Think you can’t cook? Here’s a recipe where you don’t have to. (And technically, it’s not quite “Hot Outta The Oven,” but anyway…) Gazpacho is a cold summer tomato soup, and all you have to do is blend, baby blend. The best part is that it’s super healthy, being low in fat (there’s a teeny bit of olive oil, the “good fat”), and high in nutrients (lycopene from tomato). Once you get the basic idea down, you can think of your own twists to add. I made up this recipe, and added roasted corn to give it a bit of a crunch. Keep reading »
Want to make a cheap, easy, and delicious dessert? Crêpes, the traditional French pancakes, are perfect to impress your dinner guests. But before we begin, a little lesson in pronunciation. The e in the word is said like eh: krehps. If you can get a bit of a throaty roll on the r. It’s not craypes. Nor is it craps. Let’s hope your dish doesn’t end up tasting like the latter.
After the jump, a recipe, plus ideas for fun fillings both savory and sweet! Keep reading »
Ask any man where he wants to go for his birthday and 98% of the time* he will answer “steak house.” Ask him today, and hopefully he’d have the good sense to utter, “Steak and a blow job please,” as today, March 14, is the unofficial reverse Valentine’s Day known as “Steak & Blow Job Day.” I won’t tell you how to do the latter (that’s Dr. V’s territory), but I can handle the former. Face it, if you’re hitting up a spot a few steps up from the Red Lobster, chances are the meal will cost you a few Benjamins. As with most DIY projects, this steak dinner will save you enough greenbacks to fund a new birthday dinner outfit without compromising what it is he desires – a juicy seared steak. (*unconfirmed but highly probable statistic) Keep reading »
Alright, ladies, 7-layer dip and a case of Bud was a perfectly swell Super Bowl spread back when everyone crowded around the TV on your bean bag and futon. But now that you’ve upped your style (and upgraded your digs) why not kick up your menu a notch? Don’t worry, we’re not trading out chicken wings for caviar. But thanks to recipes from Wolfgang Puck and other star chefs, you can add a touch of gourmet to your “Game Day” staples… Keep reading »
Most of us, upon the arrival of the new year, swear to begin a nutritional regimen Madonna would of and take up jazzer-yoga-lates or some other new fangled workout routine. Some will stick to their resolutions; others will last a respectable amount of time before binging on burritos; and a solid portion will cave by January 7th. Regardless, for the, now, 30 days remaining this month, just embrace all the delicious food and beverages being shoved in your face at holiday parties, dinner dates, and mom and dad’s house. You have all of next year to feel crappy about yourself with Glamour‘s help! For now, eat like a fat kid let loose in Magnolia Bakery and drink like an alcoholic swimming in a river of vodka. Here are some recipes that will help.
See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »
We’re hoping that with this week’s election, the financial situation will straighten itself out — but it’s not going to happen overnight, so we’re gonna need to be a little more frugal. No more eating out every night! No more buying expensive salads for lunch! If you missed Teri Tsang Barrett’s “Hot Out Of The Oven” recessionista menu last week, make the dishes this week! After the jump, the shopping list and daily recipes… Keep reading »