Browsing Archive: February, 2016

Tantalize Your Taste Buds: 7 Tips to Make the Best Beef Burger

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

The truth is you just can't get enough of burgers. They're delicious. They're juicy. They're meaty. You love burgers. You love good burgers and there's no feeling better than when you take a big bite of your favorite burger. Here are some amazing tips to make the best beef burger:

1. Fresh Meat

The first thing to make sure you get the juiciest burger is to get fresh meat with a good fat percentage. Fresh meat means you get a burger that is juicy and bursting with flavor.

2. Keep ...


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The Beneficial Side of Desserts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Eating dessert is done more for cultural reasons rather than as a necessary part of a meal. It signifies completion of a meal and gives you a sense of satisfaction. But a good dessert shouldn't only be intended to make you feel good - it should be beneficial as well.

Here are some benefits of having a good dessert:

1. It helps facilitate digestion.
2. It provides additional nutrients to your diet.
3. The added vitamins work to increase your resistance to infections.
4. The "feel goo...


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Cooking Can Be Therapeutic - Try It Today

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Transforming a recipe from scratch to a complete meal has to be one of life's greatest pleasures and achievements. Most people love to cook, but have you ever wondered whether it is the thought of the food itself, or the fact that most people feel more at home in the kitchen that makes them adore cooking? There is more to it than meets the eye, because cooking is therapeutic.

Cooking makes you feel in control - There is no better, more uplifting feeling than what you feel when y...


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Healthy Cooking At Home - Five Simple Tips for Healthy Home Cooked Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Eating out is fun, but it has its bad side too that you notice when you start adding extra pounds to your girth. You will then make haste to find recipe books and try your hand at cooking. To enjoy some fine, healthy, home cooked meals, all that you have to do is set the time aside for the cooking. One assurance that you have when you cook your own food is that you know what went into the pot, unlike when you eat at the so-called health food restaurants where you really cannot ...


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Cooking For Beginners - Learning The Basics Of Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

When it comes to cooking, you must remember that everyone started somewhere. I do not know one chef, who was born with a cutlery set ready to go. There is a lot of training that should be done in order to become an expert chef and even then they are still learning. Not only do you need to learn the basics when it comes to cooking but you almost need to begin again when learning to cook different cuisines such as Italian, Korean, or Chinese food.

This means that at any time when ...


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Why Do You Need To Learn To Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

In this modern age, a lot of people have neglected the importance of learning how to cook. Most people just rely on take-out counters and fast food joints for their daily meals. This may be a very convenient option, especially for those busy professionals, but it is also very unhealthy. This is why it is important that you take some time to learn how to cook.

Prepare Healthy Meals

If you know how to cook, then you can prepare your meals at home. You do not have to dine at restau...


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How Long Does It Take to Cook Pizza in a Wood Fired Pizza Oven?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

Woodfired pizza has a very distinct taste. Using a wood fired pizza oven tends to achieve an all over bake, often quicker than it happens in a traditional oven. Typically, the ideal temperature to get your pizza oven up to for even cooking is 450 degrees Celsius. This temperature can be achieved pretty quickly depending on what type of oven and how much wood you're using. A stainless steel pizza oven will take around 45 minutes to reach 450 degrees. A clay or brick oven will t...


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What to Know About Becoming a Chef/Culinary Professional

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are some who believe that becoming a chef and being successful is not such a difficult task. However, it is not always easy to become a chef, but even after one reaches that point, it is often still very stressful. A good chef is the one that combines perfect skills with talent and creativity, not one that cooks mechanically. Becoming a chef usually takes a lot of time, more years being necessary, so one should be sure to be ready to spend a lot of time doing this job. B...


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Gas Grill Vs Charcoal Grill - Which Is Better For Delicious Steak?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

One of the oldest debates between people is which grill is better. There is a gas grill and there is a charcoal grill. Both have their highs and lows but by the end of this article you'll know which you should invest in and which will get you the best tasting steak.

The first thing people think of is convenience. They ask themselves which grill will heat up the fastest? If you didn't know a gas grill can light and heat up n a matter of minutes. When it comes to the charcoal gril...


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Is Sunflower Oil Cholesterol Free?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

All over the world, people are familiar with sunflower oil. They either use it themselves to cook their daily meals or they are consuming a meal that is cooked in this oil. It is an essential ingredient that is used in almost all of our meals. Over the years, we've also become more health conscious. We are more concerned about what we allow into our bodies now than we were twenty years ago. If we are consuming sunflower oil on a daily basis via our meals, is it really a healthy...


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Busy Life and Hectic Schedule - These Kitchen Tips Are a Must For You

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Life was simple when we were young. There was no tension, no running around, no boss, no tension of cooking food etc. Our mother use to cook all our favorite dishes for us, weekends were usually spend with family doing backyard BBQ.

However, life is very different. Now one has to cook for themselves, do to office, clean your home, laundry etc. Gone were the day when we were young and tension free. In this running around, we mostly forget to take care of our health and eat good food. Hence, I t...


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How to Be a Healthy Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Being a healthy cook might take a bit more time and effort, but the rewards in health and well-being make it very much worth-while.

Often it just takes some small changes to make a big difference in the quality of the meal you are preparing.

For instance, there is a world of difference between a boiled or poached egg and an egg fried in margarine. Even if the whole world knows getting the perfect 3 minute boiled egg is one of the mysteries of the kitchen.

There is also a big difference between y...


