With a green tea diet, your body is cleansed in an entirely different way. Green tea has antioxidant properties in it, so it not only tastes good but additionally makes you healthier. Consider a strong green tea diet plan when all else has failed or when you have searched for other dieting options but are [...]
With so many diets, supplements and pills to choose from, it is often easy to get overwhelmed by choices. It is difficult to tell what really works, what is just a scam, and most importantly, what is safe to put into your body? With everything from the master cleanse to the green and white tea [...]
Are you looking for a unique restaurant to take family and friends to dinner? When burgers and fries get boring and you’re looking for some of the top cuisine in the world, why not try a sushi bar?
Like other seafood restaurants, sushi restaurants serve a variety of fresh seafood prepared in different ways. Although most people associate sushi with raw fish, sushi can actually be prepared raw, cooked, or with just vegetables. In fact, the name “sushi” refers to the vinegar rice used in sushi rolls, not the fish itself. Another common misconception is that all sushi is wrapped in seaweed, or nori, which not everyone likes the taste of. However, in the United States and throughout th (more…)
There are plenty of reasons to try your hand at making salsa. Before you even consider flavor, salsa nutritional facts are encouraging; you can have a few tablespoons and still only be downing between 10 and 20 calories. That makes it a dieter’s dream, both for snacking and for use in recipes.
Whether you want to know how to make authentic Mexican salsa or you’re looking for an American-style classic mild salsa dip, the quality of salsa is not just in the combination of flavors used, but also the biggest ingredient: the tomatoes. So what are the best tomatoes for salsa? Here’s a rundown on some of your options.
- Plum Tomatoes< (more…)
Guacamole — this creamy green dip has made its way far outside the Mexican restaurant, and is popular in many American fusion cuisines (it seems fair to say that anything that’s been combined with bacon on a burger can be counted as solidly American). But if you’re looking to expand your home use of guacamole beyond a bowl of dip and a bag of chips, you might be a little less sure of your footing. Here are some commonly asked questions about guacamole whose answers might surprise you:
If you’ve been wanting to get started in the coffee industry, you may have considered opening your own coffee shop. But there’s another route that for some is even more satisfying (and profitable): becoming a professional coffee roaster. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A Commercial Coffee Roaster Machine
You can’t roast coffee beans without the right equipment. You’ll probably want to start with a small batch coffee roaster, which should easily meet your demand without your needing to make too large of an initial investment. While there are different kinds of roasting machines, all work by moving the beans (sometimes with what’s called a flui (more…)
Using edible flowers for cake decorating is an easy and simple way to add a touch of simple elegance to the presentation of your cake. Edible flowers and plants are commonly used for as decoration for wedding cakes, but can be used for all occasions as a way of enhancing the aesthetics of your cake. If you’re looking for a unique, natural way to decorate your cake for your next event, consider using edible blossoms.
You may be wondering what flowers are edible. While there are a number of beautiful flowers, not all are safe and fit for human consumption. Common edible flowers for cake include roses, Easter and tiger lilies, orchids, daisies, petunias, and pansies.
Each of these flowers have their own uniqu (more…)
When you think about salsa, chances are you think of the classic mild salsa dip. You know the one: chunks of supple tomatoes, soft cooked onions, just a touch of heat from the chilis, and a nice hit of acid from the acerbic citrus juice. There’s no doubting that this classic version can be delicious, but why not expand your horizons?
Of all the different types of salsa, southwestern salsa is doubtlessly one of the favorites in my house. Smoky chipotle mingles with the sweetness of fresh kernels of corn to give new life to what many see as a boring, all too ubiquitous sauce. As an added bonus, southwestern salsa recipes can be easily adapted to make some of the most delicious meals around. Don’t believe me? Here are jus (more…)
Hummus has quickly become one of the most popular dips in the United States. As a recent article from the health organization LiveStrong suggests, it’s not just the delicious flavors of roasted garlic hummus dip and other favorite varieties driving this Middle Eastern food into more and more American kitchens, but it’s health benefits, too. One tablespoon of hummus has only 25 calories, but it packs over a gram of protein, tons of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and two grams of carbohydrates. It’s a veritable powerhouse of nutrition.
If you’re looking to add more classic tahini hummus dip to your diet, you should know that you don’t have to settle for the tried and true vegetable (more…)
If you find yourself looking for somewhere new to eat, it can be hard to find restaurants that seem adequate. In fact, you’re probably regretting even looking for someplace new at all. You’ve begun cursing the friend who convinced — no, forced — you to go outside of your comfort zone of food.
“But I have such a good list of the best restaurants in Leamington Spa!” your friend argues. Well, you think to yourself, we had a perfectly good (more…)
Did you know that, according to BusinessWeek, the American snack food landscape has dramatically shifted over the last few years? Annual sales across salsa brands in the United States show that Americans spend $1.1 billion on the chunky tomato perfection annually — that puts salsa sales well ahead of that all American condiment ketchup.
The key to salsa’s success, not to mention its cousin, hummus, is Americans’ increasing desire to make healthier choices, both with their snack food and their main meals. That’s why the sales of hummus dip are growing by 14% each year.
Now that football season is here, Americans from around the country are buffing up their supply of salsa, chips, and other game day goodies. The problem? People often buy too much salsa. (more…)
If you’re looking for the perfect accent to spice up a meal but you keep coming up dry, it might be time to consider microgreens.
What Are Microgreens?
Microgreens consist of tiny vegetable greens around 1-3 inches tall that are used to add both taste and decoration to a fine dining spread. They’ve been used in high-end restaurants for years to enhance the appearance, texture and taste of special dishes.
Microgreen leaves come in a variety of flavors that range from sweet to spicy and also differ widely in texture and color. These variances often depend on what vegetable, herb or other plant the microgreen was originally harvested from.
The average microgreen crop time from seeding to harvest is 10-14 days, and some microgreens are sold rooted in soil while they (more…)
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Are you looking for a unique restaurant to take family and friends to dinner? When burgers and fries get boring and you’re looking for some of the top cuisine in the world, why not try a sushi bar? Like other seafood restaurants, sushi restaurants serve a variety of fresh seafood prepared in different ways. Although [...]
There are plenty of reasons to try your hand at making salsa. Before you even consider flavor, salsa nutritional facts are encouraging; you can have a few tablespoons and still only be downing between 10 and 20 calories. That makes it a dieter’s dream, both for snacking and for use in recipes. Whether you want [...]
Guacamole — this creamy green dip has made its way far outside the Mexican restaurant, and is popular in many American fusion cuisines (it seems fair to say that anything that’s been combined with bacon on a burger can be counted as solidly American). But if you’re looking to expand your home use of guacamole [...]
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