Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Paleo Banana Bread

Just a note: I am not a fan of quinoa cereal. Don't know if it was soaking it in dried goats milk kefir whey, or just soaking it at all, or the fact that it's been in the pantry for 3 years. (!?) Not butter, not salt, not meat could get it better. Bleh.

Time to use those frozen bananas since smoothies aren't a common item I get to these days. But breakfast dishes are, for sure.
I rewrote for doubled amounts, made some other alterations, from this site :

Paleo Banana Bread

preheat oven to 350° and heavily grease an 8x8 pan and muffin tins. Let bananas bake in pan with  butter for 30.
2 1/2  cups almond flour
1 cup arrowroot starch
1/4 c. tablespoons coconut flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups mashed ripe bananas * (about 3 bananas)
1/2 cup butter
6 eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla
  •  mix the dry ingredients (almond flour through salt) in mixer.
  • Process bananas, (make sure pan is greased still) rest of butter, eggs and vanilla, add in dry.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes, and then on a wire rack until completely cool, before you cut it. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

London (Broil) Adventures

A comment I have to look into:

<<<I have always found that the very best thing to do with a piece of meat is to buy it. If you plan on not using within the next 3 days or so, then freeze it.

Otherwise, leave it in the fridge for three days. Just before it starts to turn green, cook it. HOT!

The natural enzymes, etc. that build up in the meat for those few days are actually partially breaking down the meat.
If you do this right, even a cheapo chuck steak can come out marvelously good! >>>

The following is from this site :
and adapted from Amerca's Test Kitchen:

Sesame-Hoisin-Glazed Flank Steak

1/4 cup hoisin sauce (skipped)

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce (skipped)

1 teaspoon cornstarch

1 (1 1/2 pounds) flank steak or London broil, trimmed

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (skipped)

2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds (skipped)

Whisk the hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, Sriracha sauce and cornstarch together in a medium bowl. Pat the steak dry with paper towels. At this point for my version of the recipe, place the steak inside a large, resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over the steak. Close the bag and allow the steak to marinade in the refrigerator overnight before proceeding.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat until the oil is just smoking. Remove the steak from the marinade, if you did this step, and reserve the marinade. Cook the steak until it is well browned and the meat registers 125 degrees on an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the steak (for medium-rare), about 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer the steak to a carving board and tent it loosely with aluminum foil, allowing the steak to rest for 5 minutes.

Stir the hoisin mixture into the now-empty skillet and cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes. Slice the steak thin on the bias against the grain and transfer it to a platter. Stir in any accumulated meat juices into the sauce and spoon the sauce over the meat. Sprinkle the meat with the cilantro and toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Baby Reflux, etc...

I'm trying items on the above list one by one. Wheat's out now.  Then I'll add ginger tea. Today was a 3 poopy diaper day, but I think that's from 2 fast food runs on Friday, a hectic day.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Delightful Refreshment of Spirit, the second

Miss America Talent Show Takes a Human Touch

Nature for children:

Hilarious, and amen.

How he describes his job as a Pastor will leave you in stitches!
Posted by TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network on Thursday, February 19, 2015

More Pro-life:

Klusendorf, my main man:
One of many pinterest boards for pro life inspiration:

Chinese characters reminiscent of Genesis and the New Testament:

Pro-life Speech:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Poor People Should Have Abortions, Not Children
The Story of sTEPHANIE fAST - Orphan from Korea, story of leaving shame, embracing Jesus

The story of Kim Phuc - best in the book How Now Shall We Live? by Pearcey and Colson

Here's some of it:
touches. The cruel efficiency of Napalm is once it sticks, it burns hotter than gasoline and more slowly. Two members of Kim’s family were killed as Kim tore off her burning clothes and moments before she collapsed a photo journalist snapped a picture of her confused terror stricken face which became the most famous photograph of the Vietnam War and for which the photographer earned a Pulitzer Prize.

Young Kim spent the next fourteen months in hospitals receiving multiple operations.  In 1982, Kim who had been raised a Buddhist became a Christian. 

John Plummer, had also been in Viet Nam in 1972. He was the man responsible for the air strike and it was his job to make sure no civilians were in the village when the raid began. He left Viet Nam with a different kind of scar. Like many Viet Nam veterans he had trouble adjusting to life back in the states. He developed a substance abuse problem…he went through divorce and relationship problems, but in 1990 John Plummer also became a Christian and later a Methodist pastor.

In 1996, Kim was speaking to a group of veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. at which time she said that if she ever met the man who responsible for her injuries she would tell him that she forgives him and that while they could not change the past perhaps they could change the future. 

Reverend John Plummer was in the audience and he immediately sent word to her that the man she wanted to meet was there.  Twenty four years after a war which left both of them wounded two people were once enemies were enemies no longer and they became more than friends for as Christians they were now members of the same family…they had been reconciled. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Who doesn't want the skin of a baby?

This practice is as old as abortion. Cosmetics from dead baby. So we fight.

I posted to facebook:
What are researchers doing or planning with the fetal tissue Planned Parenthood collects?
[Perhaps you've seen The Island(2005).]
Below is a layman's translation from a 1972 article ( later published in Science, a prestigious scientific journal) followed by the original in medical jargon, with link to the source.
1972, 58 pregnant women.
Researchers removed living children from the wombs of their mothers (who had come for elective abortions and opted for riskier method of hysterotomy). They injected amino acids into their umbilical cords, and observe the results. When each baby died about ten minutes later, they harvested the relevant parts in order to store for further research.
[You made it. I'll see you at the protests: ]
Here it is untranslated:
“For “in vivo” experiments, each fetus immediately after removal from the uterus was injected with approximately 100 uCi of either 35S-L-methionine (specific activity 515 mCi/mmole) or 35S-L-cysteine (specific activity 31.3 mCi/mmole) contained in 0.5 ml of a 0.9% solution of NaCl at pH 7.0. In some experiments, unlabeled cysteine (2.0 /xmoles L-cysteine in 0.2 ml 0.9% NaCl, pH 7.0) as well as 35S-L-methionine were injected. All injections were made into the umbilical vein through a short Teflon catheter which was then rinsed with 0.2 ml 0.9% NaCl; the whole cord was clamped on the fetal side of the point of entry of the catheter to prevent blood loss during the experiment. After 10 min (elsewhere in the paper, “in all cases the heart continued to beat during the 10-min period and spontaneous movement was seen”), the cord was severed close to the fetus, and as much blood as possible was collected into a tube which contained heparin as anticoagulant. The fetal organs were quickly removed and dropped into liquid nitrogen.”…/
"The research was funded by the Lalor Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts, the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, and the Association for Aid of Crippled Children also in New York. The abortions appear to have been done at the Central University Hospital and Borja Womens Hospital in Helsinki, Finland because an end note offers thanks to the staffs there.