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Tasty Tips #12 ~ Nutrition on the cheap... rice and lentils

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Here's a healthier solution, to a fluffy bed of rather bland low nutritional white rice!

I make a pot of this in the beginning of the week, in the morning.
Keep it in my fridge, covered in the pot I cooked it in.
Use a handled measuring cup to scoop out a half cup at a time.
Add it to my stir fried veggies and flesh (chicken, meat or fish)

Its fast, cheap and easy.
Interested?
Here's what I do.
Supplies:
*A clear glass
*A pot with a tight fitting lid
*Stirring spoon
*A Stovetop ( mine's an electric slab)
*Red "cargo" rice or some other brown variety
*Lentils

Directions:
Fill the glass half full of rice.
Fill the other half with lentils.

Its doesn't have to be perfect. Close will do.

Dump filled glass into pot.
Fill glass up with pure water to the level that the bean/rice mixture occupied... dump into pot.
Repeat with second glass of water.

Basically, your lentil/rice mix to water is 1:2.

Your pot should be large enuf so that there's a good deal of space between the contents and the lid.

Bring mixture to a boil... boil about a minute.
Stir.
Turn off heat.
Leave pot on burner, put on lid

Now forget about it until lunch.
The mix will have cooked completely by then on the heat from the range and the captured steam from the previous boiling.
CAVEAT: I don't know if this energy saving technique will work on a gas range.

Use as you would white rice. Only with this one, you'll have more fiber, iron and protein than you would if you were simply cooking white rice.

Finished product... all the lentils have risen to the top...



Bon Appetit!
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Mzzchief

Added in response to Sparker's comments on 3/16/12:

Some people have problems with the Lectins and Phytic Acid that pulses (fancy for beans) contain.

If you are someone that has problems with beans, but would still like to try this recipe, you can soak the lentils in hot water overnite, toss the water, rinse, and make it using the same proportions and technique.

Its just one more step and bother, but if its the diff between them agreeing with you, or not, it may be worthwhile!

In regards to how I came up with this low-cook technique for lentils/rice, like many good things, it was by applying observations and happy accident.

First... I noticed when I was making soups, that the lentils and rice I put in my soup seemed to get soft and edible in about the same amount of time.

So when I ran out of rice, I experimented with cooking them together in the same pot. How I did that, was to bring the pot to a boil, then lower the heat and cook an addition 20 minutes.

One day, instead of lowering the heat, I turned the heat off completely. I had to be somewhere else and didn't have time to monitor the cooking process. On my return several hours later, the lentil/rice mix was cooked thru! YAY!

So now I choose this energy saving way of making them.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 3/18/2012 9:58PM

    I bet it's a good combination.

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BOOKWORM27S 3/17/2012 12:19PM

    Yummy, I love lentils! My daughter likes it when I make "hummus" out of them.
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STRINGS58 3/17/2012 9:34AM

    Looks good, but I want garlic and celery -- oh yeah, that's the add it part.

My kid doesn't seem to eat next day lentils. I might have to find a way to schedule them. She likes lentil soup . . .

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/16/2012 3:38PM

    I would love this. I love both lentils and brown rice.

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MZZCHIEF 3/16/2012 11:38AM

    Thx everyone for your comments and input!

Tosharri, I don't use pintos for this!
I use lentils... they are small and can cook up quickly.

Pinto beans and Black beans require a longer cooking as far as I know...

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Mzzchief



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FEB_SHOWERS16 3/16/2012 11:08AM

    Mmmmmm.... I love lentils!

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ELLENSANGEL 3/16/2012 7:27AM

    wonderful, I can't wait to try it.

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DIVEGODDESS 3/15/2012 9:21PM

    Thanks for sharing

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BELLA9999 3/15/2012 8:10PM

    Thanks, I think I'll try this, I have some lentils to use up!


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LINOVER 3/15/2012 7:20PM

    I've been looking for a good recipe for lentils. I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/15/2012 6:15PM

    Thanks for the tip. I often buy the individual cups of Minute brown rice that only require one minute in the microwave. I cook egg whites and leftover veggies and throw it all in a bowl for a nice lunch or dinner. I've also made this with tuna or chicken instead of egg whites. Yummy! I think I'll try it with the beans too!

