Friday, August 18, 2017

Traditional Baked Egg Cake (Cocoa-Vanilla Flavour) ?????(?????)

Ever since I shared my Traditional Baked Egg Cake ????? recipe, it was a hit and many of my readers have tried and succeeded. They love the soft and spongy texture of these cakes, fragrant and delicious. 

I have received some requests asking for "other flavours baked egg cakes". Sharing here, the bicolour version. My son said the cocoa-vanilla flavour smells and taste even better, hope you'll love it too... ;) 

Recipe adapted from here
Ingredients: Yield 6-8 servings

2 Eggs ?? 2?

70g Castor Sugar ??? 70?

Pinch of Salt ? ??

70g Cake Flour  ?? 70?

1/2 tsp Baking Powder ?? 1/2 ??

1 tsp Vanilla Extract ??? 1??

18g Oil ? 18?

1 tbsp Milk ?? 1??

2 tsp Cocoa Powder ??? 2??

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Method: ??

1. In a mixer bowl, add eggs, castor sugar and salt. It is fine to use cold egg.

2. Beat until light, fluffy (start with high speed > medium > low). Add in vanilla extract. Beat with low speed to combined. 

3. Sift in flour and baking powder. Use a spatula, fold to combine. Add in oil and milk, mix well with a spatula. Do not over mix the batter. 
Prepare chocolate batter: Scoop out 70g batter, sift in cocoa powder, mix well. 

4. Prepare 8 lined muffin cups, pour in the plain batter evenly follow by the chocolate batter. Use a chopstick, gently stir to make the swirl. Gently tap the baking tray on the worktop to release any trapped air.

5. Baked in a preheated oven 140'C for 10 minutes. Reset temperature to 150'C, bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool on the rack and it's ready. 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Organic Food Gift Baskets: The Perfect Gift for Many

Are you looking for a nice, unique gift to give a close friend or relative?  Although you do have a number of different options, you may want to take the time to examine organic food gift baskets.  After a close examination, you will see that there are a number of reasons why organic food gift baskets make for the perfect gift.

One reason why organic food gift baskets make great gifts is because they are not just for organic eaters.  With that being said, organic eaters are more likely to appreciate an organic themed gift basket.  However, you may do someone that you know a favor by getting them interested in eating organic foods.  Many individual are surprised with the taste, namely how good it is.  Typically, organic foods taste similar, if not better, than other foods with artificial additives.

The fact that organic food gift baskets are perfect for just about any occasion is another one of the many reasons why they can be the perfect gift.  Popular occasions in which organic themed gift baskets are given include Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Easter.  Keep in mind, however, that they are also perfect for just about any occasion, including birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries.  In fact, you can give an organic food gift basket as a housewarming gift or even just because.

Another reason why organic gift baskets should be examined is because it can be relatively easy to find and buy them.  This is largely due in part to the number of options that most shoppers have.  For example, there are online stores that specialize in the selling of gift baskets and many have a small collection of organic food themed baskets.  Online organic food stores, as well locally operated organic food stores may also have a selection of themed gift baskets for sale.  Despite the fact that organic food gift baskets are ideal for just about any occasion, they are usually easier to find for sale around Christmas, Easter, and Mother’s Day.

The options that you have, in terms of which organic foods are included in a gift basket, is another reason why you should examine them to give as gifts.  Most individuals automatically think of organic fruits and vegetables, but organic food is so much more than that.  An organic food gift basket can include mixes, desserts, candies, breads, cheeses, crackers, and so much more.  In fact, there are some stores that allow you to design your own gift baskets.  This is a great way to ensure that your gift recipient receives a gift basket filled with organic foods that they will eat.

As nice as organic gift baskets are, some shoppers are turned off by their costs.  If that describes you, it is important to know that you do have an alternative.  That alternative involves making your own gift baskets.  Making your own organic gift basket is also a great idea if you are unable to find a pre-made basket that you like.  Simply find a container, which should also be organic, and place selection of natural foods inside and you now have a homemade organic food gift basket.

Of course, the decision as to whether or not you want to give the gift of an organic gift basket is your decision to make, but you may still want to see what is available.  Chances are, you will be able to find the perfect match for your close friend or family member.

