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Food Stamp Diet: Post #5 

So, this is my post for Saturday...I'm totally behind on posting after working all weekend on my articles for this week's paper.

My realization for today is that I typically eat way more than I need to. I believe this is mainly because I love my own cooking (and that of my husband) so damn much. We cook pretty simple stuff, but we use the best, freshest ingredients available. Given the dearth of extra fruits and veggies in my current diet, and my attempt to use as little from my cupboard as possible (so far, just a couple dustings of cinnamon and nutmeg, a little oil and some honey), I haven't been quite as excited about my meals. This has made it much easier for me to tell when I ought to stop eating.

I'm hoping that I can remember that tipping point -- the feeling of being satisfied without being full -- when the week is over.

So, everything has shifted around with the menu, now. Certain dishes created unexpected leftovers (oatmeal, mush and mashed potatoes). Those leftovers, combined with the free food, have caused a lot of rearranging.

Breakfast: A very small bowl of leftover oatmeal with raisins.
Lunch: Last half chicken breast (assuming that chickens have two breasts, this was half of one of them), heated in pan drippings, with leftover mashed potatoes and a carrot. It was yummy -- I ate a lot.
Dinner: Wasn't that hungry after such a big lunch, so I decided just to snack -- had an apple with peanut butter and a piece of cheese.

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Suzanne Podhaizer

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Former contributor Suzanne Podhaizer is an award-winning food writer (and the first Seven Days food editor) as well as a chef, farmer, and food-systems consultant. She has given talks at the Stone Barns Center for Agriculture's "Poultry School" and its flagship "Young Farmers' Conference." She can slaughter a... more


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