I like to keep my measuring spoons separate instead of on a ring, for ease of use.
They’ve finally designed a set of measuring spoons that are engraved with both U.S. and metric capacities, shaped to fit into small containers, have four-inch handles, and are made of 18/8 stainless steel. Please visit M-J’s Traditional Household.
2 Sticks of Room-Temperature Butter, OR One Stick of Butter and 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
2 Cups of Sugar
3 Cups of White or Unbleached White Flour
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla, OR Two Teaspoons of Vanilla and One Teaspoon of Almond Extract
3/4 Cup of Buttermilk, OR Milk plus One Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
Preheat oven to 350°. Cream the butter and sugar, add vanilla and almond extracts, then beat until fluffy. Blend in half of the eggs. Gradually add flour and other dry ingredients (I usually combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large measuring cup, & mix it with a fork so it’s ready to be incorporated into the batter); add the other two eggs, beating, then gradually add the milk. Beat for three minutes. Pour into a 13″ Pullman loaf pan, or two regular meatloaf-pans, and bake for 1.5 hours OR until a thin knife or skewer inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean.
I made my own pizza-dough as usual, and fitted it into a copper pan, decorated with sauce, cheese, parsley and pepperoni, then popped it into a 400-degree oven. This is the gorgeous pie that slipped right out of my pan onto a trivet.
Here is another home-made pizza, fashioned with dough from my versatile pain de mie recipe. The soft stuff was stretched onto a 14″ round Granite-Wear pizza pan that gives the bottom of the light dough a crispy finish.
Gyoza skins were filled with health-promoting ingredients: purple cabbage, cooked adzuki beans, celery, carrot, red onion, cooked brown rice, chopped umeboshi plums and miso; I sealed them with an egg-wash and then the gyoza dumplings were deep-fried in peanut oil and drained on paper towels. I served half of these and froze the rest (it’s the only way to keep them; storing these deep-fried pockets of finely minced vegetables, legumes and rice in the fridge will make them too soft). The frozen “gyozas” will be spread in a single layer and reheated in a hot oven. @M-J de Mesterton 2017
One large egg typically contains six grams of high-quality protein, the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin (a substance in egg yolks), as well as significant amounts of the important vitamins E, D, and A.
Vitamin E has been proven to reduce the risk of coronary attacks in people with heart disease, while lutein helps to protect against clogging of the arteries.
A study concluded at EpidStat Institute in November, 2016 found that consuming just one egg a day reduces risk of stroke by 12 percent. The study’s principal investigator, Epidemiologist Dr. Dominik Alexander, said: “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. They are also an excellent source of protein, which has been related to lower blood pressure.”
U.S. scientists have found that, contrary to traditional perceptions acquired from decades of less rigorous research, consuming eggs had no association with coronary heart disease, which is on record as the leading cause of death worldwide.
Eggs don’t cause heart disease, as the medical industry previously believed. And here is more good news: a research team at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge determined that women on a weight-loss regimen who ate an egg with toast and jelly each morning lost twice as many pounds as those who had a bagel breakfast with the same number of calories without the accompanying egg.
Eggs are nutritious, convenient, useful in thousands of recipes, and are a relatively inexpensive source of high-quality protein.
One large egg, which represents less than 4 percent of the total daily calorie intake of a person who consumes 2000 calories per day, provides 10 percent of the Daily Value for protein, 15 percent of the Daily Value for riboflavin, and 4 percent or more of the Daily Value for several other nutrients, including vitamins A, B6 and B12; folate; iron; phosphorus; and zinc. Eggs also provide choline, which is essential in the human diet, and is credited for helping to create healthy babies during pregnancy. Because the percentage of the recommended daily amount for many nutrients provided by an egg is greater than the proportion of total calorie intake that the egg represents, the egg more than pulls its weight nutritionally. Most of the vitamins and minerals in eggs are found in the yolk; protein, however, is found in both the yolk and the white.
Recent research indicates that egg eaters are more likely than non-egg eaters to have diets that provide adequate amounts of essential nutrients. This seems to be partly due to the nutritional contribution of the eggs themselves and partly due to the fact that the inclusion of eggs in the diet is an indicator of a desirable eating pattern that includes breakfast.
Eggs can be prepared easily, in a variety of ways. They keep well in the refrigerator for about three weeks, and therefore an individual can easily use up the dozen eggs in a carton before they spoil. Because most egg recipes involve short cooking times, eggs are convenient for the person with little time to prepare meals.
Eggs have several important physical and chemical properties that help make recipes work. They thicken custards, puddings and sauces; emulsify and stabilize mixtures such as mayonnaise and salad dressings; coat or glaze breads and cookies; bind ingredients together in dishes such as meat loaf and lasagne; eggs are used to clarify coffee and soups; retard crystallization in boiled candies and frostings; and leaven some types of baked goods such as cakes, cookies, soufflés, buns and sponge cakes.
