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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by happyrain » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:48 pm

Festive, thanks Rod =)

I'm excited for this, the "feastin' season"

Which pretty much runs from now until the new year. :lol:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:43 pm

More guidance for the "feastin' season" ...

:study: Re: https://www.studyfinds.org/anti-aging-d ... -syndrome/
"Healthy diet tops drugs when it comes to anti-aging benefits"

"Researchers at the University of Sydney say when comparing the benefits of drugs which promote healthy aging
and good metabolic health, their study finds nothing beats eating a healthy diet ... these drugs mainly dampened
a cell’s metabolic response to dieting — instead of fundamentally re-shaping cell function." :o

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:11 pm

Re: https://thewoksoflife.com/steamed-eggplant-hunan/
"Steamed Eggplant, Hunan Style"

"Steam eggplant (with skin) for 10 minutes, or until soft."

:idea: How to steam eggplant (recipe is optional) ;)
... then add to preferred dishes, soups, stews.
Tasty complement to steamed mushrooms!
(drizzle olive oil, then sprinkle garlic granules, S&P) :roll

Tips: Cut into bite-size pieces before steaming.
Try steaming along with baby bellas. :D

See also: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/eggplant-benefits
"7 Surprising Health Benefits of Eggplants"

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Not Wok-it Science

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:36 pm

:bana: Speaking of eggplant ...

Not Wok-it Science

:roll Ingredients:

2 small eggplants (or 1 medium), bite-size pieces
3 cups baby bella mushrooms, bite-size pieces
med. bunch green onions, chopped
olive oil, garlic granules, S&P

:arrow: Directions:

In a double boiler, steam eggplant 5 min.
then layer on mushrooms, then green onions.
Steam until cooked as desired (try 5 min.).

To serve, drizzle on olive oil, then sprinkle spices.
Tasty, served with a boiled egg (or other protein). :roll

Tip: Leave eggplant skin on for best nutrition.

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Chunky Whatsit Sauce

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:49 am

Chunky Whatsit Sauce :lol:

:roll Ingredients:

28oz can Crushed Roma Tomatoes
16oz jar Chunky Mild Salsa
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tsp garlic granules
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika

:arrow: Directions:

Mix well and refrigerate overnight.

Serve hot, cold, or Goldilocks,
in, under, or over whatever. 8)

:bana: Also try Green Lentil Whatsit

Soak 1 cup green lentils in lotsa water several hours,
then pour off water, slightly cover with more water,
and simmer about 20 min. Immediately stir in
1 1/2 cups each chopped onions and celery
that have been microwaved to al dente;
then stir in Whatsit Sauce. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:57 pm

Thanks Rod,

Your latest recipes are making me very hungry this morning... I do have an eggplant in the fridge...but sadly no mushrooms even though I was prompted to buy them at the store this week.. Obviously I didn't listen to my inner guidance. :roll: :(

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:16 am

Re: https://greatist.com/health/wheatgrass-benefits
"11 Reasons to Brave the Taste of Wheatgrass"

"Wheatgrass looks a lot like a lawn. But it’s not the same as the grass you’ll find in most yards.
It’s actually the grass of young wheat plants, and ... happens to be packed with nutrition" :roll

:idea: Tip: Food process 1 1/2 cups freshly snipped wheat grass*
with 15oz can white beans, then freeze in desired portions. 8)
To use, thaw overnight then add to smoothies or stir into dips
(avoiding cooking to maximize nutrition). ;)

* rinse in slightly salty water for extra cleaning.


:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:

Snip off top of wheat grass* in store-bought plastic tray,
then carefully cut off tray from seed-pad of wheat grass
and place over potting soil. Add more soil around edges,
water well, then watch it keep growing (in good light)!

Note: Store tray is hydroponically grown wheat grass -
continually growing this way is another option. 8)


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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:04 pm

(brand/store mentioned for reference) ;)

Re: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11 ... -of-ginger
"11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger"

Re: https://www.tomthumb.com/shop/product-d ... 22186.html
"Open Nature Herbal Tea Energy - 16 tea bags, $2.49"

:roll Super soothing for throat with good hydration:
Add a bag to 1 1/2 cup mug of simmering water
and include a good slice of raw ginger.

