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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:07 pm

:sunflower: Re: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R-v8iKb22Y "Scotch Pot Pies"

:idea: Charming cooking video - lard & butter in the pastry
seems to explain the belly hanging over the stove. ;)
You'll view the entire video and start salivating!

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Basic Green Lentils

Post by Amigoo » Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:22 pm

Basic Green Lentils

Serve hot or cold - even stir into soups and stews!
Upscale with chopped asparagus (add with veggies).

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups green lentils, soaked
1 2/3 cups water
2 cups diced sweet onions
2 cups diced celery stalks
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

In large sauce pan, cover lentils with 1" water,
soak one hour, then carefully pour off water.

Add 1 2/3 cups water to pan, bring to a boil,
turn down heat, cover pan, simmer 15 min.

Cover with veggies; continuing cooking 5 min.
Allow to cool briefly, then stir in spices and oil.

Refrigerate when completely cool.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:08 am

I enjoyed the Scotch pie video... learned a lot about making pastry too. :) Of course now I'm hungry and wishing I could Magick one of those "lovelies'" into my kitchen. But sadly, no... it is a salad for dinner for me tonight. :roll:

Thanks Rod!

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:22 pm

:study: Re: https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels ... ted-331358
"there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin (D) works as a protective measure" :o

:idea: A single vitamin/mineral has never been effective supplementation
(unless part of a doctor-supervised treatment) since they have natural
and important synergy. Also, most nutritionists still advise that natural
whole foods are the best sources ... despite the volumes of claims
by promoters of supplements. :roll:

Single vitamins/minerals can be used to balance daily multivitamins,
but the advice about whole foods is still of greater importance. ;)

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Tune a Bean Dip

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:59 pm

Tune a Bean Dip

"Proof of Concept" with lotsa opportunity to tune it up.
Not only economical but also super nutritional! 8)
Serve with fresh, leafy celery stalks. ;)

:roll Ingredients:

5oz can albacore tuna in water, drained & crumbled
15oz can cannellini beans, drained & mashed
1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp dried dill

:arrow: Directions:

Mix well and refrigerate ...
after tuning, if desired. :roll:


:bana: Makes a great dip base (add whatever
later or just use as a veggie/cracker dip): 8)

15oz can cannellini beans, drained & well-mashed
2/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
3/4 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp virgin olive oil


:o Unexpectedly related to the bean dip ...

Re: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... -vegetable

"Modern scientific studies confirm celery's folk medicine profile for lowering blood pressure. This may be due to its potassium content, and the presence of phthalides, compounds that relax muscles around arteries. Coumarin, another antioxidant in celery, appears to enhance the activity of white blood cells. Celery has a diuretic effect, so it can play a role in eliminating excess body fluid. In many countries, it is recommended as a cleansing vegetable with tonic properties."

:idea: After snackin' on lotsa celery at bedtime (few carbs), I was "inspired" to awaken every hour and half to visit the bathroom. And this morning's rare leg cramp (typical of dehydration) was another clue about celery's nutritional magic. ;)

Lesson learned: Raw celery (including leafy tops) is healing nutrition but needs to be complemented with better hydration.


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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:50 am

:study: Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/toxic-metal- ... ion-bones/
"Toxic metals are seeping into our bones, and modern technology may be making it worse" :o

"green technology, like solar panels that deteriorate over time, release their toxic elements into the air we breathe
as they break down. The result may lead future studies to find even more lead in our bones than ever before." :shock:

:idea: Fortunately, we escape increasingly toxic environments when we depart. :roll:

See also: https://wellnessmama.com/2719/chlorella-uses-benefits/
https://www.webmd.com/diet/chlorella-health-benefits#1
"chlorella can bind to these heavy metals, flushing them from your system before being absorbed by your body."

:scratch: Hmmm ... is chlorella effective AFTER the metals are absorbed :?:

Re: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/lif ... 285600.cms

"(fresh) Cilantro is best used in conjunction with chlorella, which is a kind of green algae
and together they act as a perfect tool for body detoxification." 8)
Note: Chlorella is "food" - not "medicine". ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:57 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... laims.html
"Eating a hot dog could cost you 36 minutes of healthy LIFE -
but choosing a serving of nuts instead could help you gain 26 minutes" :roll

:idea: Apparently, "either/or ... but not both".

