Archive for March, 2011
First of all, a warning: If you are squeamish and/or male, you may not entirely enjoy today’s post.
There’s been a lot of talk about “orthorexia,” starting a while back, specifically targeted at people who eliminate modern convenience “foods” like high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar/flour from their diets. There’s an idea that “any diet that eliminates a whole food group is too extreme” and you should eat “all things in moderation.” People think that people eating a traditional or paleo diet are disordered because they don’t eat (as many) grains, or sugar, or because they won’t just eat a sandwich for lunch.
Crazy week with no posting last week, but I do have something new to share. I made my own banh mi sandwiches. Banh mi are awesome Vietnamese sandwiches with French influence from the imperialist period. I’ve found a great little deli near work that makes them and I’ve learned to love the combination of creamy mayo and pate. Couple that with the 3 lbs. of pork liver I have sitting in my freezer right now, which I got for free from Lynne Ferguson at Ferguson Family Farm, and you have a recipe for homemade banh mi madness!
I haven’t done a book review on my blog before, but I just finished reading Ancient Bodies, Modern Lives: How Evolution Has Shaped Women’s Health, by Wenda Trevathan, and I thought I’d give some of my impressions. My overall review of this book is that it’s a great read. Just as I think all women should read Taking Charge of Your Fertility, I think this book should be up there, too. It gives insight into the evolutionary basis of certain things unique to women’s health.
I haven’t had the inspiration to write a new post, but I thought I’d share a new find with you. I’ve recently begun drinking Rishi Ancient Tree Pu-erh Ginger tea. It’s not terribly cheap, but I can infuse each batch twice, which is nice. Pu-erh is a fermented tea product that’s known for its peculiar flavor. Generally, you either love it or hate it.