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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:02 am

:study: Re: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7- ... erol-foods

"Most of the cholesterol in your blood is produced by your liver. When you eat foods high in cholesterol, your liver produces less. For this reason, cholesterol in the diet has only minor effects on blood cholesterol levels in most people. Studies also suggest that eating dietary cholesterol has no link to heart attacks or strokes. What’s more, many foods high in cholesterol are among the healthiest and most nutritious foods." :o

:idea: The caveat seems that excess saturated fat is not so healthy
... and often accompanies these "healthy foods". ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:59 pm

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/arti ... weeks.html

"Nutritionist reveals the EXACT diet and exercise to follow to look your best ... in two weeks"

:idea: Well ... at least look better, with results relative to your starting point.
Food options seem limited, considering many foods having good nutrition!
And changing long-perfected :roll: food/exercise habits is not that easy,
but is still doable according to many who accepted the challenge. ;)

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Blue Chia Pudding

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:54 am

Blue Chia Pudding

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup cool water
3 tbsp black chia seeds
2/3 cup blueberry pie filling
10oz pkg frozen blueberries, thawed

:arrow: Directions:

Stir chia seeds into water and let soak 30 min.,
stirring several times. When completely hydrated,
cover bowl and refrigerate overnight.

Stir pie filling into seeds, then thawed blueberries.
Keep refrigerated between servings.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:51 am

:bana: Another chia seeds recipe:
https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/chocolate-chia-pudding/

However, it's also possible to pre-soak (overnight) chia seeds
in water or desired liquid, then stir in flavorings/sweetener
instead of using a blender. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:34 pm

:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey ...

:idea: While reducing daily carbs is the necessary goal (requiring significant change of dietary habits), minimizing carbs per meal
(to complement available insulin and cell's insulin resistance) helps maintain a lower A1C (three-month average blood sugar).
Also, doctors often assume that dietary habits will not change and prescribe medication accordingly. :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:44 pm

:scratch: Who knew?! Chocolate is better before AND after ... apparently (depending on your biscuits). :roll:

Re: https://www.myfooddata.com/articles/cho ... romine.php

"Theobromine acts somewhat like caffeine in the body, and can be considered a stimulant. Theobromine dilates blood vessels and causes increased urination, and as such, can be used to lower blood pressure. Cocoa and chocolate are also very high in potassium, adding to their potential to help with hypertension (high blood pressure)."

Re: https://www.maxodermpowersurge.com/

Ingredients: Theobromine, Yohimbe, BioPerine®, L-arginine ...

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:00 pm

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:

Pre-packaged sliced cheese is often healthy, but might contain too much saturated fat
as well as calories! To "have your cheese and eat it too", immediately after purchase,
slice the stack in half, then peel off half slices as desired. The half slices help
minimize rationalization for consuming the entire slice (or three). :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:21 am

I love your idea for creating half slices of cheese. Its so simple I can't believe I never thought of it. (I have a problem in this area. :shock: ) So I will be implementing this now when ever I buy sliced cheese. Thank you.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:55 pm

:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey ...

Re: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a3 ... n-a-grain/

:scratch: Is corn a grain, a fruit, or a vegetable :?: Yes! :roll:

... this seems true since my blood sugar response
to fresh corn kernels is better than to true grains! ;)

:idea: Canned corn and canned black beans (both drained)
make an easy salad and provide good protein! :roll
Or upscale with more stuff like this:

15oz can corn (drained)
15oz can black beans (drained)
2 tbsp dried cilantro
1 tsp garlic granules
1 cup diced sweet onion
1 med. red bell pepper (diced)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

"BC Fiesta" could be the recipe name. 8)

:scratch: Directions :?:
"Open, drain, slice & dice twice,
then mix real nice. :lol:

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Amazing Tomato Soup

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:14 am

Amazing Tomato Soup

Souper EZ meal convenience
with unexpected flavor synergy :!:

:arrow: Combine 10oz can tomato soup
with 10oz can of water, 1/3 cup half & half,
1/2 tsp garlic granules, 1 tsp paprika,
1/2 cup Chunky Mild Salsa,
and 1 tsp dried basil.

