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Vegetable oil overdose | Your Lighter Side

The US is overdosing by a factor of 10 on polyunsaturated food – vegetable oil alone comprises 25-40% of the average American’s daily calories – and these oils overwhelm our metabolism and cause chronic pain, colitis, obesity, fatigue and more, argues Cate Shanahan, MD (media features include “Good Morning America”, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” and more), who studied biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University and serves as the Lakers’ PRO Nutrition program director.

Vegetable oil is an industry term you often see on food labels with the disclaimer that the product ‘may contain one of the following’ and it’s always soy, canola or one of the seed oils. But in the processing, new molecules have been created and they are toxic.

In DEEP NUTRITION: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food (Flatiron Books; Hardcover; January 2017), Dr. Cate discusses how:
vegetable oils attack the brain at 7 distinct vulnerability points using 7 distinct strategies

  • all 7 strategies are at work in causing autism and other childhood neurological disorders
  • vegetable oils make your brain more susceptible to damage by sugar
  • eliminating these oils enables symptoms of various brain disorders to improve, from autism to Alzheimer’s
  • there are 5 specific kinds of foods you should eat to optimize brain health

Source: Vegetable oil overdose | Your Lighter Side


Fat Head » Of Mice And Men — Again

A really good read about recent dietary headlines!

I saw the scary headlines a couple of days ago. You probably did too. The one that caught my attention was this:

Diabetes expert warns paleo diet is dangerous and increases weight gain

Fat Head » Of Mice And Men — Again

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. – Sallys Baking Addiction

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by


Mixed with a little oil, chocolate chips, 2 eggs, baking powder and vanilla, strawberry cake mix is the base of what may be the prettiest and softest cookie I’ve ever baked.

via Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. – Sallys Baking Addiction.

LOOK at those cookies!  They’re PINK!  And chocolate chip!  Oh, I’m in cookie heaven just looking at the pictures.  🙂  I think I’ll make these for the kids one of these days, so I can at least smell them, since I can’t eat any myself. 

Meanwhile, I have a new website to drool over.  Check it out:

Sallys Baking Addiction

Go look, and take a napkin, because you’ll be drooling too.  🙂

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National Fried Chicken Day

National Fried Chicken Day?  Huzzah!  It sounds like a delicious day!  Click the link at the bottom for recipes.  ~Ness 

5 ways to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day


  • 1 Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • 2 Coca-Cola-Brined Fried Chicken
  • 3 Buttermilk Fried Chicken on a Bacon Waffle
  • 4 Guiltless Oven-Fried Chicken
  • 5 Latin-Style Fried Chicken

This week has another important holiday, aside from the celebration of America’s Independence. July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day. That’s right, the best finger-lickin’ day of the year.

Clipped from 5 ways to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day | Fox News

Devil’s Food Cupcakes & Buttercream Frosting | Your Lighter Side


Devil’s Food Cupcakes & Buttercream Frosting


Yes, please. Copyright Candice Wong.

The combination of rich, robust chocolate (coffee? Yum!) and the sweet coolness of a buttercream is such perfection, you might have to make sure to share with neighbors or freeze the batch so you don’t eat them all in a sitting. For Birthday parties, school functions, bake sales and other gatherings where a deliciously rich, gluten-free, sugar-free confection is desired, these clock in at only 5.7 net carbohydrates for a treat you can truly enjoy.

Re-blogged from: Devil’s Food Cupcakes & Buttercream Frosting | Your Lighter Side

You want the recipe.  I know you do.  I can see it in your drool. 

Mine too!  LOL

But you have to ask Jamie, over at Your Lighter Side.  Don’t worry, she’ll share, she’s really nice like that!  Smile  So click the link and go!  Devil’s Food Cupcakes & Buttercream Frosting | Your Lighter Side


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Mini Frittatas

I found this recipe while I was browsing and I thought my husband might really like it.  He loves his eggs!  Omelets are like pizza – everyone seems to want something different on them.  This looks like it would be a fun way to get personalized eggs for everyone in the family, all at once, without having to wait your turn.  What a neat idea! 


Mini Frittatas



For a fun and easy morning meal, try these small-scale egg dishes. Baked in individual muffin cups, they ensure that everyone gets the mix-ins they like.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted mix-ins (such as shredded cheese, diced vegetables, and cooked and chopped bacon, ham, or sausage)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Heat your oven to 350º F and coat a 6-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
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  • Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, and salt in a medium bowl, then evenly distribute the egg mixture among the muffin cups.
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  • Add about 2 tablespoons of mix-ins to each cup, then sprinkle on a bit of Parmesan cheese, if you like.
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  • Bake the frittatas until they are puffy and the edges are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. (If necessary, run a butter knife around the edge of each one to loosen them before removing them from the pan.) Makes 6 mini frittatas.

Recipe copied from: Mini Frittatas Recipes | Back to School Eggs & Omelets | FamilyFun | FamilyFun

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