Secrets to Cooking with Red Wine Vinegar

According Readers Digest Food in an article written by Perri O. Blumberg

Red Wine Vinegar adds surprising brightness to multiple dishes and foods. The growing demand for salads as a snack item is making Red Wine Vinegar the perfect substitute for other dressings.

Look at the other ways Red Wine Vinegar can enhance your meals:

  • Can be used as a marinade for meats
  • Pair with sautéed onions for a delicious garnish
  • Great for summer salads with sweet fruits
  • Add a dash to cilantro-infused guacamole
  • Use as a sauce to finish dishes

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake

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Lindsey from Kosher Art Cooking used our 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil in their olive oil cake recipe and it tastes delicious!

Our extra virgin olive oil provides powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidants and polyphenols loaded with health benefits for a unique flavor. No preservatives or additives added either.

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake

By Lindsey

Prep Time: 60 min Serves: 12

1/2 cup De La Rosa 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 tsp salt

4 eggs

1 Lemon Zest lemon

2 lemons

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup flour

1/2 cup powdered sugar

6 slices dried lemon

1 cup sugar

Get all ingredients together! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put a little bit of Olive Oil in a pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. I used a Heart pan! Beat together the eggs and sugar until very Fluffy in a mixer on high setting for 6 minutes. After beating it together put the olive oil and 2 lemons juice into the eggs and sugar. Use a rubber spatula and fold the ingredients together. Take another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Then fold in all ingredients together.

Beat together the eggs and sugar until very fluffy in a mixer on high setting for 6 minutes. After beating it together put the olive oil and 2 lemons juice into the eggs and sugar. Use a rubber spatula and fold the ingredients together. Take another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Then fold in all ingredients together.

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Pour Cake batter into pan and cook for 35 mins

Wait 5 mins till cake is cool. Then sprinkle Powered Sugar on top of the cake.

Top cake with 6 dried lemon slices!



What is strictly forbidden in Kosher foods?

We all know that Kosher foods are the foods consumed by the Jewish people, which meet the requirements of their religion, but how much do we actually know about Kosher foods? What are the foods that Jewish individuals cannot eat? Why is that the case? Here is a brief rundown of the foods that are forbidden to be consumed under Kosher law.

First we will look at meat. Kosher meat must comply with a number of rules under Jewish dietary law. The only types of meat that can be consumed are cattle and game that has cloven hooves and, in the word of the Torah, “chew the cud”. If for example the animal only qualifies for one of these, like the pig for example, then its meat cannot be consumed. Animals that are Kosher are bulls, sheep, lambs, goats, veal, springbok and cows. When the animal is slaughtered, it must be done under the supervision of a Kosher Supervisor. The carcass must be have the blood removed, as well as the veins and the skin. To do this the meat is trebered, then soaked in a bath, then put on special salting tables for an hour on each side.

For birds, the only birds that can be consumed are goose, duck, chick and turkey.

All dairy products must come from Kosher animals and it must not contain any additives that are not Kosher.

One interesting Kosher rule is that it is against dietary law to combine meat and milk. According to the Torah, you cannot cook a young animal in the milk of its mother. As such, milk and meat products can never be mixed together, whether it is cooking them together, or serving them together at the table.

Eggs are allowed, but not if they contain eggs, so all eggs must be examined individually.

Only fish with fins and scales can be consumed, which includes tuna, herring and salmon. Lobster, crab, mussels and shrimp cannot be consumed.

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Why Should You Eat Tahini?

imagesTahini is a unique dish that is foreign to many in Western countries, but it has been consumed in India and the Middle East for centuries. It is a simple paste, made from whole sesame seed, that has a great many health benefits for the body. There are many reasons why you should be eating Tahini, and these are just a few.

The first major reason is the fact that it is full of minerals that the body needs including lecithin, potassium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. It is also a huge source of methionine, which helps your liver detox your body, which in turn keeps you healthy and happy.

Our bones need calcium and a lack of calcium can cause severe problems in our old age. As such, Tahini is a great dish for getting calcium back into the body as it is a big source of it. It is also a big source of vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.

Studies done on Tahini have also found that it can promote healthy cell growth in the body, which is important for keeping us healthy and looking young. On a similar note, it can prevent anemia from developing while also maintaining healthy skin and muscle tone in the body.

One major benefit from Tahini is the fact that it is made up of 20 per cent protein. This actually gives it a higher amount of protein per serving than you get from nuts, and you can use Tahini in so many dishes that nuts are not a part of. While it is high in protein, it is very easy for the body to digest because it has a very high alkaline mineral content. This in turn can help you lose weight because of how easy it is for the human body to digest.

