Cultural food phobias are a funny thing. I understand personal food phobias - I myself cannot tolerate the squishy-yet-gritty texture of beans - but our cultural taboos about what you can and cannot eat are as odd and arbitrary as they are unquestioned. Americans eat cows, for example, but not horses. We eat pigs, but not guinea pigs. We eat sheep, but not goats.
My kids seem to love any treat that comes out of the freezer. I've recently been experimenting with different fruits that I can freeze to get them to eat a bit healthier. The most recent concoction used frozen bananas.
To make a frozen banana treat, you'll need wax paper, popsicle sticks, and bananas. The rest of the ingredients should consist of things your kids love to eat.
Start with the basics. Peel your bananas and slide a popsicle stick up through the bottom of each one. Set the bananas on a stick on a sheet of wax paper. The wax paper is important because you don't want the banana treat to stick to a surface after it freezes.
Bloomberg's proposed soda ban for New York City is ridiculous, but not for the reasons given. All the liberal hand-wringing (and I say that as a liberal myself) over soda ignores two basic facts:
I'm not sure why, but I tend to create more meat wraps during the spring and summer months than I do in the fall and winter. I made a really tasty turkey wrap yesterday that you can easily do yourself at home.
First, lay out a flour tortilla on your plate. I use the average size tortillas, but you can always get the ones that are used for making quesadillas, as they are much bigger. I would use the larger ones if I was serving a man, but since I was just making them for myself and my two daughters, I stuck with the regular flour tortillas.
Second, coat the top of the flour tortilla with a salad dressing. I used ranch, but honestly almost any salad dressing will do when it comes to wraps. Now sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese over the dressing.
Unlike many of the people who are currently embroiled in discussions (some more civil than others) about Burger King's new bacon ice cream sundae, I have actually tried it. My experience was… mixed.
My daughter and I are halfway through creating our own cookbook. I suppose it began as a homeschool project, but it has been just as much fun as educational. We do plan on having our cookbook published and sold, and the process is much more simple than you would think.
There are several reasons you may want to make your own cookbook. You may want to share your recipes with the world, make some extra money, raise funds for charity or preserve important family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.
The first step is to decide where you want to publish your cookbook. I plan on using CreateSpace as soon as our cookbook is finished. This company will place your book on popular sites, such as Amazon. You can also order copies for yourself rather cheaply. Other options include Lulu and Kindle Direct Publishing.
A friend of mine was posting on Facebook about a week ago that she just had to run to the grocery store to pick-up Nutella on her way home from work. She had run out that morning and couldn't be without it.
It was this post that got my daughter intrigued with the product. She begged me to add it to our grocery list for the upcoming week. I didn't see any reason why she shouldn't try it, so I got a jar of Nutella. The four main ingredients in this spread are: cocoa, hazelnuts, sugar and skim milk.