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This picture was taken at the Epic Girls Night I spoke of in my last post. The one where a fine group of ladies put together some incredible green pea pesto ravioli. I intended to photograph the night and post some of the pictures with the recipe, but as it were, most of the pictures didn’t turn out. It could have something to do with the three bottles of Prosecco we’d already taken down at this point, or, I don’t know, maybe a problem with my camera. This was my favourite picture of the night: Jack, one of my best Stockhomies, in amongst a tangle of legs. Those legs in the jeans and ancient slippers belong to me.

I want to introduce what will be a weekly post on The Muffin Myth. You’ve hopefully noticed some changes around here lately – I’ve been adding a ‘know what you’re eating’ blurb at the end of each post, which talks about the nutrition benefits, need to moderate, and potential damage control for each recipe I post here. I’m trying to streamline my content, and pull from my nutrition knowledge as much as I can.

I also want to share some of what I’ve been reading around the web which you might also find of value. Each week I’ll be posting links to five nutrition related articles, good recipes, and just general good reads. I hope you enjoy it!

If you’ve got at article or recipe you’d like to see featured, please email me.

What’s good around the web?

1. Is it possible to calculate the amount of fat in a restaurant meal? Marion Nestle doesn’t think so.

2. Leanne (who I adore, by the way) talks about why she doesn’t believe in putting black beans in brownies. I couldn’t have said it better myself. AND she shares a tasty cookie recipe.

3. You’ve heard flax seeds are good for you, right? Ever wondered about the different types and the nutrition benefits? Here is some great info! 

4. I love Kale! It’s a great source of vitamins K, A, and C, and a great source of dietary fiber, to name just a few. This Kale, Cashew, and Mint Slaw is definitely on my to-make list.

5. Do you think sugar should be regulated in the same way as alcohol and tobacco are? It’s a tough issue, here are some interesting thoughts. 

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