This 4-ingredient wonder cooks itself while you watch TV. Read More Slam Dunk Sauce
Two melon drinks that are sweet but not too sweet, fun, but not obnoxious. The morning show team of cocktails, you could say. Read More Drink Up: A Great Pair of Melons!
You know that popular 8-layer Mexican dip that makes an appearance around Super Bowl Sunday? This is what it looks like in a Mediterranean parallel universe. Read More Fast ‘n’ Fancypants: 8-Layer Greek Dip
Feeling blue about the end of summer? Cheer up, bluebells, there’s still a little time left before Labor Day. And if that thought doesn’t brighten you up, maybe this little concoction will. It’s a refreshing mix of Summer’s best, and only requires a few ingredients and some light berry-squishing. The Summertime Blues makes a good mocktail without the rum as well, in case you’d like to jump into your convertible and take off for the beach before Autumn arrives and ruins all the fun. Read More Drink Up: The Summertime Blues
Iron the linen napkins, get out the crystal, then check the local ordinances pertaining to public nudity. This sweet southern belle is hiding some serious whoopass beneath her peachy exterior. Read More Drink up, Y’all: The Julia Sugarbaker
For many people, July means fireworks, festivals and farmers’ markets. For my friend B and I, it means Daiquiri Day. National Daiquiri Day (it’s real) is July 19, and to help the daiquiri throw off its kitchy, tiki-bar associations, we concocted a trio of fantastic new flavors that harmonize like the Dixie Chicks at a rum-soaked county fair: Strawberry Basil Balsamic, Watermelon Mint, and Grapefruit. Read More Rum Diary: A Flight of Daiquiris
It’s hot, Persephoneers. And here at the Fuj household, we’re surrendering the grill tongs and heading indoors for some lighter, cooler meals. For us, that means summer noodles and vegetable salads from Japan. Read More Chillin: Cold Sesame Soba and Green Beans with Miso Dressing
Summer isn’t the most fun time for vegans to eat with their non-vegan friends. Cookouts and picnics tend to be all about grilled meats, leaving the vegans to pick at a pickle sandwich while others are piling their plates with hamburgers and mayonnaise-laden sides. In response to Bryn’s brilliant article, I’ve created a couple of bean salads that will please members of both camps and promote herbivore/carnivore unity. I recently tried them on my foolhardy test group of vegans and omnivores, and everyone was holding hands and singing “We Are the World” by dessert. But that might have had something to do with the sangria. Read More Cool Beans: Bean Salads to Unite Us All