Friday, 29 July 2016

National Lasagna Day- July 29th 2016

Good Morning and Happy Friday Foodies, hope you've all had a great week.... Regardless of how your week is been, just THANK GOD ITS FRIDAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :-) :-)



Today 29th July marks National Lasagna day, I found the below Lasagna Food facts on Foodimentary.com and thought to sahre with you. So wherever you are, lets celebrate this glorious day together :-)

  1. Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
  2. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  3. The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
  4. The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
  5. The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
  6. Lasagna is often called “losyns” in Middle English.- (source-foodimentary.com)

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Foods that will Help Soothe a Sore Throat

I am sat at my desk in pain and not being able to eat as I have a bad sore throat; I tried some remedies online that really helped me and I thought to share with my readers :-)

Happy Tuesday to you :-)

The first thing I did this morning was to heat some water until it is very warm, but not so warm that you can't drink it. Mix in ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon or a little less baking soda, stir, and test the temperature. Pour some of the liquid into your throat, let it sit for a moment, then gargle. Do this twice in a row 3 times daily and trust me this worked like magic its unbelievable.

I also used some paracetamol pain killers to ease rising throat pain so it was a combination of both; thank me later :-)

Here are the foods you can eat when you have a sore throat/ foods that will help ease a sore throat:-

Smoothies:-



As the sun is still shining in the UK, it is the perfect weather to mix up some smoothies :-) A smoothie will cool your throat’s red-hot soreness. As a bonus, blueberries contain astringent tannins that soothe sore throats, while bananas are soft and easy to swallow, and are loaded with fibre and flu-fighting vitamin C.


Scrambled Eggs:-

I love to kick start my day with some scrambled eggs especially as eggs are a very good source of protein that also contains omega-6 fatty acids, which can can help fight inflammation.

Ginger:-


Ginger is one of the most powerful weapons in your kitchen's arsenal when it comes to battling a sore throat, as it opens up sinuses and helps to clear mucous from the nose and throat. In addition, ginger also boasts anti-inflammatory properties.




Oatmeal:-

Oatmeal is a great thing to eat when you’re feeling sick, as it's full of nutrients and fibre that will help your body fight off illness. Meanwhile, the oats contain omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium, which will further speed up the healing process.

Chamomile Tea:-


Chamomile is another herb that has a history of a sore-throat folk remedy, primarily due to its abilities as a natural pain-killer, but also because of anti-spasmodic properties that help reduce coughing.
Mashed Potatoes:-




Foods with a soft, mushy consistency such as mashed potatoes are easy to eat while suffering from a sore throat. While there isn’t anything particularly medicinal about potatoes, at least they’ll be delicious and painless while going down.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

National Lollipop Day- July 20th 2016

Happy Wednesday Foodies, today July 20th is National Lollipop Day.



A lollipop is a type of confectionery now consisting of a sweetmeat of hard candy or water-ice mounted on a stick and intended for sucking or licking.] Different informal terms are used in different places, including lolly, sucker, sticky-pop, etc Lollipops are available in many flavors and shapes.- source (Wikipedia)
 
Five Food Finds about Lollipops:
 
 
 
  • The world’s largest lollipop was made in June 25, 2002. It was as tall as a Giraffe(15 feet tall) and about the weight of 23 full grown tigers. Oh ya it was Cherry flavoured.
  • There are many things named after Lollipop, movies, songs, paintings etc.
  • The original lollipop machine would produce 40 Lollipops per minute but the modern ones make 5,900 a minute.
  • Lollipops were first made in 1908, in Connecticut by George Smith. He had named it after a horse he fancied, Lolly Pop.
  • In the Midwest Lollipops are known as Suckers.

















Friday, 8 July 2016

PRAY FOR AMERICA!!!!


It breaks my heart as I write this blog post this morning... All night I couldn't sleep, as much as I tried not to watch those horrific videos of innocent men been shot by the American Police, I also could not keep my eyes away from my phone and TV.

I stayed up all night to watch the news and again this morning; only to hear the news of the Dallas shooting... What is going on?

Something needs to be done. Raising our voices on Social media is certainly not going to stop this violence, racism and barbaric attitude.

America needs HELP and needs HELP NOWWWWW.....



We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided #PrayForAmerica #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter

Thursday, 7 July 2016

World Chocolate Day- 7th July 2016








Happy World Chocolate Day foodies, today is a day to celebrate your triumphs, reward your successes and mend your broken, beaten heart.

World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, is an observance that occurs globally every year on July 7.

Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. It has been stated that 7 July 2016 marks 466 years since chocolate was introduced to Europe.


National Strawberry Sundae Day- July 7th 2016


Good Morning Foodies, today 7th July is National Strawberry Sundae Day

Five Food Finds about Strawberries:

  1. In a test, subjects who ate nitrate rich foods like strawberries, before exercising burned 100 more calories than those who did not.
  2. Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  3. In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac.  A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
  4. Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
  5. In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity. (source-foodimentary.com)
Check out my video on Strawberry Sundae here-







Friday, 1 July 2016

Summer Food Favourtites- Thai Green Curry



Happy Friday Foodies...

In today's segment of Summer Food Favourites, I'll be sharing what I had for Lunch the other day..

OMG it was super delish, If you've been a reader for long, you'll know I love me some seafood especially prawns :-)

I've got Thai green curry with Chicken & Prawns served with Rice..






Happy New Month of July 2016



Good morning foodies, Happy Friday and Happy New Month of July..

Where has this year gone??? I cannot believe that the 1st half of 2016 has gone past, before you know it, it is Christmas again :-) :-) :-)

Wishing you a very Happy New Month and I hope your wishes come true in this new month..