Q2 Food Benchmark

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Caprese Salad


Ingredients:


*Quantity of ingredients varies upon how much you’re making


Mozzarella Cheese (Whole, not shredded)

Tomatoes

Basil leaves

Balsamic Vinegar

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt, Pepper


Preparation:


  1. Slice mozzarella cheese into ¼ inch thick slices

  2. Do step 1 to tomatoes

  3. Place 1 slice of cheese on each tomato slice  

  4. Add 1 basil leaf to each tomato / cheese combo

  5. Drizzle olive oil & balsamic vinegar on top of each combo

  6. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and / or pepper on each combo


Analysis:


When made with all fresh, organic ingredients, this dish contains little processed food items. The ingredients that are processed are still healthy, For example, cheese is the main processed ingredient, but it has to be processed in order to kill bad bacteria. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is technically processed because it’s been pressed in a factory, but there’s no additives or chemicals in it. Most salt has iodine added to it which causes it to be labeled as processed, but iodine is an essential dietary mineral that we would get very sick without.


Although this is a healthy dish, if you were to eat nothing it each day you would get very sick. Firstly, you would be lacking many essential food groups such as fruits, meats, and bread. Also, the intake of salt each day could add up and possibly lead to diabetes, but the monounsaturated fats in olive oil are known to prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes.



For this particular dish, I used Cento balsamic vinegar, Sunset tomatoes, Belgioioso mozzarella cheese, Carbonell olive oil and Olive Creek basil. I purchased all of these ingredients at my local Shoprite. The vinegar came from Italy, the tomatoes came from Mexico, the cheese came from Wisconsin, the olive oil came from spain, and the basil came from New Jersey. These ingredients are healthy, but since they have traveled so far, it means that they’re aren’t environmentally friendly. The vinegar, olive oil, and tomatoes all come from different countries, which means they’ve traveled the farthest. My dad was the one that went food shopping, but if I had gone then I would have chosen organic, local ingredients. From what I’ve learned this year, organic food isn’t necessarily better than conventionally grown food. They both contain nearly the same amount of nutrients, but organically grown food is better for the environment.


Overall, this dish made approximately 12 servings (2 cheese / mozzarella combos) and came to around $12. This is affordable, healthy, and filling as a side dish or snack. Fast food is cheap but will cause health problems and leave you feeling sluggish. If you were to eat this dish as a snack, it would be satisfying and refreshing.


My family grows herbs and tomatoes in our backyard in the summer, so my dad and I would use them when making this dish almost everyday. Basil pretty much grows on it’s own once it’s planted, needing only to be watered and trimmed, and the same goes with tomatoes. When these items are purchased, they have to be grown (where you don’t know the exact growing process that took place) shipped to the grocery store, and then brought home.


Reflection



I’ve learned a lot during this quarter about how I’m part of the food system and how the system itself works. I had an idea of the subjects that we reviewed such as diabetes, organic food, and how school lunches have little to no nutritional value to begin with,  but I’m glad that I have a deeper understanding of them now. I was highly worried that I was harming myself by not eating only organic food, but I now know that organic food and conventionally grown food contain nearly the same nutrients. I am still concerned about the preservatives and additives that go into most foods, but I consider myself a wise shopper when it comes to what I purchase and eat so I’m confident that I’ll be okay. The obesity rate in America truly makes me sad. Junk food is cheap and fast so many people resort to eating that, but it is killing people. Junk food isn’t satisfying so you’re more likely to eat more. Sitting down and eating a healthy meal will fill you for much longer than a hamburger from a fast food restaurant. The TED talk we watched made me realize how important it is to learn how to cook, so I’ve been cooking dinners with my dad in order to learn how to make meals for myself. I’ve been focusing on eating healthy and watching my portions when eating, along with eating more fruits and drinking more water. If I choose to have a family in the future, I’m going to be very strict with my children on what they can and can’t eat. I’m going to cook them proper meals, teach them how to be smart shoppers, and teach them to cook also. I’m thankful that I had this class and I feel as though every student should have a class on food and how the system works.

Love's True Face

This is a poem that I made for my Benchmark on Macbeth. At first the poem appears simple, but after analysis it is somewhat complicated. The topic of the poem is love. We are use to seeing love as a emotion therefore in an attempt to get my message across I only call it a emotion twice. Most of the time I refer to love as a curse or crow, in an attempt to deliver the message that love can be truly evil.
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Jessica's Macbeth Creative Project

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This was my Macbeth Creative Project and this is a drawing of Macbeth's transformation. On one half, Macbeth is himself; Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor. He was content with being those two titles. On the other half, is when he became corrupted with being Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland, which in the beginning he was given those 3 prophecies. That side also shows some of the things that might have turned Macbeth to the dark side.  

Lady of Nightfall

I'm looking forward to present my painting to everyone. I would really like for people to see my point of view on who Lady Macbeth is as a person. Also, I would also like for people to see how I compare to her and how that's why I chose to pick her for my benchmark project. If I could change up my project. I probably would've gotten a bigger canvas, and make the images and quotes larger so that everyone can see it instead of having to come up close to see and understand the painting. 

