Today's Dog Quip:..
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. -- Josh Billings
.......this about Turmeric?
. Turmeric for Weight Loss:>>
Many studies have shown that turmeric's ingredient, curcumin, is an effective aid for those wanting to shed some extra pounds. Its power to prevent weight gain lies in the fact that curcumin decreases levels of insulin resistance as well as leptin resistance - two factors needed to prevent fat gain.
. Acid Reflux & Heartburn:>>
Acid reflux and heartburn can be only slightly problematic or hugely annoying, depending on the severity. Turmeric can help relieve the pain associated with acid reflux.
. Fights Cold and Flu:>>
Turmeric's exceedingly strong antioxidants have been used in India to fight colds and flu for thousands of years. It has also been known to combat fevers.
. Antioxidant Properties:>>
As an antioxidant, the "holy powder" as it's referred to in India, is five to eight times stronger than vitamins C and E, making it a powerful tonic spice for immune health. The minute you begin feeling under the weather, make a cup of delicious turmeric tea.
. Turmeric for Hair Growth:>>
Amazingly enough, turmeric has been known to aid in the healthy growth of hair. If you've been experiencing hair loss, you'll definitely want to examine your diet, hormones, stress, and sleeping patterns.
. Whiten Your Teeth:>>
If you live in the Western world, you are probably one of the millions who want whiter teeth. You may be one of the many who use those chemical-laden teeth whiteners found in drugstores. It's time to ditch those unnatural, bleached out whitening strips and turn to nature instead.
. Turmeric for Depression:>>
Researchers have found that curcumin, in a specialized form may very well be the natural antidote to the blues. In fact, one study revealed that the effects of a particular complex of curcumin was just as effective as the standard anti-depressant drugs. It's believed that curcumin increases the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, otherwise known as the "feel good" chemicals.
. Natural Beauty Treatment:>>
You can use a turmeric face mask for natural beauty treatment. For centuries, turmeric has been used in Asia as a natural beauty aid as it's believed to treat acne, rosacea, eczema, dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles, scarring - even the removal of those pesky sun spots.
. Potent Anti-Inflammatory:>>
Curcumin is turmeric's star anti-inflammatory ingredient. Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties have been proven to be comparable to its man-made synthetic counterparts, but without the toxic side effects. Turmeric can be effective in relieving joint pain, muscle pain and swelling associated with various forms of arthritis.
Thats certainly my understanding as well. Fully co... (
Thank you so much for your comments Andy,....they are so appreciated.
I often do "your blend" as well...with many dinner preps and Shepherds pie of "some sort" is often on the menu. my dh does not have the "same appreciation" for good food (hates lamb of any sort and is real "iffy" about mince too), BUT as I I tell him......IF you are going to have a "beer salary....you cannot afford to carry on with a champayne taste"!
Shepherd's Pie probably originated in Scotland and in the north of England. Originally, it was made from chunks of meat, probably leftover from a roast, as mincing machines weren't invented until the 1870s.
Vodka seems like an interesting addition. I must make sure to keep some on hand for when I make this.
you have never tried the classico vodka sauce?????????????
Even Loblaws has a version too!
I think this "scratch" version would be delish!!!!
Yum, making it tonight. I'm a fan of your recipes.
how was it?
which method did you follow?
I just gained 5 lbs looking at the picture. It is too bad I don't live next door to you. I love to cook, my husband can't eat a lot of things that I like (you know Jack Spratt could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean - that's us). Thanks again for your recipe and picture.
same in this house.I eat the fat!.....and it sure shows.....lolol
Do I have to use dark molasses? I don't stock this item. Is there a substitute?
all I could find on it Judyr>>>>
Replace one cup of molasses with one of the following:...
1 cup dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup.
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar.
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup water..........
I don't use it that often either BUT if you have a place in a cool cupboard to store it..it will keep a very long time and not go moldy.
I also have purchased small amounts required for a recipe at the bulk food store....is that an option available to you?
Maybe ask a friend IF they happen to have some molasses...you only need 1 tablespoon..
...other option is to make a couple batches of ginger cookies. and "donate" to the church tea or a neighbour that is feeling poorly.....?
Came back in to "edit" use dark brown sugar....maybe instead of 1/2 cup brown sugar called for... use 3/4 cup all dark brown( brown sugar after all "is" white sugar plus molasses!
Funny! It reminded me of the time my sister-in-law sent her much younger brother to the store to get her a snack for when she went to work at a bakery. He asked what she wanted and she responded to just get something chocolate. When he returned, she was in a hurry and told him to just put it in her handbag. Hours later, she found that he had gotten a Popsicle for her!
now! that/this is funny Susan!....did the family ever let either one or them forget this?.......lololol