4 Fun & Creative Ways to Eat Beef Jerky

To most people, jerky is just a grab and go snack, something you eat quickly without much thought of presentation, plating or any of the fancy stuff. But what if I told you that you could elevate humble beef jerky. What if I told you that you can turn it into an ingredient worthy of gourmet meal, or at least something a lot more thought that you could whip up on date night perhaps?

 

It’s time to forget everything you know about jerky and start seeing it in a different light, start seeing it as an ingredient with a lot of potential. It can bring some much needed flavor to a meal, add a little crunch or just take an otherwise normal meal to a higher level. So if you want to take your meals up a notch with an ingredient that you might have been underestimating, this blog will give you some ideas you can add to your recipe list.

 

In Salads

 

Let’s face it, when you’re trying to eat more greens, salad can get really boring, really quickly. This is why we add things like feta cheese and croutons to it. Jerky is also another addition you can make to your salad. You can grate it into the leafy greens to add some salty flavour. It will elevate a boring old salad into a five-star dish.
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Entenmann’s® Little Bites® and Gift Card #Giveaway

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Entenmann’s® Little Bites® is celebrating its 20th birthday – and they want you to join in on the fun! To ring in its big 2-0, everyone’s favorite mini muffin brand is running the Entenmann’s® Little Bites® 20th Birthday Bash Sweepstakes! 20 lucky winners will receive the ultimate prize pack, including a $500 gift card towards throwing their child a birthday party bash- make sure you enter to win.

Information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites® 20th Birthday Bash Sweepstakes:

  • You can enter the Entenmann’s® Little Bites® 20th Birthday Bash sweepstakes between January 21, 2019, and March 29, 2019
  • Consumers can enter in two ways:
    • Text “LITTLEBITES20” to short code 555888 and send us your Happy Birthday Wish for Little Bites

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RUMI’S JHAL GOSHT (BEEF OR LAMB CURRY)

home made indian food
Ingredients
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
Curry spices (see below)
1 1/2 pounds lamb or beef stew meat
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (stems and leaves)
CURRY INGREDIENTS
1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (depending on heat tolerance)
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (seed and devein pepper to moderate heat)
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon each kosher salt and sugar
2 bay leaves
2 to 3 green or black cardamom pods, cracked open

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Fall Flavors

New fall flavors from some of our favorite brands are here. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a sucker for “seasonal flavors”- I’m not sure if it’s because I know I can only have them once a year, or that it’s because it enhances the season for me in some way, but I really look forward to and enjoy the flavor changes that come seasonally.

If you are in the mood for chocoloate, Godiva has some fun options, including the NEW GODIVA Limited-Edition Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Spice G CUBE.  These square boxes are full of individually wrapped GODIVA truffles, in the festive “pumpkin spice” flavor that so many people look forward to- or look forward to making fun of, while they consume it in secret. Haters. Want to get a few boxes? Besides pumpkin spice (which is delightful) you can also get  Dark Chocolate Vanilla, White Chocolate Coffee, Dark Chocolate Mint, and other options. $11.95 for a 22 piece box.  You can also get a Signature GODIVA Pumpkin Spice Truffle Flight which is super cute- truffles wrapped to look like little pumpkins. $15.00 for a 5 piece set.

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For an indulgent yogurt, good enough to be a dessert, try NEW noosa Pumpkin Spice MatesThese new (made in limited batch) pumpkin spice noosa mates are made with noosa’s signature rich and creamy yoghurt, with real pumpkin and spices, then topped with Purely Elizabeth brand granola, white chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds. It’s noosa’s take on a fall classic, and it’s fantastic. The kids love it, and so do mom and dad. The textures are a delight, and the flavors are perfect. You will find yourself scraping the cup for the last bits. $2.49 retail price, product finder on noosayoghurt.com.
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5 Foodiest Destinations In Europe Everyone Should Visit

European destinations are the most preferred holiday destinations in the world. The palate is full of fusion food along with authentic dishes that not just eye-gasmic but are also mouth-watering. 

If the groom is a hardcore foodie, then Europe is the place to visit on the stag do. Be it a Stag do in London or a French-themed stag weekend; research thoroughly before you create your itinerary because with power comes responsibility, i.e. more tourists encourage more options, and not every restaurant will enhance your dining experience.

 

Read on to know about Europe’s foodiest destinations and get a mouthful on your next getaway:

 

  1. Copenhagen

 

Ever heard about the ‘New Nordic Cuisine’? Copenhagen is the place that brought back the trend of using seasonal produce and local ingredients to create elegant and simple dishes with traditional techniques. Rene Redzepi and Claus Meyer started this evolution in the food industry; encouraging many Michelin-starred restaurants to follow their lead. This approach has made Copenhagen one of the great food cities of Europe.

 

One such dish is Smørrebrød, which is an open-faced Danish sandwich. It has the right combination of ingredients, such as egg and shrimp, marinated herring, beef tartar, and cod roe, beautifully placed on top of buttered rye bread. Other must-have dishes include smoked and pickled herring and Danish cheeses.

