Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Healthy Beverages

Healthy Beverages

Healthy Beverages

Healthy Beverages

When we initial hear phrases like health and diet plan assembled, people instantly presume the worst. To begin with, they believe the foods are dull, bland and may be compared with card board. On the other hand, it is not the situation as there’s a large amount of homemade recipes for health foods and beverages available that may be purchased or made in your own home. Things that are essential are simply just excellent vegetables and fruit in addition to a mixer and a lot of ice cubes.

 

The Waldorf
This is a recipe that some might not enjoy once they first see and focus concerning the elements, this really is an excellent mixture that’s tough to forget about specially when offered with cooled white wine on a special day. All that’s necessary are a handful of apples plus some around three to 4 stalks of celery. Inside a mixer, basically mix peeled and diced apples with all the celery and cooled white wine. Mix with each other until soft, adding smashed ice and mix once again. It’ll seem like a shake, however it’s going to be one amazing innovative juice smoothie.

 

 
Fruit Punch
Watermelon is a superb foundation for a fresh fruit beverage and producing fresh fruit punch with watermelon not just can make excellent consuming, but is a superb supply liquid for moisture on the really warm and exhausted day which is also full of nutritional vitamins, mineral deposits and dietary fiber.
Basically it is one of best homemade recipes i ever make. Just slice some parts of watermelon and dice into 1 inch slashes, get sufficient to fill up 50 percent a glass pitcher. After that, if you’re able to acquire some youthful coconut meat and fruit juice just use it in with the watermelon inside the glass pitcher. After that, blend with a few center of coconut that were diced very carefully (if you will find none accessible, do not worry). Drop in cubes of melons and melon dew in the glass pitcher along with the rest of your fresh fruits and finally, give a a glass of quick orange fruit juice. No requirement for sweetening in this case. Lastly, put water to the mixture, sufficient to fill up a glass pitcher. Put in the fridge for cooling, if you cannot hang on, just pour it over some smashed or cubed ice. Consume and chew in your heart’s content.

 

 

 

Tropical Smoothie
An easy shake is in fact only a mixture of some fruits and ice with almost no sugar. On the other hand, the exotic shake can give the tranquility of a angle by mixing some fresh fruits that some wouldn’t think about performing. Try out mixing some bananas, pineapple, ice plus some water inside a mixer till it’s soft.

 

If you do not enjoy bananas, that’s okay as well, why don’t you allow it to be even less complicated. What about some berries and young coconut, as well as pineapple or an orange? You will find a lot of combos that can make excellent shakes; it just takes a small amount of energetic creativity plus some learning from mistakes.

 

Increase the risk for mixture special during some holiday seasons through the use of white wine rather than water. For some, they will use a bottle of champagne, but that may be an excessive amount for some people. The idea is, the number of choices are limitless and it’s also only the reluctant thoughts which will stop an excellent taste.

 

 

Victoria is an nutritionist who is presenting a benefits of homemade salad recipes across the world, and she have some really good tips, on how to be healthy.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

3 Flavorful Cupcake Recipes

Cupcake Recipes

Have you noticed that the food revolution is bringing us new trendy and tasty foods all the time? We seem to favorite certain treats and this helps us get really creative in the kitchen. If we look at what sweet treats are doing well now, we can see that cupcakes are definitely the ‘plat du jour’. Cupcakes were supposedly invented in Britain in the Victorian times, where maids used to scrap together left over batter and cook small cakes in teacups for themselves. This obviously developed from here, and what we have today are fun and tasty treats with endless combinations.

 

We continue to innovate and push the boat out which has led to some fantastic creations that show off the flexibility of the humble cupcakes. Here are 3 varieties you can try to make yourself, and I hope you can take away some inspiration for your next home baking project.

 

Coffee Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

Coffee Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

 

Coffee lovers can indulge in these rich and adult treats. Make a standard cake batter from flour, eggs, caster sugar, unsalted butter and a little baking powder, and then just add some coffee essence. You’ll find this in the coffee aisle and it comes in a glass bottle. Bake the cakes until spongy and then make a syrup using more coffee syrup and sugar. You can do this by just melting them together on the hob. Pour a little syrup on the cakes and leave them to cool.

 

To make the frosting you need to make two mixtures. Mix mascarpone cheese with some Irish cream (use as much as your tastes desire but not too much that it will liquidate the frosting). The second mixture is simple whisked icing sugar and whipping cream. When these are both well mixed and thick, just fold them together and pipe the frosting on top of the cakes.

