• August 15, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Kinilaw is popular fresh seafoods recipe in Visayan region, the popularity of kinilaw has extended not only on Visayan locality but on entire Philippines as well. Philippines are an archipelago country consists of more than 7,000 islands. Philippines also are one of country that has a longest shore line when it comes to length that makes Philippines self reliant with their sea foods requirement. Before in some isolated Visayan Island, it is seldom for goods to be transported because of the distance. Because of that condition they usually prepare their food by using their own product that is always available in the localities. From then, they started they started to make their own recipe that are so simple, healthy, affordable known as kilawin. Kilawin or kinilaw recipe match their condition as some of the area doesnt have electrical supply yet, Kinilaw is prepared using vinegar that serves as a preservative, so people does not need refrigerator to preserve the food. Almost any kind of seafood can be always prepare as Kinilaw as long that the seafood is fresh. In Meto Manila, we usually use Spanish mackerel, Yellow fin Tuna, or even Milkfish, since those fish mention are quite expensive in Manila some prefer to use Anchovy (dilis) for making Kilawin, I also tried fresh squid and oyster and it is really good. But since kinilaw is prepared using raw seafoods you have to be cautious. Dont try to eat if you have any sensitivity or allergies with raw food. But for some who are just curious and want to try this delicious Filipino recipe, heres how I prepare it.

    KInilaw Ingredient:

    1 kg tanigue (Spanish mackerel) or Tuna (fresh), cut into cube
    Vinegar (Sukang paombong)
    4-5 pcs onion, chop
    25 gram ginger, peeled chop
    cup calamansi juice
    5-10 pcs Siling labuyo
    Salt
    Pinched of ground peppercorn
    Red bell pepper, washes, cut, remove seed
    Cucumber 1 pc
    Vetsin

    How to Prepare Kinilaw na Tanigue

    Put tanigue cube in strainer and wash from running water, drain and transfer in to the bowl. Add vinegar just enough to cover fish meat for 20-30 minute, use strainer again to drain. In separate bowl, mix together calamansi juice, tsp of salt, ground peppercorn, vetsin, onion, ginger, chilie. Add fish cube and vinegar to level marinate from the fish, then garnish with red bell pepper and cucumber at the top. Refrigerate for 1-2 hour before serving. Kilawin are usually served with beer or any alcoholic beverages.
    The procedure for kilawin are just the same when using fish, but if you prefer to use squid as the meat ingredient, you have to blanch squid on boiling water for few seconds, but again you have to make sure that the seafoods is fresh to avoid any trouble.

  • August 14, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    If you’re like me, you’ll remember masses of hot summer days, slurping on a creamy milkshake from the corner dairy. Probabilities are, the cup that you were holding was one of those much-loved Longest Drink in Town milkshake cups.

    I discovered recently, that there are presently reusable Longest Drink in Town milskshake cups available! Maybe I’ve been hiding under a stone, without knowing this but I was rather excited about this find. Created from sturdy plastic, they’re sure to last you the longest time. They look exactly like the throwaway version, all the way down to the last detail and you may also use those milkshake lids on this version too.

    Also if you can’t get enough of The Longest Drink in Town, you can get tees, milkshake cups, tea towels, magnets, badges and even children ‘ expansion charts from Toggle’s Longest Drink In Town page, all embellished with The Longest Drink In the city designs.

    But back to the milkshake cups, they are retailed in packs of 4 in a tetra-pak style carton, so you and 3 mates can have milkshake drinking races. Being plastic, they are simple to bathe and you may even mix your milkshakes with a stick blender in the cup itself – that suggests less washing up!

    These make ideal presents, so if you haven’t done your Yuletide shopping yet… Remember to include a packet of straws with the present and maybe the lucky recipient will get the hint and you a milkshake.

    The people at The Longest Drink in Town are sharing their favorite milkshake with you guys. It si perfect for spring and is delicious.

