Category: food

Food: how do I put on weight?

Self-tutoring about holiday eating, and pleasure from food: the tutor opens a question. Last night, watching the TV show Flipping Out (bravotv.com), I heard Megan say, Nothing tastes as good as skinny looks. -Megan, Flipping Out I was immediately intrigued.

Food: sweet potatoes vs regular potatoes: part 0

Self-tutoring about diet: the tutor inquires about sweet potatoes. Bodybuilders might favour sweet potatoes over regular ones, perhaps because of the carbohydrate-to-fibre ratio, which is lower for sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes have a carbohydrate:fibre ratio of around 5.75:1, whereas for

Food: blood speck on egg yolk

Self-tutoring about food: the tutor wonders if an egg with a speck of blood on the yolk is safe to eat. Apparently, an egg with a blood spot on the yolk is safe to eat. Source: incredibleegg.org/eggcyclopedia/b/blood-spots/ thekitchn.com

Is eggshell bad for you?

Self-tutoring about cooking: the tutor revisits another question from his youth. I was told, as a kid, to make sure no eggshell gets into food because eggshell is bad for you. Is it, really? Apparently, eggshell isn’t bad for you,

Tomato leaf: I ate one

Self-tutoring about tomato leaf edibility: the tutor shares his first experiment. Back in my October 11 post I mention research that suggests tomato leaves are edible, at least in small to moderate amounts. Well, I ate a large tomato leaf

Breakfast showdown: nutella® vs cream cheese

Self-tutoring about breakfast foods: the tutor makes a comparison between cream cheese and nutella® Bagel and cream cheese is a classic, of course. Yet, nutella® is definitely part of our culture now. What about a comparison between them? The cream

Are tomato leaves poisonous?

Self-tutoring about food: the tutor asks himself a question out of the blue, and finds a surprising answer. As a kid, I was told tomato leaves are poisonous. Yet, are they? I’ve found three sources, this morning, that mention tomato

Rhubarb: 1) Must you peel the stalk? 2)A rhubarb dish.

Self-tutoring about rhubarb: the tutor shares findings. As a kid I ate dishes prepared from rhubarb stalks – strawberry-rhubarb pie, for instance, as well as stewed rhubarb. Nowadays I seldom eat rhubarb, and never buy it. However, my wife brought

Lifestyle: baking: can you line a baking pan with wax paper?

Self-tutoring: the tutor inquires whether wax paper can be used to line a pan for baking. Two sources indicate that wax paper can be used for baking, but only under the following two conditions: The batter must completely cover the

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Food: banana: a good source of fibre?

More lifestyle self-tutoring: the tutor mentions the fibre content of a banana. A typical banana has around 100 calories, with 2.6g of fibre. Suggested fibre intake might be 14g per 1000 calories, or 1.4g per 100 calories. The banana offers

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