Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nestlé highlights the problems associated with organic food

Nestlé highlights the problems associated with organic food

A couple of years Nestlé does not guarantee the absence of GMOs in their products , as we know, the company has long sought to soften the legislation on GM food to feed the planet, a declaration of intent. Well, now we know the direction of Nestlé highlights the problems associated with organic food, all sorts of arguments that seek to undermine the credibility of such foods, it becomes a state that can not feed the world with organic products, they are not better products for consumers and despite the present rate of growth, the company believes it will end stalling is like saying that consumers will gain awareness of the value of other foods, are the GM maybe?


You could say that Nestlé does not endorse or organic organic food and although at times seems to try to be discreet in its position, other is categorical. Some experts wonder how it is possible that one of the largest food companies in the world to declare that the trend towards consumption of organic products will slow down when all the studies show otherwise, even in times of economic crisis. The president of Nestlé seems to appeal to rationality indicating no possibility of supporting and improving life on Earth when working with products ranging from the farm to the fork.

Interestingly, in recent years Nestlé has acquired Premium brand companies that offer organic foods, which contrasts with the company's previous policy in which non-key bio foods despite the benefits obtained with them. We speak of figures, organic products have a yield of 30% less than foods produced by traditional agriculture, which reveals the impossibility of feeding the world. Paying more for organic products is a romantic idea but not adapted to reality and only rich countries can afford. Some statements are somewhat insulting, to say that organic foods are responsible for up to 40 deaths per year, the figure is not significant and may be contrasted with deaths from GM foods, remember the post Impact of transgenic crops in developing countries .

The reasons that the company has to downplay organic food is evident on the one hand the continued growth of this market, the awareness of consumers to feed on natural products that respect the environment, organic food , whole, organic fresh, and so on. are a threat to sales of Nestlé's business lines. The company officials do not stop to argue, remember studies that concluded that organic foods do not show differences with respect to nutritional food produced industrially, one could say that cited the conclusions offered by the UK researcher John Richard Krebs, indicating that organic products offer any health advantage .

Nestlé may be interesting to read the report of Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food of the UN, explained that agroecology is the best model to follow to ensure food supply in the coming decades, it halab in post The UN advises agroecology . And not just the matter of GMOs, apparently the company intends to enter fully into the world of food to treat problems such as diabetes or obesity, which is ironic considering that it is a company that has worked with sweetened beverages , sweets, pastries and all kinds of processed foods that promote overweight and obesity.

The heads of state that Nestlé is investing heavily in research, medicine and nutrition, and suggest that our diet plays an important role in chronic diseases. In the article in Fast Company we read that Nestlé argues that consumers want to learn more about the food offered by this company and thus improved the traceability of information provided to consumers, also echo that help farmers by providing advice and technology to reduce environmental pollution and improve the quality of the products.

What do you want the company?, We recommend you read the article in Grist .

The oldest restaurant in the world turns 286 years

The oldest restaurant in the world turns 286 years.

It opened 300 years ago and today is considered the restaurant world's oldest by the Guinness World Records . La Casa Botin is a temple of gastronomy world, a place I have spent great personalities and has witnessed countless stories.

Located in an old house in Madrid and in his early years did not sell themselves for food, this was considered an intrusion that damaged other trade unions. The site offered only what travelers had to cook and drink. Hence was born the legend that "in the Spanish inn was just what brought the traveler."


"The restaurant was operated as an inn and in 1725 a French immigrant who carried out some renovations at the mansion to give more comfort to strangers," says the website of La Casa Botin. Since that time remains (almost intact) an old oven used to prepare the house specialty: roast suckling pig and lamb Castilian style.

As reported by the BBC Brazil , this place great personalities have walked the world of "literature, kings, singers and other celebrities." One of them, the American writer Ernest Hemingway , who even one of his environment ("Fiesta") in this restaurant.

"My grandfather, who spoke to him a lot, tried to teach him to make a paella , but concluded that it was better that he continue with the literature and my grandfather, with paella, "said Carlos Gonzalez, one of the heirs the restaurant belonging to the fourth generation.


Since then, Casa Botin has seen all kinds of celebrities: Jacqueline Kennedy, Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Michael Douglas, Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish kings, and even Ricky Martin .

Monday, August 29, 2011

The restaurants and bars from famous TV series

The restaurants and bars from famous TV series.

Not exist in real life but in the world of fiction were the scene of major chapters. Remember any of them

s fans of Friends would have loved to push the door and take a Central Perk coffee on the couch who immortalized the characters in the series. Eating a ham pie with a little water and tamarind in the Fonda de Doña Florinda or a beer at Moe's bar.

Although the series were famous and made the restaurants, cafes and bars seem real, none of them existed. It was the TV writers who immortalized these establishments and we were in our teens find similar places to share with our friends.

Review with us some of the local celebrities of television series.


He was one of the clever twists that Roberto Gómez Bolaños gave the "Chavo del Ocho" following the departure of Quico and "Ron Damon". The place was located a few blocks from the neighborhood and had to Chavo as a waiter , that aid was more than a nuisance, breaking dishes, swept with confused orders and the food. Although Doña Florinda restaurant preferred to call it all was a "simple substance", which was almost never full. The few people who came were not just to eat: Louie, the postman to deliver correspondence and Chilindrina Gorres some food and Professor Jirafales for his cup of coffee. He had only one bathroom with a sign on the door changed ladies gentlemen.

Before the Central Perk coffee became the boys Friend's already met him. It was a bar with a pool table and a nice jukebox. Years later suffer a total refurbishment and would reach the famous armchair where Rachel, Chandler, Ross , Joey , Phoebe and Monica killing time . Even gave work to many of the characters: Rachael was a longtime waitress, to the delight of Gunther, who lived during 10 seasons in love with her. Joey was also a waiter but with little luck. And Phoebe, guitar in hand, appeared for several nights in coffee, for execution of customers.

Moe's bar
Was fixed to stop drunks from Springfield after work. When Homer is not at home, Marge Moe knows that good has it in a safe place in the bar next to an ice-cold Duff. Barney must be the best client, even Lenny and Carl (the inseparable friends Homer) are not far behind. The tavern also became big stars like the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Aerosmith . Even to the Christian Ned Flanders recontra and little Maggie fell on their bar.

Located in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), the Arnold's was the hangout of the gang of Richie Cunningham. There, the 'colorao' with his friends "Potsie" and Ralph tried to tie the girls, usually with little success. Only the winner of "Fonzie" could make this band of 'losers' can earn some respect. The specialty of this restaurant were the milkshakes and hamburgers. At that time there were few people looking for a place like Lima. Who said Tip Top?.

