Just for abit of fun. The object of this game is too simple, start at the letter A and post a food beginning with each letter keep going all through the alphabet. I don't know if its being done on here before, i did pinch this idea of another foodie forum though so some of you might of seen it before. I will start Asparagus.
Well i have several but the worst one i think is when i decided to bake my son a birthday cake and he did get his cake but it ended up being the size of a cup-cake after i had to cut the black bits off LOL. It turns out the oven cooks from the bottom and i didn't realise this as we had just moved in and didn't use it much because it was summer and it gets very hot here, anyway that's my excuse. Does anyone else have any cooking disasters?
I love to cook chicken drumsticks and chicken tikka,the taste that the bbq gives the chicken i find gorgeous. Does anyone like to cook anything really different?
When sometimes im feeling down and can't be bothered and having a relaxing day theres always some kind of food i want to eat and make sure i always have it in the freezer this is ben and jerrys choc brownie gorgeous is there any type of food you go for when not feeling top of the world??
Just for abit of fun i was wondering if anyone has a mug they use every day for teas and coffee and how long you have had it. I have a disney tigger mug which i have had for 8 years it cost me £5 i must admit i would be abit upset if it broke,is that abit sad or does anyone else feel the same about there favourite mugs???
Remember when you were a child and your mother always made sure you had three hearty meals throughout the day? Well, this has changed somewhat over the years as health experts have found that eating 5 or 6 smaller meals is a better option for most people. However, another change has also occurred with the size and timing of these meals. One might wonder: Has lunch become the new main meal?
Whereas dinner has historically been the main meal of the day, that seems to be changing. More and more people are having their largest meal of the day at lunch and opting for a small snack for dinner. When you think about it, the reasoning behind this change is actually pretty sound.
Eating a big (and often carbohydrate-laden) meal right before bed is not a great idea. Because most people do not exercise at night, it is not a great idea to eat that much food and then go to bed a couple of hours later. It is also not a great idea for your digestive system because it is supposed to rest at night. Therefore, you will end up with a stomach full of food just sitting there until morning. This leads to weight gain as well as messing up your digestive process due to having large amounts of food sitting for hours on end.
It is a better idea to eat the majority of your calories in the middle of the day (or even at the beginning of the day) so that you have time to burn them off before going to bed. By just having a healthy snack at dinner, you will have time to digest your food before going to bed. Another strategy is to always eat your dinner snack at least 4 hours before going to bed as well.
Right now global warming features in the media on a constant basis and we are all asked to make our effort to do something to help our planet. Many years ago if you did want to help you was considered as a new age hippy whilst now it is classed as perfectly normal to want to make an effort.
But the question is:
What have you done for your food contribution?
Yes that is right the perfect place to start making an effort for our world is with your kitchen. I am sure many of us will not be alone with the high powered electrical equipement that we have at the ready to use in our cooking world. I am ashamed to say that for far too long this was me too.
Now though since moving countries I have finally ditched the deep fat fryer and the microwave. Along with the tumble dryer that now we live in a warm country there is absolutely no need to keep.
I have always been a huge fan of fresh food and avoid processed food like the plague. However I still used a microwave for the odd thing including heating up a can of baked beans or making myself a quick jacket potato.
But then I had it brought to my attention how much carbon ommission is wasted with heating up one can of beans and it soon made me change my mind. I now heat them up in the pan on the stove and is uses far less energy and it makes me feel better that I am making an effort for the planet.
We all want to give something back and this is the easiest way to start. I am not saying go out and get rid of everything electrical in your kitchen just ditch anything you could comfortably live without. If you are a family of six getting rid of your washing machine would be crazy as would your food processor but the little things in between can easily be axed.
Now go and write a list down of things in your kitchen that can go and then sell them, make a little profit and spend it on some recycling goods. Trust me you will feel very good about doing it!
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