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Top 10 Protein Sources for Good Health

If you want to lose weight and feel satisfied, it is necessary to increase your protein intake. Protein helps in building muscle mass. Most of us rely on very few sources of protein. This can result in fatigue for your taste cells and can effect your body by reducing health boosting food that is rich in protein.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of food that is rich in protein:-

  • Eggs

    Photo Courtesy: MJ’s Kitchen

    One of the most nutritious and healthy food is whole egg. They are full of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats and other nutrients necessary for brain. Although whole eggs are high in protein, egg whites have only protein content.

    Try these egg recipes: Cajun Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Egg Curry

  • Almonds

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    Almonds are very popular tree nuts. They are full of nutrients like fiber, manganese, magnesium and vitamin E.

    Try these almond recipes: Almond Creme, Almond Cookies, Almond Cakes, Almond Meringues

  • Chicken Breast

     

     

    Photo Courtesy: Okeechobee Farms

    This is a very popular food that is rich in protein. When you eat it without skin, it is full of protein. It is very easy to cook and is delicious.

    Try these chicken breast recipes: Corn Flake Chicken Breast , Lemon Marinated Chicken Breasts, Blackened Boneless Chicken Breasts

  •  Oats

     

    Photo Courtesy: Food and Drink Techology

    One of the healthiest grains are Oats. They are filled with fibers, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B1 and other nutrients.

    Try these oats recipes: Oat Biscuits, Tropical Oats, Oat Cookies

  • Cottage Cheese

     

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    This type of cheese is very low in calories and fat. It is filled with phosphorus, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, selenium and many other nutrients. Some other kinds of cheese with high Protein content include Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, swiss cheese and cheddar.

    Try these cottage cheese recipes: Cottage cheese pasta, Cottage Cheese Pancake, Cottage Cheese Salad

  • Greek Yogurt

     

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    This is a very thick yogurt and is also known as strained yogurt. It is delicious in taste, has creamy texture and is filled with nutrients.

    Try these Greek Yogurt recipes: Greek Yogurt Pancake, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cake

  • Milk

     

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    This is a very nutritious drink. Many people don’t like this drink but if you enjoy it, it can be a great source of protein. Milk also contains all the nutrients that are needed by the body. It has high content of phosphorus, calcium and riboflavin(vitamin B2).

    Try these milk recipes: Groundnut Milk, Banana Milk, Rose Milk

  • Broccoli

     

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    This is a very healthy vegetable. It is full of vitamins(C, K), potassium and fiber. It is also filled with nutrients that can help fighting cancer. Broccoli is very high in protein.

    Try these Broccoli recipes: Broccoli Salad, Broccoli Soup, Curried Brocolli

  • Lean Beef

     

    Photo Courtesy: Nesbitt’s Meat Market

    Lean beef contains very high protein and is delicious. It is full of iron, vitamin B12 and other nutrients.

    Try these Lean Beef recipes: Lean Beef Kebabs , Lean Beef Stroganoff , Lean Beef Enchiladas

  • Tuna

     

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    This popular fish is low in calories and fat. It has high protein content. Tuna contains a lot of nutrients and rich amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Try these Tuna recipes: Tuna Tartare, Tuna Burger, Grilled Tuna, Tuna Meatballs

Gluten free Dessert Recipes

The word ‘Gluten’ is a very confusing term for those who don’t know or are not interested in healthy diet. Gluten is a kind of protein which is bad for health. In a simple word wheat is the main source of gluten and use of wheat on daily basis will cause Celiac disease. Disease caused specifically by wheat and the proteins it contains.
There are thousands of gluten-free recipes on the internet. But here we share some important gluten-free recipes for all occasions and in addition lots of useful tips and information related to cooking and baking gluten-free.

Paleo Thin Mints

Paleo Thin Mints

One of the best recipes to combine dark chocolate and peppermint extract. Gluten-free Paleo Thin Mints melts in your mouth.


Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

For a delicious snack, try these sandwich cookies that feature peanut butter cream between two cookies.


