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The study Robert Goodland refers to in the video above is here (pdf).  Mat McDermott At Treehugger covered the Goodland study here.

New study: Meat, smoking have strongest links to cancer incidence rates

Sorry no recipes today. After spending over 500 Mondays with you I am finally taking some time off.  Today we're celebrating the holiday with dinner at a local restaurant I've been dying to try which has been receiving raves about its new Meatless Monday menu; so won't be around for comments.

Leaving you with some Beatles rockers:

"I've Had Enough"  Paul McCartney

"Listen to What The Man Says"  Paul McCartney

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  •  RIP Robert Goodland (7+ / 0-)

    He died on December 28, 2013.

    Having posole verde tonight. It's an all-day affair from start to finish. 1 pound of corn, 1 pound of tomatillos, 1 pound green pasilla peppers. And a bunch of other things.

    "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

    by Crider on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 03:10:01 PM PST

  •  Red lentil dal tonight. (9+ / 0-)

    I have a complicated recipe requiring the toasting and grinding of spices, but I went to an Indian grocery this morning and bought a jar of mild curry paste and will try the lazy person's version tonight.  I have some small eggplants that I will roast and then I'll make some basmati rice.  

    The holidays were really tough on my dietary good intentions, but now I'm back on track.  

    It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by Radiowalla on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 03:16:58 PM PST

    •  Please try toasting and grinding your own masalas! (3+ / 0-)
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      You will never want go back to using the commercial stuff again... although the Patak's curry pastes are not bad when you are still learning the basics of Indian.

      I keep homemade garam masala, sambar masala and chaat masala on hand all the time, as well as bulk spices. Last year I finally replaced my decrepit and tiny electric coffee grinder, which I used for spices, with a wonderful Indian made "Mixie" that cranks out perfect masalas as well as batters for dosa and appam.

      •  Oh, I have, and it's wonderful. (2+ / 0-)
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        I even bought a dedicated coffee grinder just for spices.  But sometimes I am just plain lazy and don't want to to take the time for it.    I've never heard of a "Mixie," though.   Sounds like you are quite the expert, atana.  I have no clue how to make dosa or appam.

        It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by Radiowalla on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 07:27:15 PM PST

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  •  We ate out today. (4+ / 0-)

    To celebrate the housemate getting her first raise in six years (ever) where she's working.  Went to a place that struck me as being sort of like a cross between a sports bar and a cheesecake factory type restaurant.  I'm assuming it's a chain, but I've never seen it anywhere before and I don't remember the name now.

    While I didn't order entirely meatless, the protein portion was edible, but the meatless parts were the star of the meal.  Billed as 'Hawaiian pineapple rice pilaf', it was sweet but spicy at the same time, and not overly glue-like.  Pineapple bits were throughout, along with more rustic larger (though still fairly small) pieces of onion that had been sauteed lightly, so they were still al dente, julienned peppers, definitely some soy sauce, and something else with a bit of zing I couldn't quite pin down.  Hints of citrus as well.  I'll have to see if I can locate the place's name and see if anyone has done a reverse-engineering of the dish somewhere on the web.

  •  short work week (3+ / 0-)
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    I'm just having smoothies & salads for lunch this week, so I didn't have to cook.

    I'm thinking next week -- maybe the soba noodle thing from the Engine 2 book? I'm in a weight loss contest, I'm looking for light things.

  •  You deserve a day off! Have a great time tonight. (3+ / 0-)
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    atana, VL Baker, nomandates

    I made pizza Saturday and Sweetie made pasta Sunday and tonight I'm making a Northern African peanut soup with fire roasted tomatoes, coconut milk, butternut squash, onion, and berbere spices among other things. Sourdough sandwiches with Jarlsberg, caramelized onion, curly kale and Beverton hot and sweet mustard. Yum!

    Please call me Scotia. "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris

    by TX Scotia on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 06:25:47 PM PST

    •  That soup sounds wonderful! (2+ / 0-)
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      VL Baker, TX Scotia

      Is there a recipe you can share or did you just make it up?

      It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by Radiowalla on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 08:49:37 PM PST

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      •  I was riffing off 3 different recipes I have..... (1+ / 0-)
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        I did not have sweet potato, but I had a nice butternut squash, so here it is.
        3 C stock, 15-19oz can coconut milk, 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes, salt to taste, 3-4 smashed garlic cloves, bay leaf, start with 1 tsp berbere spice, squrit of Frank's hot sauce & tamari. Cook on low in a large saucepan or enameled dutch oven. Meanwhile, sliver 1/2 to 1 small yellow or spicy white onion. Cut a nice sized butternut squash in half. Then 1/2 in half. Peel and dice one piece in 1/2" dice, chunk the other piece. Place the squash and onion on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 425 for about 15 minutes and take out the onion and diced squash, turn down to 375 and roast until the squash starts to caramelize, take out and smash the chunks on the baking sheet and put in the soup. Keep at a slow simmer and, if you'd like the soup a little thicker, take the lid off, if thinner, add more stock. Adjust seasonings. Stir occasionally until done. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts if wanted. Great the next day and freezes well.

        Please call me Scotia. "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris

        by TX Scotia on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 04:59:53 PM PST

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        •  Thank you so much! (1+ / 0-)
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          Copied and filed for the future.

          I'll have to get some berbers spice, though.  

          It's the Supreme Court, stupid!

          by Radiowalla on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 07:03:20 PM PST

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          •  You can find recipes online, but I just happen to (0+ / 0-)

            have the most fabulous herb and spice store in my capitol city where they make it up fresh along with lots of other mixes. It's called Buck's Fifth Avenue here's the link Send them a recipe and they will make up the herbs and spices and send it back to you.

            Please call me Scotia. "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful" - William Morris

            by TX Scotia on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:17:49 AM PST

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