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GIRANIMAL 3/15/2012 5:32PM

    Love it! This gluten-free gal is plain-riced out and could use some variety. emoticon

Plus, my iron has been too low to donate blood three or four times in a row (since I gave up gluten -- a lot of wheat products are fortified these days -- and most red meat), so this is perfect for me!

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TOSHARRI 3/15/2012 4:52PM

    YUMMM - love beans and rice (one of the more economical gluten and dairy free options haha).

I didn't know that soaking the beans was more for them being 'agreeable'...lol

Do you only use pintos or can black beans be done the same way?

Thank you for the post!!

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MZZCHIEF 3/15/2012 4:15PM

    thx everyone for the comments!

Carol... if you dont like lentils, there's no reason to eat them... there's plenty of other yummy health foods around! Additionally... some people have problems with the Lectins and Phytic Acid that pulses (fancy for beans) contain.

If you are someone that has problems with beans, but would still like to try this recipe, you can soak the lentils in hot water overnite, toss the water, rinse, and make it using the same proportions and technique.

Its just one more step and bother, but if its the diff between them agreeing with you, or not, it may be worthwhile!

Thx everyone!

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Mzzchief

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NEW-CAZ 3/15/2012 4:06PM

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SPARKLINGHOPE 3/15/2012 3:23PM

    Great idea!!

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/15/2012 3:09PM

    Thanks as I need lots of nudges to eat lentils; I know all the benefits but don't like them. One of those things I know I need to learn to like.

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MPLANE37 3/15/2012 3:03PM

    Lentils and brown rice are among my favorites!

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Colas, California, Carcinogens.... and Humor

Sunday, March 11, 2012

In 2011 California added 4-methylimidazole on its list of known carcinogens...

This info dropped into the collective pond of public information without causing a ripple.

Until it turned up in caramel coloring... the stuff that give colas their signature deep brown color, the stuff that turns Cola beverages into "liquid gold" for the Cola Beverage Industry.

Bottom line : Colas were now required to carry a warning label before they could be sold in the Fair State of California.

The ever responsible Coca-Cola responded swiftly by requiring its caramel suppliers to lower the amounts of this toxin in their product in order to meet California Law... um... and to avoid the warning label.


www.upi.com/Health_News/2012/03/09/C
olas-to-alter-color-avoid-cancer-label
/UPI-77531331273589/


Sure... the tests were conducted on rodents, they were given more of the stuff then a human could possibly consume.

But what causes cancer... does it come from one vector, or a toxic soup, little things that add up over time to cause one big challenge for our bodies that we cannot overcome? Methinks the latter.

Why is there any carcinogenic stuff AT ALL in these beverages, why did it take a law to get them to change?

If you're here on Spark, striving for good health and weight loss... why are you drinking this non-nutritive stuff in the first place? Even without the low dose carcinogens?

Chances are the Devil's in the Sales Pitch... here's an excerpt of an email "Forward" I got this week... Ads that We Won't See Again... that's germane to this very subject and the punchline to this blog:




Have a fun day!
Remember your brain isn't just there to move you around.
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Mzzchief

Here's the copy that's barely visible on this advert:
How soon is too soon?
Not soon enough. Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher changes of gaining acceptance and "fitting in" during those awkward pre-teen and teen years. So do yourself a favor. Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regiment of sodas and other sugary carbonized beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness.

The Soda Pop Board of America
1515 W. Hart Ave Chicago, Ill

The three lines by the bottle:

Promotes active lifestyle!
Boosts personality!
Gives body essential sugars!

I know you're thinking: How could people be so dumb to have believed this twaddle?

The answer... if you're a soda drinker... is that its the same message... they've just got better at delivering it... and you're proof:

You actually think you're drinking that soda, because you WANT it.

Sheer Brilliance.
That's what a billion dollar advertising budget will buy.



