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Put Down The (Non-stick) Pan

Drop that non-stick Teflon covered pan. While these inexpensive and convenient cooking vessels keep your eggs from sticking and make doing your dishes easier, there’s quite a downside to non-stick pans. 

What’s the problem?

Most non-stick cookware is coated with the synthetic polymer, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), that’s the Teflon. PTFE is a perflurorochemical (PFC). PFCs have been shown to be carcinogenic and disrupt hormones. When you overheat Teflon (which is easy to do when you’re cooking) it produces nasty fumes. These fumes can kill pet birds and cause flu-like symptoms in humans.  

The real issue is that it’s been shown that PFCs are concentrated in human blood. In our modern day non-stick world, PFC exposure is becoming a serious talking point. Exposure to PFCs is linked to unbalanced thyroid hormones, liver inflammation, compromised immunity and some forms of cancer. The more you can avoid PFCs, the better. 

What to do instead?

Two things. First, use a better, healthier pan. The best options are cast iron and fully ceramic pans. It’s clean cooking with the added benefit of infusing your food with iron. Seriously. Plus, after a little use and proper care, a cast iron skillet or grill becomes seasoned and adds some great flavor to anything you cook in it. Second, cook with plenty of healthy fats. Cook eggs in grass fed butter, ghee or coconut oil. Sautee veggies in avocado oil. Save your (pastured) bacon grease and roast your potatoes in some seriously flavored fat. 

Check out these non-stick alternatives:

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Kovels: ‘Homemaker’ dinnerware continues to be popular – Winston

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Golden Corral rolls out brunch systemwide

Golden Corral is rolling out brunch nationwide, starting May 22.

The breakfast-and-lunch offerings at the Raleigh, N.C.-based buffet chain will be available every day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They include new strawberry cheesecake French toast, made-to-order eggs and omelets, biscuits and gravy, sausage-and-egg skillets and carved glazed ham, as well as fried chicken, pot roast and miniature burgers.

Golden Corral CEO Lance Trenary said the chain has been testing brunch in Albuquerque, N.M.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; and Greenville, N.C., for the past six months and found that the new daypart led to higher sales, traffic and profit.

“We can’t wait to roll it out,” Trenary said. “It was really borne out of the idea that, obviously, comp-store sales and meal growth has been difficult to come by, and we were looking for strategic opportunities, if you will, to expand daypart and bring about more options, more choice, for our guests.”

He added that brunch “is inherently a buffet occasion, anyway,” and lends itself well to Golden Corral’s format.

Golden Corral

The chain already serves breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, but customers have been asking for breakfast offerings during the week, Trenary said.

Golden Corral’s brunch will be supported by an advertising campaign with the tagline, “Your choice rules.”

“No one delivers on choice better than Golden Corral,” Trenary said.

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He added that customer research indicated that guests like the idea of being in total control of their experience.

Additionally, Golden Corral will start serving breakfast on Fridays, starting at 7:30 a.m. on May 26, with brunch offerings rotating in at 9:30 a.m.

The price of brunch will vary by location, but Trenary said it would be around $8.99.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected]

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Enter for a chance to win a Cuisinart Precision Master Mixer

This season’s Food Awards is among us and it’s your guide to the best products for your kitchen. And with so many different products on the market, we wanted to make sure you have the best ones. From juicers to skillets and other unique gadgets — check out our favorite kitchen essentials here.

We love these products so much that we’re giving our loyal readers the chance to win selections from this year’s nominees — including a Cuisinart Precision Master™ 5.5 Quart Stand Mixer!

It’s easy to enter, all you have to do is follow @AOLLifestyle and retweet 1 of 5 promotional tweets for a chance to win!

Official rules:
• Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
• To enter, retweet (true retweet, quoted retweets will not be counted) 1 of our 5 tweets stating “Retweet for a chance to win a Cuisinart mixer from this year’s Food Awards! #FoodAwardsGiveaway”
• Contest begins on May 19th, 2017 at 12:01 AM EST and ends on May 19th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
• You may enter up to 5 times.
• 1 winner will be selected in a random drawing at the end of the contest.
• 1 randomly selected winner will win (1) Cuisinart Precision Master™ 5.5 Quart Stand Mixer with an approximate value of $249.

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Sprint-Cass Partners with Thomson to Launch a New Line of Kitchen …

Singapore, Singapore, May 19, 2017 –(– Sprint-Cass, consumer and lifestyle brand distributor, wants to stir up passion for home cooking with the Thomson Kitchen Master and Thomson Heating Blender. These kitchen appliances from this 120-year old French consumer brand Thomson can take over the mundane tasks of food preparation and make cooking a breeze.

Food is very much a part of Singapore’s cultural identity. Singaporeans enjoy eating but are often too busy to cook at home. As Singaporeans become more health conscious, they want to know what goes into their food. With the Thomson Kitchen Master, you can entertain friends and family with healthier version of restaurant dishes at home.

