• Good News Chocolate is Vegan

    Vegan white chocolate

    There’s a type of chocolate for everyone, and those who disagree are clearly lying. In 1842, the English graciously blessed the world with first chocolate bar, made by the famous Cadbury chocolate company. From there, the chocolate industry has generated roughly $895 million in annual revenue — and that’s just in the U.S.

    Types of Chocolate There are three types of chocolate: Dark, milk, and white.

    Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cocoa, yet generally no milk is added. This type of chocolate can be semisweet (frequently used for cooking) and bittersweet (this is unsweetened cocoa, also called chocolate liquor).

    Milk chocolate is solid chocolate made with milk, either liquid or condensed. Milk chocolate was first invented by a German company in 1839.
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  • How to Tell the Best Sushi Restaurants from the Worst

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    Sushi bars and restaurants have become some of the most successful restaurants in the United States. Offering some of the world’s top cuisine, sushi joints now number above 4,000, according to the most recent statistics from IBIS World. While it is undoubtedly a good thing that local sushi restaurants have become so ubiquitous, their prevalence makes it extremely difficult to tell the best sushi restaurants apart from the rest. If you’re inundated by what appear to be fine sushi restaurants all around you, here are three ways you’ll know if your local restaurants are deserving of Continue Reading

  • Planning to Make Pastel de Tres Leches for the First Time?

    Cake with cake mix

    Of all Hispanic foods, postres are undoubtedly among the most recognizable. From flan to rice pudding, Hispanic desserts, particularly those from Mexico, have spread into the United States and across the world, verily becoming part of local cuisines. One look at these classic recetas de postres and it’s not terribly hard to see why they’re so popular.

    Of course, no discussion of Mexican desserts would be complete without mentioning pastel de tres leches, or three milk cake. As Pati’s Mexican Table, a popular foodie website writes, tres leches cake recipes make for the most popular dessertsContinue Reading

  • Cut Prep Time with Quality Knives

    Black ceramic knives

    What every kitchen needs is a great set of knives. It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or a professional — good knives are essentials for the kitchen to make your slicing, dicing, mincing, and chopping much more efficient.

    Knives are an essential part of home baking supplies
    . It doesn’t matter if you’re cutting nuts, berries, chocolate, or any other delicious baking ingredient, your specialty baking supplies arsenal should include a quality knife because a good knife can cut your preparation time considerably.

    When you’re looking for a knife there are a number of things you need to think about including what you intend to do wit Continue Reading

  • Hungry? Why Not Have Some Salsa?

    Pico de gallo salsa dips

    When it comes to parties, picnics, or even just a quick snack at home, one thing is certain: everyone loves chips and salsa. Whether you prefer a classic mild salsa dip or like to mix things up with spicy or pico de gallo salsa dips, this easy staple is always tasty and leaves you coming back for more. But did you know that there are recipes using salsa that go far beyond a bag of corn chips? Or that the amount of fresh salsa calories in a typical container is very low?

    Because salsa is primarily made from vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and peppers, as well as spices, vinegar, and other simple ingredients, salsa nutrition is low in unhealthy fats and calories. It is easy to make or find in a local store, and is much less unhealthy than other dips that may be full of cream, cheese, or other fatte Continue Reading

  • Finding Perfect Date Restaurants

    American craft beers

    Looking for good restaurants for dates? In the mood for good craft beers? Those do not have to be mutually exclusive searches. In fact, you can find the perfect craft beer pubs near you for a great night on the town. Before you get too far into the process, you need to do a little preliminary research to find the perfect match.

    Sometimes finding restaurants in your area comes down to talking with friends and colleagues about their recommendations, especially if they share similar tastes as you and your date. As you look at various options for craft beer restaurants, you might also want to consider looking at different online reviews. Frequently you can find comments and feedback from other di Continue Reading

  • Why You Should Eat Out at a Family Diner

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    When your schedule is hectic, it can be difficult to make time to cook meals, much less conserve the energy to prepare them. Between work, community gatherings, taking your kids to school, and transporting them to various activities, you simply don’t have a lot of time for anytime, and it can seem like a waste of what little you do have to run home and try to cook something that will please everyone. After all, what do you do when half of your family wants breakfast for dinner, but your spouse wants chicken? Sometimes, it may seem like your only option is to eat out at local restaurants.

