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Yum Alert: Passion Fruit Mojito

TweetThis is the perfect happy hour cocktail. It will make you forget the polar vortex and remember the good times [...]

This is the perfect happy hour cocktail. It will make you forget the polar vortex and remember the good times aka summer. Image and recipe via Sippitysup. Ingredients 2 fresh, ripe passion fruit (lilikoi) 2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice (about 1 lime) ½ teaspoon granulated sugar 5 large mint leaves (torn) 2 ounce white rum club soda (to taste) 1 sprig mint (for garnish) For inst... More...


By • Jan 31st, 2014 • Category: Alcohol, Dining, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Mississippi Mud Cake

TweetAfter reading that chocolate is good for you, there is no stopping me. I’m going to eat chocolate cake everyday. Image [...]

After reading that chocolate is good for you, there is no stopping me. I’m going to eat chocolate cake everyday. Image and recipe via Chasing Delicious.   Ingredients: 10 oz. sugar 2 oz. cocoa powder 8 oz. all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 3 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup sour cream 6 oz. unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup coffee 1 qt. italian meringue, recipe below 2 cups... More...


By • Jan 30th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes



Yum Alert: Spring-y Spring Rolls with Carrot Ginger Miso Sauce

TweetThis healthy recipe makes being a vegetarian not seem so bad. Another vegetarian recipe to try: Veggie tacos. Image and recipe [...]

This healthy recipe makes being a vegetarian not seem so bad. Another vegetarian recipe to try: Veggie tacos. Image and recipe via Happy Folks.   Ingredients:  1 dozen medium rice paper sheets 1 head napa cabbage, shredded 3 cups escarole (or soft lettuce), shredded 2 cups micro basil 2 cups whole mint leaves 3 avocados, segmented Carrot Ginger Miso Sauce  2 tbsp miso paste 1/4 cup minc... More...


By • Jan 29th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Chocolate Pear Cake

TweetI was happy when I found this chocolate avocado cake recipe, but I am thrilled to have found this chocolate pear [...]

I was happy when I found this chocolate avocado cake recipe, but I am thrilled to have found this chocolate pear cake recipe! How perfect does it look? Image and recipe via Not Without Salt. Ingredients:  5 small pears 3 cups water 1 cinnamon stick, crushed. 3/4 c. sugar 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup thickened cream 1 cup sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 stick of unsalted butter, at r... More...


By • Jan 28th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Blonde Brownies with Chocolate Chips and Marcona Almonds

TweetBrownies are always the perfect snack. Seriously, have you tried this raw chipotle brownie recipe? Image and recipe via Joy the [...]

Brownies are always the perfect snack. Seriously, have you tried this raw chipotle brownie recipe? Image and recipe via Joy the Baker.  Ingredients:  1 1/4 sticks (5 ounces) unsalted butter 1 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs plus 1 egg large yolk 1/4 cup almond butter 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract heaping 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flou... More...


By • Jan 27th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

TweetThere is nothing better than a good cupcake recipe and this one is reallllyyyy good. If you are looking for something with [...]

There is nothing better than a good cupcake recipe and this one is reallllyyyy good. If you are looking for something with chocolate, try these chocolate peanut butter cupcakes! Image and recipe via Bon Appetit.   INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 3 cups powdered sugar, divided 4 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel, divided 2 large eggs 1 1/4... More...


By • Jan 26th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Crepes Cajeta

TweetI love a good crepe recipe and this one is definitely going to become a favorite. Don’t forget to check out [...]

I love a good crepe recipe and this one is definitely going to become a favorite. Don’t forget to check out these pomegranate meringues!    Image and recipe via Saveur.   INGREDIENTS 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup flour 1 cup milk 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 2 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. kosher salt ⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp. ground clov... More...


By • Jan 25th, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Grapefruit Cucumber Cocktails

TweetIT’S FRIDAY aka unlimited cocktail day in my world and (maybe) yours! This yummy cocktail is perfect and (kind of) [...]

IT’S FRIDAY aka unlimited cocktail day in my world and (maybe) yours! This yummy cocktail is perfect and (kind of) healthy. Enjoy! Image and recipe via Joy the Baker. Ingredients:  Lots of ice 2 to 4 ounces gin, depending on how strong you’d like your cocktail 1 cup fresh pink grapefruit juice 1 cup ginger ale soda Fresh grapefruit wedges Fresh cucumber slices For instructions, click here... More...


By • Jan 24th, 2014 • Category: Alcohol, Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Pink Swirl Meringues With Pomegranate Syrup

TweetThis dessert looks so pretty, it might be hard to eat. Looking for something healthier? Try this baked aubergine.  Image [...]

This dessert looks so pretty, it might be hard to eat. Looking for something healthier? Try this baked aubergine.  Image and recipe via Drizzle and Dip. Ingredients: 6 large egg whites –  at room temperature 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar (320 g) about 1/2 t red food colouring A pinch of fine salt 1 1/2 t cornflour 1 t vanilla extract 1 pomegranate, seeds only to serve 250ml – 350ml cream to w... More...


By • Jan 23rd, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes


Yum Alert: Baked Aubergine with Brussels Sprout, Beluga and Pomegranate

TweetFinding a healthy snack is almost as hard as finding a cute pair of sneakers. Thankfully, I found this awesome [...]

Finding a healthy snack is almost as hard as finding a cute pair of sneakers. Thankfully, I found this awesome one for you! I would also recommend you try this roasted delicate squash salad. Image and recipe via Green Kitchen Stories. Ingredients:  6 (small to medium size) aubergines/eggplants 2 tbsp cold pressed olive oil, ghee or coconut oil 1 tsp ground sumac or smoked paprika 1 tsp coarse sea ... More...


By • Jan 22nd, 2014 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes