A Bloody Mary That is Delicious

There are some people who fight a hangover with the very thing that gave them one in the first place. While they may not use the same type of drink or quite the same amount, there are a lot of people that I know who will do a Bloody Mary mix and drink it when they are feeling the pains the morning after a hard night of partying. While I have never done this, I have seen others do it and swear that it makes them feel much better. I guess it is one of those things about fighting fire with fire!

Anyway, there is one particular kind of Bloody Mary mix that they like to use. Continue reading

Taking Care of Me Has Become Very Important

I like to do everything possible to make good decisions about the things I put in my body and the things I do to stay fit in life. For example, I am picky about the bottled drinks that I get at the store, and I often gravitate toward Tan Hiep Phat drinks because I trust what they sell. I have even spent time doing my research to learn more about their products and the founders of the company. I do this with a lot of other things that I come across in life, too.

It is important to me that the things that I drink and eat are made of high quality products. Price is important as well, but it is always a good idea to pay for quality. That is why I love the THP green tea so much. I know it is a good quality and not bad for my health. These days, the focus on good health is so important, that’s why I appreciate brands that understand this, like THP tea.

I also love to work out whenever I get the chance to do so. I know it is easy to skip exercise, but I use the THP sports drinks as a motivation to work out. I know I love their sports drinks, so I tell myself to work out for 30 minutes and then I let myself go down to the store on my way out of the gym and pick one up. Since they are a national brand, they are available pretty much everywhere, which is so convenient for me. Anyway, I have one after I finish my workout and I feel so energized and refreshed. They don’t have too many added sugars, so they don’t undo all the work I just did in the gym. Plus, they taste great. I think you should use them as a motivation for your workout too.

Looking to Expand Our Product Line

I have just now started to experiment with new lines of products for sell at our family store. Of course I am looking for things that people will want, but which might not be easy to find at other locations. For example I have located some Vietnamese products made by a company called Tan Hiep Phat and I was thinking that there might be some market for them because the place across the street from us is a Vietnamese or Southeast Asian restaurant. In fact they seem to mix up the cuisine native to the region, especially since there is not as large of an interest in Vietnamese food as there is in Thai food. Of course the problem is that I am not really sure how much oversight goes into the production of these sorts of products in Vietnam. Continue reading

Causes for high blood pressure and ways for lowering high blood pressure

 

If you are diagnosed to have high blood pressure, you might be having the worry of reducing its level. Our lifestyle plays a major role in treating high blood pressure. With healthy lifestyle you can delay, reduce or avoid the need for medication.

The following crucial lifestyle changes are sure to lower your blood pressure miraculously and keep it under control.

1. Lose the extra pounds, reduce your weight and watch your waistline. Not only concentrate on reducing weight but also have an eye on your waistline as it can put you in greater risk of blood pressure.
2. Do the exercise regularly: 30 minutes of regular physical activity every day can lower the blood pressure by 4 to 9 millimeters of mercury. Be consistent in doing the exercise else the pressure may rise again.
3. Healthy diet controls the rise of blood pressure: Fresh fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products, whole grains can reduce your blood pressure up to 14mm Mercury. Apart from these foods, there are also more foods for lowering high blood pressure and get to know them and intake them regularly.
4. Reduce intake of sodium in your regular diet.
5. Prevent or limit the alcohol in-take.
6. Smoking is injurious to health as well as increases your blood pressure for a long time.
7. Cut taking Caffeine: Caffeine can increase the blood pressure up to 10mm of Mercury for the rare coffee consumers. But it has no significant effect for habitual coffee drinking people.
8. Chronic stress contributes greatly on increasing the blood pressure.
9. Visit your doctor regularly and you can monitor the blood pressure at home itself.
10. Support of friends and family are sure to lower the blood pressure and keep you in good health.

 

Tips to reduce the fishy smell in fish foods cooked

 

Since the earth contains one-third of land and two-third of it with water, there are more sea foods available and a variety of it to taste when compared to foods from vegetation and plants. May be that is why there are more people who live upon non-vegetarian diet than a vegan or vegetarian diet. When it comes to sea foods there are so many varieties of it however the major ones are the fish varieties. And hence whenever people go for hotels and restaurants they can see a lot of fish foods. Another thing predominantly common with all fish food dishes and it is the smell of the fishes or fishy odours in the foods which at times makes it difficult to eat.

In America most of the fish eating happens in restaurants. Only few of us enjoy the odor of salmon that remains even after preparing meals. When you search in web you can be littered with many advices to deal the fishy smell after cooking. You can rub the fish with vinegar or lemon juice or soak it in milk while keeping in the fridge or rinse well with water before cooking. There are also some better ways. You can have the freshest fish. The trimethylamine oxide in fish begins to break down when it is killed and exposed to atmospheric air. Fresher the fish, lesser the stench. There are few ways on how to reduce the fishy smell while cooking fish foods and here are some tips to overcome the fishy smell in cooking and serving fish foods.

1. Poached: Cooking fish in water remains tender and soft and the smell remains entirely taken by the bath.
2. Baked Parchment: Sealing fillets keeps fish moist and the smell will remain under traps.
3. Fishy smells in the kitchen can be completely removed by getting out of kitchen.

 

Looking to taste a delicious Asian food ?

 

It is essential for every human being to lead a healthy life and it is quite evident that one can be healthy only if they have a sound mind and a healthy body. This is possible only if they cook and consume food which is rich in protein, vitamin and minerals. We can have delicious food items at restaurants too but its hygiene is in question. Home cooked items are hygienic and are tailor made soothing our taste buds and are also economical comparatively. We can prepare a combination of food items which are good for health, tastes good and delicious to eat.

