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.

Beneful Offers Nutritious High Quality Food To Meet Your Dog’s Appetite

Posted by jakeharris - January 24th, 2015

Beneful is Purina’s own brand of dog food and dogs love it. My dog loves it and she is a picky eater. Beneful offers excellent choices for your best friend in dry and wet food options and of course there are also the delicious dog treats. There are a host of selections to choose from, depending on your dog’s needs and preferences.

Beneful offers at least 8 dry dog food selections which includes a special formula for puppies, “Healthy Growth for Puppies” and a weight control formula for adults, “Healthy Weight.” The recipes vary from the original and perhaps best known, to the delectable “Increditbites.” Each dry food selection helps ensure clean teeth and fresh smelling breath. The combination of meat protein, grains for fiber, vitamin rich carrots and yogurt provide the Association of American Feed Control (AAFCO) nutritional requirements.

The Beneful Chopped Blends wet food has 11 choices, each will make your canine’s mouth water in anticipation. There is pure and nourishing salmon, lamb, chicken, pork, turkey, beef and combinations to choose from. The Beneful animal nutrition team has developed all real high-quality ingredients, without fillers. Beneful ensures that the dog food selections provide your dog with a balanced omnivorous diet. The chopped blends are available in 10 ounce containers. There are also 3 ounce cans available in a wide variety of delicious options.

It is a misconception that dogs, and wolves their wild counterpart, need to eat either a 100 percent meat or a raw meat diet. Neither is the case. Instead dogs require a combination of meat proteins, vegetables and antioxidants as provided in the Beneful wet and dry foods.

In keeping with the high quality of the product line, Beneful dog snacks are also tasteful and the most nourishing quality for your dog’s enjoyment. There are 7 varieties available. The Beneful Healthy Dental Smiles are just that, healthy and beneficial. They clean your dog’s teeth, diminish plaque and provide needed calcium to your dog’s diet. Healthy Smile Twists also provide added calcium and clean your dog’s teeth in a peanut butter flavor. Bacon and cheese, chicken and cheese are additional available Beneful snack flavors.




Pizza Helps Lower the Number of Hungry in Philadelphia

Posted by jakeharris - January 16th, 2015

All over the world homeless go hungry everyday, but the number in Philadelphia lowers a little at a time with the help with the community and at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. It all started one man a year ago. He was just wanting to help someone who couldn’t help them self. 

It all started with a man who was looking to give a little extra and help someone who needed it. That is when Pay it forward pizza began. Little did he know that in 9 short months since he donated that simple dollar, that he would have encouraged more people to donate a slice of pizza. Rosa’s Fresh Pizza now has over 8,400 slice donations. 

The owner Mason Wartman says that the company used to write on a post-it that a slice was purchased and stick it on the wall, Darius Fisher was seen on his vine.co making a purchase and donating his slice to the homeless; so the homeless could come pull one off and get a slice. But after 500 post-its, it got to be a unmanageable. Wartman keeps track of it all at the register now. So all they have to do is walk in and ask for a slice. 

The wall that was once decorated in the post-its is now covered with thank you letters from the homeless that have accepted a slice . Though it doesn’t sound like much, that place to get a hot lunch everyday has made a change in people’s lives for the better.

2014: The Year In Food

Posted by jakeharris - January 7th, 2015

Food can often bring up fond memories. The year 2014 was filled with new foods that are sure to make you think about good times for years to come. You can even indulge in these foods in 2015 to make more memories.

If you love pizza, you’ll likely want to try some of the pretzel crust varieties available at Little Caesar’s and Domino’s. The Little Caesar’s pizza is also topped with cheese sauce instead of the traditional tomato sauce. For a spicier pizza, check out the Sriracha crust from Pizza Hut. The restaurant also has a caramel and marshmallow pizza to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you’re traveling to different countries this year, you’ll want to spend some time trying the local fare like Igor Cornelsen does. For instance, Japan’s fast food lends a creative twist to traditional American fare. The sandwiches at Burger King are topped with berries, and there’s a Hello Kitty cafe that only serves foods shaped like the popular Asian cartoon character.

Ivan Ramen Takes Reservations

Posted by jakeharris - January 2nd, 2015

Ivan Ramen, the popular ramen eatery, has started to take reservations. This comes as great news to diners who want to know exactly when they’ll be enjoying Ivan Ramen’s rich, spicy Asian fare when they have their first dates with people they met on Skout.

The restaurant came in at #4 on Adam Platt’s best new restaurant list for delicious dishes like the Ankimo dirty rice. Ivan Ramen, owned by chef Ivan Orkin, is also known for its delicious savory soups. Ivan Ramen also sells a hot and spicy ramen that diners have reported feeling the effects of the next day. Fresh vegetables, quality spices and an array of cured and braised meats are used to create the restaurants delectable offerings.

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