FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD...
The Food section of thislink.com offers a variety of tips, references, restaurant listings, local lunch places, recipes, information about wine, herbs, mixed drinks, and general information regarding cooking & food. Watch for frequent updates and additions. Eat, drink, and be merry!
General Tips below -
Top 10 Healthiest Party Appetizers - By: Donna M. De Cunzo, R.D.,L.D. Heres our top 10 list of the healthiest appetizers you can nibble on at the next cocktail party!
1. Shrimp cocktail: Contrary to what you may have heard, shrimp
is virtually fat free!
eDiets.com and Donna M. De Cunzo R.D.,L.D. have developed a database of the best supermarket foods from among the 12,000 found in a typical supermarket. About the 100 Best: What the package says is only half of the story. It has been my experience that most food packaging does not provide the consumer with the information they need to make an intelligent decision. I have taken the time to create a database of food product information that takes into consideration the real nutritional value of the product, plus, your personal profile. This gives you the information you need to buy the best foods from among the 12,000 in the supermarket.
BREADS / BAGELS
Bran'Nola Dark Wheat or Nutty Grains, Arnold Brick Oven's Wheat, Healthy Choice Honey
Wheat Bread or Multigrain Bread, Wonder 100% Whole Wheat, Arnold Brick Oven Light 100%
Whole Wheat, Pepperidge Farm Light (7 Grain, Oatmeal, Vienna or Wheat)
BREADCRUMBS/CRACKERS/CHIPS: Arnold Plain or Italian Breadcrumbs, Progresso Plain or Plain Breadcrumbs, Nabisco Premium Fat Free or Low Sodium Crackers, Wasa Crispbread, Nabisco Premium Soup and Oyster Crackers, Ry-Krisp, Devonsheer Melba Rounds, Tostitos Tortilla Chips.
CEREAL: Kellogg's All Bran with Extra Fiber, Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Kellogg's Bran Flakes, Nabisco Shredded Wheat and Bran, Post Raisin Bran, Post Bran Flakes, Nabisco Instant or Regular Cream of Wheat, HO- Farina Wheatena, Roman Meal Organic Cream of Rye, Quaker Cream of Wheat, Wheatena.
MISCELLANEOUS: Mott's Natural Applesauce, Musselman's Applesauce, Any Nonfat Brand Salad Dressing, Jif Reduced Fat Peanut Spread, Skippy's Reduced Fat Peanut Butter, Any Variation of 100 % Juices/No Added Sugar Such as: Orange Juice Pineapple Juice Grapefruit Juice Apple Juice, Pam Cooking Spray, Wesson Cooking Spray.
DAIRY: Fleischman's Fat Free Margarine, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (40%
Vegetable Oil Spread)
Healthy Choice Country Vegetable Soup, Healthy Choice Chicken
Noodle Soup, Health Valley Vegetable Soup, Health Valley Pasta Fagioli Soup, Health Valley
Lentil and Carrots Soup, Campbell's Low Sodium Soups, Legume Beef Style Vegetable Soup,
Legume Chicken Style Vegetable Soup, Tabatchnick Barley and Mushroom Soup, Tabatchnick
Chicken Broth with Noodles and Dumplings, Herb-Ox Low Sodium Beef or
Chicken Broth, Pritikin Vegetable Broth
FRENCH TOAST/WAFFLES/PANCAKES: Aunt Jemima French Toast, Aunt Jemima: Buttermilk, Cinnamon, Blueberry, Oatmeal, Wholegrain Waffles, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix, Bisquick Shake 'n Pour (Blueberry and Original) Pancake Mix, Aunt Jemima Lite Syrup.
SEASONING CAST IRON New cast-iron
skillets need to be seasoned. Here's how to do it. Wash off the wax coating with
hot, soapy water. Dry the pan thoroughly. Wipe it inside and out with
vegetable oil, then bake it for two hours, upside down, on the top shelf of an
oven set to 350 degrees. Turn off the oven, and let the skillet cool slowly,
inside, before using it. You're ready to start frying!