Category: Food and Drink

London’s Top 10 Foods

Top 10 traditional foods in London. Below is the list of 10 traditional foods in London. We list our favorite places in London to get them, as well as the tours of London.

1. Fish and Chips

There’s nothing that says “British Food” like Fish and Chips. Known the world over, this traditional British dish is on the top of any foodie list for visitors to London and the U.K. Although fish and chips are best eaten on the seaside (Brighton, Blackpool or Whitby) it is possible to get great fish and chips in London. Fish and chips is traditionally eaten with mushy peas and garnished with salt and vinegar!

2. Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding

Sunday roast is a true British classic. Traditionally, this meal is eaten any time from 12noon to 5pm on Sundays. Although you can get sunday roast with turkey, beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veggie options. It’s important to always make sure you get your Yorkshire pudding! Traditionally served with beef, Yorkshire pudding is a true British classic and can often be added to any Sunday roast order. A traditional roast comes with meat, potatoes, gravy and vegetables and should be so large.

3. Eton Mess

A simple and delicious dessert, Eton Mess is named after a prestigious boys school of the same name. A fabulous mix of crushed merangue, cream and strawberries, Eton Mess is a classic British treat. Keep an eye for variants made with different kinds of fruit or with ice cream instead of cream. We believe that the best experience is with the classic strawberry ingredient.

4. Pie and the Mash at Windmill Mayfair

Pie and Mash has come a long way from simple steak and kidney or pork pies. Today there are a whole plethora of pie types to try! A classic comfort food, pie served with a pile of creamy mashed potatoes and lashings of gravy is a real British treat!

5. Bangers and Mash

Another classic with mashed potatoes as a side is Bangers and Mash. Essentially sausage and potatoes, this is a hearty British staple that is guaranteed to keep you full, happy and warm on a cold London day!

6. Cockles

Oftentimes reserved for the more adventurous eaters, cockles are a small type of clam, and are traditionally associated with London’s East End where they were a cheap, staple food for decades. Today cockles can be found in grocery stores and also in some of London’s tastiest markets!

7. Full English Breakfast

The full English breakfast is a mighty meal! Traditionally, you need to find a dish that incorporates: sausages, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, blood pudding, potatoes and toast. Perfect for a hangover (not that we’d know!), a full English is a great traditional British dish. Easy, tasty and inexpensive.

8. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Originating in Scotland, sticky toffee pudding consists of moist sponge cake stuffed with raisons or dates drenched in a toffee sauce and served with custard or ice cream… What else is there to say? Delicious!

9. Afternoon Tea

The ultimate British tradition, afternoon tea is a fabulous way to while away the time and enjoy true british delicasies. Traditionally comprised of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream as well as pastries and your choice of tea, afternoon tea is meant to be an experience so make sure you reserve a couple hours to enjoy yourself! Oh! and if you’re having afternoon tea, you may as well add.

10. Beef Wellington

Perhaps with the most British name on the list, beef wellington is made up of filet steak, oftentimes covered with pate, which is then wrapped in puff pastry and cooked.

Chinese Food, American Style

It is often a standing joke that what Americans consider to be Chinese food is totally of our own making, and cooks and diners in China would find them completely foreign (like chop suey–what on earth is that?). But somewhere along the line, Chinese food was adapted from our Asian immigrants, Americanized and became wildly popular, not only as a take-out but served buffet-style and sit-down as well. Many dishes are accompanied by plain white, brown or fried rice. Let’s review our most popular:

Dim Sum: bite-sized dumplings stuffed with veggies or meat,essentially a Cantonese preparation not always offered at many restaurants; can be also presented as small sampling dishes, depending on the menu and the cook’s whim;

Hot and Sour Soup: a delightfully “sour” soup with a spicy broth, it contains red peppers or white pepper and vinegar; another favorite soup is a light broth with won ton (meat-filled dumplings);

Quick Noodles: a staple in every Chinese home and found on most Chinese restaurant menus, it comes in several versions, often called lo mein and may be plain or have veggies;

Szechwan Chilli Chicken: a fiery Sichuan delight loaded with pungent spices like ginger, green and red chillies and brown pepper; be careful if you are not a fan of hot chilli peppers;

Spring Rolls: frequently a lighter version of traditional egg rolls, which are shredded meat and veggies encased in a papery thin dough, rolled and deep fried; a favorite to be sure;

