Raw Food? Why Not? It’s Sushi Time

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The Japanese diet

Sushi is not only delicious, but it’s also very good for you. It is a wonderful bonus to be able to eat the food you love without paying the price for your indulgence. Great claims have been made for the health benefits of the typical Japanese diet of fish and rice. For example, average life expectancy for both women and men in Japan is one of the highest in the world.

Here are seven sushi ingredients that can help boost your health.

Fish and seafood

Sushi is low in calories. White fish such as sea bass and red snapper have less than 100 calories per 3 1⁄2 oz [100g]. Even
richer fish such as mackerel, eel, and the fattier cut of tuna, toro, have less than 200 calories per 3 1⁄2 oz [100g].

Oily fish, such as mackerel, sardine, and herring are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can be effective in preventing heart disease, stroke and arthritis.

Rice

More than half of the world’s population lives on rice. An excellent source of carbohydrates and protein, it is gluten-free, so suitable for those with wheat allergies.

Rice vinegar

Rice vinegar has amazing antibacterial properties, which have long been used to preserve food. It gently aids digestion while also lowering the risk of high blood pressure and working as a mild pick-me-up. In its diluted form it also works as an effective skin conditioner.

Ginger

Ginger root is pickled and served as a palate cleanser with sushi.
Like rice vinegar, ginger is an effective natural antiseptic. It aids digestion as well as boosting the immune system and helping the body to fight colds and flu.

Soy sauce

Soybeans are crushed with salt, wheat, and yeast and left to ferment to make soy sauce.

Soybeans are high in protein, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Soy products contain phytoestrogens, which have been successfully used to treat problems associated with menopause. A reduced-sodium variety is now available. Tamari, which does not contain wheat, is a good alternative for those with wheat allergies.

Nori

Nori (seaweed) may be considered an unusual food by some, but it is highly nutritious. It contains protein, minerals–especially iodine–and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, niacin and C. It helps prevent cholesterol deposits from building up in the blood vessels. The darker the nori, the higher the quality. Shredded nori adds a decorative touch to scattered sushi and soups.

Wasabi

Rich in vitamin C, wasabi stimulates the production of saliva and aids digestion. It has powerful antibacterial properties and is mildly antiseptic.

How to make Rendang?

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For the flavor base:
  • 15 dried japones chiles or 10 dried chiles de árbol or 3 Tbs. sambal oelek
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced shallots (from 4 large shallots)
  • 2 Tbs. sliced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh or frozen and thawed galangal (optional)
For the whole spice blend:
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole green cardamom pods
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 3-inch-long cinnamon stick, snapped in half
For the ground spice blend:
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
For the rendang:
  • 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil; more as needed
  • 2 lb. boneless top blade beef chuck (or bottom or top round, flank, or sirloin steak), cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices, then cut into 1-1/2- to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 13.5-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup tamarind concentrate
  • 3 wild lime leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium lemongrass stalks, bruised with back of knife and tied in a knot
  • 4 tsp. palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp. table salt
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed grated fresh coconut or unsweetened frozen coconut, thawed
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)
Make the flavor base:

If using dried chiles, steep them in hot water until pliable, 5 to 8 minutes; then slit and seed them (use gloves). Put the chiles, shallots, garlic, ginger, galangal (if using), and 1/4 cup water in a food processor and process to a coarse purée, about 3 minutes (if using whole dried chiles, you’ll still see little pieces of the skins).

Make the spice blends:

In a small bowl, combine the cloves, cardamom pods, star anise, and cinnamon pieces. In a second small bowl, combine the coriander, cumin, fennel, turmeric, and pepper.

Make the rendang:

Heat 2 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch skillet or wok over medium-low heat until shimmering hot. Add the whole spice blend and cook, stirring constantly, until the cinnamon sticks unfold (the cardamom may also crack open), 1 to 2 minutes; don’t let the spices burn. Add another 2 Tbs. of the oil and the ground spice blend and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture sizzles and becomes fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds more (if the spices stick to the pan, add a little more oil to prevent burning).

Add the remaining 1/2 cup oil and the flavor base and cook, stirring, until the purée is an intense reddish-brown, about 10 minutes. Raise the heat to medium, add the beef and cook, stirring, to coat it with the spices, about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, tamarind concentrate, lime leaves, and lemongrass and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil, about 5 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low, add the sugar and salt, and simmer, stirring occasionally for the first hour and then more frequently as the stew thickens, until the liquid is very thick and oil appears on its surface, about 1-3/4 hours. The meat will not be fork-tender at this point.

Meanwhile, squeeze any excess liquid from the coconut with your hands. In a 10-inch skillet, toast the coconut over low heat, stirring constantly, until golden-brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.

Stir the toasted coconut into the stew and then continue stirring until it’s incorporated and much of the liquid is gone, about 15 minutes. Add 1 cup water if you prefer a saucy consistency. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is fork-tender, 20 to 30 minutes more (the oil will start frothing after 15 to 20 minutes).

Remove the lemongrass, cinnamon pieces, star anise, and as many cardamom pods and cloves as you can find. Transfer the meat to a serving platter and garnish with the cilantro and lime wedges (if using).

Make Ahead Tips

Beef rendang will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator, but expect it to become drier and more intense as it sits.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 640; Fat (g): fat g 46; Fat Calories (kcal): 410; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 17; Protein (g): protein g 28; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 19; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 28; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 7; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 840; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 50; Fiber (g): fiber g 7;

Rendang Is the Best Food in the World

 

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Rendang is one of the traditional foods originating from the Minang. Rendang meat that comes from the West Sumatera was crowned as the world’s finest food version of CNN (Central News Network).

It is based on a survey of observer news station CNN, loaded on the website CNNGo. The survey was compiled through the account CNN on the social networking site Facebook.

The popularity of rendang followed by fried rice in second rank and Sushi from Japan in the third rank. The previous survey, ranked first in the world’s finest foods is Massaman curry from Thailand.

