Thirsty “DOC-TOBER” Thursday

by laury on October 7, 2010 · 30 comments

My new “go-to” tea….I add a few chunks of ginger root and I’m in heaven :-)

RED DOC TOBER

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Last night history was made! Roy “Doc” Halladay threw a NO HITTER in his FIRST playoff game ever!!!! There hasn’t been a no hitter in post-season baseball since 1956! That was the LAST and ONLY no hitter in a playoff game EVER! Doc’s was the second!  Can you say Hall of Fame? This made for an exciting evening in our house last night, that’s all I am saying :-)

My sister in law sat in Diamond Club seats last night…we hate her. JK, we love her, but we are super jealous ;-)

Michael and I thoroughly enjoyed this D I N N E R  during the game:

Spelt pasta in a light tomato sauce (I used RAOS) with asparagus topped with my Vegan Parm

have you ever had Spelt pasta??? If not, it’s pretty delish!

Whenever I ask Michael what he wants for dinner, I often get the same response “I DON’T KNOW”–3 famous words. Drives me bonkers. He is a VERY picky eater (you have NO idea), so I end up making him the same 3 things ALL the time–booooooring. I often look forward to my Tuesday dinners alone (he goes out with his mom), because I can get creative in the kitchen and try new things (and share them with you all!) Other times I have to make 2 separate meals….not so fun, but I do it because I love him, and at the same time I can keep my own taste buds from getting bored.

He is not fond of whole wheat pasta, I always say too bad. Yesterday, at whole foods I thought, let me try this Spelt pasta…it seems like it’s lighter than whole wheat, maybe Michael would like it. Well, the first thing he said to me when he bit into his dinner was “What kind of pasta is this?” I said “Spaghetti.” M-”Yeah, but what kind? Is it not whole wheat? I like it.” I said, good, it’s spelt.” “What’s that?” “Just another type of grain, eat it,  it’s good for you, and I’m glad you likey.”

What’s your favorite pasta dish?

Something to Read–The Dangers of Soy:

I have been wanting to post about this topic for a while. I have touched before about avoiding too much processed soy, tempeh vs. tofu, and synthetic estrogen in soy…but I don’t have to anymore because my friend, Jen wrote an AMAZING article on her blog covering everything you EVER wanted to know about soy products, potential dangers, and the differences between traditional soy and non-traditional soy products! Check out the article here!

Friday Five topics are open…let me know if there’s anything in particular you would like to see :-)

xxoo

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 7, 2010 at 8:15 am

I’ve never tried spelt pasta (that I know of anyway) but I’d definitely buy it if I found it in a store. I do have some kamut spaghetti though which is pretty good – a little nuttier than whole wheat and it seems to fill me up faster. Can’t wait for the Friday 5!
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2 Jennifer @ Evolving Well October 7, 2010 at 9:07 am

Good for you that you found a new variety that Michael can tolerate! That’s really huge :). I’ve never had spelt before…never knew what it was before I got the whole GF sensitivity diagnosis. If someone ordered it, I’d try it, but I certainly wouldn’t make an entire pound of spelt pasta to eat in my house. Did you know that it’s actually national pasta month? I only know because a reporter reached out to me about some healthier suggestions of pasta for an article they’re running to celebrate Oct’s pasta status.

And thank you so much again for your kind compliment about the soy article as well as sharing it with your readers. I find that so many people eat sooo much soy and have NO idea how dangerous it can be for their health in the typical quantities that most people are consuming. Hopefully this will help some people to understand the other side of soy that they really aren’t hearing about.
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3 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Thanks again for sharing all your great info!! You should try the spelt pasta, I think you and Nick would like it! It really had a light flavor, just make a really good sauce if you are nervous about the taste!

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4 melissa @ the delicate place October 7, 2010 at 9:14 am

yeah phils! first playoff start too! ridic! where’s that bump pic? ;)
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5 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Next week, look for it on Wed :-)

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6 Chantal October 7, 2010 at 9:16 am

Mmm, spelt pasta. Love it! Also recently tried wild rice pasta and I thought it was fantastic (maybe a little too whole wheat-like for your hubby, but you should definitely give it a shot!).

Thanks for posting that soy article. The whole “soy issue” is something else I like to rant about. For me there are three big things that Jennifer touched on:
1) “Traditional” soy products (tofu, miso and tempeh) are NOT the same thing as all the processed vegan crap out there nowadays.
2) I think the problem/reactions people have to soy nowadays are more because of a physical reaction to GMOs that our society isn’t fully willing to admit yet
3) The “traditional” soy products can in fact be very good for you. In particular, for vegans, they contain B12 (especially tempeh). Also East Asians can and often do eat quite a bit of tofu (the “three cubes of tofu” in a miso soup is a HUGE understatement) and they are often some of the people who live the longest and healthiest! Having grown up with a Chinese mom (and therefore eating REAL chinese food as opposed to the unhealthy American take out version), I think we had tofu almost every day in moderate quantities and my super healthy 90 year old grandmother and fabulous looking 60 year old mother have convinced me tofu can’t be that bad.
In short, and like always, I don’t think organic non-GMO traditional soy products need to be (or should) be cut out of a balanced diet as long as you aren’t power eating it 3 times a day.
Oh Laury, you always pick topics that get me going :P
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7 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Hahaha, omg, and you always overwhelm me with the points you make!!! I agree 100%–and American Chinese food is disgusting, I totally agree!!! The problem is how people have gotten out of control with all the processed soy products, not realizing they are just as bad as any other GMO processed food!

