Spicy Food – Joy Peppers http://joypeppers.com/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 15:16:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://joypeppers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/joy-peppers-icon-150x150.png Spicy Food – Joy Peppers http://joypeppers.com/ 32 32 22 meals to melt belly fat in 2022 – eat this not that http://joypeppers.com/22-meals-to-melt-belly-fat-in-2022-eat-this-not-that/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 13:49:34 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/22-meals-to-melt-belly-fat-in-2022-eat-this-not-that/

The pandemic has radically changed our way of life. Suddenly, working at home makes us move much less than before. Ordering take out is easier than ever, and being at home makes it easy to grab a snack whenever we feel like it.

While it’s not exactly possible to reduce belly fat, eating fewer calories than you burn results in overall weight loss, including your belly. Eating for weight loss is very specific and requires a few essential components.

  • Protein: Important for feeling full, maintaining muscle mass and improving our metabolism, protein is essential with every meal while trying to lose weight.
  • Fiber: Carbohydrates, high-fiber vegetables and fruits are invaluable when dieting in order to feel full and satisfied at the same time. Focusing on about a cup of carbohydrate with each meal is a good place to start for most.
  • Volume: When you need to eat a little less, it helps to add more to your plate to make yourself feel less helpless. Fruits and vegetables are a great “addition” to the diet to increase the total volume of food without extreme restrictions. Focus on half of your plate coming from veg at a main meal to start.
  • A calorie-conscious mindset: You don’t have to start counting every calorie to lose weight. However, it helps to be aware of the high calorie foods in your diet and to start trading. Swap creamy dressings for lighter sauces, swap high-fat meats for leaner cuts, and swap dessert for a lighter option.

A new year is a new beginning. A chance for you to set new goals, change your lifestyle and adapt to the new normal in a peripandemic world. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered with 22 delicious, weight loss-friendly meals. Then, for even more healthy meal inspiration, check out our list of these 100 easiest recipes you can make.

Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This high protein and fiber breakfast is sure to keep you satisfied and full for hours. The soluble fiber in black beans can help lower cholesterol, stay regular, and increase satiety for a great start to the day.

Get our black bean omelet recipe.

Pork tenderloin with grilled pineapple salsa
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Sweet and savory, this meal ticks all the boxes. The pork tenderloin is super lean, which makes it perfect for your New Years weight loss goals.

Get our Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa recipe.

Grilled mahi mahi with salsa verde
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Looking to add variety to your dinner schedule? Fish is a great addition to your plate for low fat, low calorie protein options and endless ways to season it! Start with our super easy salsa verde recipe.

Get our recipe for Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Salsa Verde.

Low-calorie grilled Caesar salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Caesar salad can be heavy if ordered. Luckily, we’ve lightened up this fan favorite with a homemade option. Top it off with grilled chicken to keep you feeling fuller for longer – you’ll thank us later!

Get our healthier grilled Caesar salad recipe.

Serious gluten-free chili
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Turkey is significantly leaner than beef, and you won’t even be able to tell the difference once it’s seasoned in this hearty chili. The high protein and fiber combo will keep you full for hours!

Get our Hearty Turkey Chili Recipe.

Paleo Moroccan salmon with quinoa
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This tasty dish is packed with fiber, heart-healthy fats and protein, a winning combination for weight loss without starving you.

Get our Moroccan-inspired Quinoa and Salmon Pilaf recipe.

Paleo chicken with tomatoes, olives and capers
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This Mediterranean themed chicken dish is super satisfying if you run out of fun ways to incorporate chicken into your week. Pair it with a starchy food like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or potatoes for a balanced dinner.

Get our recipe for Baked Chicken with Tomatoes and Capers.

Paleo Teriyaki Apple Pork Chop
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Brighten up your lean protein options with this delicious combo of sweet and savory. Pork is known as the “other white meat” for its leanness, which makes it a great addition to your weekly weight loss rotation!

Get our recipe for Teriyaki Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples.

low-calorie tortilla soup
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Soup is a great way to get lots of veggies and broth into your diet – two foods that help keep you fuller and bulkier with no added calories!

Get our Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe.

