This might seem crazy to some people; however, there is a whole group of people who don’t love cooking. They may associate it with having to clean dishes or just plain don’t love the idea of following recipes. If you’re one of those people that doesn’t love cooking for whatever reason, then you’re not alone. [Read more…]
Nutrition can be a tough topic when it’s just you in your own kitchen, heading to your own nearest, favorite grocery stores. But when you’re on the go – for work, events, or anywhere else – that makes staying healthy and happy even that much harder.
However, as long as you make some rules for yourself in advance, it should become less of a problem. Five topics in particular to consider include what to eat out at events, out at festivals, meals for at work, the right kinds of calories while out exercising, and then snacks on the road. Take care of these things and you’ll be in the clear. [Read more…]
Determining what to eat when you go out on your first date can be kind of mind boggling. If youâ€™ve spent a lot of time talking and learning about one another before you go out to eat you may know each other’s favorite foods already. However, with so many diets and so many food allergies, it truly can be a nightmare for some people to be able to eat out in general.
Here are some things that could help you determine what to do for food on your first date, and what not to do. [Read more…]
Whether you have an issue with full blown binge eating or you just overeat when you’re stressed or depressed, food addiction and eating disorders can be very difficult to deal with. You have to eat to live, but when it becomes hard to distinguish the differences between poor eating behavior and healthy eating, it can help to have assistance.
These days, one of the most talked about food addictions is the addiction to sugar. With so many foods crammed with this substance, itâ€™s really a hard thing to avoid. Plus, you need to know the difference between refined sugar and natural sugar. One is the stuff found in things like candy bars, while the other is in the fruit you eat, and less of a danger to your body. [Read more…]
Traveling can be fun and exciting particularly when you get the opportunity to savor dishes you donâ€™t normally eat at home. Your trip can be a unique gastronomic experience for you and your family.
Restaurants and small dining places abound in many places and sometimes, you donâ€™t even have to spend much to be able to taste delectable local cuisine. In Thailand, for instance, visitors in the capital Bangkok can eat as much as they can at a fairly small price at the sidewalk stalls along that serve authentic and exotic Thai dishes. The same can be experienced in Hong Kong where tourists can enjoy noodles and other Chinese food on the street.
Unfortunately, not everyone can easily take on new food despite their cravings. Some peopleâ€™s digestive system can be very sensitive that it wonâ€™t allow them to taste all kinds of dishes including the exotic ones which can result in food sickness or worse, food poisoning. This condition can occur when you travel to developing countries where proper health regulations are not observed in dining places. It can definitely ruin your trip the reason why itâ€™s best to be prepared all the time and know your limitations. [Read more…]
Letâ€™s face it. Fritters are not the most healthy snacks you can find or prepare. Itâ€™s a sweet dough deep-fried in oil. It has simple carbohydrates, lots of sugar and tons of oil. But health be damned, fritters are extremely delicious and the perfect thing to serve with your favorite breakfast beverage. Itâ€™s also a great match with a steaming mug of coffee.
Fritters are the kind of snacks that revels in its being unhealthy. Fix these fritters by limiting the sugar or finding ways to bake it instead of deep frying it and you destroy the very essence that makes it delicious. Fritters are an indulgence, plain and simple. You commit to it fully or you donâ€™t eat it at all. [Read more…]
I love to travel, but it isnâ€™t just about seeing new places. Itâ€™s about eating as well. I like trying local dishes, although I must admit that I am not very adventurous when it comes to exotic food. I never eat frogs, turtles, snakes, lizards, crickets or sometimes even duck.Â I canâ€™t even try the jumping salad, simply because the shrimps jump.
Itâ€™s the thrill of trying something new that catches my interest. I have a picky taste palette, so it is difficult to please me. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s always pleasant to find good eats from new places or restaurants.
During my last trip to the beach with a friend, we ate the dayâ€™s fresh catch. So we had to adjust the menu all the time. It felt like we were in Iron Chef.Â The excitement made the dishes more delicious. Since we were in an island, it was difficult to find ingredients. We had to be creative or depend on what the cook could prepare.
It was fun to cook using firewood outdoors. Iâ€™ve always thought that the food cooked this way tastes better. We were so glad it did not rain; otherwise it would have been impossible. We had squid, octopus and fish. All were cooked in different ways: squid in vinegar (kilawin), grilled squid, squid pasta, fried fish, octopus stew (adobo), octopus with mongo and coconut milk. Most of the food was prepared by the cook. I personally made the pasta and shared it with the resort staff that took care of us well.
We usually ate breakfast and lunch by the beach. The ambiance made each meal more perfect than it already was.
Photos Courtesy of: Kate
Yes, Facebook is great for finding everyone from your best friend in the first grade, to checking out what your ex-boyfriend’s been up to, to networking for business purposes- but the truth is there’s one thing that’s been making sure I visit Facebook daily, and it’s called Restaurant City. Here’s what my restaurant currently looks like:
Emphasis on the “currently”, because as anyone who plays this strangely addicting game knows, one is constantly decorating and redecorating in Restaurant City. You start with a small, simple structure- one or two tables, a stove, a cook and a waiter- and, as in the best of games in this genre, from there it’s all about building.
With each level, you get a larger restaurant or an additional employee, and you build your menu with ingredients you “collect” (one free ingredient a day, two if you answer the daily food quiz correctly!) And, because it’s a Facebook game, the social aspect of the game is most important: you must trade ingredients with your friends, giving up an ear of Sweet Corn for an Onion, for example, or some Rice for three scoops of Ice Cream. It all depends, of course, on what dishes you’re featuring on your menu. Used to be, you could only feature one dish from each category (Starter, Entree, Dessert, Drinks)- but a few days ago, RC increased this to two dishes per category- causing a huge flurry of ingredient-trading, at least among my similarly-obsessed friends.