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40 Healthy & Delicious Zucchini Recipes. How to Clean Stained Plasticware. Here's What A Muslim Dietitian Eats During Ramadan. Ginger pork Shogayaki 豚の生姜焼き | Chopstick Chronicles. Sukiyaki - It's My Dish. The literal meaning of Sukiyaki is “hot pot on a shovel”. The story goes like this: long long time ago, while the Japanese Emperor is hunting and he became hungry, they then found a peasant place and ask them to cook the game they got, the peasant then cooked the game on a shovel because they don’t have a proper pot.

That’s how it got its name. To me, sukiyaki is very high end cuisine in Taiwan. We can have it only when there is a celebration event like someone’s birthday. Different than the typical hot pot, you actually don’t drink the soup of sukiyaki because it’s very salty. However, it tastes so good that I usually sneakily take a few sips, which usually makes my mom nag me a little bit. Now I’m working in the US and my parents are still in Taiwan, this fact makes me really miss my mom’s nagging Sukiyaki reminds me of my good family times. Ingredients Sauce Ingredients 1 cup of rice wine½ cup of soy sauce½ cup of mirin The soul of sukiyaki, in my opinions, is the sukiyaki sauce. Oyakodon (Japanese Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) Recipe. Easy overnight steel cut oats.

So most of you know that I was a cereal addict since the age of 17. I literally ate a bowl of cereal everyday, usually grape-nuts topped with some other kind of fiberish cereal and granola. I’m one of those people that wakes up hungry and can’t sit around and wait a 1/2 hour for breakfast to cook, so cereal was the breakfast of choice, or should I say breakfast of convenience. Steel cut oats were reserved for those fancy hotel vacations or breakfast out with the family, as I was under the assumption that steel cut oats were a labor intensive and timely breakfast to whip up.

I changed that way of thinking though when I cooked up my hot quinoa and oat cereal for the first time. I learned the trick to a quick breakfast of steel cut oats, and that was to bring them to a quick boil and then let them sit out overnight. I still eat cold cereal on occasion, but lately I have been devouring these steel cut oats, my 5 minute quinoa cereal and my quinoa and oat cereal. Serves 4 Goodnight! How Long to Keep / Best Way to Store Nuts & Legumes. Most Popular Food the Year You Were Born - Food Trends Through the Years.

See Which Health Supplements Aren't Backed By Science. There are a lot of fad diets and articles out there that tell you which commonplace and obscure supplements you should be adding to your diet. But how do you discern the genuine from the bullsh*t? This graph by David McCandless from Information is Beautiful ranks hundreds of health supplements based on the amount of scientific research backing their big claims. The graph only used data from human trials that used a random placebo-control method. Supplements with the strongest evidence backing them are placed at the top. Working your way down the graph, the supplements are backed less and less by conclusive evidence. The larger the circle, the more often it is searched for on Google, acting as an indication of how big the buzz around the health supplement is. Click here to see the interactive infographic in full.

Soylent.com - Soylent 2.0 details. Soylent 2.0 is bottled, ready to drink, and made from algae. Soylent, the oddly named meal replacement with a niche following (particularly in the Valley) has announced its second product this morning: Soylent 2.0, which comes ready to drink in recyclable bottles. Each bottle represents one-fifth of a daily meal plan. Twelve bottles will sell for $29 when they go on sale in October; preorders go live today. Just like the original, it'll only be sold online, at least for the moment. Traditionally, Soylent has been sold in powder form with the idea that the user would add water at their home, making as much as a full day's ration at once — it's cheaper and more efficient to produce and ship it that way. "Shipping around water is a little inefficient.

