Food Info

How to Make Oatmeal…Wrong.

February 25, 2011 Food Info

I couldn’t resist sharing Mark Bittman’s recent NY Times article about the debacle that is McDonald’s attempt to make oatmeal. Apparently, McDonald’s latest effort to peddle “health food” products has (not surprisingly) failed nutritional standards. Not only does the new oatmeal product cost more than a cheese burger (how is that even possible?), it also [...]

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Holiday Gifts for Foodies

December 18, 2010 Favorites

It’s a little late in the game, but I thought a few of you might be in need of some last-minute gift ideas for Christmas. I’ve posted a few of my favorites below falling into three categories; Reads, Gadgets, and Foods. Most are both useful and fun and hopefully perfect for that foodie in your [...]

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No more tears

October 27, 2010 Food Info

Here’s a little trick I learned from one of my Chinese friends. She learned it from her mother. When chopping onions, set them aside in a bowl of cold water. The water squelches the acid and odor that stings the eyes. I’ve tried a million tricks to remedy onion eye burn- I’ve even tried wearing sunglasses [...]

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Estadio

October 21, 2010 Food Info

So, I finally got around to trying this hip, new, little tapas place, called Estadio, that just opened up on 14th St NW in D.C. Nearly everyday, I walk by the large, sun drenched windows that reveal people inside, happily nibbling and slurping away. I long to be one of those people. So last week, [...]

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Pumpkin Spice Scones with Ginger Icing

October 8, 2010 Breakfast

After much internet research and a weekend of baking, I think I’ve finally found a “healthified” recipe for this. I doubt introductions are necessary, but in case your tastebuds haven’t been seduced by this sweet and spicy and oh so lucious pumpkin delight, I present to you the wickedly delicious Starbucks (which I lazily refer [...]

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Chip Trick

October 6, 2010 Food Info

This is a neat, super easy trick my dad taught me growing up. So you know how when you are eating a bag of chips (multi-grain, whole wheat, low fat, baked not fried, “healthy chips” of course!) and you get about halfway down and have to stick your hand further and further into the bag? [...]

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Top 10 Fair Foods of 2010

September 25, 2010 Food Info

Personally, I’ve always had a soft spot for cotton candy, corn dogs and funnel cakes at the state or county fair. But these days, fair food vendors are whipping up new treats to please the crowds and they are pure gluttony. New creations like deep fried klondike bars and corndog pizza are making traditional fair [...]

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Food for Thought: What does 200 calories look like?

September 24, 2010 Food Info

Perhaps the more pertinent question is how much does 200 calories cost? A friend sent me this article today which shows a chart of foods ranging in cost from less than $.50 to more than $1.00, per 200 calorie serving. From the chart you can see that the cheaper foods (costing around $.50 per serving) [...]

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Lady Gaga Meat Dress

September 13, 2010 Food Info

This isn’t the type of content I usually post, but Lady Gaga’s VMA meat dress must be discussed. I know you all know what I’m talking about and I’m positive that it has evoked many a bad joke ranging from, “Where’s the beef?” to “Put a fork in her” to “Pass the A-1.” But, WOW, [...]

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D.C. Veg Fest

September 12, 2010 Food Info

Yesterday, I decided to crash DC Veg Fest with a few friends in tow, of course! I’d heard good things about Veg Fest and was eager to check it out.  At noon on Saturday, I headed down to GWU campus to see what DC Veg Fest had to offer. Here’s what I found.     [...]

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