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Yes, it really does matter where you put the price tags!!

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 Yes, it really does matter where you put the price tags!!

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Red meat: What makes it unhealthy?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by ecofrenfood

Red meat: What makes it unhealthy?

March 14, 2012|By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
  • Scientists said Monday that eating red meat was associated with an increased mortality risk in a recent study. But what is it in a juicy steak that makes it potentially unhealthy?
Scientists said Monday that eating red meat was associated with an increased… (Mark Boster / Los Angeles…)

On Monday, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health released study results showing that red meat consumption was associated with a higher risk of early death. The more red meat — beef, pork or lamb, for the purposes of the research — study participants reported they ate, the more likely they were to die during the period of time that data collection took place (more than 20 years).

So what is it in red meat that might make it unhealthy?

No one is sure, exactly, but the authors of the Harvard study mention a few possible culprits in their paper in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

First, eating red meat has been linked to the incidence of heart disease.  The saturated fat and cholesterol in beef, pork and lamb are believed to play a role in the risk of coronary heart disease.  The type of iron found in red meat, known as heme iron, has also been linked to heart attacks and fatal heart disease.  Sodium in processed meats may increase blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Other chemicals that are used in processed meats may play a role in heart disease as well, by damaging blood vessels.

Red meat has also been linked to increased risks of colorectal and other cancers.  Again, heme iron could be a culprit — it is more easily absorbed into the body than other forms of iron, and can cause oxidative damage to cells — as could compounds that are created when meat is cooked at a high temperature.  Preservatives used in processed meats also may play a role, scientists have said, because they convert into carcinogenic compounds in the body.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/14/news/la-heb-red-meat-why-bad-20120314

Migraine Headaches

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by ecofrenfood

Migraine Headaches

 

Suffer from heartburn or migraines? Instead of heading straight to the medicine cabinet, you may want to check out the kitchen first. “Many foods provide vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help ease ailments and possibly prevent them,” says Susan Lark, MD, a physician and nutritionist in Los Altos, California. “Even if you take medications to relieve symptoms, what you eat can help as well,” Dr. Lark says. Next time you experience one of the following minor conditions, just open your refrigerator. (If your symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.)

For Migraine Headaches

Try: Fatty fish such as trout, sardines, and herring

Preliminary research suggests that eating fatty fish, which are high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, may lower the body’s production of prostaglandins, hormone-like chemicals that can induce inflammation and pain, causing migraines. “We found that adolescents who took 1.25 grams of fish oil daily for two months experienced fewer headaches, which were less severe and didn’t last as long,” explains Zeev Harel, MD, the lead researcher on the study and an associate professor of pediatrics at Brown University.

How much? Have one four- to six-ounce serving two or three times a week, says Dr. Harel. Or consult your doctor about taking fish-oil supplements.

Avoid: Processed meats, artificial sweeteners, MSG, red wine, chocolate, hard cheeses, and citrus. Research shows that 20 percent of migraine sufferers are sensitive to one or more of these foods

How to make a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cake

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by ecofrenfood

 

Feb 03, 2009 11:08 AM by Nina Spitzer

Heart-Shaped Cake

Making a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cake without a special pan is easy when you follow these step-by-step directions.


A heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cake is so impressive, but why spend extra money on a pan you will use only once a year? Follow these simple directions for a perfect cake. You’ll need to start at least a day ahead, so be sure to factor that into your plans.

You will need:

– Your favorite cake recipe or mix
– A can of cherry pie filling
– Two 8″ round cake pans
– Clean white paper
– Scissors
– Your favorite cake frosting
– Spatula

1. Make your favorite cake recipe in two 8″ round cake pans.

2. After taking the cakes out of the oven and slightly cooling, turn each onto a large, round dinner plate. Cover each with plastic wrap and freeze.

The next day:

1. Trace a circle from the clean, round cake pan onto a sheet of clean white paper. Trim the circle about 1/16″ smaller all the way around. Now, fold the circle in half to cut a perfectly symmetrical heart-shaped template.

2. Take out the frozen cakes. Place the heart template on the top of the first one. Using a sharp, pointy knife cut the cake to the shape of the template. Pull off the extra pieces of cake for snacking later. Follow this same step with the other half of the cake.

3. Spoon the cherry pie filling onto the top of one of the cake hearts. Be careful to use a minimum of the juice. Place the cherries at least one inch from the edges of the heart all the way around.

4. Carefully place the second heart onto the first so that the cherries don’t move near the edge.

5. Using your spatula, fill the gap around the sides of the cake with frosting.

6. Next, spread a thin coating of frosting over the top and sides of the cake. Return the cake to the freezer for one hour. Cover and save the remaining frosting.

* Note: The initial freezing of the cake and the freezing after the first coat of frosting is important, since it’s what makes the cake easier to handle. It also helps to keep the frosting crumb free.

7. One hour later – Spread the remaining frosting on the top and sides of the cake with decorative strokes.

There, you have it! A perfect, heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cake for the special someone in your life.

Photos courtesy: Nina Spitzer

http://www.sheknows.com/holidays-and-seasons/articles/807654/how-to-make-a-heart-shaped-valentine-s-day-cake

SAY NO TO 鵝肝醬 Fois Gras

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2012 by ecofrenfood

SAY NO TO 鵝肝醬 Fois Gras

Day to day we eat food that are tasty, delicious & did we ever stop to wonder where these food comes from & their origination? One fine example is the one below which I’ve received that I’m currently forwarding to gain awareness.
Thank you for sharing & your valuable time in analyzing.
 

