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Entries from January 2009

Mercury, Salmonella and Nitrates, Oh My

January 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments

It’s been quite a week for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). I had planned to write about organic farming as the next installment of our Sustainable Family Supper Project, but got waylaid reading everything I could get my hands (or mouse) on about the latest high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) shocker. (Check back Monday [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news · food politics · food safety

Recipe Swap Sunday

January 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I find a lot of great new recipe ideas from the foodbloggers I follow on Twitter, and in my daily blog skimming, and instead of just saving them to my own favorites I’ve started a “recipe retweet of the day” to share what I find. For those of you who aren’t on Twitter, here’s what [...]

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Tags: foodblogs · recipes

Sustainable Seafood 101

January 22nd, 2009 · 13 Comments

If your new year’s resolutions included healthier eating, you’re probably looking to include more fish in your diet. It’s one of my goals, anyway, but a trip to the fish counter is often headache inducing as I try to remember which fish is “safe.” Sustainable seafood guides look at several factors, and unfortunately it’s not [...]

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Tags: fish · food for thought · healthy eating · seafood · sustainable family supper

Sustainable Family Supper, Fish Night

January 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

In addition to the general guides mentioned above, regional Seafood Watch guides are also available. I know I usually advocate for eating locally and then admit that we often eat wild Alaskan salmon. Unfortunately, our local waterways are so polluted and endangered that local seafood is minimally available. I do buy local Blue crabs, oysters [...]

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Tags: fish · grains · recipes · seafood · sustainable family supper · weeknight meals

Vote for FoodieTots in Food Blog Awards

January 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

As mentioned yesterday, I was honored to be nominated for the Well Fed Network‘s Food Blog Awards in the Best Family/Kids Food Blog category. I want to thank my loyal readers who nominated me, the esteemed judges who selected me as a finalist, and my fellow nominees who are also devoted to raising kids on [...]

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