• August 12, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    The bread was much better than the first-time, but still not very good. During my third effort, Imade a few extra changes to the procedure and it came out seemingly perfect. Of course not as excellent as you would get in Turkey but still very close. Using the oven at home, it is almost difficult to obtain the similar texture and flavor you would get in bakeries in Turkey. Flatbread recipes, somunekmegi- Bread loaf and that is really smooth on the inside and crispy on the outside. I will continue to try new recipes and innovations and share them with you here. Here’s the formula for the flat bread.Put the yeast in a pan and add hot water. Knead properly and allow it to sit for about Twenty minutes. Put the rest of the ingredients for the dough in the bowl and mix. Add the yeasty water to the pan and combine using pace 2 and growing to 4 and then 6 until the dough is smooth. This shouldn’t get over 3 minutes. One day, when I was chattingwith my parents over msn, they suggested a family member who used to be a baker paid me a visit. So, I jumped at the chance to ask him how you can make pideekmegi (flat bread) at your home.I followed his Turkish flatbread recipes, but my first effort to create the bread was not successful. In my next attempt, I started to modify a few factors here and there. Wrap the dough with cling film. Allow the dough stand for an hour. The dough will rise over this time. Press the dough down and allow it to stand for a 30 minutes. Split the dough into two areas and create a ball with each one. Sprinkle some flour on the dough balls, so that the dough will not stick to your hands. Sprinkle some flour on a preparing tray and allow these two balls of dough stand for 15-20 minutes.Flatten every ball with your hands and start spreading it until you get to the preferred size. You could also create a square shape instead of a round shape. With your fingertips, push on the flat dough randomly to evenly spread the dough on the surface area. Brush with milk and spread sesame seeds. Get more Detail about flatbread recipes click here

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  • August 12, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Alcohol is a part of almost every social situation. Birthdays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and weddings are all events where alcohol is a central focus. Unfortunately, in terms of weight loss alcohol is bad news coming in at 7 calories per gram. Today I am going to help you minimise the impact that alcoholic beverages have on your waistline by discussing 4 high calorie alcoholic drinks that you should avoid.

    1) BAILEY’S IRISH CREAM:- Bailey’s Irish Cream is a popular evening drink. The smooth, creamy taste means that it goes down great as a night cap. However, if you enjoy too many glasses of Bailey’s Irish Cream you may find yourself piling on the pounds. A standard 50 millilitre (ml) glass contains 162 calories whilst a large 100ml glass contains 324 calories making this a very high calorie alcoholic drink. So by all means enjoy Bailey’s Irish Cream from time to time but make sure that it is not the only thing you drink.

    2) JACK DANIELS AND COKE:- Straight Jack Daniels is one of the lightest alcoholic drinks available with a single 25ml shot containing just 55 calories. However, adding coke also adds 131 calories making a single Jack Daniels and Coke come in at a notable 186 calories. To convert this high calorie alcoholic drink into a low calorie option try adding a lighter mixer such as diet coke or enjoy your Jack Daniels on the rocks.

    3) STELLA ARTOIS:- Premium lagers such as Stella Artois have become increasingly popular in recent years. Unfortunately, drinking Stella Artois is not good news for your waistline. A pint contains 262 calories which means just a few pints can add some serious calories to your daily intake. If you enjoy your Stella Artois then try switching to a premium light beer every other pint. Premium light beers contain similar levels of alcohol but less calories making them a good choice when moderating your daily calorie consumption.

    4) WKD:- Alcopops such as WKD are another high calorie alcoholic drink. The vodka in this drink is combined with high levels of added sugar which means that a standard 275ml bottle comes in at a significant 220 calories. To cut the calories try flavoured vodka or standard vodka with a diet mixer. Both of these options taste similar to WKD but contain minimal sugar which cuts out a large amount of calories.

    SUMMARY

    For most people alcohol is something that is enjoyed quite regularly. If consumed in moderation, alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle. Just be aware that certain drinks contain a much larger amount of calories than others. By minimising your consumption of the high calorie alcoholic drinks in this article and sticking to lighter alcoholic drinks most of the time you can enjoy your alcohol and avoid weight gain.

