- (mince) food chopped into small bits; "a mince of mushrooms"
- (mince) make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students
burst out in tears"
- (mince) walk daintily; "She minced down the street"
- Walk with an affected delicacy or fastidiousness, typically with short quick
- Cut up or grind (food, esp. meat) into very small pieces, typically in a
machine with revolving blades
- (of food) Be heated so that the condition required for eating is
- someone who cooks food
- Heat food and cause it to thicken and reduce in volume
- Prepare (food, a dish, or a meal) by combining and heating the ingredients
in various ways
- prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"
- English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and
discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
- The edible part of fruits or nuts
- The flesh of a person's body
- kernel: the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit
stone; "black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell"
- the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as
- kernel: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or
experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the
Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
- The flesh of an animal (esp. a mammal) as food
what to cook with minced meat -
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of Good Hydration
Water is an essential nutrient for your cat and accounts
for 60-75% of an adult cat’s body weight. Water helps your cat’s body digest
food, regulate body temperature, eliminate waste (urinary issues continue to be
one of the most common medical reasons pet parents take their cats to the
veterinarian each year) and allows salt and other electrolytes to pass through
the body. Encouraging hydration is extremely important. Providing a bowl of
fresh, clean water does not ensure your cat will naturally drink what they need
in order to stay properly hydrated and healthy.
Tips to Encourage Healthy
1. Many cats love to drink running water. Re-circulating water
fountains are very attractive water stations that, in many cases, will stimulate
a cat to drink more frequently.
2. Try moving the water from one location to
another regularly as sometimes a new location can help to stimulate cats to
3. If your cat has had urinary problems in the past, canned foods
should be a major part of their diet. You can even add more water to your cat’s
canned food to encourage increased water intake.
4. Multiple, clean, fresh
litter boxes should be placed in out of the way areas, making it easy for your
cat to relieve himself without interruption.
Minced, Cubed, and Sliced Canned
Meat Meat is animal flesh that is used as food.
Most often, this means the skeletal muscle and associated fat, but it may also
describe other edible tissues such as organs, livers, skin, brains, bone marrow,
kidneys, or lungs. The word meat is also used by the meat packing industry in a
more restrictive sense—the flesh of mammalian species (pigs, cattle, lambs,
etc.) raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish and
poultry. Etymology The word meat comes from the Old English word mete, which
referred to food in general. The term is related to mad in Danish, mat in
Swedish and Norwegian, and matur in Icelandic, which also mean 'food'. The word
"mete" also exists in Old Frisian (and to a lesser extent, modern West Frisian)
to denote important food, differentiating it from "swiets" (sweets) and
"dierfied" (animal feed). One definition that refers to meat as not including
fish developed over the past few hundred years and has religious influences. The
distinction between fish and "meat" is codified by the Jewish dietary law of
kashrut, regarding the mixing of milk and meat, which does not forbid the mixing
of milk and fish. Modern Jewish legal practice (halakha) on kashrut classifies
the flesh of both mammals and birds as "meat"; fish are considered to be parve,
neither meat nor a dairy food. The Catholic dietary restriction on "meat" on
Fridays also does not apply to the cooking and eating of fish. The Latin word
caro "meat" (also the root of 'carnal', referring to the 'pleasures of the
flesh') is often a euphemism for sexual pleasure, effected from the function
performed by fleshy organs. Thus 'meat' may refer to the human body in a
sensual, or sexual, connotation. A meat market, in addition to simply denoting a
market where meat is sold, also refers to a place or situation where humans are
treated or viewed as commodities, especially a place known as one where a sexual
partner may be found. "Meat" may also be used to refer to humans humorously or
indifferently. In military slang, "meat shield" refers to soldiers sent towards
an enemy to draw fire away from another unit History Meat constituted a
substantial proportion of even the earliest humans' diet, paleontological
evidence suggests. Early hunter-gatherers depended on the organized hunting of
large animals such as bison and deer. The domestication of animals, of which we
have evidence dating back to the end of the last glacial period (c. 10,000 years
BP), allowed the systematic production of meat and the breeding of animals with
a view to improving meat production. The animals which are now the principal
sources of meat were domesticated in conjunction with the development of early
civilizations: Sheep, originating from western Asia, were domesticated with the
help of dogs prior to the establishment of settled agriculture, likely as early
as the eighth millennium BC. Several breeds of sheep were established in ancient
Mesopotamia and Egypt by 3500–3000 BC. Presently, more than 200 sheep breeds
exist. Cattle were domesticated in Mesopotamia after settled agriculture was
established about 5000 BC, and several breeds were established by 2500 BC.
