Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2012«

Go LA Unified Schools!

January 30, 2012

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I applaud the LA Unified schools for committing to healthier lunches for kids. Unfortunately, despite significant buy-in and student taste-testing, the healthier lunches aren’t going over so well. Some kids are downright angry. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_19842315 To me, this is an important tipping point. The district could give in to the kids, serve easy-to-prepare and cheaper foods full […]

Help! My Bulgur is Vulgar!

January 29, 2012

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Don’t let the photo fool you. I wanted to make mock meatballs. The recipe was simple: 2C bulgur, uncooked 1 egg 1T minced onion Oregano and pepper to taste 1C  tomato juice 1-3 T oil As instructed, I mixed the first three ingredients and then tried to make the first of what was supposed to […]

Get Me Out of Hyper Flavor Land!

January 27, 2012

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I love the taste of fruit. I almost like the taste of vegetables. So why am I ga-ga over certain chips, candies, breads and cheesy-ooey-gooey foods? This 2008 Today’s Dietitian article explains part of it. Written by Juliann Schaeffer, it explains how palates work and offers tips on how to retrain our palates. I’m in! (And […]

It’s Chocolate Cake Day!

January 27, 2012

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Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:
National Chocolate Cake Day Did You Know: The first French word for chocolate mousse translates in English “chocolate mayonnaise” Daily Trivia: The “blood” that you see in infamous “shower scene” in Psycho is actually chocolate syrup. Today’s Quote: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t…

Which Came First? The Chicken or the Cage?

January 26, 2012

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I hate to admit it but I rarely think about where my food comes from. Do you? The lone vegetarian in the Sisyphus household became one for moral reasons. Veggie-Sisyphus disliked the idea of eating something that had feelings.  Even then, I didn’t think about where my meat, poultry or fish came from.  The food […]

Finding Courage in My Chick Peas

January 25, 2012

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The Sisyphus household contains a plethora of palates (including one vegetarian) so my meals are often an exercise in “Whom will I disappoint the least tonight?” The good news is it’s usually me! Ha! I am not an adventurous cook. I use recipes. A lot. I subscribe to a couple of cooking magazines and scour […]

Lady Sisyphus Reads Watches and Writes

January 24, 2012

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I just added Winning the Food Fight to my must-read list. Here’s a brief article about the author, Pastor Steve Willis and his mind-body-spirit message to the masses: http://www.marshallparthenon.com/local-pastor-writes-about-healthy-eating-1.2688436#.Tx7o5VxST74 The article mentions Willis’ interaction with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Oliver briefly produced a TV show, Food Revolution, in 2010-11. I will never forget a curious moment […]