Posts tagged "food"

Frisky Eats: 10 Perfetto Prosciutto Recipes

I am planning my first trip to Tuscany and with every click I find myself drooling over prosciutto. Can one eat prosciutto at every meal for seven days? I will report back in October. Until then, here are some yummy ways to work this delicate salty meat into every meal.

Sophie Leon / August 7, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Reasons You Gotta Ricotta It

I just had the most amazing sandwich.  One of my favorite local lunch spots, Spreads, is featuring a Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Sandwich with roasted tomatoes and olive tapenade.  This veggie sandwich is light and lusciously satisfying on a hot summer day.  Ricotta, fresh or cooked, is a delightful compliment to sweet and savory dishes. No wonder so many…

Sophie Leon / August 5, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Ways To Enjoy A BLT

I have made it pretty clear how I feel about mayo (see Frisky Eats: Chicken Salad), but I was recently sent Just Mayo, a vegan garlic mayo, to try out and it has me dreaming of BLTs, one of the only foods that I actually like with mayo. But let’s not limit ourselves to just any BLTs……

Sophie Leon / August 1, 2014

Sink Your Teeth Into A Big, Juicy Peach Butt

Two of my favorite things in this whole world are peaches and butts. Put those two together, and you have the greatest lovechild of all time, not including Blue Ivy Carter. So what is a peach butt, you ask?

Katie Oldenburg / July 31, 2014

RIP Society: Zebra Steaks Are Now The Other White Meat

Coming to a health food store near you (maybe): legally farmed zebra meat. A food supplier in the UK has been selling Burchell’s zebra steaks, which come from farms in South Africa. You might be surprised to learn, according to TIME, that game meat, including zebra, is legal in the United States so long a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 27, 2014

Frisky Eats: Drizzle It With Honey

I recently bought a big ol’ 24 oz. jar of local honey at the farmer’s market and can’t wait to dig into the amber goodness. So far, I’ve managed to drizzle a little over Greek yogurt. I know, delicious but dull. Time to sweeten the pot with some ingenious honey-based recipes.

Sophie Leon / July 26, 2014

Frisky Eats: 20 Tequila Drinks To Help Celebrate National Tequila Day!

Happy National Tequila Day! Tequila cocktails have always been my go-to drink when I’m looking for something refreshing with a kick. In fact, I have a half-full bottle of Sauza Blue sitting on my desk as we speak (no joke), and on top of that, “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney is my favorite song…

Katie Oldenburg / July 24, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Recipes That Are Driving Me Bananas

I love bananas, but my sister loathes them. If you try to bring a banana into her car, she will make you eat it before and dispose of the peel on the sidewalk. To her horror, I put bananas in everything. Pancakes, smoothies, ice cream sundaes, you name it, it’s probably better with a banana.

Sophie Leon / July 23, 2014

Start Stockpiling Hershey’s Bars, Because Chocolate Prices Are Going Up

Hershey announced last week that its prices would increase due to a rise in the cost of chocolate ingredients. Very soon, those amazing Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars (or am I the only one who likes those?) will now cost eight percent more, and so will every other treat the company makes. Other candy companie…

Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

9 Of The Nastiest Things People Have Found In Their Lunch Salads

Last week, a man allegedly found a rusty nail in his to-go salad from a Manhattan restaurant named, appropriately, “Just Salad.” What is it about salads that attract this ickiness? It seems that every few weeks somebody finds some kind of critter or other not-so-salad-y item amid their lettuce, chickpeas and chopped tomatoes. Make sure…

Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

Next-Level Baking: How To Booze Up Your Cakes

I’ve said before that I drink alcohol for the variety of tastes, but what I haven’t disclosed yet is that I am obsessed with putting booze into my cakes (also: I am obsessed with cake). Flavor matching is at the heart of mixing cocktails, and translating cocktail flavors into cake is basically the best party…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 17, 2014

Oh You Fancy, Huh? Fish Are Now Receiving Acupuncture Before Becoming Your Sushi

After reading about Katy Perry, Neil Patrick-Harris and David Burtka’s recent sushi meal at Park Restaurant in Montreal, I remain more fascinated by their fare than by the fact that Katy hangs with NPH and David. Why? Because their sushi was acupuncture-treated before it became their dinner.

Katie Oldenburg / July 16, 2014

I Get Where ‘The Blonde Vegan’ Blogger Is Coming From, Because I Had Disordered Eating Gussied Up As Being “Vegetarian,” Too

Last month, a blogger named Jordan Younger announced in a blog post that she had eaten some fish. This wouldn’t have been noteworthy, except the blog was called The Blonde Vegan and Younger’s post was titled “Why I’m Transitioning Away From Veganism.

Younger used to be a vegan for both health and ethical…

Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2014

Frisky Eats: 15 Flavorful Fig Recipes

When I was a little girl, my grandmother would always put out a plate of cookies and figs for me to eat when I went to visit. Now my mom does it, and soon enough, I’m sure I’ll do it for my kids. Not only are figs healthy, but they’re sweet enough to be a…

Katie Oldenburg / July 16, 2014

Random Single Gal Recipe: Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos With Avocado

I’m pretty confident in the kitchen, but my red meat cooking skills are pretty hit or miss. I can roast the hell out of a pork tenderloin and make a super awesome cast iron chicken, but red meat gives me trouble. This weekend, I had a hankering for steak tacos and decided to take a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2014

Frisky Eats: 17 Sweet & Savory Crepes

Happy Bastille Day! As a woman of French descent, I feel it is my duty to celebrate the holiday with my favorite French street food. Crepes! Don’t be intimidated — crepes are quite easy to whip up. The challenge is deciding what kind of crepes you feast on … bon appetit, mes amis!

Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Frisky Eats: 9 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Recipes

I have a bit of a reputation for making watermelon basil margaritas and drinking them right out of the melon itself. Watermelon is hands down the most refreshing fruit around. It pairs well with sweet, tart, salty, and spicy flavors. If you haven’t tried watermelon with sour lime, spicy chilli powder, or salty feta, you…

Sophie Leon / July 13, 2014

BrusselKale Is Maybe The Vegetable Hybrid Of My Dreams

I love to cook and the vegetables I prepare by far the most often are Brussels sprouts and kale. Seriously, I eat sauteed kale and spicy roasted Brussels sprouts, like, 3-4 days per week, because they’re easy and fantastic for you and filling and also fucking delicious. So naturally, my stomach started growling when I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 12, 2014

Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

If you’re a coffee lover and a wine lover, we’re about to tell you something that will either completely excite or disgust you. Friends Fun Wine has launched a collection of low-calorie, low-alcohol coffee wines in cans: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. I’m completely confused about how to feel about it. …

Katie Oldenburg / July 11, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Chicken Salad Recipes That Don’t Taste Like Mayo

I get the feeling most people under-appreciate chicken salad.  As a kid, my grandmother used to make tuna and chicken salad as dips for every party. With just a few ingredients, a flavorful dish can be made in advance and enjoyed all week long.  Although I grew up on chicken salad, at some point, I…

Sophie Leon / July 10, 2014
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