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  • Jackie Green
    Published about 7 hours ago
    Raw Vegan Snickers Slice

    Raw Vegan Snickers Slice

    One of the most important things for me after going Vegan was to ensure I wasn't missing out on anything. Snickers were absolutely one of those things, so of course, I had to find a way to make a dairy-free version. I chose the most natural ingredients I could find to mimic the flavours of a Snickers bar, and they unintentionally turned out gluten-free, so it just keeps getting better!
  • Laura Odegard
    Published 2 days ago
    A Local's Top 5 Meals in North County San Diego

    A Local's Top 5 Meals in North County San Diego

    When you grow up in Southern California, you're completely spoiled with amazing weather year-round, the "California" lifestyle and of course, incredible food.
  • Goosey Q.
    Published 2 days ago
    The Traveling Foodie

    The Traveling Foodie

    My journey with food is somewhat of a roller coaster i would say. Growing up I was stuck with the family style of food. The "culture" of it all if you will. From the farm to the plate food has been so much apart of who I am. Having different meals in various ways in separate places allowed me too appreciate food and.
  • Christopher Koefoed
    Published 2 days ago
    What’s In A Pie?

    What’s In A Pie?

    Maybe it is just the pecans that makes it taste so good. The word “Pecan” comes from a Native American word of Algonquin origin and it was Native Americans who first cultivated them. It means “ nuts requiring a stone to crack”. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington planted pecans on their land. One hundred years ago 2.2 million were “cracked”. Today 250 to 300 million pecans lose their shells. Most pecans originate from southeastern and southwestern America and Mexico. My recipe calls for 1/1/2 cups of chopped pecans. I like to semi-chop my pecans so they still have more then a crunchy quality to them. You can semi-toast them but be careful not to burn them. Keep them brown and toasty. I layer the top of each of my pies with whole pecans in a complete circle. After all it is a pecan pie to be begin with and to not be afraid to add more. Pecans are expensive, so if you are near a Costco get your ingredients there. And yes a small daily handful of pecans - 1.5 ounces — may help prevent cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. BUT that is another story since all the next ingredients are full of sugar. Remember, I only make six pies every Thanksgiving and recipients are waiting with their mouths open for mine. One admitted she started eating her pecan pie as soon as I left it at her doorstep and that was two days before Thanksgiving. Have they no shame! I took a New Orleans recipe to begin with and changed a couple of things. I have been making my Thanksgiving Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pies for years now and my reputation is growing or maybe it is just all those little chocolate morsels that melt in your mouth after each bite. Ah chocolate! As far back as 1900 B.C, the Olimels of Mexico were the first to consume chocolate drinks. They were the father of Yahoo drinks. Mesoamerican tribes which included the Aztecs and Mayan civilizations enjoyed the bitter tasting drink and you were an honored guest if they offered it to you. Chocolate comes from the roasted and ground cacao seed. No wonder my pies taste so good with coffee. A match made in heaven. I use more then one cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels inside my pie and I sprinkle whole chocolate morsels on top. Oh and yes it makes my pies real gooey. It adds to the crunchy quality. Today, sixty percent of the world’s supply of chocolate is produced in West Africa, mostly in the countries of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. A very sad note and doubly so since children love chocolate. Two million children are part of the labor in these countries that cultivate chocolate and there is high evidence of human trafficking and child slavery. If you can find American or Peruvian produced chocolate you will not be contributing to this sordid mess. Let’s move on to something much sweeter - Jim Beam Honey Bourbon. In the past, I used only straight bourbon but honey is much sweeter and so are my pies. I add at least a half of cup of bourbon to give my pies a bit of a kick. But do not go overboard because too much alcohol will destroy the wonderful taste of the pie. Since we are already in the Neverland world of sugar you might as well add a dollop of homemade whip cream. Not the store bought kind but the homemade kind, where you still taste the ton of sugar you just whipped in. To finish up my special recipe you must first heat your oven to 325 degrees. Just follow these three steps. It is easy.
  • Jackie Green
    Published 3 days ago
    Vegan Choc Protein Truffles

