Browsing Category food

On-the-Go Road Trip & Travel Snacks!

Summer travel season is finally here, do you pack some travel snacks for kiddos Whether you’re traveling near or far, keep the family happy with Welch’s Fruit Snacks and Fruit Rolls!
  • Welch’s Fruit Snacks are sure to delight your family with the delicious taste and quality that can only be Welch’sEven better, they are available in a varieties such as Tangy Fruits, Island Fruits, Berries N’ Cherries, Mixed Fruit, Superfruit, Apple Orchard, and more ideal flavors for on-the-go snacking. (MSRP: 10ct Box with 0.9oz. Pouches / $2.99)

  • Unroll the fun this summer with Welch’s Fruit Rolls! Featuring fruit as the first ingredient, Welch’s Fruit Rolls are loved by kids and approved by mom! Flavors include Strawberry, Berry, and Tropical Punch. (MSRP: 6ct Box with 0.75oz roll / $2.99)

It’s no wonder Welch’s® are America’s Favorite Fruit Snacks®. Available in over 10 varieties, all featuring Fruit as the 1st Ingredient, with 100% DV Vitamin C, 25% DV Vitamins A & E, No Preservatives, Fat Free, Gluten Free and more! Available in a range of packaging options to fit your needs, whether at home, work or on the go! Unroll The Fun® with Welch’s® Fruit Rolls! Made with Real Fruit and 100% DV Vitamin C. Available in Berry, White Grape Strawberry and Tropical Punch. Kids of all ages love em!

0 Comments

PHOTOGRAPHER, CHEF, AND SCIENTIST, NATHAN MYHRVOLD OPENS HIS NEWEST MODERNIST CUISINE GALLERY IN DOWNTOWN LA JOLLA

Illustration by Yueming Lulu Qu
Modernist Cuisine Gallery is home to the artwork of Nathan Myhrvold. Now with four locations in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Seattle, and San Diego, it’s the world’s first gallery dedicated to food photography by a single artist. The gallery features large-scale, limited-edition pieces—made to order for your space—that can’t be found anywhere else.
Illustration by Yueming Lulu Qu
Heydoyou was invited to attend to enjoy the new gallery opening by Modernist Cuisine photographer, chef, scientist and author Nathan Myhrvold as he offers tours through his newest gallery location opening in downtown La Jolla.
Myhrvold took the culinary and photography world by storm in 2011 with the release of Modernist Cuisine: The Art & Science.
The book prominently featured food photography that captured the subject matter in a new, unconventional fashion. Myhrvold and his team at Modernist Cuisine cut cooking equipment and food in half, custom-built lenses to photograph ingredients under a microscope, and used techniques not typically used in food photography to redefine the genre.
The books and photography garnered awards and praise around the world and inspired Myhrvold to create a photo book, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, and a food photography exhibit that has traveled to museums around the country.
 
The gallery sells limited-edition prints of food photography taken by Myhrvold, including images found in the books he has co-authored: Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, Modernist Bread, and the forthcoming Modernist Pizza.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold, founder of The Cooking Lab, co-author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, and Modernist Bread, and author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, has had a passion for science, cooking, and photography since he was a boy. By the age of 13, Nathan had already cooked the family Thanksgiving feast and transformed the household bathroom into a darkroom.

Unlike many childhood hobbies, Nathan’s fascinations did not fade—they intensified. He consumed cookbooks and invested in new cameras and equipment even after enrolling in college at the age of 14.

He went on to earn a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics as well as a master’s degree in economics from Princeton University. He holds additional master’s degrees in geophysics and space physics and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He did postdoctoral work with Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University researching cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space-time, and quantum theories of gravitation before starting a software company that would be acquired by Microsoft.

As his career developed, he still found time to explore the culinary world and photography. While working directly for Bill Gates as the chief technology officer at Microsoft, Nathan was part of the team that won the Memphis World Championship Barbecue contest; he worked as a stagier at Chef Thierry Rautureau’s restaurant Rover’s in Seattle; and then he took a leave of absence to earn his culinary diploma from École de Cuisine La Varenne in France.