  
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MARTHROID 3/17/2012 11:30AM

    Holy Cow!! (hope this expression is acceptable)

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/15/2012 1:03PM

    Let's apply that "brilliance" to marketing and retailing highly nutritious "real" food and organics, and chelating and detoxing. We could put Monsanto out of business overnight, and REALLY "cure" cancer.

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MZZCHIEF 3/12/2012 3:32PM

    Thx everyone for your bright words and thoughts!

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Mzzchief

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/12/2012 11:34AM

    Don`t drink it, you won`t have a problem. Toxic load in your body is cumulative so over time, guess what! Thanks for the blog! emoticon emoticon

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AALIYANA01 3/12/2012 9:59AM

    your blogs are awesome

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MFTAGGFREEZE 3/12/2012 2:53AM

    They want my money.... We don't even want these products, and yet we keep buying them.

Shear brilliance is right. The art of sales is this: It doesn't matter if they want or need the product, just make them think that they can't live without it.

If only they did something positive with all that advertising.

Comment edited on: 3/12/2012 2:56:27 AM

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ROSIEB1213 3/11/2012 11:44PM

  Thank you for sharing this. Made me think; not only about the coloring but how the advertising has had to change to keep us buying the stuff.

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STRINGS58 3/11/2012 9:30PM

    and I'm drinking a soda while reading this . . . and I recognize the acquired taste, though when I was a kid, we drank off brands like "Moxie" - so maybe it didn't work so well for fitting in.

I do keep a cap on it though, and don't drink it daily and usually limit it to one except at restaurants because I don't count for some reason . . . though I don't always order soda at a restaurant either . . .

We do give people who make consumable products a lot of trust. I hope they aren't aware that an ingredient is a carcinogen when they put it in there . . . .that would be simply evil.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 3/11/2012 6:50PM

  I just love your blog so full of truth LOL

I gave up all soda in 1991.

I was raised on coca cola. LOL

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 3/11/2012 6:41PM

    Gotta love some of the old advertising!

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/11/2012 6:14PM

    I liked this and am gonna share it!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/11/2012 5:37PM

    And to think I supported the Coke industry and have and collect coke theme trinkets and brick a brat with the coke label.I suddenly feel nauseous and wish to find new homes for all this stuff.Yet,so many people continue to drink this poison,why?What more can I say? The anger I feel about such dishonest back door behavior for what? It all boils down to money,how sick.Don't drink soda pop ever.You NOT purchasing this poison is a clear message to the makers and distributors and lack of sales will prompt a reaction and maybe a small change an it will be "New and Improved",still don't purchase it.Thank you Mzz for this important disturbing information,we all need to read.
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Anyone interested in Coke theme brick a bract and trinkets? emoticon

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SMILES4383 3/11/2012 5:19PM

    Thanks for sharing.

I keep reminding myself that ALL advertisers and Food Mogul's are simply trying to separate me from my money.



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LOVELYLILLADY 3/11/2012 3:47PM

    WOW!! I just read this to my fiance who is an avid Pepsi drinker and he couldn't believe it. I refrain soda mostly because I prefer water, but also because I always feel dehydrated after drinking it. I can't believe they are allowed to feed us this poison and it is deemed as normal. Thank Mzz!!

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LINOVER 3/11/2012 3:47PM

    I guess this is why I just read (in our daily paper) that both Coke and Pepsi were changing their formulas. Thanks for the info. I am glad that I gave up soda!

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NEW-CAZ 3/11/2012 2:55PM

    thanks for the heads up! emoticon emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 3/11/2012 1:57PM

    Thx everyone for reading and commenting!

Sparkie thanks for the link about Coke's "original recipe" ingredient... cocaine.
Along those lines, 7up contained lithium citrate up until 1950.

Lithium is a mood stabilizer used to treat anxiety and those who are bi-polar today. Its also a thyroid antagonist.