After reading so much negativity about processed meat for decades, I can still salivate
thinking about a hot dog, properly dressed (even when I'm not properly dressed) :roll:

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Chilled Sesame Slices

Post by Amigoo » Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:32 pm

Chilled Sesame Slices

A nutritional "paleo" dessert or snack. 8)

Slice off the ends of a washed orange, then create bite-size wedges
from round slices. Arrange wedges close together and sprinkle on
lotsa hulled sesame seeds. Keep refrigerated until served.

Tip: Don't peel to permit bites into the pith under the skin. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:48 am

:idea: Simple synergy ...

Combine 1 cup hulled sesame seeds
with 16oz jar sunflower seed butter. :roll
Keep refrigerated. 8)

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Broccoli Slaw Loaf

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:27 am

Broccoli Slaw Loaf (first test)

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup oat bran
1/3 cup half & half
+ 2 xlg eggs, beaten
3 tbsp virgin olive oil
12oz pkg broccoli slaw, rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp salt

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a medium loaf pan.

In a large bowl, combine oat bran
with beaten eggs + half & half,
then stir in olive oil and spices.

Toss with broccoli slaw and onions,
then spoon into loaf pan; press down
lightly to create a rounded top.

Cover pan with foil and refrigerate
several hours (oat bran moistens).

Bake at 375F 1 hr., then remove foil
and continue baking 15 min.

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Creamy Broccoli Slaw

Post by Amigoo » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:18 pm

:sunflower: Re: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/creamy-broccoli-slaw/

"Creamy Broccoli Slaw
is a crunchy, crispy, summer addition to any barbecue, picnic, or potluck!
Shredded broccoli is mixed with tart granny smith apples, chewy dried cranberries
and crunchy sunflower seeds tossed in a simple creamy dressing!" :roll

:idea: Homemade broccoli slaw, less "woody" (IMO) than store-purchased slaw. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:38 am

Thanks Rod,

I think I will make this to go along with upper tonight. Since I am low carb I must leave off the fruit right now but will certainly add them in th future when more carbs are allowed. It sounds wonderful!

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:43 pm

Re: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/295714
"Everything you need to know about yogurt" 8)

:idea: When considering that all protein consumed must be metabolized into individual amino acids before it becomes useful protein, a quality yogurt would probably convert to amino acids faster than meat, poultry, and fish. Of course, other nutrients in these foods are important.

Bottom line: A daily scoop of quality yogurt seems quite beneficial to good health. ;)

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Appley Almonds

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:23 am

Appley Almonds

Almonds moisturize and develop gentle crunch.
Best nutrition with unpeeled organic apples. ;)

:roll Suggested proportion:
2/3 cup natural applesauce
1 med. diced red apple
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/2 tsp cinnamon

:arrow: Add water to applesauce just until it pours,
then combine ingredients and refrigerate. 8)
Make quantity desired.

Optional: Add Vitamin C powder,
about 1/8 tsp per proportion.

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Texas Sunflower Cookie

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:08 pm

Texas Sunflower Cookie
"Sharing is caring"

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups light oat bran
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup half & half
1/4 cup egg whites
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
3/4 cup sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees;
lightly oil non-stick baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients,
then stir in remaining ingredients
in the order listed, vigorously!

Spoon mixture onto baking sheet,
then press into one BIG Cookie
and carefully score into 8 wedges.

Reduce oven to 375F and bake 40 min.
If desired, dust with powdered sugar
when BIG Cookie is Cool. 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:49 am

:sunflower: More about sunflower seeds ...

