Month: May 2017

Food Journey: From Snack-Sucking and Disordered Eating to Meal Appreciation

I enjoyed having large, nutritionally packed meals Healthy snacking includes natural foods and protein… I am sincerely bad at snacking. In fact…I suck at it! Who knew this was even a possibility?! Let me explain. I’d be at the beach with friends, still digesting my over-sized breakfast and counting the minutes until it was an appropriate time to devour my lunch, all while watching friends reach for small handfuls of trail mix or popcorn and feeling envious because I couldn’t do the same. Why is this, you may ask? Because of my oldest friend who challenges me daily: Disordered...

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Homage to the Tomato…and to you Mommy!

In a huge, sterile kitchen at a cooking school in downtown Tokyo… It is no mystery that the best tomatoes in the world are found on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, south of Naples, Italy. But I neither discovered the value of the tomato nor my love of food in Italy, but in Tokyo, where I spent most of my childhood. I was nine years old at the time. I found myself tagging along with my mother to a cooking class, where she was to demonstrate how to make an easy Western meal to young Japanese ladies. It was...

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