Breast Or Thigh?

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Ever feel like NOT cooking? Yeah. Me, too.

I just got home a few hours ago from a whirlwind trip to DC (where I attended the IACP Conference) and New York (where I was a panelist—along with my Paleo pal and Andi Mitchell’s It Was Me All Along. At the Cherry Bombe Jubilee, I picked up an armload of new reads: Mimi Sheraton’s 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die (I got her to sign my copy), Tanya Holland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen, April Bloomfield’s A Girl and Her Pig, and Aki Kamozawa’s Gluten-Free Flour Power. All were fellow presenters at this super girl-power food confab.

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

But I hadn’t seen my boys since the middle of last week, and as soon as they got home from school, we fell right back into our regular routine. I started prepping dinner while they did homework and chatted me up about all the stuff I’d missed: an Easter egg hunt at their kung fu studio, Big-O’s science fair project, Sunday swimming with their dad, the steak dinner that grandma made, and Lil-O’s decision to fill his diary with drawings of his beloved stuffed cat, Cat. (That’s her name.)

Breast or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

No recipe needed tonight—instead, I just pulled an old trick out of the hat. I cut up all the vegetables that Henry had neglected to cook while I was gone, and tossed them with salt, pepper, and ghee. The veggies went into a roasting pan, along with a chicken I spatchcocked with my trusty kitchen shears.

I rubbed a generous amount of salt and ghee both under and over the skin of the bird before popping the whole shebang into a preheated 425°F oven.

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

After about 45 minutes (or more precisely, once the breast registered 150° F on a meat thermometer and the thigh meat hit 170° F—and yes, thermometers are key, people), I rested the chicken on a carving board…

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…and added a squeeze of lemon to the vegetables on the bottom of the pan.

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

It’s not pictured here, but I also roasted broccoli, because: (1) it’s easy, and (2) extra vegetables never hurt anyone. Plus: leftovers are my friend.

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

After Henry got home and we all tucked into plates of chicken, I picked up my phone and scrolled through my Twitter feed. The fabulous Andy Cohen tweeted that he was stuck on the tarmac waiting to take off for Brazil, and was taking questions.

I had a burning question, and he had the perfect answer:

Breast Or Thigh? by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Why is it so perfect? ‘Cause if Andy ever came over for dinner, we wouldn’t have to fight over the same cuts of bird.

I’m thighs all the way. How about you?

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://nomnompaleo.com/post/115099379963

Weekend Food + Fitness Adventures

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Hello my friends!

I had the nicest weekend – full of relaxation, hanging with Matt, tasty food, and lots of good outdoor time. It’s so nice to be home! As of now, I don’t have any more trips planned until May, and I’m really looking forward to being in town again for awhile!

On Saturday morning, Matt and I were up and out the door early-ish to get in a run before he had to head off to grad school class for the day.

I had 10 miles on the docket for my spring training (you can see what races I have coming up on my blog sidebar – two 10 milers and a half marathon), and Matt wanted to get in a quick 5 before sitting most of the day. I was happy to have his company!

His cute outfit is a gift from my friends at Brooks! Last month, Brooks emailed their Run Happy Blogger Ambassadors that they wanted to send a top and bottom to the running buddy of their choice. I chose Matt, and he was excited to pick out an outfit! The pants are the Essential Wind Pant – kind of like slightly heavier windbreaker material. Matt loves them and has been wearing them a ton over the past month, for both runs and soccer! They were perfect for Saturday, too, since it was windy out.

The shirt is the PureProject Henley LS. We both love this, too! Flattering fit, comfortable, and with some nice style details, like the different color snaps on one side on the front left shoulder and the stylish pocket in the back. I’m sure you’ll see him sporting this a ton in the future!

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Matt says a big thank you to Brooks for the gift. :)

Anyway, back to the run! After 5 miles, I said farewell to Matt and carried on on my own. I was feeling reeeeeally sluggish after all the nonstop travel last week, so I took walking breaks when I needed to and didn’t pressure myself at all on pace.

Around mile 6, I stopped for a snack. On the Canadian Maple Syrup press trip last week their sports dietitian gave us some of these snacks to try – sesame bagels sliced up and baked with a little oil and drizzle of pure maple syrup. Really good, and definitely helped energize me!

