Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Using Buttermilk Pancake Mix Without Eggs - Substitutes for People with Allergies

Buttermilk pancake mix makes it easy to cook this dish for breakfast. It is also easy to have one as a snack in the night while you are studying or doing other work. When using pancake mix, consumers often add fruit and other ingredients to suit their taste.

Sometimes men and women want to make this type of pancake without using eggs. This may be because they don’t like eggs, run out of eggs, are vegan or are allergic to eggs. Both adults and children can have egg allergies.

Pancakes-via Wikimedia, CCA 2.0

There are cases where individuals don’t immediately realize that they are having a bad reaction to the proteins in this food. They may attribute the symptoms of an egg allergy, such as coughing or nasal inflammation, to something else.

There are several different brands of pancake mix which are popular. These are used for making buttermilk pancakes, waffles and regular pancakes. They include:
1. Robby’s
2. Bob’s Red Mill Organic 7 Grain
3. Golden Malted
4. Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse
5. Kodiak Cakes
6. Krusteaz
7. Arrowhead Mills
8. Fiber One

These already contain dry ingredients such as wheat flour, milk, cornmeal, malt, sugar and salt. In some cases, you add eggs, butter and water to the pancake mix. However some already come with egg whites and buttermilk powder added and you just need to add water.

If you don’t want to use eggs, using a teaspoon of baking powder and a teaspoon of baking soda for every 2 cups of flour will help your pancakes to be light. You can also use baking powder and mashed bananas as an egg substitute in buttermilk pancake mix.

The best bananas to use for this purpose are those that have started to develop brown flecks. Those are sweet. Using baking powder will make your pancakes soft and fluffy. You won’t really miss the eggs, especially if you decide to add sweet, soft, ripe bananas.

Disclaimer: I am not endorsing any of the brands above. I was not paid or sponsored to mention any of these products.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Help Kill Cancer Cells Naturally with Saffron and Black Cumin

Saffron and black cumin are found in kitchens around the world. These two spices are known as effective cancer fighting agents. If you do not currently use them in your home, that is one good reason to start doing so.

Saffron has been shown to prevent the formation of cancer tumors in mice. Like carrots, saffron is rich in carotenoids. Carotneoids are able to reduce your risk of developing cancer by destroying cancerous cells.
As a general rule, five servings of fruit and vegetables are recommended daily as part of diet to help prevent cancer.

Fruit and vegetables are rich sources of antioxidants which help to keep the body healthy. As time passes, more and more studies have shown that fruit and vegetables have a vital role to play in destroying cancerous cells throughout the body.

Eating carrots and using spices such as saffron gives your body the nutrients it needs to prevent malignant tumors from taking root. However too much of any one fruit or vegetable is not good. Similarly, most spices should not be used in excess since they can have a detrimental effect on the body.

Nigella sativa (Black Cumin)
Nigella sativa (Black Cumin)-via Wikimedia, GNU Free Documentation License

Always vary the type of fruit and vegetables you eat so that your body does not accumulate any of the substances that may be found in any particular one. Over time, you should eat different fruits and vegetables and change around the spices you use as well. Variety really is the spice of life.

Black cumin has a different taste from saffron. It is also an effective cancer fighting spice. This agent contains substances that, like saffron, slow down the growth of cancerous tumors in mice. It is easy to add both of these spices to your diet. They will complement the spices you already use which also have a beneficial effect.

Use saffron, black cumin and other cancer fighting foods in conjunction with foods that are known to boost the immune system. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and prevents carcinogens from being made inside the body. It goes to all areas of the body and destroys substances that contribute to the formation of cancer tumors. Vitamin C is found in fruits such as oranges, malunggay and cherries.
Source: Anticancer Activities of Nigella Sativa

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