Gluten-free apple tart recipe

Gluten-free apple tart recipe

Gluten-free or grain-free Apple tart recipe best for Christmas holidays. It takes no time to prepare this healthy dish.


Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon Coconut Bars

This delicious homemade Lemon coconut bar recipe gives the best flavor when cooked in a traditional way.


Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee

Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee

Super excited to share this Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee recipe. This tasty coffee-caramel takes only 15-20 minutes to make and the end result is absolutely delicious.


Hot Raspberry Soufflé

Hot Raspberry Soufflé

Hot Raspberry Soufflé recipe is the best recipe for your next dinner party. Easy to prepare and delicious in taste.


Orange And Almond Cake With Mascarpone

Orange And Almond Cake With Mascarpone

When you come to gluten-free or grain-free diet. This is one of the best recipes for gluten-free food. Orange and almond give you vitamins and minerals. Serve orange and almond cake with Mascarpone.


Raspberry Jam Macaroon Bars

Raspberry Jam Macaroon Bars

Healthy homemade Raspberry Jam Macaroon Bar recipe makes the winters better. It’s easy to make and contains protein and minerals. Great recipe for winter holidays.


The Best Christmas and Holiday Recipes

We all know December is the month of holidays and also the biggest festival of the year that is Christmas. And we all wait for Christmas celebrations every year. This year your Christmas holiday meal is going to be delicious and easy to make.

Here, we present some best Christmas recipes :

Prime Rib Roast

This delicious Prime rib roast recipe is best for Christmas dinner. It is easy to make at home.


Yorkshire Pudding

Everyone wants a Yorkshire Pudding and you can serve it with beef and gravy.


Shrimp Scampi

The delicious Christmas Shrimp Scampi is super quick and easy to make. It takes only 15-20 minutes.


Cioppino

This is a homemade recipe for you. If you love seafood then this Cioppino fish stew is definitely made for you.


Old Fashioned Glazed Ham

Old Fashioned Glazed Ham makes an easy old-fashioned style ham for Christmas or any holiday with your family.


Christmas Stuffing with Bacon

Mix all of the ingredients together like applewood-smoked baconchicken brothbrown ricewild ricekosher salt. Stuffing with bacon gives traditional flavor.


Creamed Spinach

Another homemade recipe that is very delicious.


Reindeer Brownies Recipe

These reindeer brownies are perfect for Christmas. All family members and friends gather under one roof and enjoy these brownies.


 

Turkey Brine Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is considered to be the most important festival of USA. It is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. Turkey is the national bird of the United States. Turkeys are eaten Thanksgiving day every year. And it is the most important dish on Thanksgiving dinner. And one of the reason is that Turkey has more protein than chicken. Also, It is low in fat and high in protein.
Here, we have presented some best Turkey Brine Recipes that you can prepare at home:-

 

Basic Turkey Brine

This Thanksgiving turkey is dipped for overnight in brine and then roasted in the oven. You can serve with onion gravy.


Turkey With Cranberry Brine

Another delicious homemade recipe for turkey lovers. It is very easy to make and the flavor combination is incredible.


Savory Turkey Brine

Everyone wants a juicier turkey and you can serve with sage, celery seed, thyme and soy sauce.


Apple Brine For Turkey

Apple Turkey Brine is a very simple to prepare and becomes moist once you roast it. Everyone loves to cook this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.


Citrus-Scented Brined Turkey Recipe

This turkey brine is a combination of all of your favourite Thanksgiving flavors like cranberry, apples, and oranges.


Cider-Brined Turkey With Maple-Cider Glaze

This delicious cider-brined turkey with Maple-Cider Glaze recipe is best for Thanksgiving dinner.


Hawaiian-Style Turkey Brine

Without this recipe, our Thanksgiving dinner is not completed. The flavor and moist brine turkey takes the dish to new heights.


Turkey With Basic Poultry Brine

Mix all of the ingredients together like kosher salt, dried basil, coriander seeds, granulated garlic, peppercorns. Poultry Brine gives tremendous flavor.


Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November each year. Historically, this day was a religious celebration that was meant to thank God. But, traditionally it is celebrated to mark the arrival of first pilgrims in USA.

On Thanksgiving Day we give gratitude to the things that are good in life. This is the day, we celebrate with family and friends and have grand parties. This is one of the major festivals of USA that is celebrated with family and friends. Some traditional dishes included in the Thanksgiving meal are Roasted turkeys, Corns, Cranberry sauce, Pumpkin pie and Potatoes.

This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and people exchange gifts like jewellery, flowers, chocolates, baked cookies, chocolates etc. with each other.

In this blog post, we have collected top recipes for Thanksgiving.

  • Fresh Corn Spoonbread 
    Photo Courtesy: Southern Bite

    If you are looking for a good replacement for cornbread, you should try this simple spoonbread recipe.

  • Spinach and Artichoke Dip 
    Photo Courtesy: Quick & Easy Recipes

    This easy and quick recipe of dip is very delicious. It mainly contains chopped frozen spinach, cream cheese and artichoke hearts. It also contains 3 kinds of grated cheeses that include Parmesan, mozzarella and gruyere.

  • Sweet Potato Souffle 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    Creamy mashed sweet potatoes are topped with buttery and crunchy pecans. This is a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving. It is a very tasty sweet potato casserole recipe.

  • Sausage and Herb Stuffing 
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    The stuffing is generally made with croutons/bread. You can add chopped vegetables for additional stuffing.

  • Smoked Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Town and Country Meats

    Cold-cut smoked turkey is different from barbecued turkey due to its ham-like texture and smoke flavor.

  • Old-fashioned Cornbread Dressing 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This recipe is very delicious. It is moist and seasoned with onions, celery and sage. This is a classic recipe of Thanksgiving that is a part of celebrations every year.

  • Pumpkin Mousse 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a very delicious pumpkin dessert and is easy to prepare as no baking is required. This is very rich and creamy.

  • Green Beans with Bacon 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is a delicious and sweet side dish of green bean casserole. It consists of great ingredients like pecans and bacon.

  • Grilled Turkey 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    This is the best way of cooking a Turkey. Although, not a very traditional way of cooking, the process gives you a juicy and tender turkey.

  • Tomato Vegetable Casserole 
    Photo Courtesy: Food Network

    The main ingredients used in this recipe are carrot, onion, potato, sweet potato, zucchini and bell pepper. Make sure that each of the vegetables are of the same size when cut.

Best American Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot chocolate recipes are the traditional American chocolate drink. According to American history, chocolate has been drunk as a drink for thousands of years and the ancient people of America probably used cocoa-based drinks made with beans. Still, Americans consume hot chocolate as their favourite drink. American hot chocolate recipes are delicious and very easy-to-make. In this article, we are going to present to you America’s most popular hot chocolate recipes:-

Maple Hot Chocolate RecipeHealthy homemade Maple hot chocolate recipe makes the winters better. It’s easy to make and contains healthy, creamy cocoa. Everyone loves it, especially kids like it the most.


Chocolate Chip Blondies RecipeChocolate chip Blondies cookies are filled with chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are very simple to make and delicious. They are perfect for evening snacks. These are all time kid’s favourite cookies.


Capirotada De Chocolate RecipeCapirotada De Chocolate is a Mexican sweet and delicious recipe. You can also add almonds and dried fruit in it.


Frozen Hot Chocolate MartiniFrozen Hot Chocolate Martini is the combination of dark chocolate cream, Bailey’s and vanilla vodka. You can make Non-alcoholic version also.


Mexican Hot ChocolateThere is no better drink to warm you up than traditional Mexican hot chocolate in a winter season. You can drink it as supper.


Hot Chocolate SouffléHot Chocolate Soufflé is everyone’s favourite treat throughout the year and it is popular in South America.


Hot Dark ChocolateHomemade Hot Dark Chocolate is the best way to drink Chocolate. To make the basic hot dark chocolate, combine the milk.