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Mzzchief


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SPARKLINGHOPE 3/11/2012 1:31PM

    Your blog piqued my interest :) Additional history at this link but since we can not add link in blog comments you will have to copy and paste http://www.straightdope.com/columns
/read/384/is-it-true-coca-cola-
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MRS.DOYLE 3/11/2012 1:12PM

    That is a truly shocking advert, just like the adverts that used to say cigarettes were good for you. I admit I used to drink cola but managed to give it up when I started sparking. Apparently here in the UK that noxious ingredient is still legal so the drinks won't carry a warning. We must be more resistant to cancer here....not.

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M77355 3/11/2012 12:55PM

    emoticon sleuthing for us emoticon

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Six Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Here's a non-health related article, and short video...that frankly I can't get out of my mind...
so I thought I'd share...

CAVEAT (you kow I usually have one or two)
This is NOT for the faint of heart!

Muahaha!

www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/2
4/147367644/six-legged-giant-finds-sec
ret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years


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Mzzchief

  
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MARTHROID 3/10/2012 2:28PM

    Watched the video…might gag. emoticon However, I don't like animals of any kind dying out…unless they are the kind that eat your face off. So, good for them! My kids collect bugs and watch them in a clear box with vegetation. I make them free them at night (probably half of their buggy lives are over…oh well). They are fascinating sometimes to watch.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/8/2012 10:54PM

    My hubby is an amateur entomologist. He dad was a bug expert. Some of them are really beautiful. Some hideous. But they are interesting to watch. Not fond of the stinky ones though.

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MZZCHIEF 3/8/2012 12:01PM

    I used to have an insect collection when I was a child.
My father got me started, he had butterflies and other cool bugs on pins on cotton batting, under glass in square black cases. He showed me how to make a killing jar with ammonia and cotton. I hated watching them struggle and die as the toxic fumes filled their lungs and how their active legs became a stiff tangle of black as they lay on their backs.

After my father died, I collected but I didn't kill anything or put them on pins. I just collected insects in a jar with some vegetation, fed them, watched them until they expired or I let them go.

One of my mom's friends knew this, so when a giant staghorn beetle "drowned" in their pool, he brought it right over.

The size of it was intimidating, even for me. I was about 5-6 at the time and the thing was as big as my palm. But I didn't want to be ungrateful, and I sure didn't want to act afraid or grossed out... even though secretly I was

So Mr Staghorn got put on a temporary bed of tissue in my bedroom for the time being... and I was put to bed wondering what I was going to do with that monster once morning came.

I was awakened in the halflight before dawn by a tremendous buzzing and the sound of something hitting the walls as it flew.

The staghorn beetle was airborne, alive and well, if a bit confused.

After that, I only collected butterflies.
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Mzzchief

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/7/2012 10:22PM

    Very Cool!
The only experience I have had with walking stick insects is in the states... and they aren't nearly as big! The ones I saw were greenish/white.

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1BEACHWALKER 3/7/2012 9:24PM

    emoticonCool that they weren't extinct...but, they can stay there! emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 3/7/2012 11:45AM

    Love how the male protects the female :)

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AALIYANA01 3/7/2012 9:42AM

    sounds like a good thing the people on the island are doing a good job. lets make sure they stay on the island though.

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WVMAMA22 3/7/2012 12:56AM

    Lol that's freaky hope your doing well gn

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Quick Tip#62~ Boost your iron & fiber, increase your HGH with this seed!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Its called Fenugreek or Methi seed, and its been used for centuries in Indian cuisine, where it adds a somewhat bitter, maple syrup taste to foods.

As well as used medicinally in Ayurvedic Medicine for a variety of ills which you're encouraged to research but which I am not going to go into here.

Me... I use it for boosting iron and fiber... presumably Human Growth Hormone, too. Additional benefits are blood glucose regulation, inflammation reduction, testosterone raising , yada yada.

Even if these more exotic qualities are false, I'm still in for the terrific iron and the fiber punch, for so few calories. It fits in nicely with my philosophy of getting as many nutrients from whole foods as possible.

So... where can you get some?
Fenugreek seed can be found online or in local Asian or Indian Markets. It runs about $3 for 7oz, which lasts quite some time.

Once you get your seed, what to do about it?

