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FlyingVProd

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Re: Fitness and Nutrition
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2019, 04:47:24 PM »

The Real McDonald’s: The San Bernardino Origins of a Fast Food Empire

Hadley MearesAugust 5, 2016

https://www.kcet.org/food-living/the-real-mcdonalds-the-san-bernardino-origins-of-a-fast-food-empire  

McDonald's started in San Bernardino, and Carl's Jr started in Anaheim, now they are both worldwide.

I met a guy who was lucky enough to have Spielberg make his movie, "Amistad," and he used some of the money that he earned to open 5 McDonald's restaurants in South Africa, and he hired his family members to work at his restaurants.

In Rome you can get a glass of wine with your Big Mac.

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2019, 12:53:04 PM »

I am 105, enjoy perfect health, and run six miles a day, followed by two hours of somersaults and cartwheels. My secret is a diet of champagne, almonds, and tater tots, with a cup of gravy each night before bed. My advice to the young? Believe every single thing you read on the internet. And always say "yes" when a stranger offers you candy.
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2019, 10:32:19 PM »

DiGiorno frozen pizzas are great, I love them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DiGiorno

https://www.digiorno.com/

They are of very high quality. My favorite is the Supreme with the rising crust.

And Freschetta frozen pizzas are good too. My favorite from them is the Canadian bacon with pineapple.

https://www.freschetta.com/

If people are sending frozen foods to the refugees, and also for local foodbanks, the new frozen pizzas are fantastic, and people will love them.

Also, I bet they would love them in emerging economies.

And college towns will buy them up, I am sure they would be popular with students.

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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2019, 11:47:10 PM »

I read that some people in some neighborhoods are unable to get good, healthy food, and that they do not have good grocery stores.

https://www.mic.com/articles/30301/9-cities-where-poor-people-lack-access-to-healthy-food

I recommend that the Mexican markets expand into areas where good healthy markets are needed.

Here are some links with some info on a couple of Mexican markets here in the USA.

https://www.facebook.com/NorthgateMarket

https://www.northgatemarket.com/

https://vallartasupermarkets.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallarta_Supermarkets

https://youtu.be/z59_f8jmLz4

I myself shop at a Mexican market regularly. They have great food that is healthy and affordable. Areas where they need good markets with healthy food need Mexican markets.

And of course good American products need to be sold in the Mexican markets here as well.

If people want a good market with healthy food in their neighborhood, with low prices, then invite a Mexican market to your neighborhood. They are expanding and they are growing, if you want them in your neighborhood then let them know.

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Tony V.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2019, 12:52:18 AM »

I had elote today.

The elote man is well respected in this neighborhood.

Elote is corn on the cob, with mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese, and butter, and chili powder.

Some people like the corn on the cob better roasted on a barbecue grill in its own husk leaves, but some people like it better boiled in water.

The elote man makes the kind with corn on the cob boiled in water.

That is a good thing about living in Anaheim, we are lucky to have an elote man.

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2019, 07:02:08 PM »

California makes great wine, and one affordable wine maker is Almaden. I love their Cabernet Sauvignon. They sell their wine in a box, and the boxes of wine are popular at parties in California.

https://www.almaden.com/about-us/

As we balance trade with China, then China needs to buy California wine, they will love it.

The Chinese would also love California cheese.

http://www.josephfarms.com/product-pepper-jack.php

As we balance trade with China then they will find that we have good stuff, we are not trying to punish them by asking them to buy our products. We have great stuff to export. And our people need jobs too.

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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 02:12:01 AM »

China also needs to buy Kentucky Bourbon, that would really help the people of Kentucky.

https://kybourbon.com/bourbon_culture-2/key_bourbon_facts/

And Florida orange juice.

https://www.floridacitrus.org/

And Idaho frozen French fries.

https://idahopotato.com/dr-potato/240

China needs to start buying products from the USA.

We need to balance trade.

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Tony V,
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2019, 11:33:13 AM »

Rather whimsical to find posts on bourbon, wine, french fries, McDonald's, and frozen pizza in "Fitness and Nutrition." 

