Health food stores help people get the things they need to improve their diet, lose weight and feel better. Having one locally is a real bonus. If there's one on the high street then it's easy just to pop down and pick up all those good things that the whole family needs to stay healthy. However, not everyone has that luxury. People lead busy lives. By the time they've done their supermarket shop they don't want to have to make a special trip somewhere else for those hard to find healthy eating items. Read..
In gigantic cities like the metropolis people generally have a very fast tracked lifestyle. Like technology changes every three months, in the same way it feels that such cities changes every three seconds, just with the blink of eye. Lifestyle in such cities are quite fast paced and instant. People need to rush themselves a lot to full their dreams. There is a lot of rush for name, fame and money. Success is something after which every one is running; every one in such a city wants to reach the zenith of success. In this rush for success people generally forget to take care of their health. But there are some snacks which can be very helpful for health of such busy people. Read..
There are many people who assume that vanilla can directly be used as a main essence within their food. But while this is true to some extent, vanilla certainly should be used as a part of an essence, a flavoring, rather than bringing the main body to any food that you make. Read..
There are a number of different ways to make your meals a lot more interesting, simply through using vanilla beans. Both savory and sweeter meals can be improved just through the addition of these beans, or through the addition of vanilla extract. Read..
If you enjoy food with vanilla flavoring, you may be wondering where best to purchase vanilla beans and the like. At times vanilla extract will just not do, but if you go to the wrong places then it can be quite expensive to source the high quality vanilla beans that you need for your food, so it is essential that you do enough research in finding the best prices first. This article will help to show you the best places you can go when it comes to finding these deals. Read..
Are you an avid cook? If so, have you yet discovered the many uses of vanilla beans? A lot of professional cooks use them in many of their dishes in order to give a really unique flavor to them – and they are well worth the cost. Even if you do not like to cook very much, vanilla beans can be a really great way of ensuring that any food you make is worth the time and effort that you put into it. Read..
Many of you will perhaps be surprised to know that there is a better and more flavorsome way to add vanilla into your favorite recipes, other than by using the cheaper bottled kind that is so often a stock item in our larders. There is nothing in the world of baking that can quite beat using quality whole vanilla beans, which readers should know are an essential ingredient when making a variety of extremely scrumptious desserts such as crème brûlées or vanilla ice cream, of which one of the more traditional bean types to use are Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans. So therefore be careful when making your purchase, check it is not the synthetically produced artificial stuff but pure vanilla extract instead. Read..
I am mildly obsessed with vanilla and I do not mind admitting it at all. I love everything about vanilla, no matter the form in which it presents itself; be it in its purest whole form, in a vanilla powder or pure vanilla extract. It smells absolutely delicious and also makes other foods taste fabulous, and who wouldn't appreciate that fact? Read..
Whether resting with an indulgently rich and dark coffee or tucking into the veritable naughtiness of a sweet baked cake, vanilla beans have a way of tickling your taste buds whilst sending your senses to a new level. From humble beginnings in South America to today’s highly sought after Madagascar equivalent, the taste of vanilla has intrigued and impressed both the cooking connoisseur and kitchen laymen alike. Today, Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans are available through the internet, allowing you to enjoy the perfect vanilla taste without having to resort to a poorly-made essence. Read..
Believe it or not, switching to Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Beans can make a world of difference when it comes to baking the perfect dessert. Whilst Madagascar may be halfway around the world, going the extra distance to pick-up these vanilla beans is more than worthwhile. Thanks to the internet, you don't even need to trek around the world, merely click a few buttons and hey presto. Here are a few quick ideas from one of my recent baking frenzies. Read..
Food distributors deliver all types of food products, fresh or frozen, to catering or restaurant businesses and even hospitals or nursing homes. Food distributors normally act as an intermediary between the food manufacturers and the retailer or food preparer or user such as restaurants or chefs. Food distributors ensures the food arrives in perfect condition as food distributors may use specially adapted vehicles to ensure the food travels at ideal temperatures and in safe conditions to avoid cross contamination or any public health risks. Read..
Much of the focus in cooking tends to be on things that are rather difficult. The unfortunate thing is that this tends to keep many people from taking full advantage of what cooking at home has to offer to them, because in reality, some of the things that add the most to our recipes are going to be the most simple. That isn't even to mention the fact that when you are able to take advantage of cooking at home, it can help you unwind in the evenings, and if it is done as a family, it can give you time to talk and to draw closer to each other. Although there are many things that can simplify meals, while at the same time making them taste fantastic, one thing that should not be overlooked is the simplicity and versatility of vanilla beans. What are some of the recipes that can be used for these items when making your meal so that it is special? Read..
With Moroccan cuisine rising in popularity, recipes for chicken tagine have become some of the most sought after ones amongst food enthusiasts. There are numerous recipes for chicken tagine available to suite your style of cooking and taste. Most of the recipes for chicken tagine require elaborate cooking processes. However, these recipes for chicken tagine make the complete ordeal a worthwhile experience. Read..
