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Condiments. I love condiments.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

So, earlier this week I did the right thing, and tossed out all the junk that was in my kitchen. (I'm holding on to the Easter candy though--Cadbury Crème eggs are truly a special treat!) Out went the storebought cookies, so long leftover pizza, adios leftover spaghetti. Welcome, Dave's Killer Bread, sole, salmon, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus! And also, my weakness:

Condiments. So many condiments.

Oh my gosh, I love condiments! Fancy mustards, oils, nut butters, relishes, lighter mayo, pesto, hot sauces...YUM! And while I can't portion control myself around sweets or salty snacks, I'm diligent about teaspooning-out my fattier condiments (see above list!). I like veggies just fine, but I truly love them if they're tossed with a couple teaspoons of lemon juice and fancy oil! I'm ambivalent about whole wheat pasta, but I'll look forward to it when I know I'm sprinkling it with nutritional yeast. Omelets are an outstanding breakfast, and ohsomuch tastier with a dollop of some Sambal Olek (chili paste) on top...

Condiments are my luxury item. Like most people, I'm on a fairly tight household budget, and I justify a $7 jar of maple almond butter by knowing it will last a long time, and keep me feeling inspired to make healthier choices overall. I mean, OUCH!, my grocery bill this week stung, but I likened it to ripping off a Band-Aid--just one painful 'riiiip,' and it was fine (mostly)!
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SWEET_CAROLYN 3/29/2013 2:23PM

    Great job!! It is SO HARD to toss out all the bad foods - the pizza, the cookies, the ice cream, etc.

I like my veggies with a bit of seasoning as well - a little salad dressing or ranch dress (lite of course). It keeps my taste buds happy :)

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AKATHLEEN54 3/28/2013 10:20PM

    I haven't tried a lot of those, but my daughter just recently bought me a bottle of Cranberry-pear vinegar that was fairly expensive but so delicious that I didn't miss the oil at all. I'm sure so many of those condiments make simple foots that much tastier, as long as the portions are in control and like you said those types of condiments will last a long time so money well spent! emoticon

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TRACYLYNN853 3/28/2013 1:00PM

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