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5 Gourmet Hacked Cheap And Fast Meals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:54 -0600

My experience cooking and modifying recipes has led me to a much faster and simpler route of cooking meals for my family. Enjoy these hacks that turn bland canned or frozen ingredients into gourmet meals.

3 Easy Low Carb Recipes You Should Try

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:33:39 -0500

Food is known to be the main cause of obesity. Due to this, weight conscious people are very careful about the food that they eat. If you are one of these people, and you love cooking, here are some of the best low carbohydrate recipes that you should go with. The cool thing about the recipes is that you will not only be in control of the amount of calories that you get into your body, you also get to prepare the food at the comfort of your home. The most popular low carb recipes include:

Sunflower Oil: Frying and Cooking Tips

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:57 -0500

Frying is an art in the cooking world. Yes, everyone knows how to pour frying oil in a pan and fry their chips to crisp delight but not everyone knows how to use the sunflower oil for other purposes. Here are some useful tips for using sunflower oil in the kitchen.

Polycarbonate Plastic Glasses: Care Instructions

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:10:48 -0500

The range of polycarbonate crockery includes polycarbonate plastic glasses that look like their glass counterparts. You would think that it was glass. They have a gloss finish that can fool you into thinking that they are made of glass. However, the plastic version is practically indestructible and can last a lifetime. To get them to last a lifetime, there are a few care instructions that you will need to follow.

Properly Seasoning a Wok - Method 1

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:01:41 -0600

WOW! Here's that brand, spanking new wok sitting on your counter. You're eager to start. But the instructions say, "Before using, please season the wok". Here's a foolproof way to season your new acquisition.

Make Something Hearty for the Party - Healthier Meatballs! Great for Office or Family Party Events!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:32:33 -0500

When thinking of great food to contribute to the office potluck, or even your own sponsored holiday dinner table; thoughts of hearty dishes come to mind. With the change of season comes many reasons to add heavier, home-cooked dishes for potluck meals or anytime is the right time for meatballs! ** There are many different variations of ingredients to add to your favorite ground meat, ground turkey, or ground lamb meatballs, though I wish to share some not-so-traditional tips. ** Adding healthy vegetables added in lieu of breadcrumbs, eggs, cheese or ketchup. Not that there's anything wrong with those ingredients, I just want to share some healthy alternatives for YOU to try- COME ON, At least once, please... ~

Barbecue 101: The Top 5 Do's and Don'ts of Grilling

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:17:57 -0600

New to the grilling game? Here are 5 essential tips and basic do's and don'ts of grilling that you may find useful.

Have Fun With a Tagine

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:24 -0600

If you enjoy trying international cuisine, then invest in a tagine. A Moroccan tagine is a two part cooking vessel that traditionally is made of clay or ceramic.

How to Reverse Sear A Steak

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:25:36 -0600

Be honest! Do you really like gagging down an overcooked piece of meat just because you "followed directions"? Are your steaks closely emulating well-beaten shoe leather? I have Good News! You're about to embark on a journey that will lead your grilling to a new level!

Great Bite Size Snack Ideas

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:23:58 -0500

Whether you are hosting a dinner party or a braai it's customary to offer your guests a few snacks to enjoy before the main meal is ready. People love to eat, drink and be merry while they are enjoying the company of friends or family. Preparing a few bite sized snacks will make you the star of the party. Here are a few great bite size snack ideas.

Commercial Refrigeration to Keep Your Food and Drinks Chilled

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:53:12 -0500

When the warmer days hit us, all we want is a chilled drink to cool us down. Plus, the heat is no friend to food when it comes to food preparation. Food items such as vegetables and pastries need to remain cool so that its freshness can be retained. Commercial refrigeration is very important during the warmer months, so I hope that you took advantage of the catering equipment sales in winter.

The Difference Between Ghee and Cooking Oil

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:32:25 -0600

You might come across a recipe that requires you to add ghee instead of oil. There isn't a big difference and you can substitute ghee with cooking oil if you prefer.

