- The Editors Of Eatingwell Magazine | Summer Kick-Off | Wed, May 23, 2012 10:36 AM EDT | CommentsBy Nicci Micco, M.S., Content Director, Custom Publishing & Licensing for EatingWell
This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and that means it's time for picnics (or, depending on where you live, you might call your outdoor gathering a barbecue or a cookout). I love the traditional foods of summer: burgers and dogs, creamy salads, yummy desserts.
Unfortunately, these foods tend not to be the stuff that's going to win any nutrition awards. But you can partake at a picnic and still walk away with your shorts buttoned. It just means making the right choices--and no, you don't have to limit yourself to corn on the cob and watermelon.
Don't Miss: 7 Tricks for Staying Slim All Summer
Just skip (most of) the worst choices; the best ones are often just as satisfying. Here's your guide:
1. Main Dish to Skip: A cheeseburger. A quarter-pound beef burger with a slice of cheese will set you back 510 calories (26 gra...Read More »
- Zester Daily | Shine Food | Wed, May 23, 2012 4:47 AM EDT | Comments
Time to bring out the picnic basket.
By Zester Daily Staff
The first long weekend of summer is upon us. Time to plan a backyard barbecue or, better yet, a picnic lunch to carry to some sunny park, newly opened beach or quiet spot along the wooded trail. But what to pack?
Zester Daily contributors have the perfect menu for a simple but sophisticated picnic lunch, including dessert and a wine selection.
MAIN COURSE: Fried Chicken. Nothing beats cold fried chicken for a picnic. Make this a day or so ahead and let it hang out in the fridge until you're ready to pack your picnic meal.
Serves 4 to 6. Adapted from "The Welcome Table."
2½ to 3-pound frying chicken, cut into pieces
vegetable oil for frying
½ cup flour
¼ cup white cornmeal
1½ tablespoons Bell's poultry seasoning
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Wash the chicken thoroughly and pat the pieces dry with paper towels.
2. Heat the oil to 350 F in a heavy c...Read More »
- Babble.com | Shine Food | Tue, May 22, 2012 5:57 PM EDT | CommentsBreaking a picky eater is no easy feat. My daughter isn't a terribly picky eater, but I have to take time to introduce her to new foods. She doesn't just grab things on her own and gobble them up without question - kids rarely do! Here are 7 ways to helping your picky eater (or should we just say your child?) explore new foods. I've read about or tried all these techniques myself over time. If you have tips of your own, please share!
1. Give foods a new form
Give foods a new form
Sometimes regular foods in a new shape can make all the difference. My daughter was always wary of lasagna, so I made them in individual cups. She went crazy for the cute shape! It also made it easier for her to try, one little cup was much less intimidating than a large slice of lasagna.
Make lasagna cups
egg roll wrappers
mozzarella cheese - shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin/cupcake tin with cooking spray. To assemble: Place an egg roll wrapper into each sp...Read More »
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food | Tue, May 22, 2012 5:23 PM EDT | CommentsDetermining which restaurants in the nation offer the steepest prices is a tricky task. Most of the restaurants on this list serve the rarest, most premium, and freshest ingredients available, from kitchens run by chefs with expert levels of craftsmanship and artistry, in dining rooms with an exceptional quality of service provided by the front of house staff. But regardless of the justifications, the fact remains that the restaurants on this list are outrageously pricey.
When it come to jaw-dropping prices, these restaurants top the list
Click here to see America's 25 Most Expensive Restaurants
To arrive at the top 25 we compiled a list of restaurants commonly known for being outrageously expensive (such as Masa, which is known for its $450 per person omakase menu). We started by first pulling data from The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America for 2012, and then expanded the research to include a more comprehensive spectrum of fine dining restaurants across the country. From there we gathered data compiled by Bundle.com (a site that tracks...Read More »
- Bon Appétit Magazine | Shine Food | Tue, May 22, 2012 4:34 PM EDT | Comments
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Parties tend to be pegged to something: birthdays, Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo. And that's all well and good. But what about a simple ode to the season? Sitting outside and eating good food with people you like for the sake of sitting outside and eating good food with people you like? Yes, it sounds amazing. So throw a spring garden party this weekend. Why the heck not? We've planned it all out for you: what to serve, what to serve it on, and even a fun activity.