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The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating


Something Great Happens When You Freeze Your BREAD! Dr. Mandell. The impact of freezing and toasting on the glycaemic response of white bread. All three procedures investigated, freezing and defrosting, toasting from fresh, and toasting following freezing and defrosting, favourably altered the glucose response of the breads. This is the first study known to the authors to show reductions in glycaemic response as a result of changes in storage conditions and the preparation of white bread before consumption. In addition, the study highlights a need to define and maintain storage conditions of white bread if used as a reference food in the determination of the glycaemic index of foods.

Eating freshly cooked pasta caused the biggest rise in blood glucose. Eating chilled pasta caused a slightly lower rise. Unexpectedly, pasta that had been cooked, chilled and then reheated caused the lowest rise of all.

Food myths busted: dairy, salt and steak may be good for you after all. A new Swedish study says decades of official dairy wisdom is wrong. Here, a nutrition expert examines more science that questions standard health advice.

  1. Dairy: Pass the cheese … dairy fats can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease
  2. Five a day: A slogan invented to shift more fruit and veg, but not one to live your life by
  3. Salt: Don’t cut out salt completely – a moderate amount is better for you
  4. Meat: Ditch processed products such as hotdogs, but a steak won’t kill you
  5. Starchy foods: Official advice to base your diet on carbs is contradicted by science
  6. Eggs: Years of conflicting advice have been unfair to eggs – eat as many as you like

Eat this to save the world! The most sustainable foods – from seaweed to venison. What should we be scoffing if we want to help fight the climate crisis from our kitchens? The question has never been more important or confusing – here is a guide to help you get started.

  1. Grass-fed beef and lamb
  2. Oats
  3. Locally grown vegetables (fresh, fermented or pickled)
  4. Mussels and other bivalves
  5. Pulses (legumes, beans and lentils)
  6. Seaweed
  7. Venison
  8. ‘Waste’ food “The skin, the seeds, the leaves – these are where the phytonutrients are,”

Which processed foods are better than natural? Tinned tomatoes are a good example of a food made healthier by virtue of it being processed.

The five best foods for your health — and the five to avoid. best: water, berries, lean meat, apples, yogurt. Avoid: French fries, bacon, soda pop, Twinkies, expresso.

5 Foods That’ll Boost Your Energy (And 5 Surprising Foods That’ll Drain It) Black beans, bananas, eggs, water, Pistachios. Energy-Draining Foods: Caffeine/Energy Drinks, candy, steaks, fruit smoothies, low calorie frozen meals.

Calorie Per Dollar List – Eat For 21 Dollars A Week

The world’s most nutritious foods via @BBC_Future

Chart of high-fiber foods

Meatless Monday: The Protein Principle (RECIPES, PHOTOS)

The Super Green List: Connecting Human and Ocean Health.

Monterey Bay Aquarium report: Demand for seafood leading to oceans' decline.

Green Herring? Picking out sustainable seafood.

The Healthiest Foods On Earth.

VendrTV is a new podcast covering the best of the best curbside cuisine the the world has to offer. Hosted by Daniel Delaney, the show consists of 7-10 minutes episodes each individually highlighting a vendor, their food, and locale.

Meals On Wheels: Ten Great Mobile Eateries. We love vehicles. We love to eat. Whether pushcart or Airstream, Mexican or Korean cuisine, we love the combination of wheels and meals. Here are ten diverse vehicles serving up hot meals.


Sodium intake

FDA guidance to food industry aims to reduce sodium consumption. American Heart Association comment: Short-term voluntary sodium reduction goals could cut sodium intake across the country. The FDA’s targets represent an important step forward, but lowering sodium intake to 3,000mg per day is not enough. Lowering sodium further to 2,300mg could prevent an estimated 450,000 cases of cardiovascular disease, gain 2 million quality-adjusted life years and save approximately $40 billion in health-care costs over a 20-year period.

Eating too much salt is making Americans sick. Even a 12% reduction can save lives. The Food and Drug Administration released new sodium targets Wednesday aimed at nudging food companies to cut the amount of salt in processed and prepared foods. The cuts are intended to reduce Americans' sodium intake by about 12% over the next 2 1/2 years.

To Improve Nutrition and Reduce the Burden of Disease, FDA Issues Food Industry Guidance for Voluntarily Reducing Sodium in Processed and Packaged Foods. The following is attributed to Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D., and Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.



Low effort, huge reward: readers recommend 10 very easy, supremely tasty recipes. A delicious, hearty meal needn’t take much time to make. Here are some startlingly quick options for big taste sensations – from midnight spaghetti to fried green plantain.

How to cook a quick hash and make the most of the food you have on hand

Chickpeas & Cheddar Sauce With Chickpea Crispies

Car-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies, step by step.

Black Bean Soup With Spinach.