The survey results are published in the pages of CNN’s site that alerts 50 finest food in this world make rendang as the winner. “After the capture of more than 35,000 votes, the most delicious food in the world is not the Massaman curry, which we recommend, but the spicy marinated meat dishes from West Sumatra,” CNN’S survey results.

Rendang is a traditional food that savoury coconut-based with beef as the main ingredient. Marinade of rendang made from coconut milk and a mixture of various ingredients in the blend, such as Chili, Lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, ginger, garlic, and shallots, as well as a variety of other condiments are usually called pemasak.

Natural spices of rendang are antiseptic and kill pathogenic bacteria, so it is a natural preservative. No wonder, rendang can be stored in a long period of time.

The process of cooking rendang takes a long time, (usually 4 hours). In Minangkabau tradition, rendang is mandatory dish in every special occasion, such as traditional ceremonies in Minangkabau and welcomes the guest of honor.

If in Malay tradition, (Riau, Jambi, Medan, or the Malay Peninsula), rendang is a dish served in the special kenduri circumcision.

Save Up Your Time of Housewife Activity

Many women are occupied with many things at once. Not only those who are being a housewife, but also those who works and have kids to take care of. Women who work have a lot more to handle in office and surely at home while she takes her role as mother and wife. But do not think that housewife also vacant and doing only few hours house chores. Nope! Sometimes housewives even struggling more to have “me time” for themselves just to enjoy reading books or playing with their kids. Here we will list how to save up some time from housewife activity easily.

The first time consuming chores is cleaning the room and cleaning the dust from your furniture. It is very useful if you have duster to help you clean up the parts of dusty furniture without dirt your own hand. This normally made from feathers. Other activity that takes time is cleaning your bathroom. It requires not only time but also energy to clean some parts like toilet. But as there are many toilet cleaner liquid, you can pour it into your toilet and wait few times while cleaning the other parts. If you do laundry by hand you should consider using the detergent that already consist of softener or perfume so you don’t have to change the water many times and spending energy doing repeating chores. Do not forget to tell tour family to drop their dirty clothes into a basket so you can easily collect the clothes and wash it.

Those simple things supposed to be easy to do and even you can combine doing one while doing the other one; like while you wait the clothes inside machine to be done and you can clean the room with duster or washing the dishes. Many simple ways to make your house chores become easy and save up your time to have social life better.

Purchase Gelato Ice Cream Maker from Coffee and Ice

Nowadays, the use of gelato ice cream maker is becoming wider and wider, For example, this type of ice maker is being popular used in hotels, restaurant, coffee shop, fast food restaurant etc. But do you really have a conscious perception about what gelato making machine is and do you know the working principles of the gelato ice cream maker?

A gelato ice cream maker is a kind of freeze refrigeration machinery. Water should first be put into the machine, then after evaporation, the generated scoffed would be delivered to refrigerating system and would cool into slush with the help of refrigerant.

At the outset, let’s look at the first question. Freeze can be sorted into different types according to different sorting techniques. In accordance with hoarfrost shapes, gelato machines can be divided into tube gelato machine, block gelato machine, flake snow machine, plate slush machine, and particle ice machine. While according to snow functions, the frost makers could be grouped into ice machines for edible use and machines for industrial use. Generally speaking, the frost made by tube and particle ice making machine is usually for edible use, while frost made by other machines is for industrial use.

A lot of people really want to know the working principles of ice machines, they are always wondering how they can change water into ice so easily? Now, let’s discover the secret together. First of all, with the help of water pump, the chilled water in the storage tank circulates continually in the plates and boxes of the ice maker.

Then after a series sequence, inspiration- compress- exhaust- condensation- throttle- low temperature vaporization chilled water which is in the water continue to condense into hoarfrost gradually on lower temperature surface. When freeze condenses to a certain thickness level, or you can say when refrigerant temperature comes to the setting temperature, another circulation will begin again. From above articles, you may now generally get the working principle of gelato ice cream maker. The demand for such ice cream maker is very high all across the globe and people as well as companies are purchasing it to make delicious gelato cream without putting any effort. All in all, it can be said that demand for such products are going to see a step demand in coming years all around the globe.

Fast Way to Get Your Cash Loans Access Easily

After making sure the things, you can directly apply by filling the requirements and information needed by the company. You may choose any company that suits your living place. It will make you easier to reach the place. If you can’t do it by visiting the place, you can do it via online by visiting the link http://www.nevadacashadvanceloans.com/ for applying. You may also ask some information in order to preventing any bad possibilities happen later. If you have made sure all the things and deal with the consequences, you can precede to the next step of agreement. You will get your cash loans quickly in your hand without waiting for long time. The most important thing is remembering when you will pay the loans. It is better for you to pay the money before the due date.

Nowadays, many kind of access that will support us to do our daily activity becomes easier. It involves many aspects which are supported by the technology development. It makes us easier to get any access in doing our job well. The other positive thing is in the access itself will be provided the sub-access to help us easier in doing our aim in that field. Just take a look on how it works in economy fields. Many people get their easy access to increase their economy well. They are provided by the company the way to make their economy value higher than before. Besides asking for saving the wealth and money, there is a service for some people who can’t afford or have the money. It means that they can be helped here. The service which is provided here is cash loans. Moreover, the service itself has been provided in many areas so they will get easier access to do the transactions.

Mostly, people will think it will be hard to do and get the access especially when it deals with the payment of the loans. They are afraid that they can’t afford it as well as the agreement has been made. It makes the people worry but on the other hand they also need it. In the case of it, the company will give the better way inn paying the loans back. They can do it easily with lower interest every day. It is called as payday service where we should pay the loans every day with low interest. It is better than we should take longer time with higher interest that will make us more difficult. So, we should not be worried about the cash loans services in the case of payment. The thing that we have to do before applying is doing some research. It may help us to consider how much money will be borrowed from the company. We can also measure how long time we should pay it back. It will help us later in preparing the money to be back especially if we borrow in big number. Usually the number of money we borrow will affect the interest that should be paid later. Moreover, it will be affected also by the period of time in the case of payment.

