HA! Yes and no. I had to teach myself to cook after I
got inducted into the pin cushion club. And, you are
right about the stay-at-home moms being under
I have to laugh at my brother-in-law making fun of the
work involved in cooking: "Hand me the can. Hand me the
can opener. Look, I am a cook!" Course, his wife
sucked as a cook, so he may have not been making that
much fun of her.
Thing is, the time it takes decreases as you get better
at it. You also find yourself cooking and freezing,
like your grandmother use to. Out of the freezer, into
the microwave is your new fast food.
And, when something you have cooked brings joy to one
of your loved ones, it ceases being a chore and
BECOMES A PASSION. My wife tells me four or five
times how good a cook I have become during a meal.
And even if she shut up, the sparkles from her eyes
gives her away. As, I said, it becomes a passion.
When you cook, it is also important to eat with
your loved ones (friends, family, tribe, etc.).
It affected us more that we ever can realize.
Here is some incredibly fast food you can make.
Faster than ever pealing the wrapper on a TV
Take your favorite cheese,
liberally sprinkle onion power on it,
heat it in the microwave (you can melt or
cook it, I like it both ways).
Serve with a garnish of cherry tomatoes.
Not all meals you prepare have to be labor
intensive. (My primal Moussaka about kills
me to prepare. But you should see my wife's
Boy are you heading for a diaper wearing, mouth-drooling hell, Cheerios
junkie! (-: Taxpayer tells us so and he's my go-to wannabe endocrinologist
slash nutritionist on the web. I go to him when I need a hearty belly
Sounds yummy. Sometimes we try new recipes that after one bite brings up
the question: Chipotle or Panera's? And that recipe is sent to the shredder
never to be seen again.
Sweets? Oh, surely you know that's the direct path to sitting in puddle of
your own whizz, wishing you had eaten nothing but a paleo diet. <GRIN>
My wife and I were talking about the living facility her folks live in and
how their dietician struggles with providing variety to the residents who
want it and repetition to the folks who would have meat loaf, peas and
potatoes every day, if they could.
Talent needs appreciation and it's good that you appreciate that. I remember
a friend who had a near nervous breakdown because her family so severely
criticized her attempt at something new. "If you don't like it, you can
learn to cook for yourselves." They learned to keep their comments to
I may not be the better cook, but I am the main one since I am retired and
she's not. I can, however, do breakfast and omelettes to a T. Been cooking
eggs since I was 14. Did a stint in college as a short-order cook, too.
Hint, never be the first customer of a hash joint. Let that grill season a
bit first and let someone else eat the grill cleaner residue with their
A lot of barbecue sauces have that effect. My wife was a diabetic and had to
be careful. She visited one of her friends and discretely asked about what
was on the menu. Her friend said no problem, her dad was doing a barbecue. I
guess there was meat someplace under the gallon of Kraft's finest high
fructose corn syrup.
Yeah, the word gets around.
North Carolina is pretty safe. Eastern Kentucky is okay but as you head west
they start adding stuff to the sauce. My experience is similar. I grew up in
upstate NY where a barbeque was something you threw a burger on. It's a long
story, but my future wife, her brother, and I wound up stranded in a small
Kentucky town after he totaled the car. Looking through the phonebook for
order out we saw 'Jody's Barbecue' or somesuch. Called them up and asked if
we could get some delivered. Ol' Jody said it wasn't ready yet. When we
asked how long before it would be ready he said about two days. It was an
real pit barbecue and I don't think he'd rolled the hog into the pit yet. Ot
was worth waiting for even if we had to get by with motel food until it was
Then there's the Brunswick Stew that you sometimes find in the barbecue
joints. The only recognizable component is the corn but it sure is tasty.
And slaw, gotta have slaw.
"Was a diabetic"? Did the Lord take her home?
All those sauces are loaded with sugar. Some are loaded
with Liar's glucose (maltodextrin) which has a higher
glycemic index (110) than does glucose (100).