Nathan retired from Microsoft in 1999 to found Intellectual Ventures and pursue several lifelong interests in photography, cooking, and food science. During this time, some of his photographs were published in America 24/7 (DK Publishing, Inc., 2003) and Washington 24/7 (DK Publishing, Inc., 2004). Unable to find practical information about sous vide cooking, he decided to write the book he had hoped already existed—one that provided a scientific explanation of the cooking process, the history of cooking, and the techniques, equipment, and recipes involved in Modernist cuisine. Inspired by this void in cooking literature, he decided to share the science of cooking and wonders of Modernist cuisine with others, hoping to pass on his own curiosity and passion for the movement.

In 2011, Nathan founded The Cooking Lab, hired an interdisciplinary team that included scientists, research chefs, and writers, and published the much acclaimed five-volume 2,438-page Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. That was followed by Modernist Cuisine at Home in 2012, which applies the insights of the original book in a format designed for home cooks. In 2013, he wrote The Photography of Modernist Cuisine.

Nathan’s fascination with food and photography continues. In 2017 Modernist Bread was released. Unlike any bread book ever published, the five-volume book provides a comprehensive look at the history, techniques, ingredients, and equipment used to create yeast-leavened bread around the world. The same year, Myhrvold opened Modernist Cuisine Gallery after receiving continued requests to buy the photography found in his books. With locations in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Seattle, and La Jolla (coming soon) the gallery features large-scale, limited-edition prints of Myhrvold’s art and is the first gallery in the world to focus solely on food photography by a single artist.

Nathan and the Modernist Cuisine team are currently at work on their next multi-volume book, Modernist Pizza.

0 Comments

It’s So Much More Than a Diet: How to Embrace the Mediterranean Lifestyle and Enjoy Stellar Health

The popularity of the Mediterranean diet is no surprise. After all, it helps prevent diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes; reduces inflammation; lowers your risk of dementia; and may even extend your lifespan. Amy Riolo says if you want to get the most out of the Mediterranean diet—which was named Best Diet Overall for 2019—you must also adopt the Mediterranean lifestyle.

“The Mediterranean ‘diet’ is more than the foods you consume; it’s also a way of life,” says Riolo, author of The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking (American Diabetes Association, May 2019, ISBN: 978-1-580-40702-1, $22.95). “The people in this part of the world live in a way that optimizes health. But to achieve the same level of wellness, you can’t just eat the foods of the region. You must also commit to its food philosophy and make lifestyle changes that feed your body, mind, and soul.”

In the Mediterranean, people not only value the preparation and enjoyment of natural whole foods, but they participate in communal eating and make regular physical activity a priority. Together, these factors make them some of the healthiest people in the world. If you are one of the 25 million people in the U.S. with diabetes, you too will benefit from the Mediterranean way of life.

These tips will help you enjoy the Mediterranean diet as part of a greater lifestyle where food is steeped in a rich tradition of community and activity.

First, start thinking of food as an ally. To fully benefit from a Mediterranean-style eating pattern, you should adopt the belief that food is a friend—instead of something problematic. Throughout the region, food plays an important role. It is viewed not only as a traditional medicine, but also as a form of artistic expression, a social activity, a cultural relic, and most of all, a symbol of hospitality.

Embrace the Mediterranean-style eating pattern. The great thing about this eating pattern is that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” daily intake list to stick to. It simply focuses on seasonal produce, fish and seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy, and smaller amounts of meat and sweets. To start following a Mediterranean-style eating pattern, plan your meals around plant-based foods including seasonal vegetables and fruit. Be sure to incorporate fish at least two to three times a week. Cook with olive oil. Enjoy dairy often, and consume meats and sweets only sparingly. Try to cook as much of your food as possible and incorporate the freshest, highest-quality foods you can find. NOTE: Please see the attached sidebar for a recipe from The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition.

Tune into the eating process. “In the U.S., we tend to think of mealtime as something we have to do, instead of something we want to do,” says Riolo. “But the eating process is a big part of life in the Mediterranean. It’s a major topic of conversation, and people think about it all day. To emulate this in your own life, start finding ways to get excited about cooking and eating Mediterranean-style meals. Search for healthy and delicious recipes you’ll enjoy, make a meal plan every week, and schedule times when you’ll be able to cook. Then, find ways to make cooking fun. Host a themed dinner party or invite friends over to cook a meal together. When you’re finished cooking, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor.”

Nurture strong social ties through communal eating. Every country and culture in the Mediterranean has its own way of encouraging people to eat together. (In fact, eating alone was once frowned upon throughout the region!) Restaurant dining is a rarity, and most meals are served family-style at home. This tradition has been linked to improved digestion and eating less overall. Further, eating with others contributes to overall well-being.