Beat The Blues With a Double Chocolate Brownie

It’s easy to call your best friend, boyfriend or mother to whine about a bad day, or a terrible evening you wish you could erase. Does it always do the trick though? Sometimes all you need is a brownie. Something as divine as a brownie can make you forget all your troubles and rejoice in its rich, gooey, nutty, sinful center. The real challenge is, balancing the good and evil. How much do we indulge? The answer lies in simple science. It should be proportionate to the amount of tissue you have wasted, sobbing over the problem or bad day in question.

Here’s a quick guide!

How I Met Choco chip Blondies

We all have our favorite TV Series that we can watch on repeat, season after season, night after night, but when they do something horrid, it makes us want to scream out in frustration. Whether it be the much controversial climax of How I Met Your Mother, the much speculated death of John Snow in Game of Thrones or killing off Mathew in Downtown Abbey, a Choco chip Blondie can make it all go away. It heals you not bit by bit but chip by chip.

Friend/ Follow request rejected

 

Have you had one of those days when you pace your bedroom frantically, wondering whether you should send your crush a friend request. You wonder whether he knows you exist or not. You think of all the ways this could go very wrong, but you press send anyway. If you’re lucky, your next update would involve a new follower or new friend. However if you aren’t lucky then you might be rejected. In this crisis, it’s best to hit the closest bakery and get yourself a classic chocolate brownie. It has just the right amount of gooeyness to turn that frown upside down.

Bad break up

If you’ve been there you deserve a mouth-watering fudgy chocolate brownie. You’ve had your share of Bridget Jones movie and you can’t look at a tub of ice cream the same way. Then you know it’s time to bring out the big guns. If the creamy, butter filled brownie doesn’t make you feel awesome, nothing will. A few brownies in the week are sure to set you on the road to recovery.

Losing your Job

When you have been handed the pink slip, pile your plate with double chocolate brownies and pair it up with vanilla ice cream. Get under your duvet and watch The Devil Wears Prada. The different types of chocolates blend perfectly to make it a masterpiece. It will empower you to switch on your laptop and begin your job hunt on a sugar high.

Best Partner for Your Cake and Bakery Business

Building a business is not as easy as you think, even for the kind of business that is very promising such as the cake and bakery. As an addition, to maintain the reputation is also another thing that is not easy. That is because you will need to make sure that your income and outcome is considerably equal or you will lose your business. If you are running this kind of business, the partnership is something that is really important that you need to consider.

 

Basically, there are two main partnerships that you need to really maintain. The first one is the partnership to the suppliers, where you will get all of the materials for the cake and the cake decorating supplies in Michigan and the second one is the partnership to the customers that will give you the income so that you can still run your cake and bakery business. That is because all of the customers will surely love to get something nice to buy and if you cannot offer them something that they like, they will not take your offers even if you give them the cheap price.

 

You will need to fully understand that both of those partnerships are totally important. The first one is important since you will need the best supply for baking the best cakes ad bakeries that will attract a lot of customers to your store. If you are not choosing the best materials and supplies for your store, then you can make sure that the taste of your products will not be great. As the result, you can expect that you will get less and less customers over time. If this kind of condition still continues when you are running your business, then you can make sure that slowly but sure, your business will go bankrupt.

Like Chocolate? Here is the Solution for You

Chocolate is one of the sweet foods that you can consume. You can get the best chocolate if you can choose the best quality of the chocolate. We know that chocolate will offer you with so many good nutrition substances that will be needed by your body also. You can choose the best chocolate for your consumption. There are many kinds of chocolates that you can choose. One of them is baking chocolate that you can choose for your choice of the chocolate. If you love the baking chocolate, you can choose it from Valrhora Chocolate. They will give you with the best chocolate for your own consumption. They offer you with the best quality of the chocolate so that you will get the perfect chocolate to be consumed.

I believe that everyone has their own favorite foods to be consumed. All of people have their own favorite foods since commonly they have it for their common food to be consumed for instance. Of course, there are many kinds of foods that we can consume based on our interests. The numbers of foods are so many in this world and every place has their own different food. You can try to taste the different foods whenever and wherever you are. You will have the different sensation in tasting a certain kind of food.

The several of foods also offer you with the different taste also. The taste of the foods here will influence the foods that you are going to consume also. You can choose the foods that you like or become your favorite since you love certain of taste also. If you love the sweet, I believe that you will like to consume the food that have the sweet taste also. There are many kinds of foods that have the sweet taste that you can choose for your favorite foods.

Get the Best Carts for Your New Business

If you decide to choose this kind of job, you need to have the best preparations for your own business. There are many kinds of preparations that you should have. One of the important stuff that you should prepare for the best starting point is the carts. You need to make sure that you can choose the best carts for your own stands. Besides, if you want to sell the beverages, you do not need to be afraid. You can have the beverage carts from All Star Kiosk for the best carts that you want to have. You can simply open their website and find out which one of the carts that you want to have for your own stand. They will offer you with so many kinds of best carts based on your own needs.

Do you love your job? Do you enjoy your job so much? Well, if you are given these kinds of questions and you say that you enjoy your job, you should be happy. You get the job based on your own needs and your criterion also. You need to be happy and praise to God since you get the best job based on your own need. You need to remember that not all of people can get the job that they love to do and they are wishing for.

But somehow when you do not feel so comfortable with your current job, you can try to find out the other job that you love. If you want to be entrepreneur, you can also have the best job based on your passion. If you love to sell the foods for instance, you can do that so also. If you have money, why do not you start your business in selling food for instance? You will earn more money and you will enjoy your job so much.

Dry Fruit Milk Mix Recipe For Elderly

Aged persons need more nutrients to aid the repair process of body. Their body needs more vitamins and proteins as it experiences continuous degenerative process. Elders’ diet should be simple, nutritious and easily digestible. Here is a recipe which help to supply good amount of vitamins, proteins, antioxidants , minerals and many more.

