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Will the Real Colonel Sanders Please Stand Up?
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:01:07 -0500
So which came first, Colonel Sanders or fried chicken? Of course we all know the obvious answer to that one. Among America's most popular dishes, fried chicken has dominated picnics, diners, potlucks and fast food for decades, with no end in sight. The creator of fried chicken is lost in the annals of history, but the one we recognize sure knew what he was doing.
Those Great Pumpkins
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:23:36 -0600
What would Autumn be without pumpkins: Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pie, muffins, roasted seeds, and colorful table and outdoor decorations. Although popular worldwide, Americans somehow embrace the pumpkin with a special zeal. Perhaps because they dominate some of our favorite holidays and embody our earliest ancestry in the New World. They're all-American, all right, but where did they start?
Dry Fruits You Should Add To Your Diet To Stay Healthy
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:05:58 -0500
Dry Fruits are unquestionably the rich source of protein, vitamin, mineral and dietary fibre. It's a healthy substitute for a high-calorie snack, therefore munching them is advisable to a toddler to old age people, everyone.
Most Despised American Foods
Thu, 24 May 2018 08:37:29 -0500
We all have our favorites. And our least favorites. And then there are the foods we really just plain despise. The list may vary slightly, but no question about it, we are a country of strong opinions when it comes to food. It usually started in childhood, when some children were forced to eat certain foods they didn't like, others were punished for refusing to eat them, but for many of us, we formed our opinions early and have remained rigid. As we grew up, a maturing process changed our minds and palates as we acquired tastes for certain foods we found unacceptable as children. An unpleasant memory of mealtime with the family can certainly formulate a lifetime of rejecting certain foods, but for most, it's just a dislike of the flavor, texture or appearance, plain and simple. Let's see what comprises the list of top foods Americans love to hate.
Gum It Up
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:52:25 -0600
Colorful gumballs and sticky bubble gum have fascinated kids for decades. Who doesn't remember learning how to make a bubble, the bigger the better. Or getting scolded in school for secretly chewing. Despite the sometime inconvenience, we loved it, and moms found it easier to give in to gum than candy. Before sugar-free had been created, several trips to the dentist could put a damper on it for Boomers, but we still savor that first delicious burst of flavor and sweetness, which has a magic all its own. Never mind what's in it, we chew up a storm worldwide. And it's not just for kids.
Sports Drinks: Good Or Bad? Is There An Alternative?
Thu, 10 May 2018 07:59:14 -0500
There's nothing like chugging a cold sports drink after an intense workout or game. It's refreshing, has lots of flavors to choose from and its good for you, right? Well, like anything else, there are pros and cons. Read on to know more.
The Tasty Halal Indian Pakistani Food in Australia
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:37:07 -0600
You have to gel in the new environment and traditions when living, traveling or studying abroad. However the food is a very important part of our lives but for some people food is love.
Durban's Influence on South Africanized Indian Cuisines
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:41:05 -0500
The political and colonized past of South Africa is influenced by multi-cultural cuisines. Durban was highly swayed by the dishes of India because the dense population of Indian stays in the city. Food critics and bloggers have written several food blogs of Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria where multiple Indian cuisines are mentioned and also showcased their popularity and demand worldwide.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:30:55 -0500
One of summer's great pleasures is fresh, ripe, juicy fruit, and none rates higher than beautiful, flavorful peaches. Cobblers, pies, stewed, grilled, ice cream, jam, sliced with cream, liqueurs, we can't get enough. Sometimes life is just peachy.
How Corny Can You Get?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:11:59 -0600
Corn is loved the world over. We pop it, we boil it, we grind it, we butter it, we flake it, we chowder it, we sweeten with it, we gnaw on it, we roast it, we caramel it, we make tacos with it. No wonder it's the second largest crop in the world and as American as the apple. No doubt about it, we are a corny country.
Red Gold - Apple
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:10:50 -0500
The revolution of this red fruit has changed the economic condition of native people and the state. Apples from Shimla are grown in abundance and sold all over the country and abroad.
The Whole Enchilada Rolled Into One
Wed, 30 May 2018 08:18:14 -0500
There are burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, tamales and enchliadas. All different in taste and ingredients, these rolled up Mexican creations comprise what Americans can't get enough of. They may not all be exactly authentic but they have evolved over the years into classics, as our love affair with Mexican foods continues. Let's examine the whole enchilada and see which one is your favorite.
Enjoying Authentic Thai Gourmet - A Small Tour
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:09:01 -0600
Thailand is the Royal Kingdom lying towards Southeast of Asia. The country is visited by tourists for its pristine beaches, great climate and mostly for the lip-smacking Thai gourmets.
