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Food Garnishing Tips and Decoration Ideas
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:51:25 -0500
Garnishing and decorating of food is great way to make your party one that others enjoy. Learn some food garnishing tips and decoration ideas.
Surprising Things You Can Make in a Rice Cooker
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:51:51 -0600
Everyone has a rice cooker at home, but you need to ask yourself, are you getting the most out of it? Besides fluffy rice, there are several other foods you can cook in the appliance without all the fuss of stove-top cooking.
Have Fun With a Tagine
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:24 -0600
If you enjoy trying international cuisine, then invest in a tagine. A Moroccan tagine is a two part cooking vessel that traditionally is made of clay or ceramic.
Wood Fired Cooking - How to Use Different Temperatures to Prepare Your Food
Tue, 30 May 2017 20:53:28 -0500
Wood fired cooking is becoming more popular and chefs and home cooks are increasingly using this ancient method of cooking to add some spices to their dishes. This method of cooking creates unique flavors that you just cannot achieve with other fuel methods such as gas or electricity.
The Single Guy's Guide to Cooking With A Microwave Oven
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:05:38 -0600
As a single guy, your life has a level of simplicity that is often envied or mocked, but in the end, you're looking for the same things that everyone else wants in life, and this includes good food. What better accessory to the single life than the microwave oven?
Simple Chicken for Two - Lightly Fried, With Lemon and Mustard Flavoring
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:23:24 -0500
Yesterday I found chicken breast, from my freeze that would need the least amount of time to defrost and be readily defrosted for cooking on-time before dinner, and I also found Italian bread crumbs in my cupboards, and nice lemons. Make sure to check the expiration on all spices and bread crumbs items in your cupboards before using. Healthy meals are enjoyed even more when you blend fresh lemons, fresh herbs and spices! Here are a few ideas that I'd like to share with you! There are so many ways to marinade chicken, here is an easy suggestion. Suggestions for marinading and cooking 2-medium-sized portions of chicken breast only, no bone, no skin. Enjoy marinading your protein dishes before cooking, though by adding vinegar or fresh lemon juice, mustard, and other common ingredients-you can actually get away with not marinading your meats, at least once in a while anyway. I like to keep my ingredients healthy by checking the expiration dates on my spices and my keeping my marinades as simple and easy as possible for a tangy zest of flavor.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Your Nonstick Cookware
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:23:59 -0500
If you use and store your non-stick cookware properly, they will last longer. As a matter of fact, these pans are not hard to use or clean. On the other hand, if you don't use them the right way, they will get damaged in no time. Given below are 5 common mistakes that homeowners make when using their non-stick cookware. You will also read some tips to avoid those costly mistakes.
Guide To Deep Fryers
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:51:39 -0500
A deep fryer is an important appliance in your home or business. You can use the appliance in preparing different types of foods including: vegetables, meat, cheese and even bread: Types of deep fryers There are many types of deep fryers in the market that you can go for. The most common being: Electric fryers: They are the most common in the market and are loved by many people as you can safely use them indoors.
Sugar Is Great for Any Food
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:16:11 -0500
Sugar is obviously known for its sweetness therefore it is used in desserts such as cakes and pastries. What if sugar could easily be used in the normal food we eat every day?
3 Easy Low Carb Recipes You Should Try
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:33:39 -0500
Food is known to be the main cause of obesity. Due to this, weight conscious people are very careful about the food that they eat. If you are one of these people, and you love cooking, here are some of the best low carbohydrate recipes that you should go with. The cool thing about the recipes is that you will not only be in control of the amount of calories that you get into your body, you also get to prepare the food at the comfort of your home. The most popular low carb recipes include:
10 Timely Tips for the Holiday Kitchen
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:01:24 -0600
Here's some quick-read advice that can help you cook with more of the joy of the season and less of the stress of the night before. Within just 10 items you'll find ways to make prep faster, food tastier, presentation prettier, and even more. Please note - and darn the luck - I'm not being compensated in any way for any brand names I mention.