Healthy Chicken Cacciatore
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Tomatoes and chicken broth come together in this dish to make a creamy, light sauce! Serve this dish on a bed of brown rice or whole wheat pasta, and you’ve got a super filling, balanced meal.

Get our chicken cacciatore recipe.

Low Calorie Chicken Enchiladas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Instead of sour cream, we use mole and chicken broth in this traditional Spanish dish. No compromise on flavor here! Choose a whole grain tortilla for more fiber and to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Get our recipe for chicken enchiladas.

Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

The creamy and spicy sauce here is made with Greek yogurt instead of full cream. We have lightened this recipe without compromising on taste or texture.

Get our Healthy Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe.

Healthy Greek Salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This classic combo never gets old. If you’re bored with salads, this recipe could be your saving grace. Chicken, feta, and olives help keep you full longer, so don’t skip the toppings.

Get our Greek Chicken Salad Recipe Recipe.

Healthy Spanish Garlic Shrimps
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Shake up your weeknight with a seafood recipe. This garlic Spanish shrimp is tangy and flavorful and pairs well with Cajun sides, vegetables and rice, or over a whole grain pasta option.

Get our Spanish Garlic Shrimp Recipe.

pumpkin mole chili bowls with spoons
Blaine moats

This recipe is a little festive, but don’t hit it until you’ve tried it. The creamy pumpkin balances the earthy notes of cocoa to deliver a super tasty punch to the taste buds. Plus, the lean beef and beans make this a high protein meal!

Get our Pumpkin Mole Chili recipe.

Paleo turkey bolognese
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

Swap your traditional noodles for some spaghetti squash here for a high fiber, low carb meal that tastes amazing and will keep you full for hours.

Get our Paleo Turkey Bolognese with Garlic Spaghetti Squash recipe.

bowl of butternut squash hash with celery
Posie Brien / Eat this, not that!

This less starchy breakfast hash is lightened with traditional potatoes. Seasonings and sausages complete this tasty breakfast to keep you full longer.

Get our butternut squash mince recipe.

two bowls of instant chicken and rice soup with bread
Kiersten Hickman / Eat this, not that!

This version of Chicken Noodle Soup will make you feel super cozy this winter. Milk and broth come together to create unparalleled creaminess with far fewer calories than traditional creamy soups.

Get our Instant Chicken and Rice Soup recipe.

bowl of overnight chia pudding with chia seeds on marble countertop
Waterbury Publications, Inc.

A few tablespoons of chia seeds literally go a long way! Chia seeds expand in liquid, so soaking them overnight really increases the bulk. Personalize yours with toppings that satisfy: nuts, fruit, granola, or honey work well here.

Get our chia pudding recipe for the night.

Healthy Pesto Minestrone
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This heart-healthy option will keep you feeling full with the added fiber. Bonus – there’s a good dose of fat in the pesto to add more flavor and increase the satisfaction factor here.

Get our minestrone pesto soup recipe.

Breakfast hash with sweet potato and chicken sausage
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

We love a hot chopped breakfast in the morning, and this sweet potato-chicken sausage combo doesn’t disappoint. In fact, we think it’s even better the next day as leftovers!

Get our hash recipe for breakfast with sweet potatoes and chicken sausage.

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Paleo Sandwich
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A little sweet and a little spice here offers the best of both worlds. This sandwich is super balanced with lean protein and high fiber carbs if you’re using a whole wheat bun!

Get our Spicy-Sweet Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwich Recipe.

Is insect breeding the food of the future? http://joypeppers.com/is-insect-breeding-the-food-of-the-future/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 21:25:51 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/is-insect-breeding-the-food-of-the-future/

Dried mealworms provide protein for poultry, pigs and commercially farmed fish (all photos by D. Cahill)

The mealworm was once known only as a pest that destroyed stored grain, but the modest mealworm is now in the spotlight as a sustainable high protein food source. Mealworms are not only fed to backyard chickens, wild birds, and domestic animals, such as reptiles and captive birds, but they are also a source of protein for pigs, poultry, and fish. breeding commercial breeding.