Thomson Kitchen Master is more than equipped to cook up homey chicken rice or restaurant-style risotto with mushroom. This compact kitchen appliance can handle a range of kitchen tasks from kneading dough to grinding nuts and steaming fish. It can even boil and steam at the same time. The Kitchen Master can cook in half the time of traditional cooking and there is less washing up.

What’s more is the stainless steel pot does not absorb cooking smells and is easy to clean.

“We want to bring out the joy of cooking with this range of Thomson kitchen appliances,” said Roger Ang, Sales Marketing Director, Sprint-Cass Pte Ltd. “Try out the Thomson Kitchen Master and be the master of your own kitchen.”

Thomson Heating Blender is the perfect kitchen aid for those who love hot blended soups as much as they enjoy their ice-cold blended smoothies and juices.

Thomson Heating Blender is a very powerful 900W blender with cooking function. Besides blending your favourite fruit smoothies, you can cook your favourite pumpkin soup or fish porridge for your baby in this must-have 2-in-1 blender.

The Thomson Kitchen Master (SRP $649) and the Thomson Heating Blender (SRP $269) are now available through major retailers such as OG, Robinson, and Tangs.

With the help of a professional chef, Sprint-Cass has recreated some of Singapore’s favourite recipes such as chicken rice and red bean soup for home cooks to enjoy. These recipes will be available through Sprint-Cass’s new Facebook page and YouTube channel.

About Sprint-Cass
Sprint-Cass Pte Ltd established since 1983, is a leading distributor of computer peripherals, accessories and consumables in the IT and Consumer Electronics industry with authorized distributorships for international brands such as Andino, Aquajam, Billboard, Energizer, Jays, Kyutec, McGear, MiLi, MobileGear, Nakamichi, Neat, Thomson and Wesdar.

Over the years, Sprint-Cass has established a very strong network of business partnerships in many countries in ASEAN and Middle-East countries. Our products listed in international airports and we are also the specialized supplier to Travel Retail Duty Free Channels in Asia Middle East.

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Is this the most dangerous parenting hack ever? Mother attaches a KITCHENAID to the baby bouncer to rock her tot to …

  • Anonymous inventor created a DIY KitchenAid Bouncer device for their baby 
  • A GIF showing the baby sleeping while being rocked was posted to Reddit 
  • It has since been viewed over 750,000 times – and has been criticised by some

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A multi-tasking mother has come up with a novel way to rock her baby to sleep. leaving her free to get on with other tasks.

The unknown woman used a thick elastic band to secure a KitchenAid to the mobile attached to her child’s bouncer chair. 

When switched on, the motion of the food mixer gently rocked the chair back and forth. 

A GIF of the device, nicknamed the ‘KitchenAid Bouncer’, was shared on Reddit, where it’s been viewed over 750,000 times. 

While it’s possible the clip was posted as a joke rather than a recommendation, it didn’t stop viewers jumping to condemn the makeshift bouncer as ‘dangerous’

Meanwhile, Colleen Driscoll, the executive director of the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS), told Femail that parents and caregivers should always follow manufacturers’ instructions when using any device, and pointed out that modifying products can lead to injury. 

People have claimed the DIY ‘KitchenAid Bouncer’ shared by a mother on Reddit is ‘dangerous’ and said they wouldn’t trust it 

‘Many “parent hacks” can be found on the internet,’ she said. ‘Some might be clever but not follow safety practices. 

‘Please consult safety experts to learn more and take the time to carefully review instructions.’ 

Responding to the video several Redditors also raised concerns over the makeshift bouncer, with one describing it as ‘actually a pretty stupid thing to do’.

Another wrote ‘Good lord this seems like such an incredibly bad idea. I can’t really even come up with a positive thing to say here. At least they aren’t using an extension cord on the mixer I guess?’

Somebody said it was an invention that most people would realise right away was ‘stupid’ 

Another agreed, adding: ‘This is one of those ideas we all have and then most of us immediately realise it’s a really stupid idea. This person doesn’t have that part of the brain.’ 

Other users were more measured in their criticism, saying it would be unlikely to cause serious harm.  

‘If the band were to catch, it would wrap around the paddle until it becomes taught and comes to a stop,’ one commented. ‘The baby wouldn’t be caught in the paddle.

The anonymous inventor decided to customise a standard baby bouncer with an entirely new function (stock image)

‘I have one of these Kitchen Aid mixers and they are pretty powerful (they need to be to knead bread dough), but they’re not on nearly the same level as a woodworking lathe.

‘This is monumentally stupid because the baby will likely get hurt given a long enough time. 

‘But it’s not gonna get an arm/leg caught in the paddle and be thrown about like a ragdoll until it dies.’ 


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