Canning Your Fall Harvest

Aug 31, 2013 by

Start your canning process with the freshest, most tender produce from your garden. The quicker you get it from garden to jar, the better your vegetables will taste come the late winter. Wash all your produce thoroughly, and peel those with tough or tasteless skin. Don’t soak your vegetables before canning, as they will lose their extra boost of nutrition and flavor. The Best Vegetables For Canning And Preserving Cucumbers, peppers, or zucchini can make great pickles Tomatoes, onions and peppers can be canned together for salsa or pasta sauce Corn Peppers Spinach Beans When selecting your canning jars, only use ones specifically designed for home canning, and ensure that they are all free of cracks. Check all sealing materials (lids, rings) for dents or flaws that will prevent an airtight seal. Don’t use...

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Halloween Dessert Ideas

Aug 31, 2013 by

Besides Christmas, there are few holidays that kids look forward to as much as Halloween – when imaginations can run wild. All kids love deserts – so make this part of your evening. It’s easy to scare up a supernatural selection of Halloween treats and deserts. To make it holiday perfect, pick Halloween colors – like orange and black, and fall flavors like pumpkin. And focus on Halloween shapes and themes. With some fun imagination, it’s easy to turn cookies, muffins, cakes and candies and more into jack o lanterns, spiders, tombstones, severed fingers, eyeballs and more. These creepy creations and scary snacks will delight your little ghosts and goblins. Candy or Caramel Apples – Mostly fruit, so it’s a healthier choice. Take crisp, tart apples and cover with cinnamon-flavored crunchy hard candy. Or...

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Mediterranean Diet Review and Recipe...

Aug 31, 2013 by

The Mediterranean diet is based on food that can be found in the Mediterranean area. It is a combination of Italian, Greek, and Spanish cuisine. It mainly consists of seafood, lean meats, and vegetables. But the following are the fundamental types of food that make up the Mediterranean Diet: olive oil, legumes, cereals (unrefined), vegetables, fruits, and fish. One of the key ingredients in the Mediterranean diet is olive oil. Natural olive oil contains high levels of nutrients and acids that are beneficial to your body. One popular Mediterranean diet dish is known as Salt Cod All Livernese. It is an Italian dish with a cod fish as the main course covered with an exquisite sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The dish is very popular in restaurants surrounding...

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Mayo Clinic Diet Review and Recipes...

Aug 31, 2013 by

The Mayo Clinic diet teaches people how to change their lifestyle to include healthier choices. It was designed specifically to help people lose excess weight and build create a more active lifestyle. The Mayo Clinic is essentially a course that is designed for people who want to lose weight. The course is divided into two categories: lose it, and live it. The first part focusing on helping people lose weight and the second part helps people change their habits to maintain their weight. The diet revolves around eating a lot of small meals throughout the day. You can eat a wide variety of food such as: yogurt, tuna, pasta, salad, fruits, vegetables, pizza, etc. The main idea of the diet is to help someone reduce their appetite by eating small portions of healthier food...

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TLC Diet Review and Recipe

Aug 31, 2013 by

The TLC diet is designed to improve the health of your heart. It is great for people who believe they are at risk of heart disease. It helps improve the quality of your heart and helps it stay healthy for as long as possible. The abbreviation TLC stands for “Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes”. Like most diets, this diet revolves around consuming all natural food products. The following are some of food products that are allowed under the TLC diet: milk, yogurt, cheese, vegetable oils with unsaturated fat, fruit, vegetables, bread, cereal, pasta, and rice. The diet recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables and fruits every single day as well as 6-11 servings of grain based food products such as pasta and rice. For snacks, it is recommended to eat nuts, dried fruit, and other snacks with...

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DASH Diet Review and Recipes

Aug 31, 2013 by

The Dash diet was designed specifically for people who are suffering from high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure have a high risk of getting a heart attack; this diet helps reduce the chances of that happening.  It was recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Committing to this diet is not difficult because it allows you to eat a wide variety of food. However, the diet revolves around food that has low levels of fat, mostly vegetables, and all natural products. There are many delicious dishes that you create based on a DASH diet. Since the diet does not shun most natural food products, there are thousands of recipes available for different meals. One such recipe is known as the Chicken Burrito and you will need the following...

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How Fruits And Vegetables Can Be Food Poisoning Culprits...