After school at the Institute Bayside, Zack Morris and speck (Screech, Lisa, Slater, Kelly, Jessie) were the legendary Max to talk and pass it cool. For the young at the time, the cafeteria, whose specialty was the hamburger-ticked all the boxes, youthful atmosphere, food, games and music. The owner of this place was Max, a guy who had time to cook, meet people, talk to them and even give advice to your friends. The place was so important to Zack and his friends in one of the episodes of the series take up a collection to prevent its closure

It is one of the few places that does not belong entirely to fiction. In Seinfeld , the exterior of this popular local cafe was Tom, located in the center of Broadway. The restaurant was one of the most important locations of the sitcom and in their armchairs immortalized sensational chapters and dialogues. Always located at the same table (the second attached to the wall) Jerry Seinfeld, Cosmo Kramer, George Costanza and Elaine Benes did the Monk's Café a place of worship for the fans.

Larry Cook, the owner, manager and chef and his few appearances usually have a complaint about Kramer or George. Another character of Monk is Ruthie Cohen, the local cashier.

It is the most famous restaurant in Beverly Hills 90210 . It worked Brandon Walsh and many episodes of the series revolved around the place. The room was themed for the season, bright colors, neon signs, small tables and waiters who were friends of the characters. Besides the classic milkshakes and burgers, the place also became a good space at night. If not, remember the nights of karaoke and drinks.

Sugar, a sweet temptation and a bitter reality

Sugar, a sweet temptation and a bitter reality.

It is a daily food and often excessive. It is synonymous with disease. Reduce your intake would help a lot.

Although the sugar in food is part of the basic family, the truth is that it is indispensable. It is a pure carbohydrate, has no nutrient more: no fiber or amino acids, minerals or vitamins ... nothing. Rather causes tooth decay, promotes obesity and many experts say it worsens the symptoms of hyperactivity.

"Sugar is the ideal food for bacteria, so tooth decay. Although we recognize that it is the only cause, other factors also produce bites, "says the dentist Ana Maria Sarabia.


These other factors include tooth structure (very pronounced in the fissures of the teeth stay bacteria), decalcification (less calcium, more bites), lack of saliva (patients who do not have or have in aggressively develop cavities small amount).

Now, says Dr. Sarabia, "if we all factors that influence the development of caries, but we wash properly (brushing and flossing) eliminates the problem. You do not need mouthwash, which is a chemical that kills the good and bad bacteria in the mouth (some of them defend the stomach infections). "

But there is another issue of weight at which sugar is involved: obesity and diseases throughout the chain of this condition (diabetes, high cholesterol, back problems, knees, etc.)..

As Jesus explains endocrinologist Rocca, Ricardo Palma Clinic, sugar is rapidly absorbed in the intestine, causing a large release of insulin, which can be induced in children predisposed to diabetes or obesity to a greater deposit of fat beneath the skin and abdominal viscera, which predisposes to future, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and arteriosclerosis.

Furthermore, since the processed sugar has no other nutrients to your body metabolism invests vitamins and minerals. Therefore, in children who consume lots of sugar, this element can displace vitamins and minerals essential for proper brain functioning.

Thus, concludes Dr. Rocca, some hyperactive children who eat too much sugar can be harmed. Or seen another way, hyperactive children who consume low-sugar significantly improve their symptoms.

"However, it should be noted that the issue is controversial. There are reports in favor of sugar aggravates hyperactivity in children and others who have not demonstrated. My opinion is that they should limit their consumption in hyperactive children, and everyone in general should do well. "

Hopefully this article will motivate us to take a little less sugar to your morning coffee, milk and juices. It's a matter of getting used to the natural flavors of food, also not forget that we have a good supply of natural sugar (healthy) at the fruits.

We are not at war with sugar (impossible, unable to resist the chocolate), but not so bad proposes to reduce his consumption.

Something more ... ..
Beware of foods that are high in sugar, soda, juice box, yogurt, canned fruit, milk chocolate and sweets. Many of these are too often in lunch boxes.

It is said that brown sugar is better than white, because the latter owes its color to the chemical elements that add to make it look nicer. This is true, however, do not think the blonde is more food, although it certainly has a thin film of honey that has minerals and vitamins ... but in such minute quantities that makes little difference.

Non-caloric sweeteners do not usually taste good, but you can try instead of sugar. More information about them in the first Latin American Scientific Symposium taking place today and you can take in (www.seriecientifica.org).

There is no evidence that produced excess sugar intestinal worms. These parasites are associated with poor handwashing or consumption of food contaminated with eggs of these parasites.

Tips for preparing your child's lunch box like a chef

Tips for preparing your child's lunch box like a chef.

Want to make sure your children wear to school every day a healthy snack and at the same time, enjoy to eat? Takes note of the advice of Bill Telepar, executive chef of New York Wellness Initiative in the Schools (Welfare in Schools).

If you have no idea what you prepare, think about what they eat during the weekend and send them something similar. "The basic format is a sandwiches, a fruit , a vegetable oil as a carrot or cucumber and a drink, "says Telepar.

The sandwiches can be anything as long as bread and try to use one hundred percent natural inputs. And to drink, water is best . "No sodas or juices packaged. They have too much sugar, "says chef in an article published in "Esquire" .


Not to bore you, it is important vary. The chef suggests to try a pasta salad or broccoli sauteed with green beans and / or peppers, and chicken.

Avoid the lunch box include anything that requires refrigeration as milk , yogurt and mayonnaise. "It never hurts to include a package of ice, but foods like sandwiches (no mayo), chopped vegetables and fruit can be at room temperature for half a day without any problem."

Obviously, the junk food should be completely discarded.

Did you know that cheese was one of the 'weapons' of the Romans?

Did you know that cheese was one of the 'weapons' of the Romans?.

It was the Romans who invented the wheels of cheese , and was partly perhaps because of them who managed to win many battles and expand their empire. At least that's what counts Troy Johnson in one of the episodes of "Crave," a Food Network program that premieres Aug. 29.

It turns out that every time the soldiers left their homes to go to war were carrying large supplies of this product dairy . "It is believed that is why the Romans were able to conquer Europe. As the cheese is spoiled quickly, were always a source of energy rich in protein and fat men in skirts, "said culinary writer, reports Aol.com .


This would have made a difference with other armies, whose food rotted leaving them weak and hungry soon.

While recording the new program, Johnsontambién discovered another curious fact about this dairy product: the bacteria used to make cheese is the same Limburguer present in the human body guilty of body odor.

Actor Mark Wahlberg opened a restaurant called "Wahlburgers"

Actor Mark Wahlberg opened a restaurant called "Wahlburgers".

The establishment, located in Boston will specialize in burgers

Actor Mark Wahlberg , with the help of his brothers Donnie and Paul opened a restaurant in Boston called "Wahlburgers." As its name suggests, the restaurant will specialize in burgers, reported the online edition of the newspaper "Boston Herald" .

The name "Wahlburgers" was a difficult obstacle to overcome for Paul, the chef of the restaurant as it was registered by another establishment. In the end, both parties reached a financial settlement, whose terms were not disclosed.

"It's a name that works," Ed told the St. Croix, the Wahlbergs partner in that business. "It's a brand that sounds good and wanted to launch the product with that name so that people couldidentify with him," he added.

Mark Wahlberg, Hamburguesa

The restaurant, 400 square meters, will open in the area of ​​Hingham Shipyard, Boston, and will accommodate 80 people inside and 40 more on the patio.

