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Watermelon Slice Cookies Recipe

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt Red and green gel food coloring 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips or raisins, chopped 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, optional Directions In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Reserve 1 cup dough. Tint remaining dough red; shape into a 3-1/2-in.-long roll. Wrap in plastic wrap. Tint 1/3 cup of reserved dough green; wrap in plastic wrap. Wrap remaining plain dough. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. On a lightly floured surface, roll plain dough into an 8-1/2x3-1/2-in. rectangle. Unwrap red dough and place on a short end of the plain dough; roll up. Roll green dough into a 10x3-1/2-in. rectangle. Place red and plain roll on a short end of the green dough; roll up. Wrap in pl

Raspberry N'Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients: 6 ounces raspberries, fresh or frozen and thawed 1/2 cup raw whole cashews, soaked in w arm water at room temperature for at least 2 hours, drained 2 bananas, peeled, thickly sliced and frozen Method: Purée raspberries and cashews in a blender or food processor until smooth, adding up to 1/4 cup water if needed to purée. Add bananas and purée again, scraping down the sides often, until very smooth. Transfer to a tightly sealed freezer-safe container and freeze until just solid, about 4 hours. (If you make further in advance, let soften at room temperature for 15 minutes before scooping.) personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com

Dogs Prefer To Eat Fat, And Cats Surprisingly Tend Toward Carbs

Dogs gravitate toward high-fat food, but cats pounce on carbohydrates with even greater enthusiasm, according to research into the dietary habits of America's two most popular pets. The study sheds new light on optimal nutrition for the animals and refutes a common notion that cats want and need a protein-heavy regimen. Findings were published this month in the  Journal of Experimental Biology . "The numbers were much different than what traditional thinking would have expected," said the study's corresponding author, Jean Hall, a professor in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. "Some experts have thought cats need diets that are 40 or 50 percent protein. Our findings are quite different than the numbers used in marketing and are going to really challenge the pet food industry." Dietary proteins contribute to a number of important physiological functions such as blood clotting, production of hormones and e

Foods Combining Fats And Carbohydrates More Rewarding Than Foods With Just Fats Or Carbs

Researchers show that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates -- i.e., many processed foods -- more than foods containing only fat or only carbs. A study of 206 adults, to appear June 14 in the journal  Cell Metabolism , supports the idea that these kinds of foods hijack our body's inborn signals governing food consumption. "The biological process that regulates the association of foods with their nutritional value evolved to carefully define the value of a food so that organisms can make adaptive decisions," says senior author Dana Small, director of Yale University's Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center. "For example, a mouse should not risk running into the open and exposing itself to a predator if a food provides little energy." "Surprisingly, foods containing fats and carbohydrates appear to signal their potential caloric loads to the brain via distinct mechanisms. Our participants were very

Plum Rag Top Pie Recipe

This pie came about when I was a chef on a yacht spending the summer cruising the Canadian Maritimes.  We had just left St. John’s and I couldn’t figure out why the owners were not eating the plums on the daily fruit platter. I tasted one and realised they were mealy and tasteless.  I decided to make a plum pie. Whilst putting it together I figured I could use up some old grapes to fill in the spaces left by the plum halves. The rag top came from wanting some sort of decorative top. Serves 6 or makes 4 individual 4 inch/10cm pies 2 pounds/900g plums (for the single pie cut them up for the individual pies cut in half and stone them) Handful of grapes cut in half (optional) Handful of blueberries to sprinkle (optional) Juice of 1 medium lemon 1/2 cup97g granulated sugar (this will depend on how sweet the fruit is) 1/4 cup/31g All purpose/regular flour Pinch of allspice Pinch of cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt One roll of store bought Filo dough 1/4 cup/60ml mel

Easy Vegetable and Cheese Omelet Recipe

This is a great recipe that can be altered to anyone's liking. Ingredients 2 large eggs 1 teaspoons of filtered water pinch of sea salt and pepper (for taste) 1/8 cup of diced bell peppers 1/8 cup of diced mushrooms 1/8 cup of diced tomatoes 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese Spray the pan with cooking spray and place it on medium heat. Dice the tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Add everything in the pan and cook thoroughly. Crack the eggs in a separate bowl and add the water & salt and pepper to it. Beat with a fork or whisk until combined. Pour the egg mixture on the vegetables. Cook until your omelette is almost dry/almost cooked gently pivoting pan to ensure evenness. Add shredded cheese to half. Put the cheese side on plate then gently flip other side over to have half circle. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach info@yadachef.com | 954-367-YADA (9232) www.yadachef.com

Mare's Milk For Health? Europeans Look To Horses For Ancient Remedy

SUSANNA FORREST Goat's milk. Sheep's milk. Soy milk. Almond milk. The grocery store shelves these days are filled with alternatives to dairy from cows. But in Europe, interest is growing in milk from a surprising source: horses. While the idea of sipping mare's milk might sound unusual to Western readers, it's been a traditional staple in Central Asia, where it is often fermented into "koumiss," a mildly alcoholic drink that was adopted by Russian doctors in the mid-19th century as a treatment for tuberculosis. Patients no less illustrious than the writers Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy swore by its curative powers. In Europe today, mare's milk remains a niche product, but its reputation as a health elixir is causing trouble for producers in a more regulated age. That includes dairy farms like Lindenhof Stud, located in the lush countryside of Brandenburg, Germany, a 45-minute train ride outside Berlin. The elegant bays, grays and c