Are You a Live To Eat OR a Eat to Live Kind of Person?

Looking For A Different Passion Other Than Food? I have been a Live to Eat (and drink)  kind of person... ... and changing over to a Eat to Live person has been an interesting... and challenging experience. I realised I actually needed to find my passion to fill my need for meaning instead of using food for that purpose. No more thinking constantly of what treat to make or to buy or looking in the fridge constantly to see if something have magically appeared that takes my fancy as a … [Read more...]

Italian Odyssey- Part 2

Jeepers have I been having some adventures here in Italy and now the UK. I now really know how hard it is to eat travelling if you can't afford to eat at a restaurant and can't cook for yourself. I have just visited my nephew in London and his girlfriend, Lili.   They live what is probably a typical London life in the sense they don't cook.  They eat only organic foods but the organic foods they tend to mostly eat are organic snack foods. They aren't vegetarian but I guess for them meat is … [Read more...]

Musings on a Friend’s Dinner Party with Vegans, Paleos, Non Red Meat Eaters, Non Fish Eaters, Non Dairy Eaters, Non Sugar Eaters

At a recent friend's dinner party we had all of the above.  I and my beloved are Paleo (me no dairy either),  a vegan couple and the couple who hosted the evening, one doesn't eat red meat and the other can't abide fish.  I don't know what the other four women were or weren't eating.  Oh... and add to that that the vegans and I do not drink alcohol (not since that hangover that lasted all night and the next day!). Not to wonder, our hostess friend was starting to lose patience this time … [Read more...]

Let me tell you my Story of Italy and How I Lost my Sanity

Italy on a alkaline paleo diet....hmm.... can I tell you about the cakes?  Northern Italy has the best cream cakes ever, well probably not as good as Holland but...France has the crustiest bread and the cherries and peaches in Italia are out of this world!  All these things have been absolutely no no's for me since I started using the Paleo diet  and getting well a year ago.  Oh, I haven't mentioned the Italian wines! I had been a year and a half on the Paleo diet and then.... I had been … [Read more...]