Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:I want to invite a friend who is not vegan, but has such a strict diet for her migraine, I think it's best to serve her a vegan dish. She doesn't eat wheat, milk or dairy products. She's used to eat meat, but I prefer not to. And I think she shouldn't eat meat at all ... but that's my opinion.
I figured out it will be lentil pasta (the pasta that's made of lentil flour, not wheat) with a sauce of mixed vegetables (including tomato sauce), topped with cantharel mushrooms ...
The problem is: I would like to add cheese sauce before putting it in the oven. But what can I use instead of cheese (or any other dairy product) to give a pasta dish that 'gratin' effect?
I use astaxanthin, which is an oral supplement whose side effect is you are MUCH less likely to burn. I usually burn VERY easily/quickly. But with astaxanthin I only burn after a long time and only if I'm in a tropical place. Never in WA.
Dan Boone wrote:
I looked for the carrot seed oil thread (using Google, since it can be better than our internal search) back when I first saw Paul's post this morning, hoping I could drop a fast helpful link. Instead I found a mommy blogger (I don't use this term derisively) who tried to track down the carrot seed oil question in order to find out if it would protect her pale babies. She makes a very convincing case here -- although I think she overstates her research by calling it a busted myth -- that the widely circulated stories of carrot seed oil having significant SPF all come from a single study out of India, which she links, studies, and analyzes. The study, she says, did not look at that oil as an isolated ingredient; rather it considered a complicated mixed Ayurvedic sunscreen preparation full of difficult-to-parse ingredients in addition to the carrot oil. One of the other ingredients in the product turned out to be "yashad bhasm" which, she found out, is nothing other than our old friend zinc oxide.
One of my side hustles involves doing this kind of web research, trying to track down the origins of widely-repeated "facts" that are hard to source. I can't say this lady got it right, but her work has the ring of honest effort to it, and I find her analysis credible. I have not, however, attempted to reproduce her work.