    Vegan Choc Protein Truffles

    I absolutely love making protein balls (otherwise known as bliss balls), but I have to say, these are next level. They are so 'next level' I needed to find another word to describe them as they are rich in flavour, but not too sweet, they packed full of protein and nutrition, but taste so decadent. The closest food I could think of to best describe them were... truffles. Chocolate, Vegan, Raw, Protein Truffles.
  • Lovin' it on Phuket
    Published 3 days ago
    Lucky 13 Sandwich Patong

    Lucky 13 Sandwich Patong

    Price Range: Low to Moderate
Staff Picks
  • Alyson Lewis
    Published 13 days ago
    drank review

    drank review

    My sleep schedule has been all fucked up. I think it’s a combination of anticipation, a lot going on in my personal life, and a general sense of sadness about world events. Anyway, I haven’t been sleeping. I’m sure a lot of you can relate. Lack of sleep is the most jarring shock to the system. It makes the night unbearable and the following day is even worse. There’s a fuzzy haze on everything..conversations, the work day, food. Nothing sounds or flows or tastes quite right.
  • Pam Jannes
    Published about a month ago
    Do You Live in One of The Best Cities for Coffee?

    Do You Live in One of The Best Cities for Coffee?

    As we all know, coffee is one of mankind’s greatest creations. The versatility, flavor, and caffeine content of coffee wakes us up in the morning and keeps many Americans moving through their workday. Whether it be a home coffee machine or a daily trip to Starbucks, espresso or black coffee, there are plenty of ways we satisfy our daily need for a boost.
  • Erica Wagner
    Published 2 months ago
    Hands-On Pasta in Rome

    Hands-On Pasta in Rome

    What could be more blissful than an autumn week spent in Rome? I'll tell you what: learning to cook perfect Roman pasta on a sunny Roman afternoon. I'd come from London to Rome to stroll the ancient city's streets in the company of a dear friend and expert tour-guide, the writer Kate Nicholls, who lives in the Eternal City — Cucina Trastevere, opened just a couple of months before I arrived, happened to be right around the corner from her flat. If you are visiting this extraordinary city, this is an experience not to miss.
  • Alyson Lewis
    Published 4 months ago
    Sap! Review

    Sap! Review

    What do you know about sap? Before trying these drinks, I knew little to nothing about it. In my head, I always confused it with maple syrup. I’m aware that these two things are in fact, different, but I never had a reason to seek out any answers. I guess it was just one of those things I was comfortable in my confusion of. I knew it was sticky and came from trees. That’s as far as my knowledge went. So when I saw the Sap! variety pack of maple seltzer, maple soda and sparkling birch, I thought I could use this as a learning experience.
  • Deborah Nelson
    Published 4 months ago
    I Gave Up Wheat and Got My Life Back

    I Gave Up Wheat and Got My Life Back

    It’s not so much that I decided to give up wheat, as I was just really sick of matzoh.
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 4 months ago
    9 Unusual Food Podcasts That Will Make You Want to Eat

    9 Unusual Food Podcasts That Will Make You Want to Eat

    The only thing better than a good meal is a podcast about a good meal. But what if you want a podcast about a meal that is altogether strange, different, and beyond your expectations? Break those culinary molds, and come along with these intrepid hosts as they explore food so weird that you won't believe you've never heard about it. Prepare to crave some strange stuff!
Featured Collections
Celebrities
  • JC S
    Published 15 days ago
    Celebrity Place

    Celebrity Place

    You ever been to a place owned or run by a celebrity? Like the Wahlburgers and their famous pretty awesome burgers?
  • Brendan Blowers
    Published 6 months ago
    What Anthony Bourdain Left Behind

    What Anthony Bourdain Left Behind

    Anthony Bourdain lived many lives in his too-brief 61 years on this planet.
  • Edward Anderson
    Published 6 months ago
    Valerie Bertinelli Is My Mortal Enemy

