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Cooking Poultry for Christmas: Turkey, Mallard, Pheasant

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christmas_turkey_cDo you know that turkey fossils dating back 40 million years have been found in the US. Both Great Britain and United States have a tradition: to cook and eat turkey for Christmas and other holidays. That's why turkey meat is rather popular in these countries. British and American people often buy turkey meat in stores and market places.

What Meat Is Good for Children and Why

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meat_cTo grow children have to get enough protein, and the best source of protein is meat. But pay attention to the fat content of meat which you give to your children. Because if you don't do that there is a risk of obesity and health problems for your children. So, try to avoid large portions of fat meat like pork, mutton and lard. For children it is better to eat poultry and game, lamb, veal and so on. And also try to cook meat with a steam cooker.

Fruit Juices Can Easily Make Our Eyes, Hair, Nails and Skin Look Beautiful

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Drinking-Fruit-Juices_cFresh fruit and vegetable juices can help detoxify your body and stimulate the kidneys, and a whole range of juices can feed the skin with much-needed vitamins and minerals. So when we drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices permanently our body becomes more beautiful and healthy: our eyesight gets better, our hair looks more natural and shines, our nails become stronger and more nice-looking, and our skin looks fresh and just perfect.

How Wine Is Made

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wine-makingLeft to its own devices, the juice of any fruit or vegetable will, in time, ferment and turn itself into wine. Loosely speaking, wine is simply a lightly alcoholic, fermented drink, so you can get rhubarb wine, rice wine, carrot wine, plum wine, crab apple wine - any kind of wine you like. More precisely, however, the word wine on its own is universally recognised to mean the fermented juice of the wine-making grape. The particular type of grape used is known botanically as vitis vinifera, and is very different from the usual eating varieties. It makes a uniquely complex, many dimensional, infinitely variable drink, which is in quite a different class from the fermented juice of any other fruit.

How to Juice and Choose a Juicer

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Juicer_Juicing is really a very simple improvement to add to your daily routine, and juicing at home is fun, easy, and economical. You can produce an almost endless variety of colourful fresh juices which are brimming with health-giving nutrients. But of course, before you can enjoy the bounty of fresh juices, you need to know how to make them. Look no further: here are the guidelines to help you equip your kitchen and get the most out of juicing.

What Is Tofu and What Dishes to Cook with It

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tofuTofu is made from soya beans and is very useful in the vegetarian diet as a source of protein and a basis for many dishes. Most tofu has a high calcium and magnesium content, although some varieties may have lower levels depending on the processing method. Tofu also provides some B vitamins and some iron and zinc. The fat content is fairly low in relation to the protein content.

Ready Meals and Prepared Foods

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ready-mealsAn essential feature of today's busy lifestyle, convenience foods have been with us for a long time - canned foods have been available since the beginning of the twentieth century, while frozen and chilled dishes are hugely popular. One advantage of ready meals and prepared foods is that most of them can be heated quickly in the microwave. This is a great boon for busy people, especially in a family where everybody seems to have conflicting schedules!

The Vitamin C Content of Some Fruit. Oranges

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orangeOrange, a popular citrus fruit, originated in China, but are now cultivated all over the world. They are relatively inexpensive and are an excellent source of vitamin C. These fruit are very delicious and health giving. But be careful with them, because they can cause food allergies and similar diseases in children.

Why shouldn't Pregnant Women Eat Liver

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liver_cLiver is highly nutritious and makes a very tasty meal either on its own or as part of a dish. When buying, choose liver that looks bright and glossy and smells fresh. Liver is a particularly good source of iron and protein. It is also fairly low in fat. Liver is a great product for kids and grown-ups, but pregnant women shouldn't eat it.

Reheat Tea and Coffee in Microwave

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tea_cHave we time for that quick cuppa - or perhaps a glass of spicy mulled wine? They reheat in the microwave and taste freshly made! I often make a pot of coffee in advance, then reheat it to serve, piping hot, at the end of a meal. Just remember to leave enough room in the jug for the liquid to expand.

What Flour Is The Most Health-Giving

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flour_cFlour is made from the milling of cereals, such as wheat, maize, rice, rye and millet. In Western countries the majority of flour is produced from wheat. Flour was probably man's first convenience food and it is still valued for its versatility and many uses, such as in cakes, pasta and bread, besides its contribution to nutrition.

How to Cook Hot and Cold Puddings in Microwave

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Puddings_cPuddings are one area in which your family will feel the microwave has been a great investment! A pudding can be produced so quickly and with such little fuss that it becomes more and more difficult for me to get out of serving one at the end of a meal! Here are some recipes of puddings of stewed fruit, apple, gooseberries, plums, soft fruits and rhubarb and orange.

Ask Kids to Help You in The Kitchen

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Help-in-The-Kitchen_cChildren enjoy helping in the kitchen and are often more willing to eat foods that they have helped to prepare. However, cooking is sadly a vital missing ingredient from the National Curriculum. Learning to cook is a basic survival skill. School may take care of reading, writing and arithmetic but if no one teaches children to cook, then it's likely that they will grow up reliant on processed, packaged foods.

How to Cook Vegetable Dishes in Microwave

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Vegetable-Dishes_cMost vegetables cook beautifully in the microwave, retaining their fresh, full flavour, bright colour, crispness and shape. You need just a very little water. Never add seasoning until after cooking, and don't sprinkle salt directly on to the vegetables before cooking as this causes dehydrated patches to form on the top.

Recipes of Low-Fat Dressings

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dressingWe think of salad as a 'slimming' food, and most salad vegetables are very low in calories, avocado being a notable high-fat exception. The problem comes with the added dressing. Check the fat content on labels carefully and make low-fat dressings your first choice.

What Chocolate Is Better for Your Health

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Chocolate_cFirst consumed as a fairly bitter-tasting hot drink, chocolate has developed into confectionery, an ingredient in cakes and desserts and an addiction for many of us! But we know that all types of chocolate are high in fat. Should we still eat it? Which type of chocolate is healthier and which is bad for health?

Eat Cereals for Breakfast

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cereals_cBreakfast cereals are a good way to start the day or to eat as a snack perhaps before bed. The range of cereals available is enormous - choose varieties that you and your family enjoy eating, but do check out the nutritional value. Choose cereals with little or no added sugar or salt. To sweeten your cereals, choose natural sweeteners such as fruit or yogurt.

Give Your Children Apples as a Snack

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applesApples are a delicious and versatile food that can be used in many ways. They can be eaten raw as a crunchy snack or baked, cooked, made into sauce or puree and cooked in pies or cakes. When children ask for a snack, give them an apple rather than a biscuit or crisps and remember that a crispy apple makes a delicious addition to a packed lunch.

Alcohol. What Is Your Normal Intake Level

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wineFor many of us drinking alcohol is an enjoyable social activity. A glass of wine with a meal or a drink in the pub with friends is a pleasant way to relax at the end of the day. But it is wise to keep your intake of alcohol to sensible levels. One way is to check how many units you consume on a regular basis.

Cooking with a Microwave Browning Dish or Skillet

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microwave-browning_cSmall pieces of food - chops, steaks, hamburgers, liver - which are normally grilled or fried may be cooked in the microwave on a browning skillet. You use less fat this way, but the skillet must first be preheated for about 6 minutes on full power - this ensures that it is hot enough to brown the food. After preheating, brush the skillet with a thin layer of foil, as this also helps the foods to brown.

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