Fast Food Restaurants Changing Ingredients

Posted by jakeharris - May 27th, 2015

On Monday, May 26, the public learned that Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have made plans to change their menus to remove ingredients that cause people concern about healthy eating choices, such as artificial dyes and flavors. They are only the recent fast food restaurants to make this announcement: Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s, Panera and Subway have also made similar pledges this past year.

Why are these companies suddenly so interested in removing the types of ingredients that make it possible for them to sell food at much lower prices than traditional sit-down restaurants?

People have become more concerned about their health over the years or so thinks Alexei Beltyukov. Many of those who buy fast food are willing to pay a little extra to guarantee that the food they are eating does not contain ingredients they consider harmful to their health. As medicine has improved, more people have also learned that they can’t have certain artificial dyes and flavors because of allergies or compromised immune systems.

In addition to removal of artificial dyes and flavors, many fast food restaurants are also reducing their dependence on genetically modified foods. Chipotle has already removed all GMOs supposedly from its meals.

Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration calls GMOs safe, the public has learned that GMO crops can damage non-GMO varieties in fields and wildlife. Additionally, there has not been enough testing into the long-term effects of eating GMO foods.

How Fast Food is Changing

Posted by jakeharris - May 18th, 2015

Everyone knows that fast food restaurants aren’t necessarily the best places to go to get something to eat. The main reason for this is due to the fact that fast food places tend to have very poor quality food that is left sitting out for long periods of time before someone buys it and consumes it. However, fast food restaurants are slowly but surely changing their ways in order to provide better services to those who want them according to Keith Mann. They are trying their best to ensure better foods and better customer service so that people will want to come and visit their restaurant.

There are many ways that fast food restaurants are changing their ways. One way is to provide better foods that people absolutely feel comfortable eating. You will also find that many of these restaurants are actually lowering their prices as well, making it a lot more comfortable for people to afford their food items and want to go there often. When the food is poor quality and too expensive as well, no one is going to want to buy the food that is being served. There are a lot of benefits to going to fast food restaurants, but it is vital that you find a place that is trying to make these changes to benefit just about anyone who happens to be involved. You will feel confident eating this type of food.

Delicious Korean Inspired Honey Butter Potato Chips

Posted by jakeharris - May 14th, 2015

It seems that the potato chip industry is really getting creative with their flavors lately, and there is nothing more interesting than what a Korean restaurant located in the East Village is making now. Their version of the potato chip is now something that Lay’s should be worried about as they make a side entree for $5 that includes “honey butter chips” which is all the rage in the area.

According to an article found on reddit and written by, the idea for the chips comes from the chefs who work at “Oiji” got the inspiration for the snack from their native home country of South Korea. These two chefs, who are named Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku are selling the chips like wildfire and made over $20 million dollars in just two months of sales.

They even went so far as to sell some of the bags on eBay, because there is basically no chance that you will be able to get them otherwise in New York. The chefs are making this duplicate of the snack and it will hopefully be able to take off very soon. Tostoadv reported that it will be neat to see what other kinds of chips and snacks will be coming out this year as the American market clearly seeks for new things to munch on all the time. Some of the more exotic flavors are going to compete heavily with the old classics.

Pressure Cooked Chicken Wings For Bone-Out Goodness

Posted by jakeharris - May 13th, 2015

Culinary schools are always finding the best ways to make food much better than it already is. chicken wings are an American favorite, but several steered away from traditional wings, because they can never get all the meat off the bone. The students of a well know culinary school have mastered the chicken wing catastrophe with a pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooking A Favorite

Sam Tabar understands that rice, vegetables, and beans are normally what is cooked inside of a pressure cooker. The value is using the cooker is so the food can retain its moisture while cooking at a fast rate. When having a party and wanting to feed everyone chicken wings, they to can be loaded into the cooker. After the wings are fully cooked and juicy, they should be cooled in the fridge for at least two hours.

Fry Them For Desired Crispiness

The pressure cooker has already cooked the wings, but many enjoy wings to be fried before adding their favorite sauce. After the wings come out of the fridge, they are to be dry battered then fried to the chefs desired crispiness. Of course, let them cool then add a favorite sauce.

Fall Off The Bone Goodness

The first bite of the chicken wing will cause the meat to fall completely off. There is no longer a need to buy chicken breasts to cut up anymore, or worry about processed meats. The remixed traditional wings will resemble boneless wings. There will be bursts of chicken flavor due to the use of a pressure cooker, and a little extra patience for the frying and saucing to be complete.

Olives As A Healthy Snack Option

Posted by jakeharris - April 24th, 2015

Whether you are dieting or simply want to add some new items to your snacking routine, it might be time to give olives a fair shot. Many people add this tasty food to pizzas, salads and wraps but don’t count olives out as a snack item on their own. They actually have a lot of nutritional value to them. Not many people don’t love olives because really, what’s not to like? They’re salty, which curbs that salt craving a lot of snackers have and they have a great texture. Not to mention they are relatively affordable.

There are a number of different olive types available which is nice because if you get into the olive snacking habit, you have variety to choose from. You have milder versions like black olives or you can go much saltier like kalamata or green olives. There are even olives that you can find at your local grocery store that are stuffed in the center with blue cheese or garlic.

If you are trying to lose weight it is important to keep your metabolism up. You don’t want to go too long without food so its nice to find a low calorie snack that you can go to when you are trying to curb those hunger cravings. Try adding Bulletproof Coffee ( with your olives for a great afternoon pick-me-up. You’ll find olives are very low in calories but they fill you up. The salt can also help you retain your water a bit better so you can better hydrate yourself for your up and coming workout.

