Browsing Archive: June, 2015

Vegetarian Recipes: Why Vegans Don't Consume Dairy Products

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
As with most dietary questions, vegans are split on the issue of dairy products - not so much on the question of whether or not they are acceptable, but instead for what reasons they should not be consumed.All vegans (or at least true vegans) abstain from consuming dairy products. Some do so for nutritional reasons; others abstain for ethical reasons.Those who do it for nutritional reasons cite a range of health problems related to the consumption of dairy products, including high cholesterol...
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Vegetarian Recipes: How To Make A Vegan Cake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
Do you have a strict vegan in the family who has a birthday or celebration coming up that traditionally calls for cake? If you’re not familiar with vegan dietary practices, you might not know what vegans do not eat.  Even worse, you might have no idea how to replace what they do not eat.But don't worry. In a few short paragraphs, I’ll explain exactly what you need to make the perfect cake for your vegan friend or relative. And best of all, no one will be able to taste the difference.Let...
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Simple Healthy Dinner Recipes: Pork Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
It's very hard to pick a favorite comfort food. I have had several since I was a kid and the list is continuously growing. I guess it comes naturally when you are from a family who loves good food. 

Growing up, my mom was always there to supervise what we ate. She refused to feed me fast food and personally packed my school lunches. She also slowly introduced me to different kinds of dishes as I grew older. It was somewhere along those years that I discovered how easy it was to prepare lettuce...

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A Cinco de Mayo Recipe Collection--Cheddar Chipotle Dip, Mole Poblano, Golden Margarita

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the state of Puebla.  It has major significance in that part of the country because it commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 6, 1862.

There is a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day when in fact September 16th is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico. In the early ...

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A Recipe Collection--Top 5 Most Requested Summer Drinks

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
I have been trying out summer drinks on my friends and family for years. They always end up asking me for the recipes for these five classic cocktails. Now I am sharing them with you.


When most people host summer parties, they usually have the basic alcoholic beverages, like beer and wine, but rarely do you see a host offer a selection of really special summer drinks.

I have perfected my list of offerings over the years and now I share my "Top 5 Most Requested Summer Drinks" with you (in no par...

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Vegetarian Recipes: Does It Really Matter If I Become A Vegetarian?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
As a prospective vegetarian, you probably question whether or not it really matters if you stop eating meat. You might wonder how much of a difference one additional vegetarian can make. And while it might be true that one vegetarian wont make huge statistical difference in a world of meat-eaters--and while it is also true that one more vegetarian probably isn't going to turn the tide in the movement-- you can do a lot as an individual that will be good for you and good for hundreds of animal...
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Vegetarian Recipes: Stuffed Sweet Rolls

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
4 Allinson wholemeal rolls, 
3 cooking apples, 
2 oz. of ground sweet almonds, 
4 oz. of macaroons crushed, 
2 oz. of currants, picked and washed, 
2 eggs, 
a little milk, 
cinnamon, 
1 oz. of butter, 
sugar to taste. 

Halve the rolls lengthways and remove the crumb; soak the crusts for a few minutes in a little cold milk when the stuffing is ready. Pare and core the apples, cook them with 1/3 teacupful of water, ½ oz. of the butter, and 1 tablespoonful of sugar, and mash them up to a pulp with a wood...

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Spanish Tapas, What are They? and How to Prepare Them

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you have every visited a bar in Spain then you must have come across the delightful tradition of serving tapas with your drinks. Find out how they originated and learn how to make some of them for yourself and friends at home.History has it that tapas were born as a result of an illness sufferedby Alfonso XX, king of Spain. His physician's recommended that he take small bites of food and some wine in between meals. Having recovered from the illness the wise king then decreed that wine was ...

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Rabbit Recipes for Your Dining Pleasure

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Rabbit meat is very famous in many European communities. A younger animal is more tender, but the mature have a lot of flavor. 
The taste of rabbit can be compared to chicken, but it is more dense and dry. You may try substituting rabbit in some of your chicken dishes for a pleasant change of taste. 
To remove any "gamey" or otherwise just to tenderize, soak the rabbit pieces in buttermilk. Some cooks prefer a marinade of wine and vinegar mix, but this creates a spicier and sharply flavored dis...

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Low Carb Christmas Enchiladas!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
FELIZ NAVIDAD... 
IT'S A LOW CARB CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS FIESTA!

We low carbers tend to think that Mexican food is “off limits”... 
NOT! This girl lives in California and I have some awesome recipes from friends for some Mexican food that is “music for your mouth”... not to mention your tummy! 

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS 

Before you start to build the enchiladas... whip out that Girl 
Scout motto and “be prepared”! You can fix this stuff a couple of days in advance and then “whip it together”...

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3 Herbs Plus Spices Recipes Perfect for the Holidays

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
The holiday is in some cases referred to as the "holiday to get fat" just considering that there many parties, barbecues as well as other celebrations that all serve mouth-watering, hard-to-resist meals. Although Xmas is a period when it's all right to indulge, it's still suitable to see to it that what you as well as your loved ones are consuming nourishing dishes throughout the holiday vacation. Even including nutrition-rich ingredients such as all-natural herbs as well as spices can go a l...

