Tag Archives: snacks

Froyo Bites

Having trouble feeding your kids healthy snacks? Try giving them a colorful snack in a cool shape. Froyo bites are a quick and healthy snack to give your kids. A little bit of yogurt and a little bit of fruit in a fun shape is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy.
Yogurt comes from milk, so yogurt eaters will get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Yogurt also has a good number of probiotics. Probiotics …

 

Nigerian Meat Pie

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Two weeks ago, I was an African gathering and meat pie was one of the dishes served. I helped out even though I had never made it before, mostly with rolling and filling the dough with cooked ground beef, onions, and potatoes. Some people like to add carrots and/or green peas as well. Comparatively, it’s most similar to an empanada. It’s one of the more popular snacks that is sold pretty much everywhere in the country, from chain restaurants to street stalls.
This recipe is from 9jafoodie.com. It’s to the way we made it – my friend didn’t use any …

 

2013 Cuisine: Brazilian part 2

My last post concentrated on desserts only, but seeing as this is the cuisine of the year, it is only proper to do a post on some of the main dishes served as well.
I will admit that I have only ever been to one Brazilian restaurant and the visit involved a lot of grilled meat or churrasco, which was delicious but just a little of what the country has to offer. The country is rich with a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and root tubers. I’ve found that a lot of the food is similar to what I grew up …

 

Asia Food Tour: Part 2

It’s been two weeks since I returned to the states from my Asia trip and I already miss the good eats there. I’ve already covered Beijing and Guangzhou in Part 1. For today’s blog post, I’ll give you a virtual food tour of Hong Kong and Macau. Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong is now a special administrative region of China, and its fast-paced culture and city life makes it parallel to New York City. Macau, a former Portuguese colony, is the other special administrative region of China, known as the “Las Vegas of Asia.” Both very different areas, but overflowing …

 

Centennial Celebrations

2012 is definitely a special year for those that are celebrating centennials. Two of my favorite treats turned 100 this year: the Oreo cookie and Girl Scout Cookies! Meanwhile, both the Titantic and our beloved Fenway Park in Boston will also be celebrating their 100th anniversary this month. Today’s blog post will feature the food aspect, of course.
 

Oreo is one of my favorite cookies. I like to eat them plain, with milk, in confections (like cupcakes, cheesecakes, pies, ice cream, etc.), home made from scratch, and even the cereal kind (anyone remember Oreo O’s?). A few months ago, I discovered how to make Oreo truffles, which …

 

Sweet & Savory

If you don’t know this about me already, I have a huge sweet tooth; I love making and eating desserts. Some of my friends, however, are on the other end of the taste spectrum; they enjoy savory foods so much more. For a long time now, chefs have been experimenting different ways for those who want the best of both worlds. Let me share with you my experiences with sweet *and* savory foods that were intriguing, memorable, and surprisingly, tasty!
 

Bacon Chocolate
Years ago, when I was gift- and souvenir- shopping in SoHo, New York City, I decided to see what Vosges Haut-Chocolat had to …

 

Stir It Up

Today’s gadget is for all of you out there who consider your blender to be one of your closest friends.
Your blender is there for you in the morning when you’re running late and a breakfast shake on-the-go is all that will silence your stomach gargles until lunchtime. A blender provides you with an extra energy boost by whipping up a pre-workout protein shake so that your muscles can prevail. And your blender will be at home waiting for you when all you want after a long day at the office is a cold banana daiquiri.
So, in order to celebrate one of …

 

Brown Paper Bags are not only made for Lunches!

Who says you can’t teach an old dog a new trick!   Problem is I wish I knew this trick a long time ago!  How to make microwave popcorn eluded me for too many years.   When I read about it in the Sunday Boston Globe Magazine section, I was skeptical.  The recipe told me to place ¼ cup of popcorn kernels in a small brown paper bag, fold the top of the bag over several times, place the bag on its side in the microwave and cooked on high for 1 ½ to 2 minutes or until there are about 2 …

 

Starbucks free DESSERT “POP UP”.

Much to my delight, today I was treated to what could only be called a free Starbucks DESSERT POP UP.
I arrived in time for the Red Velvet Cupcakes, the cake was rich and moist and the frosting reminiscent of Sprinkles Cupcakes sour cream frosting.  Next came samples of donuts, vanilla cupcakes and spice cake, followed by hand passed trays of blueberry cake and holiday cake.
Then to my surprise, delicious heart warming mocha’s and lattes followed.  Every dessert was fresh, moist and delicious and worth ordering again.
I do not know why Starbucks had a “DESSERT POP UP” today,  but I …

 

Starbucks free DESSERT "POP UP".

Much to my delight, today I was treated to what could only be called a free Starbucks DESSERT POP UP.
I arrived in time for the Red Velvet Cupcakes, the cake was rich and moist and the frosting reminiscent of Sprinkles Cupcakes sour cream frosting.  Next came samples of donuts, vanilla cupcakes and spice cake, followed by hand passed trays of blueberry cake and holiday cake.
Then to my surprise, delicious heart warming mocha’s and lattes followed.  Every dessert was fresh, moist and delicious and worth ordering again.
I do not know why Starbucks had a “DESSERT POP UP” today,  but I …