Monthly Archives: July 2015

Can You Recommend a Good Glass-Jar Blender? — Good Questions

By Kelli Dunn

Q: I’m in the market for a new blender and getting overwhelmed by all the options! I know Vitamix and Blendtec are considered the best brands, but I don’t feel comfortable spending that much on a blender. Besides, while those (and others) are BPA-free, it seems the plastics that are used might not be great either.

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15 Grilling Recipes to Double for Tomorrow’s Salad — Tips from The Kitchn

By Christine Gallary

Thai Steak Salad

Summertime cookouts are fun ways to enjoy long, warm days; escape the hot kitchen; and have a cold drink while manning the grill. Summer is also when I crave cool salads for lunch but don’t really want spend extra time in the kitchen prepping all the ingredients.

Here’s a mindset I’ve adopted that maximizes my grill time and results in delicious salads the next day with almost no prep: I plan to grill extra food so there are great leftovers to throw into tomorrow’s lunch salad!

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5 Tips for Better Salad Dressing — Tips from The Kitchn

By Christine Gallary

Salad dressing can sometimes seem like an afterthought, something to quickly pick up at the supermarket while we focus more on the greens and toppings. But think about it this way: Dressing is like the music score to a movie, the undercurrent that weaves its way through the entire experience. A good dressing, like a good music score, works with every part of the salad and rounds everything out into a complete package, so it’s worth a little bit more attention.

Make a homemade salad dressing with these tips in mind, and your next salad will be a perfect harmony of delicious dressing, greens, and toppings!

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

How Do We Handle Our Overly Friendly Friend? — #askingforafriend

By Anne Wolfe Postic

A Spring Vegetarian Dinner for Six: The Party Plan

We have this friend, a former fraternity brother of my boyfriend’s, and he’s a great guy, but he can’t seem to leave our female friends alone. When we invite him over, he attaches himself to at least one of our lady guests, ignoring all signals of disinterest, and follows her around all night. If he doesn’t get a phone number, he asks us the next day. We’re beginning to think this guy is too lazy to join Tinder and that he just uses our parties as his personal dating service. On the rare occasion he hits it off with one of our friends, it never goes past the second date. Awkwardness ensues, and we end up playing a game of Him-or-Her for our next party. How can we keep him from using our place to troll for girlfriends?

Not a Matchmaker

Dear NaM,

He sounds awesome. (Just kidding.) I have an honest question: What’s so great about this guy? Once you’ve figured out why (or if) you really need him at your parties, I can answer your …read more

Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy

Famous Masterpieces Recreated in Oreo Filling — Food News

By Kristin Appenbrink

Oreo filling art

We will never tire of food art. The latest to cross our radar is the series Tisha Cherry has started by recreating famous master paintings in the cream filling of Oreo cookies.

So far, she’s done American Gothic, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, one of Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits, and Matisse’s Dance, among others.

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5 Important Things to Consider Before Bringing Food on a Plane — Tips from The Kitchn

By Kelli Dunn

Recipe: Airplane Salad

If you’re getting ready to hop on a plane for your summer vacation, don’t forget to pack some snacks in your carry-on. I mean, those skimpy bags of pretzels airlines give out just don’t cut it. It’s safer, more satisfying, and likely less expensive when you pack your own snacks.

As for what to pack, it’s one thing when you’re piled in the car with a few of your closest friends, but there’s a different set of rules when you’re cruising at 30,000 feet with a bunch of strangers.

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Source:: The Kitchn – Apartment Therapy