Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bits and Bites

We all gotta eat, right? And even though I am constantly watching what I eat and how much I cram in my mouth, I like to let go every now and then. Here's one of those times where you can enjoy me at my face-stuffing best (or worst, depending on who you ask):

Artichoke Eatin' (Mike at the 2009 Artichoke Festival)



The good news is most of those foods I scarfed down at the Artichoke Festival were pretty healthy, save for those fried artichokes. The burrito, stuffed with 'chokes and peppers and cheese, was more nutritious than it looked. True, it was large and I was shoving huge amounts of it into my ravenous maw, but the stuff inside that monster was loaded with fiber and veggie protein. I had a great time and am in the process of putting together another video that takes you behind the scenes at the festival, showing how all the food was prepared. Stay tuned.

While you're staying tuned, here's another video showcasing my ability to cram food in my mouth:

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut



One last video of me chewing food while talking, but one that has a healthy message:

Reward Your Weaknesses (By Turning Them Into Strengths)



Remember, we're only human, we gotta eat. We all enjoy eating good foods, sometimes foods that we know are not the healthiest choices. The key is to give into your weakness at times, and then:

"Exercise control, control your weaknesses, and your weaknesses will become your strengths."


Until next time...

peace,

Mike

16 comments:

Butler and Bagman said...

Ah, that the human race has come so far that I can now enjoy watching someone else eat fried artichokes.

kRiZ cPEc said...

how interesting to find out there's an Artichoke Festival in the US, what other food or drink festivals do you have?
I knew only one and it's originated from Germany, the Beer Festival.

Robin said...

Always happy to chat about food. All looks yummy to me!

suZen said...

Drooling over your Artichoke Fest - clearly I should move west. I "justify" eating potato chips (also my weakness!) by using cottage cheese as a "dip" and convincing myself it's now healthy. (I know --- I'm delusional!)

Mike Foster said...

butler and bagman: less fattening that way...

kriz: lots of cool festivals out here: garlic, asparagus, just about any food you can imagine

robin: food is that essential paradox that we deal with every day...

suzen: chips are my downfall too, but ya gotta snack every now and then, just follow it up with a nice, long walk...


peace,

mike

schizoshrink said...

you're right about that..

by the way, i followed your blog. hope you follow me too. thanks

Vegetation said...

Mmmm I'll happily drool over food anytime....anywhere!

I'm another one who finds potato chips their downfall :( (but a tasty tasty downfall!)

betchai said...

wow, you joined the artichoke festival? that was fun for sure. i would love to try that burrito stuffed with artichokes, peppers and cheese. i think i would have to try making that soon :)

Mike Foster said...

schizoshrink: thanks for stopping by

vegetation: chips, i love 'em...but those artichokes are great too

betchai: that was one of the best burritos I've ever eaten...


peace,

mike

Mama Zen said...

I just had no idea that you could do that much with artichokes!

Sagan said...

Ooh yes. Every once in a while, it's good to just give in. And then jump back on board right afterward.

I like to cram popcorn in my mouth :)

Mike Foster said...

mama zen: they are more versatile than most think...and tasty and healthy for ya

sagan: the important (difficult)part is remebering to jump back on board after indulging...


peace,

mike

Yira said...

Love this post as I often do the same and encourage others to go ahead, let loose but come back strong and ready to work it off. I tend to enjoy junk food more because I don't eat it often. Man I love Artichoke - have to get some this week.

Jackie said...

Wow an artichoke festival, that must have been wonderful with your great love of artichokes.

I prefer Brazil's to any other nut.

Shouldn't have watched the salty potato chip video again as now I am craving them!!

Mike Foster said...

yira: i can eat artichoke everyday, it seems...and it is good to let loose, just don't forget the workout part...

jackie: i've been good with my chip jones lately, and i had a blast at that festival (full video to come...soon)


peace,

mike

Bryan said...

I hate to eat artichoke, nut by the way you look at it, it seems it is good and worth a try. I give in, i would really love to try. Thanks for the post.