Pizzelle – Tips For Bringing Pizzelles As Gifts

Pizzelle make a great gift at Christmas or for any occasion. But when it is time to wrap them up for presenting, it can be difficult to be sure that the thin cookies do not crumble when sent.

Anyone who has made an effort to pack pizzelle or have purchased them online understand just how prone to breaking these desserts tend to be. And though one or two damaged cookies may not be too bad, a container full of them totally messes up the look of the present. So, how do you move or ship containers of these sweets to family and friends without presenting them with a box full of crumbs in the end?

If you aren’t going to be transporting them far, and if you are transporting them physically, you can place them on a cookie tray on their own or as part of a cookie variety. When doing this, make sure that the cookies sit flat on the plate or tray. They can be stacked if you need to, but try to keep them flat. Cover carefully with a sheet of cellophane wrap and make certain that the tray sits flat during transport.

One other way to give them as gifts is to package them up in smaller containers. This works best when carrying them somewhere to share as a number of gifts, for example when going to a celebration or other gathering. Cardboard mug boxes or medium sized candy and treat boxes work for this. Having said that, individual pizzelle makers yield varying sized cookies, so determine the diameter of the cookie and measure the measurements of the box before investing in any container to use to place them in. If you do not do this, then you may end up with containers that are just a bit small for your cookies.

Cookie tins work well for when you must have them well protected. This is excellent for when you are sending cookies or where a tray or cardboard box could possibly be crushed while being carried. Old cookie tins can be used again, or you can generally find them sold at discount stores. As with the cardboard boxes, be sure that you know the size of the cookies to ensure they will fit into the tins.

When packaging pizzelle for sending, no matter which type of container that you make use of, watch out to not overcrowd the treats. Doing so presents a larger risk of breakage. And if you are sending the cookies or taking them in a box that is a bit too large, protect the breakable cookies by stuffing the empty spots with clean crumpled paper towels.

Beware of Fast Food Veggie Burgers

While I applaud the efforts of the fast food industry in attempting to provide vegetarian and more healthful alternatives to the crap they already sell on a daily basis, I have to point out shortcomings and defects in their attempts to provide vegetarian and healthy alternatives that sabotage or defeat the whole purpose of attempting to provide healthier and meat-less (vegetarian) products.

Is health or the wellbeing of the American people the main objective in selling vegetarian products or is it financial gain? Unfortunately for all the people who want to believe the fast food industry is coming around and becoming more health conscious, the fast food industry’s objective in selling vegetarian items such as the veggie burger is strictly commercial, at least right now or presently.

Why? Because until the vegetarian items are completely lacking animal byproducts, the promoting and selling of vegetarian items is to deceive fast food consumers into believing that they have a choice in eating meatless or healthier items and products, which just isn’t true

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Take McDonald’s, Burger King, and the Habit for example. They all sell a veggie burger. But that veggie burger patty (if the patty itself is not entirely vegetable based) is cooked in ANIMAL LARD number one, and number two, cooked on the same grill that meat (DEAD ANIMAL FLESH) is cooked on.

All meat contains parasites and worms, and the ugliest ones that you could ever see with the human eyes. I know this personally as I have done the personal research (and have been presented research from Doctah B, Bro. Tarik, and others in the Los Angeles area) and have the nauseating photographs to show you. TOTALLY GROSS!

Some people thought they were avoiding animal byproducts by only eating French fries from the fast food restaurant, not knowing that most fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s were cooking their fries in vegetable oil mixed with beef juice. That’s right! McDonald’s add beef juice to its cooking oil for flavor, in addition to spraying the fires with a sugar solution, freezing them and shipping them off to McDonald’s franchises, and after cooking the sugar sprayed fries in beef juice (oil), sodium chloride (salt) is added and you have one of the most addictive products in America – McDonald’s French fries!

Take Subway for example, a place I used to eat at often in my early vegan days and while I was in the Corporate world. I had my places to eat at and menus to choose from. However, eating out was the exception to the rule and not the rule, as I normally prepared my own lunch. But Subway was right across the street from my place of employment and the food was much lighter than the stuff sold at the more general fast food establishments.

However, as I became more spiritual and health conscious, it started to bother me eating at establishments that served vegetarian products alongside with meat or flesh products. I used to order the Veggie Max sub sandwich from Subway. But the soy based Veggie Max patty was in a container or bin next to bacon (pig’s back end). This was not a far distance for the microscopic parasites and worms to crawl from the bacon bin to the veggie patty bin. Also, the veggie patty was cut in two with the same knife used to cut meat with. You see, it really doesn’t matter if you’re health conscious or vegan or vegetarian and the person preparing your food (or product) is not. To the fast food employee, they’re just preparing another product totally oblivious to strict food sanitary preparation ethics and principles.

Another thing to point out about the Subway Veggie Max sub or sandwich is that it was (1) cooked (actually, RADIATED) in a microwave oven, (2) cooked or radiated in the same microwave oven as meat or flesh products (pork worms can’t be killed in heat because of a heat-resistant shell that forms around the worm in very high temperatures, and the only substance that can penetrate or break open that shell is the hydrochloric acid of the human body).

