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 [...]
Chicken salad is a summer picnic staple. But in our health conscious world, many of us are hesitant to pack this typically mayonnaise laden salad into our picnic baskets.
Luckily, there is a solution to America’s mayonnaise aversion, and its name is hummus.
Hummus is a chickpea-based dip whose origins lay in the middle east. Typically, hummus is made with garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon, spices, and, of course, chickpeas. Today, there are many flavor variations, such as basil pesto hummus, edamame hummus, and roasted red pepper hummus dip.
Hummus is both a delicious and nutritious snack or treat for any hungry human. Hummus typically contains only 25 calories per tablespoon, and is packed with nutrients, such as calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, potassium, and contains an adequate amount of protein.< (more…)
Every spice comes from a plant, and every plant reproduces using pollen. We’re used to associating pollen with allergies and runny noses, but many spice flavors are enhanced when their pollen is used instead.
This is especially true in the case of fennel. This perennial herb comes from the Umbelliferae family, and has been used for centuries for a wide array of uses, including cooking. A good pollen recipe will almost certainly use fennel pollen.
So what is fennel pollen? Fennel pollen is the most potent form of fennel, yet it is best at boosting the flavor of the food around it, especially meats. Good pollen recipes will be aware of this and not fo (more…)
If you’re looking to run your own business or step into a new career, investing in a franchise may be for you. The most successful small business ideas grow into lucrative worldwide profits thanks to franchising, and whether you’re investing or creating your own you, too, can benefit from this business model.
Why a Franchise?
Franchising gives the franchiser (the owner of the business) an easy way to expand their business into self-managed branches, while the franchisee (the investor and manager of an individual location) benefits from a recognizable brand name, guidance from the franchiser, and a direct stake in the success of the franchise. Think of a franchise like a tree, with the franchiser acting as the trunk and main source of support, and the franchisee as (more…)
After your guests have whet their appetites on your spicy appetizers — maybe some fresh guacamole with jalapenos or peppery, Greek yogurt veggie dips — you’re going to want to give them an entree that really wows them. So, why not serve cedar planked salmon? Cooking the fish over a cedar plank lends an intense, aromatic flavor to salmon, which your guests will die for.
Here’s how you make it.
Prep the plank. You can’t make cedar planked salmon by grilling salmon on a cedar plank, though the name may lead you to believe otherwise. You’re going to want to rinse your plank off to get rid (more…)
Summer is a great time for inviting family, friends or neighbors over for some food and relaxing in the backyard. But it’s pretty easy to get tired of the hot dog, hamburger, and chips-and-dips routine. What’s an easy way to spice things up? Your own salsa bar. It’s as simple as making (or buying) several different types of salsa, arranging them, and waiting for the compliments from your guests.
You can use as many different types of salsa as you want, really, but here are three basic ideas to get you started:
You may have read the title of this article and gone “what is hummus?” Whether you’ve eaten it or not, hummus is one of those foods that everyone should learn about. Hummus is made from chickpeas and tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds), and it can also contain other additives for more flavor. These are usually vegetables, such as spinach, artichokes, roasted red peppers, or sun-dried tomatoes, or herbs, such as roasted garlic or spices; however, there are many other different types of hummus for sale that use all kinds of great ingredients.
What many people don’t realize about hummus is that it can be a fairly nutritious dish. Here are three surprising things you should know abut hummus nutrition (more…)
Actress, songstress, and superstar entertainer Beyonce Knowles has amassed quite the following of loyal, dedicated, and die-hard fans since she first came onto the music scene nearly two decades ago. Since that time, the “Beehive” has grown in both numbers and solidarity. So when Beyonce recently revealed her struggles with dieting and weight, her fans were eagerly buzzing to see if Queen Bey would reveal the secret behind her svelte figure.
Surprisingly, Beyonce’s “secret” wasn’t that much of a secret at all. It wasn’t a fad diet, a brand new celebrity-sponsored supplement, or a trendy new app. Rather, Beyonce attributed a vegan diet and detox to keeping excess pounds off of her athletic yet curvy frame. Both Beyonce and her larger-than-life business mogul husband praise eating a diet void entirely of (more…)
If you’re a restaurant owner looking to punch up your main dishes, you might not have to look further than the details. The restaurant business is an industry so toilsome and trade-based that chances are you are already extremely passionate about putting quality food on the table. What you may not realize is just how much the presentation of that food counts towards a consumer’s opinion. Furthermore, there is data analyzing these opinions and what works best visually. For example, adults respond most readily to three food types and colors on their plate, whereas children like as many as seven colors to nibble on at once! Below are three presentation components to invest in that will help you get that spot in Zagat, and none of them involve firing your diligent cooking staff:
1.Stylish Plate (more…)
Fresh guacamole dips aren’t hard to make at all, but that doesn’t mean they all taste amazing. If you want to step up your guac game, use these tricks to master making fresh guacamole.
It’s All About the Ingredients.
One of the main reasons your fresh guacamole might not be quite as tasty as you hoped is in your ingredients. A basic guacamole recipe — mashed avocados, diced tomatoes, diced onions, and salt — isn’t bad, but guac is such a versatile dip. You can add all sorts of things to it to make it really amazing. For example, you can add such fresh guacamole ingredients as sour cream and ranch mix to make a ranch guacamole.
Are you a golfing pro? Or are you an amateur learning to play golf for the first time? Test your Golf IQ with this short quiz…
1. How many dimples are on a regulation sized golf ball?
2. What are the maximum number of clubs allowed in a player’s bag at once during a round of golf?
3. True or False: On average, men burn more than 450 calories when they play golf for an hour?
4. Your chances of hitting two holes in one in a single round are lower than your chances of winning the lottery.
5. What percentage of professional golfers are women?
1. If you pulled out a magnifying glass, you could count 336 dimples on your standard golf ball. English engineer William Taylor filed the first patent for a dimpled golf ball in (more…)
Diet Green Tea
Chicken salad is a summer picnic staple. But in our health conscious world, many of us are hesitant to pack this typically mayonnaise laden salad into our picnic baskets. Luckily, there is a solution to America’s mayonnaise aversion, and its name is hummus. Hummus is a chickpea-based dip whose origins lay in the middle east. [...]
Every spice comes from a plant, and every plant reproduces using pollen. We’re used to associating pollen with allergies and runny noses, but many spice flavors are enhanced when their pollen is used instead. This is especially true in the case of fennel. This perennial herb comes from the Umbelliferae family, and has been used [...]
If you’re looking to run your own business or step into a new career, investing in a franchise may be for you. The most successful small business ideas grow into lucrative worldwide profits thanks to franchising, and whether you’re investing or creating your own you, too, can benefit from this business model. Why a Franchise? [...]
Health and Fitness
- Wired Well: Making Activity Trackers More Fashion Forward
Picking a fashionable activity tracker may keep you wearing it and using it longer. [...]
- Well: Expert Panel Withholds Support for Early Autism Screening
A panel has concluded that there is no evidence to support universal autism screening of young children, raising concern among autism advocates and ex [...]
- Well: Baby Name Change Could Reduce Hospital Errors
A simple change in how the NICU names babies can significantly reduce medication errors. [...]
- Personal Health: Pregnancy Is the Best Time for Some Vaccines
Many women go through pregnancy unprotected by readily available vaccines that can prevent irreversible harm to the woman, the unborn baby or the very [...]
- Well: Changing Our Perceptions of Beauty
Rick Guidotti, a fashion photographer, once defined beauty by supermodels, hairstylists and magazine covers, but a chance encounter at a Manhattan bus [...]