Recipe: Kretschmer Wheat Germ Oven-Fried Chicken

Here’s a crispy, crunchy oven-fried chicken recipe that won’t leave your guests feeling liked they missed out on the real thing. It’s double-dipped—first in wheat germ and then in crushed corn flakes—to give it that nice, crunchy outside that makes traditional fried chicken irresistible. ·         MAKES 8 PIECES Ingredients: 2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil…

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Recipe: Rainbow Coloured Cupcakes

Ingredients Serves: 12 1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar 125g unsalted butter 2 eggs 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3 tablespoons milk 4 bottles food colouring, red, blue, yellow, green Directions Preparation: 30min Cook: 15min › Ready in: 45min Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Prepare a 6 hole cupcake tray with patty…

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Recipe: Rosemary and Garlic Salmon

Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves 2 fresh 6″ rosemary sprigs, about 1 tablespoon chopped 1 1/2 to 2 pounds salmon, preferably Copper River Salmon* 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 425°. Peel and chop garlic and rosemary and set aside. Place salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with…

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Recipe: Low Calorie Tomato Pizza

Pizzas are delicious, yes. But if you make it right, then they can be healthy and declious. Afterall, why compromise? Try this super easy to make tomato pizza at home and trust me, you won’t feel like eating anything else. Ingredients 1 (14-ounce) whole-wheat refrigerated pizza crust dough All-purpose flour and cornmeal, as needed 2…

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Recipe: Caprese Salad

Ingredients 3 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices 1 pound fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices 20 to 30 leaves (about 1 bunch) fresh basil Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Coarse salt and pepper Directions Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with…

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Diwali Recipe: Saffron Coconut Barfi

Like Indian food? Then you will love this delicious dessert, Barfi. For the reader’s who don’t know what it is, Barfi is an Indian style of dessert in which the finished sweet is cut into cubes, triangles or diamond shapes before serving. Barfi is often but not always, made by thickening milk with sugar and…

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Recipe: Macaroons

Beautiful macaroons are one of the current ‘sweet’ crazes. Make a batch, put them in a pretty box tied up with ribbon, and give them to a friend as a dazzling gift. Equipment and preparation: You will need a piping bag fitted with a 1cm/½in nozzle. Ingredients 125g/4½oz icing sugar 125g/4½oz ground almonds 90g/3½oz free-range…

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How successful is the vegan diet for an Indian?

Think of vegans as a step ahead of vegetarians – not only do they not eat meat and eggs, they also do not eat any animal product, including all dairy products and other processed foods that use animal derived ingredients. Considering the love for dairy products in India, how practical is the vegan diet? Understanding…

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Recipe: Yakhni (Mutton Prepared in Curd)

Yakhni is an authentic mouthwatering dish and is prepared in curd along with spices.  It is very simple to Follow these simple steps to prepare yakhni at home. Ingredients: 1 kg mutton (chest pieces) 3 ladles of mustard oil. 2 table spoons saunth powder (fennel powder). 1 table spoon zeera (cumin). 2 tej patte (bay…

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Recipe: Salmon with salsa verde

A delicious and fresh Mediterranean baked fish dish with herby green sauce, olives and lemon. Ingredients 1 x 25g pack dill, roughly chopped 1 x 25g pack mint, tough stalks removed and roughly chopped 1 x 25g pack flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1 x 25g pack chives, roughly chopped 1½ tbsp wholegrain mustard 2 tbsp…

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Are Are Chicken Livers Healthy Eating?

Chicken liver does contain a large amount of cholesterol, but it also supplies healthy doses of many essential vitamins and minerals. Look beyond the traditional liver and onions for new preparation methods that might just motivate you to give this meat another try. Fat and Cholesterol A diet low in fat, particularly saturated fat, can…

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Are You Addicted to Diet Soda?

Cracking open a can of diet soda instead of regular pop may seem like a good idea at first, but research continues to show a disturbing link between diet soda consumption and weight gain. And though the sweet, effervescent drinks may taste good, they’re certainly not good for your body. “Diet soda may not have…

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5 Health Benefits of Wheat Germ

Wheat germ is an eatable section of the wheat kernel and it’s valued for its high nutritional content. Typically removed during wheat processing to prevent rancidity, it is easy to add to a person’s daily diet. This food stays fresher in the refrigerator and is available from both supermarkets and health food stores. And if…

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Recipe: Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds baby spinach leaves 2 tablespoons good olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped garlic (6 cloves) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Lemon Sea or kosher salt, optional Directions Rinse the spinach well in cold water to make sure it’s very clean. Spin it dry…

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Recipe: Creamy Mediterranean Spaghetti

Made with sundried tomatoes, zucchini and black olives, this pasta has a secret ingredient that makes it both creamy and light. INGREDIENTS 1 pound spaghetti 1/4 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 zucchini, cut into thin strips 1 tbsp. sundried tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced 1/2 cup plain…

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Do you like Avocados?

How great is the info graphic visually? I was so impressed with the 3rd style visuals of the infographic that I had to share it with all of you. Not to forget that it talks about the health benefits of the Mexican fruit which is still a very acquired taste. You will know how good…

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Family-to-Family Joins Peapod by Stop & Shop to Welcome Hurricane Sandy Families Home

Re-stocking Kitchen Essentials with “Comforts of Home” Boxes at Six Month Anniversary of Super Storm As the six month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, Family-to-Family, Inc. (www.family-to-family.org) along with Peapod (www.peapod.com), the country’s leading online grocery service, announces a 90-day campaign to restock the kitchen cupboards of families still struggling from the effects of the…

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