April Fools’ Day Dinner – Try So...

Meatloaf Cupcakes
Okay, Sunday, April 1, is (un)Official National Prank Day (aka April Fools’ Day) and you have a chance to use your Kyocera Ceramic knives on a special treat for the main dinner course: Meatloaf Cupcakes (recipe includes carrots, onions and celery so…chop chop). Before we get to the fine dining part of this post, let’s take a look at the history of this great day. The...

Sliced Tofu with Tamari and Scallions ...

Oh, the wonders of tofu – solidified soybean milk pressed into tasty soft white blocks ideal for slicing with your Kyocera Ceramic knives. An important source of protein in the vegetarian diet, tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated (e.g., with tamari soy sauce) to suit the dish (see our recipe — including scallions...

Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas from ...

Fruit salad
The end of the Labor Day weekend signifies an important time for parents everywhere: sending the children back to school. For parents, that also means: Back to driving to and from school. Back to helping with homework. Back to parent-teacher conferences. Back to packing daily lunches. With the added commotion of the school year, it’s tempting to prepare a lunch with prepackaged,...

Knives That Stay Sharper Longer...

In a previous blog, we told you all about the advantages of bringing Kyocera advanced ceramics into your kitchen. Kyocera knives are stronger, sharper, and stay sharper longer than their metal counterparts, up to ten times longer! But as with any knife, repeated use will eventually place wear on the cutting edge. You may notice this wear as micro-nicks, and this is the normal process...

Stay Refreshed With Summer Nutrition Tip...

Are you planning to spend more time outdoors this summer?  As temperatures rise and days lengthen, people flock to beaches, parks, and backyard barbecues.  That means lots of activities under the ultra-hot summer sun! As the weather changes, many people overlook the body’s changing nutritional needs in warmer temperatures.  Don’t be left sweating—check out Kyocera’s tips on...

Bye Bye Bland Breakfast, Hello Healthy...

Did you resolve to eat healthier in the new year?  If you did, you might be interested to know that January is National Oatmeal Month.  Hold on—before you have flashbacks to that tasteless bowl of goo your mom used to serve, you should know oatmeal has come a long way!  Oatmeal offers a number of powerful health benefits and can be prepared in exciting and flavorful ways.  It’s...

Resolve to Eat Healthy with Winter Veget...

If at the stroke of midnight on January 1, you resolved to lose weight in the new year, you’re not alone!  Each year, millions of Americans resolve to lose weight, even as over 60 percent of the population is classified as overweight or obese. For many, diet is a major contributor to weight gain.  It’s not always easy to eat the 5–9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day...

Happy Foods: How Your Diet Can Affect Yo...

Vegetables Make you Happy!
We all know that there are foods out there that tend to make you sleepy, such as turkey (which contains tryptophan) and bananas (which contain melatonin).  Then you have caffeine and sugar, which cause your energy levels to skyrocket before they plummet to levels even lower than before.  We are now beginning to see some discussion of the effects of food on your mood. A recent British...

Top 10 Tips on How to Make Heart Healthy...

Kyocera Advanced Ceramics
Americans are experiencing higher rates of childhood obesity and incidence of heart disease and diabetes among adults are increasing at a mind-boggling rate.  The culprit?  Fast food chains are taking over the country with their quick and inexpensive fat and calorie-rich foods leaving our country with startling health statistics.  More often than not, we see busy parents who are...