Tony, I heartily endorse your earlier post where you said "Life to too short not to make great spaghetti."  Also, try whole wheat pasta which has lots of fiber and more protein, and has a nice nutty taste.  I also recommend less sweet sauces - try throwing in a few leaves of Swiss chard, as well as the extra-virgin olive oil, onions and bell peppers and basil and so on.  Chickpeas also go well.  Finally, ground up walnuts harmonize well with Italian red sauces.  Walnuts, BTW, have a group of fatty acids that help reduce inflammatory response in the body, which can help ward off digestive, heart, and arthritis problems. 
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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2019, 04:43:28 PM »

Thanks Barton, I have tried the whole wheat pasta, but I have not tried putting ground up walnuts in the sauce. I will have to try it.

Salute,

Tony V.
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2019, 04:45:22 PM »

In the winter you can go clam digging here in Southern California, in any month that contains the letter "R," but you have to wait for it to get cold, the colder the better.

I have never been clam digging, but I want to do it this winter. I want to go clam digging, and then I want to make homemade clam chowder.

I should have done it when I lived in Malibu, they say Malibu is a great place to go clam digging.

And I want to get a girlfriend who enjoys doing that kind of stuff with me.

Salute,

Tony V.


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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2020, 09:53:56 PM »

Maude Lebowski: My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/20/vagina-is-not-a-rude-word-catherine-blackledge-raising-the-skirt

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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2020, 05:22:04 PM »

Tom Yum Talay: Thai Seafood Soup

This Thai seafood soup is authentic and incredible tasting with its delicious combination of seafood, lemongrass, coconut milk, and lime. The soup soothes and uplifts the spirit as well as the body. In Thailand, Tom Yum Talay is known for its health benefits and is the Thai equivalent of chicken noodle soup when you're feeling ill. And, once you have all of the ingredients, it's also remarkably easy to make. Prepare this soup on a chilly fall or winter day and you'll soon feel thoroughly warmed from the inside out.

Ingredients

6 cups chicken stock

1 stalk lemongrass (minced), or 2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons frozen or bottled prepared lemongrass

2 kaffir lime leaves

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1 teaspoon grated galangal or ginger

1 to 2 red chilies (sliced), or 1 to 2 teaspoons Thai chili sauce

Optional: 1 handful of fresh mushrooms (sliced thinly)

12 medium raw shrimp (shelled and deveined)

Other seafood of your choice: fresh mussels, scallops, crab, or sliced fish fillet (up to 1 handful of each)

1 medium tomato (cut into thin strips)

Optional: a handful of baby bok choy

1/2 can (14 ounces) thick coconut milk (not "lite")

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Juice of 1 lime

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves (roughly chopped)

Steps to Make It

Pour stock plus lemongrass and lime leaves in a deep soup pot over medium-high heat. If using fresh lemongrass, also add the upper stalk pieces for extra flavor. Bring to a boil.

Add garlic, galangal or ginger, chili, and mushrooms (if using). Reduce heat to medium and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until mushrooms are soft.

Add the shrimp, any other seafood you're using, tomato, and baby bok choy (if using). Simmer over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp turns pink and plump and mussels have opened. Scallops, crab, and fish should all be firm to the touch and no longer translucent.

Reduce heat to medium-low and add the coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Stir well to combine and gently simmer until hot (do not boil at this point). Taste-test the soup for salt and spice, adding more fish sauce instead of salt (about 1 more tablespoon), or more chili as desired. If too sour, add more sugar. If too spicy for your taste or if you'd like it creamier, add more ​coconut milk. If too salty, add another squeeze of lime juice.

Serve in bowls with fresh coriander sprinkled over. For an extra hit of flavor, you can also add some Thai chili sauce, Nam Prik Pao, either store-bought or homemade. 

https://www.thespruceeats.com/tom-yum-talay-soup-recipe-3217648

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Spicy Thai Seafood Soup is wonderful if you get sick.

Salute,

Tony V.