Macbeth's Internal Conflict

My goals for this project was to show Macbeth's Internal conflict in a creative way. I hope people will notice when they see my project is the creativity behind it. I tried to show what his internal conflict looked like in my imagination because in the playwright you could really interpret it any type of way and this is the way I saw it. If I could start all over I would probably do a 3D  diorama to really show my creativity, although this is very creative I could do way more with this idea. 
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The Creative Song of Macbeth

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​This song is mostly about Macbeth and his way of ambition to become king of Scotland and Thane of Cawdor. Although, there are some differences of Macbeth, he knows how King Duncan the King of Scotland is a really great king that is really good king to his people. Even though, Macbeth's uses his ambition to become king by killing King Duncan and getting away with it. Now, Macbeth is king but later, people start to learn that we can't trust Macbeth anymore and a noble man name Macduff comes to Macbeth's kingdom and kills him making justice for all. I've made this song to based what I've said about Macbeth in my piece because it really summarizes who Macbeth really is.

There Once Was a Man Who Could Win Wars With His Bare Hands

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This project, which took me a little under four hours, is my pride and joy at the moment. IT combines the essence of blood and gore with the serenity of Shakespeare quotes that explain Macbeth's life, the rise and fall. 
When reviewing this, I really hope you notice the attention to detail that went into it. I don't mind if you think it's a bit much, but I just want you to notice the detail. 
The poem that goes with it:

There was once a man who could win wars with his bare hands.

He was a warrior of two faced intentions,

A liar and tyrant,

That started out so naive.

The idea of innocence is all thought of in vain,

When you find out what the man had became.


There was once a man who was given a prophecy.

Three little words, one from each witch

“King of all.”

Now fueled by his wife

Would result in the downfall of King Duncan,

And an army from Fife.


There was once a man who killed his best friend.

A line of kings was the prophecy Banquo was given,

So the man refused a bloodied hand,

And gave the blade away to two murderous men.

“Know Banquo was your enemy.”

Banquo was slain, but Fleance did fly.

Now the man had planned a banquet,

Much before they pronounced dead,

But visions of Banquo did dance in his head.


There was once a man who was told “Beware Macduff.”

It came as another prophecy,

This time it told war stories and warned the man of those who could harm him.

No man born of woman could harm the powerful man,

Now Macduff’s challenge angered him,

So he sent the two murderers back out for him,

And had his family killed instead.

His wife, his babes, and all who those marked of unfortunate descent.


There was once a man who forgot how to fear.

The forest would come to the castle,

A war would begin.

Macduff drew his blade,

And the throne would be claimed.

The man had been slain.


There was once a man who could win wars with his bare hands.

The man’s name was Macbeth.

A tyrant king, high atop his throne.

His name bathed in blood,

And his head on a stake.

All hail, King Macbeth.

The Calender of Lady Macbeth

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In English class, we created a creative piece about one of the two main characters from Macbeth: Macbeth, or Lady Macbeth. For my project, I chose Lady Macbeth, and I created a thesis saying that from the beginning of the play to the end of the play, she went through drastic changes. She started out as a cold, heartless, evil woman who lacked all remorse, and transformed into a weakened, tired woman filled with pain and guilt. For the creative piece, I created a calender, with each day representing one scene, each one showing any change she underwent in that scene.

Two-Faced Lady MacBeth

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​Lady MacBeth started as a power hungry woman who would do anything it took to gain the title of queen of Scotland. After she murdered the current king, she became slowly more and more depressed until it drove her to suicide. As portrayed by my masks, the first is at the beginning stages of Lady MacBeth's development and the one on the right is the ending stages of her character.

24-hour transformation

This is my Macbeth project, which illustrates Macbeth's metamorphosis from a good character to an inhumane one. Although I have managed to incorporate many themes into my project, I mainly focus on the theme of night and day. My project mostly compromises of one tri-fold board, that is broken into three parts: morning, afternoon, and knight. In the first section, I put examples of when he was a brave knight. In the afternoon, I put examples of when he did evil things, but still held regret and remorse. At last, the night facet shows his total transformation into an odious character. I put quotes on certain objects to build the timeline of his transformation.
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Lady Macbeth's Diary

For my Macbeth Creative Project, I created a mock-diary of Lady Macbeth's deepest thoughts and feelings. The book doesn't go very far into her mental realm so I wanted to create my own version of what she would think. It also shows the change that took place in her life which led to her downfall. I used Shakespearean-style wording which was very hard and took a lot of work. I created a total of thirteen journal entries written as her with a somewhat intimidating preface. One thing that I want people to notice about my work is that it was all hand-written, and I put quite a lot of time and effort into it. 
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Macbeth is a Sociopath?

So, I essentially made this project for the purpose of learning something about the story of Macbeth, and then sharing it with you guys in a creative, fun, and engaging way. The visual piece is what I hope you pay attention to, as I worked quite hard on it. Also, the highlighted words were where you advance in the slide.
Here's the link to the slideshow:https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/presentation/d/1dZo4zt6TC3vW5VFhvc20bQrsj_epstCh0qCDGxDTs4g/edit?usp=sharing

And here is the script:

Macbeth is a sociopath? Well, of course the answer to this question seems simple: Yes. The logic behind this is that Macbeth doesn’t care for pretty much anyone around him, a tribute seen in sociopaths. You can understand why when I first looked into this as a possibility for a project that I didn’t think there was a whole lot to say on the matter. However, the more I dived into the research, I found that there were several key components to being or becoming a sociopath that are overlooked or simply ignored most of the time. So, I decided it would be a fair project to put together to answer this question with factual evidence, rather than educated guesses.

