Thursday, January 17, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week

Blog of the Week
How could I have missed this? A sweet rundown of restaurant and magazine news with tons of relevant information to those of us who aren’t full-fledged foodies. They linked to me a few days ago, and I’m more than happy to return the favor. Impressive.

Blog of the Week #2
have cake, will travel
To continue with this week's vegan theme, HCWT is home to dozens of tasty-looking dairy-and-meat-free baking recipes. The White Chocolate Lime Cookies are seriously drool-worthy, but then again, so is everything else. Worth a gander, whatever your diet consists of. Thanks to Monika at Dabbles with Apples for the link.

Food Comedy of the Week
The Swedish Chef
Pierdy pierdy pier mork mork mork! Der shmingen video fringen flingen funny! Anden dere’s flingen flugen der lots more fargen flugen shmingen on You Tube. Checken outen dem all. Mork mork mork! (Translation: Seriously, you could blow an hour on YouTube just searching for old Muppets videos. I can’t believe how well they hold up. I thought they were hilarious at four, and 26 years later I’m still laughing up a lung.)

Organization of the Week
While Idealist isn’t so much an organization as an umbrella website for non-profits around the world, it IS a fabulous place to research volunteering opportunities, donation possibilities, and even job openings. There are special search categories for farming, agriculture, poverty, and hunger if you’d like to keep it food-relevant.

Tip of the Week
If you’re looking for something chocolatey but don’t want to overdo it, grab a bag of good bittersweet or dark chocolate chips. (Ghirardelli is my favorite.) Eating a dozen will sate your cravings and provide glorious antioxidants without going overboard with fat or calories. Of course, it might be a good idea to store the rest of the bag in a place that’s difficult to reach.

Untried Cheap, Healthy Recipe of the Week
Chickpea Cutlets at Chow
Another great link suggestion from Dabbles with Apples, this recipe comes from Veganomicon cookbook authors Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romano. It’s supposedly their masterpiece, and as a chickpea fan (must ... get ... commemorative jersey), I’m excited to try.

Video of the Week (Food Division)
“Peaches” by the Presidents of the United States of America
Mid-‘90s semi-hit from endearingly goofy Seattlites who, incidentally, have a new album coming out this Spring. Beyond the ace lyrics (“Peaches come from a can/They were put there by a man”), “Peaches” features the awesomest drummer-ninja showdown, ever.

(Photo courtesy of Flickr member Rageforst.)

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sugarcreekfarm said...

I have blown an hour on YouTube searching for old Muppets videos. My favorite is the original Ma Na Ma Na from 1969. I forced my husband and all 3 of our kiddos to sit and watch it. Now I can randomly sing "Doo doo do do doo" and at least one person in my family will answer back "ma na ma na". Hee hee.

VixenOnABudget said...

Thanks for the link to the Idealist site!

Celine said...

ooh, thank you for this!
I also remember the Presidents' video. can't believe it's been so long. I feel old...

SJ said...

love your tip of the week - I've been doing that since college (I keep mine in the back of the refrigerator or the freezer)