Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2014’

Better, Better, Best

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Much the same way professional athletes practice (even more than when they were first learning), so should leaders. Finding the advice, model, wisdom that fits you and your work is important. Blending your style with “accepted” best practices (like leading situationally and reading clever articles like The Management Art of Cooking) is equally important.  And, practicing every day…is most important.
Connecting with our individual teammates, evaluating every meal, thinking and talking about our blind sides…is like practicing a 10 foot putt until you make 3 in a row.  It’s how we get better, stay better, taste better, look better.

Moderation For Your Health

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There is no doubt sensationalism sells, just check out the latest cover of Time Magazine. Unfortunately what does not sell is sound science and simple explanations of how to interpret this science.  If you believe all the hype, one would think that eating butter (and other animal fats) to our heart desires would not lead to any ill consequences.

 

However, there is little doubt that both fat & sugar contribute to obesity, which in turn are contributing to our epidemic of type 2 diabetes (hence heart disease).  The solution to this problem has not changed, all things in moderation, which unfortunately is not a word that most Americans find exciting. What exactly is moderation? Moderation is “the avoidance of excess or extremes”, pretty simple stuff really.

Are you a Gadget Junkie?

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It was the middle of winter when summer squash was only a dream, but when the ad from William Sonoma popped up in my Inbox I knew I was about to make a purchase.  Although I am not a huge kitchen gadget junkie, there are certain items that I cannot live without (my Kitchen Aid Mixer & Vitamix to name a few).  Although I knew I certainly couldn’t classify the Paderno spiralizer as a necessity, this blog sealed the deal for me and the spiralizer has become my newest kitchen gadget.  I think this is the best way to avoid burn out with one of my favorite summer vegetables, after all variety is key.

Radish, Cucumber & Peach Salad

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Serves 6

2  ripe peaches, diced to ½”

1  english cucumber,thinly sliced or julienne

8  radishes, quartered or thinly sliced

coarse sea salt

1T  grated lime zest

2T  fresh lime juice

2T  olive oil

1T  honey

 

1. Arrange peach, cucumber & radishes on platter

2. Season with sea salt

3. Whisk together lime zest & juice, oil & honey

4. Drizzle dressing over salad

 

Foodie Revolution

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Coming at us from every direction are varying philosophies, policies, and opinions about what’s “wrong” with what we eat and how much.  From recent articles suggesting food should be regulated like cigarettes to current disease in our animal food sources (beef and pork) to controversial documentaries about our industry as a whole, there is no debating the fact that we (people who love and serve food) are in the hot seat.
On May 16 a handful of MG school locations participated in the Food Revolution event created by Jamie Oliver to introduce kids to cooking and real foods – something we see as our mission every day.
From the front door to the back door we promise our customers real foods (embrace fresh, local, scratch – always!). The best way for us to add positive energy to this growing global concern is to do our thing…and make sure everyone knows what that is.