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Out For Lunch

For the first time this year I was able to take off my jacket and sweater for the nice weather yesterday as I went out to shop and eat. I won’t do it again, though, until the weather can be trusted because as usual today is cloudy and breezy, and who knows what tomorrow the unpredictable forecast will bring there is too constant a shift within the weather everyday.

Yesterday was just pleasant, regardless, and I spent the majority of it with the enjoyment outdoors.

I don’t eat out too often at restaurants as I use to (because preparing and cooking meals at home is much healthier and sanitary you definitely know the ingredients that is being inserted into your own food by your own hands) aside from the exception of from time to time buying food from the hot bar at Whole Foods.

A little after twelve p.m. we (a relative and I) entered into the restaurant in which we chose and ordered our lunch.

She had her lobster pizza (that is all that she wanted aside from her water and non alcoholic fruit drink), I had three baked potatoes, an order of fries, steamed broccoli, two fried pieces of flounder, some fried clams, and some fried scallions. I didn’t eat the fried shrimp that I had ordered because when I had bit into one of them It tasted like eggs were mixed into the coated batter and that butter had been sautĂ©ed into the preparation. I don’t eat dairy.

I stick to my natural vegetarian/vegan diet. It’s just once in a while or rarely that I go the pollo pescatarian route (one that absolutely does not eat any red meat or pork on a vegetarian diet modified enabling the consumption of seafood and poultry) and eat a little shrimp, fish, chicken or turkey.

Afterwards, we headed on home and I did some grocery shopping.

 

 

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My Lifestyle Delights!

cupsI am free today and I have the entire weekend off and I am thrilled that I am in the mood to write today and my mind is on my taste buds and how I have been able to grocery shop and continue to find my favorite foods that go in accordance to my vegetarian lifestyle and that were available on the shelves.

I barely eat unless it is within my strict categories of quality and preference.

During and through out the last past three weeks up until now I had bought and fried some fresh whiting that had went deliciously well with my favorite Uncle Ben’s white rice. I also had bought fresh Perdue chicken wingettes and skinless chicken breast tenderloins to also go with my tasty white rice.

I indulged in preparing and eating both Mueller’s and Ronzoni thin spaghetti noodles that I heated and covered in a “Combo” flavored Prego sauce, a sauce with a distinctly delicious taste that is loaded with chunky garden vegetables that blends in entirely well with chopped carrots, zucchini, tomato, onions, green peppers, celery, garlic and spices.

babyI bought out all of the pouches of Betty Crocker corn bread/corn muffin mix that I made with pouring and stirring in my favorite Silk very vanilla soy milk so that I won’t run out of the product any time soon because every time I would go into the supermarket it was always sold out so I beat others to it this time!

And I caught the Cabot brand Monterey Jack cheese on sale and I eat that cheese because not only is it high quality but it is not made with any type of animal rennet just vegetable, and I grilled it over my Thomas English muffins.

I hadn’t really eaten cheese in about two whole years and I don’t eat it too often anymore like I use to yet when I do it is only natural cheeses (mozzarella, swiss and monterey jack) that contain vegetable/plant rennet.

I’ve had my chunks of whole watermelon that I usually eat with a spoon already for this year that I had brought when I got home in the morning-along with my other fresh fruit salads that I’d pick up and buy on the way to work to take to my overnight shifts to snack on.

saucers and cupWe have to live and do what makes us happy and although it is nice to go out to eat once in a while if one can trust the outside service and their sanitary practices there is nothing that is more satisfying than cooking and eating one’s own freshly bought and managed foods.

Like I have said before, to me, home cooking tastes far better than restaurant cooking and it is much cleaner and healthier because you know exactly how it is being prepared and served.

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My “Appetite” For The New Year!

milkI’d like to kick in the New Year by doing one of the things that I like to do best and that is eating.

Chilling again this New Years Eve as I did the last in the comforts of home in the cozy dim light of my bedroom snugged in bed with my favorites of foods and watching a good suspense or horror flick.

The only thing missing is a beloved pup or dog to snuggle up and hang out with but that will come in time.

I haven’t drank cows milk in two years because I now only drink soy milk (https://ladylatoya.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/soy/) so I’d like to have a full cup of cold and delicious “very vanilla” soy milk along with a medium-size delicious pizza pie, another thing that I have not had in a while, I haven’t eaten a pizza because I also have not touched cheese in about two years now.

pizzaI am very careful what I put inside of my body as I have been a vegan turned vegetarian for over twenty years and I will once in a while eat cheese strictly if it contains either vegetable rennet or no rennet at all and I cannot expect or depend on pizza shops in general to prepare their dishes with the same dietary restrictions that many of us have concerns about in regard to our lifestyles so I’ll just have to make my own homemade pizza with the high quality ingredients that I prefer.

yellow cake with white icingFor a delicious dessert I’d love to have a yellow cake with white icing as I haven’t baked and ate one in about a little over ten years but I have baked some great oatmeal cookies since then.

These three appetizing delights of mine would set off this New Year coming in for me with a “Bang!”

 

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My Regimen For Dairy/The Restrictions On My Dairy Intake

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Cheese does have an odor. In fact, it stinks. Nevertheless, many of us still resort to including the food in our diet.

Another thing stinks when it comes to cheese. The way in which certain companies manufacture the product. Some cheeses are processed with derivatives from pork. Pig enzymes.

I am a vegetarian so I only eat cheeses that contain vegetable rennet. It is important to know what is being put into our foods today. It is also important to know how these products are being made and why they have to be made in their particular fashion.

Specific food preparations are not always necessary and are able to be replaced with better alternatives.

If everyone was completely aware of each and every detail that went on within the manufacturing process of certain items I am quite sure that they would not want to eat them.

Some of the ingredients that are put into the foods that we eat can make us sick and can contribute to further health problems.

It is bad enough that a lot of food product labels are misleading and not explanatory enough to discern. One has to be careful about the hidden ingredients that are not listed on certain labels.

I have never been allergic to dairy products in any way. However, my digestive system will not tolerate large amounts of butter and milk. I do not seem to have a problem from eating a large quantity of eggs or cheese.

When it comes to butter I definitely have to consume in moderation. I only cook with a small amount of it when I prepare a meal or dessert.

And I can only apply a small amount of butter onto toast if I plan to eat quite a few slices within or through out the day.

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I have funny eating habits. I can eat or nearly eat a whole loaf of bread up in one day. I regularly eat peanut butter sandwiches on whole wheat bread.

I do not normally eat three times a day, though when I do eat it is in large quantities. And I am very slim in size. When people would see me go to eat they’d say “You’re going to eat all of that by yourself?” or they would just look at me and laugh.

It does not bother me one bit. I love to eat in abundance. I have a very healthy appetite. And I pay for it with my own money so no one should complain.

When I was a little girl my mother would tell me that my eyes were bigger than my belly. Now that I am much older I see that my belly and my eyes are equal in comparison. I can handle what is agreeable to my body and in excess.

Nobody likes to be sick. In pain with gas. Suffering from abdominal or pelvic discomfort, then vomiting and letting out the nasty bowel waste

And that is why no matter how much I like to eat I take precaution on the things that I can only have in moderation.

I cannot eat too many products at a time and in large portions that contain butter though it is not that way with me when it comes to products that contain milk.

If there are products made with milk ingredients I can eat as much of them as I want. I just cannot drink too many cups of milk straight.

Although I do not have any problems regarding cheese eating too much of it can bring about constipation. I settled my constipation issues years ago with the herb Turmeric. So as long as I take my supplements I do not have to worry.

One snack that I ate constantly was melted swiss and monterey jack cheese atop a split hot onion bagel. Cream cheese spread in between a hot onion bagel was also one of my favorites as well as a delicious piece of cheese cake.

I haven’t had a boiled or scrambled egg in years. I remember that boiled eggs went good sprinkled with salt. And I use to like my eggs scrambled with pepper. I also enjoyed eating egg sandwiches on toast with lettuce and tomatoes.

I do eat some products that contain egg ingredients.

The only problem that I have with eggs is that they may cause me to have and/or pass gas. Other than that a large quantity of egg consumption is not harsh on my stomach.

