Month: August 2014

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Tofu for a yummy dessert

August 31, 2014 No Comments

Soy is a food that has a high nutritional value. In fact, 1 cup of cooked soybeans contains the same amount of proteins as 100 grams of meat, poultry or cooked fish. And the proteins in soy, unlike other legumes, are considered to be ‘whole’. Moreover, like all legumes, soy has no cholesterol and it […]

Greek yogurt is undoubtedly the latest dairy product fad. And yet, it's not really a new kid on the block, as it is part of the culinary heritage of the Middle East.

Greek yogurt is so cool

August 30, 2014 No Comments

Greek yogurt is undoubtedly the latest dairy product fad. And yet, it’s not really a new kid on the block, as it is part of the culinary heritage of the Middle East. It is in fact just an ordinary yogurt that has been strained. Which accounts for its thicker consistency and much higher protein content […]

Home Canning: Prepare It Safely

August 29, 2014 2 Comments

Home canning is a popular and safe way to preserve food for later use. Jams, pickles, soups, sauces, meat and seafood are frequently canned in glass jars.  If home canned foods are not properly prepared, they can cause serious illness such as botulism. Botulism is caused by the toxin of bacterium – called Clostridium botulinum […]

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Eating raw

August 26, 2014 No Comments

Rawism or raw food diets are becoming popular, owing mostly to the advantages of such an eating approach on the health of its followers. In fact, raw foodism provides vitamins, fibre, antioxidants, helps eliminate accumulated waste from the body and improves intestinal flora, and thereby the immune system.

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Forget about your cell phone while eating!

August 26, 2014 No Comments

Eating is a very important act of socialization in our lives. For example, dining together as a family has many health benefits. Not only is the food on the table often more nutritious than a meal eaten alone, such habits also encourage family bonding.

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Zero gravity cooking

August 20, 2014 No Comments

A feast for all the senses, food has been inspiring photographers for a long time. Many photos that glorify food or illustrate magnificent recipes are already all over the Internet. And some of these are more innovative than others. The ones that German artists Nora Luther and Pavel Beker have just published belong to this […]

Edible Flowers

August 16, 2014 No Comments

The zucchini or squash flower is simply magnificent: Five long bright yellow petals that open out into a star and a large yellow pistil. It also tastes very delicious: its texture is crunchy and slightly spongy and it has a very fresh, sweet and mildly tangy flavour. In Italy and Provence, it is mostly eaten […]

7 Easy Tips to Pack a Healthy Lunch

August 15, 2014 2 Comments

Lunch at work or at school doesn’t need to be dull or unhealthy — it just takes some planning.

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Bringing mojito mint back to life

August 12, 2014 No Comments

I don’t know about you, but each time I buy fresh herbs, I end up wasting some because I don’t know what to do with so much. This is often the case with mint. Every year, we rent a cabin along with some dietitian friends and mojitos are always on the menu! This time once […]

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A Refreshing Mojito in Mint Condition

August 11, 2014 No Comments

When planting mint, you’ll discover how rampantly this herb grows. Luckily, it can be used in an almost infinite variety of sweet and savoury dishes. One way to enjoy this refreshing herb on a hot summer’s day is to prepare a delicious mojito, the national cocktail of Cuba. There are several variations of this classic.

Tree of 40 fruit

August 9, 2014 No Comments

Apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, and thirty plus other stone fruits, all growing on the same tree. Do you think it is possible? Yes, such a tree exists for real. A Syracuse University art professor is getting worldwide attention for his “Tree of 40 Fruit”. Sam Van Aken created this tree through grafting different varieties. The […]

Chefs (and pharmacists) buy private brands

August 7, 2014 No Comments

Private or house brand products are visible everywhere, both in supermarkets and in pharmacies and they are better priced than major brands. But does this mean that they are of poorer quality? There’s no reason to believe so, since pharmacists and chefs prefer them for their personal use.

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