Dry fruit milk mix

Ingredients:

Almonds – one cup

Shelled Pistachios – one cup

Cardamom – 10 in number

Saffron- ¼ spoon

Ragi- ¼ cup

Method:

Roast almond, pistachios, ragi separately in low flame. Allow them to cool. Remove outer skin of cardamom and collect seeds. Blend all roasted ingredients, cardamom and saffron in a blender into a fine powder. Store it in an air tight container. Mix a spoon of this with a glass of warm milk. Stir it well. Sugar, sugar candy, jaggery or date syrup can be added to this for sweetening . This warm drink supplies plenty of nutrients to elderly. Here is a list of benefits of ingredients.

Milk: Milk contains nutrients like protein, fat, mineral matter, water and lactose. It is rich in calcium and vitamins. It is the natural food of all young mammals. Milk is a reservoir of nutrients and forms an important ingredient of a balanced diet. As it is rich in calcium it makes our bones and teeth strong. It helps to nourish the body with high quality proteins and vitamins. Drinking milk everyday helps to keep our body fit. Warm milk induces good sleep.

Saffron: Saffron acts as a cardiac tonic and is used to treat diseases which originate from vitiation of blood. It helps in easy flow of urine. saffron helps to increase appetite .It also reduces indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting and acidity. Saffron is used as an active ingredient in ayurveda preparations for diseases of central nervous system.

Almonds :Almonds are rich source of fiber, proteins, minerals, vitamins and heart friendly fats. The fiber in almonds gives a feeling of fullness when consumed and add up to roughage content of diet. Almonds contain good percentage of proteins. Apart from these vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium, calcium, copper and manganese are also present in significant amount. All these nutrient components help to boost body immunity, energy and repairing process of tissues.

Pistachios :Pistachios are rich in antioxidants, heart friendly fats, phytosterols, carotenoids, vitamins and minerals. The nutrients of this nut help to lower cholesterol level and prevent absorption of cholesterol from food. Consumption of pistachios helps to prevent cancer and diseases of heart. Studies have shown that carotenoids prevent muscular degeneration. The minerals and vitamins of pistachio help to boost body immunity and aid in normal functioning of body.

Ragi:Ragi is minor millet which is a store house of nutrients. The bioavailability of nutrients in this cereal has increased its nutrition value. Ragi provides fiber, starch, minerals and vitamins.

 

Jelly Beans and Rock Candy

Jelly beans and rock candy have some things in common. They are both candies, made of sugar, so they are sweet. These are two popular confections that can be used not only to satisfy one’s sweet tooth fixes but also in some dishes.

Jelly Beans are candies that are available in many different flavors, primarily fruit flavors, such as tutti frutti, buttered popcorn, pina colada, toasted marshmallow, etc. These flavors give the confection a sour and sweet taste, making them a favorite for party favor bags and dessert bars and can fill your plastic Easter eggs.

They are smaller than or have the same size as red kidney beans. The candies have hard and colored outer coating and gummy interiors. A bowl filled with jelly beans can create bright scenes, although some of them do not have stellar flavors. Do you still remember the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans in Harry Potter movies? This brand now offers various flavors such as rotten egg, sausage, vomit, booger, sausage and some more. Jelly Belly is the new owner of the brand.

Jelly beans, besides being consumed as candies, can be used in some other ways. They decorate cakes and cupcakes, and they can decorate flower vases and candle holders. They can be included in ice cream mixes and other recipes. When you make these confections at home, you get the benefit of selecting the color and flavor that you like. You can use your favorite drink, juices for kids or cocktails for adults, as flavors.

Rock candy, on the other hand, is also known as rock sugar. It is made from chunks of sugar, and is grown on strings or sticks. Being made of pure sugar, this confection is extremely sweet and clear, but food coloring can be added to make it look more interesting. For varied taste, flavoring may also be added to it. Eat them plain; dissolve them in drinks. You can even use them to garnish desserts.

The process of making rock candy is very simple and straightforward, and many people prefer to make them at home. In schools, teachers use these candies to explain to their class how crystals are formed. The candy has other uses besides sucrose or table sugar, such as in liquors, beverages, and soups. Chinese cooks use these candies to add flavor to sweet soups, chrysanthemum tea and some other drinks. In India, rock candy with aniseed is used as mouth freshener after meals.

The first rock sugar was made in original colors of blue and red. Today, however, these can be purchased in a rainbow of colors and in a variety of flavor such as cotton candy, blue raspberry, grape, strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.

Rock candy and jelly beans are conveniently found in many confectionery stores worldwide. If you are in Australia, there are both physical and online stores where you can go to get your sweet things. Many of these establishments have their own websites and offer their products online. So, if you need these candies and you want to experience convenient shopping, you simply go to the internet and place your order.

Indian Food Basics

Indian food is spicy and delicious, but it can also be confusing and a mystery if you’re not familiar with it. Thanks to businesses like Chutney Chef, you can now get fresh, ready-to-cook ingredients for Indian cuisine delivered right to your door. If you’ve been thinking about trying Indian food NJ but just aren’t sure what’s what, this handy guide will tell you what you need to know.

Regional Differences

One of the things that makes Indian cuisine so confusing is the fact that there are several different regions of India, each with their own style of food and often, even completely different names for similar dishes. Interestingly, the father south in India you go, the hotter the food gets. However, that’s not the only regional difference. In the north, more meat and wheat are eaten but in the south, more rice and vegetables.

Curry

“Curry” is a word you’ll often hear in conjunction with Indian food. Curry is generally a combination of spices and herbs. Contrary to common belief, curries can be wet or dry. Curries can be used with either meat or vegetables, and can be made from a wide variety of combinations of spices. Wet curries are like an extremely flavorful sauce while dry curries are almost like a rub, coating meat or vegetables. Curried dishes are often served with rice.

Vegetarian

Indian cuisine is heavily vegetarian. The following four dishes are extremely common:

  • Aloo Gobi. This dish consists of cauliflower florets and potatoes simmered in curry.
  • Dal tadka. “Dal” is an Indian word for lentil. Dal tadka is yellow lentil with garlic.
  • Mattar paneer. Paneer is a cubed cheese with an appearance similar to tofu. Mattar paneer is a dish with this cheese and green peas cooked together with curry.
  • Palak paneer. Paneer cubes are cooked in spinach gravy to make this particular dish.

