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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…)
Top Green Tea Diet
Your daughter has definitely entered an entirely different part of the country. Her phone calls home are about crawfish boils, creole dishes, and other kinds of cajun specialties. Her first three years at college have been south in the state of Louisiana and after she completes her Bachelors Degree this year she may be staying [...]
While we typically think of flowers as something just to be seen, humans have always known that certain flower petals can also be eaten. Today, the crystallized rose petal and other edible blossoms are used in many different ways to enhance our eating experience. Here’s what you need to know about the crystallized rose petal [...]
Few industries are growing as fast as craft brewing. In 2015, the number of operating craft breweries in the U.S. grew 15% to more than than 4,200, which was the most in the history of the country. Craft beer now makes up about 12% of the overall beer market in the U.S., and the craft [...]
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