The Power of Food

January 22, 2010

Just a sprinkle a day...

Did you catch the article in the Times about the 11 best foods you aren’t eating? Get on the stick and start eating swiss chard, pumpkin seeds, canned pumpkin, sardines, cabbage, beets, cinnamon, pomegranate juice, prunes, tumeric and frozen blueberries RIGHT NOW! Ha ha…to read the article, click here. Some of these I can’t see myself integrating (I hate beets — they taste like dirt) but how hard is it to put a splash of cinnamon on your latte? And frozen blueberries can easily find their way into smoothies or muffins. I’m going to find us a great recipe with canned pumpkin, people!

Single of the Week

Here comes Ken again…

If the artfully poppy Tegan and Sara lost their jobs at the mayonnaise factory, they’d write a bunch of songs similar to those from Au Revoir Simone, a trio of Brooklyn gals who coat their pop with a healthy dose of malaise. It’s a mellow funk, and not a harsh one, but a funk nonetheless. That’s why this remix of “Another Likely Story” by Aeroplane is so fortuitous. Aeroplane excises the melancholy and inserts its Breakfast Club-era synth-pop into the song, making it more joyful, more optimistic. Hell, if we wanted cautioned restraint, we’d invite Ben Bernanke over for dinner.

Listen to it here.

Etc.

Conan, we hardly knew ye.

Supreme Court, corporations are not people.

Tiger, sex rehab? Elin, get out while you can.

My husband has become addicted to Twitter. Highly irritating.

Be nice, everyone. That is my advice for the world.

Have a great weekend!

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One Response to “The Power of Food”

  1. Liz Goldberg Says:

    I am not a fan of beets, either, but love this salad…

    Beet, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

    Boil the beets until fork tender. Put under running water and peel skin off. Julienne.

    Combine a couple of handfuls of arugula, julienned beets and crumbled goat cheese. Any percentage of the above ingredients that you like.

    Dress to taste with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, kosher salt and coarsely cracked black pepper.

    (toasted walnuts and pomegranate seeds, optional)

    Enjoy!


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