Labels on the food products are not there only to attract buyers; rather they are of paramount importance for the buyer, as through the label they come to know of the qualities and the maker of the particular food product. This is why we have brought this article for all the consumers. To teach them the way through which they can use the information on the label more effectively and easily. Following is the way that will enable you to make informed food choices.
Love those Burger king or McDonald snacks and can’t get enough of it? Always hungry and can’t stop yourself form munching some little snack here and there? For all you know, you might just be a victim of fast food addiction, a craving or obsession as addictive as any illegal drug! Don’t believe this? A recent brain imaging study says just that!
In the world of celebrities, there are various fancies that they can subject themselves to, various fantasies that they can fulfill on their own, but nevertheless there are some things that do remain out of their reach.
Food is something that everyone loves to his or her heart’s content anywhere in the world. With the diverse cuisines available all around the world, food is really a novelty of the human imagination, with so many delicacies and dishes being designed by chefs all around the world. In such a scenario, it is inevitable that people do fall in love with some or the other dish somewhere around the whole world.
Food is the fuel for the body and it keeps the body functioning and healthy. All of you reading this discussion will agree to the fact that we get bored eating the same dishes day after day and change is very important in order to retain the taste and flavor. For all of you who happen to be non vegetarians chicken must be one of the favorite recipes. Chicken is loved by people on a universal level as it is so versatile in nature. You can actually make so many dishes using chicken which you can eat in breakfast, lunch and dinner as well. Today let us discuss some easy dinner recipes using chicken.
Chicken dinner recipes
1. Braised chicken with capers and the ingredients for the same are: 1 pound new potatoes, 8 skinless bones in chicken thighs, salt, freshly ground black pepper, 3 tbsp olive oil, ¼ cup salt capers which must be coarsely chopped, 1 shallot, ¾ chicken broth, 1 tbsp cherry vinegar, lemon juice and 2 tbsp chives.
To begin the dish first clean the potatoes and the chicken and quarter the potatoes, then heat the oil in pan and sear chicken in it until brown. The next step would be to add potatoes to skillet and cook until brown and remove in a plate. Add capers and shallot to skillet and sauté for one minute. Add chicken broth, lemon juice and vinegar and then add the chicken. Arrange potatoes and chicken on a platter.
2. Chicken adodo will require 1 whole chicken, 12 whole garlic cloves, 1 cup apple cidar vinegar, ½ cup soy sauce, 1 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper and 4 dried bay leaves.
The first step will be to cut the chicken in ten pieces like thighs, legs and breasts. Then place the pieces in a large lidded Dutch oven or may be a casserole. Then add bay leaves, vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and pepper. Bring the whole mixture to a boil and then simmer the flame and cook at medium until the chicken is cooked. Do not forget the turn the chicken in between so that it is cooked from both the sides in an even manner. Remove cooked pieces and set aside and keep cooking the sauce. Cook until it is thick and then put the pieces back and toss nicely and serve on a platter.
Organic food market keeps on growing
What is organic food? Almost all of you who are reading this discussion must know the answer to this question but some of you who are still unaware will find answer right here. Organic food are grown and processed in an environmental friendly manner which makes them a better and healthier option than the regular food items available in the market. The popularity of organic food is only increasing by the day as people these days are becoming more and more aware of the fact that they have to work to save the environment. A healthier life is what you can expect from the usage of organic food and that is what most people are adopting now-a-days.
A look at organic food market
There are many organic gardens that you can find these days and surely your neighborhood must also have some organic gardens that sell organic food items such as fruits and vegetables. Elawa Farm located in Lake Forest is one fine example of an organic garden that produces organic food and also sells it to the people. People these days are switching to healthy eating habits as they are good for their body and the planet as well.
The conventional method of growing food includes use of toxic chemicals and pesticides but the organic way does not have any such harmful methods in it. Laura Erickson works in an organic garden and recently told that the people are becoming environmental conscious these days and that is why they are making their way to the organic food shops and gardens. The conventional farming is packed with dangers and these dangers are out in public attention. The growth in the popularity of organic food market is no secret to anyone.
