[Sca-cooks] Favorite Healthy period dishes, recent study on vitamin absorption

tom.vincent@yahoo.com tom.vincent at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 14 11:34:50 PDT 2006

How about a Great Pie?  With lean beef, chicken, duck and/or rabbit, these pies with dates, currants & prunes (and minimal yolks) could be healthy meat dishes.
Grete Pye
Two Fifteenth Century Cookbooks, 1430
Take faire yonge beef, And suet of a fatte best, or of Muton, and hak all this on a borde small; and caste thereto pouder of peper and salt; and whan it is small hewen, put hit in a bolle, And medle hem well; then make a faire large Cofyn, and couche som of this stuffur in. Then take Caoins, Hennes, Mallardes, Connynges, and parboile hem clene; take wodekokkes, Teles, grete briddes, and plom hem in a boiling pot; And hen Couche al this fowle in the Coffyn, And put in euerych of hem a Quantite of pouder of peper and salt. Then take mary, harde yolkes of egges, Dates cutte in ij peces, reisons of couraunce, prunes, hole cowched all thi foule, ley the remenaunt of thyne other stuffur of beef a-bought hem, as thou thenkest goode; and then strawe on hem this: dates, mary, and reysons, &c. And then close thi Coffyn with a lydde of the same paast, And puttte hit in the oven, And late hit bake ynough; but be ware, or thou close hit, that there come no saffron nygh the brinkes
 there-of, for then hit wol neuer close.
Tom Vincent
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----- Original Message ----
From: Sharon Gordon <gordonse at one.net>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 10:25:06 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Favorite Healthy period dishes, recent study on vitamin absorption

So what are people's favorite healthy/healthier dishes?  I know a lot of
pople like the mixed green sallets and the roasted or baked herbed chickens.

What's your experience with using whole grains?  I find that oats, spelt,
and barley go over well perhaps because most people eat the more natural
versions of those.  Brown rice and whole wheat tend to have a mixed
reception.  Lots of people like the full flavor and added nutritional
benefits of the whole foods, but a number of others like the bland taste of
the low nutrition white bread and white rice.

Recently I saw the results of a medical study that showed the differences in
vitamin uptake in human volunteers when they ate a  lowfat salad  high in
lutein and beta carotene (red and orange colored vegetables),  and the same
combo  salad with the addition of an avocado which is high in fat. They then
did the same blood tests again.  When people had eaten the vegetables with
some fat, they absorbed 4 times the amount of vitamins from the vegetables.

So with a number of nutrients being fat soluable, it's important to consume
the items with some fat in the same meal.   It seems like many traditional
one dish meals incorporate this in a good balance with lots of vegetables
(or fruit), some whole grains, herbs or spices, and a small amount of meat,
fish, oil, or butter.

gordonse at one.net

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