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Nutritional Facts of Guacamole

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Guacamole is one of the best snacks to have in the evening. It does not only take care of our hunger pangs but also provides us enough fiber and vitamins which keep our body going. It can be eaten with tacos, tortillas or nachos. It can also be served during the game night because it is easy to cook and delicious to have.

In reality, guacamole is not only delicious to eat but it has lots of health benefits as well which are-

  • Guacamole is made from avocado which is rich in vitamin A, K, E, C, B ...

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What Are the Benefits of Sunflower Oil?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are many of us all over the world that use and consume sunflower oil on a daily basis. During the day you will either have a lunch or dinner where cooking oil has been used. For example, for lunch you may have chosen a hamburger with fries where your hamburger was cooked in oil and your fries were deep fried in frying oil. Or for dinner you may go home and roast a chicken in the oven where you would use sunflower oil in the baking tray before placing the chicken on it. So if we are cons...


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Kid Friendly Recipes and Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Kid friendly cooking produces a different kind of challenge in the kitchen. It's often very hard to get kids to eat the healthy foods which are best for their developing bodies. Many of us are familiar with the old food pyramid along with the number of servings a growing child should take in of wholesome grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and calcium products. Although you wish to give them those very essential nutrients, we all know that getting your kids to eat and make healthy choices i...


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Travel to Asia by Learning to Cook Their Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Imagine if you could explore the tastes of Asia without going on a plane ride, wouldn't that be amazing? You know what's extra amazing? Knowing how to do it without booking a single reservation in a restaurant. That's the advantage of knowing how to cook Asian dishes, you get to experience the exotic flavors of these countries, and you're doing it in the convenience of your own home. Admittedly, learning to cook Asian meals can be quite intimidating. To begin with, you are not used to working...


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How To Prepare Five Delicious And Healthy Low-Fat Salad Dressings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

We can all agree that salads are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. With a variety of additions, you can make a meal out of a salad and get nutrition from just about all of the major food groups. But, that perfect meal can be destroyed if you choose the wrong salad dressing to go with it.

Many of us don't think about what we top our salad with. We are careful to use sprouts, shelled nuts, lettuce and spinach leaves but we then drown it all in our favorite salad dressing. That favorite dr...


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Five Easy and Healthy Recipes From the Japanese Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

Japanese cuisine is vastly different in Japan from what you may see in America. In the U.S. it has been westernized and that can be fattening for you. Getting back to the basics of proper cuisine for the culture, here are five recipes that will introduce you to Japanese cooking in a healthy way.

The main staples of a Japanese diet are rice, fish, vegetables, soy, fruit, noodles and the famous green tea. That gives you a lot to choose from when it comes to preparing your meals. Most recipes can...


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Good Lunch Tips With Margarine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

Packing sandwiches for your lunch break or kids' midday energy boost can seem like a challenge, especially when you're trying to keep it healthy and interesting. But never fear! Here are some great tips on how using healthy margarine in your lunches can help keep you and your family happy and well.

When lunches are dull it's tempting for the kids to sneak off to the local fast food restaurant around the corner, or even the sweet shop. Using margarine as a spread in your everyday sandwich is an...


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Is It Good to Use Margarine As a Butter Substitute for Cooking?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

The old debate over which is better for cooking, butter or margarine, has been rolling on for what seems like forever now! While many are still engaged in the argument, we've gotten out textbooks and done some research so that we can give you the all facts you need to know about cooking with margarine.

Using margarine as a butter substitute for cooking has become more popular in the recent past - why? Because margarine helps you to cook tasty and healthier meals, since it contains less saturat...


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Strange Dishes That Rice Is Used In

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

Rice is the most commonly used staple (natural fiber) food used all across the world and it should be stored in a cool, dry place. Rice is gluten and cholesterol free and also low in sodium. It does contain a touch of fat and has an excellent supply of complex carbohydrates. There are a multiple ways in which rice can be prepared, with the method depending on the type of rice being prepared. In this article I will be sharing a few strange dishes that rice is used in across the world.

The Victo...


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How to Masterfully Prepare A Traditional Shrimp Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

Shrimp is a delicate yet versatile protein which is also low calorie and simple to prepare. Easy shrimp recipes are abundant, as this delightful crustacean takes only minutes to cook and boasts delicious flavor! The most daunting thing about preparing shrimp usually concerns cleaning and preparing it, followed by cooking the shrimp without overcooking it. These two tasks don't have to be nearly as difficult as they seem however; follow these fool proof techniques and your delicious shrimp rec...


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Sunflower Oil As an Alternative Cooking Oil

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

Alternative cooking oils can add a light taste in a healthy package. Sunflower oil that is endorsed by the Heart Foundation is a healthy alternative to other types of oil when cooking. The oil is rich in vitamin E and it is low in saturated fat. As a result, this is possibly the best cooking oil for people with health concerns. Be sure to check the label before making a decision.

The taste of sunflower oil is light and almost frothy. There is no heavy aftertaste or grainy feel. This oil is smo...


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Can You Use Soya Oil Instead Of Olive Oil?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

What is the best oil for cooking? Is there a true difference between cooking oils and frying oils? And why is the sunflower version getting so much attention lately? Is it truly an effective and healthy alternative to traditional cooking oils, or just another health fad? Is it difficult to find a reputable sunflower oil supplier?

Fried foods are not automatically unhealthy ones. But frying in any type of oil can increase the amount of saturated fats a food consumer takes in. Paying attention t...