Foie Gras
แปลว่าfat liver นั่นเอง
Foie Gras means “Fat Liver”  Foie Gras 的意思是肥的肝臟
It’s a very luxurious menu that originates from France 這是一道起源於法國,非常豪華的菜
But this dish comes from FORCE FEEDING a goose to make them develop FATTY LIVER DISEASE
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但是這道菜的作法卻是強迫餵食鵝,導致牠們發展出肝臟肥大的疾病

Let’s see the source of thiswonderfuldish
 讓我們來看看這所謂很讚的菜餚是怎嚜來的

The geese are forced to eat… even if it does not desire to
 鵝被強迫餵食,就算它們並不想要再吃了

The metal pipe pass through the throat to stomacheven if it does not want to eat anything To make the liver bigger and fatter the geese are kept in …..
這金屬的管子穿過喉嚨到胃  就算鵝已經不想吃任何東西了  但是牠們仍然被強迫餵食



Cages that are very small and they are forced to stay in one position to avoid using energy, thus converting all food into fat.

籠子非常的小  為了避免鵝浪費力氣  牠們被強迫只能以同一種姿勢站著  這樣可以把所有食物轉換成脂肪
 
How sad their eyes show他們的眼睛看起來是如此哀傷



Their legs were bloated from long standing everyday. Not allowed to sleep because they will be held to eat again.

他們的腳因每天長時間站立而浮腫   牠們不能睡覺 因為牠們要保持吃個不停的狀態
Although they try to defend themselves, but refusal is useless
 雖然牠們也想替自己防衛,但是抗拒是沒有用的
How sad this kind of life can be…
 這是多悲慘的生活

They are forced to eat until they are dead & their bodies can’t stand it anymore. You can still see that the food is still in it’s mouth.
 牠們被強迫餵食到死去,直到牠們的身體再也無法站立  你可以看見牠們的嘴巴還有食物

Those who survive have cramped to inflamed until their asses bloodied as it’s shit comes out with it. What other pains & sufferings can be more than such inflicted tortures. 

Not only their mouth & throat hurts all the time, their stomach ache from the food, fats bloated their legs with no sleep and no exercise. But also no free will for life to see the sky or river.
 那些留下來的鵝,屁股在拉屎時流血,不只是牠們的嘴巴和喉嚨受傷,牠們的胃總是因為食物而疼痛。

The result to get abeautifuland white liver that becomes unusually big like this. As Liver canned from aboard.
 最後得到一個非常漂亮的肝臟,白色的肝臟變的異常的肥大

 
Stop being so selfish to make predation from now on please, every single life also has their mind & value.
Please forgive my poor English as I tried my best to revise this message. Kindly help to forward it out as these poor geese in other parts of the world do not deserve to be in such deplorable state of life.


STOP THE DAILY TORTURES AND CRUELTY TO THE ANIMALS.


STOP THE DEMAND AND THE SUPPLY WILL END, AND THE TORTURE AND SUFFERING WILL END.

 請停止這些殘忍的舉動。

KEEP A BOTTLE OF VODKA HANDY AT HOME FOR MAKING LIFE EASY.

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KEEP A BOTTLE OF VODKA HANDY AT HOME FOR MAKING LIFE EASY.

1. To remove a bandage painlessly,

saturate the bandage with vodka.
The stuff dissolves adhesive.

2. To clean the caulking around bathtubs and showers,
fill a trigger-spray bottle with vodka, spray the caulking,
let set five minutes and wash clean.

The alcohol in the vodka kills mold and mildew.

3. To clean your eyeglasses,

simply wipe the lenses with a soft,
clean cloth dampened with vodka.
The alcohol in the vodka cleans the glass and kills germs.

4. Prolong the life of razors by filling a cup with vodka
and letting your safety razor blade
soak in the alcohol after shaving.

The vodka disinfects the blade and prevents rusting.

5. Spray vodka on wine stains,

scrub with a brush, and then blot dry.

6. Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face

as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores.

7. Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo.

The alcohol cleanses the scalp,removes toxins from hair,
and stimulates the growth of healthy hair.

8. Fill a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle with vodka
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and spray bees or wasps to kill them.

9 Pour one-half cup vodka
and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag

and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches,
pain or black eyes.

10. Fill a clean, used mayonnaise jar
with freshly packed lavender flowers,

fill the jar with vodka, seal the lid tightly
and set in the sun for three days.
Strain liquid through a coffee filter,
then apply the tincture to aches and pains.

11. To relieve a fever, use a washcloth

to rub vodka on your chest and back as a liniment.

12. To cure foot odor,

wash your feet with vodka.

13 Vodka will disinfect

and alleviate a jellyfish sting.

14. Pour vodka over an area affected with poison ivy

to remove the urushiol oil from your skin.

15. Swish a shot of vodka over an aching tooth.

Allow your gums to absorb some of the alcohol to numb the pain.

Chai – Indian Spiced Tea

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by ecofrenfood

Chai – Indian Spiced Tea

What is in Chai?
“Chai” simply means tea. The full name is “masala chai” (spice tea). There are many different variations on the recipe. Of course, Grandma or Mom’s way is the best. The basic ingredients are black tea, milk, spices, and sugar.

The main spices in chai are cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves. Other spices may be included as well, such as star anise, allspice, coriander, fennel, nutmeg, tamarind, or black pepper. Western culture has added non-traditional flavors of its own, like unsweetened cocoa powder or vanilla beans.


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