A Good Dinner Choice: Quick & Easy Ways to Cook Beef

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Are you a diehard beef fan? Give me a minute of your time. How does the thought of me showing you how to spruce-up your beef and trigger your taste buds sound? Stay with me.

Let’s face it – we crave beef way too many times, but we hardly have time to follow long, complicated recipes. However, tons of simple Australian Beef recipes get your dinner ready in a short time and improve your cooking skills and boost your confidence in cooking. Curious already? Let’s dive in.

Are you thinking of cooking grilled beef? Grilling is one of the simplest and fastest ways of cooking beef. The process only involves turning and adding a few spices to your liking.

With grilling, you can either use gas or charcoal. For best results, charcoal will do. Either way, maintain the heat at medium. Keep the grills clean for proper hygiene. Also, to avoid sticking, and for a faster process, oil the beef instead of the grill.

Grilled beef, not your thing? Let’s try stewing. Stewing involves partially covering the beef with liquid then simmering at low temperatures.

You’ll require slow and moist heat, preferably on an oven for quicker cooking. Instead of larger pieces, stewing involves cooking smaller sizes cut into cubes. To save you the hustle of cutting, go for store-cut beef.

For extra taste, you can add extra spices, aromatic herbs, and noodles.

Star-frying is yet another simple technique to get your beef ready quickly. Stir-frying involves cooking in a wok or hot skillet with little oil. The process requires that you prepare together with all the ingredients in one pan.

Beef sirloin, for instance, can go well with stir-frying. Since it’s not too tender, consider slicing it thinly to break connective tissues, so it doesn’t taste like rubber bands. Keep your wok hot for faster cooking. If you don’t have a wok, a sauté pan will suffice.

The hotter your work, the faster your beef will work. Consider heating your wok for 5 to 10 minutes to make the process easier.

Back to our grill, however, let’s try barbecuing this time. Unlike in grilling, here you use a slow, low temperature to soften connective tissues in hard beef. Grilling, however, requires dry heat to cook well.

Barbecuing uses smoke so that charcoal grill would be a good option. For perfect and fast cooking, consider adding hardwood, hickory, or cherry to the charcoal. For barbecue, ribs, chuck primal, and ribs will do.

Are you craving a different type of beef? Let’s try roasting. Roasting requires dry heat, either high temperature or both high and low temperatures. High temperatures will make the beef crispy, with the brown exterior for extra taste.

For a small amount of beef, a little extra heat will do you good. For a larger amount of beef, however, use low temperature then put it in a hot oven when starting out or at the end. For a perfect roast, go for tender cuts of beef, such as prime rib and tenderloin.

One more technique won’t hurt. Well, broiling is yet another technique to cook your beef nice and fast. This technique requires high temperatures, and the beef is cooked away from the source of heat. That is, below the fire.

Broiling works well with beef cuts such as steak, burger, and skirt steak. Because broiling dry out beef, marinating before cooking it helps. Ensure you don’t overcook it.Many beef lovers out scare away from cooking at home, either because they don’t have time, or are scared of complicated recipes that could see them ruin precious meals. So, thinking beef for dinner tonight? The above techniques will help you make a mouth-watering meal in a short time. Be sure to try them out.

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How to increase Plant-Based foods in your eating plan #huel

Plant-based eating not only provides health benefits, it’s good for the environment too. Having a diet rich in plant-based sources is becoming increasingly common, especially with younger generations driving the conversation around sustainability.

Relying on plant-based foods as a primary food source can have a massive effect, and if we all choose plant-based options even a few times a week, we can change the world. The greatest journey starts with the smallest step.

What is a plant-based diet?
A plant-based diet is a diet that consists mainly of foods from plants. Such foods include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains. Meat intake is minimal if any.

There are many reasons why people eat a plant-based diet including environmental, ethical and health concerns. I am not suggesting to eliminate meat from a person’s diet completely, however, reducing meat and animal food consumption is one of the quickest and simple ways an individual can reduce their carbon footprint.

What foods should we eat to achieve daily recommended nutrients, vitamins, minerals on a plant-based diet?
There are some easy ways to ensure, with a plant-based diet, you can get the recommended amounts of all nutrients:
–       Eat the rainbow.
As different color foods usually contain different levels of nutrients, it’s important to eat a variety. For example, the phytonutrient, lycopene which is an antioxidant that protects against cell damage and gives tomatoes its red color. While carotenoids, another group of antioxidants, give fruits and vegetables orange and yellow colors, such as carrots.

