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    Its the new year, you've over indulged, and its time to get yourself back in shape, or at least give yourself a fighting chance to reaching next Xmas. Maybe a bit of exercise.

    This thread is for simple, basic, healthy meals that can be done on a shoestring. Who's got money after Xmas anyway.
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  • #2
    Basic Vegetable Soup

    Ingredients
    1 medium shredded onion
    1 medium shredded leek
    1 large shredded carrot
    and
    2 medium shredded sticks celery
    per pint of vegetable stock.
    Some unsalted butter
    Seasoning to taste.

    Method
    Saute onions gently in a bit of butter for 5 minutes or so until almost transluscent. Then add leeks and cook 5 minutes more. Then add carrot and celery and stir for a few additional minutes. Then add stock and cook for half an hour or so until the carrots and celery are soft. Blitz then season to taste.
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    • #3
      Vegetable salad:

      - Tomatoes
      - Cucumber
      - Lettuce
      - Onion

      Use olive oil and vinegar as "gravy"
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      • #4
        I case of bad cold and no medication

        ( I already posted that somewhere, anyway ... fits well here )

        GROG :
        - 1/2 of a Lemon
        - 1/4 to 1/3 glass of brown rhum
        - 3 to 5 sounpful of Honey
        - the rest of the glass with hot ( boiled ) water

        Drink while still hot.
        You better go to bed afterwards ... use warm blankets ... expect lot of sweating.

        Bregs,
        Raum_Schiff.

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        • #5
          Bloody Mary
          • 4 oz. Vodka (I prefer Absolut)
          • 8 oz. Low Sodium V-8 juice
          • Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce (to taste)
          • 4-5 drops Worcestershire Sauce
          • 1 tsp. dried horseradish (optional)
          • Dash or two of celery salt or garlic sea salt
          • to of a small lime
          • 2-3 hot pickled okra
          • 2-3 garlic or jalapeno stuffed olives.
          • Ice
          • 16 oz. frosted beer mug

          1. Add ice to bottom of mug
          2. Squeeze lime juice over ice
          3. Add vodka to ice
          4. Add Tabasco/Louisiana Hot Sauce
          5. Add Worcestershire Sauce
          6. Add V-8 juice
          7. Add dry ingredients
          8. Stir
          9. Add okra and olives


          One or two of these will cure anything. The V-8, okra and olives count as at least two servings of vegetables. Should only be consumed on weekends and holidays before noon.
          Last edited by The Doctor; 02 Jan 09, 14:51.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by raum_schiff View Post
            ( I already posted that somewhere, anyway ... fits well here )

            GROG :
            - 1/2 of a Lemon
            - 1/4 to 1/3 glass of brown rhum
            - 3 to 5 sounpful of Honey
            - the rest of the glass with hot ( boiled ) water

            Drink while still hot.
            You better go to bed afterwards ... use warm blankets ... expect lot of sweating.

            Bregs,
            Raum_Schiff.
            Nice varient. We replace Rum with whisky and add fresh slices of ginger.
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            • #7
              If you are wanting to clean out your number 1 system drink cranberry juice. For the gut, eat tomatoes (with skin on), celery and beetroot to clean out your number 2 system .
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              • #8
                Purchase a 24 bottle case of Augustiner Maximator Doppelbock Beer. Chill the beer to cellar temperature before filling your litre mug to the brim with three bottles of this nectar of the gods. Drink. Repeat as often as needed. You will soon be all-right! Best done while watching your favorite show or movies on tv.~
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by johnbryan View Post
                  Purchase a 24 bottle case of Augustiner Maximator Doppelbock Beer. Chill the beer to cellar temperature before filling your litre mug to the brim with three bottles of this nectar of the gods. Drink. Repeat as often as needed. You will soon be all-right! Best done while watching your favorite show or movies on tv.~
                  Until the next morning !

                  Hangover Cures

                  Avoid painkillers altogether.

                  If you need to take a painkiller, still don't. Aspirin and ibuprofen will melt your stomach lining. Don't take paracetemol either as your liver is already on overdrive.

                  What you need is water, vitamin C & B (the ones that disolve in water), a bit of salt, something to line the stomach (banana which contains much needed potasium, and raw egg which contains cysteine, is good here), and much apologies here exercise to get your sluggish blood moving round your body again.

                  Option 1
                  Fruit juice toned down by some slightly alkali (real mineral) water (to counter the acidity) is a good start.

                  Option 2
                  Sex.

                  Option 3
                  Brush your teeth, then option 2, then option 1.

