Avocado is hands down one of my most favorite foods. Growing up in Southern California, we put avocado on everything. Hell, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper, plus a squeeze of lemon or lime and I’ll eat that bitch plain. When I go out to eat and see that a menu item has avocado on it, I have to stop myself from ordering that dish the way Oprah would, i.e., “I’ll have the BLT with aaaaaaahhhhhhhh-vooooohhhhhhhh-caaaaaaaaaaahhhhh-dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, please!” Make an avocado-based recipe at home, though, and you can be as excited about it as you want! Here are 12 avocado-centric recipes that are making me salivate right now.
Dear Whole Foods Shopper,
I first noticed you walking slowly behind me as I rounded the hot bar buffet at the Union Square Whole Foods. I always notice when there is someone hovering dangerously close behind me. I like my space while I decide what I’m going to fill my recycled carton with for dinner. I’m a salad bar frequenter, and I’ve had a few untoward encounters there — one time a man literally tried to have a conversation with my vagina as I loaded up on tropical beet salad. Keep reading »
At this moment I am regretting every soup, salad and wrap I ever ate at New York’s fresh fast food chain Pret a Manger (and I have eaten there many times.) Wall Street Journal editor Kathryn Lurie was dining at the chain with a colleague when her friend spotted a DEAD FROG in her Salad Nicoise and naturally, posted the photo on Facebook to ruin our appetites for all eternity. I know, at first glance it almost looks like a wilted pile of asparagus, which is also kind of off-putting, but not in the same universe as a dead animal. How a frog got in a Pret salad is beyond everyone’s wildest imagination, including the good people at the food chain. A rep from the company made the following statement about the incident:
“At Pret A Manger, we take issues like this very seriously. Our lettuce is sourced from farms that do not use any pesticides on its produce, therefore organic matter does very rarely manage to pass through our production process. We are currently looking into this issue to make every effort that this does not happen again.”
Well, at least we know the frog was organic. [Gawker]
Here at The Frisky, food is a big passion of ours. Eating it, obviously. Talking about it. Looking at pictures of it. Imagining wonderful hybrid foods that should exist but sadly don’t. And sometimes even cooking it. Here are 19 Frisky-approved recipes we discovered, cooked and then ate the hell out of in 2013.
Just like you shouldn’t limit your New Year’s Eve sequin intake to your dress (get yourself a really fabulous pair of sequined shoes too!), I’m also of the mind that you shouldn’t limit your NYE champagne intake to simply drinking it. Have your fizzy and eat it too with these awesome champagne desserts. Rose champagne macarons, strawberry champagne cupcakes, chocolate champagne truffles, peach champagne jello shots, mimosa donuts (!) — they’re all here, and more. Click through for drool-worthy pics and recipes!
While we love the creativity of this ridiculous, made-up holiday, the truth is that there are some things that just do not need to be covered in chocolate. There are some things that shouldn’t even be dipped in chocolate. In fact, there are some things that shouldn’t even know chocolate exists for dipping/covering. Read more on Huffington Post …