Tahini is also very high in unsaturated fat, which is the good fat that helps to clear your arteries and keep you healthy.

So, try a dish of Tahini today and start feeling healthy immediately!

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Know What You Buy

downloadWhen you go to the grocery store, it can be very easy to just buy what you think you will enjoy, without looking at the ingredients. Often, you choose what will taste good, even if it is bad for you. Our brains are wired for immediate gratification and we get more of an immediate gratification from eating something like chocolate chip cookies instead of an organic pear. It can be hard to fight this, but it is important that we choose not to eat food that is bad for us, and bad for the environment.

Processed foods taste great, but have you looked at the ingredients? They are not exactly made for consumption. Here is a tip, if you can’t pronounce what the ingredient is, you probably shouldn’t be ingesting it. Yes, it tastes great, but there is a huge amount of bad stuff in it that can really harm your body over the course of time.

You need to have the willpower to choose good real food that is organic. Real food is food that is just that, real. It is food you can eat right off the tree, without having to mix anything with it. It is organic, and it is good for you and good for the environment. The world is going through an obesity epidemic right now, and a big part of that is the processed food we keep putting into our bodies. Those processed foods stay with our body, in our fatty tissue, slowly harming us. Sure, sometimes eating a Twinkie tastes much better than eating a plum, but in the long run, the plum is going to do you a lot more good than if you are eating the Twinkie. Ya, you can have bad food on occasion, but your diet should be good food, that is organic. You need to know what you are buying, and what you are eating. It can do a lot to help you lose weight and feel healthier for many years to come.

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Change Your Life With Proper Food

downloadThe world we live in is a world where there is a lot of packaged and processed food that is not good for us in the least. It is a world where we are eating foods that are not natural, full of chemicals that are doing us more harm than good. It is a world where eating natural seems to have faded for the sake of convenience.

This is the wrong way to go. In order to be healthy, you need to forget about eating processed foods, and instead move to a diet that is more natural, and more real. There is the real food diet, which involve eating only real food. While it may seem odd to say real food as a thing, but we don’t eat real food when we eat fast food or processed food. You are eating food made to taste a certain way. Real food is food that includes fruits, vegetables, and foods that are good for you, coming straight from the Earth essentially. Then there are organic foods. Organic foods are foods that are made in such a way that there are no preservatives being consumed, no chemicals, no pesticides. These foods are foods that are made to be healthy for you and for the environment. The organic way is an excellent way to eat because it keeps harmful chemicals from getting into your body, but it also keeps harmful chemicals from being put into the environment. Algae dead zones are caused by pesticide use and putting harmful chemicals into river because of the runoff from agriculture. Organic prevents that from happening.

By eating organic and by eating real foods, you are helping keep your body healthy. you are helping to keep your family healthy and your environment healthy. it is one of the best things that you can do, and that includes getting rid of the need for processed foods that are doing you no good, and most likely only causing you harm in the long-run.

Forget processed, begin with real, organic food today.

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Best Tahini Uses

imagesTahini is an incredibly healthy food that can help your body in a number of ways. Loaded with vitamins and nutrients, it helps the skin, your heart and much more. Long story short, you should be making tahini a part of your regular diet but what can you use it in? Well, as it turns out that beyond hummus, there are a lot of places where you can have tahini. Just adding a little bit of tahini can go a long way in helping you live a better and healthier life.

  1. First, you can use tahini as a dressing on salads. This is a very common use for it and it gives you an extra shot of healthy because you are also eating good greens, vegetables and fruits.
  2. Mix some Tahini in with chickpeas for a loaded meal full of protein and vital minerals for the body.
  3. Create a coleslaw that uses tahini instead of the normal ingredients. Add in some ginger, cut up pepper and crunchy peanuts and you have a great tahini-slaw to enjoy.
  4. Ever had a Shawarma? This classic Middle Eastern dish actually uses tahini on a regular basis. It can be added in with the yogurt and fresh lemon juice, along with the usual items of lettuce, tomatoes and chicken, to create a great meal.
  5. Try the classic noodle dish of sesame noodles. Tahini is added in to the traditional peanut butter that makes the noodle dish truly work.
  6. Who doesn’t love devilled eggs? Well, did you know that you can replace the traditional mayonnaise with the much healthier alternative of hummus mixed with tahini? You can, and it tastes amazing.
  7. Sweet potato hummus is a very healthy food you can try which involves roasting sweet potatoes, and replacing chickpeas with hummus and tahini as the base for the dish.

