Foods and Culinary

Electrolytes Explained: Electrolytes contract muscles, generate electricity, and move fluids and water within the body. Some examples of electrolytes are Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Calcium, and Magnesium. Electrolytes are found in fruit juices, milk, and many fruits and vegetables (e.g. avocados, potatoes, bananas). It is possible to get electrolytes from many healthy foods. How much does anybody really know about Electrolytes? The word, Electrolytes, has become a household word lately because a lot of people are familiar with all the currently popular sports drinks. You’ve probably read that electrolytes are good for you and they are important to have when you’re dehydrated or sick. But the thing is, when you are sick, sugary sports drinks are the very last thing your body really needs. Did you know that you also can get electrolytes from many healthy foods? The Real Facts About Electrolytes: Electrolytes are liquids, solids, or gases that contain […]

In the real estate planning industry the legal term escrow is a typical word. It is actually a neutral third party company that is hired to follow the actions that are dictated both by the buyer and seller. This neutral party must have the confirmation from both the buyer and seller and if two separate sets of directions are given to escrow they can not move forward until there are some resolutions. That means both the buyer and seller have to be in the same page, so to speak, being in complete agreement. Escrow also gathers documents towards the end of the transaction. That includes the loan document from the lender, instructions from both the buyer and seller which come from both their agents as their representatives. Escrow will compile and organize all the numbers and create what is called the settlement statement. The buyer and seller will review the […]

There are certain foods that burn more fat than the calorie content of the food itself and others that promote the release of fat from cells. The effects of these foods will be slightly different in each individual. As each person has a different metabolic rate the benefit from these fat burning foods will vary. The faster your metabolism is to start with the better these foods will work to help your body burn fat. Foods that contain vitamin C: Your body needs vitamin C to efficiently burn fat. Eating foods that are high in vitamin C can help to metabolize (break down) fat quicker. Vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of fat. It reduces its content and can liquefy or dilute fat. By diluting the fat, it makes it less effective, and easier to flush out of your system. Foods high in fiber: High fiber foods are good because they […]

It takes a special person to manage a restaurant and interact with restaurant customers and restaurant staff. Not everyone is cut out to be a restaurant manager. Managers need to be on their feet for long periods of time-anywhere from 8 to 12 hours a day. Managers also need to be trained to be aware of labor and food costs, customer service and how to manage people. They need to be trained in every aspect of the restaurant business. Five key aspects for every manager are: 1. Keeping an open mind 2. Being able to accept criticism 3. Retaining large amounts information 4. Having excellent customer service skills 5. Knowing how to understand both sides of the story Sometimes it takes years to fully train someone in this business. There are two ways people usually become a manager, either earning a college degree or moving up in the ranks. I […]

Food Safety – FAQ Tips and Tricks Food Safety is very important and knowing about it can help keep you and your family healthy. Here are some answers, tips, and tricks, to frequently asked questions that you may have about food safety. “What is the safe holding temperature for foods that are already cooked?” If you have any potentially hazardous foods which are not served immediately after you are done cooking them, then they must be either cooled down to a temperature of less than 40 degrees, or held at 140 degrees or higher. Food safety is all about keeping the foods you cook at the right temperatures, and not in the danger zone. “What Happens if I do not hold the food at temperatures under 40 degrees or above 140 degrees?” Foods that are held at a temperature that’s either under 40 or over 140, it is in what […]

Marriage proposals made over a romantic dinner at an elegant restaurant can be very romantic but they are not necessarily creative. Many women dream about the day that the man of their dreams proposes to them and hope that the day will be absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. In a recent study the majority of married women reported that they believe that their spouse spent a significant amount of money on their wedding proposal but that the lack of originality in the proposal had left the women feeling disappointed. One creative way to propose for a couple involved in a long distance relationship is to plan a surprise visit and set up a scavenger hunt. You could have a friend pick you up from the airport so that your girlfriend doesn’t know that you are coming to visit and have the friend give your girlfriend instructions for the scavenger […]

Organic baby food is preferred by most experts as the best thing you can feed your babies because of one thing – it is free of chemical pesticide residues. Fruits and vegetables are the first major components of a baby's diet other than the mother's milk. When the baby acquires the ability to start munching on solid food it is very typical that he be given soup made up of crushed and liquefied fruits and vegetables or cereal. Many moms however are unaware that feeding such things with the hope of nourishing their child might cause more harm than good. This is because conventional baby food is normally filled with different kinds of chemical residues from pesticides. Organic baby food is produced without any pesticide use. Pesticides are integral on industrial farms because they help reduce the amount in the price tags of the produce by reducing the damage the […]

When I set my intentions for the day I was going to pull together the marketing and sales material for my new product. Come the afternoon, my frustration from the morning had spilled into my mood and hampered that creative part of my brain. Even a tickle of chocolate and coffee could not get it moving! So, I decided to follow that old line "if you can not beat them, join them" and instead of getting frustrated about my lack of creativity and productivity, EMBRACED IT! And realized that embracing it and going with the flow would be more useful than getting annoyed at myself. As my embracing great and my frustration disappeared, I felt much better. And as I improved my mindset and mood – I felt as if I could tackle something demanding. So I used my task focused mindset to attack my email – yes, all of […]

The Coffee Song was written by Bob Hilliard (January 28, 1918-February 1, 1971), an American lyricist who wrote many other famous songs. For example, In the Wee Small Hours Of the Morning, Any Day Now, Dear Hearts and Gentle People, Our Day Will Come, My Little Corner Of the World, and Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat). The Coffee Song is one of the most fun songs with coffee lyrics recorded in the 1946 post-war era, with a catchy tune and rhythm that is non-stop festive. The Coffee Song has been performed by many artists and groups. To name a few: Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor. Louis Prima, Sicilian-American singer, actor, songwriter and trumpeter. Sam Cooke, American gospel, R&B, soul, pop singer, and songwriter. Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress. Mike Doughty, American indie and alternative rock songwriter. Stan Ridgway, American multi-instrumentalist, baritone singer, and songwriter. Bob […]

We all know that women’s health issues are always considered something very important, as they have to give birth and maintain their health. But, when it comes to men’s health people are not much interested in it. Don’t think that it doesn’t matter, as it matter equally as than women’s health. Men are no doubt very different than woman, which means that their needs are also different when it comes to maintaining better health. The diet and exercise both matters a lot for keeping a man healthy throughout his life, hence making him fit in his older years also. If you are a man, know that most of the food items you love eating are actually not very healthy for you. While some of them may be dangerous for you, and when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle it is very important to add foods in your life which […]