The James Beard Foundation recently handed out awards and "Whole Grains Every Day, Every Way" won for the Healthy Focus category. This grabbed our athletic-minded attention.
The book gets great reviews. For example, on Amazon.com one reviewer writes, ?This book is a must for anyone trying to make sense of whole-grain recommendations and labels.
You don't have to be an environmentalist to have noticed all the press GREEN initiatives have been getting lately. You've likely heard about (or have seen) Gore's movie, read about the push for ethanol and the ensuing controversy regarding corn prices, and/or participated in some sort of earth friendly endeavor...recycling, driving a hybrid, bicycling to work etc.
If you're looking to be more green--in more ways than one--consider participating in a CSA.
I love to cook, read cooking magazines/books and each week I look forward to our local paper's Food Section. Lately, though, my culinary interests have regressed--to baby and toddler food.
Our daughter (9 months) is transitioning from baby food to people food, and I'm determined to NOT become a short order cook. So now I'm looking for food we can all enjoy and I'm looking at food a whole new way.
One recipe that is already a success is an edamame (soybean) puree.
Ronald, Grimace and Hamburgler might soon have a new product to push. Anaheim McDonald's franchisee, Scott Frisbie, convinced the Golden Arch suits to test a new bigger, better and unhealthier burger--The Third Pound Angus Burger.
McDonald's competitors, Burger King and Carl's Jr., have featured big burgers on their menus for a couple of years, and their increased same store sales may suggest that Americans prefer Angus.
As our subscribers know, in our "Eat Well" section, along with the restaurants, cafes and farmers markets, we also identify grocers and markets that offer prepared, ready to go foods. The Athletic-Minded Traveler staff often dines at a Whole Foods or Wild Oats when we're home and on the road. We love both. (My salads usually top out at about $14!)
Anyway, today's news announcing that Whole Foods is buying Wild Oats immediately caught my eye. And as a stock owner I was happy to see that shares of both companies are up.
This may be old news to some--the promotion has been ongoing at many participating McDonalds for a while--but we are surprised to learn that at many Mickey D's the promotion for its new Premium Blend coffee continues. Every Monday through April 2007, it's free!!! No gimmicks...no catch...no requirements to buy a Big Mac...just plain and simple free coffee.
And before you poo poo Ronald's "joe", we understand that it tastes pretty darn good since they modified their brew last year.
In 2004 the USDA conducted an in-depth study of the antioxidant content of commonly consumed foods. To my surprise, not far down the list from red beans, wild blueberries, and cranberries, were artichokes and pecans. Who knew? (I love artichokes.)
Follow this link to see the top 20. Even the russet potato made this prestigious list. But in terms of nuts, ONLY the pecan made the antioxidant top-20 cut.
?Don?t mess with my peanut butter.? That?s what my husband said when I recently switched to an organic brand. ?Isn?t all PB wholesome and natural?? he queried. While PB&J is as American as Apple Pie, there could be a health glitch.
Have you checked out the ingredients in your favorite nutty staple? If you?re not buying all natural or organic, you?re likely getting more than you bargained for.