One day while out on the town with my children here in Glendale, California, my daughter wanted some noodles or Chow Mein and I think some vegetable-fried rice or egg rolls from Panda Express, I really can’t remember exactly the items, but I do remember asking the Panda Express employee to prepare an exclusively vegetarian plate – NO MEAT OR MEAT-BYPRODUCTS WHATSOEVER, i.e. vegetable-fried rice, Chow Mein, steamed vegetables, and to my utter shock, the employee honestly told me that NOTHING at Panda Express was vegetarian. Absolutely nothing! I said, “Even the vegetable-fried rice, noodles, and steamed vegetables?” He said “That’s right, Sir!” With a discombobulated look on my face, the employee then told me that Panda Express pours chicken juice on all of its items. So now I’m thinking about the time when time compelled me to get something on the go and I got what I thought was completely vegetarian from Panda Express.

And of course, I’ve heard similar accounts from my good Vegan comrades as well. So if you want to know a thing, ask. And by all means, don’t presume.

If you think those vegetarian corn dogs at Hot Dog On-A-Stick are vegetarian, think again! They contain egg whites (in the bread batter).

I also used to eat the vegetarian burritos at Baha Fresh Mexican Grill. I started getting headaches. Why? White flour tortillas cooked on the same grill as the slaughtered flesh (meat). So what did I do to cure the problem? I Left those burritos alone and I have been fine ever since.

I remember my early vegan days of 1997 and 1998 and thinking I was not eating any animal parts or byproducts whatsoever only to discover that those black beans I was eating from El Pollo Loco contained chunks of chicken. One day while eating these black beans, I noticed a strange substance in them. When I picked the substance up and closely analyzed it, I was disgusted to be holding a piece of chicken in my hand. Boy did I feel nauseated at this revelation and discovery. I had to let those beans go no matter how good they tasted. I refuse to let taste disillusion me into a state of poor health and into an early grave.

Vegetarian does not mean vegan! Vegan means “completely animal free, including dairy products and eggs,” whereas vegetarian means “meat-free but not dairy/eggs-free.” A vegetarian burrito at a fast food restaurant may contain cheese and sour cream (congealed cow snot or mucus). Some veggie burger patties may also contain cheese. Cheese is from an animal so how can it be animal free? While many health conscious folks and would be vegans enjoy Boca Burgers, some brands contain egg whites and cheese, so start reading the ingredient list on the box.

So although McDonald’s now has a veggie burger, just know that its veggie burger is cooked in beef oil, in addition to the fact that the veggie burger is centered between two white, refined grain buns, conventionally grown iceberg lettuce (the worst lettuce to eat and the most nutritionally deficient plant to eat) and genetically engineered tomatoes (if you want lettuce and tomatoes on your veggie burger). The same thing can be said of Burger King and the Habit’s veggie burgers.

However, if you’re on the road or out and about in society and must make a choice to eat something that is not so insalubrious, it would be a good idea to experience around with a major fast food chain’s veggie burger rather than give in to the traditional crap that has been served over the years and that you always bought and ate. However, it is better (and wiser) to seek out vegan restaurants before you actually hit the town (if you’re a health conscious individual or vegan).

I know how difficult it is to be vegan (at first) and to not have vegan eateries so easily and readily accessible, especially if you live in a small town. I’m thankful that the Greater Los Angeles area and Southern California in general is loaded with vegan spots around town to get something wholesome and nutritious to eat. The same is true for other big cities around the nation such as New York City, Atlanta, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland Bay area, etc.

If you’re having trouble locating vegan eateries around the nation, contact Friends of Animals at [email protected] or (203)656-1522 for a possible listing of vegan restaurants.

If you’re in the Greater Los Angeles area, you may contact us at http://www.DHERBS.com for a listing of vegan (and vegetarian) restaurants.

Eating healthy is a journey, discipline, and lifestyle and does not come without challenges in the early stages. However, as you become more health conscious, you’ll discover more healthy places to eat at while out on the town.

Thank you for reading! PEACE, LOVE and LIGHT!

This article was compliments of www.dherbs.com and Djehuty Ma’at-Ra, The People’s Herbalist

The Pros and Cons of Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets are most commonly used frames in order to make heavy things and containers rest on them. They are easily available every where. Though pallets made of other materials are available in market, most of the people prefer purchasing wood. These are useful as well as harmful but still are popular to be used all around the world as food storage and goods keeping containers.

Advantages of Using Wooden pallets

Most of the people who need a container for the shipment of trade goods or food will definitely purchase wooden pallets as their first choice. The major factors in choosing them as first choice for the customers include following issues.

Cheap

Wooden pallets are cheap and inexpensive containers and are available at very low prices as compared to other available options for pallets including metal and plastic, because the client who wants to purchase pallets is in need for low budget containers that are easily reusable. So in this case the wooden pallets prove to be the best option as a container.

Durable and strong

These pallets are cheap but it does not mean that they are not strong enough to hold up heavy and bulky materials on them.They very strong and durable as well as reliable structures to be used as containers accommodating huge consignments in them.

Easily available

One of the major causes of common usage of these pallets is that they are easily and frequently available to the clients. And the clients like to purchase them because there is no wastage of time during the shipment process due to searching out pallets made of other materials that are not usually available for the clients.

Easily repaired

Wooden pallets are easy to handle if they get damaged. They can be repaired by simply putting in small nails with hammer. There is no expertise required to repair them for further use.

Can be recycled

Wood pallets can be recycled easily without any special practice. You only need to have a creative mind and you will see that they can be converted into many things including flower beds, fences and tables.

Have high level friction on surfaces

The most important advantage of a wood pallet is its high friction against different surfaces avoiding possible slipping of contained materials.