                  Traditional Options 4
                  a: Banana, strawberries, yoghurt and milk in a blender. Then drink. You could add vegemite/marmite to add more B vitamins but don't.

                  b: If you can face it, and not too old, too young or breastfeeding then a raw egg is good.

                  c: The below is close enough to my 'traditional' cure.
                  Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                  Bloody Mary
                  • 4 oz. Vodka (I prefer Absolut)
                  • 8 oz. Low Sodium V-8 juice
                  • Tabasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce (to taste)
                  • 4-5 drops Worcestershire Sauce
                  • 1 tsp. dried horseradish (optional)
                  • Dash or two of celery salt or garlic sea salt
                  • to of a small lime
                  • 2-3 hot pickled okra
                  • 2-3 garlic or jalapeno stuffed olives.
                  • Ice
                  • 16 oz. frosted beer mug

                  1. Add ice to bottom of mug
                  2. Squeeze lime juice over ice
                  3. Add vodka to ice
                  4. Add Tabasco/Louisiana Hot Sauce
                  5. Add Worcestershire Sauce
                  6. Add V-8 juice
                  7. Add dry ingredients
                  8. Stir
                  9. Add okra and olives


                  One or two of these will cure anything. The V-8, okra and olives count as at least two servings of vegetables. Should only be consumed on weekends and holidays before noon.
                  Add a raw egg to the above, a bit more chilli then remove veg, and down in one. Then eat veg while mouth melts.

                  Magic Option 5

                  Ingredients
                  1 Banana
                  A mix of strawberries and kiwi ( I would suggest 3 to 1 ratio here) equal to weight of bananas used.
                  2 dried Apricots
                  4 dried Prunes
                  Natural Yoghurt equal volume to amount above.
                  Milk equal in volume to yoghurt used.
                  1 Raw Egg.

                  Blitz banana, strawberries, kiwi, apricot and prunes. Add yogurt and blitz a bit more gently. Add milk and blitz. Put in glass/cup/whatever and crack raw egg (unbroken) on top. Try to down in one. The egg is palatable in this case, as not only will it line the stomach, but it is followed by creamy goodness that disguises what has just preceded it.

                  Why does this work?
                  The egg contain cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde. This is the poison that causes hangovers. The liver also uses glutathione which is depleted by acetaldehyde. Your liver is what you need to cleanse your system. The egg also lines your stomach against acid.

                  The banana also lines your stomach. Apart from C and carbs, it also contains magnesium, potassium and electrolytes which are depleted when drinking a tad too much.

                  Strawberries and kiwi combined are a superfood, also full of C and fructose that helps recovery. And helps prevent potential brain damage, which is good.

                  Yoghurt, milk, bananas, strawberries and kiwi contain almost all the B vitamins you need. Like C it disolves in water, so it needs replenishing. Notice how many people swear by marmite/vegemite as a hangover cure.

                  Dried apricots add zinc, iron and C. Dried prunes.....well lets just say they allow your system to adjust faster by helping get rid of the trash.

                  One word of caution, the prunes make the mixture look a horrible shade of brown, and the raw egg sitting on top does not make the drink look appetizing. At all. It is a lot of effort, but if you prepare as much as you can before a wedding/christening/funeral function, and then imbibe the next day then you will feel better.
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                  • #10
                    You can't beat a litre of strong, traditional Bloody Mary's! Nothing better in the whole world to set your entire life aright after a night of heavy drinking.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johnbryan View Post
                      You can't beat a litre of strong, traditional Bloody Mary's! Nothing better in the whole world to set your entire life aright after a night of heavy drinking.
                      Thats definitely the beer talking ! How much vodka? All more alcohol does is delay the inevitable!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
                        Thats definitely the beer talking ! How much vodka? All more alcohol does is delay the inevitable!
                        Yes, but it's a sweet, siren's song while it lasts.
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                        • #13
                          Digestion/Indigestion

                          I used to suffer from gastric reflux, even when I lost weight. It turned out my problem was less indigestion than undigestion. Eating food too fast, not chewing etc etc.

                          This helped me, and I'm not even getting royalties for saying so!



                          I think I'm going to have to design a lovely fennel salad that incorporates what is good in this product without the price!
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                          • #14
                            Throw in some pickled beets, chopped broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower into your salad and you'll soon be alright.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johnbryan View Post
                              Throw in some pickled beets, chopped broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower into your salad and you'll soon be alright.
                              I think some one knows more about food than they are letting on! The 4 veg you mentioned are pretty interesting. The beets I've mentioned, but I'll let the readers look up the benefits of the rest for themselves .
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