I hope you all had a special Easter! Did any of you eat ham for Easter dinner? Today I’m hoping to get some discussion going on the topic of whether or not we should be eating pork…
- Hallee wrote a post last week about why they don’t eat any pork. It’s well-written and really makes you think. I’ll have to be DARN sure that I shouldn’t eat it before giving up my precious bacon and sausage. I commented there with my thoughts and I hope you will, too. (Where to buy safe & nutritious meat if you don't have a good local source.)
- This week on my list is to start planning the family dinner we’ll have here after our daughter’s First Communion
in a few weeks. Are you planning any gatherings soon? If so, and if you’d like some help, read more about my new Real Food Party Planning Guide and how it can help you de-stress any type of entertaining you might have in the works. (Maybe a graduation open house? Kal has opted for the “buy out” instead of a party, so we’ll just do something small for family, but this guide could help in planning your big shindig if you also have a senior graduating soon. And if so, do you hyperventilate every time you think about it like I do?)
- Also up tomorrow on the first Tuesday of the month: Share your Kitchen Goals for April! (And read how I bombed on all three of my March goals.)
- Check out this great news about soda pop in schools! (Thanks for sending the link, Bob!) Have you tried making a good for you soda pop yet?
- Watch this moving video about the Nolan family dairy farm: From Grass to Cheese: “We enjoy good food and think that our neighbors and friends and the general public deserves to have good food also.” I hope you will help them reach their goal!
- Coming up tomorrow: next in Kitchen Stewardship’s Clean Out the Junk series is Beth @ Fake Plastic Fish blogging about plastic food containers! Be sure to go there to link up with your post on this topic. 🙂 Here’s the post I’ll be sharing, an oldie but a goodie that most of my new readers haven’t seen: 5 Plastics Safety Tips.
- Look what was in the Huffington Post: The Nutritional Superiority of Pasture Raised Animals. “Grass-fed meat has 2-4 times more of the health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids than CAFO-raised (factory farmed) meat. Pasture-raised animals also produce 3-5 times greater amounts of another good fat called “conjugated lineolic acid (CLA), which Robinsons writes, “may be one of our most potent defenses against cancer.” Love it. Find pasture-raised meats on my resources page.