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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:23 pm

:scratch: Who knew? #1
Tiger Nut Paleo Pudding (as a base) is best as:
Whisk 1 cup plain kefir, 2/3 cup Tiger Nut Flour,
and 1/2 tsp organic vanilla; refrigerate. 8)

:scratch: Who knew? #2a
To preserve a cut avocado longer (hours not days),
cut one in half, sprinkle nut side lightly with sugar,
wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. 8)

:scratch: Who knew? #2b
To cut an avocado in half, cut vertically with knife cutting in a circle
around avocado but not into the nut. Twist halves in opposite direction
(nut remains in one half). Use spoon to scoup out flesh. ;)

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Gritty Nutty Noggin

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:30 pm

Gritty Nutty Noggin

Whisk together ...
1 cup of your favorite eggnog with 2/3 cup Tiger Nut Flour,
then add a sprinkle of nutmeg. Eat with a silly spoon ...
if toppin' your noggin with a dollop or two. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:46 pm

:roll: Actually, Gritty Nutty Noggin is Perfect Paleo Pudding,
substituting eggnog for plain kefir and no added spices;
half of each is also tasty (and healthier). ;)

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Cornmeal Mush Al Dente

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:03 pm

Cornmeal Mush Al Dente

Polenta (coarsely ground corn) is normally simmered 1 cup polenta to 4 cups water.
This diabetes-friendly* method reduces water to 3 cups and starts with cold water.

* Slightly-chewy, coarse grains digest slower for better blood sugar control. 8)

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup polenta
3 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup diced onion
3 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp olive oil (or butter)

:arrow: Directions:

in a medium saucepan, rinse polenta (carefully pour off water),
then add 3 cups water and bring to a soft boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 20 min, stirring frequently.

Stir in diced onion and remaining ingredients, simmer 10 min.,
then remove pan from heat, stir, cover and let cool.

:idea: Tip: Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese,
hard-boiled egg, and cherry tomatoes for breakfast. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:51 am

Re: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food ... nta-236987

Basic polenta (frequent stirring is the key) ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:57 am

:bana: Accidental pursuit of The Naughty Nog & Nog's Grog ...

Re: https://www.dictionary.com/e/eggnog/

:idea: "One theory is that nog derives from the word noggin, which was a Middle English word for a type of mug for serving alcohol. The Online Etymology Dictionary says nog means 'strong ale.' A third theory claims that the name is derived from a Colonial term for rum: egg-and-grog. Shortened to egg’n’grog, it then eventually became eggnog."

Re: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/noggin

:idea: "a small cup or mug; a small amount of alcoholic liquor, usually a gill." ;)

Re: The Urantia Book, Paper 67, Section 5, Paragraph 5
http://www.theub.org/part-iii.html#P067_5_5

:idea: "When the first capital of the world was engulfed, it harbored only the lowest types of the Sangik* races of Urantia, renegades who had already converted the Father’s temple into a shrine dedicated to Nog, the false god of light and fire." (spell checker: replace "Sangik" with "sangria") :roll:


In conclusion, Synthesis Of Accidental Pursuit (SOAP ... opera):

8) Drinking more than a "small cup" of eggnog with a "small amount of alcohol"
entices the "false god of light and fire" to roar loudly ... inside your noggin
... then gifting a hearty morning-after "Nog's Grog". :oops:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:55 pm

Re: https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drin ... th-eggnog/

:idea: Based on the simplicity of Three Kings Brandy Eggnog*,
themanual's "How to Make Eggnog" might also be simplified:

6 large eggs
8 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cognac

* recipe in "From a Monastery Kitchen", p. 157

;) Tips: Buy a hearty bottle of cognac since this recipe redo
will require experimentation (let family and friends help); 8)
increase cognac as desired but limited by discretion.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Re: https://www.amazon.com/Anchor-Hocking-5 ... 84-7660149

These small glasses seem ideal for a serving of eggnog! ;)

:idea: Get a large set! Although a measuring cup (glass),
they suggest casual business - not frivolous drinking.

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"Be Nice"

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:21 am

Basic Nutritional Yeast Sauce
(BNYS, pronounced "Be Nice")

:arrow: Whisk together ...
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar*
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp water

:arrow: then whisk in ...
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes*

Refrigerate for several hours, then
stir briefly and serve o'er whatever. :roll:

* try Bragg ACV and NY :roll

8) Oft requested by discriminating guests:
"Please Be NIce! - Bring us the sauce!" ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:50 am

Better "Be Nice" for 2019
Mustard Pudding for your hot hams.

