Veer/BalbookWhile most of us eat similar foods on a day-to-day basis, like meats, fish, vegetables, and pasta, how we eat them is different - and also very important. While the quality of what we're eating does matter, the way the food is prepared matters even more.
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For instance, deep-fried broccoli will not give you nearly the amount of nutrients and health benefits as steamed or sautéed broccoli. Similarly, drenching vegetables in butter and cream is not as healthy as roasting them with olive oil and herbs.
Simply looking at how foods are prepared and implementing simple swaps to make everday foods healthier can increase the nutritional value of meals and improve our lifestyles.
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The good news is that making these changes will come at little to no cost of your time or money. Switching some of your cooking methods around (like baking instead of frying) or swapping one thing for the other are easy ways to make your
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Veer/BalbookWhile most of us eat similar foods on a day-to-day basis, like meats, fish, vegetables, and pasta, how we eat them is different - and also very important. While the quality of what we're eating does matter, the way the food is prepared matters even more.Read More »from How to Make Everyday Foods Healthier
Helga Esteb/ shutterstock.com, flickr/ calamity haneYou'd be hard-pressed to find someone in this country who simply doesn't like burgers and pizza. And even though it might seem like celebrities exist on an entirely separate plane from the common man, they get cravings for these American classics just like the rest of us. From Aziz Ansari to Scarlett Johansson, we tracked down what some of the biggest rock stars, movie stars, TV stars, and sports heroes have to say about their favorite burgers and pizza.Read More »from Burgers and Pizza: 5 Celebrity Favorites
We rounded up quotes from celebrities about the ubiquitous and soothing meals we know as pizza and burgers. While tennis star Venus Williams and actress Christina Ricci prefer McDonald's, it's all about Shake Shack for Aziz Ansari. And while actor Nick Offerman will defend Chicago-style pizza to the death, designer Marc Jacobs misses the tuna pizza at Mercer Kitchen most of all when he leaves New York. Just as us proletarians have our idiosyncratic preferences when it comes to the nuances of how these two foods should be prepared it
http://charmcitycakeswest.com/uncategorized/sharknado-cake/The so-bad-it's-so-good made-for-television disaster film about a waterspout that lifts sharks out of the ocean and sends them ripping through Los Angeles, Sharknado, has everyone talking. According to a New York Post report, the movie, which originally aired on Syfy July 11, had people talking at 5,000 tweets per minute and took the world of social media by storm. And now, it's making waves in the world of baking as well.Read More »from Movie-Inspired: The Amazing 'Sharknado' Cake
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In keeping with its cult following, the Syfy original movie has even found its place among the world of cakes: Duff Goldman and his team at Charm City Cakes created a Sharknado cake tribute. The cake, which seems to defy physics, is a shiny tornado spawning a bloodthirsty Great White shark. Goldman even had fun with the cake by posing and crouching on the floor.
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Although we usually shy away from inviting disaster into your kitchen, for this particular edible, fish-filled
Great Divide Brewing CompanyThere's that moment when you try a better beer, a beer that's not your average Coors/Bud/Pabst/Enter One-Syllable Beer Name Here, and you're hooked. Not everyone may remember exactly where, or when. You may not even remember what beer it was. But much like a 1-year old who tries his first bite of birthday cake and has his first real taste of sugar, you know you're never going back to that other beer again.Read More »from The 5 Best Craft Breweries in America
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We're excited to toast the craft breweries that are changing the way we enjoy a cold one - the ones both the experts and readers agree deserve to be recognized. After all, as Chen noted, no one gets into the craft brewing business for the money. Despite the long hours, the grueling work, and the task of starting a business from the ground up, these guys do it to make you a better beer. And for that, we can't thank them enough.
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#5) Cigar City Brewing Company, Tampa, Fla.