–       Get enough Vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12, which plays a vital role in helping the body produce red blood cells can usually be perceived as tricky to get enough of with a plant-based diet. The good news is, it’s really not. As a start, try incorporating plant-based milks that are that are fortified with B12, and calcium and vitamin D. Cereals, meat alternatives and some soy products are often fortified with B12 too. Taking a B12 supplement also rids any concerns.

–       Ensure adequate omega-3 consumption.
If oily fish is not part of your eating plan, then foods such as walnuts, soy and flaxseed are ways to ensure adequate omega 3 consumption. Flaxseed is one of Huel’s six main ingredients and contains the omega-3 essential fatty acid ALA. Omega-3 fats are generally low in a Western diet and adequate omega-3 consumption is important to support cardiovascular health.

–       Keep your iron up
Iron is not just found in meat food sources. Dark leafy greens, nuts and dried fruits are great sources of iron. Iron is crucial for oxygen transport, cognitive function and the immune system. Iron from plant sources can be harder to absorb, but again, there’s no need to worry. Iron absorption can also be increased by the presence of vitamin C which is found in lots of fruits and vegetables such as oranges and peppers. It’s where the idea of having orange juice with breakfast comes from – to increase the iron that is added to cereals.

Huel contains 280% of the nutrient reference value using only plant sources. Although this looks high, it’s to account for the bioavailability of iron and it’s interaction with other nutrients, which can also affect its absorption.

How do you transition to plant-based eating?
Whether your motivation to increase plant-based foods to your eating plan is to improve your health or environmental footprint, incorporating higher amounts of plant-based foods can be achievable.
–       Make small changes over time.
Start by eating one plant-based meal a day. This will be easier to stick with rather than making large, unsustainable changes overnight. If preparing a nutritious meal in the middle of the day is not easily achievable, and your nearby lunchtime corner shop leaves you limited with health plant-based or vegan options, then Huel is a good convenient and nutritious meal option. It’s a nutritionally complete meal providing all 27 essential vitamins and minerals with an ideal macronutrient split, with good quality carbohydrates, fats and protein.

–       Make some easy fridge swaps.
A good place to start is by swapping dairy milk with almond or oat milk such as Oatly.  The rapidly growing plant-based meat industry lead by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods is also providing shoppers with plenty of options.

–       Change your mindset.
Instead of thinking, “I can’t eat meat,” think about all the wonderful things you can eat and how beneficial these are for your health (and the planet). Stop focussing on meat as the hero on your plate and rather, build your plate with new and nutritious food choices.

Huel was co-founded by James Collier, Registered Nutritionist with 20 years experience with the national health service in the UK. James is a renowned nutrition expert with over 25 years working in nutrition and dietetics. His experience also includes working in the NHS (UK) as a clinical dietitian covering an array of clinical areas.

Huel’s mission is to make nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food, with minimum impact on animals and the environment. With this in mind, Huel’s products are 100% vegan.

Why do You Need to Talk About Your Stress Eating Disorder

According to a survey, the most popular New Year resolutions for the year 2020 of people of the United States was “eating healthy.” Another survey says that the reason for American’s eating unhealthy is stress. 

It is no rocket science that our body behaves differently when it is under any kind of stress. Different people have different coping mechanisms to deal with their depression and anxieties. One of the very common responses to depression is that people start finding comfort in eating their favorite foods. More often than not, these foods are unhealthy and are eaten in an unhealthy amount. It is called stress eating. 

How to Know If You Have Stress Eating Disorder? 

Unlike other physical problems, eating disorders are hard to identify. The person who is suffering from it may not realize it, but they could have it. While there is no hard and fast rule to or test or detect if someone has the problem or not, one can still identify the problem. 

If you find yourself a little better after eating a lot of your favorite food or snack every time you have an episode of depression and anxiety, then you are definitely stress eating, and you need to do something about it. 

How to Deal With it?

Dealing with any eating disorder is not easy. It is just the same as rehabilitation. If you think that you can do it on your own, then more power to you, but many people can’t overcome their eating disorder until they get help. 

Here are some of the ways that can help you overcome stress eating and getting a healthier lifestyle.

Create Personal Space 

It is not an easy thing to come out with your problems as there is always a fear of people judging you. So, create an anonymous personal space on a platform like DOE, where you feel heard and talk about your problem. 

Get Professional Help 

There is no shame in getting the help that you need with something that is destroying both your physical and mental health. So, get the advice of a professional doctor and make your life easy.

