NUTRITION–Dehydration and Brain Function

If you happen to live in any of the 48 contiguous US States, you’ve probably experienced this summer’s record HEAT WAVE. Temperatures have broken records nearly everywhere. In New York City alone on July 22d, the temperature in Central Park recorded 105 degrees, w/ a Heat Index of 116 !!. Similar or worse conditions showed […]

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Cooking Tips – Tidbits — July 4th BBQ

Well, here it is again—THE BBQ wknd of the year. Of course, when the Declaration of Independence was signed back in 1776, the founders were talking about a document which said to England (and King George): ” We’re no longer under your Command, Laws, Rules, we are a FREE nation……” I don’t believe they were […]

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Nutrition–Soy Products

There are still a number of opinions in western thinking about the value of SOY products.  Back in the 1960’s, the “under 30” generation decided to change just about everything:  from clothes, hairstyles, music, “love”, politics and so much more, especially Diet and  Food.   We moved away from Chicken a la King and Meatloaf w/ […]

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NUTRITION — TURMERIC

As I mentioned in my last Post; here is a list of just some of the benefits of this great Spice: Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a […]

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Nutritional Web Sites

 Hello, For anyone serious about eating a better diet, whether for weight loss or to increase your vitality and health, here are a few websites which you may find interesting.  Most of these are recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Use them well. 1.  fruitsand veggiesmatter.gov 2. health.gov/dietaryguidelines     (Science-based advice to promote health, […]

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Turkey Bits

Thanksgiving’s here once again–(boy, that was fast!)–and all the preparations are now being made for this truly American “Family” Holiday.   I don’t think there is a better day for the warmth of the hearth and the aromas that fill the house than on this holiday.   And since cooking and eating are so integral to this holiday especially, […]

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Tidbits–“Steak”

The word “Steak” originates from the Saxons, who when conquering Great Britain, came as skilled cattlemen who liked to cook beef on a stick over a campfire.   The Saxon word “steik” means meat on a stick. When searing a steak, use a very hot pan to prevent it from sticking. When grilling steak, turn it over […]

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Tidbits–Water, The New Liquid Gold

“Water, Water everywhere and how the boards did shrink, Water, Water everywhere and not a drop to drink.” —“The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner”, –Samuel Taylor Coleridge How poignant a statement, especially if you are adrift at sea, as this poor mariner was(allegorically).  The albatross is the featured bird in this situation and the metaphor of the  “albatross around […]

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TIDBITS– Eggs

Is there any more versatile food for use in the kitchen–and elsewhere–than the EGG?   If so, I haven’t found it yet….. Just thought you might be interested in some of the culinary uses for this incredible edible: 1.  Thickening agent–i.e. custard 2.  Coloring–baked goods 3.  Adding moisture to baked goods–incomparable for cakes, tortes, tarts, etc. 4. […]

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