Weekly Roundup: 4.16.11

Ah, Saturday! I love Saturday because in theory I could sleep in. But, I never do. I think it’s nice to know I could, though!

I have been working on some changes to the blog lately, and I finally rolled them out for real yesterday. If you’re looking at the site on the web, I hope you like it! It’s still a work in progress, but, a major milestone has been passed! I am a pseudo geek in real life, but transitioning hosts has been one of the harder technical things I have tried to do.

If I could give anyone thinking of starting a blog that is intended to be viewed by more than just a small circle of friends one piece of advice, I’d tell them to start with WordPress.org and not try to do the .com to .org transition. There is just so much to think about and so many ways things can go awry with transitioning. Big thanks go out to Joseph, a fellow UT Austin Alum and all around good guy, who helped me sort through the whole ordeal!

And, thank you all for staying with me as I left multiple reminders to update your feed readers last week. Smile

Now, to the point of this post. There was quite a lot of controversial food and nutrition-related chatter on the interwebs this week, so I had a hard time picking out my faves to share. Here is where I netted out.

  • Chicago school bans homemade lunches, the latest in national food fight – Yahoo! News. The headline says it all. Woah.ont904c
  • Should there be a ‘fat tax’? – Los Angeles Times. This is a pretty interesting and gutsy editorial from the L.A. Times that riffs on the proposed legislation in Arizona I linked to last week. I am not about starting arguments around these parts, but thought I would at least share the article so you can form your own opinion. This comic was way too classic – though replace “Ontario Tax Man” with “Uncle Sam” to get the full effect. (Image source.)
  • You Have to Fight – No Meat Athlete. This article completely changed my mindset before I went on a 2,600 yard swim on Wednesday. I so didn’t want to do that swim. But, all of a sudden, it didn’t seem so bad. I think I will re-read it before Monday’s 3,000 yard swim.

Now for something more fun:

  • Wannabe Recipea: Mmmm Sauce – Peas and Thank You. There is a restaurant in Oregon called Café Yumm that I ate at once during a move from L.A. to Seattle. It has the most amazing sauce called Yumm Sauce. I am so excited that Mama Pea recreated it!
  • Homemade vs. Store Bought – Cook Train Eat Race. Ever since I started making homemade Lara Bars, I can’t bring myself to buy  one already made. Homemade bars are significantly cheaper, and taste better (sorry Lara!). Jason deconstructs a Starbucks parfait in this example of homemade vs. store bought.

And with that, I bid you a happy Saturday. 45 miles of biking are all that stand between me and couch time!

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