The pressing concern of the average American household is how to squeeze in enough nutrition for the entire family on a shoestring monthly food budget. Things that are affordable aren’t so great nutrition-wise and all the food that’s bursting with nutrition costs a pretty penny.
Fret not! While you may not be in a position to double your income overnight there are a few things you can do to stretch your dollar. It requires some effort and commitment, but with a little bit of planning you will be able to meet the nutritional needs of your family without upsetting the financial cart.
It is not uncommon for homemakers to come across rotten vegetables in the refrigerator, moldy bread in the kitchen, or pulpy apples in the fruit bowl. Instances when food went bad and had to be thrown away are too many to be counted. And yet, there isn’t a household across the nation that may not have faced a similar problem. (more…)
Different people have different ways of dealing with stress. Some like to prepare a scented bath and soak in it for a while; others switch off the lights and put on some soothing music; yet other head straight for the refrigerator, pull out the biggest tub of ice cream and pig out all by themselves. I know someone who likes to tackle stress by attacking with great vengeance all the weeds in her garden. To each their own, I guess. You can’t always explain why one activity seems to calm you down more than the others. However, if you are the kind that finds solace in salty and crispy snacks or savory munchies, scientist will be able to explain the whys and wherefores of this phenomenon. (more…)
Of all the words you can think of to describe food, “fear” is probably the last one that comes to mind, if at all you are inclined to run your brain in that direction. After all, whoever heard of anyone being afraid of food? What do you expect to do – bite you? Maybe…if you happen to eat any one of these really scary culinary concoctions that people have deemed to call ‘delicacies’. (more…)
For long we have all lived in the belief that the resources of the ocean are unlimited and we could exploit them indiscriminately without creating so much as a ripple in the marine bio-system. Obviously, this is not the case. It has been projected that overfishing will cause major commercial fish species to disappear by 2050. More than 70% of the fisheries worldwide are overexploited and several stand on the brink of collapse. While this poses a huge threat to all those that love seafood, there’s a much bigger issue at hand here – the health of the oceans is under severe threat.
Who among us can honestly say they do not enjoy cocktails? The colors are vibrant, the presentation pretty awesome, and the taste simply blows your mind. Why be content with one type of alcohol when you can mix several in an innovative combination, dress it up with a cute little paper umbrella or glitter stick, and serve it with aplomb? (more…)