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Monday, July 11, 2011

Cracking Open the Food Familiar

I now see how narrow is the range of the foods I buy. My veg selection has long included mostly broccoli, spinach, salad greens, kale, and sweet potatoes (along w/onions and garlic, of course). Last year, I got radical and bought beets.
My fruit palette was wider: peaches, black and blueberries, bananas, grapes, oranges, and sometimes cherries and apples.
Keta salmon, also called chum
Somewhere along the line I stopped buying foods I really enjoy (and that are good for me). Take salmon. I love salmon, but when was the last time I cooked it? Hmm...
Yesterday I got some Keta salmon ($8/pound at New Seasons Market), broiled it, ate it. It was fabulous!
This eating change-up has  given me permission to try new foods (albeit slowly). Yesterday I bought some fresh figs (at People's Food Co-op, my new home). Not to eat "out of hand" as they say, but to sweeten smoothies I'm making w/the gallon of goat milk I bought, and to transition off refined sugar (I'm now 95% off).
This morning's smoothie was a wonderful success: tasty, simple, and filling. Here's my recipe (easily adaptable in a zillion ways):
1 fresh fig
1 cup black marionberries
1 cup goat milk
1 small pinch of fine sea salt
Snip ends off the fig; compost/discard. Slice/chunk the fig.
Put ingredients in the blender. Turn it on for a while. Turn it off.
Drink the contents.


  1. This is fun reading your blog. I mix all kinds of fruits together with greek yogurt and a whole container of ice cubes. Comes out like a milk shake. Yummy

  2. I haven't tried that. Well, no that I think about it, when I was on Weight Watchers many moons ago, I think I used the ice cubes in the blender. Maybe I'll try that with goat milk yogurt...


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