what’s good around the web!

This picture was taken at the Epic Girls Night I spoke of in my last post. The one where a fine group of ladies put together some incredible green pea pesto ravioli. I intended to photograph the night and post some of the pictures with the recipe, but as it were, most of the pictures didn’t turn out. It could have something to do with the three bottles of Prosecco we’d already taken down at this point, or, I don’t know, maybe a problem with my camera. This was my favourite picture of the night: Jack, one of my best Stockhomies, in amongst a tangle of legs. Those legs in the jeans and ancient slippers belong to me.

I want to introduce what will be a weekly post on The Muffin Myth. You’ve hopefully noticed some changes around here lately – I’ve been adding a ‘know what you’re eating’ blurb at the end of each post, which talks about the nutrition benefits, need to moderate, and potential damage control for each recipe I post here. I’m trying to streamline my content, and pull from my nutrition knowledge as much as I can.

I also want to share some of what I’ve been reading around the web which you might also find of value. Each week I’ll be posting links to five nutrition related articles, good recipes, and just general good reads. I hope you enjoy it!

If you’ve got at article or recipe you’d like to see featured, please email me.

What’s good around the web?

1. Is it possible to calculate the amount of fat in a restaurant meal? Marion Nestle doesn’t think so.

2. Leanne (who I adore, by the way) talks about why she doesn’t believe in putting black beans in brownies. I couldn’t have said it better myself. AND she shares a tasty cookie recipe.

3. You’ve heard flax seeds are good for you, right? Ever wondered about the different types and the nutrition benefits? Here is some great info!

4. I love Kale! It’s a great source of vitamins K, A, and C, and a great source of dietary fiber, to name just a few. This Kale, Cashew, and Mint Slaw is definitely on my to-make list.

5. Do you think sugar should be regulated in the same way as alcohol and tobacco are? It’s a tough issue, here are some interesting thoughts. 

All text and photos © The Muffin Myth 2012



  1. alison says

    this is awesome info katie. i too am enjoying your ‘know what you’re eating’ blurbs. i’m realizing i still have so much to learn about food and nutrition. MM helps me feel better informed– so thanks for that!

  2. Leanne says

    You are so sweet– thanks for the shoutout! I almost didn’t publish that post because I thought maybe I got too high on my horse : ) I have really enjoyed your ‘what you’re eating’ blurbs– having someone who knows what they’re talking about go over the good, the bad, and the moderate-this-here’s-why of a food or recipe makes me a lot more willing to try something new (like tempeh!).

    I’m also glad to have another kale salad (slaw) recipe. I’m *obsessed* with one from the NYTimes and make it twice a week, no kidding. I’ll try this new one out; my husband will thank you.

    • themuffinmyth says

      You’re welcome! Not high horsey at all – I think people need to learn that treats are treats and we need to learn to moderate. It doesn’t come easy because we are literally programmed to chow down on as much fat and sugar as we possibly can. This was a survival tactic during times of feast and famine, but our diets have evolved much faster than our brains and instincts have.

      You should post the NYTimes kale salad! One of the things I find mega frustrating about Sweden is that kale is only readily available at Christmas time. It’s a cold weather crop! In a cold country! Come on! I’m going to hunt some down this weekend and get my kale slaw on.

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