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I’ve been around Dean way longer, in way closer spaces. Can’t help but have a few things that annoy me or whatever. Maybe if he just ate his food like a normal human being… or used his own computer for his weird porn sites…

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Healthy, no-msg, homemade, additive free, (relatively) clean eating friendly Chicken Wontons!

These are SO good and really cheap to make. They’re steamed and contain only fresh ingredients and don’t have any added fat in them. :D Plus, unlike the wonton’s you get in Chinese takeaway, these are only 20 calories per wonton. You guys seriously need to try them out because if I can make them, anyone can!

Ingredients - makes about 22-24 wontons (20 calories per wonton)

  • fresh wonton or dumpling pastry parcels (you can get these at any Asian supermarket.)
  • 250g of chicken mince
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • finely diced tablespoon of chives

How to make them:

  • Mix the chicken, soy sauce, garlic and chives together.
  • Add about 1 tsp of the mixture to each wonton pastry sheet and wet two of the edges of the pastry with cold water.
  • Fold the pastry over the filling and seal by pressing on the edges gently.
  • You can fold them any way you like as long as the pastry forms a seal around the chicken.
  • Steam the parcels for 4-5 minutes. if over cooked they will be dry
  • Serve with sweet chilli sauce or soy sauce.

Enjoy!

Poppybird20 xx

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FOOD CHEMICALS:   *Pink Slime* Maker Sues Media & Gov’t for Damaging their Reputation

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BPI Sues ABC News, Former USDA Officials for ‘Pink Slime’ Defamation

Food Safety News, By Helena Bottemiller

Beef Product Inc, the maker of Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB), now commonly known as “pink slime,” on Thursday filed suit against ABC News, former U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, and a former company employee for alleged defamation of its product, which used to be a component of the vast majority of ground beef in the United States.

The suit, filed by the Dakota Dunes, SD-based company in South Dakota state court, seeks $1.2 billion in damages as well as punitive damages for what it calls a “sustained and vicious campaign” against LFTB that led consumers to believe the product is unhealthy, fraudulently labeled and unsafe.

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Trollando, what r u doing?

STAHP!!!

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FOOD CHEMICALS: MSG


How to Avoid MSG during the Holidays!

For those people who need to avoid MSG and are looking for a symptom-free holiday season, read the ingredients labels on the food you are planning to serve.

What:


Avoid ingredients that say:

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MSG or Monosodium Glutamate   

*Look out for Hidden sources of MSG! Avoid:   

Autolyzed Yeast;

Calcium Caseinate;

Corn Oil;

Gelatin Glutamate;

Glutamic Acid;

Hydrolyzed Protein;

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein;

Maltodextrin;

Monoammonium Glutamate;

Monopotassium Glutamate;

Plant Protein Extract;

Sodium Caseinate;

Soy Sauce;

Textured Protein;

Textured Vegetable Protein;

TVP;

Whey Protein;

Whey Protein Isolate;

Yeast Extract

Where:


Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer widely used in packaged/processed food.  Industrialized versions (as opposed to naturally-occurring versions) of MSG are common additives (either by processing it into the food or by directly adding it) in a wide variety of packaged/processed foods, sauces, nondairy creamers, protein powders, dressings, dips, mixes, condiments, soups, and snack foods. 

When present sometimes it will say “MSG” on the label, other times it will say, “Monosodium Glutamate”, and other times MSG will not be labeled directly but will be present in one of several other ingredients listed on the label*.   In cases where MSG is processed into the food (as opposed to directly added), manufacturers may even use the words, “No added MSG” on the label.  This should be a red flag that the food item may well contain MSG.



Why:


The food additive monosodium glutamate (commonly known as “MSG”) has been linked in empirical studies and clinical trials to a myriad of adverse symptoms including…

headaches and migraines, 
diabetes/insulin resistance/impaired glucose tolerance,
weight gain / obesity,
skin abnormalities, urticaria, angioedema, intestinal disturbances,
respiratory problems including bronchoconstriction, especially for people with asthma,
enhanced threat to people with vascular disease,
cognitive impairment, difficulty concentrating,
hypertension, endocrine dysfunction, 
burning sensations, pressure,
and tightness or numbness in the face, neck, and upper chest
and more.


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How (and Why) to Avoid MSG

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80 percent of US packaged foods may contain dangerous chemicals

Roughly 80 percent of all the packaged foods sold within the United States contain chemicals outlawed in other parts of the world, Britain’s Daily Mail reports.

Six common food additives found in an estimated 8-out-of-10 products sold in American stores are banned outside of the US, the Mail claims, putting millions of Americans at risk of consuming chemicals considered too dangerous for humans in other countries.

Grocery shop items including best-selling soft-drinks and cereal sold in the US contain additives such as brominated vegetable oil, olestra and others that have been banned in the European Union and elsewhere.

Among the common items containing the chemicals are Mountain Dew, Chex Mix and Hungry Man frozen dinners, which are made with additives outlawed overseas due to health risks.

“One of the most common is different variations of food coloring, which actually is made from petroleum and is found in everyday items like soda, sports drinks, mac and cheese, cake, candy and several other common, American products,” reports the Daily Mail. One of the chemicals in that food coloring, they add, has been proven to cause various different cancers. Those artificial dyes have been outlawed in Norway, Finland, Austria, France and the United Kingdom

Another additive, brominated vegetable oil, has been banned in over 100 countries because it’s been linked to causing major organ damage, birth defects and hearing loss, among other side effects. Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is used in Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Powerade and Squirt — and around 10 percent of all drinks sold in the US.

http://rt.com/usa/banned-additives-food-outlawed-089/

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FOOD CHEMICALS:  Caramel Coloring Additive Linked to Cancer—New Public Health Replication Study

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OK, FDA…We now have several studies linking caramel food dye to cancer thereby supporting the argument that it is a public health threat.  Can you take some action now?

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"This new analysis underscores our belief that people consume significant amounts of soda that unnecessarily elevate their risk of cancer over the course of a lifetime. We believe beverage makers and the government should take the steps needed to protect public health."

-Urvashi Rangan, PhD, executive director for Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center.


Popular Soda Ingredient, Caramel Color, Poses Cancer Risk to Consumers

Public health researchers have analyzed soda consumption data in order to characterize people’s exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. Caramel color is a common ingredient in colas and other dark soft drinks. The results show that between 44 and 58 percent of people over the age of six typically have at least one can of soda per day, possibly more, potentially exposing them to 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), a possible human carcinogen formed during the manufacture of some kinds of caramel color…

Soft drink consumers are being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk from an ingredient that is being added to these beverages simply for aesthetic purposes.  This unnecessary exposure poses a threat to public health and raises questions about the continued use of caramel coloring in soda.

-Keeve Nachman, PhD, senior author of the study and director of the Food Production and Public Health Program at the CLF and an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Journal Reference: Tyler J. S. Smith, Julia A. Wolfson, Ding Jiao, Michael J. Crupain, Urvashi Rangan, Amir Sapkota, Sara N. Bleich, Keeve E. Nachman. Caramel Color in Soft Drinks and Exposure to 4-Methylimidazole: A Quantitative Risk Assessment. PLOS ONE, 2015; 10 (2): e0118138 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118138

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