• CNC Sticker Giveaway

    May 31, 2011

    The nice folks at BuildASign offered to print some Carrots ‘N’ Cake bumper stickers for me, so here’s your chance to win one! Aren’t they fun!?!

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    The first 50 people who email me with their full name and mailing address will get one sent directly to them. Ready? GO!


    Mal and I ended up having quite a bit of food leftover from our barbeque, so you’re going to see a bunch of leftovers on CNC in the next few days. I can’t stand wasting food, so I incorporated a lot of it into our menu for the week.

    Today’s lunch: grilled veggie burger, cherries, crudités with Annie’s Goddess Dressing for dipping, and two cupcakes (only one of which is pictured).

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    The Health Benefits of Milk

    I stumbled upon an article about the health benefits of milk in the June issue of Real Simple magazine, and I thought you guys might find it interesting too. You can figure out which kind of milk will do your body good!

    What’s your preference when it comes to milk?

    I like organic soy milk the best because it’s slightly sweet, thicker than other types of milk, and blends well with my morning iced coffee.

    Off to walk the pug! See ya!

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    Ellie@fitforthesoul May 31, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I think I’ll go with 2% milk or almond milk allll the way! :) although lately, I’ve been loving flax milk too


    Katie May 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ahh you’re doing the Boilermaker?! It is so fun. :) I live in Syracuse so I’m only about 45 minutes from there and I usually do it every year (not this year though because 9.3 miles in the heat while 5.5 months pregnant doesn’t sound so fun).


    Kaitlyn @ 7 Plates May 31, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I drink whole milk, so I’ll be interested to read that article. Thanks for posting!


    Parita May 31, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I had wasting leftovers too! And thanks for sharing that article. I know there are differences btw all the different varieties of milk but never really bothered to do much research…I just keep a couple of different kinds around and drink whatever I feel like that day!


    MelanieF May 31, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I drink soy and almond milk. I never really liked the taste of cow’s milk all that much.


    Jaime May 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I believe whole, pasteurized milk is the best, especially for growing children. They *need* the fat and calories in the milk in order to grow, especially their brains! Fat is not as bad for us as we want to believe – see the documentary Fat Head. We do buy organic milk from a local dairy in glass bottles – in the long run, it’s cheaper because we drink it.


    Alyssa May 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    That bumper sticker is ADORABLE!!!!!! I thought of you the other day when I went to pick my kids up from school; there was a granddad there to pick up his grandkids, and he brought his two pugs with him. Needless to say, they were VERY popular, lol!


    Alyssa May 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Oh, and I like unsweetened almond and coconut milk.


    Molly @ RDexposed May 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I am such a sucker for any picture of your pug…even a cartoon picture!


    birdie to be May 31, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Cute sticker. I stick with Almond & Coconut milk. I do like soy milk too, but Ive heard drinking a lot of soy is not recommended.


    Sarah May 31, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I’ve had a serious cupcake craving lately. This may have just sent me over the edge ;)


    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    almond milk<–unsweetened is the best ever!


    Melissa May 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I really like a nice cold glass of skim milk with cake or cookies, but I usually keep coconut milk on hand for cereal and smoothies. I love how frothy it gets!


    Nicole May 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve been on a huge almond milk kick. I’m vegan, so I don’t drink the cow’s milk. I get unsweetened original, usually whole foods store brand, and I think it’s great for cereal/oats and iced coffee, and it’s pretty low-cal! I do also really enjoy original soy in my iced coffee though for a little bit of sweetness.


    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic May 31, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I prefer Almond Breeze because I like the taste. It’s also shelf stable before it’s opened and keeps longer in the refrigerator after it is opened than regular milk. I’m the only one who drinks it and mostly only use it my smoothies, so it takes a while to go through it. If I get regular milk, I almost always end up throwing some of it out.


    Serena May 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I’m into soy milk, unsweetened or not, I like them all, thoug hI’m sure I would love almond/coconut milk if I tried them :)


    tara June 1, 2011 at 12:04 am

    I read that article in Real Simple too. I hardly ever drank milk until I was pregnant. Since then I am a 1% milk girl. I am curious to try Almond Milk though.


    Khushboo June 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

    I’m a soy milk convert! It’s so thick and creamy and I love that even the natural flavor has a slight vanilla tint to it!


    Evelyn June 1, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Your stickers are perfect, Tina ! Love Murphy’s caricature. : )


    Marissa June 1, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Snackplates sometimes make the best lunches in my opinion! I only ever really get to drink skim milk, because its what’s in the house already and I don’t feel like dishing out more money for a carton of “special” milk that I probably won’t even finish before it goes bad. But I love soy milk when I can get it; so thick and delicious!


    Laura June 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

    When I buy cow’s milk, I always get whole. I’ve done this ever since reading ‘Real Food’ by Nina Planck. I get it from a local, organic dairy and it comes in glass bottles. However, I have a hard time finishing off a bottle before it goes bad, so I usually only but it if I have a plan to use it up. Otherwise I get unsweetened almond because it stays good longer!


    AllieNic @Frisky Lemon June 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I don’t drink cow’s milk anymore…I actually prefer So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk…it’s SO good in my coffee! It’s also good with overnight oats, granola…in smoothies…it’s basically amazing all the time! AND it has a bunch of Medium chain fatty acids, which are good for you!


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