Another vegetarian option served with virtually every meal is rotis, a whole wheat flat bread. Traditionally, this flat bread is used not only as a side dish but also as a utensil.

Non-Vegetarian

Beef and pork are not generally eaten in India, so the majority of non-vegetarian dishes you will encounter will be chicken. Chicken is often served with curry or as chicken tikka, which is marinated chicken. Chicken makhani is another popular dish, which is chicken cooked in a tomato-based sauce.

Of course, this is just the beginning. Once you are familiar with these dishes, feel free to explore the variety of rich flavors Indian cuisine has to offer.

Jelly Beans and Rock Candy

Jelly beans and rock candy have some things in common. They are both candies, made of sugar, so they are sweet. These are two popular confections that can be used not only to satisfy one’s sweet tooth fixes but also in some dishes.

Jelly Beans are candies that are available in many different flavors, primarily fruit flavors, such as tutti frutti, buttered popcorn, pina colada, toasted marshmallow, etc. These flavors give the confection a sour and sweet taste, making them a favorite for party favor bags and dessert bars and can fill your plastic Easter eggs.

They are smaller than or have the same size as red kidney beans. The candies have hard and colored outer coating and gummy interiors. A bowl filled with jelly beans can create bright scenes, although some of them do not have stellar flavors. Do you still remember the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans in Harry Potter movies? This brand now offers various flavors such as rotten egg, sausage, vomit, booger, sausage and some more. Jelly Belly is the new owner of the brand.

Jelly beans, besides being consumed as candies, can be used in some other ways. They decorate cakes and cupcakes, and they can decorate flower vases and candle holders. They can be included in ice cream mixes and other recipes. When you make these confections at home, you get the benefit of selecting the color and flavor that you like. You can use your favorite drink, juices for kids or cocktails for adults, as flavors.

Rock candy, on the other hand, is also known as rock sugar. It is made from chunks of sugar, and is grown on strings or sticks. Being made of pure sugar, this confection is extremely sweet and clear, but food coloring can be added to make it look more interesting. For varied taste, flavoring may also be added to it. Eat them plain; dissolve them in drinks. You can even use them to garnish desserts.

The process of making rock candy is very simple and straightforward, and many people prefer to make them at home. In schools, teachers use these candies to explain to their class how crystals are formed. The candy has other uses besides sucrose or table sugar, such as in liquors, beverages, and soups. Chinese cooks use these candies to add flavor to sweet soups, chrysanthemum tea and some other drinks. In India, rock candy with aniseed is used as mouth freshener after meals.

The first rock sugar was made in original colors of blue and red. Today, however, these can be purchased in a rainbow of colors and in a variety of flavor such as cotton candy, blue raspberry, grape, strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.

Rock candy and jelly beans are conveniently found in many confectionery stores worldwide. If you are in Australia, there are both physical and online stores where you can go to get your sweet things. Many of these establishments have their own websites and offer their products online. So, if you need these candies and you want to experience convenient shopping, you simply go to the internet and place your order.

Smart Options for Food Delivery in Karachi

You may be a good cook and know exactly how to stuff yourself with good foods. However sometimes due to your business, you can’t afford to cook by yourself. When fast food not even become your option, you better consider Food Genie that provide you Mirchili Karachi. it offers you with series of delicious foods that perfectly can satisfy your hunger. As can be expected, you will serve with some categories that suits your appetite. And you can guess, under that food category that you can order, you can access many delicious food categories to stuff your tummy.

 

Among those food categories, you can pick Mirchili Khaas Chaat, where you can get chaat, khaas chili chips, khaas samosa, aloo, khaas masala, khaas pani puri, and some others. However, if you prefer another, there are some other options like Kabab Paratha Rolls, Dosa, plenty more. Suppose, that you want to tag along beverage as part or your order, surely, you can do that. Just like the food that they serve, you will find numerous beverages options to complete your dining time from something common like soft drink to something traditional like masala tea.

 

Apart from Mirchili, you can also order your food through  A One Snack restaurant that offers you also with many delicious menus that suit your taste, such as; chicken wrap, beef burger, fish sandwich, soup, french fries and some others option that surely mouth watering. Unlike the first option, this one offers you with more options for the menus. For instance, if you prefer a Chinese Food to cope your hunger, then you get it by ordering your food through this one. Too, if you want to accompany your dining time with special beverage, simply order it too.

 

Another place which can satisfy your hunger with the menus that are offered, then it must be United King Clifton, why? The answer is precise, its menus. Some people may not consider a fast food as part of their diet, but for those who may, this is a good place to get yourself with delicious fast food. In addition, if you enjoy cakes a lot, this place is worth a consideration. It provides you with a plethora of options to savor your cake appetite. Speak of cakes, there are pound cakes, dry cake cheese, sponge cake with fresh cream and plenty others.

 

Those with sweet tooth, guess what? The latter option is recommended for you since it provides its customers with some sweets options that hard to ignore. But, if you don’t include something sugary as your daily intake, it doesn’t mean, you can’t skip this one. Among those sweets and sugary menus, it caters a sugar free menu for any of its customers that dislike the idea of adding sugar that much to their food. For any detail information about the menu and the price to pay for each of them, be sure to spend your time to their website, and make sure that you give them your proper address.

Beat The Blues With a Double Chocolate Brownie

It’s easy to call your best friend, boyfriend or mother to whine about a bad day, or a terrible evening you wish you could erase. Does it always do the trick though? Sometimes all you need is a brownie. Something as divine as a brownie can make you forget all your troubles and rejoice in its rich, gooey, nutty, sinful center. The real challenge is, balancing the good and evil. How much do we indulge? The answer lies in simple science. It should be proportionate to the amount of tissue you have wasted, sobbing over the problem or bad day in question.

Here’s a quick guide!

