This may be a Weekend Smoothie Update, but I’ve just got to talk to you about my new rice cooker. In short – it’s amazing. I got mine a week or two ago and I can’t even remember what it was like before I had it. No longer am I cooking rice in a pot and burning the bottom layer. No longer is my millet kind of cooked on one side and gooey on the other. Everything my rice cooker cooks is perfect – white rice, brown rice, millet, quinoa, etc. (And yes I’ve cooked all of these things within a week). Do any of you have rice cookers? Then you know what I’m talking about. For anyone who eats any sort of grain often, it would be an amazing addition to your batterie de cuisine. I got this Black and Decker rice cooker and haven’t looked back since.
Okay so now that we’ve gotten that out of the way…
Here’s what caught my eye of the webs this week:
1 // Four ways women can reduce their risk of breast cancer. My grandmother died of breast cancer, and my mother has had many close calls in the past few years. Every woman should read about this study and take these factors into consideration.
2 // The cutest raw chocolate cupcakes with nettle frosting!
3 // Things to consider before seeing a holistic nutritionist, written by a clinical nutritionist.
4 // Some interesting thoughts on wellness. And by interesting I mean skeptical and oftentimes downright negative. An excerpt: “This isn’t just about nutrition, it’s about morality, and when food becomes imbued with this kind of scandalizing language, the dinner table becomes a minefield.” But nothing like this is black and white. I agree with some of the article, and disagree with some. I’d be interested to hear what you think.
5 // This fruit and granola bowl is just beautiful.
7 // These galactic donuts are AMAZING! I actually saved the photo as the background on my phone, that’s how gorgeous they are!!
8 // Recipe throwback: I’ve been on an Asian food kick lately, so I’m digging these Shiitake Donburi bowls.
I hope you all have a wonderful week! :D
- 2 Heaping Cups Frozen Watermelon Chunks
- 2 Cups Coconut Water
- Combine watermelon and coconut water into a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
Song of the Day:
Prairie Town – The Wailin’ Jennys