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Team of Experienced Chefs Cooks The Most Delicious Gourmet Indian Food

A good restaurant is known by the food it serves and the food will taste highly delectable if cooked by team of experienced chefs. An authentic Indian restaurant London will always pride of having great line of experienced chefs who having cooking authentic Indian food for many years. Indian cuisine is as vast and diverse as the country itself, every region has different style and own way of cooking, hence only an experienced chef will be able to cook up Indian food the traditional way. A good Indian restaurant will always employ a great team of chefs to serve you gourmet Indian food.

A good chef will always know the trick of the trade and will also have great knowledge about various special Indian spices. India is a vast land and every region has their own style of cooking with various spices which are a specialty to that region. A good chef will always use fresh ingredients and special Indian spices to make your food tasty. A good chef will also take care of the fact that your food turns out only tasty but healthy as well. When you want to dine out in an Indian restaurant London you want the food to taste appetizing and at the same time have great ambiance. Dining out is all about having good time with friends and family along with great food.

An experienced chef will have great knowledge about the depth of Indian cusine and would be always delighted to serve you with yummy food and an authentic Indian restaurant will make sure that they have chefs who are experienced in cooking original Indian recipes rather than fusion food. There are many restaurants who cook fusion food to suit the taste and palate of Londoners but that’s not the real Indian food. Real Indian food can be cooked by experienced chefs and only authentic Indian restaurant London will serve you authentic Indian food.

Cooking delicious gourmet Indian food comes with experience only and it is easier said than done. Hence if you looking to have delectable Indian food then you should only visit authentic Indian restaurant London to have a great time while you dining out. A good Indian restaurant will very well understand the value of your time and money and hence will give you the best experience by serving the most authentic gourmet Indian food.

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The author has visited many Indian restaurant London and is a culinary expert who has savored delectable gourmet Indian food . For more information visit Tiffinbites.com.

Is Chocolate Really Healthier Than it is Delicious?

Chocolate for your health?
While “sweets fats & oils” are low on the food pyramid, soon, they might want to take another look at chocolate. As this natural product from the cacao bean is studied further, it seems like only more good aspects come to light! Chocoholics may have a reason to rejoice, but that doesn’t mean just any chocolate will do, if you want to use it for anti-aging, insulin-sensitizing and fighting off heart disease. If you’re firmly in the ‘vanilla camp’ by all means, skip over this article because you’re about to learn just how amazing this delicious food really is!

The story of chocolate started long ago, with the native people of South America. You probably learned in history class how the ancient Aztec kings would drink up to 10 cups of cocoa-water a day, hoping it would lead to immortality. While it clearly didn’t perform miracles, it was delicious and did help their health. The story continues up to this day, with a discovery on San Blas Island. The people who live there drink many cups of cocoa each day, and when they were studied, they were found to have extremely low incidences of common maladies like diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease. But don’t just take my word for it, use Google to look up words like “San Blas Island” and “American Journal Clinical Nutrition” as they’ve written up studies on the subject.

If you want to skip the studies, it’s time to cut to the chase on chocolate.
Why is it so good for you?
Chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants. These special substances fight free-radical damage in the body. Free radicals are caused by oxidization (you, breathing) pollution or chemicals (it’s everywhere) and the regular metabolism of foods, as well as exercise. The more anti-oxidants you have, the better you are at stopping free-radical damage and fighting off signs of aging. But just how much is inside chocolate? Blueberries (and other dark berries) are widely publicized for their anti-oxidant properties…but dark chocolate has 12 times the ORAC value of blueberries! What is ORAC? (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) it’s a statistic that the US Dept. of Agriculture judged.

Second, chocolate contains magnesium. Magnesium not only helps you sleep better, helps you absorb calcium from food better, and helps your heart-health, it also works for your immune system too. Chocolate is one of the easiest natural sources of magnesium. Brazil Nuts also have it, but how common are those? And what if you don’t like them?

Third, it helps with insulin sensitivity. Insensitivity can lead to diabetes, so you want all the sensitivity you can get. Proper blood sugar regulation also helps you maintain steady energy throughout the day. Along with this comes the ability to lower blood pressure and increase vascular health. After all, the big cocoa-drinkers on San Blas have a super low rate of heart disease, and their cocoa is the key.

