So the news came out yesterday that our dear mayor wants to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sized sodas and sugary drinks everywhere. I’m not a fan of the government making rules for your life but people are just getting too fat. The cheap junk and fast food is just awful. We’re way too fat here in NYC, too. Years ago, in the 70s, I used to go home to St. Louis and find all the people there fat, while we New Yorkers were normal or slim. Not any more. (Having just been in Nashville, I can tell you that people are not fat there.)
And how about portion sizes, which is what Bloomberg is talking about. The big American size is so endemic that it’s hard to find normal sized dinner plates. We have an old dishwasher at our country house and it was a struggle to find dinner plates that would fit in. What has happened to us? I’m tired of standing on the subway just because some one person is taking up not 2 but 3 seats!! Or how about the fact that we all pay for the medical problems of heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, just to mention a few.
How is this for an idea — I think our mayor should also consider giving each and every resident a full-length mirror. I’m convinced that people have no idea how they look. If they knew, they’d surely do something about it, don’t you think?
What I hope to accomplish with this blog is to teach people how to eat right, and to get in the habit of cooking to be able to prepare totally delicious, nutritious meals on any night of the week, even a weekday! Add a little LOVE while you’re cooking and you will please everyone, including yourself. And you’ll feel a whole lot better in every respect.
Take a look at this meal I prepared last night for four in an hour. It is a spoon cut sirloin beef roast, (38 minutes to cook at 350 degrees!), sautéed kale and beet greens with a little garlic and olive oil and yellow beans pan sautéed with just a touch of butter. Totally nutritious and delicious, and everyone loved it!