Weekly links

Some articles I have found interesting this week. Pesticides are damaging babies in utero, affecting their IQ for life. Could your ground beef be destroying the planet? (Grassfed is way better for your health anyway!) Interesting correlation between fast food consumption and obesity, but remember: correlation does not equate to causality. With the recent tornadoes […]

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Complete protein

What is complete protein? It is a protein that contains all 9 essential amino acids. What do you mean by 9 “essential” amino acids? They are 9 amino acids that your body cannot produce. They have to come from an external source. So what if I eat incomplete protein? You’ll get nervous, dizzy, and suffer […]

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Links

Here’s some articles I have enjoyed reading during the week. The first suggestion in this article uses my favourite bean, the black bean. Do video games make you eat more? Is eating healthier more expensive? Not necessarily, according to Sparkpeople, but look at the comments and how defeatist so many people are. If YOU want […]

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What to do with canned beans?

So, you’ve been following along with me while I have canned a whole load of different beans. Great! Now you have about 16 pint jars of beans! What do you do with them now?!? Well, apart from the amazingly awesome vegan bean burgers, how about hummus! No, this isn’t your tired old blah store bought […]

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Easy canning dried beans

Canning dry beans can seem like a real pain. The rinsing, sorting, soaking overnight, changing the water rigmarole. There’s the “quick cook” method – boil for 2 minutes, soak in the hot boil water for 1 hour, drain, fresh water, bring back to a boil – pfft, what a pain! So here’s the super easy […]

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Seasonal eating – May

Finally, things are beginning to get better. More produce is appearing on the shelves, but not to the overwhelming levels we’ll have in a couple of months. Asparagus Beets: roots and greens Broccoli Broccoli Rabe Cauliflower (time to make piccalilli!) Cabbage: red, green, Chinese Carrots Peas (English, sugar, snap, snow) Radishes Spinach Turnip Onions Kale […]

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