Saving Frying Oil

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:41:25 -0500

When we put food in the fryer we expect it to cook quickly so that we can eat it as soon as possible. That's the joy of frying food but what about the remaining frying oil?

Food Garnishing Tips and Decoration Ideas

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:51:25 -0500

Garnishing and decorating of food is great way to make your party one that others enjoy. Learn some food garnishing tips and decoration ideas.

How to Create an Appetizing Menu

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:21:05 -0500

The article talks about how you can cook food in less time. When you have uninvited guests coming over, these tips for finger food appetizers can help you a lot.

Cooking Made Easy, Let's Eat!

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:57:04 -0500

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult. Learn about ways to make cooking fun and easy!

Cooking With Children Begins With Shopping

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:41:55 -0500

Parents often find that getting their young children to eat the foods they prepare is challenging and stressful for them and their children. There are some strategies that will reduce the struggles and stress and can be a learning experience for children as well.

Guide To Deep Fryers

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:51:39 -0500

A deep fryer is an important appliance in your home or business. You can use the appliance in preparing different types of foods including: vegetables, meat, cheese and even bread: Types of deep fryers There are many types of deep fryers in the market that you can go for. The most common being: Electric fryers: They are the most common in the market and are loved by many people as you can safely use them indoors.

Five New Ways To Use Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:01:04 -0600

In the culinary world, there are always constantly changing trends in flavors and styles. As the publics openness to new and unique flavors widens, so to must the dishes and chefs who produce them change too. However, despite all the changes, some things always remain the same. The use of quality ingredients for example. Here are five new ways to use aged balsamic vinegar.

Which Do You Prefer For Your Cooking-Gas or Electric?

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:23:10 -0500

Over my lifetime I have cooked with both gas and electric stoves. I prefer gas, but that is what I grew up learning to cook on. I know individuals who love their electric stoves. I wanted to take a look at both gas and electric stoves for the readers.

Make Hard Boiled Eggs

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:56:49 -0500

Do you enjoy a hard boiled egg as much as I do? I cook up about a dozen eggs almost every week. I have one for lunch four to five days a week.

4 Things You Need To Know About Induction Cooktops Before You Buy

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:51:15 -0500

Induction cooktops basically create electromagnetic reactions between the cooking zone and the pot. This means that the cooktops utilize magnetic reactions to create heat that enables you to do your cooking. Unlike electric cooktops that heat cooking zones before transferring the heat to your pot, the induction ones create heat with the pot making the cooking fast, energy efficient and safe too.

Simple Chicken for Two - Lightly Fried, With Lemon and Mustard Flavoring

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:23:24 -0500

Yesterday I found chicken breast, from my freeze that would need the least amount of time to defrost and be readily defrosted for cooking on-time before dinner, and I also found Italian bread crumbs in my cupboards, and nice lemons. Make sure to check the expiration on all spices and bread crumbs items in your cupboards before using. Healthy meals are enjoyed even more when you blend fresh lemons, fresh herbs and spices! Here are a few ideas that I'd like to share with you! There are so many ways to marinade chicken, here is an easy suggestion. Suggestions for marinading and cooking 2-medium-sized portions of chicken breast only, no bone, no skin. Enjoy marinading your protein dishes before cooking, though by adding vinegar or fresh lemon juice, mustard, and other common ingredients-you can actually get away with not marinading your meats, at least once in a while anyway. I like to keep my ingredients healthy by checking the expiration dates on my spices and my keeping my marinades as simple and easy as possible for a tangy zest of flavor.

Surprising Things You Can Make in a Rice Cooker

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:51:51 -0600

Everyone has a rice cooker at home, but you need to ask yourself, are you getting the most out of it? Besides fluffy rice, there are several other foods you can cook in the appliance without all the fuss of stove-top cooking.

Cooking Tip - How to Braise Meat

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:26 -0600

If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal using inexpensive cuts of meat then you'll want to learn how to "braise". Braising means browning the meat oil and/or butter then slowly cooking in a covered roasting pan.