Peppermint White Hot ChocolateAnother homemade and delicious peppermint white hot chocolate, easy to prepare. And it’s prepared within 10 minutes. Kids love it the most.


 

10 Best American Street Food Recipes

America is famous for its street food culture. American people want to eat comfort food and American street food hits the spot every time. Be it New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, every American street has their own delicious street food. There are many famous food trucks, food vans and food carts who provides the ready to eat mouth-watering street food with some American twist. There is much variety of American street food but we are going to provide you America’s most popular street food recipes.

 

american hot dogs

A small piece of grilled or steamed sausage, served on a half sliced bun and loaded with mustard, onions, dill pickles, cheese, ketchup, mayonnaise, and chili. This is the most favorite street food in America.

american hamburgers

A well-cooked patty made with ground beef, chicken or turkey sandwiched in a burger bun with some toppings like onion, tomato, lettuce, cheese and ketchup is enough for satisfying the cravings of Hamburger lovers.

 

american doughnuts

Doughnuts are always loved by American foodies. These ring shape fried delicious doughnuts are found all over the United States. There are many flavors, varieties of this street food. Save your appetite for this sweet street food.

 

american pizza

Pizza is for everyone either vegetarians or meat lovers. You can choose the different variety of toppings like cheese, tomato, chili, onion, pineapple and pepperoni. People used to go pizza parlors to have pizzas made in the American style.

 

american Burritos

The round flat tortilla stuffed with meat, rice, salsa cheese and other delicious toppings makes this dish an American-Mexican delicacy. These special fusions are loved by all in the US and are the best street foods.

 

american waffles

Waffles are known for its unique size and shape cooked between two plates called waffles maker. This famous street food comes with an endless variety of toppings and combination of so many ingredients.

 

american pretzels

This twisted shape baked bread became a famous American street snack. Pretzels are generally seasoned with salt and served with a flavorful mustard dip.

 

american crepes

Crepe is a very thin fresh pancake made of buckwheat flour, egg, butter and milk. Generally filled with sweet and savory ingredients like fruits, cream and vegetables. You can find it any time of the day on US streets.

 

american churros

Churros is an tasty fried pastry with a curvy shape. This unique pastry is made of only a few ingredients like egg, butter and flour and covered with powdered sugar and cinnamon. You can enjoy it with a hot cup of chocolate.

 

american apple Pie

Apple Pie is a classic double crust pastry. It is the most popular and iconic dessert in American cuisine. This pie has a flaky and buttery flavor filled with sweet apples and covered with wonderful aromatic cinnamon powder.

 

8 Recipes for PA Bacon Festival

The PA Bacon Festival started at the Easton Farmers’ Market and America’s oldest open-air market, established in 1752. The farmers’ market always the center throughout the festival, local farmers selling their fresh and local foods and pork farmers selling the best bacon you never tasted before. Also, in 2014 PA Bacon Festival was awarded a Townie Award from Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

The most attraction event in this festival are Pig roast, pig racing, hog calling, non-stop live music, kids’ events and best one is the fabulous food. This is also called a friendly event has attracted pig lovers.

We present to you some of the best PA Bacon Festival related recipes:-

Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese

This is a fabulous recipe for the bacon lovers. This hearty smoky bacon mac and cheese make a great dish for the winter.


Pork Belly

This delicious pork belly is one of the best homemade recipes.  Topping of honey is done with roasted vegetables and tomato sauce with just a touch of green peppers. Everyone is going to love this dish.


Maple-Pecan Sundaes With Candied Bacon

Bacon and maple are a classic combination. The dynamic flavor and taste are good. Everyone loves bacon Ice-Cream at the festival.


Bees Knees

This classic combines with lemon and honey give great flavor.


BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ makes for a tender, flavorful pork and served with BBQ sauce.


Bacon S’mores!

Another great recipe for you using bacon. If you love sequences of the salt and sweet, these Bacon S’mores are definitely made for you.


