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Food Ingredients You Should Avoid
Yogurt for breakfast, soup and an apple juice for lunch, and a glass of milk after supper? We may think we are taking care of our bodies with “healthy” diets, but the truth is that food producers are guiding us astray and towards quite unhealthy consequences. Check out the list below for some of the most common yet dangerous food ingredients in our everyday foods.
How Do We Avoid Malnutrition?
Hordes of nutrition surveys over the last few decades have only confirmed what most individuals instinctively know; the quintessential 'balanced American diet' is anything but. In generations past, a typical American family naturally obtained all the required nutrients just by virtue of eating a proper meal three times a day. But now, we're busier, and seem to value convenience over eating healthfully. Processed foods have often been stripped of nutrients since it can last longer or tastes better this way. The most important tool to understand why America is suffering from malnutrition is to first be aware of what your body can and can't do on its own.
Most Successful Female Chefs
We live in a golden age of chefs. Between your Batalis and Bouluds, your Vongerichtens and Riperts, your Masas and Morimotos, New York is bubbling over with cooking legends who not only practice world-class gastronomy but also manage to turn themselves into millionaires. So here’s a question: Where are all the women? Despite the fact that women make up the vast majority of home cooks, and despite four-plus decades of modern feminism, women still run just a small percentage of top kitchens in New York and elsewhere. In a predominantly male dominated industry, female chefs are still an exception, but women are moving to stake their claim as the best out there. These ten women have made their names well known for creating delicious dishes and inspiring younger generations to follow their passions in the culinary arts.
Chocolate: The Sweetest Drug
The emperor was Moctezuma II, last ruler of the Aztec Empire of Mexico, and his addiction to chocolate like a drug, was revealed to us by Bernal Díaz, a Spanish soldier under the conquistador Hernando Cortés who destroyed Moctezuma’s empire in 1521. The beverage that so captivated Moctezuma was actually called cacahuatl by the Aztecs, which Díaz corrupted to chocolatl, from which chocolate and other modern names derive.
How to Grow Your Own Tomatoes
The tomato is used in more sauces, canned in more soups, drunk in more juices—to say nothing at all about Bloody Marys—put in more salads, slopped on more pizzas, grown in more home gardens, and pinched, poked, and haggled over in more markets than any 10 of its closest competitors. Not a bad track record for a berry once thought to be an evil aphrodisiac.
Sizzling Shish Kebab Recipes
Edmund Kean, the Shakespearean actor, dined according to his role. When he acted the hero, he ate beef. When he played the tyrant he preferred pork. But when he had a lover's part he chose lamb. If he had done an action romance, it would have been lamb shish kebab.