There’s free, edible food all around. Believe it or not, edible plants are abundant around the world. In North America, many of these plants go unnoticed because we’re so used to going to the supermarket for everything we put on our plates. Foraging edible plants is not only fun, it’s also inexpensive. Who doesn’t want to save on their grocery bill? There are hundreds of edible plants species widely found in North America. Check out some that are commonly found...

Stop heating up the house by slaving over a stovetop to make dinner and tear off the cover on your barbeque. As long as it’s not raining, you should be cooking your meals outside during the entire summer season. Here are a few seafood recipe ideas to get you hungry and excited to walk into your backyard and fire up the grill. Lobster Tails Skip the prepackaged hamburgers or hot dogs and opt for a delightfully unexpected ingredient like jumbo lobster tails for your dinner...

  When I recently had brunch in my favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan, Scarpetta, I tried their avocado toast for the first time. I must admit, it was heaven from the first bite! I now understand why millennials are hooked to avocado. That being said, in the rest of this post, I will share with you some of the easy tricks that will allow you to prepare the perfect avocado toast in the comfort of your own home. Start with the Right Avocado If you want to have an avocado...

  Whenever I eat in my favorite restaurant in Atlanta, which is American Cut Steakhouse, I look forward not only to enjoying their steak but also the way they are presented. I like the way they are dressed, which is part of the dining experience. If you are wondering about the best way to dress your steak, keep on reading and learn from the tips that I will be sharing in the rest of this post. Compound Butter An easy way to customize your steak is to use compound butter....

    There are times that you may want to satisfy your sweet-tooth, but you don’t want to fill up on a big slice of cake or eat an entire glazed cinnamon bun — you simply want a little snack to curb your craving and go about your day. If you are looking for something tiny but tantalizing, you should get your hands on all of these bite-sized treats. Mochi Ice Cream This frozen dessert is made of a perfect sphere of premium ice cream and draped in a smooth layer...

    Strawberry is an ingredient that works wonderfully in a variety of dishes — whether it’s the whole fruit or just a hint of the flavor added to the mix, the meal will taste brighter. If you want to please yourself with light and luscious strawberry sweets, here are three ideas that you can serve for dessert. Chocolate Covered Strawberries This is a simple choice for a night when you don’t want to spend a lot of time hovering over a hot stove or a whirring...

It’s that time of year again, and people are wiping the dust off their barbecues and sending out the invites. If you need ideas for food that’s easy to prepare as well as fun to serve though, you’ve landed on the right blog post. Here are my top suggestions… Mini Burger Bites Queues often form by the barbecue for burgers and hotdogs, so why not cut them down by making dozens of burger bites with different flavours and fillings? Sweet chilli chicken, bacon and cheddar...

  Foolproof Dishes For Your Next Dinner Party If you’ve never tried cooking with a sous vide machine before, you’ll be amazed at the results! If you’re a cook who’s always keen to try new recipes and techniques, then you should definitely try to create some sous vide dishes. This method of vacuum packing food and then cooking it in water ensures that food is cooked evenly and retains all its moisture. The result? Beautifully tender food that’s...

When you think of Japanese cuisine, savoury dishes like ramen, sushi and udon noodles might come to mind. But what about Japanese desserts? The Japanese were making desserts for centuries before sugar became widely available in their country. As a result, their most famous desserts are innovative and unique, based on the ingredients that were available at the time, like rice and sweet beans. When sugar did hit Japan’s shores in the 1860’s, the country went nuts for it. Today,...

  Christmas is a time of fun and enjoyment, a time when we see family that we don’t get to see often. It’s also a time when we enjoyed wonderful food and share gifts, and then there’s the traditional drinks. In the UK, we drink mulled wine, a wonderful winter warmer that leaves a satisfying feeling inside, and a variety of punch, often made with spices for that added kick. Sitting around a roaring fire with such a drink is a truly festive occasion, and one that everyone...

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