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Opting for a Colorful Plate

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” ― Ann Wigmore A coworker recently brought up his frustration with the the “plateful of brown” options available for breakfast at a typical American hotel chain: eggs, bacon, sausage links, bread, potatoes or hash…

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Savoring Moderate Consumption

“Thrift isn’t stinginess. It’s a cure for overconsumption.” — Stanley Tucci We are spiraling headfirst into the consumption holidays. In many ways it’s already begun with Halloween, didn’t it? Purchase one bag of candy more than we really need to, and suddenly the pants are a bit snugger than they were a few weeks ago….

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Finding Soulfulness in Inefficient Places

“Everything that feels soulful in life is inefficient. All the vacations that we find very soulful are inefficient places. The food that we really, really like and find soulful are inefficient to cook… maybe soulfulness is a function of chaos and inefficiency… It is impossible to imagine scaling in life without standardizing. And standardizing is…

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You Are What You Eat

“The longer your food lasts, the shorter you will.” — David Sinclair Simple tweet from Sinclair that elegantly sums up the mission: eat fresh, natural food without preservatives. Eliminate the sketchy processed foods from our diets. Stop piling on junk atop junk for our bodies to stress over. We all know it intuitively yet make…

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What You Drift Away From

My spouse recently deprioritized potato chips and Diet Coke from her life. For me, I could pass the rest of my days without ever consuming either of them, but for her these were a big part of her eating ritual. You make a sandwich for lunch, you need something crunchy and salty with it. And…

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Water and Wine, Experience and Emotion

“The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest.’ Water is experience, immediate sensation, and wine is emotion, and it is with the intellect, as distinguished from imagination, that we enlarge the bounds of experience and separate it from all but itself, from illusion, from memory, and create among other things science and…