Basic Nutritional Yeast Sauce
(BNYS, pronounced "Be Nice")

:arrow: Whisk together ...
6oz container 0% Greek yogurt
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar*
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 tsp garlic granules

:arrow: then whisk in ...
1/4 cup nutritional yeast seasoning*

Refrigerate for several hours, then
stir briefly and serve o'er whatever. :roll:
* try Bragg ACV and NYS

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:29 pm

For New Year's Day (aka "get lucky") :roll:

Gourmet Blackeyed Peas: https://www.thanksgiving.com/recipes/si ... l-complete

Simple Blackeyed Peas: Soak dried peas, cook, drain, drizzle with virgin olive oil, sprinkle with S&P. 8)

EZ Blackeyed Peas: Open can and drain (optional). :roll

Rod ... :bike: ...
(Been there! Done that! and that! and that!
... all gifting a year of similar luck). ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:37 pm

Re: https://www.healthline.com/health/food- ... how-to-use

"a 2015 study showed that maitake mushroom can have a positive effect on rats with type 2 diabetes.
During the study, maitake mushroom consumption had a positive effect on glucose levels of rats.
This points to the mushroom’s potential to treat Type 2 diabetes in humans." 8)

:idea: So, if you're Type 2 and often in a rat race, stay in the mazes,
but consult your doctor first (also about your fellow rats). :roll:

:!: The maitake secret may be adaptogenic beta glucans,
also found in oats and barley. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:22 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (Type 2, a disease?) ...

New theory: Type 2 Diabetes is not a disease but the body's response
to many years of an excess of quickly digesting carbohydrates ...
and limited good stuff (e.g., fresh produce, exercise). :o

The body responds with increasing insulin resistance, etc.,
until Type 2 is finally diagnosed (disease is present). :(

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:31 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (popular diets) ...

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/hea ... 472786002/

"Ketogenic diets are low on carbs and high on fat, which puts the body in a state of ketosis,
a metabolic state that happens when your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates
for your cells to burn for energy. So, instead, it burns fat." (your own and fat you eat)

"Basically, with this (Paleo) diet you’re looking at meals that could either be hunted or gathered —
lean meats, fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds" (hunting/gathering in grocery stores permitted) :roll

"The Alkaline diet approves of most fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, soybeans and tofu.
These are foods that are alkaline" (the animal friendly diet)

"Whole30 encourages people to eat foods with as few ingredients as possible, and all those ingredients
should be substances you know and can pronounce. A head of broccoli? Go for it." (3 syllables) ;)

"Think of the Flexitarian diet as vegetarian with a lot of cheat days." (food cheatin') :roll:

"An extraordinarily dramatized version of his (Lectin-free) theory is that plants are waging war
against us so we don’t eat them and we’re too dumb to adjust our diets." ("Feed me Seymore")

The Mediterranean diet "encourages a glass of red wine every now and then."
(probably not true: "now" = afternoon, "then" = evening) :lol:

Then there's Dumpster Diving, Eat What You Want, Go to Mom's House,
Dollar Store, and the Fast Life (don't eat) diets. 8)

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... weeks.html

:idea: Fast 800 5/2 - A new one with a concept flaw:
Number of calories (e.g. 800) should be tailored to the dieter (a dietician could calculate
this number, based on important variables ... whatever they are). :roll:


:!: Finally, calories consumed relate directly to the types/portions of food;
the Serving Size Diet is still waiting for popularity (a diet similar to this:
https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-serving-sizes )

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:52 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (prunes) ...

Who knew?! A prune is a dried plum. :o
Rationale why a diabetic can eat prunes, sugar-concentrated dried fruit:
If you would not eat two plums, why would you eat three prunes? ;)

:idea: And consider a Prune Antioxidant Snack Pack (ASP):
Coat moist dried prunes (about 2 cups) with 100% cacao powder
and refrigerate with raw walnut halves. Finger-lickin' yum! :roll

... but not gourmet snackin' unless you include
dark-chocolate-covered banana chips. 8)

:roll: Greeting when welcoming dinner guests:
"Be sure to savor my chocolate Prune ASP!"
(pronounced "proo nee 'ahs pee")

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:43 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (elderberries) ...

https://www.stylecraze.com/articles/ama ... erberries/
http://www.midwest-elderberry.coop/elde ... events.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3383353/ (re: apoptosis, autophagy)
http://westbranchelderberries.com/resou ... posium.pdf
... and many more articles online!

