If you love cooking food or you have to cook food most of the times in day, you will be surely helped by having a good quality food processor. A food processor is a multitasking kitchen appliance. It helps you in pre-cooking preparations which consume a lot of time. Like several other kitchen appliances, there are several brands offering food processors. There are different models of food processors available with different features. When thinking of buy food processor, make it a point consider a few important factors to get the best one.
The most basic food processors offer the basic features such as slicing, shredding and chopping. These are the most basic functions you can expect from a food processor. However, these days food processors are coming with several features. These food processors can perform any preparation task required to be done in the kitchen. If you want to shred 10 KGs of carrots to make Gajar ka Halwa, you can do that within 15 minutes. Yes, I am not exaggerating! I am saying this with my experience. Otherwise if you do it with hands using a traditional manual grater, it will take around 2 hours and a lot of pain in your hands.
These machines are good if you like to have fresh fruit juice for your and your family. It has two type of juicer attachments; citrus and centrifugal. You can extract juice from fresh fruits and vegetables when you want that too without many hassles. You can also prepare smoothies and soups. With every food processor, there are different collection of blades and attachments. There are extra blades, extra bawls and additional and wider chutes. If you are looking for food processor with low price, search online for getting good deals.
When looking for a food processor, you need to consider safety features also. Having a look at blades and attachments is not enough. In addition, make sure that their clean up is also easy. The attachments should be such that you need not spend much time in cleaning of the parts of your machine. They should be dishwasher safe. Moreover, assembling the parts should be as easy as putting down.
As Food Processors come in different sizes and capacities, it is important to determine your requirements and expectations. If you have a small family or you will be using it occasionally, it is best to have small capacity food processors. On the other hand for meeting needs of larger family, choose a larger food processor. Naaptol.com is a reputed online store. You can visit it for reading reviews and features of several different food processors and compare them before actually buying one.
Milan is Italy’s second biggest city, but probably the most trendy and chic, as it is very much influenced by the fashion industry. It is a very cosmopolitan city that attracts visitors and residents from all over the world. This leads to a very varied cuisine with some of the best restaurants and chefs competing for clientele and always being innovative with their cooking. Most of the trends in Italy will start here first. The Milanese people are very demanding when it comes to their food, so you will undoubtedly try some great food when you visit the city.
There are some characteristics of Milanese cuisine that make it unique, and will certainly make it a memorable experience if you are visiting this part of northern Italy.
One of the famous dishes of this Italian region (Lombardy) is the cotoletta, or breaded cutlet. Cotoletta alla Milanese is usually veal, or sometimes turkey, and fried in a pan of butter. This part of Italy uses creams and butter as opposed to olive oil and tomatoes, as you would find in southern Italian cooking.
Risotto alla Milanese
Another popular dish for Lomards is risotto giallo, or a yellow rice dish with saffron usually added, similar to some Latin-American flavors. In this region of Italy, rice has the same importance as pasta. It is usually served when pasta would be served, during the “Pasta e Primi” portion of the meal. The rice is normally toasted during the risotto making process. Rice was introduced from the orient in the 1500’s and has been a staple in Milanese cuisine ever since.
Cheese from Lombardy
The cheese from this region is typically gorgonzola, and the best type is known to come from the town of Novara.
Panettone – a Christmas treat
This Christmas time treat, is similar to fruit cake. This actually originated in Milan, but you can find it all over Italy during the holiday season. In Milan, they typically start eating it around December 7th, during a feast which honors their patron saint (Saint Ambrogio, or Ambrose). And it is typically consumed up until the Epiphany on January 6th.
Wines from Lombardy
The wines in this region are not some of Italy’s most famous, however, there are some delicious wines that are produced especially a little northeast of Milan. The type of grape is the nebbiolo grape and it produces the Valtellina Superiore and the Sorzato di Valtellina, a delicious dessert wine. Next to Lake Garda, a little north of Milan, there are some notable white wines that are produced.
Even though the cuisine is not typical Italian, you will without a doubt enjoy the food from Milan if you were to visit this part of the country during your holiday in Italy.
Some cooking tips and recipes on cooking venison, deer meat, using fresh herbs.
