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Pho

Pho? I know it sounds a little odd. However, sometimes, trying new things can be quite the treat. Expand your culinary palette and give this Vietnamese/Chinese/French dish a whirl. Pho, even though it sounds scary, many people find quite tasty. Pho is a dish of thinly sliced meat combined with …

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Are Superfruits just a Trend

We have all seen them; many of us have purchased them; the Acai smoothies and the Pomegranate juices. These superfruits, a combination of apparent nutrient and antioxidant rich fruits have recently proliferated every realm of the food and beverage industry. This new buzz word encompasses a wide range of fruits …

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Feeding your Family

While organic foods are among the most healthy foods for your family, they can also be among the most expensive. You will often find that when you are comparing organic food to the non-organic foods, the organic will run at least twice the price. This can make trying to give …

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Alternatives to Refrigeration when Electricity is Scarce

Keeping food edible for more than a day or so is extremely difficult in areas where electricity is scarce, and this is especially true of countries near the equator. The ability to extend the viable lifetime of most food sources under these circumstances through refrigeration is minimal. While keeping food …

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What is Solanum Lycopersicum

The tomato is named solanum lycopersicum. Solanum indicates that the plant is a member of the solanaceae or nightshade family, like potatoes and Deadly Nightshade. Lycopersicum means wolf’s peach. The tomato got that name because of a myth about the plant’s powers. While it is many people’s favorite vegetable, the …

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Christmas Cookies you can Bake Year Round

Christmas cookies are among the finer things in life. They smell heavenly baking in the oven. They bring pleasure with every bite. They add festivity to any dinner table or holiday celebration. The fact that most Christmas cookies are available only during the Christmas season is the one downside to …

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A Guide to Types of Leafy Greens used for Salad

Going to the grocery store for lettuce used to mean a wrapped head of pale Iceberg lettuce. Produce aisles and farmers’ markets now feature a variety of salad greens, from mundane to exotic. Some are familiar and others a mystery. A guide to the types of leafy greens can help …

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Budae Chigae Koreas Original Fusion Food

Budae-chigae: Korea’s original “Fusion Food” When it comes to Korean food, I love most of the delectable dishes, which make up your standard fare for Korean cuisine from the hearty vegetable and rice medley of Bibimbap to the tender and tasty strips of Kalbi (Korean-style spare ribs) that you grill …

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Tasty tips for cooking quinoa

Quinoa is an ancient plant sown and eaten by the inhabitants of the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia, for possibly thousands of years before the Spanish conquest brought cereal grains to the region. While both the leaves and seeds are edible, most people only eat the seeds in modern …

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