Happy Monday everyone! This week I've been working on plans for our upcoming trip to Colorado. My latest project is finding a condo (since there are 6 of us) with air conditioning and a pool, that won't be too painfully expensive. I didn't find much through VRBO.com, and only found one possibility on Homeaway.com. Do any of you have some other good suggestions to try? And what's the most economical way to rent a vehicle for this many people? (Or are they all about the same price?) It's pretty obvious that we don't travel much, huh?
Here are some Real Foodie links for you this week:
- Have you seen the new, updated version of the “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen” so you know which produce you really should buy organic, and which ones are OK to buy conventional?
- I just made these Chili-Lime Almonds again and tweaked the recipe more. I love these toooooo much…
- Coming up tomorrow, a tasty recipe for flourless blonde brownies. 🙂
- Did anyone read Suzanne Somer's book? It's called, Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer–And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place. I haven't read it yet, but I love this type of book because anything that challenges the normal, politically correct line of thinking is good, as it widens the world of possibilities for those dealing with a weighty health issue. As with all things, you can't blindly follow any advice without doing your own research, but even if you read this and decide that conventional cancer therapy is still your best option, at least then it's an informed decision. Someone recently told me, though, that because it was written by an actress, the whole Hollywood affiliation takes away from her overall credibility. I'm planning a post on cancer soon and am curious what you think about this.
- A reader, Christy, asked this question last week: “Did you ever get a tortilla press? If so, what do you think of it?” My reply: “I got a $10 job at the Mexican market and it's a pain. I think that it's probably meant to be used for corn tortillas instead of flour because it only flattens a little and then I still have to roll it out to get them thin enough, unfortunately! I wrote about it more at this post for Spicy Pita Snackers.”
- My friend and reader, Jen, recently sent me this email: “Wow, amazing! They found out lard is healthier than typical snack foods! (Note the sarcasm…) What cracks me up is the line, ‘Although we can't pinpoint what component of these snacks is causing these pre-diabetes conditions…' Really?? DUH!” Here's the article.