Friday Link Love and a New Ice Cream Find

It’s Friday. Maybe you’re on your lunch break and need something interesting to read. Maybe you desperately need a distraction from a menial task at work. Maybe it’s your day off and your catching up on the happenings of the world.

For me, it’s Friday and though I had a very successful cooking week, none of it was original and none of it was particularly blog worthy (although I did make Angela’s savory oats and topped with a fried egg and sun dried tomatoes today – try it!), and my lunch breaks consist of running errands so I don’t have particularly compelling photos to share.

I will, however, share this lovely photo from girl’s night number two last night…

…sometimes you just need five different kinds of ice cream to try. I brought the one on the end – deep chocolate goat’s milk ice cream from LaLoo’s. It was so much lighter and fluffier than regular ice cream – almost like mousse. But in comparison to ice cream, it was much lower in fat and in comparison to sorbet, much lower in sugar. And yet still super rich and indulgent. A good find!

Onto the links!

Huffington Post: Food Revolution Day
Food Revolution Day is tomorrow – are you doing anything to celebrate?

NPR: Food Matters – A round up of food related TED Talks

New York Times: For Them, a Good Meal Tops Good Intentions
Chefs Thomas Keller and Androni Adruiz on the role chefs can/should play in sustainability, sustainable agriculture, and local communities

Huffington Post: Thomas Keller’s Disappointing Stance on Sustainable Cooking
One of many disappointed responses to the article above. I’m sure there are some supporting articles out there as well.

It’s National Women’s Health Week! How are you staying healthy this week?

Civil Eats: Weight of the Nation Takes a Realistic Look at a Looming Crisis
Grist: HBO’s ‘Weight of the Nation’ should have taken focus on food system change further
Different view points on an HBO special that aired this week.

Huffington Post: ‘Fitspiration’: Why It Isn’t So Inspirational
I agree with some of this and disagree with some of it (and I’m not particularly fond of how it reads like an ad – even if it is a not for profit).

This quote stands out: “Next time you see one of these “fitspiration” messages, please ask yourself how it makes you feel. If these images and texts motivate you to respect your body as something that can do so much good, make and reach fitness goals, and maintain health that will keep you happy and able, then they are appropriate for you. If they motivate you to worry about being looked at or to improve parts of your body to meet a beauty ideal you see in media, you must be aware of this.”

These images aren’t inherently bad, but they can be harmful. It’s good to be aware of your response.

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