Savory Chicken Main Dish With A Twist

 

I saw this recipe for Nigel Slater’s Chicken with Apricots and Coconut Milk and did a happy dance. It’s all at once creamy without being heavy and packed with flavor because lemongrass and coconuts are a divine combo. You know I have to do my recipe remixes, so I’d add purple potatoes, or jasmine rice, brown rice or even Asian noodles. Either way, it’s all delicious!

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Naturebox Wants You To Hack Your Fitness!

Have you noticed the explosion of monthly subscription services in a box, stocked with everything from beauty products to gourmet food?  I saw a discount coupon on Facebook from this company that sends nutritionist-approved snacks. My curiosity piqued, I took a quick look at their blog and found a cool way to log ways for us burn calories and be active. There was a discount code listed (snackhealthy) that made the price very attractive. $10 off the first delivery of their Designer Box makes it $10! Has anyone tried NatureBox yet? What do you think?

It’s a ginormous infographic, so view it beneath the fold!

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The Sheer Joy Of Good Coffee!

Yes, there is an art and a science to roasting and brewing coffee. Think of it as the other end of the geek/nerd spectrum. If you’ve had the pleasure of understanding the origins and preparation of coffee beans into a cup, then you’ve experienced pure bliss. Did you know the color of your mug enhances the taste of what you drink? Orange or cream is the best.

Food Pairing 101

This week’s posts features all food!I thought we’d kick things off with an introduction to food pairing. We have different regional traditions (for example peanut butter being a distinctly American food), cultural cuisines and our individual tastes, but it’s never too late to try something new.

Food is a great way to experience a different culture from the comfort of your own home. Start with some basics and work your way through bolder choices if you dare. Go to a cooking demonstration, watch a travel show that features a local meal. Attend a Meet-Up Group. It’s a wonderful way to make new friends.

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Sushi 101

Are you new to sushi or think it’s all about raw fish? Well, if you’re looking for an introduction and feel brave enough to try it at home, here’s a quick instructional video in making California rolls. Get a list of ingredients and go for it.

Raspberry Ice Cream Pie On A Hot Summer Day Sure Sounds Good!

                     Don’t you just wanna big bite?!

Now here’s a simple dessert that looks very elegant. It’s great for a brunch, baby shower, etc. Adding the fruit is a great way to ensure it veers on the healthier side. You can substitute the ice cream with Greek yogurt (adding a sweetener to taste) if you make it in advance and you’re feeling ambitious!

 

*Recipe courtesy of Eat Sleep Cuddle

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