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8 Ways to Make Food Taste Great!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

1. Marinating - Pork shoulders, chicken pieces and chuck roasts are inexpensive but are also tough and chewy. Marinating will help break down the stringy tissue and can also impart flavor. There are two ways to marinate, break down the tissue with acids like lemon juice, wine or vinegar and break down tissue with enzymes found in papaya, kiwi or pineapple. Both way works and can be added to a flavored, seasoned oil to bring a richer moist flavor the these tough cuts. This technique can also b...


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Unique Pathways to Home Cooking Mastery

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

The road to cooking mastery is as varied as are the personalities of those who dedicate themselves to cooking. Every cook seems to adapt a unique personal approach, thus no two cooks end out preparing anything exactly the same. Each one has the own personal style, their own flavor preferences, and their own secrets to success.

Some cooks can never provide you with a recipe for what they prepare because they reinvent the recipe every time they cook it. Each time a particular item is cooked, it ...


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The Art of Food Preparation

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Running a successful restaurant requires key ingredients. One of these ingredients is preparation. Having motivated staff that comes in before service to prepare the ingredients, portions the meats, readies the lines with little or no supervision is so important. It's also important that every food item that can be prepared ahead of time such as soups, some harder meets, sauces, seasoning, and dressings be done in advance of a business lunch or dinner service.

Preparing food is all about timin...


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Why You Should Be Consuming Bone Broth

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Something that was very common for me when growing up was my mom boiling a large, left-over bone from an animal. From this she would make a broth, and at the time I just thought that it was a cheap way to make soup. Little did I know that inexpensive, easy to produce broth has extensive health properties. Easy because although it takes between 24 and 72 hours to simmer the bone to extract those nutrients, there is really nothing else that has to be done.

But as for the health benefits, that wa...


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10 Easy Chicken Recipes the Family Will Love

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Looking for ways to put dinner on the table with a bit of creativity but without the hassle and hectic prep time? I learned years ago that just because I was responsible for making dinners in my household, it didn't mean I was able or interested in prepping a time consuming hot meal five nights a week. If you have the same hectic lifestyle most families have today, these tips and recipes should help you feed your family, stay within budget, and actually enjoy what you cook!

All recipes here st...


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Sunflower Oil and Its Benefits for the Everyday Consumer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Sunflower oil is renowned the world over and people enjoy using this cooking oil due to its numerous benefits for them and their families. It is a popular cooking ingredient that is versatile and can be used in many meals. As an everyday consumer and family cook, I'm sure that you use sunflower oil but are you aware of the benefits that it has for you?

Well, here are the benefits of using sunflower oil in your meals.

Sunflower oil is actually good for your health, contrary to popular belief. We...


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Incorporate Tomatoes into a Holiday Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Tomatoes aren't the first things that come to mind when planning for a holiday dinner, but there are many ways you can use them for a Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Year's feast, whether it is an appetizer or even a cocktail!

Appetizers

You can use tomatoes for your appetizers. Make bruschetta with diced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on top of some bread. You can also make a dip for people to use with crackers or cut up pieces of bread. You can even just serve tomato slices with ranch or a...


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8 Tips for Making a Perfect Cheesecake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you have avoided making a cheesecake because you thought maybe it wouldn't come out right, here are a few ideas to get you started.

• When you're ready to bake a cheesecake, take all the ingredients out of the refrigerator and let them sit on your counter until they are room temperature. This helps the ingredients blend together into a delicious and creamy batter, and helps to keep the cheesecake from cracking as it bakes.

• When you make a cheesecake, it's not the time to get creative. ...


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5 Tips for Cooking Deep Fried Foods

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

Deep fried foods won't be heavy and greasy if cooked properly. The hot oil boils the water that is in the food and cooks it while making it crunchy on the outside. If the oil is kept at the proper temperature during cooking and the food isn't left in the oil for too long, no oil will be absorbed into the food.

Here are 5 tips for making the best fried foods.

Dry foods before frying. No matter what foods you are going to cook, make sure they are dry. Pat with paper towels, and then some foods ma...


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Tips for Making Perfect Baked Potatoes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

To prepare potatoes for baking, use a stiff brush and cold water to thoroughly clean them, and then remove any bruises or spots. Pierce each potato with a fork a number of times so steam doesn't build up inside the potato. Dry them and use a pastry brush to lightly coat with oil, then sprinkle them with a little salt. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F. Put them in the oven and let them bake while you cook the rest of the meal.

There are two ways to cook them. If you wrap them in aluminum foil ...


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Save Time By Cooking Extras

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

When you cook bacon, make more than you need and put the extra on a flat pan or platter in a single layer. Place in the coldest part of your freezer until frozen. Then store the strips in a ziplock bag. It doesn't take any more time to make extras, and you'll have them for future meals, or you can make your own bacon bits and freeze them.

When making pancakes, waffles and French toast, make more than you will eat at one meal and let them cool. If you put them in a single layer and quick freeze...


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Tips for Using Skewers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are two kinds of skewers available.

Wooden skewers are usually made of bamboo and are inexpensive. They are made in a number of sizes to hold different kinds of food. Because they are wood and can burn while the food is cooking, they need to be soaked in water for about thirty minutes before using them. For a gourmet touch they can be soaked in wine or juice. If you do a lot of grilling, soak a whole package of skewers at once and seal them in a bag. They can then be put into the freezer...


