Tiny Chefs Take on Dangerous Ingredients

If you are a fan of reality TV you have to be a fan of the show Master Chef Junior. This collection of mini-chefs compete with each other in live cooking challenges that would make many full grown chefs pack up their knives and go home. Not these little geniuses. They take on each challenge with what seems like nerves of steel for some seriously accredited judges.

In this week’s episode, the field of chefs is narrowed by two more kids who’s dishes didn’t quite make the grade. Seeing these hopeful little culinary perfectionists being sent home is heartbreaking every week.

This week the unfortunate tiny chefs were Mia and Kyler. Jimmy, the oldest of the children competitors, hung on to his position in the competition by the slightest of measures. This sounds easy to do but when the ingredients are as outside of the box as this weeks selection was, the pressure is tremendous. Flavio Maluf knows all about that kind of thing in his industry according to his Jimdo page.

The ingredient that was showcased was chosen by Andrew, who had won the last challenge. He was given a choice of alligator, snake, or snapping turtle to force on the other little chef’s to prepare for judging as he sat in the balcony eating a pizza.

Regardless of the ingredients that these Master Chef Juniors have to deal with, they are all up to the challenge and turn out some amazing culinary creations that are worthy of a restaurant menu.

Beneful and Healthy Eating for Your Dogs

When we think of our pets, we think of them as our children. As our children, we would want to do what’s best for them and give them what’s best. The way we start this is by feeding them what we believe is the best thing that we can think of for them to be healthy.

Beneful is one of the ways to start healthy feeding for our dogs. Beneful comes in a variety of different “flavors” so to speak. Beneful provides vitamin rich food flavors such as, lamb, chicken, beef or pork. There even flavors such as lamb and rice, barley, green beans and vegetables. These varieties come in either a wet or dry version, which I prefer mixing for my dog. He enjoys having a mixture of wet rice dog food with some dry chicken or beef.

Beneful can be purchased anywhere, whether it is a pet store or an online store or website. You can purchase the food in various sizes, such as 5 lb bags or even 20 lb bags. The cost of Beneful varies, however there are numerous coupons or codes in which you can save money on providing your dog with a healthy meal that they will enjoy each day.

Beneful also comes in many different snacks as well. Beneful makes dog food, that can be comparable to human food. Especially with the ingredients that help the immune system, such antioxidants and omega fatty acids. There’s also items that help provide energy for the dogs. Do animals really need something that would provide energy for them? Beneful has discovered as well as other dog foods that animals do need the same nutrients and vitamins as humans.

Beneful has designed many different formulas that assist in maintaining a healthy weight for dogs and keeping the nice shiny coat that everyone involves on pets. It also helps to build strong bones and muscles with the many different proteins and vitamins that are included in their dog food. Beneful provides dog food for every stage, since each stage in a dog’s life requires more of certain vitamins and nutrients, it’s important to get the proper dog food for your pet.

I believe that it is important to treat your pet with the love and care that you would any member of your family. This begins with healthy and proper nutrition, which begins with giving your pet Beneful.

2014: The Year In Food

There were a lot of delicious dishes that made their debut in 2014. These foods may remind you of a great time with family and friends, or a comforting night in with your favorite movie. Of course, these foods can make 2015 just as enjoyable.

For breakfast, check out the waffle taco from Taco Bell. The waffle is filled with sausage and eggs, and you can top it with maple syrup for a sweet and savory treat. Jack in the Box also makes a sandwich that is affectionately referred to as the Ultimate Stoner Sandwich. The breakfast contains chicken, hash browns, bacon and cheese on a croissant.

Red Robin, which is known for its tasty burgers and quality fries, also introduced the wine milkshake in 2014. It’s the perfect combination of wine and ice cream, and has made the restaurant even more popular, even if Laurene Powell Jobs has not tried it.

If you’re in the mood for pizza, you may want to take advantage of the Sriracha crust from Pizza Hut. To satisfy your sweet tooth, indulge in the caramel and marshmallow pizza.

