Friday, July 17, 2009

The Healthy Food Porn Carnival

So, last week, I asked why so much food porn found on the eco-blogosphere and the web in general was unhealthy porn. I got a lot of responses, many which argued that healthy food just doesn't look as good photographed. That people like to read posts about desserts ... people noted that their dessert posts are some of their posts with the most page views.

But, by far, Rob had the best response. He very convincingly argued:
No one wants to see a pic of a sexy carrot being thoughtfully dipped in bowl of Ranch Dressing when there are sexy pics of pie. That is like asking to compare Nekkid pics of Sarah Palin and Margaret Thatcher.

My head just exploded by how many weirdos are now going to be searching my blog in search of Palin/Thatcher porn.

Anyhoo, so I pissed some people off, and have unleashed weirdos on my blog site with my constant references to porn. But I also managed to get some healthy recipes from many of my favorite bloggers! Which I think balances everything else out. Here are the sexy healthy meals:

The Crunchy Chicken has a delicious plate of garden scramble cooking up for ya. This is not only a healthy dish, but also a tasty way to clean out your fridge.

The Mindful Momma has not one but FOUR healthy ideas for you. The Indonesian red rice salad sounds particularly appetizing to me.

Abbie writes in defense of pie, but she also drums up some fresh and delicious tzatziki which is a particular favorite of mine. Which reminds me: we were in Istanbul last month, and the yogurt there is HEAVENLY. The Turks swear that they are the ones famous for the yogurt we call "Greek yogurt," and I have to say, after inhaling yogurt the entire trip, I'm going to side with the Turks on this.

Rob keeps up the Middle-Eastern theme with his Kousa Mahshi, a stuffed squash dish from Syria. Looks awesome!

Old Novice again offers you a selection of healthy meals including her delectable looking pizza!

Beany, or I should say, Mr. Beany, cooks up a healthy and yummy Monday night dinner of stir fry. I LOVE stir fry. I think I could live on it, and Mr. Beany's sure looks good. Plus, it seems like another good way to clean out the fridge!

ScienceMama whips up a nice light tomato and corn salad that is toddler approved! Sounds like the perfect salad for a hot July evening.

And the amazing Green Bean stirs up some sexy soup for all y'all. It's called Friendship Soup on account of how much she loves me even though I'm difficult! (Kidding, that's not why it's called Friendship Soup, but I do like the name.)


Thanks to everyone who contributed! I can't wait to try out these healthy, fun recipes!! And if I missed anyone, please let me know.

7 comments:

Farmer's Daughter said...

Glad you did this! I'm excited to check out all the recipes.

How's the dissertation? I just finished a big lab and couldn't imagine trying to blog and write a dissertation at the same time :) You're my hero.

Mindful Momma said...

Great roundup! I want to try the rajma - it sounds delicious.

JessTrev said...

This is so awesome. I can't cook these days (middle of a move) so I am drooling all the more. I will contribute something in, say, Aug or Sept! ;)

Green Bean said...

It really was worth it to shake up the blog community (which we count on you to do every few months or so, you were overdue!). Love all these recipes and cannot wait to dive. Healthy food is HOT!

Buy Tamiflu said...

Thank you very much for recipes, I will suretry some of them.

Carol said...

Mr. Beanie's not there anymore? Do you know if he moved to a different URL? On a side note would love to try that rajma. Sounds delicious and healthy.

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