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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Bento #7

Breakfast foods do not need to be reserved for any particular time of day. Personally, I have always had a fondness of breakfast for dinner. Luckily, the fun and creativity of bento requires no confinement to any specific meal either!
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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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Wrapped Up in a New Idea…Plus a GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY CLOSED

‘Tis the season for all sorts of wrapping. If neatness is not your forte, you are likely still cleaning up all of the crumpled wrapping paper left behind from your holiday gifts. If you live in a part of the world where winter is at its peak, you are probably wrapped in layers upon layers of warm clothing. You might also be wrapped up in achieving your New Year’s resolution, whatever it may be.

If you are anything like me with an insatiable Bottomless Stomach appetite, you are wrapped up in thoughts about food right now. You are thinking about how delicious your last meal was…looking forward to your next one…and figuring out what to do with that darn package of sushi nori that has been sitting in the back of your pantry since goodness knows when.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Baked Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Pudding

I am not only thankful for my friends, family and a wonderful Thanksgiving feast to (almost) fill my bottomless stomach, but I am also thankful for all of YOU. Whoever you are; wherever you come from; whatever you do with your time–I greatly appreciate you taking a brief moment of it to visit my blog and share your interest in all things food. From the bottom of my stomach to yours, CHEERS!