Posts Tagged ‘Health’

They’ve done it again, kiddie-winkers.

While we were out planning our gardens and trying to figure out how to hurt ourselves with fireworks, the devoted geeks and nerdlings in the world of science have come up with these findings!




Dinosaur: http://bit.ly/1lxLRTu
Gluten: http://bit.ly/1gT4Wgc
Prehistoric girl: http://bit.ly/1j45bcI
Glaciers: http://bit.ly/1on1lP6
Lucid dreaming: http://bit.ly/1glhORI
Exoplanet: http://bit.ly/1iYOxel
Sperm: http://bit.ly/1mYRPhh
Measles: http://bit.ly/S7b5jd

Well done, folks. Very well done indeed.

The world owes you a huge debt of gratitude!



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Sitting at the Dock of the Bacon!

Well, boys and girls… bacon-eggs

Here we are again.


The American and Canadian obsession with bacon!


Now that Halloween is over…

monster-bacon-loafAnd with American Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon…


The  popular imagination turns to thoughts of ham…


And more specifically… bacon.


The thought of a world without bacon gives some people the heebie-jeebies!


Some people try to pit bacon against wealth.


Some people try to mix bacon with other physical pleasures!


And some people try a fusion of bacon and Art.


Many history buffs do not ignore bacon’s glorious past.


Some people have gone so far as to threaten roughhousing at the thought of having their bacon burgled.


And then, there are the hopeless romantics.


Those of us with a fondness for and/or an attachment to The South have our own way to put a cultural spin on things.

chickenfried-bacon(Chicken fried bacon)

And to some, thoughts of bacon are as ingrained as thoughts of sex


So whether you like your pig candy as a bold fashion statement


Or not…


… until next time, I will leave bacon where it best belongs…


On a plate, waiting to kill you.


Thanks a million to my readers and myriad alleged friends who continue to send me bacon-related photos, videos and articles.

I can only say… You’re all sick and need to seek good professional help! 🙂


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My dear friend Deb and I have closed down many a restaurant over the years. Purely unintentionally, mind you.

I don’t know which of us noticed it first but we began to detect a disturbing pattern. It seemed like every establishment at which we dined closed within a month or so of our visit. Out of business. Shut down. Closed for various health violations. Condemned. Engulfed in flames.

ANYWAY… I received a Facebook message from her the other day. She’s up in Iqaluit up on Baffin Island [1] bless her, and feels the need for human contact more keenly than those of us down here in sub-tropical southern Ontario.

“You’ve GOT to try this banana bread recipe! It uses honey and applesauce instead of sugar and oil!”

So, here it is!



2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 mashed overripe bananas


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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It should be noted that I have a real penchant for anything with a banana flavour. Banana popsicles, banana bread, banana muffins, banana pudding, banana-flavoured penicillin, etc. You name it. If you give it a banana flavour, I’ll want to eat it.


[1] Long story. Not for the squeamish.

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While the rest of us were off doing whatever the rest of us do…

Science geeks and nerdlings the world over have been discovering things that make the world an even more awesome place!


Cancer: http://bit.ly/167lkrE
Whispering: http://bit.ly/1biP5Ke
New form of matter: http://bit.ly/18CYkz3
Climate change: http://bbc.in/19P6vax
Mars: http://bit.ly/1bkPA6A
Oxygen: http://bit.ly/1bUtZkO
Jaw & backbone: http://bit.ly/15Dv3HJ
Solar panels: http://bit.ly/167lCyT


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This from my dear friend and colleague, R’ Michael Skobac.

“I made this simple Banana Cake and had it to break the fast yesterday and again tonight.

My wife and I give it rave reviews. Easy, healthy, ’nuff said. Njoy!”

Health Banana Cake


3 Ripe Mashed Bananas
1/3 cup Apple Sauce
1/4 cup Almond Milk
2 cups Quick Oats
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix well, bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.
(We had it after it chilled in the fridge).

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No flour. No eggs. No sugar. Just lots of moist gooey goodness!! Try it!


If you like this recipe, try R’ Michael Skobac’s Healthy Challah for Dummies!

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Thanks and a big yasher koach to WordPress’s The Kosher Scene for this wonderful recipe!!

Just the refreshing drink for summer or year round!


Serves 3

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories 178
Protein 10g
Carbohydrates 338
Fat 2g


1/2 cup ice
2 cups milk
2 bananas, ripe
1 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated fine
2 tablespoons brown sugar or honey (optional)


  1. In a blender, add the ice, milk, yogurt, bananas, and ginger.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add sugar as needed.

NOTES – If you don’t like ginger or there’s none fresh, substitute 1/4 teaspoon orange zest or vanilla or almond extract. This smoothie is delicious and combines many of the best reflux foods. Did you know that ginger in moderation is good for reflux? It packs a lot of flavor and is versatile as an ingredient in many dishes.

Be sure to check out The Kosher Scene for many more recipes and fabulous ideas!! Yasher Koach!


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You had me at… Bacon!


Some guys live by this motto. Others prefer to have it emblazoned on their tshirts.


It is the fine jewelry of food.


I wonder if Elisabeth Kübler-Ross felt the same way.


Some people will wrap anything in bacon! Even french fries!


The above is a photo sent to me by my dear friend Judy while on a recent visit to Los Angeles. Her first thought was “You have GOT to be kidding me!” Luckily, her second thought to take a photo  and email it to me! Judy says she actually bought one and that I need to come over to her place ASAP and get it before someone eats it!


I know more than a few guys who feel this way!


They are bacon black belts! Masters of Bacwondo!


They live according to a very strict bacon code.


To them, bacon is not merely for breakfast. It is also a perfectly acceptable, even preferable, dessert.

bloody-mary(Bacon Bloody Mary!)

Or beverage!


Anyone up for a pint?

scallops(Bacon-wrapped scallops. A non-kosher double-play!)

The bible calls male homosexual acts an abomination. It also says that pork is unclean and uses the same word (abomination) regarding shellfish but hey… let’s not get too nit-picky and technical here, ok?

survival-bacon(NB: Bacon is part of the kit of life!)

Bacon is an essential part of survival, even in the more extreme circumstances

survival-bfast(If you can survive this breakfast, you can survive anything!)

Speaking of survival, you wouldn’t want to face The Upcoming Zombie Apocalypse, Space Alien Invasion and/or Robot Uprising without a big (if not healthy) breakfast featuring that prince of foods… bacon!


So until next time, boys and girls, keep your eyes and ears open and your tummy full… of bacon!


Just don’t forget…


bacon is trying to kill you.



My most sincere thanks to my friends and readers who regularly supply me with bacon-related photos. Extra special thanks to Judith Rosenberg Charney for the photo of the Bacon-Flavored Milk Chocolate Dylan’s Candy Bar. Priceless! You’re the best, Judy!

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