Top 10 Baking Tips

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:57:53 -0500

Yum-yum! Who doesn't love cakes and cookies? Cakes and its innumerable variations are an all-time favorite across all the age-groups. The innumerable cake and pastry shops that dot the streets of every locality tantalize the taste buds of one and all with their delectable wares. But, not all are aware of the love and painstaking effort that goes into the making of these sinful delights.

Cooking Tips For Summer

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:28:16 -0500

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen is an advice we often encounter, but like most advice not very helpful or practical. Kitchens are inherently hot places at any time of the year, but while spending time in a warm kitchen is a pleasant thing in the winter, cooking in the summer becomes an exceptionally tiring and draining task as the ambient heat combined with the heat from the conventional gas stove makes the kitchen a furnace.

How to Make Indian Burritos

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:17:06 -0500

I have lived in the US for 12 years (I live in Europe now) and during my stay, I have indulged myself to spicy and some delicious Mexican dishes that really satisfied my taste buds and since I come from the Indian subcontinent (countries that include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives), some of the dishes have a similar version where I come from. The fact is that I love cooking and enjoy trying out dishes from other countries and also blending them in with Indian style dishes which I find it as a creative thing to do.

Tips on Storing Food in Your Fridge Correctly

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:18:13 -0500

If you have left home for the first time and set up in your very own home or apartment, you might be a little confused about how to store food correctly in your fridge and many of you might not even know that proper storage can actually help to reduce the risks of getting food poisoning. It is always wise to try and learn about food storage practices as a bad case of food poisoning can be extremely bad for your health and could even possibly cause death.

Precautions in Cooking That Can Save You From Accidents

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:16 -0500

Cooking is interesting and is the hobby for many people. Most like to cook food of different types and serve to their family and friends. But one has to maintain certain safety measures that actually help the person and the people around him or her stay safe.

Using Coconut Oil to Make Candy for the Holidays

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:40:29 -0600

Coconut oil is such a versatile food product that it doesn't only have to be used in the production of cosmetics or as a raw ingredient. It can also be used to make baked desserts during the different holidays.

Cooking With Copper Cookware

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:06:43 -0500

Copper may be the most used metal in the home area. Cookware used to be made out of copper because it was such a good conductor of heat. In recent years, it seems to be making a comeback. Here are its advantages and disadvantages.

Wood Fired Cooking - How to Use Different Temperatures to Prepare Your Food

Tue, 30 May 2017 20:53:28 -0500

Wood fired cooking is becoming more popular and chefs and home cooks are increasingly using this ancient method of cooking to add some spices to their dishes. This method of cooking creates unique flavors that you just cannot achieve with other fuel methods such as gas or electricity.

The Benefits Of Using Silicone Kitchen Utensils

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:20:10 -0600

Kitchen utensils today can be made of rubber, wood, plastic, glass, stainless steel and metals with non-stick coatings. The latest addition to this list is silicone coated or silicone kitchen utensils. They have become an important part of modern kitchens.

Exquisite Eggplant Recipe, Also Known As Aubergine - A Coveted Eastern and Mediterranean Dish

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:25:48 -0500

Eggplant the purple vegetable with the curious shape. Eggplant or aubergine recipes are well known, coveted Eastern or Mediterranean dish that is delicious and usually fire-cooked. Fire-cooking vegetables, especially when you intend to eat the skin, helps you digest the skin better, and adds to the flavor when blending with herbs, oils, and spices.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Your Nonstick Cookware

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:23:59 -0500

If you use and store your non-stick cookware properly, they will last longer. As a matter of fact, these pans are not hard to use or clean. On the other hand, if you don't use them the right way, they will get damaged in no time. Given below are 5 common mistakes that homeowners make when using their non-stick cookware. You will also read some tips to avoid those costly mistakes.

Best Cooking Tips for Vegetables

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:44:15 -0500

As someone who grows their own fruit and vegetables my cooking methods are rather particular. The quality of food is essential for good health so preparation must be done to protect the enzymes and flavonoids within it. To begin with the way vegetables are gathered is important to ensure the goodness is preserved.