    Valerie Bertinelli Is My Mortal Enemy

    Like Florine Mark before her, Valerie Bertinelli is on my list. It's an exclusive list of two people—well, it used to be three but Kesha has redeemed herself in my eyes. Also like Florine, Valerie has no idea who I am and doesn't care that I'm unhappy with her.
Cuisine
Diy
  • Laura Ansbro
    Published 3 months ago
    Sourdough Bread Class – Bread for Everyone

    Sourdough Bread Class – Bread for Everyone

    I talk about my homemade sourdough a lot on social media, so I’m so delighted to share the fantastic bread making class that I attended in early 2019.
  • Nancy D
    Published 3 months ago
    5 Easy and Affordable Recipes for the College Student
  • Nancy D
    Published 3 months ago
    3 Easy Recipes for the New College Student

    3 Easy Recipes for the New College Student

    My first year at college I was on campus and we had a cafeteria where homemade food was sold. It was amazing and I loved it. My second year at college I had to learn how to cook... and it became apparent to me really fast that I didn't know how to cook. Since I've been there, I want to help! So I made sure to find 3 trendy, fun, delicious and easy recipes for the new college student.
Fact Or Fiction
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 4 days ago
    Cucumber Pickles and Their Health Benefits

    Cucumber Pickles and Their Health Benefits

    Cucumbers are not the only foods that can be made into pickles. In fact, there is a long list of foods that can be pickled. They include onions, beets, watermelon rinds, and even boiled eggs. However, this article is only about pickles made from cucumbers.
  • Jackie Green
    Published 6 days ago
    Is soy bad for you?

    Is soy bad for you?

    Soy has been a point of concern for many people, especially those transitioning to a vegan/plant-based diet. Men seem to be worried about feminising effects such as "man boobs", and women's concerns mostly lay in the danger of excess estrogen within the body.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 14 days ago
    Differences Between White and Brown Eggs

    Differences Between White and Brown Eggs

    Some people prefer white eggs. They wouldn't purchase brown eggs if there were no white eggs available at their grocery store. They think brown eggs are much different from what the white ones they are accustomed to eating.
Healthy
  • Destany Bogue
    Published 4 days ago
    Benefits of Green Tea

    Benefits of Green Tea

    There are many different types of healthy drinks out there for people to try and stick with if they want to stay healthy and fit. Many companies will try to sell off their healthy drinks that claim will help you lose weight and curb your appetite. The problem with these companies that are trying to sell these drinks is that there is no real evidence to support their claims. However, if you’re a tea drinker or looking to stay healthy, you might want to start drinking green tea as there are many benefits that are backed by proven evidence that it helps you stay healthy.
  • Jackie Green
    Published 5 days ago
    Why is Celery so hot right now?

    Why is Celery so hot right now?

    Okay, maybe hot isn't the best way to describe it, it's usually pretty cold BUT Celery, and especially Celery juice, are becoming more and more popular in online health and nutrition communities. This plant has been very underrated, and I'm so happy to see it now getting the praise it deserves. You may have heard of the Medical Medium, you may have also heard of his Celery juice cleanse, you may have heard of neither, that's cool, I'm here to share with you why you need to know more about this magical herbaceous plant.
  • Ashley Terrell
    Published 6 days ago
    Oat Really?

    Oat Really?

    I became lactose intolerant at the age of 11. This didn't stop the love for extra large bowls of frosted flakes in the morning and over sized cut portions of gourmet cheesecake.
History
  • Lady Tsuru
    Published 4 months ago
    Tasting History!

    Tasting History!

