19 Sep 2013
They perform marvellously together. Absolute culinary perfection. But standing alone? As Peanut Butter and Jelly? They’re even stronger. Able to happily reunite when desired, they can affect so much more as two separate entities. Peanut butter is so divine when spread upon bread, combined with celery, or sprinkled with Mediterranean Sea Salt; and oh! With bananas! Not fried. Sorry, Elvis. But after a few martinis, there’s no better dinner than raw peanut butter and bananas. Or perhaps that’s just my sophisticated palate. ;)
And jelly? Just as a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a spoonful of jelly makes the brain oh so satisfied! Combining thick, seedy raspberry jelly with almond yoghurt or vegan creme cheese? Delicioso times a millionfold! Jelly is the happy food. Who doesn’t smile when they spot a jar full of jelly? And yes, I am completely aware that jelly is the Pittsburgh slang for fruit preserves. I’m a Pittsburgh girl. And jelly makes me smile.
The plan for this inaugural post was to formally explain the recipe created from the old NicoleAndGwendolyn.com. Why did we split? Why did the ingredients of NicoleAndGwendolyn no longer fit for blogging purposes? And how did we create two better products from the peanut butter and jelly formerly connected as Nicole And Gwendolyn?
Instead of dissecting the chemical components of the NicoleAndGwendolyn split, this inaugural post shall get directly to the brass tacks of this blog’s subject matter. ‘Eating disorders’. This blog is a safe place for persons to discuss their eating complications. Whether it be simple dieting, an obsession to be thin, bingeing, purging, exercise addiction, or just the desire to understand what it’s like to be possessed with the factors of food and fitness, this blog is a safe place. Please, contribute liberally. It will help someone. Perhaps many. Perhaps you.
Exploring my controversial theory known as ‘The Myth of Eating Disorders as Mental Illness’ whilst joyously providing people with conversations and tools they need to live according to their own value systems, this blog will document my daily experiences in life after 11 years of struggling from the condition clinically-defined as ‘Bulimia Nervosa’. Although it’s been three years of health and happiness, the ‘Bulimia’ will never fall outside of earshot, although it does becomes lesser of an influence with each passing day. In addition to ‘eating disorders’, this site shall discuss health, food, fitness, and compassionate, passionate living. I am so excited to spread my joy of living with you.
And for the record, I do not eat jelly. Nut butters? Only selectively. Certain foods are still taboo for persons formerly suffering from ‘Bulimia Nervosa’. And I’m proud to admit it.
How have food and exercise addictions touched your life?