Although all the food can be said to be healthy, not all of the food we eating healthy for our bodies.
However, there are some foods that are good for our body if taken in the right way. Eating healthy is something we all would like to do, although it can be hard. In order to eat healthy, you must first make the right food choices. Eating healthy is all about what you eat, which makes the choices very crucial to your results.

Grains
You should consume 6 ounces of grains per day. To do this, you can eat 3 ounces of whole grain cereals, breads, rice, crackers, or pasta. You can get an ounce of grains in a single slice of bread, or 1 cut of cereal.

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Healthy cooking is often difficult as most of us do not want to spend time planning and preparing meals that our families refuse to eat. At the same time, we want our families to be healthy so we feel compelled to learn new and improved ways of cooking healthy foods for our family to enjoy (and unfortunately in some cases scorn).

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How to Make an Irish Coffee

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There’s nothing like an Irish Coffee - tasty, invigorating and energising. It was invented by a barman named Joe Sheridan, who was working at Shannon International Airport during the 1940s and wished to provide a refreshing beverage for the tired American travellers disembarking from the eighteen hour transatlantic flight. He developed the Irish coffee, a soothing and sophisticated drink and it took off from there to become the world renowned brand that it is today. If you are passing through Shannon airport, pop in to the Joe Sheridan Café Bar, drink an Irish Coffee and read the plaque honouring his achievement. To make your own, follow these simple steps:

1. Heat up a stemmed whiskey goblet.

2. Pour in a shot of your favourite Irish whiskey.

3. Drop in three teaspoonfuls of brown sugar. (The sugar is essential for floating the cream on the top.)

4. Fill to within two inches of the rim of your favourite black coffee.

5. Stir the contents gently.

6. Add fresh cream, pouring over the back of a spoon to the top. (Whipped cream is sometimes used although it is not the original recipe but it will float even if the coffee is not made with sugar.)

7. Do not stir. The coffee is sipped through the cream.

It should, in the words of it’s creator, have ‘cream as rich as an Irish brogue; coffee as strong as a friendly hand; sugar as sweet as the tongue of a rogue and whiskey as smooth as the wit of the land.’

Russell Shortt is a travel consultant with Exploring Ireland, the leading specialists in customised, private escorted tours, escorted coach tours and independent self drive tours of Ireland. Article source: http://www.exploringireland.net

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There comes a time in every homeowner's life when they need to make a decision on whether or not to remodel. One of the popular areas of the home to remodel is the kitchen. A major remodeling project will cost time and money. Even a small remodeling project carries with it some expense. You obviously wouldn't want to take on an expensive remodeling project without a good reason. Take a look at your kitchen, and you may just see signs that the room needs to be remodeled or renovated. If not completely remodeled, then at least redecorated. These signs should tell you if you should remodel your kitchen.

The kitchen is falling apart. Take a look around your kitchen. If you have an older kitchen, you may notice cabinet doors askew, or holes in the walls, bumps and pits in the kitchen floor, chips and scratches in the coutertop. These are all signs that the kitchen should be at least partially, if not completely remodeled. In some cases, the kitchen needs to be remodeled not only for appearance, but for safety. Cracks and gaps in the counter could trap food and dirt, providing an ideal breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. Sagging cabinet doors, and sharp edges can snag clothing. Bumps in the floor could cause tripping. These kind of issues need to be taken care of, to provide a safe working environment when preparing meals.

The kitchen is inefficient. Go into the kitchen and walk through a typical meal preparation process. Do you find yourself constantly running from one side of the kitchen to the other? Are the work surfaces far from the refrigerator, sink, and stove? Your kitchen may not be making the best use of the available space. Remodeling, and rearranging the kitchen can help to maximise use of the space, and make the workflow more efficient. If the kitchen is large enough, you may consider adding a table or kitchen island in the middle, giving you more workspace, and putting that workspace closer to where it's needed.

The kitchen is outdated. Your oven may have been state of the art... when it was installed in the 60's. If you have older appliances in your kitchen, you should consider replacing them. Modern appliances have more useful features than older appliances, and they are more efficient, getting more done, with less electricity. With energy costs rising, that could be a big factor. Modern appliances are often smaller and less bulky than older appliances, so you have the extra space for storage, or preparing meals.

You just want to. Even if the kitchen is in fairly good shape, and utilizes the space well, it just may not look as good as it could. The kitchen could be perfectly functional, but still look shabby and worn. You can change the look of the kitchen with a few simple projects. New flooring, new cabinets, a new sink, or even just a coat of paint can change the look of the kitchen. A few posters or paintings on the wall and some new canisters can help the look of the kitchen, without spending a lot of money.

Take a good look at your kitchen. Any or all of these reasons to remodel may apply. If you do need to remodel, you don't need to spend a lot of money on the project. You can start small, do a few small, inexpensive projects here and there, and save the bigger projects for later, when you have the time and money. Decide what needs to be done, and then get in there and do it.


