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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:14 am

Re: https://www.thespruceeats.com/basic-sof ... pe-2138283

An authentic sofrito! 8)

:scratch: "So, if 'sofrito' means lightly fried, how is Perky Paleo a 'sofrito' "?

:roll: Play on words: It's 'so free to' gobble when served at a Paleo Party! ;)
And EZ prep gives time to mingle with your Perky Paleo Playmates.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:13 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/amer ... ays-survey

"56% of the 2,000 Americans surveyed shared they’re using the holiday season as an excuse to postpone any positive health changes. And with that mindset, 43% of Americans are planning to break their diet and expect to gain 7 pounds by the time the holidays are over."

[a comment] "My goal for 2020 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go."

:idea: Been there! Done that! (only 25 to go) ;)
But never planned to gain weight over the holidays; suggests The 2021 Diet:
Plan to gain 10 pounds, then celebrate when you only gain 5 pounds. :roll:

:bana: Upscale your 2021 Diet! Also plan to view 10 diet videos!

Like this: https://thegutrehab.com/tcr_d_200611a_dyn2.php (51 min.)
"It's easy! You just need to know what foods to avoid"

:scratch: What's in this video? Dunno!
I need 9 more to start the upscale. :finger:

:roll: On the other hand ...
Counterpoint to the "lectin problem":
https://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nut ... free-diet/

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Hybrid Soup

Post by Amigoo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:03 pm

Hybrid Soup

Nutrition synergy! Include herbs/spices
(even diced veggies) - as desired.

:arrow: Combine 15oz can pumpkin puree,
10oz can tomato soup and 10oz can cold water.

Refrigerate in covered container until used
(typically diluted with milk, water, or broth).

Tip: This combo makes a good sauce base,
especially for many bean dishes! :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:05 am

Re: https://cafedelites.com/mashed-sweet-potatoes/

"Sweet potatoes keep you full and are a great source of fibre. They contain a variety of vitamins and minerals
including calcium, iron, selenium, B and C vitamins, and the antioxidant beta-carotene. A low GI root vegetable,
sweet potatoes digest more slowly when compared to regular potatoes and release sugar gradually into bloodstream,
keeping blood sugar levels steady." :roll

:idea: For Paleo presentation, scrub sweet potatoes, cut into chunks or slices,
then microwave in a covered container or steam on the stove.
Serve with olive oil or butter, S&P or brown sugar.
Peels can be eaten or slip off easily with a fork. 8)

:roll: For Perky Paleo, serve over steamed leafy greens 'n onions
with a drizzle of olive oil, raw apple cider vinegar,
and a sprinkle of S&P - even garlic granules! ;)

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EZ Chocolate Pudding

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:36 pm

EZ Chocolate Pudding

:arrow: Microwave 3/4 cup half & half plus 3 tsp sugar
just until very hot, stirring a few times.

Vigorously whisk in 1/2 rounded cup 100% Cacao powder,
then stir in pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Refrigerate overnight.
Use strainer to break up lumps of cacao powder before measuring.

See also: https://perfectketo.com/benefits-of-cocoa-powder/ :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:03 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-d ... e-smoothie

"Try our recipe for 'leftover pumpkin pie grownup smoothie'
... less than two minutes to make, it also tastes crazy delicious" :o

1st thought: Complementary alcohol always makes a good smoothie!
2nd thought: Pumpkin pie veggie casserole makes a main dish!
3rd thought: Regifted pumpkin pie with new topping and container.
4th thought: What's "leftover pie"? :scratch:

... or visit link for the Doocy recipe.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:59 am

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/gord ... restaurant

"Ramsay’s eponymous burger joint, which will be located inside Harrods department store, promises to 'provide a taste of America, without the trans-Atlantic trip,' according to a statement, and serves up 'not your average quarter pounders.' Among these elevated sandwiches is the Wagyu burger, which reportedly features s beef patty, seared Wagyu sirloin, truffle Pecorino cheese, and fresh black truffles – all for $106.
Fries sold separately."