Tip: Scrub a chunk of fresh ginger in running water,
slice into rounds (no need to peel), then freeze.
Use a frozen slice as a lozenge or in hot tea
(remove slice just after tea is brewed).

:idea: Protection for the season when out 'n about:
Carry frozen slices in a ZipLoc Snack Bag -
they'll stay fresh enough for hours!

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Mighty Mustard

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:25 pm

Mighty Mustard (good for what ails you) :roll:
(brand mentioned for reference)

:arrow: Combine 12oz container Stone Ground Mustard
with equal portion of common Yellow Mustard,
1 tsp garlic granules, 1/4 cup dried parsley,
and med. bunch minced green onions.

If desired, thin with water and/or
raw apple cider vinegar. Upgrade
with turmeric extract powder:

Re: https://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/solaray ... ps/so-2046
(empty several capsules for a teaspoon of powder) :roll

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Redd Bean Dip

Post by Amigoo » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:42 am

Redd Bean Dip

Really red, for corn chips or whatever.

:roll Ingredients:

15oz can red kidney beans
10oz can tomato soup
1 tsp smoked paprika
3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Beat kidney beans (include juice)
and tomato soup, then stir in
remaining ingredients, oil last.

Refrigerate several hours,
then stir before serving.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:04 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/brus ... ing-recipe
"Brussels sprout slaw with raisins and dill"

Interesting recipe! Even to stuff a white fish (serve with fresh lemon wedges).

:idea: For those really fond of Brussels sprouts, just cut in half and steam as desired,
then drizzle on olive oil and sprinkle with S&P (even garlic powder). :roll

Tip: Refrigerate cooked Brussels and snack on cold! (even with a dip) 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:32 am

:bana: Unexpected blood sugar 112 mg/dl (6.2 mmol/L) two hours after normal Thanksgiving meal,
(including two desserts!) But I chewed on two slices of fresh ginger during one hour drive back home.

:idea: See also: https://gingerpeople.com/ginger-a-secre ... r-control/ ,
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277626/
"Effects of Ginger on Fasting Blood Sugar, Hemoglobin A1c ... in Type 2 Diabetic Patients"

"Ginger has been shown to possess anti-diabetic activity in a variety of studies."

"More recently, it was reported that ginger also possesses anti-cancer, anti-clotting,
anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidative characteristics" 8)

Re: https://bmccomplementmedtherapies.biome ... 20-02908-5

"some studies mention that ginger inhibits enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism."
"caused decrease in serum cholesterol, serum triglyceride, blood pressure in studied rats"

:scratch: Best guess: More testing needed, but seems promsing! :roll


:bana: Blood sugar 103 mg/dl (5.7 mmol/L) 10 hours later,
suggesting a Thanksgiving meal is a non-event for a diabetic
... when Ginger is invited to the party. ;)

Who can tell :?: Gilligan :?:


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Oh, Bossie!

Post by Amigoo » Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:15 am

Oh, Bossie! (one big Cao Plop,
aka "OB Cacao Muffin Top Wannabe")
Try with 5oz pkg dried cranberries. :D

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups light oat bran
1/3 cup 100% cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 cup half & half
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup egg whites
2 tbsp light olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F degrees;
place parchment paper on baking sheet.

Combine ingredients in order listed,
stirring well before adding olive oil,
then well again.

Pour batter onto baking sheet,
shake this sheet to create circle, :roll:
reduce oven to 375F, bake 35 min.