Healthier Meals With Herbs,Fruits and Vegetables - Decorate Your Dinner Table With Herbs and Olives!

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:23:26 -0500

Create healthier dishes with fresh herbs, fresh fruits and vegetables,or fresh herbs and olives to decorate!~Cooking is more than just making food to be eaten or feeding yourself, family and friends~ Cooking is an ability to enjoy creating something tasty, healthy, beautiful, health-beneficial, or marvelous!*****There are so many unique things that distinguish a persons' cooking style that to say that one way of cooking is better than another is misinformation. Albeit there are a lot of greatly experienced cooks and chefs, remember, your family has an affinity for some of their favorite dishes and a blue ribbon dish is probably not one of them. Cooking styles come and go and change and flow according to ingredients, availability of fresh vegetables, fruits, spices and grains, though some things never change and that is the comfort foods that are what you and me grew up eating in our family dinner plates. Family is a relative term~ ha, ha, in both senses of the word.** A good family meal is enjoyed with people that congregate together in comfort at the dinner table to enjoy each others company; coupled by great tasting and smelling food.**

Sugar Is Great for Any Food

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:16:11 -0500

Sugar is obviously known for its sweetness therefore it is used in desserts such as cakes and pastries. What if sugar could easily be used in the normal food we eat every day?

A Twist on Macaroni and Cheese

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:53:14 -0500

Back in October of 2011, I remember being inspired to add new twists to traditional, packaged side dishes. Mac and cheese was one of my first inspirations, a go-to comfort food, at least for me and my family. There are so many different variations that can make your cooking preparation and imagination healthy or exotic vegetable and spice combinations. Creating recipes is joyous if you have time, patience and apply innovation- by using your taste buds as testers, and your ability to imagine color and food working together as collaborations that can be tasty, innovative and fun for anyone to enjoy!

Beginner's Cooking Tips

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:22 -0600

Whether we want to or These are my ideas for the beginner. have to, there may come a time when you need to cook.

The Difference Between Sunflower Oil and Soya Oil

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:20:59 -0500

There is quite a variety of cooking oils available that are suitable for different applications as well as for certain dietary requirements. Generally, most people tend to use sunflower oil for their daily cooking needs whereas there are others that use soya oil. But what is the difference between sunflower and soya oil?

How to Pick the Best Eggplant

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:08:11 -0600

A person who cooks the food knows better about the best vegetables. Many people love to cook and eat eggplants, but the real problem comes when they don't know how to pick the best eggplant for their kitchen. Eggplants get bitter and over seedily when they become old or picked too late.

How to Achieve the Perfect Chips

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:42:13 -0600

Everybody loves fried vegetables. Chips are a delicious snack and side dish. The word "chips" implies a brittle texture because it chips apart. So how do you make these?

8 Surprising Ways to Use Aluminum Foil

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:07:55 -0500

Aluminum foil is something that everyone has in the kitchen since it has multiple uses within the realm of food storage. Aluminum foil is the knight in shining armor of home makers as it can serve as a handy pie shield or a makeshift broiler pan, depending on the need.

Easy Cooking Ideas

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:05:49 -0600

Cooking could be a tiring task for all whether it is working parents, singles or housewives. Preparing lunch boxes for your kids or making lunch and dinner seems like such daunting tasks especially if it is too hot or too cold out there. But why should we worry when we can cook quite easily and conveniently?

The Correct Way to Fry

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:41 -0500

Many people find it tricky to fry foods because of the high temperature that needs to be used. It can also become difficult if you can't control the frying oil from spattering on your hands and body. Have no fear because there are some tricks to frying.

Reverse Sear a Steak to Get the Best Taste Possible

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:03:59 -0500

Do you like luscious, cut-with-a butter knife steaks? Try this Reverse Sear technique once and you'll be a believer!

The Single Guy's Guide to Cooking With A Microwave Oven

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:05:38 -0600

As a single guy, your life has a level of simplicity that is often envied or mocked, but in the end, you're looking for the same things that everyone else wants in life, and this includes good food. What better accessory to the single life than the microwave oven?

