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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Broccoli Quiche

��set your oven to 350* ��slice up 2 medium cooking potatoes ( no more then 1/4 inch thick) ��in a  bowl combine 6 eggs & 1 &1/2 cups skim milk ( or any thicker milk substitute) & 1 tbsp of corn starch---> I did skim milk and cornstarch instead of heavy whipping cream to make it healthier. ��whisk those three ingredients together and place sliced potatoes in the mixture ��while potatoes are soaking - slice up your broccoli or any other vegetable.  1/2 stalk of broccoli chopped. And 1/2 an onion�� Grease 9 inch baking dish ��now it's time to season your egg mixture. I used 1tsp of tarragon and 1 tsp fresh basil and salt and pepper ��layer half of your potatoes in the bottom of your pan.�� next layer your broccoli & onion. �� add a layer of shredded cheese about a 1/2 of a cup�� do one more layer of potatoes to hold it all in ��pour over all your egg wash. �� make sure your potatoes are covered or level with the wash. ��cover with foil or any object like we did��bake for one hour  or until potatoes are soft and cooked �� remove cover and bake for 30-45 minutes until golden brown��pull out the oven and let sit for 15-20 minutes to cool�������������� PS when I make this again I will add a crust. Most like a cracker crust just homemade. So you could even make this in a pre made crust to make things easier.ENJOY!!! 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cranberry Stovetop Potpourri


��4 cups of hot water.��1/2 cup of cranberries �� 1 sliced orange ��3-4 cinnamon sticks or 1 tbls of ground cinnamon( I was cheap) ��any other spices of your choice

��turn on medium high ehat bring to a boil �� turn down to a simmer and enjoy the scent  �� lasts about a week and then dumb and repeat the same process ��ENJOY 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Spicy Ranch Sauce

To make a small portion
1/2 cup of mayo(your choice) this can affect your flavor. So adjust as needed.
1 & 1/2 tbsp of milk. Try almond unsweetened 
1/2 tsp of yellow mustard
1/8 tsp of salt
1/8 tsp of pepper
1/2 tbsp of dill
1/8 of a tsp of red pepper flakes crushed.
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp parsley 
Mix all together well and enjoy
These are not all approximate because I didn't measure when I made it just guesstimates. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Carrageenan in Organic Milk and Milk Alternates

Today I learned about carrageenan. This substance is put in organic milk, milk replacements, sour cream, cheese, yogurt, ice creams, fake bacon, even lubricants. This substance is used so the product doesn't separate. Even though we could just stir it up or shake it and enjoy the product with out the harm. Carrageenan is derived from a seaweed ingredient used for better texture or "mouthfeel". Not only when the product is harvested does it ruin coral reefs which is animals habitats but it also creates dangerous inflammation a condition that serves as the backbone of more then 100 human of diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and arteriosclerosis. Inflammation also fuels other life threatening diseases, including cancer! There are many products that have this substance in them like most of the products produced by these brand but please read your labels. 

Sources: http://www.rodale.com/carrageenan.
http://www.cornucopia.org/shopping-guide-to-avoiding-organic-foods-with-carrageenan/. http://www.naturalnews.com/019649_sexually_transmitted_disease_carrageenan.html

Veggie burgers

Kidney Bean and Mushroom Veggie Burger
By Jolinda Hackett, About.com Guide
Make a vegetarian bean burger using kidney beans and mushrooms, with oats to hold it all together. These kidney bean burgers are vegetarian, but do use an egg as a binder, so they're not vegan.
Ingredients:

1 medium carrot
1/3 cup oats
1 14 ounce can kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/2 onion
1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, diced small
1 egg
2 tbsp ketchup
1/2 tsp garlic salt
Preparation:

Process carrot in food processor until grated. Add oats and beans and pulse a few times.
Add remaining ingredients and process until well combined but still slightly coarse.

Chill for at least 45 minutes then form int 4 - 6 patties.

Broil for 5-6 minutes on each side. You could also cook these mushroom veggie burgers on the grill, or pan fry in oil.


http://vegetarian.about.com/od/veggieburgerrecipes/r/beanmushrooms.htm

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Congresses view of the FDA

They fda believes we are to ignorant to know, care, or understand gmos. Until we all start signing petitions, changing what we eat, and fight for our right of good nutritious food nothing will change


Any email I revived for the eat in at the FDA in college park, MD April 8th


Last year, 55 members of Congress wrote you a similar letter that said:

“The FDA has the opportunity and authority to do right by the American public. When issuing its rule requiring radiated foods to be labeled, FDA stated in broad terms that a decision to require labeling is not just based on the physical changes to the food but also on whether consumers view such information as important, and whether the omission of label information may mislead a consumer. The fact that the FDA has already adopted this broad interpretation of “material” facts demonstrates that [GMO labeling] is a reasonable – and therefore permissible – interpretation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).”