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What Is Tomato Paste and How Is It Used?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Have you looked at a recipe that called for both tomato sauce and tomato paste, and wondered why it needed both? Tomato paste is a concentrated form of tomato, and is very thick, so it will add a deep tomato taste to your dishes. It gives a special flavor to pasta sauce, pizza sauce, stews and soups. If you make something that is more watery than you want it to be, adding a little tomato paste will thicken it and make it more appetizing.

In very small amounts it can add just a hint of tomato w...


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6 Freezing Tips for Help in the Kitchen

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

What do you do with egg whites when you make something that requires only the yolks? Most cooks store them in the refrigerator and forget about them. Instead of running the risk of throwing them away, put them into a plastic container and freeze them. Later you can use them to make more volume for a meringue, make an angel food cake, and other cooking projects.

When you use a recipe that needs only the whites, you can also freeze the yolks. The yolks tend to thicken as they get cold and don't ...


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The Best Way to Prepare Beef Shanks

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cut Name: Beef Shank 
NAMP Guide Number: 117 (Foreshank) 
Bone in/Boneless: You can get a roast boneless, but then you'd be missing out on that sweet, sweet marrow 
Other names: Shin, Hock, Hough, Jarret Arriere, Chambarete 
Best Cooking Method: Braise, stew, smoke if you're feeling adventurous

As this is the first in a series of meat cut highlights, I figured I would come out the gate strong by casting some light on what I feel is the most maligned and misunderstood of all cuts of beef: the shank...


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Brown Sugar Facts and Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Have you ever been in the middle of a baking project and discovered your brown sugar is as hard as a brick? Or wondered if you could use white sugar in place of brown? Or maybe been intrigued with the idea of making your own brown sugar? Here's everything you need to know.

How it is made

It is white sugar with molasses added, giving it a golden brown color and slightly sweet taste, with a different consistency.

How to store

Empty it into an airtight container and store it in a cool dry place. A p...


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About Sustainable Seafood Resources and Two Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Shopping for sustainable seafood has been challenging in many areas, but is getting easier. Many Markets are giving more information on the seafood's origin and appellation. Over recent years there has been much said about "Sustainability" in many areas of our daily lives. From food to our frocks, there are sustainable options. The food area is one of the more difficult areas to make your choices in, and this is especially true for choosing sustainable seafood.

There are several great resource...


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For a Healthy Treat Consider Shiitake Mushrooms

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

It is hard to go wrong eating any edible mushroom. They are rich in fiber, vitamins C, calcium, minerals and protein, along with the B vitamins. And probably best of all they are an excellent source of antioxidants. But perhaps the best of the best are shiitake mushrooms. They have become famous for their rich smoky flavor, and it's said to have 10 times the amount of flavor as white button mushrooms. But the health benefits of shiitake mushrooms have made them a symbol of longevity in Asia.

P...


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How to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

Everyone wants to impress family and friends by dishing out a fabulous feast, right? What most people don't consider that majorly affects the quality and taste of the bird is where that turkey came from and how it was raised. This is why the most important step in preparing an unforgettable feast, the step that comes BEFORE the preparation, is buying the right turkey.

Where did your turkey come from?

When you buy a turkey from your local supermarket, there's a 99% chance that it came from a fac...


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How to Make Perfect Muffins

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

Before making the dough, be sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. This insures that all the ingredients mix together evenly.

Mixing

The number one rule when making muffins is not to over mix the batter, which changes the texture and can keep them from rising the way they should. It also can make them dry and not soft the way you want them to be. The best way to prevent this is to mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls, and then gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry...


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The Secrets of Black Truffles Revealed

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

For so many of us, black truffles are just a rather expensive type of mushrooms or less, a weird looking product on the shelves of stores. But let us journey to their background and discover the facts that make them such an expensive mushroom.

Why are Black Truffles so Special?

Because, it is after all just a forest mushroom. They do look rather unique, like a black potato that is a bit dehydrated. At a first glance, they do not seem quite edible, but connoisseurs know the real value of this wo...


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Why Use Kosher Salt?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

More and more recipes are calling for kosher salt, and the natural question is, "Why should I use it instead of table salt? Does it really make any difference?"

To some people this salt has definite advantages. These include:

• Both salts are basically the same, made from sodium chloride. For that reason any salt has the same nutritional value. But table salt includes anticaking agents so it won't stick together, and sodium iodine for health reasons. So some people prefer kosher salt because ...


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Why Use Unsalted Butter?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are many recipes on the Internet that call for unsalted butter. But many more call for salted butter. So what's the difference?

Both butters are Grade AA. The only difference is that salted butter has salt added, and unsalted butter doesn't. That's the whole story! The argument centers around the question, How much salt is too little or too much? Different food experts have different ideas.

There are three reasons why food purists use unsalted butter:

1. They have better control over how m...


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Easy Sides Save Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

Day after day you are responsible for feeding lots of mouths, your own included! I have no doubt you get pretty tired of trying to keep things healthy, interesting, and easy. There are some things you can do to lighten your load. We've all heard, "work smarter, not harder". That is what these tactics are all about!

First, consider roasted veggies. This is such an easy solution for everyday dinners and maybe even some special occasions. It is very simple to wash, cut, and assemble this dish. Si...


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Cooking And Eating Resolutions For The New Year And Beyond

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you are beating yourself because you favour too many fry ups or like too many cakes, then I will try my best to get you to like cooking healthy meals to stop your weight increase and feeling a lot better. More importantly, you will end up rewarding yourself for having more energy, feeling better and enjoying your new figure.

