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8 Facts About Food That Will Totally Creep You Out


I found this video hilarious but not everyone shares my sense of humor… will it tickle yours?
Could it be because it confirms what I knew all along or simply because of the sheer madness & ridicule
our world has sunken into & what’s it’s made of, what is suppose to sustain us… our food?
I don’t know but you might know why it humored you… that is if it did ­čśë

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Published on 11 Jun 2013
Disclaimer: Don’t eat a hot dog while you watch this.
Song credit: https://soundcloud.com/light-foot/mol…
Based on these two BuzzFeed posts:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysander…
http://www.buzzfeed.com/kevintang/11-…

Video Credits:
Fish Market:
Vimeo User Joe Hall, used under cc license http://vimeo.com/41349380

Hot Dog Dreams:
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Chicken Farm:
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Honey Footage:
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Last of Easy-Party-recipe series (Part 4) Quick-cheap-Simple & easy treats & ideas


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Who isn’t familiar with the good old bowl of pop corn but as easy as it may seem, I have burnt quite a few batches until I got it right and the first thing to think about is the pot that’ll make it happen.
It has to be air-tight so the corn can pop. Mine is so old, the handle has gone there’s even a small hole there instead but I cannot throw it because it has become my pop-corn-pot!
You need to cover generously the bottom layer with oil (I use olive & as usual nobody notices) and pour generously a bottom layer of organic corn grains (the video I posted in my blog has terrified me of anything GMO) but not too much or it’ll overflow!
I put it on maximum temperature, wait till I hear it popping furiously until it gets less then bring it down to a 5-6 which is a Medium flame (for gas) then wait some more for the noise to quieten down until it’s just a few pops and turn it off completely, shake the pot to hear if all grains have popped & it doesn’t rattle then, take off the lid so the steam doesn’t get a chance to soak the pop corn, pour in a steel bowl and add salt immediately or it won’t stick when cold.
You can choose to make a caramelized flavor but that’s more work so I hardly do it, but paprika powder or pili-pili is a good choice too.

Here’s another idea…

Boiled Spirelli salad with chunks of tuna, boiled organic green beans and pickled cucumber for those who like that seasoned with olive oil salt and black pepper.
We added an avocado-tomato-cucumber-pickled cucumber and grated carrots salad but I didn’t think it was relevant for the blog it was just something extra for the party.
All the other plates on the table have been posted previously in the natural-recipe category so, this is the last of my Easy-Party-recipe series. I hope you enjoyed it!

Thanks for all the feedback, likes and comments, it’s genuinely appreciated ­čÖé

Easy Party recipe (Part 3) Delicious 100% natural pizza!


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I use the yeast dough recipe that I posted for my chocolate roll which is totally delicious, it’s a sweet bread dough that has many possibilities , again… you can use the link for that recipe;
https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/?s=yeast+dough

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This recipe is not one of my easiest ( I had to let the dough rise. That’s all ;)) but itÔÇÖs nourishing, a good 100% natural pizza (if that’s what you choose) for recess, parties, birthdays or work. All in all, IÔÇÖd say itÔÇÖs
a recipe worth doing every once in a while.
I use the bread machine on dough program, to mix it and let it rise. ItÔÇÖs quicker, but you can do it
the ÔÇŁ longer ÔÇťWay the only difference with the machine is, that it requires dried yeast.

Enjoy the experience!

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Ingredients
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1. 325 ml = 10.9 u.s oz Water
2. 3 Eggs
3. 800 gr. = 1.764 lb Wholemeal, 80 % or white Spelt flour ( or any other )
4. 4 tbsp. sesame, extra virgin olive oil ( any other is good too )
5. 4 tbsp. rice malt ( honey or any other natural sweetener, or 3 tbsp sugar )
6. 2 tsp. salt
7. 2 1/4 tsp. dried yeast ( or fresh but then you have to prepare it with a few grain of sugar and lukewarm water )

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Method
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Let it mix and rise (it takes about 1 1/2 hrs.) then roll out on baking paper.
Spread organic tomato puree on top with black pepper, oregano, pili-pili if you like it sharp,paprika powder & shredded cheese or tofu cheese. A bit of salt if the tomatoes are not salted. The spreadings are all optional. You can choose anything from organic veg. (mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, organic corn…) to cheese & slide the dough with the baking paper on oven tray.

Put in oven at 150 Degrees Celsius = 302 Degrees Fahrenheit, check after twenty minutes (I always prefer to be safe than sorry)
Let 10 more mn. if necessary.

Enjoy doing it, it’s really fun! Let me know your results!

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Easy Party recipe (Part 2) Multi-purpose EASIEST 100% natural dough recipe!


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Do you remember when I posted quite a while back this brilliant dough recipe where it can be used for practically anything? From chocolate, raisins, poppy-seeds, lemon, coffee, carrot, almond or English fruit cake… anything your heart desires! All needed is to stamp it with your own creativity ­čÖé
It is sugar-egg-coloring-additive-free & as usual with extra virgin olive oil & 80% wholemeal spelt flour but you can change it to un-natural if you prefer.
I had then posted my dried fruit version in a cake & muffins possibility, now I’m introducing to you the photos of the marble, chocolate & raisins ones but as I’d baked it the same day & didn’t have time to let it cool down and be refrigerated, they crumbled a bit so, my apologies for that!

For the flavors I put a little in, eg. cocoa & give it for someone to taste & add more if necessary.

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Easy party recipes (Part 1) Fancy Rum balls made of cake crumbs!


