Dairy Free Cheese Comes in Many Forms

It has never been a better time to be a vegan, as there has never been a wider variety of dairy free cheese options from which to choose. Today, people who choose to make the switch from animal foods to a total vegetarian menu can do so without forsaking all of their most-loved cheesy dishes […]

Best and Worst Foods for your Teeth

One in every five Americans has an untreated cavity. These are holes burned into a person’s teeth by acid formed by sugar and bacteria. Certain foods form cavities better because they have more sugar, or attract certain kinds of bacteria. Other foods are better to eat because they have less sugar and kill bacteria, or […]

Barbecue sauce, marinades and bastes; is there any difference?

It’s absolutely amazing how using any of these flavor-enhancing cooking methods will turn an ordinary food experience into something over the top. There are, indeed, several differences between cooking with barbecue sauces, marinades and bastes.  Two ways they are the same, however, is that all three cooking methods induce flavor and juiciness into an otherwise […]

An Overview of the different Ways to Cure Olives

If you go into grocery or specialty stores,you can typically find a wide selection of olives. Olives may be sold canned, bottled or from a “bar”; the latter meaning shoppers select their own olives, place in containers and purchase by weight. There are many kinds of olives such as bitteto, kalamata, and manzanilla, however they […]

An Overview of Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a Hindi term that describes a blend of spices. It translates as hot spice (Garam – hot and Masala – spice). The word masala actually derives from the Arabic Maslahah, meaning ‘that which is good’. Although there are no hard and fast rules, a Garam Masala recipe, sometimes referred to as Gorum […]

Best Foods to take to the Beach

The summer is a great time to take a trip to the beach. If you plan on spending the day at the sea-side then you will also likely need to take some food along with you. As such, a beach picnic basket with flasks and plates is recommended for lunch at least. Alternatively, in the […]

A traditional dal bhat recipe from Nepal

Dal is basically spicy lentil soup. Served with rice, vegetables and chutney (of which there are thousands of varieties and many of which include fresh lemon or lime) Dal is the staple diet for the people of Nepal. Traditionally the Nepalese people will eat squatting, though many urban restaurants now have chairs. Dal will thicken up […]