I’m not a generally thin-skinned person, a lifetime of auditioning will do that to you.  If you’ve got criticism, in general I welcome it.  I guess today I’m  moody, or this just hit a nerve with me, but I’m feeling a little upset about a comment on my other blogs Facebook Page.

The thing is, my blogs aren’t business for me.  When I write for work, I never really go back to read comments.  I have a job to do, I do it, and what other people have to say about that is valid.  My blogs, on the other hand, are an extension of myself, so when someone attacks me, or what little they know of me on the Internet it can hit home.  By nature, Forkful of News isn’t a super personal blog, but it’s still mine and I love it.

I NEVER promote body bashing. EVER.  I believe very strongly in loving your body, regardless of what it looks like, regardless of what you wish it looked like.  And, per chance,  if you wish your body looked different, that’s your business and no one has the right to minimize those feelings either.  Trying to live a healthier lifestyle does not in anyway encourage an unhealthy self-image.  I got my start writing for Elastic Waist, which was an amazing site that was focused on putting societal pressures in perspective, encouraging self love, but also encouraging health, and as far as I’m concerned I have done my darndest to carry on that torch to the best of my ability.

My cake recipe is meant to be funny.  “Easy on the thighs” is supposed to be a play on “easy on the eyes” and be a more humorous way of indicating that the cake is low fat.   I happen to be hyper sensitive to the ongoing pressure by society to be skinny, I most certainly am not skinny.  I agree with Tracey, “you can be fit, and have big thighs.”  I am fit, and I have big thighs.  I don’t hate them.  I’m a big fan of my body, but I’m still passionate about making the foods I love healthy.  I do that because I love my body.

End rant.  Sorry to spew this out there, it’s just that I feel like this person obviously has never read my other work, or even my bio on Forkful of News, if she thinks I would ever encourage an unhealthy self-image.

Disclaimer: This is in no way a plea for anyone here to comment back on this post.  I’m just venting.  I responded initially in an attempt to pacify her interests, without apologizing for my point of view, and that apparently was not a suitable answer.  I do not believe in engaging in word wars.

Okay, now really, end rant.

On to the eats:


Kashi Go Lean Crunch with banana and almond milk


Whole wheat wrap with hummus, carrot, cucumber, tomato

Cauliflower soup

The kabocha that keeps on giving…


Pickled tomato


Tofu, broccoli, and carrot stir fry over brown rice

I left work early, and bailed on running class tonight.  My immune system seems to be losing a battle to a seasonal cold.  Instead of infecting the masses or putting more pressure on my body than it can handle, I’m going to aim for a short yoga DVD tonight and a full night’s sleep.