When We Don’t Hear Our Veggies Scream

Okay, so from the post title you might think I am all for eating meat. The truth is that I have gone through phases in my life in which I have eaten it and in which I haven’t. Of course, after watching a biased ‘Be a vegetarian’ documentary, nobody wants to eat meat…except for fish,…

Eating in India

Some time ago I came across a written source that read about paying attention to my food while I eat. It was a physical health article and it referred to how when I stop other activities and actually focus on the food I am eating, that my brain recognizes this activity, that I am ingesting…

When The Orange Spoke of Life

I just ate an orange. A cara cara navel orange. I now have strings from its flesh stuck between my teeth. This made me think of how an orange is (supposedly) a good thing. While I ate it, it was scrumptious. So, it was good for me and delicious. I now have these orange filaments stuck…

The 2016 Food Post: The Tanzania Experience PART I: Dar es Salaam

You may have already read the I Love Food posts, but what is life if not eating, talking while eating (chew with your mouth closed, though, please 🙂 ), and talking about food? There is nothing quite like the discovery of a new food or spice, or like the rediscovery of the same thing. Some…

Replace the Wheat With the Coconut & Eat It All Up.

As I was measuring ingredients to make some grain-free cookies tonight, I thought about the many times we begged to lick the bowl when a cake was made at home, or to taste some of the raw mix after making a batch of cookies. As a child I ate both and never got sick, but…

I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part II)

Senene, bajia. and breadfruit, oh my! So, just what is senene? Senene are grasshoppers, and they are a delicacy in Tanzania. When I went to Tanzania there were small packages of senene sold by street vendors! Back in the day people lucky enough to be in areas most visited by these grasshoppers, would be seen…

I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part III)

I have done it! I am now hungry. Thinking of all these foods and reminiscing the decadent tastes of them all has really made my stomach rumble! The last blog took us through foods we ate in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, but mostly in Zanzibar. In retrospect I could have divided these foods per…

I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part I)

So…. I love food! I enjoy the chemistry behind the sweet smell of a German Chocolate cake made from scratch, and the tart fishy smell of Tom Yum Kung soup that takes over the air through the vapors from the boiling water. Home cooked food is the food for me! In Tanzania, even when you…

My Suckling Babe

So… my little baby is now a whole year old. I breastfed her for her first six months of life. I couldn’t believe I still had milk, although I understood how milk production worked. Every time she would leave a satisfied customer, or I pumped more than six ounces of milk (at 5, 6 months)…