After months of amassing NYC residents’ flavor preferences on a special website, Ben & Jerry’s has launched its new ice cream flavor, Borough Brew. And the flavor of New York City is (drumroll please): Six Point Brewery beer, 3BEANS vanilla ice cream, butterscotch from Spoonable Caramels, brownies from Greyston Bakery and caramel corn from Liddabit Sweets. Should they have waited just a couple more weeks to start getting our input on our favorite tastes, there’s no doubt there would have been some Cronuts mixed in there, even though most New Yorkers haven’t had the good fortune to taste one yet. Borough Brew, while delicious sounding, missed out on so many native New York flavor profiles. In my estimation, these other flavors would have been just as accurate a representation… Keep reading »
If there are two things in life I love, it’s donuts and pay-it-forward stories, so this epic donut pay-it-forward story out of Massachusetts is totally warming my heart. A couple weeks ago, a customer in the drive-thru line at a little donut shop called Heav’nly Donuts was apparently feeling generous and decided to pay for the order of the customer behind her in line. That customer, Eileen Taylor, was so touched by the gesture that she decided to pay it forward (well, technically backward), and paid for the car behind her when she returned to Heav’nly Donuts the next day. Taylor’s small act of kindness created a massive chain reaction: the next customer paid for the car behind them. And the next customer paid for the car behind them. The trend continued until the morning rush was over — and a total of 55 customers in a row had purchased a sweet breakfast treat for a stranger. Taylor can’t believe how far her kind gesture went, and even though she recently lost her job and is struggling financially, she doesn’t regret splashing out a little extra cash to make so many people’s days a bit brighter: ”It was the best $12 I ever spent.” [CBS Boston] [Photo of donuts via Shutterstock]
Okay we get it! Taylor Swift is like, the nicest person ever. After enjoying an $800 meal with her tour crew (which she obviously paid for) in Philly, the pop songstress left a hefty $500 tip. Taylor, don’t you know that’s like, 60 percent? But I guess if you have boatloads of money it doesn’t really matter. The restaurant manager, Ron Trombino, sounded a little nervy when talking about the whole thing‚ like Swifty’s PR team would take out a hit on him if he didn’t fill the “nice” adjective quota when describing the experience:
“Taylor was very, very nice.”
“It was a very nice experience, very easy.”
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I am shamelessly addicted to homemade veggie burgers for 3 reasons:
- They’re super easy to make. Some recipes are a little time-consuming, but they rarely require any technique more complicated than “mash all these things together in a bowl,” which is fun.
- They’re mega healthy. Veggie burgers can be made with anything from beans to quinoa to rice to lentils to cauliflower (or any combination of these things). They’re basically piles of veggies formed into patties. So good for you.
- The biggest reason of all? They are DELICIOUS. Seriously, it’s amazing how much flavor you can pack into these things. Served with melted cheese, a simple flavored mayo, and sweet potato fries, I could happily eat them every day of the week (and sometimes I do!).
Want to try crafting your own delish veggie burgers at home? Click on the gallery above for 10 mouthwatering recipes, many of which are vegan and/or gluten-free!
Toast! It’s not just for breakfast! I am of the opinion that more often than not, toasting a piece of bread makes it better. And slathering on some sort of mix of toppings makes it a meal. The next time you’re hungry but feeling too lazy to cook anything crazy, whip up one of these super simple and delicious toast — crostini if you’re nasty — recipes.
…including Chocolate Stout Cherry Pie, Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa, Brown Ale, Cheddar, and Bacon Mac & Cheese, and Cabernet Chocolate Truffles. Get the recipes over at theBERRY…