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Tandoori tofu recipe | Eating Well Magazine

Tandoori tofu
Tandoor tofu

I don’t eat a whole lot of tofu myself, but this recipe from Eating Well magazine sounds pretty interesting. Check it out.
Tandoori Tofu Recipe

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Not everything "bad" for you is "bad for you" | UPI.com

What is “healthy” and “not healthy” isn’t always as black and white as we want to make it out to be. More and more, we are finding out that many of the food we have been told are bad for us have health benefits, and may not even have the negative risks that are attributed to them. Recent studies about carbohydrates and Diabetes come to mind.

The following link is about research in Italy that claims that daily intake of cocoa, flavanols more specifically, increases cognitive functions in geriatric patients. My rule of thumb has always been “everything in moderation”. Too much or too little of most things is bad in my opinion.

Read more here on the study…
Cocoa may help mild cognitive impairment

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Marinating technique and recipe ¦ Friend That Cooks blog

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marinated tri tip sirloin

Here’s how I prefer to marinate meat when I’m cooking for busy families, food allergies and dietary restrictions. I use freezer bags. This allows me to use less marinade, less seasoning and get better coverage of the meat. Marinades that have too much liquid to meat dillute the herbs and spices used in them. Not to mention, they need more salt which could raise the sodium content.

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tri tip marinating

For this marinade, I used 2.5 lbs of sirloin tri-tip with .25 oz chopped fresh rosemary, a little ground thyme, onion powder, salt and ground pepper. The liquid was two parts Worcestershire to one part balsamic vinegar, 1 part low sodium soy sauce. Just enough liquid to wet the meat. I then massage the meat around to distribute the ingredients, partially zip the bag, then squeeze out all the extra air as I roll the bag around the meat and zip the rest of the way.

I seared this tri-tip in a little canola oil after marinating for an hour. The longer you marinate, the less salt you should use as the meat will absorb more salt out of the liquids the longer it sits in them.

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tri tip with goat cheese polenta

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Spice rubbed pork tenderloin ¦ Friend That Cooks Blog

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Spice rubbed pork tenderloin ¦ Friend That Cooks Blog

Pork tenderloin rubbed with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, onion powder, salt and pepper than seared in canola oil and roasted. Topped with sauteed fresh apples in sherry vinegar and agave syrup and accompanied by creamy polenta and steamed green beans. Healthy meals for busy families in Kansas City and Wichita from personal chefs at Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service.

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Curried chicken and cous cous ¦ Friend That Cooks Blog

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Curried chicken and cous cous ¦ Friend That Cooks Blog

Fresh chicken breast rubbed with cumin, turmeric, coriander, ginger powder, thyme, clove, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, then seared in olive oil and served with pearled cous cous pilaf and steamed asparagus. Healthy meals for busy families in Kansas City and Wichita from personal chefs at Friend That Cooks. Diabetic and food allergy preparations available at no extra charge.