See where your favorite team dines out before the big game.Beef, it's what's for dinner - at least if you're an NFL player fueling up.
Polling teams' media relations staff members and city insiders reveals that their players, and visiting ones, like to eat prime-grade steaks and chops, and large portions of them, when eating out in the NFL's 32 cities.
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Like their colleagues in the NBA, many NFL players tend to stick to the tried-and-true upscale chains, places where they know what they like and know they can expect food that, while it may not be inventive, will be reliably palatable.
Whether they're linebackers, wide receivers, or quarterbacks, players know that these joints will have big portions of their favorite foods, and proteins of all kinds. Every NFL market seems to have a Ruth's Chris, Del Frisco's, Morton's, or all of the above. And not surprisingly, they are regular hangouts of the pros.
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But local establishments and
See where your favorite team dines out before the big game.Beef, it's what's for dinner - at least if you're an NFL player fueling up.Read More »from Where NFL Teams like to Eat Before Kickoff
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Ranch Chicken Bites Let's face it, being a kid is hard. There are sooo many things you can't do. So, teaching your kids to cook is a great way to encourage independence, get them off of electronics, and help them feel in control of part of their day. Having a few basic recipes is a good way to get kids kickstarted in the kitchen. It's easy for them to learn how to make scrambled eggs or pancakes for breakfast. Quesadillas and 2-minute tomato soup are simple lunch starters, and for dinner, try chili or these deliciously simple ranch chicken bites. They are a great way to start building their abilities.Read More »from Best Dressed: Make 4-ingredient Ranch Chicken Bites in No Time!
With this recipe, they'll need some adult supervision for chopping chicken and sliding the baking sheet into the oven, but otherwise, the prep and roll-up is simple and super kid-friendly. All you gotta do is grab a roll of pre-made dough, call your kids into the kitchen, and get cookin'!
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Ranch Chicken Bites
1 tube crescent roll dough
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Want to make these trendy burgers at home? Here are some of their secrets.Gourmet burgers have grabbed the attention of restaurants nationwide, and now burger trends are following suit. These days, chefs and cooks are thinking beyond crazy toppings or beef blends for their burgers, and are reimagining the burger and how to enjoy it entirely.Read More »from 5 Burgers You Should Be Eating Now (And How to Make Them at Home)
This summer, the Ramen Burger debuted at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn, N.Y., and threatened to take the "it food" label from the ever-popular Cronut, and that's just the beginning of what we've seen in the burger world. Institutional burger spots like In-N-Out are creating new, secret ways to order their burgers, and fast-food chains like Wendy's are reimagining the bun.
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- Babble.com | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:44 AM EDT
As a mom, I love having snack bars on hand for when life gets busy and the kids and I are on the go, which is most of the time! Since my kids are always telling me they are hungry, I like the option of a protein bar to fill their bellies and give them some lasting energy. And, let's face it, I need the energy too! But I am also aware that a lot of the bars on the market are essentially candy bars, filled with fat and sugar. Protein bars are appealing, both for busy folks and for those trying to lose weight, but finding options that are healthy and filling as well as tasty can be a bit overwhelming. I had the chance to ask Jennifer Christman, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager with Medifast for some advice when shopping for protein bars. She offered some great general guidelines and we were also able to carefully look at the labels for 7 popular protein bars. Hopefully this guide can empower you to make healthier choices when you hit the protein bar aisle at the store! - By JaneRead More »from The Good, the Bad, and the Healthy: Nutritional Facts of 7 Popular Protein Bar Brands
- bon appétit magazine | Shine Food – Fri, Sep 6, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
There's a reason people love everything bagels: you don't have to choose which delicious, crunchy topping will adorn your daily weekend carb splurge. The same principle of "more is more" can be applied to cookies, too. Why not pack everything you possibly can into your few glorious bites? Right? These Everything Cookies mash almost every type of cookie you know and love into one supercookie. Oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate chips, walnuts, raisins, and pretzel bits satisfy every possible dessert craving in the book. Seriously, this treat has everything. It's like one of Stefon's clubs, in cookie form.
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recipe by Marissa Lippert
servings: makes about 48
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room
Strike While the Oven Is Hot
Throw in an extra baking sheet of vegetables and aromatics when you're cooking tonight's roast and you'll have building blocks for tomorrow's dinner and beyond.
