This post idea is stolen from Karen @ Waisting Time. Why? Because it is such a great idea, and I am in a creative funk. Here is my alphabet soup of eating, food, and other related themes.
A is asparagus, lightly mixed with olive oil, tossed with sesame seeds then broiled.
B is for berries, straw, blue, Marion, black…
C is cruciferous veggies such as broccoli and cauliflower dusted with a bit of cheese.
D is for doggies that beg for leftovers. The chi-terrier mix loves coffee and veggies!
E is for eggs. Hardboiled, soft-boiled, poached, scrambled, omelet-ized, over easy in olive oil.
F is for fish, which I do not eat enough. Fresh haddock is a favorite. Smoked salmon is a speciality of a local pricey market. Shellfish would be high on the list if I had not developed an allergy 😦 in the 1990’s. What is your favorite fish, and how do you prepare it?
G is for grapes that meet my desert and snack
needs wants. Any food that you allow for snacking?
H is for Honey Baked ham with the fat and sugary coating trimmed off.
I is for the cast-iron skillet that we use so frequently.
J is for jogging that I learned hurts my knees.
K is for the Kashi cereals I no longer eat because I don’t “do” grains anymore. (Read Wheat Belly for good reasons to remove most grains from your diet.)
L is for lean protein. Cannot get enough. What is your favorite source of protein?
M is for maintenance. I cannot wait!
N is for nut, almonds and walnuts, please. Although macadamia nuts are my faves.
O is for organic. I’m still on the fence about which products to buy and which are not worth the extravagant cost. Recommendations?
P is for the produce section at Sunflower Market. Love it! Do you have a Sunflower near you?
Q is for quince – something I have never tried, although I have only seen it in New England as a jelly or jam. Anything in your alphabet list that you are curious to taste?
R is for my Mom’s roast brisket. I have tried to duplicate it with horrid results.
S is for steak. OK, I am a carnivore. We do limit beef consumption to once or twice a week. Anyone feel embarrassed about eating meat these days? (Those big ol’ cow eyes with long lashes…)
T is for toxins that lurk in our water and food supply. Without public health oversight from the government (local and federal), we could expect food borne illnesses to increase. Watch how your Congress person votes.
U is for getting unstuck. I could give many excuses why my weight hasn’t moved in the last several weeks, but that’s all they are, excuses.
V is the vitality that I feel when eating healthy and being physically active.
X is for xylitol, which is used as a sugar substitute. What, if any, sweeteners do you use? I put Truvia in my protein berry shakes.
Y is for yogurt, specifically Fage non-fat used for protein smoothies.
Z is the end. OK, that was a cop out. Zero grains. I’m serious. Zero ice cream. What foods are on your absolute NO list, if any?