  • August 11, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Considered as one of the most diversified and sumptuous food, Moroccan cuisine offers a delightful experience. There primary reason contributed to the diverse Moroccan food is it’s interaction with the outside world for centuries. Food in Morocco has blended different cuisines from different cultures like Moorish, Arab, Middle Eastern, Berber, Jewish, Iberian and Mediterranean African.

    Over different historical eras and centuries the Moroccan cuisine was refined by the highly capable cooks of the royal kitchens in Meknes, Fez, Marrakech, Tetouan and Rabat. This refined cuisine laid the base for the modern Moroccan cuisine.

    History of Moroccan Cuisine

    Morocco has been at the crossroad of different civilizations, which has greatly influenced Moroccan food. Today you will even find some of the best Moroccan recipes over the internet but the truth is that nothing tastes like the Moroccan spices.

    It is said that the history of Morocco can be seen reflected in their cuisine. There has been different settlements in Morocco, which has led to creation of a blended cuisine that has many different flavors. There was a time when political refugees came all the way from Baghdad, Iraq during the Middle Ages to settle in Morocco. They brought with them the traditional recipes, which have since become a part of the traditional Moroccan cuisine. One of the signature characteristics of this blend is the recipe where fruit is cooked with meat like apricots with chicken.

    Moroccan food has also been influenced greatly by Morisco or the Muslim refugees who were thrown out of Spain preceding the Spanish inquisition. An important part of Moroccan cuisine is the ingredients used. Since Morocco produces Mediterranean vegetables and fruits, they are used in the preparation of different Moroccan recipes. Poultry, cattle and fish is also in abundance in Morocco and hence they have become an integral part of the country’s cuisine.

    Moroccan Spices

    Food in Morocco can’t do without the Moroccan spices. One of the biggest markets in Morocco for spices is at Agadir and you can find spices in different colors and for rendering a different taste. These spices are used in all Moroccan recipes and render a taste that will remain with you for a lifetime. The Moroccan spices have not existed in the country always, they were initially imported from other countries over thousands of years.

    Some of the popular Moroccan spices include saffron that came from Tiliouine, olive and mint came from Meknes, while lemons and oranges came from Fez. Some of the common spices were also home grown like kamoun (cumin), karfa (cinnamon), kharkoum (tumeric), libzar (pepper) , skingbir (ginger), tahmira (paprika), sesame seed, anis seed, kasbour (coriander), zaafrane beldi (saffron) and maadnous (parsley).

    Dominic Milner is a well known cyber chef with over ten years experience in the catering industry. Learn how to cook today with his top collection of online free recipes! Whether you want to cook up a meal for the family or bake with the kids he has the recipes for you.

  • August 10, 2014 /  Island and Beach
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    Beach volleyball is a excellent pick up sport. Wherever you may see sand you will typically find friends, buddies, and sometimes remote strangers gathering up for a quick game of beach volleyball. If your just playing a pick up game you need not worry about age groups because beach volleyball for fun should not be that strenuous. Some people are willing to travel great distances for a good game of beach volleyball. This makes one of those hot summer days at the ocean turn into a ideal family day of beach volleyball.

    Playing beach volley can be a great fat loss exercise to help you lose weight. It is fun way to stay in shape while you exercise.

    On the flip side of the coin, beach volleyball can be very hard on the body if your playing at the professional or at any competitive level. When athletic groups gather for sand volleyball tournaments, the volleyball will travel through the air and over the net at very high speeds.

    To put a beach volleyball game together, you need at least two people on each team for a grand total of 4 players. Take into consideration if you have not so athletic people on the team you may consider having more players per team. This will keep the volleyball in play (or increase volley times) and crossing the volleyball net more then once.

    Think about it, the more players involved equals less sand to cover. If you only have a few volleyball players, the game maybe to intense and strenuous on the body. The sole fact that sand volleyball can be played for fun, or at a pro level makes it one of the most versatile action packed sports in the world today.