Heat on stove or in microwave
just until very hot.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:16 pm

Re: Amazing Tomato Soup

:idea: Upscale with veggies, like ...
sautéed sweet onions and jalapeño peppers
with canned garbanzo beans (drained)
or canned red kidney beans. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:41 pm

:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey ...

Re: https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0801/p136.html

:idea: Interesting discussion about Metformin (Glucophage). Although this article claims that prediabetes is not a disease, it seems very indicative of the path to diabetes (especially since significant changes to diet and more exercise are not easily accepted by prediabetics). :roll:

Article's tip: A vitamin B12 supplement may be required. ;)

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Sunny OBO Muffins

Post by Amigoo » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:28 am

Sunny OBO Muffins (makes 12 muffin mounds)

Oat Bran Only (no wheat flour!) plus sunflower seeds
(part of oat bran is pre-soaked). Dense & moist,
reminiscent of green pastures. :roll:

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup light oat bran
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup egg whites
1/3 cup half & half
2/3 cup natural applesauce
1/4 cup brown sugar

1 2/3 cups light oat bran
(or 2/3 cup oat flour instead of bran)
2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp virgin olive oil
3/4 cup sunflower seeds

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a non-stick baking sheet;
pre-heat oven to 400F degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.

In a medium bowl, combine liquid ingredients,
then pour into dry mixture, stir to combine,
then vigorously stir in olive oil,
then fold in sunflower seeds.

Let batter rest 5 min., stir briefly,
then spoon batter onto baking sheet.
Reduce oven to 375F and bake 40 min.

:idea: Serve with natural applesauce,
sprinkled with cinnamon. 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:19 pm

Re: BasíC Flatbread - http://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic.p ... 00#p210720

:idea: Also try with 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, stirred into the completed batter.
These still want to be "pancakes", yet have better nutrition without the syrup. ;)

"Finger pancakes" would be a good name, but what's a "finger pan"? :roll:
(or just slice into cookie-size pieces and refrigerate for snacks)

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Chocolate Fingerpan Cakes

Post by Amigoo » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:27 pm

Chocolate Fingerpan Cakes (makes seven 6" fingercakes) :D

(adaption of BasíC Flatbread and from the school of
"Never Let A Good Recipe Go Unchallenged") :roll:

Nutritious buckwheat enriched with 100% cacao.
Super EZ recipe and good source of soluble fiber!
Super nutritious served with raw walnuts. :roll

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup light oat bran
1/3 cup 100% cacao powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup egg whites
1/2 cup half & half
2/3 cup water

1/3 cup natural applesauce
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, combine liquid ingredients,
stir into dry mixture, whisk in applesauce;
whisk in olive oil last.

Cook as pancakes on a pre-heated griddle.
Batter should pour easily (add water if desired).

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:24 am

Re: Fr. O'brice Herb Biscuits - http://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic.p ... 75#p204381

:idea: Revised to include oat flour instead of brown rice flour,
making this another OBO Muffin recipe. 8)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:45 pm

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech ... -says.html

"Eating chocolate can boost your memory: Chemicals in cocoa improve brain function -
but you'd need to eat the equivalent of TEN Mars bars a day"

"US researchers found flavanols – plant chemicals that are abundant in cocoa beans – improved performance
in a list-learning task for people aged between 50 and 75. Flavanols belong to a group of compounds called polyphenols,
which are also abundant in red wine, tea, olive oil, onions, leeks, broccoli and blueberries." 8)

"... flavanols do tend to be abundant in dark chocolate." :roll

:idea: More evidence that 100% cacao (source of "chocolate") is best ...
and when not consumed as "candy", such as these steps in that direction:
http://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic.p ... 00#p210720
http://board.1111angels.com/viewtopic.p ... 02#p211002 ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:57 pm

:lol: Speaking of chocolate ...

