Promote Healthy And Nutritious Dry Fruits As A Rakhi Gift For Your Brother

Dry fruitsare healthy and you can eat these natural delights anytime of the day. So as a gift on the occasion of rakhi, there cannot be any substitute to it especially if you want these delivered to your brother. As a sister you always want your brother to be happy and prosperous and without a good health one cannot attain prosperity. Thus,rakhi with dry fruits as gift of love should be promoted more and more. The ancient history shows records of presence of dry fruits since 1700 B.C. and it was popularized across the globe by Phoenicians and Egyptians when they started marketing it as a mode of income.

Rakhi with Dry Fruits

Why we should consume dry fruits is discussed below.

  • You must have heard since childhood that an apple a day keeps a doctor away. And now you all should know that a dried apple or apricot keeps cancer away. Vitamin, A, C, and E that has chunks of antioxidants would drive away any risk of cancer from your body.
  • The dry fruits carry a high content of Vitamin A, C, and E along with omega 3 and six types of fatty acids that leave you with a glowing skin. Even when you are aging, raisins won’t make you look older. So, start consuming dry fruits daily and get rakhi dry fruits for your brother.
  • Dry fruits carry a good amount of potassium which along with sodium regulates a balance of intracellular and extracellular water content. To maintain a good level of BP, having potassium rich dry fruits is necessary.
  • Having dry fruits in daily diet makes sure that you don’t suffer from constipation, because of the fiber content in it. Antioxidants, beta carotene, and folic acid gives you a better immunity to face any kind of diseases.
  • The presence of antioxidants makes one’s heart a stronger one. In fact a daily dosage of dry fruits would always keep you away from heart diseases.
  • Walnuts, cashews, and almonds have always been regarded as the ingredient that enhances brain work. Send this set of dry fruits to your brother because it ensures a better brain work. 60% of our brain is composed of omega 3 and fatty acids and dry fruits are den of that so help your brain to be sharper with dry fruits.
  • If your brother is a health freak and eats healthy food or currently is in a weight management phase, rakhi with dry fruits would make him more than happy. Because he knows that, dry fruits has more fiber and calories apart from being tasty.

Interesting Meat Breakfasts around the World

Meat in any form like chicken, fish or lamb is a very rich source of protein. It is easy to digest and is absorbed by the body faster, in comparison to vegetable protein where the fibre is not easily digested. It is also rich in fat and many vitamin and mineral sources, like vitamin A and phosphorous, making it a very rich source of body building food.Enjoying your meat as breakfast is not only healthy, but also highly recommended!


An Early Protein Hit

Eating meat likechicken, lamb or fish as a breakfast is good as you get your proteinearly in the day. You can start your day full of energy. At Licious you will get fresh meat and scrumptious cold cuts that are a joy to eat at breakfast and can be eaten in a variety of different ways according to the recipe you choose to use.Each of these is delightful to eat and you will enjoy your hearty breakfast that is well known across countries!

Chicken Breakfasts

Buy chicken meat online at Licious and make use of the minced chicken to make a tasty burger or indulge in the cold cuts like chicken salami or chicken ham. Chickenfrankfurter, the breakfast sausage, is an all time favourite breakfast dish all over the world. Chicken sausages in various flavours can be cooked easily; boiled or shallow fried, they are a healthy and tasty part of breakfast.

Fish For Breakfast

Buy salmon fish online at Licious to enjoy making a variety of different recipes which can be eaten as breakfast. Fish here at Licious is of good quality and is fresh to eat. You can enjoy making fish burgers which is a delightful breakfast, popular in America. Fish and chips are another all time favourite British breakfast which can be enjoyed. Enjoy a Stamp and Go, and rush to work right after; it is the name of aJamaican breakfast which is made of fish that looks like fritters.

Breakfast Lamb

Buy mutton atLicious whichis tender and fresh. Enjoy chopped meat with poached eggs which is a delightful dish from Turkey served with parsley. it is delicious. Enjoy a delicious burger which can be made with the fresh ground meat. You can enjoy an Italian hamburger heaven which is another delight made with meat and can be enjoyed as breakfast.Steak is another popular meat dish which is eaten as breakfast.