Laura also told that the demand for organic food is increasing so much that sometimes the demand exceeds the supply. It is a clear sign that people have finally accepted the environmental friendly ways and they have come to accept the fact that conventional farming is bad for one and all. A growth percentage of 7.7 percent has been recorded since the year 2010 for organic food market. There is one problem that has been prevalent in the organic food market and that is the increasing cost of production and labor. But solutions are being found for the same and it has been estimated that the growth in the organic food market will be seen in the coming years as well.
Appetisers are one of the most important parts of a three-course meal. They are also known as entre. Without this type of dish a meal is not complete. The spicy chilli cauliflower is an appetiser that is loved by people of all age groups. Making it is quite easy and you do not need to be a culinary expert for getting it right. We all love to throw parties at home and entertain our friends. Learning such easy recipes will help you feed your guests without any worry or mishaps. In Indian cuisine this dish is famous as Masala Gobi. If you are planning heavy meaty dishes for your main course then choosing the spicy chilli cauliflower for entre is a great idea because it is a vegetarian dish. Apart from being an appetiser it can be also eaten along with hot rice or noodles and even bread slices. You can make a homely meal out of it and enjoy with your family. Children hate cauliflower and always crinkle their noses at eat but when you prepare this delicious dish, your kids will ask for a second helping. As preparing this is not time consuming, this dish is ideal for the working women’s kitchen.
Ingredients for making Spicy Chilli Cauliflower
- Buy organic cauliflower florets. You will need minimum two cups of florets for serving four.
- White vinegar.
- Buy white, refined flour for making batter.
- White corn flour at least 5 tablespoons.
- A little bit of ajinomoto.
- You will need spices like coriander, cumin and ginger powder.
- Soy sauce.
- Chilli sauce.
- Salt as per taste.
- Chopped onions.
- Black pepper powder.
- A full capsicum.
- Chopped or sliced chillies.
- Red chilli sauce as per taste.
- Finely chopped coriander leaves.
- Finely minced spring onions.
- 4 cups of oil for frying.
The method of making Spicy Chilli Cauliflower
Wash the cauliflower florets first with clean water and then with boiled water mixed with a pinch of salt. Drain the water from the florets and set it aside. Boil water again and add the cauliflower, salt, vinegar in it. Drain the water again and set it aside. Make a batter by mixing all the spices and flour together. Take a big bowl and mix the flour, coriander powder, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and soy sauce. Mix the cauliflower florets with it and coat them with the batter. Fry the florets in heated oil. Next fry the ginger, garlic, diced onions and capsicums in heated oil along with the chillies. When it becomes slightly brownish add the cauliflowers. Add salt, pepper, red chilli sauce and ajinomoto. Fry well and turn off the gas when cooked.
Food is an important part of our life as we cannot exist without it. However, we do not eat food only for our existence as we relish it for its great taste as well. Cheese is one of the ingredients that are used to enhance the taste of the dish and there is hardly anyone who does not enjoy eating cheese in their food. Cheese is a dairy product and it is not on the list of foods for the people who are trying to lose weight. The dieters usually avoid intake of cheese as it is considered not a good option when it comes to losing weight. But it is not entirely true as now-a-days many nutritionists are suggesting dieters to eat cheese if they want to attain a good shape.
The first every Food Truck Festival which took place in Redlands was a huge hit among the people and many food joints came in for participating in the festival. The Food Truck Festival was organized by the Kiwanis Club in Redlands which was founded in the year 1981. People attended this food festival in huge numbers in spite of the growing heat in Redlands as this festival offered delicious food items and it was organized for a good cause. A good cause and food are two very good reasons that inspire people to attend a food festival at any place.
Food is good for health but there are some food items that sometimes pose threat to the human body. The Center for Science in the Public Interest or CSPI has recently conducted a search and gave the report some time back. As per the report submitted by CSPI chicken and ground beef are probably the riskiest meat in food supply that you can consume in the US as they pose a very serious threat of causing food borne illnesses in the people which can lead to hospitalization.