Locally Grown, Sustainable, Organic Food!

Locally grown foods/ crops are produced and procured within an area. The concept of the local area might vary from one person to another. It might refer to a country for one, a county for another. The so-called locavores may put across a measurable distance from the farm to the table. Sustainable products are grown, … Read more

Ice Cream – What Is Brain Freeze?

ice cream can cause brain freeze

Everyone knows how a brain freeze feels like. You’re enjoying a nice big scoop of Ice Cream or jugged a nice cold drink and all of a sudden you receive a short and intense pain behind your forehead and your temples. However, your brain is not actually freezing. It really has to do with what … Read more

Oil For High Heat Cooking And Frying

deep fry high heat cooking

Not every vegetable oil is suitable for high heat cooking. You have to pay attention to some of the oils’ specific properties when heating it, otherwise, chemical reactions occur and can create harmful compounds. Which oil is best for high heat cooking depends on the smoke point. This indicates the temperature at which the oil … Read more

Pesticide Residues in Cooking Oil

Cooking oils extracted from several oilseed crops are an important source of human nutrition. They are rich in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, and several other fat-soluble vitamins. Therefore, these oils are widely used for cooking and processing in the food industry. Do cooking oils contain pesticide residues? Synthetic pesticides are widely used to … Read more

A Climate Friendly Diet

I am sure you had thoughts on how you can reduce your carbon footprint. With a climate-friendly diet, consisting of seasonal vegetables you can do something for our climate.  A climate-friendly diet is not only a healthy diet but being more conscious about, what you cook can help to save the future of our planet. … Read more

How Long To Cook Asparagus?

how long to grill asparagus

Green Asparagus is a healthy fibrous vegetable that goes well with many other dishes. It is easy to prepare and quite simple to cook. But how long does it take for asparagus to cook? It is also a question of taste how long to cook asparagus, as it depends on the cooking time whether asparagus … Read more

Asparagus, Superfood Of The Ancient Greeks And Romans

When I was little, from the beginning of April on every Saturday, my father and I had the task of driving to an asparagus farmer and buy freshly harvested asparagus. Each Sunday there was asparagus for lunch. This went on until June 24th. This day, the ‘Saint John’s Eve’ marks the traditional end of the … Read more

Vetables That Are High In Protein

Vetables That Are High In Protein

When you think of protein, does a picture of a hot, juicy steak come to mind? Many people think protein is abundant only in meat and dairy products – and anything from the veggie family is a sadly lacking in muscle-building protein. But there’s good news for veggie lovers. If you’re looking for vegetarian protein, … Read more

What Is The Slow Food Movement

Slow food versus fast food? Slow food is more than the opposite of fast food. It is a growing awareness about a healthy and conscious approach to the consumption of food and the production of food. There are more and more followers of the slow food movement. Slow food, what is it? Slow food, by … Read more

Thanksgiving Dinner for Vegetarians

vegan dish squash

A Thanksgiving dinner will not be complete without the stuffed turkey sitting right in the middle of the dinner table. Everybody just loves its juicy meat and the delicious stuffing, right? But sometimes, especially these days, not nearly everybody enjoys the main dish because an increasing number of health buffs are turning their backs on … Read more