Beyond Big-Batch Cooking
Making a big batch of chili and freezing some for another day is all well and good, but it requires a few hours of dedicated time -- and does nothing to use up the odds and ends in the refrigerator. That's why roasting vegetables while you're cooking dinner is so brilliant. The oven is already fired up, so you save time and energy, and when it comes to ingredients, you can improvise.
Roasting vegetables and fruits intensifies their natural sweetness. Toss with just enough extra-virgin olive oil to coat, season as desired, and spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Don't crowd them, or they'll steam rather than brown, and you won't get that concentrated flavor.
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There's no better way to make the summer last just a little bit longer.Even though summer might be almost over, that doesn't mean that our sweet tooth has been satisfied. And even though dessert trucks might be synonymous with ice cream trucks for some, there's a whole world of trucks out there selling everything from sweet waffles to cupcakes to cookies. And even if it's chilly out, who's to say that we're not allowed to eat ice cream? There's no better way to make the summer last just a little bit longer.Read More »from The Best Dessert Trucks in America
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Long before kimchi tacos, years before anybody thought to make burgers and banh mi curbside, or wear costumes and serve Indian food, in 1956, brothers Jim and Bill Conway rigged an old truck with an ice cream machine, mixed in green food coloring, and set out in West Philly to sell soft-serve and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. It was late winter, and the story goes, they sold out. So it was Mister Softee was born.
Whichever modern pioneer you attribute the current food truck craze to, and whether your
Research says we shouldn't be eating oysters in the warm summer months.Ugh, well this just about ruins the waning days of summer (it's still summer! Right?). Instead of going out and getting a French 75 cocktail with some oysters on the half-shell, we'll have to stick with something more plebian like shrimp cocktail, as health officials warn against eating oysters in the summer.Read More »from Why You Shouldn't Eat Oysters in the Summer
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The Huffington Post reports that in the past few weeks, officials in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington state have reported twice as many cases of vibriosis after eating raw oysters, compared to previous summers.
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According to the report, 113 illnesses had been reported in the three states by the middle of August; previous years, there were only 55 cases of vibriosis. The illnesses, which refers to two different foodborne illnesses caused by bacterial infection, is usually very rare. Past reports note that an average American is 100 times more likely to find a pearl in an oyster than
Different ways to use zucchini About this time of year-among gardeners and others who love seasonal vegetables-jokes abound about the invasion of the zucchini, as if it were some creature from a sci-fi movie, endlessly propagating. Even fans of this summer squash can get a little bored during its abundant growing season. But there are plenty of fun, out-of-the-ordinary ways to enjoy your zucchini bonanza. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Quick picklesRead More »from 6 Unusual Ways to Use Zucchini
My coworker Sherry wrote about pickling carrots and other sturdy veggies, and you can do the same with zucchini as well. I used her pickling liquid proportions (1 c. white vinegar, 1/3 c. sugar, 3 Tbsp. salt) and added a few sprigs of fresh dill and a quarter of a red onion, thinly sliced, for one medium zucchini. If you're using a mason jar, make sure to pack in the veggies as tightly as possible (you might be able to fit more than one zucchini)-they float once the liquid is added. After 6 hours they were crunchy with a bit of zip; after 3 days, they were
Fiesta Nacho CasseroleIn these no-guilt Tex-Mex nachos, white-meat chicken replaces beef so you can snag all the collagen-building benefits of protein without the artery-clogging fat. Also beautifying in this dish: a cup of carrots, brimming with beta carotene, which give your complexion a glow.Read More »from How to Make Nachos a No-Guilt Meal
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Total Time: 40 min
Prep Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 400
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- 3 cup(s) rotisserie chicken breast meat, shredded
- 2 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup(s) carrots, shredded
- 1 cup(s) corn kernels
- 1/2 cup(s) salsa verde
- 2 clove(s) garlic, crushed with press
- 1 teaspoon(s) chili powder
- 3 ounce(s) (about 28 ) baked whole-grain tortilla chips
- 1/2 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese
- Cilantro leaves
- Hot pepper sauce
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1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large
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