Activity Of Cooking

Wherever you go, either during lunch or dinner, cooking is common activity whether you are a chef in any Hotel or restaurant, and or at home. This is so because no one lives without having a good meal on a daily basis, though there are those who fail to have such a meal especially in under developed countries.

However, if provided for, they also enjoy a cooked meal. These meals taste different based on the innovative ideas applied in it by the maker. In other words, it depends on how it had been prepared by the person cooking it. This innovation differs from one person to another and those who have ideas earn from it for their creativity.

So many people the world over earn their living from cooking, and have contributed greatly to their countries respective GDP due to this activity. Hotel owners depend solely on selling food to promote their businesses, create employment and pay taxes. Finally, having a delicious meal is every person’s desire.

So, wherever you are, learn this art and pass it on such that the cycle does not end with you. Leave a legacy that will remain testable for your inventive skills for decades. While it comes cooking healthy foods for families, and there is always a few degree of the dissention among ranks. Good news is there are the recipes, which are healthy however the healthy nature of the recipes is somewhat very disguised.

With the weight and the nutrition to be known as culprit in a lot of health conditions it is just impossible ignoring importance of not just eating some of the healthy ourselves however as well of teaching kids an importance of eating some of the healthy food.

The benefits of having your kids eat healthy food will be less illness, less fighting, they will be calmer and able to excel at school.


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The Importance of Fruits In Indian Cooking

Where would any tropical country be without its fruits? Besides, India is fairly unique, even amongst tropical countries. Apart from its hot and humid coastal regions, it has dry plains, with extreme summers and winters; an annual monsoon that drenches the whole country; and the most imposing mountain range in the world. The result of this phenomenal climatic and geographical variation is that India is able to grow virtually every known fruit. Apples, berries, mangoes, melons, peaches, bananas, coconut and a range of other fruits all grow in abundance. Fittingly, fruits play a prominent role in Indian cooking and eating. Here are some of the most common uses.
 
Pickles and Chutneys
 
For most people, an Indian meal is unimaginable without pickles and chutneys (local Indian sauces), and fruits figure prominently in both these kinds of accompaniments. As far as pickles go, raw mango, lime and amla (Indian gooseberry) are the first fruits that come to mind. It is no surprise that mango, the countrywide favorite amongst fruits, is a highly favored pickle ingredient everywhere. Naturally, specific recipes and styles of preparation vary regionally, even if pickle ingredients are similar.
 
The sweet-and-sour flavor of most chutneys would be unimaginable without the right fruit ingredients. Tamarind, tomato, mango and coconut all have their own chutney recipes. While some of them are popular meal accompaniments, there are others, which are also used as cooking ingredients. Tamarind chutney especially is used as a strong flavoring ingredient in certain North Indian street snacks and a yoghurt preparation known as raita.
 
Coconut and South India
 
The relation between fruits and Indian cooking would not be complete without considering the heavy influence of coconut on South Indian cooking. The coastal climate and fauna dominate, the further South you get, and that invariably means coconuts. The hard-shelled fruit is used in the world-famous South Indian coconut chutney, a range of vegetable and fish curries and a wide array of desserts. Of all the Southern states, it is in the cuisine from Kerala that coconuts features most prominently.
 
Kerala is also the country’s most prominent producer of bananas, and probably the only region that not only uses bananas in desserts, but even has a curried preparation made from banana stems!
 
Fruits in Indian Desserts
 
The association between fruit and desserts is basic to any form of cooking, and Indian cooking is no exception. There are more fruit-based desserts in India than can possibly be listed in one article. Besides, Indians have adopted puddings, pies, tarts and cakes from non-indigenous cultures over centuries of foreign influence. Some popular native Indian fruit desserts are carrot pudding (gajar halwa), fruit cream/custard, mango kulfi (a local ice cream), coconut kheer, kajoo barfi (a cashew-sweet) and fruit raita (chopped fruits in whipped yoghurt).
 
Indian Fruit Drinks
 
Since most of the country reels under intense summer heat, fruit juices, drinks and chillers are very common everywhere. People on the move generally stop somewhere during the day for a glass of fresh juice. At home, drinks such as lemon water and fruit sharbats (squashes) are commonly sipped during meal times and afternoons. Coconut water is also highly sought after, especially in the coastal regions, and aam ras and aam panna, two traditional mango drinks are popular all over North and West India during the summer.
 
