BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 14, 2014
If you were ever categorized as “basic” by the Internet, perhaps you are lamenting the loss of pumpkin in your diet this fall as you construct a less PSL-dependent existence. Whatever, HATERS GONNA HATE. The lack-o’-jack-o’-lantern food is a shame given the pulpy nutrients inside: one cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin has 245% of your daily vitamin A and 16% of your daily potassium (not that you were getting that in your latte).
Don’t give up on that pumpkin. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 11, 2014
Gumbo is a New Orleans treat that is hard to match. Due to National Gumbo Day approaching fast (yes, it's a thing!), this Sunday, October 12 to be exact, I have complied some recipes to try if you can't make it to the soulful NOLA.
Before you begin, know that there are two types of Gumbo, and that it is a Creole dish, not a Cajun one. Type one is based on okra the African vegetable, and two, is thickened with gumbo file, which is powdered sassafras leaves, which has a Native American descent. Read More
in Eat Me
on Sep 09, 2014
Mustard isn’t rocket science, and after you’ve seen how easy and fun it is to make, you’ll want to give Gulden’s the middle finger and go DIY forever.
1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds
1/3 cup vinegar (try white wine, rice, or red wine vinegar)
1/4 cup white wine (or water)
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. turmeric
1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup (or 1 1/4 Tbsp. light brown sugar)
1/2 tsp. Read More
on Aug 01, 2014
There is no certification required for becoming a Youtube “beauty guru.” It’s fine when young beauty aficionados share tips on clothing, confidence and how to apply makeup, but they embark on shaky territory when they start pretending to be dermatologists.
Whether it’s an urban myth like using toothpaste as a spot treatment, or rubbing half a lemon covered in sugar directly on your face, don’t trust advice from anyone who doesn’t have any sort of professional certification, because HELLO, duh. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
in Eat Me
on Jun 17, 2014
Unicorns, rainbows and cookies, oh my! But seriously, GET IN MY BELLY. I do not care how much food dye you require— you are perfect. Yes, I do talk to all of my cookies…
Maybe I spent too much time discussing My Little Pony with my little campers, but I am convinced that “friendship is magic” and anything rainbow and unicorn-themed should be praised.
YouTuber Rosanna Pansino could be a Disney Princess. Seriously, watch her ‘Nerdy Nummies’ baking series and tell me that you cannot picture little woodland creatures prancing at her feet. Read More