Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fixin it Hot, Fixin it SAFE !

A hearty and all natural dinner with Carroll Shelby's Texas Chili

Product Review

When it is colder than 40 degrees this household of creative inspirationalists experiment with hearty stews, chili, soups and casseroles. This week it was a stew-meat ground beef chili with a 'special ingredient' that made it oh so hot inside while it was oh so cold outside.

The chef also known as sync_ron_icity on the web likes to veer from the traditional recipes and create his own; of course Carroll Shelby offers him the base foundation. I am thrilled especially that this food product is made without ANY FD&C dyes, NONE and that is very nutritionally and psychologically re-assuring. Paprika in which much of the redness is accounted for besides the cayenne which is a deep reddish-brown, offers a bland if not sharp spice to the tongue when tasted as a stand-alone spice. But when added just right, makes this chili perfect.

So this is safe food and made to enjoy without the frills. The recipe is located below:

| Sync_ron_icity’s Version |

Staple components for this meal:

3- to 3 and ½ pounds of meat (ground AND stew pieces)
Three 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce
1 8 ounce can of tomato paste
3 sliced in half Roma tomatoes
5 full garlic cloves whole and peeled
2 small onions cut in quarters
Two 8 ounce cans of diced or stewed tomatoes
1 knife-tip drop of ‘special ingredient’ (review soon to be)
1 box of Carroll Shelby’s Original Texas Chili
*patience, skill and an extreme regard for the digestive tracts of loved ones

There is a secret to his chili being the best and without giving away his ‘million-dollar’ idea, I will advise use your best judgment about absorbability and the use of fresh versus canned items. There are ways to ruin a great pot of chili if one of the ingredients is added to early or one is added too late. So with that said sync_ron_icity just advises you tenderize first if individuals with sensitive gums and teeth want to appreciate their meal without frustration. Stew meat is difficult to purchase without having used it in several other preparations before. Learn what works best for you.

In your ceramic 6 quart casserole insert that fits inside a metal slow-cooker element, you can place the cloves of garlic peeled and whole with the onion pieces and fresh spices besides what is in here. He is not pleased about the oregano because this is NOT spaghetti sauce so the added ‘special ingredient’ replaces the distate and accentuates, I mean really accentuates a certain heat . . .

*If any of you wishing to marinate the stew meat in some spices and oil to tenderize can, we do not and sync_ron_icity only braises whatever meat or poultry he will use.

For this slow-cooker preparation, he braised the stew meat in a little canola oil for about 8 minutes flipping once. The pieces were small but for tenderizing, whack with mallet along the grain and pulverize if need be. He drains the fat from this pours the meat into awaiting vegetables of the slow-cooker now filled halfway to the top with the 3 cans (24 ounces of sauce), 2 cans of water, 3 sliced romas, 8 ounces of paste and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. About thirty minutes later the beans which are 32 ounces (2 16 ounce cans with the chili sauce in there) of chili beans by Bush are followed with browning in cumin or paprika the ground meat of whatever choice you have, we had lean 90% ground round and then adding this to the slow-cooker.

The rest of the creative inspiration is slowly and deliciously congealed by heat and cooking properties that occur in the marriage of vegetables, sauce, meat and beans. As with any marriage the appreciation of this one is not only it the satisfaction it delivers but the process in which it was performed, consumer-driven to succeed in fulfilling the hunger drive ! For about $3.50 you can feed your family of four for at least three days as a cup goes a very long way. Packaging of all material inside and out are recyclable so go ahead stock for winter cold and make it hot, inside !

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Dangers of Aspartame--a known neurotoxin !

I will get right to the point with this one--Equal Sweetener with Nutra Sweet is commonly added to coffee, teas, hot and cold beverages as well as now it can be used in baking and cooking. It dissolves very rapidly in both hot and cold beverages. I have never enjoyed the taste even remotely as it is yes sweet at first, but a very artificial metal-burnt tin kind of artificialness I just would rather be without.

Aspartame the ingredient in Nutra Sweet, chewing gum, multi-vitamins for your infants and toddlers, candies, breakfast bars, sodas, an endless list two miles long--this is a known neuro-toxin. If you do not believe me, go to your library, get online for chemical components of this stuff then take out a chemistry book and do some cross-referencing. You won't be happy with the results, I wasn't !

In experiments done on various lab animals it was discovered that this chemical induces mini-strokes or adverse reactions including dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, black-outs, memory loss, bleeding in the brain and is PROVEN to cause brain tumors, various cancers and even a myriad of cognitive dysfunctions associated with autism spectrum disorders. Still want to consume something with Aspartame in it ?

Did you know that when Aspartame was first discovered being used in the food and beverage industry, it was listed as a bio-chemical warfare agent by the Pentagon. So why is this stuff being continued to get added to hundreds of consummable products ? I have a suggestion not just a rant, should you or one of your loved ones come down with a sudden unexplainable symptom or unusual reaction to something ingested, take note of it. I encourage for this to be dealt with intellectually, please begin keeping a food mood journal which can pinpoint certain reactions to this particular sweetener. The occurance should be seen as a pattern and able to be stopped with no longer ingesting aspartame. I am looking into reversing the damage but have yet to find something or I would offer the therapy.

In the meantime, folks just read your labels !!! Make sure if you or a loved one has a reaction, contact a poison control center and go to your nearest hospital. Early on see the symptoms from ingestion and begin removing this stuff out of your diet if you use it.

Many sudden deaths in children have been linked to aspartame laced sodas. This substance has also been linked to Fibramyalgia, MS, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Parkinson like symptoms and complications in Diabetic patients. The list goes on and on.

I strongly recommend searching the internet for information on this and your local library and talking with other parents on the known side effects of aspartame. I am not going to give you advice on asking your doctor because he or she is inside BIG PHARMAS pocket and it really won't do you any good with someone who is so strongly backed by our messed up govt officials. My body system cannot metabolize effectively the refined white processed and bleached sugar but I choose raw cane, some have a problem with that as well. But heck that is natural baby and this is not !

"Recent Independent Aspartame Research Results & News"

Here is the link:

Aspartame News