What Am I Going To Do With All These Olives?

January 17, 2019

Sprouts, my favorite supermarket, had huge, 21-ounce jars of green olives on sale for $2.99. Sold!

(JJ thinks he likes olives, and I don’t know whether he does or doesn’t. He doesn’t get people food.)

I love olives, but I want to use them in new ways, apart from eating them straight from the jar (even though that’s a perfectly suitable option). Read the rest of this entry »

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Practicing What I Preach at the Supermarket

December 12, 2018

One of my hard and fast weight loss rules is to never grocery shop when you’re hungry. Wandering the aisles on an empty stomach will lead to impulse purchases and poor choices.

I’ve heard this rule since I was a kid, and I’ve stuck to it as much as possible over the past eight years. I share it often, because I know Read the rest of this entry »


Do These Four Cheetos Alternatives Stack Up To The Real Deal?

May 21, 2018

In recent weeks I’ve made jokes about my love of Cheetos, and admitted to indulging in excessive amounts of them. Then Audra, in a comment on this post, planted a seed: there are probably healthier versions out there!

Audra specifically recommended Barbara’s, which I didn’t find at the Ralph’s, Gelson’s, and Sprouts that I shopped at over the past three weeks. I did find other options, though, and I’m sure there’s more out there! Read the rest of this entry »


Food, Glorious Food…

January 9, 2014

…Hot sausage and mustard.  While we’re in the mood,  Cold jelly and custard!

I’m not even a fan of Oliver! and yet that song has been stuck in my head, because I’m just wrapping up a monstrous grocery shopping excursion. I can’t remember the last time I spent so much money on groceries.

And boy, did I need it. My cupboards were bare. My fruit bowl was nearly empty, except for Read the rest of this entry »


Return of the Produce Haul!

December 10, 2012

I haven’t done a produce haul post in an eternity, if you define ‘eternity’ to mean a few months. But it sure seems like an eternity has passed since I’ve carefully arranged the contents of a shopping excursion on my coffee table, and it’s time to do something about that. I was inspired to do a produce haul this past weekend, when I noticed my cupboards were nearly completely bare. My fruit bowl had 3 heads of garlic and two lemons, and check out my fridge:

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Nothing but condiments, egg whites, water, 1 yogurt, and some low-sodium V8 in there!

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Being Healthy During a 60-Hour Work Week

September 10, 2012

Man, how my life has changed. Three months ago I was unemployed, blogging like a madman, working out 6 times a week, and watching a helluva lot of TV. Now things are completely different. And that’s a good thing. But it’s difficult. Here’s why:

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Back to Work!

June 25, 2012

Today’s my first day at my exciting new job! I was never a boy scout, but I am prepared. It’s been a while since I’ve worked, and I wanted to set some habits back into place right from the get-go. So I packed a gym bag and woke up early to exercise before work (that’s the plan, at least… I confess that I’m writing this Sunday evening).

I also packed a healthy lunch. In fact, I spent hours yesterday prepping food for the work week. And I’m not joking around. I literally spent hours. You must be wearing your lucky pants… because I took pictures!

It all started at Sprouts, which is quickly becoming my favorite supermarket, thanks to its prices and its proximity to my gym (two blocks away).

There’s no gentle way to put this:

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