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Posted on July 8th, 2011  |  7 Comments

Welcome to The Talking Kitchen! I am very excited to share my love of amazing food and healthy eating with you!

When it comes to food, I’m more of a quality than quantity gal. Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat, and until more recently I loved to eat a lot. I ‘m talking dinner with more dinner, then dessert, topped off with a few more dinner bites at the end. I’d wake up the next morning overwhelmed with guilt and stomach bloat, not to mention having to face that mean glare coming from the scale. Unfortunately, I often lack discipline and follow my dad’s favorite saying, “if you always do what you’ve always done, then you’re gonna get what you’ve always got.” No more I declare!

Wouldn’t you know it, sometimes change isn’t that hard. Who knew choosing more quality ingredients would take care of my quantity problem! Here’s a peek at some of my favorite foods to munch on, just so you can get to know me a little better. ;)

Meet Bulgur.

Meals on the Go, better yet, Gourmet on the Go. Perfect to eat in the car or in the office, room temp. or heated up. Tasty and satisfying.

Love, love this yogurt! Have you ever stumbled upon a new product at the store that made your palate go crazy? I never used to be a yogurt person and then one day there it was sitting on the shelf at Whole Foods, on sale! Fate. And that’s how Icelandic yogurt found me.
They have such amazing flavors, enjoy all of them! This flavor is great, but vanilla is my favorite, you can actually see the vanilla bean!

This can be the perfect lunch (along with some dates) when you are planning to have a pleasant dinner ;) Sometimes I add some of my fav Kashi cereal for crunch, Honey Almond Flax! so. good. and filling!

Make sure to check out the back. To me the most important part of healthy eating is knowing what is going into my body.

Latest obsession since moving to California: Dates. Best food ever.

Strawberries. Don’t they just make you smile?

Pistachios. Low fat nut, need I say more?

Garlic. Eat about six cloves raw daily and I doubt any pathogen could harm you. (People may avoid you too though.)

Lentils. Meaty yet not.

To be honest I like any food that tastes good and makes me feel good, before during and after I eat it.

What are some of your favs?

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~l

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7 Responses

  1. Meghann says:

    I love it!

  2. Barb says:

    I will definitely give this a try. Looks delicious except in my case without the red pepper flakes! Can’t wait for more great ideas.

  3. Leah says:

    I love your mindset, I wish everyone thought like that! One of my favorite foods is quinoa. Quinoa is a great source of protein and has a variety of nutrients. Do you have a good recipe with quinoa in it?

  4. Beautiful site, Lauren! Excited to be inspired to cook/eat healthier! This year is my first go at an herb garden and I’m trying to come up with new and interesting ways of using fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, mint, and oregano. It just makes any food so much better!

    • Thanks Emmy! I love using herbs, they really do brighten up any dish. One of my favorite things to do is to puree some with evoo and dijon mustard and make a dipping sauce for chicken or beef, really good and healthier than ranch or blue cheese :)

  5. Laurie- this is awesome. You are a food network star. I’m so excited to feed Dave and the kids your masterpiece creations!

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