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Ring in the New Year with Good Luck Foods from Around the World

personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach Every holiday has its own traditions and celebratory foods; as we enter a new year, it seems that the world shares the belief that certain foods bring good luck and prosperity. Each culture has a unique spin on these good-luck foods. The wonderful thing is that the availability of ethnic ingredients m akes it possible for us to cook traditional dishes here, no matter our country of origin. Coming from a family with one side of Italian heritage and the other side of Polish heritage, traditions were occasionally celebrated side by side. The pig in many countries signifies good luck because hogs cannot look or see behind them without completely turning around, and therefore only look forward. In Italy, lentils are eaten as a symbol of good luck and prosperity because they resemble tiny coins. Tuscans eat lentils with "Cotechino", a large pork sausage. People in Bologna and Modena eat l

GMO Labeling Will Have to Appear on Products by 2022, USDA Says

Implementation of the new nationwide system will begin in 2020. MIKE POMRANZ   December 21, 2018 No matter which side of  the GMO debate  you stand on, the USDA has finally spoken. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has finalized the new National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard which requires mandatory labeling nationwide on foods that “are or may be bioengineered,” according to a USDA announcement. The standard — which has an initial implantation date of January 1, 2020, and a mandatory compliance date of January 1, 2022 — “ defines bioengineered foods  as those that contain detectable genetic material that has been modified through lab techniques and cannot be created through conventional breeding or found in nature,” the announcement explains. To avoid any ambiguity, the USDA has also created  a master list of bioengineered foods  to track what products will need to have disclosures. That list currently includes 13 groups: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton,

Gluten Free Saltimbocca di Pollo (Chicken Saltimbocca) Recipe

In Italian it means “ jumps in the mouth”. Saltimbocca is a popular in southern Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Greece. It probably originated in Brescia, Italy with veal, prosciutto and sage, rolled-up and cooked in Marsala wine and butter. Serves: 4 1 cup/225m/120gl all purpose GF flour, cornstarch or rice flour 1 teaspoon/5ml salt ½ teaspoon/2ml black pepper 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 5 ounces/145g each 4 thin slices of turkey ham 4 sage leaves (or 1 teaspoon/5ml ground) 2 tablespoons/30ml Olive Oil 4 shallots, thinly sliced 8 ounces/225g baby portabella mushrooms, sliced ½ cup/125ml Marsala wine ½ cup/125ml chicken stock 2 tablespoon/30ml Earth Balance (optional) ¼ cup/59ml chopped Parsley Pound the chicken breast to ¼ inch/.6cm thickness. Lay one sage leaf over each breast (or sprinkle ¼ teaspoon/1ml ground). Lay one piece of the turkey ham on each breast. Fold each breast in half (like a book) and secure with toothpicks. Combine flour

Three Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

This recipe has just 3 ingredients. It's fast, easy and the cookies are wonderful! It's great for kids that are just learning to bake. Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 egg Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg. Mix until smooth. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake! These cookies are best when they are still soft and just barely brown on the bottoms. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach | 954-367-YADA (9232)

Fish Oil Facts - What are the Health Benefits Of Fish Oil (If Any)?

By Tammy George 13   June   2018 Healthy Lifestyle Fish oil has been one of the most popular health supplements for decades- the world fish oil market is worth $1.7 billion dollars in 2018. The claimed health benefits of taking fish oil are  due to Omega-3 fatty acids  and include: Relief from arthritis Reduction in lupus symptoms Help with depression and ADHD A reduction of risk factors associated with heart disease Improved eye health Supporting foetal brain development Help with asthma symptoms Better skin and hair health But is fish oil really the wonder supplement? It’s been thoroughly studied - some studies show health benefits while other recent studies cast doubts on some (particularly the claimed reduction in heart disease and stroke). There are also some side effects of fish oil to beware of. In this guide, we’ll take a thorough look at the pros and cons of taking a fish oil supplement to help you decide if it’s worth it for you.   What is Fish Oil