London's Top 10 Foods
Tue, 15 May 2018 08:21:45 -0500
There are a lot of free tours that you can find. By researching, we can learn about many kinds of food. There are many food tours, bus tours and private tours.
Why You Should Eat These Foods
Sun, 13 May 2018 20:41:18 -0500
Fight disease, eat healthy foods. It is surprising how many health problems can be eliminated simply by eating the right foods. For instance, people sensitive to sulfites simply don't have enough manganese in their body to take care of detoxifying the sulfites. Do you know which foods are high in manganese? There are many other nutrients that help your health found in foods we all should eat.
Thai One On
Wed, 02 May 2018 08:22:42 -0500
Their restaurants are popping up across the country like mushrooms after a summer rain. Thai cuisine. We just can't get enough of it. From their spicy soups to their rich curries, sticky rice to glass noodles and Pad Thai. We can't pronounce the names, that's for sure, we just know our favorites. So why is this cuisine so popular? Let's Thai one on.
Advantages of Online Restaurant Delivery
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:16:53 -0500
Restaurant delivery services has truly helped mankind in customizing their food ordering. You can easily have the food of your choice sitting at your home. Read the advantages of food delivery services.
Some Amazing Health Benefits Of Moong Sabut Dal
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:04:22 -0600
Moong Sabut Dal is loaded with Vitamins, Enzymes, Minerals and other nutrients that your body needs to ensure its proper functioning. It not only has a number of health benefits, but also skin, hair and beauty benefits. It is highly recommended for everyone to include Moong Sabut Dal in their diet because of their health benefits, especially for the vegetarians, as they have all the nutrients your body requires. People, especially the young generation mostly hates pulses or lentils, though they have endless benefits to offer that you need to know. If you want to explore its benefits, scroll down to the below-mentioned points.
Mac and Cheese: All Grown Up
Fri, 11 May 2018 08:22:18 -0500
A revolution has been going on. The mac and cheese revolution. Appearing on upscale restaurant menus, stuffed into hamburgers, teamed up with lobster, jazzed up with blue cheese, deep fried and taking on a life of its own. From a popular, economical boxed kids lunch, this comfort food has morphed into a new designer cuisine, and Americans can't get enough. From humble beginnings it has followed other popular foods to the highfalutin halls of haute cuisine. And it's all grown up.
Yogurt - The First Health Food
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:07:49 -0600
Yogurt has always been the stuff of legends, with mystical powers attributing to longevity, strength and good health. What we consume in modern times is a spinoff of earlier yogurt but has basically been modified with sugars, fruits and additives to accommodate our taste buds. We like it plain, flavored, blended and fruit-on-the-bottom, low-fat, fat-free and Greek style, We relish it frozen, swirled on a cone or cup, as we flock to shops that feature multiple flavors daily, including dozens of sugary and nutty toppings and syrups. Over the past 30 years, it has diversified greatly and now appeals to mainstream palettes, without the sour taste of its original form. With hundreds of products to choose from, there's a yogurt for just about everyone.
Eating Healthy Is a Must for Every Serious Entrepreneur
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:57:15 -0600
Being a healthy eater requires you to become both educated and smart about what healthy eating actually is. Being food smart isn't about learning to calculate grams or fat, or is it about studying labels and counting calories. As an entrepreneur who desires high performance, healthy eating is a must.
Indonesian's 'Unknown' Cuisines
Thu, 31 May 2018 10:12:52 -0500
Indonesia has a lot of interested cuisines beside those three who have been known in the world, like Rendang, Nasi Goreng, and Satay. And here are some other cuisines which is recommended to taste besides those three.
Who Is Orange Julius?
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:41:11 -0500
He just may have started something. Early on, oranges were primarily used for juicing, but after Orange Julius came on the scene, our choices have exploded. We love them in frozen treats, candies, baking, jam, we eat them fresh, we drink orange soda pop, and savor them with poultry dishes. Their fragrant tree blossoms burst into one of our favorite fruits. Oranges. They're not apples.
Fat & Water Soluble Nutrients - The Secret To Effectively Getting Them From Everyday Food
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:45:56 -0500
Water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins are essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. For optimal health, it is important to get the vitamins and minerals from a balanced and nutritious diet.
Quick and Easy Indian Snacks for Pregnant Women
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:52:14 -0600
During pregnancy, your body is working day and night to offer nutrition to your baby. You and your baby require a consistent supply of energy. Therefore, eating at proper intervals becomes essential.
Bakery Products - The Amalgamation of Indulgence, Convenience, and Westernization
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:55:40 -0600
The history of bakery products dates back to the Roman Empire, from where these products have attained phenomenal transformation. The baked goods, which were delicacies during feasts and weddings, have now occupied the shelves and storage of almost every household. The subsistence-focused baking that was prominent during the medieval period has essentially occupied a choice-based approach.