Cook Like Jamie Oliver

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:15:55 -0500

Ever wondered why you should learn to cook? What are the benefits I can gain from learning this skill? Check out this article to find out more!

Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Silicone Bakeware

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:03:19 -0500

Baking is fun, especially when you have fantastic and 'easy to manage' bakeware in your kitchen. Yes! Most bakers will agree on this. If you are into baking, you know how a inapt bakeware molds can ruin your show at baking. However, bakers have better options in bakeware now. With Silicone molds and baking trays available online in wide range, baking has become more easy. Yes! Baking equipment manufacturers have identified the need for better baking tools and have rolled out high quality and absolute safe silicone baking accessories in the market. If you are still contemplating whether to opt for silicone baking tools online or not, we give you top 5 reasons in its favour which will help you make your decision.

How To Take Care of Polycarbonate Dinnerware

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:35:14 -0500

Polycarbonate dinnerware may be virtually unbreakable but it still needs to be taken care of properly in order for it to last a long time. As with any catering equipment, you want to get your money's worth. There are few things that you need to take into consideration when you own polycarbonate dinnerware.

Why You Should Include Cooking Oil on a Regular Basis

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:23:40 -0600

There are so many types of cooking oils that can benefit your daily life and it's important to stay as healthy as possible. In general there are always do's and don'ts when it comes to any kind of food item. Therefore, the consumption of cooking oil on a daily basis could be quite beneficial to your dietary requirements when taken in moderation.

Properly Seasoning a Wok - Method 2

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:21:23 -0600

So you're a proud owner of a brand new wok. What's next? The first step if its a conventional wok is to season it. But what's the best, fastest way? Here's your solution!

Turkey String Lift - How to Do It

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:59:52 -0600

One of the most frustrating things about cooking a turkey is moving the bird from the cooking vessel to the cutting board. Myriad tools can be found in almost any store that sells cooking supplies. I prefer a simple and elegant technique that my Grandmother showed me, more years back than I care to remember.

5 Essential Tips For Grilling During Winter

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:27:22 -0600

Planning to serve grilled food this Holiday season? Follow these 5 useful tips for winter grilling and you're sure to enjoy a hot barbecue even when it's snowing!

My Cooking Story

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:10:21 -0500

For those not used to cooking and for those who are bad at this, please know, the keys to being better (even in the kitchen) is asking and trying. Ask for help when stuck or ignorant from those who have gone farther than you in your field of interest and keep on trying to be better as today's great men (or Chefs) used to be little boys (or bad cooks). Also know that there is no one way to do things. Meals are basically edible products of one's imagination. Tweak it a little here and there, and get something different from the norm

Food Safety FAQ Tips and Tricks for a Safe, Clean Kitchen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:06:34 -0500

Food Safety FAQ. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions you might have about Food Safety and Food borne illness.

Freezer Burn - What, Why, and How It Happens, and How to Prevent It

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:09:21 -0500

Freezer burn - What is it? Why does it happen? Can I still eat it? How does it happen? How can I prevent it? All these answers and more in this article.

Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:43 -0500

Find out how to make your next grocery shopping trip easier. These tips and tricks will save you time, and money!

Phyllo Demystified

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:32:52 -0600

One of the hardest elements of Greek cooking is getting pastry using Phyllo (or 'fillo') Dough right. This article cuts through the fog and shows how easy working with phyllo dough really is.

Six Benefits of Coconut Oil That May Change Your Perspective

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:56:10 -0500

It's no secret that coconut oil has become very popular all over the world. With all its benefits and uses it can definitely be on the top of your next shopping list. Here are six benefits of coconut oil that may change your perspective.

How Much Sunflower Oil to Use When Cooking

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:14:12 -0500

There is no written rule that says how much cooking oil you have to use. Alright, there may be some recipes that state how much sunflower oil to use. When it comes to cooking or saut?ing, you need to be able to assess how much you require depending on what you are cooking.

