Different types of calories used by the body A calorie is a calorie. All calories are units of fuel for your body. But the type of calorie does determine how it is processed. This depends on whether your body needs fuel after eating or if some will be put into storage.
Steamed Mussels with Wine and Garlic 2 quarts fresh mussels 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 cloves garlic Scrub mussel shell with wire brush or rock full of barnacles to remove beard. Wash and soak mussels in shells to remove sand — follow procedure for steamed clams with fresh lemon. Place mussels in a large […]
To rotate your grain, it’s important to understand what type or types of grain you have. Hard wheat contains the most protein, so they work well as protein substitutes in recipes. Hard Red Wheat is commonly used for cereals such as cracked wheat and hearty bread. Hard White Wheat produces a lighter flour, so your […]
Something wonderful to eat Yes, indeed. It’s quite simple to prepare an entirely delicious meal that’s sophisticated enough to serve company, but that requires virtually no planning. After a quick stop at the market to pick up fresh ingredients, you can sit down to a lovely meal in less than 30 minutes, rejuvenated just by […]
When it comes to setting a valentine evening table, don’t skimp on the fundamentals. Flowers and candlelight aren’t just loved cliches. They’re sexy and alive, which is the kind of mood you want to create. The flower arrangement should be simple and low, so it doesn’t obscure your view of each other or distract unduly […]
WE almost always cook too much when we entertain. And I’m quite certain that I’m not alone. It must be an Asian thing – the thought of running out of food when you have guests under your roof is something too horrible to contemplate and we probably cook twice as much as we need.
If you like average mushrooms, you’ll love their gourmet counterparts–they’re variously meaty, woodsy, fruity, crunchy, or earthy, and they’re all positively succulent. Portobellos, shiitakes, morels, and the near-holy truffle are popping up in restaurants, and gourmet markets like–well, like mushrooms after rain. We’ll introduce you to some of the monarchs of the fungal kingdom.
To enhance flavor, many cooks brine their tomatoes before frying. But this can make the tomatoes inconsistently salty. So instead, I salt my slices, let them sit, and then rinse them off. This adds flavor but eliminates the salt and excess water in the tomato. The end results are much more consistent.