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I stopped again around mile 8 for more before forging on again.

It was quite cold and windy out but the sky was such a pretty color. Carolina Blue! ;)

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Finally! 10 miles, done. The route had some massive hills (including my old friend the Hill of Death from Rosslyn –> Courthouse), and I took it nice and easy on pace since I was tired. I was proud of myself for pushing through even though I really wanted to call it quits!

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After the run, I showered quickly, had some food, and headed over to Georgetown to speak on a conference panel! The students organize an annual conference called Own It to inspire college-aged women to take charge and follow their business passions. This was the second year and 800 people attended! I was speaking on the “Women in Health and Wellness” breakout panel, and the discussion was great – a lot about how to work on positive body image and intuitive eating/exercise when surrounded by/bombarded with a lot of extremes. Great discussion!

On Saturday night, Matt and I went out to dinner with his mom, who was in town for a conference that started on Thursday. We introduced her to Il Raddichio, our old fave. I had the salmon dish, which I love. About to enjoy some of the leftovers for lunch today!

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Matt’s mom stayed over with us on Saturday night, so on Sunday morning I introduced her to my favorite yoga studio! She came with me to the 9 a.m. Yoga 1 class at Edge Yoga. It was a great class, as always – a nice mix of challenging and restorative. We both enjoyed it!

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As for the rest of Sunday, we hit up brunch with my family, and then after Matt’s mom headed out we took advantage of the beautiful sunny day and played tennis! Matt and I hadn’t played together since last fall – it was so fun to get back out there. :)

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As for last night’s dinner, we decided the warm weather called for tacos.

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Ground turkey cooked in Mexican seasoning + Whole Foods guac + black beans + sautéed peppers and onions + cilantro + salsa + some microgreens on small corn tortillas. Oh tacos, I heart thee.

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And now, time to catch up on emails and work. Don’t forget you have until tonight to enter my Canadian Maple Syrup swag bag giveaway! :)

How was your weekend? Any great workouts/eats?

Weekend Food + Fitness Adventures originally appeared on fANNEtastic food | Washington D.C. area Registered Dietitian | Recipes + Healthy Living + Fitness on March 30, 2015.

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Another picture worth many words: Coca-Cola in Myanmar

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Except for Cuba, Myanmar used to be the only country in the world where Coca-Cola could not be sold. The Burmese (now Myanmar) military junta kept Coke out for more than 60 years.

No more. In 2013, Coca-Cola opened its first bottling plant in Myanmar as part of a $200 million investment in that country.

To do that, the company had to face many challenges: unfamiliarity with cold drinks, lack of refrigeration, and substantial labor and human rights issues.

But, as Coca-Cola explains:

For the people of Myanmar, this was more than the return of a delicious, refreshing beverage. To them, Coca‑Cola embodies the bright promise of better days and better lives ahead. And we look forward to being part of their journey.

When an NYU nutrition graduate, Catherine Normile, MS, RD, told me she was working on development projects in Myanmar, I asked her to take a look and see if she could send me photos of how Coca-Cola’s incursion into that country was proceeding.

Here’s one:

And here’s another:

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She sent many more, but these will give you the idea.

Coca-Cola seems well established in Myanmar after just under two years.

I wonder how the country’s health statistics are coming along?

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://www.foodpolitics.com/2015/03/another-picture-worth-many-words-coca-cola-in-myanmar/

I am fearless 12 minute workout with a resistance band

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UNIQUE GOLD WEDDING BANDS

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The first wedding rings date back to Egypt many centuries ago where bands of hemp or reeds were given to a wedded couple; the full circle believed to represent eternity. A lasting tradition which now reaches across the globe and is more likely to be forged in gold. Whilst the message remains the same, it doesn’t mean you can’t get playful with the designs and choose something totally unique to you. In our latest collaboration with LoveGold, we chose 10 striking gold bands that you will be happy to wear forever.

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Rings in order of appearance by Completed Works / Fernando Jorge / Donald Edge / Robinson Pelham

This was brought to you in collaboration with LoveGold. To see the full feature visit LoveGold.

SOURCE ARTICLE: : http://indtl.com/in-collaboration/unique-gold-wedding-bands