If you have been trying to gain muscle for any length of time, you have probably figured out that training is only half of the equation. To gain quality muscular weight, you must take in more calories than you burn, with a significant portion of them coming from protein. This large food intake can be a huge drain on your wallet, especially when you already have monthly gym dues on your list of bodybuilding expenses. Here are 10, nutrient-dense,... Read More
by Elizabeth Coughlan
Do you despair when your Thanksgiving turkey has dried out, or your roast is tough and lacking in flavor? Brining could be the simple solution to your problems. Many people think of brining as a way of preserving meat or fish where it is soaked for days in a salt solution. With the advent of refrigeration, this no longer necessary. Today we use brining to... Read More
By Linda Wilson
Busy lives! Aren't we all busy, busy, busy? Bring out the crockpot or slow cooker and you can make some tasty, economical meals for your family and cut down your kitchen time, too. For these recipes, all you have to do is add a salad, perhaps bread, and you've got dinner. Dessert can be elaborate... Read More
A sizzling, succulent steak; just the thought of one makes your mouth water. But how hard it is to properly prepare the best beef? You can surely get a sublime grilled steak at a fancy steakhouse, but how many times have you been disappointed with the steaks at a friend or neighbor's backyard barbecue? Or worse, at your own?
You may have premium barbecue equipment, but you... Read More
Lean, juicy beef, mutton, and veal, form the basis of all good soups; therefore it is advisable to procure those pieces which afford the richest succulence, and such as are fresh-killed. Stale meat renders them bad, and fat is not so well adapted for making them. The principal art in composing good rich soup is so to proportion the several ingredients that the flavor of one shall not predominate over another, and that all the articles of... Read More
by Barbara Pena
Sometimes getting dinner on the table seems like a daunting task, but with a little preplanning, it can be quick and easy -- and even save you money. These quick and easy dinner recipes make getting dinner on the table faster than ordering takeout!
This first recipe is great for the... Read More
In your busy life, it's easy to fall into a rut when it comes to dinnertime. Lots of people develop "meal rotations" or "suppertime habits" which lead to the same evening meals week after week. But there's one surefire way to break this repetitive cycle: make breakfast for dinner!
Why is the "breakfast for dinner" trend growing in popularity?
Breakfast recipes tend to be easier to make and take less time to... Read More
No one wants to eat tasteless food in an effort to trim the fat from their diet. Eating healthier doesn't mean you have to skimp on flavor or the enjoyment of food. There are ways that you can trim the fat with these healthy (and delicious) food tips.
1. Light Cooking Methods
The cooking methods that you use can make a big difference in trimming the fat... Read More
Filet mignon is French, of course, with filet meaning "thick slice" and mignon meaning "dainty." Filet mignon comes from the small end of the tenderloin (called the short loin) which is found on the back rib cage of the animal. This area of the animal is not weight-bearing, thus the connective tissue is not toughened by exercise resulting in extremely tender meat. This also means that the meat lacks some of the flavor held by meat that... Read More
It seems like mission impossible, but you can survive the steakhouse without contributing to your bottom line. Although you may hear the call of coconut fried shrimp and fried onions, don't respond. Coconut shrimp are swimming in the bad stuff with 521 calories and 19 grams of fat. Meanwhile, a Bloomin' Onion will set you back a whopping 1,560 calories and 84 grams of fat. And when the waiter brings the basket of piping hot bread and... Read More