Eating Veggies Can Be Fun
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:21:07 -0600
Yes, it is true, especially for all finicky picky eaters whether a child, teen or adult. Most of us know veggies are an excellent source of nutrients but eating them is like trying to open a locked door without a key. It's just not happening. The trick is to steam, puree, finely chop, or grate them into your food. So here are some fun and simple ways to get veggies you need in your diet without the challenge.
Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Silicone Bakeware
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:03:19 -0500
Baking is fun, especially when you have fantastic and 'easy to manage' bakeware in your kitchen. Yes! Most bakers will agree on this. If you are into baking, you know how a inapt bakeware molds can ruin your show at baking. However, bakers have better options in bakeware now. With Silicone molds and baking trays available online in wide range, baking has become more easy. Yes! Baking equipment manufacturers have identified the need for better baking tools and have rolled out high quality and absolute safe silicone baking accessories in the market. If you are still contemplating whether to opt for silicone baking tools online or not, we give you top 5 reasons in its favour which will help you make your decision.
Cooking Made Easy, Let's Eat!
Fri, 12 May 2017 08:57:04 -0500
Eating healthy does not have to be difficult. Learn about ways to make cooking fun and easy!
A Twist on Macaroni and Cheese
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:53:14 -0500
Back in October of 2011, I remember being inspired to add new twists to traditional, packaged side dishes. Mac and cheese was one of my first inspirations, a go-to comfort food, at least for me and my family. There are so many different variations that can make your cooking preparation and imagination healthy or exotic vegetable and spice combinations. Creating recipes is joyous if you have time, patience and apply innovation- by using your taste buds as testers, and your ability to imagine color and food working together as collaborations that can be tasty, innovative and fun for anyone to enjoy!
The Perfect Slice of Biltong
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:16:32 -0500
Many butchers strive to make the best biltong so that customers can return for more and possibly return with their friends and family. Biltong is a delicious snack that is enjoyed by the guys over a braai or while watching a rugby or soccer game. A good butcher knows that if their biltong is good, it will ensure future business.
Healthier Meals With Herbs,Fruits and Vegetables - Decorate Your Dinner Table With Herbs and Olives!
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:23:26 -0500
Create healthier dishes with fresh herbs, fresh fruits and vegetables,or fresh herbs and olives to decorate!~Cooking is more than just making food to be eaten or feeding yourself, family and friends~ Cooking is an ability to enjoy creating something tasty, healthy, beautiful, health-beneficial, or marvelous!*****There are so many unique things that distinguish a persons' cooking style that to say that one way of cooking is better than another is misinformation. Albeit there are a lot of greatly experienced cooks and chefs, remember, your family has an affinity for some of their favorite dishes and a blue ribbon dish is probably not one of them. Cooking styles come and go and change and flow according to ingredients, availability of fresh vegetables, fruits, spices and grains, though some things never change and that is the comfort foods that are what you and me grew up eating in our family dinner plates. Family is a relative term~ ha, ha, in both senses of the word.** A good family meal is enjoyed with people that congregate together in comfort at the dinner table to enjoy each others company; coupled by great tasting and smelling food.**
Cook Like Jamie Oliver
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:15:55 -0500
Ever wondered why you should learn to cook? What are the benefits I can gain from learning this skill? Check out this article to find out more!
How to Make Indian Burritos
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:17:06 -0500
I have lived in the US for 12 years (I live in Europe now) and during my stay, I have indulged myself to spicy and some delicious Mexican dishes that really satisfied my taste buds and since I come from the Indian subcontinent (countries that include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives), some of the dishes have a similar version where I come from. The fact is that I love cooking and enjoy trying out dishes from other countries and also blending them in with Indian style dishes which I find it as a creative thing to do.
Salt: What Is in Your Kitchen and Fridge May Be Killing You
Fri, 06 May 2016 14:08:22 -0500
Salty food is tasty. It can make us lick all our fingers in the same manner as a greedy dog licks out his bowl. Stores sell both iodized and iodine-free salts.
Ways to Cook Food and What to Use
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:06:37 -0500
All cooking can be done with a skillet and a saucepan if you are cooking for one to four people but if you cook for more than four you may need a more extensive set of pots and pans. I would like to tell you the methods that can be used to cook your foods and what pot or pan works best to cook these foods. There are many ways to cook foods but not all foods can or should be cooked by each method.
