Quality Food and Drink are Good for Your Health in More Ways That One...

Feb 23, 2017 by

  When people talk about healthy eating and drinking, the conversation invariably turns to quality ingredients. Quality ingredients are typically whole foods, natural meat and produce that it fresh and has not been processed. These ingredients contain many of the same wholesome properties that they did just before harvest. Since your body rebuilds its cells with the ingredients you eat, it makes sense that high quality food is good for your health.   But high quality food is good for your health in another way. Cheap, discounted food is at the root of American obesity. Many of these cheap foods are subsidized, such as those composed of corn, wheat, and other cheap carbohydrates.   It takes a lot of food to feed a country the size of the United States. The US Federal government...

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Tips On How To Choose Healthy Treats For Your Children...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Eating healthy is a great way to reward your body, with nutrients required to stay healthy and happy. Of course, it is never easy to get started on a healthy track, but with the right information and encouragement, you will be well on your way to raising healthy children. Just remember, your children are watching and mimicking your behavior every step of the way, so if you are eating junk food, they will also want to eat junk food. Below, you will discover a few tips on how to choose healthy treats for children. Dress Up The Food Most children will immediately frown at a stalk of broccoli. They will either say that it looks like a tree branch or something that a dog would not eat. This is only natural, since most children...

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3 Way Cooking Relieves Stress

Dec 5, 2016 by

Cooking doesn’t have to be a task that is dreaded every night.  In fact, cooking is seen by many people as one of the most cathartic activities that you can do.  It’s all about how you go about it. Obviously, if you don’t know what you’re doing and have to cook a 5-course meal for 15 people in a limited amount of time, it’s not going to be a very soothing experience.   Cooking should be a gradual learning process which is enjoyed and done with intent and joy.  Your food will taste as good as the energy you put into it! Here are some reasons why cooking can be so good for your state of mind and encourages stress relief. It Actives The Same Part of The Brain as Meditation When you meditate...

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Make Eggs Your Family’s Super Food...

Nov 28, 2016 by

Every mom needs a secret weapon in her kitchen: for some, it’s a Vitamix blender, for others, it’s grandma’s homemade cold remedy, but a mom’s best friend isn’t expensive or secret; it’s eggs. They are rich in a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients, are a low-calorie source of protein, and are also full of minerals like zinc, iron, and phosphorus. Coupled with some dairy and powerful vegetables like dark leafy greens, eggs can keep your family fed and healthy without forcing you to spend hours over the stove. Weight Loss Food With child obesity on the rise across North America, parents are paying more and more attention to what kinds of foods their children eat (and what they themselves are having for dinner). One of the great things about eggs is that they...

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Handy & Healthy Benefits of Making Dehydrated Food...

Aug 18, 2016 by

There are a lot of benefits to enjoy from food dehydration. A lot of companies that sell fresh produce are using dehydration as a way to preserve their products. The good news is that you can also do food dehydration at home with the help of home food dehydrator. There are a lot of benefits to enjoy when you dehydrate your own food. We are going to go over some of them in this article. Dehydrating Your Own Food Is Healthier It is much healthier to dehydrate your own food. You know exactly what you put into the bag when you store the dehydrated produce, which means you know full well that there are no preservatives used in the process. The same cannot be said for factory-dehydrated products and canned food. You can also...

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Things to Include on Your Menu

Jun 11, 2016 by

Running a restaurant is a tricky business. You will need to strike the perfect balance between good quality food and ambiance in order to build up a loyal consumer base. If a customer is willing to pay over-the-top for your food, they will expect quality in return. As a result, restaurateurs have to ensure that they maintain the highest standards of quality, or they have to be ready to face intense criticism. Consumers generally pay a lot of attention to fine details, so it’s important for you to focus on minute details as well before you open the doors for consumers. One of the most important aspects of your whole restaurant is your menu. What items are you going to serve? How are you going to serve them? The menu will be the first...

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Dinner Party...

Nov 20, 2015 by

Boy, do we love dinner parties here at Modernize. The planning, the plating, the friends complimenting you on your taste: it’s basically a design nerd’s dream. Still, they can be stressful little affairs. But there are some smart solutions out there that can guarantee you’ll stay out of the weeds and be the belle of the buffet. Below you’ll find some of our favorite tips from menu planning to cleanup time. Since dinner party tasks are so time-sensitive, we’ve given you a guideline for when each tip applies so that you’ll be on your game when the big night comes around. And because we know that everyone is trying to watch what they eat, we’ve tried to include some health-conscious choices where possible. Two Weeks Before: Ask Your Guests About Dietary Restrictions Is someone...

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Healthy Appetizers: The Best Ones to Add in Your Diet Regime...

Nov 5, 2014 by

Just before the main course is being served, appetizers or also called the first course are already in the table. This helps the diners crave more for the food that’ll be served before long. Generally, it is consumed by hand. There are lots of choices available, however it is best that you choose healthy appetizers. If you’re seeing your weight, then making certain that everything you eat is nutritious is very important. All types of appetizers, including the healthy appetizers, are obtainable in various flavors. It will only depend on your personal preference. There are those salty, sweet, sour, as well as a combination of flavors. Some appetizers also are made from avocado and apricot fruit. Those who prefer to enjoy sweet appetizers will certainly love it. But if you like it to have...

