|White Chocolate Coconut Lava Cake|
Food Diary (December 29, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Chickpea pilaf
Dinner: Brussel sprouts with pasta, hummus
Baking/sweets: White Chocolate Coconut Lava Cake
If you like white chocolate and coconut, there is no reason why you shouldn’t like this lava cake. Its quite delicious, there’s nothing more to say! The recipe is available here. As you can see the cake was slightly underbaked, hence the lava really flowed generously, a bit too generously. Still very delicious, but I will complain, I am human after all.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Yummy Chunklet
Red Velvet Chocolate Blossoms
Today’s Favourite Blog
A study earlier this year by a nonprofit research center in Phoenix analyzed 80 brands of beef, pork chicken and turkey from five cities. The study found that 47% of the meat contained the bacteria staphylococcus aureus and that 52% were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics. In layman’s terms, when you go to the supermarket to buy one of these brands of pre-ground meat products, there's a roughly 25 percent chance you'll consume a potentially fatal bacteria that doesn't respond to commonly prescribed drugs.
If you use pre-packaged ground beef to make a hamburger, it's probably best to cook the meat through rather than keeping it rare. Even antibiotic resistant bacteria can be killed by sufficient heat. Alternatively grind your own meat or have your trusted butcher do in in front of you! Or go to McDonalds or other fast food chains, they seem to be safe.
The article in NY Times is quite long and detailed. If I understood the article correctly, the Food and Drug Administration is doing something about it. They are aware of the health risks of administering antibiotics to healthy farm animals and in 1977 they proposed to withdraw its prior approval of putting penicillin and tetracycline in animal feed. In other words they had plans to not allow use of antibiotics in animals feed. FDA’s procedures require it to issue two “notices of opportunity for a hearing”. These were put on hold by Congress until further research could be conducted. In the meantime the industry was allowed to continue using antibiotics. This issue was on hold until two weeks ago when FDA decided not to fight against this antibiotic use. They are requesting the meat industry to voluntarily comply. FDA has less money than the meat industry so guess who will win?