Salt (sodium chloride), while a necessary nutrient in our diet, is turning out to be one of Western civilization's worst enemies. Nearly all processed food is loaded with salt and we are consuming it in record amounts. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure, fluid retention (which adds strain to the heart), increase the chance for heart attack or stroke, osteoporosis, stomach cancer and kidney disease. The statistics are mind-numbing; nearly 97% of all children and adolescents are consuming high quantities of sodium, which in turn puts them at risk for developing cardiovascular problems later in life.
You might ask yourself how and why this is happening. Salt has always been known to be an excellent preservative. Over time, chemists ha…Read more >
You may have noticed a change to the main page here on Healthy Recipes Wiki. I have decided that at least temporarily, the food poll will not be available. My reasons for making it unavailable are very simple and I hope that you, the visitor, will understand.
I have kept a close eye on how many people are voting on the food poll for months and on average, the number of people voting has been quite low. I do not find it worth my time to come up with monthly poll questions if no one is interested in voting.
If you feel that I should leave the food poll up, please comment on my talk page. If I receive enough positive responses, I will put the poll back up. If I do not receive any responses or enough positive ones, then it will stay down. I'm no…Read more >
For those that may not have heard, Truvia is going to be selling a new product; it will be on shelves at some point this month. Truvia has created their own version of a baking blend that will have 75% fewer calories as compared to sugar. You can use it in place of sugar in your recipes safely - it bakes and chemically behaves just like sugar. Using all stevia in your baked goods can sometimes reveal unpalatable product but this new product is an exciting development.
I wasn't able to get any precise nutritional information regarding this product, but I'm hoping my local grocery stores will start carrying it soon. Reducing the amount of refined sugars in our diets should be a priority along with reducing the intake of saturated fat and this…Read more >
I've greatly enjoyed my tenure as an administrator here at the Healthy Recipes Wiki. I'm constantly thinking of ways to improve the wiki to provide you, the casual viewer, with fun new recipes that fit with healthy and active lifestyles.
We have a growing collection of gluten-free recipes as well as a small amount of vegan recipes and I'd like to expand both categories. The gluten-free recipes REALLY need pictures added and this time around, I can't add them since I do not lead a gluten-free lifestyle. I do make the occasional vegan recipe and of course, I add pictures. I'd love to see someone that specializes in a vegan lifestyle add recipes and accompanying photos.
Other sorts of recipes I'd love to see appear here are ones that cater spec…Read more >
Hi! If you are reading my blog than you are awesome and already a winner in my recipe book, we're off to a great start! If you ask anyone who knows me they will tell you that healthy food is the last thing that comes to mind when you say my name. I Love junk food and fatty food but now I realize I'm no longer 22 and my metabolism is no longer my bestfriend. :)
2012 will be the year I begin living healthier! Food is my passion and I love to Cook! That's why I've decided to join the Healthy Recipes Wiki. I hope to learn great recipes that I can share with my family and also contribute NEW delicious Healthy recipes of my own.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and check out my userpage! Happy Editing! :D
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Hi there! I'm Robin and on the team at Wikia. More on me.
From growing up as an athlete to now having kiddos of my own, healthy eating (or at least trying to!) has been a part of my life. Food is fuel and I want to make sure I'm giving myself and my family the best fuel I possibly can. To add to this, we found out this year that my son has some food allergies (stay away from the peanuts!), so healthy eating has taken on even more importance. I'm continually amazed by how much better I feel when eating fresh ingredients (as opposed to processed food), so I'm psyched to help out on the Healthy Recipes Wiki and find some new recipes to try.Read more >
November is not just about Thanksgiving and the bounty it brings. It is also about the myriad of valuable fruits and vegetables loaded with beneficial vitamins and minerals, too. There's a reason why the cornucopia is a symbol of Thanksgiving. Here is a list of 7 November super foods that hopefully will end up on your table as part of your holiday meal or just as part of your diet during this time of year.