Before we get into the text, I think I should first define what a sociopath is, for those of you who don’t know. A sociopath is a person who feels little to no emotion, and has difficulty forming relationships with anyone. This includes romantic bonds as well as friendships. Also, sociopaths are NOT to be confused with psychopaths. The two are quite different. A psychopath has no moral compass, and feels no emotion at all. A sociopath feels limited emotions, and have a moral compass in need of tuning. A sociopath finds building relationships difficult, and psychopaths are physically incapable of forming them at all.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way for the most part, lets get into the evidence. As stated before, a sociopath feels limited emotions, and cannot easily form relationships. This is very similar to the behavior we see from Macbeth, as he has no reaction to pretty much every murder he causes after Banquo’s death.

But CJ, Macbeth felt tons of emotion in the beginning of the play! Remember Duncan’s death? That seriously traumatized him!”

Well dear audience members who are thinking that very thing, this brings up another reason as to why Macbeth is probably a sociopath, and definitely NOT a psychopath. You see, psychopaths are born without a fully functional brain. The broken parts are the ones that cause emotions and such. This is why psychopaths learn to fake emotions from an early age, and become great at putting on whatever face they see fit for the occasion. A sociopath however is usually created. Sometimes a person can be born with the genetics to become a sociopath, and a traumatic event can push them over the edge. Traumatic events can send them over the edge. Sound like the death of a certain King?

The final point I would like to make is the behavior we see in Macbeth, and how that compares to your everyday sociopath. For one, there’s his reaction to his wife’s death. After first hearing of it, he merely states that now wasn’t the most convenient time for that to happen. Am I the only one who read this and felt like, “Wow really?” Not just that, but it sounds awfully like something I read, which said that sociopaths see everything as a game to be won. They have an insatiable thirst for victory, and if you're a sociopath who just had their wife die at an inconvenient time, you might feel more upset about the timing than the event.

This ties into another fact about sociopaths. They sometimes can purposefully exploit others, and feel that they are superior beings. This piece of sociopath trivia would explain why Macbeth was so upset by the thought of having no children while his former friend Banquo would have many descendants who would eventually take the throne. “Why should his bloodline get what I worked so hard to achieve? They’re not worthy of this title that I bear.”

So, what’s our answer? Is Macbeth a sociopath? Well… maybe. Despite all of this evidence that clearly supports the thought that he is, it’s still possible that Macbeth just kind of evolved in a strange and twisted way throughout the story. The only way to get a solid yes or know would be to ask the writer. Unfortunately, Shakespeare didn’t exactly think to create a Frequently Asked Questions section, so we may never know the answer to this question. However, maybe is far from no, and it is possible that Macbeth just might have been a sociopath by modern standards. Thank you.

The Progressions of a Mad Man // Chernowski

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For our English project this quarter we created a creative way to show Macbeth's or Lady Macbeth's transformation. For this I wrote a series of three poems that are in Macbeth's point of view that got increasingly darker and power crazed to show how he changed. I want people to notice the gradual transitions in Macbeth's thought process and how he eventually loses it.

Damage Has Been Done

If fairness was rewarded,

It would pertain to me,

My life,

That of a great king,

I am certain that greatness is of me,

At the beginning,

Drowned in the unknowing,

As pure as the fresh from the womb,

My fire taking me to the top,

I at once was given the chance,

The chance to become one of the best,

At that, my problems on the horizon,

Come soon, come fast,

Not one or two,

They came in three,

With the purpose of reaping my destiny,

I heard of the idea to be king,

King mighty king is supposed to be me,

I hear of Banquo to bear lines of fruit,

But I hear of me being king,

The fear the fear,

It’s there I hear,

To hurt and harm for my goal thats near,

From Cawdor to the kingdom, I see my fate,

Take Duncan to doom,

Or keep ease with fate,

Little do I no, they were there to play,

The wife and witches made my bed,

Soon it shall be,

Many will be dead,

I did it the deed,

One that has made many seethe,

The want for power, My thirst took me to acquire,

The king be gone for I am here,

I shall rule,

What an adventure that waits ahead,

My goodness used for evil,

Again the wife and the witches,

Tug on the strings that is me,

The dream is accomplished,

I am now he,

The one with it all,

But yet there is one key,

The threat of Banquo is that of his line,

Spoken from the mouths of the mystical divine,

The work put in for the prize of someone else,

I have to stop this,

For no one can be safe,

Neither Thane nor wife,

Deep in the night may plan takes action,

Gone awry by the true issue escaping from my grasp,

What evil lurks to take my crown,

It can’t happen,

It won’t happen,

Doubters beware,

For I Macbeth is here,

It has now come to blows,

Anyone who does not believe,

Will have to go,

Overtime I make my presence known,

Scotland has now come to see,

Everything that happens will be seen and done through me,

To hell with the idiots that call themselves royals or even citizens,

My time has come to be obtained by the more important,

Maintaining my prestigious rank as the great king,

I have killed the foes that walk my way,

Sometimes for no reason,

Probably to play,

At last they come,

The traitors unite,

At first not scared my debt had been assured,

Here comes Macbeth with the threat to slay me,

No fears to be had, laughter actually comes through,

That is till he announced being ripped from the womb,

At that moment all dreams had crashed,

Just as my head came off with just one gash,

To think I had once been the fighter to be,

And them king with the citizens bowing at my feet,

Many decisions made be me,

But don’t forget,

It was the females who pushed me.

My goal for this project was to make sure that readers could understand my point of view without me having to flat out say it. This was meant to get a full understanding of Macbeth's story from fame to death, and to get to know why everything wasn't his fault. 

Macbeth Rap

I made a Macbeth rap to show the change in Macbeth. I want you to know i am not a good rapper but i tried my best. I chose to do a rap because i found it fun to do while i am actually working for a class. I might've talked a bit fast so heres the lyrics.

Oh snap… lets calll the cops.

