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HELLO FROM CHEF SHARON

FAT-FREE CHEF

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FROM THE NET

Flaunting Your Fat

Lizzo calls out ‘fat-shamers’ on TikTok: ‘I’m not working out to have your ideal body type’ F-FC Clipboard: If she wants added attention for her fat, she got it. Just don’t demand preferential medical treatment when she gets diabetes, heart disease and asthma and then blame it all on white people. Maybe she hasn’t heard […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Can drinking tap water give us some protection against coronavirus?

FROM THE CDC (Center for Disease Control): Q. “Can the virus that causes COVID-19 be spread through drinking water? A. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that […]

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AFC ICE-CREAM DIET

ABOUT THAT ICE-CREAM for breakfast diet

Even though I categorize this as the AFC ICE-CREAM DIET and although the ice-cream I ate and continue to eat now and then is animal-free, it is not a diet – at least not for me. I was excited about it primarily because I pretty much deny myself sweets and this was a way not […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 ZINC

ZINC 50 MG SUPPLEMENT

F-FC ClipBoard: Steve and I have taken a zinc supplement on and off for years – mostly off. Decades ago people were touting the benefit of decreasing the longevity of a cold by taking zinc. It didn’t work for me. Once a cold started it ran its course no matter what I did or didn’t […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS TOFU

Chick’n Green Olive Elbow Salad

CHICK’N GREEN OLIVE ELBOW SALAD Pan-fried chick’n and elbow macaroni tossed with tofu cubes, peas, celery, red onion and garlic stuffed green olives. The fat-free coating/dressing is nothing more than Balsamic vinegar, Poupon Dijon mustard with spices and basil. The total salad is low calorie compared to traditional mac salad – a refreshing mix of […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Asparagus Pea Soup

ASPARAGUS PEA SOUP Fresh asparagus and pureed canned peas simmered with sauteed sweet onion and celery. Seasoned with garlic and onion powders, fresh and dried basil, a little allspice and salt and pepper! Restaurant worthy I’d say! So, you’re eating out at home tonight! Great! Makes 5 cups

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Taking Stock and Stocking up

Whether restaurants and bars reopen sooner or later for inside service, we all will have time to rethink our habits and begin wondering why we put up with poor, sometimes abusive service, poor quality food – poorly prepared many times. Remember that bun that was stale, because someone in the kitchen did as they do […]

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

So What Are You Taking To Combat COVID-19 Sharon?

Years ago when Steve and I combatted a severe toxic mold injury I took copper supplements. Before my doctor Zayat – a neurologist – even asked, I told him I was taking copper supplements. He asked why. I said that I researched it and that copper was an anti-fungal supplement. And since I was infested […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES BEANS - GRAINS SALADS & DRESSINGS TOMATOES

Apricot Barbecue Bean Salad

APRICOT BARBECUE BEAN SALAD Off the planet delicious! And satisfying! I am in love with this salad! Few ingredients, easy to make salad! You can take it anywhere! Makes 5-1/2 cups

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS

LEMON CARAWAY COLESLAW – fat-free

LEMON CARAWAY COLESLAW – fat-free What’s the next best thing to mayo? Lemon pie filling! Yes, it works. Add a little vinegar, salt and pepper, herbs and/or spice and you can still enjoy your favorite salads with a creamy fat-free coating! Makes 6 loosely packed cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES BREAKFAST SNACKS TOAST

Dried Berry Cashew Spread

DRIED BERRY CASHEW SPREAD A naturally sweet and savory dried berry and cashew spread! No added sugar! The berries, onion and cashews when slow-cooked create a savory component – producing a umami effect! It tastes like there’s pork in it. Makes 4 cups

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INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE VIDEO

ONE DAY STARVATION MYSTERY EXPLAINED

F-FC ClipBoard: Very interesting short video – easy to understand. We actually recycle the garbage that accumulates in our cells to form new cells. Starvation or Intermittent Fasting accelerates the process… TAKE A LOOK…

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FAT INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE SANDWICHES & SPREADS

SUSHI GINGER GRILLED CHEESE

SUSHI GINGER GRILLED CHEESE Out of the box grilled cheese sandwich. Rye bread, guacamole salsa, creamy Caesar dressing, smoked Gouda plant-cheese, sweet onion and pickled sushi ginger, all grilled in a light sesame seed oil! Wow, I was in grilled cheese heaven after coming off from a 16 hour fast! Makes 1 sandwich

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INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE

Healthiest Foods

F-FC Clipboard: I eat all these foods. Not every day, but throughout the week I hit all the bases. Although it hasn’t made me lose weight, because I eat a lot of other foods too – remember I’m a chef who develops animal-free recipes for everyone – those on a diet and those not – […]

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ENERGIZE U

CHANGE AND HABITS

People resist change because they instinctively know that when they change, and are tempted to return to the old way, and then do it, they will be tempted to go back to the new way. And they instinctively want to stay where they are. It’s the nature of animals to stay on a certain path. […]

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INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE

(IF) INTERMITTENT FASTING VIDEO

Workshop: Intermittent Fasting for the Plant-Based Athlete – No Meat Athlete Academy F-F CHEF Clipboard: If you’re beginning the IF (Intermittent Fasting) CHALLENGE this welcome video is informative, casual and they answer lots of questions. This is what I gleaned from watching the webinar and taking notes: The most startling fact that really stuck with […]

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INTERMITTENT FASTING CHALLENGE

Intermittent Fasting Challenge BEGINS MARCH 1st SIGN UP NOW

F-FC ClipBoard: Okay, I’m not an athlete but I’m interested in accepting this challenge for 30 days and 5 dollars. I already signed up and it begins March 1st 2020. I have a positive outlook and plan on success. Years ago when I was thin, I wasn’t cooking and eating all the time. So I […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES HORS D'OEUVRES PLANT MEATS TOMATOES

FIELD ROAST SAUSAGE BITES

FIELD ROAST SAUSAGE BITES A super easy and low calorie Hors’ Oeuvre that will please every palate! Pan-fried sausage and frankfurters – cut into 3/4 inch wide disks, top each with a dab of mustard, then spear each with a grape tomato! That’s it – delicious and juicy too! Makes as many as you want

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES GUAR GUM MALIC ACID

PEACH CAESAR DRESSING – fat-free

PEACH CAESAR DRESSING – fat-free Steve never enjoyed a salad so much, and he eats a lot of them. He said this was better than the one he had in Chicago many years ago at the Black Hawk Restaurant famous for their Caesar salad made tableside! Makes 2-1/2 cups dressing

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL TURMERIC WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

The Impact of Turmeric on Weight Loss

F-FC ClipBoard: Although Turmeric Water can be used as a thinner of sauces that thicken too much after refrigeration, I also started using it to replace plain drinking water, rather than take capsules. Boil 2 teaspoons of organic turmeric in 1/2 gallon water, cool to room temperature, funnel into an empty juice container and refrigerate. […]

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FROM THE NET MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

Eating meat: links to chronic disease might be related to amino acids – new findings

Eating meat: links to chronic disease might be related to amino acids – new findings   Kelly Rose, PhD Researcher in the School of Health and Life Sciences, Teesside University and Laura Brown, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Food, and Health Sciences, Teesside University     Meat contains higher levels of sulphur amino acids than plant […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES DESSERTS FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT SALADS & DRESSINGS

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING Looks like a lot of ingredients, but mostly seasoning and flavorings go into making this fat-free dressing as special as it is! Deep, dark, bold, complex! Like a full-bodied fine wine, it possesses elements that give it an aged flavor! Use over salad or dessert! Makes about 2-1/2 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CABBAGE MAIN DISH VEGGIES

RED CABBAGE AND GREEN BEAN SAUTE

RED CABBAGE AND GREEN BEAN SAUTE Salt, pepper and garlic, that’s all the seasoning we use to highlight the subtle flavors of the veggies without a lot of other flavors to distract from the main event! Serve alone or with rice. I like it both ways, depending on how busy I am and how much […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES SOUPS

GREEN BEAN BARLEY SOUP – fat-free

GREEN BEAN BARLEY SOUP – fat-free If you like simple, this is as good as simple gets while maintaining a HIGH-END STATUS! Steve loves barley soup. I rarely make one, since I’m covering the globe with recipes in so many categories. Today as it turns out is his soup day! Barley it is and lots […]

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FAT

The Pain FAcTor In Weight Gain

I’m not actually hungry. I’m in chronic pain, which my brain translates to my organism as being in danger, which reacts by signaling me to eat or drink or do both as the antidote or treatment.

