Have you ever caught yourself wondering what to make for dinner? You’re really in the mood for macaroni and cheese, but you also really want to eat healthy? We’ve got your problem solved. Here’s a healthy version of this stuff without wheat, sugar, cheese, or gluten. It’s easy to make and I think I’ve gotten pretty close to the way it actually tastes.
Here’s a list of the ingredients you’ll need: one cup of cashews, two tablespoons of pine nuts, one teaspoon of nutritional yeast, one teaspoon paprika, a quarter teaspoon of turmeric, the juice of half a lemon, half a teaspoon of sea salt, a third of a cup of water, one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, two teaspoon of maple syrup, and a quarter cup of coconut meat.
It sounds like a lot but it’s really not. You want to use a young Thai coconut. Chop it open with a cleaver, pour out the water and scrape out the white meat with a spoon. Take your time and try to get it out in one big piece. remove the brown pieces on the coconut meat’s top. These will be your noodles. Cut the meat into strips that are the same size as macaroni. It results in the same texture. Next, put the rest of the ingredients in the blender. This will be the sauce. Blend until smooth. Now, just pour the sauce onto the coconut strips that have been cut into noodles. It tastes pretty darn good, to say the least.
It tastes almost like a dessert. The ultimate test is the kid test. Kids say, “ummmmm! I really like it!” Then they turn to their mothers and pleadingly ask, “mommy! can we take a jar home?!” They want it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It can be a main course or a dessert. You can place it in glass jar and leave it in the fridge for days. Just scoop it out and warm it up. You can even take it on the road. This easy recipe can be found in the cookbook, “Love on a Plate.”
The famous, talented, and very opinionated chef, Gordon Ramsay, will be opening yet another restaurant in Atlantic City in a few days. Ramsay, who is known for having fancy and delectable restaurants will be opening a pub-style one this time, similar to the one that he has located in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The location will be called “Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill”, and it will have 250 seas for diners and the menu will consist of delicious casual pub food.
According to an article found on reddit and written by Eater.com, the type of fare being served will be what you would expect from most British pubs. Fish and chips, for example, is one of the most well known and loved meals served in these kinds of places. For the beer lovers, there will even be 50 different kinds of brew on tap from all over the world which should be a big enough to please anyone’s palate. Flavio Maluf hopes that this will be one of Ramsay’s successful restaurants, as a couple of them in the past have had a few issues. Just last month it was reported that one of his London eateries called “Maze” tackled a cockroach infestation issue, and that one of Britain’s political figures put down Ramsay’s cooking. In any case, Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill will be opening on February 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey this week.
I grew up eating Cadbury cream eggs. You could only get them at Easter time. They were almost as enjoyable as the commercial that featured the lion trying to be a bunny. A commercial I might add that is still being played to this day. Cadbury is what Easter was all about and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the sweet treats.
This year the Cadbury Company has announced that they are changing the crème recipe inside the egg. That means that the taste we know and love is going to be a little bit different. The recipe for the sweet treat has always been heavily sugar laden. The new efforts are going to be an attempt to reduce sugar and allow those who don’t care for the rich taste to be pleased as well. Thankfully for fans of the treat like Sultan Alhokair, it’s still going to be good they promise, but better for you than before.
Since childhood obesity is such a big concern these days, making adjustments may be necessary. You don’t really have to wait for Easter to get these treats anymore; they roll them out at most major holidays now. I love the commercials and the eggs, but most of all I love the nostalgic memory that they give me whenever they come rolling around. It reminds me of being a child and the excitement when I found one in my Easter basket.
Even if you’ve still got a few friends and family members to buy presents for, you can complete your last-minute list by visiting Eater.com. There are lots of food-related gifts on the site that will impress your loved ones.
Techie gifts include the Egg Minder. This app can be programmed to notify you when eggs in the dozen are going bad, or to let you know when it’s time to replace the carton of eggs.
If you’ve got a friend or family member with an interesting sense of taste, like Christian Broda for example, you may want to purchase savory gummy candies from Nuts.com. These candies are available in carrot and chili pepper flavors, states an article from delong.typepad.com, for a delicious twist on what is traditionally a sweet treat. Savory teas from Numi are also an ideal stocking stuffer.
Visit Eater.com for more gifts that your family and friends will love.
While you likely watch a show hosted by Guy Fieri every time you turn on The Food Network, there are likely a few things about the host and restaurant owner that your probably didn’t know.
For instance, the guy who’s known for trying meat dishes all across the country actually grew up with vegetarian parents. His mother and father made it clear that if he wanted to eat meat, he’d have to learn how to prepare it himself.
Fieri was actually born with the last name “Ferry,” but changed his name to honor his grandfather, Giuseppe Fieri.
Fieri planned a morning-after brunch for his friend Matthew McConnaughey after the actor married Camila Alves.
Now that I’m thinking about it, the president of the college I’m at, Jonathan Veitch, does the same thing. He must be a Fieri fan.
Guy Fieri has hosted 233 episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and 191 episodes of Guy’s Big Bite. Fieri is currently the host of Guy’s Grocery Games on The Food Network.