It is also located close to another establishment owned by brothers, an Italian restaurant called "Alma Nove." The plan to open another Wahlbergs pizzas next spring.

Mark Wahlberg, star of "The Fighter" movie won two Oscars, is planning to release two films next year: "Contraband" and "Ted".

Chocolate 37% reduces the chances of heart problems

Chocolate 37% reduces the chances of heart problems.

Research reviewed seven previous studies to express this conclusion
The findings are published in the journal British Medical Journal

Chocolate consumption may decrease by 37% the likelihood of cardiovascular events, according to a study .

The consumption of chocolate can help prevent heart problems, according to findings from a new medical study.

The research, published in the British Medical Journal , confirms previous studies, which established a positive relationship between cocoa and heart health.


These studies, while showing the positive influence of chocolate on the human body for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it was clear as chocolate affecting the heart.

Therefore, the team of Dr. Oscar Franco, of the University of Cambridge , has analyzed data from a total of seven previous studies that collect the analysis of more than 100,000 patients.

Despite being a secondary analysis of data, Franco's team ensures that the level of statistical confidence of their conclusions is at 95%.

"We found that chocolate consumption by 37% reduces the likelihood of cardiac events," the researchers said in the article.

In five studies, the scientists found that cocoa consumption dismonuía the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Moreover, in only one of the revised ivnestigaciones find a relationship between diabetes and the consumption of chocolate, but in this case cocoa alleviated the disease, especially in men.

However, scientists admit that the conclusions of its study must be confirmed by experiments.

In addition they also warn that a high consumption of chocolate can be harmful to the body and cause overweight. Therefore, saying that it is necessary to reduce current levels of fat and sugar in chocolate products.

Friday, August 26, 2011

What to consider when buying a coffee?

What to consider when buying a coffee?

The taster Grace Estremadoyro Ampuero, Q Grader with 18 years experience, gives some tips when buying a coffee . "Optimally be roasted whole. The date of packaging should not exceed three months because it loses its qualities. "

Also, when you serve a cup should look at the attributes (smell, body and acidity) are uniform. On the other hand, warns that care must be taken very dark beverage. "When you have very dark burnt the toast so it does not feel the defects. It may be fungus or fermented, "she says.

Organic certification is a guarantee that products grown not use chemicals or fertilizers. During the first half, organic coffee exports totaled U.S. $ 21.5 million, according to the Commission for the Promotion of Peru Export and Tourism ( PromPeru ). This figure expected to increase in the second half it is the period of greatest demand.

For Estremadoyro Ampuero, which we are major exporters is the result of sustained work. "These are not coincidences. It is a work of many years, people involved with the use of insecticides is not with the rehabilitation of the plantation, and so on. Last year we exported $ 888 million a record breaking prices, but also due to the situation. We can say that it is recognizing our coffee, "she says.

The Diet of Paulina Rubio


The Diet of Paulina Rubio.

The singer shared her secret to start the day.

No doubt one of the most toned bodies of the show is the beautiful Paulina Rubio (40) and the best thing is that she is unselfish and share their secrets.

This morning, the singer released through your twitter account a picture of your breakfast thus inviting his followers to share their diet: "Fruit the best way to start the day! Pineapple and papaya who wants to?" Wrote Pau.


This is not the first time the singer of 'Cause and Effect' reveals their strategies to keep the line as earlier said that one of their methods was eating burgers with lettuce instead of bread, and drink plenty of water.

For now we see that breakfast is a bit of fruit with cottage cheese, honey, plain water and some pills that could well be nutritional supplements to balance your diet. Are they crave?

Five mistakes of parents to feed their children


Five mistakes of parents to feed their children.

Many times parents with school-age children not given the importance of the case to the lunchboxes their children wear to school. The prepared without nutritional criteria and think that by placing a juice natural, a sandwiches and a fruit theme is closed.

The site Epicurious published a note with the five most common mistakes when discuss the parents to feed their young.

Lunch boxes that HARM
By now, many must already be clear that neither the candy , cookies, snacks , sodas , juices and energy drinks are healthy products. For example, a bottle of soda has on average twice the amount of calories a child needs per day.

Hábitos alimenticios
(Illustration: Victor Aguilar Rua)

If parents were not able to adequately prepare a lunchbox, they often choose to give money to their children, which makes these products buy little nutritional value in the kiosks .

Snacks between meals
At home, some children eat small snacks before meals and at lunch or dinner no longer hungry. "The house rule to ban snacks two hours before dinner," says the article by Tanya Steel .

Feeding a child much or little thin with a little overweight is not advisable. According to the release notes, it is necessary to visit a nutritionist and that recommend a special diet according to their weight and age.


The child must not only eat well, but to understand that what you are eating is what you really need. Thus, it prevents the child one day refuses to eat dinner or lunch. "It's important to eat everything you serve and learn what is nutritious."

The menu should not tire or saturate. Parents should be resourceful with the dishes and lunch boxes to keep the child gets bored of the same. From time to time may be given a gustito like a hamburger, candy or soda, but it is important to maintain the style of healthy living .


Although the article does not mention it, many studies show that people (especially children) who eat watching television may be overweight. This is because while we are attentive to the screen are not aware of how and what to eat.

"Many parents use TV as a tool for their children to access food, this is the way it should be replaced by others as the conversation. That, in turn, will help strengthen family communication, "says a note published earlier this year in this newspaper.

Foods that help prevent cancer


Foods that help prevent cancer.

Daily intake of antioxidants is crucial to reduce the chances of developing this disease.

The cancer is a widespread disease in the population in recent times. And even today there are more and more advanced treatments to cure, the best remedy against this is prevention.

Even with a good diet we can work with our body and run less risk of developing this disease. So said Jorge Flores del Pozo, director of the National Hospital Cayetano Heredia.

"It has been found that people with cancer need antioxidants and some foods contain them and protect against free radicals. Their food is the most important factor to reduce the chances of developing it, "


The specialist recommended daily consumption of tomatoes , watermelons, papayas , fish , nuts, garlic and onions. "The consumption of these products in a balanced five times a day and drinking two liters of water daily and regular monitoring of weight, in addition to practice any physical activity help reduce the risk of cancer, "he said.

He said that the antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables that contain vitamins A, C and E, copper and zinc help to eliminate cancer cells in the body.

For example, fruits , citrus, vegetables, green vegetables, nuts, bran and wheat germ, milk, eggs, liver and oily fish or fatty, reduce the risk of mouth cancer, bronchus, colon, esophagus, stomach, breast, ovary, skin, prostate and lung.

He added that the wine red wine reduces the risk of skin cancer, breast and thyroid. "It's very healthy but in moderation (one to two drinks a day), because excess consumption of alcohol, generally increases the risk of developing certain cancers, "he said.

Finally, he warned that frequent consumption of red meat, snuff, alcohol, fried sausages and increase the risk of malignancies, as well as the reuse of oil and abuse of salt in food preparation.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Homemade Lasagna step by step, very easy this way

Homemade Lasagna step by step, very easy this way.

