Archive for March, 2011

My favourite CHOCOLATEs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Cute Food Rings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by ecofrenfood

7 Colors of Food

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 20, 2011 by ecofrenfood

How to make Vodka

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Ingredients
Vodka 1 bottle vodka

Glass Type: shot glass

Instructions

Place bottle of vodka (Slavic vodkas are best) in the freezer and chill for 24 hours. Pour vodka in small glasses, with a little bite of something on the side.

5 “bad” foods you should be eating

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2011 by ecofrenfood

5 “bad” foods you should be eating
Posted by Nicci Micco-Editor-at-Large

Eggs
The bad rep: A significant source of dietary cholesterol, egg yolks are off-limits for those concerned about heart health.
The good truth: Medical experts now emphasize that saturated fats and trans fats are bigger culprits in raising blood cholesterol than dietary cholesterol is. Plus, eggs are super-satisfying: in one study, people who ate a scrambled-egg-and-toast breakfast felt more satisfied, and ate less at lunch, than they did when they ate a bagel that had the same number of calories. Egg yolks contain lutein and zeaxanthin, compounds that research links with reduced risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in people over 50.

Beef
The bad rep: Beef is full of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, so people who care about their hearts should avoid it.
The good truth: Lean cuts of beef are a low-fat source of protein and iron, a mineral essential for getting oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body—and one many women (of childbearing age) are deficient in. There are many lean cuts of steaks: filet mignon, sirloin, strip steak, flank steak. If you can’t remember the names, pick steaks that are deep red with a relatively small amount of marbling—a fancy name for fat—to find lean cuts.

Chocolate
The bad rep: Chocolate has lots of fat, lots of sugar—and it tastes amazing, so it must be bad for you.
The good news: Dark chocolate contains flavanols, antioxidants that seem to have a blood-thinning effect, which can benefit cardiovascular health. And, recently, researchers in Switzerland reported that eating dark chocolate (1.4 ounces of it) every day for two weeks reduced stress hormones, including cortisol, in highly stressed people. But be sure to account for the calories (1.4 ounces delivers 235)—or you may be stressed to see extra pounds creeping on.

Potatoes
The bad rep: Potatoes rank high on the glycemic index, which measures how quickly different foods raise your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI value tend to cause a higher spike in blood sugar—and in insulin, the hormone that helps glucose get into cells—which can be a problem for some people, particularly those with diabetes.
The good news: Potatoes are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C. And unless you’re eating an absolutely plain potato all by itself, its GI value doesn’t matter. (It’s also worth noting that the glycemic index is an imperfect and controversial scale.) A high-GI potato becomes a low-GI meal if you simply add a little olive oil, because the added fat helps slow the absorption of the potato’s carbohydrates.

http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health/_5-bad-foods-should-eating?utm_source=YahooBlog_KerriAnn_Coffee_030311

Simple tips in the kitchen

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by ecofrenfood

Simple tips in the kitchen
By CHEF ZAIDAH MOHD NOOR
•Store onions in the refrigerator. Cold onions will keep you from crying.

•To make mashed potatoes fluffy and light, add 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
•Peel garlic cloves quicker by putting in the microwave first for 10 seconds. The garlic will pop out from the skin instantly.
•Never store apples and carrots in the same fridge compartment. The apples will release a gas that will make the carrots bitter.
•Sprinkle a little amount of salt in the frying pan before frying fish. That way the oil will not splatter when frying.
•To add more flavour to fried fish, mash some garlic and add to the oil when frying. It gives more taste and aroma.

http://kuali.com/tips/

Chef Martin Yan breaks down a chicken in 18 seconds

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Chef Martin Yan breaks down a chicken in 18 seconds