Clementines are loaded with vitamin C and dietary fiber. They're also delightfully sweet, juicy and make a great portable snack.
These tasty morsels in small amounts can help curb your appetite before heading off to a large dinner thanks to the protein in them. Nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, vitamin E (especially alm…
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After looking through the recipes here on the wiki, I've discovered we don't have many holiday-related ones.
I know it's difficult to eat healthy through the holidays because of course, there's so many fattening, comforting (and tasty) dishes and snacks. But it's rather easy to have a healthy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner as long as you do a bit of pre-planning.
I am hoping that we can get some healthy Christmas-related recipes in here (like healthier cookies or other healthy holiday snacks). So if anybody has some tried and true healthy holiday recipes, please post them (and pictures would be most welcome)!Read more >
Experts, scientists and nutritionists are seemingly always coming up with new ideas for ways to lose weight quickly. Now, everyone is talking about the Nordic diet, which was started in part by Claus Meyer, owner of the Danish restaurant Noma, which has been called the best in the world. Meyer worked closely with obesity scientist Arne Astrup. Their 26-week study included a group of overweight subjects who all lost an average of 6.8 pounds over twelve weeks, which is far more than people lose on standard portion control diets.
Quite a lot of the Nordic diet boils down to common sense. Raw vegetables and antioxidant-rich berries, like blueberries, are staples of the diet. In addition, fish is a large part of Nordic cooking and many fish …
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It seems every month, a new food takes over the aisles at Whole Foods, promising to rid your life of all your nutritional woes. There was the month of the pomegranate, acai berry, coconut water, and now, seaweed.
Just because seaweed has become trendy doesn't mean its nutritional benefits are something to be scoffed at. First of all, since seaweed is a green leafy vegetable, it's safe to say it's good for you. In addition, in animal research brown seaweed is shown to burn more body fat due to components in its makeup. Plus, all green sea vegetables are great sources of iodine.
If you're a little scared to try out dried/roasted seaweed on its own (I love this snack, but it's an acquired taste), try Annie Chun's seaweed packages, which are…
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Everyone knows that first lady Michelle Obama is passionate about health, especially when it comes to children and their diets. But she's not all talk--she recently published American Grown, a cookbook/gardening book about healthy eating and the vegetable garden that she planted at the White House.
American Grown will also be released in a digital form, on a date still to be announced. Not only is Michelle Obama teaching Americans about healthy eating, but she is donating proceeds of the book to a charity, which has yet to be named.
So, are you going to be buying the first lady's cookbook, or is it not your cup of tea? Do you think American Grown will inspire Americans to eat healthier, and reach out to the people who can't always afford org…
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It's no secret that school cafeterias are not exactly the place to go for healthy food--of course, they offer healthy food, but left to their own devices, kids will usually choose ice cream, burgers, and fries over fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
However, it looks like a simple no-cost marketing technique could transform the way kids eat in their cafeterias, especially in regards to fruit. The Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics decided to change things up in three school cafeterias--instead of placing fruits in stainless steel bins behind sneeze guards, they placed fruits in colorful, attractive bowls near the register. This little trick increased the children's fruit purchase by 103% in the cafeterias of the three schools that pa…
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The search for the next elusive superfruit is some of the most hotly debated health issues today. First it was the pomegranate, then acai, then coffee berries, then (insert new superfruit). Do you buy into the hype?
Health officials have no trouble concluding that all of the above fruits have valuable benefits, but they're adamant that no "superfruit" is a universal panacea. So here's the breakdown of what pomegranates CAN do for your health, courtesy of Times Union:
- Pomegranates, like other fruits and vegetables, are a major source of nutrients and phytochemicals, which include antioxidants.
- Polyphenols are a major group of phytochemicals, and unlike most other produce, pomegranates contain all three types of polyphenols.
