• January 26, 2020 /  Food

    With all the new and controversial pet food recalls, it is no wonder that pet owners have preferred making homemade dog food for their pet animals in lieu of commercial and, quite possibly, bad dog food and cat food considered as contaminated. So what’s all the fuss about? What unlikely result can bad contaminated dog food do to your pet dog, and more importantly, what can you do keep it from happening? Just what are in these supposedly good dog food that has got pet owners in an uproar?

    We humans are discouraged from consuming too much canned goods for various health reasons. The same holds true for dogs.

    Moist dog food is packed in cans. You can just think of all the harmful ingredients injected into the dog food package, mostly to bring a good taste, enhance palatability, and even improve appearance.

    What’s truly disconcerting is the fact that animal by-products, the main components of pet food, are already bombarded with chemicals long before they reach the processing plant. So even if the can’s label tells you otherwise, there’s really nothing like a ‘No Preservatives’ guarantee.

    Dry dog food is even worse. And because canning in itself is already a preserving process, moist dog food contains less of the contaminated materials used to prolong shelf life compared with its dry counterpart.

    Another problem is the ingredients themselves, usually meat, poultry, and grains. Any part which is not good for human consumption, such as innards, blood, and bones, make up the by-products that are ground and blended into what we know as commercial pet food. In reality, they are bad dog food.

    The thing is, it is not always slaughtered animals that make their way into these meals, but oftentimes, unhealthy meat of farm animals are included also. And the drugs and bacteria, like Salmonella and Escherichia coli, thriving in these meats do not always die during product making, which incidentally, destroys much of the nutritional content as well.

    Furthermore, when moldy grain is thrown in, as well as all the other synthetic and unnatural additives the numbers of which are too many to count with both hands, you then have a lethal canine cocktail. It doesn’t take a genuine nutritionist to know that this spells disaster for the end user, i.e., innocent little Fido.

    Injurious outcome of bad dog food include vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. But that’s just for starters. The more dangerous toxins, like cf1 butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and ethoxyquin, which are all permitted in small doses, can cause cancer, organ failure, and ultimately, death when ingested after sometime.

    So what can you, the dog owner, do about all this? Voice your concerns. Call pet food manufacturers and demand for better quality products so you get your money’s worth. Better yet, try making your own homemade dog food. At least then, you can be sure about what your loving dog is actually eating. If you have any doubts on the food you’re feeding your dog, consult your veterinarian immediately.

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  • January 24, 2020 /  Food

    Gourmet coffee consumers rarely consider the cost of their
    daily coffee in terms of the expense to brew premium whole
    bean coffee at home (50 cents to 75 cents) with prices of
    a pound of gourmet coffee beans versus a two or three cup
    a day ($4.50 to $6.00) coffee drinking habit when purchased
    at premium coffee houses. A recent Washington Post article
    discussed Seattle law students spending money from their
    student loans for Starbucks coffee across the street from
    the Seattle University School of Law.

    Erika Lim, director of career services at the law school has
    launched a campaign to reduce coffee consumption by students
    attending the university on student loan money. She points
    out that students are spending education loans on luxuries
    like latte instead of necessities like a loaf of bread. That
    borrowed money takes years to repay and many students don’t
    do the math to see that study time with 2-3 cups of coffee
    at Starbucks over 4 years can cost them significant sums –
    as much as $4500 in principle, interest and fees on their
    student loan – over the course of their education. An
    online calculator has been posted for those interested in
    calculating their caffeine expenses at:
    http://www.hughchou.org/calc/coffee.cgi

    Gourmet Coffee drinkers have become accustomed to paying $2
    or more per cup for fresh brewed coffees at Premium coffee
    houses – and many sources are predicting those prices may
    increase to as much as $4 per cup soon due to expected
    increases in green coffee prices. But smart gourmet coffee
    consumers have long known that premium coffee brewed at home
    costs just 12 cents or so per cup, depending on preferences
    for coffee strength.

    Many coffee producers recommend starting with 1 tablespoon
    of fresh ground gourmet coffee beans per standard 6 ounce
    cup of water. Starbucks recommends double that amount for
    stronger coffees at 2 tablespoons per 6 ounce cup. A pound
    of gourmet coffee (that is 16 Ounces or 1 Lb.) divided
    by 1 1/2 Ounces comes to roughly 10 pots of 10 cups
    (6 Ounce cups) equaling 100 cups for the cost of one pound
    of gourmet coffee beans. At the average of 1.5 tablespoons
    per 6 ounce cup and average size of 12 ounce coffee mug,
    you can expect 50 cups of home brewed coffee per pound of
    gourmet beans!

