Think, Read, Cook

Because no single way of eating works for everybody.

Lovely Bags of Mostly Microbes

Think this is a human being? Think again. This child is only one-tenth human, in terms of its cells. And no, it’s not that seeing Star Trek: Into Darkness on … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Question of Fat

What’s really going on about saturated, animal-based fat, from a nutritional point of view? You may be wondering why I’m even bothering to ask such a silly question. After all, … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 38 Comments

A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Shoulder

The other night I found myself with two pork shoulder steaks. They looked something like the picture above, but they were only about 1.5cm thick. I’d bought them because they … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sweat-Sock Soap Soup! Okay, Not Really.

Cilantro, otherwise known as fresh coriander, is one of those foods that you either love, or detest. For many of us, it’s got a bright flavour that compliments all manner … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Something to Do with the Herb that Does Everything

I am a card-carrying dill freak. Dill is truly one of my favourite herbs. As long as you don’t put it on plain boiled potatoes – which will bring back … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

My Liebster Nominations

I’m delighted to see that Lords of the Drinks andĀ Why I Can’t Stop Reading have kindly nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thanks very much – you guys have terrific … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 10 Comments

Let’s Eat Some Holey Bones!

Osso Bucco is often perceived as a big-deal fancy dish, too elaborate to make at home. Well, nuts to that. I make it at home, and so does my teenage … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 14 Comments

The Perfect, Health-Giving SuperThing!

See, this is a prime example of what I mean. Green tea. Suddenly, when we least expect it, green tea becomes the magic cure-all for everything from cancer to obesity, … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 15 Comments

Should You Say “Yes” to the Pockmarked Old Woman?

Soy is another of those Good For You/ Bad For You foods. As this Globe and Mail article and this Huffington Post story point out, soybean products provide high quality … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Heart of the Matter?

The controversial article at the following link catches my interest. In it, Dr. Dwight Lundell, a heart surgeon, talks about what, in his opinion, really causes heart disease: In … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 5 Comments

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