Friday, October 28, 2016

Foodie Friday : Winter Salad Binging

There's #FoodieFriday, #FollowFriday, #FriendlyFollow … whatever! It's the weekend!  Just pick a food and drink topic to share and run with it! 



Connie Guttersen, author, dietitian, nutritionist, a lady on Twitter (@ConnieGuttersen) inspired me to pick salad for my topic.  She shared a Tweet (below) about all the different kinds of lettuce that are “worthy”.  Appreciated the info, but from there it was a leap into “winter salads”. Why? Because during the cold months, salad is not always on my menu. Bowls and bowls of warm and hearty soups. Yes!  But salad? Not so much.  That has to change.





Raw Vegan Blood Orange Winter Salad Recipe (frivolousgirl.com)







Asian Quinoa Slaw Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette (thekitchengirl.com)







East Asian Chicken Salad (crumbsonthetable.co.uk)






Asian Napa Cabbage Salad (homebakedjoy.com)


Asian Napa Cabbage Salad - Home Baked Joy


A Winter Salad That Satisfies (findyourbalancehealth.com)


A Winter Salad That Satisfies


18 Cozy Warm Salad Recipes for Winter (care2.com)


Warm Salads For The Winter | Care2 Healthy Living



15 Winter Salads to Make for Dinner - Recipes from The Kitchn


15 Winter Salads to Make for Dinner - Recipes from The Kitchn

Winter survival comes in the form of comfort food - the richer and heartier the meal, the easier it is to handle the cold. But we still need salad. In fact, with all those hefty stews and baked pastas, salads are imperative to keep things in balance.

Are You a Food Waster? - Go Global Today

Found this article because it was shared by a dear friend via her Google+ posts stream. Yes my children are all grown, with the exception of one still a teenager. Yes they say that mom always says "Don't waste food. Children are starving in Africa." 

Yes I said it and I'll say it again! 

It's not just Africa either! It's all around the world! 

You know what else? My mom used to say the same thing to me! 

Now I'm 60 years old and the sad thing is that it was true when my mom said it. 

It was probably true before she said it. 

It's 2016 and it's still true!

WHY???!!! There's no excuse for it!!



" ... 31 percent—or 133 billion pounds—of the 430 billion pounds of the available food supply at the retail and consumer levels went uneaten in the United States ..."


"... 40 percent of all food in the United States was never eaten. ..."




Sorry. This is one of those things in this world that really perturbs me. Every time I see it, hear it or read about it, I break out the megaphone and start preaching!! Each time, I hope the words are not falling on deaf ears.





In my mind's eye, the opposite of WASTE is CHARITY. 

OK. You can't end world hunger. But is there not one act of charity that you can render to another person? Is there really nothing you can do?

Charity never fails.






Thursday, October 27, 2016

Chinese Fortune Cookies as American as Apple Pie

The Chinese fortune cookies are not an Asian invention, but rather an American one.  A conclusion based on my extensive research of Chinese history, tradition and culture (i.e. watching a lot of kung fu movies).  There was a story circulated about rebels in the 13th or 14th century, using them to pass secret messages to each other about their war plans to overthrow the Mongols. Pure fiction. But you must admit that plot sure has the makings of an epic saga.


Alas!  The truth is the Chinese fortune cookie is as American as apple pie; and they make great party favors.  


Would you like to make your own homemade fortune cookies?  


Well you can!

This Sunbeam kitchen accessory is a must have.  





Content originally published at dailytwocents.com on April 30, 2014.



Pomegranate Homemade Fortune Cookies - What Jew Wanna Eat

Homemade Fortune Cookies are easy to make! (Sort of.) Plus, when you make them yourself, you can make them pink! Did y'all have a great NYE? Did you stay at home and pass out before midnight, or frolic around in a glittery dress drinking champagne out of the bottle?







Friday, October 21, 2016

Foodie Friday : Banana Brownies - Back for Seconds

Scanning pins on Pinterest and came across one pin shared by food blogger, Stephanie Brubaker, that made me start looking for recipe variations. Being that it's also #foodiefriday, it's also a perfect excuse to do a little detective work.  Brownies are on my list of fave foods, right along with cheesecake. But most of the brownies I enjoy are chocolate.  Never heard of a Banana Brownie. Have you?

Now it's imperative to know how many other different kinds of brownies are out there in wonderful world of food.  :)


Do you have a brownie recipe
that's not like any other?


Banana Brownies - Back for Seconds



Kelly Senyei, Just a Taste, came up with a recipe that combines three desserts into one.  Three guilty pleasures in one?  What a brilliant mind!!  :)

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies


Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies Recipe


Found this delightful treat at Kirbie’s Cravings.

Cookies and Cream Brownies


Cookies and Cream Brownies



 Another Kellie shared her recipe for vegans at her blog, Food to Glow.

Tahini Swirl Chocolate Brownies (immune-boosting and grain-free + vegan option).


Miley Cyrus would be so proud of her! :)

Tahini Swirl Chocolate Brownies (immune-boosting and grain-free + vegan option)





*This one from a fellow blogger on Blogspot, Nook & Pantry.

Green Tea Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownie



Green Tea Cheesecake White Chocolate Brownie



Blinking arrow found at glitter-graphics.com



Found on Google Plus













Spinach Brownies  (???) OK!







Also a fellow blogger on Blogspot, but saved this one for last. Why? Because this dear lady asked a question that I would ask and answered it the way that I would answer it!

QUESTION:
Which is better? Brownies? Cheesecake?

ANSWER:
Brownies AND Cheesecake!  Duh!

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Chocolate Links for Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. It is definitely not on the list of things one can not Google. You never have any problems finding stuff about chocolate. People love to celebrate it and make up national days for it. They tout all its health benefits, as if one needs an excuse to eat it. Even raw chocolate is becoming “the right thing” to eat.



Here's a collection of chocolate links - most of them (except for the last one) from an online writing website that encourages you to write short posts (200 words, minimum) on a wide range of topics and participate in its revenue-share plan, so you can earn some residual income.

* Chocolate Good for the Memory

* Why Drinking Hot Chocolate is Good for You?

* National Chocolate Éclair Day

* National Chocolate Parfait Day

* National Chocolate Pudding Day

* National Chocolate-Covered Raisins Day

* National Chocolate Fondue Day

* National Chocolate Candy Day

* National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

* National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

* Raw Chocolate is Now a Trend



Chocolate of the Month Club (Make Every Month February)

Snooping Around: Random Facts About Chocolate!


For the Chocolate Lover in You

Pascal Caffet is a world famous chocolatier and the French are more than happy to say "Ooh la la!" whenever this name is heard. He is revered as "le roi du chocolat", that is to say, "the king of chocolate".


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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Food Ways Presented by Everyday Exotic Spices

“Food Ways” is presented by Everyday Exotic Spices and its purpose is to share food finds for food lovers, recipes, cooking tips and all things foodie!

Food ways is an expression that dates back to 1946. It refers to the eating habits and culinary practices of a people, region, or historical period.  

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Hope these shares encourage you to experiment and enjoy fascinating and wonderful culinary adventures.


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