Handpicked Links 09 April 2008

by sophie on April 9, 2008 · 6 comments

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I’m keeping the snowy graphic for now as it snowed here big time at the weekend.  Roll on spring.

  • Use your loaf and minimise food waste with a seasonal take on panzanella, a traditional Italian salad just made for using up slightly stale but otherwise good quality bread.  Deb at Smitten Kitchen has made a spring panzanella with asparagus, leeks and white beans.  I love Deb’s idea of rounding out the original recipe with a bit of protein by adding a can of beans.
  • 3 meals from one chicken – David Latt writes on the NY Times Bitten blog about being the perfect house guest and cooking three meals from one chicken as a thank you to his hosts.  He can come stay with me any time!
  • Use it all up vegetable pancakes from cookinpanda are a nifty way to make good use of all of those vegetable odds and ends in the fridge, served with a delicious avocado and ginger yogurt sauce
  • Go Emma!  Hollywood’s obsession with size zero has gone a bit too far of late so kudos to British actress Emma Thompson for taking to task the producers of her latest movie, Brideshead revisited, after telling teeny-tiny co-star Hayley Atwell that she had to use weight.  And winning!

  • Trends in traceable and accountable food production continue to develop apace, including this frozen creamed spinach from Iglo. Buyers can enter a tracking code from their packet to get a profile of the exact farm that their batch of spinach came from.  Expect to see more of this sort of labelling in the future.
  • concentrate lunch boxFruit friendly lunchbox made by Concentrate (see picture) comes with two built in protective fruit compartments and a thermospot to tell you if your sarnies have overheated.  You can even buy a matching neoprene cooler.  Concentrate’s Design for Education range is aimed at school children, though I can’t see why I can’t have one too…
  • You don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy these quick but nutritious meal suggestions from Ben Greenfield on Trifuel, including a healthy alternative to soothe those Reese’s peanut butter cup cravings using yogurt, peanut butter and dark chocolate


kathryn April 10, 2008 at 01:58

Thanks Sophie, great links. Love the lunchboxes.

Simply...Gluten-free April 10, 2008 at 22:48

My first time here – such a cute blog. I will be back!

Deb April 11, 2008 at 17:17

Always enjoy your links Sophie! Veggie pancakes sound great! Have a great weekend and hope that snow is gone by now!

Sophie April 13, 2008 at 08:35

Hi Kathryn – yes, I’m dying to get one of those lunchboxes!
Welcome over Simply…Gluten-free
Thanks Deb, glad you enjoy them. The snow is gone but I wouldn’t be surprised if it snuck back again before the month is out

Babeth April 15, 2008 at 22:05

Great links! If I could I would send you some of my South of France sun

Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet May 27, 2008 at 21:25

Those bento-inspired lunch boxes seem to be everywhere now. save the world and pack healthier fare. :)

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