Eating Fresh Flowers - Wait, What? How?

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:40:23 -0500

Modern and traditional culinaries will agree that the power of blooms is never limited to decorations. They add aroma and taste that only these flowers can produce. Step up your cooking game by using fresh flowers on your next gastronomic project.

The Foil Wrapped Roasting Method Revealed

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:15:35 -0600

Wrapping and cooking the entire turkey in aluminum foil requires increased oven temperature to ensure a completely cooked turkey. Preheating the oven to 450F actually steams the turkey in its own juices. It produces a moist bird with a light golden, non-crisp skin. The cooking time is reduced due to higher temperatures and the trapped steam inside the foil.

A Healthy Way of Cooking Rice & Grains

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:35:01 -0500

Cooking rice and grains is a bit more complicated than cooking other foods. While too less heat may leave them uncooked or unevenly cooked, heating them too much may make them mushy and ruin their natural flavor. The cookware plays a great role in cooking them with just the right amount of water and heat distributed evenly and thoroughly.

The Everlasting War With the Street Kitchen Monster

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:01:51 -0600

India records the highest measure in unhealthy food. Junk is inviting and our kids love to gorge on them irrespective of how unhealthy and unhygienic it can be, leading to a number of diseases. Parents are so in need of meal plans that come all pepped up and yet take a note of the health quotient.

Freezer Facts - Learn Facts, Tips and Tricks About Freezing Your Food

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:07:52 -0500

Learn about freezing, what can be frozen, what can't, facts, tricks, tips, and advice for proper freezing. Start freezing food today! It's a great way to preserve it and keep it fresh for a long time.

Ways to Cook Food and What to Use

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:06:37 -0500

All cooking can be done with a skillet and a saucepan if you are cooking for one to four people but if you cook for more than four you may need a more extensive set of pots and pans. I would like to tell you the methods that can be used to cook your foods and what pot or pan works best to cook these foods. There are many ways to cook foods but not all foods can or should be cooked by each method.

What Is The Definition Of Fermentation?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:58:26 -0600

It seems that Hippocrates was a man who knew what it meant to be healthy. When one begins to discuss general nutrition or trying to establish a starting point of a journey back to better digestive health, one can generally look back to what the father of holistic medicine said many centuries ago. Eating fermented (or probiotic-rich) foods is a timeless approach and a much better solution than taking the current medical industry approach of popping probiotic pills and supplements.

Kitchen Island? Pros and Cons

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:24:34 -0500

In viewing various styles of kitchen, it's apparent that kitchen islands have progressed a tremendous amount over time. However, does every kitchen need an island? What are some pros and some cons? That is what we are going to look at today.

Make Some Great No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:14:48 -0500

I love to be in the kitchen, maybe because I don't get enough time in there, but regardless when I have the chance, I get in there and bake or make cookies for my grandchildren, cook dinner for my kids or prepare some tasty treat for my co-workers. It gives me great pleasure to spend time in the kitchen because I know that many will enjoy the outcome of my time there. Of all of the tasty treats that I will make or bake, the one that seems to get the most comments and compliments is...

Soulful Spinach Salad, Served Hot or Cold, As a Side Dish or Enjoy As a Vegetable Spread

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:57:34 -0500

Soulful Spinach salad; Spinach is a very versatile side dish or salad, it's delicious when well-seasoned, it brings out incredible texture and flavor. Also, a healthy, dark green iron-rich, calcium containing,nutritionally beneficial vegetable. Many recipes in the southern part of the United States are made with greens; being spinach, collards, kale or any preference shows reference to our family way of eating and also sheds light on soulful ways that we choose to keep our traditional family recipes current, shared or eaten in today's world.

The Perfect Slice of Biltong

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:16:32 -0500

Many butchers strive to make the best biltong so that customers can return for more and possibly return with their friends and family. Biltong is a delicious snack that is enjoyed by the guys over a braai or while watching a rugby or soccer game. A good butcher knows that if their biltong is good, it will ensure future business.

