St. Patrick’s Feast

first_img“Corned beef isn’t one of the most nutritious beef cuts,” said Connie Crawley, anutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “How much fat and sodium are transferred is hard to say,” Crawley said. “Of course,if a person only has corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day and eats a low-fat, low-sodiumdiet the rest of the time, the traditional meal is no big deal.” A 3.5-ounce serving, she said, has 251 calories, 19 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturatedfat, 98 mg. of cholesterol and 1134 mg. of sodium. On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish descendents around the world come together to celebratetheir heritage. The festivities usually center around the traditional feast. Cook the cabbage separately in low-sodium beef broth with peppercorns. The cabbage, however, has no cholesterol and is low in fat, calories and sodium. Well,it is until it’s cooked for hours with the corned beef. If you want to minimize the damage, Crawley suggests cooking the beef ahead withoutthe cabbage. Then chill it so some of the fat comes to the surface and can be lifted offbefore reheating. Pouring off the cooking water and reheating in fresh water will cutout some of the sodium. In America, a typical St. Patrick’s Day menu includes corned beef and cabbage, champ(mashed potatoes with cream and scallions) and brown bread. Salmon has 40-50 mg. of cholesterol and 40-50 mg. of sodium unless you addingredients like soy sauce or salt that raise the sodium level. It can be grilled or bakedwithout added fat. If the fat is needed, brush the salmon with a little olive oil. center_img You can keep the traditional flavor of the St. Patrick’s Day meal by substitutingsalmon, another traditional Irish dish, for corned beef. Put the potatoes in a bowl, add butter, cream or the water the potatoes were cooked in,and mash well. Add the green tips of the scallions, and salt and pepper to taste. Stiruntil smooth. Serve hot. “Certainly this is a better choice for someone concerned about cardiovascular disease,”Crawley said. “Plus, salmon is more economical. It has less shrinkage than the cornedbeef and often is a very good price.” To cut the fat from the potatoes, cook them in the skin, then cool slightly and peel.Mash them with warmed skim or evaporated skim milk and a little diet margarine or abutter-flavored substitute. “Salmon is one of the fattier fish,” Crawley said. “However, the fat can range,depending on the type of salmon, from 3 to 9 grams per 3-ounce serving. It’s very lowin saturated fat, with only 1-2 grams. Some of the fat is the polyunsaturated omega-3fatty acids that may reduce the risk of heart attack.” It may be a nostalgic meal for the Irish at heart, but not for the heart-conscious. To prepare champ, just peel and cube enough potatoes to feed your family. Add themto a boiler of water with sliced scallions (just the bulb). Boil until tender. Drain well.last_img read more

No Animosity for Osimhen, Says Remy

first_imgBut the former Crystal Palace and Newcastle striker has seen his play time reduced greatly with the arrival of the Nigeria international forward whose impact has been felt domestically and even on the continent.However, having only clocked 348 minutes of game time this season, compared to the 1053 minutes already enjoyed by his 20-year-old teammate, many expected the 32-year-old to be jealous of his younger colleague but Remy has rubbished all such talks.Rather the former France international is full of praise for Osimhen’s work ethic, while hailing Lille’s recruitment team for discovering and signing the striker.”Victor was a discovery for everyone. Once again, we must appreciate the recruitment team of the club, very wise in its choices,” Remy told Le10sport.”I have known big potential players, who are assiduous and serious in what they do. Victor is one of them.”In training, he puts in the intensity. He is a true finisher, a very good scorer. I see him working after the sessions, bodybuilding, taking time to take care of his body.”He has a complete profile and I promise him a very bright future if he continues with this mentality.””People sometimes make the comparison between Victor and me, because we are both attackers. But there is no animosity between us. He’s someone I really appreciate.”On the field, we are also complementary, we have already proven that this season when the coach has played us together,” the well-travelled striker concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram France international, Loic Remy has stated that there is no animosity for Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen in spite of the Nigerian relegating him to the bench at Lille.Osimhen has taken Ligue 1 by storm since switching in the summer from Belgium, notching nine goals across all competitions for Lille and relegating former Chelsea forward Loic Remy to a bit part role but the France international has denied harbouring any ill feeling for the Nigerian.Remy, a Premier League and Champions League veteran was expected to step up and take over the goalscoring responsibility for Les Dogues after the sale of Nicolas Pepe and Rafael Leao to Arsenal and AC Milan respectively.last_img read more

NBA: Clippers, Chris Paul agree on five-year, $107 million deal

first_imgThe tweet was short, but to the point.“I’M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION.” From Chris Paul’s keyboard to the Clippers’ ears, what had been widely anticipated appears to be true as the All-Star point guard is headed toward signing a five-year, $107 million contract to return to the team.The free agent was wooed by coach Doc Rivers on Sunday night and made the Twitter announcement on Monday. Per NBA rules, deals can be struck but not officially signed until July 10.Paul, the pillar of the foundation on the floor and in the locker room, now stands as a beacon for other free agents glancing in the Clippers’ direction. That also began in earnest as the free agency chase opened after 9 p.m. PDT on Sunday. For the Clippers, the chase means putting the right pieces around Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.In order to get the shooting help the Clippers covet, they could turn to JJ Redick of Milwaukee and O.J. Mayo of Dallas. Both are free agents, but both of their clubs can offer better deals than the Clippers could, so a sign-and-trade scenario might have to happen in each instance.Mayo, a former USC star, averaged 15.3 points and 4.4 assists last season. Redick averaged 14.4 points.Another guard the Clippers could seek is Memphis’ Tony Allen, a tenacious defender who could help the Clippers guard the outside shot and provide occasional scoring punch, as they discovered during their first-round playoff defeat.If the Clippers do agree to a trade, it’s apparent that backup point guard Eric Bledsoe would be the one to be shipped. Bledsoe showed flashes of brilliance both as a backup to Paul and as a starter when Paul was out because of injury, and could be ready to take over as a starter for another franchise. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Still on his rookie contract, Bledsoe is slated to make $2.6 million next season and be eligible for a qualifying offer after the 2014-15 season. The Clippers would have to weigh his value in that regard as a backup point guard or as a player who could be dealt for a commodity of higher value.When Paul signs, the Clippers will have 10 players under contract, meaning they have a busy summer, much like last year when they were still pulling players in until the virtual eve of training camp.Including Paul, the Clippers have only Griffin, Jordan and Jamal Crawford locked up through next season. They also have to decide if they will exercise their options on DaJuan Summers and Maalik Wayns for next season. JOE ROBBINS — GETTY IMAGES Chris Paul wasted no time in telling the Clippers he wants to continue his NBA career in Los Angeles, where he’ll join Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to form a solid nucleus in hopes of turning the team into a championship contender.last_img read more