Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog – and what inspired you to start it.
I began blogging because I wanted to hold myself accountable when it came to my eating disorders (I’m now a spokesperson for NEDA). I figured if I channeled my obsessive mind about food in a public forum, there would be no hiding. I certainly hoped that I would be successful and inspire others, but when I initially began, I had no idea what was going to happen.
Tell us about one food tradition that you participate in.
I love how food can be ritualistic – I participate daily in my own post-meal tradition of eating candy + tea, even after dessert, as a way to soothe my “binge brain.” This ritual replaced cigarettes, so I feel no guilt whatsoever about the sugar, and is a daily reminder of how far I’ve come.
What’s your favorite dish to make?
I love making soup. So versatile, forgiving, and can be a snack or a main dish. Plus it freezes well!
Favorite dish to make with yogurt?
I like to bake with yogurt, but when there’s not enough time my go-to is Greek Yogurt with sliced bananas, strawberries, and a drizzle of peanut butter on top.
What are your ‘food rules’?
I do have rituals, as I mention above, but I have NO RULES any more. In fact, my one rule is to NOT have rules.
What about organic is most important to you?
I try to buy organic as often as possible – I have the dirty dozen permanently on my phone’s to-do list. Lucky for me, I live in Los Angeles where weekly Farmers Markets make this pretty affordable and easy. I wish it was as accessible in other parts of the world.
Favorite season for cooking?
Summer – I like making salads, sandwiches, and dining al fresco. There are movies in the cemetery near my house, so we like to have a big potluck on a blanket while catching a flick in an unconventional environment.
What’s your favorite quote/saying about food?
“Life itself is the proper binge.” – Julia Child
Anything else you want to share!
I’ve loved yogurt all my life. True story.
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