archive for June, 2007

Pasta with Broccoli

Posted on June 28, 2007

Last night I spoke with Sean — one of the coolest people I know — and he mentioned that he missed seeing large photos with delicious recipes around here.

He just landed a huge new project, so I doubt he’ll be making pasta with broccoli anytime soon, though this tasty high-protein dish is an easy one, so maybe he’ll find the time.

Pasta with Broccoli

1 (7) oz. box Papadini Rotini Hi-Protein Pure Lentil Bean Pasta
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 medium onion, sliced
1 head […]

Product Review: Toasted Sesame Oil

Posted on June 16, 2007

This condiment is a family favorite. We drizzle it on everything from kale to chicken. It adds a wonderful, nutty Asian flavor to dishes. I consider it a kitchen staple.

My younger son especially likes toasted sesame oil and in his enthusiasm, sometimes tries to dump half the bottle on his steamed broccoli. In order to make him think twice before pouring with a heavy hand and drowning his greens, I warn that he must finish all he puts on his […]

Celiac in People Magazine

Posted on June 14, 2007

As a Waldorf mother, I never thought I would confess to reading People magazine. Recently though, I decided to come clean; I am addicted to, and read this weekly rag voraciously, and not just in the dentist’s office.

In my struggle to come out of the closet – mostly to myself, my husband and children are fully aware of the addiction – I pretend that this purchase is in the name of sociological research. I tell myself that as an entrepreneur, […]

Product Review: Nau

Posted on June 12, 2007

In spring of 2005, Eric Reynolds, the visionary creator of the company Marmot, contacted me. He wanted to pitch what he said would be the next big thing in retail. He arrived at my office, laptop in tow and we pored over his spreadsheets and business plan.

His ambitious venture: to launch a chain of environmentally friendly clothing stores. I was in.

His concept included minimalist stores constructed of recycled materials which would sell 100% organic cotton clothing; the pièce […]

Fed Fights Mad Cow Testing

Posted on June 7, 2007

Creekstone Farms wants to protect your health. The USDA, however, is against this.

This premium producer of high quality beef sued the USDA for denying it permission to test their cattle for mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse). Creekstone Farms has their own slaughterhouse and processing facility. They do not use hormones or antibiotics and feed their herds pesticide free grains. They want to take their high standards one step further and test their herds for […]

Gas Guzzling Gangstas

Posted on June 5, 2007

The hot topic this summer is fuel economy.

Unless you’re a lobbyist for General Motors, Ford or Chrysler, that is! While Japan is kicking some serious butt with the Toyota Prius (more than a million sold to date), the big 3 are trying to buy their way out of increased mileage standards.

Check out Mark Fiore’s video Innovations in Energy, a hilarious snapshot of energy policy in our country.

The Terminator

Posted on June 1, 2007

I never, ever thought I’d be calling the Terminator an activist, however, Ahhhnold is my new hero. He not only sued the EPA once for failing to implement carbon dioxide regulations, he is now threatening to do so again!

That’s the short of it. The whole story is quite convoluted. The EPA claimed that it does not have the “authority” to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. Go figure? Supreme Court told EPA otherwise. In the face of EPA foot dragging, the […]

Book Review: Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Posted on June 1, 2007

This is one of the most important healing tools in my possession. Handy, astute and concise, this excellent guide is geared toward informing and empowering individuals to take charge of their health.

A practical A-Z reference manual, Prescription for Nutritional Healing offers drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements. When one of us has a cold, it’s the first thing I reach for. This book is no nonsense and a real winner!