Thursday, 29 September 2016

International Coffee Day- September 29th 2016



Hey Coffee lovers, today 29th September marks a Global celebration known as "International Coffee Day"

International Coffee Day is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places across the world. The first official date will be 1 October 2015, as agreed by the International Coffee Organization and will be launched in Milan. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking
 
History:-
In March 2014, a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015.
Various events have been held, called Coffee Day or National Coffee Day, with many of these on or around September 29.
The exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. An event was first promoted in Japan in 1983 by The All Japan Coffee Association. In the United States "National Coffee Day" was mentioned publicly as early as 2005. The name "International Coffee Day" was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which called a press conference on October 3, 2009 to celebrate it and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival. It was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001.Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009. Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on November 17, 2005.Indonesia, which first celebrated National Coffee Day on August 17, 2006, celebrates it on the same day as Indonesia's Independence Day.- (source-Wikipedia.com)
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 Here's my cup of coffee this morning, enjoy yours wherever you are :-)
 

 
 
 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

National Chocolate Milk Day- September 27th 2016



Hey Foodies, today 27th September  marks National Chocolate Milk Day. This day was invented by Hans Sloane in the late 1680s, today chocolate milk can be purchased premixed or it can be made at home with either cocoa powder and a sweetener or with melted chocolate, chocolate syrup or chocolate milk mix.

Five Food Finds about Milk

  • Chocolate milk is a sweetened, usually cold, cocoa-flavored milk drink. It is created when chocolate syrup (or chocolate powder) is mixed with milk (from cows, goats, soy, rice, etc).
  • It can be purchased pre-mixed or made at home with either cocoa powder and a sweetener (such as sugar or a sugar substitute), or with melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, or chocolate milk mix.
  • Other ingredients, such as starch, salt, carrageenan, vanilla, or artificial flavoring may be added.
  • Chocolate milk should be refrigerated like plain milk.
  • A suspension is required to blend in the two flavors (milk and chocolate, hence the name of the mixed drink

Monday, 26 September 2016

I'M ON NATIONAL TV- ITV



Hey Foodies,

So If you have been following me on all my social media platforms like Snapchat & Instagram, you'll know that I am on National UK TV (ITV), 5 days this week with a team of Food experts doing what I love to do most (EATING).. The name of the Show is "Who's Doing the Dishes"

Also want to use this medium to say thank you to ITV for this amazing opportunity, I had a blast, met new people and enjoyed being a part of Team Foodies :-)

You can watch it here lol- http://www.itv.com/hub/whos-doing-the-dishes You need Series 3 Episode 16-20..

PLEASE NOTE that TV bloody adds 20 pounds to you, lol I promise :-)

Let me know how you get on when you watch it & watch out for more TV shows featuring your girl Sai :-)

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

National Rum Punch Day- September 20th 2016

 
 
Good Morning Foodies, today Tuesday 20th September marks National Rum Punch Day.
Today's celebration is for enjoying rum punch!
 
 Rum punch is a age old recipe that dates way back. So on National Rum Punch Day; why not have yourself a punch party and try a bowl of rum punch between friends.September starts the holiday season so make sure you keep these recipes in the back of your mind.
 
 
Here are today’s five thing to know about Rum:
  • Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  • Rations of rum were given to sailors in the British Army to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  • When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  • In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  • Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’ source-foodimentary.com
 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

National Double Cheeseburger Day- September 15th


Good Morning Foodies, today 15th September marks National Double Cheeseburger Day, and below are 5 things you should know about double cheeseburgers :-)

  • The oldest fast food restaurant in the world is the White Castle franchise, which opened in 1921.
  • The people of America eat more burgers out at restaurants or on the go than they do at home.
  • The largest hamburger ever created was over 8,000 pounds and was cooked for a burger festival in Wisconsin.
  • However, the hamburger in its current form, with ground beef and a bun, is a decidedly American creation.
  • Hamburgers are made of beef, not ham, and there is much debate over whether they actually originated in Hamburg.
 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

International Chocolate Day- September 13th 2016





Happy Tuesday Foodies, today September 13th marks International Chocolate Day :-)




 International Chocolate Day is an observance that occurs in the United States every year on September 13. The U.S. National Confectioners Association has stated that September 13 is the official date for the observance. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. The day occurs on the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the "company town" of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

So wherever you are, make sure you celebrate this glorious day :-)

Monday, 12 September 2016

National Chocolate Ice-cream Day- September 12th 2016


Morning Foodies and Happy Monday; hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to the week ahead?

