Benefits of using a slow cooker

Benefits of using a slow cooker

While the slow cooker isn't well suited to every cooking task, it has many significant advantages. If you're interested in buying a slow cooker, be sure to read some of the benefits of slow cooker cooking below. 

  • The extended cooking times allow better distribution of flavors in many recipes.
  • The lower temperatures lessen the chance of scorching of foods that tend to stick to the bottom of a pan or burn in an oven.
  • Less expensive or tough meats, such as chuck steaks or roast and less lean stewing beef, are tenderized through the long cooking process. The slow cooker is an excellent choice for cooking many venison dishes.
  • The slow cooker frees your oven and stove top for other uses, and it is a splendid choice for large gatherings or holiday meals. Many people swear by their slow cooker dressing or mashed potatoes.
  • There's no need to scrub several pots and pans. In most cases, you'll only have to wash the slow cooker and maybe a few prep utensils.
  • Slow cookers use less energy than a standard electric oven. 
  • The slow cooker won't heat the kitchen up the way a large oven will, a real plus on a hot summer day.
  • A slow cooker travels well. Take it from your kitchen to the office or party. Just plug it in and serve.
  • Convenience! A slow cooker can usually be left unattended all day for many recipes.* You can put recipe ingredients in it before going to work and come home to a meal.  A slow cooker meal is an excellent choice for a busy day, whether you work in or out of your home.

    *Note: Whenever you purchase a new slow cooker, use it a few times on both HIGH and  LOW settings before leaving it unattended. 

    a countertop blender

    countertop blender

    ooking for a blender to make healthy smoothies or protein shakes?

    How about some smoothie bowls, nut butters, dressings or soups?

    The amount of information, choices and advice out there is overwhelming, and most blenders look pretty much the same - it’s no surprise if you might already feel confused!

    That’s why we’re here to help you make this purchase easy, quick and… even exciting - after all, you’re about to buy an appliance that will help you feel better, look better and boost your health.

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    The end result - a blender can turn fruits and vegetables into delicious smoothies

    We’ve researched, used and reviewed every notable brand out there. Even better, all of us here are smoothie and juicing enthusiasts who love to share our experience.

    The result?

    This ultimate guide we’ve crafted for you, so you can easily find your perfect blender in just three quick steps!

    back pain relief

    back pain

    back pain

    On these women, the ones who promote health and fitness, their waists are artificially squeezed-in to the degree that it looks cartoonish. My problem isn't with small waists in general, but the ones that have been deformed to become that way. The culprit in this case is not some radical fad diet or dangerous exercise. No, it's actually worse.

    Women with these unnaturally pinched waists are getting the look with a device called a "waist trainer." And it's nothing new. Waist training is just the updated healthy-sounding term for an archaic strategy that goes back centuries. Only then, they were called corsets.

    Today most women refer to them as squeems, fajas, waist cinchers, or waist trainers, which is odd since nothing is being trained when your fat is merely getting pushed up toward your armpits and down below the belt. If you grab a tube of toothpaste in the middle and keep the lid on, the toothpaste won't actually leave the tube, it will just get squished elsewhere.

    Where the Squeezed-Waist Fad Started

    Corsets can be traced way back. Old advertisements used to promise that you could tame your midsection, and even increase your health, by wearing the thing continuously.

    But today, even with limited use, doctors warn that waist trainers can cause serious long term damage. Scientifically, the claims made by waist-trainer manufacturers about shrinking the size of your waist are ridiculous.

    The only difference between an old school corset and waist trainer is that the corsets were stiff, had bone or metal supports, and were laced up. A waist trainer closes with little hooks and is made of elastic that squishes you in, giving you the same result... or an even more pronounced one when you "graduate" to increasingly smaller sizes as some competition coaches often recommend. And while that result might look desirable, it's at best ineffective for fat loss, and at worst, dangerous.

    Though they're more popular in Latin countries, many in the US, particularly the bikini and figure competitors, are relying on them just as much as they are diet plans and cardio.

    Since I live in Mexico, and own a rather large gym in a big city, I'm able to tell you, without exaggerating, that at least 90% of my female members wear a waist trainer, or "faja," every single day. The women wearing them are either ignorant about the repercussions or they're in denial that anything bad could ever happen to them.

    perfect golf course?

    golf course


    Image removed.The best rural golf courses retain many elements of their natural surroundings. The trimmed fairways contrast with the natural features; trees, flowers, long grass, and wetland areas.

    2. THE HOLES

    Most golfers who regularly play at one course have a favourite hole. A professional golfer will probably judge a hole differently to an amateur. The professional is looking for a challenge, so Image removed.would choose a difficult hole. An amateur golfer playing for fun, meanwhile, might not relish a hole that is too difficult and frustrating. The perfect golf course green should not be absolutely flat, as this makes it too easy to putt. Ridges and furrows make the green more interesting to play. A golfer’s dream golf course would have 18 of their favourite holes.


    AImage removed.fter a round of golf, there needs to be great amenities with attentive staff and superb food. The best amenities feature peaceful lounges that overlook the course or natural landscapes. The facilities should be the perfect place to relax and socialise after a round of golf.

    Tips on how to care for your food processor

    food processor

    When it comes to cleaning my food processor, 99.9 percent of the time I gently rinse it out and run the pieces through my dishwasher. But the high, dry heat cycle can be rough on the plastic components, and the dishwasher doesn’t always get into the nooks and crannies of the machine. (And I hate finding food stuck up in the handle or on the underside of the blade!) So we decided it was time to figure out a good way to clean all the tiny, cramped spaces of a food processor.

    The trickiest part of this? Finding the right instrument to do the job efficiently. We knew we needed a long, skinny tool that could reach up into the handle and inside of the blade. Cambria and I started to email each other different ideas, and what we were left with seemed like an episode of MacGuyver. There were chopsticks fitted with paper towels and rubber bands; there was a pipe cleaner and a shish-kabob stick; toothpicks; Q-tips — it was getting complicated.

    After trying to fit a chopstick with a wad of scaled-down paper towel, I knew I wanted to make this easier. So my husband and I headed to Target and walked up and down the cleaning aisles looking for a teeny-tiny scrub brush. There was nothing. What we did end up finding was this water bottle cleaning kit. This kit came with three brushes: a soft, larger scrub brush; a long, skinny, teeny-tiny bottle brush (bingo!); and a shorter brush with a circular-shaped head. I put it in my cart and didn’t look back. This method required 100 percent less sticks and paper towels. I was in.

    In order to test it out, I got super sloppy and made some hummus in my food processor. I made sure to get it all up in the nooks and crannies. Then, with a few simple steps and my new tools, I cleaned my food processor in under five minutes. Here's how I did it.