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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Beverage Companies That Use Stevia In Their Diet Soft Drinks

Aspartame, Splenda, Saccharin and Sucrolose FREE Diet Soda

I had written this for a few reasons.  The first was becasue people were looking for a soft drink that was diet and that did not use any of the popular poisons in it.  Now the second reason is because I just read an article put out on NatureNews about the Pepsi Cola Company getting rid of the poison Aspartame, but they are substituting it with Sucrolose, which is just another brand of poison in our drinks.

Aspartame can do much damage to a body that many do not know about.
Many contemporary health practitioners call modern disease syndromes ASPARTAME DISEASE because aspartame is at the root of diseases such as:

  • fibromaylagia
  • restless leg syndrome
  • migraines
  • vaginal irritation
  • tumors
  • allergy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • bladder cancer
  • central nervous system
  • infertility
  • weight gain
  • Parkinson's Disease. 

The chemical structure of aspartame causes the body to mimic these disease symptoms, but the bottom line, it's aspartame disease.

*Source: Phenylketonuria (PKU) - Aspartame

People who are diabetic or they just want to drink beverages that have a much lower sugar content really ae looking for a good soft drink and something that they enjoy with their meals or just ice cold on a very hot day.  It quenches their thirst.  Many are drinking these Asparte=ame lazed drinks because they do not know of any other brand and they also are inder the impression that it does not do any harm to them.  That is a big false statement and a huge Red Flag!

There is Good News and this company has been around since 1905.

There is a product that is diet and has no Aspartame in it and you can get it everywhere that you see other diet soda products.  It is Royal Crown Cola and is made by the Royal Crown Bottling Company and they have many offices and factories world-wide..

They originated in Clumbus, Ga when a young pharmacists  thought up of the idea of a new soft drink.  Claud A. Hatcher made this new and unique soft drink for his small store and family at first but grew into what we have today.  The original name was Chero-Cola and later they renamed it Royal Crown and added a few new products like Royal Crown Ginger Ale, Strawberry and then Root Beer

*Source: Royal Crown Bottling Company of Winchester, Va

Instead of aspartame, Sucralose or Saccharin they were using Splenda to sweeten the Diet Soda and other beverages. They did answer the call from all their consumers that they needed a better sugar sweetener that is of a more natural ingredient and they changed their diet colas to answer tis call.

Just recently they came out with a new product using Stevia instead, called RC NEO. According to The TRENDMonitor (a Food and Beverage Review Nwsletter) it is making a great impress in the International markets..
Some of their products include: 
  • RC Cola, Diet RC Cola
  • 7-UP
  • Sunkist
  •  A&W Root Beer
  • Ski
  • Welch’s Grape
  •  Big Red
  • Country Time Lemonade
  •  Snapple Teas
  • Red Bull Energy Drinks
  • Sierra Mist
  • Nehi products

You can hear their product video here: Royal Crown Cola Launches World Best Stevia Sweetened Cola 

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

I researched and wrote this article. Please do not copy and paste any part of this article, picture included for your own use. I will find you and report you for stealing.  It is my right to change any information therein at any time and/or change the location of my article. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Non-Food in Your Food

What You Don't Know Won't Kill You 

Facts you may not know and maybe don't want to know about YOUR Food
.............But what about when it comes to processed foods? Is there really any way to know how many insect parts has been ground right up with the rest of the ingredients? Probably not.
Think insect parts and rodent hairs are more of a rarity? Think again. An Ohio University fact sheet estimates that we eat from one to two pounds of insects each year, and without knowing it.
This is Gross, but is it Dangerous?
Quite the contrary. "They're actually pretty healthy," says Dr. Philip Nixon, an entomologist at the University of Illinois, in regard to insects, "If we were more willing to accept certain defect levels such as insects and insect parts, growers could reduce pesticide usage. Some of the spraying that goes on is directly related to the aesthetics of our food."
How Many Rodent Hairs and Insect Parts Are In...?
The FDA's action level for peanut butter is 30 or more insect fragments or one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams.
Here is a very brief sampling of the FDA's Food Defect Action Level list. They begin investigation when foods reach the action level they've set. According to the FDA, typical foods contain about 10 percent of the action level, but others say they contain more like 40 percent.
·        Insect filth: Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams when 6 100-gram subsamples are examined OR any 1 subsample contains 90 or more insect fragments
·        Rodent filth: Average is 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams in 6 100-gram subsamples examined OR any 1 subsample contains 3 or more rodent hairs
·        Insects and insect eggs: 5 or more Drosophila and other fly eggs per 250 ml or 1 or more maggots per 250 ml
·        Parasites: 3% of the fillets examined contain 1 or more parasites accompanied by pus pockets
·        Insect filth: Average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsamples
·        Rodent filth: Average of 4.5 rodent hairs or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsamples
·        Insect filth: Average of 30 or more insect fragments per 100 grams
·        Rodent filth: Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams
·        Rodent filth: 1 or more rodent excreta pellets are found in 1 or more subsamples, and 1 or more rodent hairs are found in 2 or more other subsamples OR 2 or more rodent hairs per pound and rodent hair is found in 50% or more of the subsamples OR 20 or more gnawed grains per pound and rodent hair is found in 50% or more of the subsamples
·        Insect filth: Average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams
·        Rodent filth: Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams
Can these things be avoided? To avoid all unsavory food components, it seems, would be to stop eating all together. And perhaps we're just being too squeamish. After all, as Dr. Manfred Kroger, a professor of food science at Pennsylvania State University, says, "Let's face it, much of our food comes from nature, and nature is not perfect."