MAcbeth just killed someone from the naives the chops

Dunsanaine coming to the top

Better watch out with those moving crops

Macbeth people and my mixtape about to drop

Macbeth killing it gotta stop


Naw lets start from the begining.

yea, MAcbeth was great and loyal or atleast he was.

Killing, i believe he did  it just because

alright lets see how this all got started

his wife telling him hes too warm hearted

he killed duncan malcolm departed

When u hear my rap, yea its prerecorded

Macbeth such great, loyal and devoted

All these quotes in one book, i decode it


First was duncan,second was banquo

third was killing macduff famiily just like rambo

To be king was his fate

but all he really got was real painful  hate

all these good quotes i should annotate

a sword to his chest, no amour plate

macbeth going crazy at an outstanding rate

only if he was the kind of person to patiently wait


He started acting abit strange

This is where he took a real big change

should tell his wife but shes out of range

got her dying in the end in exchange


strange things in his head shall be scanned

back to duncans with two daggers in his hand.

lady macbeth the murder was planned

now macbeth has all scotland


Now hes just killing without even thinking

hes acting to fast before hes even blinking

his heart      little by little its shrinking

im going a bit slow so the words can start syncing



for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.

Macduff the one and only shall cause his death


Killing his family was a real big  mistake

he shall be sliced, and be done with for gods sake


Macbeth hes king, he got their fast

he killd alot of people but just forget the past

a test to see if heĺl chanlenge fate, he didnt pass

the war is going to start, finally at last


now we see forest coming up to dunsanine

macbeth inhaling feear and all this pain

he deserves this for breaking the great human being chain

keep my verses straight on track like a septa train


Macbeth, hes done a lot of killing

instead of king hes a big bad villian


Macduff looking for someone     hes outof sight

Is he going down, well      not quite

Macbeth isnt going to die without a fight

but lets be real   macbeth is softer than some egg whites


Macbeth was noble and loyal

now hes just plain ol evil and royal

the forest coming up to dunsanaine soil

Making macbeth mind go in endless coils


why challenge fate, out of curiosity

becamne nice to evil so fast its called velocity

question is, if this is called reality

school i go to science leadership academy




Donaldbain and malcolm they not here they fled

Macbeth was good to start but now is full of dread

i seen that in a line that i carefully  read

I dont dont make money i make literal bread

to much things in his mind, cant to go to bed

Same for lady, something she already said

too late when macduff sliced his big ol head


Macbeth where his friends he has none

banquos son wiill be king yes more than one

I think this is the part where i call it done


Dennis English 1 // "My Wife Made Me Do It" // Benchmark 2

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My project altogether is a small Comic Strip for the play, Macbeth.

My goals for this project was to have it submitted on time (check), have the coloring done before the scan (check), and to make it look like an actual comic (depends)
I hope people will notice how much I put into drawing it and that they know that there are a few flaws in this as well. I decided to show a little bit pof Lady Macbeth's transformation, I also decided to show her two-faced side throughout the story.
I would definitely try something new if I wasn't going to choose a comic strip. If I were to just make edits to this, I would just add a Part 2 to enhance more on Lady Macbeth's transformation. 

Arroz con Gandules

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Ingredients

2 cups grain rice (rinsed)

4 to 5 cups of hot water,

3 tablespoons of sofrito

16 ounce can of gandules

1 packet of Sazon with achiote

3 tablespoons of oil

Salt and adobo



Process

1. Add the oil into a big pot and let it heat up.

2. Add the sofrito into the pot and stir it until it starts to bubble up.

3. Add the gandules (beans) into the mixture and add the sazon.

4.Add the salt to give it more taste

5. Add a little bit of adobo to give it more taste.

6. Add water and let it boil

7. Then add the rice and lower the heat to low.

8. DO NOT STIR right away. Wait 10 minutes and stir rice.

9.Sir rice every 10 minutes for 30-40 minutes until the rice is tender.




Analysis: (this part you will be explaining how this meal is healthy, sofrito, guandules sazon and the ingredients basically)


Arroz con gandules is a combination of rice, pigeon peas and pork, cooked in the same pot with Puerto Rican-style sofrito. This is the signature dish of Puerto Rican culture and also has become very popular throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Arroz con gandules is part of Puerto Rico's national dish.


Arroz con gandules is a pretty healthy meal if you look at the ingredients. One of the major components that displays its healthiness is the fact that you have to make it from scratch. Since you are making it entirely from scratch, the excess chemicals that are contained in processed foods isn’t a problem.


Sofrito offers a lot of healthy nutrition for the body because it is a mixture of all natural vegetables blended. These vegetables such as peppers, greens, onions, garlic, etc. contain nutrients that the body need on the daily basis such as Vitamin D, E, and C.


Grained rice is the most nutritious because of its starchy substance. Most of it isn’t entirely natural, but it does in fact contain some nutrition that will benefit the body. Although rice isn’t very high on vitamins, it’s a good source for iron. This is very important because we need iron on the daily basis in order to give us strength. Iron is an essential mineral. The major reason we need it is that it helps to transport oxygen throughout the body. Iron is an important component of hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to transport it throughout your body. Hemoglobin represents about two-thirds of the body’s iron. If you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. A lack of red blood cells is called iron deficiency anemia.

