Hummus Crunch Salad – The First Mess

Here’s another post in my nearly world famous Electronic Sticky Note series.

Posting the link here as summer is starting soon and I need better salads than the prepacked kits I tend to buy and eat.

Click for the recipe


Scary Charts – 05.18.23

On average, 86 percent of people surveyed for Statista’s Consumer Insights in 21 countries said that their diet contained meat – highlighting that despite the trend around meat substitutes and plant-based products, eating meat remains the norm almost everywhere in the world. To satisfy the world’s hunger for meat, 340 million tons of it were produced globally in 2021. Because meat consumption typically increases as countries grow wealthier, that number has been rising.

Eating Meat Is the Norm Almost Everywhere —

Presented without the typical snarky comment.

A Brief History of Pancakes

The first written records of pancakes come from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Around 500 B.C.E., Athenian poet Cratinus described “a [flat cake] hot and shedding morning dew.” Some 600 years later, in the late second century C.E., Greek physician Galen included a recipe in his On the Properties of Foodstuffs that’s similar to how Russian blinis or Canadian griddlecakes are prepared today: “What are called girdle-cakes by the Athenians but griddle-cakes by us, the Asiatic Greeks, are prepared with olive oil alone,” he wrote. “The oil is placed in a frying pan that is put on a smokeless fire, and when it has become hot the wheaten flour, soaked in a large amount of water, is poured into it.” Galen noted that these sweet treats were often enjoyed with honey.

A Brief History of Pancakes —

I wonder if this article could be revised to include my Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes recipe???

How and What to Eat to Live to 92! (the Warren Buffett diet)

The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO counts burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream among his favorite foods. He munches on McDonald’s for breakfast, guzzles five cans of Coke every day, and demolishes cookies and chocolates.

“I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among 6-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a 6-year-old. It’s the safest course I can take.”

Warren Buffett eats McDonald’s for breakfast, drinks 5 Cokes a day, and devours cookies and ice cream —

Chicken Thigh Week – The Sequel

Chicken thighs are one of my favorite ingredients to cook with because they’re fairly inexpensive, they always stay juicy and tender, and they can be added to just about anything. If you’re a new cook, chicken thighs are perfect because they’re really hard to mess up! So today we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cheap and easy chicken thigh recipes for you to dive into. Bookmark this list so the next time someone asks, “What’s for dinner?” you’ve got a lot of great ideas in one place. 🙂

Cheap & Easy Chicken Thigh Recipes —

Another Electronic Sticky Note!

Another blogger who loves chicken thighs!

Some kind and faithful readers may remember Chicken Thigh Week (vegans/vegetarians avert your eyes) which ended up becoming a week of food diary tracking and introspection. Well, welcome to the sequel.

BTW I found boneless thighs on sale for $1.69 a pound. Guess what’s going in the oven in about 15 minutes?


A global study looking at the benefits of cranberry products published in Cochrane Reviews has determined cranberry juice, and its supplements, reduce the risk of repeat symptomatic UTIs in women by more than a quarter, in children by more than half, and in people susceptible to UTI following medical interventions by about 53%.

Flinders University. “A myth no more: Cranberry products can prevent urinary tract infections for women: New medical evidence shows consuming cranberry products is an effective way to prevent a UTI.” ScienceDaily. (accessed April 23, 2023).

Journal Reference – Gabrielle Williams, Deirdre Hahn, Jacqueline H Stephens, Jonathan C Craig, Elisabeth M Hodson. Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2023; 2023 (4) DOI: 10.1002/

UTI is short for urinary tract infection but you are prone to these infections you already knew that.

Eat Broccoli, Protect Your Gut

Broccoli is known to be beneficial to our health. For example, research has shown that increased consumption of the cruciferous vegetable decreases incidence of cancer and type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers found that broccoli contains certain molecules that bind to a receptor within mice and help to protect the lining of the small intestine, thereby inhibiting the development of disease. The findings lend support to the idea that broccoli truly is a ‘superfood.’

Penn State. “Broccoli consumption protects gut lining, reduces disease, in mice: Researchers discover that a certain molecule in broccoli interacts with a receptor in mice to promote gut health.” ScienceDaily. (accessed April 9, 2023).