I hope you’re hungry for new recipes and info, because here are a few of the more interesting things I’ve found while traveling the information superhighway. Enjoy!
— Since I forgot to include this link last time, I’m doing it now. It’s a Food page feature I did on Flagstaff barbecue joints, and I’m very proud of it. Best article I’ve written for the paper in a while. And yes, it did involve tasting all that yummy barbecue. (And we wonder why I struggle with my weight …)
— From the files of “why are they paying someone good money to study this?” Is it any surprise that a high BMI is linked to proximity of convenience stores and fast food restaurants? Women who live within five minutes’ walking distance of a plethora of fast food restaurants have a higher BMI than ones who live within walking distance of a grocery store. Duh. (Wonder what happens when you happen to have both a grocery AND fast food within walking distance, like I do?)
— I think I found the blog Say Yes to Salad via a link at Carrots N Cake — and since I just wrote about my need to eat salads more often, I HAD to go check it out. I’m glad I did. While poking around there, I found a recipe I have to try: homemade (unsweetened) ketchup. I can’t wait to see what it tastes like. If I like it, it’ll be so much cheaper than buying bottles of Heinz.
— Another new blog I found by clicking on one of the followers at Carrots N Cake: Nourished Fitness, by a health coach and competitive weight lifter named Alyson. The comment caught my eye because she seemed to be in Arizona (and she is). A recipe I want to try: Cinnamon Sweet Potato Bites. (It’s there, I promise. Just scroll to the bottom of the post.) They look delicious.
— There’s one more blog to add to my regular reading list: With a Side of Sneakers. Heather is a registered dietitian who focuses on eating well, with all things in moderation. I haven’t poked around her site too much yet, but I’ll definitely be back.