Disadvantages

Wood pallets are not without their disadvantages they are also cause of different problems to people using them. The problems posed include the following:

Highly prone to bacterial growth

Wood pallets have proven to be suitable for bacterial growth. This has made their use quite questionable for food containing purposes. It has been investigated that the these pallets are home to bacteria called E. coli and salmonella. These bacteria can cause a great harm to health of many people who use that food contained in these pallets.

Can develop fungus

Wood pallets are prone to develop fungus if kept damp for longer periods. So they should be kept dry for longer life.

Difficult to clean

Wood pallet surfaces are difficult to be cleaned because it is rough and dirt and stain go into the rough surface and make it hard to remove.

The Importance of Food Safety in Our Lives

Safety in general is important for every individual. It is an issue that we take into account in different aspects of our life. For instance to ensure our personal protection, we buy stun guns that we can bring with us anywhere. Moreover, we wear seat belts to keep us safe while we are driving. More importantly, we ensure that the food we eat is safe. How the food is prepared is what we all consider. When we eat in restaurants, when we buy from a store and even when we cook our own food, we make sure that it is clean and safe to take in to replenish the needs of our body.

Food safety has become an issue of special importance for the retail food industry. There are many instances that food contamination can occur between the process of production and consumption. Food can be contaminated at the farm, ranch, and orchard or in the sea. Contamination of food can even occur while it is processed in large manufacturing companies and while it is delivered to different retailers. Finally, food can be contaminated during the last stages of production at retail establishments and by consumers in their homes.

Food safety is especially critical in retail food establishment because this may be the last opportunity to control and eliminate the hazards that might contaminate food and cause food borne illnesses. Even when bought from already inspected and certified sources, ingredients may be contaminated when they arrive at the food establishment. It is important to know how to handle these ingredients safely and how to prepare food in such a manner that reduces the risk of contaminated food being served.

Food borne illness happens and it adversely affects the health of millions of people every year. It is a sickness that some people experience when they eat contaminated food. It impairs performance and causes discomfort and body weakness like your being hit with streetwise stun guns. Food borne illness also has a major economic impact. It costs our society billions of dollars each year. These costs occur in the form of medical expenses, lost work and reduce productivity by victims of the illness, legal fees, punitive damages, increased insurance premiums, lost business and loss of reputation.

You may be asking yourself whether all the knowledge about food safety has something to do with you. The answer is definitely. Customer opinion surveys show that cleanliness and food quality are the top two reasons people use when choosing a place to eat and shop for food. Consumers expect their food to taste good and not make them sick. It is the responsibility of every food establishment owner, manager, and employee to prepare and serve safe and wholesome food and preserve their clients’ confidence.

Food safety is utmost importance. Achieving clean food at your dining table is a joint cooperation starting from those who manufacture the food, delivers it to retailers, sells the food in the market, and lastly to the consumer who purchases the food, cooks and eats it. Through this, all people will be free from any food borne diseases.

Food and Drink to Stop Kidney Stones – Part 1

In this series of articles, I am going to tell you about food and drink to stop kidney stones. I am going to tell you about home treatment for kidney stone pain and home remedies for passing a kidney stone. You are going to learn a vegetable home remedy for kidney stones, with herbs to reduce kidney stones.

This article could be enough to cure your kidney stones

Just this article by itself could be enough to cure your kidney stones for good. Of all the home remedies for passing a kidney stone, this one is the most valuable.

First check your water and exercise

Before you think about the food in your diet, first check yourself to be sure that 1) you are drinking 3 quarts of pure water per day, and 2) you are exercising to the equivalent of an hour or more of walking. This is the absolute primary home remedy for kidney stone pain.

The one key nutrient in kidney stones

Recent research has shown that all, repeat ALL, degenerative diseases are caused by a lack of calcium in the diet. Heart disease, gallstones, kidney stones, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and many, many more diseases are all caused by lack of dietary calcium.

I am going to say it one more time kidney stones are caused by lack of calcium!

“But my doctor told me to cut out calcium, because my stones are made of calcium.”

It doesn’t matter. If you stop eating calcium, it does not prevent kidneystones. Low blood-calcium actually causes kidney stones.

Meanwhile, your body takes the missing calcium out of your other organs, such as your bones. Your blood calcium level will always remain the same. So by cutting out calcium, you would be robbing your other organs, and likely causing yourself to get the other degenerative diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

So I should eat more dairy produce?

It depends upon your blood’s type. Typically, if you have kidney stones, your blood’s type is A.

If your blood’s type is A, then you should not eat much dairy produce. And when you do eat it you should choose from this list:

farmer cheese

kefir

lowfat mozzarella

lowfat ricotta

string cheese

goat’s cheese (feta)

goat’s milk

yogurt

Just about every other form of dairy produce would be harmful to you, if your blood’s type is A. This means also you ought to avoid butter.

If your blood’s type is B or AB, then eat all dairy produce, but especially from the list above. Anything not on that list is not so great for you, is ok, but not really desirable. The list above is good for you.

Type AB also benefits from cottage cheese.

Of course I am assuming that you already know that pasteurized milk is deadly, that only raw milk is wholesome.

If your blood’s type is O, then you ought to avoid dairy produce altogether, or else keep it to a tiny minimum.

Everybody ought to get calcium from vegetables as much as possible. If your blood’s type is A or O, then you have to be especially canny about choosing your vegetables to be sure that you get calcium aplenty into your mouth.