Egg Foo Young: an egg pancake with veggies, often too bland for Chinese foodies, served with a brown sauce;

Shitake Fried Rice with water Chestnuts: mushrooms and water chestnuts are used frequently in Chinese cooking, and this is just another version of traditional fried rice; some things never go out of style;

Moo Shu: stir-fried veggies and meat, chicken, shrimp or tofu, rolled up in thin pancakes spread with plum sauce (this author’s favorite dish);

Kung Pao Chicken: savory pieces of chicken cooked in a wok with veggies and flavored with peanuts and spices; from the time of the Qing Dynasty (circa 1876);

General Tso Chicken: deep-fried chicken dish in a tangy sauce, an all-time favorite; it may have been named in honor of a Qing dynasty military leader, but it’s really anyone’s guess;

Orange Chicken: another popular deep-fried chicken dish, coated with an orange sauce after cooking (not for a low-fat diet, to be sure);

Peking Duck: don’t expect this specialty to be readily available at many Chinese restaurants, Peking duck harkens back to the Imperial Era (221 B.C.) and characterized by its thin, crisp skin; often must be ordered ahead of time but fit for an emperor;

Like many other cuisines, Chinese cooking uses sauces and seasonings native to their regions, which might include:

soy sauce
oyster sauce
sesame oil
rice vinegar
rice wine
soybean paste
star anise
five spice powder
chili sauce (or paste)
chili powder
sichuan peppercorns
black bean sauce

Many of these are available in the Asian aisle of your local grocery store or a multitude of Asian grocers in larger cities and can be great fun to try in your own kitchen. So look up the closest Chinese buffet or restaurant, bring your appetite and get ready to sample some of American’s favorite foods. As the old saying goes, you may be hungry an hour later, but it’s well worth it.

10 Amazing Facts About Avocados

Avocado is an interesting food item. There is a big confusion that revolves around avocado; is it a fruit or a vegetable? This green colored, pear-shaped, little food item is actually classified as a fruit. It is indeed delicious and is loaded with n number of health benefits. This article is purely dedicated to this fruit. Here, we present you 10 amazing facts about Avocado. Keep reading.

1. Avocado is more than ten thousand years old.
Avocado has been on the eating list of people for more than 10,000 years. It is a native of America but was first spotted in Puebla in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The gardens of America and Mexico always have avocado trees. One interesting fact about avocado is that it holds a spiritual significance for Aztec and Mayan societies. They believe that avocado gives them strength.

2. Avocados are very rich in fiber
Avocado is fiber rich. A medium- sized avocado has about 10 grams of fiber. It is loaded with soluble as well as insoluble fiber. Of total fiber, about 75% is insoluble (it accelerates the passage of food inside the body) and 25% is soluble fiber (it makes one feel full).

3. Avocados are super food
Avocados are power packed. They are rich in essential nutrients. Avocados are true super food. A single 100 gram serving of avocado contains:
• Vitamin K – 26% of the RDA
• Vitamin C- 17% of the RDA.
• Vitamin E- 10% of the RDA
• Vitamin B5- 14% of the RDA
• Vitamin B6- 13% of the RDA
• Potassium- 14% of the RDA
• Folate- 20% of the RDA

Apart from them, avocados are also packed with little amounts of manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, copper, zinc, vitamin A, B1, B2 as well as B3.

4. Avocados are potassium rich, even more than bananas
We have always heard that bananas are the best and richest source of potassium, but avocados contain more potassium than bananas. 100 gram serving of banana contains 10% of the RDA, whereas avocados contain 14% of the RDA. Potassium helps in monitoring blood pressure. Thus, they are really very important for health.

5. Avocados help in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that are very healthy for heart. Monounsaturated fats help in boosting the levels of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and cutting down the levels of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).

6. Avocados protect eyes
Avocados contain powerful antioxidants that help in protecting the eyes. They contain nutrients like Zeaxanthin and Lutein. These two nutrients are great for eyes. If studies are to be believed, the risk of macular degeneration as well as cataracts drops down drastically if one take generous amount of these nutrients.

