Update: I am now penning my thoughts and experiences with for the Voice Media Group’s two South Florida papers. I blog about news and cheap eats for the Miami New Times and review restaurants for the Broward/Palm Beach New Times. Any articles reposted here are strictly for posterity, and all materials are owned by VMG. (Jan. 2013)
This is all about balance…
It’s not about taking down a whole lobe of foie gras poached in whale fat topped with four ounces of mermaid caviar. Nor is it about being the first to a new restaurant, bar or café. For the fancy-shmancy look here. For what’s news head over here.
This is about a sort-of-poor, sort-of-healthy guy trying to find a good meal made from real food for a fair price.
So what’s a fair price? For me it’s about $10 for lunch, and $20 for dinner. This doesn’t include alcohol; so go for it wino. The majority of my eating is done at home, and I find these are workable prices for me when I go out. Are they different for you? Let me know, and tell me what you find.
What’s healthy? Who knows any more. I’ve done an OK job over the past couple of years transitioning from a sedentary, high-fructose corn syrup-based diet to one that involves some regular activity (let’s not get too excited) and natural foods.
I attempt to use the Paleo Diet as a guideline. Look here for what you should actually do to start. Moreover I try to follow the rule “Nothing crispy. Nothing creamy. Nothing white.” So nothing fried, no mayo and learn to like brown rice. I did. I am nearly done with dairy, save for a well-composed cheese plate, and am in the midst of doing away with gluten.
As you’ll notice these aren’t strict guidelines. How many people do you know who can keep strict guidelines? This, for me, is really a bigger experiment to try and balance what I want, what’s possible and what I know is right. Will I stray from my self-imposed rules? You can count on it. More importantly I’ll do my best to fess up
Finally I’m looking for as much feedback as possible. Do you think I’m copping out by calling yoga exercise? Let me know. If you think something I call healthy is anything but, tell me so and tell me why.
Like I’ve said this is all about balance, and I’m happy to be pushed from one side to the other.
American Noodle Bar
Pinecrest Farmers Market
Sakaya Kitchen’s Dim Ssam a Go Go
The Daily Creative Food Co.
Cook Something Weird!
The World’s Biggest Commodity Play
Gettin’ Cheap with the Miami New Times
(South) Beach Eats
Jimmy’z Kitchen Wynwood
Mr. Good Stuff
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