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Refreshing Green Smoothie…RECIPE
I haven’t had my spinach/mango/pineapple/orange/cucumber smoothie in a long time. This looks like a yummy variation.
That’s easy for you to say, D. B. Horowitz
Subversive and lovely.
Wrapping up a truly wonderful “holiday” weekend* with a fan-cy pupu platter with gyoza, sweet potato tortilla chips, and lots of other goodies, especially delicious because I was sharing it with my funny (and brilliant and sweet and hot) Valentine.
After being snowed/iced in for most of last week (second time in two weeks, no me gusta), it’s hard to believe how perfectly beautiful the weekend has been. Lots of time spent outdoors in the quaint neighborhoods of L5P and historic Roswell, home-cooked meals prepared at a leisurely pace, and Bleach on Hulu = heavenly.
*Because as great as it is to have an excuse to celebrate love, it’s not a real holiday. And I don’t have Monday off for Presidents’ Day. But that’s a rant for a different day.
Since our explosive first posting, mega-cool Tumblr-based blog Natural Palettes has consistently turned out some new and quite breathtaking content.
First ooh-post-me looker of the new year!
"Baby, it’s cold outside." After a busy yet fun Saturday that included a less-than-healthy but scrummy brunch, I decided to combat the cold weather with one of my few no-fail dishes: homemade chili! Though the morning was pretty mild, the temperature dropped throughout the day, and it was f-f-f-frigid by 10:00.
Chili to the rescue. My version is so full of spices, extra-lean beef works perfectly. After softening some diced green peppers in a pot, I add 96/4 beef, browning and crumbling it. Then I throw in a big can of diced tomatoes, cayenne pepper (of course!), cumin, curry powder, garlic powder, and 21 Salute Seasoning from Trader Joe’s. Right before removing from heat, I swirl in a little good ol’ Heinz 57 and sriracha.
To serve, garnish with heart-healthy avocado and some extra sharp white Wisconsin cheddar (also a Trader Joe’s find!) and added some baked blue corn chips. Dinner, done.
Guillermo del Toro Shares 14 Creative Insights From His Spectacular Cabinet Of Curiosities Sketch Book
"The most intimate betrayal of every human being starts in her body or his body. From the moment we’re born, we already have a cancer gestating or an atrophied muscle or a malformed vein or aorta. We are almost like spirits or minds that are being hosted in a bag of meat that is treacherous.
Biology as horror is an anxiety that comes with modernity. I don’t think Egyptians felt anxiety about that. Their cosmology had to do with the skies and dawn and death, but our cosmology right now is colon cancer, lung cancer—these are the demons we really fear. Viruses. Anthrax. This is the language we speak now and therefore biology is at the same time fascinating and incredibly horrifying.”
OK, so you’re telling me that Guillermo del Toro is not only masterful in the visual arts, but searingly insightful and self-aware as well? Not fair, I say.
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I’ll admit I’m an offender. On all 10.