Let’s get started with the delicious main course: Homemade Lasagna. We chose this for several reasons. One, her recipe called for lots of cheese, and well – we looooove cheese. And we had spinach that we wanted to use up. We aren’t huge fans of meat in our lasagna so we substituted with the spinach instead and we also added cottage cheese. Other than that, the recipe is pretty much the same.

Homemade Spinach Lasagna

Homemade Lasagna

2 Boxes of Lasagna Noodles
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (but a jar would work just fine!)
Lots & Lots of Cheese (yellow & white)
1 small pkg. frozen spinach
2 cups cottage cheese
Parmesan Cheese

The noodles need to be boiled first. I agree with Tina, putting them in the casserole without cooking them, simply doesn’t work out that well.
Boil them.

Homemade Spinach Lasagna

Then just begin to layer them.

Homemade Lasagna

Next, in a bowl, mix together the spinach, trying to remove as much moisture as possible, mix in the cottage cheese and sprinkle some Italian seasonings in. Mix this whole thing together and put it on top of the noodles.

Homemade Spinach Lasagna

Next top with a layer of sauce. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of that.

Homemade Lasagna

Do all four things again – Noodles, Cottage Cheese Mix, Sauce, and Cheese.

Continue this over and over until you have it as big as you want it. I didn’t use a super thick casserole pan, so I had enough ingredients to make two casseroles and I threw one in the freezer for later.

Homemade Spinach Lasagna

Preheat oven to 350 and cover with foil. Cook at 350 for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on oven. (Last 15 minutes take the foil off)

Homemade Lasagna

Tina, this was honestly the BEST Lasagna I have ever eaten. My kids all raved, my husband raved – I don’t know what made it so different, but it was SO good. I am looking forward to thawing the other Lasagna next week on a school night for dinner.

But wait – there’s more.

While the Lasagna was cooking, two children made these:

Homemade Garlic Bread

Poor Man’s Garlic Bread - Any leftover bread you have (we used hamburger buns for this one, but we also use hot dogs and whatever we have. You spread with butter, sprinkle some garlic salt or garlic powder on each one, add some Italian seasoning. We topped with mozzarella cheese to make it cheesier. Broil for 2-3 minutes. So good!

And we ended the evening with Chocolate Camping Cake, which Tina said her hubby loves for his birthday and we can see why! Very delicious. I normally make all my cakes from scratch, but this one was super quick with the boxed mix, and I had some so I used it.

Chocolate Camping Cake

1 box Deviled Food Chocolate Cake Mix
1 box of Jello COOK & SERVE Pudding (can NOT be instant; either size box is fine, I use big box)
Chocolate Chips
Walnuts (or favorite nuts)

Make the pudding according to the directions on the box.

Chocolate Camping Cake

Then add the dry cake mix to the cooked pudding and mix well. Don’t add anything else. Nope not another thing. Nothing else.

Pour it into a greased 9×13 pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts (about 1/2 a bag, more if you’d like).

Chocolate Camping Cake

Bake. (approx. 30-35 minutes; I usually follow the cooking directions on the back of the cake box)

Cut & Serve! The cake was delicious and they ate the whole thing in one night! Thank you so much Tina, for so many great new recipes!!

Chocolate Camping Cake

Stopped a cook by taking poison food in a restaurant

Stopped a cook by taking poison food in a restaurant.

A cook in a restaurant in Empuriabrava (Girona) has been arrested for allegedly put poison in food, so the judge issued an injunction that prevents him from handling food in public, have confirmed to Europa Press the Mossos .

As he advanced on Tuesday 'Diari de Girona', the woman was discovered Friday evening to Saturday's local chief, the restaurant Chef Rubio, and his performance could have originated in a rematch for the conditions.

Early analysis has indicated that it is a product of low toxicity and never fatal but can cause gastric problems and was placed in a plastic container to be made judicial hands.

The chief saw the prisoner, Zoubida EH, neighboring Mataró (Barcelona) 32, a powder sprinkled green in the pots of food to be served to customers when the restaurant was fully operational.

He notified the local police and the Catalan police, who arrested the cook after finding the green powder in her apron pocket.

After going to court on Saturday, the woman was released with charges and the judge issued a temporary injunction that prevents him from handling food in public, which, along with his behavior led to his dismissal.

Sources of the Girona Health Region have told Europa Press that so far no evidence that anyone has been treated in a health facility as a result of poisoning after swallowing food restaurant.

Homo erectus, the first chef in the history of mankind

Homo erectus, the first chef in the history of mankind.

They used fire and tools in the preparation of their food because of this their teeth and small size reduced.

Homo erectus was probably the first chef in the history of mankind, for 1.9 million years ago and dishes prepared with the help of fire and tools, according to research in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" (PNAS).

The team of Chris Organ of Harvard University , found that Homo erectus was clearly smaller teeth than other primates. And this indicates that the appearance of Homo erectus must have a change in eating raw food going to more soft and cooked.


Besides the size of the wheels, the intestine was also smaller, which also points to the intake of processed foods.

The wheels act as a small stone mill, which grind the food to make them easier to digest. To prepare food and heat tools, food is soft. According to scientists, the consequence is that the teeth shrink.

If man were a normal primate, would almost half of the day (48 percent) eat, researchers say. But actually only spends about five percent of the day to that activity.

To find out when evolutionary change developed shorter meals throughout the history of mankind, the scientists compared data of teeth, body weight and genetic heritage of non-human primates, 14 extinct hominids and modern man.

According to the researchers, these anatomical changes can not simply be due to common evolutionary advances.

What to eat after consuming alcohol?

What to eat after consuming alcohol?.

Here, tips to overcome the hangover that picture of symptoms that appear after taking alcohol in excess

The hangover is the name we usually give the state after the consumption of alcoholic beverages , also known as withdrawal syndrome includes symptoms such as dehydration, tremors, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, sweating, nervousness, anxiety, memory loss. These are between 8 and 16 hours.

"The Alcohol inhibits the action of the hormone vasopressin, which is secreted by the adrenal gland that helps the kidney to absorb water, so alcohol causes dehydration, "explains nutritionist Arnaldo Hurtado.


According to the expert, the hangover is the result of metabolic processes in the liver, the diuretic effects of alcohol and less sugar in the blood. "Some components of these drinks as tyramine, phenyl ethylamine, histamine, sulfites, phenols, flavonoids and even (especially in dark or red liquor) have a relationship with the headache," he says.

After the ingestion of alcohol, it is important to consume foods rich in vitamin B6, B1 as cereals and grains, others of fat and protein as dairy , meat and eggs as well as those that are rich in fructose and fruit sound (especially bananas ) or juices of various fruits, as they help reduce nausea.

Many times the consumption of alcohol has been so intense that produces gastric irritation and vomiting, making it difficult to eat. Despite this, says nutritionist is important to rehydrate: a soup with potatoes and yellow light with egg whites can help. Not eating increases the likelihood of gastritis, decreased glucose and dehydration.

Limit consumption of alcohol, know how to choose (a high alcohol content means more calories), eating before drinking, to know the consumption limit hydrated during and after intake are some of the recommendations of Hurtado.

