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 (facebook.com) 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.

A Big Tip

Posted by jakeharris - March 12th, 2015

When diners talk to the server who brings the food and drinks, they often pay attention to the appearance of the server as well as the conversations that the server has. One diner in Kansas noticed that his server didn’t have the smile that he seemed to desire, so he did something to take care of the mouth and teeth. This man left a tip for $25,000 in order for the server to get new teeth. This might seem like something that would tell the server that the customers don’t like the way that he looks, but the server always had a smile on his face while working. The man who left the tip had issues with his teeth when he was younger. Not everyone can leave a tip like this or donate money to someone just so that they can get their teeth fixed, but if more people would be a little bit sympathetic, then people wouldn’t have to feel like they need to get help. Google Plus has photos of the mans startling transformation.

Be Sure to Add Nuts to Your Healthy Diet for a Longer Life

Posted by jakeharris - March 3rd, 2015

When putting together the foods for a healthy diet, most people are sure to include fruits and vegetables. We’ve been told that they are good for us since we were kids, and we know we feel better after eating a healthy meal as compared to the lethargic feeling that often follows stuffing oneself on fast food. There is one often overlooked component of a healthy diet that people should make sure they are getting; nuts. A recent study that was funded by the U.S. Cancer Institute has found that eating nuts is associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease and other ailments. The study also attributed these positive results to peanuts and peanut butter.

Most nuts are fairly expensive, so it is good to see that peanuts and peanut butter can give people of limited economic means some health benefits said Brad Reifler. The peanut has been much maligned of late given the rising problem of peanut allergies, but it does seem that those of us without a problem with peanuts should eat more of this and other nuts. The fat content of nuts in general has also been criticized by some, but most now understand that we need fat; it’s just a matter of the source of that fat. All fats are not equal, and getting fat from something natural like a nut is orders of magnitude healthier than getting it from some junk food. Nuts are perfect for a snack between meals or if you get the munchies late at night, so dig in and don’t feel guilty.

McDonald’s Popularity Declining in Japan

Posted by jakeharris - February 6th, 2015


Mcdonald’s restaurant popularity in Japan continues to struggle and show financial losses. The news stems from the fast food giant’s waning popularity due to food quality issues and situations in which customers are finding foreign objects such as human teeth in their burger and fry meals. The recent apology from Mcdonald’s Japan is aimed at the customers who found foreign objects in their food which can be viewed on webnode.com . The fast food chain has been struggling with falling sales in the country said Gianfranceso Genoso and the recent finding of foreign objects in the food along with a shortage of french fries has hurt the franchise tremendously.
McDonald’s Japan sources many of its products including the popular chicken nuggets from suppliers in nearby Thailand. But with the recent finding of strips of vinyl and false teeth in its nuggets many consumers are questioning the source of the mystery items found in their foods. The source of the nuggets is a branch of the huge food conglomerate Cargill and it seems this giant has food production facilities in Thailand. McDonald’s Japan continues to show losses in the country despite adding new items such as tofu nuggets to the menu. The president of McDonald’s Japan has assured customers that the food is safe enough for his own family but sales continue to decline. The fast food chain has been very active in apologizing to the public and continues to assure customers that the food quality is okay despite the foreign objects showing up in customer’s food.

Ruby Tuesday Prefers Female Employees

Posted by jakeharris - January 26th, 2015


Typically when the public gets wind of a gender discrimination lawsuit the alleged victims are female. Ruby Tuesday is being sued for gender discrimination by men. In the Park City, Utah area Ruby Tuesday offers some apparently cushy and highly desirable summer positions that include housing but the catch is that their advertisement was only meant for females.. Obviously there were many applicants but when a few men were turned down solely based on their gender they were positively livid. Ruby Tuesday defended their stance on the grounds that they were only hiring one gender because of the living situation; they did not want to mix the genders with the living area. According to planadores.org, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is heading up a lawsuit for the gentlemen, like Sergio Lins Andrade, that were discriminated against asking for monetary compensation, changes to the Ruby Tuesday advertisements, and so on. It seems like if men can apply for a position that clearly stated for women applicants only and win substantial money then who is to stop someone from applying to be a waiter at Hooters where all of the serving staff are ladies? There is always a fine line on what is discrimination and it is up to the courts to decide the outcome of the case.

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