Quinoa – Endurance Sports Superfood

Until recently I didn’t even know how to pronounce the word quinoa, let alone how to cook it, and what it would taste like. I’ve read in a few places recently though just how good it is for runners, so thought I would give it a go. So, first thingsContinue Reading

10 ways to Cook and Serve Potatoes

  Health Benefits of Potatoes   You can cook and serve potatoes in so many different ways, either on their own or to make a meal. What are the health benefits of potatoes? Potatoes are a great source of minerals and vitamins Vitamin C when Raw. Vitamin B6. They helpContinue Reading

10 Alternative Cooking Methods in Case of Power Failure

  …or How to Become the Bear Grylls of Cooking! When disaster strikes, we are rarely prepared. But just because there is a power outage doesn’t mean you have to resort to canned food and dry crackers. You can still enjoy freshly cooked meals and live comfortably if you areContinue Reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids, also called polyunsaturated fatty acids, are required for normal human health; however, the body cannot make them on its own. Instead, we have to seek out Omega-3 within our foods, in order to make sure that we have enough. Omega-3 are important for promoting healthy, normal brainContinue Reading

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hat does organic mean, and what does this mean when we are looking at organic food? Put simply organic farming is the process of producing food without using pesticides, chemical fertilizers or any other chemical products. If a food is labelled organic the ingredients must be 95% or above organic, in additionContinue Reading

Chinese Food Recipe Stir-fried Tofu With Mushrooms

Chinese Food Recipe Stir-fried Tofu With Mushrooms Chinese Food Recipe Ingredients: 3/4 pound firm tofu   1 cup dried black mushrooms (dried shiitake mushrooms), or fresh mushrooms   1 cup canned bamboo shoots   2 tablespoons dark soy sauce   1 tablespoon oyster sauce   1 teaspoon sugar   1Continue Reading


Whenever were planning holiday get-together or birthday celebration with friends and family, the first thing I like to do is plan the dinner menu. We always like to invite our guests over an hour or two before dinner and serve a few small appetizers. My absolute favorite appetizer whether itsContinue Reading

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I have heard a lot of predictions on the directions of wine trends. I find them all very interesting and have noticed that the trends are so definite. One day you’re enjoying a Cabernet Sauvignon from France and the next you are only being served Merlot from California. And thatContinue Reading

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON. Herbaceous, oaky, fruity, vegetal, weedy, tannic, chalky, cassis, raspberry, peppermint, cherries, violets, plums, prunes, black currents, cranberry, green olives, mint, chocolate, cedarwood, eucalyptus, bell pepper, black tea, rhubarb, molasses, soy sauce. MERLOT. Herbaceous, violet, black pepper, wild cherry, cedarwood, cigar box, roses, pipe tobacco, fruity overtones. Cabernet Franc.Continue Reading