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!



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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Is Kosher Organic?

imagesThe thing with Kosher food is that it has to be made in a certain way, and it has to follow very strict guidelines. The guidelines are so strict that most Kosher food plants are actually exempt from inspections and certifications because the standards are so high there is no need to inspect. This then begs the question about whether or not kosher is actually organic.

Organic food is concerned with how food is contaminated with various chemicals and through the use of GMOs. Organic food is food that is not harmful to human health, and does not have anything in it that can harm the person, nor the planet, from the process of growing to ingesting.

Kosher is a bit different in that it is concerned with how the food conforms with the dietary laws of the Jewish people. Any contamination of these rules could compromise the laws, and that is why Kosher products are certified so highly. A person who only eats organic, eating an apple grown in an inorganic way, is not going to have a question of faith, but a Jewish person eating something that isn’t kosher can have that crisis.

In both organic and kosher processing of products, the equipment must be certified in a certain way. Organic food can’t have any equipment that uses harsh chemicals, while kosher products can’t be made by equipment that makes non-kosher items.

One of the biggest differences between the certifications is that organic certification is managed by the United States Department of Agriculture, and is set down in laws from the federal government. In contrast, kosher is only answerable to the rabbi at the particular kosher certification agency handling that product or processing facility.

So, is kosher organic? No, it is not. Organic food can be made in a non-kosher way, and kosher food can be made in a non-organic way. A chicken can be made in a kosher way, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t raised in harsh conditions, or with certain by-products in it.

If you want kosher, then get a kosher certified food. If you want organic, then go with an organic certified food.

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Health Benefits of Organic Food

download (4)We have talked a lot about organic foods lately. Well, there is a reason for that. Organic foods are very good for you and for your life. Organic is literally the best thing you can do with your eating habits because you are preventing those pesticides from getting into your body and causing havoc with your body. Organic does the exact opposite. There are many things that organic can do for you and your health.

Here are just some of the health benefits of organic food.

Organic tomatoes are very healthy for you. In a study that went on for 10 years at the University of California, it was found that organic tomatoes are produced in an environment that has a much lower supply of nutrients because there are no chemical fertilizers being used. This is actually a very good thing because it causes an excessive amount of antioxidants, about 97 per cent more, to be produced. Anti-oxidants can help deal with cancer and even prevent it.

Speaking of anti-oxidants, there have been a number of studies that have found that organic foods have higher levels of anti-oxidants. The lack of foreign chemicals in the fruit and vegetables don’t allow for the negative aspects of the chemicals to remove the anti-oxidants.

Pesticides have allowed for higher crop yields because of the removal of pests, but those pesticides also use things like organophosphorus, which is a powerful chemical and it is not needed by our bodies, yet 80 per cent of that material in our body comes from pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables.

Organic food has been found to be healthier for the heart as well. For animals that graze on grass, if they eat more grass they increase the levels of conugated linoleic acid in their bodies. This is very good for the cardiovascular system when we eat it. It is found in high amounts among animals that are raised in free-range and cage-free environments.

Lastly. organic foods are also believed to help us with our immune system and antibiotic resistance because of the higher levels of natural compounds found int he fruits and vegetables that are organic, rather than made with chemicals.


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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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How Do You Know If It Is Organic?

downloadOrganic food is becoming more and more popular these days, and as a result, there are a lot of companies out there using greenwashing to sell food. Greenwashing is when a company makes it seem like something is good for you and the environment when that is not the case. An example of this is when you pick up food that says it is “Natural” but contains processed ingredients. Even some foods will say they are organic when that is not the case. So, how do you know if something is organic or not?

There are several ways, here is how:

  • If you are picking up loose fruits and vegetables, look at the Price Look Up sticker. If the produce is organic, it will begin with 9 and have five digits, while non-organic produce will have only four digits. If you pick up something that has a five-digit PLU that begins with 8, that means that it has been genetically modified.
  • Another great way to know if something is organic is to look for the USDA Organic sticker. This sticker certifies that it has pass the test of any one of the 50 USDA-accredited certified agents to be organic, and that at least 95 per cent of its ingredients are organic. Water and salt are not included in that percentage.
  • If something says it has been “Made with Organic Ingredients“, that means that it has been found to use 70 per cent of organically-produced ingredients, while the remaining 30 per cent of ingredients are not organic. These foods are still better than processed foods, but they don’t carry the USDA organic seal. Companies follow these rules because there are heavy fines in place for saying something is organic when it is not. Fines can be as high as $11,000 per violation.
  • If you are buying your food from farmer’s markets, chances are there will be no seals to say something is organic. If someone says their produce is certified organic, you need to ask them to see the organic paperwork because they have to be certified by the USDA’s National Organic Program, which requires farmers to market their products as organic if they pass the criteria. It should be noted that some farmers use organic methods but don’t go through the certification process. Anyone earning less than $5,000 a year selling at booths do not need to get certified.

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