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The role in the larger food system is to make money. The food industry does not care about the amount of money you are spending or what you eat. they care about the amount of money they can make and how long it lasts so that they won't keep making new food or even let the food that they made rot.  Some of the changes that I would make with my food choices are to eat more fruits and vegetables. Not everything that I will buy will be organic but I will buy foods that are healthier and aren't as processed. The impact of these changes will be a little more expensive.  I buy a lot of healthy foods already but I never realized how processed some of the "healthy" foods I buy. For instance, in my family, we buy a lot of beans.  In Puerto Rico, we would not buy a lot of beans since we could go to family farms and actually go to the farm and collect the beans. If we didn't do it, someone else in the family would make it. Same with the seasonings. Since we are not there, we buy all our vegetables and since they come from P.R, they are not as healthy in America because they are already processed. I am willing to buy more organic foods or locally grown foods.The Ted talk explained things that I already knew but reminded me of the seriousness of eating healthy. And that is why I am willing to do the full change.


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Mini Banana Cream Cookie Pie

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​Ingredients:
 1 package of ready-to-use sugar cookies
 banana pudding mix
 3 bananas 
 reduced fat whipped cream

Instructions:
1) Roll cookie dough into balls and place into mini cupcake pan
2) Bake cookies for 10 minutes
3) Shape cookies into cupcakes
4) Place back in the oven for 3 minutes
5) Prepare banana pudding
6) Take 2 tablespoons of banana pudding and drop into cookie pies
7) Slice bananas
8) Lay 1 banana slice on top of pudding
9) Finish off with whip cream
10) EAT!
To make mini banana cream cookie pies I used 5 ingredients to make a total of 24. About 90% of my food is a whole food. A processed foods mostly have along list of ingredients. The ingredients I used consisted of bananas, whipped cream, ready to use cookie dough, milk and banana cream pudding mix. Some sugars can be processed, however none of the sugars in my ingredients had high-fructose corn syrup in them. 

One cookie pie was 13 calories, one teaspoon of banana cream is 10 calories, one banana slice is about 8, the whip cream topping is 5 calories. The total amount of calories for this snack is 36 calories. The sugar content of this dessert has 10 grams of sugar in the cookie pie, the banana cream has 4.5 grams of sugar, one slice of banana has 2 grans of sugar and less than 1 gram from the whip cream. There are less than 17.5 grams of sugar in this dessert. The only ingredient that contained fat was the cookie pie and that was less than 1.5 grams.

The body will breaks done food by mixing it with fluids. When your stomach digests food the carbohydrate in the food breaks down into a different form of sugar, glucose. The glucose then gets released into the blood stream and stored for energy. Some possible health issues that could arise if you ate nothing but this meal everyday would be your body isn't intaking even protein. The only ingredient in this meal that contains protein is the banana and it isn't enough to power a human body. Another risk your body would be experiencing is not eating enough calories a day. It only contains 36 calories. If a man 30 years old 5’10 and 165 pounds needs to eat approximately 1550 calories a day. That means he would need to eat 43 desserts a day. That would result is weight gain and less energy.

My bananas came from Guatemala, the pudding mix is from Illinois, cookie mix came from Utah and the whipped cream traveled from Indianapolis. The banana traveled the farthest, more than 1852.7 miles. The bananas were organically grown from guatemalan soil. 

This meal to make 24 cost 9.16. Fast food restaurants don’t sell that many desserts. Some fast food restaurants, McDonalds for example sell chocolate chip cookies 3 for $1. In this case it would be cheaper to buy McDonald cookies by $0.14. The Pillsbury Factory, Del Monte Factory, Reddi Whip and Jell-O Factory all made a profit off of this meal. They are all large corporations. 


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Banana Crunch Muffins

I made banana crunch muffins and I think that its 50/50 processed and whole food because it uses the usual things you use when baking like flour and sugar but it doesn’t use a lot of the processed ingredients. If you constantly ate this meal everyday, you most likely after a while would get fat from the sugar intake even though its not high and a good portion of the sugar comes from the bananas in it. Your body breaks down sugar and turns it into energy. I think that most of the stuff thats out of season comes from warmer climates outside of the country. I think the bananas traveled the farthest. I think that homemade food highly differs from fast food because fast food has lots of preservatives in it. In total the meal was about 30 dollars because I had to make more servings. Banana come from tropic areas. Most bananas sold by the British market come from Latin America and Africa. America gets their bananas from a number of places depending on the season. We get our bananas from Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Panama. We couldn’t grow own bananas here unless in warm climates, but we wouldn’t be able to have them all year round. Growing bananas yourself could prove difficult rather than getting bananas from another country.



Banana Crunch Muffin Recipe:


Makes 10 muffins


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 bananas, mashed

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/banana-crumb-muffins/


Reflection:


This unit we learned about different things relating to health and diet. Like Diabetes, disease related to diet, processed food, organic food,  obesity, and how we contribute to the food system. I think that we contribute to the food system with what we buy, and how we choose to eat and how we eat in our families. How we choose to eat at home is really important because if you constantly eat healthy at home, and cook it helps you lead a healthier lifestyle. Some people raise their kids vegetarians, some people make home cooked meals every night. I think the biggest issue with our food system is unhealthy food is too available. You can have it delivered to your house. Its easier than grocery shopping, because there aren’t a lot of places where supermarkets are in walking distance. Some changes I’ve already made in my food diet are to eat at least one fruit and veggie a day, and try to choose the healthiest option for me out of what I have, and drink a lot of water. I think it would benefit me in the long run. I feel like its a change I’m willing to make fruit is pretty easy to get, and its good.