“Even modern researchers have concluded that having at least three confidants whom you can call upon after a bad day plays a great role in longevity,” says Riolo. “Sharing the table with people you care about can be even more rewarding—it provides a sense of comfort, security, and stability. Strive to enjoy regular communal meals with your loved ones. Pencil it into your schedule, as you would any other activity, and when you can, include meal prep as part of the fun! In addition to having regular family dinners, enjoy lunch outings with coworkers and host a potluck dinner party with friends.”

Get physically active. Americans don’t typically get the 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity we need daily. When this is compounded with an unhealthy diet, it causes weight gain that can lead to diabetes, clogged arteries, and other health problems. But in the Mediterranean region, the simple tasks of daily life—things like hanging clothes out to dry, shopping, and cooking—naturally require more activity and calorie expenditure. Nightly walks with family and friends, more walking due to limited parking, and the abundance of stairs also keep people healthy throughout the region. Try the following ways to incorporate exercise into your routine.

  • Play a team sport.
  • Garden.
  • Take the stairs and walk whenever possible.
  • Take walks after meals.
  • Sign up for exercise and/or dance classes.
  • Meet friends and relatives at parks, gyms, sports meets, or lessons, rather than at restaurants.
  • Invite people to walk and window shop while catching up instead of sitting down and talking.
  • Cook your own meals! Shopping for produce at markets, going grocery shopping, preparing food, and cooking are great ways to burn additional calories.

“You’ll get the greatest benefit from the Mediterranean diet when you think of it as a part of a healthy lifestyle,” concludes Riolo. “The food you eat is important, but so is enjoying that food with a network of people you care about, and getting up and moving so your body stays strong and healthy. Together, these changes create lasting wellness and vitality.”

About the Author: 
Amy Riolo is the author of The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking (American Diabetes Association, May 2019, ISBN: 978-1-580-40702-1, $22.95). She is an award-winning, best-selling author, chef, television personality, and educator.

A graduate of Cornell University, Amy is considered a culinary thought leader who enjoys changing the way we think about food and the people who create it. Amy is a food historian, culinary anthropologist, and Mediterranean Diet advocate who makes frequent appearances on numerous television and radio programs both in the United States and abroad, including FOX TV, ABC, CBS, NBC, the Hallmark Channel, Nile TV, the Travel Channel, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Abu Dhabi Television.

For more information about Amy, please visit www.amyriolo.com.

About the Book:
The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking (American Diabetes Association, May 2019, ISBN: 978-1-580-40702-1, $22.95) is available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers.

0 Comments

ChocZero’s Sugar-Free Syrup is Just What We Need for Breakfast

The most difficult thing for all the people, no matter you are a daily worker or a home mom, is breakfast ideas. You love making pancakes, french toast for breakfast, but you feel so guilty to feed too much sugar for your family. That is me! I read nutrition fact for every product that I potentially buy at market. Usually the result is quite disappointed, I put the products back on the shelf. As a sweet tooth, I need sweet, but I don’t need sugar!

But until I know ChocZero! What better time to grab a bottle of ChocZero’s sugar-free syrup?

By providing a healthy alternative to these products with ingredients you can trust, ChocZero is proving health-conscious consumers or those with diabetes can have delicious food options minus the unnecessary sugar.

ChocZero has just revised their ingredients to contain even less carbs than before. Bottles of their syrup proudly display 1g net carb a serving. This makes it even more enticing for those on low-carb diets.

More about ChocZero syrup:

  • ChocZero’s syrup is the ONLY syrup on the market without sugar or sugar alcohols!

  • GMO free, low carb, and all natural.

  • No preservatives: they don’t use water to dilute our syrup. This also means they’re THICK and RICH!

  • They use monk fruit to sweeten the syrup.

Here are my favorite flavors!

Caramel Sugar Free Syrup
– Low Carb (1g net carb), No Sugar, No Preservatives.

Unlike the human body, we don’t think syrup should be composed primarily of water. And yet that’s what most syrups do along with adding preservatives and other additives.

With ChocZero’s syrup line, ChocZero has created a syrup you can trust with an ingredient list you can pronounce.