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
The mere mention of "cake" makes my mouth water and I am sure this is the case with a lot of other people too. So if you like cakes and love baking too this page is just the right place for you!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Ingredients

4 Eggs
10 milliliter of Vanilla extract
500 grams of Flour (all-purpose)
6 grams of Salt
225 grams of Butter
460 grams of Cream (sour)
550 grams of Sugar (white)
9 grams of Baking Powder
5 grams of Baking Soda
180 grams of Walnuts (chopped)
15 grams of Cinnamon (ground)
Proce...

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Camping Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
When you are camping you are enclosed by nature. For a few days or possibly a week you will be alone with your family or friends. As luck would have it there are still many ways that you can have fun. It may sometimes be tricky for us to understand what kind of recipes to make when out in the middle of the woods when we do not have a cabin to stay in. Yet, it is not impossible. All you need is some delicious food and cookware that may make it all possible!

Breakfast

The first meal that you shou...

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How to Make Herbal Mustards, Pickles and Sauces

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Nothing is more appreciated than a home-made gift, especially if packaged in an appealing manner.  The following recipes will give you some great ideas using herbs.

 
                               Mustards

 

Mustards are delicious and give a lift to all sorts of savory foods.  We all know the English, French and German varieties, but these recipes give them an extra lift and would make marvelous gifts for a mustard lover.

 

                                              

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Ayurvedic Nutrition - Is Prep Time An Issue?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
I have been asked about Ayurvedic Nutrition - and also about the nutrition mistake of eating salad in winter. Basically, at this time of year it's more supportive to your digestive fire to be eating warm cooked meals. But one of the main comments I hear is "I don't have time to prepare my own food".

So in this article, let me share with you an overview of the Ayurvedic approach to food prep. Read on to find out more.


With the pace of modern life we often feel we don't have time to prepare meals...

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Simple Lasagna Your Kids Will Love

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
These meals for kids recipes will excite the pickiest eater. The children will give you a big hug when you fix this simple and nutritious Skillet Lasagna for dinner. This recipe includes nutritious carrots in the meal. The meal is hearty and makes a quick main course. It is essential to have easy and fast recipes for nutritious meals when you are pressed for time. These recipes take under 30 minutes of prep time and provide your family a hot quick meal for those rushed days. Skillet Lasagna I...
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Christmas Chicken Wreath Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Pretty darn unique!

This will make a beautiful show on a green or red platter or a clear one with red/green decorations. Makes a good centerpiece. Has to be a little browner than picture so moved time from 25 to 30 in oven. Just follow the additional pictures. Prep:30m Cook:30m Servings:10

Ingredients

* 2 cans Philsbury crescent rolls * 1 5-oz. can white chicken meat, drained * 1 cup brocolli florets, chopped * 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated * 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped * 1/2 onion, chopped * 1 ...


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Easy, Yummy Recipes Using Cooked Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Almost every household in America has the same problem the day after Thanksgiving -- what will you do with all the leftover turkey? You could just reheat the leftovers and serve them. You could just slice the turkey and make cold sandwiches. But this year, after you've eaten the plain leftovers and sandwiches and want something with a little more pizzazz, try one of these tasty and easy recipes. 


Easiest Turkey Pot-Pie

This pot-pie is very easy and results in a dinner the whole family will love...
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Four Useful Apple Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. As we know, eating apples frequently can prevent people from many diseases. But few people know that apple is an excellent participant in clinics. According to traditional Chinese medicine, apple can cure several diseases. 
First of all, apple is capable of curing asthma. Ancient traditional Chinese medicine books record that asthma is closely related to the condition of lungs. But herbalist doctors do not treat organs as a separate par...
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Butter-based recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
My fridge is never without a pound, or two or three.

Lemon Diet

Some salted, some unsalted, some cultured, all at the ready for any recipe. I enjoy toast with my morning butter, and even think banana bread is lovely, but wouldn't a little slick of butter make it better?

Lemon Juice Diet

Vegetables with butter, on a baked potato, over popcorn -- irresistible! The recipes below are for readers who want to share in this passion for butter. But remember, only in moderation!

Lemon Detox Diet

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Tasty vegetable Chili Panner Gravy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 

Vegetarian Chili Paneer is a different but tasty paneer dish. This dish certainly does not require a lot of ingredients. Surely all paneer lovers will love the unusual taste of paneer. To prepare koftas, spread ¾ tbsp curd on each slice of bread to wet it. After spreading curd on both sides of bread, keep aside for a minute. Mash the paneer well. Add baking powder, green chillies and coriander. Mash the bread slices well and mix with the paneer. Add salt, pepper & red chilli powder to taste....


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Honeydew Melons: Savor The Tastiest Fruit Snack

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Honeydew melons are the most sweet and tastier variety of melons available in the market. With added health benefits it is a perfect ingredient of a breakfast and as a salad bar item.

“If honeydew is ripe, then it is the king of all melons”. Honeydew melons are considered to be more ‘melony’ and tastier than cantaloupe watermelon or any other variety of melons. One of the most popular melons, belonging to the cucurbit (gourd) family, honeydew melon is most closely related to casaba, Cr...

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