Category Archives: Foodie

All stocked up

Its funny how most people stock up for their trip by buying things for themselves to prepare for the journey ahead. I stocked up my mom today for my Quebec trip. With baked goods. Specifically banana bread and muffins.

They are now all chilling (hehe) in the freezer until she deems fit to pull them out, defrost them, and proceed to devour them without me around.

She sweetly asked me last night, around this time, of how she will have to manage with me going away. Not with regards to how much she’ll miss her one and only offspring. But rather that I won’t be here to bake healthy breads and healthy goodies any more.

Isn’t she sweet? Haha, I kid of course. But still. It hit me. I was leaving her stranded here! So of course, this morning after my workout. I squatted my butt in the kitchen and baked for about 2-3 hours and got everything done! Cooled it for the rest of the day, and just popped them in the freezer not too long ago.

We’re all good here now.

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It was a delicious weekend.

Delicious weekend starting with…

Yummi-licous. Curtesy of Shauna Reid of Dietgirl

Tonight the deliciousness continued with some warm, fresh out of the oven…

Holy goodness. In my belly please. Thank you very much! Haha, it was a new recipe that I must say… was a total and complete. Success! Thank you Katie! From Chocolate Covered Katie

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Big of a fish-nut.

Fish. Nut. Fish-nut.

I think I’m going crazy.

But that’s for another day.

Today, just now (like 25 minutes ago) I was sitting in a restaurant with my mom. An all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant. I love Japanese food. Specifically sashimi and most maki rolls. I have a particular soft spot for any salmon related things (sashimi, grilled salmon belly, and etc), white tuna sashimi, eel or seaweed salad.

Let me just say. We ate. A LOT. My mom and I together, we are sashimi fiends. Its like a raw-fish domination. Between the two of us somewhere around 60-70 sashimi was devoured. (That’s on top of sushi rolls and various little Japanese dishes)

Tonight was wondrous. 🙂
My belly is extremely satisfied!

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Baking up some yumminess!

I went to a family birthday celebration this weekend and I had baked some Oatmeal Molasses Bread for the birthday man. 🙂 He loved it. Which is pretty awesome!

Recipe from Food Coma

Then tonight, I had a bit of an itch. An itch to bake. I turned to my trusty toaster oven and asked him what he would like. He in turn replied “Almond Muffins, please.” (Yes, my oven is very polite.)

So I complied.

Recipe adapted from Elana’s Pantry

And I baked up some Almond & Raisin muffins (without any sweetener added). I’ve been playing with this baking with almond flour business. So far? I’ve been LOVING it. Granted I don’t think I could ever adapt a fully Gluten-Free or Paleo lifestyle. But I feel its beneficial to expand my horizons (especially with food & nutrition) and experiment with new things.

Why not, right? You’ve only got this one life. You gotta make it really count. 😉

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Border-lining on an unhealthy obsession?

I think I need some rehab. My obsession with all things food is just surmounting all others. I may be in need of rehab.

I’ve come to realize that perhaps… 90% of the time I am preoccupied with thoughts of food. Reading, thinking, making, eating, or writing about it.

Its starting to scare me.

I find that almost all of my podcasts (which I devote a large amount of time to since there’s a decent commute to school) relate to food. With the exception of Jillian Michaels’ podcast, but its because she’s freaking amazing (but that’s beside this point).

I’m starting to question whether this is healthy or not.

Its not like I’ve developed an eating disorder. I know that much. However, could I have developed a food disorder… of the mind? Is it sane for one person to be so consumed – mentally – with one subject? With food?

The sad thing is, that with this realization, comes another.

I don’t want to change.

I’m happy with this incredible devotion to this subject. It makes me happy. Aspects of food make me happy.

The notion that eating together bonds people, makes me happy. Feeding people good food that I poured my emotions into making, makes me happy. Selfishly, having people tell me how much they enjoy the food that I made, makes me happy. Hearing people’s astonishment with a new discovery of a food/dish/ingredient, makes me happy. Stumbling upon a new recipe that tantalizes my mental tastebuds, makes me happy. Listening to people fall into heated debates about the validity of a dish as either a soup or a stew, makes my heart sing.

I’m absolutely and irrevocably in love with food.

That’s why it’s always on my mind.

And I wouldn’t have it any. other. way.

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