Using Planks Of Wood To Cook

Cooking meats or vegetables on planks of wood has become a popular cooking method. The wood infuses the food with interesting flavors, adding a little extra punch to a dish. Wood planks can be washed and used multiple times in both the oven and on the grill. Cooks should be cautious, however, that they only rinse their planks of wood. If they use soap, the soap can sink into the wood plank and then can transfer into the food the next time they're used. [Read More]

Three Things You Should Know About Throwing Your First Grown-Up Dinner Party

If you've recently graduated from college and moved into your first fully fledged adult house or apartment, you're probably really looking forward to hosting grown-up dinner parties for the first time in your life. Following are three dinner party basics that will help make the evening come together in a seamless fashion.  Always Have a Starter Course Cheese, nuts, crackers and pate, and vegetable trays are all great starter courses. Having a starter course provides a transition between the arrival of your guests and the start of the actual meal. [Read More]

Three Health Benefits of Indian Food

Most people who enjoy Indian food already know it's delicious, but most don't realize the ingredients used to make those fragrant dishes also provide numerous health benefits. Here are three ways meals prevalent in Indian culture can be good for you. Disease-Fighting Spices The most iconic thing about Indian food is it's typically made using a wide variety of tasty and aromatic spices, such as turmeric, black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon. [Read More]

Cater Your Next Event With Traditional Mexican Food And Fight Heart Disease

Want to cater your event, but need to take heart health into concern? Look no further than traditional Mexican cuisine. Many of the core ingredients that make up traditional Mexican food are delicious and may help keep heart disease at bay through their high fiber and monounsaturated fat contents.  Tomatoes Tomatoes contain lycopene which is a known anti-inflammatory agent. Higher rates of inflammation in the body can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. [Read More]