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There are a lot of protein supplements available nowadays for those trying to lose weight or build larger muscles
. These protein supplements can be fast release or slow release. Which protein powder you should seek depends on your needs and goals.

The foremost thing you had better do is taste a sampling from each protein powder prior to purchasing one. If you are interested in more common flavors such as chocolate and vanilla, then check out the supplies at your local gym and check if there are sample packs or single servings of the various flavored protein powders. Perhaps you are thinking it is foolish buying a protein powder based upon taste, but trust me, there is a huge difference between protein powders. Why would you buy a flavor that you choke on whilst you drink it? You many also get stuck with one that is so lumpy you swear you are going to choke on a lump of dry powder. You must refuse to blow away your hard earned cash on a protein powder that tastes so ordinary you end up buying something elee and discarding the rest of the tub. Been there, done that! Be sure to do the taste test.

Luckily there is a fast way to pick a protein powder that's guaranteed to taste good. Pick any flavor of Muscle Milk! Yes, I'm sure you have heard about the taste, its true. If you google "best tasting protein powder", you will find many a muscle milk review showing that Muscle Milk dominates the protein market in terms of taste and quality. Muscle Milk is simply yummy. You'll have no trouble consuming the protein powder as many times as you need to. You will find yourself having extra shakes because it tastes so good. Muscle Milk also mixes very easily too. In the past I have thrown away a close to full container of a different brand as it just resisted mixing. I even blended it for about 5 minutes and still found lumps. Muscle Milk comes in many flavors too besides chocolate, in fact there is close to 30 flavors, cake batter is the new favorite.

Those who are serious about building muscle will understand how crucial it is to find a perfect protein supplement, which is all about choosing the right protein blend for you. If you don't know much about protein, you need to understand that there are many types that all work differently. I think the best options is to choose a protein that combines various protein sources so that you have both fast and slow release proteins in your system. Combining casein and whey is the best pick according to most studies - so be sure to check the label for this.

So should you choose muscle milk as your protein supplement? I have had great results with this product and so have my training partners, however it can be different for each person. I would suggest you read some muscle milk reviews from people who tried this product and observed the results, then you will have a better understanding if it is right for you.

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For Christmas, you drive down to a friend's house in the south. Homemade meat loaf, fried chicken with cream gravy, classic macaroni and cheese, Southern style cornbread, crockpot barbecue country style ribs. You think to yourself, "Wow, these southern ladies really know how to cook." Just when you've stuffed yourself up to bursting, they serve the dessert: chocolate pecan pie.

You can't resist the lure of this chocolate pecan pie. You take just a little teeny-weeny bite. Oh the glorious taste. The sweet sumptuous chocolate taste combines incredibly well with the buttery and rich pecan tang. This is certainly a great twist to the traditional pecan pie you've been eating. Every bite of the chocolate pecan pie makes you want to taste even more. You feel happy, slightly intoxicated, and so at peace with the world that you want to hug everyone in sight.

Maybe you're letting yourself get carried away. But you feel like you've been taken back to the times when the Mayan people drank a warm unsweetened liquid chocolate for life and fertility. Chocolate was so precious then to the Mayans and the Aztecs who conquered them that it was used for currency. In the old Spanish courts where chocolate was brought after Cortes' journey to the Americas, it was mixed with sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and cinnamon to produce an enticing drink. You picture yourself in the French courts in the 1600s where chocolate was reputed to be an aphrodisiac. Even the famous Casanova was rumored to use chocolates laced with champagne to seduce ladies.

You indulge in the bittersweet buttery flavor from the pecans in the chocolate pecan pie. These pecans also have a great story to tell. Some Native American tribes considered the pecan tree a symbol of the Great Spirit, the creator of all things. You picture yourself in the pre-colonial North America worshipping the Great Spirit under the wide canopy of the pecan tree. The nuts were favored by the Native Americans for food during the lean months of winter. You imagine the creamy liquid powcohicora prepared from pecan nuts drunk for sustenance or being added to broths or meat stews. Pecan fruits or nuts were considered valuable, so much so that they were used by the Native Americans as currency to trade for hides and mats from the Spaniards.

Did anyone back then every think that they could make something as sinfully delicious as chocolate pecan pie from chocolates and pecans? You rouse yourself from your reveries to find your slice of chocolate pecan pie gone. You reach for another slice, just a small one and go back to your reveries.

The great pecan pie had its roots in New Orleans. When the French settled in this area, the Native Americans taught them about pecans. Several nutty experiments later, voila! The pecan pie. You can't believe the first recipe for the pecan pie was made in 1925. It must have taken years to perfect the recipe for the perfect combination found in chocolate pecan pie. At least, that explains how the chocolate pecan pie became one of the most loved ingredients of a traditional Southern cooked meal.

For the best that Southern cooking has to offer, go to Tanner's Pecans and Candies. They offer a homemade chocolate pecan pie and other pecan treats for desserts that complete every home cooked meal.


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