I love the no yolk egg noodles. They taste so good mixed in with sea salt, pepper, and butter. I usually eat the noodles with my boiled chicken breasts or thighs.

I also love potato salad that is made with chopped boiled eggs. Macaroni and tuna fish salad, and potato salad are two of my favorite dishes.

There are many pleasures in life and food is one of them. It is said that too much of something is not so good. And that may be true for some things in particular. It all depends on what the matter is at hand. I do not think there is anything wrong in being overindulgent as long as it is of our benefit, and no harm comes about in the process.

If we did not over indulge in certain things we would not learn or improve. There is always more than one way to think and to look at things.

The only time to not indulge in what one is interested in is if there is a cause for harm or danger.

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If I did not frequently indulge in my love for writing I would not be writing this article right now, expressing the graveness of what we put into our bodies and, how I have to be careful just like many other people do about what to eat in moderation.

Once we keep establishing all of the things we can and cannot do we will continue on living a better and healthier lifestyle physically and mentally.

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The Things That Go Good With Milk/My Solution For Consuming Large Portions Of Milk

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Milk is a beverage that I love. I do not drink milk the way that I use to, however, when I do I cannot drink milk straight in large amounts.

There was a time when I could drink as much milk as I wanted and it would not bother my digestive system. Now that I am older things have changed.

If I consume over three medium size cups of milk within a day I will be on the toilet seat stricken with diarrhea.

Some times when I eat or drink certain things they can taste so good that I cannot get enough of what I intake. And when a food or beverage is healthy and nutritious there is not too much harm that can result from overindulging, unless one has a serious medical problem such as diabetes and so on.

I took a notice of how whenever I ate or drank something that I used and combined with milk, I was able to consume as much of quantity as I wanted within one day.

I could eat numerous bowls of cereal with milk and my stomach would not at all get agitated. If I drank four to five medium size cups of hot or cold milk that was combined with my favorite Nestle Nesquick brand “very vanilla” flavored drink mix or Nestle Carnation french vanilla classic instant breakfast drink mix, it would not bother my digestive system at all.

Maybe the comparison has more to do with the ingredients that are in the other products. It is very possible that my body is better able to absorb high volumes of milk that are partially blended with other substances.

As I am particular about the things that I put into my body milk is no exception. I do not drink just any manufactured type of the beverage. I do not buy milk from cows that are treated with the hormone rbst.

I once tried soy milk. I could not stand the taste of it, though.

Milk in general has good properties. I know for a fact that it counteracts poison. And everyone knows that milk is a very good source of vitamin D. I take vitamin D supplements. Vitamin d2 (ergocalciferol) to be specific.

Milk also tastes very good. Especially when the beverage is cold or on ice.

There are the things that also go great together with the consumption of milk, especially sweets. Cookies and cakes, of course. Along with ice cream (shakes), tea and a variety of coffees.

For breakfast or lunch milk goes good with crescent rolls, toast, cold cuts, sandwiches and grilled cheese.

Some people like to dip their fruit and pastries in milk. And some people even drink and use milk as a laxative.

I drink milk only once in a while. I eat good quality vanilla ice cream rather frequently. So i am not exactly a milk fanatic. Yet I am crazy about the ice cream. As one grows they sometimes change. And that can include in ones dietary intake.

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I remember when I was a child how I could not stand the taste of strawberries. In my late teenage years as well as now in my adult years, I just love them.

Sometimes our preferences are a mind thing. We may see a flaw, smell a specific odor, or hear about an undesirable ingredient that is contained in one of our favorite foods and get turned off by it. In other instances our taste buds merely evolve.

I been stopped eating cold boxed cereal. Those type of products are not really very nutritious. Hot cereals such as grits, farina, and oatmeal are wholesome and nourishing. I always loved oatmeal. And oatmeal an raisin cookies.

I do not know for sure if I am absolutely lactose intolerant or if my body is just responding to an issue and condition that triggers when I ingest large amounts of milk. Whatever the case or cause may be, I recognized the problem long ago when it began and I discovered a remedy of better tolerance for my consumption of drinking milk.