New Year’s Resolution FB thread

*** This is a thread from FB. It was fun, and to remind me of this resolution, I thought I’d save a copy here. ***

I ate 3 lima beans at dinner tonight! (Can anyone guess what my new year’s resolution is?)
December 27, 2011 at 9:18pm
[Artana De Carlo, Audrey Oberman, Jason Dempsey and 3 others like this.]

Michael Montoure: โ€Ž….. /faints dead away
December 27, 2011 at 9:38pm

Snow: Heehee, I was expecting my mom to be the first one to faint. ๐Ÿ˜‰
December 27, 2011 at 9:43pm

Michael Montoure: โ€Ž/opens one eye
I was just in the right place at the right time …. ๐Ÿ™‚
December 27, 2011 at 9:45pm

Sandra Odell: Eat icky foods?
December 27, 2011 at 10:00pm

MM: Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€
Sandra: Hah. No. It was weird, but it wasn’t icky. Try again. ๐Ÿ˜‰
December 27, 2011 at 10:21pm

Michael Montoure: Eat foods that _aren’t white?_
December 27, 2011 at 10:27pm

Snow: Heh. You’re getting warmer! I know I don’t talk about it much, so I suppose I should mention that in the last couple years I’ve added quinoa, oatmeal, cheese pizza (the tomato sauce in particular was the hurdle), and red wine, to my diet.
December 27, 2011 at 10:48pm

Michael Montoure: I’m so glad to hear it. I don’t know a lot about your food issues, but what I do know has always kind of worried me …..
December 27, 2011 at 10:50pm ยท Like

Snow: Well, I’ll tell you the details if you are interested, but the summary being that it’s very difficult for me to add new foods. The good news is that I do work on it. (Mike helps a lot!)
December 27, 2011 at 11:02pm ยท Like: 2

Keith Robert Greer: Ok, I very happily lived under the illusion that your diet (when we hung out) pretty much made you Faery. Now it’s ruined…thanks for that. ๐Ÿ˜‰
December 27, 2011 at 11:54pm

Sue Hoffman: ooohhh. I like the faery concept.
December 28, 2011 at 4:48am

Sue Hoffman: On the other hand, why lima beans? Most people hate them (me included).
December 28, 2011 at 4:49am

Sue Hoffman: On the other hand, I am so very proud that you doing this. Are you trying to add one food a month for your resolution?
December 28, 2011 at 4:49am

Keith: Still does. It’s just that this human body demands more than cake and cookies to be healthy. ๐Ÿ˜‰
December 28, 2011 at 10:37am

Mom: I think a new thing every month might be a little ambitious. For now I told Mike I would start by trying a bite of his veggies whenever he makes them. He made baby lima beans for him and Judy last night, so I tried one, and then another. He says he hated lima beans until he was introduced to baby lima beans. He says they are completely different.
December 28, 2011 at 10:40am ยท Like: 1

Audrey Oberman: So true! Baby lima beans are wonderful; grown up lima beans can be very… dry? Grainy? Tough? Icky. Mike taught me about baby limas, too. Keep up the good work, Snow!!
December 28, 2011 at 1:59pm

Snow: Thank you, Audrey!
December 28, 2011 at 5:20pm

Sue Hoffman: I guess I’ll have to try the baby ones.
December 28, 2011 at 6:05pm

Artana De Carlo: Ooh speaking of baby Lima beans tell mike to make baby French carrots. Cute veggie rule!
December 28, 2011 at 10:25pm

Snow: Will do! ๐Ÿ™‚
December 29, 2011 at 10:48am

Amy Law: Wait!!! No! If you start that, then I’ll have to start it too. I’ve always been able to point to you when people say I’m the only one who eats so strangely.
In seriousness though, way to go, brave step, you’re inspiring me. Helpful resources? Anything in addition to the Seinfeld book?
December 29, 2011 at 12:17pm

Snow: Amy: Have you heard of “The China Study” book? It’s a research based look at what’s really healthy for us to eat, and the short answer is plant based foods. My diet is heavy on dairy and has no veggies. The deeper answer to why this has come up now, is that I have 3 women in my close family battling cancer right now, and the research in this book points to diets too heavy in animal based foods hugely increase cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc…
December 29, 2011 at 1:43pm ยท Like: 1

Amy Law: Snow: I’ve assumed my diet would lead to early cancer and sort-of accepted it. I suspect the acceptance would change with more immediate exposure to struggles with the disease. More than dairy, I’m guessing the processed nature of foods I eat is likely to do me in. Subscribing to “if it doesn’t feel good, stop eating it” has kept me alive thus far. It’s more avoiding things that *might not feel good* that I’d like to drop. Much easier said than done. Thanks for sharing your process too!
December 29, 2011 at 1:59pm

Snow: Amy: You’re very welcome. Here’s my immediate step: have a bite of veggies whenever Mike makes them for himself, and try to increase this over time, of course. The goal is add whole veggies to my diet this year, and not just the hidden purrees, which are useful but a heck of a lot more work. ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you want to play along and try it too?
December 29, 2011 at 2:17pm

Amy Law: About the only veggies Russell eats around me are spring green salads and I know enough to stay away from those bitter leaves for starters. Think I’m a step behind you and need to start with the time-intensive purrees for picky kids first.
December 29, 2011 at 2:41pm

Audrey Oberman: I’m soooo excited about this conversation!! I hope you guys persevere; you are my heroes. I highly recommend roasting vegetables, and then either pureeing them or trying them whole. Roasting really brings out the sweetness and flavor in things like sweet potatoes, white potatoes, tomatoes, squashes (including zucchini and other summer squashes), and even green beans. Very easy, also. Peel if necessary (as in potatoes), cut into chunks, dump in roasting pan, light coating of olive oil, salt & pepper if desired, 450 F for 40 min or less. Eat, or blend, mash, puree then eat. I dump frozen green beans into the mix straight from the bag, then roast. Cheers to the New Year of brave eating, and better health!!!!
December 30, 2011 at 11:56am

Snow: Audrey: That all sounds fantastic, but when both flavor and texture are hurdles to be overcome I think I’ll have to start simple with some steamed peas and carrots. ๐Ÿ˜‰ When I puree something to hide it in a sauce or something it needs to be as bland as possible in order for it to hide properly. It’s why I’m backing off the puree and tackling whole. Although I still really really want to try the avocado puree in chocolate. If that works it’ll be awesome!
December 30, 2011 at 12:03pm ยท Like: 1

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