11 Useful Infographics for the Kitchen

Below are some really cook and beautifully made infographics for cooking and the kitchen. They cover different aspects of cooking and even storing food. What’s great about infographics is that they are very easy to read and help inform and remind us of things.

Best Cooking and Kitchen Infographics

1. Kitchen Cheat Sheet

If there’s only one kitchen or cooking infographic you can have, this is probably the best one to get. It is very handy and something that you can have in the kitchen as a cheat sheet. It covers everything from weight conversions to cooking times and temperature of different meats and other types of food.

If that’s not enough it also has a guide that offers a guide to how long to store common food items. (more…)

Starting a Food Blog: 22 Successful Food Bloggers on What They Wish They Knew When They Started

Starting a Food BlogYou enjoy food, you’re great in the kitchen and love creating new recipes, so how about starting a food blog? Becoming a food blogger is great because you get to share your creations, learn from others and get to know other foodies as well.

So what does it take to become a successful food blogger? For this we go straight to the best sources to learn how to start a food blog. To do this, we asked 21 food blog owners who’ve made it, and what they wished they knew when they were just starting out. (more…)

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Recipe Roundup: Great Finds From Food Blogs

Food BlogsOne of the best things about the web is that people share a lot of wonderful things. One of those things are their very own recipes. Whether these are recipes they’ve inherited from their parents or grandparents, or something they’ve discovered on their own, seeing and learning from them has always been an eye opener as I get to see, feel and taste things that are new to me and would probably otherwise wouldn’t ever have been able to experience. (more…)

101 Best Paleo Diet Recipes

Like anyone else, we like searching for the best Paleo diet recipes we can find. While there are some limitations and restricted foods on the diet, I think it really is less of a diet than a lifestyle. As you’ll see below, there are tons of great meals and recipes you can make when on the Paleo diet, so much so that you won’t feel like you’re on a diet at all.

 

Best Paleo Diet Recipes

 

Breakfast Recipes

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The Truth About Abs

Truth About Abs Review

The Truth About AbsLet’s face it, all of us like looking good. And one of the best ways to do so is get a flat stomach. It makes us fit better with clothes and when the beach season comes we have no qualms about swimwear.

The problem is though, this is often easier said than done. It’s true that getting a flat stomach or the very much desired six pack abs is not easy. However, like many things in life, knowing the plan of attach makes a lot of things much easier. (more…)

Everyday Roots Book

Everyday Roots Book Review

Natural RemediesAs more and more of our lives are filled with chemicals and commercial products we sometimes thing if there are some ways where we can go back into being more natural. That is, stay away from the products that may be laden with toxins and chemicals and use natural products for the home. This way we have our kids and ourselves from the possible side effects of these toxins. (more…)

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21 Day Sugar Detox Review

DetoxLike salt, sugar is one of the things we can do less of. Just think about it. One of the reasons why obesity is on the rise is because not only are we eating and more and more but we’re also putting more and more sugar into our bodies.

Together sugar and salt are responsible for two of the fastest increasing problems which are high blood pressure and diabetes. This is why the more I learn about food, cooking and health, the more I’m convinced that a low sodium or a low sugar diet are things to seriously consider. (more…)

Is Almond Milk Paleo?

Walking through the dairy aisle at your grocery store, you see so many different brands and types of milk products. And as you go through the different kinds of milk, you may wonder is almond milk Paleo?

This beverage could cause some confusion since the word ‘milk’ is used in the title. The traditional Paleo diet does not allow for dairy products likes cheese, yogurt or cows milk. The reason being that the Paleolithic people lived in a time before modern agriculture. So they would not have raised cows or goats with which to harvest milk and then in turn make cheese or yogurt with.

But you know what, while cow’s milk and goat’s milk are not included in the Paleo list of allowed foods, Almond milk is actually Paleo.

Why Almond Milk is Pale

So how does almond milk fall in the Paleo diet?

First, let’s find out what exactly almond milk is. Almond milk is created by soaking raw almonds in water until the almonds are soft and you’ve extracted the almond flavor into the water. This process turns the water white, creating a milky look and texture to it. This is where the beverage got its name.

So in reality, almond milk isn’t really milk like cow’s milk or goat’s milk is. Instead it is called ‘milk’ because of the appearance it takes when you’ve extracted the almond flavor from the nut. In short, the core ingredients of almond milk is the raw almonds (no salt or seasoning) and water.

This makes almond milk Paleo!

Some Clarification Needed

This is exciting for those of you looking for something to replace your beloved cows milk with. But before you add almond milk to your grocery list, there’s something else to consider.

You need to ask yourself what about the almond milk you buy in the grocery store? Is that Paleo?

Sadly, the store bought almond milk is often not Paleo. Many brands include flavorings, sweeteners, and added chemicals. They also often don’t contain the nutritional value that homemade almond milk does.

Most store bought almond milk are sweetened which means they have added sugar and more calories. There are some that are unsweetened but even those have been fortified by vitamins, calcium carbonate and other ingredient that were processed into the milk. All of which were not available before all the modern machinery and processing was available.

So if we are to be strict about things, most commercially packed almond milk is technically not Paleo. There a few, though limited, natural almond milk in store shelves that are Paleo however.

What to Do?

Homemaking your almond milk is your best option. And the process is very simple. You’ll want to take the time to be sure you purchase quality raw, and preferably organic almonds. There are many recipes out there that you can choose from. Many will give you the option to add sweeteners (natural) if you choose, like honey or stevia.

So you’ve decided to commit to the Paleo diet and you’ve determined that making your own almond milk is the best choice. Should you now be drinking almond milk day and night?

The truth is although almonds are great for you, they have fiber, vitamins, and monounsaturated (the good fat), they are still loaded with fat. So if you’re on the Paleo diet, or thinking of starting the Paleo diet in order to lose weight, you’ll want to practice moderation when drinking almond milk.

Conclusion

In conclusion, almond milk is definitely Paleo when made at home with simply raw almonds and water. When it comes to commercially available almond milk, chances are they are not Paleo though a limited few are. The key with almond milk is enjoy it, but make sure to do so in moderation.

For more Paleo friendly meals and tasty recipes, check out the Paleo Recipe Book.

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