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Top 5 Foods Good For The Brain

Top 5 Foods Good For The Brain

If you can eat healthy for the benefit of your physique, why not make eat healthy for the benefit of your brain as well? It's as simple as knowing the right kind of foods that will help you keep a sharp mind, memory, and focus, not to mention a little bit more protected against neurological diseases. Brain Nutrition Because the brain is also muscle, it also requires proper nutrition in order for it to function better. What most people don't realize is that 20 to 30% of a person's total energy is being spent by the brain. It shouldn't be surprising, though, because after all, it is the command central of the body. Therefore, the levels of...

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Another Asian Recipe with Steaks and Sweet Potatoes

Another Asian Recipe with Steaks and Sweet Potatoes

Oyster and soy sauces are one of the most well-known seasonings when you mention the words "Oriental cooking". Soy, being one of the most protein enhanced legumes about and oysters, who are supposedly known for savory tastes and so-called aphrodisiac properties (this has yet to be scientifically proven, by the way) mix really well when tossed together in a stir-fry with crisp vegetables. However, these same sauces go well with a steak recipe. We will be including a crispy sweet potato recipe for its side dish. Chinese Style Oyster Sauce Steak with Fried Sweet Potatoes Ingredients One pound sirloin steak (you can also use si...

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Top 5 Foods Good For The Brain

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If you can eat healthy for the benefit of your physique, why not make eat healthy for the benefit of your brain as well? It's as simple as knowing the right kind of foods that will help you keep a ...

Signs That a Restaurant Is Sanitary

Signs That a Restaurant Is Sanitary

Cooking for your family gives you a sense of accomplishment. But sometimes, you just want to have a break from this domestic task. You long to eat in a nice restaurant, where you just sit, relax, and then eat all the food served to you. You don't have to worry about washing the dishes afterwards too. But when you dine out, you're actually putting your health and the health of your family in someone else's hands. When food is not handled properly, this can easily get contaminated; and once contaminated, you and your family can get sick. So, it's important to make sure that you're eating in a sanitary place. Here are a few things that ...

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The Chinese Wok – What to Look For

The Chinese Wok – What to Look For

Among all the different types of cuisines that have found their way to our tables, Chinese meals are amongst the most famous and delicious. Chinese recipes are not hard to find and not that difficult to prepare – you don’t necessarily have to go to a restaurant to enjoy something new and exotic, you can make it in your own kitchen! Many people use traditional pots and pans to prepare their Chinese meals and you can produce some pretty authentic tasting food this way with some skill and care. However, if you want to achieve the ultimate in similarity between your meal at a genuine Chinese restaurant and what you are making yourself, ...

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How to Make Fondant Roses

How to Make Fondant Roses

Cake fondant is a type of frosting that allows you to form and create different shapes. Making a fondant flower is one of the most common ways to decorate a cake or any other baked goods using a fondant. It can transform a simple cake into something special. It can be a very easy or difficult task depending on your skills, the tools that you are going to use and the type of flower that you are planning to create. Because making roses out of fondant is one the most common options. Here are the basic steps so you can learn how to make fondant flowers: Massage or knead the fondant until it becomes soft and turn it into a ball. Place...

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Tips for Delicious Grilling

Tips for Delicious Grilling

There are many methods for cooking foods and, when it is done right, grilling is one of the best of them. Grilled food is healthy, has a wonderful flavor, and you don't have to heat up the kitchen in order to prepare your food. But if you do not know what you are doing, you can end up with food that is charred and dry. Use the following tips to create delicious grilled meals. Get to Know your Grill One of the most important concepts of grilling is to understand how to use your grill. Gas grills are very popular now, but some people still prefer using charcoal grills. All grills come with manuals on how to use them properly so you should ...

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Three Holiday Cooking Tips

Three Holiday Cooking Tips

The holidays are a time for families to gather and memories to be made. Here are a few tips that can help make this holiday season memorable. 1. Deep Fry the Turkey - Carefully Deep fried turkey is a southern delicacy that has been adopted across the United States. If you’re going to deep-fry a turkey, know the rules! Thaw the turkey properly. Read the directions that came with a store-bought turkey for proper thawing times and methods. It can take anywhere from 2 to 6 days to thaw a turkey in the refrigerator (best method) based on the size of the turkey. It can take anywhere from 4 to 12 hours to thaw a turkey in cold water...

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Baozi: Chinese Breakfast Dumplings

Baozi: Chinese Breakfast Dumplings

Making your own exotic food at home doesn't have to be intimidating. My husband lived in Taiwan for two years when he was 19 and he came to love the people, culture, and especially the food. I wasn't sure how to cook him foods that he came to love, but he quickly taught me. One dish that he introduced me to early in our marriage when we received a bamboo steamer as a wedding gift is Baozi, or steamed buns. These delicious buns are filled with a flavorful pork filling and while traditionally eaten for breakfast, are delicious for any meal. Ingredients: Dough 3 cups of flour 1 cup warm water 1-1/2 teaspoon dry yeast 2-1/2 ...

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The Top Ten Best Slow Cook Recipes

The Top Ten Best Slow Cook Recipes

If you have a range cooker you will know how useful it can be, with its multiple hobs, oven, grill and slow cooker. Cooking on a range is a completely different experience to cooking on any other type of oven, and one of the most useful aspects of a range is its slow cooker. If you ask any other range-owner, they're likely to tell you how often they use their in-built slow cooker to ensure they have delicious food waiting for them at home so they don't have to spend time cooking when they get in from work. If you've just got a range and you've never cooked with a slow cooker before though, chances are you're feeling a bit unsure of what...

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Recipes with a Touch of Fruity Sweetness

Recipes with a Touch of Fruity Sweetness

Fruits may well be the best source of sweet yet healthy delights. If your sweet tooth is craving for something deliciously sweet, here are some recipes for you. Fruit Fritters and Sweet Potato A combination of Indian, English and Jamaican food, these fruit fritters are sure to give you a treat that you truly deserve. The recipe is also good if you have left over sweet potatoes. The ingredients are: A cup of all purpose flour A teaspoon of baking powder ½ tsp of salt ½ tsp of nutmeg ground A tsp of cinnamon ground 2 tablespoons of rum (dark) 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes A cup of mashed banana A cup of crushed a...

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