Here's my suggestion based on three months of experience with it:

Fenugreek seed is as hard as rocks... good way to bust a tooth and damage dental work.

So I soak mine overnite in a bit of boiled distilled water.

I've used two methods...
* putting in two rounded tablespoons in my thermos, adding a half cup of boiling water,
* putting the two rounded tablespoons into a ceramic cup that comes with a lid, adding half a cup of boiling water, lidding the cup to retain the heat.

Most of the time, I prepare it after dinner.

This way I've got an infusion of " Fenugreek Tea" to drink for breakfast... which I usually combine with some kefir water to sweeten it.

AND some nicely sprouted fenugreek seeds to mix into my luncheon salad, oatmeal, yogurt... whatev. Shocking to me that they sprouted in water of that temperature, but they did... one day I left them a bit longer than I had intended and I had a bunch of baby fenugreek plants, which were promptly stirred into some soup I was making.

If you wake up in the morning, stumble into the kitchen and realize you've forgotten to soak your seed, just start a batch and it will be ready for dinner.

One thing NOT to soak it in... tea. Tea has tannic acids in it that will bind the iron in the fenugreek... soaking it overnite gives it plenty of opportunity to do so.


If you track your foods in your Spark Nutrition Tracker, I've shared my Fenugreek listing as:

fenugreek seed(methi) complete analysis (Mzzchief)

This listing includes the iron and fiber as well as over a dozen other values for this unique healthful seed. I don't get any brownie points for you using this listing... I've shared it solely to help make your life a little easier!


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Mzzchief

  
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MZZCHIEF 1/16/2014 2:26PM

    Last blood work my iron levels were fine.

I have not been doing the fenugreek, as I am fully menopausal now, which means I don't have a monthly bloodletting. ha

You can also try organic blackstrap molasses. Its got a low glycemic index and provides a host of other trace minerals. I've been using the Wholesome Sweeteners brand... I buy it online for the cheapest price I can find.

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Mzzchief

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KIMEE1966 1/15/2014 11:21PM

  This blog is over a year old wondering if anyone has had the blood work to see if you did raise the iron levels... I need this if it works... emoticon

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M77355 2/26/2012 1:47PM

    Love your healthy updates! Also, really appreciate your reminders on Friend Feed that there's a new one to learn from ...

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MZZCHIEF 2/25/2012 3:40PM

    Glad to see so many people onto Fenugreek !
Its given me a lot more energy... still haven't tested to see what my blood looks like yet... I'm too cheap to spend money when I'm feeling great... LOL

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Mzzchief

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ALASKASKY 2/25/2012 10:55AM

    emoticonI definitely need more iron, so I'll give it a try. emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/23/2012 5:33AM

    interesting emoticon

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APPEALSTOME 2/23/2012 1:12AM

    Interesting. I started eating chai seed mixed into greek yogurt since it does not require grinding like flaxseed.

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GIRANIMAL 2/22/2012 4:19PM

    This is great! Ever since I have altered my diet and am not yet back to eating red meat, I have not been able to donate blood because my iron is too low -- and that's with eating oats and brown rice and raisins all the time, and a fair amount of greens. Can't wait to try this. Thanks, MZZCHIEF! You're such a wealth of knowledge.

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JLUVSHIKIN 2/21/2012 6:30PM

    We have some fenugreek in the cupboard... just might need to try this.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 2/21/2012 1:54PM

    I'll have to look for them. Thanks.

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MZZCHIEF 2/21/2012 11:36AM

    Thx to everyone who stopped by to read and took time to comment!

Hope this tip can help those of ya out that need that iron boost... something to love about this, is that there are no constipation issues... often an unpleasant side effect of supplemental iron.

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Mzzchief

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ARTJAC 2/20/2012 10:48PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/20/2012 10:19PM

    I have seen it but never knew how to use it.

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SHAKENBAKE 2/20/2012 10:09PM

    I love to sprout fenugreek!