How to Choose the Best Induction Cooktop
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:09:10 -0500
An induction cooktop can provide rapid heat and perfect simmering. This is because they have an electromagnetic field below the glass surface that rapidly transmits heat to the pan so that heat is well controlled. However an induction cooktop is not cheap, so you should know how to recognize the best ones.
10 Things You Can Do If You Are Concerned About the Lack of GMO Food Labeling!
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:26:03 -0600
Is Your Family Consuming Frankenfoods? Genetic engineering (GE), or genetic modification (GM) food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically engineered or genetically modified organism (GMO). Many opponents of GE crops refer to them as Frankenstein foods, of Frankenfoods.
Exquisite Eggplant Recipe, Also Known As Aubergine - A Coveted Eastern and Mediterranean Dish
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:25:48 -0500
Eggplant the purple vegetable with the curious shape. Eggplant or aubergine recipes are well known, coveted Eastern or Mediterranean dish that is delicious and usually fire-cooked. Fire-cooking vegetables, especially when you intend to eat the skin, helps you digest the skin better, and adds to the flavor when blending with herbs, oils, and spices.
How to Pick the Best Eggplant
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:08:11 -0600
A person who cooks the food knows better about the best vegetables. Many people love to cook and eat eggplants, but the real problem comes when they don't know how to pick the best eggplant for their kitchen. Eggplants get bitter and over seedily when they become old or picked too late.
How to Properly Freeze Your Food
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:15 -0500
Freezing food is one of the best and most common ways to preserve food. Learn how to properly do this so that you can avoid things like freezer burn.
Get Cooking - Tips and Recipes for Fast Weeknight Meals
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:56:25 -0500
Let's Get Cooking! Here are a few cooking tips and tricks to help you get a tasty meal on the table in no time and feel good about what everyone is eating.
Soulful Spinach Salad, Served Hot or Cold, As a Side Dish or Enjoy As a Vegetable Spread
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:57:34 -0500
Soulful Spinach salad; Spinach is a very versatile side dish or salad, it's delicious when well-seasoned, it brings out incredible texture and flavor. Also, a healthy, dark green iron-rich, calcium containing,nutritionally beneficial vegetable. Many recipes in the southern part of the United States are made with greens; being spinach, collards, kale or any preference shows reference to our family way of eating and also sheds light on soulful ways that we choose to keep our traditional family recipes current, shared or eaten in today's world.
The Difference Between Sunflower Oil and Soya Oil
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:20:59 -0500
There is quite a variety of cooking oils available that are suitable for different applications as well as for certain dietary requirements. Generally, most people tend to use sunflower oil for their daily cooking needs whereas there are others that use soya oil. But what is the difference between sunflower and soya oil?
Super Easy Method of How Many Tablespoons in a Cup
Mon, 09 May 2016 12:46:12 -0500
The concept of conversion can be explained as an exchange from one unit of measurement to another, without a change in the amount or size. In this article, we have tried to help you in understanding the conversion of two cooking measurement units: cups and tablespoons.
How To Take Care of Polycarbonate Dinnerware
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:35:14 -0500
Polycarbonate dinnerware may be virtually unbreakable but it still needs to be taken care of properly in order for it to last a long time. As with any catering equipment, you want to get your money's worth. There are few things that you need to take into consideration when you own polycarbonate dinnerware.
Make Some Great No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:14:48 -0500
I love to be in the kitchen, maybe because I don't get enough time in there, but regardless when I have the chance, I get in there and bake or make cookies for my grandchildren, cook dinner for my kids or prepare some tasty treat for my co-workers. It gives me great pleasure to spend time in the kitchen because I know that many will enjoy the outcome of my time there. Of all of the tasty treats that I will make or bake, the one that seems to get the most comments and compliments is...
9 Amazingly Known Facts About Food
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:21:22 -0500
As long as man has been around he has needed to figure out ways to sustain the body. Some foods are created with various ingredients while others come from nature. Rarely do we really think about the origin of what we put in our mouth, we just enjoy the taste. Here are a few interesting facts about the foods we know and love.
