I thought I wasn't going to get around to posting today, and then I saw that my latest article for Livestrong was published: "What Effect Does Gluten Have on the Human Body?" So, in lieu of a proper post, I invite you to link on over and check it out!
July 25, 2014
My husband said, "I think you need to stay home and just take a Carrie day. Read magazines, watch movies. Don't even think about anything nutrition-related. Don't check your email. When was the last time you took a day off? Like, five years ago?"
I think I just sort of blinked at him. I didn't know how to answer, because I honestly couldn't remember the last time I took a full day off (other than when we were in Paris). I'm always working (including weekends) even if some of the projects aren't income-generating. "I have to at least do a blog post," I said.
"Then you better write it tonight."
(Yep, he's a keeper.) So I wrote this post last night, and I'm taking today day off. I'm going to watch "Her," and finish reading "The Aviator's Wife." I can't go for a walk because of my stupid injured foot, but I can lift weights, and do a little yoga. Maybe I'll even do some sewing...if I remember how (it has been that long).
Anyway, enough about me...here are a few links I picked out from the week:
- We are our bacteria. (I will never get tired of reading about our gut microbiome.)
- And, along those lines, how do you weigh probiotic logic vs. gut feelings?
- Is organic chicken worth the price?
- Not enough sun exposure can be risky. (Furthering the debate over whether we should protect our skin from the sun 24-7.)
- Are you a member of the 92 percent clean plate club?
Finally, one special link to information on my upcoming classes! Two free classes next month ("Health, Wellness & Weight") and one 6-week class starting in September, "Healthy For (Your) Life," which has an early registration discount. I'm very excited to be able to offer these content-rich classes.
Have a wonderful weekend!
July 23, 2014
It's that magical time of the summer when my vegetable garden is booming and I am awash in squash, green beans, tomatoes and herbs. Naturally, I've been keeping an eye out for tasty and nutritious ways to use this bounty.
Salads are also very much on my mind, because even though it's 63 degrees and raining right now in Seattle, we've had a gorgeous, warm summer, and that weather is scheduled to return this weekend. One of my favorite summer salads is tabbouleh, and I am excited to try these two variations on that theme:
Even though I've been good about picking my summer squash before they reach the size of a small automobile, it's super helpful to have some new and interesting squash recipes kicking around. I'm super excited about these two:
Speaking of quinoa, I can never have too many salads that use this super grain. This one looks really yummy:
I remember when I thought the idea of grilling my salad was crazy. Now I just think it's delicious. Lucky for me that I have some romaine lettuce in my garden so I can make this:
Hurry up and return, Seattle summer!