Back In The Game

I’m alive!! Wow, seven days. That’s the longest I’ve gone without blogging. SOO much has happened, but I won’t bore you with the details of my day-to-day. ;) Truth be told I don’t know how I made it to the weekend. I have zero food photos to show for my week. It’s been work, school, exams.. and then finally some girl time. Oh yes, I spent my day at a wedding expo; dress shopping, photographer talking. I have one word for all of you single gals like myself, elope. Ooh I’m sure the wedding will be exquisite, fabulous, memorable, but when I think about all the planning that goes into it all I see are stars..ei ei ei..

So to catch up, first I want to a tell you how much I love getting your comments. It really makes my day to know that I’m apart of this bloggy community. Love y’all! And second, I have totally dropped the ball on blogging this week. Mi dispiace. No matter how much I have on my plate I thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs and sharing a part of my own life with all of you. So from here on out even if it’s a quick nutrition reflection or food photo, I’m posting.

With that said, I do have a couple things to share. I’m reading the most enjoyable book right now. Mediterranean Women Are Slim Too. Last month I read French Women Don’t Get Fat, and it was only okay. There were some tasty recipes, but I felt the tone was a bit too..mmm..French. And just to be clear, I’m not looking for a ‘diet book’. I just want to enjoy a good foodie book, and thought that something mainstream might be good for me. As a future dietitian and nutrition counselor I need to be informed on these types of bestsellers, and I never tire of reading about food. So as I was saying, Mediterranean Women Are Slim Too is a fabulous read! The author describes food as an art, and eating as such a sensual experience. I find myself completely mesmerizes as she describes the trenquility of growing your own foods,  the pleasures of tasting tomatoes fresh off the vine, or bread still warm from baking. The mediterranean lifestyle has always appealed to me, hence my adoration for Italy. Now I not only savor every bite with more appreciation for where it came from, but I am so eager to start a garden. The author is an Italian-American chef who owns a restaurant in Maine, where she prepares meals from the fruits of her own organic garden. She emphasizes the simple pleasures of a mediterranean lifestyle; eating in season, incorporating olive oil, an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, minimal but exceptional meats.   I am truly enjoying her book and highly recommend it. It’s a good read for anyone who enjoys healthy eating, or is attempting to achieve healthier eating habits. Please don’t be intimidated. There is never a better time than the present to start living healthy.

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Have a fabulous Sunday. I’ll be doing Weddings in Woodinville with the Andrea, bride-to-be, and friends. It should be a fun day of checking out potential wedding venues, sampling food, cake, vino, listening to potential bands, and getting all kinds of ideas for the big day. Notes to follow…..I promise! Goodnight.


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5 responses to “Back In The Game

  1. Wedding expo’s are the worst! They’re enough to make you’re head explode. I agree with the eloping idea! Even though we had a great wedding, we both agreed we should have gone to Vegas :)

  2. I am just like you and love being part of the blog community. I love comments too (even though I don’t get many) the ones I do get mean a lot. I have the french women don’t get fat but haven’t read it. This book sounds right up my alley though. I love reads like this. You may also like Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Riechl. I love the way she describes food. I’m thinking of going to school for nutrition. Any advice?

    • Lauren, Definitely read French Women Don’t Get Fat if you already have it, and then read Mediterranean Women Are Slim Too. Both are good. I just thought the later was more my style. The author talks a lot about her restaurant, and garden.. It makes me want a garden. For example this quote, “Food becomes more than something you bought, unwrapped, and swallowed on your way from here to there. It becomes a real celebration of life”. Don’t you just want to go out and plant tomatoes?? And I will definitely put Garlic and Sapphires on my to-read list. I just ordered it on Amazon. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

      I’m so excited that you’re thinking about going back to school for nutrition! As for advice, I guess it just depends on what your goals are. Personally I want to do nutrition counseling, write about food, and get chef credentials.. all that could be done as a certified nutritionist (which is the easiest route), but I felt like anything I chose to do in my career would have a lot more credibility with a “RD” behind my name. Keep me informed, and I hope your foot is doing better.

  3. Bryan

    Welcome back Ms. Anderson :)
    I want to say I COMPLETELY agree with Eloping!! What a better way to go out in style!

    Have a glass of vino for me today my dear…


    (oh, and we are all still patiently waiting for the recipes of an award winning super bowl party :-)

  4. Looks like a fabulous book!!!

    Have a great week:)

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