Rabu, 15 November 2017

Food Elements - Learn About the Nutritional Elements of Food and Healthy Eating

The purpose of consuming food is to ensure good health and wellness, and therefore, healthy eating is an essential aspect of eating every day. The requirement of food over the years changes over time, with respect to the stage of life that you are in. So while a child requires food to grow and develop, adults need it more for the energy required to function daily. In addition to that, food is also required so as to repair the various parts of the body that are worn away, or those that have had to be discarded due to wear and tear.

We tend to use various parts of our bodies with everything that we do, be it breathing, thinking, moving, playing or working on the computer. This means that we need to be able to continuously replenish our body with a variety of elements that are present in food and drink.

The various elements of food that exist, their characteristics, the manner in which they can be used, and the right way in which specific foods should be combined to obtain maximum benefits are given below:

The Food Elements

Healthy eating is possible only when you ensure that your body is getting the right food elements in the right quantity that it requires. Therefore, it is essential to know about the food nutrition to be able to make sure that you are consuming everything. Some of the food elements that you should be aware of include starch, sugar, albumen, fats, minerals, and indigestible ingredients.

These are often clubbed together to form the basic classes including carbonaceous, nitrogenous, and inorganic. While all the starches, fats and sugars fall under the carbonaceous category, the albumen is considered to be nitrogenous. All inorganic substances include all the minerals that we need for the body. It should be noted that all healthy recipes or menus should ensure that all the various categories of food are finely balanced in a meal.

Carbonaceous - All starches, sugars and fats are covered under this category. Starch can be found in grains, most vegetables, and also in some fruits. Sugars are available in the form of cane, grape, other fruit sugars, and milk sugar (a constituent of milk).There are also some sugars that are made in the laboratory.

Glucose, for example, is an artificial sugar that is similar to grape juice. It is made from potato or corn starch in a chemical process. However, it is not as sweet as the natural sweeteners that nature provides. Fats can be found in vegetables and animal food too. Butter and suet are examples of animal fat, but you can also find fat in plant sources like nuts, beans and some fruits like olives too.

While fat is commonly used as a free element (as in butter) and we use it in many not-so-healthy recipes in abundance, not only is free fat difficult to consume, but it also interferes with the digestion of other foods.

Nitrogenous - Albumen in its purest form can be found in the white of an egg. The entire white of an egg is nothing but pure albumen. You can also find albumen in other animals and vegetable foods as in the case of oatmeal. Gluten closely resembles albumen and is also a nitrogenous element. It is found in rye, barley and wheat. Casein is also a part of this class of food elements and can be found in peas and beans.

Inorganic - Almost all the foods we consume have a certain proportion of inorganic and mineral matter. Grains and milk have a large proportion of the minerals that we need on a daily basis.

Indigestible substances - These are foods that are not digestible by the body and are therefore only meant to provide bulk to the food that we eat. Bran and fibrous tissues in the body are examples of indigestible foods.

Food Element Uses

Most of the food that we eat is carbonaceous in nature. This is something that has been proven after studying the daily eating habits of various cultures. The carbonaceous food element allows our body to produce heat, and in conjunction with other food elements, allows us to be able to use force and strength. Carbonaceous food elements also help the body replace the fatty tissue that gets used up in the process of fat burning.

While fats produce the highest amount of heat among the carbonaceous food elements, it should be remembered that these are most difficult to digest and can therefore lead to various health issues. Healthy eating deems that only the recommended proportion of fat should be included in meals on a daily basis.

The nitrogenous nutritional elements help in keeping the brain, nerves, and muscles healthy and fit. These are the food elements that ensure that you remain healthy in all respects including mental health. All healthy recipes should include a decent proportion of nitrogenous food elements to ensure that the stimulus to tissue change is provided to the body at all times, thus keeping all tissues fighting fit.

The most commonly required inorganic elements are phosphates. These provide the building blocks for bones and nerves and are therefore critical for good bone health.

Combination of Food Elements

There is a saying that 'too much of everything is bad', and this applies to food as well. While all food elements are required by the body, it is necessary that each of the food elements be consumed in a specific proportion to ensure healthy eating and healthy living. If you want to learn how to cook healthy recipes, you need to know which of the food elements are required by the body and in what quantity.