Here is the list. This is your vegetable home remedy for kidney stones:

PROTEIN STUFF WITH A LOT OF CALCIUM

o Cod

o Tofu

o Lima beans

o Soybeans

o White beans

o Navy beans

o Black turtle beans

o Red kidney beans

o Split peas

o Halibut

o Rockfish

o Sardines

o Salmon

o Trout

VEGETABLES AND NUTS WITH A LOT OF CALCIUM

o Almonds

o Beet greens

o Carrot juice

o Mustard greens

o Potatoes with skins

o Rhubarb

o Seaweeds (sea vegetables)

o Spinach

o Squash, winter

o Sweet potatoes with skins

o Tomato juice

o Tomato puree

o Tomato sauce

o Winter squash

FRUITS WITH A LOT OF CALCIUM

o Apricots

o Bananas

o Cantaloupe

o Oranges

o Figs

o Honeydew

o Plantains (fruit)

o Peaches

o Prune juice

o Prunes

OTHER STUFF WITH A LOT OF CALCIUM

o Unsulphured blackstrap molasses

o Amaranth

Comparing Three Brands of Chef Knives: Function Form and Style

Though I am not a trained chef, I cook and prepare gourmet meals, spending many hours with a knife in hand. The use of a good knife is highly important in the kitchen. The comfort in hand, sharpness of blade, how long the blade stays sharp, and the balance in the hand are my criteria. These are my opinions only, and may not apply to how they are used by another.

Wusthof Classic 8 inch chef knife

I have had the Wusthof chef knife for 14 years. The first important thing about Wusthof Classic is that the handles are resin, and not wood. I am constantly cutting and chopping and washing the knives, though never in the dishwasher. Wood handles get dry and need oil, just a fact of life. I look for ease. This was a point in favor of Wusthof. Wusthof uses high carbon steel, which holds a sharp edge far longer than blades with a lower carbon content. With a little work, the knife keeps a good sharp edge and works perfectly. The Wusthof chef knife has better weight than any knife I had held before, also a solid point in its favor. It is relatively well balanced and has a full tang, meaning the steel extends the entire length of the knife, into the handle, where it is riveted in place.

Cutco 9.25 inch chef knife

About 3 years ago I bought the Cutco chef knife. First, it is far longer than most other chef knives. This is good when I am chopping a larger quantity of food, but generally it is just long. I am less accustomed to the length, so that is a minus. The weight or heft of the knife is light in comparison to the Wusthof Classic chef knife. It looks nice, but is less balanced in my hand. It does have full tang and the handles are riveted in place. It is a sharp knife, but the company wants it shipped to them for sharpening. This is nice, in the sense that one knows it will be sharpened properly. It is an aggravation to have to take the knife somewhere else. All in all not a bad knife, but not my first choice or recommendation.

Wusthof Grand Prix 7 inch Santoku

In 1998 the Wusthof Classic line did not have a Santoku knife, so I got the Grand Prix Santoku. It does not suit me well, though I use it occasionally. The Santoku blade has little wells cut into the blade, for the purpose of easy release of foods when chopping foods or carving meats. The Grand Prix line does not have the good weight of the Classic line, does not have full tang, and the blade has a straighter edge. For straight down chopping, this works fine. I do a lot of rocker chopping, using the tip of the knife as a pivot and coming down again and again. The Wusthof Grand Prix Santoku does not function well for this application.

Hammer Stahl 7.5 inch Santoku

This year I bought a Hammer Stahl 7.5 inch Santoku knife. I have been using it almost exclusively ever since. This knife is also made of high carbon steel. The weight of the knife is impressive, though extremely well balanced in the hand. The weight makes chopping seem effortless. The shape of the handle fits well in the hand. It is a Santoku blade, though the little wells are much farther back from the blade edge. The line of the blade has more curve, unlike the Wusthof Grand Prix Santoku, allowing great ease with pivot chopping. The blade has full tang, and the knife is a thing of beauty with the resin impregnated Pakka wood handles. For great grip, weight and balance, this is the best knife I own. It is still very sharp after half a year of constant use.

Any really good knife is going to be relatively expensive. These knives range from 60 dollars for the Wusthof Grand Prix Santoku to 160 dollars for the Hammer Stahl Santoku. The Wusthof chef knife costs about 130 dollars, where the Cutco chef knife is about 150 dollars. If possible, go to a store that sells high quality knives and try them out first. Decide what kind of knife you will use most and invest in at least one good knife.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope it was informative and helped you along your own culinary journey.

Lupus Diet Do’s and Don’ts – Nutritional Healing For Lupus

Several years ago I was diagnosed with lupus. I could barely get out of bed or walk, had a hard time holding a glass of juice due to joint pain, suffered from all over body muscle aches, endured a constant low grade fever, and itched uncontrollably on my arms with skin rash. I new my life, as I new it, was over. I was petrified.

On my first (and last) visit to the rheumatologist I asked what I could do to support my health or to avoid a worsening my lupus symptoms. She casually responded ‘Come back when you’re worse and I’ll put you on steroids. Straining to get some kind of supportive information I mustered up a question about diet and if there were foods I should eat or avoid. Her response was, ‘continue to eat whatever you want, it won’t make a difference’.

After one more attempt at getting something useful to work with to help myself, I realized I was on my own dealing with lupus. In an internal fit of rage toward her cold, aloof attitude I decided right then and there that I would heal my lupus, (with the added bonus to never endure the presence of that ‘specialist’ again). I did. I don’t have lupus anymore.