So go ahead order your meat from Licious, delivered to you within 90 minutes, and give your day a great start!

The Best New Grocery Store Snacks of 2016

 You’re probably not going to try every new snack you see in the grocery store this year, so we did it for you. In 2016, you’ll see more pickle-flavored, quinoa, and kale snacks than ever before, so you need to know what to skip and what to pick up. This is your comprehensive list of all things worthy, from crunchy ranch chickpeas to dill pickle cashews.

We Tried the New Strawberry Shortcake Oreos and Lived to Tell the Tale

Strawberry Shortcake Oreos, a Wal-Mart exclusive, will hit shelves April 4, but we got the first taste!

The smell is overwhelmingly fake, but don’t let that deter you. Commenters called the flavor “very strawberry-ish,” almost exactly similar to Strawberry Kit Kats or Captain Crunch Berry cereal. Tasters noticed that, texture-wise, the creme is a little grittier than the original Oreo. The biggest complaint was that the cookies are almost too sweet, like strawberry syrup. Overall, we enjoyed, but at the end of the day, we are vying for Cotton Candy Oreos to come back out of the flavor vault next.

5 Concrete Examples That Shake Shack Is Far Superior to In-N-Out

I feel like a traitor, but I am a LA native who would take Shake Shack over In-N-Out any day. Feel free to call me spoiled, but I had the luxury of growing up with In-N-Out whenever I craved it. In high school, it was almost a rite of passage, having your signature “secret menu” order that the upperclassmen could pick up for you with their car privileges. For me, it was an animal-style cheeseburger with both grilled and regular onions, extra crispy fries, and a Neapolitan shake. I remember always wanting to get a Summer job at the one right next to UCLA, because they paid more than any other fast-food job and it was constantly packed with cute college boys.

When I left to attend NYU for college, my East Coast friends would beg and plead to come home with me for the holidays and demand that our first stop in LA be at the In-N-Out right next to the airport. I maintained that In-N-Out burgers were always superior. Then in 2004, the game changed when I found myself part of the original staff that opened the very first Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

Leading up to the opening, chef Kerry Heffernan, who you might know from Top Chef Masters, embarked on a massive burger tour of the country trying everything and anything, included my previously beloved In-N-Out, to figure out how to perfect the Shack Burger. I might be a bit biased as I got to be there from the very beginning to see this burger shaped into the phenomenon that it has become, but after biting into my first burger that Summer of 2004, I knew I’d found a new love.

1. The Meat

Winner: Shake Shack

While In-N-Out’s patty packs the flavor, especially with the bit of bite from the mustard grill, Shake Shack’s smash and grill technique creates a far superior burger with a great slightly crispy texture on the outside while maintaining a juicy and tender interior. And that’s before we even get to the ingredients. Shake Shack sources its meat from one of the best purveyors, Pat LaFrieda, and blends brisket, short rib, and sirloin into a patty that can’t be beat. The first season I worked the line, I was asked out constantly, and I’d like to attribute it to the intoxicating “eau de burger” that permeated my clothes and hair. Comparatively, In-N-Out uses 100 percent chuck beef.

2. The “Secret” Sauce

Winner: Shake Shack

Like all good burger chains, both boast their own original secret sauce, a concoction similar to thousand island yet infused with their own variety of spices and flavors. In-N-Out presents a solid offering, a prepackaged sweet and pickled pink sauce that does a good job of blending with the burger fat to create a drool-worthy drip that keeps you licking your hands for more, but I know the secret to Shake Shack’s, and it involves a little chipotle. Homemade mayo, two different kinds of mustard, tomato paste, pickles, salt, pepper, and chipotle! That extra kick of smoky savory is what really sets them apart for me. We used to bottle up the extra and eat it on pretty much anything and everything: french fries, pizza, late-night garlic knots, and dare I say even on the street cart dogs.

3. The Bun

Winner: Shake Shack

If you’re not a fan of the potato bun, then there’s nothing to be said to this point. They’re different. In-N-Out features a generic, spongy hamburger bun, the run-of-the-mill stuff you find everywhere, that’s toasted on the grill. Shake Shack’s is a soft, buttery potato bun that’s slathered in even more butter and then griddled to a crispy perfection. Now tell me that one doesn’t sound better than the other.

