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Top 10 Things Every Budding Foodie Should Know

Top 10 Things Every Budding Foodie Should Know
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Plan Your Weekly Meals, Stress Free I've been planning my recipes and doing my shopping for the week ahead for years now. Awesome idea. One thing I've learned - you just cant set meals for specific days. Even choosing tomorrows meal is a bit wonky. I used to try at first, but there are just way too many things that crop up to stop you - meeting a mate for a drink after work, small (or missed) lunch so you're starving when you get home and your meal takes an hour to make, 'accidentally' snacking mid-afternoon so not hungry when you get home, delayed journeys, too tired when you get in to start faffing around with big recipes. If nothing else, sometimes you just don't fancy whats on your list. Its a nice idea but for me, no. What works for me is just to have a list of meals, and to make sure that you have some that are quicker and/or easier than others. Even better, make sure that at least one of them is a store cupboard dinner - i.e. most of the things come out of tins or packets. []

The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet | Belly Bytes - StumbleUpon The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet. Fruits 01. The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. 02. The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. 03. The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. 04. The Power: Stop aging, live longer and keep your mind sharp with blueberries. 05. The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. 06. The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. 07.

Top 10 Crazy Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Your Cooking I would like to add that the wider the ring, the easier it seems to be. I had a titanium ring more than twice the width of the one shown in the video and it was easy as hell. My wedding ring (which is about the same size as the one in your linked video) still works, but takes more effort and can hurt if I don't leverage it JUST right. I would also like to echo the sentiments of not using your wedding ring (At least in view of your significant other). Yea, definitely the wider the ring the better. I usually just use another bottle of unopened beer. Eat This Now! The 20 Healthiest Foods You Shouldnt Live Without Acai This dark Brazilian superberry is found to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruit in the world. Dark colored berries have been known for their health benefits because of their Anthocynins (Vascular pigments) which give the acai its color. These belong to a group of molecules called flavonoids. Pomegranate Another high antioxidant superfruit, the pomegranate, makes many guest appearances in Greek mythology. Spinach This veggie has a reputation of being a good source of iron. Broccoli As a part of the cabbage family, broccoli has many potent cancer fighting nutrients. Salmon This trout with a keen since of smell may make you smarter. Carrots This root plant is widely used in juices and soups. Blueberries Another fruit that can lower your risk of cancer and heart disease is the blueberry. Bananas This tropical fruit that grows in hanging bunches, is grown in over 107 countries. Leafy Dark Greens (Kale, Collard etc.) Like this Article?

The Stupid Things You Do in the Kitchen (and How to Fix Them) Love cooking or hate it, much of your time in the kitchen is likely wasted by easily correctable mistakes you probably don't even know you're making. You waste time prepping ingredients, use your knives incorrectly, mix and match the wrong utensils, and throw out food that's still good—and those are just a few of the stupid things you do in the kitchen. Here's how to fix them. Stupid Thing #1: You Spend Too Much Time Prepping IngredientsP Few people enjoy the tedium of prepping ingredients. Say you're cutting a bunch of carrots into sticks; it doesn't make sense to trim, peel, and slice each one individually. It also helps to use two bowls—one for scraps and one for cleaning—so you don't make a mess during the preparation process. These are all great ways to save you time and keep you organized, but a few common ingredients have tricks all their own. Stupid Thing #2: You Use Your Knives WrongP The easiest issue to correct is a dull blade, and it's one of the most important.

How to Build Your Very Own Tron Legacy LED Light Suit Ever since the Tron Legacy trailer debuted, old and new fans alike of been jonesing for some real life light cycles and light suits. Here's a dude that took matter into his own hands and built a completely kickass LED Tron Legacy costume that is actually quite functional. On his Instructable for the project sheetmetalchemist says, My goals in making this costume were to make a robust, easily washable, waterproof, Tron style suit which was energy efficient to minimize battery weight and hardware bulk. Even if you aren't interested in making a Tron suit, I would highly recommend reading the section on lighting implementation - I did not individually stitch each LED with conductive thread...instead I used a combination of silicone coated LED strips and faux leather to produce a beautiful, diffuse light without seeing those pesky LED points. If you've ever tackled any DIY project that involve LED's, you know how challenging it was for this guy to come up with this design.

