October 20th, 2015 Author: admin

The innovation of affordable coffee makers lately allows any coffee lover to have fun taking a perfectly brewed cup of coffee each time. A single serve coffee makers allows one to brew coffee right into a steel mug, which is pretty convenient because one does not need to transfer the beverage into a mug from a brewing pot. This best cheap coffee maker also serves those who like their coffee hot well because the steel mug is designed to keep it hot compared to other containers. Here is how a single serve coffee maker saves you money as you brew your best coffee every time:

  1. Speed and convenience

Single serve affordable coffee makers are among the most convenient machines available for single users. All that one has to do is to add water and their favorite coffee. The coffee makers brew the coffee, getting it ready in the stainless mug in just minutes. Users have no need waiting in queue at the workplace coffee machine to enjoy a great cup of coffee.

  1. Take it wherever you go

For coffee lovers who are always on the move, these Low budget coffee makers come in handy. Their small size makes them easy to pack in their box, carry and unpack for use during travel. This feature allows coffee lovers to access fresh coffee whenever they need it.

  1. No wastage

When using the single serve coffee maker, there is no room for making extra coffee. You only make a single mug that you need to take. This limited space leaves no room for brewing more coffee that often remains in the coffee maker only to be poured in the sink. Furthermore, users of this cheap coffee maker brew the beverage when they need it.

  1. Encourages Frugality

Before buying single serve coffee makers, most coffee lovers tend to rely on coffee shops and restaurants to meet their needs. With a single serve coffee, this changes because they can brew their own coffee to their liking whenever they need it. This convenience helps them save money that would otherwise have been spent on buying coffee in a coffee shop that often goes with an accompaniment of some sort such as a scone or a muffin.

  1. Consistency

With a single coffee maker, one can always bank on getting fresh coffee every time they need it. Each time a user of these affordable coffee makers, he or she is certain of getting good quality coffee that they wouldn’t get if they purchased it from a coffee shop because in the turnover there is so high to an extent that clients cannot bank of buying great coffee in a consistent maker. Users of single serve coffee makers benefit from knowing the components of their coffee every day and are certain of its freshness as they take it.

For those who consider taking coffee as one of the pleasures life offers, a single serve coffee maker is a great appliance to have. It is among the most affordable coffee makers in the market, selling at $20 or less and offering numerous benefits to its users.

August 11th, 2015 Author: admin

If you want to challenge your taste bud and try something uniquely delicious, then you really should go to a Japanese restaurant in Tel Aviv. Japanese foods offer various combination of ingredients that could really surprise your taste. You might find some dishes tasting a bit weird at first, which is quite normal if you are used to Western or Middle Eastern foods, but usually in a few bites you will already enjoy the sensation.

But before you can get a taste of Japanese foods, you will first have to face the challenge of finding a Japanese restaurant. Despite the fact that Japanese foods are quite famous all over the world, an authentic Japanese restaurant still pretty hard to find even in developed countries. If you’re interested in finding one, you can check the internet and go to websites that provide a Japanese restaurant guide to help you find the best Japanese restaurant in Tel Aviv, whether it’s a modern Japanese restaurant or a traditional Japanese restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »

April 27th, 2015 Author: admin

If you are like most people, you rely on coffee to get you going on in the morning and keep you happy throughout the day. A good cup of coffee is always nice. It gives you a lift and makes you feel better.

To make good cup of coffee you need a reliable coffee machine as well as good coffee like capsules from Espresso Land. It is not enough to buy a good quality coffee maker. You need to look after it and have it serviced on a regular basis. There are several reasons it makes sense to have your coffee machine serviced on a regular basis. Read the rest of this entry »

January 9th, 2015 Author: admin

Urban Catering is a well-established and reputed name in catering services in Toronto and other regions of Ontario. Available at http://www.urbancatering.com, the company provides comprehensive and end to end services in relation to catering. Established in 1984 and headquartered in Toronto, Urban Catering has provided quality services across major events and festivals in Canada. The company has also received numerous awards and has also won a variety of accolades from many institutions for the outstanding quality of catering services provided.

