Power Outage Food Tips

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/power-outage-food-safety-hurricane-sandy_n_2039351.html?ir=Food, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/food-safety_n_2038763.html?1351523569#slide=1694778, www.FoodSafety.gov, http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2012/08/will_we_be_cooking_without_pow.html & Anne’s brain. Did you hear? FrankenSandy is on its way!! Here are a few tips about Food Safety in case your power goes out for an extended time (or if you anticipate power loss). Tips for before the outage:  Fill some ziploc bags with water & stuff them into every nook and cranny ofContinue reading “Power Outage Food Tips”

Using Food As First Aid

Source: http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/05/21/the-peoples-pharmacy-first-aid-kit/ How do you like these random tips from Food Pharmacy? Packets of yellow mustard: Use for leg cramps or burns. Some use to ease symptoms of heartburn. Packets of soy sauce: Can ease the discomfort from a mild burn right after the area is immersed in cold water. Finely ground black pepper: Can helpContinue reading “Using Food As First Aid”

Bacon: Dirty Word No More

Source: http://chriskresser.com/the-nitrate-and-nitrite-myth-another-reason-not-to-fear-bacon Bacon is much-loved yet maligned by most… under false pretenses! High in saturated fat? Yeah, but who cares because saturated fat from natural sources is good for you! Spikes cholesterol and clogs arteries? Wrong. Dietary cholesterol from clean sources does not affect blood cholesterol… and furthermore, cholesterol does not cause heart attacks. DrippingContinue reading “Bacon: Dirty Word No More”

Quick breakfast idea: Egg Cupcakes!

If you’re like everyone else, you’re crunched for time in the morning… but you also NEED to eat a good protein-filled breakfast! Planning ahead, aka Grab-n-Go, is the key. The picture is taken from a free-styled version of  the following recipe by an up-and-coming chef here in Staunton. He warns that zucchini can make theContinue reading “Quick breakfast idea: Egg Cupcakes!”

Homemade Sports Drinks

Gatorade & Powerade are TERRIBLE, what with the food colorings, preservatives, caffeine and high fructose corn syrup… and high price tag. Why not make your own sports drinks? The purpose of sports drinks is to provide the body with quick-burning energy and electrolytes. This is not the time for protein and fat. Sugar is aContinue reading “Homemade Sports Drinks”

CRAZY things people want to do with kids’ health…

They’ve got good intentions, I’m sure, but these people are also obviously VERY CONFUSED! ========= source: http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_289563/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=2CWpy0Fe Docs are currently debating whether to test kids for high cholesterol… which would lead to treating them for it with medication… 8 of the 14 members of the guidelines panel reported industry ties (ie. consulting fees from drug companies areContinue reading “CRAZY things people want to do with kids’ health…”

Grilled Fava Beans

BuzzNutrition comment: I got this recipe from my Mom… neither of us have tried these… I’m wary of eating the PODS of fava beans. They’re so sturdy and packed with what looks like styrofoam made by fairies. If you try them, please post a comment and I’ll do the same. Source: http://food52.com/recipes/print/18008 INGREDIENTS 1 pound fresh favaContinue reading “Grilled Fava Beans”

Healthy Granola Bars

Healthy Granola Bar Recipe Source: turtlewoman.hubpages.com/hub/Best-homemade-healthy-granola-bars-energy-bars  2 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cups flax seed 1/4 cup sesame seed 1 cup chopped almonds (optional: any other kind of nuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds) 1/2 cups shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup organic local honey 4Continue reading “Healthy Granola Bars”

cha-cha-cha-Chia Seeds!

Chia Pudding Source: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2836 Chia seeds soaked overnight turn into a simple pudding, similar in consistency to tapioca. Ingredients 2/3 cup chia seeds 2 cups milk, or substitute 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes Method Put chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla inContinue reading “cha-cha-cha-Chia Seeds!”