February 5th, 2010
Weekly Digest (+ Non-Resolution Update #3)
Photo: Monkey Lunch Bags by BeeThings
Check out this week’s Food News, Things I Crave, Green Your Eats, Tips, Tools & Techniques, and Weekly Roundtable (a roundup of the most recent ChowMama posts). Plus, for a little while, I’ll follow the Weekly Roundtable with a quick update on my non-resolutions to, you know, keep me honest.
- GRODY alert! Consumer Reports’ latest test of packaged greens revealed high levels of bacteria that are common indicators of poor sanitation and fecal contamination. People! Wash. Your. Greens. (via Civil Eats)
- An anonymous teacher in an IL school has decided to eat what’s served in the caf every day in 2010… and blogs about it. Check out Fed Up: School Lunch Project (via Grist)
- Did you watch? Michael Pollan was on Oprah last week talking about food revolution! Here’s a synopsis with video (via Civil Eats)
Things I Crave
- You know me and my ChowBaby love freeze dried fruit. Well check this out: dehydrated fruit flavored with spices! With no added sugar and choices like banana with cinnamon and pineapple with lime, these might just be the perfect packaged snack. I’m dying to try some—will report back! (via Cool Mom Picks)
- Now, I’m not suggesting that you use paper lunch bags (especially with so many reusable options) but, if that’s your scene, check out the adorable printed lunch bags by BeeThings (via Happy Lady Eats)
- I have one thing to say about all the iPad critique: C’MON people! Stop being so jaded! It may not be the second coming, but it’s a pretty damn cool consumer device. I want one to live on my coffee table… and kitchen counter. How about you? (via The Kitchn)
- The Grammy’s are over, but I consider these Lady Gaga cupcakes an ‘anytime’ treat! (via Serious Eats)
Green Your Eats
- This is an awe inspiring story of a 23-year-old whose growing business offers young children the opportunity to cook real food with real chefs in real kitchens. I mean, seriously real kitchens. Read more about Sprouts Cooking Club. It’ll make you smile. (via Lettuce Eat Kale)
Tips, Tools & Techniques
- I am often asked about when I find time to cook. I plan on answering in detail in an upcoming post but, in the meantime, here’s a tip: get together with a group of friends and swap several weeks worth of meals to pop in the freezer. Brilliant! (via Blonde Designs)
- I’m going to start with the hard part… I’ve only been to the gym once this week. I still have the weekend. I’m sure I’ll go one more time. But, with family in town, I’m not so sure I’ll make it 3x’s this week. My, my. This public reporting really works. I feel guilty! (In a good, motivating kind of way!)
- The good news is that we ate lots of vegetarian meals this week–THREE of them–and I ate fish twice. Feeling good!
- Nothing for myself this week, unless you count seeing a doctor that I’ve been meaning to see. (And, actually, you should since those kind of appointments are hard for us busy moms to make.) Next week I’m shooting for a massage.
PS: Here’s a little something extra this week from What’s Cooking Blog to make you chuckle. Nothing like cooking with kids…