[1] A hearty dish of cassoulet. Here’s the recipe from The New York Times. [2] This “pared down” cassoulet takes just one hour! Here’s the recipe from The View From Great Island. [3] The original cassoulet pot shape, with slanted sides. It is the source of the word “casserole.” Here’s the detailed history of cassoulet. […]

Diet Tips

[1] Black tea served in grandma’s porcelain cups (photo AGPhotographer | Canstock). [2] Prefer green tea? Compare different brands of Dragon Well, Gyokuro, Sencha, etc. (photo courtesy Kanaya Tea). [3] The winner of our first round (photo courtesy Harney & Sons).   Cold enough for you? There’s a reason that January is National Hot Tea […]

Diets To Lose Weight

When we think of eating to lose weight, we always associate it with diets that focus on specific portions and combinations of foods. It conveys images of strict calorie-counting that verges on starvation. From high-protein low-carbohydrate to lemon diet to crash diets and all other forms of dieting in between, weight loss diets are far […]

Diet Tips

January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Here’s a history of the popular bonbon, adapted from Candy Favorites. Chocolate-covered cherries, more formally called cherry cordials, are a chocolate shell filled with a cherry and sugar syrup, plain or flavored with alcohol.   IT BEGAN WITH THE CORDIAL The word “cordial” derives from the Latin […]

Diet Tips

Eating dinner out with youngsters is often a irritating experience for just about any father or mother. Just about all will take the simplest way out and opt for the kid friendly fastfood places that feature the processed foods little ones like. Sad to say, the majority of those foods tend to be fattening choices […]

Diet Tips For Teenagers

Fewer than one in 10 Americans are eating the recommended amount of vegetables daily, according to a report by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC)*: just 12% of us are eating enough fruits, just 9% are eating our vegetables. Men, young adults and low-income people have even lower rates of fruit and vegetable consumption. While […]

Diet Tips

The Bloody Beertail: Substitute beer for the vodka in a Bloody Mary (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. But if you prefer beer to vodka, have a Bloody Beertail instead. It’s a sister beverage to Mexico’s michelada. Here’s more about beertails.     RECIPE: BLOODY BEERTAIL The cocktail is […]

Diet Tips

Today’s generation doesn’t have adequate time to eat a balanced diet; they are constantly on the move and pick up whatever they like from the convenient store or the food joints located in the vicinity. The situation of obesity has risen to such an extent that the doctors around the world have actually listed it […]

Diet Tips For Teenagers

We should all eat healthy foods, but sometimes it can be hard. To eat healthy, you must first choose the right food to eat. Eating healthy is all about what you put into your body, which makes the choices critical to your results. Eating Vegetables It should be varied, as you should eat 2 1/2 […]

Diet Tips