iamom: (smiling eyes)
I'm reading a book right now which is making me consider not eating meat more seriously than ever before. It's called Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, and it's really, really well-written. Also extremely compelling and thought-provoking. I'd like to write at some length about the topic and this book once I'm finished, but this morning's Nonduality Highlights had the following snippet from Ram Tzu which made me laugh a bit:
Ram Tzu knows this...

God doesn't care
What you had for lunch.
He created tofu and sausage
With the same thought.

Yet you advanced ones
Swell with pride
Convinced your special diet
Is a shortcut to heaven.

Clever you.
Who would have ever thought
To look there.

The fools go on eating poison
In blissful ignorance.
Too stupid and unspiritual
Not to enjoy their
Ice cream, French fries, and red meat.

Ram Tzu says...

Far better to die a single death
Than a thousand little daily ones.

- Ram Tzu, posted to AlongTheWay
Can I read that as condoning the eating of meat? :)
iamom: (iam)
From this post on Bloggers Blog (you know they're serious about blogging when the permalink URLs for their entries contain 5 instances of the word "blog"), the results of the 2005 Food Blog Awards. [livejournal.com profile] wickenden has a pretty handsome food blog himself, by the way (it's called Dinner At My House), and one of my favourite photography-related food blogs, Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks, is woefully absent from this list (although their food blog winner looks to have been heavily inspired by 101 Cookbooks). However, I have no idea how to get included in the food blog network mentioned below, nor if the food blogs that won had to be part of their network.
The winners of the 2005 Food Blog Awards have been announced. They were announced on the Well Fed Network, a recently launched network of food blogs. Here is a list of the winners.
  • Best Chef's Blog: Egg Beater
  • Best City Blog: David Lebovitz (Paris, France)
  • Best Blog Covering the Food Industry: The Food Whore
  • Best Blog Covering Wine, Beer or Spirits: Vinography
  • Best Food Blog - Humor: The Food Whore
  • Best Food Blog - Photography: Nordljus
  • Best Food Blog - Recipes: Chocolate & Zucchini
  • Best Food Blog - Restaurant Reviews: Becks and Posh
  • Best Food Blog - Theme: Gluten Free Girl
  • Best Food Blog - Writing: Chocolate & Zucchini
  • Best Group Food Blog: Too Many Chefs
  • Best Non Blogging Food Site: Epicurious
  • Best New Blog: Delicious Days
  • Best Post: Meat comes from Animals; Deal with it, or eat Vegetables - written by Barbara at Tigers & Strawberries
  • Best Overall Food Blog: Orangette
  • iamom: (iam)
    President's Choice makes this amazing spinach dip which is really high in fat and calories. My wife found an easy recipe that's far healthier, but still tastes fantastic. I made it last night. Go easy on the salt though, if you use it at all. The parmesan is salty enough.
    1 c low-fat mayonnaise
    1 c fresh spinach, finely chopped
    1/4 c cheddar cheese, shredded
    1/4 c parmesan cheese, grated
    1/4 c cottage cheese
    2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 tsp worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    salt and pepper (optional)

    Blend all ingredients by hand in a bowl or in a food processor. (I used a fork.)


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