Handpicked Links 27 Feb 2008

by sophie on February 27, 2008 · 7 comments

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Back with recipes and photos as soon as our kitchen is back in action (it’s currently hidden under dust sheets while we decorate!)

  • Have your cake and eat it – arriving in my inbox minutes after reading Jane Clarke’s article on why homebaked cakes can be much more nutritious was this recipe on The Kitchn for an Oat, Pear and Raspberry loaf from my favourite, Bill Granger. Choc full of fruit and for those of us still in the throes of winter, the recipe states that it can be made with frozen raspberries.
  • Tasty vegetable dips – Cook & Eat has two great veggie dip recipes, one for carrot and yogurt and one with Meyer Lemon and Black Eyed Pea. A perfect healthy snack
  • Making it easy to eat well – a fantastic article written by Kathryn Elliot a few weeks ago on the strategies she employs to make it easy for her to make healthy choices when it comes to food. The post obviously struck a cord as there are some very thoughtful comments in response

  • Break your Bounty dependance – I’m guilty of being a bit too free with the old kitchen towels so this post on Culinate made me stop and think. Matthew Amster-Burton’s article is very practical, concentrating on finding alternatives for the individual chores where he uses paper towels the most. Apparently all the cool kids are switching over to microfiber to mop up their kitchen mess.
  • The 14-inch chicken breast – why the US olympic team will be taking their own food with them to Bejing and only trying out local delicacies when the competition has ended. A fascinating peek into all of the behind the scenes nutritional preparations
  • Naturally Lighthearted – the Dorset Cereals Naturally Lighthearted 7 day challenge sounds like a fun way to give yourself a bit of a boost. Each day involves 3 small tasks; a spot of healthy eating, something to get you out into the fresh air and a feelgood task (fun stuff like getting your hands dirty and planting something!)


Deb February 27, 2008 at 20:01

Wow Sophie, good reads! I like the dip one myself as I am a black-eyed pea lover!

kathryn February 27, 2008 at 22:21

Love the Dorset challenge. What a great, balanced, real approach. Plus I grew up in Dorset – so I’m loving the pictures of rolling countryside.
Good links Sophie.

Mar March 2, 2008 at 00:08

The Dorset Challenge looks so neat.
But I can’t even try to get the e-mails because I don’t live in the UK.

Sophie March 2, 2008 at 09:47

Hi Mar,
That’s a shame about the emails – I didn’t realise that. As far as I know (having read them) there isn’t anything country specific in the emails. I can’t see that it would do any harm if you try to sign-up selecting UK as your country

Mar March 2, 2008 at 15:16

I have a thing against lying when it says check here if you agree with out terms which state you have to a resident of the UK aged 18 or older.

Hélène March 4, 2008 at 19:57

My 1st time visiting. I really like reading your blog. Thanks for all the great links.

Sophie March 19, 2008 at 11:27

Just a quick note in case anybody else has the same query as Mar. Harriet at Dorset Cereals tells me that you can sign up for the Naturally Lighthearted 7 day challenge if you live outside of the UK, but you won’t be able to enter the competition.

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