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Biking All the Buzz in D.C.

In case you’re just tuning in, I’m posting this from Washington, D.C. I got here by bike in an all-day rain on Saturday — 130 miles from Louisville to Cincinnati — and by Amtrak. The train ride took 20 hours. A shoot-out on the railroad tracks caused a five hour delay when police turned the tracks into a real live CSI. Special thanks to my RAGBRAI pal Steve Edwards for transporting me and my bike to his Potomac Falls home, where he and Sharon treat me like a king. I’ll be using the Metro Orange Line and commuting to Metro…


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Beshear’s Hand Forced-Calls Special Session

 Well, despite all his detractors, (including me), Governor Steve Beshear seems to finally have developed a backbone when it comes to Senate President David Williams. On Wednesday, Williams gaveled the Senate to order, which forced Behsear to call a special session in order to deal with the shortfall in Kentucky’s Medicaid budget.  The reason is that Wednesday made it 30 days for the session, which is the limit for a short  year. The House had opted to wait until next week for the final day in order to negotiate a Medicaid agreement. Williams decided that plan would give the House, and…



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Riding to the National Bike Summit

On Saturday morning I’m heading out on the back roads by bike for the first 130 miles of my journey to the National Bike Summit. At Union Station I’ll load my bike on the Amtrak Cardinal to D.C. Follow my trip here on LouisvilleKY.com “The Pulse of the City.” Also check my posts on facebook and twitter. On Thursday, I’ll be joining bicycling advocates from across the nation on Capitol Hill to remind our leaders in the House and Senate that there’s a simple solution to many of the problems that rob Americans of their health, wealth and strength. A…


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Halibut Vegetable Mix-Up

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. A colorful dish that can be varied by using different vegetables and/or seafood. It’s great served over whole wheat couscous, brown rice or noodles. Nutritional Information Per Serving: 233 calories, 29 grams protein, 4 grams of fat,  20 grams of CHO,  4 grams of fiber, 242 mg sodium. Nutritional Information Per Serving with whole wheat couscous: 339 calories, 33 grams protein, 4 grams of fat,  42 grams of CHO,  8 grams of fiber,  242 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 10 minutes       Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4. 1 ½ cup per serving Ingredients 3…



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Almond Crusted Salmon

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Nutrition Information Per Serving: 326 calories, 29 grams protein, 16 grams of fat, 16 grams of CHO, 3 grams of fiber, 275  mg sodium. Preparation Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients* 1 cup slivered almonds, finely chopped (use food processor, it’s easier) ¼ cup plain bread crumbs 2 tbsp brown sugar ½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning ½ tsp kosher salt 1/3 cup egg whites, beaten or 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water ¼ cup flour 1 ½ pounds salmon (6 fillets) Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray…


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New Ideas for Easy-to-Make Breakfasts for Kids

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Kids and adults, too, need to eat breakfast every day. Breakfast means break the fast. Kids will do better in school and parents will do better at work if they eat breakfast. Here’s few easy recipes: Nutty Fruit Breakfast Wrap -1 whole wheat tortilla, ¼ cup low fat vanilla yogurt, ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit like blueberries, ¼ tablespoon of toasted wheat germ (high in folic acid and vitamin E) and 1 tablespoon chopped nuts like walnuts. Fold in sides of tortilla, then roll. 1 serving = 314 calories, 10 grams of protein,…