:idea: Somehow, the $106 price reminded me that a slice of tofu,
sautéed in olive oil with mushrooms picks up mushroom flavor. ;)
Voilà! A mushroom burger with good protein!
Fries sold separately (try sweet potato). :roll

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Wholesome Harvest Stew

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:36 pm

Wholesome Harvest Stew (culinary test #2)

:cheers: Comfort food extraordinaire!
More versatile than this preliminary recipe! 8)

:roll Ingredients:

15oz can pumpkin puree
12oz can tomato soup
2 cups water (or broth)
2 cups chopped carrots
2 med. sweet onions, chopped
12oz pkg frozen peas, thawed
1 1/2 cups chopped asparagus
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tsp cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

In a med. bowl, combine pumpkin and tomato soup.

In a large stew pot, simmer carrots in water 10 min.,
then layer on remaining ingredients in order listed
and spoon on pumpkin/tomato mixture.

Cover pan and simmer until cooked (about 25 min.),
stirring occasionally; olive oil can be stirred in last. ;)

:bana: (brands mentioned for ingredient reference)
Today, at the home chef's private TV table was served ...
toasted slices of Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grains Flax Bread

with 13oz container Land O'Lakes Butter with Olive Oil
mixed with 1 tsp garlic granules, 3 tsp cayenne powder,
powder from 4 600mg capsules Solaray Turmeric Extract,
and 4 1/2 tsp paprika (previously mixed 'n refrigerated). 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:23 pm

:study: Re: https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-n ... id/999438/

"the processing of cocoa to make chocolate can substantially damage flavanols." :(

"It would be wonderful if a particular food or supplement could delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease ... but we do not have scientific evidence that these claims are true. We need randomized, controlled clinical trials to evaluate whether any of these foods or supplements has a scientifically proven beneficial effect ... people should not put too much stock in specific nutrients — including subsets of flavanols — for reducing dementia risk until more research is done. Rather, they should focus on eating an overall healthy diet." :o

:scratch: Looks like it's "back to square one!" about cacao!
... and my preferred square one is 92% Cacao. ;)
(not so "candy" but not "baking chocolate")

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Polenta Green Onion Casserole

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:27 pm

Polenta Green Onion Casserole

A polenta soufflé, good for any meal - even snack!
Complement with mild cheese sauce and/or salsa. ;)

:roll Ingredients:

1 rounded cup polenta
2 cups water
2 xlg eggs
2/3 cup egg whites
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic granules
1 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
1 xlg sweet onion, chopped
2/3 cup green onions, sliced

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil deep 8" x 8" baking dish;
pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.

In a large pan, simmer polenta in water
until water is absorbed (about 20 min.).

Whisk eggs and egg whites,
then stir into briefly cooled polenta.

Stir in remaining ingredients,
then spoon into baking dish.
Bake uncovered 1 hr. 20 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:14 am

Re: Polenta Green Onion Casserole

:idea: Try with 2 cups chopped fresh asparagus (reduce water by 1/4 cup),
but a side of steamed asparagus (or different green) is also nice :!:
... like spinach or broccoli (or kale or swiss chard .. :roll
even drizzled with raw apple cider vinegar). ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:48 pm

(from today's email advertising)
"Using Edible Marijuana Responsibly", by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen, MDs

"The active drug in edibles takes up to an hour to kick in. People get impatient, eat more, and end up with an elevated heart rate, seizures, unresponsiveness, high blood pressure, and extreme emotional distress. And kids mistakenly 'snack' on edibles left lying around. Several in the Michigan study had to be intubated because of reduced heart rates and breathing problems."

"acute effects are on top of proven long-term inhibition of brain development in males younger than 21 and females younger than 18." :o

:idea: Parental supervision still seems necessary in states legalizing marijuana ...
and kids can "supervise" their parents' weight gain by such edibles. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:55 pm

:idea: Re: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/d ... ant-israel

"Cells taken from “source” chickens are cultured in a laboratory,
creating potentially endless supplies of muscle and fat tissue."

"Similar to other patties ... the burger is not just meat but heavily supplemented with other ingredients
to add texture and flavour. Roughly 50% is plant-based proteins, with added seasonings."