Fruit cake

nuts: pecan, walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts


Here’s our simple recipe for making stellar pizza at home:
Mix 1 package (0.25 oz) of dry yeast into 1 cup of warm water
Let sit for 5 minutes.
Add 2.5 cups of bread flour and 1 tsp of salt. Mix.
Knead the dough for a few minutes.
Dust your hands with flour and form your pizza dough into a round ball. Transfer to a bowl.
Let the dough sit, covered, in the fridge overnight. THIS IS KEY!
Remove the dough from the fridge, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, then using your hands or a rolling pin spread out the dough.
Set your oven as high as it can go (for many ovens that’s 550 degrees F)
Add sauce and toppings
Put your pizza in the oven until the crust starts to brown (should be around 9 minutes, maybe a little longer if you like it crispy!)
Let cool and enjoy!
Better Pizza Through Chemistry Samantha Jones PhD
Peter Reinhart's Napoletana pizza dough recipe. It makes my all-time favorite pizza dough using a delayed-fermentation method.


Vegetarians rejoice: 10 nut roast recipes that won’t let you down. If you’re not eating meat, big feasts such as Christmas can be very hit and miss. But help is at hand.


3 quarts of water/rev 2 quarts
4 cups milk powder/rev 280g milk powder which is pre-measured in glass bottles
NR stir, heat in insta pot to 180° for 30minutes, check with thermometer.
NR cool for 10minutes, remove and cool to 110°
NR remove skin over milk
stir in 4 spoons of starter
return to Instant, yogurt, 118° for 15 hours
transfer to quart containers, refrigerate

If your yogurt tastes fine, but has a weird gritty or grainy texture, this typically indicates that you heated the milk too fast. Allow the milk to come to 180 F more slowly next time. When I make yogurt, typically 1 gallon at a time, it will take 45 minutes or longer to come to the right temperature.


The rice is first cooked briefly in a soffritto of onion and butter or olive oil, to coat each grain in a film of fat, called tostatura; white wine is added and must be absorbed by the grains. When it has been absorbed the heat is raised to medium high, and boiling stock is gradually added in small amounts, while stirring constantly. The constant stirring, with only a small amount of liquid present, forces the grains to rub against each other and release the starch from the outside of the grains into the surrounding liquid, creating a smooth creamy-textured mass. When the rice is cooked the pot is taken off the heat for mantecatura, vigorously beating in refrigerated balls of grated parmesan cheese and butter, to make the texture as creamy and smooth as possible. It may be removed from the heat a few minutes earlier and left to cook with its residual heat.


Luke Lane Hummus

  1. chickpeas, cooked – 1/4 cup
  2. onion - 1 large slice finely chopped
  3. lemon juice - 1/2 lemon squeezed
  4. seasoned salt, pepper

Mash up chickpeas in a bowl, add onion, lemon juice, season lightly with seasoned salt and pepper. cover, refrigerate for 4 hours minimum.

additions to consider: chopped parsley, chives


  1. white chickpeas – 1 cup
  2. Thahina paste – 1/2 cup
  3. Lemon juice – 2 table spoon
  4. Garlic cloves – 4
  5. Tomato – 1/2 chopped
  6. onion – 1/2 chopped
  7. Green Chili – 1 chopped
  8. olive oil – 6 table spoon
  9. salt – As required
  10. Water – 1 1/2 cup

Soak chickpeas for 10 hours. Add chickpeas, water and salt into a pressure cooker and cook until 8 whistles. keep the remaining water aside for grinding. Crush the cooked chickpeas in a food processor, then add Tahina paste, lemon juice, garlic cloves, little salt and 3 table spoon of olive oil into the food processor and grind until gets plain paste. Add chickpeas water for consistency while grinding.

Transfer it to a bowl and add finely chopped onion, tomato and green chili and mix well. Decorate with few cooked chickpeas and olive oil. Cover the bowl and keep in a refrigerator for 10 minutes



Preparing Canned Onions

  1. Peel and wash the onions. If you’re using large onions, chop them or slice them into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Place the onions in a 12-quart pot, cover them with water, and bring them to a boil over medium high heat. Boil them for 5 minutes, or until they’re translucent.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions from cooking liquid (reserve the liquid for filling the jars) and firmly pack them into the prepared jars. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to each pint jar or 1 teaspoon salt to each quart jar, if desired. Pour the hot cooking liquid over the onions, leaving 1-inch headspace. Release any air bubbles with a nonreactive utensil, adding liquid as necessary to maintain the proper headspace. Wipe the jar rims; seal the jars with the two-piece caps, hand-tightening the bands.
  4. Process the filled jars in a pressure canner at 10 pounds pressure for 40 minutes (pints or quarts). Allow the pressure to return to 0, wait an additional 10 minutes, and then carefully open the canner lid.


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“There was a run on chicken. Apparently, Californians are in love with chicken.” bags could be a source of cross-contamination. So, now we’re asking people to leave them in the car. via @slate

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