紳士香腸螺絲粉 Proper Blokes’ Sausage Pasta


份量Serve:  6

2個 乾紅辣椒 2 dried red chillies
2茶匙滿 茴香籽 2 heaped teaspoons fennel seeds
橄欖油 Olive oil
600克 意大利香腸、坎伯蘭香腸或免治豬肉 600g coarse Italian sausages, Cumberland sausages or pork mince, preferably higher-welfare
1湯匙 乾奧勒岡 1 tablespoon dried oregano
250毫升 白酒 250ml white wine
1個 檸檬的皮及汁 Zest and juice of 1 lemon
500克 螺絲粉或通心粉 500g fusilli or penne
海鹽及新鮮現磨黑椒 Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
20克  帕瑪森芝士,另留多一點以上菜時用 20g Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving
½ 束  平葉歐芹  ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley

做法 Method
1. 紅辣椒用杵磨碎,再下茴香籽粗略磨碎。
Crumble the chillies into a pestle and mortar, then bash with the fennel seeds until coarsely crushed. Put to one side.

2. 平底煎鍋用大火加熱。把香腸皮包著的肉或免治豬肉加入煎鍋,用木匙羹背面分散豬肉,炒數分鐘或直至變色及脂肪被迫出。壓下豬肉令其有免治的狀態。
Heat a lug of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan over a high heat. Squeeze the meat out of the sausage skins or add the pork mince to the pan, really breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon. Fry for a few minutes, or until the meat starts to colour and the fat has rendered slightly, then push it down once more so it resembles coarse mince.

3. 加入磨碎的茴香籽及紅辣椒,中火煮約十分鐘,或豬肉變脆,轉棕色及呈微焦。
Add the bashed-up fennel seeds and chillies and cook over a medium heat for around 10 minutes, or until the meat becomes crisp, golden brown and slightly caramelised.

4. 加入乾奧勒岡及白酒,等待白酒蒸發掉一半。加入檸檬的皮及汁,轉小火。
Stir in the oregano, then pour in the white wine and allow it to reduce by half. Add the lemon zest and juice, then turn the heat down to low.

5. 同時,大鍋燒水後下鹽及根據包裝上的指示煮熟螺絲粉或通心粉。
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions.

6. 當熟螺絲粉或通心粉剛熟透時,用筲箕去水,留下一碗煮螺絲粉或通心粉的水。把螺絲粉或通心粉加到豬肉的煎鍋混合,如有需要可用留下來的水鬆開材料以便混合。
When the pasta has cooked but still has a bit of bite, drain it in a colander, reserving a mugful of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the meat pan, then toss to coat in all those lovely flavours, loosening with a good splash of the reserved cooking water, if needed.

7. 加入磨碎了的帕瑪森芝士及粗略切好的歐芹葉,試味以確保調味恰當。立即再加一點帕瑪森芝士便可食用。
Grate in the Parmesan, then pick, roughly chop and add the parsley leaves. Taste and check the seasoning, then serve immediately with a little extra grated Parmesan sprinkled over the top.

Remember to buy the best sausages you can afford – if you get cheap, dodgy sausages it just won’t work.

More about this recipe: http://www.foodrevolutionday.com/proper-blokes-sausage-pasta/

Special thanks on translation: Ms Sylvia Lau 

十大致癌食物 Top 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods




1)      基因改造食物

2)      加工肉食 (如午餐肉、煙肉、香腸、熱狗腸)

3)      微波爐爆玉米花

4)      汽水

5)      「健怡」飲品

6)      精煉白麵粉 (加工食物常用材料)

7)      精煉砂糖

8)      不 “潔” 的水果 (使用農藥)

9)      養殖的三文魚 (含致癌化學物、多氯聯苯  PCB、阻燃劑、殺蟲劑、抗生素)

10)  氫化油 (用來增長加工食物的存放期)

資料來源:Natural News

Top 10 most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods – never eat these again!

by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) The statement “everything causes cancer” has become a popular hyperbole, and one that some people use as rhetorical fodder to excuse their own dietary and lifestyle failures, particularly as they pertain to cancer risk. But the truth of the matter is that many common food items have, indeed, been scientifically shown to increase cancer risk, and some of them substantially. Here are 10 of the most unhealthy, cancer-causing foods that you should never eat again:

1) Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). It goes without saying that GMOs have no legitimate place in any cancer-free diet, especially now that both GMOs and the chemicals used to grow them have been shown to cause rapid tumor growth. But GMOs are everywhere, including in most food derivatives made from conventional corn, soybeans, and canola. However, you can avoid them by sticking with certified organic, certified non-GMO verified, and locally-grown foods that are produced naturally without biotechnology (http://www.naturalnews.com).

