So in general, this has been a down week for absolutely no reason. It might have to do with my friends, depression and anxiety. You win some, you lose some. I am just trying to keep in mind that the things I'm feeling are just feelings, and they will pass. As I continue on my wellness journey, I hope to develop habits that prevent or minimize the amount of times this happens. For now, I guess reading the news will be a nice distraction...
- Washington D.C. is the fittest city in America! I hope that helps me reach my running goals!
- Excuse me, but why is there a story about a woman who died of altitude sickness on Mount Everest while trying to prove that vegans can do anything? It's clearly a tragedy that she died, but I'm pretty sure the fact that she's vegan had nothing to do with it. Vegans are just people, and they are just as capable as anyone else to do great things.
- Eat some carbs, they're good for you.
- Last week, a story came out about a report that says GMO crops don't harm human health. The GMO debacle is a complex, yet compelling one because of the many fields it touches upon besides science. Without seeing the report itself, which requires a paid membership to access, I don't know if I can take anything from this. It's really easy to go with the side that says GMOs are bad, but I would like to look more into the research rather than taking anyone's word for it. I recently watched the movie Consumed which is all about the struggle with GMOs. I approached it critically and although it was kind of too dramatic, it raised some questions about the quality of the research that is occurring. Even if a bunch of studies say that there isn't anything wrong with GMOs, how reliable are they if they were funded by the companies that stand to make millions of dollars for their genetically modified seeds? Also, if studies show that they aren't bad for us, does that mean that GMOs are good, especially long term? They have only been around since the late 90s, so we only have about 20 years of experience with them. I don't see a problem with having labels on food with genetically modified ingredients because people should have the right to make their own decisions about this issue.
- Yay for medical technicians that can speak Chinese for their Asian American patients and multicultural health!
- As a new member of the fitbit community, I suspected that the data it generates isn't entirely accurate, but I appreciate that the researcher said "wearables" could be useful to get an estimate for your daily activity.
- An excellent summary of why diets don't work and why lifestyle change is the solution for long-term health.
- I should take a note from Kathy and try these strategies to feel better when I feel like crap.
- I am NOT part of the camp that believes in going gluten free (unless you have to medically), but I tried some of the vegan products from Rise Gluten Free Bakery here in D.C. While it doesn't taste like regular bread, I loved their Superfood Bread and Vegan Everything Bagels! They were kind of crumb-y (not crummy), and I almost felt like I was eating a scone or biscuit. For what it is, I recommend you check them out! (As a side note, I probably should make a list of my favorite plant-based/vegan/vegetarian eateries in the District...)
- I have been really into the veggie sushi at Whole Foods. I have to start making my own! I think these two recipes look amazing!
- I have been wanting to dig into some pancakes recently... maybe I'll have to get on that using this recipe for Blueberry pancakes.
- This salad recipe looks so happy and springy! Maybe if I make it I'll feel better (and forget about the rain that just won't go away!)
- I don't know if you knew that I have a Pinterest page! I have boards with all of the recipes/posts from my blog as well as ones for all the other recipes from other bloggers and websites that I want to try one day! Here's a link to my 'The Adventurous Plate' board!
Well, that did do a sufficient job of distracting me for a while! I'll check back in on Friday with a new recipe, featuring ingredients from my next FARMSHARE bag!