negative calories

March 12, 2010 on 11:46 am | Written by: | In Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I always wondered if there really were negative calorie food so I did a little research. Negative calorie foods do have calories, they are just foods that is harder for our bodies to digest so it takes more calories to digest and the net gain of calories is negative

three bean and beef chili

March 10, 2010 on 3:52 pm | Written by: | In Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Three Bean and Beef Chili
2005, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved.

Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time:–Cook Time:1 hr 10 min
Level:
Easy
Serves:
10 cups (serves 8, serving size 1 1/4 cup)

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced (1 cup)
1 red bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
2 carrots, diced (1/2 cup)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 pound extra-lean ground beef (90 percent lean)
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can of chipotles
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
Directions
Heat the oil in large pot or Dutch oven over moderate heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and carrots, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Add the cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the ground beef; raise the heat to high and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until the meat is no longer pink. Stir in the tomatoes, water, chipotle and adobo sauce, oregano and salt and pepper. Cook, partially covered, stirring from time to time, for 30 minutes. Stir in the beans and continue cooking, partially covered, 20 minutes longer. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

milk

March 9, 2010 on 11:00 pm | Written by: | In Uncategorized | 4 Comments

I came across a website that talked about milk that can go months without being fridgerated! I thought that was the wierdest thing so i did some research. It is safe but the milk has next to no nutritional value left because it has been heated up so much. here is the link

http://itotd.com/articles/220/milk-in-a-box/

spicy foods

March 9, 2010 on 10:34 pm | Written by: | In Uncategorized | Comments Off on spicy foods

I went to mexico over spring break and everybody was trying different spicy foods. The first few days people were drinking soda with their meals but by the end we all had cream and milk with our food and it definantly helped alot!

popcorn!

February 2, 2010 on 9:22 pm | Written by: | In Uncategorized | 1 Comment

popcorn pops due to the water inside the kernal turning into steam and building up pressure till the kernal literally explodes

popcorn is an ingrediant in lots of other foods such as pudding, candy, and more

popcorn is used to provide our bodies with more energy and heat

Fun Facts

January 26, 2010 on 11:34 pm | Written by: | In Uncategorized | 4 Comments

I was looking up some fun facts and I thought it was interesting how foods change dramatically over time. For example, fruits that are frozen within a couple hours of being picked have way more nutrients than fruits that were not frozen. Also, when milk is set out for an hour or two, it can lose up to 50-66% of its vitamin B content.

3 questions

January 20, 2010 on 12:56 am | Written by: | In Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 questions

Whats the difference between slowly heating food like using a crock pot or quickly heating foods like on a grill to cook?

Does certain ingredients, when added, affect what temperature the food needs to be cooked at?

Can cooking foods at different temperatures affect the texture?

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