Monday, June 16, 2008

on eating

since forever, i've been a die-hard foodie - i loved food, i loved trying new restaurants, and of course moving to New York gave me plenty of places to try.

Now, I've been eating healthy and at home for the past 3 weeks - and am currently on a 'detox 7-day cabbage soup diet plan'...

food is no fun anymore - my passion (and my once quite-savvy palate) is obliterated by the taste of bland cabbage soup, kale+parsley smoothies, and carrot sticks.

i try not to think about food at all, just eat as if it were a motion unworthy of taking the time to notice (like breathing or blinking)

i wonder what will happen post-diet...will i regain my palate and excitement for different flavor combinations? long as i don't regain the pounds i lost, I'll be happy.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

east harlem - don't judge till you go

 i visited east harlem this afternoon - and i must say, in the broad daylight and on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade, it is quite fun!

They have:

coconut flavored shaved ice
fire hydrants spewing out cold water to play in
and mangoes on a stick!

as you walk with your shaved ice, after running in water, Puerto Rican reggae plays on every street corner and groups of women are seen making and selling homemade empanadas and other authentic PR cuisine.

tasty food, a cultural experience, and open fire hydrants - what's not to like?