Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat, and a picture.   

"Increasingly, milk isn't something you just drink anymore — we're drinking less plain old milk these days. Instead, milk's become a raw material, sort of like crude oil, that's broken down into separate, more valuable products. ... 'Depending on the markets, in any given year, the whey may be more valuable than the cheese,' Bastian says." You Can Thank A Whey Refinery For That Protein Smoothie

We've come a long way since Jeanette Rankin. In the recent election, we elected a historic number of women US Senators. Read the details here.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits Sesame Street, Explains that ‘Princess’ Is Not a Career. (Nice find, Jaime.) And on a semi-related note... Check out this toy that aims to encourage girls to pursue engineering and to learn problem solving, spatial orientation, etc. It looks fun! (Thank to Alex H.)

"For people to adopt a healthful lifestyle, I have become convinced, they need to live in an ecosystem, so to speak, that makes it possible. As soon as you take culture, belonging, purpose or religion out of the picture, the foundation for long healthy lives collapses. The power of such an environment lies in the mutually reinforcing relationships among lots of small nudges and default choices." The Island Where People Forget to Die

83 years old young and doing Crossfit? You're amazing, Jean Stewart. (via Gabby of Gabby's Gluten-Free)

Recipes Bookmarked
Braised Chicken with Capers and Parsley at Bon Appetit
Chicken Pad Thai at Paleo Perfectly
Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel Crust at Food & Wine
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken at Epicurious

Is it wrong to already miss this time of year? Central Park, New York, NY, May 2010

OMG. It is a song about thrift shopping. Their lip syncing could use some work, but I love how unique it is...and let's face it...I can relate.

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