Take Your Food to Work Day

Working out of the house, it’s an ongoing challenge for me to figure out how to keep my food intake balanced across the day, so that I don’t get home from work at 6:00 and shove everything that isn’t breathing down my gullet.

I rarely lunch out of the office. Sometimes I’ll bring a lunch (today it is a bed of romaine and arugula topped with red peppers, sundried tomatoes, and tunaught croquettes), but it’s not unusual for me to miss lunch entirely. So, then it’s snacks if I don’t want to be ravenous by quitting time.

Here is a sampling of what my “snack drawer” looks like right now:


As you can see, there is quite a bit of coffee (and espresso pods are just off to the left), some miso soup, pistachios, rice cakes, grits, chocolate, and tea. It’s not the most inspired collection of snacks.

Help me out, readers! What’s in your work snack drawer and why?



I’m a Vegan, But…

vegan-iconI’m a vegan, but I don’t see you as “less than” if you aren’t.

I’m a vegan, but I don’t dislike food.

I’m a vegan, but I do eat things that aren’t particularly healthy.

I’m a vegan, but I don’t always shop at Whole Foods or Wegmans.

I’m a vegan, but I’ve raised omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan children.

I’m a vegan, but I don’t have a weak body.

I’m a vegan, but I can eat at the same table with an omnivore.

I’m a vegan, but I won’t comment on your food when you are eating.

I’m a vegan, but I don’t make a big fuss about what is served at meals I attend.

I’m a vegan, but I like pie, nachos, cake, potato chips, and even pudding.

I’m a vegan, but I understand the reasons for sustenance hunting.

I’m a vegan, but I can still compliment you on your pretty wool tweed jacket.

I’m a vegan, but I’m not sitting in silent judgment of you all the time.

I’m a vegan, but I don’t feel the need to announce it when not directly applicable.

I’m a vegan, but have no dietary vitamin deficiencies.

I’m a vegan, but I will cook for omnivores as needed.

I’m a vegan, but I can still love you if you aren’t.

I’m a vegan.


Win a Nutrition Consultation

winnerAs regular readers know, I’ve been learning about nutrition issues for years, but only recently received an official certification as a nutrition consultant.

So, this being the month of VeganMoFo and in celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, I would like to offer up a free nutrition consultation to 2 readers. This can be done online, if you aren’t local, or face-to-face if you are.

You don’t have to be vegan to enter or receive the consultation, but know that I am, and I believe strongly in the value of a plant-based diet.

You can get one entry in the contest for each of the following:

Be sure to provide an email address on your comment form, so that I can contact you if you win.

Winners will be selected on September 25th.

Thanks for playing! Tell your friends!