Minggu, 29 Oktober 2017

Food and Drink Paradise - Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes Challenge!

"Vegan recipes have no meat!", Marry said loudly.

"Vegetarian recipes have no meat too!", John said.

"Vegan recipes are without eggs!", Mary said.

"I am a vegetarian and I eat eggs. We were told by our doctors to include eggs into our diet!", Joan said.

"Is Vegan food healthier than Vegetarian food?" Mary asked.

"I don't know exactly. What I know is, they are both without meat!", John said.

"I was told by my mum, that we are switching to vegan diet soon. It means that we are eating only vegetables!", Mary said.

"Class stay quiet for a moment! Today, our topic is how to create delicious recipes for both vegan and vegetarian?", Vanessa announced.

In a minute, everybody started to look down at their notes quietly. After 30 minutes, came Judy and June. They said that they have some amazing recipes for both Vegan and Vegetarian.

"Oh, what lovely, I am really proud of two of you!"!" Vanessa said.

"Class, let's see what they have created for us!", Vanessa said.

Spinach Basic

Boiling water
Vegetable oil
Slices of hard-boiled egg (optional)
a. Trim the spinach and wash 3 or 4 times in water, to remove the grit.
b. Cook in boiling water about 20 minutes, removing the scum.
c. When tender, turn into a colander, drain, and press well.
d. Chop fine, put into a saucepan with vegetable oil and salt.
e. Set on the fire and cook till quite dry, stirring it all the time.
f. Turn into a vegetable dish, shape, and garnish with slices of hard-boiled egg.

Note: Do not cover the vessel while cooking.

Yeast Free Bread Recipe

1000g flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 heaping teaspoons baking powder
1/2 boiled potatoes
1000 ml water
a. Sift the dry ingredients together thoroughly.
b. Rub in the boiled potato.

c. Add liquid to make a stiff batter or soft dough.
d. Turn into a greased bread pan.
e. Smooth the top with a knife dipped in cooking oil.
f. Bake in a 180°C oven for about 60 minutes.
g. When done, moisten the crust slightly with cold water.
h. Wrap in a clean cloth until cold.
Potato Fruit Candy

250g mashed potatoes
125g chopped candied pineapple
125g chopped preserved cherries
125g chopped nut meats
200g pulverised sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pineapple extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Soy butter
a. Put the potatoes into a large bowl, and gradually add sugar.
b. When the mixture begins to stiffen, add the pineapple, cherries, nuts, and extracts.
c. Knead in sugar until it is so stiff that no more can be added.
d. Place in a buttered dish and set it in a cool place for 24 hours.
e. Turn out and cut in slices and place in paper case.

Not: The candy may be formed into any shape desired, and varied by the addition of dates or figs, or any flavours or colours preferred.

"What amazing! Shall we give Judy and June a big clap?", Vanessa said.

Now we have Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Yeast Free Recipes!

Food and Drink Paradise club is a wonderful gateway to meet all food lovers over the world.

Kamis, 12 Oktober 2017

Lemon Verbena Lends A Citrus Flavor To Food And Drink

Lemon verbena is a perennial herb, Aloysia citrodora, synonymous with Lippia citrodora and Aloysia triphylla, a member of the verbena family, Verbenaceae. It grows as a deciduous flowering shrub that is native to South America.

Although classified as a shrub lemon verbena's stature is more tree-like, reaching ten to twenty feet tall, especially in locations with full sun. If it's desired to keep this herb as a smaller shrub, regular pruning will be necessary. Propagation is most successful via cuttings.

Lemon verbena is used in cooking and baking to flavor foods and beverages. It's the most lemony of all the citrus-scented herbs and it's best used fresh. The leaves lose flavor and aroma upon drying, but the dried leaves are used in making herbal teas and in cooking.

Lemon verbena imparts a sweet lemony flavor without being too tart. It mixes nicely with tart berries, apples, pears and apricots, for example. Meats can also be enhanced with the crisp lemony taste. Fresh leaves can be placed on top of pork, fish or chicken, that is then covered and baked. The citrus flavor will be infused into the meat by the steam of cooking. This herb is used to flavor sweets like puddings, jams and sorbet.

