Friday, April 12

Weekly roundup: Friday potluck

Back and not at all well rested after a brief "vacation..."

...Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love: Friday potluck!

Food Fact and Fiction

Evolutionary biologist Marlene Zuk of the University of California–Riverside explains the fact and fiction around the paleo diet in a recent article on Slate... it's definitely food for thought.

But on the flip side, it's worth keeping in mind that there's an entire industry dedicated to making junk food addictive.

Do Not Disturb (Runner at Work!)

Stupid People Tricks

Because there's always room for one more ridiculous product on an infomercial... Forget doing situps. Just strap a plastic grid to your beer belly, and poof. That keg o' lard turns into a six pack!
Just $9.95 plus shipping and handling!* And we'll throw in a second one... ABSOLUTELY FREE (*Fine Print: Shipping and handling costs a million dollars, and our product doesn't work, but that's your problem not ours!)

In My Kitchen

This week I made the Whole Wheat Sesame Soda Bread from Epicurious. It was a quick and delicious side dish alongside a spicy beans-and-greens soup.

I substituted flax seed for the sesame seeds, used buckwheat flour in place of whole wheat, and whole wheat "pastry" flour in place of all-purpose (white) flour, with excellent (and higher-fiber!) results.

Quote of the week:
"There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither."
Alan Cohen

Happy Friday, friends!

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