Category Archives: FOOD STUFF

Focus your diet on well being

Focus your diet on well being

You are what you eat. By eating a healthy diet, you will enjoy good health and an abundance of vitality. Naturally occurring foods contain all the nutrients that we require for continued good health, providing high energy levels, mental clarity, emotional balance and even disease prevention and longevity. Eating nutrient-rich foods provides optimum nutrition that will enchance your lifestyle and well being. Here are some really simple dietary changes that will have a positive effect upon your body and on the way that you feel. Make these changes for a great start.

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget

Many people have a problems with their diet and many of them think that healthy food costs a lot. It is not always the case. Lot of food that we eat on daily basis is unhealthy and costs much more than we are aware. Popular snacks and drinks are delicious, but they really can damage our health and the quality of the life. Here are few major advices how to improve the quality of your daily eating habits, and also save some money for other pleasures in the life. If you have problems serving healthy foods because of the prices, you’ll find these tips to be just what you need to eat healthy on a budget.

Herbs – growing, preserving and storing

Herbs – growing, preserving and storing

With their wonderful flavours, scents, and colours, herbs can transform even the simpliest dish into something very special, accenting and enhancing other ingredients. Most savoury dishes benefit from the inclusion of one or more herbs to add the flavour during cooking, or as a garnish to be sprinkled over the top of a dish just before serving. Sweet dishes, too, can be perfumed with herb flowers such as mint and lemon balm, and decorate with delicate herb flowers such as borage. Herbs are also used to make drinks known as infusions or tisanes, to be served hot or cold.

Four basic fruit sauces and relishes

Four basic fruit sauces and relishes

Tart fruit sauces and relishes are the perfect foil to fish, poultry and pork, as they nicely offset rich flavours and oily textures. The avocado salsa, laced with the juice of a lime, works well as an accompaniment to corn snacks, but is also delicious served on the side with pork, poultry or steak. A relish is a cooked, pickled, or chopped vegetable or fruit food item typically used as a condiment in particular to enhance a staple. It originated in India and has since become popular throughout the world. Examples are jams, chutneys, and the North American “relish,” a pickled cucumber jam eaten with hot dogs or hamburgers. Here you can find recipe for quick apple sauce, cranberry sauce, gooseberry relish and avocado and cumin salsa.

How to cook a perfect duck breasts?

How to cook a perfect duck breasts?

There is a great secret to cooking the perfect duck breast with a crisp skin, moist flesh and pink centre and that secret is a cold frying pan and no oil. It’s true. Take a four duck breasts; don’t trim them. Lay them flesh-side down on a board and use your knife to score the skin all the way through to the flesh – but so that the blade just touches the flesh, do not cut into it. Make sure you score all the way to the edges of the breast so that as the skin shrinks during cooking it doesn’t pull the flesh in and make it tough. Season the skin (only the skin side) with a generous amount of salt and ground black pepper.