In researching, you might find that Mars (they make M&Ms and other candies) put up money for scientists to study chocolate. Of course, they would love it if they could find a way for their tasty products to be good for people too. So why didn’t you hear about the study? Because it found that dark, unsweetened chocolate is what works. NOT candy bars, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or sugary sweets. The sugar in sweets causes inflammation and an insulin reaction, so it’s not going to help you. The study results may have disappointed the company, but it can still benefit you!

How much do you need to eat per day?
Only about 2 teaspoons (that’s not much at all!) will give you a beneficial level of all the wonders cocoa has in store. The best type to get, is the lowest sugar possible chocolate. Sugar-free cocoa (also called baking cocoa, bitter chocolate) is ideal, especially if you choose an organic brand. This is JUST cocoa, with nothing else added. Be sure to avoid “Dutch Process” and “Special Dark” varieties as they have been treated, and that removes some of the benefits.

How can you eat it?
Asking a chocolate lover how to eat chocolate may seem a little silly, but when you’re looking at 2 teaspoons per day, for as long as possible, it can become a task. Since it’s sugar-free, you can’t just expect to mix it into milk or water and have something you’ll like. There are plenty of ways to get your 2 teaspoons of health-power per day, when you know about another natural secret: Stevia. Stevia is derived from the leaf of the stevia plant, but it looks like a white powder. It tastes VERY sweet, but it produces no insulin response. It’s also natural and safe, unlike artificial sweeteners. With it, you can sweeten without sugar & inflammation. Now you can add the cocoa to milk, coffee, energy shakes, plain yogurt, and so much more without having to worry if it will taste ‘bitter’.

If you want a mini-recipe that will power up your energy levels, keep you feeling full AND deliver a powerful punch of pure healthiness, try the following mixture:

1 single-serving cup of plain, sugar-free, fat-free plain yogurt (6 oz)
and stir in either 4, 5 or 6 teaspoons of unsweetened, pure cocoa powder,
along with about 1/8th teaspoon stevia (up to ¼ tsp, to taste)
and 2 or more teaspoons of chia seeds

Mix well, and you’ve got enough for two days. (that is, if you can resist the tasty treat for that long!) What do the chia seeds do? They keep you feeling full longer, add calcium, complete protein, and B-vitamins to the mix. They also have more magnesium and are loaded with soluble & insoluble fiber. Don’t worry about tasting them, either, they have no flavor of their own, so you won’t even notice them. Not only is this mixture delicious and super-good for you, it’s also very inexpensive to make. You can spend a bundle on designer yogurts that are loaded with sugar…or you can mix up this simple treat and enjoy all the healthy benefits it conveys.

If there was ever something easy and tasty to do for your health, adding cocoa to your diet is surely at the top of the list! How will you use this to improve your health? Are you ready for more healthy tips and recipes?

About Author
Ready to learn more about chia? Try www.mychiaseeds.com for photos, more Chia Recipes like this one, videos and so much more. Plus, when you visit you can pick up our free cook books, and find out about free shipping too.

Is Chocolate Really Healthier Than it is Delicious?

Chocolate for your health?
While “sweets fats & oils” are low on the food pyramid, soon, they might want to take another look at chocolate. As this natural product from the cacao bean is studied further, it seems like only more good aspects come to light! Chocoholics may have a reason to rejoice, but that doesn’t mean just any chocolate will do, if you want to use it for anti-aging, insulin-sensitizing and fighting off heart disease. If you’re firmly in the ‘vanilla camp’ by all means, skip over this article because you’re about to learn just how amazing this delicious food really is!

The story of chocolate started long ago, with the native people of South America. You probably learned in history class how the ancient Aztec kings would drink up to 10 cups of cocoa-water a day, hoping it would lead to immortality. While it clearly didn’t perform miracles, it was delicious and did help their health. The story continues up to this day, with a discovery on San Blas Island. The people who live there drink many cups of cocoa each day, and when they were studied, they were found to have extremely low incidences of common maladies like diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease. But don’t just take my word for it, use Google to look up words like “San Blas Island” and “American Journal Clinical Nutrition” as they’ve written up studies on the subject.

