Seth previously discussed two major recipes for Crazy Spicing: a smoothie, and a bean dip. The key charactistics of his CS recipes are:
a) a number of unusual flavors blended together
b) a smooth texture, such that no one flavor can be distinguised from another
I asked myself: 'what other recipes consist of a smooth texture and can be relatively bland, so that added flavors can make it unique?' Soup and Scrambled Eggs seemed like natural fits. My CS versions can be found at:http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=6916.0http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=6917.0Twisting
On the other hand, sometimes Crazy Spicing is too much. I don't want to totally transform my food. I just want to avoid ditto food. The boring cousin of CS is the act of slightly altering the taste of food. I call this 'Twisting', as in the image of twisting a volume dial. Sometimes there's a small twist, such as lightly sprinkling dried mint over fruit. Sometimes there's a major twist, as seen in my recipe for Really Twisted Eggs ( http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=6918.0
I twist most of my 'regular' food. I ran an experiment for three days, where I 'twisted' regular food and avoided any other SLD-type techniques. The result? I neither gained nor lost, nor did my hunger level change (although I did not feel appetite suppression). And I had no binges. By my calculations (for my body), Twisting results in about a 20% effect in terms of SLD calories: twist a thousand calories, get 200 SLD calories. Roughly.
Those whom find it difficult to nose clip around family or at work, Crazy Spicing and Twisting techniques might serve as useful alternatives. After all, nobody needs to know just how bizarre your food tastes.
By the way, the concept is not new, in that Seth talked about these ideas in his book, and also on his blog, such as: http://www.blog.sethroberts.net/2007/01/16/the-benefits-of-theory/
. The advantage of using the Twisting term is that you can think of twisting the flavor dial just a bit, as in home-cooking, or all the way, as in Crazy Spicing, or somewhere in-between.