Thursday, October 29, 2009


Last week Scotty and I were in Seattle on a buying trip. We took our camping van but as a treat decided to eat out rather than cook in the van. We ate wonderful food, but we were blown away at the portion sizes! We split just about every meal.

I love food, and I don't like to diet or demonize certain foods. In an effort to lose weight I have been watching my portion size. If you have ever done this before, you know measuring food before it goes on your plate somehow breaks the romance of "what you are about to receive". This morning I think I found a beautiful ally. Sarah Morris of Thinnerware came up with a brilliant solution. She creates these beautiful plates that aid in the portion size dilemma. Cover the large flower and that's 1/2 cup, the small flower 1/4 and the two flowers together, that's the "proper" meat portion. The bowls have three 1/2 cup lines.

I ordered the set below. I think it's beautiful.

photos from here


Bridgid said...

What a neat idea. I'm trying to eat more home foods, which isn't terribly hard, as we have our own beef, eggs, fruits, & veggies. But, there is a local burger place in town that calls to me on occassion...all my good intentions go out the window...

High Desert Diva said...

Great idea!