Aug 30, 2013 by

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” goes a very popular saying. People are encouraged to eat fruits and vegetables because these are very rich sources of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber that aids in digestion. Not many are aware that fresh fruits and veggies can also cause food poisoning. What is widely known to a lot of individuals is that contaminated meat is the main culprit. Hence, it’s truly a must to ensure that all food items are clean before eating to avoid food poisoning. So, whether you just bought a basket of apples from your favorite local farmer or maybe a tub of fresh micro greens from a nearby supermarket, you should wash them properly. It is never a good idea to assume that fruits and vegetables that are...

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Singing For Your Supper – A Musical Menu...

Aug 30, 2013 by

As we enter a world of non-stop entertainment, where films and computer games are available at the touch of a button 24 hours a day, it seems that some people are not content to merely go to a restaurant to eat, but they need to be entertained too. With this in mind, restaurants all over the world have put together eating and entertainment packages to appeal to all manner of diners, from opera and religious dirges to fun, thigh slapping Oompah bands. While diners don’t actually have to sing for their supper, they certainly get supper with a song. Ellen’s Stardust Diner, New York Located in Times Square, Ellen’s Stardust Diner is probably the epitome of an entertainment restaurant. Decorated like a scene from ‘Happy Days’, the restaurant doesn’t take bookings, but diners are...

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Look To The Squirrel: Ultimate Nutty Bliss...

Aug 29, 2013 by

A squirrel floated down from the sky. On his way down he noticed large walnuts instead of clouds. He couldn’t resist them. They were delicious. The squirrel saw that he was falling into a world of wonderful texture. It was a creamy and shiny land that continued to mold into his every wish. A wonderful nut buttered snowman was smiling at him as he extended his arms to catch him. That is what one wants to experience, even if it is just secretly while eating the perfect nut butter. Butter: The Nutty Frontier There is a lot to explore when it comes to nut butters. The one that is most popular is of course peanut butter, but why stop there? There are so many tasty variations available, like almond and cashew butter. Plus, it...

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A Taste Of Urban Countryside: London’s Best Farmers Markets...

Aug 28, 2013 by

Image by Graham Robson The countryside and the city are only ever seen as opposites. The city is concrete and enclosed, whereas the countryside is wide open. But London Farmer’s Markets show how the countryside can coexist with the hustle and bustle of city life. Borough Market Location: Southwark Street, Bankside, London. Full Market Opening Times: Thurs 11:00 – 17:00, Fri 12:00 – 18:00, Sat 9:00 – 16:00 Travel: Conveniently located just down the road from London Bridge station. Why you should go: This could very well be the best located Farmer’s Market. The nearby attractions make this a wonderful location for a fun-packed day out. Not only is Borough Market within walking distance from the iconic London Bridge, it is also surrounded by other tourist attractions such as the London Dungeon and Shakespeare’s...

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All About Chillies

Aug 28, 2013 by

The chilli – a small pepper that packs a lot of punch. This fiery ingredient is popular all over the world and is versatile enough to feature in dishes of virtually every cuisine on the globe. But what makes them so hot – literally and figuratively? Read on to find out… Is it getting hot in here? If you like chillies you’re not alone – they have been part of the human diet since at least 7500 BC. Though they originated in the Americas through trade, chillies eventually spread all over the world and became popular in Europe as a substitute to peppercorn, which at the time was very costly. Today, India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of chillies anywhere and among the most popular varieties are the bell pepper, Jalapeno and...

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Delicious Vegan BBQ Options

Aug 26, 2013 by

Vegans, just like all Americans, love holiday food and festivities. And, with the percentage of vegans on an exponential rise, vegan cuisine is getting more and more popular, as well as providing vegan options on menus. Many vegans like and even crave the taste of meat, although, clearly they won’t eat it. They consider themselves somewhat like the hero’s of the Twilight saga that love the taste of human blood, but because they feel it is immoral to kill humans, they don’t drink human blood. With some vegans, it’s very similar; they like the taste of flesh, but don’t believe in or support the killing and processing of animals to satisfy those taste cravings. The fake meat industry is booming. Companies such as Tofurky, Gardein, Quorn, LightLife, and Morningstar Farms are making mock meats...

