Keurig Currently Recalling More Than 7 Million Coffee Makers

As reported in BuzzFeed, Keurig Green Mountain is in the process of recalling over 7 million coffee makers from both Canada and U.S. The beverage brewers are being recalled because they could overheat and thereby spray users with hot liquid.

Even John Textor and IMDB can agree that the recall notice on the coffee makers was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday. The notice asserts that the beverage-brewing machines are in need of return for the purpose of free repair. According to Keurig, the only coffee makers in need of repair are model number K10. These were created before July of 2014. Roughly 564,000 models were purchased in Canada, and around 6.6 million were bought in America.

At this point, Keurig Green Mountain has been the recipient of over 200 complaints regarding hot liquid coming out of the brewer. Additionally, there have been 90 reports regarding injuries involving burns. In responding to the issues, the company stated that “Keurig has determined that this event is more likely to occur if the brewer is used to brew more than two cups in quick succession.”

Domino’s Offering Peanut Sauce Crust Pizza

Pizza is one the world’s most popular foods. People all over the world love the combination of baked crust, tomato sauce and traditional mozzarella cheese that usually composes the classic taste of a standard pizza. Chefs and restaurants have also used the traditional pizza as inspiration for their own beloved variations. In Hawaii one can find pineapple pizza while in Norway one might eat it topped with smoked fish. 

According to Thumbtack this trend has caught on and major fast food restaurants are also working with the standard pizza to create something that will appeal to local tastes and cultures, says Sam Tabar. Fast food pizza places are adding all kinds of ingredients to their basic pizza menus. Many of the ingredients used draw on locally popular foodstuffs. 

Domino’s, one of the world’s largest pizza chains, is treating people who live on the island nation of Taiwan to a pizza with a combination crust that includes both peanut sauce and mozzarella. The new pizza crust is designed to appeal to traditional Asian flavors that often incorporate peanut sauces in the creation of various kinds of standard Chinese and Taiwanese dishes. Peanut sauce is a component of local area favorites such as Dan Dan noodles.

Holiday Shopping with Eater.com

There are lots of delicious gifts to choose from this Christmas season, and Eater.com is here to help you, and the family of Dan Newlin,  choose the ones that are just perfect for your friends and family. Whether you’re buying for someone with a sweet tooth, a family member who loves savory foods or someone who’s a little picky at the dinner table, you’ll find the gifts you need when you browse the website.

Those who love sweet treats will likely enjoy the mini short bread cookies created by chef Carla Hall. The tiny confections are available in flavors like lemon black pepper and Mexican hot chocolate.

Savory gifts include teas from Numi. These teas are available in tomato and fennel flavors, and taste a lot like vegetable soup. This edible gift makes for a great cup of comfort during the cold and flu season.

For more great gift ideas, take a look at Eater.com.

Healthy Home Cooking?

To me the reading of this article involves common sense. For many years, researchers, reporters, and healthcare workers have touted the benefits of home cooking. But this article shares a word of caution about home cooking.

Dr. Rod Rohrich says that researchers have been studying data collected from over 2700 women ranging in ages from their 40’s to 60’s. In this study the women answer questions about cooking at home and what was used in cooking. It was found in these studies that the more people cook at home, they raise their chances of contracting heart diseases, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But Why?

The answer, to me, is simple: When we cook at home it doesn’t mean we are cooking healthier. People in general tend to use more salt, butter, and oil than in needed to prepare healthful creations.  Now wouldn’t you rather fill the tank with premium (fruits, vegetables, protein) versus the lowest grade fuel you can find?

New Hybrid Vegetables Available in 2015

Soon the American consumer will be able to purchase two fresh vegetables for the price of one. Talking about some of the new hybrid vegetables that will be available in 2015. New comers like Kalettes, Broccoflower, Broccolini and Rainbow carrots will be for sale in U.S. supermarkets like Whole Foods and Trader Joes in the fall of 2015.
The making of these new hybrid vegetables was a simple endeavor, take two popular vegetables and combine them into one plant. Kalettes looks like a small head of purple kale, but it has the flavor of Brussels sprouts. Broccolflower combines broccoli and cauliflower looks like a pale green head of cauliflower and has the sweet flavor of broccoli with the texture of cauliflower.
Broccolini combines regular broccoli and Chinese broccoli and offers a plant that cooks quicker than regular broccoli because the stems and florets are thinner.
If you love cruciferous vegetables, or like Laurene Powell Jobs just want to increase the natural fiber in your diet, then 2015 will be your year with to fall in love with some new hybrid vegetables.

