Cooking is Like Science

Cooking is Like Science
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How Juice Plus+ Is Made

   Trying not to risk the accusation of having a Juice Plus+ web site (or blog page), but I would like to share some simple information about Juice Plus. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of questions about why we do what we do, why we believe what we believe in, and why we eat (or don't eat) the things we consume. So, after selling Juice Plus for a couple of years now, I am taking some time out to find out more about this wonderful product.
   I have heard excellent reports from people who use Juice Plus+. It really does help to build immunity up to fight colds and sicknesses. It is not a perfect cure-all for everything, but it seems way better than having to take medication all the time.
   Here is a fact about Juice Plus, that comes from the Juice Plus web site. If you are ever interested in learning more about this product, go to . If you find the tabs that talk about the clinical research being done, you will find tons of research that has already been done and the results are in. One other thing that is exciting about Juice Plus+ is that many doctors recommend this product. Some of them would sell it if they were in a place where they could do that, and others do sell it. Juice Plus seems to have a good recommendation from doctors. Now for the fact:

How is Juice Plus+® made?
Juice Plus+ is made from fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables, and is carefully tested to
ensure that no pesticides or other contaminants affect the natural purity of the product. The
fruits and vegetables are juiced, and the juices are then concentrated into powders using a
proprietary drying process that carefully maintains temperatures at levels that preserve as
much of the original nutrient quality as possible.
  Also note that Juice Plus+ does not have any sugar added to it! 
It comes in chewable or capsule form. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Home Made Peanut Butter

   I like to grow my own bird's food for her. Birds like peppers and all kinds of veggies that can be dried. If for no one else, I will grow food for my precious bird. But, I do like some vegetable products and one of them is peanut butter.
   Peanut butter that is marketed and sold in the stores has some undesirable ingredients added to it, plus preservatives and other additives possibly. But the real problem with peanuts that are raw, is that they tend to carry aspergillum spores, which are very dangerous, especially for birds. If I weren't so picky about what my bird eats, I probably wouldn't even know what aspergillum is.
  When I give her a bowl of food (I call 'manna') I pick out the peanuts that come with the rest of the seeds and pellets and toss them to the squirrels. (Maybe that's why my squirrel population went down!).  But when you make homemade peanut butter, you roast the peanuts first, and that will hopefully kill the bad spores.
  I want to grow my own peanuts and make my own peanut butter. I found a web site with some wonderful peanut butter recipes and pretty pictures of the finished products. Take a look at the pics of the peanut butter here and see what you think.
 Now, to be successful in growing peanuts. I grew them before, but this time I need to grow a lot. I have a Champion juicer which I can use to make the peanut butter with, although the recipe on the web site above uses a food processor to make peanut butter with.
  Next step is to plant a granary mill along the river in the back yard. I wish. I saw one last week and wish I had one. But I have an electric one that is an attachment to my Kitchen Aid mixer. If I had enough room, I could grow wheat. Then I could mill the wheat and make bread. Then we would have homemade (homegrown as well) peanut butter sandwiches. I'll grow strawberries and we will have strawberry jam to go in the sandwiches. Maybe one day, all this will come to pass.