The new ways of preparing healthy food from now on, if done for more than 21 days in a row, may set you up for a new habit that will reward you greatly. The old way of ...


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The Importance of Learning How to Cook in the Modern Age

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

Since the dawn of time, the human kind has coped with the never ending question- "what's for dinner?"

Time has changed. Today, we no longer pick up our spears and go out to hunt in the nearby wilderness, our hunt starts and ends in the local grocery store. These are easier times than the ancient ones. Instead of working your way day by day, unknowing what would tomorrow bring, we can now store food for long periods of time. We don't need the killing instinct that was so vital for our ancestors...


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10 Practical Ways to Speed Up Kitchen Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

Time is our most valuable resource so it is only natural that we maximize each moment. Have you ever thought about the amount of time it takes to fix breakfast or dinner? Everyone enjoys home cooked goodies and healthy dishes, but surely there must be a few shortcuts that make perfect sense to home chefs. Instead of spending long hours in a kitchen preparing meals you can use these 10 practical tips to cook faster.

  1. Save time when you need to peel those garlic cloves. You can just smash the clo...

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Do Not Mess Up With Chicken Mishandling

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

Chicken is the most versatile meat found all over the world. So it becomes quite necessary to know the basics about handling of chicken and their storage.

I tried to mention here certain points from the web to just make things easier especially for beginners.

For better safety you need to be sure that chicken is properly handled and stored. The bacteria which are there on its surface are not visible to us and if consumed like that they can cause many foodborne diseases.

Let me discuss here point...


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Clay Pot Cooking - An Efficient Way To Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

Clay pots make very good investments for those who love cooking. The earthenware is not only beautiful and inexpensive, but they also come with several advantages such as retaining the natural taste of foods assuring you of delicious meals every time. They are basically pots crafted from clay breaking from the modern materials most kitchenware is made from. When using the clay pots for your cooking, you stand to enjoy several benefits.

· The clay they are made from is porous and this makes it...


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The Key To Eating Healthy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

In my health coaching business the most common thing I hear is that people don't have time. Time to workout, time to cook, time to eat breakfast, time to pack a lunch, etc. So for me, the quickest way to get someone eating healthier is to save them time.

Time is a necessary part of health. You can spend more of it prepping food or you can spend more of it on medication. You can spend it shopping for groceries or waiting in doctor's offices. It's really not avoidable, it's just where you want t...


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There Are Ways to Bake Healthy - Here's How

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

So many of us are finding more ways to eat healthy, but I'm sure not many of us think that eating more bake goods is going to help. If we weren't trying to eat better not many of us would turn down hot chocolate chip cookies or any number of baked goods we ate all the time when we were kids. But if we could substitutes healthy ingredients for those ingredients that make baked goods a nutritionists nightmare, maybe we can recapture those good old days and still eat relatively healthy.

These are...


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How Coconut Oil Can Help Your Liver

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

Coconuts oil has long been shunned by people in the health arena because it is high in saturated fat. Like butter, the saturated fat in coconut oil and other foods has received a bad rap because it is thought to be a cause of heart attacks and other cholesterol-related health maladies. But we are learning more about the benefits of saturated fat and specifically the health advantages this wonderful product gives us. The benefits are known to include improving skin health and metabolic health,...


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You Can Use Mason Jars To Store Food!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Busy moms like me prefer to prepare food in advance which is why jars are such a useful tool in my kitchen. I run a non-profit women's organization which is pretty thick every single day and I am a full time mom as well. So I go to work when kids are at school and pick them up when it is time for them to go home.

I have a 14-year-old young man, a 12-year-old beauty and my youngest is an artsy 10-year-old girl. So far, they love the take out jars I make for them. It was quite a hit for my Lilly...


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List of Ingredients Used in Konkani Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

The fact that you are reading this already elevates you to the position of a food lover; curious enough to go beyond the typical Konkani image of miles of beaches thronged by tourists who are sunbathing and drinking. You are ready to dig deeper and unravel the mystery behind the spicy and aromatic food of the region.

Of course, since we are talking about the cuisine of a coastal area, coconut and seafood are obvious ingredients in the preparation of any meal; however, region and seasons also p...


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Try Making These Six Ingredients Yourself

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Once you try making these ingredients, you might decide you prefer doing them yourself. They can be made in small amounts so they stay fresh. Because they are easy to make, and the staples you need are probably in your pantry, you don't have to run out to the grocery store if you are out of something.

BUTTERMILK - The easiest way to create buttermilk is to put a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup and add enough milk to equal a full cup. Let it sit on the cou...


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Make Your Own Bacon Bits

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Why make your own bacon bits? Because they are more healthy and taste better, besides saving money!

Homemade bacon bits will keep in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer. They will not keep on a shelf in your pantry like the ones you buy at the store that have salt and other preservatives.

They can be used in many ways - sprinkled on top of soups, on baked potatoes, in salads, mixed in with some vegetables, added to pasta sauces or ...


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Tips On How To Use A Pizza Stone

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Baking stones are great for cooking a variety of foods including pizza, but without proper care, it's easy to break or damage them. If you're trying to learn how to use a pizza stone, follow these tips for both use and maintenance of the stone.

Preheating the Stone

Depending on where you purchase your baking stone, you may not need to pre-heat it. However, it will not damage the stone and it is usually a good idea. The best way to do this properly is to put it into the oven when it is at room-t...


