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 [...]
What makes chocolate so darn great, anyway? Is it the variety of flavors available at your beck and call or is it the way it can fit into nearly every occasion? Chocolate suppliers have had their work cut out for them these past few decades, as the demand for chocolate and related sweets has only skyrocketed to accommodate millions’ of people’s sweet tooth. If you’re looking for a fun and tasty way to supplement a birthday party or are considering getting into baking or catering, look below to learn about the history of chocolate, its health benefits and current trends in the industry.
History Of Chocolate
Let’s start off with the history of this delectable treat. Did y (more…)
If you attend culinary school, it’s obvious that you will learn to cook. But you will learn so much more. Not only will you gain culinary experience, but you will learn how to handle the logistical aspects of the culinary world, such as how to follow health department protocol, managing food costs, handling knives, and management skills. However, there are many things you might learn when studying food that would never occur to you off the bat. For example, the amount of nutrients an individual needs to survive and properly function, or how you can actually train your tastebuds to like a food you hated for years. And that’s not all. Check out the rest of the amazing, crazy and awesome things you can learn at culinary schools:
How food affects the brain
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If you enjoy eating a frozen treat every once in a while, you’re not alone. As many as 90% of all U.S. households regularly indulge in some kind of creamy, frozen treat from time to time. The air content in your favorite frozen dessert helps give it the light airy taste rather than it resembling a block of concrete. The more the air, the icier the texture is, the less the air the heavier and denser the texture is. Churning the air in with the mixture is what produces the treat that we call ice cream.
Besides ice cream, frozen yogurt is also a popular treat, especially in warm weather. Here’s everything you need to know about your favorite frozen desserts:
It seems that people every year continue to have more and more places to eat. That’s thanks in large part to big growth in the fast-casual restaurant industry, which includes brands such as Chipotle and Panera, but there also are plenty of new fast food restaurants popping up on a regular basis as well. What’s driving the growth? There are a number of factors, including an improved economy and better-quality food. But another factor is the fact that Americans continue to increase their intake of chicken.
In 2015, Americans ate about 90 pounds of chicken per person on average. In 2016 that number is expected to rise to almost 92 pounds per person. That is a huge shift over the past several decades, when people ate about half as much chicken and ate much more beef. The shift has been driven in lar (more…)
When liquids such as oil, water, or cleaning solvents are shipped from the factory, they typically arrive at the manufacturers in 55 gallon drums. It takes drum pumps to safely and cleanly empty these huge, heavy drums. If the term sounds unfamiliar, drum pumps are a sort of mechanism that can pump a liquid of varying viscosity by using two hoses, one to reach the bottom of the drum and one to be the outflow. While drum pumps are a simple enough mechanism, they come in different types when needed, such as diaphragm pumps and sanitary pumps. The type needed is determined by convenience and safety.
It’s Liquid! Can’t We Just Pour It?
One thing people love about going out to eat their meals is the presentation of their food. Many of us like to eat meals that look nice and are pretty. Adding edible flowers to your food can dress it up in a way that other things cannot. This can be especially great for children. Studies show that kids love colorful food. Kids like it when their meals include six different colors and at seven food components. Adults are less picky and only need about three of each.
7 Tips to Improve Your Meals with Edible Flowers:
Petite microgreens have been increasingly used over the past 20 to 30 years, especially in upscale restaurants. Fine dining restaurants make up about 10% of total American restaurant sales, and those sales have been up 3% over the past year. This means that while only a small segment of the population has had regular exposure to this specialty produce product, the exposure has been steadily increasing. Petite microgreens are now becoming far more mainstream, which has led to some confusion as to what a microgreen actually is and how it should be used.
What are Microgreens?
Edible flowers have become some of the most fascinating and interesting ways to make any dish instantly more appealing, flavorful, and entertaining. If you’re looking for a way to use edible flowers in your daily dishes, here are a few simple tips:
- Not every flower is edible (of course), and the ones that are edible have different flavors which make them better suited for certain dishes. For a garnish on a main or side dish that has a savory flavor, bean blossoms or miniature pansies are good additions. For a sweet dish or dessert, consider using lavender, roses, or violets.
- Crystallized flowers also make great additions to dishes, and they add an extra-special aesthetic to any dessert. These flower (more…)
Our bodies have 4 system that eliminate toxins, and many auxiliary ways that work with those systems to help in the toxin elimination. However, the amount of chemicals the average person gets everyday is very high, which then creates a level of toxicity that is much more that what our system can cope with. Many people are starting to use an organic juice cleanse to reduce their chemical intake and help their system detoxify.
The U.S. federal dietary guidelines are that one person get between two to three cups of vegetables, and one and a half to two cups of fruits per day. The average American does not eat that recommended amount, 91% do not eat the correct amount of vegetables and 87% do not eat the correct amount of fruit. A simple cold pressed juice per day could help us get the recommended amount and (more…)
The holidays are so close that we can almost hear the slighbells ringing from our bedroom window. And for the hosts and hostesses out there, you know what that means: it’s time to break out your best platters and hors d’oeuvre recipes!
Typically, dinner guests want challenges. They want their taste buds to feel excited by new, and exotic foods and flavors. But luckily, Christmas is no that time of year. Rather, people are looking for tradition, old favorites that evoke feelings of satiety and family time in their warm and nostalgic hearts.
But what if you could have the best of both worlds? Hors d’oeuvres that don’t only warm the belly and taste like home, but also give your guests a little something extra to talk about.
Check out these 2 out-of-the-box Christmas hors d’oeuvre recipes. (more…)
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What makes chocolate so darn great, anyway? Is it the variety of flavors available at your beck and call or is it the way it can fit into nearly every occasion? Chocolate suppliers have had their work cut out for them these past few decades, as the demand for chocolate and related sweets has only [...]
If you attend culinary school, it’s obvious that you will learn to cook. But you will learn so much more. Not only will you gain culinary experience, but you will learn how to handle the logistical aspects of the culinary world, such as how to follow health department protocol, managing food costs, handling knives, and [...]
If you enjoy eating a frozen treat every once in a while, you’re not alone. As many as 90% of all U.S. households regularly indulge in some kind of creamy, frozen treat from time to time. The air content in your favorite frozen dessert helps give it the light airy taste rather than it resembling [...]
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