Browsing Category: "Food and Diet"

Egg Whites Omelette

Copying my husband’s meal is my favorite thing to do, I sometimes wonder what his meal taste like. He has different meal because he has his own diet plan. Unlike me that I could eat anything at any time, the other night I tried his egg meal which is styled like omelette, composed of only egg whites stuff with mozzarella cheese and meat inside.  It was fried on small amount of olive oil.

Egg Meal Diet

My husband was annoyed at me when I complaint that it doesn’t taste good, no salt, pepper or garlic on it.  Anyway last night he decided not to eat eggs anymore because he is already tired, his been eating egg whites since I can’t remember. He will stick to his whey protein and vegetable diet.

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KFC Zinger Double Down Sandwich

The Double Down Sandwich from KFC is my husband and I all time favorite. Before we moved into our new apartment we are anticipating to have KFC double sandwich every Friday. We both enjoyed the meaty and juicy chicken, the double down has bacon, melted cheese and the Colonel’s secret sauce, pinched in between two pieces of KF’C’s Zinger fillets (hot and spicy).

This sandwich has no bread on it, it was all juicy chicken. Since we moved here a month ago we didn’t had double down sandwich again and I am looking forward where we can have it again.

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The Perfect Summer Foods

As the nippy weather becomes manageable and the winter coats are taking a sabbatical in the closet, we begin to move away from that period where we are forced to live and cook inside the house to prevent frost bite, at least in the colder locals.

As summer approaches I feel it is appropriate to spend a few moments waxing poetic about the foods that will soon be gracing our throwaway plates and nourishing us as we pick at or gorge on them.

Corn on the cob

What can you say about corn? Well it’s good. Whether cooked on the grill or in a pot of boiling water, how can you not like that buttery smothered goodness? It’s one of those foods that have the whole family coming back for more—even when they are burdened with braces and have to cut the kernels from the cob.

You can grill the sweet corn by wrapping them in tin foil or cooking them in their own skins. The Smokey flavor is a-may-zing. Or you can boil it until its dead. These are of course only the traditional barbecue methods. There are tons of different methods to cook corn.

Hot dogs

They’re weird. If you think about it. Why would you even want to eat them? I’ll tell you one thing the French won’t eat hot dogs. Something about not being able to tell what went into those little critters puts them off their food. For all we know we could be eating cat or dog.

That being said I love hot dogs, especially if the hot dog has been cooked so long that they become shriveled and slightly burnt. Just put them on a toasted bun, throw some ketchup on them and there you have it my evening meal for seven nights in row once we get the propane on the barbecue refilled. I’ll do them fried, but never boiled. And I’ll never order them at a restaurant, but in my own yard, surrounded by family, I’ll cook the critters for weeks.

Hot dogs and Marshmallows

Last summer I almost burned my eyebrows off for these babies when I let the barbecue get too much propane before turning it on. Still have my eyebrows, but even if I lost them it would have been worth it.


Truthfully I never saw the appeal of watermelon. I like watermelon flavored candy or dentist gunk, but when it comes to the actually fruit, I find it a tad salty. Which is weird considering it’s a fruit and not a peanut or potato chip.

Still that doesn’t stop me from buying them for my insatiable kids who eat them like I eat hot dogs. The kids eat them and then spit the seeds all over the grass. It’s their father’s doing. You can’t really stop the kids from doing it when the father goes at it. One day I’m going to wake up they’ll all be smoking on the front porch. Watermelon the gateway drug…in a seriousness the watermelon gorges are a great tradition to bring the family together.

Roasted Marshmallows and S’mores

The last food. I would like to lapse poetic about is the marshmallow. Yes, you can roast marshmallows in the winter, but who wants to huddle around a fire in 20 degrees Fahrenheit? Not me.

As for the summer, we spend a lot of time roasting marshmallows over the fire pit in the backyard—the one we had installed when I found my kids stomping out a burning marshmallow in my kitchen. It was a small price to pay for the kids not burning down the house.

You can of course microwave S’mores, but the marshmallow doesn’t obtain the same taste, nor do they have the potential to become that lovely golden brown color. Not to mention the family time that can be derived from the activity. With the busy schedules, friends, and the teenage unwillingness to hang with the parents, I’m fine with using food to bribe my way into personal interaction.

Summers foods are delicious and they have so much potential to be more than food. They can inspire moments of family solidarity and tradition. They can ignite change that goes beyond personal food taste. I for one can’t wait to get my barbecue propane refilled and the summer foods in my house.

Author Bio:

Carrie Stark has grown up eating veges grown in America’s most fertile mid-west soils and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Her favorite recipe right now is sweet corn salsa that keeps the family coming back for more.

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Hungry People Don’t Lose Weight

If you participate in a diet that consists of starving yourself, it is not uncommon for you to be constantly thinking of food and therefore it is only a matter of time before you start to give in. It begins with perhaps an extra big dinner because you ate hardly anything for breakfast or lunch and ran out of fruit to snack on. The next day you may feel like something little for elevenses and happen to stumble across an uneaten chocolate bar. This can quickly escalate to a daily snack before lunch, chocolate and crisps before it turns into an early lunch. An early lunch means an early dinner which means you get extra hungry before bed which in turn signifies the need for supper…

Before you know it, you are in a worse position than when you started the damn diet.

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Instead of concentrating on the foods you can’t eat, the Dukan 100 foods list shows you the ideal foods to be eating and there are new recipes involving those foods uploaded to the website every day. These foods are generally those which most people would eat on a regular basis anyway so it is not a difficult diet to follow.

This diet strategy also involves exercise, as any legitimate attempt to get healthier and slimmer should, which in normal cases would help distract from not eating. However, in this case, as you are encouraged to eat rather than starve, it is purely an additional boost to aid your weight loss plan. Hungry people don’t lose weight, but eat the right things and exercise the right amount and you will see the difference.