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chicken patties recallFoster Poultry Farms, a Farmerville, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,880 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with foreign materials, specifically plastic. The recalled product is frozen, ready-to-eat breaded chicken patty items labeled FOSTER FARMS Chicken Patties BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT. These items were shipped to distribution centers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Utah and Washington. For more information, check here. If you feel comfortable picking plastic out of your meat, go ahead and grab these. Just make sure that you pick out the plastic before trying to cook the patties.

I just watched Bill Nye Saves the World, specifically the episode about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In this episode Bill and his cohorts discuss the bad image that GMOs have as well as the truth about GMOs. ...continue reading "GMOs: Bill Nye says Genetic Modifications are Not the Work of the Devil"

garcia sausage recallUncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The problem was discovered when a metal magnet was found in the beef trim source product of the processed sausage products. These items were shipped to foodservice and retail locations in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The following products have been recalled:

  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-28 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE, 9˝” with case code 0-54912-20040-9.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 36-40 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE, 7˝” with case code 0-54912-17020-7.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes containing 26-30 pieces of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE, 9˝” with case code 0-54912-17050-4.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20010-2.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND SMOKED HOT SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20050-8.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND CHICKEN SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-15020-9.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED HOT SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20030-0.
  • 1.75-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-20020-1.
  • 3-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-21010-1.
  • 5-lb. boxed packages of “GARCIA BRAND BEEF SMOKED SAUSAGE” with case code 0-54912-18020-6.
  • 10-lb. bulk boxes of “EMA’S BEEF & CHICKEN BREAKFAST SAUSAGE Bulk, Manufactured By: Uncle John’s Pride, LLC” with case code 0-41085-01536-7.

For more information, check here. Since magnets are dangerous to eat, I would only eat this stuff if you feel able to remove the magnets.

McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials. The impacted products include the following: Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) and Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020). The Roundy’s products were distributed at Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. The Harris Teeter products were distributed in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. For more information, check here. If you don't mind picking out the golf ball bits, go ahead and grab this item.

Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S. For a list of the specific products recalled, check here. I advise fellow divers to avoid these products out of an abundance of caution.

A week of fasting seems to have brought out all sorts of food to the dumpster.

There was a dozen avocados which are a great source of fat. Not all of them were still good, but it was okay to be picky about ripe avocados when I found so many. I was excited to add these to my salads or just eat straight.

I found broccoli, apples, tomatoes, celery, cauliflower, pepper, zucchini and onion. These veggies are all yummy things for me to hold on to and eat through the next week or so to keep myself eating healthy.

I also found chips, triscuits, graham crackers, gummy fruit, gum, and bagel chips. These are not items I generally eat, except some of the blue corn chips. I'll end up giving them to those I know that will eat them.

With all the apples I got, almost two boxes full, I decided I needed something to do with them. One thing I might usually do is make hard cider, but since I've been cutting down on my cider drinking, I decided some apple crisp was a good alternative. The main reason for the apple crisp was then I had something to bring to a party I was going to.

Apple Crisp Recipe


Apple QuartersI cut up 10 apples to make an apple crisp into a 8x8 square pyrex pan. To do this, I quarter the apples, cut off the core, peel them, and put the peeled quarter into water for later.

Then I cut the quarters into slices so Cut applesthey would cook better. I filled the pyrex dish with the apples until it was overflowing. Then I sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on the apples.

Crumble Cover

Now lets talk about the apple cover. Since I tend to be gluten free, it was passover, and I didn't feel like shopping, I used ingredients I had in the house. That means I used almond meal, coconut oil, and brown sugar.  I melted the coconut oil so that it was easy to stir together with the other ingredients, then I added some cinnamon into the mixture since you can never have too much cinnamon.

I then put the topping on the apples and baked it in the over at 350 for 30 minutes.

Serves 8

Apple Crisp

1 hrPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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  • 10 Apples
  • 1 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon and Sugar to taste


  1. Cut and peel apples into slices in 8in square pyrex dish
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the sliced apples
  3. Mix Almond Meal, Coconut Oil, Brown sugar, and Cinnamon in a bowl
  4. Cover apples with mixture
  5. Please in over for 30 minutes at 350F
Recipe Type: Dessert

Request Foods, Inc., a Holland, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,537 pounds of burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products are mislabeled as a chicken with cheese and bean burrito but contain an egg and sausage burrito product. The product contains egg and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The recalled product is a 6 oz. plastic package containing “ATKINS CHICKEN WITH CHEESE AND BEAN BURRITO."

These items were shipped nationwide, so if you want some egg and sausage burritos, go check your local dumpster. For more information, check here.

A month ago, I did my first ever 5 day water fast.  To understand why and how I'm going about this fast, read my first post. From here, I'm going to assume you have the necessary background to jump right into my 5 day water fasting results. ...continue reading "5 Day Water Fasting Results of a Type 1 Diabetic: Month 2"

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC of Clifton, NJ is recalling LOT #047 The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from all retail stores, because it may contain undeclared milk. If you are allergic to milk, avoid these cookies, but otherwise, they are ripe for the taking.

This recall is nationwide, so divers, check a dumpster near you for some yummy cookies.  For more information on the recall, look here.

dumpster findsThis week's dumpster visit resulted in some interesting finds. I found a lot of stuff, but not really a lot of food. Some of this stuff is practical, and others are only useful because Easter was about to happen. So here I am going to go through all of the items I found and what I plan to use them for. ...continue reading "Dumpster Diving Finds: Easter edition"