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Planning a hike, or just a stroll through the park? Either way, a picnic is the original cheap date, and we’ve got the perfect sandwich to bring along for the ride. Caponata is a Sicilian sweet-and-sour eggplant salad that’s laced with olives and finished off with fresh basil. This salad is ideal for a picnic, since the touch of vinegar gives it a pickled, summer-y appeal, and because the taste may even improve after it’s been toted around at room temp for a few hours. Here, we stuff the caponata into sturdy bread and top it with chickpeas. Read More
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
National Donut Day, aka my third favorite not-real holiday after Rex Manning Day and Flag Day, happens to fall today, on this very June 6th 2014. Now what does this mean to you? EVERYTHING, this holiday should mean everything to you. Donuts are  my favorite circular shaped food, which means a lot considering most delicious things in the world are circular: pizza, pie, chicken pot pie, bagels, onion rings, sushi rolls, waffles, pancakes, hamburgers and even that one circular McNugget you get in your set of 20 (the rest are kinda shaped like a rhombus or like a tiny fried Ugg Boot). Read More
Full disclosure: I am writing this from a chair. I’m not doing squats, I’m not lunging across the office, I’m not secretly clenching my butt cheeks together while envisioning my brand new J. Crew neon yellow bikini settling perfectly on my teardrop behind. I’m wearing shorts that are maybe just slightly shorter than necessary, but that’s because Forever 21 was having a super legit sale and IT’S BASICALLY SUMMER OUTSIDE! This weather is insane y’all. Regardless, I am a total #thinspo failure at the moment, and I don’t care one bit. Read More
Today, I stumbled upon several articles promoting Alexa Chung's collaboration with Nails Inc. and the reveal of their newest polish made of KALE. No, you did not read that incorrectly. Yes, this nail polish, entitled NailKale, is made with the trendiest leafy green to ever make a comeback. After discovering this hilarious nonsense, I decided to scour the internet for more bi-products of the kale-obsessed decade in which we live. What I stumbled upon will surely make you laugh, cry, and curb your kale cravings-- well, at least for as long as you're reading this. Read More
One of the customers at the Atomic Grill Restaurant in Morgantown, West Virginia, requested via UrbanSpoon that, for whatever reason, the servers "show more skin." In retaliation to this absurd complaint, the owner of the restaurant, Dan McCawley, posted a photo advertising a $7.00 potato skin special. Amazing. McCawley said in an interview with ABC that, "It was brutish. I was upset. I'm a father of a 12-year-old girl and I've got five sisters. The way that women are treated is pretty personal as far as I'm concerned." Right on dude. Read More
In my early days as a restaurant cook, I had nightmares about breakfast. Not about consuming it, but preparing it. That fear had less to do with my hatred of waking up early and more to do with my anxiety over poaching eggs. “Ordering! Five more eggs Benedict!” the expeditor would scream, and I’d crack 30 eggs into the poaching water, hoping 20 of those would turn out edible. Though it took a while before I got my rhythm down, once I did, I became a poached-egg champion. Read More
If you don't know Alex Guarnaschelli, or you do but never knew that was how to spell her name, let's take a minute to appreciate this deeply passionate foodie. Guarnaschelli is (in my humble and totally love-struck opinion) the greatest lady chef on food television, and believe me, I have watched a lot of food television.  Just watch this video:  She talks about food like none other. Seriously, every time she opens her mouth about food she is writing a beautiful poetic verse in honor of flavor. Read More
(An actual photo of me after this weekend, wonky eyes included.) We need to talk about Sally’s Baking Addiction. If you haven’t heard about her fabulous food blog, all you need to know is that it’s a treasure trove of recipes that will make your life a little better. Why? Because Sally McKenney is a genius, and everything, and I DO mean everything is delicious, and as far as I’ve tried, all the recipes leave nothing to be desired. Read More