Category: Food & Drink

Apr 10

One man’s meat is another man’s poison….

Would YOU eat this?

[ad#Google Adsense links 468×15] Do you say yes to animal rights – or wonder who really cares? From horses to dolphins, frog hearts, dogs, monkey brains and more – find out why these foods are highly controversial via Ten controversial foods from around the world – Yahoo! Canada Travel. It seems to me that this …

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Apr 09

The Un-Chef’s Top Ten sauce and marinade ingredients

Soy Sauce

[ad#Google Adsense links 468×15] Okay, I will confess that I am a sauce and marinade junkie! While others get their jollies perusing the cookie or candy aisle in the supermarket, I have trouble pulling myself away from all those exotic and enticing glass bottles full of liquid promise. To me, there are certain small additions …

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Apr 01

Study: A small dose of chocolate could cut heart attack or stroke risk by almost 40 per cent – Yahoo! Canada News

My private medicine chest

“Previous studies have suggested dark chocolate in small amounts could be good for you, but this is the first study to track its effects over such a long period of time. Experts think the flavonols contained in chocolate are responsible. Flavonols, also found in vegetables and red wine, help the muscles in blood vessels widen, …

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Mar 31

Life is sweet, sugar! What’s the alternative, Honey?

High fructose corn syrup and its substitutes

 A few days ago we were lamenting the fact that high fructose corn syrup was being added to the list of ‘bad for you’ stuff. It really seems that everything that makes food taste good is going harm us in some way or other. Rather than get too bent out of shape about it, we …

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Mar 27

You don’t need a tie to eat Thai at T’Basil

T'Basil Thai Restaurant Orleans

Another Friday night dining out and yet another decision to make about where to go in Ottawa for our weekly family supper on the town. This week, we are up one adult but missing one child, so our usual group of seven is once again six. Nobody had any strong feelings this week  and my stomach suddenly …

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Mar 26

Change is Good! Cream of Wheat? Not so much…

Since this is our first of many posts that will be about bread, we had better start with some ground rules. The UnChef is also the Lazy Chef. Making bread was never on our radar until the invention of the bread machine. We got our first one about 20 years ago. It was a Citizen …

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