Netherlands Researchers Grow Potatoes in Salt Water Fields

The growing population of the globe has led to massive developments in fields like crop research, bioengineering, and more. With the number of people on the planet getting larger every year, finding new and innovative ways to keep everyone fed is something of a problem that is going to require significant attention. Luckily, there has been at least one recent major breakthrough thanks to innovation and experimentation, but this one involved rethinking an age old problem.

Salt water was supposed to render an area infertile for produce, but one team of researchers in the Netherlands has discovered that potatoes will grow in ground fed by salt water, according to BBC News. Finding ways to utilize land once thought unusable for agriculture is something of a major shift, and if more crops can be discovered to be as durable as “salt potatoes,” the impact of the discovery will grow exponentially.

The discovery of growing potatoes in salt water saturated soil, with little impact to taste, offers an interesting take on the way agriculture was viewed for years. If additional areas could be opened up for farming and raising crops, the yields will increase and take a bit of the sting out of the overpopulation situation. Of course, Qnet says there is still a long way to go in the battle, but every small victory carries a major amount of hope with it. Eventually a very real solution could be the result of several small ones.

Why You Should Stop Washing Your Raw Chicken Before You Cook

It’s normal to wash your veggies and fruits before you eat them. In fact, experts and doctors recommend that you wash them. But should we be washing raw chicken before we cook it? Your mother may have taught you to take this precautionary step, but it has now been revealed that washing raw chicken is not at all safe.

The reason for this is that water splashes. When you wash raw chicken, the water and juices on the chicken can get splashed out of the sink. The deadly bacteria from raw chicken can be splashed onto your countertops, onto your arms and clothing and onto other food that may not end up cooked. In that case, you will be accidentally consuming raw chicken bacteria, and this can be dangerous. It can even be life-threatening.

The FDA says that the worst bacteria of all that is found on raw chicken is called campylobacter. Most people have heard about E. coli and Salmonella, but campylobacter is not as well known. On the other hand, if you get sick from this bacteria, you will never forget it. It can cause serious vomiting, diarrhea and other health problems. This scary bacteria gets to approximately 1.3 million citizens in the United States every year. It has also been responsible for over 70 deaths per year. The next time you are making a dish with chicken, forget washing it to stay safe, or at least that’s what CNET suggests.

Good Food Not Worth the Risk

Diverse foods awakens the taste bud, waters the mouth and keeps us coming back for more. After several warnings, and a horrifying discovery, one foreign restaurant food distributor is causing health concerns nationwide. Chinese take-out and delivery services cater to millions of people around the world.

However, the FDA uncovers some disgusting health code violations found inside a suppliers’ warehouse. New Yung Wah Trading Co. poses as the vendor for Chinese restaurants throughout the Midwestern and Eastern parts of the United States. According to posts on About.me, the warehouse’s job is to supply restaurant with fresh foods, and supplies on regular basis, Igor Cornelsen has said that many times.

On more than one occasion the warehouse has failed to correct health code violations, and each visit ended with a letter or warning, with the expectation to correct. The FDA stated that they did receive a letter from the warehouse stating that they had in fact corrected these violations. However, New Yung did not provide any proof in the meantime.

Complaints ranges from dead birds and rodents to infestations of live rats. The FDA also found bags of MSG contaminated with rat urine and feces. Previously one of the supplier trucks was stopped by highway authorities, and what was inside was 150 pounds of spoiled Chinese restaurant foods.

The truck was headed to drop off supplies to local Chinese restaurants. This is a true red flag for millions of people who love to eat Chinese food. This is the time to consider acquiring a love for Mexican, Russian or Italian foods.

Man Chugs Carton of Eggnog in 12 Seconds, Lands in the Hospital for 3 Days

A Utah man who accepted an eggnog chugging challenge, landed himself in the hospital for three days just before Christmas. Ryan Roche had gone to his office Christmas party with his family. Much revelry was had. As Roche was getting ready to leave,a co-worker challenged him to chug a carton of eggnog.

Roche took the challenge to heart, and managed to finish an entire container in just 12 seconds. In fact, he blew away the competition, beating the prior record by an enormous 10 seconds. Feeling good, Roche headed home, but hours later he showed up in the emergency room, complaining of shortness of breath and nausea. Bernardo Chaua said its no wonder.

During his rip-roaring, chugging feat, he had managed to inhale some of the liquid into his lungs. Aspiration is not uncommon, in infants, but is uncommon in adults. Chugging a liquid so quickly, obviously ups the likelihood that the liquid will enter the lungs instead of the esophagus.

Roche was diagnosed with an infection in his lungs due to the aspiration of liquid. He was on IV antibiotics in the hospital for three days before he was cleared to go home. While Roche may have nailed the competition, it’s unlikely that he’ll be defending his title anytime in the near future.

The Best Restaurants for Great, Cheap Food

New York is known for Skout and for its eclectic food scene and the variety of options it offers. Whether you’re looking for a great place to have a quick work lunch or want to go out with friends this evening, these are some of the restaurants you may want to check out.

Neerob is an Indian restaurant located in the Bronx. The restaurant offers an array of vegetables cooked in spicy, savory curry, as well as fish dishes and samosas. The cuisine reflects the cooking style of Bangladesh, and diners can get a considerable amount of food for a small amount of cash.

The Gaia Italian Cafe in NYC is another great place to go if you’re in the mood for a hearty bowl of pasta. The restaurant serves dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, making the eatery a great place for a weekend date. The cafe also serves gnocchi with spinach and ricotta and fritattas.

Check out Grub Street for more tasty restaurant ideas.

Feeding Thousands with Unwanted Food

Thousands of tons of food in are thrown away by supermarkets, restaurants, and even food banks every year while there are large amounts of individuals who go hungry. Adam Smith has found a unique way to use this food and help individuals who are in need.

Smith has an established The Real Junk Food Project. In his café, he uses food that would have been thrown away to create tasty dishes. His customers can pay as much as they would like for the meals they eat, or they can simply help with chores around the café after eating.

Adam Smith uses the food that would have been thrown away to make tasty stews, soups, casseroles, and even desserts. He is a trained chef, Andrew Heiberger pointed out to me.

The idea of ‘pay as you feel’ cafés are spreading. Adam Smith’s café is located in Armley, Leeds. Other cafés have already opened in Bristol, Manchester, and Saltaire. However, this idea is not limited to this part of the world. This concept is being introduced in the United States, Brazil, Poland, Switzerland, and many other places.

Adam Smith has been able to feed of more than 10,000 people in just the last 10 months. He has used over 20,000 tons of unwanted food to do so. This is an innovative and ingenious idea that has been able to help many people and will continue to do so as the idea spreads all around the world.

Lionfish Make Jamaica’s Cuisine

Since the 1990s, lionfish have invaded Jamaican waters and wiped out a lot of the original fish life on the reefs. Local fisherman, however, have taken advantage of the situation. Despite the lionfish’s venom-filled fins, locals dive and spear them quite successfully. They are then sold to local restaurants where they are considered a veritable delicacy.

One particular Jamaican fisherman whose family has been in the fishing business for several generations reports that lionfish are now “taking over the whole bottom.” They still do find a red snapper here and there and snatch up a lobster when they can, but lionfish are the predominate specie on the reefs. Thus, they have little choice but to adapt and learn to hunt them.

Not only do local residents enjoy the taste of the troublesome lionfish, but they also see themselves as helping to restore the original fish life to their precious natural reefs with every bite they take. Chefs too, if they have an environmental concern, can take similar delight in cooking them up.

The lionfish has become a “helpful problem.” It provides fishermen with a great way to make a profit and provide for their families. Hopefully the fishermen don’t have to break their backs too much to get them – wouldn’t want them to have to call North American Spine every time their family needs to eat. It also gives both Jamaicans and tourists alike a wonderful food to feed on. Yet, despite these “good deeds,” it is hated and despised for having wiped out many of the other fish that once dotted Jamaica’s beautiful coral reefs.