PR NEWSWIRE/NewscomOne of the best perks about the celebrity lifestyle has to be the ability to make outlandish food requests on demand, both on and off the set. Stars that work in film and television get this luxurious treatment in the form of craft services, the on-set catering companies that fuel the ubiquitous yet cherished cache of snacks, meals, and drinks that allows your favorite stars to pull long hours without having to leave the shooting location. Thanks to a couple of well-connected individuals, The Daily Meal is offering you an inside look at the foods that some of the biggest stars in the industry like to eat when they're on the job.
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Most people probably have an image of a table with junk food, like doughnuts, candy, tortilla chips and salsa, and greasy potato chips in their heads when they consider craft services spreads, but this is an outdated mindset. According to David Dreishpoon of David Dreishpoon's Gourmet Catering and Craft
- The Daily Meal | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Aug 14, 2013 11:57 AM EDT
PR NEWSWIRE/NewscomOne of the best perks about the celebrity lifestyle has to be the ability to make outlandish food requests on demand, both on and off the set. Stars that work in film and television get this luxurious treatment in the form of craft services, the on-set catering companies that fuel the ubiquitous yet cherished cache of snacks, meals, and drinks that allows your favorite stars to pull long hours without having to leave the shooting location. Thanks to a couple of well-connected individuals, The Daily Meal is offering you an inside look at the foods that some of the biggest stars in the industry like to eat when they're on the job.Read More »from What Your Favorite Celebrities Eat Behind the Scenes
Did you know toxins called "obesogens" can disrupt your metabolism? From nicotine to BPA to antibiotics in meat, obesogens increase the number of fat cells you have, decrease the calories you burn, and change the way your body manages hunger, say Roni DeLuz, RN, NJ, PhD and James Hester in 1 Pound a Day: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox and Plan for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating. Here's how to avoid them.Read More »from 20 Ways to Reduce Toxins in Your Diet
Obesogens enter your body from what you eat and drink, from chemicals and dust in the air that you breathe, and through your skin from the cosmetics and household cleaners you use. You do not live in a bubble. Living in the modern world makes exposure to these toxins inescapable, but you can take steps to reduce your exposure. Every little bit helps. Here are some changes you can make that will protect you and your family.
1. Eat organic produce.
2. Eat meat and poultry that has been raised without hormones or antibiotics. Grass-fed beef and free-range poultry are good choices.
- Babble.com | Author Blog Posts – Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:54 AM EDT
Even though it has been years since I finished grad school, this time of year still always reminds me of the excitement of returning to campus for the fall semester. I was one of those students who absolutely loved my time living in the residence hall, and each year I totally geeked out, picking out new bedding and decor for my room. These days, it's easier than ever to add a little style to the standard box of a dorm room with materials that are inexpensive, non-permanent and dorm-friendly. Click through for 7 stylish DIY dorm decor ideas!
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Do you love the sweetness of roasted bell peppers? If you do, then you should be making them right in your own kitchen! The technique is simple: Just cook your peppers directly over a burner on your stove until they're bubbling and black, let them steam, and then wipe their skin away. Use them as a tasty topping on pizzas and pastas, or just enjoy them on their own!
Roasted Bell Peppers
4 bell peppers
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
1 sprig oregano
1. Roast bell peppers until charred. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic, 10 minutes. Discard skin, seeds, and stems; thinly slice peppers. Toss with oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a clean glass jar, add oregano, and top with additional oil to cover; secure lid.
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Well, not quite. Olive oil comes in different grades - like the popular extra-virgin, for example - and even within a particular grade, quality can vary widely. And there are many factors which influence the level of quality of an oil, including everything from the type of olive (or olives, in the case of blends) used to make the oil and when it was harvested, to how it was handled during processing and shipping, and even the type of bottle in which the oil is contained.
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These days, too, with all of the cases of food fraud surfacing, it's understandable to be concerned with the provenance of one's ingredients. It is hurtful to us as consumers not to know whether we are
- Martha Stewart | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 1:59 PM EDT
My story is the story of a maker.
Years ago, with a leap of faith and a little luck, I took the first step in building a dream based on ingenuity and craftsmanship. Like with so many others, making marked the beginning of my story.
As my process has evolved and grown over the years, the maker mentality continues to define and inspire me. That's the beautiful thing about making: It carries you as far as your imagination can go.
Out of this passion came the foundation for American Made. It's a movement that elevates the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade.
Right now we are accepting nominations for the 2013 Audience Choice Awards. Send in a nomination today:
Nominate yourself for the American Made 2013 Audience Choice Awards
In truth, there are few things more meaningful than celebrating our country's greatest makers. That's why the winner of the Audience Choice Award will stand alongside editors of Martha Stewart Living at our annual AmericanRead More »from Are You a Maker? Join the American Made Movement Today
- Astrology.com Home and Garden Horoscopes | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Aug 9, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Spring is here, so it's time to start focusing your attention outward. Throw open the curtains! It might take a little convincing, but your housemate will finally agree that it's a better idea to clean the curtains or blinds than throw them out. Start shaking out the dust!
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Let's face it, you're not always a perfectionist. Sometimes you fix your hem with duct tape or ignore the little holes in the hat you're knitting. Aesthetics are important today, though; those seemingly insignificant dropped stitches may bother you later. Go back and fix them.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Inspiration is everywhere you look, though you may not stop and soak it up very often. Make it a point to start an inspiration journal. Begin by collecting pictures from magazines, drawing little sketches of a
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Author of The Business of Baby
Who says you need a fortune to start a family? According to the USDA, the average American family spends over $13,500 a year on raising just one child-and that number doesn't factor in the cost of college or even medical expenses. Does it really have to cost so much? Savvy moms know you can stick to a budget without compromising one minute of your baby's childhood.
Savings start in utero. Instead of spending $50 a month on expensive prenatal supplements, you can save money by eating healthy whole foods. Did you know one serving of kale contains enough folic acid to meet a pregnant woman's needs? Plus it's exactly the type of healthy whole food your growing baby needs to grow and thrive. Try raw kale in salads, sauté kale with garlic and orange slices, or blend a bunch into a smoothie.
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A whole grilled fish looks (and tastes) impressive--assuming you can neatly dispatch it into fillets. Follow these steps, and pretty soon you'll be showing off at the table.
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1. Using a thin-bladed knife and starting just behind the head, cut along the backbone toward the tail. With your hand or a spatula, gently lift the top fillet away from the spine.
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2. Starting from the tail, slowly lift the spine, using the knife as needed to separate it from the bottom fillet. Discard head, tail, and spine.
3. Use knife to cut away any remaining rib bones from bottom fillet, and serve.
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Sometimes we have to fight the urge to sink beneath the weight of our emotions. Just as you would remind yourself not to slouch--"Stand up straight, dear," as my mother-in-law urges my father-in-law-remind yourself to follow these five steps for unlocking happiness, and you can turn your grimace to a grin.
Motion works. Swing, skip, run, dance, or move through your garden on a weed-pulling mission. Quickened pulses pump up moods.
Get it over with. Action lightens the load. Do all the things you dread in one day and you will feel great when you're done: Clean the closet, pay the bills, check off the to-do list, as fast as you can without cutting corners. One fell swoop releases you from mood-plummeting procrastination. Fast and furious frees up energy and produces upbeat daydreams.
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