Humans eat farmed fish, and the parts that we don’t eat, the byproduct of fish, are dried and ground into fishmeal and fed to pigs and poultry as well as farmed fish. Fishmeal is also used as a fertilizer to grow fruits, vegetables, and nuts. So the mealworm is already playing a role in our food supply chain.

As with mealworms, fishmeal is a high protein food source, but it can contain heavy metals or other contaminants. When organic farmers raise mealworms, they can control the insect’s diet and environment to remove chemicals and contaminants.

Mealworms are not worms at all. These are the larvae of Tenebrio molitor, a species of mealworm. The beetle has four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult beetle. The larvae go through several larval stages, or stages of development, before reaching a final length of 2.5 cm to 3 cm. Adults are shorter, around 1.25 cm to 1.8 cm. Adult beetles live for several months. Females lay about 500 eggs in their lifetime.

In the wild, mealworms eat vegetation, dead insects, and their own skin envelopes from all of these developing molts. In captivity, mealworms eat food waste.

Mealworm business model
Northwestern company Beta Hatch, in conjunction with Indiana University, is taking mealworms a step further with a genetic breeding program to produce bigger and better insects. Beta Hatch’s new flagship hatchery in Cashmere, Wash. Is in the final stages of construction.

“This is the largest mealworm rearing facility in North America,” said Aimee Rudolph, vice president of business development for Beta Hatch. “We are currently in the process of amplifying our population of mealworms and the insects have started to take up residence in their new grow rooms. We expect to be online and at full capacity in March 2022. ”

Mealworms are part of the annual pet food market of four to five billion dollars.

By 2023, Beta Hatch plans to contract with a network of insect breeders.
“We use a hub-and-spoke approach to production and expansion,” Rudolph said. “The Cashmere facility is designed to function as a hatchery. The eggs will be shipped to insect ranches. These ranches will be co-located with raw materials for insects, finished food produced, end users for manure or other key stages in the supply chain. In this way, we can further reduce the environmental impact of food production.

Beta Hatch’s flagship hatchery is designed to support at least a dozen ranches and is already looking for ways to expand. Besides dried mealworms, Beta Hatch also sells excrement. Mealworm droppings (insect droppings) are a 2-3-2 fertilizer and USDA certified organic soil amendment. It is also OMRI listed.

Raising mealworms
Mealworms are raised sustainably. In addition to eating agricultural waste byproducts, mealworms require minimal water and grow 500 times the yield per acre of soybeans, according to the Beta Hatch website (soybeans produce an average of 50 bushels per acre.)

Mealworms are a popular treat for backyard chickens, pet birds, and reptiles.

“The larval stage is when we use mealworms for food. It’s also the stage of life that produces excrement, a natural fertilizer, ”said Rudolph. “We have this wonderful circular system in which insects eat byproducts of industries such as harvesting fruit and processing grain. The whole insect is then used as a food ingredient, with food production reflecting the way it functions in nature.

“Raising insects can be a stable source of income,” said Rudolph. “You don’t have seasonality with mealworms. That’s predictable income all year round to complement a diverse crop portfolio.

Mealworm (cultivated mealworm).

Food revolution
Humans eat the chickens, pigs, and fish that were fed mealworms, but what if we avoided the middleman and went straight to eating the larvae?

Many other crops are already eating insects. The act of consuming insects by humans even has a name: entomophagy. In Brazil, ant queens take flight in October and November. Ants have a minty flavor and are often dipped in chocolate. In China, bee larvae are available as an aperitif. Chinese street vendors sell assorted insects on skewers on sticks. In Denmark, ginger root and mixed grasshoppers are mixed with apple juice for a special drink. In Ghana, up to 60% of the protein in the diet of rural Africans comes from insects; termites are an important survival food.

Japanese chefs prepare fancy dishes using fried silk butterfly pupae and fried grasshoppers. Insects in Mexico can satisfy a sweet tooth, either fried and dipped in chocolate, or added to candy. Some Mexican cooks soak ant eggs in butter before serving. In Thai bars, patrons can munch on stir-fried crickets, grasshoppers and larvae while enjoying their favorite alcoholic beverage. In the United States, there is a California company called Hotlix, which offers fancy edibles for insects, such as suckers with scorpions embedded inside and mealworm snack-sized wrappers and of fried crickets in assorted flavors including bacon and cheddar, Mexican spices and salt and vinegar.

