Friday, September 19, 2008

Asian Chicken & Broccoli Slaw Salad


1/3 cup FRENCH'S® Honey Dijon Mustard

1/2 cup French's French Onion

1/3 cup light Asian sesame dressing

2 tbsp. orange juice or water

2 tsp. grated fresh ginger

1 (12 oz.) pkg. broccoli cole slaw

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts
COMBINE mustard, dressing, juice and ginger in large bowl. STIR in broccoli slaw, chicken and bell pepper. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of French's French Fried Onions on top. Cover and chill. SPRINKLE salad with cilantro and peanuts before serving.
Serving Size: 4 servings

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cancer Killing Mushrooms




Enoki Mushrooms are also known as Velvet Shank Mushrooms.
Golden-needle-mushrooms (jin-gen-goo) successfully kills 95% of cancer cells. (Taiwan report) Research done by Singapore U shows that eating this mushroom can destroy 95% of cancer cells in our body by boosting our immume system.

Professor Phan Hwai Chong of Yang Ming Research Centre in Taiwan told Reporter that consuming this kind of mushroom, one of the ingredients in the mushroom can trigger the multiplication of our healthy "defensive" cells. By out-numbering the cancer cells, healthy cells help iradicate cancer cells.

American scientists have since run tests on this particular type of mushroom extract with blood, done outside human body. Results show that mushroom extract is able to destroy cancer cells. According to Taiwan professor, since healthy "fighting" cells can be multiplied to tens and thousands of times, it can either be used as drip or just by eating mushroom.
The mushroom is most frequently taken with steam boat. Cooking time should be less than 3 minutes, or the healing property would greatly diminish.
Preparation, uses and tips:
Before using enoki mushrooms, rinse them thoroughly and trim off the roots at the base of the cluster. Enoki mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked... Add them to salads, sandwiches, soups, pasta sauces, and stir-fried rice and vegetable dishes. To retain the delicate flavour of the mushrooms, add them at the end of the cooking process.

Buying and storing tips:
When purchasing fresh enoki mushrooms, select mushrooms with firm, white, shiny caps. Avoid purchasing enoki mushrooms with slimy or brownish stalks. Enoki mushrooms keep up to 14 days in the refrigerator if stored in a paper bag. (You should try storing veggies or fruits in those aluminium foil bags that you throw away if you do buy Milo or Quaker Oats in packages type. It seems they can keep longer and fresher. Keep one end open and not seal it tight.)
Varieties:
Most commercially available enoki mushrooms are the pale white cultivated variety.
Nutrition Highlights:
Enoki mushrooms (raw)
1 large (5g)
Calories: 1.7
Protein: 0.12g
Carbohydrate: 0.35g
Total fat: 0.02g
Fiber: 0.13g
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