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Posted by parsingtime on March 29, 2009

I am currently unnaturally obsessed with fresh squeezed grapefruit with a squirt of Agave syrup and some ice.  If you don’t have agave on hand some simple syrup works well too.

No seriously, me, the person who won’t eat an actual grapefruit ever because they are sour and taste like an orange gone wrong.

The juice however without all that fibrous stuff is excellent and very refreshing.  It’s good, I promise. I wouldn’t lead you astray.


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At Least I Don’t Love Cocaine

Posted by parsingtime on October 23, 2008

I like to obsess over food*. When I find something I like, I eat it ALL. THE. TIME. until I’m sick of it.  So far my oatmeal obsession is still around, but before I was on my oatmeal kick I was eating Puffins Cereal. I ate it for months, took it on the plane in a baggie as a snack, told everyone I could how wonderful Puffins were and now I don’t touch the stuff. 

Right now, I’m also eating Pav Bhaji all the time. It can be best described at the Indian version of a sloppy joe. It is super healthy for (all vegetables, spices and a can of crushed tomatoes – recipe if you would like it) especially the way I make it (Husband won’t eat his mother’s version and will eat mine so that is saying something!)….though the authentic original Mumbai Street food version uses a stick of butter or something ridiculous and then puts more on top.  I must really love it since it involves a lot of chopping/steaming and two pots and I’ve been making a huge batch every week for lunch.   I also have an obsession with clementines but you can’t get them year round which probably keeps me from overdosing on them. Though truth be told they only started appearing in my grocery store about three weeks ago and I’ve already eaten approximately $50 worth of mini oranges with no real nutritional value except keeping away the scurvy.

There is something wrong with me. And this is why I don’t drink frequently or do drugs because addiction could easily be switched out for obsession.

I like eating the same thing over and over. The three food things I unnatuaraly love are pretty healthy for me.  I like lots of other things though, things I could eat all the time except I don’t buy them or keep them at home. Like ice cream, cake, cookies etc.

All the above is to provide some background as to why I threw away an entire tub of Breyers ice cream that Husband lovingly bought for me. It was a new flavor that he knew I would like. And I like it. A lot. So much so I’m able to convince myself with all those law school taught negotiation skills that eating a small bowl of ice cream at 3:00pm in the afternoon is fine because I’m not eating six clementines.  And then I feel sick and guilty about how many more crunches the evil gym Nazi’s would make me do if they knew. So I threw it away.

And then I put some sweet potato peels in the container so I wouldn’t pull a Miranda.

*I thought you all might be tired of all my political posts and given how deep we are into election season this is the only story I have for you.

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Newest Obsession

Posted by parsingtime on February 6, 2008

I bought two pounds of Trader Joe Strawberries today.

I’ve eaten a pound of Trader Joe’s strawberries by myself (and Husband I are finishing the second pound as we speak). I thought these would last until Friday.

I think they are sprinkled with crack or something equally addictive.

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