Five Best Recipe Organization Tools Trust me, I was just as surprised when tallying the votes for the top five. I thought more recipe organization apps would be in the running, but - as mentioned several times above - they just weren't nominated. Managed to get a few into the honorable mentions though. My fault also, I keep running across the finalists for these things instead of the original nomination article. Too little, too late for my two cents! SExpand Actually Nate, you might want to check out Springpad, since it has a specific "Recipe Box" type setup. I've been using Springpad for ages, but I didn't even know about the recipe option until this voting thing started... then I looked into it, and it's about as full-featured as any other recipe app I've tried! Here's an example of a recipe.

Over 100 Quick and Easy Recipes - StumbleUpon We Have Preparation and Cooking Times of 30 Minutes or Less The majority of recipes we offer can be both prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less, from start to finish. A number of them can also be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed later. So you can prepare more than what is needed for a single meal. Then you can use the additional amount the next day or when time is short, with little or no additional preparation time required. Our Recipes Allow Flexibility and Adjustments We realize that if our recipes are going to fit your individual tastes, schedule and lifestyle, they can't just dictate exactly which ingredients you need and the exact amount of each one to use. The Recipe Assistant Are you interested in customizing your search for WHFoods recipes? How to Make Multiple Selections To make multiple selections on the "Foods to Include" or "Foods to Exclude" list, hold down the control key (on a PC) or Apple key (on a Mac) and click on the different foods that you would like to choose.

The Best, Non-Crazy Ways to Use Grocery Coupons I use the circulars from our favorite grocery store each week to plan our weekly menu. Our circulars are included in our Sunday paper and we have a subscription for just that day. Then, I use coupons included in the paper or those I've stumbled across and sometimes I'll go online to or similar to scan for items of interest. I really only bother with coupons for things that we regularly purchase anyway or that fit in with the weekly sales and our menu. I also save up coupons for items we regularly stock and will wait for those items to go on sale. It may sound a little nuts, but after a few weeks of getting used to it, it now takes me maybe one hour on Sunday to plan the weekly menu around the sales, clip new coupons, and scan through my existing coupons to match up to the sales or find those that will expire soon. We've managed to cut our grocery bill by about 35-40% most months. We also shop at Costco for bulk stuff and I use the coupons they provide.

LED Fantasia This LED Candle is the flameless alternative to the standard wax tea light. These small LED wonders will create a warm ambience without the wax mess, dirty smoke, and fire risks of traditional candles. Great for everywhere you don't want a raging inferno: restaurants, promotional events, parties, receptions, home, dorm rooms, and your dome or tent! Turn the lights off, turn these on, and you and your special someone can relax and focus fully on the fire within! Realistic flicker mimics flame. Flickering Amber, Steady Amber, Steady Red, and Steady Blue use CR2032 batteries (included). 1.5" diameter, 2" high. Base Price: $5.00 a pair. 50 Healthy Foods for Under $1 a Pound Popular in Food & Drink If you are what you eat, then I should weigh-in at under $1 a pound. That's because, as a general rule of thumb, I try to only buy foodstuff that costs under a buck per pound. Under $1 a pound, year-round — that's my grocery shopping mantra. It's not just because I'm a world-class penny-pincher and smart shopper; believe it or not, it's also about eating healthier. When you look at the USDA "food pyramid," many of the things we should be eating the most of — grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables — happen to cost the least. To prove my point, I've put together this list of 50 healthy foods that I've purchased at least once in the last six months for under $1 a pound. NO, I don't live on another planet or in a part of the country where the cost of living is deflated. So rev-up your shopping cart, but be careful: There's a Green Cheapskate loose on aisle five! Apples - One a day keeps the cheapskate away. Bananas - Potassium for pennies.