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Why You Should Pick a Latin Restaurant Tonight

Written by Fancy Foods on April 12, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

latin restaurantsGoing out to eat is a fun treat that the whole family can enjoy. The problem comes when you are trying to decide where to eat. Kids loves things like fast food and chicken wings the parents might not always be up for that kind of food. Going for something like Greek food or Latin restaurants may not be the best plan if you have children. The ethnic foods should be saved for date night because of the money that gets wasted if a kid does not like or want to eat their food. However, if you do get a chance to try out some Latin restaurants, you will not be disappointed. There is some great food available at these kinds of places. Let’s look a little closer at what Latin restaurants have to offer that makes them better than other kinds of restaurants.

The Food and Drink
First of all, it’s all about what you eat. If you don’t like spicy then you can opt for a more mild meal but keep in mind there will probably be at least a slight level of heat to every kind of dish that is served. Latinos like their food hot and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t serve their own cuisine exactly as they see best. They do try to accommodate however, for the uncultured tongue. There are many corn based dishes such as tortillas, tacos, burritos, tamales and more. Guacamole, pico de gallo or chili is usually served as a dipping sauce with anything that you order. There is a Native American persuasion within Latin beverages such as mate and horchata which make them an interesting but delicious combination. The desserts are typically very sweet and include puddings and soft cakes and flan more than real bread based foods.

Entertainment
Not all restaurants will provide entertainment but many do. Mariachi bands are commonly seen at Latin restaurants as well other types of Latin singers and dancers. Latin music is fairly family friendly so you don’t have to worry about kids if you do decide to bring your brood. Even if the restaurant doesn’t have live bands or entertainment, the music that is played on the speakers will still be very upbeat and entertaining. Music such as rumba, salsa, tango and merengue are popular but Latin pop and jazz as well reggaeton can also be heard at any number of restaurants that claim to be Latin based. Latin music is very romantic and passionate even when speaking about political issues and historical messages. The words of most Latin songs are very powerful if you can understand the language.

Decoration
The way that Latin restaurants and other places are decorated is full of bold and bright colors and patterns that are very attractive to the eye. The colors of Latin American flags like greens, reds, yellows and blacks are very popular and you may see a sombrero or two hanging on the walls. Latin restaurants seem to often prefer the ‘bringing the outdoor inside’ type of feel, stringing lights around the place as well as building with brick walls or brick appearance inside. Outdoor type patio chairs and sometimes picnic tables are also used to bring in that feeling. You may notice that Latin restaurants are also fairly dark as far as lighting goes with not many white lights. Yellow lights and other colored lights are mostly used.

Pricing
Latin establishments do not charge a lot of money for their food. It consists of a lot of rice and tortillas and other inexpensive food so they are able to keep their prices reasonable. You may make up for that price if you order alcohol but if you don’t, your whole family can eat for fairly cheap even if you include appetizers and desserts.

There’s many great things about going to a Latin restaurant. It’s not just about the delicious food that they offer but the whole atmosphere and experience plays a part in your evening. You won’t regret a thing eating at a Latin establishment except that maybe you ate to much food.

Keep in mind that although the establishments are not American, you are still expected to tip generously just as you would at other restaurants.

Add Color and Flavor to Your Dishes with Edible Flowers and Microgreens

Written by Fancy Foods on April 7, 2016. Posted in Edible lavender flowers, Fresh origins herb crystals, Micro greens cocktails recipes

Micro herbs

Did you know children prefer more variety on their plates than adults? Children like six different food colors and as many as seven different food components on their plates, while adults prefer to stick with a more modest three colors and three foods. Perhaps this has to do with realizing three dishes are far easier to prepare than seven. Regardless, there is something to be said for adding color to create an eye-catching plate.

With Spring now upon us, Mother Nature is beginning to remind us all just how colorful the world can be. From the small true leaves of budding plants to the vibrant flowers of mature blossoms, bright colors are everywhere. Why not harvest a few of those brilliant green true leaves or rich edible flowers to add an exciting new dimension to your dinner plates this season?

