Posts tagged food
i had a birthday party at mcdonald’s when i was really young, i remember being very excited, but i can’t remember why. maybe it was the cake covered in sugary versions of grimace and the hamburgler.
or perhaps it was simply because it was my birthday.
Fast-food logos burned into pleasure center of children’s brains
A study has found that fast-food logos are branded into the minds of children at an early age, perhaps fueling the West’s obesity epidemic. The study showed children 60 logos from popular food brands and 60 logos from popular non-food brands. Researchers found that, when shown images of fast-food brands, the parts of kids’ brains linked with pleasure and appetite lit up. This is concerning because marketers tap into those portions of the brain long before children develop self-control, and most foods marketed to kids are high in calories, sugar, sodium, and fat.
is it just me or do these look beyond incredible.
you can tell I’ve yet to eat lunch…
Whole Grain Pumpkin Pancakes
2 cups white whole wheat flour (or unbleached all-purpose flour)1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/3 cup natural granulated sugar (evaporated cane sugar)1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice*1 1/4 cups organic buttermilk
1 cup pumpkin puree**2 large organic eggs, lightly beaten2 tablespoons butter, melted (melt in the pan skillet you are going to use)
butter, to serve (and for pan)
To make the pancakes combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, spice and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk, pumpkin, eggs, and melted butter. Stir all the ingredients until they are just combined. Don’t worry if the batter is a bit lumpy, you don’t want to over mix.
Heat your skillet, pan, or griddle to medium-hot and brush it with a bit of butter. Test for the right temperature. If a drop of water dropped onto the pan starts to dance, you are in the ballpark. Pour about 1/3 of a cup of batter into the skillet. Wait until the pancake bottom is deep golden in color, then flip with a spatula and cook the other side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with Apple Maple Compote .Makes about 12 large pancakes.**pumpkin pie puree is different from pumpkin pie filling. Both are in the same section of the grocery store, so be sure to get the plain pumpkin!
Apple Maple Compote
This is just about the most simple thing ever, hardly a recipe at all.
Firstly, I’d plan on using about 1/2 an apple per person. Cut the apple into slices.
Next, add a pat of butter to a medium sized pan, enough to coat the entire thing. Next, add the apples to the pan and sprinkle the cinnamon over. Let the apples get soft, turning them over once, and sprinkling the other side with cinnamon. Add enough maple syrup to cover the apples. Let it bubble away for a minute or so. Pour over warm pancakes.
genetically modified foods still lack labels saying they are “GMOs”
would you eat genetically modified food if you knew what it was?
A paper was published indicating that Monsanto’s genetically modified corn could be linked to tumors.
When other scientists looked at the research they cried, “fantasy statistics” and “fishing” for answers
sound familiar? it should. the sign is in the National Archives circa 1917-19 — i.e. World War I.
- 1. but it with thought
- 2. cook it with care
- 3. use less wheat & meat
- 4. buy local foods
- 5. serve just enough
- 6. use what is left
Don’t waste it!
When white tiger triplets are born in the Czech Republic how could we not be there? They are simply way to cute to miss.
Which is better for you, conventional or organic foods? If you can answer that you’re smarter than researchers who released the study this week.
Finally, a woman with brain cancer needs your help to get herself cryonically frozen. Are you up for it?
There are many reasons to buy organic foods, but it would seem health benefits is not one of them.
Researchers found no major evidence that one type is healthier than the other in measurements like nutrient content, allergic response or infection rates.
Some research did show differences in pesticide levels of conventional foods and of children that ate them, but even conventional produce came in way below allowable safe limits.