Happy Friday readers.
Part 1: Ninja Air Fryer
Have you heard of the (not so new) Ninja Air Fryer?
We brought one home this summer and it is convenient – makes food crispy and can be used for veggies and meats. We will keep using ours – but I still prefer the cast-iron skillet.
Mark’s Daily Apple (here) has 22 Keto Recipes for the air fryer.
The hubs likes to use the air fryer at times. For example, a frozen steak can be cooked quickly without defrosting it – six minutes on one side – flip it – and cook for another four minutes– it is tender, pink inside bit of a crusty outer layer – and just really good.
The air fryer also seems to be great for making crispy chicken.
Last night I made liver and onions. Yes, you heard that right.
Now to some of you – liver and onions seems like a dish the grandparents used to order (or make) and it might remind you of the foie gras from your travels.
Did you know that liver is a serious health food and some say it is the ultimate multi-vitamin food?
Anyhow, I have made two different versions of liver and onions in the Ninja Air Fryer and they both came out excellent:
My only complaint with the air fryer is the teflon (?) and whatever else the machine is made out of.
But it is sure better than radiation from a microwave oven.
Part 2: Natural Flavors
Tried some watermelon rose water this week – gave it a 2 out of 5 – and the sad part is the so-called “OTHER natural flavors”
Did you know that “OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS” could mean chemicals?
The Primalist (here) wrote:
Don’t Be Fooled by “Natural” Flavors
- “Natural flavors and artificial flavors sometimes contain exactly the same chemicals, produced through different methods… A natural flavor is not necessarily more healthful or purer than an artificial one.”
- All these flavors are proprietary. Meaning the manufacturers have NO legal obligation to disclose what’s in them, as long as the chemicals are GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe – sounds reassuring, doesn’t it?).
FOODBABE (here) shared this:
- Natural flavors aren’t toxic. What they do is cause people to eat foods they wouldn’t normally eat. We all think we have the mental ability to control what we eat, but flavor technology makes us crave foods we wouldn’t normally go near. These foods (like unhealthy soda) can make you sick and even eventually kill you.
- When looking at your food, ask yourself: “Did someone engineer this to be delicious or did nature engineer this to be delicious?”
While on the food topic – joining in with Pull Up A Seat week 38
Trent’s Weekly Smile (here)
And a Friday Funny for Profrifollies 4.12 HERE
Have you tried an air fryer?
Did you think “natural flavors” meant awesome – like I thought?