Trash Talk - Water saving tips

Trash Talk – Water saving tips

October 30, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President

Water Saving Tips

Take a shorter shower – for every 2 minutes you trim off your shower time, you can conserve more than 10 gallons of water.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth – you’ll save up to 5 gallons per day. Throughout the US that could add up to 1.5 billion gallons per day – more than is consumed in NYC each day!
Dishwasher math – run full loads, and don’t pre-rinse dishes. Do both and you could save up to 20 gallons of water per load, as much as 7,300 gallons over a year. That is as  much as the average person drinks in a LIFETIME!

Think about it!
Will you take a small step to help?

Source: The Green Book

Trash Talk – Water saving tips

October 30, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President

Water Saving Tips

Take a shorter shower – for every 2 minutes you trim off your shower time, you can conserve more than 10 gallons of water.
Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth – you’ll save up to 5 gallons per day. Throughout the US that could add up to 1.5 billion gallons per day – more than is consumed in NYC each day!
Dishwasher math – run full loads, and don’t pre-rinse dishes. Do both and you could save up to 20 gallons of water per load, as much as 7,300 gallons over a year. That is as  much as the average person drinks in a LIFETIME!

Think about it!
Will you take a small step to help?

Source: The Green Book

Weekly Wisdom – Food Rules…. Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

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October 23, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Food Rules…. Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

  • Packaged foods containing HFCS are reliable markers for highly processed foods
  • HFCS is added to foods not traditionally sweetened; avoiding them will cut sugar intake
  • Sugar is sugar.  “NO HFCS” & “Real Cane Sugar” claims wrongly imply these products are healthier.

Source: Michael Pollen Food Rules

 

Weekly Wisdom – Food Rules…. Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

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October 23, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Food Rules…. Avoid food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

  • Packaged foods containing HFCS are reliable markers for highly processed foods
  • HFCS is added to foods not traditionally sweetened; avoiding them will cut sugar intake
  • Sugar is sugar.  “NO HFCS” & “Real Cane Sugar” claims wrongly imply these products are healthier.

Source: Michael Pollen Food Rules

 

The sweet side of bitter greens

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October 17, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

This past week hasn't provided much inspiration for meals given my oldest son Oliver has been laid up with the GI bug.  In between cleaning up messes I haven't exactly been inspired to prepare gourmet meals in the kitchen.  However, I still need to eat, and despite some unpleasant scents (before cleaning with a vengeance) my hunger has not dissipated.  In a lucky turn of events, I received an abundance of greens from our CSA, and at the same time I stumbled upon this 'no cook' method for bitter greens. This is a delicious, quick way to prepare kale, spinach and any other green that comes your way.  The beauty is that I can prepare the greens in 2 minutes flat and sit down and enjoy a nutritious meal.  Yesterday I made the greens, boiled some whole wheat pasta and voila, my dinner.  Of course, now that Oliver is back to feeling well I expect "bitter" greens will not be on the nightly menu (well maybe just for me).

Source: eatingwell

The sweet side of bitter greens

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October 17, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

This past week hasn't provided much inspiration for meals given my oldest son Oliver has been laid up with the GI bug.  In between cleaning up messes I haven't exactly been inspired to prepare gourmet meals in the kitchen.  However, I still need to eat, and despite some unpleasant scents (before cleaning with a vengeance) my hunger has not dissipated.  In a lucky turn of events, I received an abundance of greens from our CSA, and at the same time I stumbled upon this 'no cook' method for bitter greens. This is a delicious, quick way to prepare kale, spinach and any other green that comes your way.  The beauty is that I can prepare the greens in 2 minutes flat and sit down and enjoy a nutritious meal.  Yesterday I made the greens, boiled some whole wheat pasta and voila, my dinner.  Of course, now that Oliver is back to feeling well I expect "bitter" greens will not be on the nightly menu (well maybe just for me).

Source: eatingwell

November recipe: Curried Pumpkin Mousse

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Curried Pumpkin Mousse
Makes 3 cups

1/4c - minced shallot
2T - unsalted butter
2 1/2t -
curry powder
2t - chopped fresh thyme
2c - canned solid-pack pumpkin
8oz - local goat cheese, softened
3 -
heads belgian endive
1/2c - walnuts or pepetitas, lightly toasted & finely chopped

  1. Cook shallot in butter over low heat, stir, until soft
  2. Add curry, S&P
  3. Continue cooking & stirring for 1 minute
  4. Puree pumpkin & goat cheese
  5. Add shallot mixture & chopped thyme
  6. Chill, pipe onto ends of endive leaves, sprinkle with nuts

You may also serve as a dip with other vegetables, sliced local

 

November recipe: Curried Pumpkin Mousse

by

Curried Pumpkin Mousse
Makes 3 cups

1/4c - minced shallot
2T - unsalted butter
2 1/2t -
curry powder
2t - chopped fresh thyme
2c - canned solid-pack pumpkin
8oz - local goat cheese, softened
3 -
heads belgian endive
1/2c - walnuts or pepetitas, lightly toasted & finely chopped

  1. Cook shallot in butter over low heat, stir, until soft
  2. Add curry, S&P
  3. Continue cooking & stirring for 1 minute
  4. Puree pumpkin & goat cheese
  5. Add shallot mixture & chopped thyme
  6. Chill, pipe onto ends of endive leaves, sprinkle with nuts

You may also serve as a dip with other vegetables, sliced local

 

Curried Pumpkin Mousse

Curried Pumpkin Mousse
Makes 3 cups

1/4c – minced shallot
2T – unsalted butter
2 1/2t –
curry powder
2t – chopped fresh thyme
2c – canned solid-pack pumpkin
8oz – local goat cheese, softened
3 –
heads belgian endive
1/2c – walnuts or pepetitas, lightly toasted & finely chopped

  1. Cook shallot in butter over low heat, stir, until soft
  2. Add curry, S&P
  3. Continue cooking & stirring for 1 minute
  4. Puree pumpkin & goat cheese
  5. Add shallot mixture & chopped thyme
  6. Chill, pipe onto ends of endive leaves, sprinkle with nuts

You may also serve as a dip with other vegetables, sliced local

 

Trash Talk – Still making the case for recycling

October 16, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President

Still making the case for recycling

1,500 – Gallons of water it takes to make just one single drive-through order: hamburger, fries, & soda; including the water needed to grow potatoes, the grain for the bun & the cattle, and everything for the soda.
5,500,000 – Number of boxes of software thrown away each month
100,000 – Number of CDs thrown away each month
$370 mil – How much could be saved in landfill dumping fees if all Americans recycled their junk mail instead of trashing it!
Think about it!  Will you take a small step to help?

Source: The Green Book