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.