Category Archives: food philosophy

Yogurt with Chia Seeds and Hemp Hearts: A Cereal Substitute


I was lucky to get a chance to spend a week in Greece last fall. Both of the hotels we stayed in offered breakfast buffets, and both offered rich, creamy Greek yogurt and pots of golden local honey. I made sure to have some every day.

After I got home, I kept up the ritual, but also thought about how I could add more nutrition to it. And this is what I have come up with: high milk fat plain yogurt + honey + hemp hearts + chia seeds + dried nuts or fruit.

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“You were given an appetite so that you would nourish yourself.”
– Julia Child


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Time for a Little Indulgence

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― Mae West


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Samuel Johnson


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― M.F.K. Fisher


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― M.F.K. Fisher