 

Local cuisine options:

  • Noma Restaurant by Rene Redzepi and Claus Meyer
  • Spisestedet FEED
  • Restaurant Schoennemann
  • Grams Laekkerier
  • Basso Kobenhavn

2. London

A fantastic blend of modern innovation and traditional tongue can be deliciously experienced in London. The famous afternoon tea is a world-renowned must-have of London; becoming a tradition for every traveller nowadays. The quality and flavour of the food in London is incomparable; proved by the surprising month-long wait to reserve a table. This is applicable to both upscale hotels, and cheap-bites. However, London has so many great options that it can happily serve as many tourists and locals as required.
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Bread Machine Mom is the best site for everything related to bread maker machines

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We here at BreadMachineMom are committed to provide the best of everything related bread maker machines. We provide all the information that you need regarding bread maker machines. The world has advanced a lot and now you can easily bake different kinds of breads right at your home. But to make sure you make the most out of your machine we help you in the process.

 

In our top picks we provide with the latest and greatest of bread maker machines. The machine has to be really outstanding in order to make it to this list. A lot of research and detailed study of the machine is done to determine its characteristics and functions. Best Breadmachine’s Reviewed BreadMachineMom will be found in this section. Comprehensive comparisons are then done in order to determine which one is better and then only is the list of the top picks created.

 

We also provide a list of brands which you can easily look up in our site. This list will help you in getting familiar with the various brands that are available in the market and also view their products. You can easily choose a particular product from a brand and you will not run out of options to choose from.  A detailed buying guide is provided by us in order to help you buy a product. Buying can a be a confusing task. There are many things that have to be considered before you buy a bread making machine. It should have features which will be useful to you and should fulfill your needs. A buying guide will help you in choosing the perfect machine and it will also make the process easier for you.
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5 Tips To Make Keto Diet Easy When Traveling

Traveling while being on keto diet is prone to many problems like difficulty to maintain ketosis. This is because of the fact that people don’t have proper knowledge about what to do in order to stay in ketosis. This article focuses on letting you know some of the important yet simple tips that can make your travel easy and keto-friendly at the same time. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

  • Pack some homemade keto friendly snacks: Keeping some homemade snacks along with you while you are traveling can help to make your travel experience a lot easier. You can pack some keto friendly snacks which you can munch whenever you feel like without having to worry about the problem of getting out of ketosis. At the same time, these snacks are helpful in avoiding packaged food. You can include pickles, olives, avocado, seeds and nuts according to whatever suits you the most. While packing these snacks, make sure to keep them in a manner that they don’t get spoiled so that you can consume them for a long time.
  • Take keto supplements along with you: Keto supplements can be easily packed and taken along, thus being perfect travel companions for your health. You can contact your dietician regarding the various supplements you can take while being on ketosis and take them accordingly. Before taking a keto supplement, getting an idea of consumer review is important and you can read this review from KetoVale.com. The major advantage of using these supplements is that you don’t have to worry about the shortage of nutritional intake required by the body. This is because these keto supplements are manufactured so as to provide the required nutrients
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Best Foods to Try on Your Scandinavia Trip

Recently, Scandinavian cuisine has started gaining popularity quite rapidly and this can be easily explained by the unprecedented interest to the countries of the European North. Moreover, gourmets from all over the world are at times simply bored from the habitual restaurants of Italian or French cuisine and desire to taste something new. Despite their simplicity, Nordic foods are really diverse and won’t leave anyone indifferent. But how do you choose among the plethora of Scandinavian dishes and what are the must-tries you can’t miss during your Scandinavia trip?

 

Scandinavian basics

 

Scandinavian cuisine includes traditional recipes of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark which all have a lot in common. The main principles that Scandinavians are fiercely proud of and obsessed about is eco-friendliness and a healthy lifestyle, that’s why the cuisine recognizes only fresh natural products. Thus it’s fair to say that the cuisine wouldn’t be Scandinavian, if environmental concerns weren’t the top priority. As a rule, the dishes are cooked from locally produced ingredients which reduce the carbon emissions of the region and meet the requirements of organic food with no pesticides and other chemical fertilizers.

 

The basis of Scandinavian cuisine consists of fish and various seafood as well as meats. What is more, the chefs actively use all possible gifts of nature: wild herbs, berries, vegetables, beans and mushrooms.

 

Lutefisk and other sea creatures

 

A notable place in the diet of the peoples of Scandinavia is occupied by fish and seafood. Fish is a basic product in a number of salads, first and second dishes, and even pies, so if you are a fish fan, Scandinavia will fully satisfy your gastronomic demands.

 

Swedes boast their local ‘surströmming’ which is a type of fermented Baltic Sea herring. Your trip to Norway or Denmark won’t be complete without savouring some smoked salmon, a popular Scandinavian delicacy. You also just can’t miss another Norwegian specialty, ‘fiskepudding’, made from fresh white fish and served with mushroom sauce, delicate and spongy fish pudding will be a perfect addition to any dinner.

 

When in Finland, try some of the tasty fish pies, ‘kalakukko’, especially common in the east of the country. Cooked of local small fish and baked inside a dark rye bread, this dish is made by the best traditions of the national Finnish cuisine.
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