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Quick food recipes vs Healthy food recipes

fhfghfEating Healthy is a habit that many people are making the effort today. Simply because you would like to eat healthy food, that doesn’t mean you have some more time. You feel that you are trying to find dinner options that will involve fast recipes which are still nutrient rich. You can easily find meals you really need to make repeatedly in your home.

It doesn’t matter which types of foods you prefer to eat, you can get the dinner options that may satisfy your desires. Starting from healthy recipes to have food on the table to quick recipes that may take faster preparation is available. All you have to is determine which ones you want to try first.

You can also find delicious dinner options for a vegetarian. You will find a lot of healthy food recipes to pick from; even people who like meat can try such food occasionally. Even better, as so many of the meals involve fast recipes it will be possible to prepare them in spite of how busy your days might be. (more…)

Hosting a Wine Tasting party

nhya21In its quite simple event, a wine tasting party is treats like a few friends together taste a bottle of wine which they haven’t tasted before. But, when individuals are planning on Vail Wine Tasting party, they are considering something a bit more formal.

For more formal wine tasting, you really should start by making some invitations. As before, there are still no standards, you may go from very simple blank line invitations, to more stylish one that you have purchased at the stationery store, or else you can also buy wine tasting kits.

Many people carrying out wine tasting at home will never want to go over the budget and having formal dinner. (more…)

Review of Cooking Light Magazine

gyt8Cooking Light is an enjoyable read for individuals interested in staying fit and eating healthier. There are articles in every issue on healthy living and on cooking healthy food. The healthy living articles cover a broad area — anything from healthy hair and skin to flexibility exercises to do with a partner. Articles often have a seasonal connection, for instance during the summer, the workout article may be based on exercises to do in the pool, whereas winter fitness articles may center around winter activities such as skiing and snowshoeing. Seasonal themes often show up in the cooking articles also — particularly in the “In Season” column. (more…)

KALE WALNUT PESTO PASTA

huytt90This pesto would make a wonderful snack with some raw veggies or gluten free crackers, spread on a pizza crust for a base, or with your choice of pasta, as long as it’s not refined! ;).  Pasta is typically a comfort food for a lot of people but can also contribute to a big belly if you are eating the wrong kind.  Hopefully by now you have experimented with different types of pasta and will never turn back to the nutrient stripped white pasta that eventually breaks down into sugar.  Years ago we made the switch to whole wheat pasta but have now learned that gluten isn’t very easy to digest and that there are much healthier options.  We love eating quinoa pasta and rice pasta.  Kamut and spelt, although not gluten free are also a nice alternative as they are easier to digest than wheat, if that is a concern for you.

On to the recipe…

Kale Walnut Pesto: (more…)

Minimally toxic pumpkin pie recipe

gh21So this is how I’ve been keeping busy over the past week or so… it took 3 tries, but here I present:

Gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar (but still yummy!) Pumpkin Pie

3.5 Tbsp tapioca flour (or cassava, from Asian or Caribbean grocery)**

  • 400g EcoMil vanilla almond dessert (recipe originally called for amazake; soya dessert could also work but haven’t tried it)
  • 125g fructose
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon or to taste
  • 2 tsp. mixed spice or to taste
  • 100g firm silken tofu (Clearspring UHT is good)
  • 425g cooked and pureed pumpkin – Libby’s gives best results, use whole can (organic pumpkin wasn’t as good)
  • 9” or 10” gluten-free pie crust – I used ready-made pastry (Genius) but it does have some whey in it; read ingredients carefully

Note: This is not a quick recipe! It’s faster with a food processor or blender to puree the mixture, but allow at least an hour to get the filling ready.

Cook the tapioca flour in the vanilla dessert until the mixture has thickened enough to stand a spoon in it. (more…)

Sweet tea : The beverage choice of many family

nmi90You can even find ready to drink teas that confidently say “Southern Style” on their product labels; however I make certain that most people can enjoy the authentic thing much more. In the southern area of United States, sweet iced tea is really an old-fashioned beverage that it is basically recognized as “Tea”. Without having need to specify the sweetness, or even the ice!

If all your family is anything like mine, you will know that nothing at all is better to drink than an iced sweet tea. It enhances any meal tastes better on a hot day. Only a handful of sweet tea is just like you most likely know. I don’t also bother to buy tea from certain menu as it is either instant tea or even brewed tea without having taste.

After several years of raising 4 kids and marital relationship of almost 35 years, (more…)