Surrender To The Spell Of The PyramidWritten by Rose Marie Allesandro
Food in general has distinction of being probably first thing we all think about in mornings. The main reason for this is we cannot survive without it. There are four major food groups arranged in what is commonly called food pyramid. At base of food pyramid lies group that contains breads, grains, pastas and cereals. These foods provide complex carbohydrates, which are an important source of energy, especially for a low-fat meal plan. You can make various low-fat choices from foods in this group.
You will need 6 to 11 servings of these foods in a day. Try to eat whole-grain breads, cereal and pasta for most of your servings from this group. Whole-grain foods are less processed and retain more valuable vitamins, minerals and fiber than foods made with white flour. When you purchase whole-grain foods look for breads and pastas with "stone ground whole-wheat flour" as first ingredient, because some "wheat" breads may be white breads with only caramel coloring added.
The next group in pyramid is fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are rich in nutrients. Many are excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate or potassium. They are low in fat and sodium and high in fiber. The Food Pyramid suggests 3 to 5 servings of vegetables, and 2 to 4 servings of fruits each day. Count only 100% fruit juice as a fruit, and limit juice consumption. Many commercial bottled juices come in containers that hold more than 2 servings - which can add lots of sugar and calories to your daily diet. Punches, ades and most fruit "drinks" have only a bit of juice and lots of sugar. Fruit sodas are sugary drinks and they do not count as fruit, either.
Provence Steak RecipesWritten by Hans Dekker
Want an international flair for your steaks? Try a Provence steak recipe. These are delicious steak recipes that anyone will enjoy if they like meat at all. You will enjoy serving these wonderful dishes to any dinner guests and surprising your in-laws with a real treat.
To create a Provence steak you will need Provence herbs. That is main ingredient for these delicious steaks. For first recipe you will need:
4 steaks, 2 teaspoons of fresh cracked black pepper, 2 teaspoons of sea salt, and 2 tablespoons of Provence herbs. Heat your grill, mix together pepper, salt and herbs, sprinkle on steaks. Now, all you do is grill until desired doneness. To top of this meal serve with a nice garden salad.
For fancier Provence steak recipes you should try this one. You will need:
rib steaks, 1 teaspoon of white peppercorns, 4 tablespoons of Provence herbs, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, vegetable oil, or peanut oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and sea salt.