Food Ideas for Halloween

Eyeball Pops

What’s a Halloween without any candy, right? That is why eyeball pops are perfect for your party and they can also add in as decorative pieces. All you have to do is get chilled cake balls and dip them into a melted candy coating. After that, place a green candy coating wafer in the front. To make the balls resemble more like eyeballs, get some edible ink pens in red and black, and white miniature confetti sprinkles. With the black pen, draw a black circle in the green candy coating, big enough to paste a piece of white confetti sprinkle to resemble the iris.

Finger Sandwiches

These sandwiches will make sure that your party has enough creepiness to make it really feel like Halloween. Plus, it’s healthy and very easy to make. All you need are white bread, soft margarine, peanut butter, almonds, and jam. Flattened out the bread with a rolling pin and apply a little margarine and peanut butter. After that, roll up the bread and make three lines with a blunt knife to resemble finger joints. Shape the bread like a finger, almonds as nails, and add jam on the

Glazed and Confused

Being a new enticing addition to the Eastern Suburbs café scene, The Cook and Baker are taking Sydney one tasty donut and chocolate cake at a time, and having the evidence to prove it with people lining up outside their shop on a Saturday morning. The Cook and Bakers’ aim is to create a variety of your childhood favourite treats with a modern organic touch.

So, where did the “donut” come from? The origin of this appetising treat is heavily disputed, as the concept of fried dough is not exactly exclusive to one culture or country. Yet, it is said that donuts originated in Holland, back in the 16th-century. Their donuts were cooked in oil and were so greasy that the Dutch called them “olykoeks”, or “oily cakes.” Since then, this circle of goodness has transformed into all sorts of wonders in every continent – even dropping the ‘ugh’ to make for easy spelling.

No matter where the donut was born, each country or even café has a different take on it. The Cook and Baker is one of these cafes, being renowned for recreating the center hole of the traditional donut, and filling it with

Salad for Spring

Start with some chopped Romaine lettuce. It contains both beta-carotene and vitamin C, which work together as antioxidants to keep plaque from forming in your artery walls and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s also full of fiber that helps remove bile salts from the body. And if that isn’t enough, Romaine is a good source of potassium, which helps reduce high blood pressure, and another heart-smart B vitamin, folic acid. It tastes good too!

Add some fresh Spinach leaves. Along with this vegetable’s antioxidant contents, which include vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium-all of which help protect the heart-comes cancer-preventative properties. Researchers believe that the flavonoids found in spinach help prevent against stomach cancers, some skin cancers, some aggressive prostate cancers, and may possibly aid in reducing the growth of some breast cancers. Spinach is also believed to help prevent age-related macular degeneration. And the vitamin K in this deep green leaf helps to maintain bone health. No wonder Popeye loved his spinach!

Throw in a little Arugula for nutty flavor and good health. It adds interesting texture and flavor, and is also packed with antioxidant vitamins C, K,

Consequences of Food

There are a number of concerns with processed foods. In order to provide the consumer with a long shelf life, chemicals are added to the foods. Chemical additives are also added for color, consistency, taste and more. The problem is, the effects of most of these additives are yet unknown. Some of the synthetic chemicals used in processed foods are known to have carcinogenic properties. Processed meats such as hot dogs and bologna are particularly dangerous.

Today we know that monosodium glutamate, MSG, causes high insulin secretion and we try to avoid foods with it. Unfortunately, most fast food vendors use it in their products. It’s also used in canned soups, crackers, salad dressings, frozen dinners, meats and even baby food and infant formula. The combination of MSG and aspartame contributes to the onset of diabetes.

High fructose corn syrup is found in just about everything these days. This is addictive and linked to obesity and diabetes. Sugar from fruits is burned and turns into energy while high fructose corn syrup turns into fat.

Trans fats, also found in many processed foods, are oils infused with hydrogen. They raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol.

Types Of Grain

  • Corn – This is a popular grain and you will find it in many food like tortilla wraps, popcorn and of course fresh corn on the cob. Some people believe that corn is not nutritious however this is being reviewed. When eaten with beans it can provide a mix of amino acids that will raise the protein value for humans. Always look to make sure you are getting the exact product and avoid labels with de-germinated on and look for whole corn instead.
  • Farro or Emmer – is an old strain of wheat and is one of the first cereals made domesticated. More people these days use durum wheat instead of Emmer, however in Italy it’s making a comeback for dishes all over the country and Ethiopia emmer is still commonly used.
  • Spelt – This is a variety of wheat which was used widely until mechanical harvesting left it forgotten and other more popular wheats were used. However Spelt has a very high level of protein in it. It is rich and nourishing and very good for you.
  • Wheat – Wheat itself is the most popular of the grains and is widely used. There are

Doner Kebab in UK

It’s hard to find a town centre in the UK without a kebab shop. The social impact of the dish, especially the doner variant, is palpable. Whereas London was the roots of the branching out of the UK kebab, each city is now a hub in its own right with kebab shops to be found in the remotest parts of the land.