5 Quick Tips For Preparing And Cooking Grilled Pizza

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:18:44 -0600

Pizza is a classic favourite at parties. If you're having a barbecue, follow these quick tips and serve the best grilled pizza.

An Introduction To TVP Meats

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:25:00 -0600

Are you wondering what enlightenment can the textured vegetable protein MEATS bring to your lifestyle? These wonderful products will enrich the lives of vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters; who all strive to be more health conscious.

Tips To Prepare Shrimp For The Best Cooking Results

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:23:02 -0600

Shrimp is very popular seafood and you can try out all kinds of recipes using the food. It can be used in stews, main dishes, salads and even appetizers. It can be cooked, shelled or unshelled depending on the recipe you are using for the cooking. If you are a fun, then you do not have to wait until the next time you eat out to enjoy your shrimp. It is something you can easily prepare and cook at home and enjoy the same way you would in a seafood restaurant. The preparation process is very similar whether you are handling frozen or fresh shrimp.

The Best Way to Use Sauces and Condiments

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:06:18 -0500

From spicy to tangy and zingy to sweet there is a condiment or sauce that you will enjoy. With all the different flavours and tastes there are fun ways to use them that will compliment your food.

Take Your Baking To A Healthier Level

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:36:51 -0600

While the holidays bring smells of gingerbread and sugar cookies, pumpkin pie, and nutty brownies, baking is a year-round hobby for many, which is great for their friends and family, but not the best when you're trying to maintain healthy lifestyle. It's easy to get caught up in the fun of baking and forget about the sugar, butter, and extra calories that go with it, but a few simple tips and tricks can help you maintain the fun (and the yum), while holding onto the healthy principles that support overall good health and wellbeing.

Here's the Secret to Cooking Healthy Rice, Without Oils & Additives

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:08:53 -0500

Cooking healthy and delicious rice is a challenge for many. There are some who know the right additives to make rice fluffy and each grain separate from one another, but is that healthy? What if I tell you there is an all-natural and safe way to cooking the best rice without any additives, wouldn't you like to know more? Read on to find out...

Mashed Potatoes Twice - Seasoned Mashed Potato Patties - Holiday Leftover Tips

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:28:16 -0500

Here's a fun way to make mashed potatoes do double duty with each dish being just as delicious, yet appealing and different. The holidays will soon be upon us and it is a great time to research recipe recycling ideas that can make your food dishes and or leftovers have an eclectic, different or flavorful appeal on an old-time classic side dish.

Cooking For Children Who Are Reluctant Eaters

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:42:04 -0500

Patience and persistence are the keys to helping children accept and eat a variety of foods and especially new foods. Studies show that children must have ten exposures to a food before they are willing to accept it. Selecting food and cooking for children can be a daunting task and is not for cowards! Parents and adult care-givers must take themselves out of the eating equation and accept that introducing new foods to children is easy for some and challenging for others.

Some Tasty Cooking Tips

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:12:02 -0600

An ongoing collection of tasty cooking tips. These will be added to as more tips are uncovered. Applicable to almost any form of cooking, these tips and techniques will enhance any cook's repertoire.

The Microplane Meat Tenderrizer And Grilling The Perfect Flank Steak

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:45:33 -0500

The Microplane Meat Tenderizer is a wonderful kitchen gadget for tenderizing your flank steak and skirt steak. The features of this kitchen gadget are explained and it's efficiency. Grilling the perfect flank steak is explained in detail so you can be come a grill master.

How To Cook A Pizza In A Wood Burning Pizza Oven

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:45:10 -0500

Cooking a pizza in a wood burning pizza oven is a fun outdoor activity that requires some information and basic tools. As you read this, you will be ready to buy your own wood burning pizza oven so you can make your own pizza.

12 Baking Equipments That Can Help You This Summer Holiday

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:52:25 -0500

The vacations have set in and it's time to treat the taste buds of your little ones with lip smacking cakes. So, let's give you some handy tips and tools to make your cake making process smoother and easier.

