Food & Health Content on Planet Green (one of my new favourite blogs)


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Planet Green is

"[a] user's guide to living mindfully on this big blue marble we all call home.... Passionate, positive, yet always practical, Planet Green is bursting with smart tips, easy-to-understand advice, and inspiring anecdotes to help you tread more lightly on the only Earth we've got. And before you know it, you'll be rolling your Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle—like a seasoned pro."

And yes, the blog really does live up to the claims in this introduction, which I copied from the one of its first posts. I've saved and starred nearly every food or gardening post that's been published since this blog was launched a couple of months ago. Here are a few of the health and food-related posts to give you a sense of the site's content -- but I think you probably will want to check out more.

Cooking Basics: Stocking Your Kitchen,  Chinese Cooking and Thai Cooking -- from the Stock Your Kitchen series.

Cooking Basics: Choosing a Cookbook

India's Vegetarian Cooking and Simply in Season -- from the Create a Cookbook Library series.

Chick-Pea Soup and Edamame Spread -- from of the Pot-Luck Party contribution series;

Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies, and Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies from the Beginning

Kelly Rossiter, the prolific, practical and engaging writer of all these posts, clearly is a foodie and gives compelling reasons for making the effort to cook real food.  I don't know if she also is a dietitian but her messages are consistent with what we promote, such as this variation on the "everything in moderation" message that accompanies her Pumpkin Cheese-Cake post :

Okay, before anyone jumps all over me about how unhealthy this recipe is, I will say right up front - Do not make this cheesecake and then sit down and eat it all yourself. This is strictly a party recipe, where people can take a little sliver of it as a treat, enjoy it and then be done with it.

My husband is a rower and I once took this as my contribution to the luncheon held after his rowing club's regatta. Healthy, fit people all, but that cheesecake was gone in an instant. Occasional indulgence is okay, just don't make a habit of it.

Sensible advice that promotes the joy of eating as well as cooking. Thank you, Kelly.