Tapas: A Spanish Food Adventure
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:33:22 -0500
An enjoyable evening with family or friends, sharing tapas and sipping wine is a tradition in Spain and has been adapted in many restaurants across the U.S. It can be a great way of entertaining, a veritable mini-buffet, which lends itself to conversation and camaraderie over a leisurely meal. Rather than feeling stuffed after a buffet, sharing tapas dishes with other diners offers tasting many different foods and the opportunity to eat lighter. A pleasant evening by any standards, try tapas. It might surprise you.
"Star Wars", Star Dishes
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:43:30 -0500
The Force accompanies the protagonists of the franchise "Star Wars" but, in addition, the star heroes must feed well to live the adventures that have been hooking their followers for a quarter of a century. Thibaud Villanova describes in the book "Star Wars", some of the galactic menus that can be savored in the worlds that Luke Skywalker explores. The most famous galactic saga in the history of cinema, "Star Wars", has served as inspiration to multiple creators of the most different specialties.
Dining Etiquettes in a Restaurant
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:02:26 -0600
Gathering and dining out with friends, family or colleagues is enjoyable and pleasant experience but dinning in a restaurant requires some etiquette. One needs to follow restaurant protocols and be in perfect manners that showcase your decorum and graceful eating habits. The article highlights few essential nuances of dining.
Buffalo Mozzarella and the Water Buffalo in Italy
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:46:41 -0600
The creamy cheese from Southern Italy known as mozzarella di bufala or buffalo mozzarella is an important part of the Italian cuisine and a perfect ingredient for Mediterranean dishes like pizza, pasta and the Caprese salad. It is made from the milk of the domestic water buffalo rather than from cow's milk.
Treat Your Tastebuds With These Refreshing Kinds of Pickles
Tue, 29 May 2018 07:57:13 -0500
Satiating your taste buds every time with some savory dishes is not possible. That is why there are pickles to complement your meals! Have a look at this article to know the famous or most awesome kinds of pickles available to replenish your taste.
Gourmet Cooking: 'Some Assembly Required'
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:20:24 -0600
In the past two decades, with the advent of TV food channels and internet, gourmet cooking has emerged as a favorite entertainment and passion. We've always loved eating, but now we could acquire recipes online, watch our favorite food shows on TV, and those glorious meals were no longer shrouded in mystery. And the chefs. How we envy their well-stocked kitchens, we long to sit at their beautifully appointed dinner tables, and we vicariously savor every aromatic sip of those fine wines in crystal goblets, right along with them. Cooking competitions and bake-offs give us chills. But looming over the entire experience, casting a pall over those gourmet fantasies, is a crushing realization. If we ever hope to re-create comparable meals we must face the cold cruel truth: "some assembly required."
7 Negative Effects of GMO Foods
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:01:02 -0600
Do we really know what we are eating today? Is our food healthy and safe?
Beyond Funnel Cakes: Newest Foods Coming To A State Fair Near You
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:41:00 -0500
A poster child for state fair foods, the funnel cake has become passe as vendors dream up new concoctions each year to deep fry and entice thousands of food seekers. Their theme remains, "If you fry it they will buy it." From Kool-Aid to bubble gum (would I make that up?) there is no end to offerings at state fairs, if you're game enough to try them. So if you want to break free from the humdrum corn dogs and fried pickles, here is what you can expect this year.
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:20:12 -0600
We often think that early Americans ate a rather spartan diet. While that may have been true, as the settlers expanded their communities their choices expanded as well, and by the mid 1700s, they ate quite a variety of foods which we still consume today. Of course the early cuisine was influenced by English standards, along with newfound native foods, like corn, squash, wild fowl and venison. But as more and more immigrants crossed the ocean, they brought their native foods and plants with them, creating more choices. They certainly weren't dining like French royalty, but the colonists enjoyed their American cuisines and ate foods which may surprise you.
Add Some Lemon Zest To Your Life
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 08:30:14 -0500
Who can resist a glass of fresh cold lemonade, a tangy lemon bar or a splash of juice on seafood? An amazing fruit by any standards, these fragrant and versatile citrus have many health benefits, hundreds of uses and are vital for cooking and baking. How could anything negative be declared "a lemon?" Let's make some lemonade.
We've Gone Bananas
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:22:23 -0500
It's America's favorite fruit. It has its own wrapping, you don't have to wash it, tastes great, it's economical, nutritious and goes with almost anything. Although not native to the U.S. we have adopted it as our own. Clearly, we've gone bananas.
6 Reasons to Eat Home-Cooked Food More Often
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:57:06 -0500
Of course, cooking food is not everyone's cup of tea. A lot of factors like being pressed for time, being bone lazy after a long day and ineptitude to cook well come between us and a delicious and nutritious meal often.
