Discussing Questions And Answers About Dog Food Soy Sauce

Michael asks…

Staple foods to have on hand in a vegan diet?

I have recently become a vegan ( I was a vegetarian, but not a very healthy one) and I was wondering if someone could offer me some advice on things to always have on hand in my kitchen.

Jimmy answers:

I make vegan chili, so we always keep:
chili magic
Morningstar Farm’s ground
Large cans of crushed tomatoes
Chichi’s corn cake mix
Creamed corn.

First you make the corncake with the corn. It takes longer than the chili

You can combine the ground, chili max, and tomatoes and heat them to a boil. Let the chili boil for 7 to 8 minutes.

We also keep:
Good bread rolls
and more ground

We use that to make pretty decent sloppy joes.

Sweet potatoes, pineapple, and brown sugar put together makes a pretty good dish too. We keep those items on hand.

Canned vegetables are handy, but frozen ones retain their nutritional value better than canned ones…Canned vegetables have way to much salt too.

We go shopping every 2 weeks. When we shop we buy all sorts of frozen vegetables. The steam bags work well, but they cost more. We just buy the regular kind, pour it in a dish, add a little water, cover with plastic wrap (poke some holes) and microwave them however long we need to.

We always keep whole grain pasta.
Spaghetti sauce in jars or cans
Stewed tomatoes in cans
and soy cheese.

We make pasta and tomato sauce and macaroni and soy cheese.

I am sure you know how to make spaghetti, but I will tell you how we make mac and soy cheese.

Boil the pasta to aldente while you prepare the cheese sauce. It’s really easy. Cut soy cheese up into tiny cubes and put it in a small sauce pan. Add a little soy milk and stir it continuously until the cheese melts. Drain pasta and add sauce. It’s nice to serve it with stewed tomatoes if you like them.

We also buy bagels and freeze them. They are great with tofutti better than cream cheese and jelly.
Fried smart dogs on hotdog buns with vegetarian baked beans is also an easy meal.
Whole grain premade pizza crusts are good to have too. Just add tomato sauce, soy cheese, and any kind of veggie you like. Bake it and that’s a meal.
brown rice
dried beans
vegetarian bullion cubes
vegetable stock
soup crackers
canned vegan lentil and vegetable soup
Soy milk keeps for a while so we usually just buy a lot of it at once.
Whole grain fortified cereal, oatmeal in the can, and dried fruits are good to have.
Healthy snacks like wheat thins
vegan cookies crackers
tea bags for tea
drink flavor syrups or powders for flavored soy milk
cocoa powder to make hot chocolate
natural peanut butter
rice mallow (like marshmallow fluff, but vegan)

I could probably go on, but I don’t want to take up any more space. I hope I helped a little.

Mark asks…

What foods have high levels of soy?

I am interested in improving my estrogen levels. What sort of things contain a lot of soy.

Jimmy answers:

What Is Soy?
You may have heard about soy foods in the news, including claims that soy prevents diseases such as cancer and heart disease. So what is the story on soy?
Soy, a versatile bean, is found in foods like soy milk, soy sauce, miso (soybean paste), tempeh (which is kind of like a soy cake), and tofu. Soy is also sometimes added to foods like breads, cereals, and meat products, and used as a meat substitute in vegetarian products such as soy burgers and soy hot dogs.
Foods that contain whole soy are a good source of protein for vegetarians and vegans because they provide all the amino acids — a type of nutrient — that people need to stay healthy. (People who eat meat get all their essential amino acids from animal products.)

What Are the Benefits?
Americans have added more soy to their diets in recent years because scientific studies have shown that soy may offer health benefits, including lowering blood cholesterol and reducing the risk of certain cancers.

Past research suggested that soy protein could significantly lower levels of LDL cholesterol. But when the American Heart Association (AHA) reviewed the latest research, they concluded soy does not directly influence heart health.

The real health benefits of soy might lie in its nutritional content and the fact that people often use soy foods as a replacement for less-healthy foods. Soy foods are a great source of protein and contain other important nutrients, such as fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Foods containing soy protein are also a healthy alternative to meats and other animal products that contain cholesterol and saturated fat.

Soy in Your Diet
Soy foods and beverages have gained popularity, with sales increasing by nearly one third between 2003 and 2007.

Soy milk, soy burgers, and soy snacks are available in many supermarkets and specialty stores. When selecting soy foods, be sure to check food labels to be sure that the food is a good source of soy protein and is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and added sugar.

If you’re interested in eating more soy, introduce it into your diet gradually. And remember that the key to good health is to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods without focusing too much on any one food.

Helen asks…

How do I get rid of fleas from the home? I have no pets but got fleas.?

Jimmy answers:

Here are some home remedies that may be of help, especially if you prefer to avoid chemicals. Good Luck!

Feline Flea Proofing
Add to the food for each adult cat:
1/2 level teaspoon brewer’s yeast
1/4 level teaspoon garlic powder

Flea Destroyer
Set up a plate of sudsy water with a light hovering over it. The fleas are attracted to this and drown themselves.

Flea Repellent (for cats)
1/8 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
1 crushed whole clove
1/8 teaspoon water
1 fresh garlic clove
Marinate the garlic in the liquid for about 10 minutes and then remove it.
Add 1/16 teaspoon soy liquid to each 1/2 cup cat food. Use this repellent immediately.

Flea Repellent Pillows
These pillows are for dogs.
Source: Glen Brook Farms Herbs and Such
2 parts pennyroyal
1 part thyme
1 part wormwood
Herbs may be cut or whole; construct a pillow for your pet to sleep on and then stuff it with the pennyroyal, thyme, wormwood. This makes a nice gift for those favorite dogs in your life. These herbs help to repel fleas naturally and without harsh chemicals.

Flea Repellent Sleep Pillows
For cats
2 parts sage or rosemary
1 part catnip
1 part chamomile
For dogs
2 parts pennyroyal
1 part thyme
1 part wormwood
Herbs may be used cut or whole. Mix enough to stuff a 2-foot square pillow for a cat or a 3-foot square (or larger) pillow for a dog. Sew the pillowcase out of a tough, washable fabric such as denim.

Herbal Flea Powder
Use herbs in powdered form only.
2 ounces pennyroyal (use sage or rosemary for cats)
1 ounce rosemary
1 ounce wormwood
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix and store in a covered container. Use as often as any flea powder and rub into skin.

Herbal Flea Powder
1 part eucalyptus powder
1 part pennyroyal powder (use sage or rosemary for cats)
1 part fennel powder
1 part yellow dock powder
Combine all ingredients in a shaker top jar and shake to mix.
Apply to your pet’s fur by brushing backward with your hand or comb and sprinkling the powder into the roots of the hairs. Concentrate on the neck, back, and belly. Use just enough to add a little odor to the hairs.
For severe flea infestations, treat daily; otherwise, use two or three times a week.


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