Cooking Tips For Summer
Fri, 26 May 2017 07:28:16 -0500
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen is an advice we often encounter, but like most advice not very helpful or practical. Kitchens are inherently hot places at any time of the year, but while spending time in a warm kitchen is a pleasant thing in the winter, cooking in the summer becomes an exceptionally tiring and draining task as the ambient heat combined with the heat from the conventional gas stove makes the kitchen a furnace.
How to Cook With Brown Sugar
Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:58 -0500
Many people believe that brown sugar is healthier than white sugar. This isn't entirely true but brown sugar does contain a bit more nutrients because of the molasses it contains.
What Is The Definition Of Fermentation?
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:58:26 -0600
It seems that Hippocrates was a man who knew what it meant to be healthy. When one begins to discuss general nutrition or trying to establish a starting point of a journey back to better digestive health, one can generally look back to what the father of holistic medicine said many centuries ago. Eating fermented (or probiotic-rich) foods is a timeless approach and a much better solution than taking the current medical industry approach of popping probiotic pills and supplements.
Tips on Storing Food in Your Fridge Correctly
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:18:13 -0500
If you have left home for the first time and set up in your very own home or apartment, you might be a little confused about how to store food correctly in your fridge and many of you might not even know that proper storage can actually help to reduce the risks of getting food poisoning. It is always wise to try and learn about food storage practices as a bad case of food poisoning can be extremely bad for your health and could even possibly cause death.
A Hint of Rosemary
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:14:15 -0600
Do you enjoy spicing up your meals? Cooking with herbs and spices can take you from bland to bold. Explore the world of flavor and elevate your dishes with a sprinkling of spices and a hint of herbs.
12 Baking Equipments That Can Help You This Summer Holiday
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:52:25 -0500
The vacations have set in and it's time to treat the taste buds of your little ones with lip smacking cakes. So, let's give you some handy tips and tools to make your cake making process smoother and easier.
5 Gourmet Hacked Cheap And Fast Meals
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:54 -0600
My experience cooking and modifying recipes has led me to a much faster and simpler route of cooking meals for my family. Enjoy these hacks that turn bland canned or frozen ingredients into gourmet meals.
The Wonderful, Fabulous, Versatile Sweet Potato
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:31:16 -0600
That sweet potato slathered in butter is more than a holiday treat, it is the most nutritious of all the vegetables and is more versatile than you might think. After reading this article you will never look at the sweet potato the same again!
How To Serve The Best Cooked Rice?
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:52:34 -0600
The first food we learn to cook is rice. Rice can be cooked in different ways but the challenge lies in finding the best method. In this article, we focus on the methods of cooking to attract the people
Easy Cooking Ideas
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:05:49 -0600
Cooking could be a tiring task for all whether it is working parents, singles or housewives. Preparing lunch boxes for your kids or making lunch and dinner seems like such daunting tasks especially if it is too hot or too cold out there. But why should we worry when we can cook quite easily and conveniently?
Make Something Hearty for the Party - Healthier Meatballs! Great for Office or Family Party Events!
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:32:33 -0500
When thinking of great food to contribute to the office potluck, or even your own sponsored holiday dinner table; thoughts of hearty dishes come to mind. With the change of season comes many reasons to add heavier, home-cooked dishes for potluck meals or anytime is the right time for meatballs! ** There are many different variations of ingredients to add to your favorite ground meat, ground turkey, or ground lamb meatballs, though I wish to share some not-so-traditional tips. ** Adding healthy vegetables added in lieu of breadcrumbs, eggs, cheese or ketchup. Not that there's anything wrong with those ingredients, I just want to share some healthy alternatives for YOU to try- COME ON, At least once, please... ~
3 Additions to Lentil Soups to Beat the Heat
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:36:35 -0500
It is important to keep your body healthy through simple recipes in this humid weather. Here are 3 incredibly simple and widely available vegetables, which, when added to your staple lentil soup, helps you fight the summer sun.
The Most Effective Uses Of Garlic
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:15:47 -0500
Garlic has many uses in everyday life. In my newest article I reveal what they are and how you can utilise them.
