Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Seeing is believing...

I admit I learn a lot on Twitter and YouTube. They are great places for info sharing. For example, I've hear of this urban myth: a happy meal that's been shown around in perfect condition that's 4 years old. The healthy food circles are always bringing this up. Well thanks to a Tweet from @kandaka_long I now have proof.

Here's the video of said old McD's food, preserved without any interference of it's own composition (whatever that may be):

Friday, March 12, 2010

Look Here: Recipe Roundup

Ok I know I said you could find the curry chick peas and the whole wheat pasta salad right here, but some of you have probably had to dig around the website to find the recipes. So I'm going to corral the recent demo recipes right here for you to make it easy to find.

Very Berry Soda

Fill a tall glass 2/3 full with ice cubes.
Pour half full with club soda or sparkling mineral water.
Top off with an all-natural dark berry juice blend such as cran-blueberry.
Stir and enjoy the refreshing burst of antioxidants and flavor!

Curried Chickepeas with Kale (or Spinach)
also see video in left margin on this page

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Artichokes, Chicken and Spinach

Herb Roasted Chicken
1 Roasting hen
1 spring rosemary, stemmed and chopped
5 sprigs of thyme, stemmed and chopped
½ head garlic
4 bay leaves
black pepper
1 lemon thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Liberally season chicken with salt, pepper and herbs (including inside the cavity). Stuff garlic and bay leaves inside of the cavity. Fold wings behind the chicken and secure the legs. Place on a rack or perforated pan in a roasting pan. Cover breast and tops of legs with lemon slices. Bake at 400 degrees in center of the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning half way through cooking. Chicken is done when thick part of the thigh joint is pierced with a knife and the juices run clear, and none of the flesh is pink. Discard lemons, and slice chicken to serve.