Wednesday, April 27, 2005

nutritious & delicious

The government released a revised food pyramid not too long ago. Therefore, "New Nutrition guideline fun for all" is the theme this week!

Go to to see what you should be eating. And you can get more specific by entering your age, sex and activity level.

We could probably all use more veggies in our diets (I'm supposed to have at least 3 cups a day, according to the pyramid). Here's a neat resource to find farmer's markets near you.
What to do with all those yummy fresh veggies you get at the farmer's market? Check out this plethora of Just Vegetables Recipes!

Protein is important, too. Are you getting enough?

Make over your breakfast according to the nutrition guidelines.

Rather just take a magic pill? good luck.

I'm off to shovel sugar babies into my mouth now :)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

start spreadin the news

has it really been more than 2 weeks since my last post here? That time went by in a New York minute!

But alas, I've returned to my little foodie funland. I've been in St. Louis all along. But my good pal Kelly did recently return from a trip to New York City. I've been there once, and LOVED the place. There's so much to do, see and TASTE! So that's my theme this week. I wanna be a part of it New York, NEW YORK!!!

I mean come on, what other place has super-specialty restaurants like a cupcake cafe, a grilled cheese place, a cereal bar, a peanut butter diner, and soup-nazi like little soup stops?

One of my favorite blogs, LJC, recently had a trip the NY, too. She had some great posts about the eateries. Check out this one about her plans. Be sure to check out the comments, which are ripe with suggestions, also!

A blog that's no longer (she moved west and is now called Full Belly blog) called NYEats.

Another neat New Yorker food blog (thanks to Kelly for the link). Great writing.

The Gaigin Girl's guide to Chinatown. A good resource for Asian food info. I loved Chinatown in New York. I'd like to spend a whole day there next time I make it to NY.Or at least go to the China town ice cream factory. Such neat flavors!

Sushi New York. Yay! Sushi!

What's a visit to the Big Apple without some deli action? When I went a few years ago We visited Stages Deli (Huge sandwiches named after famous New Yorkers. I had the Alice Cooper). and Rupert G's Hello Deli, where the sandwiches aren't as big, and are named after Late Show people (I had the CBS Orchestra and my cousin Dan had the Bif Henderson). And yes, we totally met Rupert and got our picture taken with him.

I could go on and on about New York and food, but I think I'll stop now. Surely there will be future New York posts. Hopefully at least one will be from my very own food adventures in the big city.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

island hopping

warmer weather is approaching...well it's pretty much here. not hot weather yet. just warm...perfect really. anyway, i'm getting into that summer mode. swimming, wearing tank tops and flip flops, and yearning for some tropical flava. so this week i go island with a tropical food theme.

How to cut a pineapple like a native.

Bamboo chicken. what a neat method!

An exibit all about edible tropical cacti, like pineapple and agave (yay tequila!).

Information about all kinds of edible tropical plants provided by the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Lychees online. I've tried Lychee juice and lychee candy. I'd like to explore this fruit some more.

Big list 'o bananas!!

A neat (and pretty!) website about Thai food, with menu translations, pictures, links and more!

An article and some informational links about Cuban cuisine. I never thought of Cuba as a place I'd like to visit someday, but this article makes it sound fun!

How to crack a coconut.

Soak up the sun and the sweet juices of the tropics. summers comin' and there's nothin' better than some island eats and drinks.