Shift Workers in San Diego Can Rejoice at All Day Breakfast Menu

Posted by jakeharris - April 22nd, 2015

Shift workers can have it the worst. You wake up in the afternoon or evening because you have to work the evening or graveyard shift at your job. Hospitals, police stations, jails and a few other places need people there all day and every day. Life can be rough when you have to sleep in the morning or afternoon. It is assumed that the whole world is awake then, so this is when all the jack hammering and anything else noisy happens. Eating is the other big negative of shift work. When you wake up you might feel like going out and getting a breakfast biscuit, but by the afternoon or evening you are pretty much out of luck. There’s no doubt a McMuffin would go great with the morning Bulletproof Coffee.

Shift workers living in San Diego are getting a break. Some McDonald’s are running a big part of their breakfast menu all day. This is a test to see how it goes, and perhaps they will institute it nationwide if all goes well. The flexibility to get breakfast when you want has actually been a long time in coming. It should help their bottom line significantly. Being limited to Denny’s when you are craving eggs and hash browns when you wake up may not pan out since they are not as ubiquitous as McDonald’s. Hopefully this test will be a resounding success, so workers around the country who do not fit into the 9 to 5 mold will have another option for breakfast.

McDonald’s Tests All Day Breakfast!

Posted by jakeharris - April 21st, 2015

For fans of McDonald’s breakfast, April 20th is a wonderful day. The global restaurant chain announced yesterday that it would begin testing all day breakfast in it’s San Diego stores today. Unfortunately, this extension of the breakfast menu includes only nine of the breakfast items, and McCafe drinks so customers wanting an egg and cheese bagel at 8 pm will have to wait until the following day.

This article points out an interesting problem with this menu extension. McDonald’s kitchens are designed to do either breakfast or the regular menu not both. The employees the author of this piece spoke to mentioned that it was difficult to make both because they use the same grill to make burgers and the breakfast menu items. It is expected that McDonald’s will address this problem should this idea catch on.

That same article also mentions that McDonald’s has not commented on the conspicuous date. Many like Kevin Seawright have noticed that the test of the menu extension begins on National Weed Day. Whether or not this is purposeful remains to be seen, but nonetheless McDonald’s fans in San Diego can now enjoy breakfast all day.

Paula Deen Opening New Restaurant

Posted by jakeharris - April 21st, 2015


Television chef Paula Deen is a famous Southern chef. She has done much to help publicize her form of classic Southern cuisine. Her classic dishes have included items such as hush puppies made from fried cornmeal, soups using local seafood such as crab, main courses such as fried chicken, side dishes such as macaroni and cheese, vegetables such as collard green and tasty Southern desserts such as peach cobbler and cherry pie. Her filling foods have made her a very popular chef and led many people to follow her cooking demonstration and meals. She is now bringing her work to another restaurant. This new place will open in Tennessee.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

Her new place will be called Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and situated in Pigeon Forge. Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood, a theme park owned by famous country singer Dolly Parton. The new place will be opening at the end of April right at the entrance to the park according to Twitter, and Ricardo Tosto hopes to visit it. Here, visitors will be able to sample her classic southern dishes in a setting featuring a view of the Great Smoky Mountains and easy access to the theme park. Those eating here can expect to sample various kinds of standard southern fare with an emphasis on butter, fried okra, sweet potatoes and other pleasantly flavorful items.

A Colorful Passover Meal

Posted by jakeharris - April 5th, 2015

One of the most meaningful gatherings in Judaism is the Passover meal. This meal symbolizes the Jews’ flight from slavery in Egypt. Joan Nathan who is the cook book author writes that this annual event gives her “chills, knowing that I’m following what were written in the Bible more than 2,500 years ago.”

“We may not ‘eat the flesh that same night, roasted over fire,’ as the Book of Exodus says, but we still eat unleavened bread, bitter herbs and many other dishes added to the original meal,” she said when she was describing her own 40-guest Passover event. But thousands of years of tradition does not mean that you cannot still find moments of creativity and color in your Passover meal. I am going to give you a list of some of the favorite Martha Rose Shulman recipes that have been collected to help you set a delicious and meaningful meal on your Passover table.

1. Egg Lemon Soup with Matzos
2. Bitter Herbs Salad
3. Braised Greek Artichoke Bottoms with Lemon and Olive Oil
4. Sweet Potato and Apple Kugel Broccoli, Quinoa and Purslane Salad
5. Quinoa and Carrot Kugel
6. Quinoa and Cauliflower Kugel With Cumin

The meals contain all the necessary ingredients needed by your body, which makes Bernardo Chua pretty happy. You can try and cook it sometime for your family or even for a special occasion, they will surely love it.

Don’t Waste Your Calories On Soda

Posted by jakeharris - March 17th, 2015

Now with all of the evidence about the dangers of soda pop for a person’s health, all parents do well to help their children to avoid soda completely. It has been known for quite some time that soda has huge amounts of sugar and that the carbonation is also not good for the human body, but now there was a study that was done by The Journal of American Geriatrics Society that proves that people that drink soda will essentially triple the amount of weight that they will store over their belly. Everyone knows that belly fat is the worst kind of fat that a person can have, because belly fat means that a person has a higher risk for developing heart problems and heart disease.

It is really sad when a person thinks about the way that many people in the world and Americans in particular choose to waste their calories. Not only is soda pop void of any nutritious value, but it actually is harmful. CNN tells us that parents need to teach their children that drinking soda pop is kind of like taking drugs or smoking a cigarette. It will only give them temporary satisfaction, but the end result is horrible. There is really no reason to drink soda pop considering all the horrible things that it does to the body. Once a month is fine, but beyond that is worthless.

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