Tuesday, March 29, 2011


If the weather is hot outside, the kitchen will be a terrible place. There are many things you do, but can when cooking a nice home cooking, which is not a traditional stove or oven cooking. Learn to take advantage of some minor heat-producing appliances in the kitchen, like a crock pot, really, to beat the summer heat and stay cool while you make a good hot meal for friends and relatives.

How does a crock pot really help beat the heat? Simply put, the crock pot pushes in and of itself far less heat when cooking an oven or stove. This is the first and use perhaps the main reason for the crock pot summer meal planning. You should also consider the fact that not heating the house with a stove or oven, you also prevent your air conditioner to compensate (or other cooling methods) of extra work for the additional heat that other cooking methods introduced.

This crock pot is a win-win situation, since the cost of running the crock pot is allocated much less than the cost of operating a furnace or oven in general. Whether gas or electric stove and oven are often serious energy hog. Add the fact that you increase the temperature in the house the traditional way of cooking and consume less power.

Unfortunately for most, the general consensus that the crock pot for comfort foods and warm winter has been developed. The truth is that the crock pot was one of the most popular and most used in the kitchen if you can handle. When it comes to cooking with a crock pot, the choice is almost unlimited. Almost anything can be done and cooked in the crock pot much, much more beautiful and attractive and to treat the food.

Benefits crock pot

Besides the cost benefits of the above when it comes to cooking crock pot is another advantage, which is also remarkable. First, the bulk of the work takes place in crock pot in the morning when it is fresh and not at the end of a tiring day of work or play. This means that we forget the material or other errors that often occur when we make for dinner when we are exhausted from our ongoing activities tend to hurry.

Second, get great crock pot recipes with lots of vegetables, which assures us the nutrients we need. So often when preparing food in the last minute, vegetables and other vegetables to win next to benefits. Crock pot cooking in many cases it is a meal in one pot.

Another good reason to use a crock pot to cook your summer is the easy cleaning. Not like pots and pans, dishes are usually made from a crock pot plate. This means that it is to wash piles of dishes, or manually loaded into the dishwasher (or if you are like me, either) to. You can spend less time cleaning, you can spend less time at work, hard on a hot stove. Oh, wait! Who would have hard time to work on a hot stove. After cleaning, you can return to enjoy the sunset, chasing lightening bugs with your baby, or wait until the first star.

Although it never achieved the size that fits all the best method of cooking, crock pot is very close. If you have a crock pot collecting dust somewhere in the back of the kitchen, it's time to pull it out, dust if off and dig some great summer crock pot recipes.

Friday, January 7, 2011


With the stomach and other digestive organs in a state of perfect health, we are fully aware of its existence, unless the feeling of hunger calls attention to the fact that food is necessary, or warns of satiety us that eating enough or too much. Perfect digestion can be maintained only through strict adherence to the rules relating to health habits.

quote about the health of the gastro-intestinal problems, we have some paragraphs from Dr. Kellogg's work on the physiology, which provided a brief summary of the key to this:

"The hygiene of digestion has the quality and quantity of food consumed in eating to do.

If the food you eat too fast, it will not be distributed properly, and if swallowed in large pieces, digestive juices can not act immediately. With sufficient chewing is a lack of saliva quantity and thus the strength is not digested properly and the stomach will not issue a sufficient amount of gastric juice. That's not good to eat only soft foods or liquids, because we swallow without chewing properly. Most food drives that require chewing completely, must be eaten at each meal.

Free drinks for hazardous food because not only encourages early feeding, but dilutes the gastric juice, whereby its activity. Food should be chewed until sufficiently moistened saliva, thus they are swallowed. If a large amount of fluid taken into the stomach, the digestive fluid begins only much has taken. If cold foods or drinks with meals, such as ice, water, milk or iced tea cooled made, the stomach is chilled, and caused long delays in the process of digestion.

The Indians of Brazil carefully refrain from drinking when eating, and habits of the same is true of many other wild tribes.

Eating between meals.

Habit of eating apples, nuts, fruit is sugar, etc., between meals is very dangerous, and some produce loss of appetite and indigestion. The belly and the muscles and other organs of the body needs rest. The frequency of meals should be taken depends somewhat on the age and the work of an individual. Infants take their food at short intervals, and because of the simple, able to digest very quickly. Adults should not be more frequent meals three times a day, and people movement of the work said that in many cases at least, with the advantage of adopting the plan of ancient Greece, but if you eat twice a day.

The simplicity of the Diet.

Taking too many kinds of food in the kitchen are common mistakes that often cause diseases of the digestive organs. They are the most powerful country and sustainable food most easily. Scotch peasantry live chiefly of rolled oats, Irish potatoes, milk and oatmeal, Italy on peas, beans, pasta and chestnuts, but they made health and extreme longevity. The natives in the Canary Islands, a race very well developed and strong, live almost entirely on food they call gofio mixed, consisting of grains of dry, rugged terrain in a mortar with water.

Eat when you get tired.

That's not good to eat when exhausted by violent exercise, because the system was not ready to do a good job of digestion. Sleep immediately after eating is also a dangerous practice. The digestive process can not be performed properly during sleep and waking in the effective efforts digestive organs. The negative impact of the popular late dinner.

Eating too much.

eat in a hurry is the main cause of over-eating. If a person quickly, alive eats food in the stomach so quickly that the world has no time to cry, "Enough," by eliminating appetite before we ate too much. If excess food is ingested, the possibility for the fermentation or acid before it digests. People eat that feels too much in general, truncated after the meal. "