"It's an increasingly common belief that the use of tablets or antacids for alcohol helps to reduce its effects on our body. However, the overall effect is always the same, since these products only reduce the acidity of the stomach and slow absorption of alcohol coming .

"There are people with problems of heartburn and bloating showing improvements taking antacids before drinking alcohol. However, once the effect of the medication, these symptoms may be exacerbated if they have drunk alcohol. It is advisable to limit alcohol consumption to avoid problems of gastritis, ulcers and diarrhea, "he suggests.

It is important to eat before drinking to avoid alcohol is absorbed faster.

One beer contains 5% alcohol, while wine is between 12% to 18%, a short drink scotch , pisco and vodka contains more than 40%.

The coffee may give a false sense of recovery, but the body does not accelerate the metabolism of alcohol. Not recommended for consumption or energy drinks with caffeine .

Stars: these famous opened a restaurant but were unsuccessful

Stars: these famous opened a restaurant but were unsuccessful.

Britney Spears , Steven Spielberg , Jennifer Lopez and Kevin Costner are among those listed.

Neither the free publicity generated by the celebrity of their owners saved. The restaurants that someday we will know then were inaugurated under the watchful eye of the press, because it was known establishments stars Hollywood . But that failed to ensure the success and soon went unnoticed until the day came they had to close their doors.

Of course in the business of celebrities in the restaurant business there are exceptions. For example, we have Robert De Niro , who follows local opening worldwide in partnership with renowned Japanese chef Nobu . And there are other celebrities who are still struggling, like Eva Longoria with Kiss, his local in Las Vegas.

Within the list of Hollywood stars whose restaurants have failed to Britney Spears, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez and Kevin Costner.


Perhaps the most striking initiative was that of Steven Spielberg, who opened his restaurant Dive! in Las Vegas. It was a local theme: the appearance of submarine referred to the house specialty: the sandwiches called 'subs', but with a twist gourmet.

Although the atmosphere was worth the popular imagination of the filmmaker-there special effects, walkways, exposed pipes, meters, control valves and control panels as well as a simulated dive every half hour, the business prospered.

In 2002, when he was still at the peak of his career, the pop princess then ventured to open a restaurant in the city of New York. The name, Nyla, was the result of the addition of zip codes in his native Louisiana and the state of the Big Apple.

Only six months. That's what Britney Spears lasted owner of this restaurant, featuring Cajun food and ended with $ 400,000 in debt, according to The Daily Meal ' .

Also in 2002, when She walked the red carpet red carpet on the arm of actor Ben Affleck , Jennifer Lopez launched a Puerto Rican restaurant in Los Angeles: Madre's.

As noted by Eater.com , a website specializing in food, Lopez had a local merit was open for six years. "With lackluster reviews, but with a constant amount of people who wanted to try what I thought J. Lo ate, Mother's lasted much longer than anyone, including J. Lo, anticipated."

Posing with a chef's hat and a plate of spaghetti, so Hulk Hogan promoted the restaurant, PASTAMANIA!. The restaurant opened in 1995 in a mall in Minnesota, but that was not the year before it closed.

The dishes on the menu were clever names that played with the popularity of its creator and investor, who until it advertised his restaurant in a program of the World Wrestling Association.

Do you remember the image of supermodel Claudia Schiffer , Elle MacPhearson , Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington posing at the opening of The Fashion Café in New York City?

These pictures were seen around the world and attracted the attention of several figures from the culinary world, as the critique of "The New York Times", Ruth Reichl. "Criticism lost his appetite after waiting over an hour for lunch on a Monday and be forced to see 'so many thin, tight clothes." However, food Reichl found 'surprisingly decent, "but it was not the only one who found the topic of sex and food exhausting. The Fashion Cafe closed after a few years, "says" The Daily Meal. "

Many may not know, but in 1999 the actor Kevin Costner, with a group of investors, opened a restaurant in Costa Mesa, California. The establishment was called The Clubhouse and lasted a respectable ten years in the market.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What is the macrobiotic diet?

What is the macrobiotic diet?

This regime arises from a philosophy oriented to the respect and care for nature

"You are what you eat" should not be a cliché phrase, because if there is a diet that complies with this motto, this is macrobiotics.

"This regime stems from a philosophy oriented to the respect and care for nature, and the continual balance of the energies of yin and yang," says Karin Serván Torres, professor of the Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty Health Sciences UPC.

Focusing on the nutritional aspect, this diet makes it clear what to eat and what not. "It is based on consumption of natural foods, holistic and ecological. Dominated by grains, vegetables and legumes (dried vegetables), "says Torres well serve.


As you may have deduced from the components of this diet is low in fat, animal protein and sugar.

"The main point against this macrobiotic diet consists of the proper selection of food, as well as combine and cook them know (in the most simple)," says nutritionist. As for the advantages are ensuring that foods are nutritious, healthy, natural, low energy density.

The more complicated a diet is to think of practical meals to prepare. Therefore, the nutritionist recommends a plate type UPC: brown rice with nuts (pecans and raisins), accompanied by sauteed vegetables such as zucchini Italian eggplant, artichokes, mushrooms and carrots and a dressing based on olive oil and seeds sesame.

CONTROL. Any scheme must be supervised by a health professional to make sure it is appropriate for age and energy needs of the patient. Do not imagine this macrobiotic diet as a therapeutic treatment, and which is still under investigation.

Food tricks to get more energy in the day

Food tricks to get more energy in the day.

These are simple things like our food dispensing and consumption of caffeine and stay hydrated.

If during any time of day suddenly you feel a drop of energy, we suggest you try including some of these secrets into your routine. In power , they are also little details that make the difference.

The phrase "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" is something we have heard many times. How about if you eat what you normally add some wheat bran? "Eating in the morning something rich in fiber can make you more alert throughout the day, "said Health Today .


It is a Cardiff University study found that people who eat a cereal with enough fiber in the morning reduced the sensation of fatigue in 10%. They also had less incidence of depression and improved cognitive skills.

When one feels the need to "wake up", the most common is to use a lot of coffee . As the article says it is better to distribute the doses of caffeine throughout the day: "Small portions of caffeine (about 227 mL) every couple of hours will keep you alert and focused for longer, according to sleep experts."

Something similar happens with food . It is better to have small snacks that three substantial meals. In this case, the recommendation is to eat something every three or four hours. In this way the sugar in your blood is always kept up. Of course, every meal should have carbohydrates , proteins and healthy fats.

A common reason that we often feel tired is dehydration. So remember to drink water every hour. Ideally avoid reaching the point where you feel thirsty.

The tea is another option. "A recent report noted that caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, both present in tea, reduce fatigue and improve mental alertness, reaction time and memory," says the article. Even better if you drink black tea.

The sandwiches of banana butter and peanuts are a good snack to regain strength. The potassium present in the fruit, is a mineral that helps the sugar in our body is transformed into energy. The magnesium-rich peanut butter-giving energy to the cells of our body.

All the meals from EL CHAVO DEL OCHO

All the meals from EL CHAVO DEL OCHO.

