Yum: An after-dinner update

paleo dinnerEarlier today I wrote a blog post in which I included a recipe for Spaghetti Squash & Sausage that Sarah Garvin posted on the Warrior CrossFit Muscatine Facebook page for the posted toFebruary 2013 30-Day Paleo Challenge.

As luck would have it, I had all of the ingredients on hand except for some sausage — even had two squash. Or is that squashes? 🙂 So, I stopped at the store on the way home, bought some sausage and made this for dinner.

It was delish. Definitely, I will make it again. It even has me wondering if not trying the 30-Day Paleo Challenge was the right decision. If Sarah has more recipes like this, you can definitely eat Paleo and not deprive yourself of good food.

A second followup: Earlier today, I also wrote a blog post about Muscatine’s selection as a Blue Zone’s community.

To me, this is a good thing.

Of course, I shared the blog post on Twitter and Facebook. And it was retweeted by someone called Bleeding Heartland.

desmoinesdem 4:16pm via Web

Has perhaps #Iowa‘s worst #air quality; fixing that key RT @CSteinbach Thoughts about Muscatine’s new Blue Zones status wp.me/pKaly-1m0

I don’t know who this is and I doubt if it’s anyone with whom I want to get into a debate.

Are there air-quality issues in Muscatine? Sure.

Should that disqualify Muscatine residents from learning to eat better and exercise more? Not if you ask me.

Until they prove me wrong, I am going to give the benefit of the doubt to the companies in Muscatine that are working to address pollution issues in the community.

In the meantime, I encourage everyone to do whatever they can to adopt the ideas promoted by Blue Zones author Dan Buettner.

It can’t hurt. And it could help. A lot.