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Each year, around my birthday, I allow myself one box of cereal. This year it’s wheat Chex, because I live an exciting life.

Even though we break the “no-grain” rule with some regularity, simply not having specific foods (like: cereal, loaves of bread and, as of this year, tortillas) in the house has gone such a long way to prevent too-easy meals and snacks from being relied on. It creates a space where new food habits are built.

A special bonus is that we’ve effectively stripped all my comfort-binging foods from the house. This simultaneously prevents me from indulging and sneakily re-teaches my insides what “full” and “too much” are. So when I give myself the gift of enjoying a box of cereal for my birthday I’m very aware of not only how awesome and deliciously textured it is, but when it’s time to stop refilling the bowl.

Yearly box of cereal is a lesson and a reward.

And, since I’ll have gone through this box rather quickly, nonetheless, I also am very aware why I don’t keep it around. It’s like seeing an ex at a social function. Sure, you get along pretty well and look at how you both avoid Those Topics and yeah, it’d be nice to bang again but outside of that controlled environment you know it would end in tears and torn-out weaves.

So yeah, cereal knows exactly how I like it but can choke its opinions on politics, y’know?

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Pan Pizza (socca)

Nails did: 03/06/10

This is kind of novel

The VS Miraculous™ Push-up, blogged here.

UNACCEPTABLE

The state of the periodical archives in a five year old, 50 million dollar university library.

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posted by [personal profile] bzedan at 07:56pm on 07/03/2009 under , ,

Fancy Lunch

Yes, he and I make lunches for each other (though he is better and more regular at it than I*). We are loathsome. It’s okay, we make up for the cute by being not fully socialised.

*I’ve found something that works with the butter-cucumber-cream cheese-spinach sandwich that I’ve done for the past several times and am now scared to make something else for him.

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posted by [personal profile] bzedan at 08:25pm on 27/01/2009 under , ,

I made bagels today.

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posted by [personal profile] bzedan at 10:25am on 03/12/2008 under , , ,

And I am not a big veggie person, so this is something. It was shredded carrot and red cabbage salad, an attempt to get the same nommishness as some of the starter salad at a local mid-east place.

Combine

I photo-documented it, in case I did okay, since I was winging it and my memory is crap.

Sauce:
A large dollop (1/2 or 1/3 cup?) mayo, a dime’s worth of garlic paste and a heavy tablespoon or two of balsamic vinegar.  I could leave the garlic out next time and be okay, I think, it’s just that adding garlic to food is an automatic thing. I later added a small pinch of brown sugar and a heavy pinch of salt (could do more, but I am always light on salt). It will not look like enough, but everybody is only going to be lightly coated.

Next time I am also going to use yoghurt instead of mayo—it worked fine this way, but it’s kinda the trashy way to do it.

Salad:
I shredded like two carrots (one really fine and one middling, for texture variation) and finely chopped like a quarter head of cabbage.

Then you mix those two things together. It paired nicely with overly salty mashed potatoes (whoops) and pan fried shredded beef (or was it buffalo?).

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