WOULD YOU BELIEVE: There is a simple way to make rice taste like a "gourmet" rice. It takes no extra time at all. SOME FACTS: Basmati brown rice is a rich and aromatic grain from India. It is known as the "King of Rice" and is eaten by India's elite. I strongly urge you to try this grain. While there are hundreds of different types of rice in the world, this is my personal favorite.Even people who have never tried brown rice generally.read more..
WOULD YOU BELIEVE: While chicken broth is 1.35 grams of fat per cup, vegetarian broth is only 0.19 grams per cup. SOME FACTS: For most people, soup means using beef, chicken, or fish broth as a base. While this is much better than a cream base soup, you can do even better with a vegetarian broth. You can then add some "zing" by using onions or garlic or pepper, or your favorite herbs and spices.read more...
Most fruits are high on the SMI scale and as a result, will not contribute to weight gain. They also contain a wealth of vitamins and phytonutrients such as beta- carotene and vitamin C. But fruit has relatively high sugar content. Fructose, the natural sugar in fruit, can be absorbed very quickly.It's not as bad as white sugar, but it's still not good for you in large amounts. As with processed sugars, it tends to cause a rise in triglycerides (storage fats). read more
WOULD YOU BELIEVE: • A burrito can be as high as 22 grams of fat and 540 calories (Taco Bell® Burrito Supreme). • You can make a delicious low-fat burrito in as little as 5 minutes. SOME FACTS: Burritos can be an excellent low- fat way to eat beans. Unlike tacos, they have the advantage of having a "shell," a flour tortilla that is not fried. You still need to be careful of what kind of flour tortilla you use, however. read more..
WOULD YOU BELIEVE: Kebobs taste better without meat. SOME FACTS: If you don't believe me, try taking a piece of meat and chew it about 100 times. You will for the first time learn the true taste of meat. It tastes like cardboard or worse. Kebobs taste good because of the sauce. So you don't need the meat. The trick is to get the right sauce.read more