Of the many Toronto catering companies, the services provided by Urban Catering encompass all aspects of catering. This extends beyond the normal realm of a selection of menus and the hiring of high quality catering staff and reaches other areas including: Read the rest of this entry »

November 28th, 2014 Author: admin

There’s so much more to India than the TajMahal, River Ganges and Bollywood. It is a country rich in cultural gems and is a place where you feel that almost anything could be around the next corner. If you are travelling around the country it is always worth getting off the beaten track and discovering some of India’s best kept secrets. And the same can be said for India’s culinary landscape; move away from the path well-trodden and there are many dishes to discover that hail from the country’s lesser-known regions. Here are a few of those dishes – because you never know, you might want to track them down one of these days.

Naga  King  Chilli  Chutney – Nagaland

Head to Nagaland and you are sure to come across the Naga King Chilli. Nagaland is the original birthplace of this chilli and has GI (geographical indication) status to prove it. So spicy it is record-breaking, this chilli is the primary ingredient used to make Naga King Chilli Chutney. Other ingredients include ginger, bamboo shoots and mustard leaves. It is served with rice and makes itself known within nanoseconds. Read the rest of this entry »

November 26th, 2014 Author: admin

If you were asked to name an Indian bread, there’s a strong chance the first thing you’ll say is ‘naan.’ Naan breads are synonymous with Indian food, as are chapattis and rotis. Served on their own or as an accompaniment to meals, savoury breads are eaten in abundance across all regions of India. But, as well as savoury offerings, did you know that Indian cuisine also boasts an array of delicious sweet breads, too?

The most popular of all Indian sweet breads has to be the Puran Poli. Puran Poli is a traditional sweet flatbread, originating from Maharashtra and nowpopular in the states of Tamil Nadu, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The ingredients of Puran Poli vary between each region but typically will include wheat flour, sugar, chana dal, yellow gram, and a number of spices to flavour. The bread is always served warm, and is sometimes served with a spoonful of ghee or with milk that has been sweetened with pistachios and almonds. Additionally, in some states of India, Puran Polis are complimented with a tasty, tangy sauce to further heighten the flavour. In Maharashtra, this sauce is called KatachiAmti. Read the rest of this entry »

November 25th, 2014 Author: admin

Contrary to popular opinion, cooking Indian food doesn’t have to be complicated. There are a few basic rules you can follow to ensure you serve up tasty meals every time. There is also a wide variety of ingredients you need to become familiar with, but as long as you have a well-stocked larder and a little bit of patience, you will soon be creating wonderfully tasty Indian masterpieces.

First up, there’s the spices. Clearly an essential ingredient for anyone cooking Indian food. Go for whole spices rather than the ground variety wherever possible – they hold their flavour for longer and give any dish an enhanced depth. If starting from scratch and if you are relatively new to cooking Indian food, then mustard seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds are a good place to start. These spices are best when freshly ground, which you can do yourself. Place the seeds in a hot pan and wait for them to start popping, releasing their aroma and changing colour. This is your cue that they are ready to be ground either in a pestle and mortar or coffee grinder (have one dedicated to the purpose). Read the rest of this entry »

September 18th, 2014 Author: admin

It’s that time of year again: fall. For some people, this is the best time of the year. You get to break out your comfy sweaters, your pumpkin spice lattes and attendall your favorite fall events. There are many fun things that you can do in fall that just aren’t as enjoyable in the summer. Although it is sad to see summer depart, the fall isn’t all about school, work, and a change in apparel. It’s also about football!

There are numerous events that you can bring hot wings to during the fall, but the top of the list is most definitely football. It’s the central event when it comes to hot wings, and it’s an unofficial American tradition to eat hot wings and watch football, right up there next to the most American tradition of all: watching football and drinking a beer. No matter what team you’re cheering on this fall, you can cheer them on from the bar with a cold beer and a hearty plate of hot wings. Read the rest of this entry »

September 8th, 2014 Author: admin

With the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in full swing, our attention is turned to the wonderful spectacles, fun and food that makes this occasion so special. Signalling the start of the festival is the jingling of bells alongside chants of “Jaidev Jaidev Jai Mangal Murti, Darshanmajhe man kamanapurati, Jaidev Jaidev’. And there are plenty of other rituals taking place throughout this 11-day festival.