Stages of development of mealworms.

For those who want to grow a sustainable source of protein in their home or office, Livin Farms based in Austria and Hong Kong provides office mealworm hives. The beehive looks like a plastic tote with drawers. Mealworms are reared inside drawer compartments, fed daily and harvested weekly.

Mealworms are over 50% protein and around 25% fat and can live on food scraps, like what the home gardener might throw in his compost bin or feed his backyard hens. Leftovers such as fruits and vegetables, and grains such as oats and bread, will allow mealworms to grow and thrive in the mealworm hives at Livin Farms. Worms in beehives should not be fed fatty or spicy foods, liquid foods, like soup, or anything rotten or moldy. Dry and wet foods should be balanced to avoid odors.

The optimum temperature for mealworms in captivity is around 82 degrees F. They need around 60% humidity. After harvesting the worms when they are about 3cm long, they can be humanely killed by freezing them. They are then ready to be fried, baked or ground into protein powder for human consumption.

In addition to being rich in protein, insects have minimal impact on the environment. The question is, will Americans ever be able to get past the “ick” factor and willingly eat insects other than as a novelty? Only time will tell.

This man tried a gulab jamun samosa so you didn’t have to: latest bizarre food experiment goes viral http://joypeppers.com/this-man-tried-a-gulab-jamun-samosa-so-you-didnt-have-to-latest-bizarre-food-experiment-goes-viral/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 06:16:19 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/this-man-tried-a-gulab-jamun-samosa-so-you-didnt-have-to-latest-bizarre-food-experiment-goes-viral/ It’s not uncommon for Indian mithai stores to sell mithai alongside snacks like samosas, however, have you ever seen anyone comb the two? Well, it just happened. A vendor started selling gulab jamun samosas and people don’t.

When it comes to a super hot samosa, few can say no to that hard, crispy exterior and the spicy potato filling inside. However, take that masala out and add some sweet gulab jamuns to it and imagine the taste. Well, a food blogger from The Foodie Hat recently gave it a try, and it was clear to him.

In the video shared on Instagram, the vendor is seen picking up pockets of the usual flour dough samosas. However, instead of the traditional potato stuffing, he puts on a gulab jamun and seals it before frying it.

Watch the video here:

Even though the blogger did not reveal where he found the bizarre dish, people on the platform called him “brave” for getting it and thanked him for not promoting the. place.

While it might sound odd, the concept of sweet samosa is nothing new. Previously we have seen Chocolate Samosa Pavement, and even Oreo Ice Cream Samosa which even caught the eye of the cookie brand! However, while these quirky experiences are new, the traditional version of the sweet samosa stuffed with coconut filling has been around for ages.

Ghee roast mutton recipe: try making a rich and juicy mutton curry for a gourmet meal http://joypeppers.com/ghee-roast-mutton-recipe-try-making-a-rich-and-juicy-mutton-curry-for-a-gourmet-meal/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:23:42 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/ghee-roast-mutton-recipe-try-making-a-rich-and-juicy-mutton-curry-for-a-gourmet-meal/

What is Indian cuisine without its rich and robust spices, right? And the case of the famous South Indian ghee roasts is no different. Rich and bubbling with flavor, these mouth-watering dishes are made with tons of ghee. A blend of royal and luxurious spices mixed with aromatic desi ghee makes this a real crowd pleaser. And if you don’t like vegetarians, you’re in luck; Because from egg chicken to shrimp, the variety of non-vegetarian ghee roast dishes is huge. To add to the existing list, what we have for you here is another delicious meaty version of the same, a Mutton Ghee roast.

(Also Read: Try These 5 Ghee Roast Recipes For A Spicy Weekend)

Ghee roast recipes come in many varieties

The roast mutton ghee is wealth personified, the succulent chunks of meat are cooked in the spicy blend of flavors, fiery red in color and infused with the flavors of ghee, the dish is an instant mood booster and we’re ready to go. to testify! If you are a mutton lover trust us when we say that this ghee roast mutton recipe is going to get you hooked! From unexpected guests to sumptuous weekday dinners, the dish is perfect for brightening up any spread on its own. If you are thinking of mutton dishes, try this delicious dish; here is the recipe for you.