    This reasoning is becoming more and more common as the average American becomes busier an Continue Reading

  • Avoid a Bad Wedding Cake Experience With These Three Tips

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    “It is such a happiness when good people get together– and they always do,” Jane Austen once wrote. If you’re starting the formidable task of planning a wedding, it’s worth remembering that you’ve already gotten the hard part out of the way — you’ve found that special someone! Although planning can be stressful, it’s worth remembering that people are there to celebrate you, not the complementary shades of tablecloth or the perfectly arranged centerpieces.

    One fun part of wedding planning is getting the cake. Custom made cakes are fairly standard for weddings these days — since the cakes are large and personalized, you probably don’t want to buy them at the grocery store. That said, the Continue Reading

  • Warning – Reading This Will Make You Hungry

    Recipes using guacamole

    Did you know that guacamole was first created by the Aztecs during the 16th century? But you may be wondering, what is guacamole? Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that has become popular in both Mexican and American cuisine, which makes it a versatile condiment. There are two common types of fresh guacamole dips available, and both are beneficial in a variety of ways.

    1. Classic guacamole dip. The main ingredient in classic guacamole recipes is avocado. The avocado is mashed and mixed with several other ingredients, such as tomato, onion, and lime juice, in order to give it its distinct flavor. Classic guacamole is a relatively thick condiment that is not only eaten as a dip, but is also included in some salads, as well. As a result, guacamole is a multipurpose condiment that adds new flavor to a v Continue Reading

  • 10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets

    Farmers are the producers of good food and they are the people who take serious note of your health and wealth. Inevitably, there are plenty of reasons to support them but we bring 10 main reasons to rub their shoulders.

    1.Taste Real Flavors:
    Farmers bring tasty, fresh and delicious fruits right after their cultivation. There is no cost charged for shipping, cleaning, and packing. All the foods being purchased from farmers markets are fresh and health friendly.

    2.Enjoy the Season:
    Farmers markets are not like super markets from where stored or frozen food is generally purchased. Farmers cannot sell unseasoned vegetables and fruits. They always bring those groceries that have been freshly produced. Hence, you can enjoy seasoned foods from the farmers markets.

    3.Support Family Farmers:
    In this era of inflation, it is necessary to help the families of farmers by directly purchasing foods from their markets. It has been researched that the ratio of farmer’s sale is quite low in the United States and most of the people waste their money in super markets by purchasing the costly and unhealthy groceries. Hence, always support farmers through direct or indirect shopping.

    4.Protect the Environment:
    As you know our environment is full with chemicals and dangerous gases, we always take polluted foods from those super markets that transport the items from more than 40 miles. In farmers markets there are very rare chances of chemical contamination due to short traveling distance.

    5.Nourish Yourself:
    It has been recommended that those foods which are sold in super markets are not nourishing. Actually, most of the shop owners use different chemicals, pests, genetic modifications, and hormones to increase their profits and sale duration. On the other hand, all the foods in farmers markets are fresh and healthy. And, they are not subjected to any modification.

    6.Discover the Spice of Life: Variety
    The variety you see in the farmers markets can hardly be found in super markets. The variety includes stinging nettles, green garlic, red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, watermelon radishes, , maitake mushrooms ,quail eggs, and much more.

    7.Promote Humane Treatment of Animals:
    The animal farming can only be found in the farmers markets. They bring all naturally laid eggs, meat, cheese and milk. They do not mix any chemical or use injections to get more and more production.

    8.Know Where Your Food Comes From:
    In super markets you do not come in interaction with the shop owners. You shop like robots and do not know from where your foods come. On the other hand, when you shop from farmers markets, you are informed about the seasoned products and learn how the foods are grown. This helps you to understand the basics of agricultural economy.

    9.Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas:
    Most of the grocery store owners do not know about cooking and recipes. They may not be able to address your basic queries of certain foods. But, in the farmers markets, you interact with those people who are not only sellers but also good chefs. This offers you a good opportunity to learn different piece of advices while shopping.

    10.Connect with Your Community:
    Shopping from the farmers markets offers you the opportunity to interact with your friends, family members, relatives and colleagues. It is the best way to develop strong relationships during the course of shopping. Besides, if you are consistent shopper of a farmer, he would give you different discounts on different foods.

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