How I Met Choco chip Blondies

We all have our favorite TV Series that we can watch on repeat, season after season, night after night, but when they do something horrid, it makes us want to scream out in frustration. Whether it be the much controversial climax of How I Met Your Mother, the much speculated death of John Snow in Game of Thrones or killing off Mathew in Downtown Abbey, a Choco chip Blondie can make it all go away. It heals you not bit by bit but chip by chip.

Friend/ Follow request rejected

 

Have you had one of those days when you pace your bedroom frantically, wondering whether you should send your crush a friend request. You wonder whether he knows you exist or not. You think of all the ways this could go very wrong, but you press send anyway. If you’re lucky, your next update would involve a new follower or new friend. However if you aren’t lucky then you might be rejected. In this crisis, it’s best to hit the closest bakery and get yourself a classic chocolate brownie. It has just the right amount of gooeyness to turn that frown upside down.

Bad break up

If you’ve been there you deserve a mouth-watering fudgy chocolate brownie. You’ve had your share of Bridget Jones movie and you can’t look at a tub of ice cream the same way. Then you know it’s time to bring out the big guns. If the creamy, butter filled brownie doesn’t make you feel awesome, nothing will. A few brownies in the week are sure to set you on the road to recovery.

Losing your Job

When you have been handed the pink slip, pile your plate with double chocolate brownies and pair it up with vanilla ice cream. Get under your duvet and watch The Devil Wears Prada. The different types of chocolates blend perfectly to make it a masterpiece. It will empower you to switch on your laptop and begin your job hunt on a sugar high.

The Luxuriant Texture Of Creamy Blue Cheese Makes It The Perfect Choice For Elaborate Meals And Gour

Blue cheeses have always been popular because of their distinct sharp taste. Now you can enjoy it to the fullest extent with Creamy Blue Cheeses. They have a lovely, smooth texture and an absolutely buttery taste. Those who want their cheese to have extra cream will find them to be just what they need as they offer a curious blend of sharpness and creaminess that leaves a lasting taste in the mouth.

The Soft And Creamy Texture Of Creamy Blue Is Like None Other

What makes creamy blue cheese so soft is its extra butter fat content. Curd is added at the end of the ripening process to give it this taste. It is a much younger version of the blue cheese and has a very smooth and soft texture such that it can be easily spread on breads and crackers. It is also full of moisture, much more than what is normally present blue cheese. Blue cheese gets dried up when it ages, thus resulting in a crumbly texture. However, creamy blue cheese is not matured to this extent, giving a uniquely sharp, buttery and delicious taste.

 

Undoubtedly the most popular of creamy blue cheese is St.Agur. It is made from rich, pasteurized cow milk. It has a usually creamy texture, very luxurious in its thickness and easy to spread on breads or use in sauces and pastas. Made using traditional cheese making methods it has the same kind of taste that you will find in traditional French blue cheese, albeit a bit milder, of course. During the maturing process, the cheese is pierced three times to ensure that the growth of blue veins is spread across it evenly as they are responsible for giving it a sharp taste. Ripening is done in cellars at a particular temperature so that the desired taste is achieved.

Another famous creamy blue cheese is the Gorgonzola Dolce. It is made from pasteurized cow’s milk and is matured for three months. It has a light piquancy which makes it delicious to taste. So soft, yet so creamy it is the perfect accompaniment to a variety of breads ranging from simple rye bread to crusty breads and baguettes. Yet another quite delicious creamy blue is Picos de Europa. Also known as Valdeon, it is made in Spain from cow’s or goat’s milk or a blend of both. The unique taste of this cheese arises from its maturing process. It is left to ripen in cold damp cellars. When you taste it, you can enjoy a very sharp taste, which is balanced by its creaminess. Its texture is full of cavities in which you can find mold growing.

Creamy Blue Cheeses can be used in so many dishes ranging from simple pastas to elaborately prepared meats and sauces. It spreads easily, so you can quickly put it on any type of bread and enjoy mild, piquant taste. If you are planning a party and serving various types of cheeses, this is a variety, you simply must not miss out on.

Ideas on How to Rethink Your Thanksgiving Dinner

If your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving dinner is overeating roasted turkey or ham, piles of mashed potatoes, and more bread than you typically eat in a month, you aren’t alone. Tradition dictates that this day of thanks is often filled with lots of high-carb and high-fat foods. For many family members, some of these foods are “off limits” due to weight loss efforts or because of health conditions. For others, the traditional dishes served each year have simply become tiresome or unappealing. Never fear! There are some ways you can make your Thanksgiving dinner better this year while also making it healthier experience for all.

A Different Twist on the Meat

Turkey is most often the meat choice, but ham is an alternative for those who don’t care for like the taste of turkey. A third option you may not have considered is bison meat. Bison is lean like turkey and it has even more protein. Since protein is slower to digest it helps makes you feel full longer. Bison won’t leave you feeling hungry for leftovers before the table is even cleared. Best of all, you will be surprised by how good the meat tastes.

Try Some Classics You May Have Missed

Corn Pudding

If you have never tried corn pudding, now is the time to treat your taste buds to a new side you are going to love. The Daily Meal shows the pudding served in tied-off corn shucks for a decorative presentation that is appropriate for the occasion.

Cornbread

Many people prefer the hearty texture and taste of cornbread to the traditional dinner rolls. If you want to add a touch of meat savor, skip the bacon and use crumbled pieces of bison jerky to enhance the flavor without the added sodium and fat. The same is true for green bean casseroles, macaroni and cheese, loaded mashed potatoes, and cheese balls that typically use bacon bits or chipped beef in the recipes. Substituting bison for beef, pork, or poultry will give it a delicious taste that is healthier.

 

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Many people feel that mashed potatoes make the Thanksgiving meal complete. They will be even more impressive with some cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onion to boost the taste.

Bison Stuffing

Add vegetables and ground buffalo to your favorite sausage stuffing recipe for more flavor than stuffing made with bread crumbs and broth. You can also use an herbed stuffing recipe for even more flavor. Not only will it taste better, but it will also have a more festive appearance.

