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Subway may seem like a health-
ier fast food option than McDon-
ald's, but a recent study suggests
that teenagers often consume
roughly the same number of calo-
ries at both chains.
The study was conducted by ex-
perts from a host of lauded re-
search institutions, including UCLA,
It draws its conclusions from the
habits of 97 adolescents between
the ages of 12 and 21 who pur-
chased meals with their own
money at McDonald's and Subway
restaurants in a shopping mall in
Total calorie counts were esti-
mated based on the nutritional in-
formation available on the chains'
Web sites. The results were pub-
lished on May 6 in the Journal of
On average, the participants con-
sumed 1,038 calories at McDonald's
and 955 calories at Subway. In a
UCLA press release, the study's lead
researcher, Dr Lenard Lesser, said
that "there was no statistically sig-
nificant difference between the two
restaurants, and that participants
ate too many calories at both."
Lesser also said that the nutri-
ent profile at Subway was slightly
better than at McDonald's, but its
food still contained "three times
the amount of salt that the Insti-
tute of Medicine recommends."
McDonald's and Subway nutrition can be equally bad for teens
Omit peach juice and substitute strong black coffee
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
5 tbs dark rum (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb cream cheese cut into pieces
11/2 cups whipping cream
20 Italian lady finger biscuits or one 12oz butterless
sponge cake cut into 3inch by one inch pieces
1 28-oz can peaches, chopped, and drained, save
1 cup peach juice
1/2 cup toasted almonds
Cherries to garnish
Place egg yolks with sugar into a double boiler,
and over gently simmering water beat until thick
Place into mixing bowl and with an electric
continue beating, add cream cheese and continue
beating just until smooth.
Beat whipping cream until stiff; fold into cream
cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate until ready to
use. Line the base of a glass dish with ladyfingers,
sprinkle with juice/rum mixture or coffee or dip
ladyfingers into juice and arrange at the bottom of
Top with half the cream cheese mixture, then
with some peaches. Repeat with another layer of
ladyfingers and cream cheese mixture and
Sprinkle on the toasted almonds, garnish with
cherries and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate
for 4 hours or overnight.
DIVINE CHOCOLATE CAKE
WITH FUDGE FROSTING
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
21/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup yogurt/thin
Line, grease and flour a 9-inch cake tin. Preheat
oven to 350F. Cream butter with sugar until light
and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well
between additions. Combine all dry ingredients and
sift three times. Add flour mixture alternately with
the yogurt in three additions, beginning and ending
with the flour. Spoon batter into a 9 inch cake tin.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until cake leaves the
side of the tin, remove, cool for five minutes in the
tin and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool
In a sauce pan, warm 1/2 cup sugar with 1/4 cup
water, and 2 tbs corn syrup, cook for a couple of
minutes until sugar melts.
Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder stir then add 3 tbs
butter. Turn off heat and stir well.
Transfer to a large mixing bowl, beat in 2 cups
icing sugar with 2 tbs hot water.
Mothers are indeed very special, they give
of themselves to their children in the
best way they can, they are the best
advisers that one can have, because with
age comes wisdom, and mothers are indeed wise.
They cherish and love their grandchildren in their
own special grandmotherly way, and they are all great
Some of the best memories of childhood are mem-
ories made in our mother s kitchens, partaking of
some of the best foods we ve ever enjoyed.
So this Sunday, let s cherish and show appreciation.
Let mom put her feet up, kick back and relax and you
cook her lunch instead. It doesn t matter what the
menu comprises, just prepare something you can do
very well, and then you can take the time to create
a delicious and decadent dessert for her; because I
think we are all in agreement when we say that all
moms adore a delicious dessert! Here are some for
you to try this weekend.
Happy Mother s Day to all our great moms out
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