Honestly, people, we don't know why we even bother. We do the very hard work of reading all the blogs and spotting all the hackneyed trends for you, and for what? We've officially lost the war on stripey straws, mason jars, quinoa, and pumpkin spice. ...more
SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more
My husband and I rarely eat dessert but if you opened our pantry you'd find yourself facing a whole shelf of candy. We rarely eat it but if we ever get a late-night craving for Skittles, Nerds, jelly beans or Swedish Fish, we're covered. Don't get me ...more
As a Canadian, I didn't grow up with Girl Scout cookies and I honestly did not understand why my American friends got so excited about them. We have Girl Guides in Canada and they do sell cookies but they aren't really something we get all that excited about. When my American friends talk about Girl Scout cookie it's like they are speaking a different language. Samoas? Tagalongs? What?
I don't have easy access to Girl Scout cookies I turned to the internet to see if I could make any of them at home. Here's what I found.
Let's be honest: asparagus is pretty amazing.First of all, because it grows so quickly and doesn't require pesticides, it is a naturally organic food. It's also high in fiber and packs in only 27 calories per cup. But the real clincher? Asparagus is high in glutathione, an important anti-carcinogen and the most potent anti-cancer antioxidant available.And did we mention that it's simply delicious? Because, you know, it is. Steam it and then toss it in fresh lemon juice for a delicate, invigorating side....more
I tried something called Bang Bang Mahi Mahi a couple of weeks ago when we went out to eat for lunch. Wow! I have craved the flavor that sauce ever since. When I crave something, I have to figure out how to make it. Bang Bang sauce is too good to just put on fish, so I made it into a party dip! This would be amazing for a Super Bowl party, or whenever you need a lick-the-bowl-amazing kind of dip!...more
“Dates at home could be fun. Really we shouldn’t feel like we are resorting to “the second best” because we are parents now and can’t go on spontaneous adventures like... [[ This is a content summary only ....more
For the second day under BM#48, I have a typical south special biryani made specially for the Vegetarians, called the Kuska Biryani. In most non veg restaurants, the biryani sold without the meat is referred as Kuska. However the vegetarians didn't want to be left behind, so they devised a version for themselves ....more
When I was little, I read The Enormous Egg, a book about a chicken that laid a triceratops egg, and all the adventures the dinosaur had with its kid. (By The Cake Geek) I've secretly wanted a dinosaur ever since. ...more
For the second day of BM#48, under Sauces, I landed in an interesting Sauce made with Chancaca. I was on a mission to know what this ingredient was all about.My research led me to details that made me grin. The syrup is made with Chancaca or Panela ....more
Apart from being a vegetarian, I don’t follow any particular diet. But if I was going to, a low carb diet makes the most sense to me – much more sense than a low fat diet, a raw diet, etc. If you feel the same, here’s a low carb dinner idea for you – pizza frittata! ...more
It's here again, Burns' night. Roll out the haggis.All over the world, Scots will be celebrating their national poet tonight with meals of haggis neeps 'n' tatties (haggis, turnip and potato). His famous poems and songs will be sung and, for those of us Scots living outside the country a nostalgic tear or two will more than likely be shed....more
Our bloggers are great fans of American Idol from way back when the show aired 14 seasons ago! Well just so you know, it just started! Watch American Idol every Wednesday and Thursday 8/7 on Fox. Read more