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.
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Source: Sprinkle Bakes
Lattice Pie Bars
Today’s Favourite Blog
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):
Peaches — 1 cup, 154 g — 2.36 g
Clementines — 2 fruits, 148 g — 2.42 g
Raspberries — 1 cup, 123 g — 2.89 g
Pineapples — 1 cup, 165 g — 3.50 g
Grapefruit — 1 cup, 230 g — 4.07 g
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