Most venison is overcooked which is a shame. If the venison was not “aged” upon harvest a good remedy to remove any “gamey” flavor is to marinate the meat for 24 – 48 hours to remove that flavor in a red wine. If youve had carpaccio with the seared outside, red inside, it is very similar to the below venison recipe which is exceptionally tasty.
Garlic salt and ground pepper on outside, after marinating in a cheap crappy red wine for 24 hours ( cant use my good drinking stuff! J)
Sear venison in very hot skillet for approximately 2 minutes per side,
Put in baking pan, ran a rosemary stem lengthwise through meat and put rosemary leaves around it in baking pan,
Also knowing how rare the meat was with no sign of any visible fat, all lean, so I smeared couple pats of butter along top edge so when goes in over would keep moist and meld flavors,
Boil some potatoes and small carrots in bay infused water for about 10 minutes to precook them,
Mixed the veggies in pan with venison and tossed veggies lightly with rosemary,
Oven had been preheated to 500 so put pan with meat in oven and immediately turned temperature down to 350 and baked for 10 minutes,
Out of oven, sit for 5-6 minutes for juices to stabilize, and slice into medallions for a perfect meal.
The venison medallions can be served on rice, alone, or on top of bulgur wheat simmered in beef stock.
Serve with fresh cabbage that has been simmered in chicken stock and a good rye bread and bottle of nice Cabernet, or Pinot blend.
Other options for less lean venison cuts is venison burgers or ground venison and make chili, lasagna, etc. or do some roasts. Slow cooking in crock pot heals all cooking faults!
Also can do above recipe using these additions:
Take thyme, sage, add a little splash of Worchester Sauce and also a splash of a good balsamic vinegar to the tenderloina and place into a 500 degree oven for about 5-7 min.
Deer Tenderloin should be warm only on the inside and is best served rare with any sauce left to pour over and serve it on rice or potatoes with green beans.
Also, no need to marinate, if it is aged first, if you are the hunter and harvest the deer yourself. When possible age at least a week and can age up to 3 weeks, especially an older buck or doe. Minimum aging is one week, even young deer, and may be why venison turns out to be so good without the above marination. However that is only possible if you are the hunter and can age immediately. Deer venison can not be left unbutchered for any significant time period after felling.
The microwave is the best kitchen appliance according to many of us and there are good reasons for all the love microwave ovens get. There is perhaps nothing better for lazy people than throwing in something in the oven and then get it back fast and easy. Here are 5 more of those super easy and fast recipes for microwave.
1. 10 Minute Chocolate Pudding:
Take 1/3 cup of sugar, quarter of a cup of good cocoa, 3 tablespoons of corn starch and a pinch of salt and mix all of these thoroughly until it looks consistent and smooth.
Pour in 2 cups of skimmed milk and keep stirring some more. After that, all you need to do is put the bowl in a microwave and stir occasionally. After the initial 5 minutes of microwaving and occasional stirring, you will need to stir more frequently, until the mixture takes on a good shape. Then pour in the mixture onto individual serving dishes and let it chill in a refrigerator. You may also add some vanilla into it to add flavour.
2. Saucy Chicken Mushroom:
Of all recipes for this is a real treat for all you chicken lovers. Take 500 grams of chicken and chop them up in 1 inch small cubes. Keep them aside for the time. Take a large tomato, 12 quartered mushrooms, 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of butter, a couple of stalks of green onion and cut them into small pieces and put them into a bowl, cover it up and cook it in the microwave for about 4 minutes. Then bring it out and add some honey and dried oregano along with some tomato gravy and cook again on high for 2 more minutes. Your saucy chicken mushroom is now ready to be eaten!
3. Coffee Cup Cake:
By the end of the meal, your sweet tooth will pine for dessert, so we will end our recipes for microwave with this dessert recipe.
Just mix a tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 heaped tablespoons of sour cream and mix it together until you get a nice fluffy mixture. Then add a little vanilla essence according to your taste and stir it until everything mixes well. Add a quarter cup of flour and a pinch of baking powder and then put it in a microwave for a minute. Check whether the cake is properly baked and you are done!
