Homemade Green Tortillas With Spinach and Cilantro

These tortillas have some spinach for color and a bit of cilantro. It's just the right amount of surprising flavor. You must try and see for yourself.  ...more

20 Food Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2015

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

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

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

Use Extra Christmas Candy to Make These Fudge Recipes

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

Healthiest Chocolate Snack: Two-Bite Black Bean Brownies

Mmm … Chocolate and coffee. Two of my favorite things, combined into a bite-size snack! These two-bite brownies are perfect for that midday craving. They give you an energy boost and extra nutrients, including fiber and protein. They're also free of gluten, dairy, soy, and refined sugars, and instead made with more natural ingredients like black beans and cocoa, so you can feel good about what you’re eating. Recipe Type: Snack ...more
Yes, it should work! Try an egg replacement instead, i.e. 2 egg = 4 Tbsp. water + 2 Tbsp. oil ...more

Grandma Olga's Fresh, Hot, Delicious, Homemade Tortillas

Back in 1995, when our Chief Travel Correspondent was only about five months old, her great grandmother Olga came to stay with us for a bit. I can't remember how it was decided, only that she "liked to clean." I think it was maybe "compelled to clean." Nevertheless, our windowsills were, in fact, spotless for the weeks of her visit. ...more
rosemondcates Let me know how it goes Rosemond!  I'd love to know how well I've explained it!more

6 Homemade Spins on the Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s Shamrock Shake season. If you’re too embarrassed to hit the McDonald’s drive-through—you may have food blogger cred to maintain, after all—we’ve rounded up six recipes to help you get your fix. From boozy to healthy, BlogHer’s food bloggers have you covered. There are even recipes for Shamrock Shake-inspired cupcakes and a layer cake. ...more
That looks delicious! I love the shake that McD's does..oh yumminess! :)more

Lentil Dal (for Freezing!)

This aromatic lentil dal is flavorful and healthy. And by doing the prep work in advance and freezing the mix-ins, you can have a simple protein-rich dinner on the table in 20 minutes. We’ve got a new favorite vegetarian dinner over here, and it is this lentil dal ....more

Baked Indian Spice Chickpeas

Here is one of my favorite chickpea recipes. These are great for a quick snack idea or as a finger food for a social gathering. They are flavorful and very simple to make. If curry isn’t your thing, why not try another seasoning, such as honey and cinnamon, jerk spice, or keep it simple by just tossing in sea salt.Tips:...more

Park Avenue Restaurant Gets a Makeover

Restaurateur Michael Stillman recently re-opened his Park Avenue restaurant in Flatiron, on 26th and Park. The fine dining establishment is well known for its changing décor, menu and name each season. Right now, it’s Park Avenue Autumn.The dining room is less formal than its previous incarnation on the Upper East Side. The expansive location boasts soaring ceilings and is currently decorated with fall foliage....more

10 Gluten-Free and Vegan Red Lentil Recipes

We’re switching things up a bit here. Instead of the usual Friday Foodie Faves where I share my 10 favorite recipe finds from fellow food bloggers, now I’m switched over to themed posts. With the beginning of fall now is the time to get into fall themed recipes ....more

FF - I heart Peasant Bread

About a year and a half ago, I went in search of a recipe for the eldest, after we figured out she had a sensitivity to yeast, and a craving for freshly baked bread. I started making a traditional Irish bread, without the currents and caraway seeds, which was a big hit with the two of us, but not so much for the rest of the household ("too bland and salty" were the general complaints)....more

Fake Italian Food – The Top Six


Stouffer's Cheeseburger Mac cups

I was desperate for food this morning. The closest place to grab something was a Circle K. The frozen section had a few sparse choices. I noted the Cheeseburger Mac and grabbed it.I followed the directions, cook it for two minutes after peeling off the lid, stir, then cook for an additional one minute. So far, so good, it was hot and steamy....more

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Feuilletine Cake

I simply adore chocolate in almost all its forms. Give me a bar of dark, bitter-sweet chocolate and I’ll do anything you fancy....more

The Ultimate Pinterest Party!

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Crispy Potato Cake with Garlic and Thyme

I must be the only person in Chicago wishing for it to snow. It has been a week since I came here and it only snowed once. Understandably, people I met here are sick of the cold weather and looking forward to the spring ....more