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Beverages

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press ePub

Beverages

The cup that cheers, be it made with spirits or not, has its place in every home. For graduation parties, large get-togethers, lounging on the back porch or terrace, after football games, any time more than two people get together.

MINT PUNCH

For 12

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

Juice of 6 oranges

1/2 cup grapefruit juice

Juice of 6 lemons

1/2 cup crème de menthe

Rind of 1/2 cucumber

Rind of 1/2 orange

1 quart ginger ale

1/4 cup grated fresh pineapple

Boil the sugar and water, cool and add the juice of oranges, grapefruit, lemons and crème de menthe, cucumber rind and the rind of 1/2 an orange. Chill several hours, remove cucumber and orange rinds, add the ginger ale and fresh pineapple and pour over the ice cubes.

CRANBERRY ORANGE PUNCH

For 12

6 cups cranberry juice cocktail

1 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1-1/4 cups pineapple juice

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Chapter 6: The Benefits of Paleo

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Many people turn to the Paleo diet because of the weight-loss benefits, but that’s not where the idea originated. If you remember, the diet was created by a gastroenterologist to help his patients with various disorders. Of course, weight loss is a wonderful side effect that has its own set of healthy benefits.

When you add in the myriad other perks, going caveman is almost a no-brainer. Let’s take a quick peek at some of the biggest health benefits of following a Paleo diet.

Because this is one of the primary reasons many people decide to switch to a Paleo diet, we’ll start here. Because you’re eliminating empty carbs and adding in lots of healthful plant fiber and lean protein, losing weight will be much easier. A few other factors that contribute to healthy weight loss include:

The bottom line is you will be consuming foods that help your body function the way that it’s supposed to, and one of the natural side effects of that is weight loss.

The theory behind the Paleo diet is that eating grains, dairy, and other foods on the excluded list can cause digestive upset, inflammation, and discomfort because our bodies aren’t adapted to eating them. Also, your digestive tract needs fiber to help it sweep food through your system, otherwise it builds up and causes problems. Some of the conditions that may be improved by going caveman include:

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Menu 16. STATE FAIR FARE

Brian L. Patton New World Library ePub

M

E

N

U

16

M

an,

do

I

hate

the

fair.

Always

have.

Even

before

I

was

clued

in

on

animal

suffer-

ing

and

vegan

stuff,

I

still

avoided

the

fair

like

the

plague.

My

friends

would

always

be

like,

“Hey,

let’s

go

to

the

fair!”

And

I’d

be

like,

“Let

me

get

this

straight:

You

want

me

to

walk

around

all

day

in

some

filthy,

stinky

farmland

and

throw

some

balls

and

rings

at

stuff,

so

I

can

win

shitty,

useless

prizes

that

I

have

to

carry

around

all

day

and

will

end

up

throwing

away

when

I

get

home?

And

then

I’m

going

to

eat

so

much

sausage,

hot

dogs,

and

funnel

cake

which,

at

first,

I’ll

enjoy

until

I

have

to

take

three

separate

dumps

in

Porta-Johns,

before

we

spend

an

hour

finding

our

car

and

another

hour

getting

out

of

the

park-

ing

lot?

That’s

how

you’ll

have

me

spending

my

Saturday?

I

don’t

even

care

if

Warrant

is

opening

for

Stryper!

No,

thank

you!”

Just

because

I

hate

the

fair,

though,

doesn’t

mean

I

hate

the

food.

I

love

the

food.

And

corn

dogs

are

at

the

top

of

the

list.

P.S.

Wow!

I

just

went

and

watched

a

Stryper

video,

and

I

recommend

you

do

the

same.

You

will

not

be

disappointed.

L

I

B

A

T

I

O

N

R

E

C

O

M

M

E

N

D

A

T

I

O

N

Since

we’re

dealing

with

some

extremely,

ahem,

casual

food

here,

I’d

pair

it

with

a

Starburst

(see

recipe,

page 201)

.

.

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Conclusion: Now What?

Ya-Ling J. Liou Return to Health Press™ PDF

CONCLUSION

What now?

NOW THAT YOU’VE COMPLETED VOLUME ONE of Every Body’s

Guide to Everyday Pain, you have at your fingertips all the information about why it hurts (Section I). You even have some ideas about how to stop it (Section II) and how to avoid it in the future (Section III). When pain comes back or a new pain shows up, as it will if you are lucky enough to see many more decades of life, just remember to stop and listen to your body. Consider the possible mechanical, chemical and emotional triggers that you learned about here.

If you’ve followed along and implemented as many of the ideas in this book as possible, then you’ve done everything that you can. It’s important now to be aware that, even though you’re feeling good, you’re not done.

The next two volumes of this series will be key companions in your continuing efforts to remain pain free. Volume Two: Fix the Fire Damage, is all about how to

buffer your body against all the unavoidable triggers of everyday life. It is where you’ll find the strategies that will fit your situation, whether your weakness is around the mechanical, chemical or emotional stressors, or all three. Volume Three: Plan

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Menu 6. NEW NEW ENGLAND

Brian L. Patton New World Library ePub

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NEW NEW ENGLAND

“Crab” Roll

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Four 20-ounce cans young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained, rinsed,

and roughly chopped (see WTF on page 58)

2 cups water

Two 5-inch pieces wakame (see WTF below)

½ cup finely diced celery

2 scallions, thinly sliced

¼ cup finely diced jicama

¾ cup vegan mayo

½ teaspoon seaweed powder (see WTF, next page)

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

Salt and pepper

8 small dinner rolls, split and toasted, if you like

In

a

large

skillet,

heat

the

oil

over

medium-high

heat,

and

add

the

jackfruit.

Don’t

add

any

salt,

since

the

wakame

will

add

a

salty

note

during

the

next

step.

Fry

for

4

to

5

minutes,

or

until

the

jackfruit

be-

gins

to

brown,

then

toss

and

fry

for

5

more

minutes.

Add

the

water

and

wakame,

and

bring

to

a

boil.

Reduce

the

heat

to

medium

and

simmer

for

7

to

8

minutes,

or

until

the

liquid

is

absorbed.

Remove

the

wakame

and

discard.

Raise

the

heat

to

medium-high,

and

fry

the

jackfruit,

stirring

occasionally,

for

8

to

10

minutes,

or

until

the

outsides

and

the

stringy

edges

are

crisp.

Remove

from

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