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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2020, 01:56:36 PM »

If you're pretty sick, and have upset GI tract,  BRAT is a classic regimen - bananas,  rice,  applesauce, toast.   It's bland and digestible,  but not real nourishing, so it's just for a day or two.   And nutritionists now say to use brown rice and whole grain toast,  so you get a little fiber and that fiber helps keep your gut bacterial colony healthy.  If there's diarrhea, BRATT (same but add tea) is helpful.   Tea is binding and has phenols, which are good for your gut.   

That Thai soup sounds delicious.  I'd think twice about the red chiles though,  if you're sick.   Just add more ginger,  which is both an anti-nausea supplement and digestive aid.   Or maybe swap red for green chiles which are somewhat gentler,  until you're better?
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« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2020, 04:31:13 PM »

The Greek Cabbage Rolls are good, I have a friend who lived in Greece and she cooked them for us and she served them with Greek wine.

Here is a recipe that you might try...

Greek Stuffed Cabbage Rolls recipe in lemon sauce (Lahanodolmades / Lahanodolmathes)

A Greek winter classic! These Lahanodolmades / Lahanodolmathes recipe will amaze you. Cabbage leaves stuffed with juicy mince, rice and herby filling, topped with a delicious thick lemony flavoured sauce… Serve with lots of freshly ground black pepper! (In Northern Greece (Kozani), stuffed cabbage rolls are called yiaprakia and are a traditional Christmas dish, that is never missing from the Christmas table. Yiaprakia are made with ground pork and brined cabbage (toursi).

Description

The perfect warming dish for a cold wintery weather! Lahanodolmades are stuffed cabbage rolls with juicy mince, rice and herby filling, topped with a delicious thick lemony flavoured sauce.

Ingredients

For the cabbage rolls

2 kg cabbage (70 ounces)
1kg ground beef – mince (35 ounces)
2 medium-sized red onions, finely chopped
2 egg whites
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp chopped dill
90 ml rice (1/3 of a cup and 1 tbsp)
1/3 of a cup olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper

For the lemon sauce

2 tbsps butter
1/2 tbsp flour
juice of 1 lemon (or more, if you like)
3/4 of a cup milk
salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

To make these delicious stuffed cabbage rolls, start by preparing the cabbage. Discard the outer leaves of the cabbage, open up carefully its leaves and wash thoroughly. In a large, deep pot, add some water and bring to the boil. Take some of the cabbage leaves and blanch them in the boiling water; parboiling the cabbage leaves before rolling them will make them softer and easier to roll. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a clean working surface. Repeat with the rest of the leaves. Once cool a little bit, remove the thick inner vein on the leaves and set aside (you will need them later).

Prepare the stuffing for the stuffed cabbage rolls. In a large bowl add the ground beef, the rice, the chopped onions, the parsley, the dill, the egg whites and season; knead the mixture well, squeezing the ingredients with your hands, so that the meat absorbs all the wonderful flavours.

Place one leaf on a flat surface (if it is too big, cut it in 2 or 3 smaller pieces), add a spoonful of the filling on the bottom centre of the leaf; be careful not to overfill the rolls, as the rice will expand during cooking. Fold the lower section of the leaf over the filling towards the centre; bring the two sides in towards the centre and roll them up (not too tightly). Continue with the rest of the leaves and filling.

Layer the bottom of a large pot with the removed thick inner vein of the leaves (see step 1) and the smaller cabbage leaves that were too small for rolling. Lay on top the stuffed cabbage rolls, fold side down, and top in snugly packed layers. Season with salt and pepper and pour in the olive oil. Place an inverted plate on top to hold them down when cooking and pour in enough water to cover them. Place the lid on and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and boil over medium heat for about 1 hour, until the cabbage is tender.

Drain the remaining water and set aside. Prepare the lemon sauce for the stuffed cabbage rolls. Melt the butter over medium heat, add the flour and whisk to form a paste. Pour in the lemon juice and ladle slowly the milk, whilst whisking. Pour in 3/4 of a cup of the drained liquid and whisk, until the sauce thickens a little bit.

Pour the sauce over the stuffed cabbage rolls and season well with freshly ground pepper. Enjoy!

https://www.mygreekdish.com/recipe/stuffed-cabbage-rolls-lahanodomades/

Salute,

Tony V.


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