We've heard all the old adages about curing hangovers (think "hair of the dog") and tricks for pacing yourself (match one glass of water for every drink you have) when preparing for a night of binge drinking. We've even heard that the best thing for a hangover is a greasy breakfast at the local diner. However, what about the food you eat before you go out for the night? St. Paddy's Day is around the corner, and we decided we'd give you some culinary suggestions for that bar crawl we know you're planning. Here are some appropriately festive recipes, featuring all of the calorie-laden goodness you need to line that tummy for our nation's best drinking holiday.
Every good meal ends with dessert. Many believe that making a dessert is a challenging engagement in the kitchen, but It does not have to be that way. Any dessert novice can step into the spotlight and have conquered them the first time round. It's a liberating experience. Any dessert will be a piece of cake (pardon the pun) So here are a couple of recipes to lose that fear of dessert preparation and to become acquainted with your sweet tooth.
To start off with, how about making some cupcakes, a great combination is lemon and raspberries and here is an easy recipe for you.
As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, designers have stunned the fashion communities with their re-invention of the "classic" wardrobe essential. Nail Art is definitley not dead New York Fashion Week runways are proof!
We love all the classic nude nails : a catwalk staple season after season but we got to see so many designers showcase creative manicures, and many of the looks can be easily translated into the real world! Keeping in stride with NYFW, MARS the Salon, located in West Hollywood has created a must-have nail design inspired by the black and white combinations gracing the catwalk. Utilizing geometric shapes with color blocking, MARS the Salon helps you stay on trend with the hottest fall fashions as well as to match your nails to fit any stylish occasion.
When it comes to Valentines Day, the standard plan is a trip out to a fancy restaurant, possibly some drinking and dancing, and, presumably, an eventual return home to continue your evening. But why not cut out a step and spend the whole night at home? Sure, you could do the out-on-the-town thing, but there's something really special about preparing a meal for someone you love (or at least like a lot) yourself. Plus, as we mentioned before, you've got bedroom proximity on your side.
For those of you who've decided on staying in on the night of the 14th, If you're confused about what separates a romantic meal from the general every day dish, or if you're generally just looking for ideas about what to make, we've put together a few passion-perfect recipes that will leave you both in love.
To define the Russian cuisine is a difficult task, but it can be summed up in just about one word: delicious.
Russian fare reflects what all Eastern European food does: the availability of ingredients reliant on on the climate. The cuisine is both hearty and gratifying. The manner in which the ingredients are used is not complicated and involves simple technique and minimal effort. There are an array of dishes in this cuisine--from soups and stews to fish dishes and salads. Russians also love their baked goods and savory pastries filled with either a vegetable or meats. They are eaten as a midafternoon snack or even breakfast. A great technique which is clearly their won is adaptation.
Winter is in full swing and the kitchen has become a warm and inviting place to start making your favorite dishes. Get culinarily-creative with an array of colorful vegetables and produce, for results that are both delicious and savory.
A seasonal favorite, which is abundant this time of year, is the squash. It’s a hearty and robust vegetable that stands up to any strong flavor and can be served as a side dish or enjoyed as a main course. There is a wide selection of squash varieties available today. To give you a glimpse into how to enjoy this vegetable, w have selected three seasonal favorites which are sure to please you and your guests.
Everyone likes a good wine and cheese party, but how are you going to make yours stand above the rest? Joonbug is here to provide you with fool-proof recipes that will be sure to make your party the talk of tastebud town. Picture this scene: your guests are entering your home, enticed by the smells of cinnamon, fruits, and freshly baked dough. We guarantee that that is exactly what will happen if you follow this easy recipe for baked brie which is sure to capture the hearts of your family and friends. Not only is baked brie more than easy to make -- wrap up some brie and fruit spread in puff pastry, bake it off, and enjoy--but also, you can take it to the next level by making just a few additions.
Being on a diet isn’t easy when everywhere you turn, there’s greasy, cruelly enticing fast food at your fingertips. The reality is, though, that fast food is here to stay and attempting to deprive yourself of it altogether could seriously backfire unless you have superhuman willpower. Rather than scream and run in the other direction every time you catch a whiff of a cheeseburger, arm yourself with the knowledge that most fast food places these days have a spectrum of choices. Some are indeed horribly unhealthy, but there are others that aren’t so bad to indulge in every now and again.
Whether or not breakfast is, nutritionally speaking, the most important meal, it can certainly set the tone for the rest of your day. Given that work is repetitive enough, why not ditch the cereal and give your morning routine a dash of extra flavor by trying these fun, easy breakfast ideas?
1. Peanut butter on waffles
Even if you do eat waffles on a regular basis, you haven't really experienced their true potential until you've slathered them with peanut butter. With the abundance of frozen waffles at grocery stores, this is one of the easiest, most delicious ways to switch up your breakfast routine.
Looking for ways to mix up your dinner routine? Enchiladas Suizas, a Mexican dish named for the Swiss because of its use of dairy, are a fantastic winter comfort food. Creamy, rich, and deeply satisfying, this quick and simple take on the popular recipe is easy to make in small or large batches.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
4 medium corn or flour tortillas
1/2 cup cooking cream
1 tsp salt
6 small handfuls cheese
1/2 cup salsa verde