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13 Nov/09

Eat Breakfast Like an Olympian with "Super" Oatmeal [Diet]

Eat Breakfast Like an Olympian with "Super" Oatmeal [Diet]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dietitian Bob Seebohar has guided the diet of many a U.S. Olympic athlete; here he demonstrates how to prepare an oatmeal breakfast that aims to give you the energy of a gold medalist. Although Seebohar uses a rice cooker in the video above, you’re stove top or microwave would work just fine for creating this energy and antioxidant packed oatmeal. The mixture is packed with enough essentials to fuel your body...

12 Nov/09

Hit Up Farmers’ Markets when Cooking for One [Saving Money]

Hit Up Farmers’ Markets when Cooking for One [Saving Money]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Grocery stores are full of deals involving two-for-one, 30 percent more, family sizes, and other bulk deals. None of that helps, though, if the food goes to waste. The Washington Post suggests farmers’ markets, and creativity, for single cooks. Photo by Ed Yourdon. The article is framed around a farmers’ market tour with Judith Jones, the literary agent who rescued both The Diary of Anne Frank and Julia Child’s...

13 Set/09

Turn a 55-Gallon Drum into a Barbecue [DIY]

Turn a 55-Gallon Drum into a Barbecue [DIY]

Your BBQ and grilling exploits don’t require a premium barbecue—in fact with a little scavenging you can be sporting a spacious grill for very little cash outlay. Follow this simple tutorial to turn a 55-gallon drum into a grill. Barbecuing is a forgiving process. You need meat, heat, and a place to combine the two for an extended period of time. A steel 55-gallon drum has a large volume—great for keeping a stable temperature—and a broad cross section for laying...




6 Set/09

Perfect Your Grilled Cheese with Protein and Heat [Food]

Perfect Your Grilled Cheese with Protein and Heat [Food]

Two slices of Wonder Bread and yellow cheese make for a stupid-easy and quick lunch, but they can be so much better. Professional chef Jennifer Iserloh offers ideas for balancing and making the ultimate comfort food a smidge healthier. Photo by FotoosVanRobin. Iserloh suggests adding non-salty protein to your sandwich to make it filling and offset the gooey-ness of the cheese, and going beyond white breads and cheap cheese as components. We’re gravitating toward this idea, though: Add...

4 Set/09

Recipes You Can Make When You’re Sick [Illness]

Recipes You Can Make When You’re Sick [Illness]

We seriously hope nobody is suffering through a fluke illness this long weekend. Whenever illness strikes, though, we can recommend these recipes that are light on ingredients and Sudafed-coated thought, and have a few home-remedy healing powers, too. Serious Eats writer Tressa Eaton, suffering from an unseasonal fever, poured her waning energy into recipes that use (mostly) common cabinet ingredients, don’t require sauteeing or mincing or anything much, and provide a warming, healing...

30 Ago/09

Use Your Oven to Bulk Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs [Food Hacks]

Use Your Oven to Bulk Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs [Food Hacks]

Hard-boiled eggs are a great snack, but boiling them just right isn’t a convenient task. Skip the pot of water and use your oven instead. Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, but boiling them can be hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes the eggs are over-cooked, or sometimes the shells stick a bit too firmly to the egg. At the time-saving blog TipNut, they have an excellent reader tip to share: Put a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven then place all the eggs you...

22 Ago/09

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Store butter in the fridge and it’s too hard. Store butter on the counter and, if it’s left uncovered, it gets warm and, occasionally, funky. Stash your butter in a Butter Bell, a novel centuries-old French storage method. The Butter Bell is, basically, a crockery shaped like a small cookie jar. Inside the jar, there is a bell-shaped space attached to the lid where the butter is stored, and a small amount of cool water is kept in the bottom of the jar to keep the butter cool...

22 Ago/09

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean [Stuff We Like]

Store butter in the fridge and it’s too hard. Store butter on the counter and, if it’s left uncovered, it gets warm and, occasionally, funky. Stash your butter in a Butter Bell, a novel centuries-old French storage method. The Butter Bell is, basically, a crockery shaped like a small cookie jar. Inside the jar, there is a bell-shaped space attached to the lid where the butter is stored, and a small amount of cool water is kept in the bottom of the jar to keep the butter cool...

20 Ago/09

10-Piece Nesting Cookware [Stuff We Like]

10-Piece Nesting Cookware [Stuff We Like]

Whether you’re a camper looking for a way to pack some serious cookware without wasting space or you just want less clutter in your kitchen cabinets, the nesting MSR Flex 4 cookset is the Matryoshka doll of cookware. The nested cookset features: Cookset includes a 3.2-liter nonstick DuraLite DX pot, 5.3-liter hard-anodized pot, 2 strainer lids, 4 polypropylene DeepDish plates, 4 insulated mugs and a pot handle DuraLite DX aluminum pot features a nonstick finish that cleans up easily;...

8 Ago/09

Get Movie Theater Popcorn at Home for Pennies on the Dollar [Food]

Get Movie Theater Popcorn at Home for Pennies on the Dollar [Food]

Movie popcorn has a certain flavor to it that home popping methods usually fall short of capturing. Don’t give up on having great theater popcorn at home—this simple method turns out authentic buckets for pennies on the dollar. Photo by Dave Fancher. What’s the secret to getting that great popcorn taste on a budget? You certainly don’t need to go out and buy a commercial popper, that’s for sure. You will, however, need to invest in a $23 stove top popcorn...

