Stand Out: Five Surprising Ways to Use Your Stand Mixer...

Feb 12, 2014 by

Stand mixers are great for replacing several other appliances and cookware items in your kitchen. You can create many new recipes and become a chef by using your stand mixer in a variety of new ways. All you need to do is purchase a few new accessories for your mixer. Here are five ways to use your stand mixer that might surprise you. Grind Food When you want fine or coarsely ground meats, cheese, nuts and vegetables, the food grinder attachment is perfect. Create fillings for your ravioli, freshly-made ground beef for hamburgers, crumbs for coating other foods and even Parmesan cheese to put on your pasta. Make your own ham salad as well. You can also add a vegetable puree and strainer attachment to your grinder to make your own jam, jelly, baby...

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Health Nut: Five Foods To Introduce Into Your Winter Diet...

Jan 7, 2014 by

During the winter months, the human body becomes deficient in a variety of nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. These deficiencies range from mild to severe, depending upon the individual’s diet, and physical activity level. Winter brings about more than colder weather, and lack of direct sunlight, affecting even the healthiest person. A low level of vitamin D is common during the winter season. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to mental and physical issues such as depressed mood and anxiety. While it may be difficult to obtain some nutrients from a proper diet, there are five foods to introduce into your winter diet that can fill in the gaps left by the cold temperatures.   Nuts/Seeds Nuts and seeds are excellent choices during the winter months to add to your diet. Rich...

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5 Things You Can’t Skimp On In Your New Restaurant...

Dec 24, 2013 by

While there are many factors that are important in the success of any restaurant, five factors are essential. Not only do these guidelines assure success, failure to meet any one of them may be fatal to your fledgling enterprise.   Customer Service Prompt, friendly interaction with customers establishes the foundation of an enjoyable experience for your customers. Train staff to remember “ABC” in any situation: Always Be Courteous. Regard problems as a challenge to meet, not as a disruption to routine. Take complaints seriously, and address problems as soon as they are discovered.   Kitchen Staff One of the most disruptive conditions in the restaurant business is high turnover among kitchen staff. There is a learning curve in both preparation, and presentation of your menu items. Hire good people; train them well; let them...

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A stone age diet breakfast fit for cavemen and kings alike...

Oct 3, 2013 by

For those who have yet to discover the stone age diet, it is a diet that uses the ingredients that were available to people when we were hunter gatherers. It allows for ingredients that can be picked, gathered, and hunted. This is the diet that we evolved to, and this is the main reason that it is cited as the recipe that is most suited to our bodies. If ever one hears anyone describe this diet as the most recent in a long line of fad diets then this is the line that should be spoke in reply: this is the oldest diet known to man, and the one our bodies are most prepared for. Here are two stone age diet recipes that one could make to start their day in a fantastic way....

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