Category: Food

Nutty for Peanuts

The peanut plant can be traced back to Peru and Brazil in South America around 3,500 years ago. European explorers first discovered peanuts in Brazil and saw its value, taking them back to their respective countries, where it was a bit slow to catch on but became popular in Western Africa. (And the French just …

Benefits Summer Fruits

Watermelon – Ripped only in summer, this big red ball of health is filled with water and taste. The amount of water present in this fruit helps you in being hydrated and keeps your body cool. Watermelon also acts as in defense and protects your skin from sunburn. You won’t get food cravings after its …

Dry Basil Powder

Since fresh Basil is not going to be available around the year, people have found other ways to preserve it and, reap its benefits in every season. Sun-dried basil powder serves as an alternative to the fresh herb but it also has some uses that are totally unique because of its form. The number of …

Edible Printing

It is used to decorate birthday cakes and desserts which are fit for human consumption. They are of various forms and can be used to garnish our food items and make them all the more attractive and mouthwatering. It can be seen at birthday parties, marriage functions, baby showers, office parties. Whenever there is a …

Choosing Cheap Meat

Best Beef for Grilling – Flank steaks and skirt steaks. They come off the grill flavorful and tender. Best Beef for Roasting/Smoking – Chuck roast. Try braising in beer, wine or broth. Best Beef for Pan Searing – Top sirloin butt. Try pan frying in a half and half mixture off butter and olive oil. …

Tips On Cooking Mussels

The plain and simple way Plain and simple and virtual national dish of Belgium with Fries and Mayonnaise. For a moderate portion select 500 g of Mussels, make certain that they are alive, scrape the shells to remove barnacles and remove the ‘beard’ sticking out of the opening. In a heavy bottomed pan warm 5 …

Prime Rib Steak

To put this into perspective, lets start at the beginning. Traditionally, in the United States a steer is processed into 8 primal cuts. Working from the top of the animal and moving from front to back, we have the following cuts: 1. Chuck, 2. Rib, 3. Loin, 4. Sirloin, 5. Round. Now working from the …

Asparagus on Toast

Get It Fresh While You Can Growers have a short window to harvest the tasty spikes. The plant pops up out of the ground and is snipped off. As more pops up they keep picking till the spears become fat and woody. Not as tasty and tender then. The plant will start to become bushy …

Soup Diets for Weight Loss

Soup diets are very common these days, because soup is a very effective way to satiate hunger without giving you all the unnecessary calories and fat. Soup is liquid-based, and liquid tends to work in filling up your stomach and tricking you into thinking that you’re already full. This is the same principle that works …

Tellicherry Peppercorns

For thousands of years, this diminutive dried berry has been the reason behind hazardous sea and land voyages, discovery of new continents and countries and the establishment of new sea and trade routes. Entire civilizations have been subjugated to centuries of colonial rule once the door-way was opened up to the spice trade; pepper was …