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Sushi is renowned as one of the world’s top cuisines, having taken both the homeland of Japan and the world by storm. According to statistics from Statistic Brain, there are 45,000 sushi restaurants in Japan and 16,000 spread out across the world. In the United States alone, sushi bars and restaurants pull in $2 billion a year.
As you might imagine, some things have been lost in translation between the original sushi in Japan and that which is sold here in the States. Namely, according to They Call Me an Egg, a popular blog and source on Japanese culture, Americans tend to eat only sushi with some sake or beer when they go out. As the best c (more…)
One of the biggest benefits of the increasing Hispanic population in the United States is the wider availability of Hispanic food. Whereas before you’d be lucky if you could find something as simple as arroz con pollo, now you can find everything you could ever want, from tamales to empanadas. Needless to say, recetas de comida from a wide variety of Hispanic nations are taking the States by storm. And why not? Classic recetas de comida, like tres leches cake recipes, are known for being flavorful and filling.
With that being said, as the American Heart Association warns, Hispanic food, particularly that from Mexico, can be quite fattenin (more…)
Hummus is a great way to substitute a healthy, nutrient rich snack into your lunch for your usual unhealthy chips or pretzels. Hummus dip is also a quick snack to put together and travels well. Almost any recipe with hummus can be a tasty twist on the tradition chip and dip.
Many people might be wondering what hummus is, or what is a good recipe with hummus. Hummus is a spread made from ground chickpeas, that is almost like a paste-like consistency. The chickpea was first cultivated by the Phoenicians and then brought to the Middle East about 7,000 years ago. Hummus actually dates back to about 13th century Eg (more…)
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Peanuts are just about the most popular nut worldwide, and certainly the most popular nut in America. Fully 90% of homes in the United States are eating peanut butter, and peanuts and peanut butter make up 67% of all the nut consumption in America. America’s peanut trees are feeding the world, with peanut farms exporting [...]
Wondering about the health benefits of seeds and nuts? From white chia seeds to the macadamia nut, seeds and nuts can be powerhouses of nutrition. A Spanish study that following almost 9,000 people found that those eating nuts at least twice a week were 31% less likely to put on weight. Harvard research says that [...]
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