- The National Cancer …
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Lately everyone's been talking about about coconut water, the newest and trendiest way to stay hydrated. It is said to help with a multitude of things, from weight loss to improving the hair, skin and nails; but have you wondered how many of the magical elixir claims are actually true?
Nutrition Diva recently blogged about taking a closer look at coconut water and their findings just might bring it back down to earth. The drinks main benefits stem from its large quanities of potassium. While coconut water supposedly reduces stress, has anti-aging properties, and helps with weight loss and kidney cleansing, those are actually claims associated with any diet of fruits and vegetables rich in potassium; and coconut water doesn't contain fiber, …
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Harvard has some harsh words for Michelle Obama and USDA's Food Plate. Harvard has created their own version of the famous food Plate. This version states that milk and dairy are not must have foods. The Harvard version also includes healthy oils, and water.
The two plates can be seen below:
Which of these plates do you think is better and will be more helpful for people eating healthier? Did the government once again get outdone by the geniuses of Harvard?
From now until the beginning of 2012, expect to be inundated with a variety of new cookbooks--in other words, it's Cookbook Season!
Regional American cookbooks this season are taking a break from Southern cuisine, and instead focusing on the Midwest, Texas, and the West Coast, in what seems to be a cookbook trend of Manifest Destiny. If you like traditional Western food, now is the time to get a new cookbook and get started on those recipes. Famous chefs such as Mario Batali, Heston Blumenthal, John Besh, and more are writing cookbooks about their restaurant's family meal recipes, and on a random note, some books have come out that are entirely devoted to sausages, and others completely focusing on mini-pies.
Plus, if you're into books about…
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Herbs can make all the difference in a good dish; just think of chicken roasted with tarragon or fresh pasta flavored with basil. If you're thinking of stocking your kitchen with a few essential herbs, be sure to check out Yahoo Shine's list of do's and don'ts for herbs. Some fresh herbs are unbeatable and should never be bought dried, while others retain their flavor nicely as a result of being dried.
Check out the list below from The Daily Mail!
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If you're trying to stick to your healthy diet but just can't give up your soda habit, there may be a healthier (and potentially cheaper) solution to your troubles: DIY Soda! Eatocracy whipped up this fizzy concoction for soda junkies. All you need is soda water and their own recipe of soda syrup from Sisterhand Syrups!
Not only can you make your own soda, but also experiment with different flavors. Sisterhand Syrups won't use high fructose corn syrup like many of the commercial sodas and you can use organic sugar or healthier alternatives like honey! Check out the recipe for DIY Soda here and enjoy your own soda flavors!Read more >
Recently there have been many changes to try to make Americans healthier. First there was changing the Food Pyramid to My Food Plate, and now the Food and Drug Administration is attempting to recreate the nutritional labels to give more information to consumers.
The new proposal will increase the visibility of accurate serving sizes and calories and a diminished emphasis on daily percent values for things like fat, sodium, and carbohydrates. This proposal has been in the works since 2003, but with the Obama administration's pressures on this issue they are focusing more intently on it.
Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner, states "There's no question obesity is a central public health concern that the nutrition facts panel can play a role…Read more >
Many of us have tried to eat healthier by cutting out candy and known junky snacks, like chips or sugar. However, the Leake family made a vow to go 100 days without junk food of any sort, which includes anything fried, hormones, not locally grown or raised, with refined sweeteners, and nothing out of a box, can, bag, bottle or package with more than five ingredients listed on the label. A year later, they are still junk-free.
The resolution was relatively easy for Lisa Leake and her husband, Jason, but it became difficult to feed their daughters Sienna, then 3, and Sydney, then 5. For after-dinner desserts, they had to develop new recipes involving fruit, yogurt, and apple sauce. Stay-at-home mom Lisa had to change her routines of froze…
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Enfuegoinc 13:53, August 19, 2011 (UTC)Now our gardens are showing the work we put in from the spring and summer. Carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, and cabbage just to name a few. You can almost fill yourself up each day with all the fresh foods coming your way. If you cannot eat it fresh, then you should dehydrate everything you can. Now, all that hard work can benefit you and your families for close to a year.