I call Maltodextrin "Liar's Glucose" because it is a long
strand dehydrate of glucose molecules that explodes into
pure glucose in your mouth and its proponents got Big Gov
to let them out of declaring it a carb/sugar on our labels.
Another funny in our label laws, you can have 0.99 grams
of carbohydrate and call it zero. You will notice on these
labels that the serving size is wild. So if 4 oz of something
says 0 carb and servings per container is 200, you can
bet that 4 oz of something has 198 grams of carbs in it.
Make your own rub! Garlic, onions, garlic, peppers,
garlic, paprika, garlic. Have a blast! Oh, don't
forget the garlic!
You buy the best peppers at the Mexican supermarkets.
Best prices too. And not coated in sulfites.
Yeah, I take my chicken straight up. The exception are those skinless,
boneless breasts. I stir fry them with whatever veggies are laying around to
give them some flavor and get some far into the mix. They're often a good
buy as far as protein goes but they're pretty dry and tasteless just baked.
Taste the two side by side and the conventional chicken
will make you sick. Conventional eggs are just, for the
love of a better word, gross. They don't cook right either.
Had a shot at some duck eggs, but the cost for 5 about the
save as 12 organic free range eggs.
Do you eat any of your turkey eggs? How are they?
Chicken breasts are the bane of my existence. Well, may not, but...
I fry them in butter, parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme, and lots of
garlic. Start skin side down, flip them. Then make a slip in the
top and fill with butter and garlic.
After removing the chick from the pan, I saute onions and
mushrooms in the drippings (maybe add some more butter),
then I pour in heavy whipping cream and make a gravy to
When I server the chicken breasts, I liberally coat with
I usually don't buy chicken breasts. Sometimes though,
the whole bird is on sale. I have my butcher hack it
into frying parts and broth parts.
Skinless chicken drives me nuts. Since I don't eat hardly
any carbs anymore, I need the fat. (My body switched over
from being a carb burner to a fat burner about two years ago.)
Why am I getting hungry talking to you! :-)
No cholesterol problem specially with LPa? Type II diabete is very easy
A guy came to our store with type II, totally out of whack. sugar level
running as high as
22, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high liver enzyme count, not
good at all.
We helped him and now every thing is back to normal after about 7
months. His family doc. and specialist came to visit us wondering who is
doing what to him. We just guided the guy wit good diet plan and a few
different natural alternative supplement. My MIL
was diabetic who live up to 92 without any serious issues. My SIL
became type II like her mother. On medication which started not doing
well keep increasing doses.
My wife is not because she knowing her predisposition by gene, has been
taking care of herself. We have same family doctor. He keeps saying to
my SIL, "Learn from your sister", LOL! We always have balanced meal
carb, protein, fat, no problem. Our typical breakfast? small bowl of
cooked bean in maple syrup, strip of just bacon from farm,
a free range boiled egg, organic banana(taste better). we try to avoid
acid causing carb. never eats white bread in any form. Very seldom eat
red meat. We never eat junk food. Never eat sugar laden so called
dessert but eat organic apples w/o peeling. We don't drink cow mink
either. We both have good bone density so far. I am 75 this month. No
aches.pains Wife is 5 years younger, people some times think she is my
Allopaths make a lot of money off of "Treatments". They
are loath to teach you how to heal yourself. Certainly
my path to drug free was done with out them. They
deliberately withheld how to go drug free from me
and I did ask for it. I had to find out myself.
What is "LPa"?
Cholesterol is out and out medical fraud. There is no
evidence whatsoever that serum cholesterol and heart disease
are related in autopsy studies.
Be careful: white or brown make no difference to your
body. They are both just a bag of sugar. "Healthy Carbs"
are what caused my diabetes injury. There ain't no such
thing as a "Heathy Carb", just more or less.
75? Do you the penguin walk yet when you get out of a
chair? How about the cane shake thing down yet.
