06 July 2012

What Should I Eat for Dinner?

My diet has been getting increasingly crazier over the past two years. As omnivores, our dilemma of what to eat seems to be getting more and more complex. I’ve recently come up with this model, which is a helpful summary:

In short, there may be some debate over what the healthiest foods are. But there’s strong consensus on which foods are unhealthy. That should probably be the first place we attack. (Unfortunately, those are the foods that everyone seems to eat the most of.)

I guess we omnivores are in need of a major paradigm shift. Maybe a revolution. 

Russian burritos (called “Sauron” or “Saruman” ), wrapped in cabbage, made by Stu

Happy food is usually the best.

Trying to eliminate a skin condition, I was forced to learn to cook vegetables. 

Turns out even cabbage can be good if you season it right. 

Not applesauce. Bacon grease. Yep. Bacon grease.


  1. I'm glad you're learning to cook vegetables...and also that you actually know which foods to avoid. I'm still working on implementing that. But I'm getting better. I hope. :) Also, GREAT use of pictures.

  2. My diet principles are pretty simple: if my grandparents wouldn't recognize it as food, don't eat it (a la Michael Pollen). This means I use primarily animal fats (except for olive oil), and loads of unprocessed foods (like whole vegetables).
    My second rule is to concentrate on taste. Take the best ingredients available and try to maximize the quality of the prep in order to get the best taste from whatever it is you're making. We seldom eat out (and often use an evening out to steal ideas for food prep) and instead cook--For ourselves, for friends, and a couple of days a month, even for strangers (at a soup kitchen). Food is the basis for all human culture, so in order to participate in the human experiment, cok, eat, share.


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