The Different Ways to Cook Potatoes

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:42:31 -0600

Potatoes are full of energy and have a delicious starchy taste. It is a favourite starch side dish for the cook of any household. However, you will eventually get bored of the same method so why not try something new and just as delicious?

Alternatives to Ingredients To Use In Your Recipes

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:32:11 -0600

Have you ever had the problem where you didn't have the correct ingredients for the dish you are making? Rest assured that there is something you can use instead of the ingredient you don't have available. Here are few ingredients that can be substituted.

10 Timely Tips for the Holiday Kitchen

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:01:24 -0600

Here's some quick-read advice that can help you cook with more of the joy of the season and less of the stress of the night before. Within just 10 items you'll find ways to make prep faster, food tastier, presentation prettier, and even more. Please note - and darn the luck - I'm not being compensated in any way for any brand names I mention.

Various Knife Cutting Techniques

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:35:43 -0600

Chopping and cutting might not be the most relevant activity in the kitchen but it can make the life of the chef much easier and the food on the plate much prettier. There are some cutting and chopping techniques used regularly in the kitchen that can be learned by anyone.

Healthy, Hearty, Hummus, Keep Refrigerated Hummus on-Hand for a Quick Snack - Enjoy With Warm Bread

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:38:37 -0500

Heart, healthy, hummus delicious warm or cold. Keep refrigerated hummus,on-hand and ready for a quick snack; enjoy with warm pita, or French bread. Hummus, is hearty, healthy and can be enhanced by roasted vegetables, acidic fruits, any herbs and spices, of your own choosing; add your own flavorful additions, some may even be considered unconventional, enjoy your hummus creations or combinations, serve either hot or cold...

How to Cook Healthy Food

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0500

In order to cook healthy, the first thing to keep in mind is to use healthy ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients. They are not only necessary for proper functioning of all the system but also keep our immune system strong so that it can effectively fight diseases. Of this fact, many are aware and make it a point to carefully choose a balanced diet and choice ingredients! But there are some equally important aspects of healthy cooking that unfortunately get ignored - mostly due to lack of awareness.

How to Properly Freeze Your Food

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:15 -0500

Freezing food is one of the best and most common ways to preserve food. Learn how to properly do this so that you can avoid things like freezer burn.

3 Healthy Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:04:19 -0600

These days, we are inclined to take care of our health in many ways and healthy eating is one of them. This health consciousness has given rise to improved and often different cooking methods and recipes because food is not only a source of energy; it also is something that brings immense pleasure to all of us. Healthy cooking and healthy eating helps us stay away from health problems.

Get Cooking - Tips and Recipes for Fast Weeknight Meals

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:56:25 -0500

Let's Get Cooking! Here are a few cooking tips and tricks to help you get a tasty meal on the table in no time and feel good about what everyone is eating.

Why Making Bread Doesn't Need to Be Scary

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:05:48 -0500

The thought of making bread yourself is terrifying for many people. However, it is actually a lot easier than people think!

6 Common Cooking Mistakes That You Must Avoid

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:01:01 -0500

Make an innocent error and your dish will turn into a huge disappointment. And you don't want this to happen, especially if you are going to serve your friends or relatives. What you need are a few tips to prevent recipe missteps and overcrowded pans. Below are 6 common cooking mistakes that you must avoid.

What To Do When You Don't Like Chia Pudding

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:01:22 -0500

What should you do when you don't like chia pudding? Don't let food blogs fool you, this super seed has way more uses than interestingly textured pudding. Learn the 5 most popular uses, tips, and benefits in this article and you'll be on your way to healthier food and more options.

How to Cook With Brown Sugar

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:58 -0500

Many people believe that brown sugar is healthier than white sugar. This isn't entirely true but brown sugar does contain a bit more nutrients because of the molasses it contains.

Creating the Perfect Cupcakes

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:32 -0500

As you know, baking has different levels of difficulty. Cupcakes and muffins are the easier confectioneries to make because of their simplicity. Like all foods, cupcakes also can be made into the best desserts with little to no flaws.