i am sure you have all seen this commercial by now.. it makes me laugh every time i watch it, especially since it makes him and i think of someone we know that we can easily imagine throwing a ball this way. too funny. how was your weekend? we popped into the denver botanic gardens to see if any tulips had survived the multitude of snow storms, and there were about a dozen, all in planters by the green house. not a flower (practically) to be found on the grounds but! the hot (tropical) house had flowers and fruit abundant, plus new sculptures were being erected, it was definitely worth the trip despite the less than lush landscape.
since installing our new cooktop we’ve been cooking much more and readjusting what we eat. being vegan, and he, pescatarian, our staples are all pretty healthy; but like anyone, slippage occurs (which can, hence the name, be a very slippery slope). and then i started reading the book pandora’s lunchbox and oh my. i have read so many books on health and diet which is both the reason i am vegan and why i carefully watch ingredient lists (minimal number of ingredients if it is a packaged food, no hfcs, no added sugars of any kind, yada yada), but good lord there is a lot of tricky business out there in the world of food. and the food you buy with no label, that you have no idea what’s in it, oof. this is a great book for families, if you have kiddos i would say it is a definite must read. (it’s not about being vegan btw, it’s about processed foods, chemicals, that sort of thing)
my girlfriend lindsey turned her families diet upside down, eliminating all preservatives, food coloring, and gluten, and the results have been unbelievable. since, i have read so many stories of other families with similar to the exact same results. it has made us look even closer at what we had been eating and overlooking, such as natural flavors (hmm.. turns out not so natural). the few things we found had such easy, same price fixes from whole foods (pickles with no chemicals, mustard with no natural flavors). there’s a lot to the statement, you are what you eat. i also checked out miss gwyneth paltrow’s new cookbook it’s all good, and it is! hoping to try some recipes very soon. and that’s that, poof! the weekend was over. i think we should flip this 5-2 weekend thing on it’s head. don’t you think?