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Summer Dining Menu and Ideas

We’re all connected with a taste for good food, and eating together is the only way to enjoy it.

Everyone of us who enjoys good food, also believe that food has a deeper meaning than just taste—it’s emotional, challenging and exciting to all senses. Food is an expression of who we are.. 
Cooking is also a way of sharing this with others. Dishes will change with the seasons, but all time favorites are such delights always sure to please.

Smoked Trout over crisp radishGinger Orange Soup with Basil PistouGrilled Fig Salad with Apple Curry Dressing  and Moroccan Mushroom or Chicken or Turkey Meatballs over Quinoa with a lovely, piquant Chimichurri. 
Adding a dessert like Salted Pistachio Bark and Grilled Banana Bread Pudding will round out your meal.
Add a bottle of your favorite wine or other beverage to complement your meal.
Use our products to create dishes that are  both full of flavor and healthy goodness.  Your taste buds will experience a decadent feast, while your body gets a heal…
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Noise in our minds...

The sound of a bird can stop the noise in our minds. Listen to the songs… The chickadee calling to his friends with a cheerful “chick-a-dee-dee-dee”, the comforting coo of the mourning dove, the resonate hammering of a distant downy woodpecker… Their happy, carefree melodies fill the yard in the early morning light. www.esutras.comLive one day as deliberately as nature. Observe their habits… With a flurry of wings, a blue jay fills his crop and flies off to a nearby branch to finish his meal. A tufted titmouse visits the feeder and, one-by-one, takes a seed back to his favorite perch, creatively holding the seeds with his toes as he cracks them open and enjoys the tasty morsel inside. The evening grosbeak comes to the feeder, calmly perching, eating seed after seed till he’s had his fill. The world is bathed in the hues of nature. Marvel at the colors… The regal red winter plumage of the majestic Cardinal. The brilliant blue darts of color as the Eastern Bluebirds flit to and from the…

Soup ‘em, Spice ‘em, Sprout ‘em! 3 Must-Try Lentil Dishes from Across India

aals are comfort food in virtually every Indian home. And each region in the country has its own favourite way of preparing them. Soup ‘em, spice ‘em or sprout ‘em – but get your daily dose of healthy protein with any of these 10 must-try lentil dishes. Hear that sound? It’s the pressure cooker whistle going off in your own kitchen or in the next door flat. Whatever else there may be for dinner, some kind of daal is certain to make it to the table – be it sambhar or aamti or daal makhni or some new moong recipe your mom just learnt on Khana Khazana. Daals have been on the Indian menu since pre-Harappa days, even before rice and roti made an appearance in the Indian thali. Old texts speak of simple recipes of daals being served to guests as part of celebratory meals — like at the wedding of Chadragupta Maurya with the Greek princess Helen in 303 BC. You’ve probably tasted many varieties of daals – moong, urad, toor, masoor. But if you’ve only tasted them cooked one way, in the style of …

Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals

Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicalsFirst comprehensive analysis finds more than two dozen toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance.   Many Americans, with the start of the New Year, will resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is another reason to resist the temptation to indulge in fast food. The greaseproof packaging holding your burger and fries may contain potentially harmful fluorinated chemicals that can leach into food, according to a new peer-reviewed study.
In the most comprehensive analysis(link is external) to date on the prevalence of highly fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging in the United States, researchers tested more than 400 samples from 27 fast food chains throughout the country. The samples, consisting of paper wrappers, paperboard, and drink containers, were analyzed for a class of chemicals called PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as PF…

Nirvana from Tea

After extracting the delicious aryls, you normally throw out the pomegranate peels, right? You would never spend money to buy a 'peel powder' ...right? So did I, until I discovered their potential to help keep you healthy and happy. During the late nineties scientists discovered the health benefits from the discarded part of this extremely beneficial fruit. So before you start tossing away what might be the best part of pomegranates, here are some key benefits to convince you otherwise. 4 Benefits of Pomegranate Peels 1. They’re a Great Tool to Fight Heart Diseases Pomegranate peels are loaded with antioxidants. As their name might imply, antioxidants are extremely effective at eliminating oxidation from LDL cholesterol. If your LDL cholesterol accumulates too much oxidization, it will eventually wreak havoc in your cardiovascular system, leaving you vulnerable to most heart diseases. When it comes to antioxidants, I’ve felt that you can never get enough, especially if they c…

Why Does Microwaving Water Result in Such Lousy Tea?

NO Microwave for Good Tea!! - Why? Because a proper cup of black tea must be made with water that’s come to a rolling boil. A kettle is designed to heat water evenly to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat at the bottom of the kettle—whether from a heating element embedded in an electric device or from a burner on the stove—creates a natural convection current: The hot water rises and the cool water falls in a cyclical fashion, which uniformly heats the contents of the kettle to a boil (at which point an electric kettle clicks off or a stove top kettle whistles). But microwaves don’t heat water evenly, so the boiling process is difficult to control. Microwave ovens shoot tiny waves into the liquid at random locations, causing the water molecules at those points to vibrate rapidly. If the water isn’t heated for long enough, the result is isolated pockets of very hot or boiling water amid a larger body of water that’s cooler. Why is water temperature so important to good-tasting tea? When tea le…

Easter Macaroons - My Way!

This past weekend I decided to give baking a try with Easter coming up I thought I would practice a recipe on the day..... Lucky me i picked the right one! Macaroons are amazingly delicious and often are  Macaroons originated in Italy and are the coconut- and often chocolate-covered flour-less cookies that also include egg whites, sugar and ground almonds.  But, feel free to add different ingredients for a modern day twist.  
two cups of coconut flakes
tsp of honey
1 add coconut sugar
1 egg
1 can condensed milk


Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt. ...With a spoon, scoop up about 2 Tablespoons of the dough and place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Form the cookies into the shape of a bird nest. Press down the center with your thumb.Bake cookies for 17 to 20 minutes, or until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and press your…