Cooking by Number -- Main Dish Salads

It’s Thanksgiving week and the official start to the holiday season. What a perfect time to look for ways to get through November and December with your weight and health more or less intact. So I’m kicking off my Monday blog post with Cooking by Number.

Did you ever “paint by number”? You start

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Fall 2011 #BeanBriefs now available

For summary and interpretation of latest news on beans, visit http://www.usdrybeans.com/2011/11/bean-briefs-fall-2011/.

More drinks to deplete our liquor stash

Kentucky Mule — 3 oz bourbon, 12-oz bottle Reed’s Ginger Beer (Caribbean-style ginger beer, not ginger ale), juice of 1 lime, ice (makes 2 servings)

Autumn’s Apple — 3 oz whiskey, 12 oz warmed fresh apple cider, poured into small mugs with rims frosted with cinnamon-sugar

Team approach is crucial for weight loss

It’s important to have people to turn to for support, encouragement, motivation. http://nyti.ms/tK3zeB

Choosing snax for meals is a bad idea

Snack foods have a high #caloriedensity so they’re not filling, says #volumetrics. And they’re not nutrient-dense http://www.csnews.com/top-story-study__78_percent_of_americans_eat_snack_foods_for_lunch_-59914.html

Slow down & enjoy ur food

URI study says fast eaters eat more food (therefore calories) per minute. http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-eating-rates-20111109,0,1829357.story

Reviewing page proofs for #Ult…

Reviewing page proofs for #UltimateVolumetricsDiet So excited to see beautiful photos by @benfinkphoto and styled by @libbiesummers.

@eatsmartbd Gr8 Thanksgiving o…

@eatsmartbd Gr8 Thanksgiving out in #Cooperstown & #NewportRI Quality family time and no dishes!

#MicheleObama makes over White House diet

Lets make the First Lady an honorary member of the #AcademyofNutritionandDietetics http://sbne.ws/r/9lVM

Toasting Irene and the October snow storm

As one announcer put it, “It’s like Hurricane Irene, only colder.” We didn’t lose power but several of our trees pruned themselves. So to toast the clean-up effort, two more drinks, each to serve two:

3. Ginger Margarita — 3 oz tequila, 1 oz Triple Sec, 1 tablespoon ginger syrup, juice of one lime, shaken

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