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Fall Recipes For Kids

Aug 26, 2013 by

The seasons are changing, the evenings getting cooler, and kids are going back to school. A great way to celebrate the change of seasons is with great-tasting fall recipes. And by drawing on foods in season, you’ll get peak flavor and save money. Here are 3 great recipes – delicious and nutrition – for kids’ meals and dessert – your older ones can even join in the fun and help make them. Fall Minestrone Featuring fall vegetables like squash, this tasty, filling soup helps warm kids’ bellies on cool autumn evenings. And with beans and pasta, it serves up protein, vitamins and minerals too. 1 tbs vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves minced 1 (16-oz) can white beans, rinsed and drained 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 cup diced carrot 1/2 tsp...

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Find Out How To Buy Bulk Cheesecloth The Right Way...

Aug 24, 2013 by

Originally cheesecloth was used from the production of cheese; that’s where it gets the name “cheesecloth.” This cloth has been used in kitchens, businesses, and homes around the world for years. Cheesecloth has many purposes and can be used across multiple industries, and with numerous projects. It is essential to understand what cheesecloth is actually for before you start to use it on anything in your home. Bulk cheesecloth comes in different grades and they aren’t all meant for the same applications. Grades are unique by the different number of horizontal and vertical threads per inch. Different grades Bulk cheesecloth is 100% cotton fabric and it comes in different grades. You should always examine what grade you need before making your purchase. You can find a plethora of information online about the different grades...

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3 Unique Recipes With Strawberries...

Aug 24, 2013 by

The delicious strawberries are undoubtedly among the world’s best-loved fruit. Their sweet and tangy flavour combines with an incredible aroma which is perfect for desserts or eating as is. With their rich red colour and unique pattern of seeds on the surface, they also look beautiful enough to make the taste buds water with greed! While strawberries are a popular ingredient for cakes, ice-cream and other desserts, there are also a number of unusual ways to use this fruit. Unique Dishes to Create using Strawberries Listed here are three interesting variations of popular dishes that can all be created with strawberries. They are quite simple to make and embody the freshness and flavour that this delicious fruit brings to any dish. Additionally, the recipes listed here do not require any cooking or major preparation,...

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Experience Thai Street Food

Aug 24, 2013 by

You may be surprised upon your arrival in Thailand to see the streets crowded with not only people and vendors, but also street stalls serving up hot dishes nearly all day long to hungry Thais. Street food is a great option in Thailand. Not only does it not cost very much, but it is constantly available, easy, fast and gives you a true taste of Thailand. For those travelers accustomed to strict food handling standards for hygiene, you will be in for a rude shock. Here are some types of street food you may find at vendors: Fried Chicken – Usually fried meats include a sweet and garlicky marinade, this is always fried in the local palm oil. Moo Ping – Grilled pork skewers that are not only popular, but also one of the...

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A Chocolate / Peanut Butter After-School-Snack...

Aug 23, 2013 by

What better way to celebrate your children’s arrival from school then with a great after-school-snack? Of course getting them to eat apples, celery, carrots and other healthy food choices doesn’t always go over well, which means you could end up feeding them not-so-healthy alternatives. Instead of going with either extreme of healthy and unhealthy, why not make something chocolaty, tasty, and something that is healthier then those pastry cakes you can get from the store. Time, is that one reason? Well not for long because this is one fast and easy to make after-school-snack recipe that will have you and your children going for more: Copycat Peanut Butter Eggs (This recipe makes 6-9 eggs) Ingredients: 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (Or any nut butter like cashew, almond, walnut etc.) A Dash of Salt 1/4 Cup...

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10 Methods To Make A Catered Event Affordable...

Aug 23, 2013 by

A big catering event does not have to break the budget. Here are 10 ways catering experts suggest to have a great event while still keeping money in the bank account: Shorten the event. Many traditional affairs usually start with a cocktail hour and then move onto a full- course dinner with desert. This adds significant costs to the affair. An option is to have a cocktail reception with food stations that last a fraction of the time of an upscale dinner reception. Invite food establishments to participate. Many local restaurants might jump at the chance to advertise their products and may provide food at cost. One could set up various food stations dedicated to each establishment taking part in the occasion. Control staffing costs. Not all events need to have extra staff on...

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Marissa Miller Diet Review Pros and Cons...

