25 Food Bloggers on Twitter to Follow

I “borrowed” this idea from an amazing marketer, John Paul Aguiar and if you don’t know him you need to.  It doesn’t matter what your industry is.  If you need to promote your business, follow his advice!  That being said, I love to cook and I love social media.  Nothing makes me happier than cooking an amazing meal for my friends and family.  So this monthly post is to shine the spotlight on those wonderful food bloggers whose recipes have inspired me and helped me put smiles on my family’s faces!  If you follow them, yours will be smiling too! Liz Harris - @FloatingKitch, floatingkitchen.net Bio - I've traded in my pipettes and beakers for spatulas and mixing bowls. Nautically obsessed. Reluctantly doing the dishes. Probably eating chocolate.      Prudy - @butterbasilandb butterbasilandbreadcrumbs.com Bio - Just a girl that loves to cook....     Bee, Rasa Malaysia @rasamalaysia Bio - … [Read more...]

Grilled Eggplant Chickpea Wraps

Making lunch shouldn’t have to be a long, arduous affair. For extra-busy days, you need something that can be prepared in a flash — and that’s where chickpeas come in. Bursting with protein and fiber, canned chickpeas are already cooked, so all you have to do is rinse and drain them to pack some nutrition into your meal. In this Grilled Eggplant Chickpea Wraps recipe from the chefs of Food Network Kitchen, the chickpeas are paired with sauteed eggplants for a tangy twist on a Middle Eastern falafel. The mixture is topped with a creamy, garlic-based yogurt sauce and stuffed in a soft tortilla wrap. Top the dish with oregano, tomato, lettuce and cucumber. With this recipe, lunch is ready in 20 minutes flat, and with a side of salad or french fries, you could make it an easy weeknight dinner staple as well. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1]   … [Read more...]

Bourbon Salted Caramel Milkshakes

Kicking off Milkshake Week with a bang, spiked and salted and deliciously drizzled with a boozy caramel sauce that’s utterly divine. Are you surprised that my first milkshake, on Monday morning no less, is wonderfully boozy? You shouldn’t be. With my penchant for boozy baking it was only a matter of time. (I’ll have you know that Friday’s milkshake is equally boozy, and Wednesday’s could certainly be adapted as such). Truly, boozy milkshakes are seriously under utilized. And before I get bombarded with questions, yes, you can leave out the bourbon in the caramel and in the milkshake and the recipe will work just fine. You’ll end up with a perfectly delicious salted caramel milkshake, but really, where’s the fun in that? The caramel sauce is similar to the one that graced the top of Taylor’s boozy birthday cake this past winter (although I used some regular, good quality bourbon here, I was fresh out of wedding-day whiskey). It’s quite possibly the world’s greatest … [Read more...]

Carrot Salad With Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas

I have been gushing in the margins about David Lebovitz’s carrot salad (pardon!salade de carottes râpées) since I made it for the first time four years ago. It’s exquisite in its simplicity, just lemon juice, olive oil, a pinch of sugar, some salt, pepper, and rough-chopped parsley, all applied in that old-fashioned taste-as-you-go method that basically guarantees it will be perfectly seasoned when you’re done. (You do this with everything you cook, right? Yeah, I forget too.) And this week, as the carrots are towered high at markets, was the week I finally wanted to give it its due. But then I started thinking about that carrot soup we talked about in the early days of 2013, which we finished with a lemony-tahini swirl and topped with cumin and sea salt roasted chickpeas and how fantastically filling it was, a real meal in a bowl, and decided we needed a fresh spring-summer spin on it. I have zero regrets. While no carrot salad could or should replace … [Read more...]

8 Food Blog Links We Love

We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it. Hooray! You've made it to the weekend. And you have plenty of time to plan your barbecue. Soon, you'll be firing up the grill, drinking a refreshing cocktail, and eating well with friends. Need some recipe inspiration? Just read these links.   A refreshing, vodka-spiked, strawberry lemonade. (Heather Christo.) It's fava bean season! Throw them on the grill. (Honestly YUM.) Saffron, turmeric, and yellow peppers give this soup its beautiful color. (101 Cookbooks.)While you're at it, grill some artichokes and serve them with a wild rice salad. (Happyolks.) Fact: Hot dogs and burgers taste better on homemade pretzel buns. (Smitten Kitchen.)  This cheesy jalapeño crab dip will be gone in seconds. (Bake Your Day.) Raspberry-rhubarb meringues are light and airy -- perfect for a spring barbecue. (The Artful … [Read more...]