Eggs are economical, especially when compared to other high-protein foods. For people who are trying to balance their budgets as well as their diets, serving eggs occasionally instead of meat, poultry, or fish is very economical.
One other benefit of eggs is that they are a functional food—that is, a food which provides health benefits that go beyond basic nutrition. Eggs contain the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, two components which are believed to have health benefits.
Stocking up on dehydrated eggs would be a wise move right now. There are many sources of dried or powdered eggs on ebay and the internet. I prefer to dessicate and process them at home. Here is my procedure:
Emergency Powdered Eggs
Cook the desired amount of eggs in a non-stick pan until they are scrambled dry. On a a large baking-sheet, place your scrambled eggs in a thin layer. Use a French chef’s knife or a pastry cutter to break them into smaller pieces. In a low oven around 130 degrees Fahrenheit, bake this tray of eggs for eight hours or until it is devoid of moisture. Using a hand-mill, meat-grinder, food-mill or a blender, process the eggs until they turn to powder. Store the dried egg powder in an air-tight, food-grade container.
A half-loaf of home-made sourdough bread was a couple days old, and tired of being stored in the fridge. I decided to make croutons with it for the week’s luncheon salads. I poured olive oil, spices, parsley and fresh rosemary into a Pop-It storage box (made with safe materials in Italy), then tossed the bread squares in and shook the thing with all my might to coat them well. With ambient heat from the oven while baking the croutons, a new loaf of bread was rising nearby. Sliced thinly, the croutons were ready after ten minutes in a 350° oven. Cooled croutons were poured into elegant jars to be used at table. And they won’t need to be stored for long; these croutons will quickly be poured out onto salads. @M-J de Mesterton
I grew these radishes using only home-made, all-vegetal compost for fertiliser.
Salad with Radish Greens, Photo Copyright M-J de Mesterton
Three ounces of radish greens contain on average 200mg (20% RDA) of calcium. They also provide 13% of the human RDA (recommended daily allotment) of iron, and vitamins A (280% RDA) and C (173% RDA). All vegetable-greens are high in vitamin K. magnesium and other beneficial minerals.
This home-garden-grown baby beetroot was washed, steamed for five minutes, then dressed with olive oil and a few drops of balsamic vinegar. The root, bulb and leaves were consumed by your faithful editor. Grown in soil with only kitchen compost as a fertiliser, and no pesticides, this exquisite, nutritious beet was part of a health-promoting luncheon. Here is an article in the Wellness Times about the many health-benefits of beets, by Jacob Schor, ND, FABNO. Dr Schor recommends drinking beet juice as well as eating the richly-coloured, elegant vegetables.
Why bother making your own sausage? Because you can choose the sort of casings and ingredients, ensuring that you won’t be ingesting something that makes you cringe. For example, I think the beef-collagen casings sound more appetising (if there is such a thing where sausage casings are concerned) than “natural” ones. Here is a SAUSAGE-LINK. The SausageMaker.com has everything one needs to make sausage at home, except the meat.
I received an email notice from Chefs.com this morning, which contained a plug for the Kitchenaid Mixer’s Breakfast Kit. It includes a sausage-making attachment, a juicing tool, and something to help one make salsa. I am intrigued by this, and it is now on my wish-list. If I ever acquire the breakfast tool kit, I shall review it here at Elegant Survival News.
Make a roux with flour and butter, Brown it slightly, then add milk or cream very swiftly while whisking it in the saucepan. Add Swiss cheese, and a little water to help blend the mixture. Incorporate Dijon mustard to taste. Salt and white or green pepper may be added if you need more flavour. Drizzle this cheese sauce over par-boiled broccoli which has been placed in a buttered baking dish. Bake in a medium-hot oven until the sauce is lightly golden.
Cucumbers, celery and red onions all chopped finely and dressed with vinegar and olive oil comprise a health-promoting salad. This elegant vegetable dish is refreshing in summer, and can help to prevent colds in winter. Vinegar helps to adjust your body’s alkalinity to the desired level, and olive oil is beneficial to the heart, reduces corporeal inflammation, and is now commonly known as an anti-cancer food.
The following information was captured from California Walnut Growers, circa 2007:
Walnuts and other tree nuts and peanuts were recently ranked using the Index of Nutritional Quality (INQ) nutrient testing system at the Food Consulting Company of Del Mar, California [i]. According to Karen Duester, MS, RD who conducted the test, “Not surprisingly, walnuts ranked highest among the nuts in INQ. Because INQ relates to nutrient density, we looked at specific nutrients known to be abundant in nuts and peanuts: protein, fiber, omega-3, omega-6, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.”