Re: https://vegetarian.lovetoknow.com/Are_S ... od_for_You
"6 Ways Sunflower Seeds are Good for You"

"While the fats, vitamins, and minerals found in sunflower seeds are certainly good for you,
seeds should be enjoyed in moderation due to their high caloric values. Eaten in small amounts,
sunflower seeds are packed with healthy nutrients your body will love." 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:53 pm

:study: Re: https://www.aicr.org/resources/blog/bro ... ooked-raw/
"Broccoli More Nutritious When Raw or Cooked?"

"research shows that you can get high amounts of these protective compounds (glucosinolates)
if you blanch the vegetables first (quick dip in boiling water, followed immediately by cooling)" 8)

:idea: Tip: Blanced broccoli is good for dippin', cold or hot. :roll
Try 2% Greek yogurt, with spices added just before serving
(maintains the beneficial bacteria in the yogurt) ;)

... or buy 0% Greek yogurt,
then add half & half to make it saucy. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:11 pm

:study: Re: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270406
"Why is avocado good for you?"

:scratch: Who can tell :?:
The avocado might be the new "Tree of Life",
at least symbolically. :roll

Why not grow one from a seed today :?:
Makes a good house plant until mature
(and then just raise your ceiling). :roll:

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Pumpkin Orange Flatbread

Post by Amigoo » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:15 am

Pumpkin Orange Flatbread

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups light oat bran
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup half & half
1/3 cup water
1/2 15oz can pumpkin puree
3 tbsp dark brown sugar
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tsp organic orange oil
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Place parchment paper on baking sheet;
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

Combine ingredients as listed,
stir well and pour onto baking sheet,
creating rectangle about 1/2" thick.

Reduce oven to 375F, bake 40 min.

If desired, let cool 5 min., then
cut into 2 1/2" cookie shapes;
upscale with powder sugar. 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:37 pm

:sunflower: Fruit synergy ...

Prepare a medium papaya and chop into mini chunks;
stir into 1 cup natural applesauce* (best with Vitamin C).

In another bowl, layer papaya, then frozen blueberries,
then papaya ... ending with papaya as top layer.

* applesauce keeps the papaya hydrated;
even include diced fresh apple! 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:47 am

I love papaya! Thanks Rod! :sunflower: I put this one in the index to even though it wasn't actually titled as an official recipe.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:17 pm

:study: Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/tom-b ... keep-young

"Consuming large amounts of bread or refined carbs can cause blood sugar spikes followed by a blood sugar crash,
causing one to feel sluggish ... By eliminating bread or cutting it down significantly this can help some to experience
more sustained blood sugar levels leading to more sustained energy levels." :roll

:idea: "Large amount" is a clue that amount of carbs consumed per meal/snack directly associates with one's insulin produced
(pre-diabetics and diabetics typically have insufficient insulin). But even when insulin is sufficient for a "large amount"
the body's insulin resistance is beginning. :o

Tip: For pre-diabetics in particular, a glucometer is very useful for determining what qualifies as "large amount" of carbs.
Test 2-3 hours after meal/snack - blood sugar level should be within normal post-meal range for a non-diabetic. :finger:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:49 pm

:scratch: Best guess about the big P ...

:idea: Consume more immune-system-beneficial raw (or briefly cooked) foods, especially onion, garlic, green veggies, dark skin fruit, soluble+insoluble fiber, whatever ... and eliminate ALL "fast" and typical "snack" foods and drinks! All evidence to date (IMO) hints that the gotcha dragnet will soon gather many of those who do not pay more attention to their immune health. And Big Pharma's solution to the P now seems more and more focused on symptoms but not on cures ... on that which provides big business profit! ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:42 am

:sunflower: Re: https://www.diynatural.com/malabar-spinach/

"Malabar spinach is high in Vitamin A (100 grams contains roughly 8,000 units), Vitamin C, iron, and calcium. It has a high amount of protein for a plant and is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Another good reason to eat Malabar spinach is that it has a good amount of antioxidants, particularly beta carotene and lutein, those naturally occurring chemicals that help keep your cells from aging." 8)

:bana: Yum! (maybe) Found packets of these seeds in a drawer (been there 15 years).
But I may need a Popeye lifestyle makeover ... if I eats me spinach. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:25 am

What is the Big P, Rod?

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