Poké Some More!

Poké Salad

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Poké Salad originated in Hawaii, then became a big thing in the United States and now is becoming trendy in Australia and other countries.

Change is here! People nowadays want healthy food, so let’s get to discover this kind of salad.

What is Poké?

Poké pronounced as “Po-Kay” is a staple seafood dish that originated from Hawaii with a Japanese influence.

Poké means to cut or slice, and this is what you will do to the raw fish of your preference.

Raw fish will be seasoned with local flavors such as sesame oil, soy sauce, and onions.

Add some vegetables or fruits for a healthier salad. [Read more…]

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Cheese Curds – The Squeaky Cheese

Cheese CurdsHave you ever found a recipe that mentions cheese curds, but you don’t have any idea what cheese curds are?

We’ll help you to find out what cheese curds are and how to make your home-made cheese curds, and also offer you a bonus recipe.

What are Cheese Curds

Cheese curds are also known as “squeaky cheese“.

Cheese curds are a part of the cheese-making process. Another name for them is “squeaky cheese” because fresh cheese curds squeak with your teeth when you bite them.

The flavor of cheese curds is mild, and they have a springy or slightly rubbery texture.

Cheese curds can be enjoyed fried or put on top of poutine.

Poutine is a dish that originated in Quebec, Canada, that is made up of french fries with brown gravy and topped with cheese curds. [Read more…]

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New Craze: Black Ice Cream

Black Ice Cream

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Ice cream comes in different color. Rainbow colors and everything in between. It is a sweetened frozen dessert, usually made from dairy products. But have you eaten black ice cream? Yes! You heard it right; there’s a new craze in town – Black Ice Cream!

A lot of memes appear in social media about black ice cream. Some say it matches their soul (^_^). Have you been wondering what flavor it is, how it tastes and how to make it?

In this article by Matt O’Connor in Epicurious, he shares a recipe for making a black ice cream out of black licorice.

Here are the ingredients: [Read more…]

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Pizza with Vegetable Toppings


Pizza with Vegetable toppingsWhat is a pizza?

The answer depends on how you define a pizza. A loose definition could be “some kind of flat bread with stuff on it”. Using this loose definition, need to consider that ancient Persian soldiers baked flat bread on their shields and covered them with cheese and dates.

However, we come to think of pizza as a traditional Italian dish. The Italian pizza is a flatbread topped with tomato sauce, cheese, meat and baked in an oven.

However, in this article, pepperoni will be kicked aside because we will try different toppings for your healthy home-made pizza.

Who doesn’t love pizza? It is almost an addictive food, and there’s no wrong way of eating it.

But what is the origin of pizza? Let’s learn more about the history of this fantastic food. [Read more…]

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Why Chocolate is Good for your Health

Benefits of chocolateChocolate is not just a delicious sweet morsel. It also offers health benefits to our body.

So, the next time you enjoy chocolates or decide to check up on the 8 of the Most Irresistible Chocolate Drinks of All Time, you won’t need to feel so guilty.

History of Chocolate

Let’s start out by understanding where chocolate came from.

Wikipedia tells us that,

“The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Fermented beverages made from chocolate date back to 1900 BC. … Originally prepared only as a drink, chocolate was served as a bitter, frothy liquid, mixed with spices, wine, or corn puree. …

It was believed to have aphrodisiac powers and to give the drinker strength. Today, such drinks are also known as ‘Chilate’ and are still made by locals in the South of Mexico.

After the arrival of chocolate into Europe in the sixteenth century, sugar was added, and it became popular throughout society, first among the ruling classes and later among the common people. …”

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8 of the Most Irresistible Chocolate Drinks of All Time

What can go wrong with chocolate?

Aside from being delicious, it is also the ultimate comfort food.

Chocolate can be a stress reliever and a mood-enhancer, and is the all-time favorite with people of all ages.

So we have found eight of the best all-season chocolate drinks for you and compiled them together so that you can look them up, try the recipes, and maybe make your own version of these drinks to suite any day of the year.

Here are the 8 delicious chocolate drinks that are easy to prepare and are definitely going to please your family:

  • Drinking Chocolate

Dorothy Kern tells us: “This Drinking Chocolate is the richest, most indulgent hot chocolate recipe ever! It’s like drinking hot ganache and it’s to die for!”

chocolate drinks

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Get the Drinking Chocolate recipe on Crazy for Crust. [Read more…]

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Easy Recipe: Homemade Ricotta


Homemade Ricotta CheeseThe name Ricotta comes from the Latin word “recocta” meaning “recooked”, is an Italian whey cheese made from goat, sheep, cow, or water buffalo milk left over from the production of cheese. It is creamy white in appearance. The taste is semi-sweet.

History of Ricotta

In eHow, Shelley Moore says: “Ricotta is generally believed to have originated with Jewish people in Rome or Sicily. Historians speculate that this type of cheese first appears in documents by the Greek author Athenaeus, who wrote a great deal about food in the second and third centuries B.C.E,

In History of Food Processing, it stated that “Originally, ricotta cheese was produced from whey derived from mozzarella or provolone cheese production, Ricotta now prepared from whole milk or without addition of whey.”

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How to Order Wine like a Pro

ideas on how to order wineImagine it’s your first date in a fancy restaurant and the waiter will take your order and give you the wine list, but it’s your first time and you don’t know what wine suits you.

You have no idea on what to order, so you just choose whatever your finger points to. Of course, when your order arrives you can’t believe you ordered that wine. It’s certainly not your ideal wine, and so regrets happen.

Don’t worry anymore, Mike Peterson has written the article  How to order wine like you know how to order wine.  This will teach you on how to order wine like a pro, from basics to food/wine pairing and a script on how to order wine.

The basics of the wine selection process can be summarized:

The markup: All restaurants have massive price markups for their wines. They usually sell their wine bottles about double retail price. Restaurant wine prices and their markups have an inverse relationship so the cheaper the wine, the higher the price markup, and vice versa. There is one exception to this rule – the second-cheapest bottle on the menu. [Read more…]

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A Special Mother’s Day Gift – Lemon Drizzle

Mother's Day Gift - Lemon DrizzleMother, Mai, Madre, Mama, Mat’, Mommy!

Whatever we call her, this is the woman who gave birth to us, a very special person that we cannot live without.

The woman who gives us her unconditional love is having her special day on Sunday, May 8 in many parts of the world.

We celebrate Mother’s Day, this is one of those special days of the year where we give tribute and honor to our great-grandmothers, grandmothers, and mothers for all their sacrifices.

Are you looking for some gifts this Mother’s Day? Look no more, the search is over.

Try this wonderful recipe shared by Elisa Barber of the Baking Hive, and devised by Brittni Strickland, the Lemon Drizzle Cake Raspberry Compote. It has the additional benefit that is easy to make with children .

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