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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon May 23, 2022 11:10 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/life ... viral.html
"Genius trick for drying sneakers in MINUTES in the machine without them banging against the walls"

:idea: Maybe dry a bit longer since high heat degrades the materials. ;)

OMG1! This hints that some foods can be heated (or cooked?) in a dryer, but heat-resistant bag is best to contain juices :!:
OMG2! "Cooking Mit D'Bag" already suggests a New York Times Best Seller. :lol:
OMG3! The exhaust will notify the neighbors about the day's menu. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon May 23, 2022 11:42 am

Re: https://www.brighteon.com/
(search for: "How To Make Homemade Baby Formula")

"There is no doubt breast milk from a well-nourished mother is the best option for your baby."

:idea: With males now able to give birth, they may also provide breast milk*
... hinting that "male" is not necessarily accurate. :roll:

* Delay breast removal if birthing is desired,
but hormone replacement may stop milk creation. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Tue May 24, 2022 2:56 pm

What an amazing and simple trick with the sneakers. :thumright: :sunflower: I must share that one with my daughter-in-law... with two busy young boys they have lots of dirty sneakers. :shock:

Thanks Rod! :)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue May 24, 2022 4:54 pm

:bana: Then there's the PMS epiphany (Potato Masher Solution)
for preserving cut avocados in the refrigerator ...

:idea: Place cut avocados in unused produce bag, feed bag thru masher end
and place in a tall container of chilled water, forcing air out of the bag
(masher* keeps avocados at bottom with open end out of water).

* like this but other weights can work:
https://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-KO008 ... 07TKMY2NW/

Get PMS and chill! (they say) :roll:


:roll Re: https://www.target.com/p/oxo-pop-0-5qt- ... A-15672342

Better choice than the first two methods! Hand-operated with limited vacuum seal.


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Brownie Cacaophony

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 25, 2022 5:56 am

Brownie Cacaophony

Seriously chocolate, dense cake with "brownies" attitude. :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 rounded cup light oat bran
1/2 cup 100% cacao powder
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups natural applesauce
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup half & half
2 xlg eggs
1/3 cup egg whites
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

Topping:
2/3 cup virgin coconut oil, warmed
1 1/3 cups 100% cacao powder
1 1/3 cups sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

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

In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients
then stir in remaining ingredients as listed,
then vigorously stir to complete.

Pour batter into baking dish,
reduce oven to 350F, bake 55 min.

:arrow: To prepare topping ...
Combine coconut oil and cacao powder.
Pour over hot brownies when baked,
then sprinkle on sunflower seeds.
Return brownies to oven, turn off oven
and let brownies remain 30 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 26, 2022 3:49 am

:sunflower: More about cacao powder ...

Re: https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-cacao-powder
"Health Benefits of Cacao Powder"

"Cocoa powder is less bitter than cacao, but it loses some of its nutritional value during processing. Cacao beans destined to become cacao powder and cacao nibs aren’t roasted at these high temperatures. Instead, they’re processed at low temperatures and then milled into a powder. Cacao powder is quite bitter, but retains more of the bean’s original nutritional value." :roll

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Cannellini Kustard

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 26, 2022 4:28 pm

Cannellini Kustard

Creates a dip, spread, sauce base, or culinary kustard ...
or add your favorite mustard for a very garlicky mustard sauce
(reduces smoker's breath and chases away unwanted romance). :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup peeled garlic cloves
1 cup virgin olive oil
15oz can cannellini beans, drained
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt

:arrow: Directions:

In a heat-proof bowl, steam garlic and olive oil 20 min.,
then whip together with remaining ingredients.

Refrigerate overnight, then use as desired ...
especially as a base for culinary creativity. 8)

Tip: To peel garlic, soak first in hot water 5 min.;
peel by hand with small knife and fingernail pinches.

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Chocolate Voilà

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 26, 2022 8:18 pm

Chocolate Voilà
Fast 'n easy hot breakfast dish! :D

:roll The CV mixture:
1 cup light oat bran
1/3 cup dried shredded coconut
1/4 cup 100% cacao powder

:arrow: One serving:
Heat 2/3 cup water just until simmering,
stir in 1/4 cup CV, 2 tbsp sunflower seeds,
1 tsp brown sugar, 2 tsp virgin coconut oil.
Cover, let stand 7-10 min., stir briefly.

:cheers: Voilà! Breakfast is ready :!:
Serve with slices of fresh orange to upscale
(and a cherry on top for special occasion). ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat May 28, 2022 1:22 pm

:sunflower: Re: https://www.edgarcayce.org/the-readings ... n-almonds/

"Almonds are mentioned somewhat infrequently in the Cayce readings, yet, according to his rather definite statements, apparently have a very important job to do in the metabolism of the human body... Cayce makes no statements about the physiology of the action of the almonds, although in one reading he did state that within the almond was a substance that he called a vitamin. He stated that taking two or three almonds a day would prevent a tendency toward cancer. Nowhere does he mention almonds as a treatment for cancer."