    The Longest Drink in Town’s strawberry shake

    Ingredients

    Six enormous fresh strawberries
    [*FR1] cup of your favourite yoghurt
    [*FR1] cup of vanilla or strawberry ice cream
    [*FR1] cup of milk
    Directions

    one. Blend strawberries and milk first till well mixed
    two. Add ice cream and yoghurt and blend for just a bit so smoothie remains thick

    Note : This recipe half-fills the Longest Drink cup ( it’s got a whopping 700ml capacity ), so double the recipe if you want that big milkshake experience.

  • August 14, 2014 /  Food and Culinary
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    The diet that we feed on in daily life greatly affects the biological functions of our body. Height increase is one of the biological phenomena that are controlled directly by external factors like foods that we take in. Nutrients that the body absorbs from different foods stimulate the function of the gland that mainly secretes the growth hormone. Nutritional deficiency in the foods results in a decrease in the secretion of the growth hormone from the gland. The nutritional component of your family diet is to be checked as early as possible. So make a list of foods to increase height so that your child does not suffer from improper height growth.

    Foods to increase height vary in degree of nutritional richness. Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins and fiber are the essential nutrients of healthy foods. Researches reveal that vitamin A, protein, calcium and zinc are the most influential as height increasing food elements. A balanced diet with the requisite amount of nutrient and calorie is a support for good health and proper height growth.

    Vitamin A works for proper growth other than immune system, reproductive organs and eye development. Sufficient intake of foods to increase height that are rich in vitamin A ensures an increase in physical height. But over consumption of this essential nutrient may go reserve to cause detrimental effects like headache, bone pain, vomiting, and appetite loss and growth obstruction. Oranges, papayas, carrots, mines, sweet potatoes, yolk, salmon, fish cod, fresh figs, tomatoes and broccoli are the vitamin A rich foods to increase height.

    Vitamin D is a most important height increasing nutritional component. It enriches the bones with calcium as well as phosphorus and strengthens the bones to absorb calcium from the foods. The proper growth of bones is a driving factor for height increase. A must have in the , vitamin D is mainly found in liver, fish, egg yolk and the ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Deficiency of vitamin D results in bone deformation, fragile bones and cramps that in turn, hinder the natural growth process.

    Some biological mechanisms like blood circulation, nerve transmission, fluid regulation and muscle contraction have indirect impact on height increase. Sufficient intake of minerals like calcium and zinc boosts these biological functions in order to increase height. Foods that are rich in calcium are the foods to increase height like milk, salmon, dry shrimp, soya, cabbage, broccoli and dairy products. Moreover, there are specific that provide the height-boosting properties of healthy foods.

  • August 13, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Italy is known for its larger than life image. The Ferraris and the Lamborghinis; the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower and the Leonardos and the Michaelangelos are known to all. You consume the pizza, the spaghetti and the gelato every time and you wonder -how come the Italians create these dishes?-. It’s all traditional and it is all in the family. Italian magic comes from the freshness of the ingredients; sourced from the richest of the orchards and farms. The hills, the plains and the dairies are cared for and loved for by people who have had bloodlines into the business. Italian diet is a Mediterranean spread concentrating primarily on healthy living. They emphasize low on meat and poultry products and passionately pursue the use of fresh legumes, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. From the Sanguinello to the Pomegranate, concentration on healthy drinks is what Vinnedge Distribution has been doing since its founding. Loved in Italy and distributed in America, Italian Fruits have become popular and available for everybody. Starting from fresh juices and diversifying into drinks for the health conscious we have grown into a company that listens to people but promotes our beloved hills. The apples, the oranges, the grapes, the blueberries, the pomegranates and a whole host of fruits are sourced either straight from Italy or from places producing better. Not only do we cater directly to customers through our distribution facilities we also allow various small to medium enterprises to use our recipes for their benefit. Packaging and distributing for them while catering to our own patrons is why we, Vinnedge Distributing is now a household name in people with the Italian taste; as a small brand and as makers of light but popular drinks. French Cider and French Soda , our two specialties mixed with special ingredients with the fizzy punch to keep you refreshed on your feet. Our drinks, the Agrumeto, the Arancino and the Blueberry spectacle all come to you through a tried and tested recipe. Our Aloe Vera, all natural from the mineral water used to the cane sugar applied with a hint of grapes to keep you drinking is for now our favorite. The exotic Coconut drink is being cooked and booked into our recipe archives as we drink our way through the fresh fruits found easily but difficult to make refreshing; made enjoyable with the bubbles in the bottle but light on the body. Fresh and light made for you by us are the drinks we love and you keep drinking to keep you fun and Italian the American way. By Vinnedge Distributing Inc.