Bacon-Basil Shrimp On A Stick

This is one of the most delicious Bacon-Basil shrimp recipes with Barbecue. Easy to make and give you perfect taste with BBQ sauce.


Potato Pancakes

Homemade Potato Pancakes is the best way to eat Potato. It’s not so difficult to make and you can add some vegetables and sweet sauce.


 

Popular Food Recipes for Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival involves finest Master chefs around the world. The chefs create dishes that are derived from the fresh flavour of Hawaii. The two-week event features dozens of esteemed international chefs. It’s a rare opportunity to experience a combination of international Food and Wine talent, in one location. Wines from the world are available to inhale and drink throughout the event. In this article, I am sharing some of the main recipes that are loved by everyone in Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Chocolate Almond Bacon Bars
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

It is a good combination of all delicious Ingredients like dark chocolate, heavy creambaconalmonds.


Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Red Berry Hibiscus Lemonade is made of fresh fruits which are available in the local market of Hawaii. It is an easy and refreshing drink throughout the festival.


Deviled Ham
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Deviled Ham comes in a  delicious range of recipes and is a wonderful way to use leftover meat.


Pineapple Coleslaw
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This pineapple coleslaw recipe cannot be easier to make and is most of the time served with salad and other meals. Add extra blue cheese as a finish.


El Diablo Recipe
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Superb! This is an excellent cocktail. It is also called a classic tequila-based cocktail. You can mix with ginger beer.


Shoyu Ramen
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Shyu Ramen is a Japanese noodle recipe. It is primarily a noodle soup, most usually made with pieces of dried kombupork, 3-2 large eggs.


White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Very easy and delicious white chocolate chip macadamia nut ice cream. Everyone’s favourite throughout the festival.


Kalua Pork
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

This is the easiest way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pork.


 

10 Spooky Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated annually on October 31. It has its origins in old European traditions. In ancient times, Celtic festival of Samhain was celebrated in which bonfires were lighted and costumes were worn to drive off ghosts. It was during 8th century that Pope Gregory III declared November 1 as the time for honouring saints. Then, All Saints Day included some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before that was known as All Hallows Eve and later as Halloween. As time passed, Halloween started to develop into a day of activities like carving jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating. This day is celebrated around the world with costumes, gatherings and sweet treats.

In this blog post, we have collected a list of recipes for Halloween:-

  • Halloween cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Chef Julie Yoon

    You can bake these Halloween cupcakes for the little kids. The cupcakes are prepared with black velvet sponge and the icing is done with scary faces. It is prepared with simple icing methods. They are really very good.

  • Pumpkin Hummus
    Photo Courtesy: LaaLoosh

    This recipe is a great change from the usual hummus. If you are throwing a Halloween party, you can carve this pumpkin to make creamy hummus.

  • Halloween Brownie Pizzas
    Photo Courtesy: Ottawa Family Living Magazine

    Try this pizza for Halloween. You can make spiders on top of the pizza in many ways.

  • Halloween Toffee Apples
    Photo Courtesy: Kidspot

    These toffee apples can be easily prepared by anyone. The kids love to eat them. They are perfect for Halloween.

  • Spider’s Web Cake
    Photo Courtesy: YouTube

    This is a real showstopper for Halloween. The dish has icing of Swiss meringue buttercream. Any Halloween party is incomplete without this chocolate sponge.

  • Day of the Dead cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Food & Wine Magazine

    Celebrate Halloween or the Day of the Dead with these scary cookies. You can carve the cookies into any shape like witches, pumpkins, ghosts and cats.

  • Zombie Fingers
    Photo Courtesy: MyRecipes

    These creepy and severed zombie finger cookies will scare you before you eat them.

  • Chocolate Bat Cookies
    Photo Courtesy: Betty Crocker

    These chocolate cookies, which are in the shape of bats are a perfect Halloween treat.

  • Frankenstein Cupcakes
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    This Halloween, create your own monsters with this easy recipe.

  • Funny Faces
    Photo Courtesy: Pinterest

    Everyone laughs at funny faces. If someone makes funny faces or draws them on paper or on cookies.