How to Make Ghee Roast Mutton l Ghee Roast Mutton Recipe:

First, cook the mutton with plenty of ghee and ginger-garlic paste. Once the mutton pieces are soft and juicy, set them aside. Prepare the scorching masala by mixing red chilli, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cloves and cinnamon. Now cook the mutton and roasted masala again with heaps of ghee and other seasonings. Cook over low heat until the dish is soft and fragrant. Serve with paratha for a heavenly dinner.

Click here for the detailed Mutton Ghee Roast recipe.

Try this delicious mutton dish soon, let us know how it turns out in the comments below.

Have fun stay safe with these pod party ideas http://joypeppers.com/have-fun-stay-safe-with-these-pod-party-ideas/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 14:02:09 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/have-fun-stay-safe-with-these-pod-party-ideas/

If you want to offer a variety of cocktails but your bartending skills are lacking, the Bartesian could be for you. It started as a Kickstarter campaign. Think of it like a Keurig or a Nespresso but for cocktails. You fill the machine with alcohol and water, but the company offers capsules for a variety of drinks, including old-fashioned lemon candy, amaretto sour, mai tai, and margarita. . Put down a glass, insert a capsule, choose your alcohol level, press mix and voila – you are a mixologist! The machine can also make alcohol-free spirits with its capsules. The Bartesian itself costs $ 349.99 and the capsules are sold separately.

If you don’t have room for a countertop machine, a small Michigan company called InBooze makes infused cocktail kits that are a fun and easy way to whip up mixed drinks on your night out. For $ 18 a kit, InBooze provides a pouch containing dehydrated fruits, vegetables and spices for a variety of spirits. Simply fill a container with alcohol, add the kit, and let it sit for at least three days. The result is 8 to 10 cocktails. Once infused, the mixture lasts for up to six months. Flavors include hot toddy, cranberry sauce, spicy margarita, and mule from Michigan, made with state apples and cherries from Traverse City.

A portable bonfire could also be a real crowd pleaser. City Bonfires offers a small, manageable 4 x 2 inch fire pit that can be used just about anywhere outdoors (and only outdoors). Made in Maryland, the product was created by two dads whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic. It has a burning time of three to five hours. You can enjoy the ambiance and make S’mores without having to light a big fire. A single portable fireplace costs $ 24.95.

If you want to keep the party inside but the S’mores are still your jam, consider a portable maker. There are a variety of brands and styles, but this one from Nostalgia comes with a flameless electric heater, roasting forks, and compartments for graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. They are sold at various retailers and cost $ 35.

Complete your menu with an order of food from Goldbelly. The site makes it easy to order food from restaurants across the country. Chicago Deep Pizza? You can order it. Maine lobster rolls? Feasible too. Austin barbecue? Yes. Just scroll down and choose foods by type, region or restaurant.

9 sparkling wine recommendations from Bâton Rouge grocers to enhance your vacation http://joypeppers.com/9-sparkling-wine-recommendations-from-baton-rouge-grocers-to-enhance-your-vacation/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 16:00:05 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/9-sparkling-wine-recommendations-from-baton-rouge-grocers-to-enhance-your-vacation/

9 sparkling wine recommendations from Bâton Rouge grocers to enhance your vacation

Champagne and sparkling wine the wine is excellent any time of the year (really), but there is nothing like the holiday season to get out the sparkling.

Raising a drink and raising a toast to friends, family and the future is the ultimate expression of hope. And, champagne and sparkling wines are incredibly user-friendly, pairing beautifully with the dishes we love this time of year. Their acidity and effervescence make them perfect partners for charcuterie boards, shellfish, rich desserts and more.

There’s a lot to choose from, so we checked with a few popular wine shops for recommendations on what to enjoy this year.

