Real Good Food: The Way to a Man’s Heart?

Beef short Ribs
Braised Short Ribs with Yellow Rice, French Cut Green Beans and Sliced Tomatoes


The trademark orange bowl!

LadyG is cooking again!



Today, let us consider the old adage:

“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”


Well… I don’t know if it’s true in every case, but it sure did work for me and Mama.

Just kidding!

But not really…

No, seriously folks, while the quote points to the way to a man’s heart, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee arrival–not to mention–a permanent stay.

Am I rambling?



Maybe this whole thing is a non-issue…

An old wives tale…

Low level philosophical nonsense!

Pseudo-intellectual fodder…

But…maybe there’s some truth to it…

Or…maybe not.


The debate continues 🙂

Have a wonderful week my friends!

Love and light to you all!


What do you think ladies and gentlemen? Feel free to comment below!



Real Good Food

Calypso Meal
Real good food at Calypso Caribbean Grill in Columbia, S.C.

Grammatically speaking, the title of this post, albeit awkward, is somewhat deceptive.  I am not just talking about really good food.  I am talking about real, as in genuine, good food.

Is there a difference?  Absolutely!

Consider the two meals below:

  1. Baked chik’n nuggets with tater tots
  2. Baked chicken and mashed potatoes

Which one is really good? Well if you are a hungry omnivore, both meals will qualify as ‘really good.’  But let’s go a bit further.   Which of the two options is both real and good?  Undoubtedly the second option is the best choice.

Are you confused, no worries, I’ll clear it up for you.

In order to determine if your food  is ‘real’ use Old McDonald’s farm as a guide.  You remember Old McDonald, he was the farmer who had a “duck duck here and a duck duck there…” Anyway, look at it this way, if Old McDonald couldn’t raise it, grow it, forage or fish it then it probably is not ‘real’ food.

For those of you who didn’t know, there are no tater tot trees.  I know this because, much like Old McDonald, my great uncle Bubba was a farmer.   I also know, and can guarantee, that he couldn’t have determined what chik’n nuggets were if he were only given their outer package and asked to read the ingredients.

And so…

I’ll go ahead and acknowledge that I went “around the world to the left” (Nod to George Carlin) with this post for a reason. That reason is to encourage you to join me on a journey toward wellness.  You and I will start this journey by preparing or procuring ‘real’ food whenever possible.  Why?  Because any quick google search will yield a multitude of research supporting the fact that ‘real’ food is best.  Listen up parents, uncles, aunts, siblings, grandparents and guardians!  Our children need us to step up to the plate!

Come to think of it, Sunday dinner looks like a great place to start 🙂

My loves, don’t get me wrong, I am not a food snob.  I do understand that there are some serious socio-political complexities that make it very difficult for certain populations to find and afford ‘real’ food.  I also understand the time constraints that many of us face when it comes to preparing dinner.  To these points, I say, do the best that you can as often as you can.

Let’s start here by:

Buying fresh fruits and vegetables where possible

Buying frozen fruits and vegetables if fresh ones aren’t available

Cutting back on boxed convenience meals and snacks

With a bit more effort, both you and I might even consider buying foods that are hormone-free, in season, locally grown and organic; but maybe not today 🙂

Let’s do it!  What do you think?