Modern domesticated cattle fall into the groups Bos taurus (European cattle) and
Bos indicus (zebu), both descended from the now-extinct Aurochs. The breeding of
beef cattle, cattle optimized for meat production as opposed to animals best
suited for draught or dairy purposes, began in the middle of the 18th century.
Domestic pigs, which are descended from wild boars, are known to have existed
about 2500 BC in modern-day Hungary and in Troy; earlier pottery from Jericho
and Egypt depicts wild pigs. Pork sausages and hams were of great commercial
importance in Greco-Roman times. Pigs continue to be bred intensively as they
are being optimized to produce meat best suited for specific meat products.
Modern agriculture employs a number of techniques, such as progeny testing, to
make animals evolve rapidly towards having the qualities desired by meat
producers. For instance, in the wake of well-publicised health concerns
associated with saturated fats in the 1980s, the fat content of UK beef, pork
and lamb fell from 20–26 percent to 4–8 percent within a few decades, both due
to selective breeding for leanness and changed methods of butchery.Methods of
genetic engineering aimed at improving the meat production qualities of animals
are now also becoming available. Even though it is a very old industry, meat
production continues to be shaped strongly by the rapidly evolving demands of
customers. The trend towards selling meat in pre-packaged cuts has increased the
demand for larger breeds of cattle, which are better suited to producing such
cuts. Ever more animals not previously exploited for their meat are now being
farmed, especially the more agile and mobile species, whose muscles tend to be
matt makes ragu
Ragu alla bolognese, or good old Spag Bol is
possibly the easiest thing in the world to cook and most likely, the easiest
thing to mess up. I estimate I've cooked the dish about 1000 times since I first
started mucking about in the kitchen when I was 15. It was one of the first
things I attempted to cook. In the early days, it was little more than salty
mince-meat with tomato sauce thrown in. These days, it's probably the thing I
cook best and enjoy cooking the most and I've picked up all sorts of tips and
tricks along the way. As I'm not much of a "by the book cook" it always comes
out slightly different, but it's always good and hearty! What follows is a very
rough and ready guide to a great bolognaise, it probably serves about four, but
it's always best to make a big batch anyway. What you'll need (go for
the best quality you can get): * Rashers of bacon (chopped roughly) *
Lean steak mince * 1 medium onion, chopped finely * Cloves of garlic, chopped
finely * Chilli (either powder or fresh chilli) Herbs: (Fresh is betted, but
dried works too) * Rosemary * Oreganum * Thyme * Basil * Salt * Pepper * A
bottle of Passata or a tin of tomatoes (Passata is better) Vegetables: (These
can be varied depending on your taste - chop them all up roughly) * 2 small
courgettes (smaller are tastier) * Handful of mushrooms * 2 sticks of celery * 1
red pepper * Red wine * Parmesan (nice freshly grated cheese, not the horrible
packet rubbish) Method Read this through then prep everything
before you start! * Heat olive oil in a large pot, bung in your onions with a
bit of rosemary and fry lightly for a few minutes. * Chuck in your garlic and
chilli and fry for a few seconds * Add in your bacon and fry for a minute or so
* Add in your steak mince and very quickly work into the pan, mixing with the
onions and bacon. * Keep working the mince and frying it - you don't want your
mince to stick to the side of the pot and burn * Get the mince to a point where
it's lightly cooked - a few minutes is fine. * Pour in a few glugs of red wine -
half a glass - mix well. If you have a gas hob, turn up the heat to burn off the
alcohol quickly. * While the alcohol is burning off, have a slug or two of wine
for yourself - inspiration * Now pour in your tomatoes and mix well. * Throw in
all your herbs, season with salt and pepper * Add a few drops of worcestershire
sauce (an optional extra) * If you want, a pinch of brown sugar adds to the
flavour too. * Cook for a few minutes - this is usually when I prep the
vegetables. * Bung in all your vegetables - hopefully you haven't cooked all
this in a small saucepan, because otherwise you'll need a bigger pot! * Mix in
all the vegetables. * Your pot should have a reasonable amount of liquid due to
the added tomatoes - if it's looking a bit dry, you'll want to add a bit of
water. This is a judgement call, as the bolognaise will thicken with cooking. *
Bring all the ingredients to the boil, have a little taste and season with salt
and pepper if desired. * Lower the heat, put a lid on the pot and let it bubble
away for 10 to 20 minutes - it'll reduce down. Again, this is another judgement
call - I prefer my bolognaise to cook for about 15 minutes, some people will let
it simmer for hours. * While your bolognaise is cooking, get your pasta on.
