The Priority List For Buying Small Kitchen Appliances

In the process of setting up a kitchen the shopping list is endless. A lot of course depends on the eating habits of the family, whether they prefer eating out or like cooking at home for more nourishing, wholesome and economical meals. The shopping list inevitably includes crockery, cutlery, cooking pans and serving bowls, large

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken With Lemony Mascarpone Sauce

If you’re a fan of the classic Italian dish Veal Saltimbocca (or Chicken Saltimbocca), this recipe may seem a little familiar. Saltimbocca typically calls for thin pieces of meat rolled or stuffed with bacon or prosciutto, along with slices of cheese and fresh herbs, most often sage. In this slightly askew version, I rub chicken

White Barbecue Sauce – Gourmet BBQ Sauce at Its Best

Barbecuing is not what it used to be. When growing up the only time that my family would start up the grill or smoker was in the summer and on the weekends. Today, people barbecue every night and all year round. Barbecue sauces have come along way since then as well. There used to be

23 Amazing Uses for Banana Peels

Banana is a fruit commonly found in most households. Yet – we never realize the diverse benefits and uses that this fruit has. Apart from being a fantastic source of potassium, banana peels are packed with nutrients and vitamins. It holds so much more than just nutrition. It aids us in so many beneficial uses

Mass Production Lumpia Shanghai Recipe

I’ve been asked on several occasions to help wrap lumpia for various clubs, organizations, and parties. I decided to try to make these “lumpia wrapping parties” a little more effective. The main problem when wrapping lumpia is the time spent gossiping and less time wrapping. So even after 3 hours and 10 people the total

3 Yummy Peanut Butter Snack Recipes That Kids Will Love

Peanut butter sure is yummy, but did you know that it’s good for the health, too? It is packed full of healthy fat that’s good for the heart. It’s a good treat you can indulge without having to feel guilty! If this scrumptious treat is something your kids love, make them a special snack instead

Strawberry Fools

The season for English strawberries is short and sweet. The jewel in the crown of summer fruits needs to be treated with respect and devotion. Probably one of the earliest packaged foods, sold in the 16th century in cone-shaped baskets, regarded in medieval times as an aphrodisiac and by the Romans as a cure for

Make Your Own Margarine at Home

Since its humble beginnings in France in the 1800s, margarine has always used the simplest of ingredients to bring tasty and well-balanced treats to every family table. Ask how margarine is made and you’ll be surprised that it can be made with only five ingredients. These include natural plant oils, milk, lemon juice, egg yolk

Spumoni – Part 2 – Recipe Extraordinaire

Hi, there. I’m so glad you came back! Today’s post promises to be a yummy one! It’s a bit involved but so worth the effort. There is nothing quite like a batch of homemade ice cream, regardless of the country of its origin. So, here goes: Typically, the ice cream is placed in a mold

The Benefits of Eating Hemp for a Raw Diet

Hemp has been around for centuries and was primarily cultivated in ancient China but has also been grown in early India, Mesopotamia, Persia, and Egypt. In America hemp was grown by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin had a hemp paper mill which the Declaration of Independence was written on. Hemp is one

Baked Salmon Patties

For years fish has been labeled “brain food” and more recently nutritionists have added “rich in Omega3” and “heart healthy” to the labels. It’s all true! Fish is a good source of protein, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B6, and Omega3 oils. The benefits of eating fish, in particular baked or broiled salmon, three times per

What Are Head, Chest, and Middle Voice, Really?

Introduction “If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.” – Voltaire We have to get on the same page. There are far too many pages. There are far too many gimmicks, tricks, and tips spoken and written by people who do not share the same terminology. This makes for problems, misunderstandings and debates.

