Characteristics of a Good Catering Service

Nowadays, parties have become a way of life. If you are throwing a party in a restaurant, then you need not worry about the catering. There are many catering businesses open in all around, but in order to figure out which one is the best, you need to judge them on the following criteria: Variety and Quality of Food: It’s uncalled-for to say that the food is the most significant thing in a party. A good catering service must provide tasty, hygienic and fresh food. Furthermore, the caterer should cater…

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Healthy Kitchen Staples for Fast, Cheap Meals

Shopping for groceries can be overwhelming—you’ve got crowds to dodge and a budget to keep in mind, not to mention the candy aisle calling your name. But that trip to the supermarket “is one of the most important things you’ll do all week,” says Cynthia Sass, RD, Health’s contributing nutrition editor, because the foods you put in your shopping cart can make or break your healthy-eating goals. And while there are plenty of trendy new health products on grocery store shelves—from pea protein chips to donkey milk—when you’re trying to…

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Food Grains Availability to the Needy a Point of Concern: NHRC Chief

Indicating the urgent need of strengthening the country’s food policies, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice (retired) H.L. Dattu on Thursday said there was an improvement in the food grain production but making it available to the needy remains a point of concern. Justice Dattu, former Chief Justice of India, stressed it was painful to know that 15 percent of food worth Rs.92,000 crore per year is wasted during production, harvesting, transportation and storage. “Food security has to be read and studied with agricultural practices and the challengesfacing them in…

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Is Red Meat Making You Age Faster?

A diet containing too much red meat and not enough fruits and vegetables could increase your body’s ‘biological age’ and lead to health problems, according to a latest research. Research led by the University of Glasgow and published today in Aging, has found that a moderate increase in serum phosphate levels caused by red meat consumption, combined with a poor overall diet, increases biological age (miles on the clock) in contrast to chronological age (years of age). The study, which looked at participants from the most deprived to the least…

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Now, Savour a Yoghurt Which is Naturally Sweet

The presence of added sugar in dairy products has always led the health conscious consumers to avoid them. But a team of Danish researchers has made it possible to manipulate the metabolic properties of yogurt-producing bacteria to sweeten the yogurt naturally, while reducing sugar in the final product.  Also, using microbiological methods the researchers have almost eliminated lactose, so that those with lactose intolerance can enjoy the yogurt. “The goal was to engineer the yogurt bacteria not to consume glucose, a fermentation product that is a particularly sweet form of…

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The Secret to Perfect Scrambled Eggs

In the world of scrambled eggs, soft-scrambled eggs are the king of the breakfast table. Creamy, comforting and yet luxurious, you can pile it on a toast while you’re rushing out of the door or toss in some cheese, bacon and the works if you have time to spare. It’s such a fundamentally simple dish, that an explanation may seem almost absurd. Anybody can scramble an egg but making a dreamy scramble is an art form. It’s the first dish most amateur cooks learn to master, and the biggest mistake…

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Vegetable Soups Built for Maximum Flavor

Soup season has us in its wintry grip, and now is the time to give in to its demands. “Make more soup,” the wind insists as the sleet pelts down from the hoary sky. There are many ways to accomplish this bone-warming task. You could simmer loads of rich meats and grains into something stewlike and hearty. You could make a silky, sophisticated puréed soup, one leaning heavily on homemade chicken stock and plenty of cream to give it a satisfying richness. Or you could worship what few local vegetables…

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Egg Paratha: The Indian Breakfast Treat That’s All About a Simple Trick

While bread and eggs may hold the pride of place when it comes to comfort food, many Indians, if given a chance, would happily trade the slice of bread for their beloved paratha. Crisp, flaky, and often stuffed with spice-mixed fillings of potatoes, vegetables and even meat, it is a fitting dish and quite decadent, might I add, especially when doused with generous helpings of desi ghee. Yet, it is perfect for breakfast, with the capability of effortlessly curbing your hunger until lunchtime when you take a break from work.…

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Devilled Eggs: The 3-Ingredient Recipe to Spruce Up Ordinary Eggs

t’s a wonder why this dish is associated with the ‘devil’, when in reality it is actually an angel in disguise. Super easy to rustle up, this recipe can save anyone’s day – from midnight hunger pangs, mid meal snacking to entertaining unannounced guests, it is a foolproof dish that can be made even by amateur cooks, if not kids, and all in a matter of a few minutes. Devilled eggs are known by many monikers – picnic eggs, egg mimosa, and Russian eggs, to name a few. What makes…

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Don’t Turn on the Oven: Say Yes to a Delicious No-Bake Cheesecake

Not everyone who loves cheesecake has the patience to make one. And if you go out in search of one, it’s a confusing world out there. Sure there are restaurants that serve carefully-crafted, world-class, ingenious and to-die-for deserts. But more often than not, you’ll find yourself face-to-face with fabricated, icy and terribly sweet cakes and desserts that you wouldn’t even want to dig into for seconds. And this is why I’m going to show you how to make a cheesecake for which you won’t even need to own an oven,…

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