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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
Wood furniture is the human way of staying in-touch with nature, even when we’re deep inside the city or bundled up in our homes. Reclaimed wood is even more so by recycling useful materials and keeping the environment going strong. The West is a hungry beast, consuming millions of tons of wood every year, and [...]
It’s certainly a great time to be a beer drinker in the United States. In fact, statistics from 2015 found that there were 4,269 breweries operating throughout this country. This total is important because it means more breweries are operating now than ever before. While excessive drinking is never good, regularly consuming beer is more [...]
All too often when you walk into the break room after long day you find a pot of coffee that’s probably cold as ice or is nearly empty. By the time you get everything situated and make another pot your break is over and it is time to go back to the daily grind of [...]
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