    The actual rules of beach volleyball are identical to the rules of regulation volleyball. Of course the main difference is the courts. We found great sports related articles at . It is very hard to move with any sort of speed on a beach volleyball court. Pro athletes spend hours building up lower body strength to prepare for beach volleyball tournaments. Having big and powerful legs allows the pro beach volleyball player to jump high and come down very hard without sustaining serious injury.

    Sometimes pro or amateur court players do not realize how difficult it is to play on a beach volleyball court. These players often fall to injury because of their lack of preparation for the conversion. Beat up knees and elbows are very common among volleyball players at any level of play. Once the adrenalin starts flowing people start diving causing all sorts of dings.

    In conclusion, make sure you train properly before jumping on the beach for volleyball tournament. On the other side of the fence, if your just playing for fun then beach volleyball will provide you hours of entertainment.

  • August 10, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Are you familiar with what antioxidants do for our body? They fight the harmful effects of free radicals that are naturally forming inside the body. Free radicals can damage our cells and worse can cause death when they are oxidized.That is the reason why we should continuously supply our body with antioxidants through the foods we eat and drinks we intake.

    Vemma is a networking company that is committed in supplying healthy drinks and beverages for both the young and the old. If you haven’t heard or tried Vemma, here are some of the top benefits you can get from Vemma Beverages.

    Antioxidants
    Vemma is an acronym which stands for Vitamins Essential Minerals Mangosteen Aloe. With Mangosteen as their main ingredient, no wonder why their beverages become so popular. Vemma make sure that every product has the power of the antioxidants. Vemma utilizes Mangosteen as their main ingredient due to its outstanding antioxidant properties.

    Effective In Treating Cancer
    Cancer is one of the bad effects of free radicals. Vemma beverages are packed full spectrum vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D3, and B vitamins 1, 2, 3, 6 and 12. These are antioxidants that has the power to reduce the oxidation stress in the body. Mangosteen, aloe vera and organic green tea blend are also added in order to supplement the drink with all the essential nutrients in just the right amounts.

    Income Opportunity
    Vemma as mentioned is a nutritional company, trusted by millions of people worldwide. Aside from the health benefits that Vemma can provide, it offers income opportunity to Vemma lovers and those who want to have an extra income. To be part of the Vemma team is an incredible way to supplement your income. If you love what Vemma is doing for your body, you can work with people who can make you a better you. They can help you start your own business. You will be your boss and will be able to join in a team of experts who are willing to work with you in this venture.

    Vemma beverages are truly one of a kind. They are on top of their game when it comes to providing healthy beverages to the young and old. Some of the benefits of Vemma were mentioned above. Hopefully, these facts will give you a more comprehensive look on Vemma products.

    Veema is promoted as a liquid nutritional supplement which may promote weight loss. Learn more about Veema and click on the links now.

  • August 10, 2014 /  Food and Culinary
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    Guyanese enjoy a variety of dishes on a regular basic and as with many countries, the food tells about the country’s past, present and future. Guyana is the only English Speaking Country in South America and it is the home of Kaieteur Falls, one of the highest water falls in the world. There is not a shortage of friendly people in this country and it is also rich in natural beauty. Some of the foods that are eaten here are as follows.

    Pepper Pot

    Pepper Pot is the country’s national dish and it is a dish that came from the Amerindians or Indigenous people of the land. This meal is usually prepared on Christmas eve, or, in the early morning hours on Christmas day. It is then served for breakfast on Christmas morning. It is served with bread, preferable homemade bread and steaming hot or warm chocolate “tea.” You would dip a piece of bread into the Pepper Pot and eat and when you are holding the last piece of bread in your hand, you would use it to soak up every drop of this delicious and special dish.

    Some of the ingredients of this dish are ox tail, beef, pork, seasoning and casareep. Cassareep is made from cassava root and it is a tick black liquid which is also used in many other dishes here.

