Most Americans don’t buy rice in bulk, but if you do it is amazingly cheap. Go to Costco, Sam’s Club, or a local asian store and you can pick up enough rice to feed you for a year for $25! And all you have to do is add some simple flavoring (chicken broth?), vegetables or meat when you boil the rice and you have a simple meal in a pot. Add a few more exotic spices (cumin, tumeric, etc.), and you can have a delicious as well as healthy meal. Here are a bunch of rice recipes to get you started. http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/browse/ingredient/rice . Eating well and saving money can go hand in hand!
Best Sources of High Antioxidants Foods
With Oprah’s new show out on eating healthy, I thought I’d share the results of the FDA study done in 2003 on high Anti-Oxidant foods. Antioxidants aren’t the only thing important to consider when choosing foods. Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat To Live http://www.drfuhrman.com/ says you should choose foods based on their total Nutrient Value divided by Total Calories. The higher the nutrients per calorie, the better the food for your long term health. That said, eating a healthy variety of high Antioxidant foods is a no brainer. So here are the foods with the highest anti-oxidants.
Berries (Cherry, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, crowberry, blueberry, bilberry/wild blueberry, black currant), pomegranate, grape, orange, plum, pineapple, kiwi fruit, grapefruit. Dried fruits, especially prunes and raisins, are powerpacked.
Kale, spinach, mustard and other greens, chili pepper, red cabbage, peppers, parsley, artichoke, Brussels sprouts, russet potatoes, red beets.
Broad beans, pinto beans, soybeans.
- Nuts and seeds
Pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, ground nut, almonds, sunflower seeds.
Barley, millet, oats, whole wheat, corn.
cloves, cinnamon, oregano, tumeric
The antioxidant content of top 20 foods are given below.
Best Antioxidant Foods
All foods are not equally good if we consider their antioxidant content. Some foods are better than the others. USDA recommends top 20 best sources of food antioxidants as measured by their total antioxidant capacity per serving size. These antioxidant rich foods are generally absorbed better by your body than antioxidant vitamins and supplement. That doesn’t mean you should necessarily avoid supplements (I take them), but don’t take them in addition to, not instead of, these high quality foods.
List of 20 Best Foods High in Antioxidants
Below is a list of to antioxidant foods followed by the antioxidant power per their serving sizes.
1. Red Beams 13727
2. Wild Blueberry 13427
3. Red Kidney Beans 13259
4. Pinto Beans 11864
5. Blueberries 9019
6. Cranberries 8983
7. Artichoke Hearts 7904
8. Blackberries 7701
9. Prunes 7291
10. Raspberries 6058
11. Strawberries 5938
12. Red Apples 5900
13. Green Apples 5381
14. Pecans 5095
15. Sweet Cherries 4873
16. Black Plums 4844
17. Russet Potatoes 4649
18. Black Beans 4181
19. Plums 4118
20. Gala/Fuji Apples 3903
For more information on the antioxidant rich foods above, and to see a table of foods with highest Antioxidant value per 100 grams, click here Antioxidant Foods .
USDA recommends to eat foods containing at least 3,000 ORAC units a day. CookEatShare has tons of recipes that are high in these special foods. I’ve create a CookEatShare group called Eat To Live and added many of these healthy recipes to that group. Click on the link or go here to see. http://cookeatshare.com/groups/eat-to-live-2
Translating a recipe from Spanish or Russian into English on CookEatShare is now as easy as a click of a button. English speakers who know a little Spanish can now add Spanish as a language preference and browse Spanish recipes. If they understand some of the recipe, but not all, they can see it translated into English with a click of a button. If there are some errors with the machine translation, which there usually are, a user can then edit the translation and save it. This will benefit future users who want to see a translated version of that recipe.
CookEatShare is just beginning to take off in Spanish speaking countries. As it does, the “Translate” functionality will ensure that English speakers get access to the phenomenal recipes that are added in Spanish speaking countries, and vice-versa!
When I looked at the finalists for the CookEatShare-KitchenAid Thanksgiving Recipe contest, there was one that I thought had little chance of winning. How could a simple cranberry sauce, with only seven ingredients, possibly stand up to some of the other complex and interesting recipes? Well, I was as surprised as the other judges when I voted Connie McMillan’s Cranberry Yogurt Relish as the grand prize winner. Simply put, it is a unique and delish take on a classic Thanksgiving side dish.