As someone who has healed Lupus, I often get asked about the importance of diet. Many people tell me that their doctor also told them diet doesn’t matter. To that I ask you to consider does what you eat matter even when you are healthy? Of course it does, and it’s far more important when you’re suffering from ill health!!

In fact, diet matters so much that there are many testimonies of others who have completely healed from a lupus diet alone. Other common serious issues diet has been responsible for reversing also include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, M.S., migraines, allergies and asthma to name just a few.

Your diet is a powerful foundation for you to work from to support your health, reduce inflammation and pain, and provide your body with what it needs to begin to heal. (For more information on my story, and other modalities of healing such as supplements and energy medicine in addition to an essential lupus diet, please visit my site listed below).

Below are the top 7 lupus diet do’s and lupus diet don’ts you need to know to support your healing.

The 7 Top Lupus Diet Don’ts

  1. Do not drink alcohol, pop (a.k.a. soda for those in the U.S.!), energy drinks, or other ‘acidic’ non-healthy drinks, including treated or public drinking water facilities.
  2. Do not eat processed foods, or foods with unhealthy preservatives such as MSG (which include most foods in the centre isles of big box food chains).
  3. Do not eat red meat. A little fish such as salmon is great, and chicken. For some even these may trigger flares, so be cognisant of how it makes you feel.
  4. Avoid fatty foods, (such as mono saturated fats, trans-fats, saturated fats, and some polyunsaturated omega 6 fats) found in commonly baked, fried and junk foods.
  5. Avoid the 4 white foods, including salt, sugar, white flour (refined carbohydrates and starches) and dairy.
  6. Avoid spicy foods. Spices are known to trigger flares.
  7. Avoid artificial sweeteners. These are toxic and by many believe it to even induce disease (I agree). There is no viable reason to use this product and they do not help you lose weight.

The 7 Top Lupus Diet Do’s

  1. Eat a diet that mostly consists of simple, natural whole foods such as fruits and vegetables in its raw form.
  2. Eat easy to digest foods, such as soaked almonds, soups, fruit/veggie smoothies, and salads based on natural, raw ingredients.
  3. Be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day. This supports the elimination of toxic build up in the body, and a faulty digestive process common with lupus sufferers.
  4. Support your body by supplementing with digestive enzymes and probiotics. Most lupus patients are not absorbing their food and nutrients properly and need extra enzymes to support the healing process.
  5. You must consume enough essential fatty acid (EFA’s), or supplement with it. This will support you in reducing inflammation and therefore reducing pain and avoiding flares.
  6. Avoid foods that cause food sensitivities or allergies. You must be tested for this in order to be sure of your bodies specific needs. Some tests do not indicate food sensitivities (such as to sugar, salt, etc.), so keep a journal of your body’s reactions to foods.
  7. Eat a varied diet, rich with alkaline, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory foods. Always clean your food well, (including organic foods).

The above lists are the foundational principles your diet for lupus must follow. There are many, many other specifics of a lupus diet and nutrition that can and will support your body’s homeostasis and the healing process.

As you’ve possibly experienced, your doctor is not going to provide you with a healing regime so you must find your way to learning how to work with your body in a healing crisis. There are many, many answers that will support you in reducing your lupus symptoms, even reversing them altogether. Your diet for lupus should be the first line of defense.

Some of the benefits you will soon experience from a lupus diet include:

  • Reduced inflammation, pain and swelling
  • Decreased muscle pain, tissue damage and strain on organs
  • Significantly increased energy and stamina
  • Increased mobility
  • Reduced body fat
  • Relief of constipation, bloating and irregularities
  • Improved memory and cognitive functioning

… To name just a few!

There is no question what we eat affects how we feel physically, emotionally and spiritually, and how well our immune system functions in order to help us heal. Support yourself with highly nourishing foods that work with your body and immune system, not against it. A car can run on dirty oil only so long before it burns out. Don’t let that happen to your body.

The body is better able to heal itself when you eat foods that support the immune system and the healing process, and avoid food that interferes with it.

Remember, healing lupus is possible. Learn how to implement the appropriate diet for lupus, supplements, and other natural modalities that will support the healing process by visiting my site listed below.

Benefit of Using Restaurant Management Software Solutions & Restaurant POS Software

Restaurant management comprises of an array of functions that include management operations, front desk operations, and kitchen and warehouse operations to name a few. Restaurant management software offers the management and all departments in a restaurant the tools to manage restaurant through a software while tracking record of every bit and piece.

For front desk officer/cashier operation Point-of-Sale (POS) is the physical location at which goods are sold to customers. All sales and transactions are made through a computer. The high volume of cash and credit cards that pass through a restaurant each day make a restaurant POS system a necessity.

POS Solution makes swiping money transactions more secure for both the customer and the business. Servers are accountable for all their sales, and it is impossible to alter checks in the computer because of security component in the system.

A good restaurant software offers handy management tools i.e. reporting, inventory tracking in real-time, customer information for improved service and permits flexible product pricing configuration with checks to prevent your staff from selling at lower than designated rates.

“The most important thing to an owner of a business is to provide a quality product and service to his customers”

Restaurant Software Solution for Food & Beverage Industry is for various types of establishments i.e. coffee shop, a steak house, a bar & grille, a restaurant, country clubs, hotels, a cafeteria or any other food service establishments, is a complete suite of software modules designed to provide any food service business with information and control necessary to operate day to day business operations efficiently.

