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The Nutritional value of Egg Whites

Egg whites have become very popular due to their high protein and low cholesterol content. Once a popular breakfast staple, the whole egg was shown to be high in cholesterol which made it a food to be avoided. However, egg whites, once separated from the yolk, have very little cholesterol …

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Getting your Kids to Eat Vegetables

Finding ingenious ways to get kids to eat vegetables can be a constant battle. But there are hundreds of vegetables and thousands of ways to fix them. Maybe what you really need is some new ways to fix them, and an opportunity to engage the kids in vegetable selection and …

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The Truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup

High fructose corn syrup is a corn product, but there’s nothing really natural about it. It’s been enzymatically processed in a different way from normal digestion, so that the simple sugar glucose changes into fructose. That makes it a lot sweeter than you’d expect corn to be. How sweet is …

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A Guide to Scottish Cuisines

The Scottish love their food and it is Scottish delights they enjoy the most. There are more restaurants per head in Edinburgh than anywhere else in the UK but when Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Amaryllis failed in Glasgow it was accused of being too snooty for Glasgow’s taste. Whilst Scotland boasts …

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Peach

The poet T.S. Eliot rhetorically asked if he would dare to eat the fruit of prunus persica. The rock band Presidents of the United States of America wrote an entire song about the goodness of the fruit, which they called nature’s candy. In China, its birthplace, the plant is associated …

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Difference between Shallots and Onions

Shallots and onions are both members of the Onion family and in some cuisines shallots are a more popular seasoning then either onion or garlic. They look like small onions with coppery skin and might divide into “cloves” when peeled. Although available year round, shallots are special treats in late …

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How to Clean Baby Squid Calamari

Baby squid takes time and patience to clean, but the effort is worth it. With these easy-to-follow instructions, you will be able to clean squid without wasting much of it. First, gather all of the necessary tools that you will need to clean the baby squid. You will need a …

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Ideas for the Perfect Mediterranean Dinner Party

A Mediterranean dinner party is a great choice, both for the hostess and for the guests. As far as the hostess is concerned, Mediterranean food is ideal, because most recipes rely on quality ingredients, prepared and cooked simply to allow the flavours of the food to come through loud and …

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Meatless Monday Meals

Mondays are typically not the favorite day of the week for most. With all the excitement from the weekend, it is often hard to get back into the swing of things around the house. Therefore, cooking a massive meal on Monday evenings is usually not a favorite for many moms. …

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Creative Ideas for Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

Who doesn’t love the childhood staple of boxed macaroni and cheese? From poor, starving college students to families on a budget, boxed macaroni and cheese can be found in nearly every pantry. Your tastes may have matured over time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good old mac …

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