Hi folks! I hope the week has treated you well. We’ve had glorious weather all week in Stockholm until today, the first day of spring, which was greeted with snow. Typical! Ah well, I’m in the mood for doing big fat nothing this weekend, so hopefully the gloomy weather will be rewarded with some cozy indoor time. It’s looking like next week is going to be a busy one. I’ve got a continuing education session on Tuesday evening which means we’ll be fed at the office, then a long workshop on Wednesday which means we’ll be ordering lunch in, and lunch out on Thursday with a former colleague and fellow blogger. I’m planning to pack lots of chopped up veg and other healthy snacks for those days, then do my best on the others.
I’ve recently rediscovered napa cabbage (so good!), and have been making a herby slaw with it that’ll be the base of my lunch on Monday. Along with parsley, lemon, and other bright spring flavours I’ve been craving fermented foods like sauerkraut and tempeh, and am brainstorming a lunch bowl to bring all those glorious flavours together for some of my other packed lunches next week.
I had put a veggie stir-fry on this week’s menu for our Friday dinner, but as Paul is racing this evening (1500m freestyle at Swedish masters swimming championships) I’m not sure it’ll materialize. But now I’ve got the idea in my head, so I’m going to try for it again next week.
On to the links!
3. Keen on baking with sugar alternatives? This is a great guide.
4. File this under WFT?! Nutritionists gave Kraft Singles a ‘Kids Eat Right’ seal, and no one really knows why. Also, Coca Cola cuts sketchy deal with diet experts to say soda is healthy. Ugh!
5. Brazil’s nutrition wisdom: no junk food, no eating alone.