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere

I researched and wrote this article. Please do not copy and paste any part of this article, picture included for your own use. I will find you and report you for stealing.  It is my right to change any information therein at any time and/or change the location of my article. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Who Eats Bugs and Some Recipes For Them

Mexico eats Grasshoppers and will buy them by the pound and they are fried before they are consumed.
Ants are ground up and used as a butter in Columbia.
June beetles, grasshoppers, ants, mole crickets, water beetles, katydids, locusts and dragonfly larvae are fried, boiled and sautéed with other vegetables in the Philippians.
Asia's favorite is the Water bug in which they will roast and served whole.
Some restaurants in their Washington D.C. are already incorporating bugs in their cuisine. One restaurants favorite is the chocolate chirpy chips. Recipe is below.
Farmers are even telling us that if we eat these bugs they will spend less on pesticides.


They bring about some emotional disturbances in people and in others they are just considered to be bugs. The movie industry has taken off with the emotionally charged patrons by showing horror movies about all kinds of bugs crawling, eating and just wreaking havoc on the screen. Those who are not afraid of bugs keep telling us they are just bugs and to get over it! Well, have you considered eating those bugs? Seriously they are very high in protein, Calcium and Iron and a few other nutrients that we need.

Did you know that many people eat insects as their main source of food? There are some that you cannot eat because they cause some allergic reactions and can make you sick, but I had listed some of the ones that are eaten and eaten regularly by other places such as Thailand, Africa and other nations of the world. No siree, bugs will not take over the world!

I think the tide is changing for the bugs. We will control them because we will harvest and eat them in many delicious dishes. They are even chocolate covered.

These are some of the yummy bugs that are edible: Dung Beetle, Tarantula, cicadas, locusts, mantises, crickets and grasshoppers, giant water bug, pupae of silk moths and other moths and butterflies, wasps' and bees' larvae and termites.

Bugs have a high amount of Protein, Calcium, Iron and fat. The highest nutrition Bug is the Water bug coming in at Protein: 19.8 grams, fat: 8.3, Carbohydrates: 2.1, Calcium: 43.5 and Iron: 13.6. These are more nutritious than a glass of Milk and don’t have the side effects that milk has!

The next one that is the highest in these things are the Red Ant, Dung Beetle, Grasshoppers, and Silk Worm Larvae. You can read all of the ones listed here and more on the Insect Nutritional Chart
You would be surprised at how many nations thrive on just eating bugs. From Africa to Thailand and the West is just getting in on the practice.

Bugs will not take over the world now!

What Do They Taste Like

Raw yellow jacket larvae have a sweet, nutty flavor, deep fried greater wax moth larvae tastes like bacon, crickets deep-fried have a crunchy, tangy flavor,
Dry roasting a pound of honey bees (about 3,500 bees) in an oven at low heat for eight hours can be used as flour.  
Just think of the possibilities and someday eating insect popcorn, using crickets as a new treat at your local theater.

Some Recipes I Found For Your Pleasure

Chocolate Chirpy Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
two eggs
1/2 cup dry roasted crickets
1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually add the flour mixture and insects; mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Dropped by rounded measuring teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for eight to 10 minutes.

Note: Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on supply of crickets available.
Stir Fried Grubs for Your Garden Salad
Herb-Grub Garden Salad
1 bag of mixed spring lettuce 
4-5 Palm Weevil Larva (fresh) 
½ lemon 
¼ cup olive oil 
¼ cup hearts of palm 
1 quartered beef tomato 
½ sliced red onion 
2 tsp. capers 
Pine Nuts 
In large bowl place washed lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and hearts of palm. Pre-heat sauté pan. When hot add 1 tbs. oil, capers, and live larva. Add lemon and salt. Sauté until golden brown. Remove from heat chill larva in sauce. Add to salad the remaining olive oil, and lemon juice. Pour cooked larva with sauce over the lettuce and garnish with pine nuts.
Chocolate Covered Crickets

Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers
baker's chocolate
candied crickets
Melt baker's chocolate in double boiler.
Fill molds halfway with chocolate, add grasshoppers, and fill rest of the way.
A tasty surprise in every one!

Hot-Cicada Nacho Grande
1 lb. of Large Corn Chips
1 cup of dry-roasted Cicadas (can substitute crickets) 
2 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro 
¼ cup of fresh jalapeño peppers 
½ lb. shredded cheddar cheese 
¼ cup black olives (sliced) 
1 tsp. chili powder 
1 tsp. olive oil 

Place dry-roasted Cicadas (or crickets) into small bowl. Add olive oil and chili power. Toss lightly with pinch of salt. On microwavable plate put small layer of chips followed by ¼ cup prepared Cicadas, olives, jalapeños, cilantro and cheese. Repeat until there is a mountain of chips. Place into microwave for 45 seconds to melt cheese. NOTE: has prepared Crick-ettes that can be substituted for Cicadas.

© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere
I researched and wrote this article. Please do not copy and paste any part of this article, picture included for your own use. I will find you and report you for stealing.  It is my right to change any information therein at any time and/or change the location of my article. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

My Mother's Candied Sweet Potatoes

My mother's recipe is rather simple and 
I don't like the kind that has the marshmallows in them and 
baked until it is a mush. 
Mine is all done on the Stove Top.  
It can be made at the last minute too.
Open a can of Sweet Potatoes and empty into a saucepan.
Heat for about 3 minutes.
Remove Sweet Potatoes and set aside.
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar to the liquid

Boil until about half of what it was before you added the butter and sugar.
Put the Sweet Potatoes back in the sauce you just made and heat thoroughly.


© Debra K. Allen a.k.a Lady Guinevere