7. Avocados have anti- aging properties and other dermatological benefits
We often spend big bucks on anti- aging creams, therapies and treatments; instead we should include avocados in our diet. Avocados have magical anti- aging properties. As they are rich in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and other healthy nutrients, they arrest the aging process and keeps skin youthful. Avocados also help in combating many dermatological benefits. They help to cut down the skin damage. They induce DNA repair. They also help to reverse the damage caused to skin by the harmful UV rays. Thus, you need not to spend a lot on expensive creams, lotions or treatments. Eat a lot of avocados and get a smooth, shiny, flawless and youthful skin.

8. Avocados reduce the susceptibility of several kinds of cancers
Among many benefits of avocados, one is that it cuts down the risk of many different kinds of cancers. According to recent studies, carotenoids which are rich in anti- oxidants have anti- cancerous actions. They help in preventing gastric, oral, prostate as well as breast cancer. When these carotenoids are paired with avocados that are rich in healthy fats, they prove magical to cut down cancer.

9. Avocados are beneficial in osteoarthritis
Avocados help in soothing the pain as well as damage caused by arthritis. It is an effective treatment against osteoarthritis as it helps to resolve the symptoms. If you take avocados religiously, you may not need anti- inflammatory drugs.

10. Avocados help in treating psoriasis
If you are tired of taking medications and lotions for psoriasis, but haven’t found relief, you must try avocado. Eating avocados help at large. For topical application, a cream that contains vit B12 as well as avocado oil helps in treating psoriasis. The best thing about it is that this cream is sans any adverse effect. Thus, avocado is a very-pocket way to treat psoriasis.

Most Despised American Foods

This list is a compilation of surveys, online searches,and food store sales across the U.S. of what Americans despise, to put it bluntly, and not necessarily that of the author, although she does agree with several of the entries:

Brussels sprouts – the number one despised food in America, mushy, smelly (can you spell “feet”?) and revolting; one wonders why it appears so often on restaurant menus and as a major vegetable during the holidays; (this author’s absolutely most despised food, she can’t even look at them in the produce section)

Garlic – for many, the odor is just too much, and raw, it gives them a stomach ache; frequently abused by using too much, although most Italians cannot grasp the concept of “too much garlic”;

Cheese Fondue – dairy and white wine abuse, gloppy, stringy, and too much trouble (why not just opt for a wonderfully gooey grilled cheese sandwich instead, and drink the wine that is usually part of the ingredients);

Tofu – bland, strange texture, and usually associated only with vegetarians;

Celery – too much work, all that chewing, useless filler, plus very pungent to the nose; what’s the point? ruins a perfectly good chicken salad;

Oysters – slimy and gross, eaten in their raw state makes many people shudder; even baked or in stew, their strange texture is not a winner;

Mayonnaise – gloppy, fatty, tasteless and just all-around disgusting (try Miracle Whip instead, which mayo lovers find disgusting);

Mushrooms – your basic fungus or toadstool, and too bland;

Licorice – makes your tongue black, tastes terrible and who needs it; (author also dislikes this one, but liked it as a child, so go figure)

Cilantro – a ramped up version of parsley, celebrity chef Ina Garten despises it; “How bad can that be?” (apparently pretty bad)

Turnips and Parsnips – mushy, tastes terrible no matter what you do to them; (author has to agree with these two)

Blue Cheese – pungent, moldy and seriously sharp, ruins any respectable salad;

Liver – just plain gross in every way, even smothered in grilled onions can’t help;

Anchovies – disgusting little hairy, salty fish; destroys a good pizza; (author wholehearted concurs)

Broccoli – former president George H.W. Bush made his extreme dislike of this vegetable famous; smelly when cooked, boring when raw, no amount of cheese sauce or ranch dressing helps;

Lima Beans – mushy, tasteless and always overcooked;

Sushi – raw fish – say no more;

So what tops your hit parade of most despised foods? Everyone has several. Some people have a lot. Many of us adored certain foods the first time we tried them regardless of our age. Other times, it took several exposures or preparations to win us over.

The Hidden Benefits of Tomatoes

Here are 7 good reasons that make tomatoes worth eating

1. Tomatoes help prevent cancer
Although not all types of cancer but cancer such as breast, colorectal, prostate and stomach cancer. This is because of lutein, zeaxanthin and the high level of lycopene which is a natural antioxidant that have the ability to fight cancer causing cells.

2. Tomatoes are good for your heart
Tomatoes lowers blood pressure and also reduces cholesterol level because of its Vitamin B and potassium. It also prevent life threatening heart problems such as high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

3. Improve your vision
Macular degeneration can be prevented using lutein, lycopene and zeaxanthin. The only carotenoids found in the rectina and lens of the eyes are lutein and zeaxanthin, these two carotenoids apart from filtering light also remove rays that can damage eye tissue and eye related diseases. No cause for alarm, lutein, lycopene and zeaxanthin are found in tomatoes

4. Fight inflammation
Quercetin and kaempferol are two major flavonoids in tomato skin, that have the ability to counter inflammation.

5. Makes hair healthier
The appearance and texture of your hair can be improved by drinking tomato juice. Tomato juice revitalize hair growth and strengthen tufts of hair.

6. Increases capacity to burn fat
Carnitine is an amino acid that has the ability to increase the capacity for the body to burn fat by about 30%. Tomatoes with all stimulate the production of carnitine.

7. Fights constipation
When you eat foods that are high in fibre and water content you will have regular bowel movement and you will be well hydrated this fighting constipation. Tomatoes are high in fibre and water content.

Nutritional composition of tomatoes
Calories 18
Water 95%
Protein 0.9 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Fat 0.2 g
Saturated 0.03 g
Carbs 3.9 g
Sugar 2.6 g
Monounsaturated 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated 0.08 g
Omega-3 0 g
Omega-6 0.08 g

Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins Versus Animal-Based

Today we look at the major differences of animal based versus plant-based protein shakes, as well as offer a bonus selection of natural smoothie recipes in which your chosen protein can be incorporated.

Diet Restrictions & Allergies

A plant-based protein shake is the better option for most people with restrictive diets or food allergies. The exception being those who are allergic to any naturally occurring elements contained within the plant base (like coconut, for example).

A plant-based protein shake is better for those with the following diet restrictions or allergies:

  • Celiac, Gluten Intolerance, or Wheat Allergy
  • Allergy to Eggs
  • Allergy to Milk, or Lactose Intolerance
  • Vegetarians, and Vegans
  • Calories Restriction for Weight Loss

Digestibility

Humans are naturally designed to eat plants, which means our digestive systems are better able to do this versus animal-based proteins. While meat may be easily digested, humans were never meant to consume the milk of other animals – and are, in fact, the only species that does so. If you want something that is highly digestible, without causing serious stomach issues to do so, you want to opt for proteins which are plant based.

Ease of Mixing

Plant-based protein shakes tend to mix easier, although this does vary based on the exact brand and formula you choose. While a seemingly small benefit, many consumers have expressed frustration at how difficult animal-based protein shakes are to mix.

Bonus: Natural Smoothie Recipes

These natural smoothie recipes work best with a protein powder based on plants, but can be used with animal-based also, if that is what you have decided to use. Each of these makes a perfect breakfast, or healthy dessert which will help those in muscle training programs get their necessary calories each day. Each recipe is suited for two people.

1: Peanut Butter Banana

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 scoops of your favorite chocolate protein powder
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey or organic maple syrup

2: Berry Delight

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 scoops of your favorite vanilla or strawberry protein powder
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup blackberries
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey or organic maple syrup

3: Peachy Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen organic peach peeled and diced
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey or organic maple syrup

4: Make your Own!

To make your own recipe, simply follow the guidelines below to ensure proper thickness. Combine the following:

  • 1.5 scoops of your favorite protein powder (any flavor)
  • 1-1.5 cups of your favorite fruits or vegetables (spinach is a good veg choice)
  • 1.5-2 cups liquid (almond milk, water, coconut milk, skim milk, ice cream, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey, maple syrup, fruit juice, etc.)

Top 5 Issues Keeping Food Processing Industries Up at Night

The Indian food industry is considered to be a sunrise sector because of its large potential for growth and socio-economic impact. It is estimated as a $258 Billion industry with about 8% growth annually with a potential to reach $482 billion by 2020 with large investment in food processing, technical innovation and infrastructure for agriculture sector. India could well become the food basket of the world. With the second largest arable land in the world, India is the largest producer of milk, pulses, sugarcane and tea in the world and the second largest producer of wheat, rice, fruits and vegetables. Indian agriculture being the primary supporter caters to around 60% of the population for their livelihood and contributes to 17% of the GDP. Below are some issues keeping the food processing industry up at night.

