NO SOUP FOR YOU!

Is cereal really soup?

soup

noun\ ˈsüp  \

Definition of soup 

1: a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food

2: something (such as a heavy fog or nitroglycerine) having or suggesting the consistency or nutrient qualities of soup

3: an unfortunate predicament

Well, look at Merriam Webster’s definition here. It says at #1 that it is a liquid food and it often contains pieces of solid food. Cereal contains a base which is milk and pieces of solid food which is cereal. Hence, a bowl of cereal is indeed soup.

Might I also add it’s typically eaten with a spoon so it is not a drink which is a liquid without pieces of solid food. You’d choke otherwise.

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Let them eat cake! – Cheat Days

I was very torn when I started myfitnesspal. I see pictures of what people eat and then see their “cheat day” food one day a week. That day looks like an eruption of fat, sugar and carbs on a plate. Every rule goes out the window and their diet takes a backseat for the day.

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Dwayne Johnson’s cheat day

Taking a day every week to treat yourself is a good idea because you don’t want to suddenly binge eat or give into all your cravings- totally crash and burning your fitness and health goals. This method of having a cheat meal is a way to control yourself.

What should a diabetic do? You can have a little cheat. I have a little soda or a little cake once in awhile. Completely saying NO I CAN’T EAT THAT I’M DIABETIC is utter bullshit. It’s all about how much you plan to eat. Our cheat day cannot be an entire day but one sugary sweet with a meal.

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Having given up sitting and eating a bag of skittles or drinking a can of pop has lead me to needing a cheat once and awhile to not binge. I have binge ate then felt awful about it leading me to eat more and so on. It can be a vicious cycle. Soon, your blood sugar and\or diet will be completely destroyed. Starting back up on a diet is harder than simply having a little cheat. It turns into tomorrow I will start, then in a week, then in a month. . . then maybe it never happens.

Take it from this diabetic, eat at least a little snack with a meal every so often and you will be successful in reaching your goals.

The Kake is a Lie.

If you were a dessert, which would you be and why?

My wedding cake was a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting in a light green color. I love this cake! This is the cake I think I would be.

My wedding cake.
  • It’s red, but it’s chocolate. – This is due to a chemical science-y reaction with acid and buttermilk. When I found out I was eating chocolate I was surprised. The red color is beautifully surprising on the inside because you would expect a brown of chocolate. I love vibrant colors and being different.
Red Velvet Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by sallysbakingaddiction.com. Learn all my tricks and tips to perfecting this classic recipe at home!
Red Velvet cake
  • Can I be a cupcake? I choose a cupcake. – I’m petite and according to hubby and many people, very cutesy. Cupcakes work. Besides that it’s a good portion since I have diabetes.
  • Cream cheese with chocolate normal?- This cake gets away with a unique flavor combination, much like most things I do. My fashion, make up, personality and things I like are odd combinations. For example. I wear bright make up but typically like dark clothes. No one has ever been able to fit me in a proper stereotype except saying “Oh, that’s just Stiina.”
  • It’s a gorgeous cake. – I’d like to think I am pretty….

The Great Pizza Debate

How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?

There is great debate in the culinary world as to what to do about untraditional pizza styles. There already exists a “copyright” and “seal of approval” for what has been labelled true Neapolitan pizza. 

“This extraordinary speciality can today be found in Beijing and Sydney,” it said. “It belongs to humanity.” 

The Guardian
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“True” Pizza

Italians have also sought out to preserve traditional pizza by asking the UN to label it as a landmark, making it wrong to mess with traditional style pizza or being able to call it pizza. My research suggests this might be done already but I am not certain. 

So, to answer this question I will answer with another question. Am I a traditionalist/purest or an experimenter/nonconformist when it comes to food?  My answer is this:

Chefs should learn and know traditional styles of cooking but be able to make food their own. Is it really artistic to cook only traditional food? No. It’s just fuel and I absolutely hate that expression.  BUT just because you get creative doesn’t mean it tastes good.  With great power comes great responsibility. Mayo on pizza is weird but I don’t like mayo all that much to begin with. I’ve had pineapple with Canadian bacon and it tastes good. 

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Korean Kimchi and Pork pizza

Should there be laws for pizza? Only to preserve traditional styles. Without them, the traditional pizza would not exist as it did so many years ago.  I do, however, stand that even Norwegian Grandiosa pizza has a right to be called pizza. Though it’s only good for after too much to drink even by Norwegian standards. It’s cardboard with fake cheese. Norwegian also dip their pizza in a wierd sauce….  Sorry other Italians, you gotta let artists be artists. Destruction, un-construction and manipulation of something is artistic. 

Banana Bread Smoothie

This is a favorite recipe of mine that I  created that I would like to share with you. I made it after constantly smelling a friend’s vape smoke that smelled like banana bread. This post is in memory of him. 

Banana Bread Smoothie

  • 1 cup Naturell Yoghurt (contains no added sugar)
  • 1 cup Vitamin D Light Milk
  • half a large raw banana
  • half tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 cup of cooked Oatmeal according to package (cooked oatmeal changes the texture of the smoothie, this is my preference)

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend 1-2 minutes until smooth. Pour about 2 cups into a glass and enjoy. Makes 2, 2 cup glasses of smoothie. 

Add-in ideas: extra sugar or sugar substitute, vanilla yogurt instead of unflavored, peanut butter, whey protein, vanilla protein shake mix

VEGANISM

Could you ever be a vegan?  Why or why not?

First off, this is a huge thing at the moment. I don’t do anything just because a celebrity does it. Jyrki Linnankivi and Kat Von D are both favorites of mine but also vegan. They both believe in not harming animals. Good for them. I, however, could never be vegan

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Kat Von D

I have food allergies and intolerances. I wouldn’t be able to handle replacement foods for vegans. Like, all the food they make for vegans contains a shit ton of soy. Soy burgers. Soy cheese. Soy milk. Soy tacos. Soy burritos. You get my point.  I also cannot handle high fiber or high protein. They make me vomit or fall on the floor cramping in serious pain wishing I would just vomit. Though I eat them in small quanities, I am also allergic to raw fruit and vegetables. Eating typical vegan food would be a struggle from hell.

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Do I even believe animals should not be eaten? No. I believe in eating animals. It is healthier to do so. With that being said, I have been reading about this to prove my point. Paleo is one of the diets that is very pro-grass fed. In Norway, that doesnt even need to be a label because of how farming is here.  There are stricter rules on farming. I would rather promote how to farm better than be a vegan. 

These are the main reasons I could never be vegan. I just have too many issues with food medically speaking and I believe in eating and using animal products.  There is however a way to use animal products in a moral manner.

Thank you for reading!