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Got any flavor ideas for a Very Spicy gelato?

Thank you all for the great ideas. I tried the chocolate, cinnamon & pepper combination. It turn out great. It start off with a rich dark chocolate taste, then comes a hint of cinnamon; Just right before that bite of gelato melt away, the spiciness sinks in with a kick. I wish I can share this gelato with you all on the web.

Oct 09, 2008
kaity in Home Cooking

Why won't they leave yogurt alone?

I believe a lot of confusion with inulin is because most people don't really know what it is.

Inulin is actually an fiber that is found naturally in our fruit & vegetables. It's content is especially high in J. artichokes, chicory root & garlic.

To have the proper amount of inulin for it's effect, you will need to eat 2/5 lbs of raw garlic; 1 1/4 lb of raw onions; or 10 lbs of banana a day. I would say that eating that yogurt with inulin added is a much better way.

Inulin is also know as "Pre-biotic for it's active stimulating property to our digestive system. The natural form of inulin is most often from chicory root. There are many synthetic (polydextrose) or by products from whey on the market now that is also called prebiotic. Those are the ones to stay away from.

Oct 09, 2008
kaity in General Topics

Why won't they leave yogurt alone?

With proper fiber intake it improves your digestive system (such as the active fiber of enriched inulin) which help you to absorb the essential nutrients such as calcium that your body needs!!! Elderly dies after hip fracture mostly from lack of mobility, which causes many other complications.

Oct 09, 2008
kaity in General Topics

High fructose corn syrup commercial on Food Network?!?

Unfortunately this year FDA approved the label of HFCS as "NATURAL". Even though it has gone through 50-60 refining process, because it originated from corn, it's considered natural.

I feel that a huge problem with our whole food supply is the "refining" process. General public don't know or care. They thought that Non-fat & Non-Cal is better. While they are packed with highly refined stuff...

Corn syrup in fact indirectly causes "ACID RAIN"?????

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in Food Media & News

High fructose corn syrup commercial on Food Network?!?

Did you hear that 1 man got fired, another quite his job & the 3rd man finally approved the use of "Sweet n Low" back then. It's pretty scary.

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in Food Media & News

Got any flavor ideas for a Very Spicy gelato?

I got these extremely spicy organic Jalapeno pepper that I want to make gelatos with. I though by it's self it might be too plain. I'm stuck on what I can pair it with. I've tried curry gelto, it's okay. Any ideas?

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in Home Cooking

Redondo Beach, need recommendation for cousins get together

There is a Italian restaurant called Paradiso Ristorante down on 1611 S. Catalina Ave. (very close to where you live). It looks like a bar from outside, but got a elegant dining area inside. They got homemade pastas, (the bacon one is my favorate) & excellent fresh battered calamari rings with three different dipping sauce... yummy. Quality with reasonable price.

Ask for the small room within the dining area with the double glass French door. That is where we go if we want quality food & not to worry about my kids (3 & 6) bothering others.

Walking distance just down on the other end of the Catalina ave, there is a local coffee house "coffee cartel." They got lots of comfortable sofas & couches inside. A outdoor non-smoking upper patio & a smoking lower patio. Very relaxing & is a great place to social. They got a huge selection of beverages & open till mid-night on saturday.

Enjoy

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in Los Angeles Area

Looking for French restaraunt with prix fixe/ tasting menu!! (Pasadena area)

There is a restaurant www.deliusrestaurant.com in long beach ( a bit far from you, but worth a try) that offers a 7 course pre-fix meal with quality, tasty & reasonable price. They change their menu often, you can see what is being served on their calender. You can get a great variety of food & you can have more without extra charge. Tell them about your special occasion, they just might be able to seat you next to the harpist.

There is also a place in the west side, Portofino bistro. They got great tasting appetizer, steak & lighted cotton candy with a pre-fix menu. However, their service is awful unless you know someone there or if you dress like a million.

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in Los Angeles Area

High Fiber and/or High Protein Dessert??

There is a product called Pre-biotic "enriched inulin." It is a active fiber that stimulates digestive health & bone health too. You can find it in health food stores. It's in a powder form with 1/3 the sweetness of sugar, it does not spike blood sugar so it is also safe for diabetes. You can add it to any food or drink that is high in protein. If you also add vit. D to it, it can boost you kids bone density even more.

There are different types of Pre-Biotic inulin available, but this "enriched inulin" is extracted from chicory root & is the only one proven to improve bone health. Why not?

For kids they will only need 2g (equivalent to fiber of 1 cup of broccoli) daily for its beneficial affect & 5-8g for adult. 2 weeks daily for digestive health, 8 weeks for bone health. A research was conducted on this particular item where post menopausal women can gain 25% more bone density in just 1 yr.

This product is not recommend for people who want to gain weight, since taking it long term stimulates the hormone GLP-1, which creates satiety that reduce your food intake, & will make you loose excessive weight.

It is perfectly safe for kids, since the Europeans are adding it to their new born infant formulas.

Hope this helps. My family loves it. :)

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in Home Cooking

Why won't they leave yogurt alone?

I don't know what the Stonyfield farm Farm yogurt taste like before adding Inulin. But I do appreciate very much that they have add it. You may rethink about fiber if you know that it can improve your body's absorption to nutrients from food you eat, better regularity, reduce your risk of getting sick,... Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, ... are all related to lack of fiber. Do you know that 30% of the elderly dies within a year from hip fracture???

Sep 19, 2008
kaity in General Topics