At this point the fans and not fans of "El Chavo del Ocho" already know that the legendary ham cake (TORTA DE JAMON) had nothing to do with a dessert or a cake, but rather with sandwiches , which also includes onions ham , tomato, avocado, mayonnaise, (sometimes) the traditional chile .

However, (almost) no one can say that the first time he heard about the guy in this cake just figured the bread with ham as eaten in Mexico. As the famous sandwich, there are dozens of dishes, foods and beverages that are named in the series without even knowing what they are, what they know and how they eat.


The dishes mentioned in 'El Chavo' belong to the food people are eating their way and are available in stalls and carts. The enchiladas and taco are perhaps the most popular dishes in our country, although in Peru are prepared differently.

For example, in Mexico do not always wear TACO'S beans and can be filled with a multitude of stews of meat and / or vegetables. He adds guacamole, salad and sometimes rice.

The classical order of enchiladas to which El Chavo things like the corn tortillas stuffed with meat or wheat, chicken or turkey are accompanied by a wide variety of chiles.

Before you know it 's eating animals are called fat fat gordaspellizcatidivoros pinched , it is important that these are tortillas made ​​with corn dough which is shaped round and is filled with a spicy sauce, meat or beans frayed. It owes its curious name that once fried should pinch the sides to give a kind of background to the tortilla.


The chilaquiles, mentioned in a couple of chapters by Professor Jirafales , is a dish prepared on the basis chips (pieces of fried corn tortillas and / or toasted) bathed in green chile sauce or red usually hot. Normally eaten at breakfast together with pieces of chicken, cheese , sour cream and onion.

The yam is a tuber similar to the yacon in Mexico is used to prepare a traditional sweet of the same name. The jicama was scratched and combine with milk, sugar and eggs. It has a sweet potato-like.

And what about the horns that Doña Florinda Professor Jirafales prepared . To the relief of the teacher was just a biscuit-shaped Mexican horn. Prepared with flour, butter, eggs, nuts and powdered sugar.

The mole is a sauce that can be made with various ingredients, usually distinguished by the different types of chiles used. These sauces are accompanied with meat, chicken or turkey and tortillas. The best known of all is the mole poblano , a national dish, a mix that combines sweet chocolate with spicy chiles.

Pozole is one of the dishes typical of Aztec cuisine and is usually consumed at the party's September 15, the day we celebrate the Independence of Mexico. This is a soup made from corn, which has chicken or pork, avocado, tomato, etc..

The appetizers are a Mexican memelas, prepared with a thick tortilla (made with cornmeal and beans cooked, dried and ground), which can be stuffed with beans, beans or meat.

At Christmas the Mexicans used to eating a dish called rosemary, usually accompanied by cod . It serves a mole sauce, mole poblano is usually with nopales (cactus) and potatoes, served with empanadas (pies) dried shrimp. Then you add rosemary leaves, which are different from rosemary known in Peru.

Famous are also the quesadillas, which are used to eating at breakfast. Are tortillas that are mixed with some kind of cheese that should melt a little. You can add ham and some type of chile.

Other typical ingredients such as apricot, a fruit resembling the peach is mentioned on many occasions by Quico.


Jamaica, lime and tamarind. Those were the flavors of fresh water that sold the Chavo. The last two ingredients are known to us, but very few know what is jamaica and what he knows.

It is a tea made with pink flowers in Jamaica. A tea is usually taken cold and sold on the streets of Mexico. It is red and sugar is added to give a better flavor.

The gruel is another traditional drink that is prepared using pinole (flour obtained by grinding whole grains of corn). Sweetened with sugar or honey and the result is a viscous liquid that is served hot.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Three easy recipes to enjoy the papaya

Three easy recipes to enjoy the papaya.

Papaya is a fruit that older adults and children who begin eating solids can tolerate. It is ideal for people suffering from gastritis . It is also rich in vitamin C , water, and Beta Carotene (provitamin A), and best, low in calories .

"As rich in vitamin C should be consumed every once peeled fruit, so you should always buy the right size and not cut in half," advises nutritionists .


To make the best papaya smoothie in the blender to make a cup of this fruit plus half a cup of liquid (water or milk). Blend and add a teaspoon of sugar or honey. If you prefer, you can be sugar.

Log papaya and puree with a fork. Simmer with a cinnamon stick and let lose a little water. Add sugar to taste or, alternatively, baking sweetener. This jam spread on slices of cheese looks good.


Log papaya cubes, add lemon, sugar or honey and cinnamon powder. Some like to add a tablespoon or two of red wine.

And the 20 cities with more Michelin stars are ...

And the 20 cities with more Michelin stars are ...

See the destinations with the best rating, per hundred thousand inhabitants, in the famous Red Guide

Several cities are vying for title of world's gastronomic capitals. And indeed it is a somewhat subjective term, because what are the criteria: the quality of its restaurants , that of the inputs that are grown and produced there, the fame of chefs , cultural heritage?

If we talk about the excellent restaurants, undoubtedly the Michelin Guide is the universal tool to qualify and set up a ranking of cities with the best places to eat.

The red famous publication was the tool of choice for dining section of the 'Huffington Post' to know what the 20 cities with the best restaurants. And instead of just adding what they did was to apply a formula to calculate the number of Michelin stars per hundred thousand inhabitants in each city.

Kioto,  Mapas
View in Google Maps for some of the Michelin-starred restaurants in the Japanese city of Kyoto.

"We regard New York as a city, with more than 8 million residents and five municipalities. This gave a relatively low position in the ranking. But if we let alone participate Manhattan, had obtained an impressive 4.2 stars by 100 people, which would have ranked at number seven, "explains the online newspaper.

Check the explanation of why one of the most cosmopolitan cities, home to some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, not on the list, do know what they are.

"If ever there was a local food style that lends itself to the glory Michelin, this is the famous kaiseki cuisine of Kyoto , where diners sit in calm and rest rooms, where they served dish after dish of traditional and intricate preparations. "

In this area of Japan , where people live 1'465 .917, seven restaurants with three Michelin stars (throughout the United States there are nine). To this we must add those locations to one or two awards of the Red Guide, which makes a total of 136 stars. This is 9.3 per hundred thousand inhabitants.

Some consider it the best city to eat. Not only has three restaurants with three Michelin stars and Mugaritz , which has two and is the third in the list San Pellegrino is also known tapas bars. In San Sebastian you have 14 stars: 7.5 per hundred thousand citizens.

3. Bergamo (Italy)
Located 45 minutes from Milan, if you go by car, this town full of ancient villas adds 8 Michelin stars. With only 120,694 inhabitants, the average is 6.6 per hundred thousand stars.

4. Kamakura (Japan)
The experts in gastronomy "The Huffington Post" feature that when Alain Ducasse tried tomatoes grown in Kamakura said there was no other to be compared in the world. This city has ten restaurants with Michelin stars, one each. Your score on this table? 5.7.

Have you heard of this place ? It is a small town west of Germany has nothing more and nothing less than two restaurants with the highest rating in the Michelin guide. With only 105,723 inhabitants is placed within the top five.