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5 Tips for Cooking in a Storm

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

1. Flashlights, matches and batteries, oh, my! It doesn't have to be a flashlight, but a light source of some type should be kept in the kitchen specifically for times like this. If you are using a flashlight, keep spare batteries nearby in case the ones being used begin to fade. Have matches handy to use on pilot lights or lanterns.

2. Know your kitchen appliances. If you experience a power outage then, unfortunately, an electric oven will not be of any use to you at this point. However, on a...


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3 Bacon-Like Meats

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

PANCETTA is an Italian style bacon. Regular bacon is smoked before it is cured, but pancetta is just cured and then dried for a few months. The two can be substituted for each other - the pancetta just won't give the smoky flavor. Rolled pancetta is sliced and often used cold in sandwiches, or wrapped around vegetables or meats before they are cooked. They are usually packaged the same as cold cuts, and most supermarkets and delicatessens carry them. Slabs of pancetta are often cut and used t...


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3 Ways to Cook Bacon

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are three ways to cook bacon, and the way you do it is a matter of choice.

In a skillet 
A mistake that many people make is putting cold bacon into a frying pan that has been heated to a hot temperature. Take the bacon out of the refrigerator and let it sit for a few minutes before you cook it, which allows it to soften a bit. Then place it in an unheated pan on medium heat. It will cook more evenly and is less likely to burn. This method also helps to avoid spattering, which is caused by...


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Barding and Larding - Another Excuse for Eating Bacon

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

Barding is a process of wrapping foods with strips of bacon to keep it moist while it cooks, and gives it extra flavor. This is often done with poultry to keep it from drying out. As it cooks, the fat oozes into the meat. This bastes the meat instead of having to do it by hand. It also keeps meat from burning, but the bacon can be removed toward the end of cooking time so the meat can brown. Some people also like to wrap some fruits and vegetables with bacon before grilling them to add extra ...


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Make Your Own Easy Butter Spreads - Sweet and Savory

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

Butters are spreads that are used like butter, but only one of them contains butter. They are called that because they are smooth and spread like butter.

What are fruit butters?

Fresh fruit is cooked slowly with some sugar and then pureed. They don't have any butter, but are smooth and spread like butter. They are cooked with far less sugar than jams and jellies, and so have less calories. Apple butter is the most popular, but many different kinds of fruits can be used. Because they are sweet t...


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Cooking With An Air Fryer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking with an air fryer is a healthy alternative to deep-frying using oil. Hot air fryers use heated air instead of hot oil to cook food. The best air fryers for home use all make use of Rapid Air Technology for frying your food with minimal or no oil.

What is a hot air fryer and how does it work?

How can you cook with just heated air? Well, to be more exact, it is rapidly moving heated air. This modern kitchen appliance comes fitted with a heating element and a fan. The heating element heats...


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The Marvel That Is Thai Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

The national cuisine of Thailand is known for its diversity and detail. The sheer variety it brings to the table is baffling. It is a fusion of Eastern and Western influences, combined to form what is now considered Thai cuisine. Indeed, it is Asian food at its finest.

The cuisine is well-known for the balance of the five beautiful flavours - sweet, salty, hot (spicy), sour and bitter. The use of authentic Asian ingredients, herbs, and spices, sets it apart. Each dish follows a perfect harmony...


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The Fundamentals of Italian Cooking Part 1: Emotion, Memory, and Taste

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

In looking at the fundamentals of Italian cooking there are so many things to consider. To me it all seems to start and end with emotion, memory, and taste. Not classically trained in the culinary arts, I launched into Italian cooking via my emotions, memory, and tastes. It seems that most of us fall into this category. To this day I remember the first thing I made from my first Italian cookbook, Marcella Hazan's infamous tomato sauce with onion and butter. The first taste blew me away and to...


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The Fundamentals of Italian Cooking Part 2: Building a Flavor Base

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

'First comes the taste' - Marcella Hazan

I think Marcella says it perfectly when it comes to Italian cooking- TASTE comes first! Taste goes hand and hand with flavor, or as they say in Italy, sapore! And Italian cooking is all about building that ever elusive flavor that will melt the hearts of the dear ones you cook for.

The definition of flavor is: distinctive taste; savor. Originating from the Latin word flatus, meaning blowing, breeze. As I contemplated the relationship between flavor and b...


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Cooking by Taste

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

As far I can remember I have always had a keen interest in cooking. I started making chai (Indian tea) for my parents when I was just 6 years old. Shortly thereafter I was making roti (Indian wheat flat bread), but I did not start cooking main dishes and contributing to our meals until I was about 12.

My mother, who is my cooking guru, has been cooking since the age of 10. So it is fair to say that she knows her way around the kitchen. She didn't really have a choice or an option to pick up co...


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3 Better Uses for Your Silicon Cup Cake Pan

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

Make individual servings

  • Fill up your silicon cup cake pan with melted chocolate, some nuts and raisins. Leave to set in the freezer on a plate. Store in the fridge in a Ziploc bag for easy access for the kids or to use in fondue.

  • Make different kinds of jelly and pop them out for a neat serving. Serve with custard and fruit. If you make your own ice cream, you could freeze some in these cups and unmould to serve. Mini muffin cups are great for one-bite treats-they hold just a little more than ...

