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Good Gouda

Good Gouda

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Kristin

    I <3 all cheese…but probably the blues are my favorite. I don't eat much cheese though. A cheese plate is the devil's temptation to me….I would like to be able to swim well. I suspect that it is something I could improve with practice and perhaps lessons. On the other hand, ice skating is something I would like to do but do not think I ever could (ankle issues).

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I have ankle issues to and rollerskating/rollerblading/ice skating are pretty much out for me.

      Michael is the same way–he can’t resist cheese. I usually go for the chocolate and sweets but a good Gouda? I’m a goner!

  2. Carbzilla

    I literally just got home from the World Market in the Pike Place Market and am SO SAD I didn’t read this post first. Smoked Gouda? Get out! (and you know there’s know way I’d go back to PPM without tourist relatives in town) Maybe I can find it at my regular market. That sandwich looks delicious!

    Chris gave me a lightbox for Xmas. I haven’t broken it out yet. Just haven’t been motivated but your photos look great!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The smoked gouda was so good! I might go tomorrow to get a little bit more. 😀

      You will have so much fun with the light box. It’s a blast. Sounds like you had a good weekend. I like Pike Place Market. My mom works there too. 🙂

  3. Amy

    Mmm I *love* your burger photos! They never fail to make me hungry!!!

    You have to stop posting those onion buns though!!! You are making me desperately want some and I’ve never seen them in Australia :(!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That sucks that you can’t find onion buns!! 🙁

  4. steena

    One tthing to consider about your hiking boots if if you wear extra socks because it’s cold out.. My CC ski boots are a tad too big for me, but I usually wear 3 pairs of socks to make up for it, lol, weird, but, it works.
    My favorite cheese? That’s a tough one. I like Parmesan because it’s low-ish in fat.. But I do like Jarlsburg too. I’m stingy with cheese.. I always cut either a 1/2 or a 1/3 of the slice and put it on my sandwich.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I do wear double socks in the winter. I think I need to go to REI and try different sizes with double socks.

  5. Nicole

    I don’t think there’s a type of cheese I don’t like… 🙂 LOVE cheese!!

  6. Nicki

    Hey Lisa,

    On the shoes… My “regular” everyday wear shoes are a size 9. My trail shoes and running shoes are a 9.5.. I’m so jealous that you guys are close enough to Pikes Place Market! … I love that place! 🙂

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