Dips Info (3 Of 9) Recipe
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Chilling & Warming follows:
* CHILLING AND WARMING *
May of the dips call for chilling, to allow the flavors to marry (if
you try a mouthful right after mixing and then again after chilling,
you will be surprised at the difference). For the recipes, cover
the dips tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. The dips can
also be made up to 24 hours in advance and refrigerated. Garnish
the dips after chilling.
When serving chilled dips, especially in the case of those with
mayonnaise or sour cream bases, it is a good idea to place the dip
bowl within a larger, shallower bowl filled with shaved ice. This
will maintain the optimal temperature and keep the dip from either
spoiling or separating.
Hot dips should be prepared on the stove top or in the oven
according to the directions. For serving, transfer the dip to a
chafing dish or fondue pot over a low warming flame. Be careful to
use only heat-resistant utensils.
* PRESENTATION *
The way in which you present your dips can make a highly personal
statement, rather like putting your signature on a finished work of
Dips are best served in glass or china bowls, which are free of the
acidity found in metal bowls. Lining dip bowls with lettuce leaves,
radicchio or endive leave, adds a nice touch as do the colorful
garnishes on top. Where it is not suggested as a particular
garnish, reserve a TBLS of one of the ingredients to place in a
dollop in the center or sprinkle over the top. Depending on the
ingredients in the dip, you can also sprinkle peels of carrot or
apple, shredded cabbage, chopped parsley, lemon zest, or shredded
cheese over your masterpiece.
Dippers, especially vegetable dippers that lend themselves to
fanciful arrangements are often placed in a star-burst pattern or
scattered on a platter in clusters. In either case, intersperse
dippers of varying colors and textures.
* STORING *
Always store dips in the refrigerator. Use only glass, china, or
plastic containers, as the acidity in metal bowls can alter the
color and taste of the dip. Seal tightly (airtight containers are
the best) to prevent the dip from absorbing other refrigerator
smells or turning crusty on the top. Stir before serving again.
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Food Tips of the Week
Drink more water. At times during a hectic day, you guess you are peckish but in truth you might only want a restorative glass of water or cranberry juice. The sensations of needing food and needing a drink are close, but one can result in a fat tummy and the alternative is ok.
Some lower carb diet pointers:
* Fiber is important:
Decreasing the carbs in your diet often results in reduction in fiber also. Look out for reduced carbohydrate recipes that are fiber-rich to restore the balance.
* Use low carb chocolate for cookies and muffins.
Once you have converted your favorite chocolate chip cookie or muffins recipe using soya flour, you really shouldn't mix in those high carbohydrate 'real' chocolate. Chop up a low carb chocolate bar into tiny pieces and use that as an alternative.
Foods high in flavonoids
(inlcudes lettuce, kale, kidney bean and chamomile)
The compounds known as flavonoids which exist in these fruits and vegetables are believed to be good in helping to prevent cancer.
Nutritionalists researching the medical effects of flavonoids believe that they may well also have numerous other health benefits, including, but not limited to, anti-asthma and antiplatelet activities..
A good number are also good for weight loss, so should be included in every weight loss program.
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