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Good Eggs

GOOD EGG

 

I’ll make this simple.  Eggs are good for you!  They are good for your heart, eyes, brain, they fight against cancer (specifically colon cancer) and bad cholesterol (LDL) .  They help you digest fat and proteins .  Eggs also help you build healthy hair, nails and skin. 

 

Want to know how?  And why how they got framed in the past with bad cholesterol?  Read on my friends  J

 

Curried Egg Salad

Curried Egg Salad http://www.101cookbooks.com

 

Curried Egg Salad Recipe

Use any type of onion you like here, I’ve done this version of egg salad using yellow, white, and in this version I had a tiny red one on hand, so I grabbed for that.

5 good quality eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (your favorite)
3 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 big pinches of salt

1/2 small onion, chopped
1/2 medium apple, chopped
1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 small bunch of chives, minced

First off, you need to boil the eggs properly (the key to good egg salad!). Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by a 1/2-inch or so. Bring to a gentle boil. Now turn off the heat, cover, and let sit for exactly seven minutes. Have a big bowl of ice water ready and when the eggs are done cooking and place them in the ice bath for three minutes or so – long enough to stop the cooking.

While the eggs are boiling and cooling, combine the yogurt, curry powder and salt in a tiny bowl. Set aside.

Crack and peel each egg, and place in a medium mixing bowl. Add the curried yogurt, onions, apple, pecans, and chives. Now mash with a fork. Don’t overdo it, you want the egg mixture to have some texture. If you need to add a bit more plain yogurt to moisten up the mixture a bit, go for it a bit at a time. taste and add more salt if needed. Enjoy as-is, or served wrapped in lettuce, with some spelt crackers, salad greens, or in a wrap!

Serves 3-4

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GOOD EGG

I hear this a lot .. ” But eggs are bad.. right?  Or – you shouldn’t eat egg yolks – right?  ”  Take note – these comments are always followed with some doubt, because people don’t know the truth.

I’ll make this simple.  Eggs are good for you! The WHOLE THING (don’t eat the shell)

  They are good for your heart, eyes, brain, they fight against cancer (specifically colon cancer) and bad cholesterol (LDL) .  They help you digest fat and proteins .  Eggs also help you build healthy hair, nails and skin.

Want to know how?  And why how they got framed in the past with bad cholesterol? It’s also  important to be getting the right kind of eggs!  Read on for all these answers!   Knowledge is Power


McNasty Nuggets

McNasty Nuggets

 

     This is what Chicken McNuggets look like — Seriously!

From the site:  VegNews.com  This photo below has been extensively passed around the web today, and for good reason: it’s a peak into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat or Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR).

Folks, this is mechanically separated chicken, an invention of the late 20th century. Someone figured out in the 1960’s that meat processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.

This paste goes on to become the main ingredient in many a hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc…

The industry calls this method AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery.

Once the “chicken” has been processed, it has to be soaked in ammonia (to kill all the bacteria), then flavoring has to be added (because otherwise it tastes like s**t), and it has to be dyed, because people would freak out if their McNuggets were creamed-strawberry colored (the color of flesh and blood).

And then you feed it to small children.  Scary!

Find out good and bad protein sources – what to look for, that can save your life!  At my April Nutrition Workshop at the MAC ( www.macseattle.com – under Nutrition Tab ) Lions and Lambs. 

Every month learn nutrition information and health saving tips to keep you thriving, seeing results and happy!

And READ MY NEXT POST  here.. and on the MAC blog – on Eggs, what are they good for?