Dessert

There are so many directions to go with for a dessert which doesn’t include pumpkin pie that it is difficult to name a single inspiring recipe to try. You can dip out scoops of pumpkin spice ice cream, make sweet potato cake with whipped cream in the middle and caramel and pecans on top, or purchase a cheese cake sampler from the local deli! It’s a good idea to have more than one choice for dessert to satisfy every guest.

Hot Apple Cider

Fill a kettle with apple cider and add cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Keep it on the burner for guests to enjoy after their meal and to fill your home with the scent of fall spices.

There are many ways that you can rethink Thanksgiving to make it an even more enjoyable way for friends and family to share their thanks. The best approach is to keep some of the staples that are favorites while adding in new choices to find out what is popular.

Make Your Party Unique With a Dr Pepper Cake

Although a teenager may balk at the prospect of a kiddies party, you can liven up the celebrations with a few more sophisticated choices including a Dr Pepper cake.

Why Dr Pepper?

Dr Pepper has been around since the 1800s, and a Dr Pepper bottle is still considered a real treat. However, this unique flavour is not only refreshing but can add a sophisticated flavour to even a basic birthday cake. You can also team this tasty flavour with Dr Pepper inspired decoration, decorating your cake like a can or bottle of Dr Pepper. Australia-based parents could also incorporate the Americana into the party theme, serving hot dogs and burgers, while the teenagers enjoy a movie.

Making a Dr Pepper Cake:

 

The ingredients for a Dr Pepper cake are relatively basic. All you need is 400 grams of sugar, 225 grams of butter or margarine, 100 millilitres of buttermilk, 250 millilitres of Dr Pepper, 2 eggs, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 450 grams of flour.

To make the cake, mix the Dr Pepper together with the cocoa until well combined and set aside. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar, slowly add the eggs and buttermilk. Fold in the flour, baking soda and cinnamon, before adding in the liquid and vanilla. Mix until the ingredients are smooth and well combined. Pour the mixture into a greased cake tin and bake for twenty to thirty minutes at 180 degrees. Allow to cool completely before icing.

If you wish, you can create a very intense Dr Pepper bottle experience by using flavoured icing. Mix two tablespoons of Dr Pepper into chocolate butter icing and beat thoroughly until smooth.

Decorating the Cake:

How you decorate the cake is a purely personal preference. This recipe makes a very attractive chocolate cake, so you could choose to split the cake, fill and ice it. Decorating with birthday candles and colourful edible decorations. Alternatively, if you are feeling very creative, you could create a Dr Pepper bottle on a white fondant icing base to lay on top of the cake. If you lack a steady hand, you may find that there are local companies in your area that specialise in edible decorations. These companies can often “photocopy” a design onto icing for stunning cakes or party pieces. So, you will need to decide whether you want to give the kids a hint of the flavour surprise or keep it under wraps.

Understand How Low Carb Pasta Will Benefit You

A lot of people who relish eating foods that taste fantastic realize that maintaining a healthy weight can sometimes be very hard. The planet is full of great-tasting foods that are not always healthy for us, and it can be a struggle to eat less of these things that are so enjoyable. It’s discouraging to know that many of the foods that we believe taste the best are often the foods that we should be eating far less of. It is a natural want to feel healthy.

 

We feel an urge to spend excess energy, to go out and exercise, but we have to find a balance with our urge to eat delicious food. Millions of people try everything from fad diets, diet pills or even undergoing surgery in an effort to lose weight. But before you begin looking into expensive treatments or procedures, you should think of low carb pasta and other diet foods. Even though you may know that good nutrition is important, it’s very easy to omit that from your thoughts while eating a calorie-laden meal. You might almost have to wonder if people’s minds allow them to forget such an important thing so that they don’t have to focus on the fact that the food they’re eating is affecting their health in a negative way. However, if you really want to watch your figure, you must take into account the nutritional value of what you ingest. The choices are to eat the things that impact your weight negatively or eat the things that will help your weight. Either way, it will show on your body at some point in the end. You will need to give thought to the things that you eat. It could be that you’re eating a salad made with healthy vegetables, but this is nearly negated by the fact that the salad is slathered in a salad dressing that is very high in calories. You might have added vegetables to that spaghetti sauce, but you’re still eating a mass of highly-caloric carbohydrates and insoluble fiber.

It is possible to replace one of ingredients in your meal, but you must focus on replacing it with something that matters. What better ingredient to exchange than the staple food that makes up the majority of your dish? Just about the most effective ways of keeping a person from eating is making them feel like they are full, even if they aren’t. Everyone has heard that drinking water can temporarily make a person not feel hungry, so imagine if some other substance could be used to do the same in a meal. Low carb pasta is able to do exactly that. Traditional pasta used in pasta dishes consists of insoluble fiber, while miracle noodles contain soluble fiber. The fantastic thing about soluble fiber is that it is digested slower than insoluble fiber is, and consequently will keep you feeling fuller longer than insoluble fiber pasta does. Low carb pasta made of insoluble fiber doesn’t just help satiate your hunger, it is additionally digested more slowly so that your body has the ability to absorb more of the nutrients it contains. Assuming further that you eat these noodles with food that is healthy, the combination is a more filling meal that has fewer calories to start with and is absorbed more completely into the body. There are not many diet foods that provide you the ability to eat less, while also feeling satisfied with the amount you eat! So check out these miracle noodles for your own benefit, and see the results first-hand.

 

Taste The Delicious And Healthy South Indian Food at Dosa Hut Australia

Indian food is known for its spicy outlook and all these spices are depends upon the region from where food comes. South Indian Food is backbone of Indian Food concept as it is not only popular in southern part of country but also gives delight to all other area’s residents of country. Whole south Indian food concept is revolve around Dosa in Vegetarian dish and Biryani in Non veg. Now if you are in Melbourne Australia and wants the taste of roadside Dosa or you want to taste the Biryani of Char Minaar Hyderabad then you can taste it right here just giving call to Dosa Hut for home delivery or you can also taste your favorite Indian Cuisine by visiting restaurant.