That ends our short list of recipes for microwave, try them out and if you liked them share with your friends as well.
According to a new research report -Non-Alcoholic Drinks Market: Opportunities Brazil” by RNCOS, the non-alcoholic industry in Brazil has emerged as one of the largest and dynamic markets in Latin America. The rising consumption level, changing consumption patterns, and rising health awareness are turning the Brazilian consumers away from the alcoholic drinks towards non-alcoholic beverages.
Currently, soft drinks are the largest and the most popular segment in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in Brazil. The country boasts of one of the highest soft drink consumption in the Latin America and is among the top five markets across the globe. The Brazilian soft drink market has been showing good performance in the region since past some years. The shift in preference from alcoholic drinks and inconvenience associated with the hot drinks has also pushed the sales of soft drinks in the region. The soft drinks sales in Brazil grew by 2.70% during 2001 to 2007 to reach 13.6 Billion Liter in 2007.
Though the dominance of carbonates is not under any threat yet, carbonate makers are gradually adopting the trend witnessed in other nations and diversifying into other beverage categories. Therefore, the rising trend towards healthier living and gradual introduction of flavors and variants like low-cal carbonated drinks may deviate the soft drink segment from its growth path in the country.
-Non-Alcoholic Drinks Market: Opportunities Brazil- is an extensive research on the non-alcoholic beverage industry of the largest Latin American country. This research study comprehensively assesses the market dynamics, factors responsible for the industrial growth, opportunities, competitive landscape and antagonistic forces challenging the industry.
This research report provides the segment-wise analysis, forecast, latest market trends, and emerging areas in the Brazilian non-alcoholic beverages industry. The vast and detailed information given in the report will help the clients to understand the market and align their business strategies accordingly.
RNCOS, incorporated in the year 2002, is an industry research firm. It has a team of industry experts who analyze data collected from credible sources. They provide industry insights and analysis that helps corporations to take timely and accurate business decision in today’s globally competitive environment.
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One of the most popular tourist destinations in both the United States and throughout the world is Hawaii. Hawaii is a state consisting of islands. These include Hawaii, known as the Big Island, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. The attractions available on these six islands range from adventure attractions and ecotourism, to historical places to see and wild nightlife.
Another great reason to go to the beautiful State of Hawaii is the gorgeous beaches available. Maui itself offers 80 beaches sitting 120 miles of coastline. The southwest region of Maui includes lovely white beaches. Oahu, on the other hand, offers 130 beaches. Sandy Beach is a great place to enjoy sand and sun, while Hanauma Bay offers a great place to snorkel.
One of the most fascinating attractions to see on the ecotourism front of Hawaiis Big Island is Mount Kilauea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visiting this National Park will put you face to face with the elements. Hiking, walking, and driving through this Park, you will see Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Within the state park, you can enjoy the Crater Rim Drive, stopping at Steaming Bluff, the Halemaumau Overlook, the Devastation Trail and many more enticing monuments of Mother Nature.
In addition to beaches and volcanoes, there are also multiple adventure opportunities to enjoy. Whether it is ATV rides, airplane tours, skydiving, or windsurfing, there is plenty of adventure to enjoy on the Hawaii islands. In addition to these items, you can enjoy parasailing, snorkeling, sailing, sailplane rides and surfing. There are even shark encounters to be had. Specifically found on Oahu, shark excursion tours leave the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor for two hour tours. During this tour, individuals have the ability to feel the thrill of coming close to sharks in a shark cage.
Finally, there are the historical and cultural aspects of Hawaii. You can visit Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. You can also visit Polynesian Culture Center, the Royal Palace, Queen Emma’s Palace and Bishop Museum. There are also historic sugar plantations and ancient Hawaiian Temple Sites to investigate. For a taste of modern Hawaiian culture, you can enjoy the traditional Luaus. Be prepared for fish, roasted pig, sweet potatoes and many more delicious foods. Save room for desserts.
Vacations in the beautiful land of Hawaii include more than just fun in the sun. Here you can enjoy the thrills that come with adrenaline and nature, or relax in the sun and water that surrounds you. Take the time to experience a culture that you have never experienced before. All of these options exist in the beautiful six islands of Hawaii.
