Need a little inspiration to kick your takeout habit and actually use your oven? Check out this cute video narrated by food writer Michael Pollan. Turns out the health benefits of cooking your own food — even rich, calorie-dense foods — are much greater than you might think. Time to bust out your grandma’s casserole dish and get cookin’! (Need some recipe ideas? We’ve got a few…) [YouTube]
Yes, McDonald’s French fries are very dangerous in the sense that you could inhale a super-sized order in the blink of an eye. But also, they can be physically dangerous, as demonstrated by a woman in Bordeaux who was seriously injured by one of the delicious potato wedges. Let this be a cautionary tale.
It started as most fast food kerfuffles do; with hungry people and slow customer service. An unidentified, angry patron tried to launch a French fry, missile style, at a McDonald’s employee. Presumably as a signal for the McDonald’s staff to get going on the Big Macs? But the aim was off, and instead of pelting the employee with a potato torpedo, it hit a female diner in the eye. The woman was rushed to the hospital with a scratched cornea and told to stay home from work for the next 10 days. Police are still trying to track down the French fry assailant. I guess this is what our parents meant when they told us not to play with our food.[Cybergazing]
I was trying to think of a clever intro for this recipe roundup, but all I can think of is, “Come on, who doesn’t love lasagna?!” So I’m just going to leave it at that. Click through for 10 mouthwatering recipes for everyone’s favorite pasta dish!
Below is the transcript of an actual Gchat conversation that took place between Winona and Ami, regarding the Cragel Bagel. Please note: No cragel bagels were consumed in the writing of this blog post. Keep reading »
FACT: Brunch is the best meal of the day. When else can one enjoy oodles of carbs with real maple syrup, thick cut bacon, fluffy eggs, and booze? Not into eggs? Enjoy a deep fried macaroni and cheese burger, because at brunch, anything goes! My favorite brunch includes unlimited mimosas, yoga pants, and a recliner (AKA at home with friends). The challenge to at home brunch is making the ultimate meal without wearing yourself out. The solution is simple — breakfast bakes. Everything you love about breakfast is prepped the day before and refrigerated over night. In the morning, simply pop that pan in the oven and wow your ravenous crowd. Get inspired to host your own brunch with these 10 breakfast bake recipes!
You know how some people say they’ve seen the face of Jesus in their burnt toast? Well, there’s a product that can make that happen for everyone … but instead of Jesus, it’s a vagina.
Novel toaster company Burnt Impressions is known for creating toasters that brand custom images into your bread as it toasts. So naturally, it was only a matter of time before some stoned dude (sorry, I can only assume) over at Burnt Impressions was like, “I’VE GOT IT. Let’s put genitals on our toast.” And then that happened. Keep reading »
Sylvester Graham, an evangelical minister in the 1830s and the world’s first “health nut,” believed that the single greatest health concern facing Americans was rampant sexual desire. In order to suppress these carnal urges, Graham prescribed — what else? — a special diet that would tame the lusty beast within. Keep reading »
We’re all born with the ability to eat intuitively, to listen to our body’s needs, to eat nourishing foods when we’re hungry, to stop when we’re full. It’s our default setting; our natural state. Even just writing that out right now, it’s such a “duh” that I can’t believe how easy and common it is for people to lose this ability, but it is. I stopped eating intuitively when I was a kid. I can’t pinpoint one exact moment that my sense of hunger became more emotional than physical, but I remember lots of little moments that helped redefine my relationship with food:
- When I realized that eating half a box of Cheez-Its after school made me feel numb to the mean things my classmates had said to me that day.
- When my grandma literally stuffed cookies into my mouth while saying, “Don’t get fat.”
- When I started eating tons of refined carbs to self-medicate my ADD.
- When I learned to lean on food for emotional support.
And even beyond all that, I just genuinely love food. Always have. I view it as one of life’s great pleasures, but like any pleasure, overdoing it is a surefire way to take all the pleasure out of it. Keep reading »
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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On one hand, I fucking love burritos. On the other hand, I don’t usually trust food, other than candy, soda or chips, that comes out of a mysterious contraption located in the same space as where I pump gas. While part of me wants to get excited about the Burrito Box, “the world’s first burrito kiosk” (stationed inside two separate gas stations in LA), because, hello, EDIBLE MAGIC, I am understandably concerned about the quality, freshness and safety of sticking that edible magic in my piehole. According to Buzzfeed, the burritos come in five “flavors,” each costing $3, and you can customize your order with toppings like guacamole, sour cream and Tabasco, for an additional fee. So far, reviews are mixed. The guy who posted the photo above to Instagram said his burrito “wasn’t that bad,” which I am going to say is a positive review given his burrito came out of a somewhat mysterious orange box in a gas station. But LAist tried all five “flavors” of burrito — three of which are breakfast burritos, with eggs, BTW — and called them “bland” and “colorless and unappetizing.” But honestly? That’s how I’d describe most pricey, sit down Mexican restaurants in New York City. When I’m in LA later this month, I am totally going to go to the burrito box and report back. [Buzzfeed] [Photo: Instagram]