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Three Surprising Facts About Beer and Those Who Drink It

Written by Fancy Foods on March 30, 2016. Posted in Popular craft beers, Restaurants wilmington de

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Fads may come and go in the world of alcoholic drinks, but one contender has withstood the test of time. With so many different varieties, flavors and histories, it’s hard to put all beers under that one umbrella term; what they do all have in common, however, is the basics of creation and the enduring love that keeps people coming back to places like craft beer bars and ordering special variations on tap for their party hall venue of choice. The following sums up some the important facts of beer’s timeless popularity and the state of that love as it continues into the present day.

1. Beer is the most popular form of alcohol.

With all that’s out there to choose from this fact may be especially surp

3 Benefits of a Buffet

Written by Fancy Foods on March 24, 2016. Posted in Delaware weddings, Festive holiday brunch, Newark golf course

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My in laws like to get together randomly every once in awhile and sit down to a buffet lunch. They like it so much we almost have a wedding brunch buffet after we got married. In any case about twice a month they like to gather together for a Sunday brunch buffet. Buffets are such a versatile gathering spot. It can be casual like a family check in, fancy as in romantic wedding places or right in between like at a golf expo. There’s so many different kinds of foods and atmosphere that can come from a buffet. Let’s look at some of the benefits of a Sunday brunch buffet.

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What a Unique and Healthy Restaurant Consists Of

Written by Fancy Foods on March 21, 2016. Posted in Fresh seafood, Palm beach gardens sushi, Top cuisine

Sushi in palm beach gardens fl

Seafood and sushi has quickly become a popular cuisine over the last few years. You will have noticed that unique seafood restaurants and sushi shops have begun opening up all around your town. People are flocking to these establishments and they are becoming the preferred place to be. Seafood offers many health benefits and is a great alternative to other fattier types of meals that many chain restaurants tend to offer. Florida is one of the best locations for seafood and for a great abundance of sushi restaurants.

Seafood restaurants in Florida often provide guests with a higher quality of seafood and sushi because of the availability of the product. They are closer to t

Micorgreens 101 What Are They and How Do I Use Them

Written by Fancy Foods on March 17, 2016. Posted in Edible orchids, Micro green, What are some edible flowers

Edible roses

Microgreens — if you haven’t heard of them, probably the word brings to mind eco-friendly health fads, raw vegan diets, and claims of superfood status. The truth is, these little guys have been making a serious come back for a while now, and are used in the kitchen of high end restaurants in order to deliver big flavor in little packages. Although these little guys have been around for 20-30 years, many people are unfamiliar with the term. Check out this introduction so you can learn the truth about these amazing little greens.

What Are Micogreens/
Typically, petite micro greens are lettuces, herbs and greens that are harvested at a younger age th

Great Recipes with Hummus

Written by Fancy Foods on February 15, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

Hummus is as healthy as it is delicious. Most Americans do not get the amount of vegetables and beans in their diet. More than 90% do not eat enough fruits, vegetables and beans. Most people eat about one cup of vegetables each day and less than one cup of beans a week. Adding recipes with hummus can get most people to the recommended amount of beans to keep them healthy. Just two spoonfuls of hummus dip every day can fulfill the recommended amount of beans for a week.

Helpful Recipes with Hummus:

