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Robinsbite: March 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Days of Taste

Want to see the wonderment on a child's face when he realizes that he just made his own lunch?
Volunteer for Days of Taste!


How do we teach kids today to eat healthy?
It’s not a question of if you are wealthy.
High sugar, sat-fat, mucho sodium too,
often the choice of kids to fifty-two.

Days of Taste is a program that helps youngsters see fresh and healthy.
Options that certainly must be considered as tasty,
And easy to fix, for kids to consider a McDonald’s nix.

Support this great program; help it grow thru Big D
by sponsoring schools in this great opportunity.
Contact your neighborhood school and request,
a Days of Taste sponsorship, bring them the best!

Join us as we explore the ABC's of Taste & Health through The American Institute of Wine and Food Days of Taste Program

Sign up now to volunteer for Days of Taste!
May 5, 6, 7, 8 & May 12, 13, 14, 15 (FULL)
Dallas Farmers Market, Market Resource Center

Free parking, lunch and a really cool T-shirt are provided
Volunteer Wrap Party: Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 17th from 4-7pm at the Milestone Culinary Arts Center

Volunteer responsibilities include:

Greeting the students and teachers as they arrive at the market
Overseeing hand washing
Assisting chefs and growers as needed
Assisting students with tasting component
Assisting in the shopping and preparation of the Harvest salad
Clean up and other duties as assigned

For more information and to sign up, go to: OR email me at

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tees for Your Inner Foodie

Have you seen these tees? With sayings like "stalker", "bite me", "flower child", "rad" and "stand tall", they are a must have for any foodie. Log onto

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In Your Own Kitchen

In Your Own Kitchen, written by Chef Karel Anne Tieszen, is a cookbook about REALITY cooking. I've seen this book--close up--and it's true--these recipes are DO-ABLE. Common ingredients, easy techniques and just good food. Karel Anne (or KAT, as she's known by) has done an excellent job of putting the recipes to the test in real life situations and with real life cooks! Check it out. I promise it's worth a look.

To purchase the book, go to or

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Made with Food.

When I think of the creativity behind these photos, I am amazed. Hats off to these artists.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Top Chef--Tonight!

Top Chef returns to Bravo.
Tune in at 9:00pm Central to meet the new lambs to the slaughter!
It's Top Chef: Chicago style.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dinner :

For some reason, people like to ask me what I have for dinner. Since I cook quite a bit for my husband and myself, I'm some sort of anomaly, it seems. Frequently, people call me to ask me what THEY should make for their family dinner.

Know this:
  • everything I cook during the week takes 30 minutes or less
  • I tend to cook in bulk: I freeze leftovers and create other meals from them
  • Not everything I cook turns out the way I expect it to---sometimes dinner is less than satisfying!
  • If anything calls for milk, I use low fat soy milk. If anything calls for eggs, I use egg whites.
  • Cheese-low fat cheese. Ground Beef-lean.
Here's a weeks worth of menus:

Monday: Homemade Chili (beef AND beans) and Jiffy-the blue box- cornbread

Tuesday: Taco "salad" with leftover chili atop a bed of spinach, tomatoes, salsa and a few blue corn tortilla chips

Wednesday: tuna salad, triscuits, pickles and olives

Thursday: Homemade Blueberry Waffles and Cheese Eggs

Friday: hoping for some sushi--will let you know!

Dallas Mayor Does Dietitians Right!

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has proclaimed March 10, 2008 as Registered Dietitian Day. As dietitians spend much of their days debunking myths about nutrition that the consumer hears from mass media, their neighbor, their dog and the latest supplement insert, this is big win for RD's everywhere. RD's are THE Nutrition Expert.

Here are some of the highlights of the Proclamation:
WHEREAS Registered Dietitians are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living; and

WHEREAS Registered Dietitians have degrees in nutrition, dietetics, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited colleges and universities, completed an internship and passed an examination; and

WHEREAS Registered Dietitians use their nutrition expertise to help individuals make unique, positive lifestyle changes; and

WHEREAS Registered Dietitians work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities, research and private practice; and

WHEREAS Registered Dietitians are advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world

Check out to learn more about local RD's in Dallas.
Check out to learn more about Texas RD's
Check out to learn more about RD's nationwide.