What sounds more appealing, a lemon lime flavored drink, or water? While most of us would probably choose the first option, is it truly necessary or needed to consume? It’s hard not to get sucked into the commercials or billboards we see every day, advertising the new Gatorade flavor. Who wouldn’t want a sweet, delicious, refreshing flavored sports drink? Your Portland Personal trainer would tell you there’s a fine line between drinking water, and needing to drink Gatorade.
Advertisements for Gatorade persuade consumers like us to consume Gatorade every time we workout. Some people even drink Gatorade in their leisure, making it a staple in their fridge. While the product itself is easy to take down, it is not for everyone.
Water acts as a great drink that keeps us hydrated before, during, and after our workouts. So when is it appropriate for Gatorade need to make an appearance in our exercise regimen? Water is enough for light to moderate exercise, lasting from 30 minutes to an hour. A fitness trainer Portland believes that Gatorade is appropriate to drink in cases where intense activity is taking place, lasting more than an hour. When we are working out at a high intensity, for prolonged periods of time, our body loses nutrients it needs. Nutrients such as electrolytes, sodium and carbohydrates are replaced with the consumption of Gatorade.
Let us take a more detailed looked at what qualifies as light to moderate exercise, and how this differs from high intensity exercise. Taking a leisurely walk with your dog around the neighborhood for an hour or lifting weights in the gym for sixty minutes would be considered light to moderate exercise, only needing water for hydration. Running a half marathon or enduring a sports game that involves constant movement with little rest would qualify for Gatorade consumption.
There are some things to consider. Let’s say you just finished an hour long training session with your personal trainer Portland Oregon. While you may have sweat a lot, and the intensity was high, drinking water is sufficient since the exercise wasn’t completed over a long period of time. Not enough nutrients in your body were lost to have a need for Gatorade. Gatorade is packed with calories, carbohydrates, and sodium, so drinking it only when it is needed so that you are avoiding doing more harm than good is essential.
Remember, if you the exercise or activity you are performing is not vigorous, or lasting more than one hour, water will suit you just fine.
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When you are choosing a school to study food courses at, knowing what to look for in culinary schools means that you will make the right choice the first time. Asking around in the industry to see which schools employers favor is a good way to get an idea of the most respected and highly thought of schools. It is believed that these schools have the most success when it comes to job placement after study, with many employers taking students as soon as they graduate.
Cooking is growing in popularity as a career choice due to TV shows and online sites which have shown people how fun it can be to be involved in a culinary career.
Some of the best culinary schools around the world include:
The Culinary Institute of Canada (Charlottetown, PE)
California School of Culinary Arts Pasadena
Orlando Culinary Academy
Texas Culinary Academy’
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago
Lincoln College of Technology
The Culinary Institute of America
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts – Las Vegas, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami and Dallas
The Restaurant School, Philadelphia
School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, DIT, Dublin, Ireland
North Shore International Academy, Auckland, New Zealand
International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai
Culinary Academy Of India
The above schools are all highly regarded in the culinary industry and a qualification from any will result in an outstanding looking resume.
At culinary school you will learn about cooking, baking, nutrition, food standards, food identification, food hygiene, recipes preparation, menus and much more. Most schools have outstanding and experienced culinary chefs as teachers.
Culinary schools such as those listed above are equipped with full scale kitchens that replicate those found in the industry. This gives students the chance to gain experience in a real environment as well as utilize all utensils and equipment that would be found in a job situation.
Some culinary schools specialize in particular aspects of the subject such as baking and pastry, fine dining, corporate and event dining and others. There are also more and more online culinary schools where students can study at their own pace and complete practical exercises at home.
Becoming a chef or other professional through completing a certificate or degree at culinary schools is an excellent way to form a solid and exciting career. There are countless opportunities for advancement and there is a lot of money to be made in an industry that is growing more every year.
