Friday, December 31, 2010

T Minus One Day...

Tomorrow is the day - January 1, 2011- the first day of Mediterranean Diet and the first day of daily bloggery at Table 4 Five. Ok, those of you who know me can stop laughing now - it's possible - I can actually start some new project adventure and actually finish it.  So what if I have creative ADD, and get bored easily.  I'm totally committed to seeing this through for the entire year.

As you can see from the food pyramid, my grocery cart will be filled mostly with things from the produce section.  That is going to be a very interesting change in a household full of carnivores who have imaginary allergies to most things that are leafy and favorite foods of cotton-tailed animals.  But, hey, any diet that recommends drinking wine is one worth trying.
The menu plan is in the works.  The only thing that I'm sure of is that tomorrow's menu will contain black eyed peas - I need some good luck in 2011.  What black eyed pea recipe will find its way to our plates tomorrow? Your guess is as good as mine.  Hopefully I will find a recipe that starts our Mediterranean eating adventure off with a bang!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Quest of a Wanna-Be Culinarian

Just what the world needs - another blog about food. I know that there are at least 50 zillion food and cooking blogs already on the Interweb, but I do not care. Now there will be 50 zillion and 1.  Blame it on Julie & Julia; blame it on the existence of the Food Network; blame it on my friend "Tomato's" newly revitalized Princess blog - I must do a blog, and it must be about food! There are endless possibilities for subject matter, but I had to find just the right one for me if I plan to stick to this food bloggery.  A recent conversation about the desire to try the Mediterranean Diet was the answer I was looking for. When it was suggested that the whole family adopt the Mediterranean Diet lifestyle, I hesitated to agree because of the word "Diet".  After doing a little bit of research, I agreed to give it a try.  It's not just about losing weight it's about a healthy eating lifestyle. 

Our quest begins January 1, 2011 - the Table 4 Five blog and the Mediterranean Diet will be my New Year's resolutions.  I'm hoping that each one inspires me to continue the other. 

I have one month to prepare.  I will search for recipes. I will become more familiar with the Mediterranean Diet.  I will treat this as a month long kitchen and mind prep - I will psych myself up for the challenge.

I think it will be a challenge, but one that I am looking forward to. I look forward to finding new recipes. I look forward to introducing the family to new foods.  I even look forward to any drama that may arise when I put some serve some entree that may not be familiar.

It will be an experience that you and I can share.

Until Next Time...Comede Bibe Epulare!

Regina Culina