:scratch: Best guess: Make every day an Almond Día
Perhaps soaked in water overnight (to start sprouting),
then drained and refrigerated in a covered container.
(Noah might suggest 4 almonds, 2 X 2) ;)

:idea: Speaking of Noah's daily ...

Stir 1/2 tbsp red beet powder into 5oz container plain Greek yogurt.
:scratch: "Why?!" Beets Me! (I prefer kefir but not daily) :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun May 29, 2022 11:38 pm

:sunflower: More about the mysterious culinary gender of "Paleo" ...

Re: https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-baby-carrots

"A baby carrot is a carrot harvested before reaching maturity and sold at that smaller size.
A baby-cut carrot is a small piece cut from a larger carrot, marketed as 'baby carrots'." :o

:idea: Nevertheless, baby and baby-cut carrots are both nutritious
and are tasty Paleo munchies served with a Seedy PB Dip:

:arrow: Combine 18oz jar of Peanuts Only Butter
and 1 1/4 cups white sesame seeds.

Optional: Pour off any peanut oil and replace
with extra virgin olive oil (or just add EVOO).

Tip1: Slice carrots in half vertically for petite baby bites.
Tip2: Add preferred herbs 'n spices for sub-genders. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon May 30, 2022 3:27 am

:sunflower: Mini-Pool Method of preserving mashed avocado
(water prevents air from seeping thru plastic):

:arrow: Spoon avocado into bowl, cover with plastic wrap
and press flat against entire surface of avocado.

Pour 1/2" water into plastic wrap to create pool,
cover bowl with lid or more plastic wrap,
then refrigerate. 8)

Repeat with new plastic wrap immediately
after removing desired portion for serving.

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Seedy Sunny

Post by Amigoo » Tue May 31, 2022 3:35 pm

:sunflower: Seedy Sunny

For the days when you need culinary balance,
try this bitter-not-sweet, slightly salty snack
(best paired with a tasty contrast). :roll:

:arrow: Place plastic wrap on a small tray.

Combine 2/3 cup virgin coconut oil (melted),
1 1/4 cups 100% cacao powder, 1/8 tsp salt;
stir in 1 1/4 cups sunflower seeds (warmed).

Pour evenly onto tray, then tilt tray slightly
to distribute mixture; cover with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate overnight, then break into pieces.

:idea: Tip: Tape edges of plastic wrap to tray
to keep wrap from folding into mixture.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:39 am

:study: Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/sugar-in-coffee-longer-life/

"The authors found that drinking moderate levels of coffee regularly was associated with a lower risk of dying from any cause, (like) dying from cancer and dying from heart disease. The lower risk of dying associated with moderate levels of coffee-drinking was true regardless of whether you drank decaffeinated coffee, instant coffee or ground coffee." :o

:idea: Since the three types of coffee have nutritional differences, the sugar-added benefit may be something unexpected like alertness to avoid traffic after leaving the coffee shop. Or more urinary excretion which removes other toxins from the body (when daily hydration is good). ;)


:arrow: See also: https://nutritionaltherapy.com/why-do-s ... diuretics/
"Why Do Sugary Drinks Act as Diuretics?"

"Your body needs more water to process sugars and will pull water away from other places in your body to break down the sugar... Also, remember that sugar is a toxin. When you eat or drink too much sugar, your body has to dilute that sugar to keep it from harming your body. This means that water is pulled from all parts of your body (even the brain) to balance the large amount of sugar in your bloodstream. Part of the diuretic effect comes from the body getting rid of excess sugars by dumping them into urine to be excreted." 8)

:idea: This "excess sugars" response may be why diabetics pee more often when their blood sugar level is high. While not so convenient, this extra excretion helps blood sugar control (when daily hydration is good).


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Condimunchie

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:04 am

Condimunchie

"Whatsit?!" Who can tell?
Take it from here to wherever. :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup plain kefir
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup light oat bran
3 tbsp virgin olive oil
3 tbsp stone ground mustard
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2/3 cup diced green onions
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 tsp garlic granules
3 tbsp dried parsley

:arrow: Directions:

Mix 'n refrigerate overnight.
Serve on whatever or nuthin'.
Add more kefir if too dry
and/or adjust as desired. ;)

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Beet Hummus

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:56 am

Re: https://www.brighteon.com/
(search for: "Beet Hummus")

Made with red beet powder.
Also try the sweeter Beet Yogurt:

:arrow: Combine 16oz container plain Greek Yogurt
with 2 1/2 tbsp red beet powder and 1/2 cup plain kefir.
To upscale to Yogurt, Red, White, & Blue,
stir in wild blueberries if available. :finger:

:idea: Use as directed (by you).
Kefir provides extra moisture
needed by beet powder. :o

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Jicama Gritty

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:44 am

Jicama Gritty

Like applesauce but more granular. :roll

:arrow: Blend peeled jicama with 50/50 mixture
of apple juice concentrate and water,
then stir in cinnamon to taste.

Tips: 1) Use less mixture to blend,
then stir in more as desired.
2) Blend with equal portion of apples
for Appley Jicama Gritty.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:50 pm

Re: https://www.brighteon.com/
(search for: "Drink the pricey stuff")

"Jonathan's thoughts on the documentary series 'Black Coffee' -
The takeaway message from the series is: Drink the pricey stuff, avoid the cheap stuff!"

