Jan. 7: Dinner

Jan. 7: Dinner

Jan. 7: Dinner

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 7 2011 8:15 PM

Jan. 7: Dinner

So here is something weird about me (just one thing, you say? I know ...). I actually like cottage cheese. It's a holdover from my dieting days: learning to like foods I normally wouldn't eat. I was going to have more soup for dinner, but I was really craving this:

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It's organic low-fat cottage cheese with fresh pineapple chunks.

I'm not sure why I'm trying to be a yogurt eater when I already like cottage cheese and it's a dairy product that contains a lot of protein.

Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.