The Delicious Smoothie
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:17:19 -0500
Steve Kuhnau in the 1970's began to make smoothies to enable him to enjoy something that was like a milkshake because he was lactose intolerant. In 1989 Smoothie King opens in New Orleans as the first Juice Bar franchise. In 2003 Smoothie King went International.
Food and Food Health
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:04:02 -0500
We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind still walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up for the double cheese hamburger of last night. Whether the calories gained through the chocolate pudding can be balanced through the oatmeal in breakfast.
Bad Food Matters
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:55:21 -0600
We can't all be gourmet cooks or diners. We love to watch the wizardry of TV chefs and fantasize about a dinner invitation. We aspire to make some changes in our kitchens and emulate our favorite cookbook authors--someday. We even buy hundreds of dollars' worth of gadgets and cookware. But in reality, most Americans prefer their foods fast, packaged or frozen (and inexpensive). We are a country of convenience foods, and there is no shortage to fill that need. Microwaves can produce a full meal in less than 15 minutes, and time is of the essence when you're hungry, tired and headachy from a long commute home. Who needs ovens? Latchkey children can forage in the cupboards and find a snack when mom isn't home, happily munching away in front of a video game (and you can bet it's not celery or carrots). Restaurants multiply faster than we can keep up, providing a variety of choices and prices. So let's shelve those celebrity chefs, forget the sham and pretense that we all dine on healthy, home cooked foods and admit it: bad food matters.
Famous Foods for Famous People
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:13:04 -0600
The Story of Cheese
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:40:08 -0500
There is a great big world of cheese out there. Exploring the varieties of domestic and imported cheeses can be a taste adventure with myriad flavors, textures, colors, and shapes to choose from that brings excitement to both eating and cooking.
Every Day Is Taco Tuesday
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:40:26 -0500
Fish taco? What in the world is that? A far cry from the early taco to be sure, when one bite of the hard shell splattered the ingredients all over your plate (if you even had one) and across the table, like someone sneezed at the salad bar. They have happily evolved into a warm, soft corn tortilla filled with savory white fish, shredded cabbage, cheese, avocado slices, and a creamy dressing. If you live in the Southwest, every day is Taco Tuesday. Read on.
Why Is A Burrito Restaurant So Damn Hot Right Now?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:32:08 -0500
A mouth-watering dish which has a variety of ingredients stuffed into a flour tortilla, burritos is a popular dish both in Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine.The fillings of a quesadilla can be a combination of various ingredients such as boiled beans, salsa, meat, lettuce, cheese and other vegetables. They vary in size and some can be really large. Unlike a taco, the tortilla is folded only around the fillings and to make it soft and pliable; it is sometimes steamed or lightly grilled. The wet ones however are covered in sauce.
Is Your Business UberEats, EatNow & Deliveroo Ready?
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:10:27 -0600
Food delivery apps are here to stay. Is your business ready? With the food delivery industry now worth $6 billion and growing, restaurants and eateries need to adapt to the new landscape sooner rather than later as apps like UberEats, EatNow and Deliveroo continue to offer diners more choice than ever before.
What Can This Christmas Bring Up to Your Dining Area?
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:25:00 -0600
The whispers of Christmas are all around the air and that brings a genuine piece of joy for everybody. Time to rejoice and celebrate the Christmas with love! The holidays of Christmas are inviting people to try the traditional dishes.
Rolls Royce Foods
Tue, 08 May 2018 08:27:20 -0500
Just as there are Chevrolets and there are Rolls Royces, there is regular food, and then there is a whole other category, often referred to as premium, specialty, or just plain better. For top chefs and restaurants the choice is clear, for those on a budget the choice is also clear. Let's check out some of the best foods which are served up at state dinners in the White House and at elegant dinner parties for an elite group of diners whose pantries are stocked with these essentials.
Summer Fruits and Their Benefits
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:20:28 -0500
Summer has arrived. It is the season of shorts, sunscreen, hit the beach, filling the coolers and many other things. But summer also brings with itself excessive heat and chances of dehydration. In this season you need to eat food that helps prevents above mentioned conditions from occurring. Here are a few summer fruits and their benefits.
The First Celebrity Chefs
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:43:48 -0600
Celebrity chefs are nothing new. Before TV and internet, foodies heard about them, bought their cookbooks or traveled to their restaurants, and make no mistake, they basked in their fame as they served up original dishes. Some lucky ones cooked for famous people and royalty, where presumably their food budgets were unlimited; others had their own restaurants and could impress their diners with great flourish and fanfare. The names may not be familiar, but in their day they reigned.
