Posts for October 8th 2009
During the main meal at my harvest-themed dinner party, I'll pair the chicken and risotto with wine. However, before we sit down to the table, I want to treat guests to a luxurious champagne cocktail.
Since a punch easily quenches the thirst of a crowd, I'll be mixing a large bowl of classic champagne punch. The cocktail gets its rosy hue from chambord, a raspberry-flavored liquor.
As someone who's followed Jamie Oliver throughout the years, I was intrigued when I heard about his plans to overhaul the eating habits of Americans on a new TV show. But apparently his latest project is even bigger than that: he's also come out with his ninth cookbook, Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals ($35). The premise of the title, which hits stores next week, is that cooking good food from scratch saves money and your health. Hoping to transform takeout-lovers into home cooks, this book is studded with real-life testimonials. But is it revolutionary? Find out when you read more.
From Food Network
Candy Corn Cordials
For the infused vodka:
1/2 cup candy corn
1 1/2 cups vodka
For the cordials:
2 ounces orange liqueur
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 large egg white
Candy corn, for garnish
- Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.
- Make the cordials: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with candy corn.
Makes 2 drinks.
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Traditionally, the classic sloppy Joe is not considered healthy or vegetarian-friendly. However, this innovative recipe creates a lighter, meat-free sloppy Joe.
Soy ground beef is the meat substitute that's combined with diced onion, mushrooms, and celery. The sauce is a mixture of vegetable stock, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce resulting in a sandwich filling that's thick, spicy, and flavorful.
If this sloppy joe sounds interesting to you, check out the recipe and read more
We're back with the second part of our PopSugar Rush Special: The Six Reasons You Can't Live Without Vampires! In case you missed part one, we looked at the history of the vampire craze, as well as the latest from the Twilight saga and even chatted with one of the stars of The Vampire Diaries! Now things are about to get even hotter — we've got the top three reasons that vampires have a hold on our hearts. Plus, we've got a vampire expert psychologist to look at just why we love the dangerous bloodsuckers. There's a lot of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, plus more from Candice Accola on what vampires she loves — watch the thrilling conclusion of our vampire special now!
Red wine headache, or RWH, has long been a subject of contention. Contrary to popular belief, it isn't caused by sulfites (both sweet white wines and dried fruits contain more sulfites than red wine), but rather compounds found in grape skins. Still, no single chemical has conclusively proven to be the culprit.
Some believe the cause is a group of chemicals, which include tyramine, histamine, and others. Red wine contains higher levels of these, because it's produced using the grape's skin and juice. Other scientists theorize that tannins, another byproduct of grape skins, could be at fault. Still others point to lipid compounds. These potential culprits vary among red wines. If you aren't ready to give up red wine just yet, experts suggest trying a small glass of different brands and varietals — like less-tannic Burgundies, Riojas, and Pinot Noir — then noting whether they cause a headache, which would likely appear within 15 minutes.