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Food For Life


Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
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Protein

I made my first attempt at vegetarianism at age 12, and it lasted about a day. When I was eighteen I was a little more successful and determined, but after a year I sort of slid back into the Standard American Diet. It was too easy. Putting restrictions on your diet is hard work.

I have not eaten any meat for six years now, and it has not been difficult at all. The difference is, I know what to eat to get what my body needs. I don’t think I knew enough when I was eighteen living at home, and I was hungry all the time, skinny, and pale.

People do need protein, but not as much as you may think. And there are countless ways to get the protein. Every food you eat has some protein in it. Some more than others, obviously.

Many people have asked me what I eat because they can’t imagine not eating meat. I usually draw a blank when asked this, but there are so many things. For everything an omnivore eats, there is a meatless alternative. Not only are there fake meats sold in stores, but tofu, tempeh, and seitan to replace the meat in any recipe.

I have found during this adventure that there is a huge variety of foods I can still eat, and never feel like I am going without. I have many personal reasons for choosing this diet, but I have found that my body and my mind thrive on it. It makes me happy.

I found this recipe on a website called The Hungry Hungry Hippie. And really, what could be more hippie than granola? I am one of those people that can’t go a long time without food or I feel sick, and quite often I need a snack to get me through, especially if I am on the road. Nuts do a great job curbing my appetite, as do dried fruits. But this granola adds so much more.

Quinoa is now being sold in grocery stores, but it can be very expensive. I buy it in bulk at a food co-op to save money. Same with the chia seeds. Who knew they were good for something besides growing Chia Pets? Both of these ingredients, as well as the nuts, add a lot of protein to this granola. They can also be left out and it will still be great. Any of the nuts or fruits can be substituted and it will still work. It can be eaten as a snack, and can easily be eaten as a cereal with milk. It is supposed to break off in chunks, but mine was really crumbly. It doesn’t even matter.

My son Garrett ate some yesterday. Grace asked what it tasted like. “Awesomeness,” Gar .....
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The role of government

By John Goutcher

Mon, Apr 23rd, 2012
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It has been said that America has never been a Christian nation, or that our founders were a bunch of atheists, agnostics, and deists. Consider the facts if you will. At least 50 of the 55 signers of the Constitution were Christians according to Bra ..... 
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Time to nix oil subsidies

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
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After nearly 100 years of subsidies, the highly profitable oil industry apparently is still a fledgling business and can’t make it without taxpayer dollars! Since 1913, the oil industry has enjoyed a variety of tax benefits or subsidies. Just how ..... 
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One Moment Please... “Where Fillmore County News Comes First”

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
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You may have noticed a subtle change in our front page masthead a few months ago. We added a little slogan “Where Fillmore County News Comes First” that signifies a big promise. I live, work, do business and pay property taxes in Fillmore Coun ..... 
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Knowledge without wisdom

By Andrew Kingsley

Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
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Do you think that in order to have the right to breathe air in this country, you should be required to purchase something from the government? Is there anything you do in your life that doesn’t in some way affect your health or the risks to it? T ..... 
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Obama and the economy

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
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Referring to tax cuts and reduced regulation, Obama in a December 6 speech in Osawatomie, KS said the following: “The market will take care of everything...It’s a simple theory...(that) fits well on a bumper sticker. But here’s the problem: It ..... 
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One Moment Please... An interactive experience

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
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This week, I couldn’t help but give credit where credit is due. I must compliment Michelle Haugerud for her pure genius relating to offering a new option on www.jemmovies.com for visitors to ..... 
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Political parties and the environment

By John Goutcher

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
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It seems that the continuing saga in politics is that of jobs and the economy. Now don’t get me wrong, these issues are of immediate concern to the American public. These issues have created the huge dilemma facing our nation today. There are, h ..... 
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One Moment Please... Smart phones give birth to dumb drivers

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
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I’ve been dwelling on University of Minnesota Head Football Coach Jerry Kill’s presentation at the Preston Area Community Foundation dinner at The Branding Iron in Preston, Minn.. His focus on cell phone usage removing us from personal contact ..... 
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