healthy eating

POPCORN!!!

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October 3, 2013

I used to buy microwave popcorn. How easy can it be to have a healthy snack? Pop the bag in the microwave, press a couple of buttons, and whoosh - a snack. You might burn your fingers pulling the bag apart, or sometimes you miscalculate on a new machine and the popcorn burns, leaving a gnarly back-of-the-throat smell in the air for what feels like days. But generally, it worked.

And then I started reading about that popcorn. How many chemicals laced the bag itself. How the microwaves changed the chemicals from bad to worse. Especially how bad it was for kids.

But I love popcorn - and so do my kids. So what to do? Enter the way I made popcorn when I was a kid. Simple, really. A pot (with a lid), vegetable oil, popcorn, and the optional (for some people) butter and salt to top it.

So easy even a kid can make it. Want to watch? Here's today's Tasty Thursday! Yeah, there's a pot to wash. Easier to wash the pot than to scrub the chemicals from your body.

 

 

Tasty Thursday strikes again!

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September 12, 2013

Today's video is on Thai spring rolls - a recipe, how to make them, and some fun tips about them. Have you watched it yet? Tasty Thursday - Thai spring rolls!     

I've been making these videos for almost a year now. Almost 52 weeks of never missing a Thursday (not even Thanksgiving!) Someone, astounded that I spend a few hours every week putting these videos together and posting them, asked me why I make them. The answer is simple, though I can be more or less flip about it depending on the person asking and my own mood at the moment.

I like to help people. If I can help ONE person learn something, or smile, or try a new recipe or a new ingredient or a new tool or a new way of looking at things . . . it's worth it. 

Does this make me a badass? 'Cause I'm working on it.

Let me know what you think - ask questions - share ideas for this video series of mine - watch and enjoy and share and learn and laugh.

Happy Thursday!!!