I’ve done a lot of reading since my last Coffee Break post. I figure I’ll share these today so you can either relax on Memorial Day or have them for the dreaded Tuesday-That-Feels-Like-Monday.
We’ve been having this Korean Beef Bowl pretty regularly the past few months. It’s super yummy and super quick. (And super cheap!) I usually make some roasted broccoli and serve it with rice or quinoa. Oh, and I skip the seeds and green onion. So, yeah, I make something kinda like it.
Girlie’s public school has mandatory uniforms, which was new for us moving here last year. This article brought up a lot of things I hadn’t thought about at all.
I definitely don’t think I could eat like Tom Brady. I’m definitely a carnivore. I’ve thought about doing one of the other meal kit options but I’m a bit of a commitophobe with subscription things. One of these days when I can’t decide what to make I may pick up the Publix version.
I absolutely love this idea of Fresh Food by Prescription. Cheap food is unhealthy food, unless you have a significant base of time, talent, and knowledge. Teaching people how to eat better and giving them the tools to do so is the best of the solutions I’ve heard of.
Perfection is impossible. You can’t be ideally healthy in all ways and really, we are all going to die someday.
I’m not even a hip hop fan but I found myself loving the videos of Snoop Dogg’s sign language interpreter.
This inside out shepherd’s pie sounds delish. Plus by using a baked potato instead of mashed it cuts out a couple (hundred) calories.
This article about slavery in modern America is long but definitely worth it. I know there were a lot of backlash articles but I believe the author was honestly doing the best he could.
I may catch a pile from some people for including this but really, as an abuse survivor, this post from Captain Awkward is spot on. This is even better. And BTW: there is no acceptable time limit for an abuse survivor to “be over that”.
I’m lucky that my family was never big on the whole “clean your plate club” thing. I’ve been saying versions of this for years. You are not a Garbage Disposal.
We are firmly headed to middle school next year and have had a tiny taste of girl drama. We are beyond thankful that she has a variety of friends and friend groups and that these all seem like pretty level headed girls. I’m definitely aware and watchful though and I love this article. “This is not to say that girls don’t have genuine friendships, they do. Some kids are lucky enough and emotionally literate enough to enjoy relationships with genuine understanding, and empathy. They support one another and spend time sharing common interests. In my experience these kids are usually involved in a lot of sport, have varied interests and are exposed to a lot of different people of varying ages. The focus is on participating and being involved. However, even these kids come face to face with relational aggression from time to time.”
People think that this type of rural poverty exists only in Appalachia and the South. I assure you, I’ve walked with it in New England as well. As my brother said about Daryl from The Walking Dead “when it all goes to hell everybody wants the redneck on their side”.
And to end on a light note for my gym rat friends. I actually had a conversation yesterday where a friend told me how convenient his home gym is and I was like “but I like going to the gym”. Plus I work from home so if I didn’t have the gym when would I leave the house? Or wear clothes that aren’t pajamas?
Happy Reading Friends! And if you’ve read or written something that you think I’d like please share a link in the comments!