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How to Throw the Perfect Late Summer Party

When the summer heat hits, it’s time to break out the barbecues. There’s no better occasion to have a party than on the weekend. Gather friends and family and prepare for a party to really kick off the coming season in style without breaking the bank. Get the Home Ready When hosting a party, you want to ensure that the entire house is spotless to start—yes, even the areas you don’t expect anyone to see. With that in mind, set aside a day or two before the big event to do a deep and thorough cleaning . Of course, you may not have the time or energy to put into 48 hours of scrubbing, so consider outsourcing the help by budgeting for a professional cleaning service. Prep Your Back Garden As you and the whole gang will be in the backyard, it makes sense to ensure your lawn is in as pristine condition as the inside. This doesn't have to be elaborate, however, as you could spruce up your space with weather-proof furniture and large umbrellas to protect people from the sun. Likewise, yo

Gluten Free White Bean Dip Recipe

  Serves 4 30 ounces/850 g drained can of white beans 2 cloves crushed garlic 2 green onions diced 1/4 cup/60 ml fresh lemon juice (about 4 large lemons) 2 tablespoons/30 ml tahini 2 tablespoons/30 ml sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon/1 ml ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon/2 ml dried Italian Seasoning 1/2 teaspoon/2 ml sea salt 1/4 teaspoon/1 ml fresh ground black pepper In a food processor combine white beans, crushed garlic, green onions, tahini, sesame oil, cumin, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.  Pulse on and off 3-4 times until smooth.  Remove to a bowl and serve with your favourite pita chips. private chefs and event catering Palm Beach + West Palm Beach + Boca Raton + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale | 954-367-YADA (9232) south florida catering and personal chefs

Kudos in the Kitchen - Tech Tips to Up Your Cooking Game

  Whether you're a recent college grad learning to cook for the first time, an amateur chef looking to improve your skills, or just a busy parent hoping to make dinnertime a little bit easier, you're in luck: thanks to the internet, learning new skills and recipes for cooking has become simpler than ever. If the sheer amount of information out there has become daunting, however, let this post presented by YaDa Chef's Miami and Fort Lauderdale Personal Chefs help with a few of our favorite tips and tricks for bringing out the master chef in all of us. Cover the Basics Take advantage of the myriad resources online for learning all the basic cooking methods, from baking and broiling to marinades and meringues. You can find tutorial videos for specific skills, or you can consider signing up for something like MasterClass and learning from renowned chefs like Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsay, and Massimo Bottura. Either way, you'll learn the basic terms and methods that are

Tuna in Oil Vs. Tuna in Water

  Canned tuna is great for a quick and convenient lunch, and is also the perfect store cupboard standby for family favorites like a pasta bake or crowd-pleasing tuna cakes. But whether you should buy tuna in oil or tuna in water is a conundrum. Is Tuna in Water Healthier? If you're concerned about calories, tuna in water is certainly better for your waistline. According to the USDA, 1/2 cup of canned tuna in oil contains 145 calories, while 1/2 cup of canned tuna in water has only 66 calories. When it comes to omega-3 fats — healthy fats that the American Heart Association says may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes — canned tuna in water is also the better bet. A November 2011 study — the only one of its kind — published in  Public Health Nutrition  found water-packed tuna has about three times more of the beneficial EPA and DHA omega-3 fats as tuna in oil. This is because when you drain oil from oil-packed tuna, some of the omega-3s in the fish go with it. But water and

Healthy Lunch Pita Recipe

  Serves 4 4 Pita Breads, sliced in half 2 cups/565 g hummus 4 handfuls of alpha sprouts 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 tomato, sliced Place the pita bread cut sides up.  Spread 1/4 cup/59 ml hummus on each slice.  Next on start to layer alpha sprouts, red onion, cucumber and tomato on one side of each sandwich.  Place the top half on the sandwich and slice in half to eat. private chefs and event catering Palm Beach + West Palm Beach + Boca Raton + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale | 954-367-YADA (9232) south florida catering and personal chefs

5 Creative Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle While Pinching Pennies

  Image via Pexels If you’re under the impression that living a healthy lifestyle requires a padded wallet, think again! From eating well to getting exercise to sleeping soundly and more, the cornerstones of a fit and healthy life don’t have to break the bank. Whether you want to take advantage of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, weather to get some outdoor workouts in or you just want to trim junk from your diet, making a few changes could have a positive impact on your overall lifestyle. 1. Get Motivated by Researching the Financial Benefits of a Healthier Life To really commit to a low-cost, healthy lifestyle, you’ll need to get motivated . Learning about the financial perks of a healthier life can help keep you on the right track. Benefits could include: Lower food costs if you cook at home instead of eating out Improved physical fitness if you bike or walk instead of driving your car Lower medical bills and health insurance premiums 2. Cut Your Expenses by Reducing Medical Care and Pre