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just curious if anyone else spends much time preparing their food and presenting it beautifully? I mean, I don't feel I'm missing or depriving myself of anything when my food looks like something I'd get at a 5 star restaurant.

Eg. Breakfast this morning started out as scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, beef, cheese, and some spices. However, scrambled eggs never looks so appetizing to me. However, slice a tomato and spread it out along side the eggs on my plate, put two buttered ry vitas on the other side, sprig of parsely and two chives on top, and ta-da, it looks fab. So of course my mind has already suggested to my tastebuds this is going to be delectable.

Even when I take a lunch to work, I refuse to eat from tupperware containers- I eat off a plate. Period.

I absolutley think food is something to be enjoyed, but I think the point is to enjoy the good food, and ignore the rest of the junk that is passed off as food...

Wed. May 17, 2:22pm

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Right on.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 4:45 PM

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So true! I too am all about presentation, but should eat off of a plate at work-great suggestion. I remember one time I had a lean cuisine for lunch and decided to put it on a plate. I realized it was more food than I thought and enjoyed it so much more. Also, when I lived alone, I always took time to make my plate look like I was in a restaurant, even though it was just me. Love it :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 5:02 PM

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yup, enjoyment really is in the head. "Salad with chicken breast" doesn't sound half as good as leaf lettuce with grated carrots, diced tomatoes, sliced onion, minced peppers, and baby spinach with marinated and grilled chicken with almond oil/turmeric/parsley/chili/cayenne dressing"

Deprivation is in the mind. You're not depriving yourself of those cheetos, you're enjoying the amazing meal you created. I'd rather make a meal than micro one any day...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 11:29 PM

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and cheetos are disgusting anyway :)

Thursday, May 18, 2006, 12:30 AM

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