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October is Breast Cancer Month - Male Breast Cancer

All people, whether male or female, are born with some breast cells and tissue. Even though males do not develop milk-producing breasts, a man’s breast cells and tissue can still develop cancer. Even so, male breast cancer is very rare. Less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in men, and only one in a thousand men will ever be  diagnosed  with breast cancer. Breast cancer in men is usually detected as a hard lump underneath the nipple and areola. Men carry a higher mortality than women do, primarily because awareness among men is less and they are less likely to assume a lump is breast cancer, which can cause a delay in seeking  treatment . Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma Of the men who develop breast cancer, the vast majority of those cases are  Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) , which means cells in or around the ducts begin to invade surrounding tissue. Very rarely, a man might be diagnosed with  inflammatory breast cancer , or Paget disease, of the nipp

Vegetarian Jambalaya Recipe

Adapted from recipe created by Steve Bett i Serves 6 1 medium eggplant, diced into ½ inch/1.27cm pieces 2 tablespoons/30mls olive oil 2 ½ teaspoon/2mls paprika ¼ teaspoon/1ml ground sage ¼ teaspoon/1ml salt (or salt substitute) 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml pepper 1/8 teaspoon/.5ml cayenne (or to taste) Preheat oven to 350F/176C/GasMark4. Toss eggplant with oil to coat evenly.  Add seasonings, mix well.  Lay seasoned eggplant on baking sheet evenly in one layer.  Roast for 20-25 minutes. 1 tablespoon/15ml olive oil ½ cup/118ml onions, diced in ¼ inch/6mm pieces ½ cup/118ml celery, diced in ¼ inch/6mm pieces 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ½ cups/340ml tomato, diced 1 medium red bell pepper, diced in ¼ inch/6mm pieces 1 cup/225ml zucchini, diced ¼ teaspoon/1ml paprika ¼ teaspoon/1ml ground thyme 1 ¼ teaspoon/6ml salt ½ teaspoon/2ml pepper ½ teaspoon/2ml turmeric 2 cups/450ml cooked brown rice 3 cups/375ml black-eyed peas, drained Sauté  

October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day!

Here are today’s 5 thing to know about Pumpkins: The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake. In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling. Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites. The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds. The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin. Today’s Food History 1795  Robert Bakewell died (born, May 23, 1725).  Bakewell was an agriculturalist who helped revolutionize cattle and sheep breeding in England. He obtained the best animals he could find and then worked with a closed herd, inbreeding only superior animals. 1908  The Model T Ford was introduced at a price of $825. Due to efficient mass production, by 1925 the price of a 2 door Model T was only $260. 1913  A monument

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Gluten Free No Bake Key Lime Pie Recipe

Key lime pie is a staple in southern Florida and especially in the Keys.  When I first visited Key West I OD’d on everything key lime from fudge to cakes, shakes and more .   Serves 4-6 2 cups/241g pecans (substitute any non-salted nut you prefer) 2-3 tablespoons/29-43g melted unsalted butter or nondairy equivalents 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar (more or less depending on your sweet tooth) 2- 8 ounce/225g package of softened cream cheese 1- 14 ounce/435ml/400g can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup/125ml key lime juice (substitute regular lime juice) 1 teaspoon/5ml vanilla zest of one lime juice of 1 lime or 1/2 tablespoon/7ml key lime juice 1 cup/250ml whipping cream, whipped Place the nuts in the food processor and run until the nuts are finely ground.  With the blade running add the sugar then the melted butter or margarine.  If making individual pies, divide the nut mixture evenly.  Press into ramekins or custard cups. If using a 9 inch/23 x 4cm pie

September 30th is National Mulled Cider Day!

Five Food Finds about Cider The cider industry uses 45% of all apples grown in the UK. The UK cider industry grew nearly 200,000 tonnes of cider apples in 2010; Bulmers alone has 10,000 acres of cider apple orchards under its control. There are more than 300 varieties of cider apple grown in the UK – all with the sole purpose of making cider. Varieties include Foxwhelp, Brown Snout, Ball’s Bittersweet, Kingston Black, Merrylegs and Slack-ma-Girdle. Cider apples are different from dessert apples in that they contain tannin, which is also found in coffee and red wine. It gives the cider a full-bodied flavour and drying of the mouth (astringency). Today’s Food History on this day in… 1861  William Wrigley, Jr. was born. William Wrigley Jr. started out as a traveling salesman at the age of 13, selling soap for his father’s company. He had a series of sales jobs, one which gave chewing gum as a premium. Customers liked the gum better than the product, so he was soon market

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