At the Matherne market in the city center

Matherne Town Center General Manager Bill Hounshell reminds us that champagne is only an option in the world of bubbles. Try French sparkling wines from regions other than Champagne, or sparkling wines from other countries.

Monmousseau Brut Etoile ($ 11): This is a French sparkling wine from the Loire Valley. Dry with good minerality, try it with heavier appetizers like baked brie topped with fruit.

Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2019 ($ 17): Lively and refreshing, this Australian sparkling wine pairs well with dark chocolate.

JCB n ° 21 Crémant de Bourgogne ($ 20): Try this non-vintage sparkling wine from Burgundy with fresh greens mixed with a tangy dressing or your favorite Gulf seafood.

Chez Martin Wines & Spirits

The new Martin Moss Side Lane location offers plenty of opulent champagne and sparkling wine options, including those recommended by manager Melissa Palfrey.

Angels and Cowboys Brut ($ 24): Produced in northern California, this delicious brut is made with pinot noir and chardonnay grapes. Creamy and elegant with hints of golden apple, citrus blossom and toasted brioche, it’s a perfect crowd pleaser.

Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut ($ 45): Mainly Chardonnay, this champagne is defined by its purity and freshness, with notes of peach, citrus and delicate flowers. It is a good alternative to Veuve Clicquot.

Bollinger Special Cuvée ($ 66): This champagne is a beautiful blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier grapes from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards. With notes of pear, brioche, nuts and delicate spices, this is a great gift or party show.

At Calandro

Calandro’s Mid City’s fine wine section is generously stocked with champagne and sparkling wines year-round. At this time of year, additional options abound in a price range. Here are a few to try.

Francesca Mara Prosecco ($ 15): From the Veneto region of Italy, this prosecco is a steal. Light, with soft bubbles, it will go very well with vegetarian dishes or a cold meats board.

Sparkling Ultraviolet Rosé ($ 21): With notes of white flowers and citrus zest, this California sparkling rose pairs well with sushi, spicy crayfish dishes and Thai curry.

Roederer Estate Brut ($ 27): Bright and medium-bodied, this California dry sparkling wine is crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and features complex notes of fruit and hazelnuts. Serve with oven-baked oysters with your favorite garnish or on the half-shell.

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]]> Jack in the Box Introduces Two All New Spicy Chicken Sandwiches http://joypeppers.com/jack-in-the-box-introduces-two-all-new-spicy-chicken-sandwiches/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 19:45:11 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/jack-in-the-box-introduces-two-all-new-spicy-chicken-sandwiches/

If you thought the competition for the best fast food chicken sandwich was coming to an end, you would be wrong. While few have come close to overthrowing Popeyes’ record-breaking sandwich, nearly a year after Jack in the Box threw his hat in the ring with two brand new chicken sandwiches, the West Coast Burger Slinger is coming out. two even spicier versions of his Cluck Sandwich.

On December 13, the fast food restaurant, known for its eclectic menu of burgers, tacos and fried fries, introduced its Spicy Cluck and Blazin ‘Cluck sandwiches nationwide.

The Spicy Cluck features spicy fried chicken, Jack’s Good Good Sauce, and pickle chips on a toasted brioche bun, while the Blazin ‘Cluck turns the heat up with a spicier version of Jack’s Good Good Sauce and the same. crispy chicken, pickles and brioche bread.

Both sandwiches are available for around $ 5.79 each, although prices may vary from location to location. Of course, if you really want to raise the bar, Jack in the Box has a deluxe upgrade with Swiss-style cheese, onion rings, and strips of bacon thrown on them for a total of $ 7.79.

Until December 24, Jack in the Box is also offering significant giveaways and discounts to its rewards members. Get inexpensive meals, a free chocolate milkshake, double the points, and even 20% off your entire order.

Megan Schaltegger is a writer for Thrillist.

Best gifts for foodies from Amazon http://joypeppers.com/best-gifts-for-foodies-from-amazon/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 08:25:13 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/best-gifts-for-foodies-from-amazon/

From a Heinz Tomato Growing Gift Box to a £ 26 casserole dish that’s a dupe for Le Creuset, eight awesome gifts for the foodie in your life – and you can buy them all on Amazon

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If you know someone who loves food, be careful. For that friend or family member who adores everything delicious, Amazon has a whole range of goodies and goodies available.