It is safe to say that the Indian cuisine would be incomplete without fruits. Almost every household in the country finds a role for nature’s sweet delights, and rest assured, there are so many uses of fruit in Indian cooking that there is no way one article can cover everything!
 
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Cooking and Eating Eggs

Eating eggs has had a rather poor reputation for many years. Many people continue to think that eating eggs is somehow unhealthy. This is really not the case. Read on for more about how good eggs are for you and how to cook them.

One of the biggest things that people think are bad about eggs involves frying them. Again, eggs are a healthy food, and frying them does not make them any less so. You always can choose to use healthy olive oil or canola oil to fry your eggs. But in reality, using a pat of butter is not a big deal, because you are not using that much anywya.

People seem to think frying eggs is bad for you because American society has been taught that fat is bad. But, since the amount of oil you are using to fry your egg isn’t more than a tablespoon, a fried egg is just as good as scrambled in terms of health.

Other people are worried about consuming egg yolks because of the cholesterol in them. The medical facts don’t really warrant a fear of egg yolks. Eggs have been just about totally exonerated from any problems of causing heart disease. Yes there is some cholesterol in eggs, but it does not seem to boost your blood cholesterol levels, at least for people in good health. As a matter of fact, eggs are full of good fats and are likely to help increase your good cholesterol.

Another really good thing about eating eggs is that they stop hunger pangs. If you eat two or three eggs, they help you feel full for several hours. If you eat eggs instead of simple carbohydrates in the morning, you will probably feel full longer. So eating egg yolks actually can help keep you healthy and lean. Egg yolks are also full of vitamins and minerals.

So now that you know eggs are a good part of any healthy diet, you should try to find the highest quality eggs you can. All eggs are not created equal! A good quality egg will have better flavor. A ‘good’ egg is influenced by what the diet was of the hen that produced it. The other factor is how fresh the egg is. So, you want to find the most fresh pastured eggs you can. A pastured egg is one that the hen was allowed to walk around in the grass and eat bugs and other little critters.

To find pastured eggs, you should go to a farmer’s market or to a farm. If the eggs are at a supermarket, they aren’t fresh. You really want to find eggs that are under a week old. So, if you have to buy eggs at the store, at least look at the box date on the bottom of the carton.

You have a better chance of finding fresh eggs if the hens are from pasture, but you can not always be sure. You should ask the farmer and see if you can get eggs from a hen that were allowed to roam in the grass. If you cannot find fresh pastured eggs, then you should try to find a cage free hen. These may have been fed a more limited diet, but the eggs usually have a better taste.

Once you have found good eggs, you should fry them one at a time in a tablespoon of butter or olive oil over low heat and put some sea salt, pepper and paprika. The paprika will make the egg taste wonderful and it has almost a smoky flavor that tastes somewhat like bacon.

You should fry the eggs for about two minutes on every side and try to keep the yolk unbroken.


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Busting the Microwave Myth

  The microwave cooks the food using the same power
source as the one in the sunlight: electro-magnetic energy (short waves)
transformed from electricity. This might be considered a form of radiation, but
it is not radioactive or harmful in any way.

 The short wave energy of the microwave is actually the
same used in FM radio, various TV sets and a number of medical equipment.
Additionally, it is also present in fluorescent tubs, sun lamps and
conventional light bulbs. Food is cooked as microwaves are like a magnet for
water molecules, sugar and fat making them to vibrate, leading to friction and
thus to heat.

 Quite frequently, only parts of the food are cooked
with this method as the microwaves can only penetrate to about 5 cm in depth.
The rest is the food is cooked by heat from distribution and convection. That
is the reason why you should stir the food and also to leave the food to sit
for a couple a minutes after the microwave is turned off.

 It is said the microwave will not alter the appearance
of the food and cannot brown meat. That is true, indeed, but this can be solved
by using cooking bags or butter, paprika and soy sauce. On the other hand, the
meat remains succulent and moist, keeping its valuable nutrients and leading
thus to a better flavor. Similarly, vegetables are rapidly cooked in small
amount of water, maintaining their nutrients and color as well.

 As you can see from above, a microwave can do a lot
more than simply cooking TV dinners and warming up leftovers. Any kitchen can
benefit from it and from its cooking. Although, it is not the perfect
substitute for a conventional oven, it is more affordable, more versatile and
more economical.

