Google Doodles Wilbur Scoville 151st Birthday

It always amazes me every time Google makes or doodles their homepage and give honor to any heroes, I consider one a hero when he does or did something great for everyone. For instance, as today, Google doodles Wilbur Scoville 151st Birthday.

Google Doodles Wilbur Scoville 151st Birthday

You can eventually find it and check how Google doodles Wilbur Scoville 151st Birthday today on their homepage.

Moreover, Wilbur Scoville was a pharmacologist and the author of “The Art of Compounding” book and the one who created the Organoleptic Test to measure a pepper’s heat level.

Isn’t that amazing? Well, now we can enjoy or every chef and cooks can significantly estimate the amount of pepper to use when cooking because of this. Thank you Sir Wilbur Scoville for that great achievement.

Soto Betawi

I am no certified cook nor baker, but I just loved to cook and bake. In fact, I had been earning a little with these cooking and baking I do at home. I do not have my restaurant of my own yet, most of my baked goods are in order basis as well as those really yummy cooked dish, but at least, somehow, I am slowly making a name with my prepared mouth-watering food.

So for today, I wanted to share real great soup. This is in fact one of the meat soup recipes that even though I tried only once, but this seemed to be like been looking for by my tongue. Perhaps the very reason why I am trying hard to learn how to prepare and cook this Soto Betawi.

Soto BetawiImage from anggrekcatering.com

For sure, you will ask what the ingredients and materials needed to have this dish and how to prepare and cook this one. So here you go, you can find meat soup recipes here. Accordingly, this recipe is best during the cold and rainy days and even in any hour of the day. But because of me being such an adventurous in cooking and used to explore with the ingredients I have in my kitchen, I made some twists on the ingredients since those are not available in my desk. Instead of using coconut milk, I made use of the available cow’s milk. I haven’t tried the coconut milk yet so I cannot compare how the two differs — which one tastes better, creamier and so on. But of course, I made sure to have my beef sliced into cubes that were marinated using Royo seasoning mix. I also added bell pepper just to enhance more the taste and the aroma.

By far, this Soto Betawi is one that is not the typical soup we, Filipinos, used to have but it is great to have this treat in this cold days.

The Pros and Cons of San Francisco Food Delivery

It seems that a new food delivery service appears on an almost daily basis. This may make you feel tempted to start trying their services yourself. Before you do, however, you need to learn about the pros and cons of these types of services. Making an informed choice is always the most important thing.

Food Delivery Services San FranciscoPhoto credit fairfaxrestaurantdelivery.com

Pros of Food Delivery Services

  • There is a lot of variety. When you start looking at San Francisco food delivery services, you will quickly learn that you can choose from an unbelievable amount of food. Not only is there variety in terms of starters, mains and desserts, there is also a lot of variety in the type of food. You can choose vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten free. You can choose fish or meat. You can choose Indian, Italian, Mexican, home cooked and so on. This means that you know for a fact you will have the opportunity to eat a truly varied diet.
  • It helps to free your time. Most of us live excessively busy lifestyles. We simply do not have the time to go to the grocery store, pick healthy, wholesome ingredients and then spend hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking it. When most of us have only about three hours a night to spend at home before it is time for bed, it is simply impossible to use about two of those hours for food.
  • You will also be able to access a number of health benefits. Because you will choose healthy, nutritious meals, you will also find that you feel and look better. Cutting processed foods and microwave meals out of your diet is really good for you. Plus, you have the option of choosing meals designed to work on certain elements of your health as well. So if you want to lose weight, for instance, you can tell your delivery service about this.

Cons of Food Delivery

  • The price is a bit of a con. On the other hand, the cost is not really all that more expensive than buying the ingredients separately yourself. Plus, if you were to put a price on the time you save by not shopping and cooking, the price really isn’t that high.
  • Some food delivery services use artificial flavors. However, this is something you can check yourself, meaning that you are able to avoid anything artificial if that bothers you.

As you can see, there really aren’t that many cons about using a food delivery service. In fact, the disadvantages can easily be avoided or completely refuted. If you are like 99% of people today, meaning that you are overwhelmed with all the responsibilities of working and looking after house and home, then a food delivery service may be just what you need. It is almost like having your own personal chef who prepares delicious meals for you and all you have to do is warm them up when you are ready to eat.

