Episode 11 – Giving Up Foods and Judging

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00011-GivingUpFoodsandJudging.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere are times that certain foods have to be given up, either temporarily or forever. This might happen for health reasons. I have a friend who has basically given up white cheeses and chocolate because eating them gives her migraines. Eating sugar causes me to snore, not to mention it keeps my waistline expanded beyond preferable limits. Crash diets are a common method of attempted weight loss and may bring rapid results, but the long-term usually doesn’t look quite so good. I’ve used the Whole30 eating plan on three separate occasions with pretty decent short-term results but didn’t really change my dietary or exercising habits so nothing changed for the long haul. The Whole30 isn’t meant to be a long-term method of eating because it is quite restrictive, but there are a couple of purposes behind utilizing it: 1) clear out … Keep reading!

Episode 10 – Ethnic Food and Judging

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00010-EthnicFoodandJudging.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI can remember the first time I tried Chinese food. It was in Rochester, MN, and it was either toward the end of my first year of college or it was in the following year (when I was on a break from school but still visiting friends in Rochester on a regular basis). I’m not sure what took me so long to give it a shot. Maybe it was all of the jokes about Chinese food incorporating chicken feet/beaks and/or cats, maybe it was because I didn’t really know anyone who ate it. Whatever the case, as soon as I had my first taste, I was hooked. I tend to go for the meals labeled as spicy (garlic beef, Szechuan chicken), and either to my credit or my shame I typically eat the entire carry out portion in one sitting whereas many … Keep reading!

Episode 9 – Comfort Food and Judging

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00009-ComfortFoodandJudging.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere are certain foods/types of foods that remind us of our formative years or transport us to other memories. In terms of “traditional” comfort food, it’s tough to beat good ole Southern cooking. Phenomenal flavors, fatty goodness, what more could one ask for? Of course, a lot of comfort foods are fairly unhealthy and probably shouldn’t be the main source of nutrition for anyone. One of my favorite comfort foods (if I can so call it) is found at one of our local restaurants, Cozy Café. Most times we go there, I get the Cozy Mess, which is hash browns with ham, bacon, sausage, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, and cheese, served with eggs on top (your preference) and toast, and I always get it with sausage gravy over everything. It’s fantastic, but again something that I probably shouldn’t be … Keep reading!