Author Archives: Larry Smoot

About Larry Smoot

I am a writer and foodie who recently moved to Montreal.

A Shift in Thinking – No More Counting Calories

Over the past two months I’ve been working with my doctors to find out why losing weight and getting my blood sugars under control has been a losing battle. Two of the docs came to the same conclusion without any … Continue reading

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Ratatouille – the dish, not the movie

The other day I was trying to think of something that would be reminiscent of eating some pasta with a nice sauce and yet a bit healthier than a big plate of pasta.  Ratatouille came to mind — easy, simple … Continue reading

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Whole Foods, Plant Based Eating

Undoubtedly one of the easiest whole foods might just be the apple.  Easy to carry with you and easy to eat.  It satisfies hunger and thirst — amazing food indeed. I’m doing my best to transition to a whole foods, … Continue reading

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Stuff It!

Poblanos are often refered to as the Mexican Bell Pepper. “Poblano” is also the word for an inhabitant of Puebla, Mexico, so be sure not to mix up the definition with this recipe.  The outcome will be very different indeed! … Continue reading

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Mussel Bound

To me, there is nary a better flavor in food than the ingenious blend of Thai flavors.  The blend of sweet, salty and spicy is something I never tire of – so when we found these great mussels (2 pounds … Continue reading

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Triple Threat – Peanut Butter, Oatmeal and Chocolate, Oh My!

Think of a home made cookie.  Picture it in your mind.  Chances are that you are thinking of either a peanut butter, oatmeal or chocolate chip cookie.  These seem to be some of the most popular and most often made … Continue reading

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May I Pretty Peas?

As a child, many years ago I must say, the only thing I liked about peas had been the smell of pea soup simmering on the stove and at times – the nursery rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold … Continue reading

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