Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

20131124

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes - NYTimes.com

Chugging Pumpkin Soup
Check out the vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes from the NYTimes.com. It's searchable and includes vegan options.

Come on. Make the vegetarians feel welcome at the holiday table, not like they are an afterthought. It's no fun struggling to find something to eat. It's also no fun having to bring your own food when you've been invited to dinner.

Even without cooking special dishes, I offer this simple tip anyone can do. DO NOT MEAT IN VEGETABLES! UGH! It's also not necessary to cook vegetables with swine fat, meat chunks or meat stock.

20130825

Real men eat quiche - random thought

Real men not only eat quiche but take pride in being able to make a mean one for brunch. Okay, maybe it's just this man. Cooking is a good outlet for creativity and passion.

20130810

Trinidad Scorpion Peppers

I just went shopping at one of my favorite international markets, looking for some choice produce and some Bhut Jolokia (ghost peppers). Yeah, that's date night for us. Nice to share simple joys.

Anyway, while enjoying the scene, I came across these fresh Trinidad Scorpion Peppers and had to grab them too. These gems are the hottest peppers in the world, even hotter than ghost peppers, 1.5 million SHU vs 1 million SHU. Ouch.

Hurts so good. Mmm and mm. Five-alarm chili time.

Yes, I'm crazy.

Who says being vegetarian is boring?

20130625

Vegetarian And Vegan Pet Peeves

Vegetarian And Vegan Pet Peeves: What Not To Say To Someone Who Doesn't Eat Meat. It looks like I'm not the only one who is tired of illogical questions. Fish (sea creatures) are animals so they are not vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts or anything else that could be considered part of a vegetarian diet.

Want to really confound people? Tell them that you're a libertarian-conservative, black, male, etc. vegetarian.

20130105

Bbq bacon pop - Pic of the day

A bbq bacon lollipop? I to take a pic of this bit of grossness. I know someone's mouth is watering at the thought. Even if I weren't a vegetarian, I wouldn't try it.

20120918

”Bread is not evil” British researchers

Researchers at the British Nutrition Foundation dismiss ”warnings that bread is responsible for a range of symptoms, including fatigue, stomach pain, bloating and headaches.”

Read more at Mail Online.

20120809

20120713

What is canola? 7 Mystery Foods, Exposed!

Ever wondered what exactly is canola or what exactly is "non-dairy whipped topping?" Check out 7 Mystery Foods, Exposed! 

20120628

20120518

SF Bay Area town puts soda tax on November ballot

Richmond, CA could be the first US city to put a special tax on sodas. "The money from the penny-per-ounce tax would go to soccer fields, school gardens and programs to treat diabetes and fight childhood obesity."

Right.

Now, when this soda tax fails to curb obesity (which it will), what will the busybodies do? Raise the tax or find something else to tax. Once again, they hide their desire for wealth and control behind feigned concern.

20120517

Coke Cancer Warning Label?

California has threatened Coca Cola and Pepsi with a cancer warning label, forcing the drink makers to to revise their formulas. The problem is a caramel flavoring used in the popular drinks.

Coke and Pepsi say there's no threat. The beverage industry says there's no threat. But they're all just evil and looking to poison people in the name of big business and profit. (channeling the leftist)

The federal Food and Drug Administration has also said that the additive poses no threat to the public, noting that, for the additive to cause human cancer like it did in mice, a person would have to drink "1,000 cans of Pepsi or Coke per day to ingest the same dosage of the chemical..."

Of course real science and personal choice makes no difference to the busybodies. This effort is probably led by the same crew that banned happy meals.

At some point, the other states will realize that California is our Greece and allow them to exit before they drag the entire nation down.

20120514

"Pink Slime" Maker Closing Plants

"Beef Products, Inc., one of the makers of lean finely textured beef (LFTB), popularly known as “pink slime”, is closing three plants." Food Poisoning Bulletin

20120512

Eating Healthy and Cheap

WebMD offers up Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2. I keep most of these items as staples, minus the tuna (gack) and egg substitute. Throw in, instead, peanut butter. (Unsweetened please. Peanuts don't need sugar.)

Watching movies like Food, Inc. and reading a lot of other propaganda, one might get the impression that it is simply too hard to eat healthy food without spending a fortune. Nothing could be further from the truth. Healthy food is cheaper than ever.

The problem is that most people want easy, as if steaming some frozen vegetables or putting peanut butter on bread is laborious. Water and dried beans are pretty cheap. Somehow in our "progress," we have forgotten simple lessons of frugality, heck, even basic survival. Common sense is no longer common.

20120507

Homemade nutella - a vegan sweet treat

I like this recipe for homemade hazelnut spread (Nutella). Most hazelnut spreads are too sweet, so I can make this and use less sugar. Extra cocoa is not a bad idea either.

20120407

Spinach - 4, no 5, ways to enjoy it.

Mark Bittman offers up "Spinach Is a Dish Best Served Cooked," and gives four ways you can cook up tasty dishes with spinach. I love spinach, but I could do without adding meat to it. If you're not a fan of the leafy green goodness, give these recipes a try.

Oh, and if you want to go for some truly daring, healthy treat. Try adding some spinach to a smoothie. It will give you protein along with all of those other nutrients. Here's one way I like it.


Fill your blender with the following:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen preferably)
  • 1/2 cup mango (frozen preferably)
  • cup of orange juice (add a bit more juice if things get a bit too stiff)
  • two handfuls of spinach
Blend away.

Drink and enjoy the goodness. Of course you could use any fruit combo. I like this with strawberries and blueberries, too.

(I can't believe I just offered precise measurements. Ha. If you knew how I cooked you would know it's more art/inspiration than science. No comments from angelmuse.)

I've also done this with strawberries and blueberries.

20120315

Great sweet treat - Nutella & Peanut Butter Crackerss

Craving something sweet but want to avoid the ice cream? Well try this for a sweet treat.

Take these 3 simple ingredients.
  1. Stone ground crackers (I like Red Oval Farms Stoned Wheat Thins for the light flavor and little salt)
  2. Natural peanut butter (one with no sugar or additives version)
  3. Chocolate hazelnet spread (Nutella is a popular brand)
Follow these steps. Here's the hard part.
  1. Take 2 crackers.
  2. Smear peanut butter on one cracker. 
  3. Smear the hazelnut cream on another. 
  4. Sandwich the crackers together. 
  5. Chow down.

Careful, this can be dangerous.