Food Facts

50% of U.S pizzas are sold with pepperoni on them.
Bananas aren’t fruit! They are a type of herb.
Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons!
Heineken beer is designed to ‘foam’ for exactly five minutes.
In Spain, it is common to pour chocolate milk on cereal for breakfast.
Pretzels were originally invented for Christian Lent.
Strawberries have more vitamin c than oranges.
To burn off one plain M&M candy, you need to walk the full length of a football field.
A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!
Chewing on gum while cutting onions can help a person from producing tears.
Is bottled water worth it? ‘Evian’ spelled backwards is ‘naive’.
The 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach!
A hardboiled egg will spin; An uncooked or softboiled egg will not.
Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.
It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth.
The average American/Canadian will eat about 11.9 pounds of cereal per year!
A coffee tree yields about one pound of coffee in a year.
Among older men, vanilla is the most erotic smell.
Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy; This same chemical is also found in Prozac.
Cashew nut shells contain oil that is extremely irritating to human skin.
During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.
Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.
Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie.
Nachos is the food most craved by pregnant women.
Pumpkin rule of thumb: the darker the shell, the longer the pumpkin lasts.
The ‘Big Dipper’ is known as ‘The Casserole’ in France.
The Number One Selling Snack in the US is potato chips
Tomatoes were originally thought to be poisonous.
15 million gallons of wine were destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
By recycling just one glass bottle, the amount of energy that is being saved is enough to light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
Spinach consumption in the U.S rose 33% after the Popeye comic strip became a hit in 1931.
A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
It takes about a week to make a jelly bean.
The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the he/she graduates from high school.
By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.
In India, pickled ginger, minced mutton, and a cottage cheese like substances are popular pizza toppings.
Smokers eat more sugar than non-smokers do.
Worcestershire Sauce is basically an Anchovy ketchup.
A peanut is not a nut; It is a legume.
An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
Coca-Cola’s ‘Super Pure’ Dasani bottled water is just filtered tap water!
Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry!
Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
It takes twelve years of corn to make a tablespoon of corn oil.
No 2 cornflakes are identical!
Pound for Pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars!
The average chocolate bar has 8 insects’ legs in it.
The powder on chewing gum is finely-ground marble.
There is more real lemon juice in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.
A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do; Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.
It takes up to four hours to hard boil an ostrich egg.
The average coach airline meal costs the airline $4.00; The average first class meal: $50.
By 3,000 B.C there were at least six different types of beer in Egypt.
In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
Rubber is one of the ingredients in bubble gum.

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Slow-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken

 

This is one of those recipes you can’t make once: that’s to say, after the first time, you’re hooked. It is gloriously easy: you just put everything in the roasting dish and leave it to cook in the oven, pervading the house, at any time of year, with the summer scent of lemon and thyme – and of course mellow, almost honeyed garlic.

I got the idea of it from those long-cooked French chicken casseroles with whole garlic cloves and just wanted to spritz it up with lemon for summer. The wonderful thing about it is that you turn the lemon from being flavouring to being a major player; left in chunks to cook slowly in the oven they seem almost to caramelise and you can eat them, skin, pith and all, their sour bitterness sweetened in the heat.

 

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Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

 

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Asparagus and Parmesan Rice

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
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  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with onion and celery, drained
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

 

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Chicken Stew

Recipes for southern chicken stew vary slightly from person to person, but it is usually made by first cooking a whole chicken by boiling or parboiling, allowing a rich broth to form. The chicken is then removed from the pot and the meat is pulled from the bones or cut off with a knife. The skin, bones and fat are removed as well. Sometimes boneless, skinless chicken breasts are used instead of a whole chicken. A thickening of flour and milk or cream is made and added to the broth. The chicken is then added back into the liquid along with salt, pepper and butter or margarine. Various other ingredients may be added to the stew according to local tradition; a more common addition is varying amounts of hot sauce.The stew varies in color from white to pale yellow, depending on the amount of butter or margarine used. It can vary in thickness from very thin and soup-like to thick and creamy. Saltine crackers are commonly served with chicken stew, either on the side or crumbled into the bowl.

