Archive for November 6th, 2009

My little sister Gabi sent me this “Would You Eat This” Poll from Yum Sugar and at first I thought ewwwwww… but then I read further and I thought mmmmmm!!! So, I would say YES! 🙂 

Below is part of the article and poll from Yum Sugar. Click here to read more and vote if you would eat these!

This is a rare Would You Eat This wherein I first heard about meatloaf cupcakes, I thought they sounded gross. Then later, after finding this photo I decided they looked delicious!

The “icing” is made of mashed potatoes, and the pink coloring comes from beetroot. Are you loving these as much as I am?

Source: Yum Sugar

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Here is today’s daily tip from the American Dietetic Association. I love soy and think it is a delicious and healthy food that has been emerging recently in stores and in restaurants. I’m sure more people want to learn about soy products and the benefits of eating soy, so here is some food for thought! 🙂

Soy for Your Health

November 5, 2009

Soybeans and soy products are showing up on more menus and grocery store shelves. This versatile and nutritious legume (bean) provides variety to dishes of all ethnicities. Even better is that soybean products may also contain several nutrients that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Soy products contain high levels of polyunsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals and low levels of saturated fat. This makes soy products a healthy replacement for meats and other foods high in saturated fats.

There are several tasty varieties of soy products that can make a great addition to any meal:

  • Calcium-fortified soy milk
  • Tofu
  • Soy nuts
  • Edamame
  • Tempeh
  • Miso
  • Soy patties, cheese and yogurt
  • Soy breakfast cereal

Produced by ADA’s Public Relations Team

Source: The American Dietetic Association

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So yesterday when I woke up I poured the soaked sprouts from the jar into the tray and rinsed them off.  After shaking the seeds around so that

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Out of the soaking jar into the tray...here we go...

they were evenly distributed and the water had all drained out, I covered them with the lid and left for the day.  By the time I came home a few of the seeds had already started to sprout!  I rinsed them again and re-covered for the night.

This morning I went to rinse them again and found that even more had sprouted!  Talk about instant gratification.  I’m quite excited to go home and check out what’s happened over the course of today….

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My budding sprout garden 🙂

So far I have learned the following:

There are 6 rules of sprouting:

1. Rinse often

2. Keep them moist, not wet

3. Keep them at room temp (which should be interesting because I do have central a/c and tend to turn it down quite a bit at night)

4. Give them plenty of room to breathe

5. Don’t put too many in any one container

6. Keep them covered, no light!

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