 


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Cajun Cooking

Cooking food in the heart of Cajun country is an art form. There really is very little science to this particular form of cooking that includes a lot beyond mere lagniappe from the cupboard or the spice cabinet. Cajun cooking is something that has often been copied around the country and around the world but can very seldom be appropriately replicated.

One of the interesting things about Cajun cooking is the fact that there are very few specific recipes. Most, if not all true Cajun cooking is done to taste rather than measurements. Even more magnificent is that from day to day one person can make the same dish again and again and it is quite likely to taste a tad different each and every time it is made. The main reason for this is that aside from being an art form in and of itself, Cajun food is quite often made even more yummy or mysterious simply by the mood of the one doing the cooking.

When it concerns Cajun cooking you will find a good bit of Emeril Lagasse’s exclamation of “Bam!”. There’s something that goes into the heart and soul of the cook, far beyond solely the ingredients in the recipe. This is why “soul food” is the explanation for many southern cooked dishes. Don’t forget, that New Orleans is in the heart of the Deep South.

The most difficult thing, perhaps when it comes to making good Cajun dishes outside of the New Orleans area is finding the appropriate ingredients. It is practically impossible to find the fresh seasonings and spices which are essential to most Cajun cuisine outside the heart of the old south. Not only that, but fresh crawfish and andouille sausage are a little challenging to come by during the heart of a Michigan winter.

You must first find the proper ingredients if you are determined to prepare Cajun food yourself. Special order grocers or specialty food shops may be your best locations for acquiring ingredients. There may also be some supermarkets with a limited stock of Cajun seasonings on their international food aisles, but remember these sources are limited. Once you get these ingredients, let some jazz start blaring from your speakers to set the mood. Always remember that most of the greatest Cajun dishes require a considerable amount of simmering time. Much like the natives of the Big Easy, Cajun food is not to be rushed. It will take time for the food to be completed and you, the cook, must learn to accept this about Cajun food. It has it’s own way of letting you know when it’s ready. It’s almost mythical until you’ve experienced this sensation for yourself.

Cooking Cajun food will try your talents, try your patience, and as it tends to be an emotional process for many – it may zap your energy. Just keep in mind that Cajun food is some of the richest and most great tasting food on the planet and the labor should be definitely worth it to you. Mastering the capability to cook this incredible food will make you a slave to its flavor forever.


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Some Healthy College Cooking Recipes

College often means crashing hard, cramming for exams and being low on cash. The combination of the three can lead to stress and a very unhealthy diet. These college cooking recipes are healthy, easy to make and will give you the fuel you need to get through those longs hours of studying without depleting your funds!

Morning

The most important meal of the day will also be the meal you look forward to most when your morning is made up of this delectable breakfast recipe:

“Not Your Average Bowl of Oats”

Make a nutritious bowl of oatmeal super fast when you prepare it cold cereal style. Here’s what you’ll need!
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    * 3/4 cup regular rolled oats (meaning uncooked and non-instant)

    * 3/4 cup skim, soy, rice or almond milk

    * ½ teaspoon cinnamon

    * A single packet of your favorite sweetener

    * 1/4 cup of the fresh or dried berries of your choice

 This recipe makes just enough for you (so if your room mate would like to join you in enjoyment you’ll have to double up). Mix all of the ingredients together in your favorite cereal bowl the night before, with the exclusion of fresh berries if you are using them. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge until morning. Grab the bowl and add your fresh berries at breakfast time. A glass of O.J or tasty tofu milk makes simple college cooking recipes like this simply superb!

Noon

  By noon you’ll need to add some fuel to the fire that’s been slowly dying out since breakfast. Throw together this lunch your taste buds and body will love – all in between classes:

“Avocado and Tomato Baguette Sandwich”

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delightfully good red and green sandwich!

    * 1 fresh baguette horizontally sliced
    * A ripe avocado
    * 1 crushed garlic clove
    * 2 completely sliced tomatoes
    * 2-4 basil leaves
    * Salt and ground black pepper

Using a fork, mash the avocado in a small bowl and add the garlic and salt and pepper to your liking. Spread this mixture over the sliced baguette and top it with the tomatoes slices and basil leaves. Enjoy with your favorite non sugary beverage, soup and apple chips!

Dinner

  Brace yourself for a long evening with a dinner that sticks to the bones and recharges the brain. Using college cooking recipes of this kind will do just that!