    Metegee

    Metegee is an all in one dish, which is made with ground provision and “meat.” Cassava, plantain, eddoes and potatoes are some of the ground provision used and egg, beef, pork, chicken or fish is chosen for the meat. After the meat is cooked, the ground provision is gradually added to the pot, then some coconut milk, which helps to thicken the “sauce” in this meal. Of course, if egg is the only “meat” used, it is usually added last.

    Fruits

    In this land of many waters, parents do not usually have to battle with their children to eat their fruits. In fact, it is the other way around. They have to tell them to stop eating so much of it. There are many homes that have at least one fruit tree growing in their yards. It may be a mango, or a cherry tree, a pear, or a tamarind tree, Guyanese also eat guineps, pineapple, banana and the list goes on.

    To gain some more insight into this topic and to find a lot of recipes, the book What’s Cooking in Guyana by the Carnegie School of Home Economics, is a good place to look.

  • August 9, 2014 /  Coffe and Tea
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    Besides kick starting your morning, your cup of tea could be a defense against one of the biggest life-threatening diseases- diabetes. This is a piece of good news especially to those diabetics who are tea enthusiasts. Many research findings support the positive effect certain varieties of tea have on diabetic patients. If you are a diabetic who wants to control diabetes by drinking tea, black tea, herbal tea and herbal tea are the varieties of tea that must be seen on your kitchen shelves.

    Green Tea and Diabetes: The positive effect of green tea on the health of a person has been much discussed of late. The goodness of green tea can benefit diabetes too. EGCG is the primary component in green tea. that can help prevent diabetes and reduce the effect of diabetes on the body. ECGC helps diabetics by breaking down glucose, which eventually lowers the blood glucose levels in the body. The catechins in green tea are known to balance the insulin levels in the body.

    Black Tea and Diabetes: Here comes yet another natural way to combat diabetes. Aflavins and arubigins found in black tea mimic the action of insulin and help the body to covert sugar into energy. Drinking black tea regularly can benefit diabetes by regulating the blood sugar levels. It is also a good idea to make a black tea infusion be adding spices such as bay leaves, cinnamon and cloves which help the body use insulin more effectively.

    Chamomile Tea and Diabetes: the flowers form the herb chamomile, when infused with water makes a soothing tea that is known to reduce the symptoms of diabetes. Drinking chamomile tea can prevent loss of vision, kidney damage, muscle anomalies and other complications associated with diabetes.

    While it is true that drinking tea can help prevent and treat diabetes, the fact that tea cannot alleviate diabetes completely should be remembered. Using tea in addition to your doctors prescription can treat diabetic symptoms most effectively. The quality of tea used is also a chief determinant in how well tea works for a diabetic. However, there are no side effects associated with tea drinking, in fact tea drinking, especially the ones mentioned in the article are known to enhance the overall health of the body. So while you are enjoying your cup of tea, your body benefits by all the goodness in your tea.

  • August 9, 2014 /  Tour and Adventure
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    SOTC India service, a part of the Kuoni Holidays group, offers the best way to take a vacation, alone or with your family or friends. It promises the travelers with the most beautiful trip of their life. The SOTC tours offered by the SOTC India service are available at the discounted prices, thereby proving to be a good deal.

    The SOTC India tours often provide the railway booking to the tourists who come to India from the foreign countries to visit the main hubs of India, like Mumbai and Delhi as well as the various other popular tourist destinations in India.

    The rail bookings offered by SOTC India offer a comfortable travel to the tourists coming to India. It offers booking in the 1st class and 2nd class train compartments.

    The Kuoni Travel with its SOTC tours packages provides the travelers with an opportunity to travel in India while seeing the cities, villages, mountains and rivers. The train tickets are offered at really affordable prices by the SOTC India tour service. Hence, it pays to travel in India on a train, especially as arranged by the SOTC tours service. It truly is a different and certainly a unique experience.

    The travel and lodging bookings are also taken care of by the Kuoni Travel services. When it comes to the hotel booking, SOTC India works in collaboration with the best hotels in all the Indian hill stations as well as all the major destinations.

    The Kuoni Travel also offers some really good SOTC tours offers at the Christmas as well as the New Year holidays.

