Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Veggie-Bean Quesadilla & questions for you all on, Flu/Swine flu Shots

The flu season is here and i was thinking of sharing with you all about the flu shots for quite some time, and this was lying in drafts but for some reason was getting postponed. Few years before even with flu shot, i still got the flu ever since we have stopped taking it neither giving it to our kids.  But every year one of us will start with the flu and the others will follow. But since last year we all have started taking Vitamin D supplement and except for my younger one who is very very deficient in Vitamin D(she is also on lot of supplements and i am sure once her body has the optimum level she will be ok), none of us had flu or any sickness.  When i came across this article in Mercola and LewRockwell, i was happy for our decision not to go for flu shots. I am just giving you the gist of the article and do go and check out for yourself. Please do let us know your opinions and what is your stand on the flu shots and vaccines. Your opinions, suggestions are very much welcome.
1. This is the first year mock vaccines have been used to gain FDA approval. Mock vaccines are made to gain approval of the manufacturing method and then the prevalent virus strain in circulation is added just days before it is actually placed into use. Don’t subject your children to experimental vaccines. Yes, these vaccines have been tested on healthy kids and adults, but they are not the same vaccines your children will be given. Those children with asthma, allergies, type I diabetes, etc. are at greater risk for side effects. Children below the age of 2 years do not have a sufficient blood–brain barrier developed and are subject to chronic brain infections that emanate into symptoms that are called autism. Toddlers should not be subjected to injected viruses.
2. The vaccines from different manufactures possibly come with different additives (called adjuvants) and manufacturing methods. The two flu inoculations may be derived from a multi-dose vial and in a crisis, and in short supply, it will be diluted to provide more doses and then adjuvants must be added to trigger a stronger immune response. Adjuvants are added to vaccines to boost production of antibodies but may trigger autoimmune reactions. Some adjuvants are mercury (thimerosal), aluminum and squalene. Would you permit your children to be injected with lead? Lead is very harmful to the brain. Then why would you sign a consent form for your kids to be injected with mercury, which is even more brain-toxic than lead?
3. Over-vaccination is a common practice now in America. American children are subjected to 29 vaccines by the age of two. This means a little bit of disease is being injected into young children continually during their most formative years! Veterinarians have backed off of repeat vaccination in dogs because of observed side effects!!!!. Modern medicine has no explanation for autism, despite its continued rise in prevalence. Yet autism is not reported among Amish children who go unvaccinated.
Now getting back to the recipe of Quesadilla,
Quesadilla
A quesadilla is a Mexican snack food made of cheese (and occasionally other ingredients) on a folded corn tortilla and cooked until the cheese melts. The word comes from Spanish, and literally means "cheese tortilla".
I used brown rice tortilla which is gluten free and whole grain, and used kidney bean, onions, green pepper and some firm tomatoes. This is just not a snack, but is a very kid friendly lunch box dish. You can substitute the kidney bean to black bean or anything of your choice.
Ingredients
Tortilla – 2(I used brown rice tortillas)
Onion – 1 small(chopped into small pieces)
Bell pepper – 1 small(chopped into small pieces)
Plum tomato – 1
Cooked kidney bean or black bean – 1/2 cup(I added salt to this when cooking for a better taste)
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp or to your taste
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Vegetarian cheese(without animal rennett) – 3/4 cup
Oil – 3 tsp
Method
1) Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil and saute all the vegetables in high heat adding red chili powder and cumin powder on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes and remove.
2) Heat a iron griddle, apply a tsp of oil on both sides of quesadilla and cook one side.
3) Now place the other uncooked side on the griddle, and spread half of the cheese throughout the tortilla.
4) Once the cheese melts, add the cooked veggies and fold the tortilla mid way to form a half circle and remove from heat.
5) Using a pizza cutter, cut  midway to form wedges and serve with salsa of your choice.
Note – Instead of folding the tortilla mid way, you can cover the tortilla with veggies and cheese and another tortilla and turn and cook the tortilla which you had used for covering. But i find the method described in 4 easier than using two tortillas in the busy mornings.
Quesadilla2

Event Participation

1) This dish goes to Say-Cheese event hosted by Saraswathi of Sara's corner.


2) This also goes to MLLA-17 hosted by SRA  an event started by Susan.

3) This also goes to Cooking for Kids-Veggies & Fruit hosted by Lakshmi and started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

4) This also goes to Food for 7 Stages of Life - Kids Special Event hosted by Radhika.



49 comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my my...they look pretty, super delicious...

Preeti Kashyap said...

great post! I agree...even I didn't get myself vaccinated. The quesadillas look great.

Vrinda said...

Nice post dear...Quesadilla looks yumm, i never tried this,tempting click

Sailaja Damodaran said...

kids will love it very tempting

chakhlere said...

Hey dear!! What amazing write up on flu shots. Loved it.

quesadilla looks super yummy!!

Nandini said...

Looks delicious! Nice click!

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. yummmy! perfect click too!!

