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Challenge for Pictures in a Series: Motif or Concept Post your home style food photos here , Lasagna yum yum!

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Will gets a C for all that high saturated fat cheese

Doug gets a D for the inflammatory processed fatty meat and fried potatoes

Antonio gets an A for heart health fish oils (less one * for the animal protein which is apparently inflammatory 🙀).

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I get an A for edamame sprinkled with pepper, a minute amount of salt and garlic powder.

I am on the Ornish cardiac diet!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Maggie,

“Thin is in, of course
but fat is where it’s at”

You get an B- for the fat used in the cake and it’s real cream cheese!

Jerome,

You get an A+ for the low calorie, low fat oysters and multigrain bread!

What a variety of diet choices!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It is not multigrain bread and you seem to have omitted the wine and (salted) butter.
Well, then,

The wine gets a free pass, the butter doesn’t! The whole grain “loss” is balanced by the added oyster protein.

So your score drops to ~ B+

Do they taste even nearly as good with say olive oil? Or that is too odd?

Then if this is occasional, it doesn’t matter too much at all!

Lasagna or fried breakfast, fat filled delicious cakes are more likely to more regular habits than celebratory oysters!

These are just hunches based on what might be a stretch to imagine your entire preferences. For Will I am very certain, Doug, reasonably so.

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
My breakfast this morning:

Edamame beans coated with humus and 3 crushed walnuts. Very delicious and crunch:

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Protein, slowly absorbed carbohydrates in the beans, antioxidants the nuts, vitamins in everything. Should help protect heart and diabetes risk!

Adding for the omega fatty acids would be even better for cardiac protection! I get that as a capsule!

Why is all this important? We work many years and why not make time for enjoyment more healthy with delicious cardio protective foods?

Asher
 

Jerome Marot

Well-known member
Because of time zone differences, I can only post my dinner when you post your breakfast:

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As to oysters being "celebratory", I would like to point out that I spend my holiday where my family comes from and this is about one hour drive from the largest oyster raising area in Europe, so I get some regularly. I never tried them with olive oil, even if I cook with olive oil. And, with all due respect, I would say that a radiation oncologist should not play the amateur nutritionist, even on the Internet... 😉
 
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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Because of time zone differences, I can only post my dinner when you post your breakfast:

As to oysters being "celebratory", I would like to point out that I spend my holiday where my family comes from and this is about one hour drive from the largest oyster raising area in Europe, so I get some regularly. I never tried them with olive oil, even if I cook with olive oil. And, with all due respect, I would say that a radiation oncologist should not play the amateur nutritionist, even on the Internet... 😉
Wonderful you have such access!

I am a physician well trained in nutrition before any specialty! But now I am wearing my hat, not as an M.D., but as a PH.D. Biologist and at present am in a Major academic nutritionally based UCLA University Program with many specialists to learn from. “My ideas” or not mine, just the programs!

You may not merit a wagging finger, but my good friend Will does!

Asher
 

Jerome Marot

Well-known member
I am a physician well trained in nutrition before any specialty! But now I am wearing my hat, not as an M.D., but as a PH.D. Biologist and at present am in a Major academic nutritionally based UCLA University Program with many specialists to learn from. “My ideas” or not mine, just the programs!
It has been my observation that nutritionists have changed their ideas of what consists an healthy diet about every decade in the past century. Meanwhile, the number of nutrition related diseases has exploded...
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
It has been my observation that nutritionists have changed their ideas of what consists an healthy diet about every decade in the past century. Meanwhile, the number of nutrition related diseases has exploded...
Jerome,

I agree that there are some major oddities in that we have diametrically opposed views. My older son follows a diet purposely high in animal fat and meat and avoids most grains and carbohydrates except in vegetables and fruit!

This diet worries me but there is data to cite in support of his diet.

One of the problems might be in the odd truth that there will be occurrences of false conclusions in testing hypothesis in a certain percentage of completed studies: say 1% for example!

If the paper is from a prestigious University or research center, it will get published. Negative results are less likely to be published immediately if coming from less famous schools.

So this can lead to muffle for a while until we see what a number of studies are revealing and do a meta-analysis!

Asher
 

Jerome Marot

Well-known member
I agree that there are some major oddities in that we have diametrically opposed views. My older son follows a diet purposely high in animal fat and meat and avoids most grains and carbohydrates except in vegetables and fruit!

This diet worries me but there is data to cite in support of his diet.
This basically the Atkins Diet, which was popular in the 80s to lose weight. There is indeed some evidence that the diet is not that good for you, as we have populations who live on a diet of mainly meat (e.g. the Inuit) or eat more meat than the general population (e.g. butchers...).

I expected that you would remark that my second picture showed lots of meat (I added more vegetables after taking the picture). Oysters, of course, are mainly proteins and contain lots of salt. 😇

But I can also publish pictures from today's lunch: tomato and aubergine (eggplant) salad, duck breast (leftover from previous photograph) and cheese with plum sauce for dessert. Tomatoes and aubergines come from a neighbor and we have vast quantities of plums in the trees. Cooking concentrates the fruit into a sauce. No sugar needs to be added. 😉


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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Jerome,

Not only are you assembling great varieties of foods but the arrangements are so beautiful and appetizing. This is an important part of cooking and food preparation, and art in general, “the presentation”.


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The platter itself is so right for this food!

I love the projection of abundance, generosity and freshness in one composition with so much color and texture to explore.

It’s a feast for the eyes

Asher!
 

Robert Watcher

Well-known member
One of our favourite meals that Anne served up last week. From scratch, chicken soup and dumplings in Central America:
* taken with my iPhone 6 in dim light


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Jerome Marot

Well-known member
Fried fish for Lunch. Dinner was also fried. All these will probably lower my markings. I photographed the frying pan for a change, so no high key arrangement...

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Jerome Marot

Well-known member
Back to the high key arrangement with today's lunch.

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I quite enjoy nicely arranging the food on a plate and taking these pictures. I had additional servings of these, so please do not give me an A++ for frugality.

These being said, I feel a bit alone on this thread. Any other people to post food images or is everybody on a diet?
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
One of our favourite meals that Anne served up last week. From scratch, chicken soup and dumplings in Central America:
* taken with my iPhone 6 in dim light
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Perfect image in dim light! What a miracle these mobile phone cameras are!

If cooked slowly and with a touch of dill, rounded into a ball, these would make good kneidles for Passover!
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
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When you start with fish, you get ahead in the game. It’s delicious and healthier than fatty beef!

The carbohydrates and fat after that are best tolerated with exercise so you don’t accumulate free triglycerides from unused energy!

But fried is not in itself bad. Today, with spay oils, non stick pans and air driers much Oil’s is hardly needed anyway!

Looks delicious!

Asher
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Yesterday I was taken to Lunch by the City Contract Officer paying for the transfer of my sculpture to Long Beach.

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Not shown is the chunk of bread and diet Coke that accompanied the healthy fish and vegetables!

Asher
 

Nicolas Claris

Administrator/Moderator
Comme je lai annonçé par ailleurs (ici), j'ai décidé de poster et commenter en français…
J'invite chacun à utiliser sa langue maternelle, comme cela OPF sera encore plus riche culturellement !
Italiens, espagnols, turcs, anglais, américains, russes, chinois, arabes, hébreux, portugais, allemands, français, hollandais, japonais et tous les autres : faites-nous connaître votre belle langue !
Besoin d'aide à la traduction ?
Un mot ou une locution en particulier ?

Donc, voici mon premier poste en français… :)

Avant de cuisiner, il faut aller faire ses courses au marché !
Cliquer sur l'image pour voir la série…

 
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