Aug 19, 2013 by

Marissa Miller is yet another Victoria’s Secret model who has an incredible body figure. Of course, she did not get that look from throwing up in bathrooms before photo shoots and starving herself. Marissa is very active in the fitness scene and she has designed a diet that helps people achieve the type of body she has. The Marissa Miller diet revolves around eating all natural food products and working out – specifically, boxing. It is designed for free spirited people. Pros: fun and interesting work out routines such as boxing. Marissa claims that the core of her fitness is her boxing classes. Learning how to box is not only great exercise but it is also a great form of self-defense. She also does spinning and paddle boarding. Working out does not always mean...

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Juicing Diet Review Pros and Cons...

Aug 19, 2013 by

The Juicing Diet is based on the idea of blending up a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to create juice. Most people recommend juicing, it helps clean toxins from your body and provides you with a lot of nutritional value. Pros: When you have a large blender the possibilities are endless. You can literally throw any type of food into the blender and create a drink out of it. Most people mix fruits and vegetables together a long with pieces of garlic for extra nutrition. Though Garlic might make your juice taste strange, it is great for your body. Stock up on delicious vegetables and fruits and make it a habit of making an all-natural juice several times a day. Many body builders and athletes recommend juicing. Cons: You will need to work...

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Feeding Tube Diet Review Pros and Cons...

Aug 19, 2013 by

This diet is quite extreme. It revolves around the idea of dripping a mixture of nutrition into your nose via a tube. The idea is to force you to stop eating as much as you want and lose weight. The diet will help you lose weight but it is quite extreme. The diet was popularized by brides who want to lose weight for their weddings. Pros: Forces you to stop eating. The tube drips 800 calories of protein, fat, and water, down your nose through a feeding tube. You will lose weight fast but it won’t be good for you. Cons: Medical experts do not recommend diets that enable you to lose weight quickly. The reason for this is because quick weight loss can shock your heart and increase your blood pressure. It also...

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NV Diet Pill Review Pros and Cons...

Aug 19, 2013 by

Of course, not all diets are based on eating healthy food and working out regularly. There are unnatural diets that many people follow because they believe that they will deliver the results they are looking for such as diet pills. Pros: Not many. Diet pills are designed to trick your body into thinking that you are full. They just reduce your appetite thus eliminating your natural desire to eat and forcing you to lose weight. The marketing hype for these pills is that many celebrities use them to drop weight fast. Logically, if you don’t eat anything, you will lose weight fast. Cons: There are many different diet pills and not all of them have the same side effects. However, most diet pills have negative side effects that are worth mentioning. For example: increased...

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Miranda Kerr Diet Review, Pros and cons...

Aug 19, 2013 by

Miranda Kerr is Victoria’s Secret model who has recently revealed her diet and exercising habits to the public. She publically announced that she sticks to a diet about 80% of the time and the rest of the time she treats herself to anything she enjoys eating. Regardless, her strict diet and exercise regime has helped her secure a job as a Victoria’s Secret model and helped her create a great body shape. Some people might argue that Miranda is a bit too skinny. Pros: Miranda mentioned in many different interviews that you can eat what you like and stay fit at the same time. She mentioned she does not starve herself like some people think, she eats very healthy food that she prepares herself, mostly vegetables. The diet is great for people who want...

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Adrianna Lima Diet Review, Pros and Cons...

Aug 19, 2013 by

Adrianna Lima is a famous Victoria’s Secret model. It is no surprise that people want to know her secret to maintaining her excellent body figure. The diet is based on a low calorie intake mixed with regular exercise. The diet recommends salads and vegetables and discourages the consumption of processed meats and other processed food products. Pros: If you follow the diet and don’t break it no matter what you might eventually have the same type of body physique as Adrianna Lima. The diet involves a lot of water and all natural food products but mainly vegetables and fruits. Sticking to the diet can be difficult – which in turn improves your level of self-control. Cons: Obsession with this diet can create some negative effects. For instance, Adrianna Lima usually starves herself before a...

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PINK Method Diet

Aug 19, 2013 by

The PINK Method diet is designed for women who want to lose weight quickly. Of course, men can also follow the program but generally speaking it was designed for women. The diet revolves around the idea of consuming a low amount of calories, eating vegetables, and regular cardio work out sessions. The abbreviation PINK stands for power, intensity, nutrition, and cardio. PROS: Great for women. It involves a lot of exercise and a strict low calorie diet plan. People who have followed this plan have lost an incredible amount of weight in a short period of time. Not only does the program help you lose weight but it also helps improve your mental outlook towards life and yourself. CONS: The main target demographic seems to be women. But men can join this diet program...

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