Cleaning your vegetables, slicing them, and then placing them into a high quality food dehydrator is the next step. Don't forget to clean that cutting board before and after you begin to slice. At this stage, you certainly do not wish to transfer bacteria to or from your fresh foods and/or cutting board.
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I've always suspected that I was sensitive to dairy but as the years have gone by, I'm pretty sure my mild lactose intolerancy has now become a moderate one. I don't suffer extreme intolerancy, since I don't become nauseated, vomit or have other gastrointestinal problems after consuming dairy products...but the indigestion, belching, bloating and general discomfort have made me realize it's time to give up dairy.
I seem to have intolerancy to certain dairy products more than others. Milk, ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard and various yogurts seem to cause all the problems versus things like cheese, but even certain types of cheese have caused stomach upset.
I'm going to have a very hard time giving up ice cream and cheese, however, si…Read more >
For some Americans passionate about keeping a healthy diet, nutritional eating may not even be a possibility. Despite the fact that many people strive to eat healthfully, the price range of healthy food is far out of reach for many Americans, who must follow a less-than-nutritious diet in order to save money.
In 2010, an update of the previously so-called food pyramid showed us that Americans should be eating more potassium, fiber, Vitamin D, and calcium. However, the journal Health Affairs says that would add hundreds to many people's annual grocery bill. It is a feat that is strictly out of the budget for many Americans.
In fact, even just introducing more potassium into the diet can add $380 to the annual grocery bill, says Pablo Monsiva…
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Who says salads have to be boring? Alinea Restaurant in Chicago has created the ultimate salad centerpiece: herbs and greens sprayed with salt and pepper water, stuck into soil (yes, that's right--real soil!). This centerpiece was developed to signify Alinea's relationship with local farmers.
Watch the YouTube video for Grant Achatz and chef de cuisine Matt Chasseur talking about the fabulous healthy centerpiece!
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Due to pressure from rising obesity rates, McDonalds has been modifying their popular, yet calorie-laden menu for healthier options. The convenient and beneficial option has been to swap away fries for apple slices in their Happy Meals. Due to the huge success of apples in lieu of fries, McDonalds will be adding apples slices to ALL of their Happy Meals!
Roughly 10-12% of Happy Meals are currently sold with apples instead of fries, which means larger revenue for McDonalds and apple farmers alike. Once McDonalds makes the switch to adding apples to all their Happy Meals, two of McDonald's regular apple suppliers, Tree Top and DOMEX SuperFresh Growers should see a bumper crop of money (and hopefully apples).
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Healthy Recipes Wiki is a budding site filled with some pretty wonderful recipes so far, but it seems to be lacking in several areas.
We especially need more recipes in the Salads, Beverages and Desserts sections, although recipes in the other categories are always welcome.
Feel free to post whatever recipes you have, as long as they qualify as 'healthy.' This means that they can be vegan or vegetarian recipes, heart-healthy or diabetic-friendly recipes, low fat, low cholesterol or low calorie recipes...(you get the idea). And no, cakes or things made with a cup of butter do not count as being healthy, :).
If you know someone who eats healthy and would like to contribute, feel free to pass the URL of the Healthy Recipes Wiki along to them...w…Read more >
Vending machines have long been the scourge of health fanatics. Sure, in the occasional machine you might be lucky to find an apple or perhaps even some granola, but generally you will see vending machines that are stuffed full of things like Doritos, Cheetos, and various other salty snacks.
More and more healthier vending machines have been popping up throughout the place which are selling fruits, vegetables, and healthy snacks. However, some of these machines have been mocked for selling bananas in packaging. In fact, this pre-packaged banana concept was ripped on by the Daily Show host Jon Stewart.