20 Lug/09

Beat the Heat Roundup: The Best of Icy Cool Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Beat the Heat Roundup: The Best of Icy Cool Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Today we draw our Beat the Heat theme week to close, and what better day to end on than National Ice Cream day? Photo by lepiaf.geo. Over the course of the week we shared all sorts of tips and tricks to help you stay cool this summer. Let’s recap the icy cool goodness: One of most enjoyable ways to stay cool in the summer is to enjoy an icy and refreshing treat. We shared our favorite homemade ice cream recipes, how to make frozen yogurt pops, and the best summer foods to help stay...

18 Lug/09

Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes and Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes and Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Ice cream may not be the best choice when you really want to cool down, but that doesn’t stop it from being a favorite summertime treat. Here’s a quick look at our favorite ice cream recipes and tricks. Note: Not a fan of this gallery format? You can view it all on one page here. Got a favorite ice cream tip, trick, or recipe of your own? Let’s hear it in the comments. Make a Choco Taco Do you sometimes secretly crave that pseudo-Mexican dessert concoction that is the...

18 Lug/09

Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes and Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipes and Tricks [Beat The Heat]

Ice cream may not be the best choice when you really want to cool down, but that doesn’t stop it from being a favorite summertime treat. Here’s a quick look at our favorite ice cream recipes and tricks. Note: Not a fan of this gallery format? You can view it all on one page here. Got a favorite ice cream tip, trick, or recipe of your own? Let’s hear it in the comments. Make a Choco Taco Do you sometimes secretly crave that pseudo-Mexican dessert concoction that is the...

15 Lug/09

Score A Free Iced or Hot Mocha Coffee Now Through August [Dealhacker]

Score A Free Iced or Hot Mocha Coffee Now Through August [Dealhacker]

They may not make the best coffee, but from now through August 3, McDonald’s will give away free 7-ounce Iced Mochas and 8-ounce Hot Mochas every Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations (of course). No coupon is needed, and you don’t need to purchase anything to score your free caffeine fix. [The Boston Globe] Continua a leggere – Original Link: Score A Free Iced or Hot Mocha Coffee Now Through August [Dealhacker] Technorati Tags: advice,...

14 Lug/09

Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard [Beat The Heat]

Bake Cookies on Your Dashboard [Beat The Heat]

Why let all the scorching heat your car accumulates go to waste? Harness the power of the sun and have fresh baked cookies in the middle of your work day. Sometimes, despite your best car-cooling efforts, you can’t negate the effects of the summer sun. Cars get quite hot when parked in the blazing midday sun, and a car with a dark interior can easily creep up into the 150F range. Why not put the oven-like properties of your car to work cranking out a batch of fresh cookies? Food...

10 Lug/09

Open a Banana like a Monkey [Food Hacks]

Open a Banana like a Monkey [Food Hacks]

The image associated with this post is best viewed using a browser.There is a strong chance that you’ve been opening bananas wrong your whole life. Take a cue from our simian friends and start opening a banana with the efficiency of a hungry monkey. It’s possible you’ve been opening bananas the most efficient way, but more likely you’ve been opening them—like we have—the completely backwards and frustrating way. Most people start by grabbing the stem...

9 Lug/09

How to Handle Kitchen Thieves [Brown Bag]

How to Handle Kitchen Thieves [Brown Bag]

If you’ve ever walked over to your office fridge anticipating the lunchtime meal that awaits you only to discover that someone else has nabbed your meal, foodie weblog Chow details how to avoid being left empty-handed. Photo by Aine D. We’re big fans of the anti-theft lunch bag, but if your sandwich is already gone, Chow’s “Table Manners” Q&A column has addressed the problem that is the office kitchen thief. Reader Hungry for Justice wrote in when his...

8 Lug/09

Get Rid of Lingering Food Smells [Food Hacks]

Get Rid of Lingering Food Smells [Food Hacks]

Cooking and eating a great meal is most enjoyable. Having its potentially less than savory smell linger on in your home for days on end? A tad less enjoyable. Rather than skipping pungent meals entirely, incorporate these olfactory cleansing tricks instead. Photo by Clay Irving. After cooking up a mushroom risotto with ramps dish, home improvements web site The Kitchn was left with what they classified as an unwanted “house guest” of a smell, which got them thinking about ways...

4 Lug/09

Tips, Projects, and Great Eats for Your Fourth of July Weekend [Summer]

Tips, Projects, and Great Eats for Your Fourth of July Weekend [Summer]

Whether you’re just grilling, picnic lunching or heading out on a wilderness excursion for the holiday weekend, we’ve got a few recipes, projects, and ideas to run by you, cultivated from years of gathering clever outdoor hacks. Photo by Nicholas_T. It’s by no means exhaustive or conclusive, but we wanted to provide an overview of some of the most clever or handy stuff we’ve seen involving nature’s wonder and the great outdoors, along with its sometimes unpleasant...

12 Giu/09

How to Freeze Apples, Peaches, Plums, and 16 Other Fruits [Eat To Live]

How to Freeze Apples, Peaches, Plums, and 16 Other Fruits [Eat To Live]

Earlier this week, we showed you how to purée your fruit for a quick berry lemonade. If you want to save your fruit for the long-haul, weblog TipNut’s extensive guide to preparing 19 various fruits for freezing is worth a look. In order to pack a particular fruit, you must first know its intended use. This will determine the type of packaging required: dry, sugar, or syrup pack. The dry pack method, for example, is used on fruits that can be frozen without any prep time (apart...