This whole “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop Us All” event for September 20th is downright fascinating. The memes are hilarious. We even got accepted into the Storm Area 51 Facebook group just to LOL on the daily.
Arby’s is getting in on the fun by sending its food truck to Nevada.
Via its blog and Twitter, Arby’s is all like:
“We’re going there. No really, we’re going there. #Area51. And we’re bringing a special menu.”
Now we’re jonesin’ for a Beef & Cheddar...
Carrots are good for you and help you see. Eat too many of them, and risk turning orange (we’ve seen it happen.) If you’ve got a bag of carrots that are a bit flexible or are dried out a bit and look white and chalky—don’t fret. These carrots are still edible. Here’s what you can do with them, courtesy of MyRecipes…
½ pound baby carrots or peeled carrots cut into small sticks or rounds
6 ounces vinegar (apple cider or white wine or rice wine vinegar are all great choices)
4 ounces honey (can sub sugar, brown sugar or maple syrup for interesting flavor)
1 tablespoon mustard seed (I use half brown and half yellow but you can also use other spices like cardamom, coriander, peppercorns, and the like)
Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
Mix honey or sugar into vinegar a little bit at a time to your desired level of sweet/sour, tasting as you go. Heat in a nonreactive pan over medium high heat with mustard seed until at a simmer and add carrots. Simmer carrots in vinegar, honey and mustard seed till cooked but still crisp (1-3 minutes). Store overnight in fridge in liquid. Before serving, remove from brine and toss with chopped fresh herbs of your choosing.
Cucumber water is so simple, yet so refreshing and good for you. Cucumbers themselves are low in calories and low in carbs, yet are filling and healthy. One cup of cucumber is just 16 calories and 3.8 grams or carbs. So, get up on that cucumber!
Cucumber Water with Lemon & Lemongrass
2 cucumbers, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 gallon of water
Combine everything into a large pitcher or beverage dispenser. Chill for a few hours. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
*recipe courtesy of GardensAll.com
Forget the brown paper bag to disguise or transport your booze. You’re no wino! Well, not in the dirty clothes-stinky-underwear-haven’t-bathed-in-five-days kind of wino.
Partaking in the grape is en vogue. So, indulge with Vinglace. The company is so proud of its portable wine coolers, wine glasses, and tumblers.
Their stainless steel and vacuum insulated technology keeps your wine, champagne, rose and beverages cold for hours from first to last sip. The lid is spill proof, and there’s a glass insert so your beverage never touches metal. No metallic taste or smell. Not that that would stop us, but…
Plus, a portion of proceeds from sales goes to breast cancer research. Vinglace founder Alyson Haas was diagnosed in 2014 at the age of 35. She is happily cancer-free!
We’ll drink to that!
KFC just makes our hearts sing. Their marketing is winning 24/7. The Colonel commercials. The Chickendales for Mother’s Day. And the swag. The swag is so sweet.
KFC Russia has teamed with Russian streetwear brand Mam Cupy for a real-deal bucket hat.
For 1,800 rubes (approximately $24), you can take The Colonel to the streets… or use said hat to hold your KFC extra crispy meal with biscuits.
These hats better make their way over here. The Cold War is over, no?
We feel pretty fortunate that we have a diverse palate. There are only a few foods that we will never eat because they’re gross.
We especially love the flavors of Lebanese food. Delicious and healthy, we just can’t get enough. On those days you don’t want to put on clean underwear and pants without holes in them, stay in and whip up a batch of Fatayer bil Sabanikh, aka Spinach-Stuffed Bread Triangles. Invite a friend or two over to your pigfest. They can wear their sweatpants, too.
Spinach-Stuffed Bread Triangles
1 Tbsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup lukewarm water, divided
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour, or barley flour, plus extra for work surface
2 Tbsp plus 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 tsp unrefined sea salt, divided
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
1 medium onion, grated and drained well
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
Combine yeast with 1/4 cup lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, 1 tsp olive oil, and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix well until blended. Add remaining 1/3 cup water, a little at a time, until dough is smooth.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead dough until it is smooth and elastic (5–10 minutes). Oil another large bowl with 1 tsp olive oil. Place dough in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease with oil. Take dough out of the bowl, and place on a lightly floured work surface. Lightly dust the top of the dough and a rolling pin with flour. Roll out the dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out 24 (3-inch) circles from the dough (the floured rim of a glass works fine).
Make the filling by combining spinach, onion, lemon juice, mint, remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil, and remaining 1/4 tsp salt in a medium bowl. Stir well to incorporate.
Fill a small bowl with water and keep it next to the dough. Fill each dough circle with 1 scant tsp of filling. Dip your fingers into the water, and wet the outer edges of the dough circles. Fold the bottom half of the circle up to the middle. Pinch in the top two sides of the circle to form a triangle. If the dough does not seal easily, use more water to coat the edges. Repeat with remaining dough circles.
Place 12 triangles on each cookie sheet, leaving space between them. Bake for 20–30 minutes until golden brown, making sure not to open the oven during the first 10 minutes of baking. Serve warm. (Tip: If you're making these in advance, let cool, place in an airtight container, and freeze for up to a month.
*recipe courtesy of Amy Riolo, author of The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition: A Flavorful, Heart-Healthy Approach to Cooking
If you needed a nap after reading the instructions, either get your friends to make this recipe, or hit up Uber Eats and take the easy way out... we approve.
We’re gonna make this simple. Take a look at this:
Well, let’s make it a point to eat more blueberries!
Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
20 packets Truvia (or 1 cup sugar)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups zucchini, shredded
1 1/2 cups blueberries
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another small bowl, stir the lemon zest into the Truvia or sugar. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, Greek yogurt, and vanilla, until smooth. Add the Truvia/zest mixture and stir until smooth. Slowly stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the zucchini and blueberries. Scoop 1/4 cup batter each into the wells of a lined muffin tin.
Bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly in the pan, then remove to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container - can be frozen, well wrapped, for up to two months.
*recipe courtesy of My Baking Addiction
We can’t help ourselves. If we’re honest, most of us would say we’re foodies. We love food. We love large quantities of food. We love to stuff our faces—with food. We love to mash things up and create the ultimate taste experience…
KFC ain’t messin’ around when it comes to love-it-when-it-goes-in, hate-it-on-the-way-out food mashups. Remember, these are the same folks that brought us the Double Down. Now, The Colonel and Chester Cheetah have collaborated on…
The Crispy Colonel Sandwich smothered in Cheetos sauce and a layer of crunchy Cheetos.
Personally, we like our Cheetos on the side. Because we’re slobs when we eat. Why tempt fate?
We aren’t dazzled by this creation, even though we are fans of the foods separately. We love fried chicken. We love Cheetos. We love cheese sauce….
But this may be a sign of maturity from us, because we’ve lived bad food choices.
Be warned: There will be regret.
Long John Silver's is saying to us all: “Don’t You Forget About Me”. Not in a Breakfast Club kind of way, but in a there’s-more-than-Wendy’s-clever-Twitter-account way.
This month, it’s Fishmas in July. The marketing campaign includes a second Spotify collection of songs about seafood, GIF coupons, swag, and more.
The Coral Benders provide the fishy tunes for the album, with titles like: “We Wish You a Merry Fishmas”, “O Come All Ye Fishful”, and “Ole Fish Kringle”.
Download the coupons, get the app, and get connected on social media for surprise merchandise like Ugly Fishmas bathing suits, as well as Fishmas slippers and towels.
Hey, Honey Baked Ham—this is how you step-up your game. Your lame on-line store and “ham-mock” ain’t gonna cut it.
Let’s get some fish up in here!
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