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Why Is It Important to Eat Vegetables?

Why Is It Important to Eat Vegetables?

That vegetables are good for you is conventional wisdom by know. But why is it important to eat vegetables regularly? If you ask us, the main reason is that they are delicious, but there are other extremely compelling arguments in favor of veggies. Nutrients The first reason to love vegetables is that they are a…

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4 Interesting Facts About Cod 

4 Interesting Facts About Cod 

Cod is a popular fish found on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. Read on to learn more about this fish famous for its mild flavor and dense, white flesh. Atlantic Cod vs. Pacific Cod When we talk about cod we usually refer to the Atlantic cod (scientific name gadus morhua), a species found throughout…

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The Health Benefits of Shrimp

The Health Benefits of Shrimp

Shrimp is one of the most popular types of seafood and is consumed widely all over the world. This comes as no surprise since shrimp is delicious and (as we are about to discover) also offers many interesting health benefits. A Great Source of Selenium Shrimp is a great source of selenium. For example, a…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tofu

Tofu: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tofu? First things first: What is tofu? This is a product of relatively neutral favor, very popular in the cuisines of Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Tofu is made condensing soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into cubes. The traditional coagulant used to make this traditional food is nigari, or…

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A Culinary History of Pineapple

A Culinary History of Pineapple

You may be familiar with a recent (and surprisingly heated) debate: Does pineapple belong on pizza? The jury is still out regarding this specific question, but pineapple is a fascinating ingredient that can add excitement to any dish. The earliest written references to pineapple are found in documents by Christopher Columbus, and Sir Walter Raleigh,…

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Aioli, the soul of Provence

Aioli, a Condiment Worthy of a Poet

From sake to Mexican salsas, condiments have a way to concentrate and reveal the culinary personality of a country. Another good example of this phenomenon is aioli. This Mediterranean garlic sauce that has come to represent the soul of Provence, the historical and cultural region in Southeastern France. A Condiment Worthy of a Poet If…

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What Is Braised Beef?

What Is Braised Beef?

“Braised”, “Braising,” and “Braised beef” are concepts you may have read poring over a menu or in cookbooks. These terms come from French cuisine, one of the world’s most interesting culinary traditions. “Live Coals” The French verb “Braiser” (a relative of the English word “Brazier”), means cooking food with vegetables and some form of liquid…

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Chiles rellenos are the inspiration for our Mexican Ground Meat Stuffed Pepper

Try Our Mexican Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper!

Our menu for Gourmet Prepared Meals this week includes Mexican Ground Beef Stuffed Pepper, a dish that gets some ideas from Chiles Rellenos, a staple of Mexican cuisine that deserves to become more popular. What Are Chiles Rellenos? “Chiles rellenos” means literally, “stuffed chili peppers,” and although this dish is common all Mexican states, it…

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