April's CR Diary

A diary of a 30 year old woman following CRON, or Caloric Restriction with Optimal Nutrition, for health and life extension.

Monday, November 29, 2004

What I Made For Dinner

My science advisor got right back to me on the new revisions on the blog entry we've been working on... and then I went and changed a bunch of stuff, so now it needs one more look before it's ready to fire off. I just want you all to know that it's entirely my own fault that I have to create more food related content to entertain you while you wait for the big stuff.

Here's what I made for dinner:

-- shrimp and scallops in a Williams Sonoma sauce that had roasted garlic and chiles, no oil
-- my vegetable soup: free range organic chicken broth, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brewer yeast, juice of one lemon, 1 tablespoon lemon herb olive oil, dash salt.
-- my mother contributed a pumpkin bread pudding that was amazing and had no butter or anything, just pumpkin, rasins, pineapples, and German bread. Wow, it was so good.
-- little vanilla creme wafers from my mom's trip to Germany, the same kind that are in that Absolut Vanille billboard, pictured bowing down in worship of the vodka.

Side note inside baseball for CR list subscribers: when MR talks about "absolute calories," am I the only person who imagines an Absolut ad that somehow conveys this concept? Of course vodka is not a useful CR food (please don't take this to be a blog entry endorsing vodka, though I've been known to have the occasional Ketel One and cranberry) but that advertising concept is so embedded in my brain that I can't hear "absolute ____" without thinking of it.

Now that's catchy advertising. I must learn from this.

Yes, it's 4 am and I've been writing for two hours. I can't sleep, okay? And before you all tell me what I should take for insomnia, remember that I wouldn't produce nearly as much blog content if I could sleep through the night.


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