Improving Happiness Through Food

A lot of couples have time to spend with one another during the week, which is only in between their other responsibilities. For many couples, the responsibilities of kids and work become so much that it is nearly impossible to spend a lot of time with each other. Happiness and a good marriage are based on many things, but one of the most important things is to get enough time together. Doing that through the dinner table can be a great way to improve the happiness in a marriage. The following article will cover how to make happiness more prevalent within your eating culture.

Eating as a Family

There is something about eating that brings a lot of people together and makes the experience a lot better. Even though people are not often all that excited with the prospect of doing it every day for the rest of their lives, it is important to recognize the benefit of having the happiness through the food and togetherness. Sometimes eating together can be a lot of fun because it encourages conversation even if it is a debate or argument. Getting the time with your partner to actually discuss things is critical for a good marriage.

You can discuss some of the feelings and problems that each person has and therefore have a better understanding of how to continue with the marriage. Eating is also just a fun thing to do that has been ingrained in human brains for many thousands of years.

Discussions and Face Time

Even if the discussions and time together do not prove to be the most joyous experiences of your day, there is a good chance that you can learn a lot about your marriage and the happiness level of both of the people within. It might not even be the fault of each individual, but instead it could just be the fact that work is difficult or children are hard to deal with. Either way, it is obvious in many cases that the marriage must have some changes, but it is only possible to know when discussing with each other one on one.

For the majority of people who do not have time to spend together, the end result can very easily be divorce. Instead, you can make sure that you get the time to discuss your feelings and hopefully work through your marriage.

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Paleo-Friendly Sandwiches

As more and more of us become really aware of what we put in our bodies and try to make a conscious effort to change it, diets have become far more widespread and popular. The Paleo diet, however, is not a new fad that may help you lose massive amounts of weight because you eat nothing.

It is a throwback to the older years. The diet is designed to be based around what generations before us ate, from the Hunter-Gatherer era. These diets are truly fantastic as they help you enjoy nutritious and mixed meals, but you cut out anything which is processed or man-made.

This means that most people who try the Paleo Diet struggle with breakfast suggestions. Outside of meats, there is very little left to have in most people’s eyes. This, of course, is not true. You can have fruit, for a start!

An extremely popular recipe with the Paleo Diet, however, is a ‘Paleo Sandiwch’. Now, of course, you don’t use bread. Bread is man-made and therefore is off the list. Instead, you want to use sturdy food like lettuce or cabbage as your bread.

This may seem a little different at first, but add in your meat and veg as if you were making a roll and bacon or a similar meal, except use the lettuce as your bread! The taste is outstanding, the crunch of the lettuce sandwich really adds to your enjoyment of the meal.

Here is a truly spectacular idea that makes an outstanding meal, both thoroughly enjoyable and good for you! It stays well within the rules of the Paleo Diet, and is a very filling meal. You will need;

  • Four Portabello Caps
  • Two Slices of Tomato
  • ½ Cup of Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • One Boneless, Skinless Chicken Cutless (Cooked and Cut)
  • Two Slices Cooked Turkey Bacon
  • 3 Tablespoons Guacemole

(Credit: Multiply Delicious for recipe & instructions)

To start, scoop the gills and stem them gently from the underside of the mushroom. Next, you want to heat the coconut oil in a skillet, and cook the mushrooms on each side for about five minutes, until they are tender.

Remove the mushrooms and store them to the side. Pile on the ingredients on top of the mushroom, and place the other on top. Cut in half and enjoy!

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Creative Ideas for Donuts

For years, the doughnut or donut has been one of the premium cakes out there in the market. Associated with a lot more than Homer Simpson, this is one of the old guard when it comes to pastries and is popular all across the world.

However, donut are not like other cakes – they are so customizable, there are literally hundreds of different styles and recipes out there. They can be bought from many locations – bakeries, supermarkets, fast food stores, restaurants, stalls – and are a true delight.

How do you take your donut?

Much like a tea or a coffee, we all have our own tastes when it comes to a donut. They tend to be either ring shaped or filled in the middle with some form of substance like cream, jam or custard. The toppings alone create a whole new variety of donut, and the different styles of icing used make it such an exciting thing to cook and eat.

If you are looking to get really creative with donuts, you should check out some of the ideas we have concocted through many hours spent trying to create the perfect donut;

Gluten Free

Many of us suffer from a gluten intolerance, and sadly donuts are full of gluten. Well, they usually are – some geniuses have come up with ways to make gluten free donuts! These excellent numbers mean that everybody can enjoy the glory of a donut, without the killer stomach pains later.

“Party Rings”

If you are a native of the United Kingdom, you may remember Party Rings which are iced biscuits which come in a variety of different icing flavors and designs. Why not make up some donuts just like party rings? Use thick icing and a different color of thinner icing on top to create swirly designs, mimicking the famous accomplice of a cup of tea.

Rainbownut

A rainbownut is essentially a donut which is covered top to bottom in icing which is blended to the colors of the rainbow. Not only are they a little trippy to look at, the different icing flavors creates a simply decadent flavoring.

Donut Birthday Cake

One thing many people forget is that donuts can be in any size – so why not make one as a birthday cake? These are just as easy to make as any conventional cake, and you can get really creative with the filling or design on the icing! Create a massive donut cake for somebodies birthday and really give them a surprise!

Donuts can be a lot of fun if you mess around with them and ensure you get the right contents – remember, you want the actual donut to be nice and crispy, not soggy or chewy. Make sure you don’t put too much on as less is always more, especially with sugary treats.

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Reasons why I love cooking

It is true: I absolutely love cooking. I am not sure what it is, but when I am in the kitchen, I suddenly feel at home. So I decided to spread the love and write a blog post on why I like it – and perhaps it will inspire some of you non-foodies out there to break out the aprons and give it a go too!

Reason #1: Everyone loves food

I think that one of the reasons that I first fell in-love with cooking was that food is the universal love language. No matter who you are, you need food to live. It trascends cultures and language barriers: everyone, anywhere, eats. And everyone loves nice tasting food, so we all flock to it.

Nothing makes me feel better, than inviting my girlfriends around for a girly afternoon tea. I’ll make them some healthy cupcakes, and some organic-chocolate dipped strawberries. We’ll laugh, giggle, share stories and just enjoy food. And I have a lot of fond memories of Christmas evenings around the table with family enjoying a delicious, hearty meal. Food brings people together because everyone loves it.

Reason #2: It makes me feel like a rockstar

This is a lead-on from reason #1. Everyone loves food – and in-turn, they love the bearer of delicious food. If you can make tasty recipes and dishes, then people think that you are awesome. This works especially well when you are hanging out with people that don’t know how to cook – they look at you like an absolute genius!

Everyone has their own way of showing appreciation. My dad for instance is a handyman. If my house needs something fixed, a quick phone call to him will have him over in a flash to fix it for me. And in-turn, if a friend is having a bad day, I gave invite them over for dinner and make their day: and that makes me feel really good.

Reason #3: It is actually really easy

OK, so some people say they can’t cook. But you know what? I don’t believe them. Cooking is EASY. Cooking delicious, tasty dishes is EASY. Why? There is this thing called recipes. It is fool-proof. If you follow a recipe, then you will inevitably make a nice dish.

It makes it a terribly easy way to make someones day with a freshly made cake. It also makes it a terribly easy way to make a good impression on a date: invite them over and cook them a meal, and they will be extremely impressed, as though you just cured cancer. No! All you did is follow a recipe.

Why do you love cooking? Sound off in the comments!

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