3 Healthy Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:04:19 -0600
These days, we are inclined to take care of our health in many ways and healthy eating is one of them. This health consciousness has given rise to improved and often different cooking methods and recipes because food is not only a source of energy; it also is something that brings immense pleasure to all of us. Healthy cooking and healthy eating helps us stay away from health problems.
Food Safety in the Home Kitchen
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:42:19 -0500
Understanding and properly following food safety guidelines is an important part of cooking. No one wants to make their guests or customers sick, and it can almost always be avoided in the first place if you follow a few guidelines. But what exactly is a food borne illness?
6 Common Cooking Mistakes That You Must Avoid
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:01:01 -0500
Make an innocent error and your dish will turn into a huge disappointment. And you don't want this to happen, especially if you are going to serve your friends or relatives. What you need are a few tips to prevent recipe missteps and overcrowded pans. Below are 6 common cooking mistakes that you must avoid.
Top 10 Baking Tips
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:57:53 -0500
Yum-yum! Who doesn't love cakes and cookies? Cakes and its innumerable variations are an all-time favorite across all the age-groups. The innumerable cake and pastry shops that dot the streets of every locality tantalize the taste buds of one and all with their delectable wares. But, not all are aware of the love and painstaking effort that goes into the making of these sinful delights.
Healthy Eating - The Best Foods To Help Make Meal Prep A Breeze
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:59:01 -0500
If you're looking to maintain a healthier eating plan, one thing you will want to be doing as often as possible is preparing your meals in advance. Preparing meals up ahead will both help you stay on track and help save cooking time during the week when you tend to be most busy and less likely to squeeze meal preparation into your busy day. The important thing to note in all of this, however, is not all foods prepare as well as others. In fact, particular foods will only last a day or two while others may hold up quite well for 4 to 5 days, or, freeze very well so can be used at a later time. These are the foods you might want to focus on when doing your meal preparation.
4 Things You Need To Know About Induction Cooktops Before You Buy
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:51:15 -0500
Induction cooktops basically create electromagnetic reactions between the cooking zone and the pot. This means that the cooktops utilize magnetic reactions to create heat that enables you to do your cooking. Unlike electric cooktops that heat cooking zones before transferring the heat to your pot, the induction ones create heat with the pot making the cooking fast, energy efficient and safe too.
How to Achieve the Perfect Chips
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:42:13 -0600
Everybody loves fried vegetables. Chips are a delicious snack and side dish. The word "chips" implies a brittle texture because it chips apart. So how do you make these?
Top 5 Disadvantages to Home Canning
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:53:55 -0600
You've heard about the many benefits to home canning but what about the pitfalls? There are a few things you need to know in order to prepare for the effort needed in order to preserve food at home.
Saving Frying Oil
Fri, 26 May 2017 08:41:25 -0500
When we put food in the fryer we expect it to cook quickly so that we can eat it as soon as possible. That's the joy of frying food but what about the remaining frying oil?
Fun With Foodies
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:34:48 -0600
Do you love food? If yes, my latest article is for you!
Freezer Burn - What, Why, and How It Happens, and How to Prevent It
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:09:21 -0500
Freezer burn - What is it? Why does it happen? Can I still eat it? How does it happen? How can I prevent it? All these answers and more in this article.
Why You Should Include Cooking Oil on a Regular Basis
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:23:40 -0600
There are so many types of cooking oils that can benefit your daily life and it's important to stay as healthy as possible. In general there are always do's and don'ts when it comes to any kind of food item. Therefore, the consumption of cooking oil on a daily basis could be quite beneficial to your dietary requirements when taken in moderation.
Tips To Prepare Shrimp For The Best Cooking Results
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:23:02 -0600
Shrimp is very popular seafood and you can try out all kinds of recipes using the food. It can be used in stews, main dishes, salads and even appetizers. It can be cooked, shelled or unshelled depending on the recipe you are using for the cooking. If you are a fun, then you do not have to wait until the next time you eat out to enjoy your shrimp. It is something you can easily prepare and cook at home and enjoy the same way you would in a seafood restaurant. The preparation process is very similar whether you are handling frozen or fresh shrimp.
Eating Fresh Flowers - Wait, What? How?
