Friday, March 29, 2013

Food Recalls - March 29, 2013

Gold Standard Baking Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Walnuts inSweet P’s Bake Shop Branded Caramel Apple Danish Coffee Cake


 Minnesota Firm Recalls Bone-In Ribeye That May Contain Specified Risk Materials


Food Product Recall by the Gift Shop at Buffalo Trace Distillery Due to Undeclared Allergens


Urgent-Heartland Gourmet, LLC issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Gluten Free Baking Mixes


New York Firm Recalls Frozen Mini Quesadilla, Pizza, Cheese Steak and Other Snack Products Due To Possible E. Coli O121 Contamination 


Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad


Lisy Corporation Issues Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Soy in 5 Seasoning Blends


Lifestyle Evolution Inc. (LEI), Issues Allergy Alert -- Undeclared Milk in Lifestyle Evolution Inc.’s, NuGOFREE, NuGO Dark and NuGO Slim Non Dairy bars


Walmart Sold Farm Rich Frozen Snacks Recalled for E. coli 0121


Good Health Articles - March 29, 2013

Dr. Wakefield Film 'Hear the Silence' Resurfaces After 10 Years


Eight nutritional supplements you should be taking


Growing Vegetables From Scraps


Treat your rheumatoid arthritis with antioxidants and fish oil


Gluten-free Organic Valley Products


How Coconut Oil Might Combat Tooth Decay


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cacao Date Bars Recipe

I found this original recipe here: Chocolate-Date Squares.
I changed very little. I used Deglet Noor dates as I was out of Medjools. They are a slightly smaller date, so I used 12. I also added a couple of pine nuts to top each bar.
My mini cuisinart was too small for all of the ingredients. Since I really didn't want to use the big one, I just used my blender to mix all of the ingredients.
I used a loaf pan to freeze it.
 Pine nuts are not pictured.
 Pine nuts were added before freezing.
 Wrapped in parchment paper and ready to add to my travel lunches.
This recipe made 6 bars. Each bar was about 1.5x4x.5 inches.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dinner - March 19, 2013

Dinner tonight was leftover roast beef. I heated it up in the oven with lots of butter. I added a chunk of one of my favorite cheese on the side - Clawson Scarlet White Stilton® & Cranberry. Simple, but good!

Lunch - March 19, 2013

Today's lunch is an open-face ham (Applegate Farms honey ham) and pepper jack cheese pumpernickel sandwich and sliced tomato with mascarpone (BelGioioso) and chipotle powder. I think I am in love with mascarpone. This is the first time I've tried it. I may like it as much as Crème fraîche!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lunch - March 16, 2013

Ground pork sausage and scrambled pasture eggs:
So simple, but so good. Why buy packaged faux foods when you can eat real food!? It can't be the cost since this meal cost less than $2.00! The media and government have done a great job of brain-washing the past 40 years ...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dinner - March 14, 2013

Today was a very long day. Traveled over 40 miles on my bike today. Got home after 6. My mom made a quick meal of sliced hot dogs (uncured chicken Rocky Dogs), raw sauerkraut (Sonoma Brinery) and sliced sweet potatoes fried in bacon grease and sprinkled with lemon pepper. Yum!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Food Recalls - March 10, 2013

Steve’s Real Food Recalls Turducken Canine Recipe Patties Because of Posssible Health Risk


Diggin' Your Dog Recalls Strippin' Chicks Pet Treats Distributed in Colorado and Nevada Due to Possible Salmonella Hazard



Dinner - March 10, 2013

Such a good dinner tonight. I just love lamb in any form. This was broiled lamb shoulder chop with Trader Joe's 21-spice blend sprinkled on it. Sweet potato slices fried in bacon grease (my mom over-cooked them a bit - some were a bit crispy like chips, but still good.) Tomato wedges with Bellwether Farms Créme Fraîche.

Lunch - March 10, 2013

Today's lunch was simple, but very good. Wild salmon baked in butter and sprinkled with onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder. It was so tender.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dinner - March 9, 2013

I stopped at a grocery store I don't normally shop at today and discovered they carry a fish that I haven't had in years because my usual stores don't stock them. Smelts! This was a favorite when I was younger.
I also found blood oranges. I've wanted to try them for a while, so bought a couple. I am allergic to regular (navel) oranges, but can tolerate Mandarins, Clementines and tangerines without problem. So far, I seem to be okay with bloods, too!
The smelts were coated in pastured egg, milk and rice flour before frying in coconut oil.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dinner - March 5, 2013

My busy day ended with a very good meal.
My mom used the last of the BBQ sauce I made for her the other day (I'll have to get that recipe up on the blog later in the week.)
She coated a whole chicken leg/thight with it and NuWaved it. Then, there were yummy mashed sweet potatoes with butter. And, a nectarine to top it all off! So good.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Good Health Articles - March 3, 20113

MSM Health Benefits May Be Related to Its Sulfur Content 


Detox with diatomaceous earth to remove allergies, mercury, chemicals, GMOs, parasites


Food fraud warning: Pomegranate juice, olive oil, seafood may not be what they seem


U.S. Honey Processors Charged with ‘Honey Laundering’


Lunch - March 3, 2013

Few meals are easier or quicker to make than simple bacon and eggs or sausage and eggs fried in pasture butter. And, it's easy to add a little extra before putting it all on your plate. I added a few dandelion flowers I picked about 15 minutes beforehand while I was hanging clothes on the line! The flowers were quickly seared and the meal was ready!
So good!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Good Health Articles - March 2, 2013

Breeding Bad Bugs


6 Healthy Fats You Should be Eating


TODAY'S THRIFTY TIP from newsletter: 

Tomato-based pasta sauces:

A jar of spaghetti sauce typically runs $2 to $6. The equivalent amount of canned tomatoes is often under $1. Our suggestion: Make your own sauces from canned crushed tomatoes or fresh tomatoes � particularly in the summer, when they are plentiful, tasty, and cheap. The easiest method is to put crushed tomatoes (canned or fresh) into a skillet, stir in some wine or wine vinegar, a little sugar, your favorite herbs, and whatever chopped vegetables you like in your sauce � and let simmer for an hour.

Gluten-free baked goods:

If you aren't diagnosed with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, keep in mind that gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean healthy�and gluten-free baked goods like bread, cookies, and crackers often are packed with more refined flours, artificial ingredients, and sugar than traditional baked goods. Plus, they can cost up to twice as much as you'd normally spend.

Powdered iced tea mixes or prepared flavored iced tea:

Powdered and gourmet iced teas are really a rip-off! It's much cheaper to make your own iced tea from actual (inexpensive) tea bags and keep a jug in the fridge. Plus, many mixes and preparations are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and other sugars, along with artificial flavors. To make 32 ounces of iced tea, it usually takes 8 bags of black tea or 10 bags of herbal, green, or white tea. If you like your tea sweet but want to keep calories down, skip the sugar and add fruit juice instead.

'Snack' or 'lunch' packs:

These 'all-inclusive' food trays might seem reasonably priced (from $2.50 to $4.00), but you're actually paying for the highly designed label, wrapper, and specially molded tray. They only contain a few crackers and small pieces of cheese and lunchmeat. The actual edible ingredients are worth just pennies and are filled with salt.


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