Information on Amino Acids

Its not something we like to delve into which is the sports supplements market and different products but we would just like to say we have been on a massive amino acid hype for the last 2 months. We have taken a break from blogging on our few blogs and exercised along with looking after our nutrition.

AND WE FEEL GREAT!!

The amino acids are things such as glutamine, lysine, creatine and arginine. All of these combined help produce testosterone more along with giving you more energy.

Anyway Heres a video explaining a little bit more…

Maintaining And Cleaning a Paella Pan

stainless_steel_panMaintaining And Cleaning a Paella Pan

The pan should be properly maintained and cleaned always to prolong its life span. The different material types of pans differ in their attention. Carbon steel pan requires more care than the other materials due to high tendency to rust.
After purchasing a pan you should remove the company label by heating it slightly to make it easier to peel off without leaving marks. Then wash it with warm soapy water to remove the varnish. Dry it and its safe for use. Carbon steel pan should be seasoned before first use by baking in oven until the oil browns.re-oil after every use. Enamelled and stainless steel pan do not require seasoning.

Maintenance during use

To maintain cooking pan does not require special skills since it’s very simple and requires just paying close attention to them while cooking.
You should never leave an empty pan on direct heat since it may get black spot which are hard to clean. It also affect its coating and can get damaged and wear out easily. When in use regulate heat well and never use it in microwave oven. When using an oven, don’t expose the pan to high heat temperatures and use wooden or metallic spoons.

Always remove stains made by spices immediately it may accumulate and harden if left for a long time. If you leave it to clean later, it will be difficult to be removed and can destroy the aesthetic quality of the pan. Don’t use the pan in a dishwasher.

Cleaning

Soak the pan in warm soapy water to make cleaning easy. Before cleaning you should have soap, paper towel, dry cotton towel, scrubbing sponge and a steel wire ready. Carbon steel pan should not be soaked in water since they rust so fast and in case they rust, use a steel wire to clean. Enamelled and stainless steel pans can be left in water longer. Clean the pan using a soft –scrub sponge and warm soapy water to clean off all the residues. Then dry them with the cotton towel and apply vegetable oil to prevent moisture which causes rusting. Water stains can form easily if not dried well.
Don’t use steel wire on stainless steel and enamelled pan, as it may leave scratches on it. Use good quality bar or liquid soap to clean detergent soap is not good to use. Put hot water in the pan if it gets difficult to remove burnt food and leave it for some time. To clean coloured deposits on stainless steel pan, boil water with salt and alcohol to remove them all.

Storage

Keep the pan in clean, dry place free from dust and moist. You should put ranks in the kitchen to hang the pans these will create more space for the other utensils. Store them separately from other items such as knifes since it will protect you from being injured .these will also be easier to trace the equipment you want to use. A well arranged kitchen looks more spacious and appealing to all individuals. If it’s for occasional use, you keep it in a clean carton to create space in kitchen and to prevent dust accumulation for a long time.
In storing utensils, you should follow the following instructions to avoid damage.
• Keep them away from reach by children as they may get injured if they handle them inappropriately.
• Your storage space should be free from water to avoid rust and bacteria growth which is harmful to human health. Dry the utensils using paper towel.
• Keep every type of utensils such as cutlery separately and arrange them well.
• Avoid keeping utensils on the floor. If your kitchen does not have cabinets, make a cheap one to ensure perfect arrangement.
• Avoid overcrowding. They may fall off causing accident and breakage. It can also be a bleeding site for rats and cockroaches and will make the kitchen dirty and untidy.

Leaky Gut And Its Causes

We are constantly trying to keep healthy and obviously love the food industry but even we can slip up with certain illnesses and the odd pizza :-)

But if you read this article on the link below you will see the connection between an ill stomach and disease…

http://www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com/public/Leaky-Gut.cfm

If you find it interesting leave us a comment on our contact page.

