Monday, April 11, 2011

school bans homemade lunches

chicago school bans homemade lunches

anyone else see this on yahoo?
only a child who has a food allergy can bring in a meal. my older son has the choice of buying or taking lunches from home. he's lucky and has no allergies. he chooses to take 99% of the time. so, i got him a thermal container. can have hot or cold lunches. why? he comes home with horror stories: today for lunch they had fish sticks, a roll and carrots.
i can see banning junk food. but, a lot of kids bring perfectly healthy lunches. both my boys schools ban soda, fast food and the like.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Israeli Couscous

While checking for something new in the bulk bins at Whole Foods, i came across Israeli Couscous. I've had it at restaurants. but, never seen it at a grocery store before. so, had to buy a pound of it. this was my first try. very basic and very delicious. i cooked the couscous in chicken broth (you could use veggie broth) just like it was any pasta.  after it was cooked, i added it to some grilled beef and asparagus. about 1/2 cup of the broth, tsp of dried parsley and tsp of dried oregano.

if you've never had Israeli couscous, it's definitely worth trying.

pop chips

I've had these a few times. they're vegan. not greasy. and, have a good taste. there's 3 different flavors: original, salt & vinegar and BBQ. the original is definitely the best. maybe I'm a purest.  
you should try these.

Friday, April 8, 2011

a letter

dear Starbucks,

i understand the raising of your prices. everyone did. but, medium 2 drinks for $12 is a turnoff. then, to add insult to injury, soy milk in anything costs 60 cents more per drink. 60 cents? per drink? so, people with food allergies or want the healthiness or vegan get fined. no thank you. i'll bring my own drink next time.

no love,
the lady (and small child) who feel this is unfair

my son thinks a vanlla bean frappuccino is a "milkshake". i'll make my own as a small with soy milk is over $5.