Friday, July 29, 2016

July 29, National Lasagna Day
Featuring Spinach Tofu Lasagna



Spinach Tofu Lasagna
Makes six to eight servings. 
Adapted from Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT.)  ADAPTT believes all animals have an inherent right to be free and live completely unfettered by human dominance. 




Ingredients
1/2 lb. lasagna noodles
2 10-oz. packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 lb. soft tofu
1 lb. firm tofu
1/4 cup soy milk
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tsp. minced basil
4 cups vegan tomato sauce

Directions 
Cook the lasagna noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside on a towel. Do not let them stick together. If this happens, run warm water over them to separate.

Preheat oven to 350ᵒ degrees F.

Squeeze the spinach as dry as possible and set aside. Place the tofu, soy milk, garlic powder, lemon juice, and basil in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

Cover the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish with a thin layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of noodles (use about one-third). Follow with a layer of half of the tofu filling and half of the spinach. Continue in the same order using half of the remaining tomato sauce and noodles and all of the remaining tofu filling and spinach. End with the remaining noodles, covered by the remaining tomato sauce.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.






To encourage healthy eating, prepare and present the foods with the
same attention to details, as if you were a pastry chef.
- Sandra Frank, Ed.D, RD, LDN



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

July 27, The Discovery of Insulin

1923 Nobel Prize: Banting's Discovery of Insulin


Diabetes Resources and Cookbooks












Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 26, National Bagelfest Day
Bagel Terminology and Nutrition Information


General Bagel Rules

*1 ounce of a bagel equals 80 calories (most bagels weigh about 3 ounces).
*Scooped, when the inside of the bagel is removed (Saves about 40 to 80 calories). 
*Smear equals about one to two tablespoons of cream cheese.


Joy Bauer, RD takes us through the bagel's history from its start in the royal palace of Poland, to the streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side to the plates of millions of Americans. Find out what's in a bagel and how you can enjoy the bagel without the guilt.







Meal Planning

July 26, Americans with Disabilities Act Signed - Donald Trump Attacks People with Disabilities

I watched Donald Trump with my son as he imitated a man with a disability, Serge Kovaleski - a New York Times reporter. My son, Jake is 28 years old. He has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.


Jake asked me if he was a "Loser." I reassured him he was not a loser - Donald Trump was a "Loser." Trump's behavior was horrible, discriminating and a violation of the American Disability Act (Title II prohibits disability discrimination by all public entities).

Donald Trump Accused of Mocking Reporter with Disability




I don't understand how a man who is running for president thinks he has the right to discriminate the disabled and numerous ethnic groups that makes up our great country.

Donald Trump - you should be ashamed of yourself. This is not the behavior I expect from a presidential nominee.




July 26, National Coffee Milkshake Day

National Coffee Milkshake Day





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