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Food Names And Terms

Microsoft Kitchen - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 02:00
If you don’t know some of the food names and terms that you come across on the Internet, this list may help you. There are many more, and we’ll be adding as we go along. You may be surprised with some of them. I always thought “antipasto” had something to do with pasta! AMANDINE is […]

Diet Meal Plans

Microsoft Kitchen - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 02:00
The sheer number of diet meal plans on television and in print media can make the would-be-dieter’s head spin. Which diet is right for me? Will I like the foods? Is there a support system? Can I afford this program? How about nutrition? These are just a few of the issues that dieters face. Don’t […]

Weight Loss Foods

Microsoft Kitchen - Sun, 07/15/2018 - 02:00
Are you aware some foods are considered weight loss foods because they promote fat burning and increase metabolism?  If you are in a weight loss slump, burn more calories with foods that can help get you over the hump and on the road to your target weight.  Many of these foods do double duty since […]

Food Lovers Diet

Microsoft Kitchen - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 02:00
Hmmm, a food lover’s diet.  Does that mean you can eat anything you like and blame that growing waistline on it?  Do you find yourself daydreaming about a delicious meal?  Do you eat to love and love to eat?  I mean, who doesn’t love to eat?  You just might be a food lover! Let’s face […]

“Protein” Bars

Microsoft Kitchen - Tue, 07/10/2018 - 02:00
These are so easy to make… and what a fabulous replacement for their high sugar boxed enemies! Thank you to Diane, who was a client of mine last January, for sending along this recipe! 1.5 c uncooked oats 1/2 c dried fruit (I used cranberries) 1/2 c chocolate chips or carob chips 1/2 c liquid […]

6 Cheese Facts And Tips – What You Should Know

Microsoft Kitchen - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 02:00
USING When you take cheese out of the refrigerator to use it in a recipe, it can be kept on the counter up to an hour, but put it back as soon as possible. The heat from a warm kitchen will soften the cheese, and the change in texture could make a difference in your […]

Honey Chipotle Turkey Meatballs

Microsoft Kitchen - Wed, 07/04/2018 - 02:00
I cannot wait to try these, they are such a great change from the normal heavy meat ball.  So many different options on how to use these as well!  You could also use this marinade on chicken or fish. Ingredients- Meatballs: ground turkey breast 1/2 yellow onion diced 2 garlic cloves, minced salt/pepper Mix all […]

Crisp Apple Pie

Microsoft Kitchen - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 02:00
Almost done:) Ingredients: Crisp Topping: 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 3 tbsp ghee or butter, melted 2 tbsp raw honey salt 1 cup plain rolled oats 1/2 cup coconut or almond flour Pie Filling: 3 large honeycrisp apples (organic if possible, may need 4 since organic are smaller) 2 tbsp ghee or butter, melted 3 tbsp […]

Gluten Free Chocolate & Vanilla Marble Cake

Microsoft Kitchen - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 02:00
Last but not least….dessert:) I know the tradition is pie (which we do), but I have been dying to post this recipe that I adapted a few years ago from Fine Cooking. It is AMAZING. Keep in mind…just because I am posting this– a healthier version of dessert, does not mean you can eat the […]

Asparagus Coconut Chicken

Microsoft Kitchen - Mon, 06/25/2018 - 02:00
Ingredients: (double triple quadruple if needed!) 1 large chicken breast 1/3 cup almond meal/flour or coconut flour 3 tbsp. sweetened shredded coconut 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Salt & pepper, to taste 1/2 tsp. minced garlic, 1 clove 16 asparagus spears 1 large egg white Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a skillet with […]

Grilled Mango & Real Food Challenge!

Microsoft Kitchen - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 02:00
Grilled Mangos with Jalepenos Memorial Day is not only an important American holiday but the beginning of grill season! This is an awesome side to any dish. Ingredients: 3 Mangos, peeled and sliced into flat pieces 2 jalepenos, sliced Cilantro, chopped 1 lime 1/2 cup plain green yogurt mixed with 2tbsp coconut milk (regular milk […]

Anti-Depression Foods: Omega-3 Foods List

Microsoft Kitchen - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 02:00
While it may surprise some that a “fat” would be suggested as an important food in preventing depression, it certainly is. Our bodies regularly need three types of nutrients: fats (or lipids), proteins and carbohydrates. There is substantial evidence to indicate that Omega-3 fatty acids serve to enhance the membranes of brain cells. Studies have […]

Anti-Depression Foods: Protein List

Microsoft Kitchen - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 02:00
High protein foods provide amino acids that enable the brain to function in a non-depressive state. A shortage of protein in the diet can increase likelihood of experiencing depression. Of course, the good news is that there’s an easy fix: eat a healthy diet with plenty of protein. This can vary, but for many of […]

Tomato Basil Soup

Microsoft Kitchen - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 02:00
I felt a little inspired by some cooler weather this week to post an end of summer/fall friendly recipe! Ingredients: (this makes enough for a family of four to eat twice or more) 3lbs tomatoes, sliced, just get close to 3lbs! 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, pressed 1 red pepper, chopped 1/4 tsp […]

Creamy Mexican Grilled Chicken

Microsoft Kitchen - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 02:00
Make sure you get the grill master of the house- chicken can be tough to get right! This creamy marinade will help keep it from drying out. Ingredients: 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt 1 cup chopped cilantro 2tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon squeezed with a press) 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 […]

Anti-Depression Foods: Carbohydrate List

Microsoft Kitchen - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 02:00
Carbohydrates are often the volume filler that makes you feel you’ve had a satisfying meal. There are three categories of carbs: sugar, starch, and fiber. You generally want to aim for the more complex, less processed carb sources. The problem is that simpler carbs– like white flour and sugar—process too quickly, sending the body in […]

Sambal Petai (Chilli Smelly Beans)

Microsoft Kitchen - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 02:00
According to wiki, there’s a whole string of names for it Parkia Speciosa (scientific), bitter bean, smelly bean (English), Sataw (Thai), Petai (Malay & Indonesian) These delectable beans are one of God’s strange creation, you either love it or hate it; in terms of aroma and taste. Like asparagus, petai has high content of amino […]

Familiar Flavors at Abe’s Farm

Microsoft Kitchen - Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:00
I grew up in a household in Angeles City that places a high premium on what we eat: ingredients, cooking techniques, slow food, palatial delights. Nothing is served below these requirements. Taking my taste buds away from home, I started a journey that has exposed me to other things like new ingredients, techniques and tastes. […]

El Cangrejo, a story of crabs and steaks

Microsoft Kitchen - Mon, 05/28/2018 - 02:00
I cannot imagine the horrors of overeating! But overeat I did! Good thing it was a lunch affair… Here’s the scoop on my satisfying indulgence. El Cangrejo, tucked away inside a restaurant compound along Sgt. Esguerra in Quezon City, might look simple and unassuming but hold your tongues! In the midst of a straightforward crabs, […]

Budget Paella

Microsoft Kitchen - Sat, 05/26/2018 - 02:00
Made from the available ingredients from my kitchen, this Paella might have been concepted and executed without much primping but the best thing is IT WORKED! Armed with my foodie friend Jeng’s gift of paprika pimenton, I salivated for Paella and created it with only what’s inside my pantry. A pack of frozen seafood Green […]
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