It is fair to say that the UK has something of a love for the sliced and diced piece of meat from the east, aptly reflected on by comedian Arthur Smith who claims he first fell in love with doner kebabs in Paris, before the dish became more common in the UK. Popular TV culture offers a good reflection of societal values and in the UK it is not without its share of references to the kebab; note, for instance, Harry Enfield’s character “Stavros the kebab shop owner” which was popular in the 1990s.

The taste and flavour of kebab differs region by region, with the midlands preferring a more garlicky variant of the archetypal north London doner kebab. There are now 20 different variants of doner meat produced for the UK market alone.

Xylitol

Basically xylitol is sugar alcohol sweetener and used in wide range of products like toothpaste, chewing gum, mouthwashes etc. A wide variety of xylitol products are making their presence felt in the market because it is good for health and particularly for those people who have a case history of diabetes. Even health conscious people are using it in a big way because of its effectiveness. This is the reason a number of manufactures are using it in different products like, mints, jam, ketchup, chocolate, etc. There are a lot of xylitol products are available in the market, and you can buy it online or from your local market according to your specific needs and requirements.

If you intend to buy xylitol products online for the first time, do a bit of research on the internet. This would prove rewarding. And you will find numerous reputed and authentic shops from where anyone can buy it without thinking twice. In today’s highly busy lifestyle it make sense to buy any kind of products online because chance are that you will get one of the best offers, discount and of course, saving your valuable time is an added advantage.

About Carbohydrate Criminology

Simply put a carbohydrate is a molecule that can be broken down by your body and used for feed your cells. Carbs, proteins, and lipids (fat) can all be used by your body to fuel your body though out the day. Of the three of these, carbohydrates are by far the most easily broken down. They require less energy and fewer steps than proteins or fats to be broken down into basic units of sugar (glucose) and used to fuel your cells. At the end of the day your cells run on this simple sugar. Glucose is gobbled up by the cells, broken down into a few smaller molecules called ATP, which is then used to aid the cell in doing whatever it does. Muscle cells contract, nerve cells fire and impulses are conducted, and so on.

So why, if the body runs most efficiently on glucose, and carbs are the best source for it, is there such an uproar about eating them? Can’t I just have a coke for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and get on with it?

In a word, nope. Why? Several reasons.

First off we need to understand there are two

Info of Thai Cuisine

Thai recipes place emphasis on light dishes that evoke strong sensory emotions. This includes one of the most well-known factors of Thai food, the spice. However, the food is still known for each dish having 3 or 4 different tastes, including sour, sweet, bitter, and salty. Differing from other Asian meals, Thai food isn’t just about the simplicity. Rather, it is about everything in the dish working together for the greater good. Many outsiders will pick up on the many different flavors, thinking they have just all been thrown together. However, for the Thai people, the level of complexity in a dish is very important. These different flavors and levels are often times dictated by the region in which they are being prepared.

Being a diverse country, Thailand draws upon recipes from many different countries. Depending on where in Thailand you might find yourself, the taste will change. Broken down, there are four main cuisines in the country: Northern, Northeastern, Southern, and Central. The North draws heavily from China and Laos, the Northwest from Burma, the east from Vietnam and Cambodia, and the south from Malaysia.

It was only in more recent times that Thai recipes

Visit an Italian Restaurant While on Vacation

One thing that you should always look at is the menu. Some places have their menus displayed in their windows so that they catch the eyes of people that are passing by. Others have carryout and menus inside of their establishments. It doesn’t matter where they are located, you should take a look at them so you can see what drinks and meals they have to offer their customers.

Don’t just base your assessment of an Italian restaurant on the diversity of the menu. Go inside of the place and take a look around. A good quality eatery will be clean and organized. If the inside of the eating area and the bathrooms are kept in good condition, then there is a good chance that the kitchen is kept clean as well.

Use your nose and smell the aromas that are in the air. If what you smell is enticing to you, then you should go inside of that particular Italian restaurant. Sometimes smell is the only way you may notice a particular establishment while you are out and about. That is why it is so important for you to know when you are hungry and