January 30, 2010
Below you will see 13 packaged food items found in my kitchen. Based on the ingredients list, can you guess what YJDKIY is eating? (sorry for the sucky photos, iPhone does NOT do macro!)
Answers must be submitted by Saturday, February 6, as comments to the post, and all at once. If you don't know one, guess or leave it blank.
The entry with the most correct answers wins, with one bonus point given where the specific brand is guessed (i.e. Heinz Ketchup). Prize is a YJDKIY meal of your choosing!
Quick Friday night Fantastic Food Falafel fare for dinner. Served with homemade dipping sauce, a concoction of: 2% Fage (for some reason I always use Fage for this instead of Oikos, no idea why), super fine chopped sweet onion and cucumber, fresh garlic, lemon juice, lots o dill and a little salt and pepper.
Cucs and carrots for some veggie content, over Uncle Ben's Express Basmati rice (amazingly not THAT bad for you) since I didn't have any pitas and the grocery stores are insane right now!
January 29, 2010
January 28, 2010
Monsanto joins research campus | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
The N.C. Research Campus will land its highest profile tenant to date when global agriculture giant Monsanto Company, maker of Roundup, joins the biotechnology campus today.
In Kannapolis, Monsanto will "accelerate development of flavorful, nutritious food" and collaborate to develop "new and improved plant varieties," the company said.
NCRC home page purpose statement:
The NCRC is a one stop destination for excellence in science and wellness, both in the laboratory and beyond.
So, the pesticide company is working on flavorful, nutritious food? Innnnnteresting. And they want to "improve" and create new plant varieties. Greeeaaaat. And they're going to tell me what junk er, nutrients I need *added* to my food. Fantaaaastic. I'm sorry, hasn't the ecosystem been around a longer than Monsanto? Didn't it function just fine until we got in the way?
And NCRC, wellness, huh?
Perhaps this is so revolting after my morning listen of late and what Gary has to say. This article (scroll down to Efficiency Isn't if you are impatient!) is basically a transcript from the book related to Monsanto and the modern agribusiness of genetically modified organisms.
Ants on a log is a children's snack made by spreading peanut butter on celery and "artfully arranging" raisins on top. Variations include:
- Ants on a Slip 'n Slide - A layer of honey over the peanut butter.
- Aphids on a log - Sunflower seeds
- Ants on vacation - Without "ants," or no raisins
- Ants on a snowy log - cream cheese instead of PB
January 27, 2010
(even this didn't help the liquid problem, its the vegetables, they need to be precooked!)
(you do know, NO donates all profits to charity, right?)
YJDKIY's love affair with Stoneyfield Farm continues. I've blogged about their Oikos a lot. Their CE-Yo, Gary Hirshberg, was featured Food, Inc. And now, with the ease of the Rowan Public Library (my other new love) online catalog and personal PIN, I was able to reserve the audiobook, Stirring it Up: How to Make Money and Save the World, he penned in 2008, pick it up the same evening, and begin listening this morning.
January 25, 2010
At any rate, I came up with a great set of poses from yogajournal.com (LOVE the sequence builder). And found this handy guide from WebMD and MSN that lets you choose private office or cubicle and which part of your body to work with (worth clicking!)!
Fire Log Pose
Cow Face Pose
|Yoga Journal Sequence Builder, Patent pending|
And, found two great iPhone Apps for only $.99 each! Yoga RELAX and Yoga STRETCH are great and give enough flexibility to customize without being expensive. And best of all, I can take it anywhere.
DISCLAIMER: YJDKIY is by no means qualified to tell you how to do yoga or how to behave at your office, so just take that as a note of caution. This is just what *I* do folks.
January 21, 2010
But wait my dear little water bottle, there IS a solution. A $2.95 solution that has prevented me from either of previously stated catastrophes AND makes me smile. Found locally at REI (or in a variety of designs online), the Guyot Designs Splashguard is mandatory for wide-mouth Nalgene owners. Pick up one or 14 and you won't regret it!
DID YOU KNOW: Harvey Ball designed the first Smiley face, while working at State Mutual Life Assurance Company as a freelance artist. However, the first smiley face recorded on film can be seen being drawn in Ingmar Bergman's film "Hamnstad", released in 1948. The film is a drama about a depressed and suicidal young woman named Berit, in one scene she draws an unhappy face on the bathroom mirror using her lipstick. Thanks, Wikipedia!
January 20, 2010
YJDKIY is into the accessory for 2010, and the girlier the better!
January 19, 2010
YJDKIY note: food looks MUCH better with non-iPhoned real cameras. How long before the blog caves on that?
Cauliflower and Edamame in Red Simmer Sauce
1. Chop one small onion and mince 3 cloves of garlic
2. Sauté in olive oil until golden brown
3. Add ½ to ¾ cups of diced carrots
4. Sauté about 3 minutes
5. Add about 2 cups of small cauliflower pieces
6. Sauté about 5 to 8 minutes
7. Add about ½ cup water
8. Add salt, pepper, cumin, turmeric, curry, cinnamon to taste
9. Add ½ teaspoon agave
10. Simmer and stir 5 minutes
11. Stir in ½ cup edamame and simmer about 10 minutes
12. Use Seeds of Change Madras Simmer Red Sauce (not really hot even though it says hot) about ½ cup or more depending on taste and amounts
13. Stir in ¼ cup of raisins
Top with coconut and raw pumpkin seeds served over brown rice with yoghurt and pineapple on the side. Yummy with steamed kale.
January 18, 2010
Boiled 1/2 c. water (too much, had to drain off at end!), a bag of frozen BEPs, about 1/2 a large sweet yellow onion diced, and 1/2 a green pepper diced for about 20 mins. Add whatever spices, YJDKIY used thyme, oregano, garlic powder, cumin and Adobo salt.
Drain excess water and mash it all up, potato style (another favorite kitchen utensil!). Add 1/4 c.egg beater or so, and some Panko (aka パン粉 maybe 1/2 c.?) and mix up. Form into patties and heat large Pam'd skillet. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side until brown.
Steam asparagus until just tender, crunchier the better and add a little unsalted butter and lemon juice.
Did you know 1 c. of BEPs has only 160 calories, but 5.2 g of protein, 8.2 g of fiber, and are an excellent source of Calcium, Folate and Vitamin A?