30 April 2015
Entertaining can be a tremendous amount of work. It is easy to get caught up in planning and preparing for your company to come, and to forget to stop and enjoy your guests. Here are some easy things you can do to eliminate last-minute rushing and make your dinner or cocktail party more enjoyable. Ask a friend to come early: Having one of your guests come early as a designated helper is the best way to be sure you won't be rushing at the last minute.
1 April 2015
Who says pizza cannot be healthy? This leek potato pizza is not only tasty; it is also pretty healthy as well. If you want to eat your vegetables and your pizza too, you can accomplish both with this pizza. Shopping List 2 potatoes 2 leeks garlic fresh rosemary mozzarella pizza dough extra virgin olive oil The Crust Save yourself time by purchasing a pre-made pizza crust. You don't have to roll it out or anything; you can just throw the toppings on top and pop it into the oven.
9 March 2015
If there's one thing that you know you're going to get with Chinese food takeout, it's generous portions. All too often, Chinese leftovers sit in the fridge until they're thrown out because they just don't taste as good the second time around. But that's probably because you're reheating them wrong. It's not as simple as throwing your food in the microwave. If you heat it up with just the microwave, you'll probably end up with hard, dry food.
13 February 2015
If you're a vegetarian, then you know how difficult it can be to find a place to eat. Some places are obviously not vegetarian friendly, such as steak houses, but some are more difficult to figure out. There other restaurants which might look like they offer vegetarian food, but whose meals actually include meat or fish. It's All In The Sauce As a rule, most Thai restaurants will be o.k. for anyone who eats fish (pescatarians).
4 February 2015
When you are looking at ways to switch up your meal, one of the best things you can do is take an existing recipe and switch it up so that you have a new meal experience. Chefs have been doing this for years with fusion cuisine, where they take two disparate culinary traditions and put them together. You can also do this at home by combining the best of two traditions into something that is new and unique.
19 January 2015
Are you craving Chinese takeout, but also don't want to wreck your diet? Chinese food offers some of the tastiest dishes around. However, there are also many dishes that may not be a great choice if you're on a diet. Fried foods, fatty meats, and heavy oils may taste great, but they can also be high in calories and sodium. Fortunately, most Chinese takeout restaurants also offer dishes that taste great and are low in calories.
9 January 2015
Eating healthy starts with the ingredients that you use in your cooking. When you work with fresh, high quality ingredients, it goes a long way towards making your entire meal more healthy. Eating more fish, fresh vegetables, and fruits can go a long way to helping you be healthier in body and mind. Here are a couple of recipes that you can use that will help you to make great tasting, healthy dishes that your whole family will enjoy.