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This cookbook is a collection of ideas, recipes for action. The recipes posted here are provocations, prompts, calls for action. There are suggestions, tutorials, guides. There is a lot of information that can help people make informed decisions that can impact on their lives and our planet.

when life gives you lemons

make barbecue


what are Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)?


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of chemicals that occur naturally in fossil fuels. They result from burning coal, oil, gas, wood, garbage and tobacco. 50%-70% of all PAH exposure in humans is through cooking meat. PAH forms when animal fat drips onto a flame, and the chemicals formed rise back up through steam and soak into the meat.


hazards of PAHs to the human body?

  • Reduces lung function

  • Worsens asthma

  • Increases lung diseases

  • Increases cardiovascular diseases Increased risk of cancer


however, these problems can be solved…

By a natural hero: lemon. PAH production decreases when exposed to an acidic mixture. Adding lemon juice to marinated meat before grilling can reduce PAH by 70%.



recipe for action


How to apply lemon to cooking meat perfectly: (*Applicable to many types of meat.)

  1. Marinate your meat.

  2. Cut the lemon.

  3. Squeeze lemon onto your marinated meat.

  4. Let it sit for 10-30 mins.

  5. Grill/barbecue and enjoy!



By Duy Nguyen, Nhi Tai, Lucca Muchmore, Jiaci Chen.


 

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