Archive for the ‘Healthy’ Category

Holy natural disasters, Batman!

August 31, 2011

Rice and I had an exciting week in our nation’s capital and nearby John Waters-ville. First we had an earthquake! Then a hurricane came way too close for comfort. When I was a kid, I loved Sim City. I would build up mega cities, the most perfect I could get them. Then I would send Godzilla through. He and his little 16-bit body would terrorize my town and leave a wake of destruction. Then, I’d 3-mile Island the place for good measure, and build it back up again.

Godzilla’s coming next. You heard it here, folks.

My uncle's dog, Angie, looks freaked out against the menacing clouds in South Carolina. (c) RWS

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Sesame Street’s Food for Thought

December 9, 2010

BEST DAY EVER! On December 7, 2010, I was invited to attend the launch of Sesame Workshop’s launch of the Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget campaign. While the campaign – a multimedia program to help support families with children that are coping with uncertain or limited access to affordable and nutritious foods – is rather serious at it’s core, leave it to Sesame Street to make it a good time.

Elmo gives a press conference

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Black bean and chicken tacos with cabbage slaw

February 20, 2009

When I made this I wasn’t really sure I was going to like it. I’m not particularly excited by black beans or cabbage. I figure at best, I’d have a relatively healthy and budget-friendly meal for me and the boy, and that in itself would be a win. That’s all I was going for.

Whole wheat tortillas grilled and folded in half make humougous and delicious taco wrappers.

Whole wheat tortillas grilled and folded in half make enormous and delicious taco wrappers.

But man oh my. I really enjoyed this. Really, really. The cabbage slaw in particular. I could have gobbled it up by itself, but in the taco it served as a great counterpoint to the warm beans and chicken resting inside waiting to be consumed.

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