:idea: Enjoy the coffee/hookers story! And drink the good stuff for better health
(but not too much and plan on frequent teeth cleaning). :roll:

Rod :bounce: (after more of the good stuff)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:08 pm

Re: https://www.recipetineats.com/how-to-ma ... ed-butter/
"How to make Ghee/Clarified Butter" :roll

"If you can melt butter on the stove, you can make ghee! Essentially, you just leave butter on a medium low stove for 10 minutes until you see golden bits on the base of the pan which are the milk solids – and this means it’s done. The water has evaporated and the dairy has solidified which will be strained out."

:idea: Tips: 1) If straining with paper towel, try unbleached, like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Seventh-Generati ... B000E44BRU
2) This is healthier saturated fat but still saturated fat!
3) Experiment now in case future use becomes critical.
4) Refrigeration unnecessary but do it to be safe.

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Roasted Eggplant Soup

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:37 pm

Re: https://www.theendlessmeal.com/eggplant-soup/
"Roasted Eggplant Soup"

:idea: Found while contemplating a whimsical Cream of Eggplant Soup
... however this online recipe looks tempting! The whimsical soup
was going to be a simple addition to a tasty Mushroom Soup*
(steamed eggplant pieces) since flavors are complementary. :roll

* like this: https://cafedelites.com/creamy-mushroom-soup/

:scratch: Who can tell? Try both with both and cream or broth.
(go ahead and pronounce 'broth" like you started to) :lol:

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Socurryous

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:04 pm

Socurryous

:scratch: A very curious curry sauce.
"How to serve?" Try a spoon! ;)

:roll Ingredients:

2 cups low-fat cottage cheese*
1/3 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup water
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ginger
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp brown sugar
3 tbsp dried chives
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
2 tsp ground coriander seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds, soaked

* For EZ preparation and smoother sauce,
substitute plain Greek yogurt for cottage cheese,
2 tsp ground fennel seeds for whole seeds, and
1/3 cup water for 1/2 cup; stir vigorously.

:arrow: Directions:

Soak fennel seeds in hot water 5 min.,
then drain. Mix with remaining ingredients,
then blend to desired texture.

Refrigerate overnight, then stir
before first serving.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:35 pm

:idea: Regarding Seedy PBonly ...

:arrow: Prefer the 18oz jars of peanuts-only butter with lotsa oil on top.
Pour this off and replace with healthier virgin olive oil. If necessary,
add more oil so that the mixture pours slowly, then stir in
1 1/4 cups white sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp salt (if desired).
Keep refrigerated between servings.

:hithere If you be a spooner, nibble on mini-spoonsful of PBonly
and thawed frozen blueberries. Caution: Lotsa calories,
so don't be a gay spooner in front of the TV. :love

:shock: For "anti-spooner" ambience, add enough olive oil so that
mixture pours easily, then stir in 1/4 cup 100% cacao powder.
A taste not peanut butter, sesame seeds, or chocolate ...
and not sweet! :lol: ... but very nutritious! :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 05, 2022 12:49 am

Re: https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.ed ... ole-grain/
"According to the Whole Grains Council, fresh corn is usually classified as a vegetable and dried corn a grain."

:idea: From my experiential perspective of blood sugar control, veggie carbs are not as problematic as grain carbs, according to my glucometer. I suspect that dried, then rehydrated and cooked corn, digests faster than fresh corn. ;)

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Phyll's Green Tonic

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jun 05, 2022 5:36 pm

Proposed theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51BQfPeSK8k
"It's green and it's wonderful."

:idea: A local Kermit says liquid chlorophyll* is food - not supplement -
since the resulting mixture is a refreshing drink!

Phyll's Green Tonic

Combine 3 tbsp liquid chlorophyll, 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate,
and water to create one quart. Keep refrigerated between servings. 8)

* like this: https://www.walmart.com/ip/World-Organi ... s/29303721

"Specifications - Gender: Unisex"
(good base for LGBT cocktail, so create a recipe!
... even theme song works for this creativity!) :roll

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Seedy Appley Choconut

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:00 pm

Seedy Appley Choconut

The appeal of this mixture is that chocolate presents without the typical association of fat
(and only natural fruit sugar); sunflower seeds are less crunchy when soaked in the mixture.

:arrow: Combine 2 cups natural applesauce,
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut,
and 1/4 cup 100% cacao powder.

Refrigerate before serving. 8)

:idea: For a fiberific almondia, serve with raw almonds,
soaked overnight, then drained and refrigerated.

:idea: Include 1/2 cup sunflower seeds to upscale as survival nutrition.
Ingredients don't need refrigeration until packages are opened/mixed. ;)

:bana: For a picnic,
whisk 3/4 cup 100% cacao powder
and 46oz container of natural applesauce,
then stir in 1 cup sunfliower seeds
and 2/3 cup shredded coconut.
Refrigerate overnight.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Mon Jun 06, 2022 4:09 pm

Thanks Rod for the new healthy recipes. I am feeling a little green today o the song is sort of perfect. lol
take care..
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