“Make progress, not excuses.”

The quote at the top is a note to self.  This past week I was a participant in numerous “events”.  Translation – bad food days.  Chocolate cake on top of nachos on top of deep fried cheese curds and mushrooms were only part of the picture.  Help!

After I’d waded through my days of junk food I spent a day napping while my body tried to right itself.  Today I’m pampering myself with herb teas and healthy foods.  Fortunately, I came across a suggestion on how to get to like amazingly healthy foods that I don’t particularly enjoy.

Case and point – I have a bag of frozen collards in the freezer, purchased in the winter months when fresh collards were in short supply or looking rather ragged.  I tried the frozen collards a number of times with butter.  It was a no-go.

The suggestion, to circle on back to my original point, which I can’t remember for the life of me, is to eat small portions of the food in question, increasing the amount incrementally, until your brain starts to accept this food as edible.  OK, lets give it a go.

My plan for these collards was to place a small amount in a skillet with a much loved food, which is –


I truly enjoy these packets of Indian meals which I get at the dent store for 75 cents.  Each package contains enough for two meals if served with a bit of rice and a veggie on the side.

My plan was to add a bit of frozen collards with the Dal Bukhara and simmer the mixture gently until I was hungry enough to try it.


Rich and lovely and delicious.  I think the collards will be gone in no time.  It’s just a matter of adjusting in increments.  Sort of like marriage and parenting.  Or something.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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