Last night Ryan and I enjoyed al fresco sweet Italian chicken sausage with peppers and onions for dinner and I used leftovers to make a sausage, onion and pepper hoagie for lunch today.
Here’s the food preparation process from last night…
Ryan is the onion slicer in our house. They make me cry!
We put the peppers, onions and sliced chicken sausage in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, stirring half-way through.
The leftovers made an excellent lunch today!
Addicted to Food???
Many people claim they are “addicted to food.” Whether they are addicted to the food itself or the feeling they derive from eating the food is often debated.
Do you feel like you’re addicted to food? Do you know someone who is?
I don’t believe I am addicted to food, but I will admit that when I start eating ice cream or certain other indulgent foods, I sometimes feel a little out of control. I consider these foods my “trigger foods” and I know myself enough to know that one little “taste” simply will not do. I know that once I take one bite of ice cream or break a teeny piece off a freshly baked cookie, I’ll immediately go back for more.
A recently published study examined two groups of rats. One group was fed junk food while the other group was fed a healthy diet.
Results from the study showed that the rats eating junk food continued to compulsively eat the calorie-dense food even when they knew they’d receive an electric shock (Those poor rats!). Those eating the healthy foods stopped eating when they knew a shock would occur.
Interesting, huh? I’m not sure if this really applies to people, but it’s pretty interesting nonetheless.
For more details on this study, click here to read my latest Examiner article.