    SOTC offers a number of wonderful packages that can prove to be a wonderful way of spending vacations in an exotic foreign land, that too at really cheap prices.

    The international destinations included in the international holiday packages offered by the Kuoni Travel tour service are Italy, London, New York and Middle East among many other popular international tourist destinations.

    The SOTC India tour service offers all the wonderful options as offered by the other popular international travel companies. As a part of the famous Kuoni Travel group, the SOTC tours service offers a wonderful option to have a vacation in India or a foreign country.

  • August 9, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    It may seem as if one sports drink would be the same as any other but any serious athlete knows that this is definitely not the case. When it comes to cycling, there are a few specific elements that will make a drink the best possible choice for the ride. Before heading out on a bike ride, try picking up a drink with these key features.

    Most people who spend a great deal of time on their bikes are interested not only in the sport but in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. For this reason, they should never choose a drink that is full of artificial flavors or chemicals. There are drinks on the market that are made with all natural ingredients and they are much more beneficial to the overall health of any athlete.

    Another reason that athletes tend to prefer all natural drinks is that they have a lighter feeling than the alternatives. When a drink is full of sugars and other chemicals, it can create a heavy feeling in the stomach. This not only impacts an athletes performance but it can actually cause them to feel sick before the end of their ride.

    Of course, anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a good physique will choose a drink that is low in calories. One might assume that a drink created for athletes would naturally be low in calories but this is not the case. Before purchasing any type of athletic drink, be sure to read over the nutrition information carefully and make sure that it will not contradict any weight loss goals.

    Although it is often the last thing an athlete thinks of, the taste of a drink is obviously important. Drinks with natural flavoring tend to have a more pleasant flavor because they do not leave an aftertaste of chemicals. The good news is that there are natural athletic drinks on the market that come in a variety of delicious flavors to enhance any bike ride.

    Choosing a sports drink is an important step for anyone who wants to become a serious cyclist. The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a drink is that the best options all have natural flavoring. A drink with natural flavors will feel lighter in the stomach, will have a more pleasant taste and will be more beneficial for the overall health of the athlete.

  • August 9, 2014 /  Chef and Recipes
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    Here’s a slightly sweet, easy baby carrots recipe that will serve 4 to 6 as a side dish.

    Like a lot of people, I really enjoy eating baby carrots. I enjoy them raw for a quick snack or to go with a sandwich at lunchtime. Whenever I happen to be am rounding up ingredients for chicken dumpling, turkey noodle, beef and noodle, or vegetable soup, I merely put them in the cooking pot without chopping them up. Their tiny size makes sure that I don’t have to work over slicing them up for soups but still they can be thick enough for being simmered for a long time in the pot without shredding. Down below is a recipe for baby carrots as the side dish.

    Ingredients:

    1 lb . or 16 oz . of peeled, raw baby carrots (if you work with homegrown carrots from the garden, you will need eight or ten carrots in this recipe)

    3 tbsps white sugar

    1 tbsp . unsalted butter

    Pinch of salt

    Water to cover

    Put the carrots, sugar, butter and salt inside a medium size pot and put water until it merely barely covers the tops of carrots. Bring water to a boil and then reduce heat to medium. Let the water to evaporate as your carrots boil and be careful to pour in a bit of water when necessary to help keep the carrots from getting stuck to the pot. Once in a while stir the carrots to guarantee thorough cooking. Carry on and cook the carrots at a gentle boil for eight to ten min or until all the baby carrots soft when stuck with a fork. Drain all of the water and serve either cold or hot.

    It is possible to adjust this baby carrots recipe to your own preferences by using less sugar or salt. Should you prefer a sweeter carrot recipe, add another tablespoon of white sugar. Be sure to adjust the sugar to water proportions to make certain there is more than enough water to dissolve the additional sugar.

    If excessive sugar is added to the carrots and the water inside the boiling pot isn’t increased, then the carrots could risk becoming sticky sweet and there is a risk for the sugar to burn in the pan. Savor every bite of this baby carrots recipe!

    Salivating for more Southern cooking and recipes? Then try this butter beans recipe to compliment the baby carrots.