” Best When Shared BBQ Chicken Pizza”

Invite your friends in for delicious, healthy homemade pizza. They’ll thank you later! Here’s what you’ll need:

    * 2 tablespoons olive oil
    * 1/2 pound chicken tenders
    * 2/3 cup BBQ of your choice
    * 1 (13.8-ounce) package pizza dough
    * 3/4 cup shredded Gouda
    * 1 cup shredded mozzarella
    * 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan
    * 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit while heating oil in a large skillet (medium-high heat). Sauté chicken tenders until they are golden brown and remove from heat to allow cooling. Once cool, dice chicken into 1 cups worth.  Toss diced chicken with 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce and set aside.

Roll out pizza dough and put it on a greased sheet pan, shaping the dough to the pan’s form. Use the remaining sauce to cover the dough, and then sprinkle with cheeses, onions and chicken. Allow it to bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Cut into slices and serve!

Use these college cooking recipes to avoid unwanted weight gain and increase your energy and ability to focus!


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Cooking at home for less

Cooking at home is beneficial to the health and is very simple. You can save money and also learn lots of delicacies. You do not need experience but what it only requires is the willingness to learn lots of food recipes. People can spend time with their family when eating together. Families can budget there food which are healthy for there kids and love ones. Taking care of your family is the best way in showing love.

As long as you have the recipes at hand, cooking will be easy. Internet, nowadays, is very helpful in teaching people how to cook and it provides ways of searching for food recipes. They can be sorted by difficultly level, ingredients, or meal type. For beginners who want to learn how to cook, a video is essential. It is a great start to learn the basics of cooking until you learn one by one every food you make.

As we all know people right now are very particular in the food that they are eating rather than buying an instant food. There are a lot of benefits when people start cooking at home. They save money since they buy the ingredients and they themselves prepare the food from home. Aside from saving money, health is another benefit people gain from cooking at home. Most people make better choices when they make their own food. And since they see food recipes sites, they will also have resources to search for healthy recipes. Keep in mind, when cooking at home you gain knowledge and have a better health rather buying instant foods that causes illness. Just like doctors say, health is wealth, what you eat is an investment to your body so be cautios in what you eat everyday.

Cooking food recipes at home is one of the simplest ways to budget your money and gain the benefit in your family in being healthy. It is easy to attain these benefits as long as the willingness and motivation to cook is present. Research is also necessary to achieve these benefits so find a healthy, easy recipe and start cooking. Cook right and have a healthy life.


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Cooking Healthy And Eating Right Via Waterless Cookware

Once you head to your television or your radio, all you hear about is losing weight and cooking healthy. People from all across the globe are beginning to recognize the importance of diet and healthy cooking in living long, productive lives. Healthy eating depends, essentially, on locating avenues to prepare food that are better for you and retain more of the food’s benefits. 
What is Healthy Cooking with Waterless Cookware
When you commence cooking healthy, it does not mean that you are forced to head out and spend a fortune on special foods or take a class to become a specialized chef. Making some alterations in the cookware you implement can be a great step toward healthy cooking. Cooking is healthy when you are allowed to enjoy food that has good flavor without all the added fats and toxins. 
Varying Styles of Cooking Healthy 
Even if you have healthy food, if you do not cook it correctly, it might no longer be healthy. We all recognize that fried chicken, for example, is not as healthy for you as it is when it is broiled or baked. Cooking methods that do not append grease or unhealthy fats give you meals that are better for your health! 
Perks to Healthy Cooking 
Offering your body with the needed nutrients 
Inexpensive 
Ways To Start 
Switching out your old, damaged cookware is the first phase to healthier eating. You want to select cookware that can cook your food without you having to add a lot of liquid to keep it from burning. While your food will not burn with the use of these types of pans, you will be increasing your risk of eating the toxic substances that were used to make this item. 
Healthy Cookware For Healthier Meals 
Professional chefs understand that stainless steel cooking pots and pans are the best avenue to prepare healthy recipes. It gives you the non-stick feature and the flexibility to cook in different methods. Some companies like those that produce the Waterless Cookware have used stainless steel to produce cookware that promotes healthy cooking. When using this type of cookware, you will see that your need for added grease and other toxins is virtually eliminated. The foods are allowed to cook in the nutrition of their own juices. 
The advantages of finding avenues of healthy cooking are priceless. People who cook for others desire the guarantee that the food they serve is safe and health conscious. Delicious food comes from a blend of proper ingredients and the best cookware for the job! Be sure to take a good look at your cookware and choose the pieces that give you the best health benefits! 


