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My Growing Fruit Sticker Collection

Friday, July 29, 2011

There used to be a time when the only sticker found on a piece of fruit was the brand label for Chiquita bananas. My siblings and I used to stick them in the middle of our foreheads when we were kids. Now, I could cover my entire face with the number of fruit and veggie stickers I've been encountering this summer.

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The Mango Challenge: Slice Me Nicely

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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It occurred to me somewhere in Week One of my detox, as I was peeling yet another mango for my morning fruit-and-rice milk smoothie: Just what else can you do with this delicious, flowery-fragrant fruit, besides pop it in a blender and grind it into a mushy pulp?

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The Mental Detox: Art at the Met

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

If there's one thing I've learned since completing my 21-day detox program a week ago, it's that one's mind can become as bloated and overweight and sluggish as one's body.  And so I took my mind (and the body it's attached to) to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this morning.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: 'Chocolate-Free' Doesn't Have to Mean 'Pleasure-Free'

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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I've kicked the sugar habit for the past 24 days now, as part of a detox that was supposed to last just 21 days. I'm feeling light on my feet and healthy, I've lost seven pounds, my skin and eyes are super clear ... so, why stop? One possible reason: chocolate.

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Cravings Switcheroo

Friday, July 08, 2011

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I am on Day 20 of my 21-Day detox under the Clean Program.  I'm almost done, but I feel like I'm just starting. I realize I haven't allowed myself to learn about why I eat when I eat.

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Lovely: Matcha Tea Latte

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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As promised, a photo of the pretty -- and tasty -- matcha and almond milk latte at Bosie Tea Parlor. Nice to look at. Even better to drink.

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A Break from the Ubiquitousness of the Coffee Shop: The Tea Salon

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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Since giving up decaf coffee 16 days ago, I've found it tough to enjoy coffee shops. The delicious smell of the roasted coffee is a distraction. And it's hard not to feel deprived when looking at a menu board full of coffee options (cappuccino, espresso, americano, red eye, latte), but little to say about tea except "black" and "herbal."

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: What's to Love About Durian?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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I ate the Southeast Asian tropical fruit the durian today. It was my first and last taste.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Celebrating the Humble Herring

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I didn't know herring had a season, until I was invited to attend Russ & Daughters' New Catch Holland Herring Festival.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Lessons from a Tea Lover

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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In the afternoons, around 5 P.M., I'm really Jonesing for a cappuccino. Even a decaf one, made with foamy, hot soy milk, in keeping with my detox efforts for 12 more days. But I can't. I must resort to tea.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Practicing the Art of Artichoking

Friday, June 24, 2011

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New York Times writer Melissa Clark's cheerful video on preparing artichokes gave me the courage to try them myself. But I have a long way to go before I can subdue the prickly veggies with as much aplomb as she.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Monster Juicer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I got my new juicer yesterday. It's HUGE. I must have gotten the juicer used by the U.S. Olympics Team.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Looking for Something Sweet? Try Kale

Friday, June 17, 2011

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I found a new BFF (best food friend): kale.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Meatballs

Friday, February 04, 2011

There are two sides to my eating style: There's the unconscious mode, where I can nibble through half a box of raisins while reading a recipe, and not even know it, and there's my hyper-aware mode, usually employed at very pricey or highly respected restaurants where I want to savor every mouthful and tease out every nuance of flavor.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: A Visit With Fishmonger Louis Rozzo

Friday, January 28, 2011

It was a very busy news day on the afternoon that Louis Rozzo came in to talk about mackerel and sardines for Last Chance Foods. The feds had unsealed indictments against 127 alleged mobsters and arrested 110 of them in early-morning raids.

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Amy Eddings' Food for Thought: Canned Tomatoes

Monday, January 24, 2011

I like to think of myself as an adventurous eater, but when our latest Last Chance Foods guest, Carolyn Cope, suggested adding shredded carrots to homemade tomato sauce, I balked. Carrots? No way! Even the red onion, basil leaves and parmigiano-reggiano cheese rind she uses is far more than called for in my go-to sauce recipe.

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Last Chance Foods: Meet the Restaurateur Who Eats Lentils Every Day

Friday, January 14, 2011

Comfort food is much in demand in winter. Warm, not cold. Creamy, not crunchy. Thick, not thin. I can't eat my usual summer breakfast of yogurt and granola right now. I've got to have a daily bowl of hot, creamy oatmeal, with a big glob of butter and liberal chunks of brown sugar mixed in. Lentils are Vikas Khanna's ultimate comfort food.

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