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The Little Rock Food Blogger Round-Up

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Little Rock’s food scene is at an all-time high. With it, comes an increase in writing on blogs, publications and social media. This is a good thing. These insights and opinions get people talking, helping lead to a stronger food community. The Little Rock Food Blogger Round-Up grabs links from a variety of sources throughout the city, putting them all in one post for your reading pleasure. So, let’s get to it.

In the mood for some Fattoush? Ever heard of Fattoush? Just want any excuse imaginable to say Fattoush? Christie over at Fancy Pants Foodie has you covered.

Georgeanne at Eggshells Kitchen Co. offers up 5 Discontinued Foods We Tots Miss. Hint: the KFC Doubledown makes an appearance.

Kat Robinson checks out Glasgow’s from her recent expedition up to Bentonville.

In need of a good cocktail? Joel DiPippa from Southern Ash brings you The Spice Road. It just sounds cool and I’m sure it’s quite tasty.

Speaking of libations … Sync’s Nate Olsen has this feature on One Eleven’s Lee Ingold. While you’re there, check out the bad ass pic from Arshia Khan.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good rub? Or two? In one post.

Did you know our favorite ice cream shop in town has some new seasonal flavors? They do … and yours truly tells you about all of them over on Rock City Eats.

Only one man can pick a fight between two muffins. And that man is Daniel F-ing Walker. His latest food fight pits heavyweights Mylo Coffee Co. and The Root Café.

Here’s Little Rock Soiree’s sneak peak at the soon-to-be-opening Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co.

And finally … Delicious Life serves up this Turkey Bolognese recipe.

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You Are What You Eat: Redefining “Comfort” Food

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Lyndi knows what it’s like living without certain foods due to allergies, sensitivities, and conscience.

The funny thing about food and eating is that it is constantly changing. We eat to live and some of us love to eat. Most of us manage that love with proper balance or else we know it can easily have it lead us down a path of destruction.

Life is bursting with ups and downs. We eat to celebrate. We eat to comfort.

Somewhere in the middle is balance.

Too many celebrations can lead to excess if we aren’t careful. Too many stresses can do the same.

A few days ago a posted I comment on facebook about comfort foods. I asked, “…what’s your poison?” The choice of “poison” was purposeful. After all, it is comfort food that we were talking about. It’s how we self medicate.

The answers took the expected route: ice cream, chips, whiskey (that one cracked me up), fried chicken, you know, all the tasty stuff we all love to indulge in. Yet, there were two things I was curious to see in the answers: (1) who would list something actually healthy and (2) who would call me out because I didn’t list my answer.

It made me wonder…

Why is comfort food usually something you should not consume in excess… or even in small doses?

Why couldn’t I come up with answer to my own question?

A small seed of an idea is planted within me.

Why can’t we rethink the definition of comfort foods? Why don’t we ignore conventional wisdom and step out from the crowds. Think about how much sensory pleasure you get when creating a simple dish with clean foods that celebrate its unique flavors. Think about how great it feels to sit down with a beautiful dish of just ripe avocado, with sliced Vidalia onions, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, and heart of palm. Most of the time these types of dishes take less time to prepare than it does to heat up or run out and buy our traditional bowls of calories.

Who wants to join me in this revolution?

Lyndi

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