" But once Soylent is pre-sold in a bottle, it starts to look a lot like existing meal replacement products — Ensure, for instance. Rhinehart also boasts of Soylent 2.0's caloric bang-for-your-buck, but it's actually neck-and-neck with Ensure, depending on how you look at it. Portobello Breakfast Sandwich. MenuPlanner. Bialetti : Spare Parts. Enduring quality & design The Bialetti Moka celebrates more than 80 years of classic design elegance and technological simplicity. From the early 1950s to the present day, Bialetti has manufactured over 200 million coffee makers. In particular, the Moka Express has become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee. The Moka produces a rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The aluminum pot features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape that allows it to diffuse heat perfectly to enhance the aroma of your coffee. more details The Moka Express stovetop espresso maker produces rich, authentic Italian coffee in just minutes.

Key Features Max Boiler Capacity (Please note the max. boiler capacity is slightly greater than the final output. How to Make-Ahead and Freeze Cooked Rice or Any Grain. For quicker weeknight meals, packages of pre-portioned cooked grains stashed in the freezer are one of our secret weapons. No waiting for rice or other grains to cook while your dinner companions prowl hungrily around the kitchen. No need to plan ahead. No need to do much more than pull a package out of the freezer and carry on with making the meal.

Freezing Grains Saves You Time Freezing pre-cooked grains is one of the best time savers — and sanity savers — I know. I absolutely love grains like brown rice and farro with my dinners, but their long cooking time means that, when push comes to shove at the end of the day, I often end up opting for the more immediate gratification of pasta or white rice. Now, I make a big batch of grains whenever I have the time, freeze it in two-cup portions, and then have plenty of grains to look forward to for weeks to come. Which Grains to Freeze How to Freeze Grains I usually freeze the grains in a thin, flat layer in sealable plastic bags. Previous image. How to Prep and Use Swiss Chard. It's the season of overflowing market bags, heavy CSA boxes, and gardens run amok.

Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Cooks is showing us how to store, prep, and make the most of the bounty, without wasting a scrap. Today: Learn how to prep and use (lots of) Swiss chard -- a savory slab galette with Gruyère is a great place to start. A gardener’s dream, a farm stand beacon, a CSA staple -- chard is the reliable friend among the dark leafy greens, seemingly there at every turn, undemanding of time and attention, capable of adapting in every which way. And while it hasn’t quite achieved the celebrity status of kale, its versatility has long been celebrated throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East.

In the U.S., chard grows year-round in California and in much of the South, but in cooler regions, its season stretches from late spring to late fall. A quick sauté with onions and garlic will strip away any mineral flavors, soften its ruffled leaves and rainbow ribs, and draw out its sweetness. Quick and Easy Refried Beans Recipe. Eggplant meatloaf: A new twist on a dinner classic. Meatloaf is an all-time family favourite recipe. If you want to take this ordinary weeknight meal to different heights, try my updated version. I take a version of Eggplant Parmesan, serve it overtop the meatloaf and cover it with cheese. It’s moist, delicious and healthy. Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a 9×9 inch (square) pan with vegetable oil. 2. 3. 4. 5. Ingredients Meatloaf • 16 oz (1 lb) extra-lean ground beef • 1 egg • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce (or ketchup) • 1/3 cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs • 1/4 cup finely diced green onions • 1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic • 1/2 tsp dried basil leaves • pinch of salt and pepper • 3/4 cup tomato sauce Eggplant • 1 egg • 2 tbsp water or 2% milk • 3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (3/4 oz) • 6 crosswise slices of eggplant, skin on, approximately 1/2-inch thick • 2 tsp vegetable oil • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 1/2 oz) Nutritional information Per serving.

It's just me. Again.: April Fool's Day Pranks. Oh what joy this day brings. Just thinking about pranks thrills me to tears! I decided to make up a tasty treat for my family along with a few other low-key pranks. Enjoy! April Fool's Day Chocolate Chip Cookies: She wasn't very happy with me when I told her what they were ... she was too keen on these - knew something wasn't quite right and never actually tried one. Did you figure it out? These are baked taters and black beans!!! Simply delicious if you're expecting garlic, salt, sour cream, and potatoes! Here's how: 1. 2. 3. 4. These will taste delicious with a little salsa at dinner time! By the way: I did make REAL cookies so as not to completely disappoint the family! For all you Pinterest Fools ..... happy pinning!

