Thursday, July 31, 2008

CHG Favorites of the Week

Food Blog of the Week
Hungry Girl
Extremely bright, mind-bogglingly cheery, and packed to the fargin’ gills with good eating information, Hungry Girl is a young dieter’s dream site: realistic without being too lenient and healthy without being too restrictive. The drink recipes alone are precious, precious resources, but be sure to look around for lots of solid tips.

Food Blog of the Week #2
Elastic Waist
For the weight conscious who might not dig the somewhat Rachael Ray-esque tone of HG, Elastic Waist is a solid alternative. More of a blog than a whole website, its operating theory is that happiness is “healthy living, the occasional bacon binge, and accepting the size of your ass.” Dude. Word. It’s been added to the blogroll here, so if you can’t go right now, give it a shot later.

Food Comedy of the Week
"C.C. Sabathia, Prince Fielder Keep Imagining Each Other As Giant Talking Hot Dog, Hamburger" at The Onion
This made me giggle like a giggly little girl with the giggles. Sabathia’s on my fantasy baseball team, and had the worst April and May in the recorded history of sports. He’s turned it around the last few months (knock on wood), but I reserve the right to make fun. (Thanks to Serious Eats for the link.)

Food Organization of the Week
Charity Wines
It’s an age-old question: how can one drink profusely, support her favorite shortstop, and donate to a major philanthropical organization all at once? The answer, my friends, is Charity Wines. Though I advise STRONGLY against purchasing the Chipper Jones Chardonnay (it will poison your soul and alter your DNA, much like Larry himself), 70% of the proceeds from fine varietals like Santana Select and CaberReyes go to directly to MLB-associated charities. If I may be so bold, I'd call it a home run.

Food Quote of the Week
Building off yesterday’s Simpsons article, this suggestion came from reader Sarah.

(Lisa announces she is becoming a vegetarian)
Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

Food Video of the Week
“I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to be Nicer” by The Cardigans
Nifty, fairly recent pop-rock tuneage from the same Swedish maestros who bestowed "Lovefool" upon us so many years ago. I wondered where they’d been.

Extra Special Totally Unrelated Bonus of the Week
Puppy Dreams from Cute Overload/Jezebel
OMG. OMG. OMG. I want one. Can I have one? Right now? Please mom?

(Photo courtesy of The Onion.)


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