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STEAMERS for healthy cooking

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With more and more people reverting
towards boiled food and healthy eating, the steamers are gaining importance on
the kitchen shelves.

These steamers provide hassle free,
cooking of the vegetables without the danger of getting them burnt when
forgotten for a few minutes. Also the nutrient value of the product is
restored. The slow and steady cooking enables equal heat distribution and hence
an even cooking of all the ingredients placed in the steamers.

Steamers
were never popular in the olden days Indian kitchens. In southern parts of the
country some dishes were steam boiled but that was also restricted to only few
specific dishes.

With more and more people getting
inclined to boiled food like soups, pastas, sea-food, dhoklas, idlis, boiled
vegetables with sauces, etc the importance of steamers is increasing day by
day.

Inalsa, Morphy Richards and many other
appliances’ manufacturing companies are offering specialized easy to use Multi
steam Cookers and Food-Steamers that are convenient to use, easy to clean and
maintain the nutrient value of the boiled food. These contain plastic, see-through
containers.

Steamers are of varying types like
stainless steel steamers with stockpots. These are ideal for even cooking of
vegetables. Also they are easy to use and clean. The grip handles provide
better holding of the vessel. These stainless steel steamers include stockpots
with vented lids, riveted handles of Bakelite and perforated baskets. They are
good for household purposes and can solve the purpose of commercial use also.

Some stainless steel steamers are layered
with aluminum coating at the base of the vessel. This enables even and faster
distribution of heat – superb heat conductivity and even cooking. To gauge the
progress while cooking, some steamers have glass lids and ergonomic handles.

Another combo offer is of steamer
stockpot that is used for boiling seafood, soups and southern dishes. This is
complemented with boil basket and vented lid.

To capture all the flavor and nutrient
value, opt for a heavy-gauge stainless steel and mirror finish steamers. These
are designed for heavy heating of the product.

Pasta, noodles, and spaghetti lovers have
special steamer set with quart stock pot with lid, a full sized pasta rinser
and steamer basket. It facilitates self draining of the used water. These are
readily available at shopping store at the maximum discounts possible.    


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Some Tips For Cooking Classes!

One of the best things that you can learn to do in your life is to learn how to cook. Cooking is a life skill that you will need all throughout your life and you will never be at a disadvantage if you know how to cook. That is why cooking classes are pretty popular especially during summer with young students and during schooldays with mommies who want to improve their cooking skills.

If you have already enrolled in a cooking class and you are worried that you may not know as much as your classmate about cooking, get over the thought. You enrolled in the class to learn so who cares if your classmate knows more than you. He or she would have wasted their tuition fee if that is the case.

Still, there is no harm in preparing for the cooking class and making sure that you have all that you need to make the cooking class easier and more fun for you. Here are some tips.

1. Bring notebook and pen or a tape recorder

If you do not have a photographic memory, then it is best to bring a pen and a notebook when you go to class. This will help you keep up with what the teachers is saying in the class. If you have a tape recorder, this is much better as it will be able to capture much of what your teachers are saying unlike with writing notes when you are held back by how fast you can write down the words. If you are a slow writer and you know it, then a recorder is the best option for you.

2. Do illustrations

You may not be the best artist in the world and you may not even be able to draw a straight line even if your life depended on it, but illustrations will help you a lot especially when remembering the steps that you have to take to prepare the food. Drawing the procedures will help jog your memory about the process and it will also clear up the procedure for you, something that words will not be able to. If you do have a video camera, ask your teacher if you can tape the session. Do not do this unless they have consented because 90% of the time, they will not allow it for fear that it will be mass produced and sold to other people.

3. Sleep early

When you go to your cooking class, you want to be at least awake and alert to really learn
from what the teachers is saying. If you had a late night the previous night, what the teachers are saying may not register well to you. If that is the case, then you should prepare for the possibility and bring a recorder. You may not be very awake to listen to the teachers but at least you have a tape recorder to do the listening to you.

4. Ask questions

The best way to learn is to make sure that you have understood everything that the teacher was saying. If you do not understand any of the procedures that he or she is teaching, then don’t hesitate to ask questions and clarify. After all, you are preparing for the cooking class and you have the right to really learn the lesson.


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