"breast cancer awareness" news and stories
For my cereal, I used Goji's artisanal cereal, a robust mix of grains that stood up nicely to milk. Keeping it simple, I added dried goji berries, cashews, and coconut, which resulted in a delicately-flavored cereal with a nicely varied texture. I also tried Me and Goji's seasonal blend, a mix of their "flaxed and flaked" cereal with goji berries, cranberries, apple, golden raisins, pumpkin seeds, and cinnamon. While their mix was much more interesting than mine, I found the massive quantity of dried fruit to be a little too chewy for my tastes, and the flaxed and flaked cereal quickly grew soggy. In future experiments, I will probably go with other cereal bases, as I'm a big fan of sturdy flakes.
If you want to honor breast cancer awareness month, or if you just happen to like pink, there are a lot of options for pink foods that don't require you to get a new set of cookware or buy cookies. Besides, baking your own cookies is much more fun, isn't it?
A good place to start is by looking back at our archives, because last year some food bloggers got together to make up their own pink recipes. Once you've had your fill of those, you can take a look at the famous pink recipes from KitchenAid's Cook For the Cure collection, as well as looking (perhaps somewhat lustily) at all their lovely pink appliances, as well. iVillage has a complete pink party menu that will get you from appetizers and cocktails through dessert. Speaking of cocktails, there are well over 100 cocktail recipes that turn out pink-hued drinks, or at least use pink in the name. Finally, RecipeZaar, a great online recipe source full of user-submitted recipes and reviews, has 156 pink recipes, including one for Pink Fluff, a sweet concoction that can be either salad or dessert.
Whew! That was quite a list, but you should be able to find plenty of pink foods even without using these resources. How about a medium steak for dinner, followed up by a creamy strawberry milkshake?
[Thanks for some of the tips, Ken!]
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We love it when we can support a good cause with some of our favorite things, especially when those things happen to be delicious cookies like these. Eleni's New York, one of our favorite specialty cookie companies, has a whole line of cookies to raise breast cancer awareness. Everything is either pink or adorned with pink ribbons, as are these Reach for a Cure handbag cookies. No matter which set of cookies you choose from the collection, 50% of the proceeds will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The cookie tins make fantastic gifts, too, especially if you know anyone who has had breast cancer. They range in price and the number of cookies that they include, but the cookies pictured here come in a box of 18 and sell for $58.50.
Ah, but October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to show your support for the cause, think pink! Sure, we know all about wearing the little looped pink ribbon, but you can go even further to show your support in the kitchen. We've already started the morning with the Sip for the Cure line of teas from the Republic of Tea, and as we come across more of them, we'll point you to cool, pretty, delicious pink things that are on sale specifically to support breast cancer research and awareness.
These pots and pans are covered with pink porcelain enamel and are available from Neiman Marcus for $140 for the set. Neiman Marcus has a whole area of their online Home catalog dedicated to the pink ribbon products, too.