Thursday, April 18, 2013

Food Power in movies

Pretty interesting. Not only does it apply to movies but MANY other roles in our own real world.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

French Toast Casserole

This past Sunday I didn't have to work. Given this rarity I woke up early and decided to make french toast. But I ran into a snag when it was discovered there were no eggs in the house. Eggs are not worth the effort of putting pants on just to walk to the corner store. So instead of ordinary french toast the improvised french toast CASSEROLE was created!

1. Cut bread into about 1 inch cubes
2. Melt butter. Add all liquids together (second time around I'd skip the yogurt, left a mild sour taste)
3. Add in sugar and spices
4. Put bread into dish, pour liquid over bread- make sure to get every part of bread wet. Even if it means some gentle stirring (the liquid itself doesn't fill the dish...for a reason).
5. Bake about 10 minutes at 350. NOTE I used a toaster oven.



In the end it was a little over baked so it came out more like a bread pudding. If you're into that keep the recipe the same. I'd either shorten the baking time or remove some liquid for next time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hemp Powder

 Stumbled upon a free sample of hemp protein powder and decided to cook with and look into the nutrition.

The powder itself tasted like shredded wheat with some nuttiness to it.
Anything you add the powder to turns a rich green. Which can either look really good or gross I'd imagine.

Hemp oatmeal anyone?

Facts about HEMP:

  •  Is a rich source of essential fatty acids (Omega-3).
  • Ballpark macronutrient breakdown of hemp SEED-
    Protein: 20-25%
    Carbohydrate: 20-30%
    Fat: 25-35%
    Insoluble Fiber: 10-15% (good for you digestion)
  • According to Self Nutrition Data hemp protein lands a score of 63...although is does have all amino's low in lysine (an essential amino acid). Consider using hemp as a complimentary protein.
  • 1 ounce of hemp protein POWDER will land you 14g of protein and 4g fiber.

Environmental Nutrition Journal. 2003