- NY Daily News
It is extremely difficult to keep track of what is healthy and what isn't healthy at times. We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us, but in what quantities. Recently, there has been a large development to get the national government to create a National Nutrition Database. The NYC Department of Health, along with 35 health organizations have signed off on a proposal for this database.
According to them the database would require manufacturers to submit nutritional information to this database, including every time a recipe is changed. This database would be kept up to date and be searchable by the public. The groups are focusing on decreasing the amount of sodium used by twenty percent in the next five years.
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In honor of New York's premiere for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Charm City Cakes created a very special Hogwarts cake, half-destroyed by the Death Eaters during the Battle for Hogwarts.
They even have an option for lighting! Rupert Grint had the honor of cutting the first slice during the premiere event. I wonder which part he cut! The cake is quite detailed...but do you think it looks delicious? Would you want a Hogwarts cake?Read more >
We might as well declare this month Harry Potter Month! With Pottermania taking over the world, Harry Potter has even infiltrated the foodie realm. Don't believe me? Check out these adorable bento box lunches inspired by the Boy Who Lived!
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Here is a very disturbing article I read today about the addition of cellulose (wood pulp) in many, MANY foods that a lot of people buy, or in which they partake at restaurants and fast food places. I find it deplorable that people are not standing up to question where their food is coming from, how it is being produced, and what the ingredients really are. Perhaps our society has become too complacent to even care. Read this article, make note of the products listed at the end of it, and make sure not to put such rubbish in your bodies. Remember that the body is like a temple and should be treated as such!
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A vegetable garden planted by one Julie Bass from Oak Park, Michigan apparently violates a city by-law requiring front yards to have "suitable, live plant material". Veggies are apparently not considered suitable, and as a result of her misdemeanor, the woman may be doing three months in prison. For more information, I've embedded Fox News' video report on the incident below.Read more >
Just a month ago PepsiCo was talking about expanding their line of “good for you” products and having those sales be a larger part of their portfolio. But they have now given up on this venture and are shifting their focus back to “fun for you” products.
The fun products are also the ones that are full of sugar and make the company more money. After investors showed concern with the new, healthy products PepsiCo changed its mind.
Not only are they giving up on expanding the line of healthy products, they are promoting the fun products. The company is launching ads for Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max, a campaign called “Summer Time is Pepsi Time,” and a $60 million sponsorship deal with “The X-Factor.” With Pepsi as the third best selling soda, behi…Read more >
Eating. It is necessary for survival but does it need to break the bank? No. Just because times might be tough doesn't mean you have to sacrifice a healthy diet.
In an article on MSN money Robert Post, the deputy director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, said the average family of four spends over $700 a month. But by paying closer attention to eating practices, a family of four can eat nutritiously for just over $500 a month.
Here are some tips to help keep your piggy bank full while eating a balanced diet.
- Dine In: Rather than eating lunch out during the work week, pack a lunch. When eating out either your wallet or your health can be sacrificed.
- Waste Not: It is easy to forget about the food…
When you imagine an apple or a lemon, what shape do you envision? Symmetrical perhaps? Rounded edges? It's become a norm in America to see those pretty array of fruits at our local markets, more or less the same shape. But did you know that that isn't normal? Because markets recognize that people are more drawn to "pretty" fruits, they only stock the aesthetically pleasing ones for our benefit. What happens to those poor, unloved fruits?
A German artist named Uli Westphal went to a Berlin farmer's market where these fruits ran free and uncensored from public scrutiny. Check out these crazy varieties of shapes and sizes at Joanna Goddard's blog!
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An apple a day keeps the doctors away...or so the proverb goes. Apparently, that isn't always the case! According to several studies, including one published in USA Today, apples top the list of "dirty fruits" that are heavily contaminated by pesticides.