An integrated POS also supports touch screen terminals (including HandHeld Pocket PC terminals), Printers, Security Management, Setup/Configuration Management, Floor & Table Management, Customer order management, Hostess Management, Customer Relationship Management, Inventory Management, Cash and Credit Card Management, PDA based Order Management, Built-In Customization and Comprehensive Reports as per client need.

The wireless feature in an innovative restaurants information system enables staff to efficiently fulfill customer orders anywhere in the restaurant. It allows you to create and modify orders via wireless enabled PDA (windows mobile 5.0 & greater) devices directly from your customers table resulting in better customer satisfaction and improved table turnover.

Food From Bolivia – Interesting Facts

Bolivia is a country in the very heart of South America. It is surrounded by Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Peru. And it has no way out to the sea. It has plenty of architectural rests of other cultures: the Tiwanaku civilization, the Incas, and a very important part of their population today are natives, such as Quechuas and Aymaras.

Because they have such a diversity of geographical regions, cultures and climate their food is varied and also their fruits and their vegetables. Though Bolivians eat three meals a day, the most important one, as in most South American countries, is lunch. Some people come from their works to their houses to eat lunch with the families, except in the mountains when they take their meals when out to work in the fields. But in the cities, they often get home for lunch.

One of the most used meats for their meals is pork. Though they also eat plenty of chicken and beef, pork is the most used. They love pastas, and rice, but definitely potatoes are a must in most meals. Like most countries belonging to the Andes region, they inherited from the Incas the potatoes and their love for them.

Bolivian food has its origin in different sources. The Incas, Quechuas, Guaranies, and all the natives from the region have left their recipes, their way of cooking potatoes, their taste for different meats. Then the Spanish came and brought many other recipes, and other ways and styles of cooking, then different immigrations, and also their neighbors added to this marvelous variety of dishes. It is a country, where every part of a cow is eaten! All of it is changed into a delicious dish.

There are certain vegetables like quinua that grows in the Andes and has a high nutritional value, which is actually part of a balanced diet in many countries and that has called for the scientific interests as a possible way to nourish people in poor countries.

Potatoes are dehydrated, or fresh, used in a thousand ways, any of the nearly 4 thousand different varieties of potatoes. The incas already had figured out how to freeze them and keep them in good conditions for a long time.

Due to the fact that Bolivia has different altitude levels, they have many different vegetables and use them in a generous way in their food. They also love to use herbs to make food tastier. Though Bolivian food is not too strong, but it has delicate tastes. They use trout from the Titicaca Lake, which prepared locally is an exquisite dish. From the same lake they take their frogs, with which they prepare many delicacies, as their frog legs are well known all over the world. Another strong point in the Bolivian food is their soup dishes, where of course, corn is always part of them.

If we were to summarize the main ingredients used by the Bolivians in their food, we would say potatoes, corn, pork, rice, trout, beef and a great variety of sauces. And adding to these ingredients, plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and the knowledge of what they inherited and what was brought new by the immigrations. All together, it is an exceptional enjoyment eating any of their dishes.

The Importance of Food in Our Life

Food is the basic necessity for all of us and we all earn money to get this basic necessity. We need to eat 3 meals a day to keep our body running so that we can manage our daily functions. Many of us ” Eat food to live” while there are others who “Live to eat food”. In fact, nutrition assumes a special importance in each and everyone’s life.

Types of Foodstuff

The food is normally divided into two main categories given below:-

1- Vegetarian food- These include stuffs like milk, fruits and vegetables. These are those stuff that are obtained from plants and trees.

2- Non- Vegetarian food- These include stuffs like meat and meat products, chicken, turkey, fish, squid etc. Non vegetarian food are generally obtained by killing animals.

Nutrition from Foodstuff

Nutrition from food is necessary and without this daily dose of nutrition animals may not survive for long. It is important to support life as nourishment obtained helps the cells present in our body to carry out its routine functions. Different stuffs provide different levels of nutrition. The nutrients are divided into six classes which are given below:-

1- Carbohydrates- These provide energy to the body and are found in items like rice, bread and other grain products.

2- Fats- It consists of a group of compounds that are generally insoluble in water. These are found in items like butter, ghee, fish oil, lard etc. Fats are stored in the human body for use at a later use for energy.

3- Minerals- These are needed for the maintenance of proper functions in the body like the transport of oxygen throughout the body, stimulating growth, normalizing the nervous system etc. Minerals can be found from a variety of food items such as meat, cereals including cereal products such as bread, fish, milk and dairy foods.

4- Protein- These are important components of muscles, skin and hair. Proteins are helpful in creation of various enzymes in the body that control various important functions. Major sources of protein include milk, meat, fish, egg, and vegetables.

5- Vitamins- They are an essential component of animal body required for good health. It is organic compound required as a nutrient. Good sources of vitamins are fruits, vegetables, cereals, milk and eggs.

6- Water- It is popularly known as the”elixir of life”. The human body comprises of 55-78 % of water. It is required for the essential functioning of the various important parts of the human body.

Thus, these points given above reflect the importance of food and nutrients in our diet. As long as a human is alive, he needs water and foods in the required quantity.

Comparing Three Brands of Chef Knives: Function Form and Style

Though I am not a trained chef, I cook and prepare gourmet meals, spending many hours with a knife in hand. The use of a good knife is highly important in the kitchen. The comfort in hand, sharpness of blade, how long the blade stays sharp, and the balance in the hand are my criteria. These are my opinions only, and may not apply to how they are used by another.