1. Preservation of raw food is also a major concern for the industry. In goods such as diary, fruits & vegetables, meat processing, a little contamination can lead to destruction of the lot of raw materials making it highly risky. The industries would have to be staffed around the clock to be able to keep tabs on the raw materials, preventing them from spoiling and infestation.

2. Hygiene – Absence of Hygiene cannot only contaminate the raw materials but can also make the finished product toxic. Also, hygiene does not play a role just in the raw material but also in the processing. Installing the correct facilities for staff to ensure proper personal hygiene is met, also contributes towards meeting food safety requirements.

3. Toxin Removal – Food processing facilities rely on the use of potentially dangerous chemicals for sanitation and pest control. Because of this attention has to be applied to reduce the risk of accidental environmental contamination during the food processing cycle, failing which it can make the food toxic. Establish cleaning and disinfection programmes to ensure the correct hygiene standards are met and reduce the risk of a foodborne illness outbreak.

4. Technology and Automation – The Indian food processing industry is mainly made up of smallscale and unorganised players. A lack of innovation in this sector leads the industry to make use of the same old techniques and hence, very little margin for improvement in yield. This is hindering the progress the industry should be making, leading to more manual labour to achieve their results and consumes more process time which can be reduced through implementation of technology. Implementing automation can decrease the process time in certain processes like in mincing or liquefaction.

5. Increased Competition – Organic Products are getting a good boost in the market today, and food processing industries are known to deplete nutrition off the food products. Hence, adding nutrition or preserving the nutrition in the food products has become a necessity. With increasing competition, the Food processing industries are always busy in discovering innovative ways to keep up in the market like using macerated fruits as a sweetener in order to make the food healthier.

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Possible And Proven Benefits Of Cashew Nuts

Don’t you just love the crunchy and scrumptious taste of cashew nuts? For sure you do – right? Do you know their daily consumption can heal a number of health problems? Yes, you heard that right; cashew nuts are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that are essential for the smooth functioning of all the body functions. If you are one of the folks off the boat and not aware of the benefits of eating them, here we jotted down some points that make you fall in love with its taste and health benefits. So, roll down and have a look.

  • Reduce Risk Of Getting Heart Diseases: Yes, cashews contain so many nutrients that reduce bad cholesterol from the body and prevent a number of heart diseases. Thus, their inclusion in your diet in healthy amount ensures your good health and prevents a number of heart issues.
  • Minimize Your Risk Of Getting Diabetes: Cashews contain no bad cholesterol and very low amount of sugar, which make them a healthy option to have. These are not only ideal to reduce the risk of a person get type 2 diabetes, but also safe for the diabetic patient.
  • Reduce Risk Of Anemia: Iron deficiency leads to anemia and if you are going through it, you should incorporate cashews into your diet plan, as they are the rich source of iron that prevents anemia. Make sure you consult your doctor before adding their healthy amount in your diet.
  • Boost Up Immune System: Cashews are loaded with zinc that ensures the strengthening of the immune system, which heals wounds and fights several health diseases. Consuming their healthy quantity is important for the pregnant women, as they ensure the growth of the baby inside the womb.
  • Keep Your Eyes Protected: Cashews contain an antioxidant known as Zea Xanthin, which plays a major role in keeping our eyes protected and vision strong. Their daily consumption also gives protection to the eyes from the harmful UV rays.

These were some of the benefits of consuming cashew daily, the list doesn’t end here, there are plenty other benefits of these nuts. Apart from the above benefits, they also aid in managing a proper body weight by keeping you full for a longer period and by reducing your craving for unhealthy snacks. To reap all their benefits, limit their quantity and binge on only healthy option. To buy healthy nuts, always consult Cashew Manufacturers, so, you will get best possible quality at the most reasonable price.

Five Reasons Why You Need To Eat Fruits Everyday

The best gift that Mother Nature gives to us are fruits. They are filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, too. They can be sweet, sour, or at times bitter. They are as well varied in shapes, colors and sizes. They are, without question, healthy to eat. They can be picked directly from one’s backyard or farm and can be purchased at the supermarket for a few dollars. They exist everywhere. There’s no reason why you can’t have them now.

Now, are you ready to know the five reasons why you need to eat fruits every day? If you are, then I’m going to discuss it right now.

