Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.
It was a great week at Summer Tomato! My now famous squash pasta recipe was featured over at Lifehacker, which is a tremendous honor. There has been a flood of positive feedback about the recipe and one reader even claims her 6-year old can make it. I also wrote a guest post on finding time to cook over at Dumb Little Man, another one of my favorite tips and tricks blogs. Bookmarks (especially Stumbles) and comments at either of those posts would be very much appreciated!!
Also this week you may have noticed that my FoodFeed stream that was in the far right sidebar stopped working. I’m not sure what the problem is on their end, so rather than have a stagnant list of my meals from last week I replaced it with links to guest posts I’ve done, as well as some mentions of Summer Tomato around the web. If you are still interested in my eating habits I will continue to post my most interesting dishes on Twitter. Let me know if you’re heartbroken about not knowing my every bite and I’ll find another way to get the info here (I have some ideas).
I read many more wonderful articles than I post here each week. If you’d like to see more or just don’t want to wait until Friday, be sure to follow me on Twitter (@summertomato) or the Summer Tomato Facebook fan page. For complete reading lists join me on the social bookmarking sites StumbleUpon and Delicious. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you there.
I also invite you to submit your own best food and health articles for next week’s For The Love of Food, just drop me an email using the contact form. I am also accepting guest posts at Summer Tomato for any awesome healthstyle tips you’d like to share.
This post is an open thread. Share your thoughts, writing (links welcome!) and delicious meals of the week in the comments below.
For The Love of Food
- Get Healthier with a (Surprisingly Tasty) Squash Pasta Substitute <<My featured recipe and short video at Lifehacker.
- How to Find Time to Cook Healthy Meals <<Guest post over at Dumb Little Man about with tips to take Michael Pollan’s advice and spend more time in the kitchen.
- Expanding waistlines may cause shrinking brains <<Diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer are not the only reasons to avoid extra pounds, now it appears that a higher body mass index is associated with smaller brains. That’s bad. (New Scientist via @j_d_hastings)
- Low-Carb Diets Linked to Atherosclerosis and Impaired Blood Vessel Growth <<Fascinating study on low-carb diets suggest they might increase atherosclerosis without changing cholesterol levels. Definitely worth the read. (NewsWise)
- American Heart Association: Eat (a lot!) less sugar. <<I’m calling out the AHA as B.S. of the week for taking so long to do this. For decades the AHA has recommended a diet and endorsed products that promote heart disease. Finally, finally they admit that we are eating too much sugar. WAY TOO MUCH sugar. In an update to the post Marion Nestle shares a newsletter published by an industry-friendly group attacking her (a scientist) as having an “ideological agenda.” Apparently wanting to help people know what they are eating makes you an ideologue. (Food Politics)
- Experts: For losing weight, diet beats exercise <<More on the diet vs. exercise controversy. I think the take home message from all this is summed up pretty well here. Exercise is good, but for weight loss diet is the key factor. (San Francisco Chronicle)
- Even modest fitness may extend lifespan <<New study suggests a little goes a long way when it comes to exercise. (Reuters)
- Almonds Toasted With Garlic-Rosemary Olive Oil <<This recipe for toasted almonds look delicious, healthy and easy to make. Danny’s blog is wonderful, especially if you like food photography as much as I do! (Over The Hill & On a Roll)
- Drinking water prior to meals enhances weight-loss, suggests new study <<People like to argue about how much water you “really need,” but there is no doubt that water is good for you. This new study suggests it may also aid with weight loss. (Obesity Panacea)
- Size of dining partner influences portion size <<Wanna lose weight? Eat with someone who prefers small portions. Alternatively, eat with a chubby person. (Los Angeles Times)