Trash Talk April 18 – April 22, 2011

April 18, 2011
Leslie Phillips, Director of Business Development & Client Relations

Earth Week 2011

All week we are focusing on ways we can be more earth friendly: local foods, less meat, less waste!

 



 

Weekly Wisdom – April 11 – April 15, 2011

April 13, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian 

Eat green, be lean?
Avocado eaters may be thinner than their non-avocado-eating counterparts.

  • Avocados are abundant in fiber, Vitamin E & K, magnesium, potassium, & healthy (unsaturated fat)
  • Smear this creamy fruit on toast or indulge in some guacamole

 

Trash Talk April 11 – April 15, 2011

April 11, 2011
Leslie Phillips, Director of Business Development & Client Relations

Earth Week starts next week (April 18-22)

  • Eat Local & Seasonal – this month that means looking forward to asparagus, broccoli, carrots, lettuces, onions, squash and more
  • Meat Mindfulness - think about how much meat you consume – both for the environment and your heart
  • Lower the Lights – turn them off, turn them down
  • Be a Recycling Machine! Challenge yourself to do the GAPP: glass, aluminum, paper and plastic

Weekly Wisdom – April 4 – April 8, 2011

April 6, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

40 Number of minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week needed to ward off middle age weight gain.

  • Specifically for women moving from their 20’s & 30’s into middle age.
  • Up the intensity & shorten the workout… get that heart rate up!

Wednesday Wisdom – April 4 – April 8, 2011

April 6, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

40 Number of minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week needed to ward off middle age weight gain.

  • Specifically for women moving from their 20’s & 30’s into middle age.
  • Up the intensity & shorten the workout… get that heart rate up!

Wednesday Wisdom – April 6

April 6, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

40 Number of minutes of moderate activity per day, 5 days a week needed to ward off middle age weight gain.

  • Specifically for women moving from their 20’s & 30’s into middle age.
  • Up the intensity & shorten the workout… get that heart rate up!

Trash Talk April 4 – April 8, 2011

April 4, 2011
Leslie Phillips, Director of Business Development & Client Relations

Make your own “all natural” household cleaner!

  • Combine: ½ cup vinegar + ¼ cup baking soda + ½ gallon water
  • Put into spray bottles
  • Clean away!
  • For more ideas go to eartheasy.com

Tao of cooking: Shortcuts

By: Craig Munhall, Executive Chef

Everyone would love to cook like a professional. Throw a few things in a bowl and turn out something suitable for a king. I know how frustrating it can be to put in a lot of effort and the result turns out to be absolutely inedible. But to be a really good cook takes time and experience. It would be nice to condense time and experience and get on a fast track, but it truly won’t be authentic unless you take the time – that time requires.

I have worked with close to a hundred different cooks from all sorts of backgrounds. I’ve seen people with varying skills sets and all sorts of different passions. Having said that, I can tell you that it is my experience that truly good food is in direct proportion to the length of time someone spends in the kitchen – not skill or education. Who can argue that grandma’s corn bread is the best? Here at Guilford we have several cooks that have been in this industry for over 30 years. Lois over at the vegan station can make water taste like a million bucks. And this is my point! I and many others would love to have that uncanny ability, but we have to wait in line until our experience matches hers.

That’s where the Tao comes in to play. There is no sense in being disappointed or upset about the food you do create. Every time you prepare something you learn more about it. You learn times, colors, temperatures, combinations, techniques, and most importantly you learn what YOU like. So the important thing is that you keep cooking. Encourage yourself and over time you’ll get it. There was a time when I was curious about wines. I wished I had the lingo and the knowledge of the differences between wines. But this is not something that you can just switch on, or pick up by reading a book. In order to truly understand and appreciate wines you need to grow into it. It would go against the Tao to assume that you know enough. That is when they say that your “cup is full”. And in order to learn something new, you must empty it. So with good food, like a whole host of other things in life, it takes time and there is no short cut. Try to be patient and appreciate where you are right now and over time more will be revealed.

Cool?

Weekly Wisdom – March 28 – April 1, 2011

March 30, 2011
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

Protein, Carbs & Weight
Eating more protein & picking the right carbs may help avoid regaining lost weight.

  • Limit sweets & white bread; don’t cut back on protein if your are trying to stay trim.
  • Aim for lower glycemic carbs like oats, beans & bulgur & 100 % whole grain bread.

 

Wednesday Wisdom – March 30

March 30, 2011Meriwether Godsey Wednesday Wisdom Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian Protein, Carbs & Weight Eating more protein & picking the right carbs may help avoid regaining lost weight.
  • Limit sweets & white bread; don’t cut back on protein if your are trying to stay trim.
  • Aim for lower glycemic carbs like oats, beans & bulgur & 100 % whole grain bread.