Food Rule:


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Mini Banana Cream Cookie Pie

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​Ingredients:
 1 package of ready-to-use sugar cookies
 banana pudding mix
 3 bananas 
 reduced fat whipped cream

Instructions:
1) Roll cookie dough into balls and place into mini cupcake pan
2) Bake cookies for 10 minutes
3) Shape cookies into cupcakes
4) Place back in the oven for 3 minutes
5) Prepare banana pudding
6) Take 2 tablespoons of banana pudding and drop into cookie pies
7) Slice bananas
8) Lay 1 banana slice on top of pudding
9) Finish off with whip cream
10) EAT!

To make mini banana cream cookie pies I used 5 ingredients to make a total of 24. About 90% of my food is a whole food. A processed foods mostly have along list of ingredients. The ingredients I used consisted of bananas, whipped cream, ready to use cookie dough, milk and banana cream pudding mix. Some sugars can be processed, however none of the sugars in my ingredients had high-fructose corn syrup in them. 

One cookie pie was 13 calories, one teaspoon of banana cream is 10 calories, one banana slice is about 8, the whip cream topping is 5 calories. The total amount of calories for this snack is 36 calories. The sugar content of this dessert has 10 grams of sugar in the cookie pie, the banana cream has 4.5 grams of sugar, one slice of banana has 2 grans of sugar and less than 1 gram from the whip cream. There are less than 17.5 grams of sugar in this dessert. The only ingredient that contained fat was the cookie pie and that was less than 1.5 grams.

The body will breaks done food by mixing it with fluids. When your stomach digests food the carbohydrate in the food breaks down into a different form of sugar, glucose. The glucose then gets released into the blood stream and stored for energy. Some possible health issues that could arise if you ate nothing but this meal everyday would be your body isn't intaking even protein. The only ingredient in this meal that contains protein is the banana and it isn't enough to power a human body. Another risk your body would be experiencing is not eating enough calories a day. It only contains 36 calories. If a man 30 years old 5’10 and 165 pounds needs to eat approximately 1550 calories a day. That means he would need to eat 43 desserts a day. That would result is weight gain and less energy.

My bananas came from Guatemala, the pudding mix is from Illinois, cookie mix came from Utah and the whipped cream traveled from Indianapolis. The banana traveled the farthest, more than 1852.7 miles. The bananas were organically grown from guatemalan soil. 

This meal to make 24 cost 9.16. Fast food restaurants don’t sell that many desserts. Some fast food restaurants, McDonalds for example sell chocolate chip cookies 3 for $1. In this case it would be cheaper to buy McDonald cookies by $0.14. The Pillsbury Factory, Del Monte Factory, Reddi Whip and Jell-O Factory all made a profit off of this meal. They are all large corporations. 



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Q2 BM Changing Worlds Essay

Analytical Essay

Dealing with the death of someone close is a life changing event that no one has control over. Because they lack this control, people become shocked of the news and it takes a while for them to fully understand that person is now gone.


Losing someone who is close to a person is the worst feeling in the world. When someone passes away, their loved ones and the people closet to them go through a long and hard process that takes lots of time to get over. In the book, “The Yellow Birds”, when Bartle and Sterling are watching Murphy’s body go down the river, Bartle was stunned and did not know how to feel about it all. But, Sterling said, “ Like it never happened, Bartle. That’s the only way.”( Pg. 211).  Sterling is telling Bartle that the only way for him to get over the death of Murphy is to forget that it ever happened. But what if that makes things worse for Bartle? What if    he can not forget it and move on from this whole new experience. This could maybe help him move forward in life by remembering little moments from this event.


With death, people start to regret things that happened to that person or things that happened between the person. In the book, Murphy’s mom says that she wished he would have stayed home and did not go off to war but she also knew that it was his duty to go war for his country. Murphy’s mom knew that it would have been better for him to stay home where he could have been safe. When you are a loved one or a friend of that person you wish that you could have done something that could have prevented their death to come.

Sometimes when there is a lot of deaths happening around you, you want to ignore it all so that you In the book, Murphy is telling Bartle about a guy who was just killed and Murphy cut in front of him in a  lunch line. Murphy didn’t even know the man but because he was just killed, he felt bad about it. Bartle told Murphy to not worry about it. This shows that with death happening around Bartle that he is being insecure and just brushing off Murphy’s concerns with the man. Bartle also wants to ignore the death happening around him and ignore it because it is shocking news to him. It shows he also understands it could’ve been him and he has no control over it. 

In a interview about the book, “The Yellow Birds”, the author, Kevin Powers says, that with death,“All pain is the same. Only the details are different”. What he is trying to say is that the pain of losing somebody close to you feels the same for everyone. It’s how you deal with it and get  through the pain and grief that is different. Death is something in life that takes a lot to overcome. 



Narrative Essay


During my life, I have lost both my grandmother and my father. Both were completely important people in my life. I didn’t know what to do after losing them both. It was strange to live without them and go about my day now thinking that they will not be in my life anymore. With death, it is hard to forget it after some time. You don’t think that this would happen to you this fast in your life. It’s something you don’t expect to happen so quick and soon in your life. 


Hearing the news is the worst part no matter how bad or how good your day is going. When I found out my grandmother had passed away, I was home in my room just laying in bed listening to music. I get a knock on my door. It’s my mother. I tell her to come in. When she opens the door, I see her crying.  I only knew what it could be. She tells me the news and begins to cry more. I never want to see my mother cry. I bring her into my arm. She explains to me that my grandmother loved me and was a very good woman. I knew all of that but I just sat quiet and nodded my head. She left me standing in the middle of my bedroom floor. I heard in my head what my mother told me. “Your grandmother passed away”. I continued to repeat it until it was stuck in my head and the last time it was repeated, I broke down in tears. I didn’t know what to do. There was no one to hold me now. Flashbacks of my life with her and things that we used to do started to flood my mind as I sit there with tears running down my face. 


