portobello mushrooms 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning, crushed 4 slices provolone cheese 4 ciabatta rolls, split, or wholegrain bread 1/3 cup mayonnaise mixed with EXTRA hot chilli sauce 4 to 8 pieces roasted red sweet pepper 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1. Scrape gills from mushroom caps, if desired. Drizzle mushrooms with oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper and crushed Italian seasoning. 2. On charcoal grill, cook mushrooms on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Top each mushroom with a cheese slice. Place rolls, split sides down, on grill rack. Grill 2 minutes more, until cheese is melted, mushrooms are tender, and rolls are toasted. 3. Serve mushrooms on rolls. Pass mayonnaise, sweet pepper pieces, and basil leaves. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information Per serving: Calories 520, Total Fat 29 g, Saturated Fat 9 g, Monounsaturated Fat 8 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 9 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 972 mg, Carbohydrate 49 g, Total Sugar 2 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 17 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 88%, Calcium 31%, Iron 22%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
(DEA)- diethanolamine and (TEA)- triethanolamine, Cocamide (MEA), can form NITROSAMINES in products in which conatain sodium nitrate, preservatives and surfactants such as SLS, that over time can be broken down into nitrates and form dangerous carcinogenic nitrosamines.
A carcinogen is any substance directly involved in causing cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes.
Nitrosamines are created in cosmetics when nitrates and various amino acids are in favorable conditions to combine. Specifically, nitrosamines form when certain proteins, such as diethanolamine (DEA) or triethanolamine (TEA) Cocamide (MEA), sodium lauroyal sarcosinate and amino methyl propanol, are used in the same products as preservatives that can break down into nitrates. As these various compounds break down over time, they can recombine into nitrosamines.
The inadvertent creation of this carcinogenic compound can add a whole new challenge for consumers reading labels for safety, since nitrosamines do not appear on a label, and the precursor building blocks are not clearly noted. A 1998 study by the UK Department of Trade and Industry showed that nitrosamine levels in some products actually increase in the months after a product is opened
So! After 6 months the temperature has finally risen above 10 degrees C, and the sun came out! My flatmate and I decided to take full advantage of the situation and take a trip to the farmers market. I was squealing from excitement in about the first 2 seconds of arriving, as the first two thing I spotted were: KALE! and RAW MILK!!! Now I do not usually drink any milk, due to the hormones, antibiotics and chemicals fed to the commercial dairy cows and also the pasteurization process pretty much renders any nutritional value of milk to zero. The milk tastes absolutely amazing, just like real milk is meant to. I also managed to do my weekly shopping for about £20 less than I would usually spend - a huge bonus, and which meant I had cash to spend on a yummy lunch and coffee, there may have been a carrot cake in there too ;) A fantastic day out and satisfaction that I am not only supporting my health, but also the local farmers who work really hard to bring us fresh seasonal food.
Most women these days are aware of some potentially harmful ingredients found in cosmetics. What you may not be aware of is some of the seemingly innocuous ingredients can turn into harmful ingredients when combined with other ingredients or form over a period of time. I have carried out some research and have been pretty surprised at some of the results.
The reason I embarked on this research mission is pretty simple, over the years I have spent literally hundreds of dollars in the hopes that I would finally find the right products that would clear up my skin, I even tried using nothing at all except water, nothing helped - not even the most expensive (kora) organic skincare range helped me. I then tried the Simple rage of cosmetics and while it improved my skin condition I was unhappy with the amount of chemical ingredients it contained. So FINALLY after about 6 years I found out that the reason for the redness and skin breakouts was due to having hypersensitive skin, even to natural ingredients. I have now found a product I am happy with that has helped 100% no more redness and my skin is clearing up beautifully, I will review this product at the end of my posts.
Anyway, It all started one Saturday morning when I sat down and could not stop itching, huge hives developed all over my body and I couldn’t figure out why - then I realized the only thing I had done differently was use a new shower gel - it was natural and had botanical ingredients - no parabens and no sodium laureth sulfates, so I thought I was safe. That was until I sat down a researched all the ingredients… Sadly to say, that shower gel experienced a rather hasty trajectory to the trash bin.
I hope find some of the information I will be sharing with you as enlightening as I did, and empower you to make safe choices when purchasing cosmetics
“Believe it or not, a lot of your brain is made of fat (about 60%)! The neurons in the brain are coated with a protective, fatty coating called myelin that “shrinks” when you lose excessive amounts of weight. So it’s not surprising that brain scans of patients with anorexia nervosa or bulimia show brain atrophy, which is reversible if the woman gains weight.”
From the science-you-always-knew-was-true file comes evidence that eating junk food is addictive, triggering the same sorts of responses in the brain that lead to drug dependence.
A couple of clever researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in Florida put electrodes in rats’ brains and trained the animals to give themselves a jolt of electricity to their pleasure centers.
Some rats then got just lab chow, others got access for an hour a day to a buffet of high-fat, caloric food, and 11 really lucky animals, known as the “extended-access rats” got to graze at the rodent equivalent of a fast-food cafeteria for up to 23 hours a day for 40 days.
The rats with full access to the junky stuff just loved it, gorging on bacon, cheesecake and Ho Hos. As you might expect, they got pretty fat pretty fast.
Inside their little brains, the junk-food eating rats developed a big problem. Just like drug takers, the rats needed a bigger fix of junk food over time to maintain their pleasure. So they kept on eating, and kept on getting fatter. As the scientists explained in their paper, “extended access to palatable high-fat food can induce addiction-like deficits in brain reward function,” which can spur overeating and lead to obesity.
Or, in layman’s terms, “the animals completely lost control over their eating behavior, the primary hallmark of addiction,” neuroscientist Paul Kenny said in a statement describing the work.