Try it this year and you wont’ be disappointed. Cranberry Yogurt Relish Recipe
See the other winnng recipes here: CookEatShare – KitchenAid Thanksgiving Recipe Finalists
Think you’ve got the world’s best cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie recipe? Put it to the test in the CookEatShare’s first annual Thanksgiving Recipe Contest. You’ll have a chance to win one of several must-have prizes from KitchenAid.
Now through Sunday, November 9th you can submit your recipe by going to the KitchenAid Thanksgiving Recipe Contest page on CookEatShare. Finalists will be chosen based on the number and quality of ratings each receives on CookEatShare. So make sure you invite friends and family to vote for you!
Once the top eight recipes are selected through visitor-votes, a team of professional chefs will prepare the winning recipes for an exclusive tasting event and judging panel hosted by Chef Alex Marsh at San Francisco’s popular Brick Restaurant on Tuesday, November 11th. The tasting and judging will feature a panel including Chef Marsh, Chef Nate Appleman of A16 fame, Chef Jeremy Cheng of Town, and Chef Bill Hutton of Draeger’s Cooking School.
Enter now at http://www.cookeatshare.com/
Ever wanted to see the full size picture of a dinner, dessert or another member featured on CookEatShare? Well now you can with the newly released Lightbox functionality. Just click on any picture (except small thumbnails) and the full size photo will show up in a Lightbox. You can then page through any other photos in the lightbox. For very large images it can take some time for your browser to load the full image. But be patient because the results are worth it! To see an example follow this link and click on the image.
Thanks to the members who requested this and to our awesome developer who put this together in his spare time!
It’s been a while since we updated you on new professional chefs on CookEatShare. There have been so many! We’re overwhelmed by the extraordinarily positive response we’ve gotten. Here are a few of the more recent additions:
Mark Gordon of Terzo in San Francisco
Wendy& Michael Jordan of Rosemary’s in Las Vegas
Jose Garces of Amada in Philadelphia
Alex Marsh of Brick and Solstice restaurants in San Francisco
Robbie Lewis of Bacar in San Francisco
Dmitry Elperin of the Village Pub in Woodside
Some of the recipes look fantastic!
Want to be alerted when your friends and chefs you’ve subscribed to have added new recipes, or when recipes have been added to groups that you belong to? CookEatShare will now send you email updates on your activities you are interested in. These updates can be received real time, as a daily digest, or as a weekly digest. Of course, if you don’t want to receive email updates at all, that is also an option. You can manage and control your email updates here: http://www.cookeatshare.com/my/preferences (this page is accessible only to members).
We hope you enjoy keeping closer tabs on what you friends are cooking and raving about!
It’s been a while since we last posted…been busy working on the site! Last week we launched our Spanish version. If you know any Spanish speakers who are looking for a great place to find and share recipes, and interact with other passionate foodies, please send them to www.cocinarcomercompartir.com! That’s CookEatShare in Spanish. We’ve already got quite a few recipes posted, and more coming every day.
If you’ve already got a cookie from CookEatShare, you can still see the Spanish version by clicking on the Globe icon on the top navigation bar right next to the members login/logout button. You’ll see that we already have English, Spanish, and Russian verisons, with more coming soon.
Thanks for you involvement with CookEatShare and please spread the word! Adios!
Hope many of you have had a chance to check out our new Dinner Party Themes. The idea for Themes came from Lisa, a good friend and frequent entertainer. Lisa likes to throw dinner parties for her friends, and is always looking for new ideas. She hasn’t found a good place on the web for this yet, so we decided to create one!
Creating a dinner party Theme is almost as easy as creating a Recipe. Just provide a summary, categorize your theme so others can find it, and start linking to recipes. You can break recipes down into courses (appetizers, entree, dessert), and add comments along the way. There is room for Tips and Tricks at the end, as well as an easy way to add links to other places on the web.
Some of the themes added so far include:
Take a look, add your own Theme, and let us know what you think!