If 2021 has you getting serious about becoming healthier, you are not alone. Many people have seen their waist lines expand in the last year because of staying home through the pandemics, eating more comfort food, limited exercise, and overall fighting heightened stress.
There is hope that toilet paper shortage is not coming back, but many of us still take a look at those shelves sometimes, don't we?
Thanks to COVID-19, Amazon skipped its July Prime Day, so by the time it rolls in on October 13th - 14th, it's going to be big.
In the name of my love for every subscription boxes, I decided to see if there is a service for ordering spices. I am obsessed with spices. I buy them every time I travel somewhere, so when I come home from Europe every summer, at least 1/3 of my luggage is full of dried home grown herbs and spices from various organic stores.
Covid-19 pandemic changed a lot of things for all of us, that's for sure, but not all industries got affected the same way. Various essential stores and offices were able to continue operating almost the same way as before, but restaurant businesses were completely thrown out of their routine practices.
Le Pain has always been one of our family's favorites. They not only have perfect weekend brunch menu, but also offer cooking classes and a bakery with amazing breads.
Best of anything can be very subjective, I admit. I am not an expert, but I tried enough Nutrisystem meals to form an opinion about what I like and what I don't care for. So yes, this will be subjective, but I felt like I needed to share my favorite meals from Nutrisystem.
I live in Georgia for many years now, but I never fully appreciated it, until corona hit us and I saw how it handles the pandemic. Southerners are brave people, they took some steps to close and stayed closed for 2 months, but now the sun is out and we are out.
As we stay home and continue to survive under quarantine orders, a thought about another lunch of canned tuna can be more deadly than coronavirus itself. Can we order takeout food or fresh produce? Is it safe?
I have been hearing about Vitacost from a good friend of mine for a long time. She swears by it and spends hundreds of dollars there almost every month. She spends so much not because it's expensive, but because she buys an insane amount of vitamins, natural foods, organic household supplies, and pretty much everything she needs for her family.
Since corona is making professional cooks and bakers out of all of us, we all need constant stream of supplies. Unfortunately constant stream of supplies is not always available. Not only we are continuing to sit at home and venture to grocery stores as little as we can, when we do, some staple products are simply gone.
Nutrisystem and Optavia are two best known names in diet delivery meal business. Both diets specialize in pre-packaged meals right to your home and provide easy to follow options for people who want to lose weight without cooking special meals, grocery shopping, or exercising.
If our life would be all rainbows and unicorns, we all would cook fresh meals 3 times per day and live 150 years. But life is not ideal - we have COVID to worry about, we work and handle kids, we work out, we keep up a busy social life, and finally we get exhausted.
Let's start by acknowledging that antibiotics don't fight viral infections and thus wouldn't help had you contracted the novel coronavirus. The key to prevention is staying home and treating your body right with foods that will strengthen your immune system and will get your body back up if you do end up sick.
Before I dive deeper, let me tell you that those two companies are not very similar - one is diet food delivery while another is meal kit delivery service. Yes, they are both connected because both have something to do with food, but the rest is very different.
Valentine's Day is coming and fast. Are you ready for it or are you just starting to think about gifts? Whichever way you look at it, Valentine's Day requires some thought and planning and kids are often left behind, because we often do all that planning for adults.
I can definitely call myself candle aficionado. I love scented candles any time of the year and keep an eye out for them anywhere I go. For example, when I visit Home Goods or TJ Maxx, I have to either close my eyes while walking by or have somebody with me to take me away from candle section.
Valentine's Day is about what's in your heart, so why not make her gift all about hearts too? Roses and chocolate are fine and dandy, but also kind of boring, you have to admit it. Going out to dinner is nice, but that doesn't leave something tangible to remember the occasion by. So what does one do?
South Beach Diet is the last one I tried from the lineup of Nutrisystem, Medifast, and South Beach. I consider those three diets very similar, even though some people might disagree. Medifast is the most different out of these three, but let's start form the beginning.
Many cooks prefer cast iron cookware to anything else.
Both of those diets compete with each other in many ways. I am a fan of both and have tried both, but today I would like to discuss only one aspect of Nutrisystem and Medifast - their protein shakes.
Splendid Spoon is a vegan meal delivery service from New York that specializes in healthy breakfast smoothies and lunch soups or grain bowls. All foods are made from plant-based ingredients that contain no GMO, soy, or gluten, so you know you are doing your body good eating everything.
It's a diet plan that is based on ready-to-eat balanced meals delivered to your house. It's quite easy to follow and thus is very popular because no cooking, calorie counting, or measuring is required. All you have to do is heat up the meals, eat, enjoy, lose weight, and be consistent.
Nutrisystem does not deliver any vegetables with their meals and yet vegetables and fruit are necessary additions to this strict diet plan. You can't be on Nutrisystem for a long period of time and not eat any fresh produce.
Amazon is ready for Black Friday and has announced its Early Black Friday sales last Friday, November 1st, over a month before the real Black Friday. In fact, those deals will be available all the way until Christmas, giving you enough time to shop for all your loved ones and for yourself.
It would be hard to find somebody on your list who doesn't like and appreciate a good sweet gift. We talked to many world-renowned bakers and top pastry chefs from restaurants, hotels, and their own shops to get recommendations for the most spectacular baked gifts this holiday season.
Le Pain Quotidien is a well-known chain specializing in honest seasonal foods and to-die-for baked goods. The first store was opened in Brussels when the chef became totally disillusioned with local bread. Alain Coumont started experimenting with different doughs and developed some techniques that are totally his signature.
An ice cream scoop is a special tool used to form rounded mounds from different frozen desserts. It comes with a comfortable rounded handle that makes it easy to cut through rock-hard ice cream, gelato, or sorbet right from the freezer and place it in various containers.
Cooks use a measuring spoon to measure the particular amount of dry or liquid ingredient required by the recipe. Measuring spoons can be made of different materials, such as metal, plastic, etc. They come in a variety of sizes, and the most commonly used ones are the teaspoon and tablespoon.
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Whether it is a Le Creuset Skillet or Breville Juicer, your favorite store has it all! Let's find out what are the best gifts for cooks and bakers this holiday season.
This is the best time of the year to update your kitchen and buy what you need for home as all kinds of deals are taking place leading up to Black Friday shopping craze.
Some of us can attest that you can do no wrong matching your favorite foods with your favorite martinis, but there are some combinations that just work better than others and can enhance your night out experience even more. You should always look out for perfect balancing, contrasting, and complimenting capabilities when choosing different flavors of your favorite drink.
Making a cooking video can become addictive. There are Birds Eye cooking videos that receive 1.8 million views each month. In 2016 cooking videos were the biggest growth, more than any other US publication. All of this was driven by the cooking videos on Facebook.
One can easily get confused when it comes to all the sugar paste terminology. In Britain they even call it flower paste or sugar paste but all belong to cake design.
Each chocolatier on this list produces a signature melt in your mouth chocolate. It could be a single source dark chocolate bar, a creamer liquid or filled bonbon, a fruit dipped in chocolate, a praline, truffle, fudge or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with these confections produced by these premier chocolate makers.
There are plenty of delicious treats here in America but there are lots of international suites that will please anyone with a sweet tooth. Most of the candies are not available in the US yet, but you can find them especially shops. Next time you travel the globe be sure to stock up on these 20 delectable candies.