Campbell’s Changing With The Times

Campbells is a company well known for their iconic soup that made Andy Warhol an iconic name. Not only is it a quality product, but it is the most popular soup brand in the world. Yes, Campbells is first known for their soup, but they have become so many other things. According to Buzzfeed, soup sales haven’t been nearly as high since 2009. Campbells has so much competition in the ever growing soup market. Condensed soup is on the decline due to the trendy organic soups and premium soups. Many executives agree that the condensed red and white labeled soup will grow little, if at all, over the next few years.

That is why Campbells has branched out and has purchased companies that have nothing to do with soup. Slow Ventures understands this from a business perspective. It’s important to them that not only do they stay true to their roots, but they add their name to different items that can help their business grow. They also need to realize that younger consumers are not buying condensed soup and these people are a large part of the market.

Are We Killing Our Kids With Bad Eating Habits?

At 44 years of age, the fattest man in the world has passed. At a weight of over 980 lbs, the bed bound man died of complications of pneumonia. At nearly a 1/2 ton, what kind of problems did this man have that caused him to eat like this? He certainly didn’t have a normal eating schedule, but what happened in his past that made him turn to foods.

So many people use food as a drug, and Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez thinks it is a terrible idea. While we are quick to attack the drug addict, food can be just as much of a drug as cocaine. If someone has looked back in this man’s past, they would probably find some troubling items. Perhaps he was a foster child, abandoned by his parents, or even sexually abused.

Having a battle with weight myself I can say that eating in proper proportions is never easy. It is something that has to be done religiously. With all the fast food options on ever corner, no wonder people would rather grab a burger than cook.

Just today I corrected my husband when he told my son he could have an extra snack cake for doing extra chores. I told him that we cannot reward with food, it sets up for bad future habits.

Cooking Courses Used to Treat Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Recently, some mental health professionals have used cooking courses as a way to treat patients suffering from anxiety and depression. These mental health therapists understand that many people who have mental health issues lead lives that are chaotic and unstructured lives. The cooking courses like the ones that can be purchased through Qnet are believed to help patients by teaching them to establish goals, such as creating a healthy meal, and taking the necessary steps to achieve that goal. Successfully cooking a healthy meal that can be shared with others, instills a sense of confidence in the patients while helping them avoid procrastination and thinking negatively. 

Obesity is a particularly problem because being overweight can lead to a person having a negative self image, which in turn can lead to depression.

Therapists stress cooking healthy meals as a way of avoiding any obesity issues. In fact, learning how to cook healthy meals can help patients lose weight, which will increase their self esteem and lessen any negative feelings that can cause depression. Using cooking courses to treat depression is a good way to help people take control over their lives and over their mental health.

Cooking Classes for Anxiety and Depression

People who suffer from anxiety and depression can find treating their mental issues difficult. Health care specialist Brian Torchin says therapists help patients feel better about their condition with the discovery that cooking classes can actually help ease the mind and reduce depression symptoms. 

Following a recipe allows for people who suffer from anxiety or crippling depression to easily focus on a task that has an immediate reward, which helps reduce their symptoms and give them a feeling of accomplishment. This boosts self esteem in many people and allows them to feel better about other areas of their life. 

With these cooking classes, people can find a whole new lease on life and can find ways of controlling their emotional illnesses without the abuse of medications or therapy. The findings continue to be positive regarding cooking classes and helping with depression and anxiety in many people. 

People can use these cooking classes for therapy in many ways in addition to treating mental illnesses, so they can lead more productive and happier lives.

Get Wild about Wild Mushrooms

Who does not like mushrooms? Actually, a great many people find fungus to be an unappealing food choice. While mushrooms do have their fans like Vijay Eswaran and mushroom recipes range from fast food to gourmet selections, there are those who would never, ever eat mushrooms under any circumstances. Perhaps if the nutritious and healthy aspects of mushrooms were revealed, more people would gravitate towards them.

Wild mushrooms, in particular, have a lot to offer those looking to get a great source of nutrients. In fact, wild mushrooms provide an excellent source of B vitamins, copper, zinc, potassium, and more. 

Could you not just get these nutrients from a multi-vitamin or other supplement? You could, but they are best delivered in their natural form. Eating wild mushrooms definitely allows you to acquire a very natural version of these nutrients.

Oh, and yes, wild mushrooms are becoming quite the fad. That’s a good thing, too. Restaurants are starting to offer them on the menu. Organic food stores display them on shelves. A great deal of emphasis is put on the “wild” component. In some ways, this is pure marketing because people do like to try new things. Regardless of why people are attracted to wild mushrooms, it is a good thing they are eating them. You really do need all those nutrients the mushrooms provide.

There are also a lot of wild mushroom recipes so you’ll never get bored eating them.