Welcome to another edition of Food Tuesday! Yes, I know it’s late again – it took me longer than I was expecting to get home, but it was for a good reason, so I’m sure you won’t mind. I have a pretty diverse line-up for your mid-week viewing, so read, share, enjoy and comment. Here we go!
Ok, so I don’t want to cause a panic, but we have a shortage nearing crisis proportions. Consumers are rushing stores, profiteers are taking advantage of the situation by auctioning their surplus at exorbitant prices, and there is no telling when – or if – the crisis will end. No, it is not a good time to be a Marmite fan in New Zealand. “Marmite Shortage Hitting New Zealand Grocers” – Huffington Post
Thank you, Reader’s Digest. Thank you for telling me that eating olive oil, nuts, avocados, chocolate, yogurt, cheese, wine and honey will actually help me lose weight. Thank you for validating my afternoon sweets and junk food cravings with your explanation that the brain craves glucose when engaged in long stretches of mental/knowledge-based work. However, no thanks for the revelation that the best way to work out is, in fact, with high intensity interval training (HIIT). Now I have to run for short bursts if I want to get thin – and I hate running. “13 Things Diet Experts Won’t Tell You About Weight Loss” – Good Morning America/Yahoo
I take no pleasure in being a drag – I really, really don’t. That said…we really need to start eating more organic vegetables, you guys. Especially corn. Turns out that when corn seeds are sprayed with insecticide, the residual spray kills bees very, very dead. When it comes to Colony Collapse Disorder, we are our own worst enemy. Speak for the bees and do what you can to buy local and organic if you can. “Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides” – ABC News
I have never read The Hunger Games. I have no desire to read the books, and I consequently have no desire to see the movie. Maybe that’s why I chuckled when I saw this article featuring recipes inspired by the books and movie. Now, I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with this article, nor am I saying that you shouldn’t have some fun and try to make food from your favorite books. What I am saying is that there are other people out there doing it better and for a much cooler series. So there. “The Hunger Games Feast: Recipes from Panem” – Yahoo
This last link is for my amazing fiance, who just celebrated a birthday and is a huge Dr. Who fan. If I had it in me to make this for him, I would. On the bright side, I now have a year to study both baking and architecture, so maybe I can whip this up for him next time. “TARDIS Cake” – Do It Myself