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“I eat like a 6 year old,” says 84 year old billionaire Warren Buffet.

He says it is his secret way to staying young.

Buffet it seems, in contradiction to the advice of the National Institutes of Health, eats a high sugar and a high salt diet.

He drinks at least five Coca-Colas everyday he says. He also happens to own the Coca-Cola Company.

He loves a bowl of chocolate chop ice cream for breakfast. And he loves Potato Stix too and often carries a can in his suit pocket.

Buffet said “the lowest death rate is among six year olds,” therefore he eats like a six year old.

According to the Daily Mail he seldom if ever eats vegetables. The Daily Mail cites his biographer, Alice Schroeder:

Broccoli, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts look to me like Chinese food crawling around on a plate. Cauliflower almost makes me sick. I eat carrots reluctantly.

I don’t like sweet potatoes. I don’t even want to be close to a rhubarb, it makes me retch.

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It is reported that he loves a cheeseburger with a Cherry Coke, and steaks with hash browns with a root beer float.

This is a man I can respect!!!!! I mean cheeseburgers and steaks! My kind of food!

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According to CNBC Buffet says:

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My diet, though far from standard, is somewhat better than usually portrayed. I have a wonderful doctor who nudges me in your direction every time I see him. All in all, I’ve enjoyed remarkably good health — largely because of genes, of course — but also, I think, because I enjoy life so much every day.

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I tell you all this because late last year, and very quietly and with no fanfare at all I might add, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that scolding, lecturing, nanny, don’t eat anything that tastes good organization, ditched the low fat diet.

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And now just last week NIH also lifted their decade’s long cap on dietary cholesterol, saying there was “no appreciable relationship” between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol.

Today fat, red meat, shellfish, eggs, and real butter are good for us again.

Oooops. So sorry, America.

For 50 years the Food Police have been wrong, wrong, wrong all the while while scolding, preaching, and telling us they were right, right, right and that we MUST do as they say!!

Today it is:

 

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But what about all the cholesterol medications many folks took to lower their cholesterol over the last 50 years. What kind of harm did these potent and powerful drugs do to people? Web MD cites15 side effects of taking these drugs, 3 of them serious.

I can never ever believe anything the NIH ever tells me again!

Are you listening Michelle Obama? Can we now have good tasty food in our nation’s school cafeterias again and end childhood hunger in America’s schools?

I have never bought into the low fat diet fad. You all know I eat what I want in moderation. Portion size is what really matters.

However, in closing, I also have a confession to make. During my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s I drank anywhere from 6-10 cans of Pepsi a day. I still drink on average 3 cans of Pepsi a day. Yet, I am still thin and very healthy.

Move over Warren Buffet! I got you beat!

How do you eat? Will this new information change your eating habits?

A quick and easy read about the NIH recent changes can be found at Reason Magazine On Line.

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Quote of the Day comes humbly (of course) from me:

I eat religiously from the four major food groups every single day: salt, sugar, fat, and cholesterol.

Always have. Always will

Roberta Hunter

Featured Recipe      Swedish Hash

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Of course after today’s post I HAD to share a recipe that uses both red meat and butter.

That and I had left over beef a friend foisted on me after a dinner at her house. I don’t know why people think single people have absolutely, positively no food to eat unless they give us tons of their leftovers!!!!!

Anyhoo……….. I decided to make Swedish Hash.

When I travel I often like to meander around a city by myself and try to soak up the local culture. I kinda like to get the lay of the land and culture so to speak.

When I was in Stockholm, Sweden I was walking around medieval Old Town Stockholm, the original town center. Its charming narrow cobbled streets were filled with apartment homes, stores, and wonderful restaurants.

When my feet got tired and sore I stopped in a small restaurant whose name I do not remember. All I remember is how wonderfully delicious the beef hash I ordered was.

Ever since then I have tried to make a dish just like it. After many miserable tries this is the recipe is as close as I can get to my memory.