Google Doodles Julia Child 100th Birthday

Google homepage today is looking so foodilicious as Google Doodles Julia Child 100th Birthday!

Google Doodles Julia Child 100th Birthday

Julia Child was an American chef who was also an author and a television personality. She was known for the French cuisine in America. In fact, she was also known for her television show, The French Chef.

Hoping you guys will have some fun for today’s Google doodles!

The Advantage of Understanding Amino Acids

When it comes to building muscles and looking ripped, amino acids and high protein bars can either be your best friends or your worst enemies. Amino acids are often referred to as “the building blocks of protein” because they are crucial in the development of muscles.  Understanding the role that they play when it comes to building muscles, will help you better understand how to have them work towards your advantage.

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Some amino acids are made by our body, while others have to be supplied either through our diets or with dietary supplements.  The types of amino acids that our bodies do not make are called essential amino acids or EAA’s. BCAA’s or branched amino acids are a type of EAA’s that are responsible for the recovery and growth of our muscles. Without both essential and nonessential amino acids it can cause your proteins to turn into sugar and be stored as fat.

Amino acids play a very important role in muscle building by synthesizing the protein distributed to all the areas of our body.  During this process, if not enough EAA’s are present the process cannot finish, and the partial protein is made into sugar and then generally becomes stored fat.  BCAA’s increase this process so that less muscle breakdown and more muscle growth occurs following exercising.

Not only are amino acids beneficial after working out, but also during exercise as well.  Amino acids also oxidize as a source of energy that can be uses while doing extreme lifting and intense workout routines.  When the body can be pushed further and still recover n a positive way, then the maximum amount of growth can be seen while building muscles.

They easiest way to ensure that enough EAA’s are present in your body is by taking amino acids dietary supplements.  It is then used in less time because no digestion has to occur and synthesizing can happen immediately after working out to ensure that you receive the mass growth with each workout.

BCAA’s can be found in many of the foods we eat or can be supplied through supplement form.  Foods such as milk, whole wheat, and almonds are high in amino acids, and should be eaten regularly when muscle building.  Dietary supplement forms are drinks, powders, and even pills that work best directly before a workout routine to increase energy levels and maximize recovery.

If you really want to start off with the right foot when it comes to building muscle and maximizing your growth and recovery times, you need to make sure that your body have the right amounts of amino acids in order to keep up with even your most extreme workout routines.

When you dive into exercising with the intention to build muscle mass, you need to be aware of how your body recovers and supplies you with energy.  Even the top athletes use dietary supplements during exercises because it is no secret how crucial it is to have the right amount of amino acids and to use them towards your advantages.

Customer suffers Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill

Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, as its name implies, would probably make you heart attack since they offers food that could clog your arteries, gain you more weight and even make waistlines getting bigger.

Customer Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill
Customer suffers Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill (image from latimesblogs.latimes.com)

In fact, just recently, one customer suffers heart attack at Heart Attack Grill. It was first thought to be just part of the glitches and gigs of the Heart Attack Grill. But the manager confirmed that it didn’t.

Read more about Customer suffers Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill here, At Heart Attack Grill, diner’s symptoms weren’t fake.

America’s 25 Most Expensive Restaurants

I’m very picky in terms of food. But thinking how expensive these restaurants in America, listed below in the image, I guess, I don’t need to get very choosy to the foods they are serving. Take a look at the details below.

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Can you imagine yourself eating in that very expensive dine?

In my case, I will really take a dine there even once. Off course, I would love to taste how that very much expensive foods are tasting like. Oh yeah! Those foods must be very delicious, I guess, and I supposed. If not, then, the thought of paying high amount of bucks must just go into non sense values.

However, if I would have some free or even just a discounted restaurant coupons from any of the 25 most expensive restaurants listed above? Well then, I would never hesitate to eat myself out there. I might I guess eat voraciously if that things would happen. I just can’t imagine myself then eating more than the usual in a very expensive restaurant in America.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe: Best for St. Patrick’s Day from the Food Network

Hey hey!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration! But what’s really good, these days, for St. Patrick’s Day is Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Yeah! You read it right, CORNED BEEF and CABBAGE. So any recipe with CORNED BEEF and CABBAGE will do.

Anyway, if you do not have any Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes for this St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a great CORNED BEEF and CABBAGE recipe from the Food Network.