The same thing happened when I heard the news with my father but very different. For my father, I was waiting for my report card conference. While I was waiting, I get a call from my brother saying that my mother called him saying she sounded like she was crying telling him to hurry home and she had something to tell us. Without hesitation, we followed her instructions and headed straight home. We get close to home and we get another call from our mother saying that our uncle will come to pick us up. When our uncle came to pick us up he stopped us and said. “listen. I want to tell you this before I take you over to your father’s house. Your father passed away today. Your mother and your sister found him today. Your sister and your mother are very emotional right now and it is ok to cry.” He then told us that he is here for us if we need him for anything. We get in the car and begin to head to wear my father lived at. The whole time I was thinking to myself, how could this happen so soon? I had just spent the weekend over his house like I would normally do. He wasn’t feeling good when I saw him but it wasn’t this bad. I started thinking about what could have happened. How would my life now be without one of my very important people in my life.


The days after losing them was the most depressed I had ever felt. There was nothing that could really cheer me up. Everything seemed to move slowly. I was out of school for a lot of the time so that meant that I would have to make up some work and homework to catch up. I couldn’t do it. I could barely turn in work on time. Everything was being turned in late or forgotten about over time. My grades started to fall dramatically. I had to find a way to catch my self up before the quarter ended. I tended  to not have the urge to go down for dinner when it was ready or get up to find food until my stomach began to grumble. I couldn’t go to sleep at night because I would be reminded of them every other hour.


But sometimes with death, comes a sense of happiness. With my family, both funerals weren’t quiet and depressing. They were us and friends reflecting on the life of my grandmother and my father. We talked about his life and how kind and friendly he was to other people. With my grandmother, we did the same thing. With my family, we believed that people who die, will go on to heaven. This made it somewhat easier to cope with the death of both my grandmother and my father. It helped me ensure that both of them would be in a better place. You then get to see pictures that you never got to see before and share more memories. Dealing with death is a hard thing to deal with but when you surround yourself with more positive things and people, you begin to get back into your normal life and not worry so much about it anymore.

Fruit Salad

By Lala Doumbia & Pierce Luck

Ingredients

4 servings, serving size: 1 cup


2 apples, cut into bite-size pieces

2 oranges, peeled and break into pieces

1 lb strawberries

1 lb blueberries

3 Kiwifruit

2 Mango, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

1/3 cup of sugar

2 tablespoon- balsamic vinegar

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed


Process


  1. Refrigerate, 8-10 glasses in the Refrigerator

  2. Cut all fruits into 3rds or 4ths.

  3. Add all fruits into large bowl

  4. Then add 1/3 cup of sugar & 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

  5. Gently Stir

  6. Next, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour

  7. Last, spoon fruits from bowl to the chilled glasses.

  8. add one serving of cool whip

  9. Enjoy!


Analysis:


The percent of the meal that is processed is 20%. We are using all organic fruit from whole food. This store is the only store that sell organic food only. That mean all the fruit are not processed and locally grown. But we do know that the balsamic vinegar, sugar, and cool whip are factory made. One person will be consuming 39 caloric per serving, 1.5 g total fat, 1 mg sodium, 6 mg potassium, and  5.1 g  Sugar. We would be able to process the food better because it doesn’t have a lot of genetically modified ingredients. It will also mean that when you was to work off the fat it will not be as hard. We would not have any protein in our meal but we will have your 9 serving of fruit everyday.

We think all our food (fruits) for our recipes were locally grown in the U.S, since we brought them from whole foods.The Whole food products come from local farmers across the country. The apples are prominently grown in Washington. The Oranges are grown in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. The strawberries are grown in California. The blueberries are from Michigan and Indiana. The Kiwis aren’t from here but are grown in California. The mangos are also grown in California and Florida. Most of our fruits are from the South or West where there is nice weather all year around. The foods that travel the farthest would be the ones from California which are the Oranges, Strawberries, Kiwis and Mangos. Our fruits were organically grown from these farms. The fruits were organically processed and it’s better for the environment because there are no outside chemicals tainting the environment.