4. The Toppings

Winner: Tie

For this review I’m sticking to the classics. Both burger joints feature fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. If you ask for all the fixings, Shake Shack adds two fresh, crisp pickle slices right on top. If you’re a pickle fan like me, they’re quite magical. In-N-Out does offer pickles, but you have to ask for them. I do have to give one point to In-N-Out for adding on grilled onions, but I’m pretty sure you can now customize your Shack Burger to look the same.

5. The French Fries

Winner: Shake Shack

In my opinion, In-N-Out fries are just not good. I’ve never really liked them. I’ve dealt with them for the sake of the burger, but they’re perhaps the weakest french fry offering out there. Shake Shack’s crinkle-cut fries might be of the premade, frozen variety, but they crisp up nicely and are the perfect warm conduit for dipping in a side order of the Shack Sauce, because to be honest, you can never get too much of that delicious pink stuff!

I’m so happy that there’s now a Shake Shack just down the street (in LA), even closer to my house than In-N-Out. I dare say I might never go back to In-N-Out again. Just kidding, but seriously, Shake Shack is so much better.

And if you’re not lucky enough to live in one of the few places that boast both burger joints, then take a look at our home hacks for both the In-N-Out and Shake Shack burgers.

Oops! Cuba’s Beer Supply Is Dwindling Thanks to Increased Tourism

Now that Americans are able to visit Cuba (sort of), the country is experiencing an unanticipated side effect of increased tourism: it’s running out of beer!

Cuba’s national brews — Bucanero, Cacique, Mayabe, and bestseller Cristal — are all made through a deal between the government and Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev under the name Cerveceria Bucanero S.A., and now the company is being forced to expand and build a second brewery in order to keep up with rapidly rising demand from thirsty tourists.

Although it is currently able to produce 19 million cases, Bucanero’s demand is nearly double that. Case in point: the 33 million-case order it agreed to produce at Havana’s Business Fair. But fear not, beer-lovers! There are plenty of other Latin American beer options. Check outour comprehensive guide to find your new favorite.

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Cook Steak

Steak is one of those things that intimidates a lot of people but really shouldn’t. If you’ve ever struggled with cooking the perfect steak, this list of tips should help. We’ve turned to some of our favorite Food Network personalities and more celebrity chefs for their steakhouse-worthy cooking methods.

Alton Brown: Pan-Seared and Oven-Baked

For pan-seared rib eyes, Alton Brown recommends two key things: bring the steak to room temperature (it cooks quicker this way), and heat a cast-iron skillet in the oven while the oven heats to 500 degrees. He doesn’t use the oven until the steaks have been seared first, but heating up the skillet before putting it on the stove helps get the process started and ensure a completely heated-through pan.

Giada De Laurentiis: Add Italian Flavors

Giada’s Tuscan rib-eye steak recipe proves everything is better with Italian flair. If you’re into rosemary, thyme, garlic, and lemon (who isn’t?), this is the best way to cook your steak.

Ree Drummond: Butter-Rubbed Grill Pan

The Pioneer Woman’s first blog post to go viral was titled “How to Cook a Steak,” and it’s easy to see why. Her “never-fail arsenal” is just three ingredients: “Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, McCormick Lemon Pepper, and a nice stick of regular (salted) butter.” Ree advises coating a hot grill pan in butter before searing the steaks. In the post, she promises, “If you cook it for your friends, they’ll never invite you over to their house for dinner again. You will have permanently raised the bar.”

Gordon Ramsay: Baste With Butter

It’s no surprise that Gordon Ramsay’s tip for steak is the same as his tip for burgers: baste with butter. Besides the fact that fat makes everything taste better, Gordon explains that coating steak with melted butter “gives it a nice nutty brown finish.”

Ina Garten: Steakhouse-Style Filet Mignon

Leave it to The Barefoot Contessa to school us in making a restaurant-worthy dish at home. If you’re feeling fancy and opt for filet mignon, you’ll want to use a generous coating of fleur de sel and coarsely cracked black peppercorns to achieve a perfect crust. If you follow her recipe to a T, you’ll be the one saying, “How easy is that?”