:idea: Serve as pizza wedges, brownie squares,
pie crust edges or "wings and prayers". :finger:

Then there's Apple Cao Sauce:
Combine 1 1/2 cups natural apple sauce
with 1/4 cup 100% cacao powder for snackin'
(or to accompany a dry Plop)


:scratch: And for longer life (apparently), sop a plop with Joe ...
Re: https://moriondocoffee.com/blogs/news/t ... und-coffee
"Coffee is Linked to Longer Life"

"Recent research suggests that people who drink 2-3 cups of coffee a day, whether caffeinated or not, may have a lower chance of dying from certain illnesses compared to people who do not drink coffee... showed signs of having healthier livers and circulatory systems, as well as lower levels of inflammation... drinking coffee had an inverse association with all-cause mortality ‘irrespective of age, overweight status, alcohol drinking, smoking status, and caffeine content of coffee’... coffee consumption reduced the risk of developing and dying from cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory disease."


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Cao Plop Pudding

Post by Amigoo » Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:06 pm

:bana: For the holidays, there's Cao Plop Pudding:

Fold 5oz pkg dried sweetened cranberries
into the Oh, Bossie! batter, bake, then chill.

Then prepare Apple Cao Sauce and
crumble in baked Bossie (mini pieces).

Plop dollop on top of saucy plops.
Try Drambuie Liqueur on the side
(or Cointreau or Grand Marnier). :D

:arrow: Move over Plum Pudding!
Roamin' Caos in town.

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Easy Pumpkin Peasy

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:11 am

Easy Pumpkin Peasy (proof of concept,
steamed in large soup pot)

:roll Ingredients:

15oz can pumpkin puree
1/4 cup light oat bran
3/4 tsp garlic granules
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, chopped
12oz pkg frozen petite peas, thawed
2 tbsp dried parsley, divided

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil 2 quart baking dish.
Thaw frozen peas in hot water then drain.
Microwave chopped onion to al dente.

Mix ingredients in order listed
(save half of parsley for topping).

Spoon mixture into baking dish,
sprinkle saved parsley on top,
steam 45 min. in covered pan
(without lid on baking dish).

Try drizzled with olive oil,
then sprinkled with smoked paprika,
and fresh ground black pepper.

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Pumpkin Salsa Sauce

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:22 pm

Pumpkin Salsa Sauce

Mild salsa sauce or base for whatever. 8)
Thin with water or whatever. :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

16oz jar Chunky Mild Salsa
15oz can pumpkin puree
12oz can tomato soup
1 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried cilantro
2 tsp paprika

:arrow: Directions:

Mix then refrigerate overnight
for flavors to blend.

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Redd Quili

Post by Amigoo » Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:37 pm

Redd Quili (Quinoa Chili)
(mix with Redd Bean Dip)

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup multi-color quinoa
1 2/3 cups water
1 tsp garlic granules
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
large sweet onion, diced

:arrow: Directions:

Simmer rinsed quinoa in water
until most of water is absorbed,
then stir in spices and olive oil,
then onion (even cooked meat).

While quinoa is cooking, microwave
onion to al dente.


Redd Bean Dip

:roll Ingredients:

15oz can red kidney beans
10oz can tomato soup
1 tsp smoked paprika
3 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Beat kidney beans (include juice)
and tomato soup, then stir in
remaining ingredients, oil last.


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Chocolate Chia Pudding

Post by Amigoo » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:22 pm

Chocolate Chia Pudding

Good for any meal, especially breakfast!
Serve with milk, half & half, or a dollop
... and/or chopped walnuts!

:roll Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup light oat bran
1/4 cup black chia seeds
1/3 cup 100% cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup egg whites

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil 1 quart baking dish.
Heat 1" water in large soup pot.

In a large mixing bowl,
whisk ingredients in the order listed,
(rest 5 min. before adding egg whites).

Pour into baking dish, place dish
on steaming rack in soup pot,
cover pot, and steam 35 min.

:bana: Or experience cacaophony during the holidays!
Serve Oh, Bossie!* with pieces of 92% Cacao Bar
and a chocolate liqueur or cuppa hot chocolate.
A three mooo delight! :lol:

* https://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic. ... 75#p214591


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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:21 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/01/business ... index.html

:idea: These Holiday Pies are good examples why "fast food" is not going to be
disease-avoiding/healing nutrition until customers start shopping for nutrition. :roll:

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Noah's Bean Dip 2x2

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:35 pm

:hithere Noah texted that HE created the Redd Bean Dip recipe to celebrate
the ark's superior craftsmanship 8) when it reached the Red Sea.
Noticing the 2x2 list of ingredients (adapted to modern quantities),
I asked why not two cans of red beans? :?

