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Bye-bye French fries (for now), quick-fix meals, mellow music and more

February 17, 2010 |  1:49 pm

-- Are you giving up chocolate and French fries for Lent? Here's another suggestion: Go green for Lent.

-- What's your quickest time-saving tip in the kitchen? On Twitter, the yummy ideas are flying fast and furious. Join the fray, and snag some suggestions: Search for #hhmc (for half hour meals chat) and @cookingwithanne to pick up the thread.

-- KCRW's newest guest DJ is chef Susan Feniger. Find out how this whirling dervish turns to music to slow things down.

-- Dumplings. Where do you find the best? Debate ongoing over at Chowhound. If you want to make your own, click here.

-- Fascinating reading: Look past the basic premise of this article -- about food plastics going into the landfill -- and consider just how much food we trash each day.

-- The awesome power of the family dinner.

-- Demanding eco-friendly fish farming.

-- Rene Lynch
On Twitter @renelynch

Photo: Tuna noodle casserole. Credit: Los Angeles Times