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Spice Up Your Meal Prep!

Spice Up Your Meal Prep!

Meal Prep is a humble concept that’s gotten a lot of attention lately. Simply put: Meal prepping means preparing meals ahead of time in order to maximize ingredients and doing the bulk of your chopping and cooking at one time, rather than spending time each day making food. This strategy can be a timesaver (and money saver) if done effectively because it helps eliminate last minute stops to the gas station before work to grab a sandwich for lunch or spare you from setting back your meal plan if you are on a special diet for health reasons and settling for the easiest option available. Planning your meals in advance and making them all at one time means that you are far more likely to actually use the food you’re buying and cut down on the waste you throw out at the end of the week when your berries start to get a little furry.

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Turkey Brining Guide

Turkey Brining Guide

There are four methods that can be used to create a distinctive bird - brining, marinating, roasting, and deep frying (or any combination of the four). A lot of professional chefs will tell you that they believe that brining is the secret ingredient to a great turkey- brining is a marinating method that uses a seasoned, salted water to increase the moisture and juiciness of your turkey. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it doesn't make the turkey taste salty. Properly done, brining leaves the turkey very juicy and if your brine mix includes spices and seasonings it even seems as if those flavors are trapped inside the bird! Just like baking, brining can be considered a little bit art and a little bit science but there are some secrets. You want to remember two things when brining --- balance and time. It is critical to achieve the right balance of salt and sugar to water (or liquid). You also must be sure not to brine your turkey for too long.

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Marinating Your Turkey

Marinating Your Turkey

As the holidays creep in closer do your dreams slowly transform from sweet to sour, full of dry turkeys without flavor that are absolutely the stuff of nightmares? Are you that family member who does everything in their power to avoid cooking a turkey in the first place so that you don’t have to look into the eyes of your relatives as they smile politely while they choke down the sandpaper you’ve served them with a tall glass of water? You’re in luck! Your turkey woes can be mostly solved by either brining or marinating your bird. By mastering the art of a good marinade, you will help your bird become some of the juiciest, most tender meat you’ve ever eaten. Your sleep can be sweet and nightmare free, once again.

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How Often Should you be Eating Fish?

How Often Should you be Eating Fish?

All over the world, people are poorly nourished. In some cases, it is a lack of food, in other cases it is a lack of understanding what food your body needs. Despite adequate availability of a variety of foods to provide the correct nutrients to have a happy, healthy body, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about how to get the nutrients your body needs. Fish is unfortunately a food that is sometimes left in the dust, even though it is full of some essential building blocks for the body.

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