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/nest ... kitkat-bar

(a comment) "My son is taking part in a social experiment where he has to wear a t-shirt saying 'GO VEGAN' for 2 weeks and see how people react. So far, he has been punched, spit on and had a bottle thrown at him! I'm curious to see what happens when he goes outside." :roll:

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Lefty's Lentil Loaf

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:29 am

Lefty's Lentil Loaf

Leftover Lefty's trademark casserole (even upscale
with sliced green onions and baby bella mushrooms). ;)

:roll Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups green lentils
2 cups simmering water
1/2 cup oat flour
2/3 cup cool water
3 tbsp virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garlic granules
1 1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt

3 cups chopped carrots
3 cups chopped asparagus
2 lg sweet onions, chopped

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a 3 quart baking dish;
pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.

Simmer lentils in water until water is absorbed,
then stir in extra water and oat flour, followed
by olive oil, herbs and spices.

Spoon mixture into a large mixing bowl
and fold in chopped veggies (a good time
to use your hands instead of large spoon).

Spoon mixture into baking dish,
creating a rounded top. Cover dish
and bake 1 hr. 20 min.

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Shorty's Lentil Loafer

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:22 pm

Shorty's Lentil Loafer

Shorty, brother of Leftover Lefty, was the inspiration for Lefty's Loaf.
However, Shorty's short-order trademark was convenience cooking,
as exemplified by this simpler, quick 'n easy recipe. 8)

:roll Ingredients:

1 cup green lentils
2 cups fresh water
1/2 tsp cumin powder
3/4 tsp garlic granules
1 1/2 tsp thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
2 med. sweet onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
2 tbsp virgin olive oil

:arrow: Directions:

Lightly oil a 2 1/2 quart baking dish;
pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.

Spread rinsed lentils on bottom of baking dish,
gently pour on water, then sprinkle/spread on
ingredients as listed.

Cover dish and bake 1 hr. 30 min.,
then stir briefly before serving.

:idea: Or skip the broccoli and and stir in
3 tbsp dried parsley just after baking.
Serve with fresh orange slices. :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:38 pm

:sunflower: A diabetes discovery journey ...

Re: Shorty's Lentil Loafer

Not revealed with this new recipe is increasing belief that anything made with flour from ANY grain (oat flour in the previous Lefty's Lentil Loaf) is not good for a diabetic! While a grain may be nutritious, its flour digests faster, causing more rapid increase in blood sugar. And most grains have a higher Glycemic Index than many foods! :(

:idea: Shorty's Lentil Loafer will become a staple with occasional substitution of veggies and spices.
Also, coarsely ground grains are better, but don't be so gay with them (limit serving size). :roll:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:27 pm

Thank you Rod for your latest recipes and nutritional information. I would like to try the lentil loaf recipe. I've always liked lentils.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:15 am

:study: Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food ... amily.html

"Australian doctor shares her simple pasta salad recipe packed full of vegetables"
"Dish consists of carrots, celery, peas, cheese, sour cream and coleslaw dressing"

:scratch: Somehow (diabetically speaking), "healthy pasta" seems an oxymoron,
but there are many kinds of pasta ... and this recipe could substitute
olive oil dressing for the sour cream and coleslaw ... and include
one of the nutritionally-boosted flour noodles (aka "pasta"). :roll

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:54 pm

:scratch: Who knew that "Chew your food!", moms' advice for many decades,
involves more than chewing (mixing with saliva is also important) ...
and hints that smoothies (typically not mixed with saliva)
are not so beneficial for the digestive process:

Re: https://thewanderingrd.com/2017/12/01/s ... d-for-you/
"Are Smoothies Good For You?"

"Chewing, secreting saliva and other digestive 'juices,' and movement (peristalsis)
of the gut have important functions in digestion." :!:

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saliva
"Saliva (commonly referred to as 'spit')" :roll:

:idea: Somehow this seems to explain why supplements
do not provide the same benefit as real food ...
also known as not faux! ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:41 pm

Hi Rod,

Oh but smoothies taste so good on the way down. ;) :mrgreen: With that said, I will certainly keep your post in mind and imbibe in just the occasional smoothie in the future.

Thank you, Rod. :hithere
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