Senna Herb Natural Laxative – Relief With Senna Tea & Recipes For Remedies

Senna is a natural herb commonly used for its laxative properties. It is an ingredient in several commercial laxative products such as Ex Lax and Senokot. Senna leaves and pods contain compounds called anthraquinones, which are powerful laxatives. Anthraquinones are categorized as stimulant laxatives. They work by aggravating the lining of the lower intestinal tract

Parmesan Crusted Sole with Lemon Beurre Blanc

Sole/flounder is a refreshing sweet and mild flavored fish which allows it to be used in a variety of ways. With its long thin flesh, sole is often stuffed or used in other extravagant plate presentations. Because this fish is very thin it’s a great choice to pan fry for a quick meal. Parmesan crusted

Bratwurst With Guacamole Dip Recipe

It is true that I love the Bratwurst Sausage, but I will share with you the recipe of what my favorite dipping is with the Bratwurst Sausage! To be honest, Avocados are quite interesting, in how they are shaped, and in how they taste. But when you mix them with other things, its unimaginable the

Kid-Approved Vegetable Recipes For Healthy Eating

Children are naturally picky eaters. Most of them won’t eat a dish if it’s not spaghetti, burger or meat. But with a little creativity, you can convince your little one to eat healthier and to broaden the variety of food he eats. Make vegetable dishes more appealing to kids by making it colourful and of

History of Ketchup

Ketchup dates back as far as 1600 AD when sailors traveling to China discovered a sauce made of soy or oysters called ‘ketsiap’. This version quickly changed ingredients to include mushrooms, anchovies, shallots, and lemon peel. Then in the late 1700’s tomato ketchup appeared in Nova Scotia and began the transformation to today’s sweet tomato

Food Remedies For IBS – Pineapple

I am a firm believer that natural foods we eat everyday has healing properties to assist our body to recover from non critical ailments and aid in recovery process as well. If we take the right food, in the right amount, the vitamins and minerals found in the food will strengthen our body systems. It

Black Bean Terrine Recipe

Ingredients: 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 cup spicy mixed vegetable juice 16 ounces rinsed drained canned black beans, divided 1/4 pound chevre (French goat cheese) 2 tablespoons each finely chopped red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, and celery 1 tablespoon each seeded and minced mild or hot chili pepper and minced fresh cilantro

Tools For Juicing

Hand Juicer For the simplest juices this is all that you will need. A small stainless steel manual juicer or a plastic one with collection cup can be found for $15 or less. Combined with a good knife and cutting board, this tool will be all you need for occasional juicing. Optional Utensils A citrus

Easy Cupcake Recipes

Bugsy Carrot Cupcakes When investigating how to make cupcakes of the Bugsy kind all you need to do is get into the kitchen and open up the larder. If the kids do not like carrots in their stew or salads, let alone cupcakes, they need not know that all the vitamin A rich carrots are

Zchug: Israeli Salsa

Zchug, a type of chili sauce from Yemen, migrated with Yeminite Jews to Israel. Hot with chili, pungent with garlic and fragrant with exotic cardamon, it has become the Israeli national condiment. Think ketchup to Americans and salsa to Mecxicans, kim chee to Koreans. Without these blessed sauces, national cuisines would be bare naked indeed.

3 Delicious Tofu Recipes That You Should Try On Sunday

Sweet Chili Tofu: Sweet chili tofu is an easy dish to cook. And it also goes well with rice. We suggest you use Firm Tofu or Extra Firm Tofu to prepare the recipe. Ingredients: • Firm Tofu/ Extra Firm Tofu (Diced) • Cornstarch • Salt • Pepper • Olive Oil • Bell pepper (Red/green) •

3 Guilt-Free Desserts For A Healthier Lifestyle

Congratulations on your healthier new lifestyle! Plenty of things will change, including your diet. But don’t worry, nobody said that you can’t have your sugar fix when you crave for it! Although you have to be more careful with the ingredients of your desserts, it doesn’t mean that the delicious taste will be compromised! Try

12 Amazing Uses for Pepper You Didn’t Know About

Various forms of pepper have long been used to satisfy our culinary experience but as it turns out, there is a lot more to pepper than meets the eye. Let’s have a look at some of the things pepper can be used for other than to spice foods: 1. If your old clunker is starting

Decluttering Blueprint – Step 3 – Organizing Your Kitchen

If your kitchen isn’t living up to your expectations, give it a makeover for convenience and pizazz using the steps below. Take stock of your kitchens purpose. Is it for cooking, baking, eating, and storing food? If so, move all the items that are unrelated to the purpose of your space (such as papers, magazines,

