Earlier this month, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted to his personal Facebook page that he had just killed a pig and a goat. The action was part of Zuckerberg's year-long challenge for 2011: if he is going to eat meat, he can only do it from animals he kills himself.
Pork: It's versatile, delicious and, when raised in a sustainable, healthy way, an excellent component of any meaty menu. But a new marketing slogan designed to increase pork sales resulted in a backlash yesterday on Twitter and around the blogosphere. "Pork: Be Inspired," a new campaign launched by the National Pork Board, has polarized the food community and sparked a certain amount of social media ridicule along the way....more
To build off of my last post, featuring a friend and fellow blogger that completed a 30-day vegan cleanse, I wanted to talk more about the vegan part of the equation.I thought it was super timely that Oprah hosted a show focused on veganism and offered a week-long vegan challenge to her staff. One of her guests was Kathy Freston, known as The Veganist....more
Today (February 1st) marks the first anniversary of the first andthenmakesoup post. I’m amazed at how quickly the year passed, and that I have yet to make a dent in my recipe files!A big thank you to all my friends (including those I’ve yet to meet in person) for support, comments, on and offline feedback, and especially for putting up with me saying “Wait, wait, don't eat it yet, I have to take a picture of it first!!” I appreciate all of you....more
Two bloggers, Cathy Barrow of Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Kitchen and Kim Foster of The Yummy Mummy, wanted to undertake a friendly challenge -- to tackle a different project each month from "Charcuterie" by Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn. Turns out, everyone else wanted to do this, too.
What makes a balanced diet? With all the conflicting info on food pyramids and carb counting, it's tough to remember the basics. Here's a breakdown of the nutrients you need for a healthy body—and the foods that provide them.
Protein—Protein is necessary for building strong muscles and protecting the immune system. It also helps slow the speed of digestion and makes you feel full faster....more