Wusthof Classic 8 inch chef knife

I have had the Wusthof chef knife for 14 years. The first important thing about Wusthof Classic is that the handles are resin, and not wood. I am constantly cutting and chopping and washing the knives, though never in the dishwasher. Wood handles get dry and need oil, just a fact of life. I look for ease. This was a point in favor of Wusthof. Wusthof uses high carbon steel, which holds a sharp edge far longer than blades with a lower carbon content. With a little work, the knife keeps a good sharp edge and works perfectly. The Wusthof chef knife has better weight than any knife I had held before, also a solid point in its favor. It is relatively well balanced and has a full tang, meaning the steel extends the entire length of the knife, into the handle, where it is riveted in place.

Cutco 9.25 inch chef knife

About 3 years ago I bought the Cutco chef knife. First, it is far longer than most other chef knives. This is good when I am chopping a larger quantity of food, but generally it is just long. I am less accustomed to the length, so that is a minus. The weight or heft of the knife is light in comparison to the Wusthof Classic chef knife. It looks nice, but is less balanced in my hand. It does have full tang and the handles are riveted in place. It is a sharp knife, but the company wants it shipped to them for sharpening. This is nice, in the sense that one knows it will be sharpened properly. It is an aggravation to have to take the knife somewhere else. All in all not a bad knife, but not my first choice or recommendation.

Wusthof Grand Prix 7 inch Santoku

In 1998 the Wusthof Classic line did not have a Santoku knife, so I got the Grand Prix Santoku. It does not suit me well, though I use it occasionally. The Santoku blade has little wells cut into the blade, for the purpose of easy release of foods when chopping foods or carving meats. The Grand Prix line does not have the good weight of the Classic line, does not have full tang, and the blade has a straighter edge. For straight down chopping, this works fine. I do a lot of rocker chopping, using the tip of the knife as a pivot and coming down again and again. The Wusthof Grand Prix Santoku does not function well for this application.

Hammer Stahl 7.5 inch Santoku

This year I bought a Hammer Stahl 7.5 inch Santoku knife. I have been using it almost exclusively ever since. This knife is also made of high carbon steel. The weight of the knife is impressive, though extremely well balanced in the hand. The weight makes chopping seem effortless. The shape of the handle fits well in the hand. It is a Santoku blade, though the little wells are much farther back from the blade edge. The line of the blade has more curve, unlike the Wusthof Grand Prix Santoku, allowing great ease with pivot chopping. The blade has full tang, and the knife is a thing of beauty with the resin impregnated Pakka wood handles. For great grip, weight and balance, this is the best knife I own. It is still very sharp after half a year of constant use.

Any really good knife is going to be relatively expensive. These knives range from 60 dollars for the Wusthof Grand Prix Santoku to 160 dollars for the Hammer Stahl Santoku. The Wusthof chef knife costs about 130 dollars, where the Cutco chef knife is about 150 dollars. If possible, go to a store that sells high quality knives and try them out first. Decide what kind of knife you will use most and invest in at least one good knife.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope it was informative and helped you along your own culinary journey.

Why is Nutrition Important – 3 Reasons Why Good Nutrition is So Important?

If you want to improve your nutrition, there are three things you need to know, to live a longer and healthier life. They are a balanced diet, the nutritional value of your food and the exercise you do.

I will explain each of them in this article, and show how you can use them to achieve your own nutritional goals.

Why Is Nutrition Important in a Balanced Diet?

Obtaining a balanced diet is only worthwhile if you make sure that the food you eat has real nutritional value and you do sufficient exercise to complete the circle.

A balanced diet requires eating a good variety of whole foods – fruit, vegetables, grains and protein sources such as beef, chicken and fish.

Our bodies are about 70% water and need a regular supply of water to maintain the optimum level. We can live without food for some time, but not water.

Why Is Nutritional Value Important?

Increasing the nutritional value of your food requires avoiding highly processed foods and reading of food labels to ensure that the food contains what we expect and does not contain hidden sugars, saturated fats and sodium.

Much of the food available to us is so processed that it retains very little of the original nutrients. We need to search for food that retains its nutritional value to us and eat a much higher percentage of this type of food.

In general, we should avoid drinks with additives, such as sugar and flavouring or keep them to a minimum. Soft drinks will provide the liquid we need, but have limited nutritional value, so are best avoided.

Why Is Nutrition Important for Exercise?

Exercise should be considered as a very important part of a nutrition triangle which include the food we eat and the water we drink. Sufficient exercise is vital to our well being.

Exercise consumes calories that we need to replenish, or use to remove fat stored in the body. High levels of exercise require an equivalent level of nutrition to maintain a healthy balance.

The quantity of water we require will increase with the level of exercise, and our calorie consumption also increases with our exercise level.

We gain energy from the food we eat, so it is important to eat sufficient food with good nutritional value. A balanced diet results when we eat a very good variety of food.

If we wish to lose weight, we can use exercise to burn up excess calories and monitor our nutritional intake to maintain or improve our health.

We need to balance the level of our exercise with our nutritional and water intakes.

Free Credit Reports – Get Yours Today!

You may have seen the ads telling you where you can get copies of your consumer credit reports for free. Read the fine print and you will see that there is some sort of catch with these ads that will ultimately cost you money. You don’t need to pay for your reports no matter what someone else says. Let’s take a look at how you can really and truly get copies of your credit reports for free.