The solution? Buy organic. Despite higher prices, organic is the way to go for safe and delicious options on eating your favorite fruit if they are deemed to have higher than normal pesticide rates. If you're willing to change up your fruit repertoire, switch up the "dirty 15" fruits with the ones with low pesticide levels like pineapples or mangos.
While the scientific community has yet to ascertain the exact effect of pesticides, they are linked to cancer, brain damage (especially in young…Read more >
Summer is just around the corner! It's time for beaches, vacations, BBQs, and fresh, juicy fruits. To help you prepare for the hot weather, many chain fast-food restaurants who normally serve greasy burgers and fries are serving up fresh summer offerings!
The burger titan McDonald's is bringing back their popular Asian Chicken Salad for a limited time, while Quiznos is using a fancy antioxidant-laden acai viniagrette for their salad. Meanwhile, Wendy's has a new Berry Almond Chicken salad with "fresh strawberries and blueberries, along with mixed greens, almonds roasted with sea salt, shaved Asiago cheese and grilled chicken breast." Yum! These new healthy options are perfect for those looking for low-cal options or just craving vibrant, de…Read more >
According to a recent article put out by the Associated Press, Michelle Obama continues her initiative to get people in more fit conditions. This time she is going after your toddler. Well it's not that bad, I promise. She recently stopped by a Washington area child care center where she watched a group of toddlers eat a healthy meal. This is part of her encouraging day care centers to help be responsible for the promotion of healthy eating habits and exercising.
The day care that she attended was CentroNia, which is already in the practice of encouraging these practices. Along with what Michelle Obama says is 1,600 other child care centers who have agreed to make these changes. The First Lady compiled a check list that she believes needs …Read more >
Do you often find yourself confused about the meanings of words such as "salmon-safe," "food security," "mob stocking," and many of these other new Foodie words. Well you are in luck, as a new art project and website has been launched in order to help us understand these confusing new words.
Perhaps it should be billed as the etymology of food, but instead it goes by the Lexicon of Sustainability. The Lexicon of Sustainability was created by Douglas and Laura Howard Gayeton. The project aims to take photos of farmers, foresters, and harvesters. The photographs are then detailed with descriptions of the terms the pictures aim to exemplify.
Throughout the last year and half, Gayeton has collected over 100 photos, which he will eventually relea…Read more >
How many of you were taught growing up that to get a proper diet you simply need to exercise and follow the standards set out on the Food Pyramid? Well bad news and good news. It turns out that the guide that you have been following for all of these years, The Food Pyramid, has been replaced by a newer guide called My Plate.
My Plate is a separation of the food groups into four different categories - fruits, grains, vegetables, and proteins, with dairy being just outside the main group. Michelle Obama was stated as saying to US Today, "This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us to be more mindful of the foods that we're eating and as a mom, I can already tell how much this is going to help parents across the country."
The basic idea is that…
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Tired of being out of shape? Attempting to get fit for the upcoming beach season? Or perhaps you are just looking for something new to throw together in the kitchen. After all, we can't eat the same boring pizza every single day (unless you are a pizzaholic).
If you are looking to try some new healthy summer snack recipes, a good starting point would be the following three recipes which come from So Feminine
- Crab deli loaf - A delicious combination of crab meat, herbs, tomatoes, and bread.
- Basil Dip - A quick, delicious dip that could be used for dipping bread or other vegetables into.
- Honey & Mustard Chicken Marinade - A light marinade that is sure to spice up your chicken entrees.
- So Feminine
What is it about bacon that makes everything taste so delicious? We Americans certainly take the worship of bacon to a whole new level with questionable inventions like chocolate-covered bacon, bacon vodka, and even bacon toothpaste. The Bacon Mania has certainly taken the nation by storm. And now Denny's, the popular chain restaurant, is next to jump on the bacon wagon with renewed (questionable) enthusiasm!
Dubbed Baconalia, Denny's has taken it upon themselves to add seven brand new items with bacon as the star! What is Baconalia? Well...Denny's provides a tongue-in-cheek explanation for this time-honored tradition.
