Recipe for Dinner

Cornmeal Custard


15 ml/1 tbsp fine cornmeal

30 ml/2 tbsp sugar

450 ml/1/2 oz/1/2 cup milk

2.5 ml/1/2 tsp vanilla essence (extract)

Mix the cornmeal and sugar together and make a smooth paste with a little of the milk. Heat the rest of the milk in a saucepan. Pour on to the cornmeal paste, add the vanilla essence and return to the pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring all the time.


FINE DINING DUCK BREAST RECIPES_0.jpgFINE DINING DUCK BREAST RECIPES_3.jpgFINE DINING DUCK BREAST RECIPES_1.jpgThis hormone absorption is linked with earlier sexual maturation in children as well as lowered levels of testosterone in males.32 These are some alarming factors to take into consideration when pondering the common recommendation that you should be consuming three servings of dairy per day, every day while you are expecting. At twelve grams of sugar and thirteen grams of carbohydrates per cup of milk and twenty-one grams of sugar and twenty-nine grams of carbohydrates per half cup of ice cream, the three recommended servings (two cups of milk and a half cup ice cream) of dairy potentially leads to forty-five grams of sugar and fifty-five grams of carbohydrates per day without taking any other foods/beverages into consideration. As discussed in Chapter 1, limiting sugar intake before and during pregnancy is instrumental in avoiding gestational diabetes which affects up to 10 percent of all pregnant women in the United States. You may be thinking that twelve grams of sugar per cup of milk is worth the benefits of the calcium milk will provide you with regard to your bone health but ironically, many studies now show that milk may be associated with higher incidence of fractures.33 In addition to cow’s milk, commercial fruit juice is a conventional beverage that is included in standard preconception diets. Fruit juices do contain some essential vitamins but those vitamins come with a cost and that cost is an overabundance of fructose (sugar from fruit).

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