Thinkstock/iStockphotoHere are some numbers for you to consider. Last year, Americans spent 1.7 billion dollars on hot dogs in supermarkets alone. Past statistics have shown that during "hot dog season" - the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Americans will be eating 818 hot dogs every second, and that this past Fourth of July, Americans ate enough hot dogs to stretch from D.C. to L.A., and back again, five times over.Read More »from How to Build the Perfect Hot Dog
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Looking at the statistics, it's easy to see that hot dogs are one of America's favorite foods. And even with numbers aside, how can you resist them? They're a pairing of meat and bun, they're easy to wrap your mouth around, and they serve as a canvas for all kinds of different toppings and sauces with which to create a masterpiece. No matter where you are in the country, you'll be amongst hot dog fans, and depending on what region you're in, you'll experience a variety of ways that they're built, whether that is the hot dog
Flickr/ Paul R.J. Muller CaffienationCoffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. Whether we wake up in the morning with one cup, or have three throughout the day for bursts of energy, we all have our favorite, go-to blends. We usually resort to the same beans, often from a chain coffee store or local supermarket. But to help you let go of the so-so coffee beans you've grown accustomed to drinking, we've compiled a list of the best coffee roasters in America to open your eyes to delicious beans at a wide range of prices. We know it might be difficult to vary from your morning routine, but these beans are worth the variation!Read More »from 6 of the Best Coffee Roasters in America
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Our list contains the best coffee roasters from around the country, some of whom also have an affiliated coffee shop, like Café Grumpy. Legends, such as Dallis Bros. Coffee, have been roasting beans for decades and have perfected their crafts with time. Newcomers, like Dogwood Coffee (formed in 2010), have had less experience, but have made strides to
Emily JacobsAs a New Yorker, I catch a lot of flak when I tell people I like Domino's pizza. Living in a city where some of the best pizza in the country is just around the corner from my apartment, people find it hard to believe that I'd stoop to such a level, not to mention doing so as a person who is deeply passionate about food, cooking, and the quality of ingredients. But I need everyone to hear me out.Read More »from How to Make Domino’s Thin-Crust Pizza at Home
It's not that I love Domino's, and that I'd eat anything and everything on their menu. There's one thing in particular that I like from Domino's; one thing and one thing only that makes me confident enough to be able to say, "Yes, I am ordering Domino's for dinner tonight."
That one thing is their thin crust.
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The concerning mysteries surrounding the nutrition of the pizza, and, well, some of those judging looks I get every time I admit to eating one, eventually made me want to try to make one at home. I knew it wouldn't be easy, because as I said before, Domino's
Kari UnderlyLet's face it: there are some of us who avoid buying meat not because we're vegetarians, but because we can't afford it. Many people can't seem to reason with the cost of some meats at the butcher counter these days, especially with beef, and therefore shy away from enjoying a carnivorous meal. We were determined to prove that expensive meats don't have to be the only option, and to get to the cost-cutting facts, we spoke with third-generation meat cutter Kari Underly, founder of Range Inc. and author of The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional's Guide to Butchering and Merchandising.Read More »from How to Save Money at the Meat Counter
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The book, a James Beard nominated piece, is targeted toward the butchering industry but is loaded with lots of tips and advice for the home cook as well. Detailed and expansive, it covers every tendon and muscle found in a cow, and helps to familiarize readers with the different cuts of meat available.
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Flickr/david lewisDespite your own personal opinion on the Big Mac, it is difficult to argue against the prevalence and influence that its mother fast-food chain has had on so many aspects of our lives. Its presence has been so profound that even sociologists have keyed the term "McDonaldization" as a way to describe and study the impact that the McDonald's brand has had on modern global society.Read More »from 5 Different Big Macs Around the World
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After taking inspiration from The Economist's Big Mac Index, which essentially compares currencies in different countries based on the relative price of a Big Mac, we decided to take a closer look at different Big Macs from around the world. Obviously price varies, but do they have the same ingredients? What about nutritional value? Are they as big as the 'Mac that we know in the States?
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Just as their price varies, our research concluded that, in fact, Big Macs around the world come in very different shapes and sizes. To
Thinkstock/iStockphotoCookies - some are round, some are square, some are chewy, and some are crunchy, but no matter what they look like, cookies consistently top the list of America's favorite baked goods. For many of us, cookies are the very first thing that we learned to make in the kitchen; because they don't require the use of sharp objects or direct heat, they're safe for young, beginner cooks. Not only are cookies relatively simple to make, but baking a batch can teach us important basic foundations and principles about cooking and baking in general.Read More »from Make America’s Favorite Cookies at Home
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Cookies taught us to be consistent. The final step of making cookies is placing them on a sheet pan and whether you're making chocolate chip cookies or gingerbread men, the goal is to be consistent so that they bake evenly. Lastly, cookies taught us to be appreciative of cooking. Can anyone object to the fact that there's often nothing better than a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, warm and soft and dripping with