The best known restaurant in this city is Karmeliet, with three stars and known for his "rare combination of unpretentious atmosphere with food and world class service." In Bruges , home to 116,741 people, focus 6 Michelin stars.

"Who would have thought 15 years ago when Kobe was recovering from one of the most disastrous earthquake in history, the city will not only rise but that would occupy seventh place in the ranking of those with the best restaurants the world? "says the paper.

Well, today this city of Japan has 64 Michelin stars, ie, 4.2 per hundred thousand people who inhabit it.

Birthplace of 'cuisine novuelle' (new kitchen), Lyon is also home to the famous restaurant of Paul Bocuse , who has three Michelin stars. In total, 20, 4.1 per hundred thousand inhabitants.

This is a city with a relatively small population (just 147,571 people), but meets 6 stars, a figure that places it in this position in the ranking. Salzburg is totally opposite to Vienna, a city with one of the lowest grades in this list.

In the City of Lights, there are 85 Michelin stars, 3.9 per hundred thousand. "The whole concept of modern haute cuisine has its roots in Paris (...). Parisian chefs have taken command of restaurants throughout the world, and many Parisians have not been in Paris to hone their craft. "

"His status as one of the commercial capital of Japan, allows you to have three restaurants with three Michelin stars, including the pioneer Hajime, which opened in 2008," the article said. Overall, in Osaka there are 95 Michelin stars, 3.6 per 100 000 inhabitants.

12. MODENA (Italy)
This city is home to the famous restaurant of Massimo Bottura , Osteria Franciscan, which this year ranked fourth on the list San Pellegrino. In total, Modena has five Michelin stars, making an average of 2.7 per 100 000 citizens.

In this French city known for its famous cathedral, there are good restaurants that make it also an attractive cuisine. For example, L'Assiette Champenoise is, with two stars. A total of 2.7 per 100 000 residents.

According to "The Huffington Post," this city is sometimes called 'Las Vegas of the East'. In Macao concentrated 14 Michelin stars, giving it a score of 2.6.

If we talk about quantity, Tokyo is the city that builds Michelin stars. In the Japanese city there are 14 restaurants with the highest score in the Red Guide. But applying the ratio to the number of inhabitants (13'010 279), the number is low: 2.5.

The only city in the list. Among American critics, San Francisco dispute with New York country's culinary crown. But this competition is a clear winner: "San Francisco has more than twice of stars per capita than New York, and that is not including the region in which are two of the most acclaimed restaurants, French Laundry and Manresa, which have three and two stars respectively, "says the middle. Thus, this California city gets 2.2 stars.

Despite being small, Geneva has four restaurants that are part of the constellation of Michelin, as Le Vertig'O. For every 100 thousand inhabitants, there are 2.1 stars.

It's just in the Danish capital where is located the world's best restaurant by San Pellegrino list: Noma , chef Rene Redzepi . The property has two of the 11 Michelin-starred Copenhagen , a city that accumulates 2 points.

Located on the border with Germany, the food of Strasbourg is notorious Teutonic influences. Some of the renowned restaurants you can visit here are the Au Crocodile and Le Chef Eric Westermann Buerehiesel. With a total of five stars and a population of 272,975 inhabitants, scored 1.8.

Perhaps one of the main attractions of this French resort are beautiful beaches, but nice also has six restaurants with Michelin stars. What it does, as measured by the "Huffington Post", you have a score of 1.7.

Peruvian was nominated as the best chef of the year in Australia

Peruvian was nominated as the best chef of the year in Australia.

Diego Muñoz prize could be awarded by "Good Food Guide".

Less than a year ago, Chef Diego Muñoz left Peru to work in the kitchen of the Royal Mail Hotel in Australia and Dan Hunter, whom he met while both were working at Mugaritz .

"In the middle of nowhere, there is a super modern kitchen and natural. For many it is a revolutionary and is expected to be placed on the next list S. Pellegrino, "said Diego before travel.

Diego Muñoz
(Photo: Musuka Nolte )

In recent months, the work of Muñoz in Bilson's Sydney restaurant has been recognized by critics. And now he has been nominated for the title of Chef of the Year Good Food Guide Awards, for the Australian city.

The list of finalists will be announced today, through "The Sydney Morning Herald" . The winners will be announced on 5 September.

Rice, a cereal with a lot of fame and little grace

Rice, a cereal with a lot of fame and little grace.

It is an extraordinary companion but by itself is rather bland. Along with other ingredients achieves a perfect formula on the plate

The rice , the second most cultivated cereal in the world after maize, in many places is synonymous with food. More people eat rice than eat bread . Think of Indian, Chinese and Japanese add all residents of what was called Indochina, and there are already more than half the population of the planet, which is based on rice in their diets.

And that rice is an insipid thing, you know just what you wear. Even the classic white rice to help overcome some unwanted gastrointestinal events is happy with a little garlic, some lemon or some grass.


The rice itself is rather bland. But few things as he is able to take possession of the substance, the aroma, the flavor of the accompanying elements.

For example, break the yolk of a liquid almost fried egg , the best sauce in the world, a little white rice. The set is glorious, full of flavor, texture changing. Rice wins, of course, but also the yolk gets advantage of the combination.

Perhaps that ability to have so much prestige the rice flavored with mushrooms or truffles. The Italians, with that and some mushrooms, make a risotto, which is nothing more than a creamy rice. Do not forget that there are dry rice, like paella, rice dishes and hearty stews. Come up with a very aromatic, but dry.


Use two cups short-grain rice. 300 grams of mushrooms clean until there is no sign of land. Now it's the rice, put it in a colander under running water to stop release starch.

Saute in a little oil, sliced ​​a garlic, cayenne pepper and a strip of orange peel. Once the garlic is browned, remove everything and then flavored oil, take the mushrooms, which boil over high heat to evaporate the water they release. Remove them and place the rice.

It's time you add a quart of chicken soup, hot rice and cook for fifteen minutes. Put the mushrooms, mixing gently, and let everything cook two minutes more. Finally, you can cut into slices black truffle and drop it over rice. You have to serve immediately.

Orlando Bloom German beer lover

Orlando Bloom German beer lover.

British actor also said that the Teutonic food is fantastic.

British actor Orlando Bloom , best known for his role as the elf Legolas in the saga of "The Lord of the Rings" and for having played the sexy Will Turner in the movie series "Pirates of the Caribbean" , confessed lover of all beer and German food.

"The food and beer are simply fantastic," he said in an interview appearing in the current issue of the journal Germanic "TV Spielfilm" which gave account of their participation in the filming of "The Three Musketeers" .


Some scenes of this new version of the work of Alexander Dumas were filmed in Germany, the actor described as "beautiful country". In this, his latest film, Bloom, 34 plays the Duke of Buckingham.

"The Three Musketeers" will be released later this year and has a 3D version.

Empty Pockets in a healthy body: the costs of dieting

Empty Pockets in a healthy body: the costs of dieting.

