Today is the two year mark for my blog. I celebrated with some dog walking at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (I volunteer weekly), a salmon burger and romaine salad, rowing at the gym, and then some blueberries, strawberries, and mango with yogurt and All Bran (which really was quite good). Here’s to another year!

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I made an interesting and embarrassing discovery yesterday. Worse, because it uncovered a mistake that I have made more than once.  Somehow I had gotten it into my head that a gram of protein is 7 calories, when it is in fact 4 calories. The same as carbohydrates. (Alcohol is 7 calories per gram). Needless to say I thought it was INCREDIBLY easy to get 40% of my calories from protein even without meat. That’s because I wasn’t. My 100 grams of protein is much closer to 23% of my calories from fat, not 40% as I had reported in my post Body Fat Loss Contest – Weeks 1 & 2. That is all.

As I’m cleaning up photos for blog posts, sometimes I get side tracked and start playing around with the various filters and processing tools in my (free) software package. So here are my favorite over-processed photos:

Red Cabbage, Fennel and Carrot Salad Ingredients

Overly Vibrant Red Cabbage, Fennel and Carrot Salad Ingredients

Red Cabbage, Fennel and Carrot Salad

Close-Up of Red Cabbage, Fennel and Carrot Salad

Retro Cherry Tomatoes

This photograph reminds me of those Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks in the 70s *

*check out said cookbooks’ pictures

Heirloom Beans, Carrots, Celery, Onion, and Garlic

Heirloom Beans, Carrots, Celery, Onion, and Garlic

Heirloom Beans

Pretty Heirloom Beans (with which I seem to have developed quite a fascination)

Luminescent Bat Cookies

Luminescent Bat Cookies

Glowing Yellow Beets

Extremely Yellow Beets

Gorgeous, Shiny Chocolates

Gorgeous, Shiny Chocolates from Piece, Love, and Chocolate – Boulder

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

Too busy eating for a long post today! The best Thanksgiving dinners are the ones where everyone splits up the dishes and then brings them to add to the feast. My mom made turkey, stuffing and gravy, my dad the rolls, my brother the green bean casserole, my mother-in-law the cranberry salad, pumpkin pie, and cherry tart, and I made the chipotle mashed sweet potoatoes and cabbage, fennel and carrot salad with coconut lime dressing. YUM!

Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Table

Clockwise from the top: Cabbage, Fennel, and Carrot Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing, Cranberry Salad, Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Chipotle Mashed Potatoes (Not Pictured: Dinner Roll)

Clockwise from the top: Cabbage, Fennel, and Carrot Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing, Cranberry Salad, Turkey with Gravy, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Chipotle Mashed Potatoes (Not Pictured: Homemade Dinner Roll)

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