Sunday, December 5, 2010

What's for Dinner? Do you really know?

On December 7 Th, Dr Jeffrey Smith will be on Dr. Oz discussing the dangers of genetically modified foods. Information about the food we eat is critical to making the best choices for our health.

Dr. Jeffrey M. Smith, wrote the bestseller, 'Seeds of Deception'. Dr Smith presents shocking evidence why genetically modified crops may lead to health and environmental catastrophes, and what we can do about it.

Dr Smith states, "The explosive exposé Seeds of Deception reveals how industry manipulation and political collusion-not sound science-allow dangerous genetically engineered food into your daily diet. Company research is rigged, alarming evidence of health dangers is covered up, and intense political pressure applied.

Foodie blogroll has a contest every week of December to give away one copy of this compelling bestseller, ' Seeds of Deception". Or, order your own copy of the Seeds Of Deception book:

When choosing my own beef for dinner, I look for Laura's Lean Beef. No antibiotics, hormones, or other nasty ingredients added. I have bought other ground beef, and when it isn't Laura's I can tell. Dare to compare yourself. The following recipe is adapted from the website food52.

Kefta Meatballs with Grilled Grapes and Yogurt Sauce:

1 pound lean ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 small onion, grated
1/8 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, sliced thin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 bunch small red grapes

Yogurt Sauce:
1 cup plain yogurt
1/8 cup mint, chopped
2 tablespoons organic lemon zest
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, combine first nine ingredients. Mix and roll into balls. Set aside. In a large heavy skillet, grill grapes over moderately high heat until browned on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from pan, set aside.
Next, brown meatballs in the pan until done. Drain on paper towel. Assemble one grape and one meatball on a tooth pick. Serve with yogurt sauce.

Yogurt Sauce:

Combine all ingredients and set aside until meatballs and grapes are ready. Spoon on the side with meatballs and grapes, or serve in a small side bowl for dipping.


  1. These meatballs look scrumptious! Bet they are great with that yogurt sauce. YUM!