Pat Ross

What Do Hunger Awareness Nonprofits Do?

Food & Cooking Blog

Hunger affects many people in the United States and across the world. It can take many forms, such as skipping meals due to a lack of funds. No one should have to go hungry because of their financial circumstances. That's why some nonprofits work to raise awareness of hunger so the nutritional needs of underprivileged people can be met. These are some things that hunger awareness nonprofits can do to help hungry individuals and families:

26 August 2022

3 Tips For Transitioning To A Plant-Based Diet

Food & Cooking Blog

The food that you put in your body directly impacts how you feel throughout the day. That is why it is so important to pay attention to your diet. A plant-based diet, where you are focused on whole foods, is a great diet option for many individuals.   A plant-based diet isn't a vegetarian or vegan diet; you can still include animal products in your meals if you want. However, the focus of most recipes and meals that you eat will be centered around plants and whole foods.

25 March 2022

Tips For Your First Time Using An Electric Smoker

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Electric smokers are quite easy to use compared to charcoal smokers. They use electric heat elements to slowly burn wood chips or pellets, generating smoke. Many electric smokers also have a fan unit to circulate the smoke. As easy as they are to use once you get used to them, electric smokers do come with a bit of a learning curve. So, here are some tips for success the first time or two you use your smoker.

28 October 2021

How To Take Great Care Of Your Gas Barbecue Grill

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Gas barbecue grills are cleaner and easier to use than charcoal grills. They let you adjust the temperature with a dial, and they're powered by propane or natural gas, which are clean-burning fuels. However, if you want your gas barbecue grill to keep serving you over the years, then you do need to take care of it. Here are some tips and tricks to help you do a better job of that.

28 June 2021

How To Enjoy Your Honduras San Marcos Coffee At Its Best

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San Marcos, a small region in Honduras, has recently become known for its coffee. Its combination of high elevation and cool night air temperatures makes for some truly unique coffee that has a lovely balance of acidity and complexity. The fruit notes and hints of spice are to die for! However, you have to prepare and brew this coffee the right way if you want to bring out its best. Here are some tips to help you brew and enjoy your Honduras San Marcos coffee beans.

30 November 2020

3 Ways To Instill A Love Of Cooking Into Your School-Aged Children

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If you're like many parents of young school-aged children during this particular time in history, you've been muddling along the best you can with online schooling and other activities that have suddenly become mandatory because of the pandemic. However, you probably wouldn't be normal if you weren't struggling with finding enough for the children to do — after all, they can't do schoolwork all the time. You probably also want to limit their time on social media or playing video games, but at the same time, it's likely that you're understandably struggling to come up with ideas to keep them engaged and focused on positive activities.

29 May 2020

Enjoy A Summer Seafood Boil And Other Specialties During Your Boss's Birthday Bash

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A seafood boil is a tasty dish that is often enjoyed in the South. A boil may contain crabs, shrimp, mussels, and any other variety of seafood that you prefer. To enhance the flavor of the meat, corn and potatoes are often added to the pot that the seafood is cooking in and an array of spices are sprinkled across all of the components. If you are going to be hosting a summer party to celebrate your boss's birthday, reserve space at a Southern-style restaurant that offers catering services for large groups of people.

5 February 2020

Housewarming Gifts For People Who Love To Cook

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If you know someone who has recently moved into a new place, then you are probably going to be invited to a housewarming party. And you certainly don't want to go empty handed so it's important that you bring a nice housewarming gift. It's a tradition to bring someone a nice and useful when they move into new home. However, it can often be hard to pick out just what sort of gift you would want to bring the person.

11 December 2018

Sushi Served With A Side Of Adrenaline: How To Sample Fugu And Not Die!

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Sometimes it is not enough to tempt fate when you try new foods. Sometimes, you have to reach for the truly dangerous food to truly appreciate the chef's artistic form. Sushi in and of itself is amazing, and certainly, raw fish is not for everyone. However, the true delicacy of these elegantly-styled rolls, sashimi, and sushi is actually the potentially lethal fugu. Here is how to enjoy sushi with a side of adrenaline and not die.

13 April 2018

Surprise Your Office With An Impressive Catered Breakfast

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Many companies will have breakfast meetings with their management teams or even their entire staffs. This usually means that someone will pick up some muffins or donuts, and there will be some containers of coffee and tea on hand. While this plan technically meets the definition of breakfast, it's not exactly something that will get your staff fired up. If you're looking to do something a little different — perhaps for a meeting at which you'll announce a major acquisition or something else positive — it can be fun to hire a local catering service to surprise the office with an impressive catered breakfast.

13 November 2017