday morning, Mom was  disappointed that her favorite McDonald’s biscuit cheese biscuit is 14 points, and some of the other variations she likes aren’t much less. I suggested she try the Subway egg-white sandwiches, … Continue reading

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Why cashews are my new French fries

I’ve never been able to eat cashews without a sense of guilt. They’re surely the fattiest nut on the planet, and I’ve never been able to limit myself to a single serving. But the other day I picked up a … Continue reading

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The holiday sugar detox

We make 200 food decisions every day, according to this statistic I heard at Weight Watchers. The other night at Brent and Darcy’s baby shower, I probably made 2 dozen decisions about the cake alone. The first dozen or so … Continue reading

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Amazing huge cherry ‘fritters’ for just 2 freaking points

Not to blow this out of proportion or anything, but THESE MAY BE THE SINGLE BEST THING I’VE EVER CONCOCTED in terms of most satisfaction delivered for the least amount of Weight Watchers points. The background: Earlier in the week … Continue reading

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Don’t forget ‘infinite pie’ for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I know what I’ll be having today after I get back from the Galloping Gobbler: an “infinite slice of pie.” Here’s how it works: 1. Take a dessert-size paper plate and draw a triangle representing the size of … Continue reading

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Flax seed ‘mug muffin’ experiment

I’m always intrigued by those cake-in-a-mug recipes but resist them for obvious reasons. Then yesterday I came across a “healthy breakfast mug muffin” attributed to Four-Hour Body author Tim Ferriss during an appearance on the “Dr. Oz” show. Naturally I … Continue reading

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