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The Foodie Guide to Style

Diane Pollack

Last week I sent my husband to trader Joes without me. I reminded him to pick up that truffle pizza we both liked and to get some frozen broccoli.

What happened?

He came back with 3 truffle pizzas, 2 of the same chickens and 2 boxes of a Mexican flavored quinoa burger we hadn’t even tried yet. Oh, and about 4 variations of fresh broccoli and cauliflower.

So far sounds good, right?

Well, after having had each item once and throwing much of the perishables in the freezer, I continued to open my totally stuffed freezer and had nothing to eat.

Are you getting where I am going with this? - Tons of stuff and no options. Does this sound like your closet?

The truffle pizza was like a dress. A one and done outfit. But it would have been so much better with an accompaniment like a salad to “accessorize” it.

Growing up, my mother always prepared meals with three components: a meat, a starch and a veggie. This made a complete meal or as your outfit is concerned it used the Three Piece rule to create a stylized look.

Unfortunately, the selection, I had in my freezer had a ton of redundancy and no variety. No wonder all week I was struggling with what to eat, got bored of what I had and had no side dishes to create new and better options.

            Does your closet look like your overstuffed freezer?

           Does your closet look like your overstuffed freezer?

When going through many of my client’s closets, I find that they tend toward a certain look or color and sometimes this causes duplications and lack of variety.

Do you have redundancies in your wardrobe? Perhaps multiple pairs of black pants or boots that are quite similar to each other?

Oh and let’s get back to all that broccoli and cauliflower. Doesn’t he know that you can’t buy too much of these items or they will spoil? They have a shelf life. Sort of like all those trends you may purchase, don’t wear and then they look dated.

So take another look at your closet and see if it reminds you of my freezer. If so, it may be time to get rid of the redundancies and spoiled perishables and accessorize your truffle pizza.

Maybe the kitchen is not for you. You don’t know how to make great combinations or you don’t have time for it.  Only great chefs can combine unusual combinations and make delicious creations. The rest is best to stick to the tried and true recipes,

Maybe you need some help with your “meal prep”. Contact me to help and soon you will be your own “foodie”