I thought everyone who really cared about food was already off margarine and vegetable oil. So it was disturbing to learn that one of my favorite people, who is not only an excellent cook but also a European, still allows margarine some prized real estate in his fridge. If Continue reading “Butter vs Margarine (or Vegetable Oil)”
It can be a challenge to drink several glasses of water a day. Nutrition experts say you need to take your body weight in pounds, divide it in half and drink that many ounces of water. That equals… Continue reading “Upgrade Your Water-Drinking Habit with Ginger-Lemongrass Tea”
Fish sauce is a marvel of Thai food.
In the beginning I was shy.
Nowadays though, I’m an indiscriminate, joyful user. Continue reading “Fish Sauce Appreciation & Blasted Broccoli Recipe”
I’ve been Kon-Marie-ing my house (more on that later, if I ever finish) and today tackled the bookshelf in my kitchen which was overflowing with cookbooks. Since moving to Bangkok over a decade ago, the number of Thai cooking books had quadrupled. It was time to rid myself Continue reading “Review: Simple Thai Food”
Looking for a virtuous yet indulgent way to spend a Saturday with a couple of girlfriends in Bangkok? Or perhaps you will soon find yourself with a free Saturday in Bangkok at one end of a business trip and just want to treat yourself right for the day? I’ve got you covered: Continue reading “A Healthy Saturday Girlfriends’ Outing in Bangkok”
The widespread availability of foods containing caffeine has led experts to suggest that 80% of all people in North America have measurable levels of caffeine in their brains from embryo to death. Wenk, Gary L. (2015, Chapter 9, p 185). Your Brain On Food.
Have you ever questioned your coffee-drinking habit? Continue reading “Questioning Coffee: To Drink, Or Not To Drink?”
The variety of businesses in Thailand operating on a shoestring are truly amazing, and street markets seem to pop up out of nowhere. For awhile I was a regular at a gym, located on Sukhumvit, the famously long, busy road that winds through many important and popular places in Bangkok. Though less so lately since the government is on a mission of clearing them up, hawkers plying an endless range of products Continue reading “The Right Way to Make a Healthy Green Juice (Or Smoothie)”