Serve with fresh basil, a drizzle of olive oil and lots of parmesan cheese.
what to cook with minced meat
Your cat will love the taste of Science Diet
Mature Adult Savory Chicken Entree cat food with its soft, smooth texture. It
has precisely balanced nutrition to sustain kidney and vital organ
Mature Adult Cat
Signs of Good Health: A checklist for your mature
Knowing what is and isn’t normal is the first step in assessing the
health of your mature cat. Review the checklist below to help you determine any
What's NOT normal for your mature cat?
your veterinarian if stools are bloody, if there is a large volume of watery
stools, if your cat is thin or potbellied, or if the diarrhea continues for more
than 24 hours.
Constipation: Constipation can be caused by many factors.
Contact your veterinarian.
Vomiting: Frequent or persistent vomiting isn’t
normal. Call your veterinarian if vomiting occurs more than five times in a few
hours, large volumes are vomited, vomit contains blood, or is accompanied by
diarrhea or abdominal pain.
Abnormal Urination, like straining to urinate or
bloody urine, is not normal and may indicate a problem, contact your
What are signs of a normal healthy mature
Eyes should be bright and clear. Report any discharge to your
Ears should be clean and free of discharge, odor and redness.
Mouth that smells fresh with pink gums and free from sores, and teeth that
are free of tartar or plaque.
Coat that is shiny and clean.
healthy weight. Active healthy cats are rarely overweight.
Habits: Report changes in frequency or consistency of your cat's urine or stool
to your veterinarian immediately.
When you visit your veterinarian, be sure
to bring up any questions or concerns regarding your older cat's
Senior Cats: Unique Nutritional Needs
As your cat grows
older, feeding time can be a real challenge for both you and your cat. Because
your cat’s nutritional needs may change or fluctuate upon reaching senior
status, it’s important to understand the reasons behind them.
If your cat is eating less, but putting on weight, it could be a result
of her metabolism slowing down or a decrease in activity. Too much weight can
lead to certain medical conditions often associated with senior cats, such as
heart, respiratory and joint problems. Smaller quantities of food or a gradual
switch to a lower-calorie food may help your cat slim down.
If your older cat is eating fine, but is losing weight, it could be the
result of heart, gum and tooth problems or kidney failure. On the other hand, if
your cat has a loss of appetite, it could be due to a reduction in taste
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Choosing the proper food can lead to a long, healthy life for
your senior cat. Consult your veterinarian for more information about what’s
best for your senior cat’s nutritional and health needs.
Senior Cat Health Tips
Schedule veterinarian checkups at least twice a year.
Watch for potential symptoms of diseases.
Feed your cat several meals a
day instead of one or two large servings.
regular play / exercise routine.
Have your cat’s teeth cleaned by your
veterinarian when advised, and brush them at home on a regular basis.
current with regular vaccines at your veterinarian’s office.
Keep your cat’s
bed and area clean.
Inspect & trim your cat’s nails on a regular basis.
Shower your cat with love and attention.