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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:38 pm

:scratch: Bonding with your crockpot? ... and fond of wild rice?

:bana: Into half-filled pot of simmering water (now "double boiler"),
place a 2-cup measuring glass with 3/4 cup wild rice (rinsed),
filled just below the 2-cup mark with very hot water.

Carefully place in simmering water, cover crockpot,
and simmer about 1 1/2 hours. If desired, stir in
spices and herbs when cooked and let rest
(or cover and refrigerate when cool). 8)

:idea: Wild rice tastes great with split pea soup :!:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:42 am

I am thinking that Eggplant O'Bella would taste wonderful tonight. Now if only I had an eggplant. Okay that is one for next week.

Thank you Rod, for the many tasty recipes to try! :thumright:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:41 pm

:study: Re: "It Starts With Food" by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, 2012
Chapter 14: "Vegetables and Fruits", pp.153-154

"First, vegetables are a nutrient-dense source of carbohydrate."

"In addition, vegetables are distinctly anti-inflammatory ... often attributed to the fact that vegetables provide the richest source of antioxidants which prevent or reverse damage caused by excess free radicals ... produced when our immune system is fired up (like when we get an infection or fight off a cold)."

"Remember, an overabundance of free radicals in the body can damage cells and your DNA, and are profoundly inflammatory."

:idea: Suddenly, chicken soup with lotsa veggies, not overcooked,
sounds like one of the better disease cures - even preventative!
And food without significant nutrients sounds disease-nurturing. :(

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:26 pm

Re: https://us.coca-cola.com/products/coke- ... dark-blend

"Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Coffee Powder, Natural Flavors, Phosphoric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (To Protect Taste), Caffeine, Potassium Sorbate, Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium."

Re: https://us.coca-cola.com/products/coca-cola/original

"Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Caffeine.

:idea: "Coffee Powder" seems to be the significant new ingredient,
hinting that cold espresso in original Coke could be a taste test
(but without the preservatives' flavors). ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:58 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/04/health/m ... index.html
"For the fifth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet was first across the finish line in the annual race for best diet"

"All three of these diets reduce or eliminate processed foods, and stress packing your plate with fruits, vegetables,
beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds ... all offer variety, flexibility and few, if any, rules" 8)

:? Somehow, 24/7 food advertising hints that few people are actually in this race! :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:56 am

:study: Re: https://www.quora.com/Does-the-combinat ... te-protein
"Does the combo of pasta and black beans make a complete protein?"

(comment by Shaun Haney): "Yes, but it does not matter whether you eat them at the same meal or on two different days.
Your body has the ability to reserve essential amino acids until it can synthesize complete proteins, so the only time
you’re actually going to run into trouble is when you decide to only eat one particular food for days or weeks on end" ;)

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Steamed Sardine Loaf

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:15 pm

Steamed Sardine Loaf

Good for any meal on a faux fishing trawler. :roll:
To upscale ;) serve with sliced fresh orange.

:roll Ingredients:

3.75oz can Boneless/Skinless
Sardines in Olive Oil
1 tbsp dark chia seeds
1 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
1 tsp garlic granules
1/4 cup light oat bran
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup diced celery tops
1 cup diced sweet onion

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil 3-cup microwaveable bowl;
heat double boiler to simmer.

In a mixing bowl, mash sardines+oil,
then stir in ingredients as listed;
fold in celery and onion last.

Spoon mixture into oiled bowl,
place in double boiler, cover
and steam 45 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:26 am

:study: Re: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8142857/
"Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is effective in lowering C-reactive protein levels"

"Monolaurin has a broad-spectrum activity as an antibacterial, boosts the immune system, and acts as an anti-viral.
Its ability to kill various types of viruses, especially enveloped viruses such as influenza viruses and coronavirus ..."

Re: https://www.monolaurinandmore.com/artic ... lete-guide
"Monolaurin studies show in-vitro the potential to inactivate a range of enveloped viruses
by purportedly breaking down the outer lipid membrane and destroying the virus."

Re: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mc ... oconut-oil
"What’s the Difference Between MCT Oil and Coconut Oil?"

:idea: VCO (not just MCT) seems a "must have" for the well-balanced pantry. ;)

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OBC Flatbread

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:57 pm

OBC Flatbread

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup light oat bran
1/3 cup 100% cacao powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup applesauce
1/3 cup half & half
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
2/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
(or chopped almonds)
3/4 cup dried cranberries

:arrow: Directions:

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

Combine ingredients in the order listed,
then stir in olive oil, then sunflower seeds.

Spoon batter onto baking sheet,
reduce oven to 375F, bake 40 min.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:53 am

Thanks for the new recipes, Rod. Although I am not a huge fan of sardines despite the fact that they are good for you, I am willing to give it a try. As it has to be an extremely beneficial dish.
Now that flat bread recipes sounds positively delicious. ( You have me hooked on Oat bran bread. :mrgreen: :thumright:

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"An apple a day"

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:44 pm

:bana: "An apple a day" the old fashioned way ...

It's no secret to nutritionists and to many nutrition-savvy consumers
that fresh fruit is better than cooked or juiced (edible fiber discarded).
This method preserves fresh apple but provides more convenience
with a complementary taste (and nutrition) boost:

Mix 1/2 tsp Vitamin C crystals with 1 cup chilled applesauce,
then add 2 med. diced red apples (try Fuji), sprinkle on
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg; stir gently.
Refrigerate and consume as desired, whenever.

Plan C: Skip the cinnamon and nutmeg,
stir in 1 cup dried cranberries (soak in hot water
to remove any excess oil and sugar if desired),
then stir in 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice.

:idea: Upscale servings with fresh walnuts. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:53 am

Re: https://www.brighteon.com/
(search for "Gravy Smothered Hamburgers With Rice")

:idea: Another "comfort food" meal from "Living The Life With Tracy".
Tasty recipes not so concerned about carbohydrates and fat
(but easily modified if desired) with interesting spices!

"Julia Child" presentations but how most people really live (IMO). ;)

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Cranberry Cacao Breakfast

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:12 pm

Cranberry Cacao Breakfast (one serving):

:arrow: Microwave 2/3 cup water to simmering,
then stir in 2 rounded tbsp light oat bran,
2 tbsp raw sunflower seeds*, pinch of salt,
1 tsp 100% cacao powder,
2 tsp virgin coconut oil,
2 tbsp dried cranberries.

Cover and let soak 10 min.

:idea: Include a few slices of fresh orange
on the side to upscale this Cacaophony. :roll

* Try pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds:
Soak raw pumpkin seeds in water overnight,
then drain and refrigerate for various recipes
like this Cranberry Cacao or herby pesto. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:46 pm

Re: https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40789353.html
"Daily glass of wine is not good for you." :o

:idea: However, researchers still agree that a daily glass (not jug) of red wine is beneficial,
especially because of antioxidants. This article suggests that a daily glass leads to alcoholism
and alludes to most alcohol lacking significant nutritional benefit (so drink with a good meal). ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:46 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/19/health/n ... index.html
"the ultimate snack food — and it's better for you than you think"

"high in fiber, containing nearly 4 grams per 4-cup serving, and contains a significant amount
of polyphenols that can help lower blood sugar levels and help digestion."

:idea: Try air popped popcorn with olive oil spray and gentle sprinkle of salt, like this spray:
https://www.target.com/p/organic-100-ex ... A-77589816

:scratch: Hmmm ... what wine goes with popcorn?
(probably in a chilled carton with straw) 8)

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