If you want to skip the studies, it’s time to cut to the chase on chocolate.
Why is it so good for you?
Chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants. These special substances fight free-radical damage in the body. Free radicals are caused by oxidization (you, breathing) pollution or chemicals (it’s everywhere) and the regular metabolism of foods, as well as exercise. The more anti-oxidants you have, the better you are at stopping free-radical damage and fighting off signs of aging. But just how much is inside chocolate? Blueberries (and other dark berries) are widely publicized for their anti-oxidant properties…but dark chocolate has 12 times the ORAC value of blueberries! What is ORAC? (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) it’s a statistic that the US Dept. of Agriculture judged.

Second, chocolate contains magnesium. Magnesium not only helps you sleep better, helps you absorb calcium from food better, and helps your heart-health, it also works for your immune system too. Chocolate is one of the easiest natural sources of magnesium. Brazil Nuts also have it, but how common are those? And what if you don’t like them?

Third, it helps with insulin sensitivity. Insensitivity can lead to diabetes, so you want all the sensitivity you can get. Proper blood sugar regulation also helps you maintain steady energy throughout the day. Along with this comes the ability to lower blood pressure and increase vascular health. After all, the big cocoa-drinkers on San Blas have a super low rate of heart disease, and their cocoa is the key.

In researching, you might find that Mars (they make M&Ms and other candies) put up money for scientists to study chocolate. Of course, they would love it if they could find a way for their tasty products to be good for people too. So why didn’t you hear about the study? Because it found that dark, unsweetened chocolate is what works. NOT candy bars, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or sugary sweets. The sugar in sweets causes inflammation and an insulin reaction, so it’s not going to help you. The study results may have disappointed the company, but it can still benefit you!

How much do you need to eat per day?
Only about 2 teaspoons (that’s not much at all!) will give you a beneficial level of all the wonders cocoa has in store. The best type to get, is the lowest sugar possible chocolate. Sugar-free cocoa (also called baking cocoa, bitter chocolate) is ideal, especially if you choose an organic brand. This is JUST cocoa, with nothing else added. Be sure to avoid “Dutch Process” and “Special Dark” varieties as they have been treated, and that removes some of the benefits.

How can you eat it?
Asking a chocolate lover how to eat chocolate may seem a little silly, but when you’re looking at 2 teaspoons per day, for as long as possible, it can become a task. Since it’s sugar-free, you can’t just expect to mix it into milk or water and have something you’ll like. There are plenty of ways to get your 2 teaspoons of health-power per day, when you know about another natural secret: Stevia. Stevia is derived from the leaf of the stevia plant, but it looks like a white powder. It tastes VERY sweet, but it produces no insulin response. It’s also natural and safe, unlike artificial sweeteners. With it, you can sweeten without sugar & inflammation. Now you can add the cocoa to milk, coffee, energy shakes, plain yogurt, and so much more without having to worry if it will taste ‘bitter’.

If you want a mini-recipe that will power up your energy levels, keep you feeling full AND deliver a powerful punch of pure healthiness, try the following mixture:

1 single-serving cup of plain, sugar-free, fat-free plain yogurt (6 oz)
and stir in either 4, 5 or 6 teaspoons of unsweetened, pure cocoa powder,
along with about 1/8th teaspoon stevia (up to ¼ tsp, to taste)
and 2 or more teaspoons of chia seeds

Mix well, and you’ve got enough for two days. (that is, if you can resist the tasty treat for that long!) What do the chia seeds do? They keep you feeling full longer, add calcium, complete protein, and B-vitamins to the mix. They also have more magnesium and are loaded with soluble & insoluble fiber. Don’t worry about tasting them, either, they have no flavor of their own, so you won’t even notice them. Not only is this mixture delicious and super-good for you, it’s also very inexpensive to make. You can spend a bundle on designer yogurts that are loaded with sugar…or you can mix up this simple treat and enjoy all the healthy benefits it conveys.

If there was ever something easy and tasty to do for your health, adding cocoa to your diet is surely at the top of the list! How will you use this to improve your health? Are you ready for more healthy tips and recipes?