This is also a great recipe for using up leftovers.
This is what you will need for 4 people:

6 – 8 tablespoons butter

1 medium onions diced

1-2 cloves garlic

2 medium potatoes

About 1 pound leftover or deli roast beef

¼ cup beef broth

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

4 eggs

Parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

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Here is what you do:

Peel and boil the potatoes in cold water until just cooked. Do not over cook.

The following link will give you tips on how to best and how long to boil your potatoes.

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Cool completely. Cooking the potatoes can be done the night before.

Put a large bowl in the oven on ‘Hold Warm” or about 200 degrees.

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In the mean time peel and cut the onions into a small dice. Press the garlic.

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Cut the cooled potatoes into small cubes.

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Dice the beef into small cubes or pieces.

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You can use a processor to dice the beef if you wish. I prefer cutting by hand. Less clean up. I hate cleaning a processor!

Everything diced and ready to go.

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Heat 2 tablespoons butter and cook onions and garlic until soft and golden, adding more butter if necessary.

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Transfer to the warm bowl in the oven.

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Next brown the potatoes in 2 additional tablespoons butter and transfer to the bowl.

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Now heat the beef in the remaining butter.

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Push the beef to the outside of the pan creating a hole in the middle of the skillet.

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Start frying or poaching your eggs over low heat now. I like poached eggs.

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Back to the hash – Add the broth, Worcestershire sauce into the hole on the beef and cook until you see bubbles start to form on the edges.

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Then mix the meat mixture and the broth together and cook over low heat until the edges of the hash starts to brown. Add a bit of salt and pepper if so desired.

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When the eggs are done place the meat on four plates and top with one egg.

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Serve with a salad or some fruit.

Bon appétit!!!

Cost

6 – 8 tablespoons butter        $1.00

1 medium onions diced          $0.48

1-2 cloves garlic                    $0.11

2 medium potatoes                $0.98

About 1 pound roast beef       $0.00 if leftovers – About $10.00 from deli

¼ cup beef broth                   $0.22

1 tsp Worcestershire              $0.24

4 eggs                                  $0.90

Parsley                                 $0.06

Salt and pepper to taste

Total cost Leftovers = $3.88
Cost per person = $1.00
Total cost Deli = $13.88
Cost per person = $3.47

Either way this dish is a real bargain.

Recipe Quote of the Day

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Miriam Beard

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5 comments to Nevermind

  • I love hash, especially when topped with an egg. And yeah. Nice. You’d think the NIH might make a little more of a fuss? So maybe people will pay attention? My daughter can’t get her thesis published because it’s all about the opposite of conventional wisdom. Publications are refusing it because her research indicates a low-fat diet is baaaaaad for children. Her theme is eat real food including real fat instead of processed foods. Annoying.

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      Exactly, Julia. I have not heard this on any news program morning or evening. I have not seen it in any newspaper or magazine. It is the same ‘ole same ‘ole. If it were not for the fact that I read several food blogs weekly I would not have known either!

      Sad and Disgusting. People are still thinking eat less fat and eat more veggies.

      So sorry about your daughter’s problems getting published. ): ): ): More than “annoying.” Wrong Wrong Wrong!!!!!

  • Well I can certainly agree with you on the drug thing. Big Pharma is dangerous. And “Low Fat” is causing diabetes of the brain. I’m not an expert, but I’ve been blogging for the last 10 weeks on Eating Real Food and my website is full of healthful Chopped recipes. I’m on the other side of the healthful eating fence from you and Warren. I eat veggies, lean protein, whole grains/seeds (hardly any wheat however). At 58 I’m 12% body fat and have bones of a 25 year old. I exercise almost every day and include intervals. Water, coffee and wine are my beverages of choice. I totally agree we need to start eating Real Food and stay away from all the processed stuff the food industry would like us to buy into. The American public has been sold a deadly bill of goods. Thanks for the insight and the giggles.

  • I agree that it’s all about portion size. I was taking statins because I have one blocked artery that has found a new way around and my doctor freaked out when I told her one day that I’d stopped taking them.

    I love Buffett’s justification of eating a 6-year old’s diet. How fun. I’d love this hash too!