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Thinkfood cookbook recipe of the week

16 Jun

I have some exciting news to share!

Doesn’t this cookbook cover look pretty?! One of my recipes made it in here! (Along with a funny photo).

ThinkFood is a cookbook sponsored and published by Posit Science, featuring 50 brain-healthy recipes from bloggers around the globe. It contains good for the brain snacks, appetizers, sides, salads, main course and desserts!

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Food links: $7000 tip, BPAs are back, and White House garden is a hit

7 Nov

I read so many interesting food-related articles on a daily basis! I figured that it’s time I share with them y’all. Enjoy!

Image by Buzzfeed

*$47,221: What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a meal? $200? $500? $1,000? Now, multiply that number to fit someone’s annual salary, let’s say, $47,221. If you’re Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, this is what you paid, after having lunch for 6 people! [Buzzfeed]

*Cake and Sandra Lee: Whether you love her or hate her, Cheap Healthy Good brings us this hilarious review of Sandra Lee’s Money Saving Meals. My favorite part: when Sandra Lee makes a cake with cake while hitting on Mario Lopez repeatedly. Go over there and see the clip! [Cheap Healthy Good]

*Kids compost: Kids in Chicago schools are learning to compost their lunches. What a great way to teach kids about waste! [Chicago Tribune]

*Store cheese the right way: Great tips on how to store cheese after you get home. How I love thee, delicious, stinky cheese! [The Kitchn]

*BPAs in cans:This study by Consumer Reports shows that ” Bisphenol A can be found in canned soups, juice and more.” Remember how we got rid of Nalgene bottles not too long ago for the same reason? Perhaps, another good reason to stick to fresh foods. [Civil Eats, via Bittman]

*White House garden: This week’s episode of The Biggest Loser was filmed at the White House garden. They ate a salad together, then Bob Harper went on and on about how it only cost $12 to grow everything. My question is, what else did they eat after that small plate of salad they called “dinner”? :) Also, Iron Chef America filmed an episode there with Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse; episode will air in January.[NBC, and New York Times]

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Food News: Grimaldi’s is now in Douglaston!

4 Nov

All this pizza talk leads me to say…

I just found out that we don’t have to go all the way to Brooklyn for really good pizza anymore!

Thanks to Blondie and Brownie for the tip! 

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Enormous Bibimbap

14 Oct

According to the article, this happened at the second annual event that called “Day of International Koreans” on the 4th of October. Over 400 Koreans from other parts of the world, along with foreigners living in Korea, attended this event. This is a picture of cooks mixing up the veggies.
The google translator caption says “I’ve got to rub it evenly.”

Now, how many eggs do we need for bibimbap this big?


Thanks to Adam @ Serious Eats for the tip.

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Tropicana orange juice – now with anchovies!

17 Sep

Just read this very interesting New York Times article about nutraceuticals.

Neutra-what?

“These additives are often called nutraceuticals, broadly defined as ingredients that are derived from food, and that offer health benefits associated with that food.”

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Paula Dean – are you serious?

11 Sep

If you want to eat this, be my guest!

Like the NYT link states, “Apply directly to thighs.” Well put.

(Image courtesy of Food Network.com)

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What do nutmeg and hospitals have in common?

3 Sep

Nutmeg. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.org

In Sweden, there was a typo on a recipe that was featured in a magazine, causing four people to have nutmeg poisoning.

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