Do you want to know how make your own vanilla extract out of Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans? You will be surprised to know that it is very easy. The main thing needed to create the best vanilla extract is time. Before you can use the vanilla extract for any recipe, you need to let the mixture ferment for at least two months, but the wait is really worth it. By producing your own vanilla extract from Bourbon Madagascar vanilla beans you can surely save plenty of money. You can also give this as a gift to a friend for his or her birthday or during the holidays. The vanilla extract that you can produce is much better than any store-bought vanilla extract. Most vanilla extract that is readily available at your local grocery store is made from synthetic ingredients that come from chemicals so it is not a natural or gourmet vanilla extract. Read..
If you are fond of watching different cooking shows on television, then you may have seen a chef scraping vanilla beans to be used in different kinds of fanciful dishes. This process of scraping the bean looks very simple especially if it is done by a professional chef. They use a very sharp knife in order to split it lengthwise and gather all the tiny seeds from inside the bean pod. Read..
Do you know that vanilla is one of the most expensive spices in the world? The market nowadays is filled with lots of cheap imitations of the famous vanilla bean flavor and aroma. Many people are patronizing the cheap imitation because they see authentic vanilla bean as a luxury more than a necessity for their kitchen. There is nothing that can substitute a high grade vanilla bean because the flavor and aroma of a whole vanilla bean is very intense yet gentle. This is extremely hard to duplicate. Read..
As the economy flounders and a company has to work even harder to maintain a presence in the minds of its customers, it’s important to remember a vital part of any marketing campaign. In short, corporate gift giving is even more important today than it has been in the past. Some may view it as an expense that can be nixed from an ever shrinking budget, but this is a short-sighted approach to an otherwise successful marketing campaign. Read..
* 1/2 cup purchased roasted red pepper, cut into strips
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped pitted ripe olives
* 2 teaspoons olive oil
* 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, Read..
This String Bean Chicken dish is outstanding. The string beans exude aromatic flavors and have an interesting chewy texture. I do not fry the beans as long as traditional recipes call for because I want them to have some texture left. Read..
The basis of a good soup is usually a good stock. Once you know how to make a good stock, you can use it for an almost endless variety of soups. This is a recipe I use for chicken stock that's easy to make, and tastes delicious. I usually make extra, and freeze what I don't use. Read..
Chinese food holds a popular place among the entire population of the world. You can find a Chinese restaurant in every major city and in many smaller areas of the world as well. Why is Chinese food so popular? Is Chinese food healthy? What is the history of Chinese food? Read..
When the Chinese introduced their cuisine into India through Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet and other Northern neighbors, little did they expect that the ever-adapting Indian would re-invent some of their most time-tested recipes to suit the sub-continental palate Read..
Place the soya sauce in a pan with crushed cloves of garlic. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2 mins and keep this garlic sauce aside. Soak the mushrooms in warm water for 20 mins, drain, rinse, discard the stalks and cut the mushrooms into slices. Read..
Anyone can make a burger, but not anyone can make an excellent burger. The secret to success? It's all about choosing the right meat, using a light hand, and cooking the meat to that perfect stage of doneness. Read..
A marinade is a combination of oil, acid and seasonings that will tenderize and flavor any cut of meat. The acid, usually wine, vinegar or a citrus juice breaks down the tough fibers in the meat, making it more tender. The oil absorbs flavor from the seasonings, melds them, and carries the flavoring into the meat. It also helps to keep the meat moist and juicy. Read..
The title says it all, but Labor Day Chicken is truly a mouthwatering and simple recipe to make for your next Labor Day party. Actually, you don't have to wait for Labor Day to bbq this chicken, It's good any time of the year and for any kind of occasion. It cooks up nicely and you'll be surprised at how fast it gets eaten up! Read..
Fat free food and cast iron cooking aren't usually a well-known duo, but if you think about it, cast iron doesn't deserve it's unhealthy reputation for greasy cooking. In fact, experienced chefs rely on cast iron for great taste when cooking light, and you can too, with a just a few tips. Read..
When you think of pizza, you probably think of words like delicious, tasty, filling ... and unhealthy!
Pizza has a bad reputation for being greasy and lacking in nutritional value, but prepared correctly, nothing could be further from the truth. Read..
BBQing as it is commonly known or grilling is one of America's favorite summer past times. Why grill? Grilling provides an opportunity to entertain family and friends. It is a stress-free and relaxing way to prepare delicious nutritious meals on weekdays or weekends. Read..
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Probably because of the sheer amount of sugar involved. As a kid (or adult for that matter), what other holiday can you dress up funny and stuff your face full of candy and sweets and not get yelled at? Read..
Grandma’s Spaghetti And Meat Balls- French Onion Soup- Vanilla Pudding- Lightside- Tips For Home Safety. Read..
Chocolate Chip Cookies
There is nothing quite like a fresh chocolate chip cookie. This particular recipe has become my favorite over the years. It is soft and chewy and full of chocolate. Whenever I make this, I always have memories of coming home from school to a house filled with the smell of chocolate chip cookies. All five of us with chocolate smeared all over our faces. Great memories! Read..
