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How To Select The Best Coffee For Latte

I like a good cup of coffee as much as the next person, but what I truly enjoy in is a delicate foamy latte. And I like making latte at home for my guests and myself, but I learned the hard way that stiff foam on the top of a flawless latte and fantastic flavor don’t happen by accident.

They are the result of three things: your skill, the quality of the milk and the choice of the coffee. 

While the first requirement is a matter of effort and experience, the second and the third depend on how well-informed you are. In this article, I’ll show you how to choose the best coffee for latte, but also give you a few hints on choosing the milk and making a fabulous latte, so keep on reading.

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How To Find the Best Milk For Lattes

Coffee and milk have always been friends, and one of the most famous children of these two drinks is certainly the latte. Since their invention up to now, lattes have become wildly popular all over the globe. The mix of energizing coffee and warm, creamy milk creates a delicious combination that’s hard not to enjoy.

These days you can find lattes on every corner as well as millions of people running to get their fix from early morning until evening hours. They also come in different flavors and sizes, so they’ve evolved far beyond your boring milk/coffee blend.

As with many things in life, there is a right and a wrong way to prepare a latte. Of course, tastes differ so not everyone will prefer the same thing, but according to industry standards, a proper latte requires adequate skill and ingredients to make.

One of the biggest factors for whipping up a good cup is the milk. Not all milks are made equal, and in this article, we will discuss and uncover what is the best milk for a latte. Bear with us as we dive further into the topic.

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Are Pickles Paleo? (The Answer Will Surprise You!)

Dieting has been an undying trend for many years. You may have tried a couple of diet plans and will still be trying one in the future once you find something that you feel will work for you. One of the most talked about diet plans currently is Paleo. It is essentially based on the diet of people during the Paleolithic era which is whole, unprocessed and nature-based.

Of course, like all diet plans, there is food that you are allowed and not allowed to consume. With Paleo, there had been several food items that sparked discussions if they could be eaten or not. Pickles came as a recent, interesting question. And so, are pickles Paleo? Before we delve into that deeper, let us first know a thing or two about pickles.

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Paleo Diet 101: A Guide To The Best Paleo Fast Foods

Most of us already know what fast foods are - yes, they are foods that we can order and buy on-the-go and no, they do not run away from us. On a more serious note, fast foods are known to be food that is ready-made, can easily be mass produced, and can be served as quick as possible for hungry and excited customers. But pair ‘fast food’ up with the word ‘Paleo’, and we have a new meaning for it altogether.

Paleo diet is a meal plan believed to improve our health by boosting metabolism and strengthening our bodies by going back to eating fresh, real, and whole, unprocessed foods that are more healthy than harmful to our bodies.

With this in mind, I do not think Paleo foods and fast foods could be in real good terms together too much as the first focuses on fresh and unprocessed foods while the latter can be considered a heaven for processed meals.

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What Is The Ideal Bagel Bites Cook Time? Know It Here

Would you love to try to make some bagel bites but don’t know how long you should cook them in the oven, toaster, or microwave? Then you’re in for a treat as I’ll share with you the ideal bagel bites cook time for each cooking method.

This is a family favorite and we have been making it for years. Here are some true and tested methods you should try to make your own bagel bites at home.

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How Long Can Yogurt Sit Out? This Basic Knowledge You Need To Know

Some natural foods aficionados believe that yogurt can stay safe at room temperature for several hours. Although this may be true, how long can yogurt sit out exactly? You should know the answer so you don’t end up eating a bad yogurt, which can be dangerous to your health.

I love eating yogurt but sometimes I forget to return the leftovers back in the refrigerator after opening it. One would reckon that since this is a dairy product, it can go bad quickly. Here are things you should know to help you figure out how long you can allow your yogurt to sit out without spoiling.

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7 Amazing Oils That Will Make A Good Substitute For Peanut Oil

Whether you’re running short of peanut oil or simply allergic to anything nutty, this article is for you as I list seven oils that can be a good substitute for peanut oil. When it comes to frying, peanut oil is much desired because of its great taste and high smoking point. Peanut oil is high in unsaturated fats which makes it a good source of antioxidants.

My quest for peanut oil substitutes started when I find it always unavailable at my local supermarket. Today, I’m going to share some great peanut oil alternatives that I've tested myself.

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Does Flour Go Bad? The Unexpected Answer, Plus More You Need To Know

If you’re new to cooking, you might have asked yourself this question, “Does flour go bad?” You need to know the answer to this simple question because it’s critical in baking. Using bad flour may affect the texture and structure of your finished product, especially for chewy cookies and bread.

I had dealt with this same problem before when I was planning to make bread and all I had was a one-year-old flour in my pantry. To help those with the same flour issue, let me share with you what I have learned so far.

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How Much Juice Is In One Lemon? Know It Here

If you’ve done a lot of recipes, you’ll know that some require for the juice of one lemon. But how much is one lemon anyway? You need to know this simple fact so you can decide how many lemons you need to buy for any given recipe or how much bottled lemon juice you need to substitute for one lemon.

I got hooked on this subject when I overheard a group of friends debating about it. If you’re curious to know the answer, keep reading below.

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How Many Cups In A Pound Of Powdered Sugar? Find Out Here

Is the recipe you are working on calling for several cups of powdered sugar, but you don't know how much pounds of sugar to buy? It's actually a very common question, so how many cups in a pound of powdered sugar?

In this article, we will determine the exact amount of cups in one pound of powdered sugar. If you are into baking, knowing the basic conversions is essential for a perfect result. The number of cups may vary depending on the type of powdered sugar you use: sifted or unsifted. Learn more about it below.

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