Tag Archive | food

5 Reasons Why I’m a Bad Influence

5 Reasons Why I’m a Bad Influence

I fed my kids pie for dinner Yes, you read that right. I fed my kids pie for dinner last night. Did I mention the crust is made with butter and lard? That’s not low-fat ice cream either but Blue Bell vanilla bean. We might have had some sushi and warm crusty bread too. But […]

Star Wars, Rewards, and Temptation Bundling

Star Wars, Rewards, and Temptation Bundling

No spoilers, sweetie.   It took me a while to get to the theater to see Star Wars 7. Not because I lacked interest, but because of temptation bundling. In temptation bundling, you restrict yourself from the thing you want to do until you’ve completed the thing you have to do. In the Freakonomics podcast […]

Roasted Chestnuts and Whovian Cookies 

Roasted Chestnuts and Whovian Cookies 

   The time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s is a time for feasting. Here is a sampling of my favorite holiday treats. 1. Oysters I’m from the Midwest and live in the Southwest.Even though  I’ve never lived near an ocean, oyster dressing is a must have for Thanksgiving, and Christmas if I can get by […]

Why Portion Sizes Are Out of Control

Why Portion Sizes Are Out of Control

We’re all painfully aware, I think, of the obesity problem in America. Most of us live with it daily. When it seems like everyone is so health conscious, why are so many of us struggling with this issue? Abundance. We live in a culture that is simply awash with food. It comes so easily to […]

The City of Good and Evil

The City of Good and Evil

  “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 ESV) These are Paul’s words to the Romans, but are easily applicable today. Paul lived in a […]

A Matter of Taste 

A Matter of Taste 

Seven years ago, my husband took a job in a small town. The biggest sacrifice for me was giving up access to various ethnic cuisines. Back in the day, we often went out for Mediterranean, Indian, Thai, or Korean food not to mention Chinese, Japanese, and German. In our current location, we’re limited to Chinese, […]

Doing Lent differently

Doing Lent differently

I’ve never been one for giving up things for Lent, because I didn’t understand the point. Someone once told me it was to emulate Jesus’ 40 days of preparation. Really? We emulate Jesus’ preparation for the cross by giving up coffee or chocolate? Really? For a long time, I’ve seen giving things up for Lent […]