Delish Recipes reached 150 fans today! Shall we celebrate with some Haute Cuisine?
How about Caviar Canapés and Champagne? :)
Given its high price in the West, caviar is associated with luxury and wealth. In Russia and other Eastern European cultures, though still expensive, caviar is commonly served at holiday feasts and special occasions. In Russia, the concept generally includes both sturgeon roe (black caviar) and salmon roe (red caviar), the former not necessarily superior to the latter.
In East Asia, "caviar" made from caplin roe may be found on sushi and is often very affordable. Salmon roe is called "ikura" in Japanese, a derivative of the Russian, "ikra" (caviar). Sturgeon-derived caviar is not eaten by Kosher observant Orthodox Jews because sturgeon lack the scales mandated by the kosher diet. Sturgeon possess ganoid scales instead of the permitted ctenoid and cycloid scales. In Islam generally all sea or river animals such as fish are lawful and halal which applies to the sturgeon as well as its caviar.
This is the YANKEE POT ROAST AND YORKSHIRE PUDDING - Tender slices of slow-roasted beef topped with beef gravy. Served with creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes and steamed vegetables.mmm...sounds really yummy since the temperature is falling these days. This is real comfort food!
Here's a video recipe of how to cook a Perfect Beef Pot Roast, enjoy!
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Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31. Common Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes and attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, ghost tours, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, committing pranks, telling ghost stories or other frightening tales, and watching horror films.
On every Tuesdays for the next six weeks, we will feature a Halloween recipe. Hope it will give you some ideas, preparing you to the Halloween party :)
Here's the first video recipe for decorating the Halloween Mummy Cookie.
You can find on her website called ''Sassy Food Gal'' a newly launched program called ''Teach My Son To Cook'' that is specially designed for males. It promises to lead your son (or yourself) by the hand and show him step-by-step how to cook like a seasoned chef in just days!
Also, ''The Dude Can Cook'' that is meant for single guys and dads.
Basically, it includes a 9-months (regular school year) of recipes, videos, articles, tips and special weekly recipes to impress a date! You can also ask her directly any questions on the Ask Deb page. For related articles, videos, recommended books and equipment, fun food facts, or even the information about the ''Crash Course'', check out the ''Sassy Food Gal".
About Deborah Long
She is a culinary instructor with over twenty years of catering and food experience. She was once the owner of Cuisine Extraordynaire, a catering company in Cleveland, Ohio. She has catered parties for celebrities such as Bryant Gumbel, Aretha Franklin and Jesse Jackson and established a non- profit organization, Hospitality Plus. She is currently a cooking coach for college, teen and single guys.
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A beef tenderloin, known as an eye fillet in New Zealand and Australia, filet in France and fillet in England, is cut from the loin of beef.
As with all quadrupeds, the tenderloin refers to the psoas major muscle anterior to the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, near the kidneys. This muscle does very little work, so it is the most tender part of the beef. The tenderloin can either be cut for roasts or for steaks.
Tenderloins from steers and heifers are most common at retail, but those from cows are common in foodservice applications, such as less expensive steakhouses.
A common misconception is that the tenderloin is also called a Chateaubriand steak, when in fact, the Chateaubriand is a recipe for a particular tenderloin steak which originates from France.
Typically, the Chateaubriand is taken from the center-cut of the tenderloin, in a large enough portion to feed two. There are three main "parts" of the tenderloin: the butt, the center-cut, and the tail. The butt end is usually suitable for carpaccio, as the eye can be quite large; cutting a weight-portioned steak from the butt will invariably yield a very thin steak. The center-cut is suitable for portion-controlled steaks as the diameter of the eye remains relatively consistent. The center-cut can yield the traditional 'fillet mignon' or tenderloin steak, as well as the Chateaubriand and Beef Wellington. The tenderloin tapers off into a tail, which is generally unsuitable for steaks due to consistency of size concerns, but can be used in recipes where small pieces of a tender cut is called for, such as Stroganoff.
Saturated vs monounsaturated fats:
If fat from animal sources had been replaced in your diet with a low fat diet, the result is a 15% drop in total testosterone with a corresponding drop in free T and androstenedione. Do not let this long scientific word disturb you, basically it is the common precursor of male and female sex hormones.
So, in short, a low fat diet doesn't work. Start your Testosterone Diet today!
Quality fat enhance your testosterone levels. Mono fats are quality fats, fats from Olives and Avocados. Saturated fat from Beef and Egg Yolks. Broccoli, Almonds, Salmon are the REAL foods. Besides, wild game, ribs, roast, lamb and pork chops. Chicken breasts, wings, thighs. Poultry like goose, turkey, duck, quail or pheasant are also a good part of the testosterone boosting diet. High testosterone foods contain good qualities of zinc (known as aphrodisiacs). Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese are testosterone enhancing foods.
These are proven in a 1987 study of the testosterone diet where men were put on a high-fat diet for two weeks, then switch them over to a low-fat diet for another two weeks. The details on the results? You can convince yourself and find out here.
The next important question is, how do you know if you are experiencing low testosterone levels?
Well, if you are suffering from depression, lack of sexual appetite, or trouble with sexual functions, you may be experiencing low testosterone levels.
More information, contact Mark Wilson
Independent health and nutrition researcher for 25 years
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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Mediterranean Flat Bread Video Recipe
Suggested autumn vegetables:-
1 large sweet potato ("garnet yam" or other), peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
3-4 medium red or yukon gold potatoes (or 1 russet potato, peeled), chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 acorn or butternut squash, or 2 delicata squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped into bite-sized chunks
1 large yellow onion, chopped fine
2-3 shallots, chopped fine
About 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
Some fresh thyme and rosemary, chopped (or a few pinches of dried, crumbled between your fingers)
red pepper flakes (optional), to taste