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A promise is a promise so, here’s the first part!
What do you do after you’ve cut and shaped a birthday cake or sliced and set the fruit or chocolate cakes which are set beautifully on the table but are left with a load of uneven broken slices and crumbs nobody want? You make Rum balls!
Yes, it’s that simple, cheap, quick & easy ­čÖé (I got this trick from a friend about a year ago)
I will give you the natural & regular recipe for those who are not particular about sugar.

Ingredients
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1. 1/4 of a big bowl of cake crumbs
2. 1/2 to 1 cup of organic soy milk. Half for the rice syrup users. (or regular organic milk)
3. 1/4 cup of rice syrup. That might make it sticky so add a little rice flour to compensate. (1/4 cup icing sugar if you prefer to rice syrup)
4. 1 tsp. vanilla essence (look for the natural ones in a nature shop if possible)
5. 2-4 tbsp of Rum according to taste (optional)

Method
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Roll in shredded coconut or cover in melted organic (if possible) chocolate, put in paper baking cups, refrigerate and serve!

Raisin flavor
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1. Add 1/4 cup raisins
2. A sprinkle of red wine (instead of Rum)
3. Roll in melted chocolate & add one raisin on top

Coconut flavor
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1. Add 1-2 cups shredded coconut
2. Pour organic melted chocolate in the bowl instead of rice syrup

This is just a beginning… everyone can put their signature to it. I played around a lot with this recipe along the time. You just have to dare and not be afraid of being creative, you can always correct a mistake by adding a thickener or loosen it the other way with a liquid ingredient while tasting all along, it’ll always turn out good. The Rum balls can range from very small to medium or even large if you fancy. They can be coated in shredded coconut, in plain dark or white melted chocolate, literally any coating of your choice, colored or chocolate sprinkles, caramelized chopped hazelnuts are particularly classy, there is no end to the possibilities… You just need an extra pair of hands to shape the balls and it’s finished in a much quicker time than on your own.

Note:
The chocolate has to be melted with a drizzle of oil, on the very lowest fire you have, from the start or it’ll burn! I use number 1 on my electric cooker or a Bain-Marie which is simply putting a small bowl with your chocolate in within a larger bowl (or pan on stove) of boiling water which will slowly melt it.

Enjoy it and let me know if you tried!

Dead-easy 100% Natural Party dips & party table in a new series of easy party recipes!


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I have finally decided to post the dips I made for a birthday party this winter. I am posting the photo of the table & have decided to make it my new series of 100% natural party recipes as an incentive or I’ll procrastinate forever ­čÖé
The dips take a second, they are really easy to do. I don’t have too much patience for long & complicated… (I used too but not anymore) so, don’t panic… the idea that it’s homemade therefore complicated is just a myth, time have changed & people are adapting to the fast-paced life we have been pushed in.
I’ll start with the dark-orange-tomato-dip and go clockwise to the olive-dip,the ketchup-mayonnaise & finally the Guacamole-dip recipe.

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Tomato dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 3 fresh tomatoes (preferably organic)
2. 3 tbsp. oil (I put olive, it was undetectable)
3. 2 cloves garlic
4. 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
5. 1 tsp salt (taste & add according to taste)
6. 1/4 tsp. black pepper (again add if needed)
7. 1 heaped tbsp. tomato puree

Method
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Mix in blender (I use a small hand one) add pili-pili if you like it sharp. I took my family to keep on tasting as I don’t include it in my food plan & added if they thought some ingredients were lacking (mainly salt & pepper)

Olive dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 1 tin of pitted green olives (around 400 to 500 gr. = 14 to 17 oz.)
2. 4 heaped tbsp. mayonnaise (try the natural organic if possible)

Method
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Mix in blender & enjoy!

Ketchup dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 50% mayonnaise (natural)
2. 50% ketchup
3. Scotch whisky (according to taste)

Method
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Mix by hand and taste. This is a very popular “trick” so you probably know it ­čśë

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Guacamole dip recipe
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Ingredients
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1. 1-2 ripe avocado (depending on the quantity you need)
2. lemon juice (start with half a lemon & add to taste)
3. Salt & black pepper (to taste)

Method
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Mix in blender. Leave in pits when refrigerated so the paste doesn’t darken. That’s how easy it gets and let the compliments pour in ­čÖé

My dead-easy mock honey cake recipe! (100% natural & no machinery needed)


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If you have followed my blog you know about my all-wholemeal-Spelt-sugar-free cakes. This is a recipe I found in a magazine which I have “translated” to my ingredients (a friends taught me flexibility when following new recipes) my family absolutely loved it and actually preferred it to the too sweet honey cake. It is so easy to do you only have to stir for 2 mn by hand.
Let me know ­čÖé

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Ingredients
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1. 3/4 cup Tea (boil half the amount add 1 tea bag,when water’s colored add the other half cold non-boiled)
2. 1. 1/2 cup rice syrup (honey or any natural sweetener)
3. 2 cups wholemeal Spelt flour (or any white flour you have)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 3/4 to 1 tbsp baking powder
6. 1 tsp ginger powder (I left it out once & it was fine)
7. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
8. 2 eggs (I put 1 egg once & it was perfect)
9. 1/4 cup of olive oil (nobody feels it but take the oil of your choice)

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Method
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Put it all in a bowl, stir then pour in baking pan. If you want two cakes as I’ve done just double the recipe.
Bake in oven for 1 hr on 120 degrees Celsius (248 Fahrenheit) then, the last 15 mn on 150 degrees Celsius (302 Fahrenheit)
Enjoy the compliments you’ll get for not much effort ­čśë

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