How Do You Cut an Onion Without Tears? Some Useful Tips

Onions are our common vegetables in our kitchen, thanks to its unique taste. Of course, this vegetable needs to be cleaned first. After cleaning and removing the outer shell, the onion should be cut. The cuts cause almost always tears. We give some tips how you can prevent this. Why do we tear up when

Cream Cheese Dainties – A Serious Christmas Cookie

Here’s a serious Christmas cookie; it’s white like snow, has a little red Christmas color in it, and it’s full of fat, like Santa. How could you go wrong? It’s also sweet with a crispy texture, and has a hint of almond flavor. This recipe comes from my grandma. She’s been making these cookies at

Catering Equipment That Make Life Easier

There is a wide variety of catering equipment out there. Some are necessities and there are some that simply make your life much easier. Here is a list of catering equipment that is designed to make your life easier. Avenia Rice Cooker. This rice cooker has an 8.5 litre capacity unit with a power output

The Coffee Grinder: Handy Tool For Coffee Lovers

Grinding coffee in your own kitchen provides the opportunity to touch and smell the beans, as well as anticipate the sweetness, acidity, taste and flavor of the cup. The coffee you prepare is rich and fresh and the aroma filling the room is a great way to start a new day. There are tools and

Fixing Common Cooking Mistakes

Bread is too soft to slice: Freeze it and slice it frozen. Bread Stale: Sprinkle it with a small amount of water, put it in foil, and bake in an oven at moderate heat for about ten minutes. Cake Stuck to Pan: Let it sit until it is a little cooler, and then try again.

Bouillabaisse Soup

This excellent, ancient recipe from Provence excites huge passion and interest. Bouillabaisse consists of fragrant fish chunks poached in a saffron-enhanced broth. The dish is served as two courses. First the broth is spooned over toasted bread croutes topped with rouille sauce, which enriches the soup; next the fish itself is eaten. It is undoubtedly

Got Mushrooms? Stuff Them and Soup Them

I have always found mushrooms to be an interesting sort of comfort food. Here are two delightful recipes, great for lunch or dinner, as a complement or even as the main attraction. WILD MUSHROOM BISQUE 1 and 1/2 pounds portobello and cremini mushrooms

Pizza – Can This Be A Healthy Food?

Every component of pizza – crust, toppings, sauce and cheese are thought to be unhealthy. This is no longer the usual case today. Many pizza parlors today offer this delectable food in a new way – the use of organic ingredients only. Thus, every slice of organic pizza becomes healthy food. Many of us believe

Healthy Comfort Food For Stressful Times

Human beings want to be happy all the time, and when stress punctures our happiness bubble, we turn to our favorite comfort foods, with their familiar rationalizations. “I deserve this, I work hard,” followed by, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” and of course, “I’ll have just a little bite.” You will work just as

Artichoke and Fennel Au Gratin

With a gluten-free friend coming for dinner, I knew I needed to make some adjustments to the menu, but I stilled wanted to serve this simple, warm side dish filled with nutritious, tasty vegetables and a creamy sauce. The problem was in the topping: Au gratin dishes call for breadcrumbs, so I needed a good

Olive Oil And Its Bitter Truth

I think that many of us have experienced that olive oil has an unusual behavior. Why sometimes does it become bitter when it’s blended? Well there are many answers out there about the quality being secondary or because the heat, caused from the high speed spinning blades of the food processor or blender, turns the

What’s The Scoop on NICE Cream? A Better-For-You Dessert

Have you heard of “nICE Cream”? (Also called “banana ice cream”) It’s a fun banana-based dessert that’s becoming more popular… but why? Basically, all you have to do is learn about it, to see how it could become a sensation. It’s super versatile, capable of chocolate, fruit and nut flavors (or any combination there-of). It’s

Breaded Catfish Cooked Up Perfectly In A Toaster Oven

I absolutely love deep fried catfish but I know it is not the healthiest option for me. I know nothing can actually replicate that dish without frying, but I have come up with a baked version that is close. I have tried this many different ways and have finally come up with a version that