:idea: The other 50% (and price) may determine who's fond of this chicken-like chicken
(not commercially available for a few years); this creation seems less "faux" chicken. 8)

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Crispy Seed Crackers

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:25 am

Crispy Seed Crackers

Re: https://www.alphafoodie.com/the-best-se ... er-recipe/

"Super crispy seed crackers with pumpkin- , sunflower-, sesame-, and flaxseed.
Low-carb keto crackers great for snacking and platters."

:idea: Tips: Choose your own seeds; psyllium husk flakes is the binder;
reduce salt to 1/4 tsp and add 1-2 tbsp raw honey for sweetness;
break into pieces after baking for "Paleo" presentation.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:37 am

Re: https://www.alphafoodie.com/mushroom-bun-burger/

"Sweet Potato Burger With Portobello Mushroom Bun"

:idea: Veggie lovers will instantly recognize that "burgers" are so last-century!
Skip the extra work and go for the personalized platters of whatever ;)
(but try this SPB patty if you got the traditional buns). :roll:

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Salmon Bean Salad

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:37 am

Salmon Bean Salad

A simple combo with unexpected taste/texture synergy.
Use food processor to create a sandwich filling. ;)

:roll Ingredients (pre-chilled):

15oz can salmon, drained, skin/bones removed
15oz can garbanzo beans, drained
1/4 cup Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing
3 tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp salt
1 med. sweet onion, diced

:arrow: Directions:

In med. bowl, mash garbanzo beans with pastry cutter,
then stir in spices and olive oil dressing.

In large mixing bowl, mash salmon with large fork,
then stir in mashed garbanzo beans and diced onion.

Spoon mixture into serving bowls, press down
to reduce air pockets, then attach lid.
Refrigerate until served. 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:04 pm

Kitchen sink hack ...

:idea: If a kitchen sink (or bath) mat develops mold, spraying with diluted bleach or mold remover is required.
However, if soapy sudsy water* is poured over the mat before spraying, the spray distributes better
as the sudsy water drains, often requiring less spray. 8)

* try a few drops of liquid soap in a pint of warm water;
rinse bath mat before next use. ;)

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Christmas Salsa

Post by Amigoo » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:14 pm

Christmas Salsa :rendeer:

When Mexican salsa is too ethnic for an international holiday.
Creates ethnic subtlety, mild enough for any meal or snack :!:

:roll Ingredients:

16oz jar chunky mild salsa
14oz can petite diced tomatoes, no salt
2 tbsp freeze dried chives
1 tbsp parsley flakes
1 tsp garlic granules
2 tsp paprika

:arrow: Directions: Stir together. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:29 am

Re: Christmas Salsa :rendeer:
or Holiday Salsa or Simply Salsa :roll:

:idea: Some reindeer prefer lotsa greens on the side ...
like chopped fresh cilantro and/or jalapeño peppers. ;)

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Baked Adzuki

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:13 pm

Baked Adzuki

A simple "proof of concept" for baking adzuki beans.
Ready to serve as hot side dish or cool & refrigerate
for later use (even as a salad ingredient). 8)

:roll Ingredients:

1 rounded cup adzuki beans sorted & rinsed
2 quart baking dish, cold then lightly oiled
2 1/2 cups cool water
virgin olive oil for baking dish
sprinkle of garlic granules

:arrow: Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 325F degrees.

Gently pour cool water into baking dish,
then evenly distribute rinsed adzuki beans
and sprinkle water with garlic granules.

Loosely cover baking dish with foil,
then bake 3 hours (for al dente texture);
then gently stir once to distribute juice.