Full of Nutrients

They are full of nutrients, specifically vitamins and minerals. They’re packed with anti-oxidants, too. They’re excellent for your health because they naturally contain nutrients and anti-oxidants. Certain fruits provide certain nutrients, to ensure that you get the right balance and combination of nutrients, eating lots of varieties of fruits is a wise idea. You can combine bananas with other fruits such as apples, grapes, mangoes, turnips, and water melons, among others. The choice is yours.

Provide Energy

They provide energy naturally. They are energy boosters. If you desire to obtain energy the natural way, eating fruits regularly is the way to do it. Eating them before and after exercise is a great idea. With it, energy of yours is not lost no matter how hard you exercise. So, don’t forget to eat fruits if you plan to exercise today.

Good for the Skin

They are good for the skin. They after all contain lots of water and fiber. Individuals with good-looking, healthy skin are usually fruit eaters. If you want to be one of them, then do not forget to chew any kinds of fruit any minute or any time of the day. When you’re eating them on a regular basis, you’ll be ending up with clear, healthy, glowing skin. And that’s a fact.

Eliminate Certain Illnesses

They can be your natural medicines. They are free from toxic or unwanted chemicals. Thus, using them as natural medicines to certain illnesses is a fantastic idea. For instance, if you have high blood pressure or asthma and you want these illnesses to be cured the natural way, eating any types of fruit regularly is your best solution. It is through it that you’re able to redeem your old back self again, that is healthy and strong. Such strategy has been used for over a century already.

Perfect for Sleeping

They are perfect for sleeping. Bananas and nuts are the best examples of that. Mentioned fruits are termed as natural sleeping pills to some individuals. Bananas and nuts have certain elements that would help you sleep better and soundly at night. That explains why some individuals would take in bananas and nuts prior to sleeping.

Food and Food Health

We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind still walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up for the double cheese hamburger of last night. Whether the calories gained through the chocolate pudding can be balanced through the oatmeal in breakfast.

A few years back, there was a stigma about having the perfect thin or muscular (as one prefers), flat-stomached body. There was this misconception that slim and trim is the way to look beautiful. But fortunately, this stigma and misapprehension is slowly and somehow being eliminated from the society. Today, every type of body is beautiful, whether it is a flat-stomach or a fat belly. But that does not give any of us the right to overlook the fact about eating healthy.

Eating healthy does not mean gulping down only chunks of vegetables and salads. Eating healthy does not mean being on a “diet”. Eating healthy means providing the body every kind of nutrients to function properly. And it includes the Broccoli Soup one cringes to as well as the delicious classic double crust cheese-filled pepperoni pizza, everyone craves for.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE BODY

We all love eating, mainly the junk type, but sometimes realization hits us and we tend to understand that salads and vegetables and fruits are really important part of a diet. Every type of nutrient is needed to keep the body functions in its right place. Vitamins, proteins, minerals, carbohydrate, fats, roughage and water, these are the nutrients we need almost on a daily basis. I won’t waste time by telling what these are and how each of them are important because this is something we all have learnt in six-grade science subject. But I do would like to mention some of the dishes that are delicious, healthy and contain all of the above nutrients in the right amount.

THE FINGER-LICKING CLASSIC CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA

It is a delicious chicken preparation, which is rolled up with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese and drenched in a tasty white wine pan sauce. It is a mouth-watering dish with the goodness of protein (found in chicken), fats (cheese) and the palatable white wine sauce. It can easily be garnished with vegetables, providing the wholesome richness of vitamins and minerals.

THE DELICIOUS UN-CHEESY POTATO BROCOLLI SOUP

The name may seem to have no part of it seem delicious- ‘un-cheesy’, the dreaded ‘broccoli’ and ‘potato’, but the taste seems to be contradicting it’s not-so appealing name. It is a preparation which will fill the tastebuds with an explosion of flavor and its richness makes it almost hard to resist. The dish is a mixture of health and taste.

THE OH-SO YUMMY APPLE CINNAMON BREAKFAST BARS

This the perfect preparation for all those fuzzy kids who refuse to eat any fruits. This flavorful dish is full of protein and fiber and a favorite among the children and adults alike.

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD HEALTH IN OUR LIFE

There is absolutely no need to state what importance food holds in the existence of an individual. As stated above, it does not matter if one is slim or fat, what matters is whether the individual is eating healthy. Excess of nothing is good, especially not food. But we need to understand the right amount and the right kind of nutrients our body needs, to stay healthy and to keep our loved ones healthy as well.