Healthy Fondue – A Guide To Making Broth and Hot Oil Fondues

Written by Anthony Tripodi

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Broth fondues are similar to hot oil fondue except they are cooked in broth instead of oil. The benefit of cooking in broth is that it takes onrepparttar flavors ofrepparttar 143488 ingredients dunked in it and you can eat it. Often broth fondue (or Shabu Shabu) is followed by a course of noodle or rice soup that is made withrepparttar 143489 leftover broth.

Start your broth fondue with low sodium chicken or beef broth. Like hot oil fondue you should use lean cuts of meat, small portions and limitrepparttar 143490 use of dipping sauces. Broth fondues add vegetables torepparttar 143491 mix. Try adding mushrooms, green onions, carrots and celery torepparttar 143492 broth. Loading up on vegetables will not only fill you but they’re healthy for you.

When running low on ingredients, addrepparttar 143493 remainder torepparttar 143494 fondue pot along with some noodles or rice. Let simmer for a few minutes and serve this wonderfully flavored soup as an after dinner treat to your guests.

Chocolate fondue is delicious but fattening. Cheese fondue is not something you should eat every day. When dieting you should probably skip them both and stick to broth and hot oil fondues. If some care is taken while gathering ingredients, fondue can become a healthy meal.

Anthony Tripodi is the webmaster of - The Home of Fondue. For more information about fondue including recipes, ideas and equipment, visit

How to Host a Memorable July 4th Barbecue – and Have Fun Too.

Written by Neil Street

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Now some tips for gettingrepparttar grilling just right onrepparttar 143390 Fourth:

1- It is important to getrepparttar 143391 grill hot. Preheat for 15 minutes with all burners on high andrepparttar 143392 lid closed. It is easy to scraperepparttar 143393 grate clean with a wire brush at this point. 2- When using a gas grill, cook withrepparttar 143394 lid down. It concentrates heat when searing and maintains heat when slow cooking. Conversely, you should keeprepparttar 143395 lid open when using charcoal as residue buildup can affectrepparttar 143396 flavor ofrepparttar 143397 foods being grilled. 3- When cooking things like fish and burgers, you should oilrepparttar 143398 grill. Dip a handful of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, wiperepparttar 143399 grill thoroughly. This will also pick up any residue left from brushing.

And last but by no means least, a couple of recipes that we here at The Cantering Caterer in Westport, Connecticut, are happy to recommend:

Lemon-Herb Marinade Great with chicken 10 gloves of garlic, chopped very fine 1 TBS Kosher Salt ½ TBS Ground Black Pepper 3 Lemons, squeezed 1 cup or more ofrepparttar 143400 freshest herbs you can find – parsley and cilantro are great! 1 cup olive oil. Mix everything together, coatrepparttar 143401 meat and refrigerate overnight. Amazing Burgers To: 2 Lb good ground beef Add: 1/2 cup red onion, chopped fine, 1/4 cup chopped parsley,2 TBS Capers, 2 TSP Worcestershire, a dash or 2 of Tabasco, Kosher salt and pepper to taste Hand form into 8 patties and grill! Serve on a roll with fresh garden tomato and crisp Romaine lettuce. Increase quantities as needed.

Enjoyrepparttar 143402 Fourth and enjoy your party!

Neil Street is co-founder of Small Business Online, an internet marketing and web design company, based in Norwalk, CT. Email Neil at Small Business Online or call him at 203.299.0889

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