CK Friday Links--Friday April 22, 2011

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

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On the battle between frugality and simplicity, simplicity often wins. Or does it? (Oil and Garlic)

Reflections on eating alone in a restaurant. PS: I've never conquered my discomfort with this--what about you? (Well Preserved)

One of Kris' most useful posts ever: 26 Common Food Labels, Explained. (Cheap Healthy Good)

The idea that certain meats taste "gamey" is a total myth. (A Mindful Carnivore)

Recipe Links:
Gluten-free and amazingly good: Divine Chocolate Muffins, along with some great tips on coping with food allergies. (stonesoup)

An incredibly delicious Greek-style Meatless Stuffed Peppers recipe--plus a list of history's most famous vegetarians. (Kalofagas)

Hilariously easy Potato Latkes. (Christie's Corner)

Off-Topic Links:
When something upsets you, that something is trying to tell you something. (Sideways Soul)

Why no witness can ever be 100% trusted, from the authors of The Invisible Gorilla. (Youtube)

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. (A Country Doctor Writes)

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Julia said...

I have no problem eating alone in a restaurant (and usually have a great time) as long as there's a bar to eat at. I'm less inclined to sit at a table.

bashtree said...

I was never comfortable eating alone in restaurants until I worked in a restaurant and realized that there's nothing wrong with the people who eat alone. They didn't cry, they weren't socially inept, and they were (mostly) all very pleasant.

About the frugality v. simplicity - it feels like the author means convenience when she says simplicity. And yes, convenience will often be more wasteful.