Thursday, January 14, 2016

Best Healthy Snacks for Kids

End up your worries on what your kiddos eat while they are at school. To ensure that they get the right nutrients without making their taste buds suffer and imprinting an unpleasant impression, then prepare their healthy school snacks personally.
·      Muffins and breads. Baked goodies are indeed delectable to the taste buds of the young ones. In this kind of snack, you have the opportunity to sneak in fruits and vegetables that they do not usually eat. To start with, this would be a great way of  introducing a variety of fruit and vegetable options.

·      Quesadillas. If you want to add a punch to your kids’ nutrition such as calcium and fiber, then quesadillas are just some of your best options. All you have to do is simply mix in cheese, leftover chicken or shrimp, and veggies of course.

·      Trail Mix. Kids love portable and finger snacks. With this, why not prepare snacks packed with a variety of options? Give your kids a new thrilling experience of snacks with a combination of healthy nuts, banana and sweet potato chips, raisins, and the like.
The menu mentioned earlier are just some of the appealing and taste bud-friendly snacks that school children will surely love. On top of this, it is jampacked with nutrients which are needed by your active kiddos.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Black Olive Restaurant at Estancia

Please feast on the photos first. review will follow! Sorry foodies, still a little bit busy with work!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Gift Of Sweetness

If you're looking for a gift for the holiday season, a birthday or another special occasion, consider gourmet dark chocolate. You can combine this kind of chocolate with other kinds as most people enjoy eating the sweet treat. There are a few different creative ways that you can give the gift of chocolate whether it's for a relative or friend. 

A basket is one of the easiest ways that you can give someone chocolate. Add tins in the boxes of various kinds of the treat, or create a display that is relevant to the reason for the gift. If it's Christmas, then consider arranging the chocolate to look like a tree. Add plastic wrap around the basket, tie a bow on the top of the plastic, and deliver the sweet gift. 

Another way to give the gift of chocolate is to get something that is made to look like a hobby or special interest that the person enjoys. It could be chocolate that is made to look like an animal or a purse for someone who likes to go shopping. Items that are made of chocolate often have intricate details so that they appear realistic, but they are edible. Personalized gifts are another idea. You can get a bag of chocolate with the name of the person on the label as well as some basic facts to make the bag stand out. Pictures can be added to the bag as well as a warm message. A face sculpture is an idea if the treat is for an employer or a person of importance. Add a small plaque to the front of the sculpture that gives a few details about the person. 

Almost anything that is covered in chocolate is a good gift. There are strawberries, blueberries, bananas and cookies. Get a few different items that are covered in chocolate, arrange them in a box or on a tray, and give a gift of chocolate bliss that can be enjoyed at any time. One option that some might not consider is drinkable chocolate. Some companies offer a type of wine that has chocolate blended with the drink. This is ideal for an anniversary or an engagement party.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

AjiPanda™: Your Best Friend in the Kitchen

Are you up for a new campaign from Aji-no-moto?

AjiPanda™ is a cute panda icon that conveys someone shy, caring, happy and loyal. It personifies how a humble pack or bottle of AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning fills the role of “Your Best Friend in the Kitchen” by offering an ever-reliable way of bringing out the natural goodness of

Ajinomoto’s new campaign, which also features teen queen Kathryn Bernardo, presents the benefits of its dependable brand of seasoning to a new generation of cooks and food lovers.

AJI-NO-MOTO® comes from sugar cane, corn or cassava and is manufactured through the natural process of fermentation. This product is safe, convenient and effective in making food taste delicious.
This is because it is simply free glutamate, the most common among amino acids (the building blocks of protein). It provides the taste of umami to food in the same way that sugar adds sweet taste or salt adds salty taste to food. 

But what is umami? Umami, is the fifth basic taste alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. It is the savory, rich and full taste we often experience in meat, seafood, cheese, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Consider the delightful composition of chicken, green papaya and malunggay in tinola or the medley of cheese, ham, pepperoni, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers on top of a pizza. The combinations and layers of these glutamate-rich ingredients make dishes very delicious and enjoyable. 

Remember that AjiPanda™, your best friend in the kitchen, will help work wonders in your cooking so that you can share many happy meals with your family.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Simple Cleaning and Organizing Tips for Your Kitchen

Cleaning and organizing the kitchen is one big challenge for many us. The kitchen is the busiest part of the kitchen and for many it is also the most cluttered and unorganized place. To help you keep up with your culinary expression, here are some simple tips to keep everything nice, clean and organized. A movable counter can be a saving grace for small kitchen. It can be composed of a trolley with several tiers and a chopping board on top. You get extra work space and even more space for storage. Don’t forget to organize your ingredients and your kitchen tools such as canisters, knives and condiments. Keep them off your counter so you can move freely while you cook.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Enjoying Great Food

As the world continues to become interconnected, more goods and services are available that have not been available in the past. The result is that people can experience foods and tastes that were not available before. There are a number of food options that are available for local restaurants and homeowners who love to cook.

Organic and Ready
There has been a push within the last decade to have food from farmers and individuals who grow produce organically. While people may debate the definition of the term organic, the fact remains that there is a growing market for organic food that looks and tastes delicious. Culinary chefs and people who cook at home can immediately tell a difference when they eat organic produce that is combined with other food in a dish or meal. As technology has improved, farmers and individuals have a better idea as to how to grow more food that is organic and have it available for the masses. People who grow organic produce are able to ship such produce to various areas around the country as well as to other countries and places that want quality produce that is organic and tasty. 

Real and Wild
While the need for organic food has increased over the years, there is also been an increase for the demand of having meat products that are real, fresh and wild caught. In an age where some animals are injected with various hormones in order to provide a larger animal in which to eat, the reality is that taste can easily be sacrificed. Furthermore, some people question as to whether animals that are being raised in certain living conditions are truly healthy and safe. Therefore, there is focus that is on chickens, cows, pigs and animals that each one is raised humanely and fed with appropriate food in order for it to grow appropriately. After all, people want real food that is fresh. When circumstances allow, people want food that is caught in the wild, such as fish, deer and other animals that are in the great outdoors. Fortunately, there are websites where people can purchase real game at decent prices and can Order Fresh Fish Online. 

Each year, chefs and people at home create culinary masterpieces that are amazing. Fresh ingredients can make all the difference. The result is that people can enjoy a delicious meal each day. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Essential Herbs Every Kitchen Must Have

Herbs and spices adds a great deal of flavor and excitement to every meal. They are inexpensive and can be grown in small containers in your kitchen window sill. Among the long list of herbs and spices, having the basics such as the basil, which is a favorite of most french chef, ginger, which is a basic ingredient in most Asian cuisine, cinnamon, curry, nutmeg and paprika should also be available in your kitchen. These little wonders does not only give that extra tang in your meal, the aroma that it gives off also has amazing health benefits! Next time you go to the supermarket, consider having more than just salt and pepper for seasoning, try getting one or two herbs for a change.
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