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Is rice actually good for you?

Regardless of region, culture or background, rice is an indispensable ingredient in all pantries around the world. It’s an affordable grain, adaptable into any dish and highly beneficial for your family. All types of rice in their natural state are gluten free, meaning people dealing with celiac disease can eat it without issues. Also, rice is a source of energy due to its levels of carbohydrates, leaving you satisfied and fueled for a long time. Keep reading to learn all the reasons why rice is considered a staple in millions of households.

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Sweets For Your Dallas Valentine

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Steven Doyle

When we think of Valentine’s Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don’t know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was a festival celebrating early spring, fertility, the ancestors, and love. The ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and then make their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome, lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the blood-soaked goat’s skin. No one thought this was strange, as this was an invitation for the spirits of the ancestors to re-incarnate through the cycle of rebirth and ensure fertility. At the end of the day single girls would write their names and place them into an urn. Each bachelor would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her — thus ensuring fertility for the community. Continue reading

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A mix of spices, sauces and meals: Everything you need to know before trying curry

What is actually curry? Is it a sauce? A dish? Or maybe a mix of spices? Well, it’s all of them. Every region has its own definition or version: In India, it is arguably the essence of its gastronomy and joy. Basically, a stew made of vegetables, meat or fish cooked with a creamy sauce and paired with rice. In Europe, it is more considered a combination of various spices used to condiment or season their meals. And finally, in Southeast Asia, curry is a dish that uses coconut milk and is eaten on top of rice, although it can include fish, meat and poultry.

The enjoyment of curry in Indian culture has given it worldwide popularity and found its way into the tables of families all around. For this reason, including it on your menu is a must for food enthusiasts.

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Trying some exotic rice recipes from the far East

Considering rice is so accessible and adaptable into any meal, there is no question why this grain lives rent-free in everyone’s hearts. Regardless of where you are from, you must be familiar with a rice recipe and it’s maybe your own variation from a recipe known in your region. What I am trying to say is, there is no established guaranteed rice recipe, only the decades old method of cooking the grain (but even that may change from person to person, cue: boiling the rice in broth instead of water).

Being a universal ingredient, rice can be found in thousands of recipes around the world. Today, I’ll bring you not one, not two but three ways to cook your rice in the most exotic and delightful ways.

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Texas Ale Project Announces New Experimental Series – 100 Million Angels Singing DIPA

Texas Ale Project, Dallas Design District’s beloved independent craft brewery and taproom, is excited to introduce a new experimental series, The Heralded Collection, built around the popular 100 Million Angels Singing DIPA. Three variants will be released in 2023 with flavors inspired by our local culture, loyal fanbase and deep Texas roots. The first limited release in the Heralded Collection is an Old-Fashioned inspired variant influenced by one of North Texas’ most popular cocktails.

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Chicken and rice: A nutritious and enjoyable rice recipe

If you are ever looking for a satisfying, tasty and wholesome meal to share with your family, stress no more, indulge in this essential and nourishing Chicken and Rice recipe to kick off your week.

Some people may look over this dish and consider it too troublesome, but the reality is, you can make large portions of both chicken and rice in a relatively short time and even store it for the rest of the week, which is super helpful for those who love meal-prepping to save time later.

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