Friday, March 9, 2012

Cancer and Lattice Pie Bars



Food Diary (March 08, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with raisins, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Rice and green peas
Dinner: Salad, sourdough toast
Baking/sweets: Coconut Custard Cake

Easy recipes producing great results are fantastic. This coconut custard cake is one of them. The assembly is easy, mix all ingredients together in no particular order. What you end up with is a cake with an aromatic crusty coconutty outer layer concealing velvety smooth custard inside.

ping calls this coconut pie. I call it a coconut custard cake. You can call it whatever pleases you. Call it a soufflé if you wish, it certainly behaved like one, rising during baking and falling afterwards. The recipe is available here.

Today's Favourite Photo
Lattice Pie Bars


Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Care2
Do you like cancer?

A study published last summer in Cancer Research shows that fructose, more than any other kind of sugar, appears to trigger cancer cells to divide and proliferate.

The average American eats 70 grams of fructose per day — a number triple the recommended daily limit. The main source of fructose in the North American diet is high-fructose corn syrup and other refined sweeteners, such as sucrose, dextrose and maltose.

The best way to limit fructose intake is to greatly reduce or eliminate processed foods and sweetened beverages from your diet. But you can further limit your total fructose intake by choosing fruits — like berries and stone fruits — that have lower fructose concentrations, and going easy on fruit juices and dried fruits, which deliver a lot of fructose per serving.

Fruits are good sources of nutrients and fiber, but some contain a significant payload of fructose, too. Here’s a low-to-high listing of some commonly eaten fruits (grams of fructose in bold):

Low
Peaches — 1 cup, 154 g — 2.36 g
Clementines — 2 fruits, 148 g — 2.42 g
Raspberries — 1 cup, 123 g — 2.89 g

Medium
Pineapples — 1 cup, 165 g — 3.50 g
Grapefruit — 1 cup, 230 g — 4.07 g

High
Bananas — 1 cup, 150 g — 7.28 g
Apples — 1 cup, 125 g — 7.37 g
Mangoes — 1 cup, 165 g — 7.72 g
Pears — 1 fruit, 148 g — 9.22 g

19 comments:

  1. My naturopath told me to cut out all of those highly refined sugary type things. It was quite difficult at first as I used to love the odd can of coke but I'm used to it now.

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    1. And once you get over it you don't miss it

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  2. My naturopath told me to cut out all of those highly refined sugary type things. It was quite difficult at first as I used to love the odd can of coke but I'm used to it now.

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  3. My naturopath told me to cut out all of those highly refined sugary type things. It was quite difficult at first as I used to love the odd can of coke but I'm used to it now.

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  4. haha the way the title was put together made me think of a lattice pie bar filled with cancer o.0

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    1. A cancer bar? Appetising, it will force us to practice moderation:)

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  5. I cannot believe it!!! It happens for the first time in my short blogging career. Guess what I have posted today? Yes! Ping's coconut cake. I think there are not enough graphic signs to express my surprise and amusement. (I would need the complete smiley's list I think. There must be some telepathy going on between Sweden and Switzerland ;-)
    Your cake looks fantastic and much, much closer to Ping's original than mine does. You have also kept the same round shape. I hope she will not faint visiting our blogs today.
    I don't drink any sweetened drinks, so I hope I will not have a cancer due to the fructose intake...

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    1. Out of the thousands or millions of recipes we pick the same and post on the same day:)
      I had some mishaps along the way. I was in a hurry and somehow poured a little more milk than suggested, so it was quite moist. I also received a call during baking and hence I almost burnt it. It made the cake more delicious

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  6. Hahahahaha!!! No, Sissi, I didn't faint but am absolutely tickled pink, orange, blue and all colors of the rainbow!
    I'd just commented at Sissi's and read your comment ... I should have known the "other" blog was yours!!! :D (Oh man, this smiley isn't smiling wide enough!) Double joy!! And I've never used so many exclamation marks on one comment before.
    Meanwhile, back from cloud nine .... that fructose list is mighty useful. Now they tell me that eating too much of fruits is bad for me ... why isn't durian in there?

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the experience as much as we did. That was fun, and the cake was nice too:)
      I think that research was done in the US and customs did not allow durian, in any shape and form, to enter the country. Good news is that it means more for you

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  7. Well, I DO eat a lot of apples but since I eat absolutely zero high fructose corn syrup...I'm not very concerned.

    I have been craving coconut lately! Love those little pies.

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    1. I'd been craving coconut also, and that cake wasn't enough!

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  8. Those pie bars look amazing!

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    1. It does, looks like lot of effort went into it

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  9. I have everything at home to make those Coconut Custard Cakes, doing them tonight :-) Apparently I won't be fighting cancer with my dessert.

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    1. Wish I could have some more too, glad you will be enjoying these.

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