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7 Dangerous Dietary Supplements That Could Jeopardize Your Health...

May 28, 2014 by

Taking dietary supplements have become a popular way to ensure that you are getting sufficient nutrients throughout the day. Many of these supplements are promoted for losing weight, building muscle and enhancing athletic performance. However, scientific data shows that some of these compounds can be hazardous to your health. 1 – DMAA Dimethylamylamine, popularly called DMAA, is a dietary supplement used for losing weight and building muscle. However, this supplement has been linked with 86 incidents of illness or death and should not be used. 2 – Yohimbe Yohimbe is an extract from an African plant. It is used as an aphrodisiac and for problems with erectile dysfunction. However, in high doses, this compound can cause elevated blood pressure, heart irregularities and even death. 3 – Kava Kava is another plant extract made from...

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The Six Best Foods To Boost Your Eyesight...

May 21, 2014 by

Your chances of developing vision problems increase as you get older. The good news is that you can keep your eyes healthy by eating a nutritious diet. Below are some of the foods that will help keep your eyes healthy: Carrots Carrots are a great source of beta carotene. Studies have shown that beta carotene can help reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. You can add carrots to your soups and salads. You can also dip it in hummus, salsa, peanut butter, guacamole and low-calorie dressing and peanut butter. Ostrich Iron is one of the nutrients that needed for healthy vision. Red meat is a great source of iron, but if you are looking for an alternative to iron, then you may want to consider trying ostrich. Ostrich is not only a...

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5 Foods Every Good Wedding Party Should Have...

May 15, 2014 by

When people talk about wedding parties, “How was the food?” is always one of the first questions asked. As such, you want to make sure your wedding includes delicious and memorable selections. Take a look at these five foods every good wedding party should have to begin.   A Customizable Food Bar People love being able to customize their food selections and a food bar set up with one key menu item and several ways to add variations is the perfect way to accomplish this. One great option for offering this is with a mashed potato bar with different toppings like chives, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, and flavored butters. Serve the potatoes in a martini glass for a sophisticated touch. You could even go the route of a fruit pizza bar with cookies, frosting and...

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5 Luxurious Recipes for the Budget Minded Chef...

May 5, 2014 by

Whether it’s a special occasion with someone special, a dinner with friends or any other important event, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on food. You might even have a budget in mind that limits your menu options. Before you fret, find out how you can make a few dishes that taste like you spent a lot more than you did. Potato Leek Soup Potato leek soup is easy to make, doesn’t cost a lot of money and you probably already have most of the necessary ingredients on hand. Peel and chop potatoes into fine pieces, and clean and slice the leeks into equal pieces. Place the vegetables in a pot of boiling water and cook until soft. After draining the water, add salt, pepper, garlic and heavy cream. Run the...

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So Many Fish In the Sea: Four Seafood Dishes to Try Before You Die...

Apr 26, 2014 by

  Seafood is well-known for its health benefits, but the recent trend towards healthier foods may have caused you to overlook that it also can be more than a little delicious. With centuries of seafaring cultural polish on many seafood dishes, you have an entire world of perfected fish entrées to choose from – but here’s the cream of the crop.   Humble Fare for Humble Tables The Southern crab boil or crab bake includes much more than just crab, although fresh crab is the centerpiece of the dish, and most likely the most expensive ingredient (unless, like some Southerners, you caught it yourself). Along with copious helpings of butter, corn on the cob, skins-on potatoes, smoked sausages and perhaps a little more spice than you can handle, boiled crab is transformed into a...

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Important Techniques for Easy Desserts...

Apr 21, 2014 by

Dessert can be as simple as a plate of fruits or a piece of chocolate, or warm baked goods that can take hours to prepare, something sweet to conclude a meal. There are a bunch of easy dessert techniques you can learn such as baking, candy-making, whipping, mixing, melting, tempering, glazing, frosting, piping, decorating, plating, freezing, sifting, topping, layering, flambéing, and frying to make a wide range of desserts and sweet gourmet recipes including cakes, cookies, ice creams, sorbets, pies, tarts, pastries, gelatins, custards, biscuits, candies, crepes, and puddings. Baking a cake is one of the first things any homemaker or cook should learn to make a special and easy dessert for family and friends. Chocolate cake is one of the most popular types of cake and never fails to impress. Basic gourmet recipes...

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Barbecue Tips for Chicken, Fish, Beef, and Hot Dogs...

Apr 18, 2014 by

Grilling out is one of the world’s favorite past-times. Almost anything can be grilled to add a new level of flavor, or to infuse a smokiness to existing foods. Everyone has their favorite grilling secrets. But here are some tips you might not know about to take your cue to a new level. Chicken on the Grill Made Tastier   Paul Kirk of www.finecooking.com recommends a few things when it comes to grilling your chicken: Lower the heat and let the chicken cook longer. Leave off any sauce that you are going to put on until the end, and use spice rubs to fuel the flavor of your meat. The sauce is usually the culprit behind a charred glaze on chicken. Here are some different flavoring options to try: • Try a marinade of...

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