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An evening with Seattle food writers and bloggers An evening with Seattle food writers and bloggers

Seattle is blessed with a lot of good foods (fresh seafood, fresh coffee, great local wines, fantastic chocolate, and so much more) and plenty of good food events. Seattle is also very lucky to have fantastic food writers. Last night I have attended one of Kim Ricketts‘ Cooks & Books event as a Foodbuzz (an […]

Hunger Action Week – the end - updated Hunger Action Week – the end - updated

UPDATE: I write this update after receiving a comment from a reader (see at the end of the post) which made me think that I might have failed in getting my message across. I know I can’t please everyone but I’ll try to explain my point again. What I was trying to say is that […]

Weight Loss Weekly – losing weight the speedy way Weight Loss Weekly – losing weight the speedy way

The topic for today’s weight loss weekly comes from Sunny. Sunny is focusing on losing some weight before a summer beach vacation (as in bathing suits and shorts) which is 8 weeks away. She asks: when you’re working hard towards a certain weight loss goal, what is your one unique secret weapon or trick that […]

Hunger Action Week – Days 3-4-5 Hunger Action Week – Days 3-4-5

So what else happened during days 3-5? My husband, L., is sure a happy camper this week… taking home-made food to work. I rarely cook lunch or breakfast. Our breakfasts are simple, mainly some bread, cheese, yogurt, fruit. If we have leftovers from last night’s dinner whoever wants them can have them for lunch. On […]

Hunger Action Week – This is what’s left Hunger Action Week – This is what’s left

It’s day #5 of the challenge and what we have left to eat (after the kids and my husband took their share) are a few eggs, some milk, 1 yogurt, 1/3 bag of arugula, a small piece of a cucumber, 1 tomato, 1 black bean burger, some bread, some chicken and rice from last night’s […]

Hunger Action Week and thoughts of empty fridges Hunger Action Week and thoughts of empty fridges

Yesterday I was so nervous about the food not lasting throughout all five days. You see, I usually buy 2-3 times the amount of food compared to what I bought on Monday (see photo in this post). I ate every bite of food as if it’s going to be the last one. Today I was […]

Hunger Action Week – 1st day & grocery shopping Hunger Action Week – 1st day & grocery shopping

  Today was the first day of the Hunger Action Week. I made a plan ahead of time (see here) – I had to – and a grocery list, I calculated the estimated costs, and went grocery shopping today. More about that in a minute. We take this challenge as a family so I tried […]

Hunger challenge – Budget, groceries, and menu Hunger challenge – Budget, groceries, and menu

I’m not writing about Weight Loss Weekly today since I’m going to post about the Hunger Action Week in the next 5 days. But do go and visit Bernie, Sunny, and Joie de vivre who are discussing this question: How do your family and friends support you or hinder you in your weight loss efforts? […]

Lots of planning… and cakes Lots of planning… and cakes

I don’t know what to begin with. The usual Friday cake collection? Weekly meal plan? Next week’s Hunger Challenge? There’s so much going on…

Gourmet meatloaf Gourmet meatloaf

What I love about meatloaf are two things: 1) it’s a great way to stretch 1-2 pounds of meat into a dish enough for 6-8 people (like they did in the old days), and 2) it’s a simple dish to make and very comforting to eat. This recipe for French meatloaf in Gourmet magazine (April 2009  […]