Not to worry, if you are in the UK; I've got some great news for you :-) This week might be the warmest September in decades with a roaring high temperature of over 31degrees in most parts of the UK hahahaha :-)


Anyways today 12th September is marked as National Chocolate Milkshake Day, here are a few facts about Milkshake-

  1. Milkshakes got their name from being served in bars. If the customer enjoyed the milkshake, he shook hands with the bartender. If not, the bartender didn’t get a tip.
  2. Malted milk powder was invented in 1897 by James and William Horlick, but it was Ivar Coulson, a soda jerk for a Walgreen’s drug store, who first added it to milkshakes in 1922. This created the malted milkshake or just plain “malt.”
  3. Steven Poplawski invented the electric blender in 1922 just for milkshakes. Before that, the effort of shaking them up must have required a lot of upper body motion.
  4. It’d take 3,200,000 average-sized milkshakes to fill up an Olympic-sized pool. How fast do you think Michael Phelps could swim in that?
  5. Australians can still buy traditional milkshakes in “milk bars,” which are much like old-fashioned drugstores with counter service. They’re usually served still in the steel cup, but may be poured into a paper cup for carry out orders. (source-foodimentary.com)

Friday, 9 September 2016

National "I Love Food Day"- September 9th 2016


Good Morning Foodies, Happy Friday and Happy National "I Love Food Day"; this day is actually dedicated to me as I love Food so much :-)

Check out Five things to know about Food:-

  •        Buffets are offered at various places including hotels and many social events.
  •  Sideboards are also known as buffets as they may be used to offer the dishes of a buffet meal to guests.
  • A buffet can also be referred to as a cafeteria, snack bar, counter and smorgasbord.
  • The word buffet comes from Fr bufet “bench, stool, sideboard”, from the 12th century. The definition of buffet was extended to mean a “meal served from a buffet” in 1888.
  • One form of buffet is to have a table filled with plates containing fixed portions of food; customers select plates containing whichever food items they want as they walk along.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

5 Drinks You Should Never Drink


Happy Tuesday Foodies, here's a list of drinks that you should not even dare to drink them and reasons below :-)
Juice- Whether it's "fresh squeezed" or pasteurized and from a carton, juice is a quick way to add calories. How? One cup of orange juice can have as many calories as six oranges (whoa!), as well as sugar. While not all juice is created equal (i.e. fresh squeezed is better than concentrate), an eight ounce glass can set you back about 120 to 150 calories. Instead: Have a piece of fruit with breakfast — the pulp will help fill you up and give you fiber — and drink water with a slice of citrus.
 
Sugary Coffee Drinks- Frappuccino, Dunkaccino, mochaccino: They're all bursting with sugar and calories — up to 1,000 of them. The only waistline-friendly 'cino worth having is a cappuccino (just espresso and milk). So unless you're actively making a coffee beverage your dessert, avoid sugary syrups, whipped toppings, chocolate shavings, and caramel "drizzles." Plus, though they contain caffeine, you'll feel an extra crash and burn once the sugar high wears off.
 
Premixed Alcohol Drinks- Premixed cocktails are what I like to call a hangover in a bottle. (Margaritas, daquiris, sour-mix, and pina coladas, I'm looking at you.) Not only do they often include icky preservatives, the added sugar from mixers can make you super thirsty by expediting the dehydration that already happens when you drink booze. Skip the mixers and make your own margs from scratch. Or try my simple favorite: Your spirit-of-choice on the rocks or with club soda
 
 
 
Protein Shakes- Are you an Olympic athlete? If the answer is yes, you can have a pre-made protein shake — only when you're in a pinch! — to meet your energy needs. If you're not, then skip these. Muscle milks and powdered shakes tend to be loaded with sugar and unnecessary nutrients. (And can we agree they taste like Elmer's glue?) A good rule of thumb: Drink your water, eat your protein. Traditional sources like milk, yogurt, eggs, seafood, chicken, and leaf beef are always a better bet




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Sports Drink-

If you're not a high-performance athlete, you don't need an electrolyte replacement drink to help you stay fueled and at the top of your game. Your half hour on the elliptical does not warrant a 24 ounce Gatorade-guzzle before you hit the showers. These drinks are designed to help athletes stay energized and appropriately hydrated from the right balance of readily available carbs (sugar) and replete minerals (sodium, potassium, and chloride). They'll add calories, and if you have a sensitive tummy, they may also make you a little nauseous. Stick with water.

 
 

source-http://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink