The Puzzle with Faux Meat

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Can a replacement for meat actually taste good?

As meat-lover, I could never part with the idea of going without meat for a prolonged period of time. But some alternatives to meat can be the tastiest food on the block: tofu, nut roast, tempeh (the healthiest replacement for meat) and paneer, are a couple of good examples which can easily replace meat in your diet, particularly in fried-form, and the meal would taste just as good. In the market, there is also an equally big supply of replacement for meats. Those could be used to make a different edition of your favorite dish and if you are smart then it will be tough to find out the difference until you actually give what you are eating more thought.

A good idea to try this out with is a vegetarian patty. It could easily replace a meat patty to create a burger. But what you will need to do to really make the veg burger almost as tasty as a meat burger is further add between the buns of the burger two or three cheese slices, two sliced onions, enough of mayonnaise (on the white sides of the buns) and also tone down the amount of sliced tomatoes and the size of the lettuce. The idea here is that if you have enough of some of your favorite non-meat foods inside the burger, then eating it will no longer feel like you have to compromise on taste because your burger is going veg.


Cold Cucumber Soup

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How to make a typical summer vegetable into cold soup to help deal with the heat

Summer is the perfect time to have cold soup around to snack on, whenever you feel like it and cucumbers are an excellent ingredient to pick to do that with. Firstly, slice four cucumbers, deseed the slices and place them in a blender, along with some water and a generous helping of cream fraiche to create a whipped mix. Secondly, slice two onions, a clove of garlic and four green chilies and add it to a saucepan with cooking oil; also, add a little bit of salt to the mix and then fry the ingredients on medium heat until the onions have turned golden in color. Thirdly, transfer the contents of the blender into the pan and mix it with the fried ingredients and let the soup boil for a couple of minutes. And finally, transfer the soup to a bowl and refrigerate it in order to chill it; serve the soup later on with some shredded cilantro as toppings.

Top Nutritive Vegetables

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Which vegetables to eat to stay appropriately healthy

Selecting vegetables to eat this summer should be about personal choice. Although, a really wide variety of seasonal vegetables are always available in the market to choose from, vegetables taste the best when it is from among your favorites. Cooking vegetables is an easy process too because from having them as soups to boiling them with your favorite condiments, the process to make your favorite veg dish doesn’t take too long, thus making it appear more attractive to include in your daily meal plan. Top vegetables to eat:

Spinach: helps your bones, hair and with having good eyesight.

Pumpkin: eating pumpkins helps your eyesight and your body’s inbuilt defense system against illnesses – your immune system.

Green beans: eating green beans helps your digestive system, diminishes the danger of getting heart disease and aids you to avoid cancer.

Carrots: eating carrots help to stave off cancer and helps you hang on to your good eyesight.

Peas: battles inflammation on your skin and aids with digestion.

Sweet corn: helps you have good skin, stronger hair and more energy.

Eggplant: helps you have more energy, your bones and hair growth.

Best Cereal Bars

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Sweet and crunchy, the miniature form of cereal-based snacks are perfect for when you need to grab a quick bite

Cereal bars serve as convnient snacks for individuals on the run. As snacks, they can easily fit into your handbag no matter its size and are also tasty, in spite of providing a healthy kick, which means that it can really help you feel good about your waistline. My top picks of cereal bars:

  1. Kellogg’s Coco Pops Choco Bakes Bar (includes chocolates chips)
  2. Jordans Frusli Raisin & Hazelnut Cereal Bars (includes wholegrain oats, raisins and hazelnuts)
  3. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Breakfast Bars Blackberry & Apple (includes wholegrain oats, and a filling of apple and blackberry)
  4. Alpen Light Bars – Summer Fruits (includes a variety of fruits from raspberries to apples, as well a a dressing of yogurt and oats)
  5. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars – Peanut Butter (includes wholegrain oats, a dressing of peanut butter and peanuts)

The Causes Of Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer can be a fatal disease but exercising greater care and also knowing more about it early on can aid with stopping it from being so

Prostate cancer is a disease which mostly men can develop – the cancer matures on the prostate gland and could with time get bigger. Prostate cancer can happen for a myriad of reasons such as a first-degree relative history of prostate cancer, eating habits, smoking, being of African-American descent, height, less exercise and so on.

The most concerning of all reasons is arguably the one that puts men at greater risk of getting prostate cancer quite easily, which for Caucasians (and Asians) are their eating habits; bad habits of any kind should always be avoided because they can obviously be detrimental to your health. When prostate cancer is thrown into the picture (for a man), there is just so much care that needs to be exercised over what you eat daily. When you eat a lot of fat (especially, animal fat), there is a greater risk of getting prostate cancer because when you eat more fat, then your body starts to create more testosterone which can give you prostate cancer faster.

Although, prostate cancer is commonplace among older men really (those over the age of 50), it is not physically impossible for younger men (those in their 30s and 40s) to get it as well. Geographically, the cancer is also mapped like this: there is a strong indication that nations where more men eat meat than let’s say other foods (such as vegetables) because it is a part of their food customs, prostate cancer is more commonplace among men belonging to those nations.

Best Healthy Cookies

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Healthy cookies are simply great as light snacks

Sweet but healthy, the right type of cookie is an ideal option for a snack but what to choose at your nearest supermarket? Go for cookies that never compromise on taste but still help you to stay fit. I prefer cookies to not accompany a hot drink, such as milk, all the time, so the best healthy cookies are also the ones that tastewise really pack a punch and thus, avoid the need to have any dipping in order. Top picks:

  1. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip Cookie Gluten Free
  2. Stauffer’s Original Animal Crackers
  3. Cadbury Milk Chocolate Finger Cookies
  4. Enjoy Life Handcrafted Soft Baked Gingerbread Spice Cookies
  5. Honey Maid The Emoji Movie Graham Snacks

Lemon Rice

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Flavored rice never got easier (and faster) to cook

Lemon rice is a sour alternative to plain white rice and is fancy enough to eat on its own, or with a generous helping of pickles. What is required to cook it are the following:

  • juice of freshly squeezed lemon,
  • long grain white rice,
  • chicken stock,
  • white pepper,
  • white onions, and
  • cilantro leaves.

Firstly, wash (and rinse) the white rice. Secondly, put the rice on the stove to cook, with a nicely measured amount of water and then add all the remaining ingredients to it. And finally, stir the mix and let it cook. Serve the lemon rice hot, with a tablespoon of pickles, to add further flavor to the rice.