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 [...]
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…)
What’s your favorite date night, treat-yourself, indulge-a-little-but-also-be-healthy restaurant choice? If you’re like many Americans, you likely said sushi. While sushi was first introduced in the 1960s to America, its popularity only took off in the 1990s with creations like the California roll, and over the past 5 years sushi consumption has increased by close to 50% in the U.S.
Many people think of sushi as a healthy meal, and for the most part they are correct: raw or steamed fish and seafood, different vegetables, and smaller portion sizes contribute to lower calories and less junk consumption. However, depending on what kind of sushi you’re eating, you could be consuming a lot more calories or unhealthy items than you realize. Good sushi restaurants will have different cuts of f (more…)
There are tons of recetas de comidas out there for ceviche, but if you’re looking to try something new, check out this Peruvian ceviche recipe.
Gather the Ingredients. - To make this recipe, you’re going to need a pound of skinless, boneless fish cut into one-quarter-inch cubes. You can use tilapia, sea bass, striped bass, grouper, sole or flounder. Just be sure you stay away from oily fish like mackerel, sardines, and tuna. You’re also going to need one cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, half a red onion chopped, one diced jalapeno, one minced aji amarillo chile, one and a half teaspoons of aji amarillo paste, half-an-inch pieces of ginger that you can grate or mince, half a bunch of chopped cilantro, four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and some salt.
“Cooking” the (more…)
Do you eat hummus on a regular basis? There are plenty of benefits to eating hummus, especially health wise. For instance, eating a diet that is rich in legumes, like chickpeas, reduces the risk of chronic heart disease. It also means a lower BMI and smaller waist circumference for those who eat healthy.
But eating plain hummus can get old fast, and even your typical favorites might get kind of tired. Here are three types of hummus spreads that you should dare yourself to try:
Spicy Hummus Dips
Sure, most people have had hummus varieties like roasted red pepper or even chipotle hummus. But there are plenty of other hot ingredients you can add to your hummus to give it a kick. From jalapeno peppers all th (more…)
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…)
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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