Sorry new posts on the kitten have been MIA for a little while. The sushi post took a lot out of me (no, not really) and then we went on our delayed honeymoon to Jamaica! It was awesome and we had a great time laying on the beach, drinking pina coladas (and every other rum drink on the menu) and of course, eating delicious food! It was truly a week of indulgence and a well deserved one at that.
Well, we’re back to the grind now and promise to try to get back on track with this here blog. I may have found some new inspiration during my trip so we will see how that pans out on the blog. I’m not really sure yet. En route to Jamaica I read Michael Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food: an eater’s manifesto and I gained some new insights on what foods I want to put into my body. I learned a great deal and much of what I read confirmed some of my own observations of late. The subtitle summarizes most of it: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. He discusses America’s fear of fat or “lipophobia” and how the American public was lead astray by the (lobbied) government who preached that carbs were our friends and meat and fat were bad because they raised cholesterol and recommended that a low-fat diet would prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol (none of which has proven to be true) when in fact, most Americans (or I should say, eaters of the western diet) have gained weight and now so many western dieters are overweight, dying of heart disease, diabetic and being diagnosed with cancer more and more frequently. Obviously, he goes into much greater detail in his book, but it really inspired me to change some of my eating habits. So like I said, we’ll see how that all pans out! I’m not sure if I want to focus on that in this blog or start a different one, but in any case you may see some references to that mode of thinking again.
On a lighter note, did I mention we went to Jamaica? Please enjoy some of our Jamaica pics!
Well needless to say, we had a great time on our honeymoon. I loved Jamaica and the all-inclusive met all of our needs and we never left because there was no need to! We happily feasted and drank away the time and got in a lot of sleep, rest and relaxation on the beach and in the pool. I can’t wait to go back some time!