Regularly using this herb for cooking may be a tasty and healthy way to cook. It brings out the sweetness of fruit without adding refined sugar. Instead of sprinkling sugar on strawberries, mix the berries with a few chopped leaves. Lemon verbena tea can substitute for water in dessert recipes to add flavor without adding extra sugar or fat. Fresh leaves make aromatic garnishes for fruit drinks, especially champagne cocktails and lemonade.

The lemon or citrus scent is very fresh so it's used to make soaps, perfumes and potpourri. Dried leaves will freshen linens in sachets or fresh leaves can be placed among the sheets in a linen closet. The essential oils, 0.5%, contain citral in the largest proportion. Some component acts as an insect repellent as the plant does repel flies, midges and other insects.

An herbal tea from lemon verbena is said to be calming. It is used to relieve anxiety and settle nervous stomachs. Other digestive upsets may be relieved with the tea such as excess gas, indigestion and acidity. It's been used to combat fevers, depression, headaches and heart palpitations. To make tea steep one tablespoon fresh leaves or one teaspoon dried leaves in a cup of near boiling water for five minutes or more. Keep the cup covered to retain the aroma and serve either hot or chilled.

Rabu, 27 September 2017

7 Benefits of Eating Organic Food & Power Drink Recipes For You

The 7 benefits are:

1. More eco-friendly. Environmentally safe comes from organic farming that helps to preserve the natural ecosystem and helps to recover what is been destroyed and correct back the nature lifestyle of fauna and flora.

2. More healthy. With organic foods, it eliminated all usage of artificial coloring, preservative, antiseptic, hence it maintains the most natural healthy foods as it is.

3. Safer. It helps to save our current human being health as well as our future generation health, since taking antiseptic and plants antibiotics is extremely endanger our health in long term as all these chemical will stay in our body and highly potential inherit to our future generations.

4. More tasty and delicious. You have the chance to really taste the natural flavor of the plantations rather than sometimes the vegetables taste so bitter like eating medicines.

5. More nutritious. The nutrition level of organic foods is much higher than the ordinary, chemical added plantation foods, the main thing is the not organic plantation they strike for faster grow rate of the plantations, hence it shorten the time needed for the plantation to accumulate enough nutrition and vitamin in it, instead pumping more chemical stuff for it to grow faster and bigger but not much good ingredients.

6. More humanitarian. Organic plantation practices eco-friendly and eco-save to all surrounding flora and fauna, they are all in one, in the same universe. Not too much not too less, no violence no toxic to all.

7. More imagination. This is interesting, as healthy organic foods and practice has endless imagination of goodness for us to explore. So this 7th benefits will open for all to imagine it!

The power drink recipe below is specifically cater for every working life people and it is the best to have it in the morning once you wake up from your bed. It helps to provide all the vitamins, energy you need to kick start your day, also help to prolong your youth and beauty.


3 to 5 types of vegetables (Any vegetables, better to have beetroot, carrot, celery, tomato, and others)
2 to 3 types of sprouts (Any sprouts like alfalfa seed sprouts, green bean sprouts, sunflower sprouts)
3 to 5 types of nuts (Any nuts like cashew nut, almond, cedar nut, and others)
1 to 3 types of fruits (Any fruits like star fruits, apple, kiwi and others)
1 type of seaweed
Small cup of apple vinegar


1. Put high fiber ingredients into the blender to blend first (like seaweed), then follow with thinner fiber ingredients to blend last.

2. Add in apple vinegar and some portion (either cold or warm) water to slightly blend it. If you have some cold hand or cold feet symptom, you can add in 2-3 slices of ginger to blend it together. Then serve it., substandard glue could result in the end cap separating and even popping off.

experience house wife with lot of cooking experience and secret recipes inherited from her grand grand mother. Elaine.T also interested in researching a lot of secret recipe ingredients and cooking method that deliver the ultimate healthy meals, particularly in the usage of Chinese herbs, Indian spices, Japanese four season cooking method and ingredients, and a lot more Asian recipes.