About Author
Ready to learn more about chia? Try www.mychiaseeds.com for photos, more Chia Recipes like this one, videos and so much more. Plus, when you visit you can pick up our free cook books, and find out about free shipping too.

5 Delicious Recipes for Your Food Processor

Learning to cook can be as intimidating as trying to learn another language. Even for seasoned vets in the kitchen, going over complicated lists of ingredients and long sets of instructions can get confusing.

The great thing about most food processor recipes is that they are usually just a few simple steps. Most of the time all you have to do is just throw everything in there and blend it up!

If you have a food processor or are thinking about buying one, here are a few recipe ideas for you to try out. Below each of them are suggestions for quality food processors if you don’t already have your own.

Homemade Hummus

Store bought hummus is delicious but it can also be expensive. This simple recipe is versatile and cost-effective.

  • 1 15-oz can of garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sesame tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (fresh or in a bottle)

That is just the basics, but you should experiment with other additions as well. I left out salt and pepper for a low-sodium hummus but go ahead and season to taste if you are feeling adventurous. Don’t be afraid to throw some crushed garlic in there either. You could even roast a red pepper on the stovetop and then blend it in with the beans. Get creative!

Although hummus is traditionally made with garbanzo beans, you can also use great northern beans for an even smoother texture. If you decide you like making hummus you should also think about buying your beans dried. It takes a little longer to re-hydrate them but you end up saving a lot of money and you really cut down on the sodium. Also remember that if you buy dried garbanzo beans you sometimes need to actually cook them and not just let them sit in the water.

The Cuisinart DLC-2ABCFR Mini-prep Plus Processor is a three-cup food processor that is the perfect size to make this small batch of hummus. It has two speeds which is perfect for starting slow and then speeding it up as the beans start to blend with the other ingredients.

Guacamole

Guacamole can be made with your bare hands or by using a mortar and pestle, but for an extra creamy guacamole a food processor is the only way to go.

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • ½ of a red onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (remove seeds and stem)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • ½ ripe tomato with seeds and pulp removed
  • a little bit of salt and pepper

An important thing to remember is that your guacamole is only as good as your avocados. They should be soft but not too soft. Guacamole will also start to turn from green to brown pretty quickly. So enjoy with tortilla chips or in a burrito while it is fresh.

The Hamilton Beach 70450 6-cup Food Processor is a nice mid-sized food processor that can easily handle this recipe. Throw all the ingredients except for the avocado in first to chop them up, and then blend in the avocado itself at the end. This should give you a few decent sized avocado chunks in there to chew on.

Pesto

Fresh pesto is at its best when the basil is plucked right out of the garden. Store bought is fine but consider buying the live basil plants rather than the packaged leaves for a fresher taste.

  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • a little bit of salt and pepper

There are a few substitutions you can make to this recipe to suit your tastes. The Parmesan can be substituted with Romano for a bolder flavor and you can use walnuts instead of the pine nuts. This is delightful when tossed in with cooked pasta. You can also blend in a few tablespoons with garbanzo beans and tahini for another delightful take on hummus!

Try this recipe out with the Wolfgang Puck 7-cup Food Processor. The cord stores neatly in the unit and everything but the base is dishwasher safe. When you are making this recipe also remember to keep taking breaks to wipe down the inner walls of the food processor as the basil will tend to stick.

Blended Tortilla Soup

This is a new take on an old classic. Preparation is easy. Just blend everything up and then heat it on the stove. Serve in a bowl over tortilla chips and garnish with cheese and avocado on top.

  • 8 Roma tomatoes
  • ½ red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • a big handful of cilantro
  • ½ jalapeno pepper
  • 3 stalks of celery

cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste

If you want a soup with more broth you can also add a cup of water to this recipe. A little bit of taco seasoning can also be used instead of the spices.

Give this delicious recipe a whirl in the Hamilton Beach 14- Cup 70590 Big Mouth Food Processor. Start blending the jalapeno, cilantro, and onions first and then add the rest of the ingredients so you can blend them up as much as you desire, all the way to puree.

Berry Everything Shake

A great way to start your day is with a healthy shake. It is versatile and you can easily tailor this recipe to suite your tastes.

