July already? How did that happen? I hope you have some fun and festive (or simply relaxing) plans for the long weekend. I’ll be off camping…with laptop in tow (four article deadlines in the next week, plus the book writing never ends)! The forecast for the Oregon coast calls for some precipitation, so I figure I’ll write when it rains (we have a travel trailer, so the comfort factor is much better than with tent camping). Before I go, here’s some nutrition-related reading for your weekend:
- I received a question from a reader after my article on food fortification in The Seattle Times last weekend. This was the article I sent her in response: Concerns about folate causing autism are premature.
- Do you journal? Here are 21 fill-in-the-blank prompts to explore in your journal.
- Healthy living slashes cancer risk.
- 3 pointers for prioritizing your self-care.
- Senate reaches deal on labeling genetically modified food.
- Overcoming “last supper” syndrome.
- My husband sent me a “told you so” text yesterday about this news: Raw dough’s a raw deal and could make you sick. Yes, I have a not-so-secret history…from childhood…of eating raw cookie dough. It’s never made me sick, but I was surprised to read about the true culprit (hint: it’s not the raw eggs).
- On that note, do you have questions about food safety for your holiday BBQ or picnic? Find answers here.
- Finally, a quick watermelon-feta salad that would be perfect for the holiday weekend.
I’ll be camping (instead of blogging) on Monday, so I’ll return on Wednesday. Have a happy and safe Independence Day! Oh, before I forget, here’s a kitchen remodel update. While I was getting a massage last Saturday, this happened at home (bye-bye, old tile):