Recommended number of grain foods per day
A serve of grains (breads and cereals) is equivalent to:
• 1 slice of bread or 1/2 a medium roll or flat bread (40g) – at least half the bread kids eat should be whole grain or high fibre bread.
• 1/2 cup cooked rice, pasta, noodles, barley, buckwheat, semolina, polenta, couscous, bulgur or quinoa (75–120g)
• 1/2 cup cooked porridge (120g)
• 2/3 cup cereal flakes (30g) or 1/4 cup muesli (30g)
• 3 crispbreads (35g)
• 1 crumpet (60g) or 1 small English muffin or scone (35g)
• 1/4 cup flour (30g)
1 pineapple, cored and sliced into 8 rings
2 plums, cored and each cut into 8 wedges
Vegetable oil, for brushing fruit
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
-Preheat grill to medium.
-Lightly brush fruit with oil and place on the grill. Cook until pineapple and plums are nicely caramelized, turning once, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove to a plate. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together yogurt, honey and mint. Place 2 rings and 4 wedges on each plate and drizzle with dressing. Garnish with pine nuts.
1 teaspoon minced fresh chives
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
Salt and white pepper
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup grated Gouda or havarti cheese
1 teaspoon Asian chile paste (sambal olek)
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 1/2 cups cubed fresh seedless watermelon
1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
2 fresh mint leaves, cut in chiffonade, for garnish
For the omelet: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until well-whipped. Add the chives, thyme, salt and pepper, whisking together. Next, in a nonstick omelet pan over medium-high heat, add the oil and allow the pan to heat until hot. Turn the heat off, add the spinach and toss: This step should be done quickly, being careful not overcook or wilt the spinach. Next, place the same pan over high heat, allow the pan to get hot, reduce the heat to medium, and add the whisked eggs. Once the eggs have been added, continue to cook over medium heat, folding the exterior towards the middle of the pan. This folding and blending will ensure that the eggs cook evenly and do not brown. Once the eggs are almost fully cooked, after 2 to 3 minutes, add the spinach and cheese to the center of the eggs. Then fold one side over the spinach with a spatula and repeat with the other side. Finally, flip the filled omelet over and plate.
For the vinaigrette: In a large bowl, whisk together the chile paste, vinegar, salt, and honey until well mixed, 1 minute. Next, slowly pour in the grapeseed oil, whisking constantly to emulsify. Be sure not add the oil too quickly as this will cause the dressing to break. Taste for seasoning.
To assemble: Toss the fruit with the vinaigrette. Use a slotted spoon to portion the fruit to the plate with omelet and garnish with the sliced mint.
No matter where you live, you most likely love fries. “The French fry should be the global
symbol of peace,” Paul Abraham, co-owner of New York’s popular Sticky’s Finger Joint,
told us. “Like fried chicken, it is found, consumed, and loved all over the world. Salt
them, season them, top them, or dip them. Have them anyway you want.”
When a food product is eaten and loved all over the world, there are bound to be some
interesting facts and figures that crop up that can boggle the mind, like which famous
company is responsible for a full third of American French fry sales, or the fact that
there is a museum in Belgium entirely devoted to the classic fast-food snack. Read on to
learn 10 things that you didn’t know about French fries.
The origin of French fries is Belgium. According to some historians, potatoes were being
fried by 1680 in the Meuse Valley of Belgium. Locals often ate small fried fish, when the
river was frozen they used potatoes as a substitute. They used to cut potatoes lengthwise
and fry them in oil to use them as a fish substitute.
French fries were introduced in the US when Thomas Jefferson was President in 1801.
According to reports Americans eat more than 16 pounds of French Fries every year.
Production of potatoes was more than 320 million tons in 2007, about 2/3 of this was
consumed as food.
French Fries are not called that in France. They are known as frites, patates frites, or
pommes frites in French. These names are also used in many non-French areas.
Potatoes are a great source of fiber and French fries are made from potatoes. Fiber helps
pass waste through your system and lower cholesterol, consumption of a certain amount
of fiber becomes inevitable. Your body may suffer from indigestion and stomach
problems without fiber.
In 2001, Pizza Hut delivered a six-inch salami pizza to the International Space Station—
the first pizza delivered to outer space
The U.S. Military Lab recently invented a ready-to-eat pizza that can last for up to three
years. The pizza is intended for soldiers abroad who are craving a slice… and also
presumably for anyone preparing for a zombie apocalypse.
Pizza is such an iconic food, it even inspired an art show. In 2013, the Marlborough
Broome Street Gallery in New York curated a show called “Pizza Time!” featuring more
than 25 pizza-inspired works of art. The works ranged from paintings like “Caveman on
Pizza,” which featured a sunglasses-wearing caveman surfing a giant slice of pizza, to
works of art made of actual pizza, like John Riepenhoff’s “Physical Pizza Networking