December Sun – A Web Comic

March 25, 2009

“10 best foods for your heart”

Filed under: 3,misc,recipes — admin @ 10:49 am

CNN has a good article posted about “10 best foods for your heart“.  I was glad to read that a number of the foods are ones that we try to incorporate on a semi-regular basis, like salmon and avocado (Alas, homemade burgers on the grill didn’t make the list.  Darn.)  I would have liked this to go further about soy, as I’ve read plenty of negative things about soy recently, as well as heard negative things about soy from our chiropractor.  The Weston Price site also has a boatload of links on the negative side of soy (and all this is good, because I really don’t like the taste of soybeans or veggie burgers made with the stuff.)  

Avocados are awesome, and make for an excellent addition to a turkey sandwhich, but they tend to be far too expensive to buy as much as I’d like.  They also make for an excellent guacamole.

I’m glad to see flaxseed and nuts on the list too, as I’ve just stated incoporating these into a granola recipe that I’ve been making.  And what better segue could there be than for a DSCOMIC first: a recipe for Granola!  ”Now wait, Rob!” the spambots might ask that frequent my site, “what does this have to do with your sketchy and irrelevent webcomic?”  Well, since you asked, absolutely nothing.  So here’s the recipe:

Rob’s Somewhat “CNN Health” approved (no soy) Granola:

  • 6.5 cups freshly milled oats (not the Quaker stuff, if you can help it)
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup flaxseeds (milled)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup honey (the good stuff you get at the Farmers Market)
  • 1/2 cup molasses

Mix everything well.  Spread in some pans evenly and then bake for 20 minutes at 250 degrees.  Rotate the granola then cook another 10 minutes.  I generally stop the oven, open the door, and let the granola sit in the oven a little longer to dry out more (without burning to a crisp.)  Let cool, then move to an airtight container until ready to eat.

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