Being a food blogger, at least the way I do it, can be seriously depressing. By the time I’ve caught up with my Reader (which, come to think of it, never happens) I’ve read about why fish are going extinct, what’s wrong with the organic produce system, why we’re all fat, and added about 12 things to my list of foods that I try to avoid. But at the end of the day, I’ve still got to eat something. Preferably something that tastes good.
Sometimes the weekly Highlights can get a little heavy handed too. I know some of my readers think exactly the way I do and would love to make Food, Inc required viewing for everyone in the country, but I also know that some of my readers are my friends and family and frankly, they’re just keeping tabs on me.
So, because I need some good news and sometimes the blog needs some lightening up, I bring you some positive news from the food blog world.
Highlights for February 21-27: Good News
By 2013, all 121 flavors of Ben & Jerry’s will be Fair Trade Certified. Another way to rationalize ice cream? Definitely good news.
Quiznos Launches ‘Eat Toasty, Be Green’ Campaign. The restaurants will be using “100 percent compostable wax-coated paper cups, pulp salad bowls made from renewable sugarcane and napkins made from 100 percent recycled material and fibers.” Definitely a step in the right direction.
New babies are always good news, right? Host of Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi had her baby, a girl.
Someone out there can read my mind, because this year Just Born is launching chocolate-covered marshmallow Peeps! There are few things in this world better than marshmallows covered in chocolate.
Finally, I know I’ve plugged it before, but Operation Beautiful always makes my day. Good news: real beauty is not a number on the scale! The latest Operation Beautiful video is awesome and there’s no reason to not be involved with their simple mission.
Every Saturday, I choose a theme and highlight blog posts, websites and news articles from my Google Reader which I found interesting (and hope you do too!) If you want more reading, check out “What I’m Reading” on my sidebar.