Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
We all know better, but we don’t choose better. I was a cokehead, a heroin addict. At night you get coked up knowing you’re going to feel terrible in the morning. You have to make the habit of doing what’s difficult now to make you better. It’s easy to do the right thing when you’re used to it.
I named this soup Unoriginal because there’s really nothing original about cabbage soup. It could just as easily be called What’s in the Fridge Soup because I had a small head of cabbage that needed to be eaten. There were two halves of two different peppers and half an onion. What do you do with these odds and ends?
Something happened to me this summer. I was a lapsed vegetarian for over 30 years and in the beginning of August I got serious about my diet (again). Kyrie credits his diet for the recent Celtics winning streak. Clearly something is happening to a lot of people. It’s not just me.
Choose better. Losing 200 pounds was not easy. Regaining 40 pounds was easy. Making the right food choices? Trust me, it’s easier than you think.
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 large onion, thin sliced
2 carrots, peeled cut into coins
1 stalk celery sliced thin diagonally
1/2 each red and green bell pepper, slice
1 cup frozen corn
7 oz canned diced tomatoes with juice
1 small head green cabbage sliced
1 quart organic vegetable broth
1/2 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium size pot heat the olive oil.
- Everybody (except tomatoes, corn and broth) in the pool in the following order: onion, carrots, celery, peppers, garlic, cabbage.
- Saute until the cabbage wilts, add herbs, salt, and pepper.
- Add vegetable broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
- Simmer partially covered for 30 minutes. Add corn and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes.
We all have friends like this. They are the ones with whom time is a meaningless concept. Five hours, five days, five years pass and it doesn’t matter. Time is meaningless because the friends you share a unique time/space continuum with are always there for you. Years will pass (and they do) but when you see each other again it feels as if no time has passed.
There comes a time when we all reach out. Maybe it’s for companionship, perhaps for understanding. There is a bond that exists unbroken by time or geography. A call is made. Yes, it would be great to see you again. Most of the time nothing further comes of the call. But then the second call comes, you clear your schedule, and you make time to spend with your special friends.
“Do you eat oatmeal?”
(and who at this age in life doesn’t eat oatmeal?)
“Yes, I love oatmeal.”
“Then I will make baked oatmeal in the morning for breakfast.”
Baked oatmeal? Never heard of it. I’ve been cooking for over 40 years and never heard of baked oatmeal. So when in doubt do what everyone else does.
Google it. Amish Baked Oatmeal. Dozens of recipes, all the same, each just a little bit different.
So I took a picture of the recipe but not of the book cover or author. The recipe is Amish and I’m stealing it now. I guarantee the recipe will change, but for now, I’m stealing it unchanged. Kathy King is listed on the line with the recipe title. So Kathy, wherever you are, Doris and I thank you for this yummy oatmeal recipe.
Doris’ Baked Oatmeal
I don’t want anyone to think we just jumped in the car and drove three hours for oatmeal.
No, we jumped in the car to go see this guy with our buddies.
It’s been really interesting getting used to the new ingredient selection and price differences at the grocery stores since moving from New Orleans to Nashville. One major difference is that canned goods at Kroger are almost half the price of the canned goods at the local grocery store that I used to frequent.
Source: Garlic Toast with Balsamic Tomatoes and White Beans
I personally have not tried this recipe but the pictures look awesome and I wanted to “bookmark” the source. I’ve been following Budget Bytes for some time and Beth does a great job.
Besides the beans, tomatoes and pictures what caught my eye was the comment on the food cost differential by geography. Why should canned beans be twice the price in one city versus another? Dynamic pricing and profits. Simple answer.
Beans are cheap. And beans are cheaper in Oklahoma too.
Being bred to work hard all day means that most Aussies are not content to be couch potatoes, although Aussies have individual characters and some are more sedate and quiet-natured than others. For the most part, however, these are high energy dogs who need a purpose in their lives-a job as it were. Owners must be committed to give these dogs the time and attention they require through play and training, for as with any dog, undirected energy can turn towards destructive behaviors such as digging and chewing. Running, jumping, and rough-housing are all a part of being a normal Aussie.
The Austrailan Shepherd Club of America
We all need a sense of purpose in our lives. Dogs do too.
Source: Could Big Lifestyle Changes Be Key to Managing Type 2 Diabetes?
My Father had diabetes which contributed to his early demise.
My youngest brother was diagnosed with the disease in his 20’s. He is committing slow suicide by diet.
Way back last century when I was in my 20’s I was involved in a local professional group in Dallas TX. The speaker I brought in was one of the country’s leading endocrinologists from UT Southwestern Medical Center. After his talk I thanked him for his time and for enduring a dinner of rubber chicken and mushy vegetables. But what I really wanted was free medical advice.
“Doctor, my father and brother both have diabetes. Do you have any advice for me?”
The good doctor gave me a steely glare over the top rim of his glasses and said,
“Stay as thin as you can as long as you can.”