Ingredients

* 2 to 2 1/2 pound Corned-Beef Brisket*, recipe follows

* 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

* 1 teaspoon ground allspice

* 2 bay leaves

* 2 teaspoons kosher salt

* 1/2 pound diced carrots, approximately 4 small

* 1/2 pound diced onions, approximately 2 small

* 1 pound potatoes, peeled and chopped, approximately 3 medium

* 1/4 pound diced celery, approximately 2 stalks

* 1 small head cabbage, chopped, approximately 2 pounds

Directions

*Cook’s note: Brisket should be prepared through the brining stage, but not cooked.

Place the corned beef, pepper, allspice, bay leaves and salt into a large 8-quart pot along with 3-quarts of water. Cover and set over high heat. Bring to a boil, decrease the heat to low and cook, at a low simmer for 2 1/2 hours.

After 2 1/2 hours add the carrots, onions, potatoes and celery. Return to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add the cabbage and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes and cabbage are tender. Remove the bay leaves and serve immediately.

Corned Beef:

* 2 quarts water

* 1 cup kosher salt

* 1/2 cup brown sugar

* 2 tablespoons saltpeter

* 1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces

* 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

* 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

* 8 whole cloves

* 8 whole allspice berries

* 12 whole juniper berries

* 2 bay leaves, crumbled

* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

* 2 pounds ice

* 1 (4 to 5 pound) beef brisket, trimmed

* 1 small onion, quartered

* 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped

* 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped

Place the water into a large 6 to 8 quart stockpot along with salt, sugar, saltpeter, cinnamon stick, mustard seeds, peppercorns, cloves, allspice, juniper berries, bay leaves and ginger. Cook over high heat until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the ice. Stir until the ice has melted. If necessary, place the brine into the refrigerator until it reaches a temperature of 45 degrees F. Once it has cooled, place the brisket in a 2-gallon zip top bag and add the brine. Seal and lay flat inside a container, cover and place in the refrigerator for 10 days. Check daily to make sure the beef is completely submerged and stir the brine.

After 10 days, remove from the brine and rinse well under cool water. Place the brisket into a pot just large enough to hold the meat, add the onion, carrot and celery and cover with water by 1-inch. Set over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and gently simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is fork tender. Remove from the pot and thinly slice across the grain.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: approximately 3 hours

Inactive Prep Time: 10 days

I’m not eating beef, though, but the image of the Corned Beef and Cabbage is really mouth-watering. Isn’t it? Smiley

Image and Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe from Zap 2 News and Buzz.

Good Bye Coffee

I think I really need to totally wave good bye to cups of coffee Smiley even though it’s really hurting me most.

Actually, the other week, I tried not to take any cups of coffee for a week even we’re still flooded with exams. Off course, as with my daily burps, milk is what I am just taking. But, since I need to strive harder for our final exam which has just started last Monday, I tried coffee again last Sunday night. But, telling you guys, I felt a lot of unusual things like palpitations until today, my migraine is getting back and dryness of mouth. I do not know why. I am not really sure if coffees do cause dryness of mouth, but with our symptoms which are really disturbing, I am pretty sure those are caused by coffees.I am getting shaky now more and more especially when I thought of going home the soonest and feeling these strange because my mum might be seeing me differently. Aside from that, my casino online games which I am just relying on to three to four cups of coffees a night might be disturbed.I haven’t talked to my cardiologist yet. I’ll just observe these symptoms up until Friday. If these will persists, and that would still be the time for me to permanently cry good bye for coffees.

New House, New Kitchen!

Last summer, before the start of our classes, I was looking for apartments where I could stay the rest of my medical study years here in Cebu. One of the criterion of the apartment that I was looking for is to have it a spacious kitchen for my personalized kitchen appliances.
I am not really good at cooking, but at least I know how to make cooking a good thing. Haha!
Yeah, I’ve found one apartment where I could have my own microwave oven for yummy chicken meals. I was also trying to fix with blenders for my desserts and off course, not to forget refrigerators to keep my mouth-watering prepared desserts.

However, when I asked for the monthly payment, I would more or less pay 20,000.00 PhP. Whew! That’s too costly for a medical student. Even my mum didn’t nod yes with what I have told her ’bout that extravagant spacious apartment I have found. Thence, we looked again in other places and ending up with a house where I could only share a kitchen with my other housemates. Though a bit small, at least I could still do all my undone food frustrations from my cookbooks. LOL! Smiley