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How to keep your oils from going rancid | me. myself. and food.

Posted by kristobaldude on April 19, 2014


How to keep your oils from going rancid | me. myself. and food..


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Dogs taking their food to be eaten on the carpet – Straight Dope Message Board

Posted by kristobaldude on August 25, 2012

via Dogs taking their food to be eaten on the carpet – Straight Dope Message Board.

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Why Dogs Move Their Food Bowls Around | eHow.com

Posted by kristobaldude on August 25, 2012


via Why Dogs Move Their Food Bowls Around | eHow.com.

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Coleman – How to use and clean Xtreme™ Coolers

Posted by kristobaldude on August 21, 2012

Coleman 120 Quart Xtreme® 5 Cooler (5 day)

Coleman 120 Quart Xtreme® 5 Cooler (5 day)

Coleman – How to use and clean Xtreme™ Coolers.

How to use and clean

Xtreme Cooler Performance Guidlines
To achieve five-day performance in your new Xtreme cooler you must use it properly. Use plenty of ice and pre-chill items before you put them in the cooler. The following guidelines will allow you to achieve extreme performance.

37.5 lbs. for the 50 qt wheeled ice chest (model 6263-707)
43.5 lbs. for the 58 qt ice chest (model 6273-707)
27 lbs. for the 36 qt wheeled ice chest (model 6251-707)
Coleman recommends using .75 lbs. of ice per rated quart of the coolant. We highly recommend using cubed ice.

For best performance, always pre-chill food and drinks.
Two six packs or one gallon (3.7L) of liquid will use approximately 2.5 lbs. (1.13kg) of ice just to cool from room temperature. So plan ahead and cool off everything before you head out. You can even empty a few trays of ice into the cooler to pre-chill its interior.

Put the ice in last
Cold air travels down, so if you want your beverage well chilled, load cans and bottles first, then cover with ice.

Do not store cooler in hot location.
When storing cooler, avoid hot places such as the garage or the trunk of a car. If this is unavoidable, bring the cooler inside at least 24 hours before use.

Keep cooler out of the sun.
Ice lasts up to twice as long when the cooler is in the shade.

Choose cube or block ice.
Use cube ice to quickly cool food and drink, block ice to keep it cold longer.

Don’t drain cold water.
Recently melted ice keeps food and drinks cold. Melted ice water preserves ice better than empty air space.

Close lid quickly after opening.
Do not leave the lid open longer than necessary.

Use separate coolers.
Use one for beverages you’ll want frequently, another for the bulk of the food. The latter will keep ice longer because it will be open less frequently.

Protect perishable foods.
Place perishable foods like meat and dairy products directly on ice. Sealed plastic containers will keep food dry.

Use dry ice to keep food frozen.
Place the dry ice on top of the food. Be sure that the dry ice is wrapped in heavy layers of newspaper. Do not let dry ice come in direct contact with the interior liner or your hands.

Cleaning Your Cooler

Clean the inside and outside
Clean the inside with a solution of mild soap and warm water, especially before first use. To remove tough stains, use baking soda and water to clean the inside.

Remove odors with a diluted solution of chlorine bleach and water.
If odor persists, wipe the interior with a cloth saturated with vanilla extract, then leave the cloth in the cooler overnight.

Always air-dry the cooler with the lid open before storing.

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The Great Protein Myth

Posted by kristobaldude on August 20, 2012



September 6th, 2005 by Steve Pavlina

When I tell people I’m vegan, often the first question out of their mouths is, “Ok, so where do you get your protein?”

As soon as I hear this question, I do my usual eye roll and immediately know that I’m dealing with… well… someone who doesn’t know very much about plants. The idea that plant foods are somehow devoid of protein is nothing but a myth.

Myth #1: Plants are low in protein

Plant foods are generally abundant in protein. For example, lettuce gets 34% of its calories from protein, and broccoli gets 45% of its calories from protein. Spinach is 49%. Cauliflower is 40%. Celery is 21%. Beans range from 23% to 54% depending on the variety. Grains are 8% to 31%. Nuts and seeds are 8% to 21%. Fruits are the lowest at around 5-8% on average.

If you wanted to suffer from protein deficiency, you’d either have to seriously restrict total calories (i.e. starve yourself), or you’d have to eat a really messed up, unbalanced diet like nothing but low-protein junk foods and certain fruits. But in those cases, protein deficiency probably won’t be your biggest risk.

Personally I’ve never met anyone suffering from protein deficiency in the USA, vegan or otherwise. The much greater risk (in the USA at least) is overconsumption of protein. … (Read more here)

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Northwest VEG – Portland VegFest

Posted by kristobaldude on August 20, 2012

Portland VegFest 2012

Oregon’s largest plant-based
food event!

Saturday & Sunday,
September 22 & 23

Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A

777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm
$6 admission/day, kids 10 and under free
Bring your own bag to collect samples and info

Click here to download a $1-off coupon

VegFest celebrates and promotes sustainable, compassionate and healthy food choices and lifestyles. This low-cost, fun and food-filled event welcomes everyone! VegFest features:

  • Food Samples!
  • Speakers & Classes
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Ask the Experts
  • Family Activities
  • Restaurants
  • Non-profit organizations

Free samples of hundreds of different foods:

Delicious main dishes, decadent desserts and chocolates, fresh organic produce, veggie burgers, non-dairy cheeses, milks, and ice creams, fruit smoothies and juices, hummus, whole grain breads and gluten-free crackers, tofu spreads and dips, nut and seed butters, energy bars and on-the-go snacks, raw snacks and treats, and so much more!

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JFA Report (Just Freekin Awesome!): Transformers Bumblebee Cake (Cake Boss)

Posted by kristobaldude on April 13, 2012

Bumblebee Cake

Transformers Cake on Cake Boss: Bumblebee, Mid-Transform
Hey, Transformers fans! Here’s something from the “Just F-ing Awesome” department: A super-cake of Bumblebee in both car and robot form. Enjoy!

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We connect people with their farmers

Posted by kristobaldude on March 23, 2012

We connect people with their farmers.

Do you know where your food and farm products come from?

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