Tips on How You Can Season a Paella Pan.

paella_panPaella pans are made up of traditional materials such as carbon steels. If at any given time you own a nonstick or an enameled paella pan, then there is no reason for you to season it. If you happen to own a carbon steel, you will be required to season it so as it is in a position to cook your food properly. You can do this either on the stove top or in the oven. The moment you are done with seasoning, you will need to offer a routine maintenance to the pan each time you use it. This way, it will be able to last for some good years.

There are various things you will need so as to season your paella pan and they include cooking oil made of canola or peanut, potholders and paper towels. There are two methods where you can choose from so as to season your paella pan.

Oven method

Under this method, there is a procedure that you have to follow.
◾Wash your paella pan and try it. If your pan is still new, then you will have to place it on the stovetop as you fill it with water. Ensure that you boil the water for nearly ten minutes so as to remove any dust, glue residue or any manufacturing oils from the pan.
◾Ensure that you preheat your oven to almost 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
◾Ensure that a thick layer of cooking oil is applied to both outside and inside surfaces of your paella pan.
◾Place your pan into the oven, then cook for almost 30 to 35 minutes or even wait till the pan gets the golden color.
◾Use potholders to remove the pan from the oven and permit it to cool down before you use it.

Stovetop method

It also has a procedure which you are required to follow step by step.
◾Wash and at the same time dry the paella pan by using a heavy coating of your cooking oil.
◾Use the same cooking oil which has a heavy coating to wipe the inside of your paella pan.
◾Turn the heat to a medium level after you have placed the pan on the stovetop.
◾By using potholders, turn the paella pan that is on the stovetop till the golden color is consistent all over.
◾Then remove the paella pan from the stove top and then permit it to cool down before using.

 

There are various warnings and facts that you have to bear in mind. These include:
◾After washing, ensure that you apply a thin coat of cooking oil to the paella pan. This will help to protect it from rusting.
◾If at all foods begin sticking to the pan, you will be required to re-season your pan.

Best Protein From Foods

Found a great article about high protein foods.

http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/galleries/20+foods+high+in+protein+,28077

If you have any queries about this article contact us here!

Have a good day :-)

Organic nutrition and food

paella-pansToday, people are paying more attention to the food they eat, at least a group of people in every city, in every country in the world. Proper nutrition and healthy foods are important for a long and healthy life of each and every person. The thing is, people are working very hard, and when they come home, they are sometimes too lazy to cook for themselves, and in most cases, they will grab a greasy burger on a way home, or they will order some food. It is okay to get something like that every once in a while, but constantly eating those kinds of things is not healthy at all. Life is much better when you eat proper and healthy food, a lot of veggies and fruits, which is produced by some serious and proper standards.

In the last few years, niche markets of organic food are more visible in many countries of the world. The whole organic food industry is increasing in the last several years, because people are starting to realize the importance of organic food in general. Organic food is not only present in niche markets; it can be spotted in number of big supermarkets, because more and more people are interested in buying those kinds of products. When people are buying organic food for proper nutrition and healthier life style in general, they will look for fresh food, tasteful food and food that really looks good. When they come home from market, they can prepare all those healthy veggies for example, in paella pan, and have delicious meal, that is way healthier than a greasy burger picked up on the street.

Organic food is way healthier because that food is produced under special conditions, and in organic food there are no such things as preservatives or artificial ingredients, synthetic herbicides, synthetic pesticides, harmful bacteria. When it comes to this type of food, the area where the food will be produced must be carefully chosen, environmental permits must be secured. Moreover, specific techniques are used, when water recourses are protected. Organic food definitely is the thing that people need, in order to eat healthy, and to make sure that they are paying enough attention to their nutrition. Eating healthy and drinking a lots of water daily, are definitely very important things in life of every person. The good thing is that more people all around the world are paying more attention to the food they are about to eat. Kids should also be educated about organic food, and all the benefits that you can have if you eat it. It is a way healthier and way better for your organism. Many different things can be found organically produced, from eggs, fruits and vegetables, flour, milk products, etc.