Thanks to an amendment made to the Fair Credit Reporting Act in 2003, Congress authorized the Federal Trade Commission to mandate that copies of your credit report be made available to you for free. Previously, in order to secure your report, you would have had to pay a fee. As of September 2005, residents of all fifty states are now eligible to obtain a free copy of their credit report from Experian, Trans Union, and Equifax once per year.

So, why were the reports made available at no charge to consumers? Well, even though all three companies operate independently from the government, combined they carry so much weight in determining your credit standing – and your very livelihood – that a decision was made that everyone should have access to their personal reports on demand. Furthermore, since a significant number of these reports have been determined to contain errors, consumer advocates insisted that you shouldn’t have to pay to correct someone else’s mistakes. Enter the Fair Credit Reporting Act as amended in 2003.

There are several ways you can order your free credit reports, but there is only one web site that will give you your reports for free: http://www.annualcreditreport.com. Again, only this one site acts on behalf of Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union to give you your reports to you for free.

You can also call the following toll free number to order your free credit reports: 1-877-322-8228

If you wish, you can place your request in writing after downloading and filling out a form found online at [http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/include/requestformfinal.pdf]. If you choose this method, you will need to mail the form to:

Annual Credit Report Request Service

P.O. Box 105281

Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

For more information about the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Federal Trade Commission, please visit the following site: [http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/freereports.htm]

When ordering your reports you can also request your FICO score. Unlike your free credit report, you will pay a small fee – typically between $5 and $7 – to get your score. If you elect to learn your score you can use a credit card to pay for your transaction. The three national credit reporting bureaus may also attempt to sell other services to you while you are checking off the information for your free credit report. These services include alerts, but you probably won’t need them. If you select some of the other offers, you will be charged for the service, so be careful what you pick.

Bacardi Girls Make a Lot of Money to Play in a Pool – Become a Bacardi Girl

Bacardi is a great company that really knows how to present a lifestyle that any young guy or girl would want.

They do a wonderful job with the Bacardi Girls. I have a team of Bacardi Girls that I took with me to Palm Springs for a Dinah Shores event and they had the time of their lives.

They played in the pool while everyone was jumping in to get their pictures taken with them.

I had so many pretty girls approaching me and begging me to become a Bacardi girl.

I must admit, if I was a girl I would kill to become a Bacardi girl. They get to wear and keep some very expensive outfits. They get to go to all the cool parties and hang out with celebrities.

If their is a party and they are serving Bacardi, don’t look to far because the Bacardi girls will be around.

They bring so much pleasure to the event attendees that they beg for the Bacardi girls to stay.

To be a Bacardi Girl, you must be attractive and have a great personality.

I like to hire girls that are seductive and can seduce a man to listen to what they are saying. You want to be able to make a man drool when he sees you. A promotional girls job is to gain the attention of the targeted consumer and entertain them with a great conversation or games.

Girls that have a very nice body and the confidence to pull of a bikini are perfect to become a Bacardi girl.

Bacardi Girls typically make a lot more money than the average promotional model and they also make a lot more money than most college grads.

How many girls do you know that make over $4000 a month for a part time job.

There are millions of girls that are clueless about the promotional world and how much fun it is. When I am in Hollywood doing promotions, I can not believe the amount of girls that would approach me and not have clue how to become a promotional model.

Electromagnetic Charges in Food!

“Taking in foods that take away more energy than they provide will lower Your bodies ability to deal with the natural processes of Digestion, assimilation and elimination.”

Our bodies operate on a subtle electromagnetic current. Nerve signals are in fact electrical charges-your brain, heart, and all organs emit and create a Field of electrical current.

Your body’s cells communicate with each other with pulses of Electricity. When we eat food our body breaks down the food particles into there Smallest size (COLLOIDS). A colloid is the smallest possible form of nutrient particle (generally – The size ranges from .01 to .00001 of a micron in diameter).

Then these nutrient particles are then carried to our cells through an Electrical charge. When you are choosing something to eat for high Energy, remember foods like fast foods, processed foods have low energy Frequencies, we are not providing the body with the electrical energy it Needs. By doing this we are requiring our body to exhaust electrical nerve Energy To run the digestive system to break down the food in your body.

This Basically means that the food that we are eating actually is taking more Energy than it is giving.

(The energy and foods we consume is measured In Megahertz, MHz)

Megahertz is a technical name for the electrical frequency charge Around Food. The foods we eat must be living and energetically – alive foods that Carry the proper nutrients to our cells and our body. If not we will become tired and sick.

Your probably asking yourself what percentage of energy (MHz) do I need in my food to become and stay healthy.

The megahertz charge range from 0 to 250 plus of MHz. Here are some Examples of the foods that we eat and the energy they provide.

Canned foods are the worst with 0 MHz, chocolate cake 1-3 MHz, Kentucky Fried chicken-3, Big Mac-5, vitamin/mineral supp 10 to 30, raw almonds 40 To 50, fruits-60 to 70,green vegetables 70 to 90. So if you want your body to be full of vibrancy and high electromagnetic Energy, (which will result in your body being able to properly Function, not to mention helping our bodies aging process as well) which foods will you try to eat?

Eat live and water enriched foods instead of processed foods. If anyone is interested in learning more about your bodies own Electromagnetic energy there is a good book called “Sick And Tired”, The Author’s Name is Dr. Robert Young. I met him in Hawaii When I was at a Tony Robbins seminar.