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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Vegetarians at greater risk of eating disorders and suicide

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the Journal of Adolescent Health Volume 29, Issue 6, Pages 406-416 (December 2001) and a recipe for BBQ beef ribs.

Study title and authors:
Characteristics of vegetarian adolescents in a multiethnic urban population
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
Cheryl L. Perry, Ph.D.a, Maureen T. Mcguire, Ph.D.a, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D.a, Mary Story, Ph.D.a
Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

This paper can be accessed at:
Perry found:
  • Vegetarians are at greater risk than others for involvement in unhealthy and extreme weight control behaviors
  • Vegetarian males are at particularly high risk
  • Vegetarians more often reported having been told by a physician that they had an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia etc) and were more likely to have contemplated and attempted suicide
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Recipe of the day

BBQ Beef Ribs

Beef Back Ribs - 3lbs.
Food Mall: Beef Back Ribs
Beef back ribs
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Crack black pepper
Kosher salt

Other items:
Gas grill
Wood chips (any kind)
Wood chip box (or foil packets)
Wooden skewers

First soak the wood chips in water.

Rinse, pat dry with paper towel season the ribs with seasoning. You really can use any that you like or none at all. It is up to you. Pat down the seasonings with your hand. Then cut in half to the best of your ability.

This would be a good time to fire up the gas grill. Remove the "warming rack". You can notice the "Dirty Side" is where the the meat will be and the drippings fall on the ceramic briquettes. The cast iron wood chip box goes directly over the heat. Put the fire on high to get the box hot and the chips smoking. This can take around 20 minutes or more.

Make rib "tents". You will need the skewers. Take two halves and lean the tops like a tent. and use a skewer to keep them together. The thicker ends at the bottom, Just push the skewers through the meat between the bones. They will probably be at an angle. Once through just snap off the end and use the other half on the other end. It does not need a point. Just push and it will go through. They are pretty stable.

Once the wood box starts to smoke a little put the ribs on the rack opposite of the wood box.

Now close the lid and get the temperature to around 400 degrees and cook for two hours.

After two hours of cooking the Beef ribs should be fully cooked and pretty tender. The areas of the ribs will little meat were crunchy.

BBQ Beef Ribs