Chinese Food, American Style
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:09:25 -0500
For old timers, mention Chinese food and visions of chop suey, chow mein, fried rice and egg rolls come to mind, housed in soggy white take-out containers. Splash some soy sauce on everything and you've got memories of growing up, college and early working years. It has evolved and expanded its repertoire in the last decades, but many of its traditional dishes stand the test of time. Americans have upped the ante on one of their favorite cuisines and there's no end in sight. The containers may still look the same, but what's inside has matured into wonderful savory dishes to delight our palates and enjoy.
4 Indian Spices Without Which Indian Cuisine Is Incomplete
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:47:12 -0500
Indian culinary is incomplete without the authentic spices that give out a distinctive flavor and aroma to each of the dishes. Preparing any dish requires a long list of spices, and that is responsible to give them a tantalizing aroma, authentic colors and special flavors. This article illustrates few of the indispensable spices, which are commonly used for cooking most Indian cuisines.
French Specialties: "Don't Try This At Home"
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:47:31 -0600
French foods can be elegant, showy and delicious. And don't those celebrity chefs make them look easy. But for many Americans, who lean towards simpler fare, we may not be too savvy in the skills or rich ingredients of French cooks and cuisine. So when we have a taste for a cheese souffle or a chocolate croissant, it's best to head on over to a French bistro or bakery to get a quick fix. Let's examine some of the most popular and common foods in France.
The Way to Health Through a Diet
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:36:42 -0600
There has been so many issues pertaining to the food we eat, whether we are eating healthy or putting poison in our stomach. This has become particularly imperative in the wake of genetically modified foods that are gracing our dining tables and cross border diets engendered by the emergence of a global village. Other issues involve vegetarianism and the vegan introduction, where people indulge in abstinence from animal foods.
Benefits of Drinking Warm Water and How to Drink It Correctly
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:57:46 -0600
In Western countries, people are used to drinking iced water no matter whether it is summer or winter. However, in Eastern countries, 74% of people drink warm water all the time. There are several reasons that having a cup of warm water benefits our bodies.
Is It Right to Drink Bottled Water?
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:51:04 -0600
Drinking bottled water has become a part of our mobile life. Where ever we go, we have to consume it, but do you know the health impact of the liquid what we consume bottled. Many of the research scholars have questioned the prevalence of this sealed packaged bottled water. It has also been seen in elite countries especially in the USA, people offer water fountain instead of offering bottled water.
Those French Quarter Specialties, Like Nowhere Else
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:38:21 -0500
New Orleans Cajun and Creole foods, served up at some of the oldest and best restaurants in the country, where many famous chefs got their start and still reign. Visions of crawfish, red beans and rice, Andouille sausage, gumbo, jambalaya, mountainous sandwiches and great coffee. Not to be forgotten are their landmark drinks like the Hurricane and Ramos Gin Fizz. So pull up a chair, tuck in a napkin and let's explore some of the best eats the French Quarter has to offer, pure native and pure delicious.
Discover 4 Types of Savory Laddoos From Indian Culinary Tradition
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:48:32 -0500
None can deny the mouth watery feel they get on seeing a Laddoo, the most tempting sweet known. But, who have thought about the varied kind of Laddoos prepared and relished by Indian families. This article pops out for a list of different types of mouth-watering laddoos made with diverse ingredients and cooking methods.
How to Cater Enough Food For Your Event
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00:22 -0500
Learn what you need to know about catering a party with the right amount of food. You do not want to order too much or too little for your catered event!
Bowl of Cherries
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:35:36 -0600
Broadway legend Ethel Merman introduced a new song in 1931 entitled, "Life is just a bowl of cherries," but the fruit has been around quite a bit longer. We pick them, we make sauce, we plop them on ice cream treats, we drop them in cocktails, we make pie, we make jam, we eat them fresh, we jubilee them, we tart them, we garnish with them, we marvel at their fragrant blossoms. Cherries. They're at the top.
When Riddles Couldn't Riddle Out: Jamie Oliver
Wed, 02 May 2018 11:22:43 -0500
Most of us are lucky in the sense that we don't face any issues with cognition and interactions. Dyslexia is one very interesting yet a very harsh ailment. Just imagine letters dancing while reading a simple sentence, or, the numerical indices getting all jumbled up when you try a hand at calculations.
The Hidden Benefits of Tomatoes
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:33:19 -0500
Tomatoes remain a very good spice in our diet, but we eat tomatoes because we are brought up to do so. Here are important reasons why tomatoes is worth eating.
Avocados: A Magical Healthy Fruit
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:02:58 -0500
Have you heard about a magical fruit which contains a large number of healthy fats that can in fact benefit your body in numerous ways? Recently, the avocados have gained recognition in the healthy lifestyle community. This article talks about this unique fruit and the ways by which it can keep all your health issues aside.
