Friday, December 12, 2008

Eating Better In the Midst of Finals Week

Well it's here. That special time of year that everyone has been waiting for: Finals.

All across America, students are gearing down for the most stressful week of their lives. It gets a lot harder this time of the year to make sure I've got my head straight and my priorities in order. That said, in favor of not failing my classes, I often neglect myself and my eating habits.

To compensate for lack of preparation time in my schedule, I've made many a meal in bulk. Thanks to the greatest invention known to man--the crockpot-- I've managed to make sure that I get three (healthy) meals a day, without wasting precious study time.

Even though most of my friends do not have crockpots, we've all been trying to eat better. Foods on our latest grocery lists include sweet potatoes, bananas, nutri-grain bars, Quaker oat squares, and many, many Healthy Choice frozen meals.

Besides, eating better helps you do better on exams-- right? (Please do not correct me.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Food for Thought: Blagojevich is an idiot

Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, is the new stupid person of the day.

The whole business of selling the senate seat is reprehensible. What is also astonishing is how much evidence there is against the governor. To be in such a prominent public position and attempt something so criminal is not only idiotic, it's a complete slap in the face to the people that Blagojevich, as governor, represents.

His actions tell the story of a man, whose position has gone to his head, and who thinks he is above the law and common decency.

Rod Blagojevich, you are a moron.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Best recipe: Garlic Broth

A good alternative to chicken stock or just to have on its own. Very healthy and very soothing.

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A bouquet of bay leaf, sprigs of thyme and parsley and a fresh sage leaf
  • Salt to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Separate the head of garlic into cloves and slightly crush each clove with the flat end of a knife. Drop the slightly crushed cloves into the boiling water with the rest of the ingredients and bring water to a gentle boil.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer 1 hour. Strain. Taste and adjust salt as desired.