"K-K-K-Kids these daaaaaays!"? Hope I am in your
condition at 75. (I am pushing 60. Haven't decided
whether to be a "Toothless Old Fart" or a "Curmudgeon"
yet. Curmudgeon sound more fun. But I am starting
to get the toothless part down.)
the riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped
LPa is (Lipid Protein a) which is worse than LDL. Actually ~80%
cholesterol is made by
our liver, rest from food and malfunctioning liver. LPa is very sticky
like sugar , so when this is high, certainly it'll create circulatory
problems. When talking about sugar(glucose) we have to keep in mind GI
as well as GL. Brown rice is alkaline vs white being acidic.
You know orange, tomato are acidic, apple cider vinegar, lemon are
alkaline. Be careful
when eating grape fruit, it interacts with certain drugs.
You have Chia seed, amaranth, buck wheat, oat, certain nuts, seeds, they
are all good. We don't eat peanuts. You lose L-Lysine amino acid in your
body lowering immune strength. If you eat lots of peanut you'll have
cold sore break out, that is an indication. Some cholesterol drug comes
from oat. Ever heard of oat beta glucan? Cucurmin is very good
antioxidant, anti-inflamatory. Wife is from multi generation traditional
herbalists, Worked at hospital as RN/anesthesiologist, trained as a
clinical iridologist. We once owned 4 health food stores since
retirement. Only one now, because we use lot of alternative supplements
ourselves, not as a money making business but to help people who need
help. We don't care about profit but never incurred loss either doing it
almost 30 years. We have regular customers near and far. Our goal is to
help them understand what they are dealing with and present them with
choices. When they need urgency to see a doctor we tell them so and what
to ask when they see a doc or specialist.
Canadian government has a pilot clinic set up in Vancouver, BC where
MDs, NDs clinical iridologist work side by side. While MDs waiting for
test result, iridologist already knows what is going on ahead of doctors
often surprising them. ND often outperforms w/o using prescription
drugs. One ND working there is good friend of ours,
doctor Moreno. When this pilot project is
proven effective, they will open more of it across country. "For every
disease human has, god allows a herb grow" "You are what you eat, all
your medicine is in your food" My daughter is MD, she spent a year in SE
Asia studying local folk medicine, she believes
in natural alternative. My store does not sell some thing like Dr. Oz
advertises on TV. Our
store policy is tell me about your problem, we'll give you what will
help you and we give
detailed explanation with it. We helped lot of MDs, Dentists,
Chiropractors, their family too, LOL! But we know our limit. We are not
hungry for profit(selling any junk)
Also in Canada all natural supplements have government tested/issued
carrying NPN(Natural product Number) This process is on going. Not
like down there, anything goes, all kinda junks, even dangerous stuffs.
I trained myself as CH under wife's help, she is also MH. One example, a
retired dentist had soft gum/bleeding gum
problem all his life. We solved his problem with 3 products. Tea tree
oil tooth paste,
Myrr gum, Co-enzyme Q-10 water soluble. Initially we did not know what
he was, after
he was well he told us he is retired dentist who couldn't help himself, LOL!
We had twin sisters going to university suffering great deal from IBD
which will only progress for the worse towards Crohn's disease. They
learned from us how to take care of themselves regarding diet and
supplements. Their mom was physician, dad was pharmacist. Mom came to
visit my wife to thank her, learning some thing from the other side.
At one point in my search for drug free, I went looking for an
herbalist. All I could find were allopaths. I had to find
everything on-line. At least that path was available to me.
"And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that
side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade,
neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth
new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued
out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and
the leaf thereof for medicine."
-- Ezekiel 47:12 KJV
We both still can stand up from chair with one leg....
No cane, No missing teeth yet either... We do have
3 yo rescued mutt we take to free run park twice a day year round.
There we follow him around for upto 1 hour. That's it. Due to genetic
defects in my kidneys I had x-plant in '96. Still Ok, new kidney working
Quick and dirty saganaki. There was a Greek place on Halstead in Chicago
that made a big deal of that, flambeed it at the table and all that. I liked
it but they could have skipped the drama on my account.
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