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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Consume Green Tea With Lemon To Improve Health Benefits

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.
This image shows a whole and a cut lemon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Neil Johnson

Green tea extract benefits will be substantially increased when mixed with lemon juice. To understand this idea, let's first analyze the importance of food combination.

Many diet experts will certainly agree that blending food can positively or negatively affect a person's health condition. Most people in discomfort with acid reflux after a buffet may blame the large amount of food, but in most instances poor food mixing is the contributing factor. As an example, blending melon with another food is not a smart idea.

How Much Green Tea Can I Drink Per Day?

Good mornig,guys! Why don't you drink with me?
Good mornig,guys! Why don't you drink with me? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Max Waters

Beginner green tea drinkers are familiar with the health benefits, however not many people truly understand the negative effects related to tea. It is essential to be aware of the unwanted effects in order to experience the green tea without harmful results.

Whenever we are talking about unwanted effects regarding pills, we should pay close attention to the amount we intake. Numerous negative effects are directly associated to the amount you intake and tea is not an exception.

Can You Truly Lose Weight with Green Coffee Bean Extract?

Coffee cherries on coffee plant (Coffea arabica)
Coffee cherries on coffee plant (Coffea arabica) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Torie Hurrle

You may have noticed lately that a lot of health experts are recommending green coffee bean extract to those who want to lose weight.

Although it comes from coffee beans, it's not the same as drinking your usual cup of java, as this supplement is made from raw coffee beans rather than roasted ones. Green coffee beans thus have nutritional properties that have been found to help in weight loss. Let's take a look at how you can lose weight with the help of this extract.

Salad Dressings

The closeup of a salad. Ingredients include le...
The closeup of a salad. Ingredients include lettuce, tomatoes, spring onions, cucumber, runner beans, mushrooms and yellow peppers with parmesan cheese on top and a dressing of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, basil, mint and parsley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Salad dressings don't have a long shelf life, but they make an interesting gift packaged with, say, a head of lettuce and a few nice red tomatoes. Your recipient will have to make use of both the dressing and the greens fairly quickly. Don't shop for your salad fixings at the supermarket: visit an organic or regular market for fresher and cheaper produce!

Flavored Honey

Honey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Look for local honey sold on the roadsides when you go out of town and use that for this recipe. Local honey is not only fresher, but also cheaper than imported honey from the supermarket. You can find pots of sage and thyme fairly easily at the many organic markets that have sprung up all over the city.

Flavored Butters

Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefor...
Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefore hold peaks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

These are fun and easy to make. Simply combine softened butter (not margarine) with a variety of flavorings that turn them into sweet or savory spreads. Sweet spreads are good on sweet breads, waffles and pancakes, while savory spreads are good on slices of French bread, steaks and freshly cooked vegetables including boiled corn. Whipping the butter first increases its volume and makes it both lighter and easier to spread.

The best way to package these butters is in little crocks; look for inexpensive pieces of ceramic factory outlets like Cardinal Ceramics. Add a tag with a suggested use of recipe.

Making Bhut Jolokia Sauce At Home

sauces (Photo credit: namealus)
By Patrice McCoy

The bhut jolokia or the ghost chili pepper is known to be the spiciest of all peppers in the entire world. In the field of cooking, chefs usually make sauces out of them in order to add more flavor and to give some dishes a kick. So for those who love spicy foods, here is a recipe on how the make the world famous bhut jolokia sauce.

Herbed Olive Oil

Olive oil from Imperia in Liguria, Italy.
Olive oil from Imperia in Liguria, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Olive oil with different herbs and spices steeped in it turns into a unique condiment perfect for serving with breads. It may also be used in your favorite recipes to add a flavorful twist!

A word of caution, though: there are unsafe ways of making flavored oil, and you need to be very careful to prevent food poisoning (including botulism). The main thing to remember is that adding any substance containing water - and these would include garlic, fresh herbs and spices, fresh peppers or citrus peels - to the oil can create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Commercial preparations of flavored oil either preserve the fresh or water-containing ingredients they add or press the oil directly with the flavoring ingredients.

Flavored oils should be kept refrigerated, and to ensure this, the bottle you put them in should carry this reminder on labels that cannot be easily removed. Since it might be difficult to make sure that the flavored oil is consumed by your recipient within a week, the only recipe I am suggesting makes use of dried herbs and peppercorns. The flavor may not be as intense but, again, better safe than sorry!