Useful Tips to Eat Healthy While Traveling that Work

As someone who likes to stay on the road as well as cares about staying healthy, let me tell you that carrying both things in one bucket is not easy. While you manage to squeeze one thing in the bucket, the other thing gets ready to jump out. Juggling between the two and managing both of them is difficult, but essential as well.

How to eat healthy while traveling? If you are pondering over this question before hitting your next vacation trip, then you are not alone. This question buzzes in the mind of every fitness freak before traveling, who has spent months on reshaping the body and becoming healthy and fit. And you know, a few days of negligence while traveling can ruin all your months of effort!

Traveling means exploring new destinations, indulging in never seen before cultures, and treating your taste buds with new cuisine. In other words, trying local delicacies is part of traveling norms, and you just can’t skip this oh-so-essential part. But it also doesn’t mean to just give up on your body and health.

Here are some tips to stay healthy on-the-fly:

Pack Healthy Snacks:

I can’t emphasize this point enough!

Local delicacies are just like lotteries. You don’t know whether you will hit the jackpot or all your money will go in vain. You need to know that every place is not Italy and every place doesn’t sell Italian pizza. Sometimes, you also have to face Sushi, which might not satisfy your taste buds as it does to others. In simple words, you never know what you will get to eat at your travel destination and whether you will like it or not. Nah! Don’t trust your online research – it can be deceptive!

It is always better to pack some healthy snacks before hitting the road so that you don’t have to starve if things don’t fall in the bracket as per your expectations. You can pack nuts, protein bars, and roasted beans for quick bites on the way because the health benefits of beans never go wrong.

Search Healthy Restaurants:

Okay, if you want to stick to the healthy end, then divide your restaurants based on two types: healthy and unhealthy. And search for healthy restaurants! Don’t go for expensive or inexpensive, and five-star or next-door restaurants, just healthy restaurants. That’s it! Now from here onwards, it all depends on your detective skills. Search online, ask locals, or just go with the intuitions. After all, traveling is the best time to check your intuitions – and sometimes, this trick works!

Try to Sneak Veggies in Every Meal:

Another way to stay healthy is to hold-on to healthy foods, no matter where you go. If you are ordering fried chicken fillets somewhere, make some room for a veggie dish as well. That way, you can stick with the local cuisine as well as healthy eating. You might be thinking that this combination sounds too off-the-beat, but to match up traveling and healthy diet in one place, you have to scope out some non-combinations as well.

Frozen Foods That Make Your Meals Much Easier

If you are here right now, it’s obvious that you are one of those people who don’t have the time to prepare a fresh meal every single time, every single day. You just want to know if freezing food is healthy or not, and you want to know if frozen food can make your meals easier for you. Well, if that’s what you want to know, then you’ve landed just in the right place today. 

Today we are going to tell you can cook from frozen food and save yourself a lot of time in meal preparation. So take notes because this article alone can help you make your routine better than ever. 

For starters, you need to know that with frozen foods, you won’t ever have to compromise on the deliciousness. Whether you want to freeze food to prepare quick meals or snacks for yourself or for your last-minute guests, it’s always a good idea that you won’t regret ever. 

Here are the best 5 essential foods that you should have saved and freezed inside the freezer to save time and money; 

1- Frozen Fruit 

For a tasty snack, you can always use frozen fruit and believe it or not, these fruits taste even better when frozen. It’s not only about eating them raw, in fact, you can make a variety of things with frozen fruits like a crushed smoothie with yogurt etc. If not this, we’d recommend you to freeze some berries because these berries can satisfy your sweet cravings any time of the day. Just put some in a bowl and toss them up no matter what time of the day it is because berries aren’t negative calories and then make a great snack too. 

2- Ground Beef 

You probably already have some ground beef stored in your freezer, but if not, then now is the time to put some because this can help you save a lot of time on your own meals. It’s all on you whether you want to store the ground beef in the form of meatballs, loaves, or patties. For an instant meal, all you’ll have to do is to take the ground beef out and then add some onions or garlic in it and prepare a delicious meal with some added spices. The point is that if you really are running short of time to prepare your meal, just take the frozen ground beef out and enjoy it by instantly putting it in the oil pan. 

3- Frozen Vegetables 

If you are looking for an extremely healthy snack or meal, then what’s better than frozen vegetables? The best part is that they don’t even need any chopping or peeling, and you can always enjoy them just as they are. For example, for a great protein packed meal, you should freeze some peppers or spinach because you can simply take it out any time and add some eggs in the skillet with some oil and put these vegetables. With the right kind of spices, your meal is going to taste like heaven. 

