Recommended Book – Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting

If you are a foodist-to-be, like me, you’ll love this book.

In Foodist, Darya Pino Rose, a neuroscientist, food writer, and the creator of, delivers a savvy, practical guide to ending the diet cycle and discovering lasting weight-loss through the love of food and the fundamentals of science.

A foodist simply has a different way of looking at food, and makes decisions with a clear understanding of how to optimize health and happiness. Foodist is a new approach to healthy eating that focuses on what you like to eat, rather than what you should or shouldn’t eat, while teaching you how to make good decisions, backed up by an understanding of what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.

Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to Lose Weight Without Dieting is filled with tips on food shopping, food prep, cooking, and how to pick the right restaurants and make smart menu choices.

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Highly durable stainless steel cookware set

Basically stainless steel is type of steel alloy made up with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. The chromium does not rust or tarnish it gives a lustrous appearance and even polishes well. Stainless steel is highly durable and strong and it allows high levels of heat due to the several metals that are mixed up together. Hence it may lead rust in certain surroundings, but usually not when sitting in the kitchen cupboards. It is always safe for the range depending on the handles of the cookware. I often love it and have a pot that is old with no rust or tarnish. Here are some of the stainless steel cookware reviews 2017:


Favourite stainless steel pots and pans

The Duxtop Whole-Clad Stainless Steel

The cookware is really made for induction Duxtop burner, Thick aluminum core that is wrapped by the magnetic stainless layers with a well flat bottom that always makes it more efficient for induction gas, halogen ranges and electronic that is more and even safer.

Kitchen Aid Gourmet Stainless Steel

The followers of Consumer Reports know the Gourmet Important and more great. This version is highly improved which is more sleek and practical. The stainless steel made up from encapsulates thick aluminum base disc that real stay more cool handles, pleasant and enjoyable in daily cooking.

T-fal Stainless Steel Copper Bottom

The T-fal is the ultimate bottom and professional stainless steel with a copper constructed for a number of years great and good performing. This is highly stainless steel and polished up well fine-looking for adding to your kitchen. Its base is for magnetic for use with the induction tops stove and more others such as the stove tops, gas, and infrared, glass ceramic and electric.

The Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel

Basically it performs comparably to the all Clad and Tramontane with the knowledgeable tests, therefore it gets slightly a better assessments from the customers than the Tramontane for more comfort to use and cleaning or washing. The cookware always comes with a well glass lids, which are more said to be a stainless-steel and less durable. However many considers this glass lids a desirable because they can easily keep the eye or see as the food cooks. The Calphalon cookware receives lots of positive analyses on the retail places.

My Hunger For The Best Cookware Set

9ba35f65f7729f6df345d409104aa68aWe all know that a house is incomplete without a functional kitchen. For people who don’t consider ordering take-out an option, a kitchen that doesn’t have good cookware is a nightmare. Being one of those people who would rather cook than order food from a restaurant, I have to pay attention to my kitchen needs. That’s why I set out to get the best cookware set for my kitchen.

Buying cookware is never a matter of just picking any pots and pans in the sizes you need. It takes more than that. It’s not a matter of selecting the cheap stuff either. Cheap is, after all, expensive. Sometimes you need to dig deeper into your pocket because the cookware you buy will determine if you make good meals or not. If I purchased a pan made of thin-gauge material, it would make me susceptible to eating burned food as opposed to a pan made of heavy-gauge material.

In my quest for the best, I considered the small details that would make my life easier when cooking. I chose pots and pans that have handles and lids, both heatproof, so that I don’t burn my hands when cooking. Same for the wooden and plastic cooking spoons. I considered the pan sizes, both width and depth, keeping in mind the type of food I was likely to cook often, and the quantity. The last thing I wanted was to carry home a small pan for cooking pasta that would result in spillage all over my oven.

Lastly, and this was very important to me, I ensured that each pan I bought was non-stick. I’ve been trying to lose weight and therefore, don’t use a lot of oil in my cooking. With nonstick cookware, I’m able to use a little oil and not worry about the food sticking to the pan. What’s more, it’s always a good thing to know that I’m getting the support I need from all quarters, even my cookware.

Barbecue Pork in North Carolina at Grady’s Bar-B-Q

It was during our drive through North Carolina that we came to this little place claiming it serves BBQ pork cooked on the hot pit.

Bert was sick of the long journey and wanted to stop, and we were all rather famished so I pulled over and we got off to check out the place.


Chopped pork seemed to be the superstar, so we ordered that with a mix of sides. Bert wanted a hamburger so we got that too.


Over the meal, we talked to the owner, a lady with a nice smile, as there didn’t seem to be a lot of customers at that hour. It was said that the place is famous for their butter beans, which was admittedly too good to be missed. Fatty ham hock was the secret.

From that short meal, we also learned that people in North Carolina love barbecued pork. Sliced pork, pulled pork burgers, you name it, North Carolina has it.


After the mains, we had a slice of their sweet potato pie. As you can see from the photo, the filling is a creamy bright orange from fresh sweet potatoes. The crust is thin, which is how I like it. I’d come back again for the pie alone, but who’d want to miss the barbecue?