On another independent scale, the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI)[ii] ranking system to be used by the Raley’s grocery chain, walnuts received 82 points on a 100 point scale, an excellent score among foods and nuts [iii]. According to David Katz, MD, MPH a nationally renowned authority on nutrition and the principal inventor for the ONQI system, “When overall nutritional quality is assessed, the verdict is clear: walnuts are a great food — they pack a lot of nutrient benefits in a nutshell!”
Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University and a member of the Hannaford Scientific Advisory Panel explains, “Walnuts are a whole food rich in antioxidants, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega-3 fatty acid, protein, fiber, and more. Whole walnuts receive the ‘best nutritional value’ three star ranking (the highest) due to their nutrient profile.”
Walnuts have nutritional qualities that are very important. One of the richest sources of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the plant form of Omega-3, walnuts are unique among nuts and popular whole foods [v]. A one ounce serving of walnuts provides 2.57 grams of ALA, the plant form omega-3s, which is above the dietary reference intake (DRI) set by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine. Walnuts are also one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants, according to Halvorsen’s study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2006 [vi].
15 years of clinical research on walnuts have shown benefits for the heart, and we’re not just talking about cholesterol reduction — improved vascular function and a reduction in inflammation have also been documented [vii-xii]. Looking to the future and expanding on this base of knowledge, research is underway at a variety of prestigious universities looking into cancer, diabetes and issues of ageing.
“Supportive but not conclusive research shows that eating 1.5 ounces of walnuts per day, as part of a low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet, and not resulting in increased caloric intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.”
[viii] Circulation. 2002 Nov 19;106(21):2747-57
[ix] Hypertension. 2007 Aug;50(2):313-9
[x] J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Oct 17;48(8):1666-71
[xi] Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jun 11;167(11):1195-203.
[xii] Ann Intern Med. 2006 Jul 4;145(1):1-11
Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Walnuts
How do Omega-3s work?
Inside your favorite kinds of nuts — walnuts, almonds, pecans and others — you’ll find many vitamins, minerals and other compounds your body needs for good health. There are the antioxidants found in vitamin E; several essential minerals such as magnesium, selenium, copper and manganese; and even fiber for more effective digestion. Thiamin, niacin, folate, phosphorus and zinc are all found in nuts.
Researchers believe that omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of heart disease by making the blood less sticky and less likely to form dangerous intravenous or arterial clots. Studies have also shown that omega-3s may lower the risk of stroke and prevent arthritis. In addition, there’s good evidence that omega-3s can increase HDL (good cholesterol), further reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
The omega-3s found in fish oil are thought to be responsible for the significantly lower incidence of breast cancer in Japanese women as compared to women in the United States. This may be because omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the tumor growth that is promoted by the acids found in other fats, such as corn and safflower oils.
Finally, the brain itself is composed of a whopping 60 percent fat. It too needs omega-3s to help build and maintain tissue. Brain function itself may be at stake: in treating major depression, for example, omega-3s seem to work by making it easier for brain cell receptors to process mood-related signals from neighboring neurons.
What are good sources of omega-3s?
Omega-3 fatty acids are plentiful in cold-water fish such as mackerel and salmon. They’re also found in walnuts, canola oil, soybean oil, tofu and leafy green vegetables. Which would you rather sprinkle on your morning cereal or grab for a nutritious snack?
Walnuts are a delectable, convenient alternative to fish, tofu and leafy greens. In fact, just a handful of walnuts provides as much omega-3 fatty acid as a comparable serving of salmon.
Walnuts are unusual among commonly eaten nuts, in that they taste better raw than toasted.