:idea: Note: Cold baking dish and cool water
limit loss of oil from dish surface.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:14 pm

:bana: (just found at a used books store today ...
seems informative for Ultimate Men as well) ;)

Re: "The Ultimate Women's Guide to Beating Disease", 2017
"Preserve Your Brain" - "The Best Sources of Antioxidants", p.114

"the best approach is eating a diet rich in flavonoids in general.
Foods rich in flavonoids include ... and dark-colored beans
(such as adzuki, black beans and red kidney beans)." 8)

:idea: Also, paraphrased from the topic on aging ...
"Being underweight with advanced age requires that every bite
have nutritional significance in order to prevent or delay disease." ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:21 pm

Re: Baked Adzuki - posting.php?mode=reply&f=47&t=25032#pr210040

:idea: A real adzuki bean recipe, but requires a long pre-soak:
https://www.food.com/recipe/baked-adzuk ... oes-102980

Tip: I tried this pre-soak method several times in the past,
then stopped because beans lost color with the drained water
(and dark color is associated with more antioxidants).

Plan B: Add Baked Adzuki beans to pre-cooked ingredients. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:54 pm

:study: (from today's email advertising)

"Too Many Eggs Increases Diabetes Risk", By Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen, MDs

"research, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, found that people who ate the equivalent of about one egg a day boosted their risk for Type 2 diabetes by 60%. And even eating the equivalent of just under five eggs a week over the long haul upped the risk for diabetes by 25%. Women seem more affected than men. That may be due to the fact that egg yolk changes the bacteria in your intestine, triggering inflammation that disrupts glucose regulation. For some folks, it also increases bad LDL cholesterol. A diet rich in processed carbohydrates may amplify risk."

:idea: Obviously, very isolated research, probably ignoring that people usually consume significant carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, etc.) when they consume eggs (often fried in saturated fat). However, "intestinal inflammation" is a good hint that diabetes may be associated with a person's microbiome* as well as the degrading islet cells in their pancreas (these produce insulin). In fact, this hints that improving one's microbiome leads to better health in general! :o

* https://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/downl ... obiome.pdf
"Fast Facts AboutThe Human Microbiome"

"The gut microbiome is different between obese and lean twins. Obese twins have a lower diversity of bacteria, and higher levels of enzymes, meaning the obese twins are more efficient at digesting food and harvesting calories. Obesity has also been associated with a poor combination of microbes in the gut."

"Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease associated with a less diverse gut microbiome.
In animal studies, bacteria play a role in developing diabetes."


:study: Re: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/disor ... deficiency
"Vitamin B12 Deficiency (Pernicious Anemia)"

"Unlike most other vitamins, B12 is stored in substantial amounts, mainly in the liver, until it is needed by the body.
If a person stops consuming the vitamin, the body’s stores of this vitamin usually take about 3 to 5 years to exhaust."

:idea: This contrasts with all the advertising pushing Vitamin B-12 for older people!
(high-dose supplement seems unnecessary unless B-12 deficiency exists)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:24 pm

:sunflower: Today's nutrition insight ...

If you have a lifetime obsession with health food, you might have the Walk On Water syndrome (WOW):
until you can walk on water, you have not identified your perfect diet; until you see someone walking on water,
no one else has the perfect diet! So keep obsessing. :roll: ... which somehow explains this quick & easy ...

Paced Cilantro
Combine 16oz jar Chunky Mild Salsa,
top of a bunch of fresh cilantro, diced,
1 med. sweet onion, diced,
and 1/2 tsp garlic granules.

Note: Pace is the salsa used to create the recipe. ;)

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Holiday Apple-y Berries

Post by Amigoo » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:31 pm

Holiday Apple-y Berries

:roll Combine 24oz jar natural applesauce (chilled), 1 tsp vitamin C crystals,
3 med. tart red apples (chopped), 10oz pkg aronia berries (frozen),
12oz pkg frozen cranberries (thawed & slightly crushed). ;)

:arrow: Directions:

Stir vitamin C crystals into applesauce,
then fold in remaining ingredients.

Press mixture into glass container with lid
and refrigerate until used.

:idea: Tips: Freezing softens crunchy fresh cranberries.
Aronia berries stay more firm than blueberries.

See also: https://www.eclecticherb.com/blog/aronia
"Aronia - The Antioxidant Queen"

:scratch: P.S. Bitter dark chocolate (like 92% cacao bar)
somehow taste complements the tart berries ...
making dark chocolate the Antioxidant King. 8)

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