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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Paleolithic diet or Paleo diet for short is a type of diet where we only eat food mainly based on what was only available to us humans during the Stone Age. Yes, the Stone Age the one where we humans were called as cavemen or to put it in a more endearing term hunters and gatherers.
This simply means that there is a certain belief that at that age, our human bodies were designed to eat food which could be found in the wild and on the field. This means we were condemned to food composed mostly of vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and organ meats. That means dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, and alcohol or coffee.)
Paleo diet is 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.
Before planning to continue on following or trying this certain diet, we should first at least read this list on what to avoid.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
How long does hummus last? What is its shelf life when stored in the fridge and freezer? All these questions and a lot more will be answered in this article.
Whether homemade or packaged, your hummus can go bad if not stored properly. I’ve had several bad experiences of having a ton of homemade hummus going bad on me and because of those experiences, I swore to myself that I’ll never waste any of it more. If you’re interested in knowing the exact shelf life of hummus, keep on reading the article below.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Olive oil and vegetable oil are both cooking oils, but can you substitute olive oil for vegetable oil? Now that’s the question health-conscious people, including myself, want to know because we'd rather use a healthier oil when baking, frying, and cooking all sorts of food.
Aside from health reasons, this article is written so you’ll know what to do when your recipe calls for vegetable oil when what you have in your kitchen is olive oil.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading