Category Archives: Random Stuff

Random thoughts of the typically bloggish sort.

A Little Link: Time to End the War on Salt

Our taste buds are exquisitely tuned to salt. You don’t comfortably eat over-salted food, and you can’t eat dangerously (I mean literally dangerously) over-salted food: You simply won’t do it. You will spit it out, and even if you do … Continue reading

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Low Carb Fail? (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed a possible low-carb fail on a low-carb tortilla wrap I got at the airport. I wrote to the company to find out what was in the food I was eating, since the label offered … Continue reading

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Low-Carb Fail? (Part 1)

Seen at San Francisco International Airport while looking for something acceptable to eat (me = protein snob). I found this confusing because a whole-wheat tortilla, while marginally less terrible for you than a white four tortilla (not by much), is … Continue reading

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Edible Flowers for Pretty Paleo Salads

When I was a little girl, my mother taught me which of the plants and flowers in our yard were edible*. Day lilies, violets, clover, and nasturtium were summer snacks. Squash had tasty blossoms, and herbs would burst into a … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping on Paleo: Less complicated!

Ever since I read Michael Pollan’s books The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Rules, and In Defense of Food, I’ve taken much of his advice to heart. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants: sounds very sound to me. Another bit of wisdom involves the … Continue reading

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Stevia is an appetite stimulant…for livestock?

A couple of weeks ago I added the natural, nearly carb-free, sugar replacement stevia to my diet. With that addition came a relentless urge to snack (which I chalked up to cyclic moodiness, ahem) and an upward creep in weight. … Continue reading

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“HFCS in my what?” – Replacing Campbell’s Soup (low carb)

Can someone tell the sugar industry they’re being rude? I know they think they’re helping — they show such eager industriousness, finding the most unlikely places to insert a little sweet — but really, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in … Continue reading

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