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Food Diary (November 26, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with flax seeds
Lunch: Pickled herring and beetroot salad
Dinner: Bean soup with sourdough
Today was a bad cooking day. I started the day with burnt oats, moved on to very salty salad for lunch but dinner really surprised me. It was nice, not burnt or salty. As I was thinking the worse was behind me a less than perfect rice pudding sneaked in. The rice pudding was slightly burnt, almost negligible. It was nice but definitely could have been much better. This was the worst rice pudding I had ever made. The crispy caramel cookiesturned out very nice though.
My mind was pre-occupied and this affected the quality of the food. Our state of mind does affect what we do and this made me think of professionals. Teachers in bad moods probably yell at their students but students are used to it. Doctors may misdiagnose but maybe the patient never finds out. But chefs in good restaurants have to consistently deliver good food. I wonder whether they have the ability to overcome bad moods or their brigade keeps the quality in check.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Smoky Wok
Today’s Favourite Blog
Salt is not your enemy. Taking a moderate amount of salt may be healthier than too little or too much, according to a research study.
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found people who consumed a moderate amount of salt had the lowest risk of heart problems, while people who had high-salt diets had an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular events. Those with low-salt diets had a higher risk of death from heart disease and an increased risk of being hospitalized for heart failure.
Consuming 7 to 8 grams of sodium a day was considered high salt intake while less than 3 grams was low salt intake. A teaspoon of salt, or roughly 5 grams, holds around 2.3 grams of sodium.
Researchers are yet again confusing us. Coconut oil and butter, previously considered bad fat, is now good fat. Salt is coming back in. I guess the message remains the same – moderation.