Basic Sugarless Vegetarian Mincemeat Recipe
3 cup apple pulp, some skins
1/2 large lemon with peel, ground
1 medium orange with peel, ground
1 cup seedless raisins, ground
1 cup seedless raisins whole
1 cup currants (or more raisins)
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp allspice (optional)
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
2 tbsp flour (or 1 tb arrowroot fl)
1/4 cup date sugar (optional)
1 1/2 tsp rum flavoring (optional)
Quarter and core apples, but do not peel. Grind in old-fashioned meat
grinder (food processor makes them too fine), using medium-coarse
blade. Remove seeds from lemon and orange, grind and add to apples.
1 cup raisins.
Mix all ingredients except rum flavoring in large bowl, stirring in
spices and flour, then date sugar if desired. Add flavoring and mix
again. Place in covered bowl or other container with tight lid;
refrigerate at least one week before using or canning. (1/2 inch head
space, boiling water bath 20 min for pints after water returns to
boil, longer for altitudes over 1000 ft.) If any jars fail to seal,
freeze for later use.
To freeze after refrigerating for the recommended week, place in clean
freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2 inch at top. Cover with clean
lids and place in sharp-freeze section of freezer until frozen. Thaw
overnight in the refrigerator before using. Makes 1 quart, enough for
2 8-inch pies.
1/4 cup 116 calories, 2 diabetic fruit exchanges Protein 1, fat 0,
carbohydrate 28 grams, 0 cholesterol If salt omitted, 1/4 cup
contains 7 mg sodium.
Source: Canning and Preserving without Sugar by Norma M. MacRae, R.D.
Third Edition 1993 ISBN 1-56440-163-4 Shared but not tested by
Elizabeth Rodier Oct 93
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Food Tips of the Week
A few tips on healthy eating
If your aim is to lose weight and also enhance your all round well-being, among other things you really should follow a thoughtfully planned healthy-minded dietary regime. In a perfect world, this ought to include five helpings of grains and vegetables every day and take in the right proportion of nutrients.
The case against reduced carbohydrate diets
Its popular as hell, but it is truly safe and healthy for you?
The majority of the negative side effects stated, such as tiredness, bowel disorders, or headaches seem to pass quickly, but critics contend that low carb diets are not without permanently harmful side effects.
Remember, one point that is usually overlooked, it is damned hard (though by no means impossible) for vegetarians to adopt a reduced carb diet.
Lycopene rich foods
(includes apricots, red bell peppers & tomato puree)
The phytochemical lycopene is a simple compound used to color foods and part of the carotenid family. This chemical is accountable for the dark red color of a good number of fruit, vegetables and pulses.
Fortunately, unlike numerous healthy agents, this useful phytochemical does not become less effective if heated during cooking, but is noticeably enhanced by being cooked.
Its most interesting nutritional contribution is that it behaves as an antioxidant and appears to help lower the risk of cancer.
Lycopene is the most potent fighter of singlet oxygen, which is correlated with skin aging. It is also thought to prevent the progression of atherosclerosis.
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