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Seasonal Fruit

Chicken salad is any salad that comprises chicken as a main ingredient. Other common ingredients include mayonnaise, hard-boiled egg, celery, and a variety of mustards.In the US it refers to a salad consisting primarily of chopped chicken meat and a binder such as mayonnaise or salad dressing. Like tuna salad, it may be served on top of lettuce, tomato, avocado, or some combination of these. It may also be used for sandwiches. Typically it is made with leftover or canned chicken.In Europe and Asia the salad may be complemented by any number of dressings, or indeed no dressing at all, and the salad constituents can vary from traditional leaves and vegetables, to pastas, couscous, noodles or rice.The American form of chicken salad was first served by Town Meats in Wakefield, Rhode Island, in 1863. The original owner, Liam Gray, mixed his leftover chicken with mayonnaise, tarragon, and grapes. This became such a popular item that the meat market was converted to a delicatessen which still stands to this day.

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Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

 

 

Buttermilk Chicken Recipe

 

Recently at dinner my father instructed me, “tell your website readers that your dad says this is a good one.” Done, dad. This chicken was good – perfectly tender, well flavored, crunchy – just what one wants in fried chicken.Searching around for a buttermilk fried chicken recipe, I adapted this recipe from various sources. Many recipes I found seemed to be rather dated as they called for frying the chicken in vegetable shortening. Most shortenings on the market have transfats in them, which we now know are very bad for us. We do our frying, of anything, in grape seed oil, which as the name implies, comes from the seeds of grapes. It is a high smoke-point oil, which means that you can get it pretty hot before it begins to burn, making it perfect for deep frying. It also has many known health benefits . The recipes also called for frying the chicken in a cast iron frying pan. We love our cast iron pans, but they tend to be quite heavy, and retain heat so well, that if you have a problem and have to lower the heat rapidly, you won’t be able to do it. Anodized aluminum can also take the heat without warping, but will be more responsive for heating and cooling. 

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/buttermilk_fried_chicken/

 

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Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo wing, hot wing or wing is a chicken wing section (drumette or flat) that is traditionally fried unbreaded and then coated in sauce. Classic Buffalo-style chicken wing sauce is composed of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter.Buffalo wings are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.Buffalo wings were created in Buffalo, New York. The residents of Buffalo generally refer to them as “wings” or “chicken wings” rather than “Buffalo wings.”

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Chicken Lavash Wraps

wrap is a sort of sandwich made of a soft flatbread rolled around a filling. The usual flatbreads are wheat-flour tortillas, lavash, or pita; the filling usually consists of cold sliced meat, poultry, or fish accompanied by shredded lettuce, diced tomato or pico de gallo, guacamole, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, grilled onions, cheese, and a sauce, such as ranch or honey mustard.

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Chicken Burger

A chicken sandwich is a boneless, skinless, breast of chicken on a hamburger bun topped with condiments and trimmings.The breast of chicken can be prepared by either:Battering and frying the breast. This type of treatment, as it can use various parts of the breast rather than a whole piece of chicken breast meat, is known in most parts of the world as a Chicken burger.Grilling the breast plainBasted in barbecue sauce, or marinated in teriyakiThe usual condiment of choice is barbecue sauce, but honey mustard, mayonnaise and chipotle have become popular in recent times. The usual trimmings are lettuce and tomato. Many restaurants may add bacon, or cheese, such as Swiss, American, Cheddar, Provolone, or Pepper Jack. Other toppings include: Guacamole, or avocado, sauteed mushrooms, grilled pineapple, or grilled onions.The chicken sandwich is a staple of fast food, particularly American fast food, competing with hamburgers and fish sandwiches. The chicken sandwich can become a sub sandwich or a wrap with a different type of bread.Chick-fil-A claims that it was the first restaurant to serve a chicken sandwich, though such claims cannot be verified due to the fact that they are claiming to be the first to put chicken between bread. The chain’s sandwich is served plain with only pickles on the bun with the fried chicken breast, because when Truett Cathy first served his invention to customers, the only condiments he had on hand were pickles.

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Chicken and Vegetable

 


Chicken and Vegetable

Warm up your Friday night with this hearty soup – the winner of this week’s soup recipe food fight.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 2 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 swede or turnip, peeled, diced
  • 1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed (see note)
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1kg skinless chicken lovely legs

 

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