The Laurels – Signs of the Times

The Laurels – Signs of the Times
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5 March 2011. Entrance sign for The Laurels Healthy Living Centre at the corner of St Ann’s Road and Cornwall Road N15.

From a set of photos in support of local residents opposing
a planning application for a 100 hours pharmacy at the Centre.
The applicants are the Government funded quango called
The Bridge Renewal Trust.

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Dietitians Dish on Family Meal Times and Your Preschooler: Why It’s Important

www.hnhu.org Learn about the importance of family meal times for your child. Eating together as a family is important to help establish healthy eating patterns for life. For general healthy eating information visit www.eatrightontario.ca Created by and featuring Haldimand-Norfolk Dietitians Laura Tousaw & Michelle Saraiva Video Edited by Katie Sinkowski, RGD, Communications Services, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Vegetarian Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling Photo! – Vegan Times Healthy Food Recipes – No Paleo Malnutrition No Crossfit Failure No Meat Cancer Baby Risk

Vegetarian Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling Photo! – Vegan Times Healthy Food Recipes – No Paleo Malnutrition No Crossfit Failure No Meat Cancer Baby Risk
Healthy Foods To Eat
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Vegetarian Protein Muscle Mass – Andreas Cahling Massive Vegetarian Bodybuilder. Body Building Champion.

Meat is a horrible source of protein, it is soaking with a pernicious form of iron called "heme iron" which can damage the human body and especially the liver.

Plants contain a higher quality of iron, which is better absorbed by the human body, and even faster, especially in combination with Vitamin C. Heme Iron, the kind found in meat and steak is horrible for the human male, and can cause damage.

Eating meat is also more effeminate, because unlike plants which contain only the plant form of phytoestrogens which actually PROTECT AGAINST estrogen, meat and hamburgers and steak contain huge amounts of mammalian female hormones, ractopamine, and estradiol.

Each piece of meat a man puts in his mouth is distending his belly, and giving him female hormones which is why so many meat-eaters grow flabby saggy chests and a woman’s paunch-type stomach. This is often seen in BBQ Barbequed meat eaters.

Meat eaters are often obese and with flabby male love-handles. This is due to eating meat. Vegetarians do not have this problem, and have more protein and muscle mass.

Mike Tyson is also a vegan. So is heavyweight UFC Fighter Frank Mir at just shy of 300 pounds of vegetarian muscle. Cal’s football 285 pound strongman linebacker is also vegetarian.

And the biggest bodybuilder in the world at 7 feet 3 inches tall and 435 pounds, is a vegetarian.

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Sunset Cook Book of favorite recipes — Reprinted many times between 1949 and 1960’s (Paperback) …..item 1..Homemade, Healthy & Tasty (January 11, 2012 / 16 Tevet 5772) …..item 2..Winter Soups & Stews …

Sunset Cook Book of favorite recipes — Reprinted many times between 1949 and 1960’s (Paperback) …..item 1..Homemade, Healthy & Tasty (January 11, 2012 / 16 Tevet 5772) …..item 2..Winter Soups & Stews …
Healthy Eating Habits
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Almost like a meat lasagna, this rolantini just substitutes the pasta for some mouth-watering eggplant. A great dish to make in advance and keep in your freezer for when you need a terrific healthy dinner quick & fast.

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by Sarah Lasry
January 11, 2012 / 16 Tevet 5772
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Now that we have had our fill of donuts and latkes it is time to focus on getting back to those homemade healthy meals that are not only delicious but nutritiously satisfying. Here are some of our favorite easy and simple dishes that are all about good, healthy and tasty food.

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1 large eggplant
1 large onion, diced
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. fresh crushed garlic
1tsp. cumin
1tsp. oregano
1tsp. basil
1 tsp. thyme
1/2 lb ground beef (I use lamb sometimes)
1/2 lb ground turkey
Kosher salt
Pinch of black pepper
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For the Tomato Sauce:

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
½ cup diced onion
2 tsp. fresh crushed garlic
1 tsp. curry powder
2 cups canned, crushed tomatoes
¼ cup fresh chopped basil
1 bay leaf
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. sugar (or 1 packet Splenda)

Trim eggplant. Cut lengthwise into slices about ½ inch thick. Transfer to a colander and sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Let stand for about 10-15 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Wipe salt and exuded liquid off eggplant and rub on both sides with 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Lay eggplants flat on baking sheet and bake until completely tender, turning once. Set aside.