From indulgent cheese treats and DIY kits to game-changing casseroles, there’s something for everyone at Amazon. Other top buys include a chili sauce making kit and a Snowdonia Cheese Company gift basket for Christmas snacks that bring holiday cheer.

If your loved ones are cooking fans, there are also dozens of kitchen and bakeware options, including this £ 25 Le Creuset casserole dupe which is perfect for creating stews, pastries. and pans.

Coming up, we’ve handpicked eight great gifts for the foodie in your life from Amazon. It’s a food lover’s dream come true.

Do you know someone who has a green thumb and loves ketchup? This Limited Edition Heinz Biodegradable Ketchup Tomato Growing Gift Set is the perfect gift for a ketchup fan. The set includes a tomato grow kit for making sauces and salads and a bottle of their favorite Heinz Tomato Ketchup.


The perfect baking dish to serve up a treat this Christmas, the MasterClass 2.5 Quart Cast Aluminum Dutch Oven is constructed from sturdy cast aluminum that conducts heat quickly and distributes it evenly. Affordable dupe of the Le Creuset casserole dish, you can make stews, pasta in the oven and casseroles.


This Cole & Mason Potted Herb Keeper will plant a smile on your avid cook this Christmas. The clever pot allows you to store and store your fresh herbs from the supermarket or vegetable garden longer. Stand on your windowsill, insert a hydro felt pad before placing your potted herb into the container, fill with water through the spout and check regularly to fill as the plant will absorb water through the buffers.


Containing a variety of cheeses, chutneys and crackers, this delicious japer is perfect to accompany your sharing board and a glass of wine (or two). Housed in a wood wool-lined box, delicious snacks include Little Black Bomber (200g) Red Devil (200g) Green Thunder (200g) Snowdonia Balsamic Onion Caramelized Chutney and more.


Useful for many recipes, the MasterClass Smart Space 7-Piece Stackable Baking Pan Set includes the basics: two baking sheets, deep roasting pan, square pan, 2lb loaf pan, pan cupcake holder and a cooling rack. The best part? They stack perfectly into each other for easy and convenient storage.


This gift-worthy cookbook is an ideal choice for budding chefs. From satisfying savory dishes to gourmet desserts, Pinch of Nom Comfort Food is full of delicious, slimming dishes that will keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy. Recipes include Katsu Chicken Bites, Steak and French Fries Pie, and Halloumi Couscous Burgers.


Designed for everyday use, this acacia wood salt shaker will no longer make you fiddle with the seasoning. With a magnet and a swivel lid for more efficient storage, it’s a stylish way to store table salt, gourmet salts and herbs.


A game-changing gift for the chili lover in your life, the Chili Sauce Making Kit allows you to make a homemade hot sauce with different styles, ingredients and heat levels. Chili peppers, cookbook, fine mesh sieve and vinegar included; you just need to provide a few fresh ingredients, bottles of sauce, and your tolerance for spicy foods.


Don’t let heartburn ruin your holiday party – Consumer Health News http://joypeppers.com/dont-let-heartburn-ruin-your-holiday-party-consumer-health-news/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 14:05:13 +0000 http://joypeppers.com/dont-let-heartburn-ruin-your-holiday-party-consumer-health-news/

SATURDAY, December 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) – Like Mr. Grinch, heartburn can crush your vacation, but there are easy ways to avoid it.

“Heartburn is caused by the acidic contents of the stomach entering the esophagus, or esophagus, which is much less resistant to acid,” said Dr. James East, gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. “This causes irritation and damage to the lining of the esophagus, literally a burn, which causes pain.”

Some vacation favorites can be to blame. Eating large, fatty, fatty, or spicy meals can trigger heartburn, as can onions, citrus fruits, tomato-based foods, and even chocolate and peppermint. Alcohol, carbonated drinks, and caffeine can also cause heartburn.

Chronic heartburn is called GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease.

So how can you avoid it while still enjoying your holiday season?

