Monday, August 15, 2011

Semolina chocolate chip cookies

Semolina chocolate chip cookies
Food Diary (August 14, 2011)
Breakfast: Missed
Lunch: Rolled oats with nectarine, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Dinner: Mushroom and tomato omelet with flax seed bread, rolled oats with prunes

The semolina chocolate chip cookies is a twist to the regular chocolate chip cookies. Using semolina adds more crispiness as well as different flavour and texture.  Its nice but I don’t think the semolina version will be overtaking the regular chocolate chip cookies anytime soon. The recipe is available here.

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Consumption of excess amounts of red meat is generally connected with heart disease. However a new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat, particularly when the meat is processed, and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study also shows that replacing red meat with healthier proteins, such as low-fat dairy, nuts, or whole grains, can significantly lower the risk.

The researchers found that a daily 100-gram serving of unprocessed red meat was associated with a 19% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. They also found that one daily serving of 50 grams of processed meat was associated with a 51% increased risk.

The link between red meat and diabetes seems unusual. I wonder what the researchers will find next.

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  1. Ooh, I like the look of the frosting on that chocolate cake!

  2. I am glad that I limit my red meat. It is tasty, but they seem to find more drawbacks all the time.

  3. ahhhh that chocolate crepe cake looks divine. so much work to make! and how did you get those semolina cookies to be so perfectly round?

  4. I skipped breakfast too, had brunch at noon at an all-day breakfast place! I'm going to make that semolina choc chip cookie as soon as I can, thanks for the recipe! By the way, the link is broken...

  5. Oh dearie me ... I love red meat and my husband craves for a good steak every so often. We've been trying to eat more fish and cutting down red meats but ... oh woe is us! Sorry ... some drama there :D No problems for you, eh? So very disciplined. You make me look bad. You can tell from my blog we're not too health conscious.
    I'm imagining the cookies will have more of a crunch? I'm gonna be making your prune semolina cookies soon.

  6. I don't believe anything the US researchers say about the beef. I once saw a program on French tv with French doctors and nutrition specialists and they compared the standard French steak to a standard US steak (I suppose French is similar here to any European steak I have seen). US steak has at least 3x more calories per 100 g than a French steak, not to mention the weight (the French steak is tiny) and the way the animals are fed and reared in France... Their conclusion was no one in Europe should listen to what the AMerican scientists or nutrition specialists say about beef, because it has nothing to do with the French (or European) meat. They were also saying that healthwise it is unwise to stop eating beef, since it contains lots of iron (apparently most women lack iron and beef is the easiest way to absorb it by the organism).
    Semolina chocolate cheep cookies are still intriguing.

  7. There are always new finding everyday from eggs being not containing the cholesterol levels as it was originally thought to pork being healthier then beef meat, for me I don't care as long as I eat good food that's what matter, life is short enjoy it :)
    Anyways you don't know what's not healthy today will be healthy in the future.

  8. Yummychunklet: it looks awesome, agree!

    Angela: lets just hope the findings are accurate etc

    Junia: see

    lifeisfull: thank you for letting me know the link is broken, I have now fixed it. Let me know how the cookie turns out

    ping: those researchers can really make our life miserable:) I wonder if they eat red meat themselves? I am sure they love a good burger and steak every now and then. Moderation I suppose. See Sissi’s comments below. Yes the cookies did have more of a crunch.

    Sissi: lot of corn etc is used as animal feed so I suppose standards US and non-US meat is a bit different. The research was done in the US so I guess the findings are more relevant if you eat standard US red meat. I also heard that beef/red meat is a great source of iron. To get the same amount of iron from spinach we probably have to eat about a ton:) Well not a ton, maybe a lot

    angsarap: good philosophy, sometimes there is too much research. Maybe they should instead use the funds to fee the hungry rather than giving us a headache with all these results:)

  9. Those cookies couldn't look any better than they do. So thick and chewy. Like you said they may not replace the regular ones any time soon but they are a nice change!

  10. Great post today! Love the idea of semolina cc cookies; that cake is FABULOUS!; and interesting tidbit on red meat and diabetes. Happy Monday~

  11. The crispness from the semolina in the cookies is giving me a bit of food for thought- perhaps it would work well as a crumble topping....? *goes off to ponder*

  12. Kitchen Belleicious: the cookies were thick, crispy and chewy but different from the normal stuff

    Lizzy: thank you. I like it that cc is short for chocolate chip

    Maris: it is!

    tori: semolina would make a great crumble topping, it will be crumbly and crispy