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Pizza Potatoes
1/2 cup broccoli, chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1/4 cup carrots, chopped fine
1 small tomato, sliced
2 baked potatoes
1/2 tablespoon margarine
1/2 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup cheese, shredded
Cook broccoli, onions, and carrots in a small amount of water until tender and set aside. In a saucepan, melt margarine and stir in flour. Add milk slowly while stirring. Cook until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add vegetables to cheese sauce and stir. Split open potatoes. Pour equal amounts of vegetable cheese mixture over each potato. Top with sliced tomatoes.
Serves 2.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 large celery stalk, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2 pounds meat-loaf mix (1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 pound ground pork, 1/2 pound ground veal or lamb)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
black pepper
1 3/4 cups light cream
1 cup water

Heat oven to 350° F. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, heat the oil with the onion, celery, and garlic, and cook until the vegetables are tender but not browned, about 10 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons salt, allspice, and nutmeg. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, then blend in the milk and bread crumbs. Add the meat and cooked vegetables and stir or work with your hands to combine. Shape into 1-inch balls. Sauté over medium-high heat, in tablespoon olive oil, a few meatballs at a time, removing them when well browned on all sides. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat. Whisk in flour, 1-teaspoon salt, sugar, and a few grinds of black pepper.

Cook over medium heat, scraping up any browned bits. Whisk in light cream and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, at least 1 minute. Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

1 tsp (5 ML) grated lime rind
2 tbsp (25 ML) grated orange rind
1 tbsp (15 ML) orange juice
2 tsp (10 ML) packed brown sugar
1 tsp (5 ML) each paprika and chilli powder
Pinch salt
1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts

In bowl, whisk together lime rind and juice, orange rind and juice, sugar, paprika, chilli powder and salt.
Cut chicken into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes; add to bowl and toss to coat. Place on foil-lined baking sheet. Broil for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
Preparation time: 30-35 minutes, cooking time 5 minutes.

Beef And Potato Cakes
You can use ground meat if desired. A treat for children
8 oz. Beef.
8 oz. Potatoes.
1 small 2-3 inch onion chopped finely.
1 egg yolk.
Dark soy sauce.
1 teaspoon salt.
Cook the potatoes and mash. Mix in egg yolk and salt. Chop onion finely, brown with 1 tablespoon oil, add ground meat. Brown for 4 minutes. Add soy sauce and mix the batch with the potatoes. Shape into balls the size of golf balls, flatten into cakes. Heat the cooking pan. Grease lightly with oil, use medium heat to brown the cakes, turn to brown both sides. If you have a electric skillet set temperature at 340. When automatic control light blinks, turn cakes over.

2 cups floor
½ cup white sugar
3 ½ teaspoons baking power
½ teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
¼ cup oil
1 cup chocolate chips
Bake @400 F 18-20 minutes

A person that chooses a lifestyle that aims to eliminate the use of products obtained from animals for food, clothing or any other reason. This means that they don't eat any meat, fish, dairy products or eggs. They also avoid products that are tested on animals and do not wear fur, wool or leather.
A Vegan’s diet includes foods such as: beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, Soya products (for protein), whole grains, vegetables, fruits and healthy oils.
People choose to become vegan for various reasons, the most popular include -
-Ethical views concerning animal rights
-Concern for the environment
-To improve personal health

Vegan Recipes

½ small white cabbage, shredded
3 apples, grated
½ cup raisins
½ cup soy mayonnaise
1 teaspoon caraway
dash of lemon juice
Place the apples, cabbage, and raisins in a medium bowl. Add the mayonnaise, caraway, and lemon juice. Mix together well and chill before serving.
MAKES: 6 servings.

Delicious Vegan Maple-Chocolate Mouse

1 pound soft silken tofu, organic is best
½ cup to ¾ cup cocoa powder, depending on your preference
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 cup soy milk


Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
Chill until cool. Then serve in small bowls or parfait glasses.
You can sprinkle on top some fresh berries or chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts!


The difference between a vegetarian and a vegan:

A vegetarian is someone who does not eat any animal, whether it is meat, fish or poultry. However, a vegetarian may choose to eat dairy products such as cow's milk, cheese, butter etc. On the other hand, a vegan eliminates ALL animal products from their diet and many vegans do not wear leather, eat honey and try to avoid products that have been tested on animals. Instead, a vegan livse a lifestyle of compassion towards all living creatures. Their diet is plant-based (which medical literature has shown to be beneficial in reducing risk for ailments such as obesity, cancer and heart disease), and includes a variety of delicious fruits, veggies, whole grains (such as brown rice, quinoa, oats), beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, soy products (such as tofu, tempeh and soy milk) and healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, hemp, chia). There are so many whole foods to choose from that one will never get bored on a vegan diet!

While vegetarianism offers many health benefits, research has shown that a mainly plant-based diet, such as the vegan diet, offers optimal health benefits. If cutting out meat completely scares you, try having one meat free day a week, such as "Meatless Mondays" or "Tofu Thursdays". Making small steps to change is better than not changing at all. Also, nowadays there is a vegan substitute for pretty much anything. Don't think you could ever live without cheesecake? I guarantee that you will be able to find a vegan cheesecake that you will enjoy just as much, if not more. You can search for products or recipes online, the World Wide Web is a fantastic place to learn more about health and veganism!


Many people assume that if a hamburger is brown in the middle, it is done. However, looking at the color and texture of food is not enough—you have to use a food thermometer to be sure! According to USDA research, 1 out of every 4 hamburgers turns brown before it reaches a safe internal temperature. The only safe way to know if meat, poultry, and egg dishes are "done" is to use a food thermometer. When a hamburger is cooked to 160 °F, it is both safe and delicious!

Steps to follow to prepare for a possible weather emergency:

"Power outages can occur at any time of the year and it often takes from a few hours to several days for electricity to be restored to residential areas," said USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Richard Raymond. "Foods stored in freezers and refrigerators can become unsafe in just a few hours if bacteria begin to grow and if these foods are consumed, people can become very sick."

Store food on shelves that will be safely out of the way of contaminated water in case of flooding.
Have coolers on hand to keep refrigerator food cold if the power will be out for more than four hours. Purchase or make ice cubes and store in the freezer for use in the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel packs ahead of time for use in coolers.

Public confidence in the Made in China label has been rocked in recent years by a series of product safety scandals.

If you have teenagers, or in fact any adult, impress on them the risks of driving while intoxicated. Statistics demonstrate many fatal road accidents are caused by drunk drivers.

If you're having a party, provide food with drinks. Offer non-alcoholic substitutes such as fruit, soft drinks.

2 jiggers light rum.
juice of ½ lemon.
juice of ¼ orange.
1 teaspoon powdered sugar.
Shake with ice and strain.

In tall glass add half chilled Guinness stout,
and half chilled champagne. Stir quickly.

3 ounces pineapple juice.
½ ounce concentrated grapefruit (undiluted) juice.
1-ounce coconut cream.
1-ounce fresh cream.
Shake with a large scoop of shaved ice, and serve in tall glass

1 ½ ounces orgeat syrup
½ ounce limejuice
Club Soda
Shake orgeat and lime juice with ice cubes. Strain into fizz
Glass. Add ice cubes. Add soda to glass. Serve with straws.

There are just as many ways of making coffee, as there are different brands. Here are some general rules.

For good results measure water and coffee.
2 tablespoons coffee to each 1 cup
Make coffee just before serving
Make coffee double strength and pour the hot coffee over ice in a tall glass. As the ice melts, it will dilute the coffee. Top the glass with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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