Chinese Noodles IV

Below are the dishes I’ll teach in the cooking class this evening.

Crispy Chow Mein with Beef and Gai Lan

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 344, Fat 22 g, Carbohydrate 26 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugar 1 g, Cholesterol 13 mg, Sodium 686 mg, Protein 12 g.

Braised Yuan Yang Vermicelli with Pork and Spicy Sauce

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 350, Fat 15 g, Carbohydrate 43 g, Fibre 2 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 26 mg, Sodium 847 mg, Protein 12 g.

Stir-fried Rice Rolls with Chicken and Vegetable

Nutrition value for 1/6 portion of recipe:

Calorie 252, Fat 6.8 g, Carbohydrate 33 g, Fibre 1 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 89 mg, Sodium 761 mg, Protein 15 g.

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Nationwide Sudy Finds US Meat and Poultry Is Widely Contaminated

Drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria linked to a wide range of human diseases, are present in meat and poultry from U.S. grocery stores at unexpectedly high rates, according to a nationwide study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

Nearly half of the meat and poultry samples — 47 percent — were contaminated with S. aureus, and more than half of those bacteria — 52 percent — were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics, according to the study published today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

This is the first national assessment of antibiotic resistant S. aureus in the U.S. food supply. And, DNA testing suggests that the food animals themselves were the major source of contamination.

Although Staph should be killed with proper cooking, it may still pose a risk to consumers through improper food handling and cross-contamination in the kitchen.

Densely-stocked industrial farms, where food animals are steadily fed low doses of antibiotics, are ideal breeding grounds for drug-resistant bacteria that move from animals to humans, the report says.

The U.S. government routinely surveys retail meat and poultry for four types of drug-resistant bacteria, but S. aureus is not among them. The paper suggests that a more comprehensive inspection program is needed.


An Apple Cake Recipe from My clippings


1½ cups boiling water
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1½ cup all-purpose flour
1½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
4 Golden Delicious apples, diced


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a bowl, pour boiling water over oatmeal and set aside.
3. Cream butter and both sugars in mixer. Blend in eggs and vanilla.
4. Sift flour, baking powder, spices and salt together. Fold into mix. Add diced apples, then oatmeal. Fold together well.
5. Pour into greased 9 x 13″ cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Source: Ciao!