Posts Tagged ‘fish’

The Health Benefits of Mediterranean Food And Lemon Water

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Did you know there are ways to prevent heart disease and cleanse your body for better health? If you did not know, Hearn Kirkwood is here to tell you about great food and beverage choices that will not only make you feel healthier but we also bring joy to your taste buds.

To reduce your chance of having heart disease in your life, we recommend starting a Mediterranean diet.

The Mediterranean diet can reduce your chances of experiencing heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease by 30 percent.

A Mediterranean diet consists of the following food products that lower risk factors for high cholesterol. hypertension, and obesity:

-Olive Oil

-Nuts (walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts)

-Beans

-Fish

-Fruits

-Vegetables

 

The Mediterranean diet is not about sticking to low-fat diets. Most people find sticking to low fat diets challenging. The Mediterranean diet is about maintaining good health.

At least an ounce of nuts should be consumed a day. You should have three servings of fruit every day and two servings of vegetables.

Consume fish at least 3 times a week with beans, peas and lentils. If you are not a fish lover, go for white meat rather than read meat.

As for beverages, we recommend seven glasses of wine a week and two glasses of lemon water a day.

How can warm lemon water benefit your health?

If you drink lemon water you can reap the following health benefits:

 

-Better digestion stimulation. This will help your body burn more fats and promote weight loss. This happens because the warm lemon water raises body temperature that helps the body burn more food calories. The warm water will flush old food out of your digestive track.

-Cleanse your body of bowel bacteria buildup. The warm lemon water has the ability to do this because the lemon juice can flush mucus and bowels out of you fully from the previous day.

-Lemon water helps the liver create more enzymes to help you digest food better.

-Lemon water is a great source of Vitamin C. This vitamin helps strengthen your immune system. It will also give your skin a beautiful glow.


Hearn Kirkwood has a wide variety of healthy fruits, meat, seafood and beverage selections for you. See What’s Fresh today.

To contact Hearn Kirkwood call 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/health/mediterranean-diet-can-cut-heart-disease-study-finds.html?smid=fb-nytimes
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Fall Fruit & Vegetable Salsa Recipes

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Fall is the perfect season to incorporate fruit and veggie salsa into your meals. If you want to get really creative, Hearn Kirkwood is here to tell you how to make homemade salsa and what fall meals would go great with your healthy and flavorful salsa recipes.

 

Making homemade canned salsa is the prefect way to use fresh garden vegetables and fruits before the winter comes. Canning tomatoes, peppers, apples, peaches and more are a way for you to enjoy the farmers’ harvest throughout the year.

 

Canned salsa can be kept for a whole year if properly canned.

 

If you are a fan of tomatoes, a variety of tomatoes can be used for making salsa and peppers can be mixed in to vary flavor and spiciness.

 

If you are not a fan of tomatoes, you can create salsa with cilantro, corn, pineapple and a variety of seasonings.

 

Salsa can be eaten with chips, crackers, or breading. Salsa can also be used as a topping for any meal of the day or added as an ingredient in other homemade dishes.

 

To properly can salsa, you need to make sure that the jars are sealed properly once you have cooled them. To make sure this happens for every can of salsa, your salsa must be brought to a full boil and poured into the jars while the salsa is still hot. These hot jars should be sealed with lids that have been prepared properly.

 

The following are homemade canned salsa recipes you can try today:

Homemade Canned Tomato Salsa

 

This recipe can make 12 to 14 pints. More or less pints made depend on the actual quantity of vegetables used in the recipe. You will need the following ingredients:

 

-24 cups of skinned and chopped tomatoes.

- 4 cups of chopped onions.

- 4 cups of chopped green peppers.

- 2 Jalapeno Peppers (the spicier you want your salsa, the more peppers you should add).

- 5 tbsp. Salt.

- 1 tbsp. Pepper.

- 2 tbsp. Chili powder.

- 1 cup of vinegar.

- 6 cloves of garlic- minced

- 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste.

 

To remove the skin off of the tomatoes put them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds and transfer them to a boil of ice water.

 

The core and skin of each tomato should be removed.

 

Next, onions, green peppers and jalapenos should be chopped. Don’t forget to remove the seeds from the jalapenos prior to chopping.

 

Once chopping is completed, place the vegetables and salsa in a large pot. Put the pot over medium high heat until you see the salsa is at a full rolling boil.