I'm currently focused on pre-packaged elderberry extract syrup
from a health food store and without sweetener, preservative
(just vegetable glycerin and deionized water). ;)

A post-nap blood sugar of 68 (3.8 ) is quite surprising ...
following a pre-nap lunch of lentil stew, slice of provolone,
and 5oz Sipper of merlot with 1 tsp elderberry syrup
(third day of one afternoon Sipper). :roll

Obviously, more testing/napping required. :roll:

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Winter Sunflower Cake

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 pm

:sunflower: Winter Sunflower Cake

:roll Ingredients:

17.5oz pkg Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour

1 jumbo egg + 1/3 cup egg whites
1/3 cup half & half + 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup light olive oil

1 cup raw sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees; lightly oil 8" x 10" baking dish.

Stir together dry ingredients, whisk together liquid ingredients
and pour into dry mixture, then stir vigorously.

Fold in sunflower seeds and pour evenly into baking dish
(sprinkle more sunflower seeds on top if desired). :roll

Reduce oven to 350F degrees and bake 45 min.
... then sing "Ahi Viene El Sol" while waiting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O1QKQCsGs

:cheers: "Let it be!" a sunny winter cake!
(top with a dollop if you need a snow peek. ;)

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Winter Sunflower Cake

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:31 pm

Winter Sunflower Cake (better recipe)

Who knew :?: :!: This can be a breakfast cake!
Serve with butter and creamed corn. :o

:roll Ingredients:

17.5oz pkg Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix
1/2 cup polenta (coarsely ground corn)
1 cup water
1 jumbo egg
1/3 cup egg whites
1/3 cup half & half
1/4 cup light olive oil
1 1/3 cups raw sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees; lightly oil 8" x 10" baking dish.

In a small bowl, whisk egg, egg whites, half & half, and olive oil.

In a medium saucepan, rinse polenta, drain, add 1 cup water.
Bring to a soft boil and simmer until water is absorbed
(about 10 min. - polenta is not completely cooked). ;)

Pour egg mixture into warm polenta, stir in cookie mix,
then fold in sunflower seeds.

Spoon batter into baking dish, reduce oven to 350F degrees;
bake about 55 min. Sing "Ahi Viene El Sol" while waiting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_O1QKQCsGs

:sunflower: "Let it be!" a sunny winter cake!
(top with a dollop if you need a snow peek) 8)

:idea: Tip: Stir polenta a few times while simmering
... or carefully swish in pan (culinary term) :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Seeker13 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:42 pm

Hi, Amigo! :hithere
Winter Sunflower Cake sounds intriguing. Believe the first recipe would be more to my liking. Do you suppose I could substitute my own oatmeal cookie recipe, replacing half the sugar with stevia, and achieve about the same results?


Lol! Listening to "Ahi Viene El Sol" while waiting, would definitely enhance the experience!


Thanks for the recipe,
Kim
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 pm

Kim,

My plan was to find a cake-like recipe that would make use of sunflower seeds.
The Cookie Mix was a convenient starter - the other ingredients "followed". :roll:
As a diabetic, the less flour(s) was important (why polenta was tried next),
but the "Ahi Viene El Sol" concept hints that many versions will be good :!:

:idea: Perhaps a traditional remembrance of the Beatles ...

For example, instead of restaurant staff singing "Happy Birthday"
to a guest while presenting a candle-lighted cake, they would present
a Sunflower Cake and sing "Ahi Viene El Sol", a ceremony meant
to uplift the spirits of the honored guest. :roll

Note: "Here Comes the Sun" is the true title, but "Ahi Viene ..."
seems to elevate the song to a higher level. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 pm

Re: "Ahi Viene El Sol" concept ...

Public use of this song may require sensitivity to copyright. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:54 pm

Re: "Ahi Viene El Sol" concept ...
Public use of this song may require sensitivity to copyright.
:lol: When in doubt, sing to "Happy Birthday"

Here the sun comes to you.
Here the sun comes to you.
Here the sun comes Cariño Mio. :love
Here the sun comes to you.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:58 pm

Both versions of the Sunflower cake sound good...(I put both in the index. I think I'm going to try the polenta version as G needs all the help he can get managing his blood sugar. :sunflower: Thanks Rod!
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:29 pm

Sandy,

I prefer the polenta version, but the cookie mix was too sweet.
Still, the recipe is a good starting point for the concept . :finger:

:roll Better lyrics for "Ahi Viene El Sol" ...

Comes the sun now to you.
Comes the sun now to you.
Comes the sun now Cariño Mio. :love
Comes the sun now to you.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Seeker13 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:12 am

Amigo,
Imagine me with a maraca in each hand, "Cha Cha Cha!!!"
Kim
And Spirit whispered, "There are no limits."

We are akin to the aspen forests, seemingly separated but in actuality, one organism.

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