How 5 Beverage Entrepreneurs Broke into the gameWhen you walk into a convenience store, you're flooded with products and choices. Choosing a functional beverage that quenches your thirst should be an easy decision, but lately this decision is becoming more difficult with an influx of beverages that offer an array of tastes and benefits. So we started to wonder how all these new beverage companies came up with their concepts, and more importantly, their flavors.
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After speaking with five beverage entrepreneurs, both veteran and newcomers, we found that the new ideas are easy to come by, but it's the transition from idea to reality that is the challenge. Is the concept profitable? Is there funding? What's the infrastructure going to cost? The brand development? And what happens when that's all in place? Will anyone buy the product? And does it even taste good? Businessweek reported that launching a new beverage product successfully in the U.S. for less than $100,000 was nearly impossible, and once
How 5 Beverage Entrepreneurs Broke into the gameWhen you walk into a convenience store, you're flooded with products and choices. Choosing a functional beverage that quenches your thirst should be an easy decision, but lately this decision is becoming more difficult with an influx of beverages that offer an array of tastes and benefits. So we started to wonder how all these new beverage companies came up with their concepts, and more importantly, their flavors.Read More »from A Recipe for Success: How New Drinks Come to Be
Sweetery NYC shared their Macarella recipe with "bethenny" for these yummy coconut macaroon sandwiches. This gluten-free recipe yields 24 cookies and 12 completed sandwiches. For more information on Sweetery NYC, follow @SweeteryNYC on Twitter.
1 cup sugar
3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Nutella for the sandwiches
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.Read More »from Make it at Home: Sweetery NYC's Macarella
Use a non-stick baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Scoop a rounded tablespoon of dough and flatten like a cookie. Place each "cookie" about 1" apart on the baking sheet.
Bake 25-30 minutes or until light brown.
Wait until the cookies cool and spread a thin layer of Nutella on each cookie and press together.
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- bon appétit magazine | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
Bon AppetitNo doubt you're well aware that a shutdown doesn't actually mean the government pulls the shades, locks the door, and puts the key under the mat. Essential services-anything involved in protecting life or property-remain operational. We'll still have an army, although no one gets a paycheck until this all gets sorted out. And even the "nonessential" services don't disappear: mountains of paperwork just get put on hold as several hundred thousand people twiddle their thumbs, hoping Congress will quit its hissy fit amicably resolve its differences in time for everyone to pay the rent.
But if this goes on long enough even you, Joe and Jane Citizen, will be affected. And-more important for you Bon Appétit fans-your food be affected. Which is totally the worst! Here, in no particular order, are the ways this debacle may alter your plate:
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- The Bethenny Show | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 1, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
Are you craving this comfort food staple after watching today's "bethenny"? Check out the Mac Truck's recipe for this kid-friendly comfort food.
For more information on the Mac Truck, follow @mactruckny on Twitter.
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb cooked/chopped bacon
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 cups cooked macaroni
1/4 cup toasted Panko breadcrumbs (Optional)
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Add onion, sauté 2 min, add beef, cook and stir until done.
Add flour, cook and stir 1 minute.
Add milk, butter and spices, stir until creamy.
Fold in macaroni.
Top with cheese, cooked bacon, and toasted crumbs. Cover and heat until cheese melts.
Raw soups are chock full of enzymes, nutrients and fiber, and blending them makes them highly digestible. They're also quick and easy; raw soups don't require making a perfect roux, waiting for vegetables to soften, or spending hours watching a pot simmer.thesqueezejuice.com
2 red bell pepper
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/3 cup coconut meat
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Agave to taste
Blend until smooth and creamy in a Vitamix or conventional blender.Read More »from Red Bell Pepper Coconut Bisque
Anything draped in a velvety-smooth cream sauce is bound to be delicious. It's also bound to be high in calories and full of saturated fat-which most of us could do without. So before you kiss your mother's recipe for macaroni and cheese goodbye or take your last spoonful of a creamy, comforting soup, consider that you could make the same creamy recipes with WAY less fat and fewer calories by using no cream at all. Yes, really.
Chef John Ash developed a no-cream cream sauce for EatingWell Magazine made from simple pantry staples as a way to slash fat and calories from dishes that are usually laden with fat. One cup of his Cream Sauce without the Cream has only 159 calories and 0 grams saturated fat. Compare that to 1 cup of heavy cream, which has 820 calories and 55 grams saturated fat.
Here are our tips to make a cream sauce without cream.
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Fat has a knack for
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One great idea is to infuse it with flavors and freeze it, says Eryn Balch, vice president of the North American Olive Oil Association. She says the easiest way to do this is to simply pour the oil into ice cube trays and add whatever flavoring elements you like - whether it's some chopped lemon peel, minced garlic, or chopped rosemary- and place it into the freezer. Then, when you're ready to incorporate a burst of extra flavor into your favorite salad, pasta, or meat dish, simply pop out a cube.
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Another idea is to
Start the day right!Fall mornings are my favorite: the air is crisp, the light is gorgeous, and the mug of coffee in my hands just feels right. Autumn mornings also mean autumn breakfasts. And what screams fall more than pumpkin popovers? They're warm and cozy with just a hint of pumpkin and spice. Try them with butter and rich maple syrup or honey - you'll be hooked.
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp oil
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin or popover tins. Set aside.
2. Use a wire whisk to beat eggs. Add milk, oil and pumpkin to eggs. Mix until smooth.
3. Add flour and cinnamon to mixture. Mix well until there are no lumps.
4. Fill tins half way full with batter. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 3:59 PM EDT
Traditional taste in no time! Chicken mole is my all-time favorite Mexican dish. Traditional mole takes at least eight hours to prepare with more than 30 ingredients incorporated into the complex, smokey-sweet chile sauce. Mole is special - so special that it is traditionally served at Mexican family celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries and during the Dia de los Muertos celebration as an offering on the colorful altars honoring the dearly departed. It's practically impossible for most of us to dedicate 8 hours or more to dinner preparation and shop for 30 or more ingredients. To simplify this tasty Mexican favorite, I decided to turn it into a slow-cooker recipe. Enjoy!Read More »from Saved by the Slow Cooker! Make Traditional Chicken Mole the Easy Way
4 pounds chicken legs and thighs
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
3/4 cup (1 tablet) Mexican chocolate, grated
1 can crushed tomatoes
1/4 white onion, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder (or 2 dried ancho chiles stemmed, seeded and chopped)
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles
That sounds like the easiest brunch ever.What is a frittata? Well, it's basically a lazy man's omelette. Why bother with all the rolling, scrambling, or flipping when you can just leave the eggs in a hot pan for a few minutes and then stick the whole thing in the oven or under a broiler to finish? That sounds like the easiest brunch ever.Read More »from 5 Must-Try Frittata Recipes
A frittata is just as customizable as an omelette, as you can see from some of the recipes that we created this week. Here are a few highlights:
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Frittata with Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Red Onion
I used a basic frittata recipe as my canvas, and painted it with green, purple, and a little brown and white. Experiment with this recipe with what looks good in the produce aisle... or just follow it to a tee.
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What makes frittatas so great is the ease with which they can be prepared. All they require is a mixing
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