    While growing up, I was the kid that chose to be a shut-in. Instead of going outside to embark on new pretend adventures or dabble in childish mischief, I wanted to sit indoors and listen to my grandparents stories.
  • Rachel Anderson
    Published 7 months ago
    Tea
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 9 months ago
    Foods and Drinks that Came About by Accident

    Foods and Drinks that Came About by Accident

    It is amazing how many popular foods and drinks are available for consumption today that were created by accident. Little do most people know that many of those items were not invented by deliberate design but by an accident that caught the inventor by surprise.
How To
List
  • Ashley Terrell
    Published 6 days ago
    Pick A Straw!

    Pick A Straw!

    Non-dairy alternatives are one of the newest food trends. As a lover of milk, [yet lactose intolerant], non-dairy alternatives are a gift from the food heavens.
  • Emma Ker
    Published 11 days ago
    6 Foods That Help You Feel Happy

    6 Foods That Help You Feel Happy

    Living in the UK, I'm pretty sure about 90% of my friends have complained about feeling like they have S.A.D. at some point (which stands for 'Seasonal Affective Disorder' and is aptly abbreviated to S.A.D). Although a lot of the time their complaints are more dramatic than factual, it is very likely that they do experience a drop in Vitamin D levels during the winter months.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 15 days ago
    Foods That Have Nothing to Do With Their Names

    Foods That Have Nothing to Do With Their Names

    Many foods we eat have nothing to do with their names or contents. Some people might not give the name a second thought. They just eat delicious foods no matter what their names are. Below is a list of foods with names that are far from what they really are.
Organic
  • Penny Blake
    Published 3 months ago
    Eat Wild

    Eat Wild

    Foraging for wild food can have many benefits. Besides being an enjoyable hobby and a good excuse to get out and enjoy a productive walk in the fresh air, it can save you money on your grocery bill, and give your health a boost, because wild foods often contain more nutrients than those grown in intensive farming conditions.
  • Rachel Anderson
    Published 7 months ago
    What Is Matcha?
  • Isla Wright
    Published 10 months ago
    7 Benefits of Switching to Organic Food

    7 Benefits of Switching to Organic Food

    The question of whether organic food has any merit as a healthier alternative is a controversial one. The reason for this is because it should be healthier in theory, but you should be keenly aware of the fact that produce is defined as organic within certain parameters, and a willing grower of these groceries can find holes in these parameters in order to save money, and still retain the required stamp of approval. Still, the bottom line is that the organic variety truly is healthier most of the time, so it really ends up being a question of whether the quality corresponds fairly to the increase in pricing. In order to be certain about this conundrum, you should just take a look at seven benefits of switching to organic food.
Product Review
  • Alyson Lewis
    Published 4 days ago
    Soylent Review

    Soylent Review

    Borrowing its name from a product in the novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, Soylent claims to be the perfect meal replacement to solve issues of food insecurity through Silicon Valley engineering. I recently rewatched the film Soylent Green (1973), and though the official soylent website claims the drink isn’t as bleak as the meal replacements offered in the film, the association is still incredibly dystopian. Soylent Green is a film set in New York City in 2022, where the poor are packed in the streets, and real food only exists for those who can afford it—the rich. While older people can vaguely remember the taste of fruit or meat, younger generations were born under depressing circumstances, and have no idea what real food tastes like. The poor subsist on an allegedly nutritious food made of soybeans and lentils, as the Greenhouse Effect has ruined the Earth and made other food unsustainable. Fueled by a series of murders and suspicious events, Detective Thorn starts investigating what looks to be a dark secret surrounding soylent green.
  • The Quiet Life
    Published 7 days ago
    To Heaven and Back

    To Heaven and Back

    Teachers, perhaps more than any other professionals I know, are always eager to partake of free food with little to no regard for calories or fat intake. When given the opportunity, we will down pizzas, seven-layer dips, sugary punches, cookies, cupcakes -- and any other food preceded by the word “free” --like nobody’s business.
  • Alyson Lewis
    Published 8 days ago
    Seedlip Review

    Seedlip Review

    Seedlip boasts being the first non-alcoholic distilled spirit, taking inspiration from an old recipe book of herbal concoctions from the 1770s. They seek to quench the thirst of people who wonder “What do I drink when I’m not drinking?” and have three flavors of distilled spirits. Grove 42, Spice 94 and Garden 108 all have unique flavors and descriptions, and I went with Garden 108 for this week’s review. Garden 108 is a floral blend and includes handpicked hay and sugar snap peas, which sounded weird as hell to me. As we all know, if it sounds weird, I need to try it.
Recipe
  • Christopher Koefoed
    Published 2 days ago
    What’s In A Pie?

    What’s In A Pie?

    Maybe it is just the pecans that makes it taste so good. The word “Pecan” comes from a Native American word of Algonquin origin and it was Native Americans who first cultivated them. It means “ nuts requiring a stone to crack”. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington planted pecans on their land. One hundred years ago 2.2 million were “cracked”. Today 250 to 300 million pecans lose their shells. Most pecans originate from southeastern and southwestern America and Mexico. My recipe calls for 1/1/2 cups of chopped pecans. I like to semi-chop my pecans so they still have more then a crunchy quality to them. You can semi-toast them but be careful not to burn them. Keep them brown and toasty. I layer the top of each of my pies with whole pecans in a complete circle. After all it is a pecan pie to be begin with and to not be afraid to add more. Pecans are expensive, so if you are near a Costco get your ingredients there. And yes a small daily handful of pecans - 1.5 ounces — may help prevent cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. BUT that is another story since all the next ingredients are full of sugar. Remember, I only make six pies every Thanksgiving and recipients are waiting with their mouths open for mine. One admitted she started eating her pecan pie as soon as I left it at her doorstep and that was two days before Thanksgiving. Have they no shame! I took a New Orleans recipe to begin with and changed a couple of things. I have been making my Thanksgiving Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pies for years now and my reputation is growing or maybe it is just all those little chocolate morsels that melt in your mouth after each bite. Ah chocolate! As far back as 1900 B.C, the Olimels of Mexico were the first to consume chocolate drinks. They were the father of Yahoo drinks. Mesoamerican tribes which included the Aztecs and Mayan civilizations enjoyed the bitter tasting drink and you were an honored guest if they offered it to you. Chocolate comes from the roasted and ground cacao seed. No wonder my pies taste so good with coffee. A match made in heaven. I use more then one cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels inside my pie and I sprinkle whole chocolate morsels on top. Oh and yes it makes my pies real gooey. It adds to the crunchy quality. Today, sixty percent of the world’s supply of chocolate is produced in West Africa, mostly in the countries of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. A very sad note and doubly so since children love chocolate. Two million children are part of the labor in these countries that cultivate chocolate and there is high evidence of human trafficking and child slavery. If you can find American or Peruvian produced chocolate you will not be contributing to this sordid mess. Let’s move on to something much sweeter - Jim Beam Honey Bourbon. In the past, I used only straight bourbon but honey is much sweeter and so are my pies. I add at least a half of cup of bourbon to give my pies a bit of a kick. But do not go overboard because too much alcohol will destroy the wonderful taste of the pie. Since we are already in the Neverland world of sugar you might as well add a dollop of homemade whip cream. Not the store bought kind but the homemade kind, where you still taste the ton of sugar you just whipped in. To finish up my special recipe you must first heat your oven to 325 degrees. Just follow these three steps. It is easy.
  • Jackie Green
    Published 3 days ago
    Vegan Choc Protein Truffles

    Vegan Choc Protein Truffles

    I absolutely love making protein balls (otherwise known as bliss balls), but I have to say, these are next level. They are so 'next level' I needed to find another word to describe them as they are rich in flavour, but not too sweet, they packed full of protein and nutrition, but taste so decadent. The closest food I could think of to best describe them were... truffles. Chocolate, Vegan, Raw, Protein Truffles.
  • JC S
    Published 13 days ago
    Chocolate Covered Log Cake Anyone?

    Chocolate Covered Log Cake Anyone?

    Hard to believe the Holiday season is already over and we’re in a brand new year.
Restaurants
  • Lovin' it on Phuket
    Published 3 days ago
    Lucky 13 Sandwich Patong

    Lucky 13 Sandwich Patong

    Price Range: Low to Moderate
  • Marie Safel
    Published 4 days ago
    Best Candlelight Dinner Restaurants in Delhi

    Best Candlelight Dinner Restaurants in Delhi

    Nothing spells more romantic like a quiet candlelight dinner in Delhi. The capital city of Delhi is known as the hub of exotic restaurants, from Thai, Japanese to Italian and Chinese, there are plenty of food options to choose from. So, what are you waiting for, on this weekend, take your partner for a remarkable dining experience in Delhi in any of the below mentioned restaurants. Apart from offering eclectic dishes and astonishing staffing service these restaurants are often known for organizing exclusive candlelight dinner date for couples.
  • Walter Rhein
    Published 20 days ago
    When Not To Tip

    When Not To Tip

    The suggestion that you shouldn’t tip is the kind of provocative click-bait headline that gets people all riled up. Individuals in the service injury work hard and are paid slave wages. Tips are the only way some people in those jobs can make a living. So you should always tip to ensure that restaurant and bar owners everywhere can continue to reap in huge profit with essentially free labor.
Travel
  • Holly M
    Published 2 months ago
    A European Food Tour Without the Meat

    A European Food Tour Without the Meat

    Being a Vegetarian/Vegan or having any sort of dietary restrictions while travelling can be a bit of a challenge honestly. Places like Europe tend to be pretty good with non-meat based options but it can still be hard to find things while "on-the-go" all the time. Depending on how you like to travel.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 3 months ago
    The Food of Philadelphia

    The Food of Philadelphia

    The cuisine of the city of Philadelphia in the US state of Pennsylvania developed through history, the arrival of immigrants and what ingredients were available. In the days gone by, city taverns were the main meeting places for politicians and businessmen in the 18th century, and two Philadelphia landmarks were created in the 19th century. They were the Reading Terminal Market and Italian market.
  • Annabell Lee
    Published 5 months ago
    A Taste of Japan

    A Taste of Japan

    Japan is vibrant country full of amazing sights and celebrations but I want to share with you a meal so amazing I came back for it twice. In Shibuya, Hachiko square is a small resteant called Cona.
Vegan
  • Jackie Green
    Published about 7 hours ago
    Raw Vegan Snickers Slice

    Raw Vegan Snickers Slice

    One of the most important things for me after going Vegan was to ensure I wasn't missing out on anything. Snickers were absolutely one of those things, so of course, I had to find a way to make a dairy-free version. I chose the most natural ingredients I could find to mimic the flavours of a Snickers bar, and they unintentionally turned out gluten-free, so it just keeps getting better!
  • Samantha Brinker
    Published 7 days ago
    Go Vegan! Why Not?

    Go Vegan! Why Not?

    Vegetarianism and veganism are two lifestyles that aren't typically or thoroughly thought about, and that's a problem. I know... the scary V words. Growing up, my parents put meat on my plate just about everyday. I had never thought about it until just recently. As one grows up, they grow apart from traditions they were used to and lifestyles that they once pursued. When you're growing up, you step back and look at the world with a realistic point of view. Riding your bike turns into driving to high school, television shows with your parents turn into hour long talks about your future, reality strikes and you're not a kid anymore. I think while one is maturing, it is critical to think about your diet. What are you putting into your body? Animals. The same things that you lay in bed with, the same creatures that you play ball with and walk in the park beside. Think about that.
  • Peak Interest
    Published 2 months ago
    Is Eating Meat Becoming Obsolete?

    Is Eating Meat Becoming Obsolete?

    As veganism and vegetarianism continues to rise and grow in popularity, replacing the consumption of meat with near identical plant-based alternatives that are not only healthier, but much better for the environment and, in my experience, most of the time taste better, one question continues to come to my mind.