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:40:23 -0500
Modern and traditional culinaries will agree that the power of blooms is never limited to decorations. They add aroma and taste that only these flowers can produce. Step up your cooking game by using fresh flowers on your next gastronomic project.
How to Get Perfectly Toasted Buns
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:05:43 -0500
Who doesn't enjoy a tasty burger on toasted buns? I'm sure that's all of us. Restaurants that serve burger meals are in a very competitive industry because their burgers must be better and very tasty. In addition, you need to have consistency when it comes to the delivery of the burger meals. What you serve to one customer today needs to be the same when you serve it to another customer next week. One way to guarantee consistency is to invest in quality catering equipment which has measures and timers in place such as the Anvil Vertical Bun Toaster.
Beginner's Cooking Tips
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:22 -0600
Whether we want to or These are my ideas for the beginner. have to, there may come a time when you need to cook.
8 Surprising Ways to Use Aluminum Foil
Fri, 19 May 2017 10:07:55 -0500
Aluminum foil is something that everyone has in the kitchen since it has multiple uses within the realm of food storage. Aluminum foil is the knight in shining armor of home makers as it can serve as a handy pie shield or a makeshift broiler pan, depending on the need.
Uncommon Ways to Cooking Chicken
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:59:39 -0600
Chicken is an inexpensive meat and can be cooked in a wide variety of ways from appetizers to salads to the main course. There are many ways to prepare chicken as it's very versatile and can be baked, broiled, grilled or fried. However, on it's own, chicken can often be fairly bland. In this article we will explore various was of enhancing the flavor of chicken for almost any recipe using brines, marinades and seasonings.
5 Ways to Cook for Two
Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:37:55 -0500
When cooking for one or two people, the challenge is crafting something delicious but not ending up with a ton of leftovers. Here are five easy ways to cut the portion while increasing the quality and saving money.
What To Do When You Don't Like Chia Pudding
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:01:22 -0500
What should you do when you don't like chia pudding? Don't let food blogs fool you, this super seed has way more uses than interestingly textured pudding. Learn the 5 most popular uses, tips, and benefits in this article and you'll be on your way to healthier food and more options.
Cooking Tip - How to Braise Meat
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:26 -0600
If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal using inexpensive cuts of meat then you'll want to learn how to "braise". Braising means browning the meat oil and/or butter then slowly cooking in a covered roasting pan.
Take Your Baking To A Healthier Level
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:36:51 -0600
While the holidays bring smells of gingerbread and sugar cookies, pumpkin pie, and nutty brownies, baking is a year-round hobby for many, which is great for their friends and family, but not the best when you're trying to maintain healthy lifestyle. It's easy to get caught up in the fun of baking and forget about the sugar, butter, and extra calories that go with it, but a few simple tips and tricks can help you maintain the fun (and the yum), while holding onto the healthy principles that support overall good health and wellbeing.
8 Quick Things to Remember When Microwave Cooking
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:18:32 -0500
Interested in making quick and easy dishes using your microwave? Here are 8 quick things to keep in mind when microwave cooking that will make your life easier!
Is Aluminium Foil Safe to Use?
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:38:27 -0600
The researchers found dangerously high levels of aluminium in foods after being cooked, reheated, and even cooled on aluminium foil. It just seems like yesterday when I was a little girl and my mom would pack a parantha in a tea towel and send it with me to my school for lunch. I loved the way the lunch was packed which never spilled a drop of oil and never messed my school bag.
Kitchen Island? Pros and Cons
Tue, 23 May 2017 09:24:34 -0500
In viewing various styles of kitchen, it's apparent that kitchen islands have progressed a tremendous amount over time. However, does every kitchen need an island? What are some pros and some cons? That is what we are going to look at today.
My Cooking Story
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:10:21 -0500
For those not used to cooking and for those who are bad at this, please know, the keys to being better (even in the kitchen) is asking and trying. Ask for help when stuck or ignorant from those who have gone farther than you in your field of interest and keep on trying to be better as today's great men (or Chefs) used to be little boys (or bad cooks). Also know that there is no one way to do things. Meals are basically edible products of one's imagination. Tweak it a little here and there, and get something different from the norm
Creative Cooking - A Guide
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:51:47 -0500
Just as creative writing can give you that rush, and provide you with that relief from ecstatic joy or lingering sorrow, creative cooking has its own benefits, too. Other than the obvious need to place food on the table that satiates your stomach, cooking can also be healing and therapeutic to some.
Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:56:49 -0500
Do you enjoy a hard boiled egg as much as I do? I cook up about a dozen eggs almost every week. I have one for lunch four to five days a week.
Sunflower Oil: Frying and Cooking Tips
Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:57 -0500
Frying is an art in the cooking world. Yes, everyone knows how to pour frying oil in a pan and fry their chips to crisp delight but not everyone knows how to use the sunflower oil for other purposes. Here are some useful tips for using sunflower oil in the kitchen.
Catering Food With Care
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:17:13 -0600
Last week it was my Son's birthday and we planned to take the kids for a picnic to the lakeside park. We decided to make a salad and pack some sandwiches & drinks for the picnic. We prepared the sandwiches at night and took along with us for the morning trip. By mid-day we were at the lake. As we spread the sheets on the grass the kids felt hungry and demanding food. As I opened the basket I smelt something weird. The sandwiches with chicken filling was giving out unpleasant smell.
5 Reasons To Make Bread With a Bread Maker
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:49:26 -0600
There are many reasons to go out and get a bread maker to make your bread with but I am only going to list five of them for starters. The first reason and in my opinion the most important for making your own bread is because it's much healthier than buying the store brand bread with all the added preservatives.
Why Making Bread Doesn't Need to Be Scary
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:05:48 -0500
The thought of making bread yourself is terrifying for many people. However, it is actually a lot easier than people think!
Freezer Facts - Learn Facts, Tips and Tricks About Freezing Your Food
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:07:52 -0500
Learn about freezing, what can be frozen, what can't, facts, tricks, tips, and advice for proper freezing. Start freezing food today! It's a great way to preserve it and keep it fresh for a long time.
Food Safety FAQ Tips and Tricks for a Safe, Clean Kitchen
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:06:34 -0500
Food Safety FAQ. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions you might have about Food Safety and Food borne illness.
The Different Ways to Cook Potatoes
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:42:31 -0600
Potatoes are full of energy and have a delicious starchy taste. It is a favourite starch side dish for the cook of any household. However, you will eventually get bored of the same method so why not try something new and just as delicious?
Healthy, Hearty, Hummus, Keep Refrigerated Hummus on-Hand for a Quick Snack - Enjoy With Warm Bread
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:38:37 -0500
Heart, healthy, hummus delicious warm or cold. Keep refrigerated hummus,on-hand and ready for a quick snack; enjoy with warm pita, or French bread. Hummus, is hearty, healthy and can be enhanced by roasted vegetables, acidic fruits, any herbs and spices, of your own choosing; add your own flavorful additions, some may even be considered unconventional, enjoy your hummus creations or combinations, serve either hot or cold...
Why You Should Be Chicken of Chicken!
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:16:14 -0600
I love to cook and eat chicken, but chicken is a potentially hazardous food if handled improperly. It even scares me. About one in four pieces of raw chicken carry salmonella. Salmonella from poultry sickens over 200,000 Americans a year, according to USDA food safety data. Read this article and find out ways to protect your family.
An Introduction to Bread Ingredients
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 06:09:57 -0600
Bread is made up of quite a few ingredients, mostly flour which comes in many types depending upon the bread you are making. So what is it exactly that makes up the ingredients that goes into baking bread. In this article we will give you a basic introduction to bread ingredients.
Cooking With Copper Cookware
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:06:43 -0500
Copper may be the most used metal in the home area. Cookware used to be made out of copper because it was such a good conductor of heat. In recent years, it seems to be making a comeback. Here are its advantages and disadvantages.
3 Things to Remember When Cooking Yourself Thin
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:29:26 -0500
Three simple and easy tips for cooking your way to a slim and healthy lifestyle. I want to advocate a lifestyle that you can enjoy rather then a restrictive diet that makes you feel guilty and gain back the weight when you stop.
