CK Friday Links--Friday June 29, 2012

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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That whole "peak oil" thing? You can forget all about it. (Carpe Diem).

How to cut the perfect avocado every time. (Beyond the Peel)

If you want to lose weight, should you eschew carbs? (Food Politics) No... if you want to lose weight you should read more. (Pacific Standard)

Are natural sweeteners healthier? (Dietriffic)

Recipe Links:
Easy and in season: Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil. (GreenLiteBites)

Gluten-free, dairy-free--and practically cost-free too! Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Curry. (A Mingling of Tastes)

Save money over store-canned Black Beans by cooking and freezing your own. (A Kat's Life

Off-Topic Links:
Unsolicited book recommendation of the week: The Invisible Gorilla by Chris Chabris and Dan Simons. A brilliant book exploring the limits, illusions and paradoxes of human knowledge and cognition. A great gift idea for the know-it-all in your life.

Should rich families leave their wealth to their children? (Consumerism Commentary)

What to do when there's too much online reading. (Zen Habits)

Productive people are ruthlessly decisive when it comes to what they let grab and hold their attention. (Tara Rodden Robinson)

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Jen Blacker said...

Thank you for sharing my site and the black bean recipe. After I made mine, I saw a comment on Facebook by the author of Budget Bytes ( that she does not even soak them, just throw them in the crock pot on low all day. I'll have to try it that way next time.

She also has a great recipe for (not) refried beans that I have made several times. Yet another way to save money.

Daniel said...

Jen, you're welcome! And yes, I've been meaning to try the crockpot method too. Thanks once again for your post!