The Dirty Burger Trend & When Will It End

As food trends go, the dirty burger is one that has really blown up throughout London. One minute everyone was after refined meals and the next thing you know we are seeing deep-fried macaroni and sloppy burgers, all compliments of our American brothers. A lot of trends appear overnight and as soon as they have arrived they then disappear but the ‘dirty food’ craze really has established a strong presence and we can’t see it going anywhere fast.

It is a perfect choice if you are seeking a bit of comfort food and a bit of excess. No doubt popular TV shows such as Man vs Food definitely helped spawn a wave of crazily named burgers and portion sizes. The majority of people love the trend but are definitely beginning to realise it is best left for the occasional treat rather than a weekly occurrence. One writer summed it up pretty well by saying it is “the best worst food you’ll ever eat.”

So where did it all start in London? Well apparently a place named Dirty Burger can claim that title, which also has a sister chain named Chicken Shop. It originally opened in Kentish Town and has since spread to Whitechapel thanks to its success.

Since then we have seen the birth of gonzo style burger outlets such as MeatLiquor and their other chains MeatMarket and MeatMission. Each of these offers a slightly varied menu that will have you wanting to visit them all for their different takes on meaty indulgence. We particularly love the milkshake at MeatMarket that you can’t get from any of the other restaurants.

Now the ‘dirty’ theme of food has begun to appear even more regularly and they are competing with each other for your affection. Plenty of them have resorted to Man vs Food style eating challenges that will have you salivating but thankful you didn’t take the plunge. There is a definite feeling of one-upmanship as different restaurants seek to top each other for the most ludicrous and inviting meals. One that particularly caught our eye but will most likely require a colonic after eating is the deep-fried doughnut bacon cheeseburger (just Google it). We are definitely taking the most fun but potentially worst parts of our American neighbours culture and one wonders whether this will actively increase the level of obesity in our country.

There is a joke going around about the arms race of restaurant chains competing in portion size and sheer ickiness by piling on gloppy processed cheese and all kinds of fried and deep-fried bits and bobs to wet the appetite. The result is that whilst it may be very tempting and tasty, the byproduct is that we are all putting on two stones because of it. I myself realised I had been sucked into eating a considerable amount of ‘dirty’ burgers at one point and it wasn’t until I realised it was going to take its toll on my health that I stopped.

So will you jump whole-heartedly into the trend or ride it out? You are the master of your own deep-fried destiny.

Foods You Didn’t Know You Can Freeze

We all know about the usual foods that you shouldn’t attempt to freeze, but just like the microwave can cook and do a lot more than you might expect, there are plenty of foods you wouldn’t assume you can or should freeze…but it is possible. Freezers are a godsend when it comes to storing food and a storage solution when you spot a good deal and buy in bulk. But a lot of us aren’t getting the most out of our freezers, so here is a list of foods you can freeze that you most likely have never tried.

Avocado
Avocados can be a right pain when it comes to keeping them fresh and ensuring they are ripe enough to eat. Often we will only need half of one and this usually means that the other half will slowly age in our fridge to the point where we have to throw it out. Instead of this you should try freezing it! The freezing process does change their consistency so we wouldn’t advice putting them back into a salad but instead consider using them to make a cool and refreshing guacamole.

Hummus
You have probably never tried this but hummus can be stored in the freezer. It is actually a good idea as a lot of us tend to by hummus then it gets shoved to the back of the fridge and forgotten about. All you need to do is drizzle a thin layer of oil over the top of it to prevent it from drying and you are good to go.

Crisps
So this is a bit of an odd one but if like us you never tend to finish a bag of crisps in one sitting then you might want to consider freezing them after instead of letting them loose their freshness in a cupboard. Putting them in the freezer keeps their freshness and they barely take a few minutes to defrost.

Corn on the Cob
Putting fresh corn on the cob in the freezer can mean it lasts up to a year! That includes the husk if you get it fresh but if you buy it from a regular store you will want to take the corn off the husk when freezing to prevent any loss of colour and flavour.

Eggs
By cracking eggs into a bowl and gently mixing with a pinch of salt, you have a way of making your eggs last a lot longer than they would naturally. Obviously you don’t want to put the eggs in with their shells unless you want to have the fun of cleaning up a frozen egg explosion.

Cooked Pasta and Rice
If you always cook too much pasta or rice then you don’t have to put it in the fridge or throw it out. Instead if you freeze it in individual portions then you give yourself an ideal meal option for later use. All you have to do is reheat the pasta in the microwave or briefly bring it back to the boil in a pan.

Revitalize Body Immunity With Ayurvedic Massaging

Ayurveda is not all about certain medications. It stresses on overall wellness both mental and physically. A perfectly crafted session for Ayurvedic massage will bring the much need mental refreshment and joy. You shall definitely feel more energetic, rejuvenated and positive after undergoing professional massaging sessions. At Ayurveda Body Massage Centre in Chennai, different massaging techniques have been used for serving guests. Professionally trained massagers shall offer the right kind of massaging techniques to heal joint aches, chronic pains on muscles, etc.
Are you feeling stressed out completely? Do you feel blood pressure irregularities on regular intervals? For such cases, paying a visit to Ayurveda Body Massage Center in Chennai is highly recommended. With pressing and rubbing techniques, blood flow level has been revitalized through massaging. As a result, oxygen reaches to all the cells of the body. It helps the body to be rejuvenated.
Feeling relived from stress and anxiety brings a lot of positivity to life. You shall feel rejuvenated and energetic both in professional sphere and personal sphere. Ayurveda massaging does not only heal certain physical issues, but at the same time it gives you better immunity power so that your body can become self-protective. So, when you are in Chennai, Ayurvedic massage is a must-try.

Places To Find Best Mattress In Bangalore

In order for a person to work properly and be active, he / she should have the proper rest. For a person to have proper rest there should be enough amount of sleep. The surface on which a person sleeps, affects the quality of sleep to a great extent. When there is lack of sleep it causes imbalance in the mental health of a person. Without the right sleep accessories, a lot of people tend to suffer from sleeplessness. There are many places and outlets that sell mattresses all around the world. There are some places that even replace your old mattresses with a brand new one. There are options of getting a discount for the older ones. Even the mattresses have their own lifespan and their credibility and comfort degrades with the time that the mattress is used. There are many places where a person can find best mattress in bangalore. Each of these outlets sells different types of mattresses. The customers can choose any type that they prefer. There are also many other teeny tiny particles of dust that may get absorbed into the mattress over the years. This makes it harmful because of the micro organisms in it.

Fabulous Spa Services For Women

Everyone who is looking for a service in a relaxed manner is all here to amaze you with differentvarieties of spa and massage. The city of Pondicherry is ready to witness one of the finest massage centers ever in the history. The Luxury Spa and Salon in Pondicherry gives you all benefits to experience at reasonable prices. Women across the world popularly use the spa, and it is a way to release the stress and travel to a peaceful state of mind. The specialized therapists in the Luxury Spa and Salon make everyone feel comfortable and take care of much kindness.

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At Luxury Spa and Salon in Pondicherry, you will not only get to experience a good ambiance, but also the unique services offered by the salon are mind blowing. Do not wait for someone to grab such offers as the salon offers its customers with a limited number of deals every day. The popularity of the salon is that every visit you will have a different atmosphere. The necessary things during the first visit to the salon would be to carry a detailed report of the health history so that the salon will offer based on the individual’s health and body condition.