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Sat Aug 29, 2015, 03:53 AM

Daily Holidays - August 29

More Herbs, Less Salt
 Day Eating a healthy, balanced diet is often easier said than done – it takes thought, time and effort to prepare fresh and nutritious food, when less healthy options are often much easier and more convenient!

More Herbs, Less Salt Day encourages you to take a simple step to re-align this balance, through the use of herbs in home-cooked dishes in place of salt. It doesn’t take much room or effort to grow a variety of fresh herbs, and a little rosemary, thyme, mint or other herbs can do just as much to enrich a dish as a heavy dose of salt. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/more-herbs-less-salt-day/

Chop Suey Day Chop suey, which literally means, “assorted pieces” is a dish in American Chinese cuisine, consisting of meat (chicken, fish, beef, prawns or pork) and eggs that are cooked quickly with vegetables (usually bean sprouts, cabbage and celery) and bound in a starch-thickened sauce. Rice normally accompanies this delicious dish.

“A prime example of culinary mythology” and typical with popular foods, there is a long list of colorful and conflicting stories of the origin of chop suey, according to food historian Alan Davidson.

It is believed, by some, that chop suey was invented in America by Chinese Americans however, anthropologist E.N. Anderson concludes that it is based on tsap seui (“miscellaneous leftovers“) which is common in Taishan, a district of Guangdong Province. Taishan is the home of many early Chinese immigrants to the United States.

Another account claims that chop suey was invented by Chinese American cooks that were working on the transcontinental railroad in the 19th century. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

Individual Rights Day In honor of John Locke, whose philosophical writings argued for the rights of each single human being, Individual Rights Day is celebrated on August 29th, the date of Locke’s birth. According to Locke, “Anything that a man has as a matter of human rights or civil rights is to remain inviolably his,” and although Locke conceded that humans surrendered some natural rights in exchange for the collective protection afforded by societies, he held that basic individual rights include life, liberty, property, freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom to petition government.

Individual Rights Day was initiated by the founder of the Objectivist Party, Dr. Tom Stevens, who supports John Locke’s philosophies regarding the rights of society’s smallest minority and basic unit – the individual. Celebrations of Individual Rights Day include reading about John Locke and his views, reviewing your country’s commitment to the protection of rights and appreciating the value of freedom and the sacrosanct nature of individual rights. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/individual-rights-day/

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pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #1
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bigwillq Aug 2015 #4
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #5
malthaussen Aug 2015 #6
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 04:10 AM

1. But salt is one of my major food groups!

Aside from that, you have some good ones for today.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 04:41 AM

2. I used to work with a guy that would

put salt on saltine crackers. It was a bit too much for me, but he said there can never be enough salt!!! He is now retired and doing great!

Happy Saturday!!!!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 04:48 AM

3. LOL!

I still use a lot of salt, and my docs still tell me that they wish they had MY blood pressure. It probably helps that I've always tended to be thin and never overweight.

I have three kinds of salt in my kitchen.

Happy Saturday to you, my friend!!!!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 08:07 AM

4. I never add salt to anything

 

so much sodium in so many things

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 08:21 AM

5. Sodium lights MY lamp

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 09:39 AM

6. Given that Locke was writing in the tradition of the Countrymen...

... I wonder why this isn't called "Shaftesbury Day." Or you could call it "Grotius Day," but then you'd just be showing off. (Okay, so I'm showing off. Natural jurisprudence is one of my biggest passions)

-- Mal

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