Bad habits food always come to take its toll, not only in the figurative sense, also in economic

Hello. My name is Bruno and I'm obese . That's right. That's pure and simple truth. That the 'chubby' trying to avoid. That tells us that if we do not take an immediate decision, we can spend the rest of our lives with serious health problems.

And so I decided to consult a nutritionist to teach me to eat again. I believe wanting to change my eating habits and went worried, not only for all the things that I would not be able to eat for a while, but all others would start to incorporate into my daily routine.


Did you spend more?
My old eating routine was, to say the least, unfortunate. No breakfast , but during the morning while working on the street could buy a soda , a sandwiches , a bag of chips or maybe, when provoked me, give me an extra "Yummy", get me one of those retail chains and coffee buy one of those shakes with coffee , ice, mocha and whipped cream. One day was spent, until noon, 3 to 6 Dollars.

When I was early, ate lunch in the cafeteria at my work. When I had to take commission on commission, all I had left was to pass by a local fast food and buy a small combo burger, fries and soda-go eating on the road. Indeed, buying time ... but I felt good. At that time, he could quietly spend between 4 and 9 dollars. Do the math.


A few hours later, in the closing trance editing, the writing appeared on the shopping cafe, cakes, sandwiches more, sodas, cookies, donuts and many packaged snacks. One day I decided on a package of cookies and perhaps another for a cake. To break the monotony could choose a package of popcorn. Only in that visit other expenses of about four suns.

What to drink? Of course, the obligatory bottle of soda that they could be up to three per day.

Although one would expect to come home at night without hunger, often accompanied by what I did to bring sandwiches or just leave my things, ordering a pizza delivery route.

It was a situation that is repeated systematically every day, but neither happened only once a month. He could end up spending 20 to 30 dollars a day, only to eat. Eating at the times that I should not eat.

Did you spend LESS?
Following the directions given to me by the nutritionist, so I was clear was that these excessive costs would disappear. At least I was clear until the weekend when I went shopping: plenty of fruit , but not of all kinds, light yogurt, and cheese, ham, turkey breast, vegetables, pita bread, green tea, bran wheat, etc..

What happened? It has nothing directly to do with diet, but with anxiety. To get used to new food beats me at first, too much food 'healthy'. When I realized that spending, for example, three times a week about 2.5 Dollars to buy some ham turkey breast, things began to normalize.

I have just over three weeks with new diet and I have lost several kilos. It took getting used to, but possible. While it is necessary to have a separate budget to start a diet with much patience and self control can go a measuring what you eat and what you spend.

My pending issue is to exercise . That certainly lose pounds faster, but I have several ideas hovering head: Should I just take a walk? What if I join a gym? What if I buy an elliptical? What if I recycle my old bike? It is a new important decision for my health and my pocket.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What is the origin of the name HOT DOGS?

What is the origin of the name HOT DOGS?

Today breads hot dog are known worldwide. We seen everywhere but few have noticed his odd name, translated into Spanish as a perro caliente.

Original from Germany, these sausages came to America about the year 1887 through immigrant Germans, who called them "dachshund" (Dachshund). Thanks to its (low) cost and good taste quickly became known and soon began to manufacture many butchers.

As baseball was one of the most popular sports of the time, Harry Mozley Stevens, a candy salesman who worked at the stadium, decided to change his shopping ice cream on a tray of buns with hot dog. The success was incredible, and in early 1900, the sandwiches were the favorites in the baseball fields.

Hot dog

Mozley sold sausages saying, "They're red hot! Get your dachshund sausages while they're red hot! "(" Here are the red warm, buy a dachshund (wiener dog) while they are hot ").

This proclamation inspired sportswriter and cartoonist Thomas Aloysius Dorgan writing a column mocking recounted how the bread sold in the stadium. However, unable to write "dachshund" just named it Hot Dog. The note was read so that from then on started calling Mozley own "hot dog".

Homemade Ranch Macaroni & Cheese, Summer cooking recipes

Homemade Ranch Macaroni & Cheese, Summer cooking recipes

Who doesn’t like a traditional comfort food? Macaroni and Cheese in all it’s cheesy, ooey, gooey goodness! Regular homemade macaroni and cheese is super yummy, but try adding a twist and see what happens.

My kids ate the whole pot minus a single scoopful which my son then took to school the next day with him for lunch. It was a huge hit and tastes great. We ate it as a side dish, even though there was certainly enough to make it the main course.

Homemade Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

Ranch Macaroni and Cheese

  • 1 16oz. pkg of Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 packet of dry Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. Colby Cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. crushed saltines
Cook the elbow macaroni according to the box. Drain. In a large pot, combine the milk, butter, ranch mix and the seasonings on low stirring often. Heat through. Stir in both cheeses until melted. Stir in the sour cream.
Add the saltines, and then immediately add the elbow macaroni, stirring to coat.
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese before serving.

Rihanna can not live without eating chocolate ice cream

Rihanna can not live without eating chocolate ice cream.

Not only you like, you "need." And luckily, the singer is allowed to indulge in eating "their share" of ice cream to chocolate . At least that's what it says personal trainer Rihanna , Ary Nunez.

"Chocolate ice cream is your comfort food. She says "I need my share." I think that deprivation leads to disaster, so do not stop, that would be asking for trouble, "Nunez said, according to the website Showbizspy.com .

What makes Rihanna to keep her spectacular body? Believe it or not, the singer of "Umbrella" does not follow a diet given only makes it possible to eat healthfully.

(Photo: Reuters)

"I like foods rich in protein , olives and fruits . She is in tune with how your body reacts to different foods, "said the coach.

In that sense, the exercise is the key: Rihanna part of the training includes the practice of martial arts such as karate, tae kwon do and kung fu.

A man traveled more than two thousand miles to eat his favorite pizza

A man traveled more than two thousand miles to eat his favorite pizza.

He toured 16 states in the U.S. to buy 150 pizzas . For two years this tradition continues.

David Schuler is a U.S. citizen who travel 2,250 kilometers and 16 states to eat his favorite pizza . A trip every year since 2009.

Schuler, 51, left Jackson (Mississippi) the last weekend to buy 150 pizzas, frozen and vacuum packed and stock for a while. The restaurant Spa Town , arriving, is located just outside Boston, the state in which he lived until age 13.


This fan paid $ 1,200 for the order and says that since he left Boston has not returned to try a similar flavor. "I know people think I'm crazy for doing this. All my family grew up with that flavor (seven sisters and four brothers). Since we moved we did not find a flavor that resembles it, "said the newspaper Clarion Ledger .


But what is special about this recipe? Schuler says the sauce is not all. "I love the sauce is incredible. The dough is thin and crispy around the edges, it is unreal. In addition, the ingredients are spectacular. There is absolutely nothing like him. "


This time Schuler took 50 cheese pizzas, 50 and 50 pepper sausage and onion. This is the third year that does this "madness". In 2009 flew and took only 40. In 2010, he made the journey by car and took 100.


The restaurant manager, Kerry Hughes said sending their masses to California and Florida, but Schuler is your best client outside the state of Massachusetts. Commented on the sauce that is a "family secret".


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