Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a charter member of an all-black Harvard sorority — and so was Eric Holder’s wife.
Lynch will face the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday in her first confirmation hearing in her bid to succeed Holder as the nation’s leading law enforcement official.
But can Lynch as an investigator really be objective when it comes to her predecessor, who is currently in contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious scandal document obstruction and would probably warrant investigation from an unbiased successor? After all, Lynch goes way back with Holder’s wife.
Bettijo posted on Health & Diet 8 Ways to Improve Your Salad Dressing What's a salad without a dressing?
It's like Bert without Ernie, a burger without a bun, Sunday without football on TV. A salad is not a salad without some good stuff drizzled on top.
Food manufacturers realized this long ago, and today, entire supermarket aisles are dedicated to salad dressings and toppings. Unfortunately, some dressings do more harm than good. Here are a few tips to help you make the best choices. 1. Make your own dressing This is a no-brainer. In most parts of the world, it's unthinkable to buy salad dressing. People prepare the dressing as part of the salad making process. It's as easy as mixing 1 part oil, 1 part lemon/vinegar, and adding salt and pepper to taste. From there, you can build your dressing with additional herbs and spices. There's no shortage of recipes.
The following tips are for prepared dressings: 2. Decrease the serving size and calories The standard serving for salad dressing is 2 tablespoons, ranging from 50 to 200 and more calories. An easy way to cut the calories is to use less dressing. Work the dressing into the salad until you can't see any blobs of sauce, just a shiny coating all over the salad greens.
3. Don't water down you salad Many of the low-fat, or non-fat dressings are primarily water. You're paying over $4.00 for a bottle of dressing, the least they could do is fill it up with a more expensive ingredient like fine olive oil. Also - why drown your greens after you've dried them up so nicely before serving?
4. A little bit of fat is not bad Vitamins A, D, E, and K, found in salad vegetables, are fat soluble. This means your body will be more likely to absorb them when they're mixed with some oil.
5. Skip the toppings They may add extra crunch and flavor, but the caloric and sodium contribution of bacon bits and croutons almost negate the purpose of the salad - a nutrient dense addition to your day.
6. Avoid added sugars Some dressings can get really tangy, so a bit of added sweetener rounds out the flavor remarkably. The problem is that in many cases, manufacturers add too much sugar. For example, almost 25% of Wishbone's Red Wine Vinaigrette Salad Dressing calories come from sugar. In other dressings, the sugar content can reach up to 50% of the calories!
7. Salty? One of the challenges with salad dressing is the sodium content, which can be higher than 500mg per serving. That's close to 25% of the daily maximum. Look for 300mg per serving, or less.
8. Avoid Phosphoric Acid Many dressings use phosphoric acid (E338 ), an artificial additive that provides a tangy taste for a much cheaper price than lemons. Phosphoric acid is widely used in soft drinks. Some studies have linked it to lowering bone density.
Bottom Line Salad dressing is a great way to help increase vegetable consumption. Make sure to choose a dressing that does not negate the health benefits of your greens. Better yet, make your own dressing!
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Escaped commieny What an education ! Publix often has 2 for 1 on WishBone dressings, Just checked the Hurricane closet: Italian House ( naturally helps absorb Vitamins A & E )HAH Nutrition Facts: Fat 10 g, no trans or poly, but 5mg cholest., 260mg of Sodium with NO Vit A, C Calcium or Iron So checked the Ranch, also advertized as better to absorb A & E Sat fat 2 g, pol fat 8g, mono 3g, cholest 0 but sodium is 230mg, no fiber no Vit A,C Calcium, Iron or E Beat me with a stick, They say get More for Your Salad, HAH again. The Italian says sorbic acid but the Ranch uses the phosphoric, think I have clean out the hurricane closet.
It’s a clever ad, on multiple levels. Its length means that it won’t air on television, at least not in paid slots, although portions of it will no doubt air on cable news over the next few days. Walker avoids snark and instead goes for a tone of sincere, Reaganesque revival — matching his “Our American Revival” campaign theme. It’s designed to boost optimism in the future rather than spend too much time looking to the past, although Walker’s team made sure to include a shot of Barack Obama bowing to the emperor of Japan when talking about “weakness abroad.”
Bettijo After thought: In addition to more jobs, he is taking credit for drop in gas price, Tahmooressi freed from Mexican jail, death of Bin Laden, ending Iraq war, upturn in economy, and other things that actually happened in spite of him and his policies. But then he does not take credit for things he is responsible for: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS Scandal, war again in Iraq, etc.
Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby Sisi [Egyptian President] was speaking in Cairo’s most famous theological center, and his audience included the country’s leading imams. He told them that the dominant thinking of virtually all authoritative Islamic religious leaders had turned the entire world against them:
Bettijo posted on Jokes A young Arab asks his father, “What is this weird hat that we are wearing ?” “It’s a ‘chechia’ because, in the desert, it protects our heads from the sun.” “And what is this type of clothing that we are wearing?” “It’s a ‘djbellah’ because, in the desert, it is very hot and it protects your body” “And what are these ugly shoes that we have on our feet ?” “These are ‘babouches’, which keep us from burning our feet when in the desert” “Tell me, Papa…” “Yes, my son ?” “Why are we living in Melbourne and still wearing all this crap?”