Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bean soup

Lately I have been addicted to bean soup. Super easy and cheap. For example, yesterday I took a can of black beans from Trader Joes'(79 cents a can). Opened it and poured it in without rinsing into a pot. Added some water, a few squirts of Braggs, some onion and garlic powder and the item that really does it for me, Gourmet Garden cilantro paste. It comes in a tube and you have to keep it refrigerated. I use about two toothpaste head sized pieces of paste and heat all of it up. It just tastes great!

I also will make chips from corn tortillas and put them in the bottom of the bowl before heating the soup. It is all so tasty!


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Eating too much?

Everyone is aware that there is an obesity epidemic in the US. I think a large part of it is that we have no sense of what we should be eating. You see enough supersized portions at restaurants, they begin to look normal.

We are supposed to eat 5-6 small meals per day, about 300-400 calories each. Well, I found this great post with pictures. It's called What Do 300 Calorie Meals Look Like? it is very interesting to compare how much you should be eating to how much you are eating.