 

 

 

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

These are a great novelty cakes for a party, and they really have the wow factor. Simply create plain vanilla cupcakes indicated above and then also make a plain buttercream. You can do this by mixing equal parts of unsalted butter with icing sugar and a little vanilla extract. Pipe or spoon this mixture on and form a smooth dome shape.

 

The secret with cookie monster cupcakes is in the decoration which can take some time. First of all mix some desiccated coconut with some blue food coloring, so you have a sandy light blue mixture that resembles the cookie monster. You must liberally sprinkle this over the cakes until they are completely coated and you cannot see the icing underneath. From here you can buy or make some small cookies and insert 1 straight into the topping (carefully) so it protrudes out like a cookie in a mouth. From here just make eyes from white chocolate buttons, and use a dark chocolate chip fixed to the button to make the pupil. Stick these into the cupcakes at angles and voila. The cupcakes look like cookie monster!

 

 

 

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes

For a combination of classic deserts, it has to be my lemon meringue cupcakes. Start with making the cake mixture, but use some lemon zest and flavouring in the batter instead of the vanilla. This will create your basic lemon cake mixture. Once the cakes are made you simply need to buy some lemon curd and spread a little on top. You can alternatively inject it into the middle of the cake as a filling if you have a cook’s syringe.

 

To make the meringue you simply need to mix plenty of egg whites with some caster sugar in a clean and cool bowl. Keep mixing and add a couple of drops of lemon juice which breaks down the egg whites. If you keep whisking it will start to get a lot thicker and it will ‘peak’ eventually and look nice and shiny and stiff. You can pipe a peak or swirl on top of the cupcakes and then put them back in the oven on a low heat for another 10 minutes or so until the meringue forms a solid shell. You can use a blowtorch (or grill) for just a couple of seconds to add some colour to the topping to make it look really professional.

 

Francesca is a keen home baker and loves cupcakes. It’s traditional fair when it comes to baking but she loves Leeds Indian takeaway after a good baking session. Alternatively depending on taste, she might order Leeds Chinese takeaway. New cupcake ideas are always coming to mind and there are plenty of chances to get creative!

 

 

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Easy Ways to Cook Better Homemade Meals

 

Easy Ways to Cook Better

 

 

Food is supposed to be delicious. These days we want good food and demand quality. But eating out every night is not always an option. And eating at home without a gourmet chef nearby can turn your taste buds from happy to crappy.

Imagine your plate full of fresh flavors and intense textures. It is possible to have a restaurant experience in your own personal kitchen. Here are easy steps to turn your kitchen into a flavor feast.

 

Add Spices

Your taste buds will jolt alive with a little enhanced flavor. Adding spices such as cayenne pepper will help any any bland dish be bolder. Don’t overwhelm your dish with too many dashes of spice, simple sprinkle a little on the vegetables or meat and you have a tasty treat. Tasty tip: Chili powder is a great additional to bean and casseroles.

 

Cook with Ginger

Spicy, aromatic and pungent, ginger knows how to pack a flavor punch. Adding ginger to dishes will give each a little kick in the mouth. Ginger is a natural root that can be found at most local markets. Ginger naturally calms the belly and relaxes the intestinal tract. Tasty tip: Add dried ginger to chicken or marinades and you have instant ump added to your dish.

 

Mix in Curry

Traditionally an Indian dish, curry can be mild to extremely spicy. When curry is mixed with rice or chicken it adds a bold layered flavor that brings out more of the complete textures. When it is prepared correctly it is low fat and low calories. Tasty tip: If you want to turn your boring dish into a flavor party add a dash of curry.

 

Add Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is more than just a little friend of jelly. It makes a great bold flavor impact when added to main dishes, such as chicken or steamed vegetables.  Smear a little dab on before you bake your main dish, and the final outcome will be a delicious flavorful layered dish. Tasty tip: The peanut butter is naturally high in protein and its smooth texture ads a richness to your meat and vegetables.

Eating boring old recipes will never be the same when you add in a little flavor. These tricks are used by some of the top chiefs in the world. A little dash of this and pinch of that will help your meals go along way. Enjoy the process of creating in the kitchen.

 

 

 

Shannon Kaiser is a health and wellness writer for many online and print publications. For more health tips visit TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in Tigard, OR.

 

 

 

 

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