Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Chit-Chat

If you haven't caught up on the latest news about salt and sugar in processed foods, this Reuters article is a good place to start. The statement that a high-sugar diet can increase lipid levels in the blood just as much as a high fat diet can was very interesting to me but not very surprising. Now more than ever "Big Food" is hiding huge amounts of salt and sugar in the form of HFCS in the processed addictive crap that they peddle as happiness and joy. It's about time the negative effects of this assault get the press that it deserves. Will the recent news stories help? Only time will tell but ultimately the decision of what goes into our bodies is up to us. Michael Pollan says to "Vote with your fork." Three meals a day and with every trip to the market. How are you voting?


Speaking of which, I did my menu planning and hit the food store. What's cooking at Shady Dame? Tonight I'm doing a tuna and white bean salad from the latest issue of Everyday Food, tomorrow will be seared scallops with a salad of quinoa, cucumber, dill and feta. Friday is open faced sandwiches with ricotta, arugula and eggs. I'm going back to My Dad and Me family farm tomorrow to get the fresh eggs, so I'm looking forward to Friday's dinner. Saturday will be a steak house inspired meal complete with roasted asparagus and fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach and red wine. I dreamed of spinach on Tuesday night so I knew it would make it onto the menu this week. I'm also making a roast chicken, Indian spiced lentils and chicken posole with the leftover roast chicken. I'm getting hungry just thinking about all those lovely recipes.

I'm caught up with work and chores so I'm going to put my feet up for a minute. Happy hump day!

1 comment:

  1. Your meal plans are always so interesting and different, if only other people can see that's what makes a diet easier to follow. If only I had access to fresh farm eggs, I bet those are AWESOME!