"Very little is known about the origins of Baconalia. But from what bacon scholars have pieced together from strips of ancie…
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1 cosciotto d'agnello 1 kg di yoghurt (se si trova preferibilmente quello di pecora) 6 uova 2 cucchiai di farina i cucchiaio di riso 50 gr di burro pepe nero appena macinato q.b.
Lessare il cosciotto in 75 cl di acqua salata. Sbattere le uova con lo yoghurt, la farina ed il riso. Versare la preparazione in una pirofila fa forno. Aggiungere il brodo di cottura della carne, Mescolare ed unire il burro tagliato a tocchetti. Disporre il cosciotto lessato al centro della pirofila e far dorare a 200°c. per 30 minuti. Condire con sale e pepe.
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It seems like everyone and everything is contrarian these days –from geo-politics to Charlie Sheen –and lately, in dietary trends we’ve had “probiotics” which are in opposition, one might think, to “antibiotics.” The later, of course, kills nasties in your system, the former helps the good ones live long, healthy lives in your gut.
“But some experts worry that the benefits of probiotics will be diluted as the substances move beyond their yogurt and milk base,” reports the Los Angeles Times. Indeed, there’s been a rash of probiotically-supplemented products on the market of late. From bars toRead more >
However, only a limited number of probiotics strains have been shown to have effective results when ingested. Yet, some manufacturers are using strains…
- 1 frozen banana (sliced)
- 2-3 spoonfuls of peanut butter
- 1 cup of lowfat Honey Almond Yogurt (from Publix)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar
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Remember, back in the day, when “Fish Friday” meant battered and deep-fried fish sticks would arrive in the school hot lunches? Well, you can thank a collusion of the Pope and the school board’s loose understanding of nutrition. The notion of forgoing meat at least once a week (and, for some reason, they didn’t think fish was meat back then) is sound dietary advice.
Studies have shown that going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of preventable conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Moreover, it can also help reduce one’s carbon footprint by sidestepping the use of resources including water and fossil fuels. A reduction of personal meat consumption by 15% will have direct improvement to one’s health,…Read more >
There’s no accounting for the anti-vegetarian sentiment that sometimes rears its ugly, carnivorous head. Perhaps such feelings are stoked by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the organization that took Oprah to court for allegedly defaming their flagship product during the mid-90s Mad Cow scare (she won). Or perhaps its some vestigial
The Urban Dictionary, a crowd-sourced parody reference site has numerous entries under “Vegetarian,” the first of which presently defines a vegetarian as “A bad hunter. Someone who survives by consuming not food, but the stuff that food eats” and supplements the entry with the usage example “The vegetarian was forced to subsist on slower prey, such as the broccoli and carrot.” Admittedly, the gag is a…Read more >
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Researchers at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011 conducted an experiment on this topic, the results might steal your fizz.
- Diet soda might make you feel better about your waistline but it could also cause your brain to blow a fuse in the form of a stroke.
- A study by the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference found that those who drink diet soda might have a much higher risk of vascular events such as stroke when compared to those who don't drink soda at all.
- Researchers followed volunteers for an average of 9.3 years, tracking the health histories and in particular whether or not vascular events had occurred.
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Sexperts of every stripe have long postulated the efficacy of so-called aphrodisiacs. Urban myths about “Spanish Fly” notwithstanding, there are several compounds alleged to inspire arousal in the subject of one’s affections. Not to be confused with erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra and its ilk, a true aphrodisiac is meant to inspire amorous feelings in the imbiber rather than mere mechanical functionality. Just as any nutritionist will tell you the best ways to get your vitamins are through foods that contain them, the same is true for aphrodisiacs. King among them is chocolate . Moreover, it might be the healthiest Valentine you get this February.
Far more complicated a contribution to one’s Valentine-inspired notions than m…Read more >