 

As the salsa is cooking, prepare your canning lids and rings. You can do this by placing them in a saucepan with water covering them. Put water to a simmer. Turn off the heat after the lids have come to a simmer but don’t take them out of the hot water until ready to use.

 

Fill up your jars and place the prepared lids and screw on the rings to tightly seal them.

 

The jars will seal while cooling. You can make sure each jar is sealed by pressing down the center of each lid with your finger or thumb. If properly sealed, the lids will not move up or down.

 

Spicy Stone Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is quicker to make than vegetable salsa. One great recipe is the spicy stone fruit salsa. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and makes for 5 servings.

 

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

 

- 4 peaches, chopped.

- 2 cups of cherries (pitted and chopped).

- 2 small or 1 large jalapeno pepper (diced).

- 1 lime, zested and juiced.

 

Combine all the ingredients and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Serve at your leisure.

 

These salsas can be served over fish, chicken, Greek yogurt and more.

For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

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Source: http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t–1501/how-to-make-homemade-canned-salsa.asp

5 Ways To Grocery Shop Healthier

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Are you looking for ways to make your grocery shopping healthier? If yes, we are here to help by providing five tips on how to navigate the supermarket in the most effective way. Read below to start making smart choices in the grocery store.

 

To cook healthy meals, you need the right ingredients on hand in your kitchen. Most grocery shoppers do not have the time to look carefully at food labels and find the best nutritious foods at great buys.

 

Here are just a few ways to shop and eat better:

 

 Plan Your Meals Per Week

Before you step into the grocery store, have a game plan. Figure out what meals you want for the week or two weeks. List ingredients you will need to make these meals. Make sure you check out weekly discounts in grocery ads and never go to the grocery store hungry. When you go to the grocery store hungry, you setup yourself to spend more.

 

Shop For Variety

When shopping, make sure you shop for food included on the food pyramid such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean meat, fish, poultry, beans and nuts. Buy food with the most nutritious values. For example, you should buy sweet potatoes over white potatoes because sweet potatoes are richer in beta-carotene.

 

If you enjoy eating something new every week, pick a new fruit or vegetable for you diet every week. Eat plenty of produce.

 

Look for the Least Processed Foods

When it comes to breads, cereals and pasta, buy the whole grains with the least amount of processing. Oatmeal is a great whole grain to eat.

 

Eat Fish Two Times a Week

Fish is affordable and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. If you are not a fish eater, choose lean cuts of meat such as round, top, sirloin and tenderloin. If you prefer chicken, pick skinless poultry.

 

Do not forget your Dairy

Dairy foods are a great source of calcium and vitamin D you need for bone growth. You should have three servings a day (this can include yogurts and cheeses as well as milk).

 

For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

Source: 10 Tips For Healthy Grocery Shopping

Great Seafood Dishes For Christmas

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

 

Looking for a great seafood recipe for the Christmas holiday? If yes, you are not alone. Seafood dishes for Christmas are increasing in popularity. Turkeys and Hams were so last holiday. Read below for great seafood recipes!

 

Baked Haddock And Scallops

A great seafood recipe is baked haddock and scallops. You will need the following ingredients:

-         1lb of Haddock

-         1lb of Scallops

-         1package of Ritz crackers

-         ½ teaspoon of old bay seafood seasoning

-         1 teaspoon of lemon juice

-         ½ teaspoon of salt

-         ½ cup of butter or margarine

 

When you have all your ingredients, start creating your dish by crushing one package of Ritz crackers in a medium size bowl. Add the butter and lemon juice to the bowl. Mix the crackers, butter, and lemon juice until your cracker crumbs absorb the butter.

 

Next, cut the your fish into 1” chunks and place your fish chunks into an 8×8” pan. Spread your scallops evenly on top of the fish. Season the fish and scallops with salt, garlic powder and seafood seasoning.

 

Finally spread the cracker crumb mixture on top of your seafood. Bake it at 325 degrees for 25 to 40 minutes. You will know when your dish is finished cooking when the fish falls apart.

 

What to serve with your seafood dish?

This wonderful seafood dish is very delicious on top of rice.

To learn about another great seafood dish, Sweet butter Shrimp, read this article from Voices.Yahoo.com.

For fresh and delicious seafood,contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility.

 

Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!