ChocZero’s caramel syrup is smooth and sweet, perfect for adding to your protein shakes or healthy desserts. Add it to some low carb ice cream, drizzle it on your mug cake, or drink it out of the bottle when no one’s watching. It’s the perfect addition to your sugar free life.

Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup
– Low Carb, No Preservatives, Sugar Alcohol Free

So good you’ll think it’s homemade.

With our sugar free chocolate syrup, ChocZero put the exact same chocolate from their Dark Chocolate Keto Bark directly into a bottle–making it the perfect consistency to pour onto your culinary creations. This is a decadently thick syrup, perfect for hot fudge sundaes or dipping strawberries in.

My beautiful yummy pancake with Chocolate Sugar Free Syrup

With no preservatives and no sugar alcohols, ChocZero’s syrup is also free from additives and contains only five ingredients! You care about what goes into your body and so do I.

Maple Syrup
– Low Carb (1g net carb), Sugar Free, No Preservatives,
No Sugar Alcohols, Keto Friendly

The only sugar free maple syrup that’s thick, rich, and completely free from sugar alcohol.

ChocZero’s maple syrup is an instant classic, all natural maple extract paired with their exclusive monk fruit and soluble vegetable fiber blender and nothing else. Perfect to replace sugar at the breakfast table or to use in recipes to caramelize foods and sweeten baked goods!

About ChocZero:

ChocZero started in late 2016 with two goals: to make a sugar free chocolate that was truly delicious and to create a company that cared about its customers. Now, over two years later, ChocZero has grown a passionate community of chocoholics and have even expanded their product line to contain a variety of sugar free syrups that contain no preservatives.

 

0 Comments

Summer Party Cocktail Recipes with Sparkling Ice

Summer is almost here, I guess you are searching for some summer party recipes. No matter it is for a big friends group party or just a party by yourself, it’s all fine, all you need is a glass of good drink! Sometimes, a good cocktail doesn’t need a lot of ingredients. What you need is pretty simple, but at least, you should have a bottle of Sparkling Ice by hand!

Spicy Sparkling Margarita

INGREDIENTS

2 parts Blanco Tequila
½ part Cointreau
3 slices of Jalapeño pepper
Juice of 1/8 lime
1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

Lola’s Lavender Lemonade

DIRECTIONS
Shake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime.

INGREDIENTS

1 bottle Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
Fresh lemon juice
Honey
Lavender syrup (homemade or store-bought)
Dried lavender flowers, for garnish
Lemon slice, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Fill a glass with ice. Add Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade until almost full. Add honey, lemon juice and lavender syrup to taste. Stir to combine. Sprinkle with dried lavender flowers and garnish with a lemon slice.

Pomegranate Margarita

INGREDIENTS

2oz tequila
2oz pomegranate juice
1oz lime juice
1oz simple syrup
Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade
Vanilla flake salt rim, for garnish
Lime wedge, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt, fill glass with ice and set to the side. In an ice filled cocktail shaker, combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and shake. Strain into glasses and top with Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade, stir lightly to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cranberry Ginger Mockmosa

Get in the holiday spirit with this festive mocktail made with Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost.
INGREDIENTS

4 oz orange juice, chilled
3 oz Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost
Orange peel

DIRECTIONS
Grab your champagne flute, add chilled orange juice, and Sparkling Ice cranberry frost. Garnish with an orange peel twist.

Orange Mango Sunrise

INGREDIENTS
Ice
1 lime wedge|
1 oz tequila
1 oz triple sec
Sparkling Ice Orange Mango
1 orange slice

DIRECTIONS
In a cocktail shaker, muddle orange and lime slice. Add tequila, triple sec, and ice and shake. Pour into a margarita glass and top with Sparkling Ice Orange Mango. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.

Sparkling Ice® is a fruityflavorful sparkling water—without all the sugar. If you want to put a little sparklein your sip, look no further. With over 16 fruit flavors, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find the one for you.

0 Comments

Huel – Europe’s NO.1 nutrition brand now available in US

New way for students to eat healthy during finals
(and all school year long)

It’s no secret that many students don’t eat properly. Whether its skipping breakfast, eating fast food for lunch or having a calorie-loaded dinner, it is hard for students to get the right nutrition and eat healthy. For example, with over 31 million Americans skipping breakfast each day, including millions of students, there is a tremendous need for foods that are fast to prepare, nutritious and affordable.  Research has also shown that 59% of college students were classified as food insecure at some point during a recent school year, meaning they were not able to eat nutritious, safe foods consistently.