If you are going to go healthy with tahini, there are many alternatives. Just make sure you buy organic.

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Why Go Organic?

You have probably heard a lot about going organic but is it something that you should do? Organic food tends to cost more, so many may not think it is worth the cost as a result. Should you pay the cost? The short answer is yes, going organic is certainly worth whatever higher cost you pay. In addition, organic food is becoming cheaper and cheaper, so cost is becoming less of a concern with each passing year.

Why should you consider going organic?

The first reason is that it is good for you. Organic food is free of harmful pesticides and herbicides. There are no chemicals used, and that keeps you from ingesting chemicals into your body. Organic food cannot use chemicals, or else it is not organic. When you have organic, you keep only natural ingredients in your body, no chemicals.

The second reason is that it is good for the environment. Algae dead zones are appearing throughout the world were rivers meet seas and oceans. These areas are empty of oxygen, which causes many species to die. Chemicals from agricultural are to blame, so by buying organic items, you are preventing that from happening. You are also protecting native habitats, and keeping species from suffering from the chemicals being used in the area to grow crops. Organic protects land, water, and the air. It keeps the environment healthy, by using proper practices that help crops grow without the need for chemicals. It could be said that organic is much more natural than any other type of practice, and the best for the environment and you.

The third reason for organic is that it is just the way we are supposed to eat food. We should never have to wash our fruits and vegetables before eating them, that is not natural. Organic is the way food is supposed to be consumed.


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The Health Benefits of Tahini

imagesMost of us probably don’t know what Tahini is exactly, but we should. Tahini is a paste that has been consumed by humans in the Middle East and India for thousands of years. This dish is used in a large number of recipes, and is highly versatile and can be used in many different ways.

There are other reasons to eat Tahini, beyond just how great it goes with other dishes. It is an extremely healthy food that can do you a lot of good. Made from whole sesame seed, it keeps the nutritional benefits of sesame seeds intact. You should try Tahini, for these many benefits:

  1. First of all, it is incredibly rich in many minerals including iron, potassium and magnesium.
  2. It is one of the top sources of calcium that you can find today.
  3. It is also extremely high in Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B15.
  4. It promotes healthy cell growth.
  5. It helps with muscle tone and keeping your skin healthy.
  6. It is one of the best sources of protein you can find, and actually has a higher amount of protein than nuts.
  7. Your body can digest it easily, which makes it great for people with digestive problems.
  8. It is high in the good fat of unsaturated fat.
  9. It is a good source of Methionine, which is important for the liver and its detoxification of harmful things in the body.
  10. If you are worried about being anaemic, consuming Tahini can help prevent that.

If you are thinking of cooking it, there are many ways that you can do it.

You can have it as a dressing in your salad for one, or you can mix it into the stir-fry that you are cooking up. Add some avocados and mash them into the Tahini and you have a great dip. You can also mix it with garlic and chickpeas.


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Why Real Food Diets Are The Best

downloadWe all know that real food is the best food. When people go on a real food diet, they report feeling healthier, happier and better overall. There are many diets out there, and many may think that the real food diet is just another type of diet. Well, science has looked at every diet and the winner overall is real food.

Annual Reviews, a science publication, asked Dr. David Katz, the practising physician and researcher of Yale University’s Prevention Research Centre, to compare the medical evidence for and against every mainstream diet.

In the study, along with his colleague Stephanie Meller, he looked at the major diets of the day including low carb, vegan, Paleolithic, low fat, Mediterranean and more. Through the work, they found that the best diets were ones that focused mostly on plants, and were close to nature. These were the diets that focused on health promotion and disease prevention. The diets that did the best included fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains, nuts and seeds.

As Dr. Katz stated, it doesn’t help to pick the most nutritious bread or pasta sauce. He goes on to say that you need to eat food direct from nature. By eating foods close to nature, or real foods, you end up not having to worry about trans fat or saturated fat or salt. Most salt comes from processed food, not people adding salt. He states that if you focus on real food, nutrients will take care of themselves.

This is why real food is so good for you. You are eating food that is not processed, that is healthy and close to nature. You are getting the nutrients and ingredients your body needs, and you are ensuring that you life will be a healthy one. By eliminating the harmful chemicals, trans fats, salt and more from your diet, your weight will go down, your body will feel healthy and you can remove 80 per cent of the risk of chronic illnesses in your life.

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