Spill the Beans
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 07:56:03 -0600
So many beans, so little time. Navy, garbanzo, red kidney, lima, black, pinto, cannellini, soybeans, lentils. We dry them, we boil them, we grind them, we bake them, we toss them in salads, we make soup, we love them. So versatile, so filling and so good. Let's spill the beans on beans.
I'm In Leftover Heaven
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:20:07 -0600
I do confess that I enjoy the holiday seasons just like everybody else. One of the main ingredients I enjoy more than anything else is the holiday cuisine. At our house, I must duly confess, it is the best. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is the cooking queen when it comes to all of this holiday food. She does a wonderful job and my job is simply to consume as much of it as I possibly can. We both manage our jobs quite professionally! As long as no dish has anything like broccoli in it, I will eat it and enjoy it. Broccoli has a way of confusing my taste buds. I'll not go into any further detail.
Top 5 Issues Keeping Food Processing Industries Up at Night
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:38:42 -0500
The Indian food industry is considered to be a sunrise sector because of its large potential for growth and socio-economic impact. It is estimated as a $258 Billion industry with about 8% growth annually with a potential to reach $482 billion by 2020 with large investment in food processing, technical innovation and infrastructure for agriculture sector. India could well become the food basket of the world.
Possible And Proven Benefits Of Cashew Nuts
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:50:10 -0500
Don't you just love the crunchy and scrumptious taste of cashew nuts? For sure you do - right? Do you know their daily consumption can heal a number of health problems? Yes, you heard that right; cashew nuts are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that are essential for the smooth functioning of all the body functions.
The Whole Truth About Super Foods
Wed, 30 May 2018 13:43:22 -0500
Goji berries, chia seeds, cocoa, and dandelion. Are they a business or simply healthy products?
Five Reasons Why You Need To Eat Fruits Everyday
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:14:01 -0500
Now, are you ready to know the five reasons why you need to eat fruits every day? If you are, then I'm going to discuss it right now.
Sliders: We're Talking Serious Hamburgers Here
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:41:23 -0500
Unless you have been living on a mountain somewhere in Asia, you have heard of "sliders." You may not have ever eaten one, especially an authentic one, but you know what they are. Or do you really? Their fans are quite adamant on the subject and will passionately describe them with a wistful look in their eyes. Just don't call them hamburgers. They're sliders, and don't you forget it.
Five Things You Should Never Do At A Movie Grill
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:35:47 -0500
Even though we're civilized people who understand that a society needs rules, the last thing we might associate with a place with rules is a movie grill. If you think about it, a movie grill is supposed to be the leading model of how a movie theater should run. It keeps the customer as its top priority, so the notion that there would be anything the customer couldn't do seems a little contradictory.
Let's Talk Recreational Fire
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:10:45 -0600
Fire is an interesting entity. Man has been harnessing fire for 230,000 years to 1.5 million years.
Whatcha Eatin' Bubba?
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:39:27 -0600
Southerners are different. They speak a different language, they value different foods. For Americans who venture into a soul food or southern restaurant, the menu might sound strange, like wandering into a foreign country. For some it's an acquired taste, for others it's just too out there. But their food is pure American, pure Southern and pure delicious. Come on y'all, be adventurous.
Catering Equipment: To Hire or Not to Hire
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:19:38 -0500
There has always been an ongoing debate as to whether it is best to hire catering equipment or to buy your own. While each side has its pros and cons, the onus lies with you as to which option will be better. However, here are a few reasons to consider whether to hire or not to hire catering equipment for your next function.
Celebrity Chefs Don't Just Cook
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:38:37 -0500
Ron Popeil started it all hawking kitchen gadgets on late night TV (can you say Veg-o- Matic?) throwing in a set of Ginsu knives if you called "within the next 5 minutes." No question, he was a marketing genius, starting an entire industry which opened the door for celebrity endorsed products and infomercials, from golf clubs to energy drinks. But nothing compares to our obsession with celebrity chefs whom we want to emulate (or pretend to) as we shell out hundreds of dollars to purchase their lines of pots and pans, gadgetry, mixing bowls and latest spices. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that knows no limits. From George Foreman grills to Gordon Ramsay cutlery, you gotta have 'em. We are a gadget-crazed society, and if we only buy that set of special copper pans, we will absorb their skill by osmosis and turn out some amazing dishes. So let's check out the latest from our favorite celebrity chefs. What's in your pantry?
A Movable Feast: Cuban Foods
Tue, 29 May 2018 08:18:42 -0500
Very different from traditional Mexican cuisine, Cuban food is an interesting mix of African, Spanish and Caribbean influence. With its many immigrants from Cuba, southern Florida boasts hundreds of Cuban restaurants, not unlike the strong Mexican influence in Southern California and Arizona. Cuban dishes are not your basic tacos and enchiladas but a delightful mix of flavors which have evolved over decades and centuries. If you've never experienced Cuban food, you'll be in for a treat.