How to Fix Your Cheesecake – A Troubleshooting Guide

A cheesecake should be relatively trouble free but occasionally problems do come up. Over the years, we’ve been asked the following questions. “What’s the easiest way to make crumbs for my crust?” Lots of folks use a food processor; we don’t bother. We use a heavy duty zipper-type plastic bag and crush the crackers or

What Makes Oster Blenders So Special

Globally, kitchens in diverse households proudly display Oster blenders as a symbol of convenience, quality and excellence. The brand that launched almost one hundred years ago in 1924 has grown to be popular among shoppers all around the world. Of the various kitchen appliances the company manufactures, the most popular are its range of countertop

Easiest To Prepare Healthy Baby Food Recipes

Baby food recipes are great when it comes to feeding your baby. Aside from the fact that it is a healthy option, they are far easier to make than buying jarred baby food. Make it one at a time and store it on the refrigerator to save money. Your baby can start on solids after

Vegan Tropical Fruit Bread Recipes

Banana Bread Ingredients 7 oz or 220g whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 3floz or 100ml oil 6oz or 185g brown sugar 4 tbspcornstarch or cornflour 6 medium bananas (very ripe is best) 2 tbsp molasses (optional) Raisins and chopped nuts (optional) 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp

Top 10 Worst Anniversary Gift Ideas

Choosing an anniversary gift for one’s wife is an intimidating experience for most men. If the hapless male isn’t clued in on what it is that women really want, then the battle is lost even before it began. So, instead of the red roses and a sentimental hand written card which she was secretly hoping

Advantages of Using a Robot Coupe Blade

When it comes to buying a quality food processor, the first name that strikes in mind is Robot Coupe. It is accredited with providing a solid foundation to the current food processor industry, which caters to the need of hotels, restaurants and eating joints. The vegetable prep machines manufactured by this company are used by

Buy a Small Or Large Kitchen Table

In a large kitchen a huge kitchen table serves a wide array of functions, providing additional preparation space for chopping and mixing and will also serve as a repository for large items in frequent use, such as a food processor. The chances are that, if your food processor has to be taken down from a

Brief History Of Robot Coupe

When the French catering company employee Pierre Verdun realized that his clients spent a great deal of time preparing vegetables he designed the first basic food processor. It was a very basic model and was not much more than a bowl with a blade in the bottom that moved to agitate the ingredients. This was

11 Odd But Practical Uses For An EziDri Food Dehydrator

Sure, they make great fruit roll-ups and excellent dehydrated mushrooms and beef jerky, but what else can you use your EziDri food dehydrator for? BE CREATIVE! Or pay heed to the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention. The best way to get your money’s worth out of any kitchen appliance is to

Why Do I Need a KitchenAid Slicer and Shredder Attachment?

If you or your family loves pizza, tacos or salad, you definitely need to purchase this KitchenAid slicer/shredder attachment. It performs the cutting and shredding that a food processor would do. Potatoes, onions, nuts, chocolate, and vegetables can either be shredded or sliced. The KitchenAid Slicer/Shredder attachment is easier on the arms than if you

Robot Coupe Dicing Kit – A Dicing Expert In A Machine

Why should you get a Robot Coupe Dicing Kit? The Robot Coupe Dicing Kit will make short work of a wide assortment of fruits and vegetables including carrots, potatoes, onions, and celery to name just a few. Cutting, slicing, grating can be continued for hours with continuous high speed performance. These tasks generally take much

Vegetarian Potato Soup

Traditional potato soup recipes often include bacon, sour cream, and other animal products. For vegetarians and vegans who want a hearty potato soup, this recipe is the answer. Kids and adults alike love this nutritious, satisfying soup. 3 med potatoes, skinned and cubed 1/2 lb. tofu 4 cups water (you can substitute one cup of

We Live in a Throwaway Society

When’s the last time you repaired something that was broken? If your cell phone breaks, do you even consider repairing it? If a sock has a hole in it, do you mend it, throw it away, or in my case…turn it into a rag! If a part breaks on your food processor, do you order

How to Use an Electric Chopper for Your Food Items

Many recipes require the food to be chopped and a food chopper serves this purpose very well. Whether the food chopper is electric chopper or hand held, they are an easy way to chop food quickly. Below you can read a few tips for getting the best results from your food choppers. The first thing