Category Archives: Conscious Eating & Living

To be a “locavore”

I recently had a conversation with someone who sparked my interest in the term “locavore.”  The word “locavore” was the word of the year for 2007 in the Oxford American Dictionary and was the creation of Jessica Prentice of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The locavore movement is a movement in the United States and

The Happy Meal Art Project

Someone recently sent me the link to the Happy Meal art project by New York artist, Sally Davies.  I couldn’t resist sharing it with you—people I care about—in hopes that I can convince more of you not to eat at fast food restaurants.  I had heard anecdotal reports about the fact that McDonald’s food doesn’t

Sunday Morning Musing on Food

My leisurely reading on Sunday morning was noticeably peppered with reactions and musings about the food we eat.  Because these thoughts multiplied and created such curiosity for me in such a brief period of time (in the course of only an hour) I thought I’d write them down.  What struck me and why I’m writing

TV can ruin your health

I don’t watch that much TV, but it was pointed out to me how awful the food ads are, particularly from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (exactly when people tend to sit in front of the TV and eat).  The food that’s advertised tends to be similar to the food that you see in the picture

Get up and get a drink NOW!

I have recently been paying a lot of attention to whether I feel thirsty or not.  Surprisingly, the more that I consciously pay attention to this sense, the more I am able to really experience the sense of thirst.  Why am I doing that, you might ask.  Did you know it is estimated that 75%

Do you know what you’re eating?

I love the news I get on Salon.com.  The article I just read should put one more hole in the fabric of any of your reasoning for eating processed food. The article is entitled “The secret to the immortality of McDonald’s food: The chain’s burgers can resist rot for years.  Scientists explain why they have

Tomatoes and Basil – Nothing short of wonderful!

I have wonderful childhood memories of going out into my father’s garden, picking a tomato off the vine and eating it in the backyard, the juice warmed from the sun dripping down my face and arm.  What a taste delight!  I mean, is there anything better than a fresh picked tomato right off the vine? 

Slow Food is Good Food

I recently had the pleasure of eating at The Harvest, a restaurant that is also a member of the Slow Food Movement. Located on the Capitol Square in Madison, WI, Harvest is, as their website notes “passionately devoted to bringing Madison a unique dining experience, and a menu enhanced by seasonal locally-grown, and organic ingredients.” 

Beware of unhealthy advice from “health magazines”

I used to follow health magazines and articles to try to eat healthy, but for a while it was a problem because it would always become tangled up with the diet mentality. As told by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in their book Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, it’s not about calories (the

Eating Well on your Summer Vacation (whether you’re flying or driving)

I love to eat well and I don’t sacrifice eating healthy, even when I’m on the road.  I recently read an interesting piece on “eating well on the road” from Anna Lappé (in the Huffington Post).  Since this is the time of year when a lot of us are traveling I thought it would be