Monday, June 15, 2009

Kale, Pasta, and Veggie Italian Sausage

Kale, Pasta, and Veggie Italian Sausage (adapted from a Ronzoni ad)
  • One 9 oz. package Morning Star Farms vegetarian Italian Sausage
  • About 2/3 of a 13.25 oz. box of whole wheat rotini (I used Ronzoni's Healthy Harvest whole wheat blend pasta)
  • A large bunch of kale, washed and cut into pieces (remember to leave out the center stalks -- I used the fold and slice method that Not Martha illustrates here)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, parsley, and basil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
Set a large pot of water on the stove to boil.

Defrost the veggie sausage in the microwave and slice it into small disks. Saute it in olive oil with the garlic, parsley, and basil.

When the water boils, add the pasta and set your timer for 11 minutes. When the timer goes off, dump the kale into the pot with the pasta and boil for two more minutes. Drain the pasta and kale.

Toss the pasta and kale with the veggie sausage. Salt to taste.

Serve topped with freshly ground black pepper and a little grated Parmesan cheese. The recipe calls for kidney beans, but I am not a big fan of their texture, so I left them out.

It was delicious!!

Ta ta for now,

Newsweek on health mis-information from Oprah

Check out this scathing article in the June 8, 2009 issue of Newsweek about the health mis-information that Oprah Winfrey pedals. At the beginning of the article, we learn that, in her battle against aging, Suzanne Somers injects estrogen into her vagina daily (Ouch!!), givers herself daily injections of human growth hormone (where in the hell is she getting that legally?), and swallows sixty pills (vitamins and other preparations) a day. And then there are the anti-vaccination idiots, like Jenny McCarthy. And the thread lift and Thermage and The Secret and ...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Loving Day!

Per Wikipedia, "Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, the "Racial Integrity Act of 1924", unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States." The case was decided on June 12, 1967.

In 2007, Ms. Loving said, "I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others. Especially if it denies people’s civil rights." (Source)