Not only did I prank today, but we also dyed few things: Julia's Bunny checking out the eggs: After the eggs were done I hated to waste all that beautiful color - so we dyed rice. I hope you fully enjoy April 1st - no matter what you get into! One more thing .... Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency. Fueling your body during an emergency is very different from your everyday diet. Because you’ll probably expend more energy than you normally would, you should eat high-energy, high-protein foods. And because you’ll have a limited supply, the higher-quality foods you eat—and the less of them—the better. “In a disaster or an emergency you want those calories,” says Barry Swanson, a food scientist at Washington State University. “You want some nutrients and some fiber—something to keep your diet normal.” “In an emergency, generally you tend to think of meeting more basic needs than preferences and flavors,” says Elizabeth Andress, professor and food safety specialist at the University of Georgia.

What to Always Keep in Your Pantry These items have lengthy expiration dates, so you can stash them away for long periods of time. . • Peanut butterA great source of energy, peanut butter is chock-full of healthful fats and protein. Next: What to Buy Right Before an Emergency. The Student Foodamentalists. Charity Curley Mathews: Why French Kids Eat Everything. Here comes another one... but it's not what you think.

French Kids Eat Everything is a surprisingly charming memoir about a family who moved to France with two picky eaters in tow and returned to Canada a year later with a happier, healthier, more educated outlook on food. Make no mistake: This isn't a U.S. -bashing book. It's not even a pro-French parenting book. It's just the story of a mom married to a Frenchman who moved overseas and discovered a whole new way of feeding her family. A more peaceful one. And I think they're on to something. In it, author Karen Le Billon describes her own heart-pounding fear about initially getting their young girls interested in sophisticated (to North Americans at least) French fare -- duck, blue cheese, radishes and so on -- that even French kindergarteners chow down with gusto.

So what's the secret? On her blog, Le Billon also describes her children's school lunches, which sound more like a menu from a delightful Parisian café.

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News Feed: Wood pulp in cheese, Starbucks sugar shocker, cage-free Trader Joe’s : Food Network. Cheese, please Have we all been sprinkling wood on our pasta and pizza? Some suppliers of grated Parmesan cheese have been filling their products with cellulose — an anti-clumping additive made from wood pulp — or using other, less expensive cheeses and failing to disclose the actual ingredients on the label, Bloomberg Business reports. One cheese maker has estimated that 20 percent of hard Italian cheeses are mislabeled. Another told Bloomberg that only one-third of the 28 brands of grated Parmesan it tested appeared to be accurately labeled, in terms of protein levels and fillers.

In response to a Bloomberg investigation, in which a lab test confirmed that several store brands contained high levels of cellulose, several stores have begun pulling the questionable products from their shelves. Too-sweet treat We all love to reward ourselves with a Starbucks beverage from time to time, but those trying to keep tabs on their sugar intake may want to be mindful of what they order. 22 Foods You Should Never Eat if You Don't Want to Get Sick. A single batch of juice can contain several thousand apples — if two or three are contaminated, pressing could magnify a mini problem and ultimately make you sick.

Look out for cider in particular: The juice tends to be made from apples that fall to the ground, which can lead to contamination, Hedberg says. 17. Ready-to-Eat Meats and Soft Cheeses From I-Don't-Know-When Getty Images Let these foods sit for several weeks in your fridge, where listeria bacteria can survive and thrive despite the temperature, and you could end up with a fever, muscle aches, or diarrhea the next time you dig in, Hedberg warns. 18. Chicken is unique in that surface bacteria like Salmonella, which can trigger diarrhea, fever, and cramping up to three days after eating, can get inside the meat (as opposed to contaminating just the surface). 19. Some strains of Salmonella can infect chickens' ovaries, transferring the bacteria to the egg, Hedberg explains. 20. Cathy Scola/ Getty Images 21. 22.