  • August 13, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Sangria is a conventional flavored drink with its foundation in Spain. It is commonly created using red wine, berry, and carbonated water or soda, although white wine sangria has become rapidly more well-liked in current years. A white wine sangria recipe can spice up almost any social gathering, starting a tiny night meal to a great outdoor bash.

    Several recipes have taken hold in areas of the globe. Each area has seasonal fruits which are normally included in the favored white wine sangria recipe. Household customs affects the recipes also.

    An extremely known recipe in many areas on the planet is white wine sangria with lemons, oranges, honey and brandy. The recipe is to mix ten ounces seltzer water, two tablespoons of honey, 2 oranges, one lemon and 1/4 mug of brandy to four cups of white wine. This chilled beverage makes a fantastic flavored drink for summer season social events and celebrations.

    Prior to chilled and offering some popular white wine recipes are cooked. One of several more popular of such heated formulas comes with oranges, lemons, bananas and ground cinnamon. This special formula doesn’t consist of a soda water or flavored soda.

    To prepare this formula you would combine half a mug of water, 1 mug of honey plus a forth of a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in a pan. You bring the mix to some simmer and pour the hot syrupy mix on top of sliced bananas, lemons and oranges. You have to freeze the glossy fruit first and then add to two bottles of white wine liquor.

    There is one hottest formula that includes sherbet and is usually served in wedding functions and personal events. This recipe is extremely popular for graduation social events, wedding receptions in addition to other similar festive gatherings. It calls for 2 bottles of white wine, 1/4 of seltzer water, and the juice of two lemons.

    You will thinly slice a lemon and an orange for inclusion in your punch as well. All ingredients should be combined in a punch bowl and allowed to chill overnight. Usually orange or rainbow sherbet is added to this white wine sangria recipe, and should be scooped into the punch just prior to serving.

  • August 13, 2014 /  Food and Culinary
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    In order to gain muscle you must consume enough calories for your muscles to grow. The food that you eat should provide for energy, repair and regeneration, along with triggering growth. The main problem most people have when trying to gain muscle is that they are simply not consuming enough calories and are therefore hindering their progress.

    Quality Nutrition

    If you had a high performance car, would you fill it with dirty fuel? Of course you would not. So why fill your body with poor quality food like double cheese burgers and fries? In order to gain muscle and maximize potential growth your body needs high quality food, consisting of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.

    Protein

    Protein is needed to build muscle tissue and strength and to supply extra energy to the body during workouts. Protein can be consumed in the form of red meat, chicken, turkey, egg whites and fish. These protein sources are all easy for the body to digest and use and are all a necessary component in helping you to gain muscle.

    Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates and good fats provide the body with both physical and mental energy needed when embarking on a strenuous workout program. The best sources of carbohydrate are rice, potatoes, beans, pasta, wholegrain cereals and a large variety of vegetables.

    These carbohydrates all contain fiber and vitamins that the body needs for proper digestion. Not all carbohydrates however are created equally. Refined carbohydrates like bleached white flour products have lost much of their nutritional value, for example, pies, cakes and white bread all have large amounts of refined sugars and fats. These products, along with candy and fizzy drinks, should be limited as much as possible. Excessive refined sugars can be easily converted into fat and can easily hamper your attempts to gain muscle.

    Fats

    Excess fat should be removed from the food that you eat. Simply, trimming the fat off the cuts of red meat, removing the skin from poultry and separating the egg yolk from the egg will help to bring the amount of fat that you eat to a manageable level.
    By eating good wholesome food using the examples that we have discussed your quest to gain muscle should be made easier. You may find it a little difficult at first to increase your calorie consumption but bear in mind that your body will find it easier to use these calories when they are eaten in 5 moderately sized meals rather than the traditional 3 square meals a day.

