13 Chef Quotes to Cook By!

I am not a chef. I am not even a trained or professional cook. My qualification is as an eater – Nigella Lawson I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies. – Paula Deen The greatest feeling in life is to make a meal and share it with people – Rachael Ray A recipe has no soul, you as the cook, must…

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Should There Be a Tax on Junk Food and Sugar Drinks?

Just behind tobacco, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the USA. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 300,000 deaths per year are due to poor diet and lifestyle choices. So, should the USA start taxing sugary drinks and junk foods? In my opinion, yes. I accept I’m in the denominator there. In a fairly recent CBS poll, 72% of Americans believe any food tax wouldn’t help in the fight…

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9 Cooking Hacks to Save Time in the Kitchen

Here’s 9 of our favorite cooking hacks that you can use often! Cook food in advance If you make meals for a family or yourself and you’re short of time, try taking a leaf out the bodybuilders book and cook up a few meals on a lazy Sunday. It really saves time and as long as you reheat everything to piping hot, there’s no worry of food poisoning. I do this for my lunches and…

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Which oil should you cook with?

There’s a lot of debate about which oil is best to cook with, although it varies depending on what you cook, what should be your go-to cooking oil? Ghee Traditionally a product of India it’s a clarified butter used often in curry. It has many health benefits and it’s rich in vitamin A, D and K. It’s also high in linoleic acid, believed to have anti-cancer benefits. Ghee research Coconut oil Despite it being quite a…

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4 Healthy Smoothies You Need to Try

Doctors claim breakfast is the most important meal of the day, A little oatmeal and a smoothie can be a great start to the day. Here’s 4 of the best smoothies to make, with the reasons to feel good drinking them! Sweet tomato – Awesome for boosting the immune system, jam-packed with vitamin C and sure to make you feel strong! 1 small raw beetroot, peeled and roughly chopped – Beetroot is a good source of iron and folate 1 small…

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9 Foods You Should Avoid When Food Shopping

If there’s one thing ‘healthy’ foods have, it’s good marketing. Here’s a quick list of 9 foods to consider avoiding when buying groceries. Smoked and Cured Meats Smoked meats are very flavorsome, however eating large amounts of smoked meat can lead to an increased risk of cancer. The carcinogens carried in smoke are not healthy for the body. The National Cancer Institute claims polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (organic compounds containing only carbon and hydrogen) form when meat is…

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