4- Bread Or Tortillas 

Want to make something really delicious really quick for your guests? If yes, then what’s better than saving some bread and tortillas inside the freezer. With ground beef and frozen bread, you can make literally any meal that you want to.

Conclusion

These are some of the best things to freeze right now because, as you can see, all of these things can save you plenty of meal preparation time. So if you like this idea, freeze the items mentioned above and then see the results for yourself.

Pompette the New Name in Hard Sparkling Water

If you are already a seltzer drinker or just looking for a low calorie, low sugar, natural hard beverage POMPETTE is the drink for you! I am personally a big fan of seltzer. I love the flavors without the sweet taste of soda while still getting the fizz and bubble. POMPETTE offers that with an extra kick.

POMPEII hard sparkling waterThis isn’t the hard water that you worry about in your pipes. POMPETTE blends imported alcohol and natural flavors to create a unique line of hard sparkling water. Refreshing, light, and bubbly POMPETTE has tasty flavors that elevate your drinking experience. Options like Cucumber Lime, Lemon Mint, Rosé Hibiscus and Clementine Berry are delicious alone or amazing when garnished with some fresh fruit.

POMPETTE is naturally gluten-free, has 50 calories with two grams of sugar or less per eight ounce serving, and contains 5% alcohol by volume. As an addition to any dinner party or gathering hard seltzer is a great option for your guests. The company is committed to health, wellness, and providing quality drinks to help you stay committed to the same.

Another feature I enjoyed is the resealable 750ml glass bottle – for those of us that are having a hard time visualizing, the same as your average bottle of wine. When I served it at a recent dinner I had the opportunity to set out my wine glasses without having individual bottles all over the table.  It added one more drink choice while keeping the table classy.

If you have been searching for something new to bring to the table for yourself or when entertaining give hard sparkling water a try! Currently, POMPETTE can be purchased at select retailers across California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, with additional distribution planned throughout 2020. To learn more visit their website Letspompette.com or follow them on social media, InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

How Papa John’s is Going Tech

Advances in technology allow you to do so many things that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago. Information of all kinds is available at your fingertips, cars can take to the road with no one steering, and many people walk around with a powerful computer in the palm of their hand.

With all that technology ready to make your life easier, why not apply it to ordering your next meal? Papa John’s has developed the best pizza tracking app to help make ordering your favorite pizza from the comfort of your couch as easy as possible. It’s one of several steps the company has taken in embracing the power of technology to deliver ever-better customer service.

Pizza Tracking

Papa Track, the new pizza tracking system from Papa John’s, makes pizza delivery a convenient, seamless part of your life. When you’re ready to place an order for the best gluten free pizza crust topped with all your favorite fixings, open the best pizza tracking app to keep tabs on your order from start to finish. The tracker follows your pie from the moment the order goes in, down the line as high-quality ingredients are placed on top of the top-notch dough. You’ll see when the pizza leaves the oven and when it’s in the driver’s car leaving the store. Be ready for delivery by accessing this handy tool.

Papa John’s App

To stay on top of delivery pizza specials, download the Papa John’s app. Available for iPhone and Android, the mobile app allows you to order and track pizza quickly and easily from the palm of your hand. You can keep track of past orders to get refreshed on your favorite topping-and-crust combos, find your nearest store and choose from a variety of payment options including Google Pay, Visa Checkout and PayShare. Best of all, the app’s push notifications send you special offers and deals through text alerts, making it quick and easy to find a deal on pizza delivery.

Papa Rewards

The re-imagined Papa Rewards loyalty program uses the best available technology to deliver rewards to Papa John’s most valuable customers. Offering five times more points than its previous iteration, the Papa Rewards program allows frequent customers to access special deals and prizes. You can use the program by ordering from the Papa John’s website or through the mobile app, earning a point for every dollar you spend. Those points add up to free food fast, and they can be used to pay for anything on the menu. The program also serves up exclusive deals and prizes for Papa Rewards members. For every 75 points you collect, you’ll earn $10 in Papa Dough that can be used to help pay for your next order.

In addition to the new, tech-forward ways Papa John’s is serving its customers, the company also runs an email program. You can sign up online to receive emails or text messages with special deals and exclusive weekly discounts.

Take advantage of the latest technology when you’re placing your next pizza order. Use the best pizza tracking app to follow your pie from your nearest Papa John’s location to your doorstep.