    Just remember, I am not saying that you can never indulge in another slice of pizza ever again, just consume those foods that you love so much in moderation and remember, the better quality food that you consume, the better those biceps will look!

  • August 13, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Chinese cuisine is a favorite of many around the world, but there are just a very few places where authentic Chinese food is served. One such place is Norwich. The city is home to the Riverbank, a Chinese buffet restaurant located at the Wherry Road on the riverside. The restaurant serves traditional Chinese buffet food that consists of traditional as well as contemporary recipes. With a great variety of dishes and a Teppanyaki Bar in the evenings, Riverbank scores as the best Restaurant in Greater Norwich. You are sure to get a warm welcome at this family owned restaurant no matter when you drop by.

    The location of the restaurant is perfect. Being at the Riverside means makes it a convenient option for those who have spent the day sightseeing at the Cathedral or watching the Canaries at Norwich Football Club. Being 2 minutes away from Norwich train station means that it is the perfect place to fill up before a train journey. Also, you can head straight to the restaurant after a long journey back to Norwich. Having served in the city for over 9 years, Riverbank never fails to impress its guests enough be visited over and again.

    The Norwich restaurants has an impressive menu that consists of starters and soup, teppanyaki, main course, desserts and wine. In soups and starters, there is butterfly king prawns, crispy aromatic duck, BBQ spare ribs, satay chicken and more. Served in the evening, teppanyaki has beef steak, chicken breast fillet, egg noodles, rice noodles, crab sticks and more. Main course has some of the most delicious Chinese delicacies like chow Mein, BRAISED PORK IN SZECHUAN STYLE, stir fried mixed vegetable, etc. In terms of desserts, you get chocolate cake, toffee banana, banoffee gateaux, etc. There is so much variety and not to forget that you can over indulge at Riverbank Chinese Buffet without feeling guilty as it is well known for being healthy with little oil used and lots of vegetables.

    The best thing about Riverbank buffet restaurant is that it is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Also, you can celebrate your special occasions at the restaurant as it is spacious enough to accommodate large group of people. If you celebrate a birthday in this restaurant then the birthday boy/girl gets to eat free of cost. Latest offer provides free dinner for two in January if you host your Christmas party at Riverbank. Avail the offer now. Visit

  • August 13, 2014 /  Travel and Ticketing
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    Are you regular at attending big shows and events?
    If yes, then you must be looking for ways by which you can book event tickets with ease. You will be more than excited to know that you need not have to waste time at the ticket counter or contact an event planner in person to get access to shows and events including seminars, exhibitions, trade shows and conferences. You can also be a part of an important meeting by just availing the services of an online event management company such as eventsbot.
    Attendees to any event can save a lot of time by opting the online event ticketing system of a reputable online event management company. They can sign up online anytime and anywhere they like in just a few minutes without having to manually fill out, print or send the forms in paper. They will experience improved customer support as the online registration service providers ensure that they provide all the required information to respond to any type of query that the participants want to ask.
    An online event ticketing service offers a secured and convenient payment option to the participants who want to attend an event or a show. Instead of using a cheque or paying in cash, a registrant can simply enter their credit card details online to securely complete their transactions in seconds. Once the payment transaction is completed, the attendees receive an automated confirmation receipt confirming that their payment has been successfully and secured processed and accepted.
    By availing the online ticketing service of an online event management company like eventsbot, you can also get access to different types of deals and discounts that are rolled out for attending different types of discounts. So, you as an attendee are far more likely to enjoy these benefits by opting online event registration software. Another benefit of online events registrations is that you get notifications and emails whenever an event or show of your interest is going to take in near future.
    While you are searching a good online event management company to book event tickets, ensure that they offer you all the benefits that are mentioned above to help you have a better event experience. The most important out of all is the security measures employed by your hired online event registration company. Ensure that the company you choose uses strict security settings and latest technology to offer you exceptional online event registration services.

  • August 13, 2014 /  Coffe and Tea
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    A cup of green tea a day keeps obesity away has become the latest motto of obese people. There is no surprise al all attached to it.