  1. Sesame noodles: Take one quarter cup hummus and mix with a quarter cup of any kind of broth to thin the hummus. Ass two tablespoons red wine vinegar, one tablespoon sesame oil and two tablespoons soy sauce. Toss with six cups of cooked angel hair pasta. Serve with freshly chopped green onions and sesame seeds. To add more substance, add sautéed tofu, chicken and other vegetables to the sauce mixture before you toss with your cooked pasta.
  2. Chicken and Rice Casserole: Spray a cooking pan with olive oil spray. Add a layer of cooked brown or white rice. Add a layer of chopped, cooked chicken. This can be chicken breasts or thighs. Add a mixture of Greek yogurt dip and hummus. Mix in sautéed onions,diced tomatoes and cucumbers and add cover the chicken layer with a layer of this mixture. Sprinkle with olive oil and soy sauce. Broil until the food is browned to your desired level.
  3. Flatbread Pizza: Drizzle some pitas with olive oil. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bake your pitas about five minutes or until they are crisp. Mix two tablespoons hummus dip with a half a chopped tomato and half a chopped cucumber. Add one quarter of a chopped red onion and lemon juice to taste. Spread this mixture over the crispy pitas and sprinkle with feta cheese. Pop back in the oven until the cheese is melted.
  4. Hummus Croquettes with Chickpeas: Take one can (15.5 ounces) of chickpeas, one tablespoon chopped parsley, two tablespoons hummus and two tablespoons of lemon zest. Put all of of this in a blender or food processor and mix until well blended. It should be the right consistency to form a ball. Season to taste with salt and pepper (if needed) and shape into one and half inch balls. Roll in flour (you can skip this step). Cook in a heated pan of one quarter cup olive oil (medium high heat) until browned. Serve with Greek yogurt dip or sour cream.
  5. Hamburgers with Hummus: Take one pound lean ground beef and add a half a cup of hummus. You can also add half a cup of sautéed red onion. Shape the mixture into patties and cook as you normally do.
  6. Hummus Flavored Deviled Eggs: Boil eight eggs. Take off the shells and cut them lengthwise Scoop out the yolks and mis with one quarter cup hummus dip, enough olive oil to get the right consistency and mold back into the cut egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika, cool and serve.
  7. Pasta Salad with Hummus. Cook some of your favorite pasta for salads such as rotini. Toss with hummus, olive oil, rice wine vinegar and red or freshly ground pepper. You can toss in cooked vegetables like red peppers, onions and zucchini.
  8. Mediterranean Chicken Salad: Mix hummus with Greek yogurt and lemon juice. Toss with shredded chicken, minced shallots, chopped tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese and sliced olives. To make this really festive, spoon the mixture into lettuce cups and top with parsley.

Many people love to have hummus at parties where they serve dips such as salsa or guacamole. It is a great addition to many foods and recipes with hummus do not have to be hard to make or exotic. There are many different hummus variations such as basil pesto hummus, spicy hummus and roasted garlic or red pepper hummus.

Recipes with hummus can be as varied as your imagination. The good thing about hummus is that you can use it to lower the amount of fat you eat while adding tons of flavor. Mix it with some of the sauces you already enjoy to create something new and fun for your family. Try adding hummus to some of your favorite recipes.

Ice Cream is a Favorite Comfort Food

Written by Fancy Foods on February 10, 2016. Posted in Frozen yogurt supply, Mini tasting spoons, Yogurt

Custom frozen yogurt cups

The origins of ice cream can be traced to the frozen desserts, sorbets, and gelatos enjoyed by the Chinese, the Persians, Mughals, and Venetians. But the modern version of ice cream, with sweetened, frozen dairy products is dated back reliably only to the eighteenth century. And it is in the U.S. that ice cream was promoted from being an occasional delicious treat, to the full-fledged status of “food”. Which is why every well equipped household in the country now has a freezer well stocked with ice cream, gelato and frozen yogurt cups.

Who loves to eat ice cream?
Americans eat a lot of ice cream. We mean, a lot. Fully 90% of all U.S. households eat ice cream on a regular basis. And to meet this demand, about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and other sweet, frozen

Looking for a Classic Flan Recipe?

Written by Fancy Foods on February 13, 2014. Posted in Comida para fiestas, Recipe for tres leches

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When you think of Hispanic food, what are the first things that come to mind? Depending on your background and where you live in the United States, you might think of ceviche, tamales, or empanadas, but what about flan? Flan, part of any good book of recetas de postres, got its start thousands of years ago at the height of the Roman Empire, according to HolidayCook.com, a website all about different food and its history.

After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 CE, the original flan recipe spread out across Medieval Europe, famously finding a home in Spain. When the Spanish began colonizing the New World in the 15t

Pizza Is Good For You?

Written by Fancy Foods on February 13, 2014. Posted in Catering ideas, Delivery chesapeake, Pizza delivery chesapeake

Pizza deals

It’s nine o’clock on a Thursday, and you had to stay late. Again. You’re just getting home, and you’re too tired to go through the motions of cooking, and your brain is too fried to have the mental capacity it takes to assemble ingredients into a meal.

Time for some late night delivery, but what do you get? Sure, “healthy” Italian foods are offered as an alternative to pizza by your favorite late night pizza delivery place, but when you’re getting fast food delivery, you might as well just get pizza, right? After all, they offer some really great pizza deals that are easy on the wallet. Pizza can’t be that bad for you. Can it?

Believe it