ThinkstockYou're back from the grocery store, arms loaded with fresh and beautiful produce, and now it's time to stock the refrigerator.
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If it were an ordinary day, you might start thoughtlessly loading your goods into the refrigerator - sticking them wherever they seem to fit best, and not giving much thought to where and why you're placing things.
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If you're guilty of this, you might not know that those apples you just threw in the bottom drawer with the carrots will rot your vegetables faster than you think, and the milk that's shoved in the door next to the ketchup - that's going to mold very quickly. Without thinking or planning how to stock your refrigerator correctly, you might have to take a trip back to the grocery store way before you were planning to.
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Our new favorite wedding style for summer takes the popular rustic wedding style and adds in the prettiest berry-red elements. With DIY details, touches of gingham, and loads of down-home desserts, this rustic red look is perfect for a pretty, laid-back summer wedding.
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I have always been a fan of cream cheese and jam as a combo. Recently I was making a dish of chipotle short ribs for my own blog and had a few chiles left over from the recipe I was creating. I thought "what would go well with this smoky chipotle flavor?" The first thing that popped in my head was strawberry jam….. maybe because they look alike in color? Then without a second passing, I knew I would pour the whole thing over a block of cream cheese and serve it with crackers! It's like a mini cheesecake with a touch of spice. Enjoy!
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Ingredients for strawberry chipotle cream cheese dip:
- 2 to 3 - canned chipotle chiles (in adobo sauce)
- 1/2 - cup strawberry jam
- 1/4- cup water
- cream cheese block
- crackers (I used Ritz)
- Place chipotle chiles, strawberry jam, and water in a blender. Blend until it becomes a smooth sauce.
- Place cream cheese block on a plate and pour strawberry chipotle
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.There is little in this life that makes us feel more healthy, glowy, and Paltrow-esque than a big glass of green. Now, we may have been a little bit skeptical about some of her lifestyle choices, but this is one thing Gwyn definitely got right. A green smoothie is a fantastic addition to your regime, whether you're looking to boost nutrient-intake, kick-start your metabolism, or just start the day off on a healthier note. Here at R29, we're utterly hooked on our green drinks, both juiced and blended. Not only are they packed with nutrients, but somehow, if you start the morning with one of these you'll find yourself eating better throughout the day. But the smoothie blends have a major leg up on juice for two reasons.
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First, with smoothies, you keep all the fiber and nutrients that get discarded in the juicing process - a major necessity for the metabolic benefits of greens. Second, and
When you think of summer desserts, ice cream certainly comes to mind. A sweet scoop melting down the side of your cone; a bowl piled high with creamy ice cream, fresh fruit, and perhaps a dollop of whipped cream.
Ice cream is, indeed an amazing summer dessert. Check out our vegan ice cream recipe roundup for some stellar recipes. But there's more to summer desserts than ice creams. What about popsicles and fudgesicles, shakes and sorbets, raw puddings and pies, grilled fruit, and fruity cupcakes? Now we're talking!
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If you haven't tried grilled fruit yet, now is the time to do it! On their own, fruit and grilling are so quintessentially summer. Put together, they may be an unexpected combination, but that marriage is actually pretty amazing. Like salted caramel, the savory/sweet combo wins
We all know that street food is awesome and the explosion of food trucks across the country just shows how much we are all loving it. While a big part of enjoying street food is the experience of where we are eating it, whether in your hometown or in a country far away, it is possible to bring some of that magic home! Forget traveling, street food at home is entirely possible and just as delicious. Next time you enjoy some great street food, let it be an inspiration to you in your own kitchen. Go home and try to figure out the recipe so you can enjoy it time and again! Not feeling up to the task of creating your own recipes? Let this collection of recipes get your creative juices flowing! Who knows, you may end up wanting to start your own food cart business! - By Jane Maynard
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Thinkstock/iStockphotoWe're always looking for ways to eat healthier, and our summer barbecue menu is no exception. Whether it's choosing low-fat cuts of meat or substituting certain ingredients with healthier options, there are ways to make grilling better for you. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean it will always taste better, too.Read More »from How to Get Vitamin C While Barbecuing
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Thankfully, we've found a way that not only makes our grilling healthier, but helps it in the taste department as well, and it all comes down to one particular breakfast staple: orange juice.
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Orange juice is a great choice to incorporate into your grilling when you're looking to make it more nutritious, but don't necessarily want to do away with the flavor. Just one serving of orange juice provides a healthy punch of much-needed nutrients such as potassium, folate, and of course, vitamin C. By adding orange juice to your marinades and sauces, it's an easy
FlickrOh, sweet summer nights. A perfect time for gathering around the fire with good friends…and also a perfect time to chow down on the perfect combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker. Honestly, is there a more heavenly combo? We already know that people (or sane people, anyway) adore s'mores, so why not mix it up a bit and add some sweet creativity next time you gather around the fire pit? Here are five ideas for how you can a s'more fun to your s'mores:Read More »from Five Ways to Enhance Your S’mores
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1. Flavor your marshmallows: whether you pick some up at your local market or make them at home, throwing in a flavoredmarshmallow, such as raspberry, chocolate (you can never have too much chocolate, right?), or caramel, adds a sweet surprise no one can resist.
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2. Swap out your basic Hershey's: why not throw in another flavor or texture instead? A cookie's and cream bar, an almond-filled bar, peanut butter- the opportunities are endless.
Courtesy of The GageFrom San Francisco to New York, bartenders are redefining just the basic tenets of the mint julep. But that doesn't mean you should ignore the standard Derby Day drink; thanks to the good people at Maker's Mark, we show you how to make the perfect mint julep for your party with a foolproof recipe.Read More »from Drink Recipes You've Never Heard Of
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Like any cocktail, there are tricks to doing the mint julep just right - and it's not always as easy to master. Some easy tips to remember when mixing a mint julep: use a strong bourbon (90-proof or higher), don't overmuddle your mint to capture the full aromas, and, if using the standard crushed ice, hand-crush it yourself and try to drain the excess water, as to not dilute the drink. If you're using a pre-chilled julep glass, David Wondrich notes, a wet ice won't do.
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Main Street, U.S.A., the gateway to Disney's Orlando park and a nostalgic evocation of small-town America, is the heart of the Magic Kingdom for many Disney lovers. That's why some patrons are balking at a Starbucks' taking over the Main Street Bakery, a popular institution along the strip.
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Despite a complaints on Disney blogs and a petition on Change.org (with 2,000 signatures so far) seeking to ban the corporate coffee giant from converting the eatery, famous for its freshly made cinnamon rolls, the chain had a soft opening last weekend.
"I used to work for Starbucks and I love coffee but seriously Walt Disney World is a place of DREAMS not NAME BRANDS!!! KEEP DISNEY WORLD A DREAM NOT A SELLOUT!!!" was one comment on the petition.
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