In a large frying pan over med-high heat, sauté the onions in about 2-3 tbsp. of olive oil. When the onions begin to wilt, add the garlic, cumin, oregano, basil and thyme and mix well. Sauté for another few minutes until the onions are soft, and then add the ground beef and turkey to the onions. With the flat part of the wooden spoon, start mixing and breaking the meat into little chunks, while incorporating the onions and spices into mixture. Cover the pan for about 3 minutes and let cook. Uncover, and again with the wooden spoon break the meat chunks into small pieces; sauté for another minute and remove from flame and let cool.

While the meat is cooling, prepare the tomato sauce. In a small sauce pan on med-high heat, sauté the onions in the olive oil. Add the garlic, and curry to the onions and mix well. Sauté the onions for another 3-4 minutes or until they have softened and then add the crushed tomatoes. Bring the tomatoes to a simmer and then add the basil, bay leaf, salt and pepper and mix well; bring back to a low simmer.

Remove from flame and mix in the sugar.

Assemble the rollantini:

Take the cooled eggplant and lay flat on work space. Using a spoon, place a nice heaping dollop of meat mixture in the center of the eggplant. Fold or roll the eggplant over the meat mixture and then place seam side down onto a sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish. Repeat with remainder of the meat and eggplant.

When all the rollantinis have been assembled, pour the tomato sauce generously over top, place into hot oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.
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This Striped Bass dish is the perfect meal to ease you into the habit of preparing yourself good nutritious meals that do not have to be bland and boring. Yes it does take a little effort to put this meal together, but the key word here is LITTLE!

And what is a little effort for a BIG reward: eating something that is outrageously tasty, totally satisfying and is good for you. It doesn’t get better than that!
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4 skinless filets of striped bass or other mild white fish like flounder
1 lemon
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
5 cloves minced garlic
4 tblsp olive oil
1/2 whole wheat baguette, or 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 pkg frozen artichoke hearts or 1 can of artichoke hearts, sliced
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 container grape tomatoes

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Remove zest from the lemon with a microplane grater, and combine with parsley, garlic, 2 tblsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt in processor. Pulse and gradually add the bread until its coarse crumbs (if using crumbs, you can chop parsley and garlic and combine well with bread crumbs, zest, oil and salt)

Spread the bread crumbs in a 9×13 baking dish and arrange vegetables around the edges. Bake until bread crumbs are toasted and browned, and then scoop out crumbs to a bowl and add the fish to the baking dish. Top the fish with the bread crumbs, drizzle with some olive oil and bake until fish is cooked through and vegetables roasted, between 15-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish. Serve with lemon wedges.
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This Mediterranean Tuna Pita was something I use to make all the time. For some reason I have not made it in ages, but it is really just the perfect quick and easy lunch. I love the addition of the sweet crunchy apples in my tuna salad. It is a really terrific twist to a delicious and tangy tuna sandwich.

Tip: I use this dressing for a myriad of dishes. I find it works particularly well as a marinade for tilapia, salmon or tuna steak.

If you are not interested in eating any type of bread – this tuna salad also works its magic on a simple bed of crispy iceberg lettuce!

2 whole wheat pitas, halved
1 can of dark tuna
1 green apple, peeled & diced
1 Asian red pear, diced
½ cup shredded carrots
½ avocado, diced (optional)
1 cup shredded romaine lettuce

For Dressing:

1 heaping tbsp. mayonnaise (lite is fine)
1 tbsp. sweet teriyaki
1 tsp. spicy Dijon mustard
½ tsp. ginger powder
½ tsp. garlic powder

Warm up your pita breads in the microwave oven for 30 seconds and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, mash your tuna and then add all the apple, pear and carrots. Mix gently with a spoon. Stuff the whole wheat pitas with shredded lettuce and then add your tuna mixture and top off with sliced avocado.

For the dressing: In a small bowl, add all your dressing ingredients and mix well with a fork till well combined. Pour over your tuna in pita and enjoy!

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…..item 2)…. aish.com … Winter Soups & Stews … The perfect dinner meal.

HOME FAMILY COOKING CORNER

January 27, 2012 / 3 Shevat 5772

by Sarah Lasry

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Warm and delicious for those cold and wet winter days, these soups and stews are super easy to make.

