Horchata Recipe

Horchata is a cool, refreshing, and sweet drink commonly found in Latin America and Spain, as well as a few other areas, including the United States. One of my favorite drinks since childhood, Horchata is a traditional, blended beverage made from rice, almonds, tiger nuts, etc. It’s a wonderful companion to most foods, and is […]

How to Brew French Press Coffee

The French Press, or Coffee Plunger, is one of the best ways to brew coffee. It enhances the flavor of the beans, and is very easy to use. It is essential that you have the right coffee for the French Press. While any style of coffee will do, a medium roast is preferable – though […]

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How Civet Coffee is Made

What do a civet (a nocturnal mammal) and the best-tasting coffee have in common? Dung. People around the world are known to consume exotic or “luxury” foods and civet coffee is only one of those luxury items that can set a buyer back over $200 for just one pound of beans. But why would someone […]

How Carbonated Beverages Lead to Heart Disease

Carbonated beverages have been linked to heart disease. Research has shown that drinking more than one soft drink a day could increase the factors that lead to heart disease. With the consumption of one or more soft drinks daily the consumer has an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome. What is metabolic syndrome? This is […]

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Helpful Tips when Eating out with Kids

Even children who eat everything you put in front of them at home may experience a Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde transition and turn into an incredibly picky eater when you arrive at a restaurant.  Children like what they are familiar with and a sudden unrecognizable display of chicken divan may be all it takes to […]

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Health Benefits of Vietnamese Cuisine

With the myriad of culinary choices in today’s dining scene, a typical consumer who is in the mood for Asian food must face selecting Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai to name a few of the top popular specialties. However, still in what I like to refer to as its “budding stages” in mainstream American dining, […]

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Health Benefits of various Herbal Teas

Drinking herbal tea has great health benefits including helping you heal a number of ailments.  The many flavors of herbal teas can help heal your body and increase energy, promote better sleep, enhance weight loss, and even cure stomach aches.  To learn about the various herbal teas available and how drinking herbal tea can heal […]

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Halloween Drinks Vampires

If you are planning a Halloween party, you might like to serve some cocktails that start the blood flowing to please your vampire guests. Here are some vampire cocktail recipes that will start some serious neck biting. But remember, these cocktails contain alcohol and are for adults only! ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Halloween Vampire Cocktail #1 – Bloody Vampire 3 ounces Captain […]

Grated Cheese Versus Sliced Cheese

I shouldn’t really eat cheese at all, because I’m watching my weight. Yes, I know there are low fat cheeses on the market, but most of them taste like rubber – if indeed they taste of anything. I’d rmuch rather have a small portion of mature Cheddar than a large portion of tasteless low fat gunk, […]

Frozen Prawns Raw Cleaning Defrosting De Veining Preparation Scampi

Frozen prawns are a chef’s delight. Buy frozen prawns and treat your family to a fresh, safe, and tasty meal. Don’t bother with prawns that have been defrosted prior to purchase. They just don’t compare in terms of freshness.  Four points to keep in mind when preparing frozen prawns are selection, defrosting, cleaning and recipes. Selection: Always buy your frozen prawns from […]

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