Taking antacids or even antacids before you eat can reduce heartburn symptoms, East said. But, he warned, don’t use them to abuse.

While these drugs reduce acidity, they don’t stop the regurgitation that can accompany reflux, so overeating can still lead to uncomfortable symptoms, East said.

“Moderation in food and alcohol, and taking advantage of the range of dishes available from your host is a better strategy than additional medication,” he said in a press release from the Mayo Clinic.

Reducing anxiety and stress can also help.

“Being stressed or anxious can lead to hypersensitivity of the gut nerves when they trigger pain signals, such as cramping or bloating, at stimulation levels much lower than would normally be needed,” East noted.

Techniques such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, or hypnotherapy can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Physical positioning also plays a role in heartburn.

“Classic reflux triggers include eating a big, fatty meal at the end of the day, with alcohol, then lying flat,” East said.

To avoid heartburn, do the opposite, he suggested. Eat your main meal in the middle of the day, don’t eat within three hours of bedtime, avoid fatty foods, moderate your alcohol intake, and consider raising the head of your bed.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more information on heartburn.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic, press release, December 13, 2021

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Los Angeles is a city with endless dining options, any day of the year. This includes December 25, when those not celebrating Christmas (or anyone who just doesn’t feel like cooking) descend to restaurants in town for a warm winter meal. And while there are all kinds of restaurants that stay open to serve on Christmas Day, many Angelenos opt for the age-old tradition of ordering Chinese food. Now here are seven options around town to score holiday Chinese food, from a Fairfax staple to some fancy San Gabriel Valley options.

Looking for the best Chinese food anytime in Los Angeles? Eater has you covered. Want to eat non-Chinese food on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Eater has that too, with a roundup of great options for spending New Years Eve.

Health experts consider dining out as a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk to those vaccinated, especially in areas with high COVID transmission.

Genghis cohen

Fairfax’s staple Genghis Cohen has been making a version of New York-style Chinese cuisine since 1983, making it one of the oldest (and most popular) places in the Westside to visit by day. of Christmas. Be warned: the place fills up quickly and is currently taking reservations, pre-orders, and take out ($ 75 minimum orders). Don’t forget to order take out cocktails as well. 740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Lunasia Dim Sum House

At Cerritos, Lunasia also offers a wide range of basic dim sum and Chinese staples, including take-home packages for the whole family that include options like a whole roasted suckling pig. 11510 South Street, Cerritos. Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other locations: Pasadena, Alhambra.

Lunasia Dim Sum House

Hop Woo Sawtelle Japantown

LA legend Hop Woo has served Sawtelle Japantown and Chinatown forever, and this year is no different. Stop for a full range of Cantonese and Hong Kong-style dishes, from char siu mein and wonton soup to roast meats. 11110 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Other location: Chinatown.

Yang Chow Chinatown

It’s all about slippery shrimp at Yang Chow, the Chinatown staple since 1977. The Mandarin and Sichuan specialist offers an extensive menu that ranges from spicy chicken with orange peel sauce to cold chicken noodles. and sesame to kung pao squid – but seriously, order the spring rolls and slippery shrimp as well. 819 N Broadway, Los Angeles. Hours: 11:30 am to 8:30 pm Other locations: Pasadena, Long Beach.

Sichuan Impression Alhambra

For anyone serious about spicing up spices, head to Sichuan Impression at the Alhambra. This often (but not exclusively) spirited spot on Valley Boulevard is known for its flavorful punch, especially with dishes like fish boiled in chili sauce, braised duck, and tea-smoked pork ribs. Expect a crowd. 1900 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra. Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (closed 2:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Other locations: West LA, Tustin.

Elite Monterey Park

For dim sum only, head to Elite in Monterey Park. Long regarded as one of the area’s most prolific places for endless little plates to snack on, this one is sure to be busy – and certainly worth the wait. 700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.)

Seafood port

The Chinese Restaurant at Torrance Seafood Port will be open on Christmas Day. The restaurant’s varied menu features plenty of seafood (and frog legs) in addition to classics like salt and pepper pork chops, chow mein and lo mein, and roast duck. 21180 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance. Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.