September 16th, 2011
world-shaker:

Phases of the Moon

Relevant to my current studies. Couldn’t resist…

world-shaker:

Phases of the Moon

Relevant to my current studies. Couldn’t resist…

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August 7th, 2011
hipsterfood:

kewl smoothie
i know we’ve been making a lot of drink posts lately, but it’s just too hot to cook, or do anything else, really. plus, this one is really great for extra-hot days!
blend until smoothie consistency:
3-4 cups (or handfuls) frozen strawberries
2 cups watermelon, melon-balled
1 cup cucumber
1 cup almond milk, or just enough to keep the blade spinning

Mmm, this smoothie looks like a heavenly, wonderful gift from the earth. Thank you, Earth.
This past weekend, I attended a little dinner get-together where all the food was vegetarian. My friend Meg prepared a heavenly spread: 2 types of vegetarian pizza, veggie gyoza, and eggplant parmesan. We also had h’ors d’oeuvres (including the delicious WHOLLY GUACAMOLE!), and I had my first ever water melonade. That’s right… water melonade. And it was served right in the carved out melon it came from. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing.
Thank you again, Earth, for making some meals feel so good!
Keep questioning,Sara 

hipsterfood:

kewl smoothie

i know we’ve been making a lot of drink posts lately, but it’s just too hot to cook, or do anything else, really. plus, this one is really great for extra-hot days!

blend until smoothie consistency:

  • 3-4 cups (or handfuls) frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups watermelon, melon-balled
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 cup almond milk, or just enough to keep the blade spinning

Mmm, this smoothie looks like a heavenly, wonderful gift from the earth. Thank you, Earth.

This past weekend, I attended a little dinner get-together where all the food was vegetarian. My friend Meg prepared a heavenly spread: 2 types of vegetarian pizza, veggie gyoza, and eggplant parmesan. We also had h’ors d’oeuvres (including the delicious WHOLLY GUACAMOLE!), and I had my first ever water melonade. That’s right… water melonade. And it was served right in the carved out melon it came from. It was a beautiful, beautiful thing.

Thank you again, Earth, for making some meals feel so good!

Keep questioning,
Sara 

July 8th, 2011
nprfreshair:

On today’s Fresh Air, how industrial farming destroyed the tasty tomato…and why we’re partially responsible, says Barry Estabrook: “It’s the price we pay for insisting we have food out of season and not  local. We foodies and people in the sustainable food movement  chant these mantras ‘local, seasonable, organic, fair-trade,  sustainable’ and they almost become meaningless because they’re said so  often and you see them in so many places. If you strip all those away,  they do mean something, and what they mean is that you end up with  something like a Florida tomato in the winter — which is tasteless.”

nprfreshair:

On today’s Fresh Air, how industrial farming destroyed the tasty tomato…and why we’re partially responsible, says Barry Estabrook: “It’s the price we pay for insisting we have food out of season and not local. We foodies and people in the sustainable food movement chant these mantras ‘local, seasonable, organic, fair-trade, sustainable’ and they almost become meaningless because they’re said so often and you see them in so many places. If you strip all those away, they do mean something, and what they mean is that you end up with something like a Florida tomato in the winter — which is tasteless.”

June 23rd, 2011

One of the things I love most about commuting…

… to the city for my internship is my pit-stop at the lovely little coffee shop, Passero’s. A review on yelp.com nails it on the head “a lonely beacon of hope in the dreary fluorescence of Suburban Station.”

Today was the first time I got something to eat to accompany my iced soy latte, and it was exquisite! A quinoa salad with corn, roasted red peppers, and fresh spinach. I’ve kind of been thinking about it all day, and I hope to recreate it tomorrow for lunch.

I have a WHOLE DAY off tomorrow! No part-time work at the mall, no internship, no commitments… just a day for me. I haven’t quite figured out what I’m going to do with myself, other than go to Wegman’s and do a little cooking for myself. Oh, and some thesis/internship work, of course.

Any suggestions for a fun & relaxing summer’s day?

May 26th, 2011
mothernaturenetwork:

Eat a planet-friendly dietYou know what foods are bad for you, and you know you should eat them in moderation to stay healthy. However, there are also many foods that are bad for the Earth’s health. Check out these 12 foods that are bad for the planet.

Two of my aunts recently went vegan, so I’ve been a lot more mindful of what I’ve been eating, in the hopes of cutting out unneccessary sugars and fats while getting in a variety of plant-based foods!
Keep questioning,Sara

mothernaturenetwork:

Eat a planet-friendly diet
You know what foods are bad for you, and you know you should eat them in moderation to stay healthy. However, there are also many foods that are bad for the Earth’s health. Check out these 12 foods that are bad for the planet.

Two of my aunts recently went vegan, so I’ve been a lot more mindful of what I’ve been eating, in the hopes of cutting out unneccessary sugars and fats while getting in a variety of plant-based foods!

Keep questioning,
Sara

March 11th, 2011
laughingsquid:

Treasure Island Can Scuplture

Part of the honors program’s mission on campus is civic engagement. In addition to my courses this semester, I’m taking a 1-credit option based on Philabundance’s annual Canstruction competition! In the fall, we decided to draft a sculpture of our own and submit an application for the competition. We’ve made it past the first round and will be can-structing our very own structure during the overnight build session in May.
All of the sculptures must be made purely of canned foods (like the image above), and after the pieces are judged all of the food goes to Philabundance! What a fun way to donate time and energy to a great cause. Can’t wait to get started!
Keep questioning,Sara 

laughingsquid:

Treasure Island Can Scuplture

Part of the honors program’s mission on campus is civic engagement. In addition to my courses this semester, I’m taking a 1-credit option based on Philabundance’s annual Canstruction competition! In the fall, we decided to draft a sculpture of our own and submit an application for the competition. We’ve made it past the first round and will be can-structing our very own structure during the overnight build session in May.

All of the sculptures must be made purely of canned foods (like the image above), and after the pieces are judged all of the food goes to Philabundance! What a fun way to donate time and energy to a great cause. Can’t wait to get started!

Keep questioning,
Sara