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Urgent Rationing


Are the Doomsday Preppers about to return Australia to this?

Good Foods


Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li told a TED (technology, entertainment design) conference in Long Beach, California. “We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities,” Mr Li said.  “What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day.”

The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke off blood supplies to tumours, starving them to death.

Mr Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30 to 50 per cent less likely to have prostate cancer. “There is a medical revolution happening all around us,” Mr Li said. “If we’re right, it could impact on consumer education, food service, public health, and even insurance agencies.”

About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumors of blood supplies in a treatment tactic called “anti-angiogenesis”. The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other foods were either as effective or more potent in battling cancer cells.

Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer. “We discovered that mother nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features,” Mr Li said. “For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs.”

The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself. Tests showed that mice genetically prone to be chubby could be trimmed to average mouse size using the approach.

AFP

Take the time to watch this. It may save the life of your children.

Yes, I have had some health problems lately. Yes, they are mostly diet caused. Yes I am tackling them, partly through changing my diet


This Could Be Revolting


I found this pair of young ladies over on Metro’s blog.

It may be best not to watch this video.  In fact I am sure it would be a very bad idea.

I’m warning you all that that which has been seen cannot be unseen.

How Worldly Are Your Food Tastes?


How worldly are your tastes?

Created by Recipe Star

What Comfort Food Are You?



You Are Meatloaf


When you’re stressed out, you seek food that will sustain you.

You crave a hearty, protein packed meal. And there’s little heartier than meatloaf.

Life demands a lot of you. It’s likely you work hard and have a lot of responsibilities.

You are energetic and can handle a lot more than most people. You take comfort in anything that fuels you.

Burgled from raincoaster

Stress Diet


My Favorite Stress Diet

A diet designed to help you cope with the stress that builds up during the day.

BREAKFAST:
Grapefruit
1 Slice whole Wheat Toast
8 oz Skim Milk

LUNCH:
4 oz Lean Broiled Chicken Breast
1 C Steamed Spinach
1 C Herb Tea
1 Oreo Cookie

MID-AFTERNOON SNACK:
The rest of Oreo’s in the package
2 Pts Rocky Road Ice Cream, Nuts, Cherries and Whipped Cream
1 Jar Hot Fudge Sauce

DINNER:
2 Loaves Garlic Bread
4 cans or 1 large pitcher of Coke
1 large Sausage, Mushroom and Cheese Pizza
3 Snicker bars

LATE EVENING NEWS:
Entire frozen Sara Lee Cheesecake (eaten directly from the freezer)

Just One Ingredient


Here is the start of one of my omelettes – – –

FOOD SPOILAGE TESTS


THE GAG TEST
Anything that makes you gag is spoiled (except for leftovers from what you cooked for yourself last night).

EGGS
When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.

DAIRY PRODUCTS
Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can’t get any more spoiled than it is already.

MAYONNAISE
If it makes you violently ill after you eat it, the mayonnaise is spoiled.

FROZEN FOODS
Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled – (or wrecked anyway) by the time you pry them out with a kitchen knife.

EXPIRATION DATES
This is NOT a marketing ploy to encourage you to throw away perfectly good food so that you’ll spend more on groceries. Perhaps you’d benefit by having a calendar in your kitchen.

MEAT
If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a three-block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.

BREAD
Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially acceptable “spots” that should be seen on the surface of any loaf of bread. Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth areas are a good indication that your bread has turned into a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment.

LETTUCE
Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can’t get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet.

CANNED GOODS
Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a softball should be disposed of. Carefully.

CARROTS
A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.

RAISINS
Raisins should not be harder than your teeth.

POTATOES
Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy undergrowth.

CHIP DIP
If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.

EMPTY CONTAINERS
Putting empty containers back into the refrigerator is an old trick, but it only works if you have a wife or a maid.

UNMARKED ITEMS:
Generally speaking, Tupperware containers should not burp when you open them.

GENERAL RULE OF THUMB:
Most food cannot be kept longer than the average life span of a hamster. Keep a hamster in your refrigerator to gauge this.

Johnny Depp Has Tummy Rumbles


Down On The Farm


A guy is driving through the countryside and suddenly develops car trouble. The highway is rather deserted, and having no other choice, he pulls his car over. Fortunately he sees a farmhouse a little ways up, and walks there in hope of using a phone to call for help.

At the house a farmer answers the door, and hearing the man’s plight, welcomes him in to use the phone. While the man is on the phone calling a towing service, he notices something odd in the farmer’s backyard – a pig with a wooden leg. Waiting for the tow truck, the two strike up a conversation.

The man can’t help his curiosity and asks the farmer, “Was that a pig with a wooden leg I saw in your yard?” “Sure was,” the farmer replies. The man says, “I have to know, why does the pig have a wooden leg?”

“Well, that’s a very special pig,” the farmer says. “One day, I tripped and sprained my ankle near the highway. That pig pulled me from harm’s way and went to the house, got my wife, and let her know I was in trouble.”

“Wow,” the man said. “I don’t know of many dogs that could do that. That is a special pig. But, please tell me, why does the pig have a wooden leg?”

“Well, as I was saying,” the farmer replied, “that’s a very special pig. One day me and the Mrs. were asleep in bed, when the house caught on fire. That pig ran upstairs, jumped on the bed, woke the both of us up, and sure as I’m talking to you today, saved our lives.”

“I understand that pig is very special,” the man says, getting a little frustrated, “But, please tell me. Why does the pig have a wooden leg?”

“Well,” the farmer replied, “a pig as special as that, you wouldn’t want to eat him all at once now, would you?”

Unlucky Parrot


Following the almost universal shock and horror with which my previous Parrot Post was received I worry about posting this video.

I have to blame Mike from Smoke and Mirrors for bringing it to my attention.

The Thanksgiving Turkey


One year at Thanksgiving my Mom went to my sister’s house for the traditional feast.

Knowing how gullible my sister is, my mom decided to play a trick. She told my sister that she needed something from the store.

When my sister left, My mom took the turkey out of the oven, removed the stuffing, stuffed a Cornish game hen, and inserted it into the turkey and re-stuffed the turkey. She put it back in the oven.

When it was time for dinner, my sister pulled the turkey out of the oven and proceeded to remove the stuffing. When her serving spoon hit something, she reached in and pulled out the little bird. With a look of total shock on her face, my mother exclaimed, “you killed a pregnant bird!”

At the reality of this horrifying news, my sister started to cry. It took the whole family two hours to convince her that turkeys lay eggs!

Danger Time


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Photo Hunt #79; Smelly


 Smelly; an awkward word to photograph. I went through my files, finding many sweet smelling flowers. Perfumed but not smelly.

Until I came across something from my outback journeys.

It is an unfortunate fact of life that, as one of the protagonists of The Poisonwood Bible, discovered, “The death of something living is the price of our own survival, and we pay it again and again. We have no choice. It is the one solemn promise every life on earth is born and bound to keep.

Unpleasant as this picture may be to some, it is a reminder of the source of our Big Macs and our Hot Dogs. We eat dead animals and dead plants. Being human we disguise the smell of death with spices and marinades and cooking.

In Australia, kangaroos have not adapted well to roads. Many die after losing arguments with road trains.

But those messy deaths have led to an increase in the population of the Great Southern Land’s largest Raptor, the Wedge Tailed Eagle.

Without them, driving in Australia’s outback would become VERY smelly.
Wedgetailed Eagle