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FAT FROM THE NET MEDICINAL | MEDICAL

Coconut Oil Raises Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Coconut oil raises cholesterol levels, according to a meta-analysis published online in Circulation.  Researchers examined 16 publications that assessed the effects of coconut oil consumption on blood lipids and heart disease risk factors.  Consumption of coconut oil significantly raised total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol levels when compared to consumption of nontropical vegetable oils.  Results also showed […]

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FAT FROM THE NET

Adipose tissue | is an active endocrine organ

Adipose tissue (body fat) is crucial for health. Along with fat cells, adipose tissue contains numerous nerve cells and blood vessels, storing and releasing energy to fuel the body and releasing important hormones vital to the body’s needs. Alternative names for adipose tissue Fat; body fat Where is my adipose tissue? Adipose tissue is commonly […]

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FAT FROM THE NET

Where Does Body Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

F-FC ClipBoard: Frankly, I thought it went out through the bowels and down the toilet. No? This is the second bit of news I found today on the net, that is new news to me. First, our fat has nerves and chats with our brains, and second, it leaves the body through sweat, urine, and […]

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FAT FROM THE NET

A closer look at the nerves that slim down your fat cells | Science | AAAS

F-FC ClipBoard: Hey, I didn’t know fat had nerve cells that communicate to the brain and vice versa. What? You mean our fat can think? Our brains chat it up with our fat? How cunning. If there are nerve cells in fat, that means fat can feel pain. Wow. Do you have pain in your fat? […]

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CELERY SEED CHARTS FROM THE NET WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

Celery Seed | Natural Health Guide

From the Latin origin “Celeri” meaning “quick acting”, Celery is a renowned herb that was known to the Chinese as early as the 5th century and used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine earlier than that. The eminent Roman encyclopaedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus mentioned the use of Celery Seeds in his work “De Medicina”, where he recorded […]

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AFC FAT-FREE RECIPES SOUPS

Turnip Tomato Pea Soup – fat-free

TURNIP TOMATO PEA SOUP – fat-free Dried split and dried whole peas set the foundation for this brothy veggie soup with turnips, tomatoes, onions, carrot and celery. High End. Top Shelf. And no added fat. Oh, did I forget the ham? There’s that too – animal-free of course! Lovely expression of goodness! Makes a lot, […]

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VIDEO

ANIMAL PROTEIN COMPARED TO SMOKING

 

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MEDICINAL | MEDICAL SLEEP APNEA WEIGHT LOSS AIDS

Cutting tongue fat can improve sleep apnea – Futurity

  Tongue fat is a risk factor for sleep apnea and losing tongue fat reduces the severity apnea, researchers have discovered. Improvements in sleep apnea symptoms due to weight loss appear to be linked to fat reduction in the tongue, researchers have discovered. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the effect of weight loss […]

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CHARTS TURMERIC

BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

 

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BEVERAGES TURMERIC

TURMERIC WATER

I tried fresh turmeric when everybody was doing it, and all it did was turn my teeth and tongue yellow – and it wasn’t so easy to get rid of. I tried turmeric powder in veg capsules and finally had to wear gloves, since it yellowed my fingernails, cuticles and beneath the nails while manipulating […]

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AFC BANANA DIET BEVERAGES BREAKFAST SHAKES TURMERIC

FLAX MILK BANANA SHAKE

Hey, just because New Year’s Eve is over doesn’t mean the fancy part must end with it. How about making the entire year of 2020 Extra Fancy in everything we do – from the simple to the complex it’s done with high class and sparkle! For your morning start begin with a sparkle shake!

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CABBAGE MAIN DISH TOMATOES VEGGIES

Fresh Corn Veggie Pot

FRESH CORN VEGGIE POT Fresh corn mixed with red cabbage, mushroom, celery, onion and pepper saute, along with peas, fresh ginger sticks and garlic. San Marzano tomatoes turn this summer veg fest into a savory delight! Just what Steve asked for – healthy and delicious! Makes 17 cups

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES SOUPS VEGGIE/RICE/NOODLE BOWLS

Euro-Asian Spaghetti Bowl

EURO-ASIAN SPAGHETTI BOWL Sauteed green peppers, onions and matchstick carrots with green olive, artichokes, zucchini and roasted pepper. Steeped in a blueberry-pomegranate, apple cider, espresso coconut water broth with soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Add some smoked paprika and dried seaweed strips. Serve over spaghetti, top with Dijon mustard and pan-fried fresh breadcrumbs and you […]

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AFC REDUCED-FAT RECIPES CABBAGE SOUPS TOMATOES VEGGIE/RICE/NOODLE BOWLS VEGGIES

Antipasto Veggie Bowl

ANTIPASTO VEGGIE BOWL  A lot of broth or gravy isn’t always required in what otherwise might be called a soup. Roasted artichokes and black olives highlight this veggie bowl of sauteed pepper, onion, celery and cabbage. Combine with garbanzo and kidney beans, sweet corn and tomatoes. Seasoned simply with smoked paprika, dry mustard and turmeric. […]