CK Friday Links--Friday June 3, 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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Good context on the differences between "Best before" "Use by" and "Sell by" dates on food. (Still Tasty)

Still more evidence that you should never allow advertising, prices or ratings tell you which wines are superior. (Accidental Hedonist) Related here at CK: On trusting your own taste in wine and food.

The truth about soy--and no, it won't give you cancer or manboobs. (Zen Habits)

23 surprising insights about Weight Watchers. (The Kitschen Bitsch)

Recipe Links:
Hilariously easy, cheap and nutritious: White Beans and Cabbage. (Eats Well With Others)

Okay, okay, I've finally found a recipe where I'll tolerate extra added salt. Delicious! Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. (stonesoup)

Scalable, easy, inexpensive and exactly the type of recipe we love here at CK: Chickpea Salad with Lemon, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Fresh Herbs. (Alosha's Kitchen)

Off-Topic Links:
Unsolicited book recommendation of the week: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin. A striking memoir of how Zimbabwe simply disintegrated during the Robert Mugabe era. Laura recently spent a brief amount of time in Zimbabwe (it was a side trip during an optometric mission trip to South Africa) and she was mortified by what she saw there.

Getting rid of your cable TV doesn't have to mean pulling the plug on an old friend. Here are some creative and lower-cost alternatives. (Dana Richardson)

Exactly how does the so-called Law of Attraction work? (Erin Pavlina)

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Eric said...

That is definitely not the truth about soy:

Sally said...

I don't eat soy. There are several reasons: I don't like it. I'm slightly intolerant. And when I did try eating it while going through menopause, it exacerbated all of my symptoms. So, I avoid it.

I'm not a huge fan of the WAPF, but Robbins, Barnard, Fuhrman and others are equally as guilty of using scare tactics and promoting faulty science. The China Study is a great example of faulty science!

There's a ton of dietary misinformation out there, and it's not all coming from WAPF.

The chickpea salad recipe looks tasty. I've been making something similar for 10+ years, only mine has red bell pepper, cucumber and scallions in it as well. I've taken it to numerous potlucks and there is almost never any left over.

Melissa said...

As always, thanks for the linkage. :)

Very interesting article on soy...

And the expiration date discussions always make me laugh - I want to print them out and show them to Steve so he doesn't wrinkle his nose at me using the milk 4 or 5 days after the sell by date (it's FINE!).

HCG Diets said...

Great article on soy. Thanks for the time writing this article.