In an effort to get my lifestyle and eating habits back on track after Asia, I'm cleansing. I wanted a really solid, foolproof way to kickstart things on the right track. I figured one week of gorging on everything "American" that I missed while abroad, and then a strict regimen starting the day after my birthday.
Just a quick update, since I'm currently on throw-up watch. Unfortunatley it's not mine. Bryson has a killer cough that has been making him ill all morning. So, not sure I'm knocked up, but I'm sure eating like it. Yesterday I made…
Doing groceries probably doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is to me. For two reasons: 1. I never cooked in the US and therefore never really needed to do groceries and 2. I do my grocery shopping in the Netherlands now, which is not… Continue
I just realized I forgot to share the pictures I took of my awesome teriyaki chicken making-ness. I said I was going to and then I didn't. Bad me!
Well, I don't know if anyone cares, but it was amazing to me to see the transformation of some random liquid ingredients into teriyaki sauce. CRAZY! Anywho, I'm not going to bore you with ALL of the details (although I took a…
I got this recipe from a friend. My husband and I just tried it last night and it was so delicious, I had to share it immediately! Below are recipes both in Dutch and English. The thought of apricots in the dish made my husband cringe, so we did without. I did, however, add some raisins to my portion, which really added tremendous flavor. It's fast, easy, filling and heerlijk!…
I thought this was a neat reminder as to why it's important where you know where your food is coming from. It's great to lose weight & be healthier, but not at the cost of eating foods that are not the best for you… Continue
Earlier this week, I pondered the reasons why the US - a country obsessed with dieting and low fat/sugar/calorie products - is plagued by the obesity epidemic yet in Holland, where diets and diet products are comparitively non-existant, people remain so slim.
The most obvious solution is the amount of cycling the Dutch do. But, a few days ago, when I visited the Burger King at Utrecht Centraal Station for a quick refreshment, I figured out the real deal. When I got to the counter, I… Continue
As an American with a wide cultural background and lots of traveling and living abroad experience, I have always been amazed at how much rich foods European men and women eat and yet remain so slim. Moving to the Netherlands and adapting the lifestyle here answered my question: Lifestyle.…
Are these supposed to be as lengthy as the ones on my regular blog? Am I allowed to use horrifically dirty words and talk about anal sex? Is there a ceiling for "fuck" usage? Is your mom feeling sore this morning?
Maybe my blog girlfriend, Becky, can fill me in on the do's and don't's of 20SB. Until then, I'll just feel it up out.
I think I've already gone on and on about my love of Greek food. In this post, I shall continue on...
Niko Niko's in Montrose (2520 Montrose Boulevard) makes my list for go-to Greek in the Houston area. The food is good, but that's not why you go. Niko Niko's is all about the loukoumades. The complication of it's spelling is completely forgiven once you taste these little fried nuggets of heavenly honey and sugar.
Plus, Guy Fieri (think spikey hair and sunglasses on the… Continue
In an article published on the Global Postlast week, America was listed as the 3rd fattest country in the world, followed by Germany in a close 4th. France was nowhere to be seen on this list. Yet just a few weeks ago, women everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when they learned that French women DO, in fact, get fat and are… Continue
Added by Lindsey T on December 9, 2009 at 2:31am —
My quest for an Asian restaurant in Portland, Ore. that delivers can be summed up as,
Yeah. I learned long, long ago that Asian restaurants in Portland simply don’t make house deliveries. A small handful have take-out service (call up to order, pick it up when it’s ready) but that just doesn’t quite cut it.
There was one time when I managed to convince the only Chinese restaurant that deliveredto venture out of their delivery area coverage. It was… Continue
Added by Maddy on September 2, 2009 at 12:01am —
The people in my family love a good fair and today's Columbus Dispatch quoted my aunts and uncle in an article about their visit to the Ohio State Fair. My aunt Joy made the lead of the story while by aunt Crystal, who was on her first visit to the fair, rounded out the end. My uncle Steve, in this snippet, demonstrated the eating habits… Continue
I experienced two “bests” yesterday: the best bikram yoga class I’ve had since I started last week and the best ramen I’ve probably ever had. I guess it was a good day for working out and eating.
Yesterday’s bikram class was the first one where I didn’t sit out on any of the poses or think to myself, ‘How much longer do I have?!’ I did all 26 poses rather well and felt very peaceful despite being in a 105 degree room for 90 minutes. I was surprised by how much easier some poses had… Continue
Added by Maddy on July 24, 2009 at 5:44pm —
Yesterday evening, a friend and I went to our favorite bar/restaurant for Happy Hour and dinner. The place is called Penn Quarter Sports Tavern and yes, is located in Penn Quarter on Indiana Avenue near 7th Street, NW DC. This place is amazing for a number of reasons, and wins a glowing review on my blog. Seriously, guys, you should all go here. Where do I… Continue
Added by Dazey2 on July 17, 2009 at 3:40pm —