Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging comments in my last post. I really am looking forward to this new format and the possibilities that come with it and am glad to see that you are, too So let’s get to it!
Introducing: Mish Mosh
My summer internship office recently introduced a brand spankin’ new plan for going green that includes biodegradable silverware and plates and more recycle bins around the office. We were also given some fabulous new Nalgene bottles that are praised for being BPA-free. Little did we know that the FDA would decide that this controversial chemical is safe.
Really? It kind of reminds me of the NutraSweet/aspartame controversy. I think I’ll play this one safe and avoid BPA-infused products whenever possible. If it’s a big enough deal that companies are willing to spend the money to create new products that are BPA-free, there’s likely a good reason.
Attention, foodie friends Did you know that Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently posted a food diary of his own? It’s not nearly as detailed and gorgeous as those in the food blog world, but still interesting to read. He even talks about mindlessly munching M&M’s, and how his wife changed the dinner plan to reflect his extra “snack” – pretty intense! The food diary is becoming more and more mainstream!
Well, as if you needed another reason to eat oatmeal! I did a Google search on this superfood this morning and found this amazing article that discusses why you should eat it and how to dress it up. Below are some of my favorite parts – the last one is particularly DELECTABLE:
“Oatmeal contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron.”
“The fiber and other nutrients found in oatmeal may actually reduce the risk for certain cancers.”
“Add a single tablespoon of ice cream to your oatmeal. Your mouth will go crazy with pleasure as the cool ice cream mingles with the warm oats.”
“Honorable mention goes to these oatmeal additions, most of which should only be enjoyed by really skinny people: whipped cream, chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, butter and brown sugar, crumbled candy bars (seriously) and eggnog.”
Seriously?! EGGNOG OATMEAL!! I know what I’m going to be making this Christmas!
And this picture is my favorite of all time, which I took at Walker Bros. – YUM!
And finally, an article for the perfectionists and/or organizers out there. It discusses several ways to get your email under control. I know that personally, I benefited a lot from this article because I tend to let my inbox bulk up throughout the week and then have a massive cleaning session over the weekend. Using some of these straightforward and slightly obvious tips – particularly the one that involves the key called DELETE – will definitely help me avoid that overwhelming feeling of having so many emails to respond to or read!
And that’s this week’s Mish Mosh. See you tonight for 5 Things I Learned Today