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Italian Seafood

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Seafood in Italy is an easy acquisition, as the entire country is actually surrounded by water basically on all fronts other then the upmost north. Regardless of the region however, there is no shortage of love for the fine Italian recipes that are created around fish and shellfish alike.

It is easy to see why so many people in Italy love Italian seafood, as it can be prepared in so many different fashions to please all palettes. From the wonderful Calamari rings served with light seafood sauce, to delicate shrimp that grace an rich creamy white sauce and pasta noodles you will have a hard time finding someone that can resist. Both of these dishes along with virtually hundreds more, can be found in both fine eateries and personal homes of Italians all over the world. Italy is adorned with vast coastlines, and all of which offers wonderful creatures from the sea to add to a great meal.

There are many Italian seafood dishes that have made it to the world stage, and it surely will not stop as more and more are discovered by the culinary world. You can dine on simple dishes that bring back fond memories of childhood meals, all the way up to some of the most professionally prepared meals you will ever have the luxury of sampling in some of the most elegant of restaurants. This is actually a testament to just how diverse the seafood can be, and it offers much in the way of options not only while dining out but at home as well.

When it comes to fine Italian seafood, it is important to note that this type of food is a time tested and very much appreciated form of food. The sea offers and has offered for many centuries a bountiful catch, one that has served the regions as long as can be remembered or recorded. Through the fish bans on Friday, to the most delightful culinary surprises that can be found in the most exquisite of restaurants seafood will always be an appreciated and welcomed addition to the Italian diet.

A Look at Healthy Fast Foods

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Life is a fast moving journey sometimes, and many people do not have time to sit down to a home cooked meal full of healthy foods. Some people have to deal with the unfortunate fact that fast foods are convenience and sometimes not exactly healthy. However, there are ways to make foods healthy. That’s right, there are such things as healthy fast foods, and it just takes a little bit of education and savvy.

The first thing to remember when looking at a food menu is to see if anything is grilled. Grilled items will always have fewer calories than fried counterparts. Consuming lean meats will be a great healthy alternative, even if you’re captive at a fast food restaurant at your hometown.

The second thing to remember when looking at healthy foods is to avoid any special sauces, mayonnaise, bacon, and cheese. These will have a lot of calories, increase cholesterol, sodium, and aren’t that great to eat. If you can’t resist the draw of these things, make sure you get a smaller size.

For those looking for alternatives to unhealthy items, consider fruits & vegetables as alternatives to foods. Eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad either, discover a wide array of options and pair them with a low-calorie dipping sauce and you’ll kick the fast food habit without sacrificing taste. Start slow, eliminating one or two foods for something a little more substantial and slowly unlearn the fast food mentality. Your body will thank you, for a lifetime.

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