Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
The giveaway includes a coupon for ICBINB!, two recipes and a platter, spreader and spatula from Crate and Barrel.
There are FIVE different ways to enter, so listen up!
- First, just leave a comment about your favorite way to use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter products, or another healthy oil source
- Link back to this post to let others know about the giveaway and to help keep the focus on fats in March (just make sure to let me know you've done so with another comment!).
- Or you can tweet or follow @ICBINotButter on Twitter (again, be sure to let me know)
- For THREE bonus entries, you can create a recipe using ICBINB and email it to me when you feature it on your blog
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I tell ya, I am a sucker for Greek yogurt! I just HAD to try this one. I did make a delectable breakfast bowl using this and some cereal I brought from home, plus pb snagged form the breakfast bar at the hotel. Unfortunately, no pic as it was eaten by the single kitchen light bulb in our suite. Didn't wanna wake the roomies!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
A version of Susan's custard oats, using rice bran instead of oat bran. In my quest for more healthy fats as a part of fatbulous February, I had yet to conquer a WHOLE egg (as opposed to just the whites) and this was the perfect icebreaker.
I just added about 1/4 c. rice bran to 1/2 c. boiling water and whisked in a beaten egg--watch out cuz it cooks very quickly! I poured the hot mixture over 1/4 c. Fage 0% and 1/4 c. pumpkin. Topped with molasses, cinnamon swirl, banana and peanut butter.
Delicious, but not as custardy as I'd hoped--definitely would benefit from the added crunch of a little granola or Fiber One on top, too.
Well have a great week everyone--hopefully I will bring some warm weather and sunshine home with me--and some Trader Joe's goodies! xoxo
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
turkey burger with cranberry mustard (told you) on a sweet potato bun and the most decadent and marshmallow-y bread pudding I have ever tasted, courtesy of Acme Burger. Ho-leeeey cow. Everyone's order was very tasty and the service was impeccable. If you are in the SLC, GO!
My mom was so funny--she hunted high and low for just PINK sprinkles, but couldn't find any so she and my dad sat down and hand sorted out a bunch of pink for me. Jeez. I am spoiled!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Howdy y'all! As I mentioned, I am up in the wild, wild west this weekend to get some birthday love and spoiling from my mama and daddy. While I'm gone, I've asked the lovely Kendal from Eating Abroad to guest for me by taking over this week's Freaky Food Friday. She's got a great blog that I very highly recommend you check out pronto. Read on, and I promise you won't be disappointed! This is a great post, filled with wonderful pictures--Thanks so much Kendal!
See you soon for a recap! xoxo, E
In the last 6 years, I have been blessed enough to travel to Italy, Thailand, Cambodia, Tanzania, Egypt, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and England. I have lived in Kenya, the USA, and Germany. In each of these places, I've seen some pretty weird things, especially when it comes to food.
Weird food makes traveling what it is- a chance to experience another culture.
What would we be without our food culture?
Would we still have a day to sit down with family and talk about our blessings if there was no Thanksgiving?
What would birthdays be without the cake and ice cream or summers without a barbecue?
People form an identity based on the food they eat.
Vegetarian. Vegan. Pescatarian. Lacto-ovo-vegetarian. The list goes on.
To understand a culture, you've got to understand their food.
Some of my best traveling experiences around the world took place around tables of food and drinks with new friends. I've eaten traditional home-cooked meals and food cooked over a fire in the middle of a dusty street. Food helps make the experience.
Although food makes traveling much more fun, there are a few freaky foods I'm still unwilling to try- even in the name of cultural understanding.
This is my second year living in Germany as a traveling teacher. When asked to write about freaky food, plenty came to mind.
Luckily, I can avoid many freaky German foods by hiding behind the vegetarian identity. Such as...
Blutwurst (translation: blood sausage. Yes, it is really sausage made of blood.)
Presskopf (English speakers call it head cheese, but it's actually bits of gross meat chunks held together by a gelatin.)
Not wanting to think about this stuff or it's origins... let's move on.
It's freaky. It's German. It's Vegetarian. It's Knödel!
Notice the dimples in the plastic for the water to get through?
To cook: soak in water. Boil. Drain. Remove from plastic. Sauce. Eat.
Lots and lots of delicious cooked mushrooms!
We are all familiar with German sauerkraut. Another strange variation on this traditional food is rotkohl.
Cooked red cabbage.
Germans are known for their seriousness and bad sense of humor. I disagree. Someone who created a phallic shaped food item and named it Super Dickmann's must have a sense of humor.
Now for the Super Dickmann's Photo Shoot
The Super Dickmann's are filled with marshmallow fluff atop a wafer.