Chrissy Teigen: Soak in a Garlicky Marinade

Chrissy Teigen admits in her cookbook, Cravings, that she’s normally a traditionalist when it comes to steak (page 206), but her husband John Legend’s “best marinade in existence” changed her mind. A lot goes into it — soy sauce and garlic, for starters — and after marinating for eight hours, you’re on your way to juicy, flavor-packed steak. “I would probably still go simple if I was staring at the most beautiful piece of beef I’ve ever seen, but use this tangy marinade on a nice, solid rib eye, and I promise you, it will be hard for you to have it any other way,” she wrote.

Tom Colicchio: Grill on Each Side

Top Chef‘s Tom Colicchio recommends turning the steak a total of six times while it’s on the grill (grill it for three to four minutes on each side, including the edges). He also recognizes that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to steak. In an interview with POPSUGAR, he said, “start with buying the perfect steak — you can’t buy a lousy piece of meat and make it great.”

Bobby Flay: Perfectly Grilled

Bobby Flay, master of the grill, doesn’t bother with anything complicated for his perfectly grilled steak recipe. All you need is steak, oil, and salt and pepper — and Bobby always recommends oiling the meat itself, not the grill or pan.

Espressione Cafe Minuetto 1334 Espresso Machine Review

The Good: The best advantage that the Espressione café machine has is that it can work with both ground coffee as well as coffee pods. Very few other espresso machines are capable of doing so and thus it makes the machine a customer favorite. The water tank is considerably of higher storage than quite a few machines.


The Bad: The hot water that flows into the porta-filter does not stop automatically so you need to take care of that. You must also know when to stop the gauge. At the start, it would take a little effort but as soon as you get used to it, things will probably get a lot easier. You must know the right flow level for your desired cup of espresso.

The Bottom line: Considering the price point of the machine, it has adequate number of features and mechanisms. If you are a regular user of coffee machines, you would find this manual machine to be worth your money. There are also no extra buttons on the machine that can confuse you so you can use it easily. The taste of the espresso this machine makes is just perfect and delicious.

Espressione Cafe Minuetto 1334 Espresso Machine Review

The built in steam wand works very well in the machine and swivels very easily. To maintain adequate safety, you should keep distance from the bar because it can get very hot at times. Unlike other machines, some users noticed that the texture of the milk is not consistent. The quality of froth differs in various batches.

The machine is equipped with 3 filters: one for coffee pods and two for single and double shots of espresso respectively. There is also a small cup warmer in the top of the machine. Additionally, there is a dual use tool that has a tamping surface on one end and a measuring spoon on the other hand. These tools are very handy and can be useful for users.

However, those who use coffee machines love to have a good tamper and a flat handle rather than a spoon. This is because it can be used for pressing down the ground coffee to get the desired flavor of espresso. Even while the espresso is brewing inside the machine, the exterior of the machine does not get hot. Cleaning the machine is extremely convenient; the parts can be removed and cleaned easily. Maintaining the machine is also hassle free and can be done easily by anyone.

Features of the Espressione Cafe Minuetto Espresso Machine

  • The best thing about this machine is that it perfectly works with both ground coffee as well as ESE serving Pods.
  • The build quality is excellent with INOX housing in silver varnished ABS.
  • It has a huge water tank which can hold up to 1.1 liters of water so that you don’t have to refill it again and again.
  • It has a powerful 15 bar pump which provides quick as well as safe heating.
  • There is a thermo cream system and a maxi-cappuccino in the device which optimizes the temperature and frothing functions. This ensures that you get smooth and creamy cappuccino every time you make it.
  • As far as the safety is concerned, it is completely safe and has error control with overheat protection for proper brewing and frothing.
  • It has the capability to create all types of espresso based coffee beverages.
  • The filter holder that comes with the machine is capable of both, ground beans and ESE coffee pods.

Final Words

The Espressione Café minuetto espresso machine requires a little learning curve at first because it is a completely manual machine. But when it comes to good tasting coffee, it definitely can beat a lot of other machines. It produces good quality espresso and also does a great job in frothing milk for lattes and cappuccinos. So if you are well accustomed with manual coffee machines, this can be a good buy for you.