Sabtu, 09 September 2017

Without Eating Or Drinking We'd All Die - How to Write Articles on Food and Drink

"Live Long and Prosper," Spock said. This is decent advice, and there is an old saying from the Viking days, it goes something like this; "Be Well, Live Well, and Live Longest," which is also good advice. But today, I'd like to talk to you about some advice that many people feel very dear to their heart. Most people want to live healthy, drink good wine, and eat great meals.

What more could you ask for?

In the United States of America we have a solid middle-class, and as people reach the top of the middle class and start bumping up against the upper class, their priorities change. They wish to dine at the best restaurants, and enjoy themselves with the best wine. Who can blame them right? Indeed this is all true.

The interesting thing about all this is that provides an excellent opportunity for online article authors who wish to write about this topic. It's amazing how many people read restaurant reviews, and how many people go online to learn information about their favorite wines, or to learn trivia facts about where the wine was grown, in which vineyard it came from, and in which year it was produced.

If you enjoy such topics, you will be amazed how many readers will flock to your articles. Over the years, I've written nearly 70 articles on this topic, and I am always amazed at the amount of traffic they get, and some of the e-mail feedback that comes my way. It's almost as if the Internet readers can't get enough of this type of content. If you are going to write articles on food and drink, I have some advice for you.

First, you must consider who your audience is. And you must write it from their perspective. People are interested not only in the food, but the dining experience. When talking about recipes and specialty dishes they are interested in ingredients, the brands, the flavor, the spices, and all the potential substitutes.

When talking about wine, people are interested in every single aspect, of each bottle. Do not spare any details, these readers want it all, and they want it now, so give it to them and enjoy the traffic that it brings your website. Please consider all this.

Rabu, 23 Agustus 2017

Travel to Singapore - A Guide to Local Singapore Food and Drink

Singapore is commonly known as a shopping haven, a safe and secure traveling destination, a beach and city holiday rolled into one and a meeting point of many cultures and religions. Singapore is also the melting pot of food and drink from all over the world.

You can satisfy your gastronomic desire for sumptuous cuisines at any time of the day and anywhere in the island. Singapore's unique blend of food and drink is considered so special that you can even join the Uniquely Singapore Shop and Eat Tour, and feast in the local cuisine as you explore the city's ethnic districts and residential neighborhoods.

Here is a list of 7 must-try food and drink when you visit Singapore:

1. Singapore Sling

A cocktail originally invented for the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel in the early 20th century. The original recipe uses gin, cherry brandy and Benedictine, the concoctions though differ in other parts of the country and the world. The drink is shaken and strained into a glass before adding in club soda. You can find the drink in most bars in Singapore and on board flights of Singapore Airlines.

2. Chicken Rice

A local favorite, this dish has been touted as a national dish by several food critics. You can choose a serving of roasted, steamed or barbequed chicken with rice cooked in chicken stock and garlic. Add a dash of chili sauce and dark soy sauce, a plate of chicken rice is both a tasty and filling meal.

3. Laksa

While there are many versions of this dish in Malaysia, a Singapore version has its roots in the Peranakan community. Rice noodles are cooked in coconut spicy gravy and sprinkled with prawns, bean curd and chicken. A very rich and indulgent dish that will leave you craving for more.

4. Fried Carrot Cake

Certainly a comfort food for many Singaporeans, fried carrot cake is a mix of diced radish and egg tossed in soy sauce. A common hawker food, this dish is oily and spicy but promises a truly satisfying gastronomic experience.

5. Indian Rojak

Rojak is loosely used to mean a mix of several ingredients. There are Indian, Indonesian and Chinese rojaks in Singapore. The Indian rojak usually refers to a Muslim-Indian dish comprising of different vegetables, bean curds, fried dough mixtures and seafood served with a spicy and sweet peanut sauce.

6. Satay

If you are familiar with kebabs on skewers in Mediterranean dishes, Satay is the local version of meat on skewers. You can get chicken, beef and lamb Satays served with peanut sauce. Hotels usually add Satays as a side dish to its fried rice or fried noodles.

7. Ice kacang

An all-time favorite, Ice Kacang is a delightful dessert to end a meal. With a base of jelly, red beans, corn and Attap seeds, ice is grated on top of them and topped with various colored sugar syrup and condensed milk. A purely indulgent treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and a great way to quench your thirst in sunny Singapore.