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It’s Finally OK To Eat Something Delicious!


The Food Scolds and the Food Police keep telling us Americans are getting too fat, too heavy, too obese and unhealthy. We must, even by coercion if necessary, lower, even cut out all together, all good tasting food from out diets.

High on their list of foods they want to ban as unhealthy are cooking oils.





A new study from the University of Missouri contradicts the cooking oil claim.

You see, vegetable oils are rich in linoleic acid – an omega-6 fatty acid and an essential nutrient that helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and lowers the risk of heart disease.

In previous studies on animals it was found that lineoleic acids can promote inflammation in animals. However, humans respond differently to linoleic acid than animals.

You can read the scoop, the whole scoop, and nothing but the scoop in this short and sweet article at the following link from Science Digest: Vegetable Oil Is Good For You.


So go forward my friends, and enjoy your food again!

*Bows Head Devoutly*
Featured Recipe        Bow Ties with Sun Dried Tomatoes in a Cream Sauce


I love sun dried tomatoes. Drying tomatoes concentrates their flavor and sweetness for even more scrumptiousness to eat.

Had to make a pasta sauce using them.

Just had to.

A simple cream sauce seemed the best idea.

This is a quick and easy recipe to make, but so delicious and pretty you will want to serve it for special occasions too!

This is what you will need for 4 people:

1 16 ounce package bow ties

6 ounces jar oil packed sun dried tomatoes; julienned or diced if you can find them

1 garlic clove

1 cup whipping cream

¾ cup chicken broth

¾ cup parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper taste


Optional Garnish:   Fresh chives, basil, or walnuts for some crunch.


Here is what you do:

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.


Drain the tomatoes. Save the oil as it can be used another day to make a delicious salad dressing.

Cut the sun-dried tomatoes into strips or a dice if you did not find  julienned strips. Place the tomatoes on paper towels. Set aside.  NOTE: This is the hard part for me as I want to eat the dried tomatoes NOW.


Pour the cream into a pan over medium heat and bring to a boil – when tiny bubbles form around the edge of the pan.


Lower the heat and simmer until the cream reduces by about one-third.

Remove the cream from the heat source and press in the garlic. Mix and let sit for 10 minutes.



After the 10 minutes return the cream to the heat and add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for a few minutes.


Add the Parmesan cheese a couple tablespoons at a time and mix into the sauce until you achieve the consistency you wish.


NOTE: This is not a thick sauce. It is a creamy sauce. However, if the sauce is too thick add a bit more chicken broth. Add more cheese if it is too runny.

Mix in the sun dried tomatoes and let cook a few minutes more.



Serve over the pasta. Garnish with chives, basil, and/or walnuts.



Serve with more Parmesan cheese at the table and a salad.



Walnuts and Chives


Bon appétit!!!


1 package bow ties                            $2.89             

½ cup sun dried tomatoes                 $4.19

1 garlic clove                                     $0.12

1cup whipping cream                         $2.49

¾ cup chicken broth                          $0.66

¾ cup parmesan cheese                    $3.06

Total cost = $13.41
Cost per person = $3.35

Quote of the Day

Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.

Epictetus 55-135 A.D.


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