Kaldereta is a well known recipe in the Philippines especially in Tagalog region. It is usually cook with beef but aside from beef it can be also cook using duck, goat, and poultry meat. It is usually has a sauce base on tomato and thickened with tomato but other cook kaldereta with coconut cream for extra flavor. Kapampangan (People residing at Pampanga province) are known for cooking the best Kaldereta recipe. Kaldereta originally was a Spanish recipe and adapted it with Filipino taste, it is a product of their 300 year of occupation in the Philippines, and aside from their influences on Filipino cuisine they also influenced us by making Philippines as the only Catholic country in Asia. Kaldereta is a favorite Filipino meal during special occasion, it can be eaten as a viand for rice and also for pulutan (appetizer eaten while drinking alcohol). Here is my method of cooking for this awesome Filipino stew recipe.
Ingredient For Cooking:
1 whole duck, clean ( 2kg)
1 medium size of Tomato sauce
2-3 tbsp minced garlic
1 whole onion sliced
50 gram ginger
cup grated cheddar cheese
1 can of liver Reno spread
1 can of Phillips Vienna sausage
4 pcs potato, peeled and quarter
Red bell pepper
2-3 cups coconut cream
1-2 carrots, peeled and cut into serving pieces
1-2 pcs Siling labuyo, slice (optional)
Fish sauce (patis)
Direction For Cooking;
In a casserole, bring to boil Duck in a liter of water with ginger, simmer for 5 minute then drain and set aside. In a pan with cooking oil sautee garlic, onion and add Duck meat. Add Fish sauce and simmer for 5-10 minute, add 2-3 glass of water, boil and simmer for 20-40 minute until duck meat tenders, add water if needed ( 1 glass), when meat tenderize include potato, carrots. Add Tomato sauce, ground peppercorn, salt to taste, Vienna sausage and cheese. Taste and add salt if needed, include vetsin and add 2 cups of coconut cream and siling labuyo (Spicy chili) if you prefer your recipe to be hot. Add coconut cream , bring to boil until sauce thickens. Lastly add Reno liver spread to thickened sauce and add flavor. The process is same with goat meat, while for beef it is needed to tenderize the beef first before sauting and lastly for chicken the meat is directly sauted. Served this delicious Filipino recipe with hot steamy rice.
A guest ranch provides a window to the natural outdoor beauty and fun activities. Located alongside gushing rivers and deep woods, a Guest ranch is the perfect venue for many holiday activities such as kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking and much more. The guest ranches spread across the country offer you an unparalleled holiday experience that is truly rejuvenating.
Guest ranch: Leisure unplugged
The old synonym of beaches and family vacations have changed as today people seek more quietude from holidays than the run of the mill vacations that are packed with travel hassles, accommodation issues and rental woes. At a guest ranch you are ensured a peaceful time and the best holiday experience as all amenities and activities are available within close distance.
Fun at a Guest ranch
The ambience of a guest ranch is very enchanting and picturesque with small lakes, woods and hills, creating the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend filled with fun activities. What you choose to do at your holiday will really depend on the location of your ranch as well as the season of your visit. During summer you can enjoy various outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, biking hiking and much more whereas in the winter you can enjoy ice fishing, skiing and snowboarding to name a few
Guest ranches are usually predominantly located in the proximity of natural resources and forests and are more served through roads. Floatplanes and choppers may sometimes be your only mode of transportation to some of the more remote guest ranches.
Enjoying the Wild in Luxury
A holiday in the forests or mountain valley does not mean you have to give up modern comforts of luxury rooms and king sized beds. Luxury guest ranches allow you to choose from perfect housing accommodations ranging from modest rooms to luxury suites or log cabins, depending on your needs and budget.
All rooms are fitted with all the latest amenities including flat TV, music systems, microwaves etc. Your rooms will include kitchenette and a separate living area. The dcor of your rooms are mostly hardwood flooring and stonework walls. You can also enjoy your regular dip in the hot tubs or sauna as well as take advantage of spa treatments with full body massages
Nothing can beat the supreme comfort and relaxation provided by Guest ranches. It beats any other holiday destination offering you true value for the money spent by you as well as a real intimate family atmosphere. The next time you plan a family vacation, a trip to these guest ranches will offer you the best in terms of activities, fun and relaxation.