Most of the Asian foods are easy to cook at home and also are very health and tasty too. They are very cheap and consists of low carbs and high amount of nutrients. At the same time some of the foods are soup varieties and this makes them easily digestible and containing the essence of the vegetables. Below is the recipe for delicious South East Asian food Sup Sayur Asam. With sup sayur asam recipe  you will be able to cook one of the delicious foods of Indonesia.

Almost all South East Asian countries have their own version of tamarind-based soup, slightly spicy with loads of soft vegetables. This vegetable tamarind soup is the traditional and favourite receipe of Indonesia. This soup is made with lots of different vegetables like melinjo, chayote, long beans, corn, cabbage, tomatoes. Grind up some paste, boil the water, add the paste and cook the soup over simmering heat. Drop all the vegetables in the pot with tamarind base. Serve this with steamed rice and sambal belacan.

 

How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

Whether it’s due to a newfound commitment to your health or a grudging acceptance of doctor’s orders, you’ve made the decision to start eating right. Good for you! However, your first attempts at eating healthy might have made you look at your bank account with growing concern. A lot of health food can be expensive, and you might feel like you just don’t have the money to eat right. Don’t worry, there are a few tips you can follow to make your new health food interest into a real habit.

Shop Right

If you’re looking to get healthy food on a budget, the first thing you need to take into account is where you shop. Lots of health food stores can be on the higher end of the cost scale, but there are plenty of places that offer reasonably priced foods and in-store brands for the customer on a budget. You don’t have to shop the expensive places just because they’re trendy. Shop around and look for the best prices for you.

Cook Meals

You should be cooking your own meals as much as possible. This will allow you to control what goes into the food, and it will also let you eat much more cheaply than eating out or buying prepared foods.

Benefits of Sea Foods for Health

 

The main aspect of in taking food is not just for taste but also for maintaining and improving our good health. Since, we have started to eat out most of the times and even when dining at home we go for foods stored in refrigerator or tinned, most of such foods are not actually good for health. However, there are still few food varieties that are good for health in whichever way they are cooked and consumed and main variety among them are the sea foods such as fish, shrimp, crab and many more other deep sea creatures.

The best way to ensure that we are cooking a good food variety of sea food is by getting fresh seafood delivery to home and then cooking them. There several health benefits out of sea foods such as for good functioning of heart, enriched in several vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin A and D. Sea foods enriched with Omega fatty acids are good for joints and good health of eyes and will improve vision. One of the best health benefit out of eating fish is you can get a glowing skin.

It is also good to consume different varieties of sea foods from different seas and water bodies than eating from the same sea. There are several cooking recipes exclusively for cooking and eating delicious sea foods are available in the web. It is advised to buy sea foods from shops which handpick and sell the best sea food from different seas. There are recipes accordingly to prepare sea foods based on grill, bake, roast, fry, smoked and many more feed your taste buds by adding suitable flavours using salt, sauce or spices which are easy to cook.

 

Do not miss the deliciousness of traditional food varieties in Thai Restuarants

 

Throughout our lives we have to keep eating a good food at least twice a day for our healthy survival and why keep eating the same kind of foods and why not try newer varieties, because foods are one of the few things in our lives that offer a lot to explore and feel refreshing. It is a well known fact that traditional foods are always good for health and are worth trying out at least once in a person’s life. When it comes to traditional food varieties, food varieties of Asian countries such as China, India, Thailand, Japan and as such have a lot to offer to satisfy your taste buds. In Thai restaurants people shall not only find traditional Thai foods but also can find the ambience and environment that will reflect any upcoming and existing festival seasons in Thai. This will let the person taste the special food types cooked for those particular festivals.

Thai foods are also known for their unique deliciousness which a person should not miss out especially if they are able to find a Thai Restaurant in their locality. There is vegetarian Thai restaurant Houston where people with interests for vegetarian foods can give a try. The main advantage of exploring newer and lesser exposed food varieties by person is that it will help them to get to know what they also like and become more aware of different tastes that will make their taste buds to get kindled and they can add few more mouth watering dishes to their favorite foods list.

Also, by taking out your beloved on a date or even your close friend to a exquisite Thai restaurant will help you to know about their likes and dislikes better and in case if they like the Thai dishes they will love you manifold just for the sake of you introducing them to Thai foods. Also, offering a person their favorite food is the best way to impress and flatter someone.

 

Creativity in the Kitchen: Jars

 

The jars are very fashionable lately. I remember a few days ago was in the office of a friend and I saw out of nowhere took his iced coffee from a glass jar. I thought it was something smart and modern but dated at a time. As I recall, used alone jars used for jams and pickles … over there by the time of my great-grandmother.

But if we advance to 2015, we will see more and more people are looking for ways to reuse jars. The jars have a rubber seal between the cap and the body, forming a seal. These seals are reusable, but preferably use once. So I wonder, what are we supposed to do with the bottle when we can no longer use the lid? I like to use for various things, mainly to save sauces as it is a perfect place to keep them refrigerated. In addition, they are easy to give away.

Here I leave a list of other things you can do with jars:

Cakes : many are cooking their cakes in jars as they are perfect to maintain the temperature. To be transparent, you can see the delight is inside.
Porta lights : jar filled with strings of lights to give a special touch to your next meeting.
Spice : paste magnets to the bottom of small jars and adhiérelos to a metal surface.
Vase : Place the paint color you like in a jug and then give it back. When completely dry, fill with water and place flowers on your new glass vase.
Glasses for cocktails : For your next party, prepare your cocktails or drinks as this fresh water and serve in jars with lids. Then place them in a bucket of ice, so each guest is served at ease.
Decorative containers : Place ingredients like chilies, beans or rice in glass jars and place them wherever you like in the kitchen to decorate.