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 [...]
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…)
When you think of the greatest foods from different Hispanic countries, you just have to think about ceviche. As Serious Eats points out, ceviche rivals sushi and crudo for the top spot when it comes to simple, delicious seafood dishes. For 2,000 years, Peruvians — thought to be the originators of the first recetas for this dish — worked on and perfected this amazing food. Eventually, as colonization spread throughout the Atlantic, Mexico, Spain, and many other Hispanic nations put their own flare into this classic dish. Why shouldn’t you do the same?
Three Simple Variations on Ceviche That Will Knock Your Socks Off
- Try an Original Ceviche Recipe
If you’ve never had it, writes the Fiery Foods and Barbecue Supersite, you need to try one of the first (more…)
What is guacamole? Classic guacamole recipes include avocados, onion, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeno, some sort of acid, usually a lime, and various spices. Some of these spices can include salt and pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. If you are not sure what spices to use or you do not have the spices on hand you can also use a guacamole mix that you can just put in with the ingredients and it will flavor the guacamole for you. What is guacamole mix? Basically it has all of the dried ingredients to make your avocados taste like guacamole. Guacamole nutrition is not too bad. Avocados have fat in them but they are also good for you because the fat is a mono non-saturated fat. This makes them a healthy fat. They are also high in protein and in (more…)
What’s the latest trend in unique wedding cakes? According to ABC News, it might be something you’ve never heard of before. Naked cakes are the new trend popping up across the country as a part of wedding day festivities.
Though the name might lead you to imagine scantily clad figures atop the cake, the reality is a bit more palatable — literally. Naked cakes are a departure from regular custom wedding cakes in that they lack any frosting on the outside. No heavy fondant or creamy buttercream whipped around the sides. Instead, the cake is in its “birthday suit” so that you can see the cake and creamy layers that normally would lay beneath.
Called an exposed-crumb finish or exposed-edge cake, this look is becoming popular with brides who request custom wedding cakes that are seasonal, and look m (more…)
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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