What is toxic food?

TOXIC food is any food that is manufactured with additives, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.

TOXIC food effects:

Depress the immune system

Weight gain

Excite the nervous system

Slow down the digestive tract

Examples of TOXIC food:

1. Animal foods-processed meats, eggs, dairy products, meat and fish

2. White flour products-pastas, breads, breakfast cereals, cakes etc…

3. Refined white sugar products-candy bars, soda, packaged snacks, and other sweets

4. Refined salt- table salt

 

 

Blooming Onion!

If you are an onion lover like I am, this is going to make your day! Enjoy!

outback steakhouse bloomin onion recipe

Total Time: 24 mins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins

Ingredients:

Batter
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
24 ounces beer
4 vidalia onions (I use walla wallas here in Calgary)

Seasoned flour
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Creamy Chili sauce
1 pint mayonnaise
1 pint sour cream
1/2 cup tomato chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Outback Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1 dash black pepper
1 dash cayenne

Directions:

Seasoned flour
combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and cayenne-mix well.

Creamy chili sauce
combine mayo, sour cream, chili sauce and cayenne-mix well.

Dipping Sauce
Blend everything together well and let sit for 2 hours-refidgerated- or overnight.

Batter
Mix cornstarch, flour and seasonings until well blended.

Add beer and mix well.

Cut about 3/4 inch off top of onion and peel.

Cut into onion 12-16 vertical wedges but do not cut through bottom root end.

Remove about 1 inch of petals from center of onion (You can place the cut onions in cold water for a few hours to help “open” them up — just make sure that you drain them well).

Dip in seasoned flour and gently shake to remove excess.

Separate petals to coat thoroughly with batter.

Gently place in a fryer basket and deep fry at 375-400 for 1 1/2 minutes.

Turn over and fry 1 1/2 minutes more or until golden brown.

Drain on paper towels.

Place onion upright in a shallow bowl and remove center core with a circular cutter or apple corer.

Serve hot with chili sauce and dipping sauce.

Raspberry Muffins!

 

Raspberry Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
3/4 cup buttermilk (lowfat is okay)
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups halved fresh raspberries, divided (about 1 pint)
2 tablespoons granulated white sugar

directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups raspberries.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about 3/4 full. Add the remaining 1/4 cup halved raspberries to the tops of the batter. Sprinkle sugar on top of each. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm!

Source: RecipeBoy.com (Adapted from Bread for Breakfast)