Things you never expect to hear your kids say

Easy is when your child tells you they're running away from home to realize her dreams as part of the Trans Siberian Circus camel swallowers.Tough is when my nine year old walks in the door, flips her hair, thrusts her hip out with her little, … [Read more...]

When you share your food with a teen…

It only looks like a lot of eggs This is what happens when you make eggs for breakfast. You crack open four beautiful, white shells gleaming with the promise of steaming deliciousness, cook them with love... and return 10 minutes later find a cast … [Read more...]

The Sound of Bacon

Brown chewy bacon and cooked cauliflower Bright juicy dinners in under an hour Brown paper butcher wraps tied up with stringsThese are a few of my favorite thingsCream colored custards with small ganache doodles Olives, tomatoes, spaghetti squash … [Read more...]

In a perfect world…

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People wonder what the hell I'm doing over here on occasion (my husband usually wonders what the hell I'm doing. ever. It's the female mystery, guys. Embrace the madness).Am I food porn peddler, a burly chick standing on the street corner, thrusting … [Read more...]

Hot Links of the Day

Bacon mug? Toast it with a hells to the yes. Study supports obese teens find solace in more than World of Warcraft.  ReutersInterview with Dr. Westman details differences between newest Atkins book and the 2002 version because people … [Read more...]

A little Atkins humor

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Stevia, how I love you, but…

 OK. Well. Maybe it's youDear stevia,I just made a major attempt to convert to your sweet embrace, and I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry. I tried working with you in the kitchen today, and despite all of the solid research I attempted and the efforts … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama Endorses Low Carbohydrate Eating as Part of "Let’s Move" Plan

BOONVILLE, Indiana  First Lady Michelle Obama today announced an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight and unveiled a … [Read more...]

Redesign my Wiener!

 image from According to some crack-smoking pediatricians, hot dogs should be reshaped to keep kids from choking on the coolest shaped food ever. Just rip those hearts out of our chests.Seriously? I mean really? If we changed … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers take the floor… and fall through it

Don't get me wrong. I'm not anti-Weight Watchers. I'm just not for it.In fact, in 2004, I undertook a two month trek into the vast valley of the points system, flex eating, and online membership. I purchased the little calculator, never spent my flex … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Night of the Living Dead

Hug a Zombie, but don't lose your head.They slurg through the house, looking for anything to eat. The dead look in their eyes, pants hanging down to their knees and speech impediments consisting of gutteral grunts and groans make it instantly unclear … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Gremlins

Just say no to Wendy's drive-thru noshes after midnight, Gizmo sourceYou were given a few simple rules.Never expose them to bright light. Never get them wet. And don't ever, ever feed them after midnight.Feeding a "mogwai" that late? Feeding yourself … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: The Soup Narnian

Well, almost. Prince, while you rested as a refugee in Badger's domicile, you were offered soup for sustenance, but in a huff you spilled it instead (and the little bloke had worked on it all day. Shame on you). Badgers eat incredibly healthy … [Read more...]

I know what you ate last movie: Iron Man

Mostly you sipped cocktails, Tony Stark. While liquid refreshments of the adult libational variety work to show your swank hip yuppy lifestyle on film, the breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions it is not. Are you following the Kate Moss … [Read more...]