Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Ever have one of those days where you are just not sure what to eat? Especially after the holidays. A blanket of food has embraced us for months and now, it's gone. Abandoned, we are confused and uncertain as to what we do next. Do we continue to dance with decadent baked goods and heaps of sugar? Or shall we tango with take-out for every meal imaginable? Too many decisions that bring about a swarm of people suddenly declaring that it is time to "diet" and soon they are nibbling on celery and drinking hot water with lemon. Some even trot off to the gym with glee. In a few months that will all fall to the wayside as it does every year and people will surrender and moan when the truth is they should ease up on themselves. Seriously people, you have to choose to make a lifestyle change and not drive yourself into deprivation mode and end up binging on donuts or pasta or beer or whatever it is you have deemed as your nemesis. All these bullshit "diets" out there promising magic results when it was Michael Pollan who said it best long ago. "Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

With that, I offer you a delicious meal that you and yours will love. If you are not a shrimp eater, I am sure you can substitute some other fish or meat that will suit. I used frozen shrimp even though the recipe calls for fresh.

Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet

Now, I am no authority on how to tell anyone what and how to eat. My vegetarian diet was a sucky one and is much improved now. I will say it is never easy to alter what you eat because let's face it, there is more than one delicious comfort food. A friend suggested "Moderation" and I was like, "HAVE YOU HAD A JOJO*???" He believes I am crazy and I embrace that.
Anyway, I gave the idea a shot and had three cookies on Christmas. Big whoop you say, but I am a person who would eat ten and then have a slice of cake. Oddly enough I have never had high triglycerides, but I digress. Moderation really does work. I used to think it was bullshit, but once your body is feeling better, you don't want to mess with the good vibe.

*Allow me to say I cannot have one JoJo. It is my kryptonite so as of now, I will never have one again. I have already played taps and condolences can be sent in the form of prayer or burning an effigy of a vanilla bean creme and chocolate cookie. Thank you.



  1. I think I shall avoid JoJos like the plague: I struggle enough with banana bread cupcakes.

  2. OOOOOOOOOOO Those sound delightful!!