May 11, 2015


Can Foods Make You Feel Sick?

Are you feeling strange after you eat some kinds of foods? Do you get itchy or feel funny in your hands? Are you getting hives or swelling up? If so then may be you having a good allergy. This is very common and many people go through the same problems that you may be experiencing with many different foods.

There are around twelve million Americans that will suffer from the problems of food allergies. Most of the allergic reactions that many people go through are mild but there are many that will have to seek treatment from an emergency room each year because of the reactions from the foods that they eat. There are over two hundred deaths that are going to be caused from food allergies.

Many studies are going to show that there are at least eight percent of children that have allergies to some type of food. The numbers are going to be a little bit smaller or adults and only are around four percent.

Many times children will outgrow the food allergies that they are born with. However some will take them well into their adult hood and will deal with it for a lifetime.

Having packaged foods, eating in restaurants or going to a friend’s home can be a problem for some. It is hard to say what is added to the food that we do not prepare ourselves.

You might want to ask others what is this or what is in this dish? However you have to ask these questions so that you are able to enjoy a good meal and not an unexpected trip the emergency room.

With the increased problems of peanut allergies, most of the packaged foods will have what is included in the ingredients on the label. They will say if there is peanut oil or if they are processed in a factory that has had peanuts in it.

There is no cure for food allergies and the only thing that you can do to avoid foods that cause the reactions is to be careful. You have to watch what you eat and be sure of the ingredients that are included in them. You do not want to have a reaction that you cannot deal with and that will make you deathly sick.
May 08, 2015

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3 Ways To Cook The Perfect Rice


Rice may be cooked by 3 methods, each of which requires a different proportion of water. These methods are boiling, which requires 12 times as much water as rice; the Japanese method, which requires 5 times as much; and steaming, which requires 2-1/2 times as much. Whichever of these methods is used, however, it should be remembered that the rice grains, when properly cooked, must be whole and distinct. To give them this form and prevent the rice from having a pasty appearance, this cereal should not be stirred too much in cooking nor should it be cooked too long.

BOILED RICE - Boiling is about the simplest way. Properly boiled rice not only forms a valuable dish itself, but is an excellent foundation for other dishes that may be served at any meal. The water in which rice is boiled should not be wasted, as it contains much nutritive material. This water may be utilized in the preparation of soups or sauces, or it may even be used to supply the liquid required in the making of yeast bread.

BOILED RICE (Sufficient to Serve Eight)
1 cup rice ; 3 tsp. Salt; 3 qt. boiling water

Wash the rice carefully and add it to the boiling salted water. Boil rapidly until the water begins to appear milky because of the starch coming out of the rice into the water or until a grain can be easily crushed between the fingers. Drain the cooked rice through a colander, and then pour cold water over the rice in the colander, so as to wash out the loose starch and leave each grain distinct. Reheat the rice by shaking it over the fire, and serve hot with butter, gravy, or cream or milk and sugar.

JAPANESE METHOD - Rice prepared by the Japanese method may be used in the same ways as boiled rice. However, unless some use is to be made of the liquid from boiled rice, the Japanese method has the advantage of being a more economical way of cooking this cereal.

JAPANESE METHOD (Sufficient to Serve Eight)
1 cup rice ; 1-1/2 tsp. Salt; 5 c. boiling water

Wash the rice, add it to the boiling salted water, and boil slowly for 15 minutes. Then cover the utensil in which the rice is cooking and place it in the oven for 15 minutes more, in order to evaporate the water more completely and make the grains soft without being mushy. Serve in the same way as boiled rice.

STEAMED RICE - To steam rice requires more time than either of the preceding cooking methods, but it causes no loss of food material. Then, too, unless the rice is stirred too much while it is steaming, it will have a better appearance than rice cooked by the other methods. As in the case of boiled rice, steamed rice may be used as the foundation for a variety of dishes and may be served in any meal.

STEAMED RICE (Sufficient to Serve Six)
1 cup rice; 1-1/2 tsp. Salt 2-1/2 c. water

Wash the rice carefully and add it to the boiling salted water. Cook it for 5 minutes and then place it in a double boiler and allow it to cook until it is soft. Keep the cooking utensil covered and do not stir the rice. About 1 hour will be required to cook rice in this way. Serve in the same way as boiled rice.

Good luck.
Nora Maskuri
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