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Upon returning to Vancouver from my trip to Scottsdale/Phoenix, I’ve been pondering how easy it can be to overeat while on vacation. I definitely ate out more than I typically do, indulged in more carbs (mmm… pan de bono) and was surprised by the freakishly large portions being served in Arizona (like that monster “side” of taro fries above). Here are some tips on how to not overeat while on vacation…

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Vegetarianism and veganism is so commonplace, it’s downright respected. When a vegetarian or vegan says, “Oh, I can’t eat that, I’m vegetarian/vegan” – does he/she get weird looks? A blank stare? Confusion followed by “what’s vegetarian?”. Of course not. The response is a look of understanding. A knowing nod. Oftentimes even followed by, “I’m so sorry, I didn’t know”. As if offering a vegetarian meat, or a vegan eggs was offensive and warranted some sort of apology. And I’ve certainly never seen someone counter a declaration of being vegetarian with shock or indignation or an argument as to why they should be eating meat. Just once I’d love to see someone respond with “You’re vegan? Man, that’s so unhealthy.” Keep reading…

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Photo by LauraLewis23

Some random thoughts that don’t warrant blog posts but are too long for twitter

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Some random thoughts that don’t warrant blog posts but are too long for twitter…

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Are You a Foodie?

June 14, 2011

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My kind of display case… (Gallagher’s Steakhouse, New York New York, Las Vegas)

Wikipedia’s definition of a “foodie”:

“…foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news…”

By those terms, the answer for me would be a hesitant yes. Hesitant because there are some negative connotations associated with the word. It can imply a snobby approach to food and feelings of superiority about one’s food knowledge and experiences. Food should be fun, adventurous, joyful, nourishing. Not pretentious. And in that spirit, I’d definitely consider myself a foodie. Keep reading…

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