Musings From Us Entries For Health & Food

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of General Musings / Health & Food that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Sniglet of the Day: March 26

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Sniglet Of The DayCorntamination – Corntamination occurs when GMO crops grow near organic crops, and somehow those things non-GMO consumers thought were safe turn out to have traces of the nasty stuff in them. This is especially for those whom have allegies to GMO crop like corn or soy, or other Frankenfoods (another Sniglet for another day…). When a person allergic to GMOs get these things in their systems, they will become cranky, bloat up, and complain for days about how whomever made the dish they thought was safe tried to poison them.

Some days reading labels is just not enough, and you never know when corntamination might occur, especially in countries that have given their lives over to Monsanto and Cargill. As much as some of these allergy sufferers would love to move to a place when GMOs have been banned, the economy keeps them at home, at the whim of the corporations that are out to poison not just them, but all of us, just slowly. Even finding out that many items on the Corn-Allergens list might give one some bad reactions, and finding ways to avoid them can be done, one can still not escape corntamination, at least in North America. Good luck out there, allergy sufferers. Now that the corporations are finding new ways to dig their claws into Washington, you need to be more wary than ever.

Mead Recipes For Your Enjoyment

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The following is from a very VERY old site I used to have, Celtic Voice, not up anymore. It shows 2 of my recipes for the alcoholic beverage known as mead, or honey wine. I am sure those in the SCA will remember some of this.

Mead Recipes for your Enjoyment

mead noun
A fermented drink made of water and honey; mead. [<W. meddyglyn <meddyg, doctor, + llyn, liquor] New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

metheglin noun
A liquor of fermented honey and water to which malt, yeast, and spices are added; metheglin. See HYDROMEL New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

hydromel noun
A liquor, usually unfermented, consisting of honey diluted with water; when fermented, it is called mead. [<L. <Gr. hydor, water, + meli, honey]New Practical Standard Dictionary, ©1956

Peanut Butter Candy

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeWhile making a standard Southern version of No-Bake Cookies, Cleave tried the originals, and found at first he didn’t care for them because of the oats in them, but changed his mind after the second day. The he couldn’t help himself. He then suggested I try making them with some other kinds of cereals. So I tried toasted oat O’s, then he suggested we just don’t use any grains at all, and set them in a 9 x 13 pan and cut them like fudge. Just WOW! Using E.S.P (Experimentation, Sensibility, and Practicality), we came up with an amazing candy that was an instant hit! Hope this works out for you as well as it did for me.

Peanut Butter Candy

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup peanut butter

Bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil on medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and peanut butter. Mix well. Pour into parchment lined 9 x 13 pan. Will set quickly. Cut into 1-inch squares when set.

Broccoli and Pork Tetrazzini

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Recipes_From_The_Fridge-150x150Broccoli and Pork Tetrazzini is a recipe I just fashioned from the top of my head, and it turned out so well, it seemed like it was time to share it with the world. Not too quick and easy, but satisfying and comforting. Great in any season, and with about 15 minutes in prep and 30 minutes baking, this will be a big hit at a potluck dinner after church, temple (if pork is permitted), oak grove gathering, or anytime you need something for that party that you know will make the guests talk about it all month long and ask for the recipe. Okay, time to share!
Broccoli and Pork Tetrazzini
1 lb frozen broccoli florets
1 lb angel hair pasta
2 TBSP olive oil
1 lb boneless pork chops, cubed
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp dried chives
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 TBSP tapioca starch or corn starch
2 TBSP milk
Water
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese
1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Rho’s Sausage Casserole

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeI was looking for a new kind of dish to make for a wintry night, and had limited choices as to what to use for my main ingredient. Chicken and pork chops were frozen, but then i remembered that I had purchased some fresh market made sausage, great stuff, only four ingredients, pork, salt, pepper, and fennel! from Brickyard Market earlier that week, and it was still there, unopened, and soon the Taste Of Home casserole book was set aside for my own creation….

1 lb fresh sausage
1 cup macaroni
1 large carrot
1 cup broccoli
1 cup cauliflower
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp flour
water
1/2 cup sour cream
salt, pepper, garlic powder
1/2 shredded Colby jack cheese.

preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in skillet or wok till done, prepare macaroni according to directions on package. Stir fry carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower and spices into sausage. Mix, flour, milk, and water as for making a gravy, add to sausage and vegetable mix until thickened, then add sour cream. Add cooked and drained macaroni to sausage mix, mix well, and transfer to greased 9×13 pan. Top with shredded cheese, then bake for 1/2 hour.