Dosa Hut Australia is an authentic South Indian Restaurant which serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food with in unique concept. We specialize in creating the true flavors of South Indian recipes that are familiar to all who grew up with these dishes. We offer a rich blend of flavors, colours, seasoning, health values, aroma, tastes and the visual appeals of this unique cuisine and are alone in the area in offering you this taste experience.

 

Apart from South India’s rich cultural past, it reminds us that these unique tastes are most savored by one and all and are always a treat for our taste buds. From its’ humble inception, Dosa Hut Australia has grown into the lavish success story that it has become today. Opened in partnership by Mr Praveen and Mr Anil in 2007, Dosa Hut has now serving the Best Indian Food Melbourne to many.

We had realized that our customers could not come with their family to taste our many delicacies served hot. The speciality of Dosa Hut is Dosa and Biryani and you can find 90 types of Dosas to choose from. The Biryani as the customers say is just lip-smacking. There are other mouth-watering Indo-Chinese dishes as well which are worth trying. Because of the smack Tandoor dishes we are also known as Indian tandoor restaurant with out of the box tandoor concept. Customers can also contact us for Indian food catering Melbourne.

We strive in bringing to our beloved customers the best authentic flavors of South Indian kitchens, without compromising quality, taste or health benefits. We reaffirm to our many customers that we are committed in keeping the prices reasonable and affordable with high quality authentic and Best Indian Food Melbourne.

Which Is a Healthier Breakfast: Pancakes or Eggs?

If you’re choosing between pancakes or eggs for a healthy breakfast, find out which is a better choice.

Breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day. Mostly I keep it simple—toast and peanut butter, fruit and yogurt. But when I have more time or when I go out to eat, I’m faced with an important choice: pancakes or eggs?

As a dietitian and associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine I know that when you’re cooking at home, both pancakes or eggs can be a healthy choice (more on that below). So let’s look at the health pros and cons of pancakes and eggs and I’ll give you my verdict in the pancakes vs. eggs smack-down.

The Cons of Pancakes

Typical pancakes are made with white flour, which is low in fiber and, thus, less filling. Pancakes are also not particularly high in protein—another food component that helps you feel fuller longer. Add to that maple syrup—or worse, a maple syrup knock-off!—which just adds more sugar (i.e., empty calories) to your meal, and we’re looking at a breakfast that might be tasty, but doesn’t power you through the morning.

How Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Live Healthier, Longer

Your Body Was Built for Periodic Cycles of ‘Feast and Famine’

Fasting, it turns out, has a number of health benefits that most people seek: from improved cardiovascular health and reduced cancer risk, to gene repair and longevity.

In short, he discovers that part of what appears to be driving the disease process is the fact that we’re eating too frequently. When you’re in constant “feast mode,” your body actually forgoes much of its natural “repair and rejuvenation programming.”

It’s true that severe calorie restriction promotes both weight loss and longevity in animal models, but this kind of “starvation diet” is not a very appealing strategy for most people.

However, newer research shows that you can get most if not all of the same benefits of severe calorie restriction through intermittent fasting, i.e. an eating schedule where you feast on some days, and dramatically cut calories on others.

This effectively mimics the eating habits of our ancestors, who did not have access to grocery stores or food around the clock. They would cycle through periods of feast and famine, and modern research shows this cycling produces a number of biochemical benefits. In short, by altering what and when you eat, you can rather dramatically alter how your body operates. And that’s great news.

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is historically commonplace as it has been a part of spiritual practice for millennia. But modern science has confirmed there are many good reasons for fasting, including the following:

    • Normalizing your insulin and leptin sensitivity, and boosting mitochondrial energy efficiency: One of the primary mechanisms that makes intermittent fasting so beneficial for health is related to its impact on your insulin sensitivity.

While sugar is a source of energy for your body, it also promotes insulin resistance when consumed in the amounts found in our modern processed junk food diets. Insulin resistance, in turn, is a primary driver of chronic disease—from heart disease to cancer.

Intermittent fasting helps reset your body to use fat as its primary fuel, and mounting evidence confirms that when your body becomes adapted to burning FAT instead of sugar as its primary fuel, you dramatically reduce your risk of chronic disease

  • Normalizing ghrelin levels, also known as “the hunger hormone”
  • Promoting human growth hormone (HGH) production: Research has shown fasting can raise HGH by as much as 1,300 percent in women, and 2,000 percent in men,2 which plays an important part in health, fitness, and slowing the aging process. HGH is also a fat-burning hormone, which helps explain why fasting is so effective for weight loss
  • Lowering triglyceride levels and improving other biomarkers of disease
  • Reducing oxidative stress: Fasting decreases the accumulation of oxidative radicals in the cell, and thereby prevents oxidative damage to cellular proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids associated with aging and disease

There’s also plenty of research showing that fasting has a beneficial impact on longevity in animals. There are a number of mechanisms contributing to this effect. Normalizing insulin sensitivity is a major one, but fasting also inhibits the mTOR pathway, which plays an important part in driving the aging process.

Intermittent fasting is by far the most effective way I know of to shed unwanted fat and eliminate your sugar cravings. Since most of us are carrying excess fat we just can’t seem to burn, this is a really important benefit. When sugar is not needed as a primary fuel, your body will also not crave it as much when your sugar stores run low.

As mentioned above, the other mechanisms that makes fasting so effective for weight loss is the fact that it provokes the secretion of HGH—a fat-burning hormone that has many well-recognized “anti-aging” health and fitness benefits.

Last but not least, intermittent fasting has also been identified as a potent ally for the prevention and perhaps even treatment of dementia. First, ketones are released as a byproduct of burning fat, and ketones (not glucose) are actually the preferred fuel for your brain.

In addition to that, intermittent fasting boosts production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which activates brain stem cells to convert into new neurons, and triggers numerous other chemicals that promote neural health. It also protects your brain cells from changes associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Research by Dr. Mark Mattson, a senior investigator for the National Institute on Aging, suggests that alternate-day fasting (restricting your meal on fasting days to about 600 calories), can boost BDNF by anywhere from 50 to 400 percent, depending on the brain region.3