Anncoo said...

This looks so perfect!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Appealing writeup on the flushot!! Quesadilla looks delicious and yum..Never tried it before..would love to try it..

Gulmohar said...

mmm cheesy...Would be a kids fav..:-)

Pavani said...

Quesadillas look mouth watering.. Never brown rice tortilla.. Will look for them. I never got a flu shot and even though I registered to get one this year, I backed out the last minute.

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

Thank you..my kids would love those on a Saturday afternoon!

rekhas kitchen said...

nice wright up dear and pic.s are making me drool delicious recipe.

kitchen queen said...

Oh my! the quesedillas look perfect yummy and tempting and nice picture want to grab it from the picture

Prajusha said...

looks tempting and delicous.kids will really love this.
thanks
prajusha
www.icookipost.com

Renu said...

very tempting recipe and wonderful click

Suparna said...

Hi,
That was an awakening post abt the flu shots.....
The quesadillas look gorgeous!love the healthy ingredients used in it.
TC

Oraphan said...

Those quesadillas look so amazing, great pics! Thank you for sharing such helpful info about flu shot! What a wonderful post:)

Priya said...

Mouthwatering quesadillas, that too vegan...thanks for sharing such a great post about flu..very helpful!

Sush said...

very nice write up on flu shots..,very impressive..
coming to quesadilla.., they look absolutely delicious..

Tina said...

Hmmmm cheesy and lovely quesadilla....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Queasedilla looking cool! great click!

shanthi said...

Perfect and tempting

jayasree said...

Mouthwatering... Lovely click.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Quesadillas look great!
And what do I say - I get the flu shots and get it for my kids too... You have to put faith in FDA I guess...

Padma said...

Nice post and links about the effect of the shots...
quesadilla looks really tempting and that too vegan... too good

lata raja said...

Someone sent me a forward about
H1N1 which I wanted to post too. but that would be irrelevant now i thought when the flu was rampant in many parts of the world and there were anyway shots for this whether you like it or not.
Your post has made me pondering! This might be useful for many people.
quesadilla is very appetizing.
Thanks for both parts of the post.

SE(Denufood) said...

hey good info about the flu shots. The quesadillas looks very delicious!

Anupama said...

Thanks for the useful information on flu.

The quesadilla looks very inviting and healthy!

Vidya Rao said...

Goodnes..thats such a yummy dish you prepared..nice pic too.

Abhilash said...

I am on a safer side since I did not suffer from Swine flu.

Quesadilla, the name appears interesting. The recipe appears delicious too.

Shri said...

The quesadillas look terrific!Speaking of Vit D, I am highly deficient myself and recently started taking those supplements but the dosage of 50,000Units(prscrptn) makes me nervous!There have been some articles on whether or not we shud get flu shots but she just got them anyway..I am not sure if we shud or not at this point!But the symptoms scare me that I follow the crowd:D

RV said...

yummy yummy

Angie's Recipes said...

This quesadilla look so good!I must look for some brown rice tortillas.

pria said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for ur lovely comment.
Quesadilla is one of fav, nd this looks great

Mythreyi Dilip said...

I am great fan of Mexican cuisine, I always order Quesadillas and Tacos at Mexican restaurants, never tried at home. Looks awesome great gals!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Sounds to be a good evening time snack. Nice recipe. YUM!

Avisha said...

The Quesdilla looks yummy! Lovely combo,the color resembles that of a pizza. We can easily fool kids with this. Lovely one.

Kalai said...

Never tried Brown rice tortillas. Quesadilla looks delicious.

Rohini said...

Very Informative write-up on the flu! I never went it for a vaccination, now I am thinking if I should!
Quesadilla's looks yummy! And gr8 presentation, as always :)

me said...

Looks delicious! Your photos are really nice and crisp and clear!

sowmya.s said...

looks so tempting and yummy

notyet100 said...

all i can say is yummy yum,..

Spice said...

I love making these...but brown rice tortilla something new to me....got to try it...r they available in regular supermarkets or whole food....
Now about flu shots....we never take....neither we get it to our kids.U gave good info. there I agree with u about over-vaccination and autism....It's always tense situation in my house when it's time to vaccinate any of the kids DH spends hours on net before deciding....with first child we got all recommended shots except flu....but now with second one I guess we r more aware this time so we r holding on few vaccinations which we feel arenot required or not safe....

and which kind of D supplements u guys r taking if u can mail me, i'll appreciate.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks for all your comments, I got the brown rice tortilla in Trader Joes. Re the Vitamin D supplement Spice i have emailed you the details. Hope it helps you.

sra said...

Thanks a lot for this entry! It looks beautiful. I love quesadillas with beans and cheese myself!

Sara's Corner said...

Hi Looks so yummy. Thanks for participating in my event.

RV said...

Thanks Sadhana, an appropriate entry for the kids event. they look so beautiful

my kitchen said...

Wow grab from screen & taste it now itself

 
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