I'm just so glad to read a nutritional advice column that isn't trying to make the case that whatever my stone age forebears did really ought to be my yardstick for healthy behavior.
This idea of what we're 'adapted' to do keeps coming back again and again on so many fronts. Am I adapted to be dominated by an alpha male? What does that even mean? I'm adapted to eat scavenged greens and occasional raw ungulate meat? Even if that were true, what do I care? I'm not adapted for antibiotics or birth control, either- doesn't stop me from ingesting those.
In short, viva les carbs!
Pretty good advice-giver, that three-year-old.
Oh, Natalie. I can't wait to make these 'brownies.'
Natalie Eve Garrett, you're my favourite.
I am drooling!
I had a good Moment Between Women on the subway this morning:
I jumped onto the train right before the doors closed and a girl about my age told me she liked my bracelet, which is sort of a metal link number with small daisies affixed between every link. I told her "Thanks!" and added that I had accidentally broken off some of the delicate metal petals in my haste to put it on this morning. (I tried to squeeze it over my giant hand instead of opening the clasp. LEARN FROM ME, LADIES.)
Then a stately older woman who happened to be standing next to us looked down at my wrist and said, "It really is a lovely bracelet."
I thanked her and added, "I wish I hadn't destroyed it."
And she said:
"Lots of flowers are missing petals."
THE PERFECT THING TO SAY. What a graceful lady.
This appeared right underneath a totally sincere mermaid makeup tutorial (complete with fake scales) in my feedly feed. Perfect :)
My upper blob region is going to look so gorgeous tonight. Thanks, Natalie!
By Megasus on Writer's Block Soup
I JUST MADE THIS SOUP TODAY AND I WANT TO MARRY IT
I just finished making this and am struggling not to burn my mouth on it! I used only 2 quarts of vegetable broth, but that's because I used about twice as much tomato sauce/juice from diced tomatoes/actual almost-burst cherry tomatoes instead. It is really immensely satisfying. Thanks again, Natalie!