Category: healthyish / essay

diet-eat.net – I Went Vegan For Love—And I Won’t Do It Again

Before I met Ben, I’d never genuinely considered cutting out meat or dairy. I love burgers and Parmesan and baking with full-fat butter. But somehow there I was, making “ricotta” out of tofu and coating my popcorn in nutritional yeast just so I could tell someone about it. Meanwhile, Ben constantly forgot about my food

diet-eat.net – Summer Drinks for Staying Cool

Every other week, Bon Appétit associate editor Christina Chaey writes about what she’s cooking right now. Pro tip: If you sign up for the Healthyish newsletter, you’ll get the scoop before everyone else. Somehow, heat-wave season in New York started before July even arrived and I’m currently experiencing the other kind of hot girl summer,

diet-eat.net – I Hired a Cooking Therapist to Deal With My Anxiety

Debra says she doesn’t recommend cooking therapy as a primary treatment for eating disorders; she advises it for folks with eating disorders “only after a client is in recovery and stable, and only if their primary therapist thought it was a good idea.” “Cooking therapy is less about nutrition and diet (although it can be

diet-eat.net – Don’t Sleep On Spring Fruits

Every other week, Bon Appétit associate editor Christina Chaey writes about what she’s cooking right now. Pro tip: If you sign up for the Healthyish newsletter, you’ll get the scoop before everyone else. I’ve never been much of a fruit person. I always keep frozen bananas and berries in the freezer for smoothies, but in

diet-eat.net – To Stop Food Waste, We Need to Confront Our Food Anxiety

Humans throw away about 1.3 billion tons of food a year, or—at the very least—one third of all food in the world. If you loaded that refuse into trucks, they’d wrap bumper-to-bumper around the world seven times. All that waste is detrimental to our planet. In terms of carbon emissions, we toss tomatoes, let the

diet-eat.net – When the Non-Muslim World Flattens Me, I Run During Ramadan to Feel Human Again

Weeks before Ramadan begins, my friends and I talk Ramadan strategy. We obsess over the details in texts and voice notes, sometimes a phone call—though those are trickier with our different time zones. My community is scattered across the globe. My parents worked in Singapore, Taiwan, Qatar, and more throughout my childhood; wherever they went,

diet-eat.net – When I Accidentally Became a Single Mother, I Had to Learn to Feed Us

The last time I had cooked a proper meal for someone else, before having a child, was a man I had been dating a couple of years before in Los Angeles. It would take a long time to explain why I fried carrots in a wok with hot oil and then added squeezy honey, thinking

diet-eat.net – Learning How to Grow Anything

You know what they say: When life still refuses to give you ’gus even after weeks of patiently waiting, go plant some vegetable seeds and pretend like you know what you’re doing. Or something. At least, that’s how I ended up planting a micro veggie garden of Swiss chard, shiso, and edible flower seeds this

diet-eat.net – Depression and Anxiety Stole My Sense of Taste. Here’s How I Got It Back

Eight years ago I tried to cook my way out of another impossible situation. My dad had been diagnosed with cancer and was struggling with chemo-induced nausea. His voracious appetite, once a thing of family lore, had vanished. With naive optimism, I loaded butter and cheese into his scrambled eggs, hoping the decadence might spark

diet-eat.net – These Spring Recipes Are What I Cook When I’m Impatient For Asparagus

Every other week, Bon Appétit associate editor Christina Chaey writes about what she’s cooking right now. Pro tip: If you sign up for the Healthyish newsletter, you’ll get the scoop before everyone else. Every year around this time I revisit a handful of poems about spring that I bookmarked when I was in college and

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