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Organic Food Coupons: Why You Should Use Them and How to Find Them

Are you interested in eating organic foods?  If you are, it is a great way to improve your health, but it isn’t always so great for your wallet.  It is no secret that organic foods cost more money.  Although the cost is more than worth it, you may be interested in saving money whenever possible.  One way that you can do so is with the use of organic food coupons.

As nice as it is to hear that organic food coupons can help you save money, you may be curious as to why you should use them.  For starters, organic food coupons are just like regular coupons, but they are for organic foods.  Depending on what you find, you may be able to buy one product and get another free or you may receive up to a dollar off a particular item.  Organic food coupons can save you a considerable amount of money, especially if you are able to find a great sale.  Also, many coupons are free or cheap to acquire.

If you are looking for free organic food coupons, turn to the internet.  There are a number of options that you have when doing so.  For starters, you can find the online websites for the makers of organic food.  You can do this with a standard internet search.  To help get you started, Amy’s Kitchen and Cascadian Farms make and sell organic food.  Some manufacturers offer coupons on their websites.  These coupons may be printable or you may be able to fill out a form and have the coupons mailed to you.

Organic food coupons can also be found by examining online coupon websites.  These websites can also easily be found with a standard internet search.  You will want to find websites that give you access to free coupons.  Although you will find a large selection of coupons, you may also find some for organic foods.  This is because more individuals are becoming concerned with their health, thus eating organic foods.

Grocery stores are another way to find free organic food coupons.  There are many grocery stores that place coupon dispensers next to products in their stores.  Some grocery stores have as many as five coupon dispensers in each aisle.  Although it will be hit or miss to see if you can find coupons for organic foods, you may.  Due to the increase in organic food consumption, many supermarkets are expanding their organic food sections.  Many choose to draw attention to their expansions by offering great deals on organic foods, which come in the formats of sales or coupons.

When using newspapers, as with online coupon websites, you will find a large selection of coupons.  As previously stated, however, organic food consumption is increasing in popularity, as more individuals are becoming concerned with their health and exactly what it is they are putting into their bodies.  For that reason, more newspapers and manufacturers are making the decision to work together to provide better and more affordable access to organic foods.  Although not free, most newspapers can be purchased for around a dollar.

In addition to using organic food coupons to help you save money, you can also search for sales or discounts.  Many supermarkets send out weekly fliers advertising their sales. Look for any great deals on organic foods.  Also, be sure to examine stores that specialize in the selling of organic foods and other organic products.  These stores also typically offer great sales, but you already know that the sales in question will be for organic foods.

As highlighted above, there are a number of ways that you can go about finding organic food coupons.  It may take a little bit of hard work and research to find these coupons, but the money that you may be able to save, especially overtime, can significantly add up.  As a reminder, don’t discount traditional store sales on organic foods, as they are also a great way to eat organically, but on a budget.

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Lotus Root Black Eyed Pea Pig Tail Soup ???????-????,???,??????,????

Lotus Root Black Eyed Pea Pig Tail Soup - A nutritious and nourishing soup that is naturally sweetened, taste really good and it's suitable for both adults and kids. 



370g Pig Tail, cut into chucks ??? 370?,??

45g Black Eyed Pea ?? 45?

260g Lotus Root, peeled and cut into chunks ?? 260?,????

4 Seedless Red Dates ???? 4?

2 litre Hot Water ?? 2 ??

Some sea salt, add to taste ? ??

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Method: ??

1. Rinse pig tails with hot boiling water. Soak in the hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and transfer the pig tail into a pot. Put all ingredients (except salt) in a pot. Bring to a boil.

2. Cook with high heat for 30 minutes. Reduce heat and continue to cook for 60 minutes. 

3. Add salt to taste. Cook another 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Organic Food Benefits: Why You Should Eat Organic

There is a good chance that you have seen an organic food aisle at one of your local grocery stores.  In fact, you may have even driven past a farmers market where organic food was sold.  Unfortunately, if you are like many other Americans, there is a good chance that you kept right on walking or driving by.  This is because many individuals do not eat organic foods.