All The Types Of Chinese Teas Described

Chinese Tea 08
Chinese Tea 08 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Bert Davies

Most likely you are familiar with the Chinese stating, "Firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, and tea are the seven necessities to begin a day." Though tea is last on the list, we can still see exactly how crucial the tea is for the Chinese.

There are in fact hundreds of Chinese tea varieties. These are usually classified by treatment, quality, and preparation approaches and so on. However, if we will certainly consider tea in regards to quality, there are in fact eight classes of Chinese tea. These include green tea, oolong, black, red, white, yellow, flower, and compressed tea.

Pesto Cheese Spread and Spinach Dip

Balsamic parmesan pasta (3552916238)
Balsamic parmesan pasta (3552916238) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Pesto cheese spread was inspired by something we came across at a food fair. The addition of chunks of cheese makes this an addictive spread. You could also use this as a pasta sauce!

Smoked Salmon Spread

Black Tagliatelle with hot-smoked salmon.
Black Tagliatelle with hot-smoked salmon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

This is an elegant spread perfect any time of year! Look for fresh dill in large supermarkets, European style delis like Santi's and organic markets. Another time, you can substitute smoked tanguigue for smoked salmon.


Tapenade olives vertes pistaches
Tapenade olives vertes pistaches (Photo credit: bloggyboulga)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

This olive-based spread from Provence, France makes a great spread for small toasts, focaccia and other breads. Why not package some homemade bread and a jar of tapenade in a little basket? It will always gives pleasure to the receiver of that package.

Marinated Olives

Olives (Photo credit: jurvetson)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

These are good for serving as an appetizer, or may be added to salads. You can find potted rosemary at many nurseries and organic markets.

Marinated Kesong Puti

Kesong Puti @ Gino's Brick Oven Pizza
Kesong Puti @ Gino's Brick Oven Pizza (Photo credit: mobile247)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

If you plan to make a lot of this, why not make an excursion to Laguna, which makes fantastic kesong puti? You'll get more for your money quantity wise, and the cheese will be fresher than anything you can find in the supermarkets. Tip: In Lumban, Laguna buy your kesong puti in the morning from the market. In Sta. Cruz, Laguna look for roadside stalls advertising the stuff. Avoid buying from individuals peddling the kesong puti on foot; the cheese may already be old and shrunken.

Rich Chicken Liver Pate'

Chicken Livers at
Chicken Livers at (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

This is a smooth, sinfully rich pate' that you can make when you can find whole bags of chicken liver in the supermarkets. It's really perfect for Christmas but anyone love it any time of the year!

Pinoy Granola

A bowl of granola.
A bowl of granola. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Do you have a health-conscious friend? Try giving this healthy breakfast treat which also makes an energy-boasting snack! You can now find dried pineapple, papaya and jackfruit alongside other dried fruits in large supermarkets. Some provinces, like Abra make a specialty of dried fruit. Not only is the stuff delicious, it's cheaper too. Know anyone from there? Let them give you what you need for this pinoy granola recipe.

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Cashew nuts, roasted and salted.
Cashew nuts, roasted and salted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

These tasty nuts make an addicting snack any time of day!

Gifts Kids Can Make

Peanut butter cookies with m&m's and chocolate...
Peanut butter cookies with m&m's and chocolate chips (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Here are some easy cookie treats that are as much fun to make as they are to give away. They can be made by children aged seven and up with minimal adult supervision. Younger kids can also work on these recipe but will need more assistance. These cookies make great giveaways for friends, classmates, and relatives during the Christmas season and other occasions, but they also make a good weekend activity for your kids.

Apple-Cinnamon Crepe

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

At first glance, "perfect" seems like a good word; one that everyone should aspire for. However, if you look closely, you will see that the word "perfect" is the root of many people's frustrations. Drop the need to become perfect in every aspect of your life -- you do not have to the perfect mom because just being a loving mom will do.

Barolo Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks with Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Vegetables

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

It takes courage to be responsible for every little thing that goes on in life. Plus, it is also very empowering. By saying, "Yes, I am responsible", you are making yourself the captain of your destiny as you can take control of your circumstances. You also put yourself in a better position to help and take care of those depending on you by being completely aware that you are in charge. As captain, know that things will not always go perfectly or happen the way you imagined they would, but a great commander learns from her missteps and bounces back stronger and wiser than before.

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