Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Just found an interesting blog post online about the Top 10 Most Influential Chefs that are on twitter.
Some of the names I recognize, like Paula Dean and Gordon Ramsey, but some of them I haven't heard of before.
Top 10 Most Influential Chefs On Twitter
Monday, February 21, 2011
Found this interesting article online that has a list of healthy foods that one should eat.
As I am getting older I realize that I now have to eat a lot more healthier.
Here is a link to the list.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I found this article online about a possible government grant to study food! Here is more information about it:
Food and Agricultural Fellowship Grants
These grants are to be used to encourage outstanding students to pursue and complete a graduate degree in an area of the food and agricultural sciences for which there is a national need for development of scientific expertise. Money can be used to support a student completing a graduate, masters, or doctorate degree. Students must apply to those institutions that received the money.
To find out more about this grant program you can visit the blog, Grant Basics 101.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I found this interesting article online about what kinds of food you should eat to get younger-looking skin.
I won't give away the specifics but I was interested in this article because - as always - I am trying to eat more healthy!
You can view the online article by clicking here.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I am so very excited about cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving!
I bought my turkey over the weekend and it's in the freezer right now! It's a ten-pound turkey which will be more than enough for Thanksgiving Day!
A few years back I blogged about making a turkey for the first time. I don't think I made one last year but this year I am going to be making one!
Since I haven't done it a lot I'm still going by the instructions that I have gotten by watching cooking shows. I still have the notes and will be following them to the letter!
I will definitely let you know how it turns out!
My turkey came out excellent! It was nice and juicy and as of December 15th the turkey is now down to the bone - which I'm now using to make turkey stew and turkey soup!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
So what are the perfect foods to eat for making you happier?
Well, almost ALL types of fish and nut work wonders. You can also try turkey, asparagus, sunflower seeds, cottage cheese, pineapple, tofu spinach, bananas and lobster. These foods are high in tryptophan, an amino acid the body converts into serotonin, bringing about greater states of wellbeing.
8 Foods that Fight Stress
By Sara Reistad-Long
Chow down on eats that tame hunger and reduce anxiety
Eat It to Beat It
We all know that tension can wreak havoc on our eating patterns. But the right (healthy!) foods can often help tame mindless munching and cravings and, better yet, actually lower overall anxiety and its symptoms. Eight of our favorites:
High in flavonoids, which are lauded for their relaxing properties (chamomile tea is another great source), chocolate also contains phenethylamine, a chemical that enhances your mood. The darker the chocolate, the more healthy substances you're getting in your diet, so look for bars that are 70 percent cacao or higher.
Turns out that a glass of warm milk really is calming. One study found that women who drank four or more servings of lowfat or skim milk every day were about half as likely to experience stress-related PMS symptoms than those who drank less than one serving a week.
Carbs help you produce serotonin, a calming hormone that helps fight anxiety's negative effects-which is probably why many of us crave them when we're stressed. Go with the craving and choose healthy sources. Oatmeal is high in fiber, which means that your body will absorb it slowly. In one fell swoop, you'll prolong the serotonin boost, keeping yourself feeling full for longer (and on less) and making sure your blood sugar's in check.
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids-abundant in fish like salmon-can help reverse stress symptoms by boosting serotonin levels, and that an omega-3-rich diet can also help suppress the production of the anxiety hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
They've been shown to help lower blood pressure, which is critical for those whose hearts are already working overtime thanks to high adrenaline levels. In fact, research so strongly backs their health benefits that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration goes so far as to recommend 1 1/2 oz per day.
A good source of folate, which helps your body produce a pleasure-inducing brain chemical called dopamine.
Studies show that magnesium, which you'll find in leafy greens like spinach, improves your body's response to stress.
Their antioxidants counteract the effects of stress hormones like cortisol on your body.