Skip to comments.Paula Deen, change your diet
Posted on 01/21/2012 3:33:58 AM PST by southern rock
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(CNN) -- "I'm just gonna put a little more butter in there, y'all," she said as she plopped a large chunk into the skillet. "Oh my," she added, "I've gone and put a whole stick in by now."
I was watching Paula Deen on the Food Network, whipping up a shrimp sauté to go over pasta. I thought to myself, "I could make a similar dish that would look much better (hers was murky from all the butter), taste much better (fresh, clean flavors from a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, dry vermouth and herbs), with a fraction of the fat and calories."
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>True, but healthy fats come from nuts, avacados, olives, coconuts, and seeds, not animal and dairy sources. <
While we can get quite a bit of our fats from those sources, please, please point me to the place where you can prove that fatty fish (they’re animals, right?) is anything but healthy. Here again, if you bother to do even a tiny bit of research, you’ll find that pastured butter and grass fed beef is also high in Omega 3 fatty acids.
Feedlot fed (grain fed) beef isn’t as good for us, but it does not cause heart disease unless paired with starchy food.
The lemon polenta cake sounds “melt in your mouth” delicious!! Ina Garten is certainly not a size 4. Personally, I believe you should never trust a thin chef (LOL!). Nigella isn’t known for making organic salads, either. We all know how to steam broccoli and serve it with lemon juice. That is all fine and dandy but sometimes we want a good bowl of stew, soup or a nice slice of pie or cake.
Paula Deen’s story is truly inspirational. Left by hubby number one with two small boys, she didn’t have work skills. I remember her saying that the only thing she knew how to do was cook so she started selling/catering homemade lunches. People can say what they want about her but she pulled herself up by her own boot straps and made herself successful. Personally, I admire that in a person and I don’t need to judge someone based on their cholesterol reading or their waist size.
You may find this interesting...
A doctor who seems to have cured her own MS through diet while the medical treatment she received didn’t help. Quite an eye-opener about diet-related ills in this country.
YOU are correct.
We watch a lot of Create. We like Katie Brown, Chris Kimball and the lady from Kimchi Chronicles.
But none of them are “Iron Chefs” and when we want to be entertained, we turn on the original Iron Chef from Japan.
They do kill small animals!
Miss M, remember Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet? He was such a hoot. You couldn’t watch his show without chuckling.
And yes, I’m showing my age. (c;
I am a home cook who only knows how to make comfort food. So I am naturally drawn to those particular tv shows (Julia Child being an exception) that feature homey-type cooks. I just bought the entire dvd series of the “Two Fat Ladies” and am having the time of my life watching those two great broads dish up bacon-larded recipes while quoting Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde. What a hoot!
Oh, yes, of course I remember him! Didn’t he like to jump over the table at the end of the show and kiss the ladies in the audience?
He went all healthnutty about 30 years ago; hence, no more tv stardom, LOL!
I do love Kimball’s pretty, chubby little assistant who makes all the food while Chris stands there making jokes! Great show, good magazine.
Yes I do, and you are a complete asshat who couldn't whip anything and I don't give a rat's ass how long you live.
That post was simply a response to a personal attack.
Fish is a high cholesterol food that contains enough mercury to take your temperature.
That picture is ridiculous. Mother Jones?
>>That post was simply a response to a personal attack.<<
Yeah, asking someone’s blood counts. That’s what I always say in an argument!
Look, you came here with your “people who aren’t to my satisfaction are beneath me” attitude. You need to understand that no one needs to live up to your standards. Seriously, read through the thread and look at the research given to you.
There are tons of different opinions. Like Global Warming. If you want to believe it, you can find the research to back it.
You are right in that I dont like Paula Deen as a chef. Its not that I dont like her personally or dislike her for her success, its just that I dont find her cooking to my liking and I dont think shes a good representative of what I know about Southern cuisine its not all about deep fried Twinkies and bacon cheese burgers served on a glazed doughnuts. I dont know any respectable Southern lady who would serve such a thing to a guest unless the guest was some damned Yankee who she was trying to kill. In which case a shotgun would be quicker and cleaner : ),
Sadly, theres gotta be somebody out there who cooks Southern food that is not the dull as dishwater Natalie Dupree (who should stick to writing books). There was a time when PBS OWNED the cooking shows and we had to put up with a whole bunch of dull cooks (with a few good ones thrown in like the great Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and the jolly Chris Kimball). And watch what PBS did to transform Lidia from a snarling chef to a warm, grandmotherly figure! (Although they need to shake up that po-faced daughter a bit.) With the advent of the Food Network, even dozey PBS had to shake up their cooking stars.
