Diet Schmiet

To GMO or Not to GMO

January 24, 2018

In a perfect world all of our food supply would be organically grown and free from genetic modification. It’s quite obvious we don’t live in a perfect world and most of us would prefer not to think about where our food actually comes from; the images of factory farms and dying bees is the stuff […]


Eat More Fish

September 7, 2017

I’m trying to eat more fish. My problem is that I like the high fat fish like salmon, and the pricy stuff like shrimp, scallops and lobster. And my favorite way to eat simple white fish is to sauce it up with tomatoes, capers and olives, but even that requires a fish that won’t fall […]

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Spicy Thai Chicken

August 30, 2017

We eat a lot of chicken. It’s fast, tasty, and mostly healthy (I’m not one to heavily sauce it unless it’s an occasion or I’m having a craving and I rarely deep fry). I have a standard rub that I use before grilling or roasting, but I use that rub on pork as well, so […]


The Corn Guy

August 23, 2017

The Corn Guy is back. I know summer is in full swing, regardless of the weather, when the Corn Guy is back. He parks his truck on the south end of Berdon Way in Fairhaven just before the bike path and plants a “CORN” sign at the entrance to the Staples Plaza. There’s always a […]


Cauliflower Goodness

June 28, 2017

Healthy meals are pretty easy to make, albeit sometimes boring if the lean protein and vegetables drizzled with olive oil combo shows up too often on the plate. I love variety, and I love things that satisfy the need for creaminess and cheesiness and even crunchiness, but I don’t love the calories that come from […]

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Milk Street Magazine had an interesting recipe in their May-June issue: Caramelized Pork with Orange and Sage, an Argentinean take on pork tenderloin. It sounded delicious, and was pretty healthy with the exception of a whole bunch of turbinado sugar. I wondered if I could lighten it up. Replacing sugar can be tricky – some […]


I subscribe to a few food blogs, some send a conglomeration of the week’s recipes, some branch out to include restaurants and food fads, and I usually find something that catches my eye. This new trend that’s part of a “paleo” diet is intriguing. I love starch. Pasta, rice, potatoes; it’s all good but it’s […]


The smell of something wonderful simmering on the stove is a respite from the cold weather and snow. Even before we eat it we feel warmer inside, just knowing it’s there. Pasta with a hearty Bolognese sauce is not typically a Weight Watchers™ sanctioned meal, at least not the kind done the regular way with beef […]


Under the Wire, Again

February 19, 2016

As a lifetime Weight Watcher member I am entitled to attend meetings without paying as long as I stay no more than 2 pounds over my goal weight. It never ceases to amaze me how that number can sneak up on me in what seems like overnight, though, actually, it was January 30th and I […]

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Eating well and eating right are all about good choices, but I found myself in a rut eating the same old egg white/Eggbeaters™ omelets and I wanted something special that wasn’t going to break the bank from a calorie (or Weight Watchers™ points) perspective. So I came up with a just slightly decadent and tasty […]

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