Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Read a jam packed political article HERE, but the main reason for posting is to introduce you to the Busken family run bakery in Cincinnati, Ohio a.k.a a sort of presidential litmus test. Every election since 1984 the bakery has sold ice cookies with images of the candidates faces. Currently, Obama cookies are outselling McCain, which is not good news for the McCain camp; no Republican has ever taken the presidency without taking Ohio.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
For this Tear Down Tuesday, I thought it only fitting (okay, actually I'm working by suggestion) to do pumpkins since Halloween is this Friday.
I'm finding tons of random nutrition facts and this, that, and the what not, but I would say for the pumpkin stuff, have fun...it's not one of those foods we really eat year round, and it's good for you...so maybe don't over focus on the calories on this one.
However...if you are watching your waist line...watch some of those calories in pumpkin desserts. Delicious? Always. Nutritious? Often. Lite? Highly variable.
I managed to find this information:
Serving Size: 1 cup (1 cubes) (116.0 g)
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0.1g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 7.5g
Dietary Fiber 0.6g
Vitamin A 171%
Vitamin C 17%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 4.1%
Thiamin (B1) 0.058mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.128mg
Niacin (B3) 0.696mg
Vitamin B6 3.5%
Vitamin B12 0%
Panthothenic Acid 0.336mg
Do with that what you will. HERE and HERE are links to calorieking.com for further reading. Just remember, pumpkins are a good source of vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin the health benefits of which are skimmed HERE and HERE, and, due to antioxidant properties, could help you ward of cancer. The more color the better. Check out some American Dietetic Association links HERE and HERE.
Now, the best part about pumpkins aren't so much just biting into them, but rather baking those seeds and putting pumpkin into recipes.
For the past several years, I have been in charge of baking our seeds after we carve. I wish I could tell you exact measurements, times, and temperatures, but I can't. I've lived in crappy apartments with crazy ovens and I just wing it. But the gist of what I do is I melt a bunch of butter in a bowl, this varies with how many seeds I need to coat, I dump the seeds in and make sure they're coated, I spread the seeds out on the pan, I dump a bunch of garlic on them, pop them in the oven at some temperature, and stir them and check on them periodically. They always turn out fabulous.
However, I realize this is incredibly imprecise. HERE is at least one formal recipe to get you going and HERE are my google search results.
Don't stop at the pumpkin seeds though. Pumpkin pie is delicious, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies...especially pumpkin cookies...the list is endless. Google, search cookbooks, create your own. Below I have posted some links to get you started.
Monday, October 27, 2008
If you happen to be in Boston this weekend, check this out:
Who: Everyone cool and lucky enough to be in Boston this weekend (this unfortunately is not me)
What: 13th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Where: Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
When: November 1, 2008 starting at 10am ending at 6pm
Why: It's vegetarian awareness month and food is awesome
More official info HERE
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Pumpkins. Too cute. Check out the entire article at TreeHugger HERE.
For those of you waiting for more help in making this Halloween as green and ethical as possible, TreeHugger recently had a great article on just that. Check it out HERE. You'll get lost in the plethora of Earth friendly Halloween ideas and links.
Friday, October 24, 2008
To stick with the travel theme of this blog, a theme that comes and goes a little more than the persistent vegetarian/environmental theme only due to monetary constraints, I figured I would blog about one of my all time favorite restaurants...The Ambassador.
So I did Tear Down Tuesday this week about bananas, and then I'm sitting at my wonderful Granny's house reading the latest issue of Health and I run across an article on page 22 entitled The Anti-Aging Benefits of Vitamin B...bananas are a good source of vitamin B6 and were the chosen picture to go along with the article. Yay bananas! Read the article HERE.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
If you have any affection towards me, if you even just like chocolate on my background because it makes you happy, go HERE and vote for blue raspberry. Best thing to happen to me...today.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Alright, so I think I'm going to start a new segment called "Tear Down Tuesdays." Every Tuesday I am going to post a food, break down its nutritional content, and give you some links to recipes involving said food.
Monday, October 20, 2008
In honor of October being vegetarian awareness month, check out this awesome post HERE, from Vegan Soapbox. It's meant to get those of those converting over to the vegan lifestyle on the road to practicing, but it's also really informative for those not planning to follow the vegan way.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
About a month ago I did a post with some tips for chocolate chip cookie making. Well I recently ran across this jam packed post from Foodieview Blog, HERE. Not only does it contain a link to the NYT article on the perfect chocolate chip cookie, HERE, it also mentions snickerdoodles, HERE, which are one of my all time favorites...although I don't think I'll be adding blueberries to mine anytime soon...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Tomorrow, Tuesday, on Oprah, HERE, Lisa Ling Reports: How We Treat the Animals We Eat. Should be good.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I've had a lot of delicious vegetarian food lately. Yes, everything I eat is vegetarian, but that doesn't mean it is always good or good for me. But lately, I have been overheard saying, "This is so good!" more times than is really tolerable.
I'll blog about the restaurants later, but at home I had Amy's Spinach Pizza made with organic spinach and tomatoes, HERE. So good. As far as nutrition goes, it's a little lacking in fiber, but I'm a fiber fiend, and maybe a tad high in saturated fat...but there is no trans fat which is a plus and it is a fairly good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium. If you paired a correct serving of this pizza, which is 1/3 of the pizza, with something like a side of vegetables then you would have an amazing and delicious meal on your hands.
For more information on Amy's click HERE, to go straight to the products page click HERE, or to check out their blog click HERE. I'm a fan of a ton of Amy's products, but I'll save some of them for later posts.
HERE is a link to the WorldPress round up of blogs about vegetable side dishes.
Friday, October 10, 2008
These are meant to be examples of how delicious veganism can, at the very least, look. Get your mouthwatering going HERE.
And HERE we have a link to a very informative health cupcake post which should be checked out for its awesome links. My favorite is Sweet Avenue Bake Shop, HERE, with their gorgeous picture filled blog HERE.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
In no way converting, simply informing, here are a couple links for those interested in learning about the vegetarian lifestyle. I've tried to find a couple short links for easier reading...
Health benefits of a vegetarian diet: HERE
A guide to starting a vegetarian lifestyle: HERE. I HIGHLY recommend going and clicking on the PDF version. It is incredibly informative.
Health, animal cruelty, and the environment: HERE
21 reasons for being vegetarian: HERE
Alright, well these are generally links that anyone could find by simple google searches, but hopefully by putting them here in one place you will actually take a look at them.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I thought I would do an easy post on green vs. black labels for whiskey. It turns out my search has been a little more difficult than planned and I will need more time to sleuth than tonight will allow. So instead, we can have fun crazy cake day. I found a fun cake link for anyone a little geeky HERE. And one of the cakes was made by Ace of Cakes. In case anyone hasn't heard of Ace of Cakes, HERE, it is amazing. It is a show based on the Charm City Cakes, HERE. Their creations are marvelous. HERE is a direct link to their blog and you should also check out their links page where you can find many cool places on the web. I'm especially fond of Baltimore Cupcake Company, HERE.