Wellness Allergy

Work has a wellness program. One component involves a website that purports to educate users about healthy eating. The funny thing to me is that I was not going to participate at all until I found out that had potentially an allergy issue. So, I thought, why not try it? Maybe it can provide some ideas on things I can eat that are healthy?

Well, apparently healthy foods are allergy foods. It recommends eating more fish, nuts, soy, eggs, cheese*, whole wheat instead of unhealthy foods. Exactly the things that are likely allergens.

Yes, I know it is cow’s milk that is a possible allergen, so goat’s or sheep’s milk likely is fine.

Resolutions For 2009

  1. Read 10,000 pages of science, economics, health, history, or policy books. For 2008, it was read 25 books. This year, I thought to change it page-based as the previous one shied me away from larger books. Two 350 page books vs one 700 page book shouldn’t be a concern. See Reading for last and this years’ progress.
  2. Be more social. A lot of will power is required to force myself to attend social events. Over the years it has only gotten worse. Before it reaches the point of requiring professional help, I probably ought to change my habits.

Useful resolutions to me are things I realistically can and will accomplish applying moderate effort. Making too hard of a challenge will result in giving up too quickly. Making too easy of a challenge will result in doing something I would do anyway. Last year was the first time in a really long time I even bothered other than using 43things to make some goals I rarely have met more by accident than any real intent.

Some resolutions I would pick I already do to the extent I realistically would….

  • Take the stairs and walk more. I already do these as far down the exercise more resolution as I realistically will go.
  • Eat better. I already mostly avoid red meat and eat lots of green vegetables.
  • Spend more time with family.

There are resolutions I would never actually keep without support from family and friends I don’t really have to keep me honest and stick to the narrow path….

  • Less fat, less sugar, no soda, no sweet tea.
  • Exercise more.
  • Finances.
  • Organization.
  • Less time spent in front of the TV or computer.
  • More blogging.
  • I already do not smoke or drink alcohol.
  • Get a Master’s Degree.

Hmmmmmm… Resolutions are bad for your health?

I haven’t checked my blog in a long while.

Followup on resolution #1. Apparently I did not followup on the 2nd?

Sushi Means Rice?

This came up a while ago. Now I need a food category….

SushiFAQ.com – The Sushi FAQ – Sushi Information

Technically, the word `sushi’ refers to the rice, but colloquially, the term is used to describe a finger-size piece of raw fish or shellfish on a bed of vinegared rice. This can be eaten as is, or is often dipped into shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) and then eaten. Often, much care is put into the creation of the dish and the many methods of preparing the food indicate the importance of appearance to the educated consumer.

Improperly Placed Insects

My mother found a bug in her salad while at a restaurant a couple weeks ago. The manager was horrified, gave us a free desert, and apologized profusely. Mom was not disgusted because this is the first bug she has found in perhaps 200-250 salads she has had from this place. Maybe more…. We go once a week to this place and have done so for maybe 5-6 years. There are some weeks we do not go, but it has to be 40-50 times a year that we go there. That was the first bug.

Mom buys heads of lettuce from a grocery store every week to make salads to eat at home. She reported to the manager that she can understand because she has occasionally found bugs in the heads she buys way down in the center.

Last night, she called me to tell me that she found a inch long moth while chopping up the lettuce for her salad. Apparently she decapitated it in cutting up the lettuce.


Med Night Cuilinary Guild

Looking at Mediterranean dessert recipes for Med Night Cuilinary Guild. Some ideas:

  • Date with bananas
  • Baklava
  • Baked apples with honey syrup (actually my mom made this once when I was a kid… I loved it)

Will probably do the baked apples. Much easier than Baklava. The last thing I cooked was (and pizzas do not count)… Zataran’s Black Beans and rice last Thanksgiving.

Once a year? Impressed, yet?

Added a disclaimer to my work page. Will need to add it to every page probably. Thinking about changing it to an Server Side Include to dynamically add it to most of my pages rather than have separate page.Time to go shopping.