    Prices of premium gourmet coffee beans range between $10
    and $18 per pound, making a cup of home-brewed gourmet
    coffee, made fresh to your liking, cost only between .10
    cents and .25 cents per cup or between $1.00 and $2.00 per
    pot of coffee! Even the rarest and most expensive coffee
    sold, the exotic Kopi Luwak, at $175 per pound, is still
    less than $1.75 per 6 ounce cup when brewed at home! So
    if you have expensive tastes and want a 12 ounce mug of
    the rarest and most expensive coffee on the planet, you
    still need only pay what some premium coffee houses charge
    for a latte ($3.50) for that rare privilege.

    When consumers learn that they can purchase gourmet whole
    bean coffee for between $10 to $18 per pound, then fresh
    grind and brew at home for significantly less than gourmet
    coffee companies charge, many see home brewing premium
    gourmet coffee as luxurious treat. Purchasing a thermos
    or a large travel mug to

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  • January 22, 2020 /  Food

    STORAGE good the meat will prolong the life of the flesh owned. When stored properly the flavor of the meat will stay fresh when eaten.

    Here are five steps that can help you keep the meat properly in order to get the optimal freshness of meat, as reported by eHow, Thursday (01/24/2013):

    Buy fresh meat
    The more fresh meat is purchased it will be a long time aged meat is stored, check the meat on a label on the packaging so unknown expired meat. If you buy at the market, do not hesitate to smell and taste the meat because meat is sometimes a lot of sellers that fool you.

    cook meat
    After buying meat, meat could save time. However, you have to be prepared when eating meat will feel uncomfortable even though at first glance it still looks fresh flesh of the meat was juicy but dry.

    Although it can be stored in the freezer for weeks or years but still it was not good to eat meat. Storage of meat just two to four days. To get the freshness of the meat, then simply save the roast beef one to two days, for three days only steaks, stew meat just two days, while poultry can last up to three days.

    Wrap in plastic bag
    Meats that have not been cooked, can be placed in the refrigerator with the way the meat is wrapped in clear plastic. Make sure there is no air in because it will burn the meat and absorb existing juicy meat quickly. If so, the plastic seal with tape.

    Do not mix with other food ingredients
    Meat can be stored in the freezer, but do not mash the meat with other food ingredients and do not forget to clean your freezer first place. If meat is not unified with the other then aged meat could last longer.

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  • January 22, 2020 /  Food

    Before the expiration date, if the rest of the bread immediately, so as not to be wasted. Even if almost expired, delicious leftover bread made ​​what are ya?

    crusty bread
    Cut bread with 2 cm thick, rub with butter and sprinkle sugar. Tata on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 100 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. Do not forget to be inverted so that dry bread evenly.

    Strik bread
    Cut bread as crusty bread, spread with butter, then sprinkle the parmesan cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 100 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes.

    Pee bread
    Stir pieces of white bread with thick coconut milk with sugar to taste. Degan be added coconut or banana slices dredged horn. Spoon the mixture into the banana leaves with a stick pin. Steam until cooked and serve when cool.

    bread pudding
    This pudding is made from pieces of white bread plus milk, and sugar to taste. The batter is poured into a heat resistant dish. To garnish sprinkle sliced ​​almonds or raisins. Ddalam bake oven until cooked.

    Well, now you can snack and a variety of delicious dessert that can be enjoyed with loved ones. Good luck.

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  • January 22, 2020 /  Food

    If the durian season arrives, durian lovers will certainly vying for the most delicious durian hunting. Many vendors hawking durian durian-duriannya whether in the streets or even in the supermarket.

    In order for us as durian lovers are not disappointed with the taste of durian that we buy, we should consider the tips choose a good durian following.

    See the fruit shape
    When we are confused to choose the good and the bad durian, durian fruit tips on choosing the first we have seen in addition to considering the taste is by looking at the shape of fruit duriannya. Choose durian durian shaped bulat.Biasanya form that is not going to have a browse round a thick fruit, small grain, and sweet.

    See skin
    Choose a durian fruit whose skin is not defective. Durian skin defects due to rotten or eaten by caterpillars then most of the content in it is not too sweet and even sour. Then if thorn duriannya big, we will be easy to open.

    Duri Durian
    Durian thorn it can be used as an indicator of the right to see the quality of the content / duriannya fruit. Choose form a large durian and length as well as dull. Usually this type of durian flesh will show the contents of a thick, sweet, and the meat is dry.

    The smell of durian
    Tips on choosing the most familiar durian fruit and is often done by paar lovers are of the smell of durian fruit. If the durian fruit has a sweet aroma and is usually cooked and seared flesh will be nice and soft. Sebailknya, if odorless durian or durian less fragrant it is not perfect ripening.

    Durian shake
    Use your hands to shake the durian fruit you choose. If fruit vibrate when you shake, this means that you choose to have durian flesh is dry and overcooked.

