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In a Nursery School Canteen, there's a basket of apples with a notice written over it:

'Do not take more than one, God is watching'

On the other counter, there's a box of chocolates.

A small child went and wrote on it.

"Take as many as you want, God is busy watching the apples".

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A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

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A good cook never cooks carrots and peas in the same pot.

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Korean-style Barbecue Beef Short Ribs

Ingredients

6 beef short ribs, about 2 lb total, each 2 to 3 inches long
salt and ground pepper
2 heads Romaine lettuce, use only the outer leaves
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
sliced chili for garnish

Marinade

2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 Asian pear, peeled, cored and quartered
3 cloves garlic
2 stalks green onion
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1/2 cup dry cherry
2 tbsp mirin
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey

Method

  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a blender, process on high speed until smooth.
  2. Place the ribs, bone side down, on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut the meat away from the bones. Butterfly each piece of meat to form a rectangle.
  3. Season the meat with salt and pepper and place in a shallow dish with the bones. Pour the marinade over and turn the meat to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 4 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.
  4. Prepare a grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Brush and oil the grill plate.
  5. Grill the short ribs, turning once, until browned, and caramelized. Cook 6 to 10 minutes per side for medium-rare.
  6. Transfer the meat to a carving board. Slice the meat and arrange on a platter with the lettuce leaves. Garnish with cilantro and sliced chili before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Adventures in Grilling

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With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say

Taste exerts the biggest influence on people’s food choices and many believe that healthy foods don’t taste good, researchers report.

That means more needs to be done to make healthy foods appealing, the study authors said.

In the study, participants were presented with a variety of yogurts, each with different levels of sugar and fat. Even when given information about the ingredients, the participants were not more likely to select a healthier yogurt.

Unhealthy eaters were least likely to use information about ingredients when deciding which yogurt to choose, the investigators found.

However, both unhealthy and healthy eaters said taste was the main factor in their decision about which yogurt to select, and it could not be overcome by providing them with nutritional information, according to the study published recently in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

“Despite a recent trend toward healthy eating behaviors, many consumers still tend to overconsume unhealthy foods because of two facts that work in combination,” study authors Robert Mai and Stefan Hoffmann, of Kiel University in Germany, said in a journal news release.

“Unhealthy is widely associated with being tasty, and taste is the main driver of food decisions. There is little research on the conflict between healthiness and tastiness,” the authors said.

“Policy planners must instead find ways to make healthy foods more appealing, by improving the actual taste as well as the packaging and marketing,” they added.

Social campaigns that promote the sense that healthy eating is “cool” would also help, the team suggested.

“Overall, a holistic approach is urgently needed in which food companies, consumers and policy makers, instead of working against one another, manage to find mutually beneficial strategies to combat the world’s alarming obesity epidemic,” the researchers concluded.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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