Other customs that play a part include the elaborately decorated statues of Ganesha that appear in many houses. Anyone who has a statue of Lord Ganesha in their home must treat it with the same respect as they would an esteemed guest. Offerings of sweets, rice, coconut, jaggery, flowers and coinsare made to these statues and prayers are offered every day. Read the rest of this entry »

September 1st, 2014 Author: admin

In the UK, the majority of people drink cows’ milk on a daily basis. We have it in our tea, on our cereal, in cheese sauces, milkshakes, ice creams and more. There are alternatives that are available in the West – goats’ milk, soya milk and rice milk, for example. However, think of buffalo milk and our first thought is probably authentic mozzarella cheese, rather than drinking a glass of it.

In India, it is a different story. As the largest producer of buffalo milk in the world, it is very much on the menu here. Other top producers of buffalo milk around the world are Pakistan, China and Italy. If you look at this list you soon realise these are all countries in which people eat healthy diets. And buffalo milk, being low in cholesterol, contributes to this trend. It does, however, have a higher fat content (and thus more calories) than cows’ milk, but in a country where many people work long, hard days this isn’t a bad thing. In the state of Punjab, were many people work the land, buffalo milk is particularly popular. Read the rest of this entry »

June 21st, 2014 Author: admin

Between work, picking up your kids from school and extracurricular activities, exercising, and running errands, there is little time left for you to put together a nice weekday meal. Stopping for take-out or having pizza delivered seems to be the best option because it’s quick, hassle-free, and the clean up is a breeze.

However, although eating take-out is convenient, it is pricey. And, usually, it lacks on nutrition value. To most people, cooking is synonymous with time-consuming and effort. But, with the proper preparation, cooking is no more work than it is to drive-thru a burger joint or fish a hefty tip out of your back pocket for the delivery boy.

There are plenty of recipes that take 30 minutes or less that are simple, convenient, and have a higher nutrition value than fast food. From spaghetti and meatballs to tacos to even a Sargento Cheese and sauerkraut dog, you can easily feed your family in a few minutes.

Using sauerkraut dogs as an example, the key to quick cooking is organization:

Kitchen Tools:

The reason why cooking can feel tedious is because there is a lack of organization in the kitchen. Get to know your kitchen and your kitchen tools in order to be familiar with how they work and when you should use them.

For this dish, you need a knife, a cutting board, and a skillet pan with a lid.


To make a serving of 4, you need these essential ingredients:

4 jumbo all beef franks

4 slices Sargento Natural Sliced Double Cheddar Cheese, sliced diagonally

2 Tablespoons coarse grained or yellow mustard

4 pretzel hot dog rolls or hot dog buns, split, lightly toasted

1 cup sauerkraut, very well drained

Before cooking, be sure you either have all these ingredients or have enough of these ingredients. Nothing can throw a wrench into dinner plans like being without a necessary ingredient.


On a cutting board, slice the jumbo beef franks in half lengthwise being careful not to slice all the way through. You are looking to butterfly the franks, which means splitting the meat almost in two and spreading it out flat like you would an open book.

Next, over medium heat, cook the franks face side down in the skillet, about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Once they have developed a nice sear, flip the franks over, cooking until heated through, about 4 minutes. Place cheese slices over the franks, and cover the skillet with a lid for a couple of minutes so that the cheese can melt. Once melted, pull off the heat.

Take the toasted pretzel buns and spread mustard on each half. Place franks inside of the buns and top with sauerkraut.


These sauerkraut dogs are a filling meal, and average about 405 calories per dog. Compared with a fast food meal of a burger, French fries, and a shake or soda, which can range anywhere from 800-2000 calories, this meal is both satisfying and figure-friendly.

Sargento covered the costs of the ingredients used in this recipe, but the opinions are my own.

Author Ted Levin is a food lover and cheese aficionado always searching for the newest recipe craze. You can connect with Ted on Twitter.