The first thing you should know before planning your St. Patrick's Day menu is that the stuff people normally consider bad for you is actually the best thing to prevent hangovers, meaning carbohydrates, fats, and dairy. What better combination of all three than pizza? While just about any topping will do, these cute Shamrock Pizza Squares have a distinctively Irish vibe to them, don't you think?
Convert one of Ireland's signature dishes into a prevention-friendly food with this Corned Beef Panini, which even includes wilted cabbage. The protein from the meat will provide energy needed to keep your drinking stamina up, while the muenster cheese's dairy will coat your stomach, slowing the rate at which you absorb alcohol.
Every good meal ends with dessert. Many believe that making a dessert is a challenging engagement in the kitchen, but It does not have to be that way. Any dessert novice can step into the spotlight and have conquered them the first time round. It's a liberating experience. Any dessert will be a piece of cake (pardon the pun) So here are a couple of recipes to lose that fear of dessert preparation and to become acquainted with your sweet tooth.
To start off with, how about making some cupcakes, a great combination is lemon and raspberries and here is an easy recipe for you.Ingredients:
We love all the classic nude nails : a catwalk staple season after season but we got to see so many designers showcase creative manicures, and many of the looks can be easily translated into the real world! Keeping in stride with NYFW, MARS the Salon, located in West Hollywood has created a must-have nail design inspired by the black and white combinations gracing the catwalk. Utilizing geometric shapes with color blocking, MARS the Salon helps you stay on trend with the hottest fall fashions as well as to match your nails to fit any stylish occasion.
When it comes to Valentines Day, the standard plan is a trip out to a fancy restaurant, possibly some drinking and dancing, and, presumably, an eventual return home to continue your evening. But why not cut out a step and spend the whole night at home? Sure, you could do the out-on-the-town thing, but there's something really special about preparing a meal for someone you love (or at least like a lot) yourself. Plus, as we mentioned before, you've got bedroom proximity on your side.
Sure, they may seem sappy, but love is sappy sometimes. If you're feeling mushy, these heart-shaped beet pockets are a perfect way to start the evening out on a romantic note.
- 1 teaspoon minced rosemary
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup cream
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 medium beets (2 inches in diameter or more), peeled
- 1 1/2 cup goat cheese
- 2 tablespoons macadamia oil, or other nut oil, or extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons high-quality aged balsamic vinegar
- Microgreens or other herbs, for garnish
To define the Russian cuisine is a difficult task, but it can be summed up in just about one word: delicious.
Russian fare reflects what all Eastern European food does: the availability of ingredients reliant on on the climate. The cuisine is both hearty and gratifying. The manner in which the ingredients are used is not complicated and involves simple technique and minimal effort. There are an array of dishes in this cuisine--from soups and stews to fish dishes and salads. Russians also love their baked goods and savory pastries filled with either a vegetable or meats. They are eaten as a midafternoon snack or even breakfast. A great technique which is clearly their won is adaptation.
Winter is in full swing and the kitchen has become a warm and inviting place to start making your favorite dishes. Get culinarily-creative with an array of colorful vegetables and produce, for results that are both delicious and savory.
A seasonal favorite, which is abundant this time of year, is the squash. It’s a hearty and robust vegetable that stands up to any strong flavor and can be served as a side dish or enjoyed as a main course. There is a wide selection of squash varieties available today. To give you a glimpse into how to enjoy this vegetable, w have selected three seasonal favorites which are sure to please you and your guests.
Everyone likes a good wine and cheese party, but how are you going to make yours stand above the rest? Joonbug is here to provide you with fool-proof recipes that will be sure to make your party the talk of tastebud town. Picture this scene: your guests are entering your home, enticed by the smells of cinnamon, fruits, and freshly baked dough. We guarantee that that is exactly what will happen if you follow this easy recipe for baked brie which is sure to capture the hearts of your family and friends. Not only is baked brie more than easy to make -- wrap up some brie and fruit spread in puff pastry, bake it off, and enjoy--but also, you can take it to the next level by making just a few additions.
Being on a diet isn’t easy when everywhere you turn, there’s greasy, cruelly enticing fast food at your fingertips. The reality is, though, that fast food is here to stay and attempting to deprive yourself of it altogether could seriously backfire unless you have superhuman willpower. Rather than scream and run in the other direction every time you catch a whiff of a cheeseburger, arm yourself with the knowledge that most fast food places these days have a spectrum of choices. Some are indeed horribly unhealthy, but there are others that aren’t so bad to indulge in every now and again.
Whether or not breakfast is, nutritionally speaking, the most important meal, it can certainly set the tone for the rest of your day. Given that work is repetitive enough, why not ditch the cereal and give your morning routine a dash of extra flavor by trying these fun, easy breakfast ideas?
1. Peanut butter on waffles
Even if you do eat waffles on a regular basis, you haven't really experienced their true potential until you've slathered them with peanut butter. With the abundance of frozen waffles at grocery stores, this is one of the easiest, most delicious ways to switch up your breakfast routine.