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7 Essential Herbs and Spices for Every Kitchen

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

Depending solely on salt and pepper for food flavoring is boring. There is a wide range of herbs and spices available to consumers, enough to make every meal unique. A little extra tang is not all you are missing out on. Many aromatic additives are beneficial to our health. Think about that the next time you are visiting your supermarket.

Seasoning makes a meal complete. Most spices are inexpensive, and many can be grown at home. Even if you do not have a garden, small containers can often fin...


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6 Kinds of Butter

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

We all know about the one pound sticks of butter that we buy at the supermarket. But there are other choices that may not be available at your favorite market, so you may have to shop around. One of them you create in your own kitchen! All of them are worth knowing about.

STANDARD BUTTER, salted and unsalted, is the one most used as a spread and in cooking, and usually is sold in sticks.

ORGANIC, also sold in sticks, uses cream that is taken from cows that have been fed 100% natural food. It ca...


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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

You're making a special dessert with honey, and discover it's hard and crystallized. What to do? The easiest way to soften it is to take the lid off and put it in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds until it doesn't have any crystals. This doesn't have any effect on the taste of the honey.

Butternut squash is a nuisance to peel and seems to take forever. Poke in several places with a fork and zap it for two or three minutes. The peels will come off very easily.

You will get a minimum amoun...


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The 5 Best Expert Techniques on How to Grill Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

Fruits and vegetables are a lot less expensive compared to meat, so you can save money if you choose to cook fresh produce. Also, fresh produce are a healthier alternative to usual grilled meat dishes so it is ideal to take a break from cooking beef or pork from time to time. The best part of all is that fruits and vegetables cook a lot more quickly than meat and you can usually tell when they're ready just by looking at them - perfect for grilling beginners!

Add color to your grilled dish rec...


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The Benefits of Sous Vide Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking food is an art form that many people take to heart. Before we take a look at what benefits there are to sous vide cooking, we need to know what it is. The word sous vide means 'under vacuum' when translated from French. It is a method of cooking where the food is sealed in an airtight plastic bag then placed in an oven or steamer for a long period of time. The temperature is controlled and consistent for the duration of the cooking time which could be anything from ninety-six hours. N...


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Food Pairing for the Rest of Us

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

"You are better at food pairing than you thought." These are the words floating through my mind as I write this post, because I am astounded food pairing is so instinctual. We all can food pair. We do it all the time.

Ever eat a greasy slice of cheese pizza and 'wash it down' with one or several gulps of carbonated perfection and feel exceptionally satisfied in ways you and I both know water could not have replicated? Ever wonder why wine and cheese, despite the snobby stereotype, actually do ...


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Hot Air Fryer For Low Fat Frying

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Deep fried food is really tasty and would have been every one's favorite if not for its unhealthy high fat content. So, is it possible to fry without using oil? Is it possible to cook oil-free or low-fat fried food that is also tasty?

Oil Free Hot Air Fryer

The hot air fryer is a modern kitchen appliance that allows you to fry food without oil. Now, how is that possible? If you were to tell that to Grandma, she would most probably tell you that the food would taste horribly dry and tasteless. A...


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The Art of Cooking With Italian Wines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Few pleasures feel as amazing as taking a sip of a good Italian wine while enjoying dinner. Well for us it is before, during and after dinner. Yet, it is not necessary to gulp down a full glass of wine if your main goal is to simply savor the flavor of it. You can enjoy the flavor of your Italian wine by cooking dishes with it, too.

Let us find out what cooking with Italian wine is about.

Why Italian wine?

A number of international dishes make use of wine, most common being Spanish, Italian and ...


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Top 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Grilling fruits and vegetables is relatively easy - they cook way quicker compared to meat plus you could easily tell when they're ready from the grill just by looking at them. However, if you want the most out of your grilled vegetables in terms of flavor and nutrition, there are certain mistakes that a lot of people make that you should avoid.

Here are the top 5 most common mistakes when grilling fruits and vegetables:

1. Not preparing vegetables into workable pieces

One of the most common mis...


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The 5 Best Safety Tips to Follow for a Better Grilling Experience

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
While it's nice to enjoy a good backyard barbecue once in a while, always keep in mind that your safety should always be top priority. Using your grill means you are exposed to hot metals, explosive fuels, fire and many other dangers, so be sure that you are always one step ahead for your safety.

To maximize your grilling experience and to have a smooth-sailing barbecue, follow these top safety tips:

1. Use the right tools

Having a barbecue means that you will be constantly exposed to extreme he...

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Grilling Tips: How to Properly Grill Common Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
Like with any other type of food, there is a correct way of grilling each type of vegetable in order for them to cook properly. Preparing fresh produce takes more than peeling, cutting or slicing them up then throwing them on the grates. If you want perfectly-cooked vegetables, it is ideal to learn how each type should be grilled to maximize their fresh flavor and nutrition.

Here the most commonly grilled vegetables and the right way to cook them on the grill.

Bell Peppers

Red and green bell pep...

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Food Safety: 5 Tips for Safe Grilling and Delicious Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
This is especially true when you're new at grilling because you are always handling raw meat and still figuring out how to cook them thoroughly. But just by following a few simple tips, you can ensure safe grilling and at the same time, delicious and perfectly-cooked barbecue dishes.

Here are 5 easy tips to follow for food safety while working the grill:

1. Prepare your ingredients before grilling

It is the number one rule of any chef or griller to have all ingredients ready and in place before ...

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Common Features of Great Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

Many factors combine to make great burgers. As you contemplate the various features of this quintessential American meal, learn what to look for to find quality food. A delectable hamburger will stay memorable on your taste buds, enticing you back for another try.