    This is because the durian flesh is dry and mature skin will be separated from the inner wall. And tips latter is the durian hit with the butt of the knife. If reads ‘buk buk buk’ it is overcooked and dry durian.

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  • January 20, 2020 /  Fitness

    Exercise and fitness are like the two sides of the same coin. We can very well say that they are one and the same. You cannot achieve fitness without intense physical exercises, because they make the main condition for an excellent body shape and health. The exercise and fitness level vary depending on your goals, your physical condition and several other factors like age, chronic disease, diet, rest, state of mind and hydration.

    The human body is a very complex machine and in vain will you work the muscles unless you take care of what you eat, how you eat, what you think and how you function in general lines. People have grown used to abusing their bodies in so many ways without even knowing it. Junk food, smoking, alcohol, drugs, lack of sleep, and still, we keep functioning. Therefore, the approach to exercise and fitness should start with the close analysis of personal lifestyle, so that you may understand how to maximize your physical activity level, in order to achieve goals.

    People usually start looking for exercise and fitness solutions when they put on too much weight or when they try to improve self-esteem. Motivation and the reason that makes one take up exercise and fitness could be very important for the success of any plan. Chasing good looks could prove unsubstantial on the long run if you miss the deeper purpose of a balanced activity level. Grow your muscles as nicely as you like, but do it in full knowledge of the process. Don’t feed yourself on steroids and powders and get pumped up. That is the approach I strongly advise against!

    Be natural in the exercise and fitness approach, and together with a stronger body, you will develop self-awareness. Once you learn the basic principles of healthy nutrition, you will read the product labels every time you go shopping at the supermarket, and you will make the most advantageous choice when it comes to quality. Good nutrition is the main foundation for healthy physical activity and real fitness.

    Rest well every night because the human body needs around 8 hours of sleep per day to recover fully. This will help you to have enough energy to train at the gym, and you’ll feel a lot better at work and in all activities that you handle. We could very well say that exercise and fitness should become a lifestyle for anyone trying to improve existence.

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  • January 19, 2020 /  Food

    Corn silk may now be associated with a healthy lifestyle and medicinal benefit, but, as an adolescent, my memories of the use of corn silk was as a cigarette alternative. I have been told tales of those people in the Dirty Thirties who regularly rolled this dried corn fibre into cigarette papers, since tobacco was prohibitively expensive. While I do not recommend this practice today, the anecdote illustrates that desperate people use creative tactics to achieve an end. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • January 19, 2020 /  Food

    One of the basic necessities of life that is food is perishable. Thanks to the sedentary lifestyle which a person is living up these days, it has been noted down that more intake of unhealthy food is consumed by the individual. This has related to many health issues like cancer and tumor. To help the person live a healthy life, it is always advisable to have food which is fresh and cooked well. If you are quite busy in your life and looking for easy to cook and store services fridge won’t be a better option. To get the best services, you need to buy food sealing machine. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • January 18, 2020 /  Food

    In recent years, China’s fast-food industry has experienced 10 years of hardships. The industry has undergone the growing process from disorder to order, from grass to towering trees. In this process, there appears a group of leading enterprises such as the real kung fu fast food chain, Da Niang Dumpling and so on.

    Meanwhile, the experts pointed out that “Although western fast food in our country has a good development at current. But because the Chinese people have developed eating habits for a long time and due to the irresistible delicious Chinese food, in the future Chinese fast food will continue to dominant China’s fast food market.”

    The survey shows that in China’s fast-food market, 78.9% are Chinese fast-food restaurants, while 21.1% are Western-style fast food restaurants. Chinese fast food due to its price advantage and the taste advantages still accounts for most share of the domestic fast food market. This no doubt provides a huge and yet untapped market for the Chinese fast food industry.

    In addition, it is worth noting that, after 10 years of market screening, Chinese fast food has gone out of the “small”, “miscellaneous and chaotic” market misunderstanding. It has the basic formation of mature market segments to meet the needs of different consumer groups.

    In addition, the arrival of the peak of China’s urban expansion also provides an opportunity for the development of the fast food industry. At present, every year about 18 million rural people come into cities. By the year of 2015, China’s urban population will for the first time exceed the rural population.

    Urbanization does not only mean an overall improvement in people’s living standards, but also means the changes of people’s way of life and the rising of the resource consumption. People’s consumer attitudes will change accordingly. With the accelerated pace of life, fast food consumption has become a popular demand. The production of “public fast food” that can meet the demand of the ordinary working class will become a trend.

    In the 21st century, China’s fast-food industry has achieved new development, opening up new prospects for the development of Chinese fast food. In the face of new development conditions and opportunities, how to promote scientific development and make new progress for the Chinese fast-food industry is the tasks and challenges we are facing. Experts say that there is still a long way for the Chinese fast food industry to go in the future.