CK Friday Links--Friday July 3, 2009

Here's yet another selection of particularly interesting links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts and your feedback.

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The Year's Top Ten Recipes at Cheap Healthy Good
One of my all-time favorite food blogs turned two this week (rock on, Kris!) and to celebrate it ran a retrospective of its cheapest, healthiest and goodest recipes of the prior year. A must read.

Twitter+Real-Time Restaurant Reviews at Eat All About It
Rebekah muses on bite-by-bite Tweets from diners at the grand opening of a new local restaurant, and wonders whether these "microreviews" are a blessing or curse to the restaurant industry. Thanks to Accidental Hedonist for the link.

How Low Can You Go? Moorish Style Chickpea and Spinach Stew at The Simple Dollar
This post is an excellent example of recipe modification in action. Trent takes a recipe and bends it to his whims, making it easier and less time consuming to prepare.

Easy Biscuits at The Amateur Gourmet
Adam shows us an easy homemade biscuit recipe, and as a bonus he offers us his technique for dirtying an absolute minimum number of dishes while making them.

Pickled Shrimp with Lime at Homesick Texan
Lisa shares a perfect recipe for a hot summer day--her shrimp ceviche marinated in lime and pineapple juice. One word: wow.

12 Cool Summer Soups at
An awesome soup blogroll for the hot summer. Two that look particularly good: Chilled Tomato With Fresh Basil Soup and Avocado Soup.

Negotiation Tips for Beginners at Man Vs. Debt
Adam shares a ton of insights on how to overcome your fear of negotiating, how to find common ground, when to ask for things and when to keep quiet. An exceptional post.

14 Simple Ways to Convert Your Sedentary Lifestyle at Dumb Little Man
Good ideas on how to build a few habits into your daily life to become more active. Thanks to @trenttsd for the link.

4 Ways to Fight "But I Might Need it Someday" Syndrome at
I have this syndrome big time with books and I've been fighting it for years. These four suggestions were an excellent help to me. Bonus post: 30 Ways to Make Your Life More Simple, particularly tips 1, 15 and 26.

How to Pay for Two Years of Travel at The Future is Red
Leigh gives away all her secrets on how to afford full-time travel in this highly informative two-part series (here's the sequel). This post is timely for Laura and me--we've been traveling for much of the past year and we're trying to figure out if we can continue to do this over the next few years. Bonus post: How to Avoid Scams When Traveling in a Foreign Country.

11 Health Myths That May Surprise You at The New York Times
A couple of notables relating to food: Number 10 covers the unconscionable crime of double-dipping, while number 11 claims the five second rule is bunk.

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Leigh said...

Hey Daniel,

Thanks for including my links on your page (even though they're not foodie links).

It's great to be back in touch with you!

Daniel said...

You're welcome Leigh!! Yep, most of my links are food-related, but each week I slip in a few really good ones of general interest too. :)

Thanks for reading!


startcooking said...

Thanks for the link to! My cold Avocado Soup recipe is perfect for beginner cooks (who own a blender!).

Daniel said...

Hi Kathy, yep that recipe is a keeper. Thanks for posting it.


Melissa said...

Love Cheap Healthy Good after all the links you've posted. Perhaps I should subscribe. :)

Also love the 4 Ways and 30 Ways articles. As you read from my posting, I've been all about decluttering lately, both physically and otherwise. And I will continue to do so!

Daniel said...

Hi Melissa, CHG is an excellent blog, definitely one for the feedreader. Thanks for the feedback!