Despite the fact that organic foods are not consumed by nearly all Americans, they still come highly rated and recommended.  In fact, many health conscious individuals swear by them.  Many claim that eating organic foods helps to promote lifelong health and happiness.  Organic food consumption has increased in popularity over the years and that increase continues to rise at a relatively steady pace.  If you are interested in eating organic foods, but if you have never done so before, you may be wondering what the benefits are.  If so, please continue reading on.

When it comes to organic foods and their benefits, you will find an unlimited number of benefits.  For starters, did you know that organic foods can help the environment?  They can and this is a point that many do not take into consideration at first.  Farmers who put pesticides in their fields and on their foods, are not only putting consumers at risk, but the environment at risk as well.  Depending on which pesticides and other chemicals are used, the soil and other nearby areas can suffer damage.  By eating organic foods, you are providing a small, yet still helping hand to help protect the environment.

Another unique benefit to eating organic that many individuals do not think of right away is the assistance that is provided to organic farmers and organic food manufacturers.  Right now, the number of organic food manufacturers is quite small and many are small to medium sized businesses.  The same can be said for farmers.  The decision for many farmers and companies to go organic can be difficult and risky.  Therefore, by purchasing organic foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, you can take comfort in knowing that you are helping many small to medium sized farmers and organic food companies stay in business.

Organic foods can also help to improve your body and health.  In fact, organic foods may be able to help cleanse or detoxify your body from harmful chemicals.  When you stop eating foods that are tainted with pesticides and other chemicals, your body will expel the current and remaining toxins from your body.  This means that your body should be clean, chemical free, and pesticide free after a specific period of time.  Of course, remember that you want to stay healthy.  For that reason, if you decide to start eating organic foods, try to stay doing so.  If you are a parent, one of the best ways to help ensure that your child has a happy and healthy life is to get them started on eating organic foods as early as possible.

Another one of the many benefits to eating organic foods is the better quality.  In fact, many individuals claim that organic food tastes much better.  One reason why farmers claim to use potentially harmful pesticides and chemicals is to kill bacteria.  While this does sound like a good idea, the bacteria that can be present when fruits and vegetables grow isn’t necessarily bad.  In fact, some say that it helps to foods grow in a certain way.  This, apparently, in turn helps to produce better results, which should better tasting, more natural food.

As you can see, there a number of benefits to eating organic foods.  In fact, the above mentioned benefits are just a few of the many reasons why organic food should be given a close examination.  If you would like more information on organic foods, including the benefits of eating them, consider speaking with a professional healthcare provider, like your doctor.  He or she can help you decide if switching to organic foods is the right decision.
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Organic Baby Food: A Buying Guide

As you may already know, there are a number of benefits to eating organic foods.  To reap the most benefits, organic food should be consumed for as long as possible.  What does this mean for parents?  It means that organic food consumption should start with baby food. 

If you just recently made the decision to integrate organic foods into your family meals, you may be looking for more information on organic foods for babies.  If so, you will want to continue reading on.  A few tips to help you get started with feeding your baby organic foods are highlighted below.

As previously stated, there are a number of benefits to eating organic foods.  These benefits include pesticide and chemical free foods.  These types of foods are important for babies and other small children.  In fact, there are now some professional healthcare providers who recommend to their patients that they feed their babies organic baby foods.  Although there are no scientific studies which prove this, most think that eliminating potentially harmful chemicals and pesticides can help to promote healthy growth and good behavior in small children. 

When it comes to buying organic baby food, you will find that you can shop both locally and online.  Regardless of where you shop, it is important to look for certified organic foods.  These foods often have a specific label, which should be the same for all organic foods, no matter what the brand.  The United States does not allow a manufacturer to claim that their products are completely organic, unless they truly are.  That is why you should look for certificate organic labels before making an organic baby food purchase.

As previously stated, organic baby food can be purchased both locally and online.  For many parents, they prefer to shop locally, as it is convenient to do.  Many supermarkets carry a small selection of organic baby foods.  This means that parents can buy food for their babies while doing the rest of their shopping.  This is very convenient for many parents.  With that being said, you are often only presented with a limited selection of organic baby foods.  This can be difficult when looking to “spice,” up the foods that your child eats.  Also, examine stores that specialize in the selling of natural, organic foods.