With finals coming up, it is more important than ever for students to get the nourishment their bodies require at this crucial time of the school year. To help students of all ages get the nutrition they need, Huel, the most popular complete nutrition brand in Europe, is now available in the United States. The brand is huge all around the world and has sold over 40 million meals across 80 countries. Huel sells a wide variety of Ready-to-drink meals and powders, making nutrition fast, easy and affordable.

What is Huel? 

Nutritionally complete, convenient, affordable food
with minimal impact on animals and the environment.

Nutritious food is vital for a happy, healthy life, but we are all leading increasingly busy lives. So what we need is a meal that is both nutritionally complete and convenient. A food that has just the right amount of protein, essential fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

Huel is all this and much more. It’s vegan, lactose-free, soy-free, GMO-free, and it’s approved by Registered Dietitians. And it tastes great!

Why do we need Huel?

The perfect meal when time is short,
and you’re away from the kitchen.

Huel is convenient and complete nutrition, so it’s the perfect solution if you want to save time and money, reduce your meat consumption, improve your diet, or lose some weight. This is what Huel users are saying:

“Reduces my tendency to eat unhealthy food for lunch.”
“Cheap, nutritious food, no more sandwiches and chips for lunch.”
“I no longer have to worry about making a packed lunch in the morning.”


Huel is a perfectly balanced and nutritionally complete meal that students of all ages can prepare in under one minute.  HuelPowder is a nutritionally complete food that is high in protein and fiber, low in sugar and salt, rich in phytonutrients and contains all 27 essential vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect food for those that need to keep the minds and bodies sharp for end of year testing.  Huel starts at just $2.35 for a 400-calorie nutritionally complete meal and bulk and subscription discounts can be enjoyed by anyone for as low as $1.95 per meal.

Huel is real food, made of an ultra-fine blend of sustainable ingredients. Oats, rice, peas, coconut, flaxseed, and our unique mix of vitamins and nutrients to provide you with all the carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, and all the 27 essential micronutrients your body needs to thrive.

Huel Ready-to-drink

A delicious, complete, and affordable meal in a handy bottle, containing all 27 essential vitamins and minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber and phytonutrients. Perfect when time is short or you’re away from the kitchen.

Nutritious food is vital for a happy, healthy life, but we are all leading increasingly busy lives. So what we need is a meal that is both nutritionally complete and convenient. A food that has just the right amount of protein, essential fats, fiber, carbohydrates, and all 27 essential vitamins & minerals. Huel Powder is all this and much more. It’s vegan, lactose-free, soya-free, GMO-free, high in protein and contains less than 2% sugar.

Huel Natural Flavor Boosts, now with 100% natural flavors and sweetener. Huel has redesigned their existing flavors to make them even more delicious and launched some exciting new ones too. Add them to your Huel Powder to customize its flavor.

Each Flavor Boost pouch contains 150g of flavor. The flavors currently available are:

  • Chocolate
  • Strawberry
  • Banana
  • Mocha
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Caramel
  • Chai

How to use:

These flavors have been designed to work perfectly with your favorite Huel Powder.

Huel suggests you start with 2% flavor to the volume of Huel. So, for example, start with 2g of flavor (half a teaspoon) per 100g of Huel and then adjust if necessary. If you are measuring in scoops, you need to add approximately 1g per scoop of Huel (so for 1 scoop of 50g you need to add around a quarter of a teaspoon).

This means that there are roughly 75 servings per pouch.

Huel is far superior nutrition to most conventional diets. Huel can replace any meal or even as a between-meal snack. In this way it can be an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.

I am so happy that I started my journey with Huel. First, I love the flavor so much, it can totally satisfy a sweet tooth person like me. Second, it is so healthy and affordable, when I check the nutrition box, I was shocked by how great their ingredients is! Last but not least, zero food waste!

For those days I need food but I don’t want to cook, Huel is my life saver. I don’t need to waste a lot of time to prepare a meal and I don’t need to wait for my online order. Huel is right there for a great tasty and easy meal. It is perfect for a busy person, also perfect for all the people who ever skipped their meals. From now on, you can just carry a Huel and you have all you need in one bottle!

Huel can be a sweet gift for the coming Father’s Day. Let your dad know you care about him – never skip the breakfast anymore.

0 Comments