Archive for September, 2015

3 Weird Whipped Cream Factoids You Should Know

Sep 09 2015

whip cream dispenserA whip cream dispenser is more of a valuable investment than you might think, and for one simple reason: people absolutely love whipped cream. Here’s what you didn’t know.

Whipped Cream Has Been Around For Centuries
Whipped cream isn’t new. Not by any standard. In fact, whipped cream has been around since the 16th century, and was even included in recipes in Italy that date back as far as 1549, and 1604 in France. Back then, they used to use a willow or rush branch to whip the cream. It wasn’t until the 1800s that people started using a modern whisk to whip the cream.

There’s Even a Whipped Cream World Record
Believe it or not, there’s a world record for the tallest dollop of whipped cream on a mug of hot chocolate. Back in 2011, Melissa Arkin and Casey McLaughlin set the record with a dollop that was 7 1/4 inches tall.

People Take Whipped Cream on Their Coffee, and They Drink a Lot of Java
Whipped cream is a popular thing to put in coffee, and people drink a whole lot of coffee, believe it or not. On average, the regular coffee drinker has about three cups of joe a day. That doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up. In fact, Americans consume about 400 million cups of coffee per day. Per day. That’s the equivalent of drinking 146 billion cups of coffee each and every single year. This makes the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the entire world. Granted, a lot of that isn’t the type of coffee drink that takes whipped cream, but believe it or not, about 30 million Americans drink specialty coffees — like lattes, cappuccinos, mochas — that do take whipped cream.

The fact of the matter is that people love whipped cream, which is why whip cream dispensers are a better investment than you might have thought they were. If you’d like to know more about whipped cream chargers or whipped cream dispensers, feel free to share your questions in the comments.

3 Simple But Mouth-Watering Ideas for Recipes with Hummus in Them

Sep 08 2015

recipes with hummusHummus is one of the only things on the planet that is truly worthy of being called a “superfood”. Its health benefits are endless, and the different ways to use it are just as infinite.

Hummus is a delicious spread/dip that is made of pureed chickpeas, tahini (a sesame-seed paste), and other spices like garlic and salt. It was relegated to “health foods” stores for decades until Americans finally decided that it was too scrumptious to ignore.

It’s commonly used as a dip for vegetables, but you can use it as a spread on sandwiches or in any other way you’d like. If you’re already on the hummus bandwagon and are looking for ways to spice up your daily fix, here are three easy ideas for recipes with hummus that will satisfy your hummus cravings:

1. Hummus chicken salad:
Instead of saturating your chicken in mayonnaise, consider mixing your favorite flavor of hummus with equal parts of greek yogurt. Add some chopped or pulled chicken, throw in your favorite vegetables to add an extra crunch, and experience the magic of hummus chicken salad.

2. Hummus flatbread pizza:
The best part about recipes with hummus is that hummus can be used as is or cooked. When you put it in the oven, it turns into a creamy sauce that rivals the best marinara or alfredo you have ever had. Whether you use store-bought dough or make your own, replacing typical sauce options with hummus will change the way you look at pizza.

3. Hummus deviled eggs:
These little “devils” are perfect for a family day, letting everyone at the party taste your culinary genius. They’re also brilliantly simple to make and you can use all different flavors of hummus to surprise your guests every time they pop one in their mouth.

If you’ve never tried hummus before, it’s time to enter the 21st century and experience the greatness of this delicious superfood. Find your favorite flavor and try your own recipes with hummus. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate hummus into the foods you already eat every day.