I personally never found Natalie Dupree as dull as dishwater. And I rather liked when PBS had cooking shows that focused more on cooking and food education, even if some found that rather dull. I liked them more than the so called food stars now days that are more about personalities and trendy and way over the top cooking shows like Top Chef and Chopped and Cup Cake Wars and . I mean, really who really cooks like that or who even really wants to eat most of those dishes? Jalapeño, orange rind, sardine and tofu filled cupcakes with gummy bear infused chocolate licorice and lobster glazed icing. Really? Really?
Julia Child and Jacques Pepin and even Jeff Smith (the Frugal Gourmet before he was found to be a perv) on PBS were great and I learned a lot about cooking from them. Most of the shows on the Food Channel now days, not so much.
And Jacques Pepin was even more duller than dishwater IMO than Natalie Dupree, but both of them knew how to cook dishes that real people would want to cook and actually eat.
But their website is now a pay-per-month site.
They are good but not that good.
Yeah, I know. I should stop drinking, but life's for living a little.
So if we follow the advice of the food Nazis we will never die?
We’re only here on earth for a very short time. I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. My parents and sister died of lung cancer. My brother died of a massive heart attack at 51. I have one living sibling who is 71 and smokes. No one in my immediate family has lived past the age of 72. I’m 64, and believe in quality, not quantity. Since longevity doesn’t run in my family, I plan on eating what I want, when I want.
Humans need cholesterol, its why its in mother’s milk.
Cholesterol is necessary for synapse formation in the brain.
Some cholesterol lowering drugs actually form Alzheimer-like holes in the brain.
Brisk walking is great exercise and something nearly everyone can do.
I used to belong to a big chain gym and used to laugh how people would actually get into fights over getting the parking space closest to the door. Yea, fight over not having to walk too far from your car to the gym door only to get on a treadmill and walk to nowhere. LOL.
I think portions/calories is the main answer- I remember growing up people ate MUCH smaller portions. Of course I do believe people need to watch out for carbs, but think they are also ok in moderation with a healthy diet. When restaurants began to serve huge portions people began to eat larger portions of everything even at home. Junk food became more common and people just went nuts. I am not blaming restaurants or the food companies in any way, people just need to be more sensible.
Actually, Jacques had a lot of Gallic personality and no one but no one could beat his exquisite knife/slicing techniques. It was a masterful thing to watch. Julia always let him do the slicing and dicing. Mesmerizing to me!
Oh, screw that! I’d never pay for that. I’ll just go over to Nigella who has a pretty good website (used to be better) and pick up a few tips about...over-the-top cookery, as she calls it!
I also recommend to foodies “Chowhound” a wonderful website where people talk about their favorite restaurants (you can go state by state) or simply get on their food threads. Lots of good information.
I always recommend Food Network Humor. Funny stuff.
>Fish is a high cholesterol food that contains enough mercury to take your temperature. <
Words simply fail.
>Of course I do believe people need to watch out for carbs, but think they are also ok in moderation with a healthy diet.<
I agree with you, going one step beyond. We get a moderate amount of carbohydrate in dairy products and in green veggies, while whole grains and white starchy root vegetables tend to put many of us who battle insulin resistance into the danger zone.
Thank you so much for posting this link! I’m heading out to the local organic grocery to get a bunch more veggies. And to replenish my supply of pastured beef and pastured butter (yum!).
I was thinking of posting that as a separate thread. Maybe I’ll go ahead & do it.
I don’t know about them, but some of us us LOVE smoking. :)
They are now saying the colon cancer link appears to come specifically from cured meats and diabetes-related issues seem more to be causal of heart attacks than cholesterol—indeed higher cholesterol is protective against heart attacks and other causes of death for old women.
Oooooo! I have to check out Chowhound! Thanks!
Plant based? Sorry, I have eyes that face forward and teeth designed for both plants and MEAT! I am, by design, an omnivore.
I am looking forward to getting Ms. Duprees book!
I’ve watched a few episodes of Paula Deen, and..
well, I found her disgusting, to be honest.
My Acadian Gramma (Memere) would have been appalled at her cooking!
I did not mean I found Ms Deen disgusting.
I meant the way she puts a whole stick of butter in a dish, etc.
Just wanted to clarify that.
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