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 [...]
Sometime in the last 10 years, a simple dish has swept across the nation’s taste buds. Yes, we’re talking about guac, bro.
Just how popular is guacamole? It would be difficult to overstate just how deep guacamole penetration has gotten over the past few years. While popular dips like salsa, nacho cheese, queso, vegetable, ranch, and french onion have been popular for decades, only recently has guacamole become a national staple.
Perhaps it’s part of a broader widening of the American palette. After all, hummus only recently jumped from niche ethnic cuisine to one of the most popular snacks and appetizers in the country. Now every supermarket has dozens of different flavor (more…)
Snacking is one of the great American pastimes. As a country that loves foods of all kinds, what better way to enjoy the plethora of different options available then to eat small amounts in between bigger meals throughout the day? The obvious downside of course is that a majority of the foods Americans choose to snack on aren’t very healthy, and in many cases are actually quite unhealthy.
Fortunately, things like hummus and Greek yogurt dips have become more and more popular over the last few years and are a great alternative to things like chips and southwestern salsa dips, sweets, or processed goods of some kind. Here are three reasons to choose Greek yogurt dip for your next sna (more…)
It is estimated that the average American eats ice cream about 30 times a year. To put that into perspective, 9% of all milk produced in the United States is used to make the 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream made each year. Ice cream is a staple of American culture. With so many potential customers out there, it’s important to set yourself apart from other local shoppes.
As a business owner, taking advantage of any and every opportunity to develop branding is key. Whether you’re an independent shop owner or part of a chain, it’s important to draw in more customers as well as retain the ones you already have. Aside from outstanding customer service, branding is a great way to do this.
While it may not seem obvious at first, it’s imperative to create and develop a look and feel for your business. A (more…)
Microgreens are the shoots of tiny vegetables that usually are harvested directly after the first leaves begin to sprout. They are used generally for visual presentation but also for flavor enhancement. These edible plants can be used to enhance the look, taste and freshness of a dish.
These little foods are kept up to a very high standard. They are rated on a scale of one to five and anything under a three is said to be unmarketable.
Let’s look at some uses for microgreens.
- Adding microgreens to a salad is a perfect use for them. While they can definitely enhance the flavor and taste quality of the salad, they also add color and visual stimulation.
- Microgreens can be used to top anything; roasted veggies or pizza and anything in between.
- Another way they can be eat (more…)
Everybody loves a good snack. And with the holiday season upon us, it seems that there’s a new excuse to snack around every corner, bend, nook and cranny. Unfortunately, for those who are watching their waistlines, this can be a dismaying time of year. With so many dips and spreads, chips, cookies and cake running rampant, it can be hard to keep the pounds down and the body feeling fueled and happy.
Luckily, snacking doesn’t have to do damage to your waistline if you’re smart about it. Check out these three snack food that are healthy, nutrient-packed, and will serve as both fuel and fun for this holiday season.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Full of fiber and other filling nutrients, chia seeds are an amazing way to fill up and chow down in a healt (more…)
So you?ve gotten engaged. Congratulations ? you?re about to start the rest of your life with the person you?re meant to be with. Now comes the tricky part: planning a wedding. And as you?ll quickly discover, the hardest part of planning a wedding is providing food. With many people opting for places like vineyards, ranches, and farms for their dream weddings, professional catering services are growing in popularity, providing great food with or without the availability of an onsite kitchen. Special event catering services offer the best wedding menus; they can work with you on your vision, while at the same time offering professional hints that can save money and improve you and your guests? overall exper (more…)
Most weddings have more than 100 guests, and despite extensive planning, the success or failure of a reception can come down to a few important details. Having space for guests to hang up their coats, planning entertainment activities for the children, and making sure that tents and chairs are properly secured in case of rain or high winds: these are the details that can make — or break — any wedding.
About one-third of weddings have a buffet for guests at the reception following the service, while another third of weddings host a seated dinner with a more formal service. Sometimes, having extra chairs on hand and placing them near the dance floor can delight older guests, while giving children a place to rest in between dance numbers.
Some wedding planners recommend planning separate activities f (more…)
When it comes to sweets, nothing is more universally fun and delicious than cookies. With so many cookie flavors you can make and buy, there’s no end to your cookie possibilities. From chocolate chip cookies to snickerdoodles, you’re bound to find a cookie that you’ll love. Here are just a few occasions in which you can incorporate delicious, fun cookies into your event. Your guests will thank you, even if your thighs won’t.
Planning a menu for weddings can be a stressful and time-consuming ordeal for even the best event planner. Of course the bride and groom should have the final say for no other reason than that’s just what they want, here are some things to keep in mind if you’re trying to pull-off the perfect food foray:
1.) Theme?: Many couples opt for a themed wedding of some kind. Tropical, country, Harry Potter. Whatever the case may be you might want to have event catering dishes that compliment the scene.
2.) Leftovers:Most times when you even good caterers you won’t get to keep them. Unless you agree on it beforehand don’t assume you’ll get to take the leftovers, (more…)
Every week it seems like more and more frozen yogurt shops are popping up in cities all across America. The trend is hot right now! That’s one of the reasons that entrepreneurs are trying to get in on the ground floor of yogurt and ice cream shops. Here are just a few things you’ll want to remember when you are opening a frozen yogurt shop:
1. Demand in Your Area - Did you know that 90% of households in the United States regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat? That is probably one of the reasons that by the end of 2013, there were over 2,500 frozen yogurt stores. Frozen yogurt stores were one of the only places that would allow customers the freedom to serve and top their own desserts, then pay by weight. This allows the customers to get creative and sample all sorts of flavors in th (more…)
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Sometime in the last 10 years, a simple dish has swept across the nation’s taste buds. Yes, we’re talking about guac, bro. Just how popular is guacamole? It would be difficult to overstate just how deep guacamole penetration has gotten over the past few years. While popular dips like salsa, nacho cheese, queso, vegetable, ranch, [...]
Snacking is one of the great American pastimes. As a country that loves foods of all kinds, what better way to enjoy the plethora of different options available then to eat small amounts in between bigger meals throughout the day? The obvious downside of course is that a majority of the foods Americans choose to [...]
It is estimated that the average American eats ice cream about 30 times a year. To put that into perspective, 9% of all milk produced in the United States is used to make the 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream made each year. Ice cream is a staple of American culture. With so many potential [...]
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