Quality

Burgers are typically as great as the meat they contain. For the most delicious meal, the ground meat should be made from ground chuck steak. The reasoning for choosing chuck steak is the ratio of fat to meat. With 80 percent ...


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Cooking With Mezcal in Oaxaca: Casa De Los Sabores Class and Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
They came to learn how to cook with mezcal. They came from England, Poland, Australia, United States, and even Oaxaca's Mixteca Alta. This was a mezcal cooking class as internationally attended as one could imagine. But of course; over the past few years Chef Pilar Cabrera Arroyo has garnered a global reputation as one of Mexico's top cooks, specializing in preparing Oaxacan regional cuisine for both her Restaurante La Olla and her Casa de los Sabores Cooking School.

I attended the class in Ma...

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The Benefits And Guide To Using A Pizza Stone

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

A pizza stone is a simple kitchen utensil that is used and known for baking pizzas that come out of the oven with a more crispy crust. Pizza stones are also known for producing pizzas that are less fattening. These baking devices work by stimulating the extreme and even heat of an oven, especially the ones that use wood fire. These stones can also be used commercially in the restaurants of big hotels for instance, to make the perfect pizza for the customers. They can also be u...


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Low Sodium Diet - How To Create Flavorful Rice, Pasta, Or Vegetables Without Salting The Water

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Following a low sodium diet can be challenging especially when you think you need to add salt to the water when cooking rice, pasta, grains, vegetables (especially potatoes), etc.

All of your life you have salted the cooking water. You don't even think that not salting the water is even possible. You might think all the salt and sodium goes down the drain. What about rice? The water gets absorbed along the with the salt. Naturally low sodium rice now becomes high sodium.

If the ...


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How to Roast a Chicken on a Rotisserie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Nothing beats the taste of a freshly cooked chicken that has been slow roasted over hot coals.

A rotisserie is a style of cooking where meat is placed on a long skewer and rotated over a heat source such as a fire, coals or a BBQ. As the meat is in a state of constant rotation, it provides an even cooking environment. It also allows the chicken to cook in its own juices and allow basting of your choice to be applied throughout the cooking process.

Chicken is a form of poultry mea...


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Different Healthier Food Preparation Tips And Techniques

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you are to prepare as well as cook meals at home, you will certainly have better control over the nutritional content along with the overall healthfulness of the foods you ingest. This will also greatly help in saving money.

Health Food Prep Techniques

Consider using and preparing foods that contain no or little salt. Also, use low-fat, reduced, light or no-fat salad dressings on salads as marinades or perhaps dips. When it comes to poultry, you must use leaner light meat rat...


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Three Ways To Cook Bacon And How to Get Rid Of Cooking Oil Waste

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Just like there's more than one way to skin a cat, there's also more than one way to cook bacon. Learn about the three ways to cook bacon and how to properly dispose of the leftover cooking oil waste.

In The Oven

If you are cooking a large amount of bacon, cooking bacon in the oven is the easiest way to go. First, pre-heat the oven to 400°. While the oven pre-heats, place some foil on a baking sheet; then lay the bacon there. Depending on the thickness of the slices, bake for 15...


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Substitutes For Food Ingredients In A Pinch - Recipes - Cooking Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

This article is about stuff that you may have on hand to substitute for something you are missing.

Sour Cream Substitute for sauces:

1 cup condensed milk, add one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice, let stand 5 minutes. I like mine a little more sour so I add 2 tablespoons per 12 oz can.

FYI: 1 cup milk to one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice will give a buttermilk substitute.

1 Egg Substitute

I want cookies and am out of eggs!

I've heard a bunch of straight substitutes like mayo, app...


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How To Can Homemade Applesauce - Step By Step Instructions For Canning And Storing Fresh Apples

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Apple Sauce isn't all that hard to make. I did this batch without the food processor, and so it took a little longer to cook down. You can chop it with your food processor and make much smaller chunks that cook down quicker, but I just cut the chunks up as I was getting the apples peeled.

So without further ado... here we go!

I have yellow apples... probably a Granny Smith, but if not it is that type of apple that my grandma planted about 40 years ago. I have already washed the ...


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All About Risotto

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

There is no way of knowing how rice actually came to Italy. Most likely came in from Spain around the fourteenth century. It immediately became a very popular Italian staple in every household. The countryside around Milan has the perfect combination of water, land and humidity to cultivate this type of grain.

The most favored way Italians utilized rice is in the creation of risotto. There are four principle elements to risotto. The first, referring to special ingredients specific to th...


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Points to Consider When Cooking Meat

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Meats should be cooked at a heat that kills the harmful bacteria in it. There are suggested unique cooking temperature readings for each kind of animal protein. There are several points that need to be taken into consideration, when cooking animal products; some of those points are -

Cook it at the right temperature - The science and technology has proposed several means that have comforted the human life. Kitchen, grill, and BBQ thermometers are a great utility that enable one t...


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5 Top Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling a Burger

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Grilling a burger is fairly easy, but there are certain tips and tricks that everyone should follow in order to achieve this perfectly-grilled classic. In order to achieve this faster, it is important to learn the most common mistakes that grillers make when cooking a hamburger on the grill.

Avoid these common mistakes the next time you grill burgers and you will surely get a taste of your best one yet:

1. Over-seasoning the meat

While you are free to season and customize your grou...


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