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  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/11/2016 4:18:00 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 138 replies
    Thanksgiving is coming up, and I've seen many versions of this Pineapple Spread recipe, which would be a very attractive appetizer for your feast: http://cooklime.com/Recipes/Directions/238152-pineapple-cream-cheese-spread#.WCZQjDylxOJ_______________________________________________ When Liz mentioned gluten sensitivity a while back, I got to thinking about Quinoa, which I had eaten plain before, but had never tried in a recipe. I enjoy Tabbouleh very much, and found a recipe for a Quinoa version which actually turned out very well. It's not exactly like traditional Tabbouleh, especially as the Quinoa doesn't really soak up the dressing the way that bulgur does; but it was surprisingly good - the husband...
  • Entire State of Louisiana Loses Its Collective Mind Over ‘Healthy’ Gumbo Recipe

    09/24/2016 6:38:26 AM PDT · by DFG · 141 replies
    grubstreet ^ | 09/14/2016 | Chris Crowley
    <p>Sensing an opportunity to show that they can be just as angry about their classic dishes as Italians, Louisianians experienced a collective meltdown after a recipe video for “healthy” gumbo went viral. Posted by a Disney internet account, the offending video was perhaps meant to corrupt innocent youth as it attributed the recipe to Princess Tiana of the popular New Orleans–set The Princess and the Frog — giving it a veneer of legitimacy.</p>
  • Help! Is my quinoa killing the planet?

    06/10/2015 7:46:31 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    the Guardian ^ | 4-3-15 | Deborah Coughlin
    Over the last two years, I’ve dabbled with paleo, cacao, almond milk, seaweed, aloe vera and coconut water. My friends tell me I’m a “health hipster”. And what’s wrong with that? But then I learned that my chia seed addiction might have a real impact on the global food industry: this year, analysts from Credit Suisse warned that the consumer migration from carbs to proteins would damage the baking and milling industry, all because people are having ham and eggs for breakfast instead of Shreddies or toast. And there’s worse: what about the environment? What if my taste for goji...
  • Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

    01/17/2013 12:38:00 AM PST · by Cronos · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jan 2013 | Joanna Blytheman
    Not long ago, quinoa was just an obscure Peruvian grain you could only buy in wholefood shops. We struggled to pronounce it (it's keen-wa, not qui-no-a), yet it was feted by food lovers as a novel addition to the familiar ranks of couscous and rice. Dieticians clucked over quinoa approvingly because it ticked the low-fat box and fitted in with government healthy eating advice to "base your meals on starchy foods". Adventurous eaters liked its slightly bitter taste and the little white curls that formed around the grains. Vegans embraced quinoa as a credibly nutritious substitute for meat. Unusual among...
  • Study: Resistant Starch Carbs Help Weight Loss

    01/28/2011 3:37:01 PM PST · by decimon · 50 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | January 28, 2011 | BW Flag
    A decade after "carb" became a four-letter word, scientists unveil a Catch-22 breakthrough for dieters: Carbs may actually help you lose weight. > Recommended sources of resistant starch carbs include sweet potatoes, beans, whole grain pasta, artichokes, yams, and quinoa. >
  • Squash grown 10,000 years ago in Peru

    06/28/2007 6:39:04 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 29 replies · 599+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Thu Jun 28, 6:09 PM ET | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer
    Squash grown 10,000 years ago in Peru By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer Thu Jun 28, 6:09 PM ET WASHINGTON - Agriculture was taking root in South America almost as early as the first farmers were breaking ground in the Middle East, new research indicates. Evidence that squash was being grown nearly 10,000 years ago, in what is now Peru, is reported in Friday's edition of the journal Science. A team led by anthropologist Tom D. Dillehay of Vanderbilt University also uncovered remains of peanuts from 7,600 years ago and cotton dated to 5,500 years ago in the floors...