As for shopping online for organic baby food, it can also be convenient to do so.  As organic foods steadily increase in popularity, there are a number of online stores that sell organic foods, including organic baby food.  These websites can be found with a standard internet search.  To help get you started, Earth’s Best Organic, Diamond Organics, and Sweatpea Baby Foods all sell organic baby food.  Additional online stores and product manufacturers can be found with a standard internet search.  When looking to shop online, you may find it easier to search for the best prices.  As an important note, a credit or debit card that can be proceed as a credit card is often needed to shop online

When looking to purchase organic baby foods, especially online, look for foods that are convenient.  For example, there is a company that is known as Baby Cubes.  They sell cubes of frozen vegetables and fruits that are certified organic.  This is ideal if you must do your shopping online.  The ability to freeze organic baby foods and in safe containers can reduce the number of online orders that you have to make on a weekly or biweekly basis. 

In addition to buying organic baby food, many parents wonder about making their own.  There are a number of books and online websites that highlight ways that baby food can easily be made at home.  When following these recipes, just be sure to use organic fruits and vegetables.  As a reminder many supermarkets, specialty stores, and some farmer’s markets sell organic fruits and vegetables.  When using organic foods this way, you are essentially providing your baby with homemade organic baby food, which many claim is the best type of food to feed babies.
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Making Homemade Pet Food

We want our pets to have the best possible care—and this includes feeding them appropriately.  Below is a brief idea of what food is best for your pet.

Animals, because they are color blind, choose their foods by smell. Most dogs like liver, fat, garlic, onions, horsemeat, lamb, beef, cheese and fish. Cats enjoy chicken, liver, fish, turkey, lamb, and yeast, and prefer fresh to aged flavors. 

Animals do not need salt added to their diet as the natural salt in the food is enough for them. 

Dogs may eat any vegetable they want, but cats should not have any starchy veggies, like peas and corn. Some dogs and cats even enjoy fruits! 

It's a good idea to always add a grain, such as Kibble, wheat germ, cooked oatmeal or whole wheat bread to meat dinners. For dogs use 75% carbohydrate foods (grains and vegetables) to 25% meat; for cats use half carbohydrate foods to half meat. 

One way of making sure your dog or cat gets a healthy diet is to make it yourself.  This way you can be assured it is fresh and contains only healthy ingredients.  A very good recipe that can be adapted for either a dog or cat is:

Combine 1 chicken liver, 1 giblet, 1 chicken heart, 1 chicken neck, 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley. 

Cover and simmer until the giblet is tender. 

Chop all the meat for dogs removing bones and mix with kibble; for cats, you may want to grind the meat in the blender. 

Taking the time to prepare your pet’s food will not only save you money in the long run, but also provide them with healthy meals that can be adapted to add variety and account for personal tastes.  What more could your pet want?
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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Human Food Could Kill Your Dog

Let’s face it—dogs are not known for being fussy eaters.  Some dogs will eat anything and everything they can get into their mouth.  This isn’t a big problem with many human foods, but there are a few that could be potentially fatal to your dog.

We are all aware that many dogs cannot eat chocolate.  While a tiny bite here and there may not hurt most dogs, it could kill others.  Dark chocolate and baking chocolate are especially hazardous.

Onions are another no-no for your dog.  There are chemicals in onions that turn to poison within the dog’s digestive system.  This is true of some strains of mushrooms as well.  Rather than take the chance, it is important to keep both these substances out of your dog’s reach. Garlic is another culprit.  The toxic effect of this spice is quick.

Any kind of seed could cause problems in your dog.  While most will only cause discomfort and possible vomiting, seeds such as apple seeds can be fatal.  If you have a dog that likes to investigate the garbage, it is important to make sure he can’t get to these.

Chicken bones are another hazard to dogs, as are those of turkey and duck.  These bones tend to shatter and the sharp pieces can poke a hole in your dog’s stomach or intestine.

Dogs are known for eating many things a human stomach cannot handle.  This, however, does not mean they can eat all a human can.  To be safe, make sure foods are not left where your dog can discover them.  The most innocent looking item could be the one that kills your dog. A few minutes of caution can save a lifetime of sadness should you lose your dog.

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