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FUTUREHOPE49 2/20/2012 7:14PM

    Thanks for that Mzzchief. I have had some Methi for ages, but its ground already. Think I have some Fenugreek seeds somewhere. I will try sprouting them, didn't know you could do that! Thank you for sharing the nutrition info, that will save me a lot of hastle.
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WOLFSPIRITMOM 2/20/2012 5:01PM

    Thanks - will get some. I an trying to raise my iron levels, I'm sure this would help. And yes, would love to run a health food store with you!

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1BEACHWALKER 2/20/2012 4:57PM

    You have so many good tips! Ought to run your own health food store! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOANNA2 2/20/2012 4:24PM

    Thanks again for a fabulous tip. emoticon emoticon

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Petition for Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods

Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm posting this link here for those of us who are concerned about the purity of our food supply, and are ready to take a small but positive step to seeing this goal become universal.

If you are as passionate about good health as I am, please take the time to sign this petition as I have done.



Thx!
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Mzzchief
#57,124

www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/3
59/636/222/

  
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BLIND914 3/6/2012 8:42PM

    HELLO MZZ, I REALLY LIKE YOUR STYLE, I SIGNED IT AND A FEW OTHERS, YOUR AT 75,OOO I THINK, I REALLY GLAD YOUR A FRIEND OF MINE

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 2/18/2012 5:43PM

    I'm wondering what impact online petitions have? I've heard they have none so I never take them seriously . . . but am definitely concerned about purity of food supply, and believe the best way to change it is to vote with our $.

Kudos to you for posting it, at least!

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MZZCHIEF 2/18/2012 1:05PM

    thx everyone for being so proactive!
Much appreciated!

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Mzzchief

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GEMINIAN1 2/18/2012 10:17AM

    I, "I Liked This" Blog.
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1BEACHWALKER 2/18/2012 12:51AM

    I just signed and a couple others too! The ones about the Everglades and The Gulf Coast!! Since visiting the Manatee Springs park yesterday-you really appreciate the coast, swamps, rivers-all the animals and how it all is so beautiful-it needs protected and funded!! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/16/2012 8:00AM

    done! emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 2/15/2012 4:05PM

    Thx Sparkers for signing!
We only need another 800 sigs!

Should have this today or tomorrow, then the petition will go off to the FDA!

A big hug to all of you...
I've been so busy, things are a bit crazy over here in non-cyber land, that I have not had an opportunity to thank each one of your individually. Mea culpa!

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Mzzchief


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GIRANIMAL 2/15/2012 11:28AM

    Finally signed today. Thanks so much for sharing! GMO labeling is incredibly important to me. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/14/2012 8:51PM

    Great idea!

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TWOOFSWORDS 2/14/2012 2:05PM

    I did it! emoticon

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ALASKASKY 2/14/2012 12:07PM

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My son wrote a letter to our Senator last year on this very topic for a school project.

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MZZCHIEF 2/14/2012 11:01AM

    How exciting... just checked the petition and we got over 1000 signatures yesterday... some of them I know from Spark... only need another 1800 before we reach the goal of 60,000!

Thx everyone who signed up...

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Mzzchief

Comment edited on: 2/14/2012 12:00:01 PM

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MYJOURNEY79 2/14/2012 7:32AM

    Signed it :) thanks!!

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BABBINA 2/13/2012 4:21PM

    A very necessary cause. I think I might've signed it already thru a FB friend of mine, but I'll take a look again. Thanks!

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ORGANIC811LFRV 2/13/2012 4:09PM

    I signed up right away. Thanks for taking your time and making us all aware of this. What a service you are doing!

Here's the link I had: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/take
action/359/636/222/

You'll need to cut and paste tho.

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R>I just tried your link. It works!

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AQUAGIRL08 2/13/2012 2:56PM

    Thank you for sharing this link with us!

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MZZCHIEF 2/13/2012 2:54PM

    thx, I will look into it!
Its not working for me now, either!

: )

Its up now, I think it may have been that the site is getting too many hits! They only need a couple thousand more sigs to reach 60,000 right now its at 57,138 ... lets make a difference!

Comment edited on: 2/13/2012 2:58:50 PM

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SPARKLINGHOPE 2/13/2012 2:41PM

    The link is not working for me?

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