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When you’re the host of an event, no matter how big or small, you want it to be a memorable occasion for everyone who attends. The corporate event industry is currently a highly popular one — the 335,044 corporate event businesses in the United States generate about $6 billion in annual revenue, according to ibisworld.com.
To make the most of your next big event, don’t settle for less — corporate event venues are a great option for your company!
Here are the five features and services the best corporate event venues can offer for you and your group:
1. Free parking: Because honestly, who actually wants to pay for parking?
2. Flexibility: Depending on the size and purpose of your event, you’ll want to book at a venue that offers meeting rooms as well as larger function rooms.
Guacamole may be one of the most delicious side-dishes known to man. There are those though who have gotten down on the classic guacamole recipes however, due to guacamole nutrition. Guacamole calories are a bit dense, I will admit. There are ways however, to prepare the dish so that worrying about guacamole calories are a thing of the past.
Recipes with guacamole tend to incorporate other high calorie ingredients such as cheese and sour cream. My suggestion would be to incorporate more vegetables to cut down on guacamole calories. For instance, for a nice spicy guacamole dip, mix jalapenos, tomatoes, onions, and green pepper right in with the avocados. Add some salt and pepper, cilantro, and lemon (more…)
When you first glance at it on a supermarket shelf, hummus might not look all that appealing. Its tan color and unfamiliar texture might even make it seem like it tastes bad.
However, that assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth. Hummus is both great-tasting and great for your health! Mainly made from chickpeas, hummus can be traced back as far as 13th-century Egypt. It also has origins throughout the Middle East, with distinct varieties originating in places like Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Israel.
Here are five reasons you won’t regret trying hummus:
1. There’s a flavor for everyone: Hummus comes in a variety of flavors, meaning there’s bound to be at least one you’ll love. (more…)
Did you know that “salsa” is actually the Spanish word for “sauce?” In countries that speak English, the word “salsa” typically refers to tomato-based, hot sauces used as dips, primarily in Mexican and Spanish cuisine. Salsa is primarily used as a dip and a condiment, and can be made in a plethora of different ways with a bevy of different ingredients.
There are a number of different recipes with salsa dips, including classic mild salsa dip, pico de gallo salsa dips, and even southwestern salsa recipes. Salsa is most commonly associated with tortilla chips, as chips and salsa are a staple in Mexican cuisine. At most Mexican restaurants, for example, patrons can expect to be served chips and salsa as an appetizer.
In the chips and salsa context, salsa is typically made from cooked tomatoes, chili pepper (more…)
Have you always wanted to grow a garden, but never had the yard space to start one? Or do you want access to fresh, homemade vegetables all year round? No matter what your desire, it’s easier than ever to grow a garden indoors with an indoor grow cabinet. By using hydroponic equipment like indoor grow cabinets, you can have guaranteed fresh vegetables the entire year that you grew yourself!
LED lights are by far the best way to light your indoor grow box. They provide a controlled temperature, which is essential to successful plant growth, along with the light from which plants make their food.
An indoor hydroponic system lit with an LED light is also far more energy-effici (more…)
Do you have a big social function coming up? Perhaps you’re hosting a “March Madness” party, or maybe it’s just a small gathering of old friends. Whatever the exact reason, for the get-together, you’ll want to make sure that you have appropriate refreshments. In the case of a more informal party, you may want to consider recipes with guacamole.
In fact, simple and fresh guacamole dips may be ideal. They tend to be crowd-pleasers, and they’re versatile. Recipes using guacamole can be paired with tortilla chips and vegetables. If you want, you can even have finger foods such as mini-sandwiches with a spicy guacamole dip as the spread.
You might have read this title and wondered: what is hummus? Many enthusiasts will tell you that hummus is one of the greatest foods ever. It has Mediterranean origins, but it has become popular in a variety of countries. It’s a popular dip, typically made with chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), and hummus spreads are great on sandwiches or as snacks. You can add a variety of ingredients to it and customize it to your tastes. Here is an easy hummus recipe for you to follow. You can also find other easy hummus recipes on the web that use other ingredients if you want to get adventurous.
The Easy Hummus Recipe:
1 can of garbanzo beans
2-3 tablespoons of tahini
Commercial kitchens differ from personal kitchens in that the former refers to a professional kitchen. The stuff coming out of a professional kitchen goes to public consumers, and professional kitchens are liable for any and all problems that arise from bacteria on food. Therefore, commercial kitchen maintenance and commercial kitchen repair are two extremely important parts of having a good commercial kitchen.
All commercial fryers should be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid the buildup of grease and to meet health regulations. In addition, commercial freezers need to be cleaned and checked regularly to ensure they are at the right temperature. This helps (more…)
Despite everything that is different about the people of the world, there is at least one thing they all have in common: every man, woman, and child has to eat. At least once every seven days, about forty-four percent of American families go out to get a meal. Whenever a family ventures out to eat, there are some factors that have to be weighed against one another and prioritized. How much do you spend? How far to you go? Do you want some place quiet or energetic? When it comes down to it, what kind of food do you want to eat? Will you even know any of this until you get there and look at a menu? You would think that such a complex culinary conundrum would require one to travel pretty far to find the ideal place, but sometimes the perfect venue is closer than you would think. Here are three good reasons you (more…)
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