  • ½ cup berries of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 heaping tablespoons yogurt
  • a few slices of pineapple

This shake will give you an unbelievable amount of energy. It is good to buy frozen berries and pineapple so you can always have those ingredients on hand. Feel free to mix things up by adding in a little mango, papaya, or any of your other favorite fruits.

This recipe works perfect in the blender portion of the Cuisinart Food Processor Blender Combo. It has a convenient 7-speed touch pad control so that you can start slow and build your way up.

No matter which of these recipes you decide to try, the important thing is that you are taking your health into your own hands by cooking at home. Eating out too much and buying a lot of pre-packaged foods can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. When you cook from scratch using a food processor you know exactly what you are putting into your body. So get out there and get cooking!

About Author
Greene Michael is a freelance writer who writes about kitchen items such as food processors.

Atkins Diet Recipes Delicious And Nutritious

The majority of people who hear about Atkins diets think that you are going to have to eat bars, not eat any bread, and never have another dessert. This is quickly proved incorrect when you look through the available recipes hat you are able to find in cookbooks at your local store or even on the internet. Many people have many different beliefs as to why the Atkins diets are not actually healthy or do not actually help you to lose weight. Yes, it is true, many different people have many different body types and many different nutritious needs meaning that for some this diet may not work, but in many people who take on this diet correctly you can not only see a difference in their weight but in their health due to having a healthier eating lifestyle.

Most people who take on this diet decide to plan out their daily routine in intervals of: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and diner. Which in itself proves that to be healthier you do not have to eat less, but rather monitor your eating and nutrition. The recipes that you can find are split into the following groups most often; Appetizers, first course, main course, beverages, grains, bread, and dessert.

No matter what style of food you like or from what culture you can find a recipe that is for the Atkins diet in the form you would find pleasing or you can make changes to a recipe that you find to make it more Atkins friendly. You can find different types of dishes in each category of food. This means that even if you are looking for a beverage to have dinner or a dessert beverage you can find them within the beverage section. Making the items that you are looking for much easier to find.

When you look through each list you may find many different recipes that are appealing to you, you should then see which ones fit your Atkins dietary needs. Many people view Atkins diets as a way to eat without bread or items like that which you enjoy, when the main point of Atkins is to try to make a healthier you.

Once you try to Atkins diet you are sure to find that it is very similar to other diets in many ways. It is not about forcing you not to eat items that you enjoy, but rather about limiting yourself where you need to and finding ways to get the nutrition that you need to be fit and healthy. You can find any number of recipes that will be to your liking, with chocolate, slushies, chili, squash and much more that when cooked properly can be nutritious and still very healthy. If you are looking to find a diet that you can mold to fit your need Atkins is perfect for you. You can make your favorite treats healthy and good for you.

Salman Alfarisi, an internet marketer and agent of internet cash building and online business and hascome with new site http://www.happydietnews.com/?id=16962



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The majority of people who hear about Atkins diets think that you are going to have to eat bars, not eat any bread, and never have another dessert. This is quickly proved incorrect when you look through the available recipes hat you are able to find in cookbooks at your local store or even on the internet. Many people have many different beliefs as to why the Atkins diets are not actually healthy or do not actually help you to lose weight. Yes, it is true, many different people have many different body types and many different nutritious needs meaning that for some this diet may not work, but in many people who take on this diet correctly you can not only see a difference in their weight but in their health due to having a healthier eating lifestyle.

Most people who take on this diet decide to plan out their daily routine in intervals of: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and diner. Which in itself proves that to be healthier you do not have to eat less, but rather monitor your eating and nutrition. The recipes that you can find are split into the following groups most often; Appetizers, first course, main course, beverages, grains, bread, and dessert.

No matter what style of food you like or from what culture you can find a recipe that is for the Atkins diet in the form you would find pleasing or you can make changes to a recipe that you find to make it more Atkins friendly. You can find different types of dishes in each category of food. This means that even if you are looking for a beverage to have dinner or a dessert beverage you can find them within the beverage section. Making the items that you are looking for much easier to find.

When you look through each list you may find many different recipes that are appealing to you, you should then see which ones fit your Atkins dietary needs. Many people view Atkins diets as a way to eat without bread or items like that which you enjoy, when the main point of Atkins is to try to make a healthier you.

Once you try to Atkins diet you are sure to find that it is very similar to other diets in many ways. It is not about forcing you not to eat items that you enjoy, but rather about limiting yourself where you need to and finding ways to get the nutrition that you need to be fit and healthy. You can find any number of recipes that will be to your liking, with chocolate, slushies, chili, squash and much more that when cooked properly can be nutritious and still very healthy. If you are looking to find a diet that you can mold to fit your need Atkins is perfect for you. You can make your favorite treats healthy and good for you.

Salman Alfarisi, an internet marketer and agent of internet cash building and online business and hascome with new site http://www.happydietnews.com/?id=16962

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Crock-pot Soup Recipes : 53 Delicious, Healthy And Super Easy Slow Cooker Soup And Stew Recipes

Eating out has become a past-time for American families everywhere. In fact, we do it way too much. Why is that? Because cooking at home takes time, is not fun for most of us and is inconvenient. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore.

Drew Laughlin has just released a new book titled, “Crock-pot Soup Recipes 53 Delicious, Healthy and Super Easy Slow Cooker Soup and Stew Recipes”. Drew promises to make our life easier by providing easy-to-cook recipes that will save us time, money and lead to a healthier life.

Drew recently stated, “Most of us eat out way too much. Myself included. It’s unhealthy and expensive. I wanted to write a book that would include simple recipes that were delicious, fun to cook, inexpensive to make and are healthy. I believe I accomplished that with this book.”

Cooking with a crock pot is one of the easiest ways to cooks foods. For most recipes all you have to do is simply put the ingredients into the slow cooker and set the temperature on ‘low’. Let it cook for 8 hours – the time you’re usually at work – and then when you get home it’s done. For some recipes you may have to put in an extra ingredient or two and let it cook for an additional 30-minutes or so after you get home. But when you compare that to the expense of eating out it’s a no-brainer. Not to mention the health side of things.

When I got Drew’s book there were three things that I noticed right away. First, it was complete. Second, it had a tremendous list of recipes. Finally, every recipe was easy to cook. Well all but one. That one is called, “New Orleans Style Chicken Noodle Soup”. What it lacks in ease it makes up for in taste!

When I say this book was complete what I mean is that it not only has 53 recipes it also has an introduction section that explains the ins and outs of a crock pot, commonly known as a slow cooker. It also contains a complete list of items to always have in your pantry so you can make a soup recipe any time. I found this very useful.

Next, was the list of 53 recipes. Not all of these are extravagant, over-the-top meals. However, they are all wholesome, tasty dishes you can prepare in no time flat. There are a couple different versions of some of the same recipes. Drew had this to say, “Not everyone likes every meal cooked the same way. That’s why I included some similar dishes but with a few twists in each.”

Finally, I certainly haven’t cooked every recipe Drew has to offer. However, every one that I have cooked has been fabulous. They are all easy-to-prepare, easy-to-cook and they were very inexpensive. Oh yea, and they all tasted great! So, if you are looking for an easy alternative to eating out then Drew’s book may be what you’re looking for.

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Next Step: If you’re tired of eating out and want a fantastic home cooked meal then try crock pot soup recipes. Get Drew’s new book by searching ‘crock pot soup recipes’ on Amazon.com. Or click here: http://www.amazon.com/Crock-Pot-Soup-Recipes-Delicious-Healthy/dp/1450590217

Imagine Your Most Delicious Recipes Delighting Family and Guests While Using Only Half The Fat!

In just ten minutes you can cut half the fat out of your best recipes while boosting nutrition- guaranteed! And you don’t even have to alter the baking method OR the taste.

How would you like to be able to cut out half the fat from your favorite recipes? And what if you could do it without altering the taste or baking method?

It would be a cook’s dream! And now, the solution is finally within your grasp. One simple ingredient can cut half the butter/oil/shortening from your recipes. If you can use a measuring spoon, you can unlock all the delightful health and cooking secrets of the greatest new addition to baking.

What could be so amazing, and how does it work?

Please allow me to explain the Chia Seed to you. You may have already heard of Chia, in the form of a Chia Pet. Indeed, these are the very same seeds…only these seeds are 100% natural, selected and packaged for food grade consumption. Don’t dismiss these as some novelty, though! Food-grade chia is serious business for your health and cooking. Carefully selected plants produce a mixture of black and white seeds for optimized nutrition. Every tiny seed is packed with fiber, omega-3 oil, anti-oxidants, complete protein, and so much more.

So you may be saying to yourself “Sure, these sound healthy, but what does this have to do with my most delicious brownie recipe?” That’s the next step, and one of the unique features of Chia. When you mix the seeds with water or any other liquid, they hydrate. This means that each seed will form a big bead of gel around the outside; which is made of whatever liquid you hydrated them in. The gel has the consistency of a gelatin snack, and is not easily removed from the seed’s surface. You can actually watch the process in action with the following recipe.

Chia Gel Recipe:
1 tbsp dry Chia seeds
9 tbsp filtered water (or other liquid)
Stir together the Chia and water with a fork, to prevent clumping. Leave the mixture alone for 10-15 minutes on the counter top. When you return, the bowl or glass will not be full of water any more. Instead, you will see a thick gelatin, with the seeds suspended inside. It will slide, but not pour. You’ve turned 1 tablespoon of seeds into 9 tablespoons of useful gel. This is Chia Gel, and it can be used instead of butter or oil in recipes.

Chia gel is as easy to use as butter or oil. It will keep for 1 week in a covered container in the refrigerator. (if you don’t cover it, it will dry up) Simply scoop the gel with a tablespoon measure, and add it to your recipes just as you would butter.

Why does it work so well?
Chia Seeds don’t have any flavor of their own. Instead, they take on the taste of whatever you add them to, and distribute that flavor. In that way, they can actually amplify flavors, and make your cooking even MORE delicious! But, be sure to use filtered water when you hydrate the seeds, or any unsavory flavors in your tap-water will be magnified. The healthy omega-3 oils and soluble fiber gelling action go to work moistening and enhancing the tastes in your recipe.

For example:
If “Grandma’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe calls for 8 tablespoons of butter, use 4 tablespoons of butter and 4 tablespoons of chia gel. Bake the cookies just as you normally would.

Are there any side effects?
No, there are only side-benefits! The exterior of the Chia seed holds on to moisture, ensuring your baked goods don’t dry out while cooking, and stay moist and rich-tasting for longer. These seeds also have high levels of anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are more than good for your body, they’re nature’s healthy preservative. They are what allows the seed to be dry-stored safely for over 2 years, without ever going rancid, or decreasing in effectiveness. Don’t try that with flax or millet, they’ll go rancid as the oils inside spoil! It’s these same anti-oxidants that keep food baked with chia fresh for longer periods.

B-vitamins in my banana bread?
It’s not as far-fetched as you’d think. Baked goods like muffins, cookies and breads are usually considered for dessert…and they’re not considered to be loaded with nutrition. While Chia seeds can’t turn your pancakes into the nutritional equivalent of broccoli, they can add extra nutrition to the things you already like to eat. You don’t even have to cook with them, you can just sprinkle them onto any food that’s ‘wet’ enough so that the seeds don’t just bounce right off. What exactly do you add to foods when you add chia?
Anti-oxidants- for heart health and to combat inflammation
A full range of b-vitamins- necessary for energy
23% complete protein- to build strong bodies, and keep your energy up
6 times more calcium by weight than milk- for healthy bones in children & adults
Boron- a trace mineral your body needs to effectively absorb calcium
Soluble & Insoluble fiber- reduce the risk of colon cancer, and help clean up the intestines to avoid problems like diverticulitis

No ordinary baked good can pack in all of the above, but when you start using chia, you’ll be able to add all that in, on top of cutting out half the fat. It’s time to take your home-made foods to the next level with Chia Seeds. You can easily use them in your own recipes, or use easily available Chia Seed Recipes online too! You and your family deserve the best nutrition and the best flavor,  and you can get it right now with MySeeds Chia!

About Author
This author enjoys baking, writing cook books and photography. You can learn much more about how the Chia Seed can help you with photos, videos facts and more at http://www.mychiaseeds.com , plus don’t forget to pick up your 2 Free Chia Cook Books and get free shipping!

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