All About (my) Food

08 November – 15 November

08 November

  • 1000: Coffee
  • 1200: Coffee
  • 1800: Bulgogi Pork Tenderloin w/ roasted carrots & lime rice

Reflection: Average weekend day.

09 November

  • 0800: Coffee
  • 0900: Coffee
  • 1300: Coffee & Quaker Ranch Rice Crisps
  • 1830: Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken w/ parmesan zucchini rounds & scallion couscous

Reflection: Average day.

10 November

  • 0730: Coffee
  • 0800: Coffee
  • 0900: Coffee
  • 1200: Unsweetened Dried Mango
  • 1730: Chicken & Rice Bowls w/ roasted sweet potato & salsa fresca

Reflection: Average day. New snack (mango). Had some additional rice from the dinner bowls.

11 November

  • 0730: Coffee
  • 0830: Coffee
  • 1330: Coffee & Quaker Ranch Rice Crisps
  • 1800: Bulgogi Pork Tenderloin w/ roasted carrots & lime rice (leftovers)

Reflection: Average day.

12 November

  • 0800: Coffee
  • 1000: Coffee
  • 1530: Unsweetened Dried Mango
  • 1900: Homemade Pizza Rolls w/ marinara

Reflection: Average day. Later snack and dinner.

13 November

  • 0800: Coffee
  • 0900: Coffee
  • 1300: Coffee & Quaker Cheddar Rice Crisps
  • 1730: Homemade Pizza Rolls w/ marinara (leftovers)
  • 2100: Funfetti Edible Cookie Dough

Reflection: Average day save the late dessert.

14 November

  • 1100: Coffee
  • 1230: Coffee
  • 1730: Turkey Cheeseburger Casserole

Reflection: Average day.

15 November

  • 1000: Coffee & Everything Bagel w/ plain cream cheese
  • 1330: Chipotle Sofritas Bowl
  • 1800: Salmon Poke Bowl

Reflection: Ate more than usual: light breakfast; only one cup of coffee; delivered Chipotle bowl for lunch; poke bowl for dinner.

Overall Reflection

As a sort of note, I am very well aware of my generally terrible eating (or lack thereof) habits. I simply do not have the appetite or stomach room to eat 3 meals a day, every day. Some days, I do get hungrier than my average day; however, I try very hard to not eat my feelings (i.e. bored, sad, anxious, etc.) and therefore just don’t eat unless I’m properly hungry. I do not have any sort of eating disorder and I do get the nutrients I need. That said, let’s get into the meat of the matter.

By and large, coffee is my staple item. I drink way too much and I don’t even particularly like it; and no, I can’t easily explain that here, just know I’m an enigma sometimes. The coffee I drink is for the Keurig. The k-cups are different roasts in single-serve, (commercially/industrially) compostable cups from SF Bay Coffee. According to their site, the company buys their coffee “directly from the 32,000 farmers” they work with in “Kona, Panama, Rwanda, and Mexico,” as well as other places mentioned in their “Meet Our Farmers” blog posts. Though, where each individual roast comes from in regards to those farms in those countries is more vague.

The “About” portion of their site of course talks about the beginnings of the company and the “founding family,” but also about community aid they claim to have provided in the last 40 years including “improvements in education, housing, healthcare, and sanitary conditions of the farming communities” they work with. The site also includes information about their coffee growing, roasting, and cupping process. The nutritional information provided claims the coffee and flavors contain “no chemicals, preservatives, additives, genetic modifications, or ionizing radiations.”

All in all, though I could drink considerably less coffee, I am not displeased with the company and coffee I drink having done even more research than I had initially done. I’d recommend the coffee and compostable k-cups, which is the thing that drew me to the brand in the first place. Do be aware though that the k-cups are not home compostable and so if you are interested, make sure you have the ability to commercially/industrially compost them.