 

Niche Markets

paella-panNiche markets and different food products

Niche food markets are specialized markets which are constantly competing with those large markets. Usually, in niche markets, you can find specific foods, for specific customers. A whole market is created for a specific demographic area, and for the consumers with exact buying behavior. Buying behaviors are different and they can depend on several factors. For example, a niche food market can be a small store with kosher milk that Jewish consumers will buy in Atlanta. The other example can be the group of people who wants to eat healthy foods, and that is why the group will buy only organic foods.

For these markets, it is crucial to have specific target audience, and that audience should have specific needs and desires. When someone is starting this kind of business, goals must be properly set, and the targeted audience with exact wishes must be found, because in other scenario, the whole business would fall apart without buyers, and it can be very risky. In order to create niche product, several things must be considered, such as buying trends in the country, demographic area, and target audience that will buy the products. Lately, people are very interested in buying organic food, because they want to eat clean and healthy food, which is very important for long, happy and healthy life, especially for the kids. Proper nutrition is crucial, and with organic food, you will get everything you wished for in your plate. It is way better option that to eat greasy burgers or tacos you can find on every corner.

One of the newest trends in US is ethic foods. There were certain objections for the food that is served in the US, especially in smaller cities, where people will have hard time to find Mediterranean restaurants, Russian or Spanish, with delicious food. For example, Spanish food is amazing, and one of the most popular dishes is paella. It is a dish where rice which is saffron flavored is combined with shellfish and meat, prepared in special paella pan. People are more interested in ethnic foods for several reasons. One group of people would love to eat ethic food because one simple and obvious reason – as descendents from that specific culture, they want to eat those dishes. The other group of people is not descendents but they would love to eat certain food. Great examples of ethnic food are Kosher foods, food from Middle East, Halal food, Thai food, and Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Greek and Spanish cuisines. People would love to have the chance to buy and eat some specific products from the other parts of the world, because all those cuisines are giving special nutrition. For example, Greek cuisine is on the third place of World’s healthiest nutrition and cuisines.

Health and weight loss niche market

weight lossIf you are not too familiar with niche market, you need to learn a bit more about it, because it is a really specific kind of market. Today, when you are running your own business, you can see how competitive everyone is, and how stiff your competition actually is. You need to give your best to improve your business, and be among the best. That is why niche markets are so popular lately.

When it comes to heath and weight loss industry, you know how huge that market is. People all around the world are giving their best to lose their weight, and they will gladly buy products such as fat burners in order to finally achieve their objective and look awesome. If you are in that same business, you need to understand two main things. The first thing is that weight lost industry is really huge, and there are some really big players you cannot complete so easily with. The second important thing is, the weight loss industry will always be popular, because people from all around the world want to lose weight and to look good and be healthy.

When selling the products such as fat burners, for example, you will find see that is very hard to sell them because some bigger players and companies will sell it way easier than you. If you want to be successful and if you want to sell fat burners for example, the thing you need to do is to find your target audience. If you think a bit about it, weight loss industry is huge, and if you want to sell your products to everyone with weight loss problems, you may sell nothing to anyone. Why? Because most of the companies are working that way! It is much smarter for you to find a sub section, or sub niche, such as for example: weight loss for women. Concentrate on that. But, the more specific you are, the bigger the chance to actually sell your products. This is an example how the whole thing can work:

  • weight loss products
  • weight loss products for women
  • weight loss products for women over 50
  • weight loss products for women over 50 with heart issues
  • That means that ladies over 50 years old and with certain heart issues will be your targeted audience. The more you drill down, the more chances you will have on the market. Health and weight loss is something that will always be in the center when it comes to selling products such as fat burners, or advice on weight loss. But as you can see, if you narrow down as more as you can your targeted audience, you will have bigger chance to actually sell certain products, and compete with others on the market.