School holidays are appreciated. Especially when you feel like absolute crud.
They give you time to wake up when your body’s ready, make a pot of pumpkin oats, leisurely reply to e.mails, sip soy lattes, stroll through Trader Joe’s admiring all of the holiday fare, take a walk to your third grocery store of day on an unsweetened flaked coconut mission – epic fail – and bake granola for your blogiversary giveaway. [Baking granola may be one of my favorite things… ever.]
Though I feel pretty terrible – can not figure out what the heck is up with my stomach (?) – I had a light lunch… that didn’t feel so light.
I heart Fuyu persimmons!!
Though I’ve miraculously consumed very little chocolate since Monday [I’m weaning myself off slowly], I couldn’t resist a sample of my exciting find of the day. These were at the checkout counter – evil TJ’s. I couldn’t resist at $1.49.
Perfect, edible stocking stuffers if you ask me ;)
Quiz 3 Answers: Soy Stuff
Pardon me… I got too excited gabbing about Superwoman Sarah, that I forgot to reveal the answers to Quiz 3. Though, since no one attempted to answer it, you probably aren’t that interested anyway. Too difficult? Don’t give a darn?
1. This type of carbohydrate commonly found in soybeans is responsible for flatulence [toot toot].
Raffinose – an indigestible oligosaccharide [carbohydrate composed of 3-10 single sugar units] made of the 3 monosaccharides: fructose, gluctose, and galactose. Oligosaccharides cannot be broken down by our digestive enzymes; thus, when we eat foods such as cabbage, broccoli, and legumes [soy beans!], they pass into the large intestine undigested, where bacteria metabolize them and produce gas.
2. Genetically engineered soybeans are rich in which fatty acid?
Oleic Acid – monounsaturated*
3. What are the main fatty acids in soybean oil?
*Consuming poly and monounsaturated fatty acids may lower blood cholesterol levels.
Are you a soy lover or hater? It’s such a controversial topic [Food, Inc.]…
1 Year Ago
One cool thing about celebrating my 1 year blogiversary, is that I can look back to what I was up to on any given day in the prior year. In doing as such, I am reminded that one year ago my childhood dog passed away. That was a sad day. Phoebe, whom was named after my favorite nurse from when I was in the hospital, was a special pup… and a nutty one at that. I miss her pink nose, her gentle spirit, and her love of food. That girl had one voracious appetite!
R.I.P. Phoebe Sugarnut* Parker
*I love that I gave her the middle name of Sugarnut when I was in 3rd grade. Some things never do change.
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Per usual, I have some munching on my academic plate to do: case study + 2 science exams.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday,