Edamame is a soy product, and according to Authority Nutrition, it must be cooked before it can be eaten safely because raw soy is poisonous.
Drinking aloe juice reportedly may improve health problems such as high cholesterol, diabetes, heartburn, constipation and inflammation. Many proponents of this natural remedy believe that it also supports detoxification, improves hair and skin, boosts immune function and increases muscle strength.
An unopened bottle of nonvintage champagne stays good for three to four years. A bottle of unopened vintage champagne stays good for more than 20 years.
The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
The least acidic fruit juices include apple, watermelon, apricot and raisin. It is beneficial to drink or consume fruits that have a low acid content daily to avoid an unbalanced diet that can result in acidosis, according to AcidAlkalineDiet.
Drinking pickle juice provides multiple health benefits and also acts as a remedy for some common ailments. According to Medical Daily, pickle juice replenishes depleted sodium levels and rebuilds electrolytes, making it a popular hangover cure.
Brandy can be mixed with Coke. A classic brandy and Coke cocktail can be made by mixing 1.5 ounces of brandy with 4.5 ounces of Coke. This cocktail is best served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge.
In order to boil or poach boneless and skinless chicken breast and cook it safely, the chicken should cook in boiling liquid for a period of about 15 to 35 minutes, depending on size. If the chicken is whole, bone-in or with skin intact, the cooking period should extend for that particular cut.
When used in cooking, essence refers to an aromatic extract that is concentrated. Vanilla, truffle and almond are examples of essence that can also come in synthetic forms.
According to StillTasty, cornbread does not need to be refrigerated. Typically, cornbread lasts around two days when left out. The best way to store cornbread is by covering it with plastic wrap or placing it in a heavy-duty freezer bag.
Toast turns brown as the result of a chemical reaction. Heat from the toaster reacts with the sugars in the bread to produce carbon, which in turn produces the brown and finally black color if the toast is burned.
Cooked chicken can be frozen. Many people find that they save money by keeping leftovers for future use, but this process may dry out the chicken.
Grapes should be refrigerated to extend their shelf life. They should not be washed until they are ready for use due to the fact that excess moisture may cause them to spoil.
The first pizza is believed to have been made in Naples by Raffaele Esposito in 1889. Other variations of flat breads with and without toppings were created previously by Egyptians and Greeks.
There are a number of side dishes for pizza, including garlic bread, ranch sticks, hot wings, chicken fries, ranch potato wedges, salad, chips and roasted vegetables. Roasted vegetables, such as asparagus and broccoli, make suitable sides for a vegetarian household or vegetarian friend.
Asparagus is a perennial plant that originated in the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor. The word "asparagus" comes from Greek and means "sprout" or "shoot."
As of 2014, the largest pumpkin pie ever baked, according to Guinness World Records, had a diameter of 20 feet. It was baked in New Bremen, Ohio in 2010.
Depending on the type of fish, you should serve between 1/3 a pound and a pound of fish per person. The types of fish are whole round, dressed, cleaned, fillets and steaks.
Two well-known fruits that grow naturally in the Amazon rainforest are passion fruit and cacao. Some other fruits found in the Amazon include camu camu, cupuaçu and mountain soursop.
Typically, a sprig of thyme yields between 1/4 and 1/2 teaspoon of leaves. This range occurs because a "sprig" indicates one branch or shoot of a plant, and there is no exact size for this.
According to Ruby's BBQ, 1/3 to 1/2 pound of raw meat per person is a good estimate. For a group of 25 people, the total weight of meat to be served would be approximately 8 to 12 pounds.
According to Pepin Heights, an apple orchard in Minnesota, a peck is equal to 10 to 12 pounds, or about 32 medium apples. A bushel is equal to 42 to 48 pounds, or about 126 medium apples.
When preparing a tossed salad for a large group of people, the rule is 3 ounces per person, according to the Seattle Times, so 300 ounces of salad would be needed to serve 100 people. That breaks down in different ways, depending on the specific type of greens being used.
According to About.com, approximately 4 to 4.5 gallons of potato salad are needed to feed 100 people. This assumes a serving size of about 5 ounces per person.
In a recipe, a "dash" indicates about 1/16 of a teaspoon. Many old recipes have non-standard measurements that were understood during the original era but are sometimes confusing to modern cooks.