Online Food Portals - How They Deliver Food at Your Doorstep
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:11:14 -0500
E-commerce has allowed sellers to make a lot of money and the main sector that has seen a major growth is the food industry. In today's time, consumers have a fast-paced life and they are looking for options that save time and money, here food is a major player. Online food portals have made life easier for the consumer and the seller; it has not only cuts down costs, but at the same time reduced staffing requirements, with limited space and resources food runners, bakers, and professional chefs love the idea of food delivery to your door.
Jewish Delicatessens: Not Your Local Sub Shop
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:58:08 -0500
Great Jewish delis are sadly disappearing from some cities, where many of the best deli food was served up on side streets and ethnic neighborhoods. Locals knew where they were and flocked to them, especially on weekends. Known for their enormous sandwiches, creamy coleslaw and egg creams, those diners lucky enough to have grown up with them still remember their menu by heart and that amazing feast for the eyes and the palette as orders were barked out behind the counter. If you grew up in most of America you can only dream of Sunday breakfast or Saturday lunch, but for millions of big city dwellers they are still a huge draw and a culinary delight. So what are those chow hounds noshing on behind closed doors?
Secret Ways To Find a Good Thai Restaurant
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:31:06 -0500
We all love exploring exotic places mostly for the sake of their indigenous food items. Sometimes it's like a divine delight when you get to taste the refined flavors of any exotic meal. Among such food items that deliver heavenly pleasure is Thai food and the best way to enjoy any Thai food is to visit a Thai restaurant (unless you are a native of Thai or know how to make Thai food).
Why A Cinema Brewery Is The Answer To Where Should We Go For Dinner
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:13:30 -0500
Every week, my wife and I decide to take time to treat ourselves to a date night, and this can include everything from miniature golf, visiting a local museum, or trying out a new restaurant. It's a lot of fun, and we each get a kick out of it, but for some reason, as open to new things as we are, we've never considered the possibility of enjoying a date night at a cinema brewery.
Who's Your Mama and Does She Make a Good Roux?
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:20:46 -0600
I know the joys of eating and cooking the Cajun way. Read more to find out why gumbo is a delightful dish!
Know What I Mean, Jelly Bean?
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:17:55 -0500
Those colorful, flavorful sugary candies. They've been around for more than a century but were immortalized by President Reagan, who ate them by the handful. Usually a major component in Easter baskets and Halloween trick or treat bags, they capture the fancy of all ages, and most affectionados have their favorite flavor. How can something so small and simple be so popular? Let's find out.
It's All Greek To Me
Thu, 24 May 2018 08:37:58 -0500
One of the oldest cultures, known for scholars and farmers, herdsmen, fishermen and winemakers, Greece has a culinary tradition over 4,000 years old and is part of the history and the influence of surrounding cultures. Ancient Greek cuisine was known for its simplicity and founded on the "Mediterranean triad" of wheat, olive oil, and wine, with a strong emphasis on fresh fish, where meat (except for lamb) takes a backseat. First to use oregano and other savory spices for seasoning, thin phyllo pastry dough and an abundance of olives, they introduced neighbors Italy, France and Spain to staples like bread, olive oil, lentils and almonds. Run don't walk to the nearest authentic Greek restaurant and do some serious exploring. Opa!
Nutty for Peanuts
Wed, 02 May 2018 08:25:27 -0500
Just opening a jar of peanut butter or a vacuum sealed can of cocktail peanuts is enough to send some people into euphoria. Our minds flood with memories, and taste buds start tingling. Whether or not elephants crave them is debatable, but Americans love them. One could say we are nutty for peanuts.
All Choked Up
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:45:22 -0500
Americans love artichokes. We savor them in a variety of ways, from canned hearts to simply fresh boiled. Their unique taste and texture lends itself to many dishes and uses. If you have never tried them, you are missing one of the best vegetables available, so now's the time to head out to the nearest produce store or farmers market and get all choked up.
The Ultimate Guide to Cooking With Canola Oil
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:19:55 -0500
From delicious jalebis to your favorite vegetable fried rice, canola oil is the perfect cooking oil for frying. Pure canola oil is an edible oil derived from the plants of the Brassicaceae family, the same family to which mustard and rapeseed belong.
Dairy Queen: King of Soft-Serve
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:05:24 -0500
One bite and we are transported back to our childhood, where long lines on a hot summer night made it that much sweeter once you placed your order. What's your favorite? Dipped cone, sundae, root beer float or their wildly popular Blizzard. Maybe you're a purist, opting for a cup of chocolate DQ, nothing on it. Just driving by that red sign makes us want a frozen treat. For teens it was a (sometimes) fun summer job. But whatever you choose, one spoonful still soothes the sting of a lousy day, takes the heat out of the evening and is just plain all-American delicious. Pulling into the parking lot makes children giggle, and adults feel younger. How far would you drive for a Dairy Queen?
