Time for another random-awesome Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party !
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1.) OMG: Somebody call the grain police—I’ve got carbs in my basket! I never noticed that “carbs” and “crabs” are dangerously similar. “Crabs in my basket” sounds like a euphemism. IMG 5914 300x300 - Thinking Out Loud

2.) I am proud of my Autocorrect for not recognizing ‘McNuggets” as a real word.

3.) My recyclables probably say a lot about me.

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4.) When I was a nutrition student, I thought I knew what I wanted my specialties to be. Then as an intern, I found that actually, maybe I wanted to focus on other areas. Then as a new RD, I thought for sure I was going to focus on diabetes and cardiovascular health above all else. Along the way I found that clinically speaking, I actually like pediatrics, tube feeds don’t scare me, and that hey—all this ortho stuff is pretty cool. Most importantly, however, has been seeing just how much my patients and clients’ needs compel me to study and revisit meaningful subjects that help me enhance the care I provide. To learn more about gastrointestinal health, I’ve been reading The Inside Tract by Gerard E. Mullin, MD and Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN. I bought a copy after hearing Swift speak at this year’s Integrative Healthcare Symposium, and it’s become one of my favorite resources for information on GI health—they explain some very complex stuff in language practically anyone can understand.

5.) Culinary Spring Cleaning featuring brown rice this week. I was also trying to work through a bag of the Trader Joe’s shredded cruciferous veggies blend along with some roasted asparagus and cauliflower.  The first night featured chickpeas, and an egg. The second night I nixed the chickpeas in favor of an extra egg white and some hemp seeds and avocado. Since my white miso and tahini were almost all gone, miso-tahini sauce was a no-brainer. File this under “Things I Would Never Make for Company.” Unless said company was of the crunchy-granola/culinary mad scientist persuasion.

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6.) A friend recently pointed out to me that the word “avocado” can be traced back to words for “lawyer” and “testicle.” Great. 

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7.) You Did Not Eat That. Hilarious.

What’s on your mind this Thursday?  


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