|Wieprzowina W Smietanie/Pork Chops with Sour Cream|
This is a Polish dish. I was a bit hesitant to try this. Pork with sour cream does not sound to appealing. But strangely it works really well. The sugar balances the acidity quite well and the braising liquid, albeit very little, adds lot of flavour to sour cream. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Herald Sun
Make A Difference Insurance, an Australian life insurance company, is offering discounts of up to 20 per cent on premiums for vegetarians.
According to the company, vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters so they should be offered cheaper life insurance. "There is growing … evidence that suggests vegetarians have a lower risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity, strokes, osteoporosis, diabetes and kidney disease,'' the Managing Director Mr Brian Jones said.
The Dietitians Association of Australia responded by saying that “there was not a one-size-fits-all approach. As a dietitian, I can't say that someone is guaranteed to be healthier if they don't eat meat. "They might eat more doughnuts, potato chips and drink soft drinks. You would need to look at the whole dietary intake.'' The spokesperson for the Association went on to state that “research suggested there were health benefits to being vegetarian, but not that they lived longer. A study in an American journal showed vegetarians are less likely to die of a heart attack, but they still had the same rates of mortality and life span as meat-eaters.''
So while vegetarians may not live longer, at least they will die a bit richer due to cheaper food and lower insurance premium.