Bread Dipping Oil: The Simple Appetizer Solution
Thu, 24 May 2018 07:32:32 -0500
If there is one thing that has taken the country by storm, it is the push to have restaurants do more than just stuff one's face. People are becoming more interested in having taste experiences, and a part of this food revolution is the use of bread dipping oil as an appetizer.
Enchanted Evening at Luna Rosa
Wed, 23 May 2018 08:25:25 -0500
I was recently invited by a charming gentleman to Caffe Luna Rosa, where I enjoyed a most enchanted evening. Founded in 1993 by Fran Marincola as a gelateria and paninoteca, In 1997 after renovations it became a full service restaurant. My date arranged for a special table.
The One and Only Pepper Jelly
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:38:31 -0600
We have heard of jelly. We have heard of peppers. Put them together and what do you get? Pepper Jelly, that's what!
Solving the Food Expiration Problem
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:10:56 -0600
You buy your items at the store and after you store them away you either forget about them completely or forget long enough that they expire. Then you have to throw these items out and you waste money. To start you should go through the items you already have and check all of their dates.
Apples - The Forbidden Fruit
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:23:39 -0600
They are legendary and have been around since the Garden of Eden. We bake them, we slice them, we coat them with caramel, we sauce them, we dry them, we juice them, we pop them into lunchboxes and give them to teachers, They are as American as you-know-what. Nobody tells you "a pear a day keeps the doctor away." And you didn't read that famous marksman William Tell shot a grapefruit off the head of his son. No siree, it was the apple.
Food Storage: Storing Your Leftovers Safely
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 15:23:41 -0500
After a great party or dinner celebration, deciding what to do with a table full of leftovers may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it's an important part of partying. It's certainly a pity to waste good food, but letting leftovers linger without temperature control can be unsafe. Here are my top tips on how to handle your food leftovers to avoid food borne illness.
How Sweet It Isn't
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:16:09 -0500
Americans consume more sugar than any other country in the world. Far more. Germany, the Netherlands, and Ireland clock in at a distant second, third and fourth. The top culprits are soft drinks, bottled juices and designer coffee blended beverages, closely followed by ketchup, salad dressings, breakfast cereals and candy. It seems we have become so addicted to our need for sweetness that even unsuspected foods are laced with the white stuff. There's no getting around it. We are the sugar nation of the world.
Out of Africa: Native Foods
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:07:23 -0500
The continent of Africa is a unique mixture of many different countries and cultures, each with their own cuisine and cooking methods. But one thing you can count on is the use of spices, both sweet and savory, often used together, which is all part of the adventure, surprising your taste buds and waking up your senses. Very different from Western foods, and what we think of as American, you're not likely to find any fast food restaurants serving up Tajine or Mhadjeb, but a foodie's repertoire can never be static. Let's be brave and consider some of these interesting and popular dishes from the northern countries of Africa.
Explorer Diaries: Bhopal on Your Plate
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:44:52 -0500
The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, India, Bhopal city has much to offer in terms of tourism. The city of lakes, as it is fondly called, has a very rich and vibrant history, and culture along with a strong culinary vibe for foodies keen to explore. A fantastic fusion of Muslim and Hindu culture, the food here can satisfy many cravings.
Are You A Finicky Food-Eater? I Have Healthy Tips
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:33:39 -0600
Are you a finicky eater? Here are some effective tips to live healthy with the picky eating habits you possess.
What Can You Do With Pepper Jelly?
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:39:42 -0600
Peppers and jelly. Once something we enjoyed alone have become something we enjoy together. But what can we use it on, besides bread?
10 Amazing Facts About Avocados
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:43:47 -0500
Avocado is an interesting food item. There is a big confusion that revolves around avocado; is it a fruit or a vegetable? This green colored, pear-shaped, little food item is actually classified as a fruit. It is indeed delicious and is loaded with n number of health benefits. This article is purely dedicated to this fruit. Here, we present you 10 amazing facts about Avocado. Keep reading. 1. Avocado is more than ten thousand years old Avocado has been on the eating list of people for more than 10,000 years. It is a native of America but was first spotted in Puebla in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The gardens of America and Mexico always have avocado trees. One interesting fact about avocado is that it holds a spiritual significance for Aztec and Mayan societies. They believe that avocado gives them strength.
Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins Versus Animal-Based
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:16:51 -0500
When it comes to naturally occurring protein, there are two options available: plant based, or animal based. While neither is inherently bad for you, there are some distinct benefits of plant-based, particularly for groups of individuals who may have diet restrictions.