An Introduction To TVP Meats
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:25:00 -0600
Are you wondering what enlightenment can the textured vegetable protein MEATS bring to your lifestyle? These wonderful products will enrich the lives of vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters; who all strive to be more health conscious.
The Benefits Of Using Silicone Kitchen Utensils
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:20:10 -0600
Kitchen utensils today can be made of rubber, wood, plastic, glass, stainless steel and metals with non-stick coatings. The latest addition to this list is silicone coated or silicone kitchen utensils. They have become an important part of modern kitchens.
Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:43 -0500
Find out how to make your next grocery shopping trip easier. These tips and tricks will save you time, and money!
5 Best Ways to Soften Butter for Baking
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:47:54 -0600
When a recipe calls for softened butter, but yours is hard as a rock, how can you get it soft quickly, without melting it? Read on for 5 foolproof ways!
Which Do You Prefer For Your Cooking-Gas or Electric?
Wed, 17 May 2017 10:23:10 -0500
Over my lifetime I have cooked with both gas and electric stoves. I prefer gas, but that is what I grew up learning to cook on. I know individuals who love their electric stoves. I wanted to take a look at both gas and electric stoves for the readers.
3 Essential Cake Baking Tips for Amateurs
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:36:53 -0600
Cakes are one of the most common desserts consumed by people on most special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, etc. These are baked goodies that require a lot of effort along with putting in the right ingredients and following the correct procedure to finally gain the perfectly baked cake.
Mashed Potatoes Twice - Seasoned Mashed Potato Patties - Holiday Leftover Tips
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:28:16 -0500
Here's a fun way to make mashed potatoes do double duty with each dish being just as delicious, yet appealing and different. The holidays will soon be upon us and it is a great time to research recipe recycling ideas that can make your food dishes and or leftovers have an eclectic, different or flavorful appeal on an old-time classic side dish.
Four Ways to Keep Your Food Safe
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:31:11 -0600
There is an old English saying "Food cooked with passion and served with love tastes divine." Trust me, it is true even today! Every food enthusiast (like you and me) is well aware that the soul of any good recipe resides in the right blend of spices and fresh natural ingredients. But we might sometimes miss upon an even more important ingredient while cooking food, and which more often than not tampers with the soul of our recipe. Yes, I am talking about food safety & hygiene. One has to be very careful while handling food and maintain the highest level of hygiene and food safety in our kitchen and home.
Polycarbonate Plastic Glasses: Care Instructions
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:10:48 -0500
The range of polycarbonate crockery includes polycarbonate plastic glasses that look like their glass counterparts. You would think that it was glass. They have a gloss finish that can fool you into thinking that they are made of glass. However, the plastic version is practically indestructible and can last a lifetime. To get them to last a lifetime, there are a few care instructions that you will need to follow.
Deep Frying a Turkey (or Duck)
Tue, 24 May 2016 10:14:40 -0500
About 15 years ago I decided to try deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving. The results were great and since then I have made it an annual tradition. The time required to cook the turkey is less than 1 hour and the meat is always very moist, even the white meat. Recently I tried deep frying a duck and achieved the same great results.
What's More Dangerous, A Sharp Knife or a Dull Knife?
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:46:12 -0500
If you cook, it's a safe bet you have a set of knives. Keep reading for some more information on how to choose, take care of, and store your knives so that you can get the most out of them!
Precautions in Cooking That Can Save You From Accidents
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:16 -0500
Cooking is interesting and is the hobby for many people. Most like to cook food of different types and serve to their family and friends. But one has to maintain certain safety measures that actually help the person and the people around him or her stay safe.
A Brief Guide To Different Types Of Cookware Sets
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:07:00 -0600
In the market, you can find a variety of cookware sets and each set comes with a different price tag. With experience, you can learn what you should or shouldn't buy. However, if you are going to buy an induction cookware set for the first time, you may want to keep a few things in mind.
Great Bite Size Snack Ideas
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:23:58 -0500
Whether you are hosting a dinner party or a braai it's customary to offer your guests a few snacks to enjoy before the main meal is ready. People love to eat, drink and be merry while they are enjoying the company of friends or family. Preparing a few bite sized snacks will make you the star of the party. Here are a few great bite size snack ideas.