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Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

How Many Calories Are In A Turkey Sandwich

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The sandwich is an art form. Thought to be invented in the 1700’s, this simple combination of two slices of bread and plenty of flavorful fillings is a great way to showcase your individuality. Unfortunately, sandwiches don’t tend to have complete nutrition information on them. As a result, it’s hard to figure out how many calories there are in a turkey sandwich.

Is Pudding Gluten Free? Safe Desserts For Gluten-Sensitive Diets

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Celiac disease is pretty scary, but the scariest part about it is that it routinely goes undiagnosed. While some cases manifest with obvious symptoms, many people go through their entire lives without realizing that their intestines are being damaged by the gluten in their diets. This makes it all the more important to understand what gluten is, how it’s made, and what types of foods are gluten-free. Questions like “does pudding have gluten?” can make a huge difference in your health.

Morello Cherries: How To Use Sour Cherries In The Kitchen

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Fruits are pretty complicated. People have been cultivating various strains of our favorite fruits for thousands of years, meaning that we’ve got lots of exciting culinary options to choose from. Exciting doesn’t always mean accessible, however. If you’ve ever bought a granny smith apple to enjoy raw, for example, you almost certainly know that there’s a world of difference between different strains of the same fruit. Morello cherries are another great example of a delicious fruit that’s different than other members of the cherry family.

Deep Frying Frozen Chicken Wings — The Secrets To Great Wings At Home

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Believe it or not, a lot of food that you eat at a restaurant is actually frozen. Many items, particularly appetizers, are purchased in bulk from a restaurant supply company. When someone orders them, they’re simply throw in the fryer to give them plenty of crispiness and a fresh taste. This means that quite a lot of the time they’re simply frying frozen chicken wings.

New York Strip Vs Sirloin: Understanding Different Steaks

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To me, steak is the quintessential American food. There’s nothing that reminds me of home more than a well-marbled piece of beef that’s been nicely warmed up on the inside with a crisp, browned exterior. While steak can offer an opportunity for a chef to showcase his or her skills, I think that the best way to prepare a steak is to simply let it showcase its incredible natural flavor.

Horseradish Substitute – What To Use Instead

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There are few tastes as distinctive as horseradish. It delivers a unique experience that’s somehow more than a taste. It’s not spicy in the same way as a pepper, but it certainly has plenty of kick. This makes it the backbone of many sauces, dips, and recipes. This means it’s tough to find a horseradish replacement.

Curry Without Coconut Milk – All Of The Flavor With None Of The Fuss

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I love curry. You probably love curry too, if you’re reading this. That doesn’t mean we like the same curry, however. The term “curry” refers to a huge variety of dishes that come from south Asia. These days, it’s not hard to find a curry dish that originates in England, India, Thailand, Japan, or Vietnam. All of these regional variations are quite different, giving you lots of options when it comes to what goes in your curry and how it tastes.

The Best Side Dishes for Jambalaya

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Some dishes have it all. If you’re looking for a single recipe that combines carbs, protein, vegetables, and plenty of flavor, jambalaya is definitely your best bet. It’s a wonderful standalone dish that’s shockingly easy to prepare, making it a great way to make dinner with a minimum of fuss and mess. But what goes with jambalaya?