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—– POOR MAN’S BEEF STEW

I am not sure why I call this Poor Man’s Beef Stew. Maybe because it really doesn’t matter what type of combination of Beef, Chicken or Sausages you throw in the pot, it will still always come out tasty and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 large onion
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. of each of the following spices: cumin, ground mustard, ginger, garlic powder, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, turmeric, parsley
kosher salt & black pepper to taste
1-2 lb package of flanken (or any beef)
2 stalks celery, diced
2 large carrots. diced
5-6 sweet Italian sausage, cut into bite size pieces ( I use either Meal-mart or jack gourmet brand – in freezer section)
6 medium size red potatoes, cleaned, and cut into cubes with skin on
2 cup good red wine
1 cup beef or chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup Favorite BBQ Sauce ( I tested a great sauce that I had gotten free at this years kosherfest)

Directions:

In a large dutch oven on med-high sauté your onions in the olive oil for about 3-4 minutes. Add all the spices and mix well, and sauté for another minute or two.

Add the flanken and brown on both sides for about 2 minutes per side. After browning, remove from pot and set aside ( I use my lid as plate)

Then add the carrots and celery to the pot. Mix and sauté vegetables for about 2-3 minutes. Add the cut up sausages and potatoes sauté everything for another 3-4 minutes.

Deglaze your pot by adding the red wine, use your wooden spoon to scrape up all the good brown bits that are sticking to the bottom of the pan and mix everything well. Bring the wine to a slow simmer and add back the flanken pieces to the pot.

Add the frozen peas and then pour in the the broth and the BBQ sauce. Mix everything in well.

Cover pot and lover flame to medium low and cook on stove top for about 2 hours.

Serve in a bowl with some delicious bread on the side.
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—– SPICY CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER

I am obsessed with corn chowder. No matter where I go, if they have it on the menu I order it or if I see a recipe for it, I have to try it. Am I the only one?

Ingredients:

2 cups chicken broth
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 package smoked turkey (about 5-6 slices)
4 pieces pastrami
1 onion, chopped
½ tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. cilantro
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. curry powder (optional)
2 15 oz. cans creamed corn
1 can of white and yellow corn niblets
½ cup soy milk

Directions:

Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to pot with broth. Simmer, covered, over medium-low heat 10-15 minutes, flipping chicken half way through.

Transfer chicken to plate and reserve broth. Shred chicken into bite size pieces. Cook smoked turkey, pastrami and onion in soup pot with the spices for about 5 minutes. Add all corn, cook for 2 minutes. Add reserved chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer over medium heat until slightly thickened. Stir in soy milk and chicken and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

Tips: While I love homemade chicken stock, I almost never have time these days to make it fresh. Now you can find great organic and msg free chicken or vegetable stock/broth in your local groceries that will work great in this and any other recipe that call for it. The key to a good grocery chicken stock is too look for one that has a short ingredient list that includes vegetables like carrots, celery and onions.
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—– CHICKEN TOMATO BARLEY SOUP

You know what they say about Chicken Soup being for the Soul –Well this twist on traditional chicken soup is for when I am feeling cold and achy and need something really satisfying.

Ingredients:

1 lb chicken wings or chicken thighs
1 extra large parsnip (or 2 medium), peeled & chopped
2 carrots, peeled & chopped
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (I used bay portabella because that’s what I had in fridge – but any will do)
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 sweet potato, peeled
1 small onion, cut into quarters
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger
3 large cloves of garlic
1 handful of fresh parsley
1 handful of fresh dill
1 1/2 cup barley
2 cups crushed tomatoes
kosher salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large pot add all your ingredients . I put the fresh parsley and fresh dill in a cheesecloth before putting in the soup. Fill the pot with water and then cook on stove on high until starts to boil , about 20 minutes, and then lower flame to medium low and continue to cook for another 1 1/2 hours.

FYI – I use a 10 quart pot and about 10-12 cups of water depending on how chunky I cut my vegetables.
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Recession Rescue Routines – 8 Tips On Saving Money During Bad Times

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>> Saving Money On Groceries…

>> Save On Fun Time.

>> Saving Money On Taxes.

>> Saving Money On Fuel!

>> About Our Times.

>> Much MORE!

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Saving Money On Fuel

Chapter 4:
Produce A Budget

Chapter 5:
If You Have To Sell Your House-Do It Yourself

Chapter 6:
Save On The Light Bill

Chapter 7:
Saving Money On Groceries

Chapter 8:
Save On Fun Time

Chapter 9:
Saving Money On Taxes

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