Friday, March 26, 2010

A Pair of Announcements

Sweet readers! The links are coming a little later today, but first: Leigh and I wrote an opinion piece for CNN. It's here: Want Healthy Kids? Learn How to Cook.

In related news, Husband-Elect and I will be appearing tomorrow morning on CBS' The Early Show to discuss the $25 Food Project. We are super excited, and currently in desperate search of things to wear.

See you back here in a few hours.

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In the meantime, hello everyone from CNN! If you’re visiting the blog for the first time, welcome! We’re so happy to have you. Bathroom’s on the left. If you’re a longtime reader, we love you! We’re not kidding. It's a little scary.

To get an idea of what CHG is all about, our FAQ and mission statement are good places to begin. To go a little deeper, these six posts give a pretty solid overview of what we do here:
  1. Spend Less, Eat Healthier: The Five Most Important Things You Can Do
  2. Dr. Veg-Love, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Seasonal Produce
  3. The Circular Game: Decoding Your Supermarket Weekly
  4. How to Tell if a Recipe is Cheap and Healthy Just by Looking at it
  5. Weekly Menu Planning for Singles, Couples, and Working People
  6. Relax, Frugal Eater: A Measured Approach to Lifestyle Changes
Our master article directory of over 135 similar pieces can be found here. We also post one or two frugal, healthy, and delicious recipes per week, which are compiled here. There's something like 300 right now, and we’re always adding to the list. Here are ten fairly simple favorites to get you started:
Hope you’re enjoying the blog so far. We’d love to hear from you if you have suggestions, and best of luck with your cooking!

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22 comments:

threelilcs said...

Hi, I just read your article on ccnn.com and then mosied on over to your website. I thought the article was great. May people will read it and go, "Duh!" But sad to say, for too many others cooking at home is a noevl idea. Some might even consider it, "retro." I grew up eating at home. No choice - very little money = not eating out. We're an American military family who have been stationed in many places where there were few, if any places to eat out. It was only after going back home to visit family a few years back that I really noticed how people have gotten away from eating at home. We stayed with my brother and family and the first morning, we had to eat out because there was no food in the house. We are blessed to have a program in our overseas commissary where American grocery coupons are accepted up to 6 months past the expiration date. That makes it even better to eat at home. I can identify with many of your readers comments on other posts, whose diet doesn't include foods which are "couponed." Few European shops operate with coupons. The food is fresher. The frozen foods sections and boxed and tinned foods sections are much smaller then an American grocer. But even then, there are ways to "trim the fat." I shop near closing when many of those fresh foods are reduced drastically. There's an old, old, saying..."Where there's a will, there's a way." It can be applied here. If you wanna save money and eat for healthy, you will. Thanks for the great website, ladies!!

Rebekah said...

Nice. Looking forward to the $25 food project discussion.

Avlor said...

Superb! I left a comment there in support. Congrats on the TV spot too!

KitschenBitsch said...

Kudos on the CNN article and your morning spot! Question -- what article made the life expectancy statement? (I'd like to have that in my arsenal the next time someone asks me for proof. :) )

Tom said...

Thank you telling lazy people to learn how to cook. Children learn healthy eating habits at home. People that say they dont have time to cook really mean they dont have time for their children.
See what we are doing at the Florida Department of Agriculture.
www.freshfromfloridakids.com

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Great job! I loved the article you wrote and I love this blog.... so glad I found it. I've been cooking at home now for about three months and I've seen such a difference in my attitude, my waistline (lost fifteen pounds) and my energy level. My family and I are much happier and this way I save money and I KNOW what is being put in my food. Thanks for the recipes. I'm definitely trying those breakfast ones soon....

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Oh and P.S. -- good luck on your TV appearance~! How exciting! I will try to record it on DVR so I can see you and hear about it. Best wishes! (If it were me, I'd wear something comfortable, dark like black or navy and have a smile!)

Elizabeth said...

Way to go, girls! As a devoted reader old enough to be your mother, I am proud of you! Get out there and spread the word! Tofu rules!

veggieterrestrial said...

Yay and congrats! Love your blog, and I will be DVRing the spot tomorrow. Also- didn't see it- but is there a shopping list for the $25 project?

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl said...

Oh, wow! How exciting for you guys! I'm looking forward to seeing the piece.

amanda said...

Congrats on the article! I love what you are doing! I'm trying to encourage kids to learn how to cook "good food" too!
Share this link with other families, it's the first EVER healthy cooking show for kids! The Good Food Factory!
www.thegoodfoodfactory.com

Rock On Healthy Eaters!
Amanda Curry
Creator & Host
The Good Food Factory

Kris said...

Yay! Thanks, you guys. We are mother excited.

KB, I don't know if this is the actual source, but here's an AMA link that should be helpful on that front:
http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=740

Veggie, I haven't posted a shopping list yet, though there is a recipe rundown. I need to get on that.

Anonymous said...

Hey I am here because of your article on cnn.com also! I am SO thankful I found your site!! I am horrible at cooking and want to get better and feed my family healthier options. Your site gives reasonable, doable options and is extremely helpful for those of us who are semi-clueless in the kitchen. We eat out alot (which is 100% my fault) but I'm sort of scared of the kitchen. I just read your post about the top 5 things to do in your kitchen or something like that and feel such encouragement.
Thanks again!!!

Leigh said...

Thanks y'all! So tickled. Can't wait to see Kris and H-E on the tube tomorrow.

Elizabeth, go tofu!

Ricki said...

Congrats on both the CNN article and the morning spot--awesome! I'm off to the cnn site to read the article. As someone who's always cooked at home, can't wait to feel validated! ;)

Kimberly said...

Much love from a longtime faithful reader - you are awesome and I'm so excited more people will be finding that out! <3

Food Allergy Queen said...

Awesome press on CNN today, I shared it with my readers! I'm so impressed how encouraging you were with potentially new cooks...yes, please appreciate that "Cooking is a learned skill." I've worked in a gourmet cooking store, and was horrified at how many people didn't care that they didn't know how to cook AND were proceeding to inflict that ignorance on their guests..."I'm gonna cook Thanksgiving for 12 from scratch, never made anything before, tra la! Can you tell me everything I have to do?" UGH.

Thanks for your blog, I'll look to get inspiration!

Chief Family Officer said...

Congratulations! I hope you've found outfits :)

wosnes said...

Great article on CNN. Given the start of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution it was very timely.

I'm not sure if breakfast is the place to start. It's often the craziest time of the day. But that might work for some folks while dinner or lunch might work for others. But just start!

Please post a link to your appearance on The Early Show. I can't get it in my neck of the woods (or at least I don't think I can).

Stephanie said...

Awesome ladies! Way to go!

ilikecoffee said...

I just watched you on the early show! My favorite part was when you said "sinckerdoodle", and they were all like whaaat? you said, "it's a cookie." Awesome job!

Nancy said...

I missed your tv spot. Couldn't find a link to it on The Early Show's web site. Can you provide one? I hate that I missed it.