November 2015 6
Sometime in the last 10 years, a simple dish has swept across the nation’s taste buds. Yes, we’re talking about guac, bro.
Just how popular is guacamole? It would be difficult to overstate just how deep guacamole penetration has gotten over the past few years. While popular dips like salsa, nacho cheese, queso, vegetable, ranch, and french onion have been popular for decades, only recently has guacamole become a national staple.
Perhaps it’s part of a broader widening of the American palette. After all, hummus only recently jumped from niche ethnic cuisine to one of the most popular snacks and appetizers in the country. Now every supermarket has dozens of different flavor (more…)
Snacking is one of the great American pastimes. As a country that loves foods of all kinds, what better way to enjoy the plethora of different options available then to eat small amounts in between bigger meals throughout the day? The obvious downside of course is that a majority of the foods Americans choose to snack on aren’t very healthy, and in many cases are actually quite unhealthy.
Fortunately, things like hummus and Greek yogurt dips have become more and more popular over the last few years and are a great alternative to things like chips and southwestern salsa dips, sweets, or processed goods of some kind. Here are three reasons to choose Greek yogurt dip for your next sna (more…)
It is estimated that the average American eats ice cream about 30 times a year. To put that into perspective, 9% of all milk produced in the United States is used to make the 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream made each year. Ice cream is a staple of American culture. With so many potential customers out there, it’s important to set yourself apart from other local shoppes.
As a business owner, taking advantage of any and every opportunity to develop branding is key. Whether you’re an independent shop owner or part of a chain, it’s important to draw in more customers as well as retain the ones you already have. Aside from outstanding customer service, branding is a great way to do this.
While it may not seem obvious at first, it’s imperative to create and develop a look and feel for your business. A (more…)
Microgreens are the shoots of tiny vegetables that usually are harvested directly after the first leaves begin to sprout. They are used generally for visual presentation but also for flavor enhancement. These edible plants can be used to enhance the look, taste and freshness of a dish.
These little foods are kept up to a very high standard. They are rated on a scale of one to five and anything under a three is said to be unmarketable.
Let’s look at some uses for microgreens.
- Adding microgreens to a salad is a perfect use for them. While they can definitely enhance the flavor and taste quality of the salad, they also add color and visual stimulation.
- Microgreens can be used to top anything; roasted veggies or pizza and anything in between.
- Another way they can be eat (more…)
Everybody loves a good snack. And with the holiday season upon us, it seems that there’s a new excuse to snack around every corner, bend, nook and cranny. Unfortunately, for those who are watching their waistlines, this can be a dismaying time of year. With so many dips and spreads, chips, cookies and cake running rampant, it can be hard to keep the pounds down and the body feeling fueled and happy.
Luckily, snacking doesn’t have to do damage to your waistline if you’re smart about it. Check out these three snack food that are healthy, nutrient-packed, and will serve as both fuel and fun for this holiday season.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Full of fiber and other filling nutrients, chia seeds are an amazing way to fill up and chow down in a healt (more…)
So you?ve gotten engaged. Congratulations ? you?re about to start the rest of your life with the person you?re meant to be with. Now comes the tricky part: planning a wedding. And as you?ll quickly discover, the hardest part of planning a wedding is providing food. With many people opting for places like vineyards, ranches, and farms for their dream weddings, professional catering services are growing in popularity, providing great food with or without the availability of an onsite kitchen. Special event catering services offer the best wedding menus; they can work with you on your vision, while at the same time offering professional hints that can save money and improve you and your guests? overall exper (more…)
Top Green Tea Diet
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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 [...]
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