(Natural News) Researchers at the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, have found a way to keep on using carbon-based fuel technologies without producing too much of the atmospheric greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) by doing away with fossil fuels. In the study that was published in […]
(Natural News) A study that was recently published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience entitled Neural Basis of Video Gaming: A Systematic Review showed that playing video games can alter behavioral patterns, especially those that deal with attention and spatial orientation. The team involved in the study analyzed 122 scientific research pieces: 22 of which l […]
(Natural News) The answer to preventing colon cancer could be literally dangling in front of you. That is, if you’re in a vineyard. Scientists have recently discovered that grapes could hold the answer to killing colon cancer stem cells. Researchers from the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute have found a potential cure for colon cancer.... Read More […]
(Natural News) The Obamacare disaster continues to unravel, trapping millions of Americans in unusable, unaffordable health insurance nightmares, while Congress continues to dither and dally over what to do about it, to the detriment of the country. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Minuteman Health of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said it would l […]
(Natural News) A recent sad case in Texas nevertheless served as a reminder why any legitimate summer bugout plan should include making provisions to ensure you’ve got plenty of water to stay hydrated, lest you die trying to get away from collapsing cities and urban chaos. As reported by Lifezette, a 15-year-old Boy Scout recently... Read More […]
(Natural News) There is no question that CNN, by its own deeds, has risen to the top of the fake news industry. A recently published compilation of the many times just in recent history the network published or broadcast (or both) fake news regarding President Donald J. Trump is self-explanatory; heck, the network even had... Read More […]
(Natural News) Can you count how many ways the government manipulates people to be the type of citizen they can easily control? (Article by Anthony Wile republished from The Daily Bell) I think that would be impossible to come up with an actual number when every facet of government is dedicated to shaping the citizen in ways... Read More […]
(Natural News) You are now living in one of the most fascinating eras of human history: The collapse of bulls##t. The world of “complete bulls##t” — often filled with descriptions of progressive “equality” and fabricated Russian collusion “spy fiction” articles from the fakestream media — is thankfully unraveling by the day. The reason this has... Read More […]
(Natural News) Mankind’s days could already be numbered. According to a leading astrophysicist, it’s just a matter of time before an asteroid strikes the Earth and – gasp – wipe out the human race. It sounds like something that only happens in movies, but it’s a reality that we could soon face, especially since there... Read More […]
(Natural News) If you’ve ever taken a prescription drug, you are probably familiar with those paper inserts that come inside the package – although there’s a good chance you’ve never actually read every word on them. These papers are filled with tiny print outlining the medication’s purpose, dosage, and side effects, but they are so... Read More […]
Guest post by Joe Hoft Google was fined a record €2.4bn by EU over search engine results in the EU. The ... The post Google Fined with Record €2.4bn by EU over Search Engine Results – US Anti-Conservative Results Should be Investigated Next appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
This was soooo unhinged! MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea last Friday morning, saying: ... The post WOW! POTUS Trump CRUSHES Morning Joe and Low I.Q., Crazy, “Bleeding” Mika! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
The Oregon Department Of Vehicles is now issues driver licenses with a “non binary” gender option. This comes after one ... The post “Non-Binary” Now Legal Gender Option In Oregon appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ to passers-by, Tuesday afternoon, an Islamic State sympathizer vandalized the Monument aux Girondins, a prominent city ... The post Islamic State Sympathizer Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Vandalizes Prominent French Monument appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
A group of Trump supporters showed up to the Cudahy, California city council meeting to voice their disdain over the ... The post Trump Supporters Arrested in Cudahy After Illegal Aliens Verbally Accost and Physically Attack Them! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in...
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a...
In an unprecedented action, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang displayed a photograph of Indian "incursion" into Donglong area and said the dispute which is becoming a confrontation of sorts between the troops on the ground can only be settled by the withdrawal of Indian soldiers from the area.
To break it down, if say your broadband and mobile bill come to Rs 1,000 each every month, you’d be paying a cumulative Rs 2,060 from next month (3% on Rs 1,000 + 3% on Rs 1,000). Similarly, for prepaid customers, the effective talk-time will be reduced, July onwards.
President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London's mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city. He tweeted that London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse'' and "had to think fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed' statement.''
South Korea's new government will seek to sign a peace treaty with the North if it abandons its nuclear weapons. The two Koreas are still technically at war because a peace treaty was never agreed to replace the 1953 armistice that ended the conflict on the peninsula.
A Saudi official denied a New York Times report that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been confined to his palace. The report said he was barred from travelling abroad after he was replaced by the king's son.
Cardinal George Pell said Thursday that he would take leave from the Vatican to return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges after being given strong backing from Pope Francis, who has not asked him to resign from his senior Church post.
Australia and the United States began their biggest ever joint military exercises on Thursday, largely at sea. The exercises involves 33,000 U.S. and Australian troops on board battleships equipped with strike jets.
China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday to mark its 20th anniversary of Chinese rule as the city went into lockdown with a massive security blanket ahead of celebrations and protests on July 1.
"Merkel has called a summit between Europeans because there is a problem with the relationship with Trump," said a diplomatic source, speaking on condition of anonymity. "It's necessary to ensure European cohesion because within the G20, it's complicated."
The suspect, identified as Michael Reed, will face charges of defacing objects of public interest and criminal trespass. Reed apparently live-streamed video of himself charging his vehicle at the granite stele.
A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.
According to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest. She says she fired from about a foot (0.3 meters) away.
The US president took part in a dinner on Wednesday benefiting the Republican Party and his own re-election bid, with a seat at the table reportedly starting at $35,000 — and rising to $100,000 for super donors.
Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell, a top Vatican cardinal, on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.
At least 30 civilians were killed in air strikes on an area of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group on Wednesday. They came just two days after a suspected coalition strike on an IS jail in the province killed 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists, according to an Observatory toll.
The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said.
Minimally-invasive surgery leads to more favorable 30-day postoperative outcomes versus traditional open surgery, according to a study led by physicians from the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry...
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic...
How difficult is it to conceive? According to a widely-held view, fewer than one in three embryos make it to term, but a new study from a researcher at the University of Cambridge suggests that human...