2) Processed meats. Most processed meat products, including lunch meats, bacon, sausage, and hot dogs, contain chemical preservatives that make them appear fresh and appealing, but that can also cause cancer. Both sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate have been linked to significantly increasing the risk of colon and other forms of cancer, so be sure to choose only uncured meat products made without nitrates, and preferably from grass-fed sources (http://www.organicconsumers.org/foodsafety/processedmeat050305.cfm).

3) Microwave popcorn. They might be convenient, but those bags of microwave popcorn are lined with chemicals that are linked to causing not only infertility but also liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in microwave popcorn bag linings as “likely” carcinogenic, and several independent studies have linked the chemical to causing tumors. Similarly, the diacetyl chemical used in the popcorn itself is linked to causing both lung damage and cancer (http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400701/Microwave-Popcorn-Threat.html).

4) Soda pop. Like processed meats, soda pop has been shown to cause cancer as well. Loaded with sugar, food chemicals, and colorings, soda pop acidifies the body and literally feeds cancer cells. Common soda pop chemicals like caramel color and its derivative 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) have also specifically been linked to causing cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/031383_caramel_coloring_cola.html).

5) ‘Diet’ foods, beverages. Even worse than conventional sugar-sweetened soda pop, though, is “diet” soda pop and various other diet beverages and foods. A recent scientific review issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) of more than 20 separate research studies found that aspartame, one of the most common artificial sweeteners, causes a range of illnesses including birth defects and cancer. Sucralose (Splenda), saccharin and various other artificial sweeteners have also been linked to causing cancer (http://www.dailymail.co.uk).

6) Refined ‘white’ flours. Refined flour is a common ingredient in processed foods, but its excess carbohydrate content is a serious cause for concern. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Mile Markers, and Prevention found that regular consumption of refined carbohydrates was linked to a 220 percent increase in breast cancer among women. High-glycemic foods in general have also been shown to rapidly raise blood sugar levels in the body, which directly feeds cancer cell growth and spread (http://www.naturalnews.com/001812_cancer_prevention.html).

7) Refined sugars. The same goes for refined sugars, which tend to rapidly spike insulin levels and feed the growth of cancer cells. Fructose-rich sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are particularly offensive, as cancer cells have been shown to quickly and easily metabolize them in order to proliferate. And since cookies, cakes, pies, sodas, juices, sauces, cereals, and many other popular, mostly processed, food items are loaded with HFCS and other refined sugars, this helps explain why cancer rates are on the rise these days (http://www.naturalnews.com/038071_cancer_sugar_sweets.html).

8) Conventional apples, grapes, and other ‘dirty’ fruits. Many people think they are eating healthy when they buy apples, grapes, or strawberries from the store. But unless these fruits are organic or verified to be pesticide-free, they could be a major cancer risk. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that up to 98 percent of all conventional produce, and particularly the type found on its “dirty” fruits list, is contaminated with cancer-causing pesticides (http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list/).

9) Farmed salmon. Farmed salmon is another high-risk cancer food, according to Dr. David Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany. According to his assessment, farmed salmon not only lacks vitamin D, but it is often contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), flame retardants, pesticides, and antibiotics (http://www.albany.edu/ihe/salmonstudy/pressrelease.html).

10) Hydrogenated oils. They are commonly used to preserve processed foods and keep them shelf-stable. But hydrogenated oils alter the structure and flexibility of cell membranes throughout the body, which can lead to a host of debilitating diseases such as cancer. Some manufacturers are phasing out the use of hydrogenated oils and replacing them with palm oil and other safer alternatives, but trans fats are still widely used in processed foods (http://www.naturalnews.com/010095_hydrogenated_oils_unhealthy.html).

Sources : Natural News
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