An Idea I YAM Quite Pleased with…

What is not to be adored about sandwiches!? You get everything your heart could possibly desire; meat, cheese, vegetables, condiments, or all of the above contained within a hearty housing of…bread???

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Happy Holidays to All!

No matter what part of the word you reside in, and no matter what holidays and traditions you celebrate, I wish everyone the best of seasons possible. My Christmas feast consisted of top round roast rolled around asparagus and red peppers. I am not only thankful for the lovely food that graced my holiday table, but I am thankful for each and every one of you who is taking the time to read these words right now.

I am looking forward to an incredible 2018. Cheers!!

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Gratefulness Never Expires…

Being a food blogger who emphasizes high-volume, better-for-you portions of food, I always want more. Bigger. Better. More awesome than the time before. That is not only how I construct my menu plans, but has also been my life tactic in general.

As there certainly are advantages to always pushing for the greatest great that is possible, sometimes it is good to balance those relentless efforts with the acceptance that things just might be terrific the way they are.

I reached into my pantry for a can of pumpkin to use for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, only to notice that it had passed its “best by” date this last October. My immediate reaction was to discard it and purchase a new one so that everything for my dinner would be the best it could be. After some time passed, though, I came to realize that it was actually rather unnecessary to turn my nose up at an innocent can of pumpkin. True; perhaps it was at its “best” before October, and now it will be ever-so-slightly degraded from its prime condition, but I still have this can of pumpkin, and for that, I am thankful.

I decided to use the pumpkin and enjoy it. It can be very humbling at times to be grateful for what we already have without asking for more.

Happiest of Thanksgivings to everyone, and I offer my utmost gratitude to all of you who have taken the time to visit and support my blog…cheers!!

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The Inescapable Hole–Part II

If it was not enough to be captivated by the first batch of high protein donuts, I do not blame you. Once you have fallen into the hole of {better for you} donut excellence, you may seldom have the desire to be lifted out by their sugar-laden alternatives. Prepare to fall even harder and faster this time, however, because chocolate and peanut butter have arrived to join in. Enter chapter two of the grand donut-fest…

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The Inescapable Hole–Part I

Donuts. There is something about them (especially for those of us with a voracious sweet tooth) that draws us in with a relentless force of confectionary greatness. It is as if they have their own gravitational field that lures us near enough to the point where we cannot turn back after the first…or the second…or the third…until we have obliterated that last crumb in the box of one dozen. It is without a doubt that donuts are the black holes in the universe of pastires.

All cosmic forces aside, however, they do not need to be bad news for the mindful and/or high-volume eaters.

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