It may surprise you that the best cooking equipment can save you time and money. How is that possible? Consider, that you may save a lot with your first purchase of low cost cooking utensils and equipment. However, soon you will replacing the same type of tools and equipment that may have fallen apart or became rusted quickly after just a few months. Read..
Fall and early winter are great times to change the menu and include some novel meats. In general, game includes deer, rabbit, wild boar, duck, antelope and to the more exotic ant-eater, flying fox, squirrels or even bats (eg. bat soup is a delicacy in Cambodia) which can be popular in some countries. Read..
Cook perfect pasta!
Per pound of pasta, bring 4 quarts water to the boil; some chefs recommend 6 to 8. Bring the water to a rolling boil, then add 1-1 /2 tablespoons of salt per pound of pasta. Read..
Cooking in the summer can provide a unique challenge. In the winter, turning a cold kitchen in to a warm and cozy place is a benefit of cooking. In the summer, turning that same kitchen into a sweltering inferno is not. With a little forethought this can be avoided. Read..
The first Christmas we spent with my in-laws in their new country home, my mother-in-law wisely gave me a slow cooker. Her thoughtful gift helped Dan and I enjoy the most convenient of all cooking methods, even with our long work days and commute. Read..
Red velvet cake has been around for many centuries.
This cake is most popular in the southern United States and is often a staple at many southern family dinner tables, church suppers or even family reunions. Read..
Crock-pot cooking can offer some very tasty meals and desserts however some basic rules should be followed when using a crock-pot to cook with. You should be careful not to over stir their food while it's cooking in a crock pot. Taking the lid off during cooking causes vast amounts of heat to escape, therefore the food should only be stirred if it is clearly stated in the recipe. Read..
Living alone is not without benefits-peace and quiet whenever you need it, undisturbed organization and order (or guilt-free sloppiness), and room to stretch out and relax. But some things are just more fun when you have someone to share them with. Cooking is one of those things. Read..
Yes, even you can cook up wonderful meals and impress your loved ones!
Ever thought that gourmet cooking is not for you, or that you do not cook well? Then it’s time to totally change your mindset from today . . .
Anyone and everyone can easily pick up cooking skills; younger or older, ladies and even the guys. It doesn’t matter what your skill level is today; you can do much better and make great dishes like the chefs at your favorite restaurants. And what’s more, the meals you cook will be done to perfection – your kind of perfection. And you know what the best part is? You already have the most important ingredient . . . you know what great food is!
Broadly speaking, soups are of three kinds - clear soups, thick soups, and purées.
A clear soup is made by boiling fruit or vegetables (celery, for example) until all the nourishment is extracted, and then straining off the clear liquid. A little sago or macaroni is generally added and cooked in this. When carrots and turnips are used, a few small pieces are cut into dice or fancy shapes, cooked separately, and added to the strained soup. Read..
Whether you have a career in food preparation, entertain privately, or just cook for your family, food handling has some science to it that you should know. What with hearing a story in the news every other day about yet another Salmonella or E. Coli outbreak, we could all stand to hear a refresher course in the sanitary preparing of food. Read..
If you are a working mother you will know that every minute is precious right from the time you wake up in the morning till night. Since you cannot extend the God-given 24 hours in a day, you will need to find ways and means to use them better so you can get more things done - just as you would re-arrange a cabinet to make more space for clutter.
Since cooking takes a considerable of your time, and you are still always wondering whether your family is eating well or not, let us look into some ways to cut the time used here to the minimum. The following few tips would ensure not only that you will cook much faster, but also better and tastier dishes: Read..
I loved Saturday mornings as a kid. I remember getting up at the crack of dawn to watch cartoons while the smell of something sweet and delicious wafted through the air. On special days, mom would make something wonderfully gooey and sweet for breakfast. I could never seem to drag myself out of bed for school but for cartoons and one of mom's special treats it was always easy. (Maybe that is why it is still a challenge to get up for work in the morning!) Of all the tasty Saturday morning treats mom made, here's one of my favorites that I would like to share with you. Read..
For me, cooking a turkey is as easy as boiling water is for most everyone. That's because in my lifetime, I've literally cooked around 3,000 turkeys-first while in graduate school where I participated in the moisture tests of turkeys in order to determine if the cooking time of a turkey could be lowered, then at the test kitchen in California where I first worked where we developed turkey recipes for newspapers and magazines around the country and actually spear-headed the reduction of those cooking times in my second year there, then development testing of the little pop-out thermometer that most turkeys come with today, and finally for personal use. Some days, I cooked as many as 16 turkeys, half stuffed and half-unstuffed (that took a lot of ovens, but our test kitchen was well equipped). Read..
If you’ve ever been to a Halloween party, you must have had a fair share of scare with the absolutely freakish and outré Halloween recipes laid out on the party table. And if you’re running out of ideas this Halloween, check out the following recipe ideas. Read..
There are many ways to save money in the kitchen. For example, eliminating the purchase of junk food and other impulse buys can reduce spending significantly. Buying prepackaged food priced at a premium can be great for the convenience it offers. And cooks looking to save money can find that great savings are available by simply preparing most things from scratch. Read..