"Seriously?!" he texted. "Who said that I built two arks?" :shock:

:scratch: "What about Salt and Pepper?" I inquired.
"Oh, my parrots? They stayed nearby with commentary
or noisy chatter that was parroted by the animals." :roll:


Noah's Bean Dip 2x2

:roll Ingredients:

15oz can red kidney beans
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp fresh water
2 tsp garlic granules
2 tbsp dried cilantro
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Beat red kidney beans (include juice),
then stir in remaining ingredients, oil last.

Refrigerate several hours,
then stir before serving.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:17 am

Hi Rod,

You aren't going to believe this...but I think I have everything needed to make your Noah's bean dip in my cupboard as I type. So guess what I will be making when I get off this computer. :D :bana:

Thank you!

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Mixed Veggie Casserole

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:14 am

Mixed Veggie Casserole

EZ comfort food for any meal.
Top with sauce, cheese, or just S&P.
A Mac & Cheese substitute,
nutritionally speaking. ;)

:roll Ingredients:

14oz pkg frozen mixed vegetables
2 xlg eggs, beaten
1/4 cup egg whites
1/3 cup water or milk
1/2 tsp garlic granules
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
3/4 tp salt
1/2 cup light oat bran
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 large sweet onion, chopped

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil 1 quart baking dish;
pre-heat oven to 325F degrees.

Thaw frozen veggies in hot water, then drain.

Whisk eggs, water, garlic granules, oil, and salt,
then mix into thawed veggies. Gently mix in
oat bran and parsley, then fold in onion.

Spoon into baking dish, cover
and bake 1 hr 25 min.

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Cacao Flatbread

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:50 am

Cacao Flatbread

More "bread" than "dessert"
and tastier than a dog biscuit!

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups light oat bran
1/3 cup 100% cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup half & half
1/2 cup applesauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tbsp light olive oil
1 cup raw sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F degrees;
place parchment paper on baking sheet.

Combine ingredients in order listed,
stirring well before adding olive oil,
well again, then fold in seeds.

Spoon batter onto baking sheet,
reduce oven to 375F, bake 35 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Dec 05, 2021 8:01 pm

:bana: The rest of the Cao Tale ...

Twer the nights before Christmas
when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, but ...
trashing (3 minimally eatened Cao Plop recipes),
mashing (squares and rounds into tiny pieces),
and bashing (verbally, the whole time). :duh

Having just settled 2 med. bread loaf pans
into a 350F pre-heated oven (with pans
lookin' like well-mounded meatloaves?)
the rest of the Cao Tale ...

:roll Added to this Plop batter:
1/3 cup light oat bran
1/4 cup 100% cacao powder
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup half & half
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup egg whites,
2 xlg eggs, whisked,
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
9oz pkg dried cranberries, soaked

... and a partridge in a pear tree
(if this recipe also gets a 1-Woof rating) :(


:arrow: The rest of the rest of the story ...

Bake this 1 hr 20 min., then slice into fat sections,
place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet
and continue baking. How long? 35 min?
I might have to ask the partridge. :?

Why :?: Because loaf is too dense and moist
(but they might bake properly in the pans
at lower temperature ... for a day or two) :lol:


:arrow: The rest of the rest of the rest ...

Continued baking for 50 min. achieved a 2-Woof rating ...
plus swishy tail when consumed with pieces of 92% cacao bar
(and generous gulps of caffeinated joe). :roll

:lol: My spell checker wanted to replace 'swishy' with 'squishy',
perhaps anticipating the "generous gulps of caffeinated joe". :roll:

Rod ... :bike: ...
(off for a break from the pasture ...
after tweak of Cacao Flatbread recipe) ;)

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