    Obese people have plenty of good options to lose weight. Probably, the healthiest option is the consumption of good old green tea. Regular intake of green tea is necessary for sustainable weight loss. Green tea comes with a reasonable price tag. In addition, it is also a scientifically proven and a tested method. It is the best natural way to lose weight.

    For the past 3000 years, Green tea was a part of the ancient Chinese culture. Most Chinese consume only Green Tea. This is the main reason why the Chinese have a long life and fewer proportions of obese people compared to any other nation on the earth. Incidentally, green tea comes from the same tree as the black tea. The only fact of difference is the manner in which the tealeaves are processed.

    Green Tea Benefits:

    Green tea not only benefits people who look forward to weight loss, but also those who suffer from heart disease. Scientists believe that regular consumption of green tea helps combat the risks of heart disease. In addition, green tea lowers the risk of cancer and has anti-oxidant properties.

    Green tea also works as a regulator for glucose. It is because of an enzyme amylase. It helps to slow down the increase of blood sugar level in the body after meals.

    How does Green Tea Function?

    Mostly, green tea functions by increasing the metabolism of the body, which is also termed as thermo genesis. It helps to burn more calories. Tests have proved that regular intake of green tea helps a person to lose around 78 calories each day. It also increases the oxidation rate of fats in the body.

    In addition, it reduces the fat digestion process and it prevents the release of enzymes related to its digestion. The body, through a natural process, clears out the food that remains undigested.

    Scientific researches have shown that, individuals who had consumed green tea on a regular basis have lower proportion of body fat in them, as compared to those who do not drink green tea regularly.

    Based on the American Journal of Clinical nutrition, the main factor responsible to reduce body fat is catechin, normally observed in green tea. It also causes the decrease of the bad cholesterol levels in the body. They also help to control the weight with their prevention of glucose in the fat cells. This prevents the buildup of excess sugars and fats in the body. The main reason why green tea is so effective in nature is the combination of a plant chemical and EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) and the caffeine contained in the tea. They help increase the production of noradrenalin. It suppresses the appetite of the body and boosts metabolism rate. With the help of green tea, individuals can loose weight anywhere between 2 to 2 1/2 pounds each month.

  • August 13, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Temecula restaurants offer dining experiences to satisfy every taste and budget. From upscale to casual, sophisticated to kid-friendly, and exotic to traditional, Temecula dining is as diversified and flavorful as its world famous wine selections.

    International. Savor a little taste of Italy, spice it up with some Thai or Indian cuisine, experience authentic Japanese or Chinese dishes, and sample some sizzling Mexican fare. Whatever your mood dictates, Temecula provides.

    Traditional. If you are looking for more traditional or American cuisine, Temecula restaurants offer everything from relaxing steakhouses to popular burger joints. Enjoy a southern barbeque, sample a variety of seafood choices, or nibble on a light lunch at an outdoor cafe.

    Wineries. Temecula is famous for its wines, and several vineyards have their own restaurants, many with 5 or 6 star ratings. Complete your wine tour with an elegant meal prepared by celebrity chefs or dine alfresco while admiring beautiful sunsets and breathtaking scenery. Some winery restaurants are very sophisticated and romantic, requiring evening attire, while others are quaint bistros with a more casual atmosphere. And since each winery designs the menu to match perfectly with their own wines, you will enjoy exceptional wine and food pairings.

    Whether you are enjoying a romantic retreat, a family vacation, or a corporate event, Temecula restaurants provide the ideal dining atmosphere. Choices range from casual and fun to cozy and intimate. With family owned and operated cafes, popular bars and grills, buffets, fine dining, and ethnic cuisine, the options are so varied that you will have to stay a week just to sample everything available. You may choose to visit intriguing wine country restaurants or sample a succulent meal in Old Town Temecula, but wherever you travel throughout this city you are guaranteed to find amazing dining selections in every price range that represent both local and international cuisines. From high end to family affordable, Temecula serves up spectacular menus that will please any palate.

    So, if you are seeking an intimate romantic setting, a fun family diner, or a quiet cozy cafe nestled within some of nature’s most stunning scenery, Temecula restaurants are ready and waiting to provide exceptional dining experiences that will be as memorable as they are delicious.