This meal will cost about $5.00 per serving which correlates to about 20$ for the 4 servings which would feed about 8 people. Our price for this healthy meal is more expensive but way healthier than a fast food “McDonalds Meal”. Fast Food restaurants use a lot of grease and fatty materials and processed foods that ultimately is unhealthy and will kill the consumers. There food is cheap and will cause great health problems vs. our slightly more expensive healthy alternative. Our food isn’t genetically modified or tampered with as it has very little preservatives and is organically grown. The businesses involved are Whole Foods cooperating with the local farms, also the Cool Whip® Product at General Foods. There aren’t any social ramifications of our meal choice because it is a healthy delicious meal that everyone could enjoy while sticking to a healthy way of living.
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​Reflection Lala
I learn a lot of about organic food and what we should eat and not eat . I believe my role in the food system is to learn and inform people on what's happing with how they know if the food is good for them and how they can fix there what they want to eat to be healthy in life. We read about people how are overweight in the U.S and where the places are. People tend to buy fast food when they are at work and it lunch time. People don't see that buying the food that's not made by yourself. One thing that I leaned in Mr.best class what organic food is. Organic food promote healthy eco-systems and prohibit the use of genetically engineered seeds or crops. For live animals they have be humanely treated animals by providing organically-grown feed and healthy. So of the thinks that I will be changing about what I eat is if i can't read and understand 5 ingredients than I should eat it.
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Reflection Pierce
So far in this quarter, I feel that I have learned a lot about food and food in the major industries. This was probably one of my favorite quarters because it's a topic that I can really relate to. In my opinion I don't have a major role in the larger food system, but I impact it in small ways. Major industries rely on the common people to but what they have to sell. They depend on us for their profit. That's why these industries use so much propaganda and advertisements to drive us in looking for food alternatives, healthy or not. I feel as though the biggest problem in the food industry is the amount of processed and unhealthy foods being sold to the U.S people. From 2 early assignments form earlier in this quarter, "Obesity in the US" and " Teach Every Child About Food(Ted Talk)" told us that 2/3 people that's about 66% of the U.S population is obese or will become obese. That is an extremely unhealthy way of living that could and will kill our people. It also stated the Japanese people of obesity is about 6%. This fact really stuck with me that the U.S knows that we are living so unhealthy but we still sell our people garbage. Changes in my diet that could make would be to eat foods that are less processed, not organic foods though because there too expensive (Simpsons Episode). If I just cut down on my sugary snacks and junk and instead eat more leafy foods than I would be living a healthier life. My diet would be better and I would be healthier. I am willing to make these changes but only by a little bit. I workout a lot and stay in shape. The sugars and cakes go against that, but I burn it off regularly. So I would limit my treats but not get rid of them. One of the "food rules" said you shouldn't deprive yourself, you want it eat it, just be smart. 

Fruit Salad: Fruits Galore

Ingredients

4 servings, serving size: 1 cup


2 apples, cut into bite-size pieces

2 oranges, peeled and break into pieces

1 lb strawberries

1 lb blueberries

3 Kiwifruit

2 Mango, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces

1/3 cup of sugar

2 tablespoon- balsamic vinegar

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed


Process


  1. Refrigerate, 8-10 glasses in the Refrigerator

  2. Cut all fruits into 3rds or 4ths.

  3. Add all fruits into large bowl

  4. Then add 1/3 cup of sugar & 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

  5. Gently Stir

  6. Next, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour

  7. Last, spoon fruits from bowl to the chilled glasses.

    8. Add, 1 serving of whipped cream.

    9.Enjoy!


Analysis:


The percent of the meal that is processed is 20%. We are using all organic fruit from whole food. This store is the only store that sell organic food only. That mean all the fruit are not processed and locally grown. But we do know that the balsamic vinegar, sugar, and cool whip are factory made. One person will be consuming 39 caloric per serving, 1.5 g total fat, 1 mg sodium, 6 mg potassium, and  5.1 g  Sugar. We would be able to process the food better because it doesn’t have a lot of genetically modified ingredients. It will also mean that when you was to work off the fat it will not be as hard. We would not have any protein in our meal but we will have your 9 serving of fruit everyday.

We think all our food (fruits) for our recipes were locally grown in the U.S, since we brought them from whole foods.The Whole food products come from local farmers across the country. The apples are prominently grown in Washington. The Oranges are grown in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. The strawberries are grown in California. The blueberries are from Michigan and Indiana. The Kiwis aren’t from here but are grown in California. THe mangos are also grown in California and Florida. Most of our fruits are from the South or West where there is nice weather all year around. The foods that travel the farthest would be the ones from California which are the Oranges, Strawberries, Kiwis and Mangos. Our fruits were organically grown from these farms. The fruits were organically processed and it’s better for the environment because there are no outside chemicals tainting the environment.

This meal will cost about $5.00 per serving which correlates to about 20$ for the 4 servings which would feed about 8 people. Our price for this healthy meal is more expensive but way healthier than a fast food “McDonalds Meal”. Fast Food restaurants use a lot of grease and fatty materials and processed foods that ultimately is unhealthy and will kill the consumers. There food is cheap and will cause great health problems vs. our slightly more expensive healthy alternative. Our food isn’t genetically modified or tampered with as it has very little preservatives and is organically grown. The businesses involved are Whole Foods cooperating with the local farms, also the Cool Whip® Product at General Foods. There aren’t any social ramifications of our meal choice because it is a healthy delicious meal that everyone could enjoy while sticking to a healthy way of living.


Personal Reflection

So far in this quarter, I feel that I have learned a lot about food and food in the major industries. This was probably one of my favorite quarters because it's a topic that I can really relate to. In my opinion I don't have a major role in the larger food system, but I impact it in small ways. Major industries rely on the common people to but what they have to sell. They depend on us for their profit. That's why these industries use so much propaganda and advertisements to drive us in looking for food alternatives, healthy or not. I feel as though the biggest problem in the food industry is the amount of processed and unhealthy foods being sold to the U.S people. From 2 early assignments form earlier in this quarter, "Obesity in the US" and " Teach Every Child About Food(Ted Talk)" told us that 2/3 people that's about 66% of the U.S population is obese or will become obese. That is an extremely unhealthy way of living that could and will kill our people. It also stated the Japanese people of obesity is about 6%. This fact really stuck with me that the U.S knows that we are living so unhealthy but we still sell our people garbage. Changes in my diet that could make would be to eat foods that are less processed, not organic foods though because there too expensive (Simpsons Episode). If I just cut down on my sugary snacks and junk and instead eat more leafy foods than I would be living a healthier life. My diet would be better and I would be healthier. I am willing to make these changes but only by a little bit. I workout a lot and stay in shape. The sugars and cakes go against that, but I burn it off regularly. So I would limit my treats but not get rid of them. One of the "food rules" said you shouldn't deprive yourself, you want it eat it, just be smart.