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8 erica @ fashionmeetsfood.com October 7, 2010 at 9:25 am

Halladay is seriously kicking some serious booty. I am a Tigers fan, but have to give props to Halladay for being a God of the game. Not to mention I am rooting for the Philly’s :]

xo

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9 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Yey for rooting for the Phils :-)

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10 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 7, 2010 at 10:32 am

I’ve seen the VitaSpelt but for some reason I haven’t tried it. I actually just avoid making pasta since Jason hates whole wheat pasta and I didn’t like the brown rice pasta too much. Maybe I just need to get used to it!

I will check out that article RE: soy, it is something that I want to know more about.

Have a good day Laury!

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11 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

you should try the spelt, I think you would like it….really light!!!

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12 Laura October 7, 2010 at 10:41 am

Good for the Phillies! We had the game on last night but weren’t really paying attention to it and when the game was over and everyone was cheering so much and being so loud we were confused “They just won one game, why are they so excited?” And then we figured it out. :)

My husband is a pretty picky eater at times too and I love the dialogue between you two that you included here. “Eat it, Its good for you” Too funny!

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13 Kat October 7, 2010 at 11:31 am

Spelt pasta? Never even heard of it!! My hubby is just like yours. He never knows what he wants to eat lol Somedays he does know, and those days usually involve chocolate chip pancakes and ice cream haha He is so healthy..NOT. He is pretty good about eating what I usually make him though :)

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14 TheHealthyApron October 7, 2010 at 11:37 am

I’m so fortunate that my husband will literally try anything and usually likes everything! I have never tried spelt pasta. I’m assuming you found it at a health food grocer? They aren’t very close to where I live so I have to make special trips. Perhaps this will be on my list!

Also, so glad you posted a link to a site explaining about soy! I’m excited to read!

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15 Sarah aka "Rose" October 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

What a game!!!!! I was 11 rows up from home plate- it was pretty surreal.. don’t hate : )

I love pasta but don’t eat it very often.

I can help with the Friday 5 if you email me!

XO would love to get together with you and Michael this weekend. let me know what’s up!

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16 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

SOOOOO Jelly ;-)

We are around, will be watching the game so hit us up :D

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17 Krista (kristastes) October 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm

GO PHILS!!! :) AND Diamond Club — lucky duck sis in law! The CFO of my old company had Diamond Club tix and BOY DO I MISS THEM hah! Last night was a great game!! I have never tried spelt pasta but maybe I will now!

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18 Morgan October 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I want that pasta right now! I love pasta. I have tried the spelt, its really good!
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19 melissa October 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

That tea sounds amazing..especially with the ginger in there:)
Congrats to the Phillies! I’m sorry to say I know nothing about teams in baseball:(

That pasta dish looks divine! I think I’ve tried spelt pasta before but can’t remember. The other day I bought some quinoa pasta…SO good!

Right when I went veg I ate a lot of tofu and un-fermented soy produts..not good!
I’ve cut down tremendously. I still use soya sauce sometimes and will have tofu if it’s a good option when I’m out to eat but I don’t use it in my cooking anymore. It’s just too iffy! I do love miso but it supposed to be better for you because its fermented!
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20 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm

yes, Miso is good :-)

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21 Justine October 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I make two meals when the boyfriend is over. They are usually pretty similar and have the same main ingredient, but I have some variations that I throw in for my tastes. He doesn’t much like when we have completely different meals, and we don’t often; sometimes I just don’t want a big bowl of beans and sauteed potatoes at 8:30 for dinner, you know? Luckily, he is a healthy eater and doesn’t mind if I use whole wheat pasta or nutritional yeast or something. :)

Tomato sauce & asparagus is something I haven’t tried yet, but it looks gorgeous!
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22 Babs October 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm

i just tried Raos and wrote a post comparing it to my go-to sauce. Raos is definitely good, but $$! I’ll have to give spelt pasta a try, it looks tasty
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23 allison October 7, 2010 at 4:06 pm

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited about the phillies:):):):) I am beyond disappointed that i didnt get to watch the game cause i was stuck in class:(:( But i am super happy they won! Its also depressing not being near philly this year!

I’ll definitely have to check out the soy article. Whenever i use soy protein i dont drink soy milk or eat tofu or have any other soy products. Too much soy=not good things happening with my body.

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24 laury October 7, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Boooo to being stuck in class!

It’s incredible how our bodies react to certain foods! Soy is one of those foods, when eating certain types of soy in excess, it can had adverse effects!

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25 lori October 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Chunks of ginger root in tea… YUM! Sounds great- never seen that tea before.. I’ll have to look at it next time I’m cruisin’ the store isles.

That pasta looks fantastic- I haven’t tried spelt noodles… are they hardy tasting?

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26 Tori @ FIToriBLOG.com October 7, 2010 at 7:03 pm

That vegan parm on your pasta looks amazing! I love a creamy tomato sauce like you had on this dish!

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27 Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear October 8, 2010 at 10:12 am

My boyfriend always says the same! It drives me crazy because sometimes it would be nice that he could decided what we have for dinner. Then I suggest dishes and he doesn’t want them. Men, they’re impossible sometimes :D luckily he usually eats what I put in front of him, without complaints. My motto is: when you don’t participate, then you can’t complain ;)
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28 La. October 9, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I love spelt. They normally have a coupon inside printed onto the box. Be sure to check!!! Where is your belly update? I came back on a THURSDAY hoping for an update!!!! I totally need to email you back. You are the sweetest!
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29 Karen Runs October 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

That pasta looks great! I will have to try it :)

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30 Mike October 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

That’s cool about the cayenne pepper!

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