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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU MOORS, MAKE GAZPACHO!

The year was AD 711 when Tariq ibn-Ziyad’s army crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain and brought with them the Islamic religion, grandiose architecture and a soup of stale bread, olive oil, water and garlic that would…

Hello yellow tomato gazpacho,

this is perfect, but really every single video is perfect and if you enjoy salivating over delicious food you must watch.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Aries: If you’ve felt stretched too thin, if you’re tired, if the world feels too cold, it’s okay if you need to do a little bit of some kind of hibernation this week. If you need to, go to bed early, or eat so much soup, or stay in with your friends, or wrap yourself in all the sweaters and blankets you need to stay warm. Store your brightest energy and your best thoughts safe inside yourself, for now. Dream about springtime, dream about sweet days to come, listen to the songs that will get you through this winter.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Hello faux astrology,
You always understand me but I need no guidance to think of spring; it’s the pervading subject of my thoughts. 
Also, I made two delightful soups this week: silky zucchini and golden cauliflower.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: If you’ve felt stretched too thin, if you’re tired, if the world feels too cold, it’s okay if you need to do a little bit of some kind of hibernation this week. If you need to, go to bed early, or eat so much soup, or stay in with your friends, or wrap yourself in all the sweaters and blankets you need to stay warm. Store your brightest energy and your best thoughts safe inside yourself, for now. Dream about springtime, dream about sweet days to come, listen to the songs that will get you through this winter.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Hello faux astrology,

You always understand me but I need no guidance to think of spring; it’s the pervading subject of my thoughts. 

Also, I made two delightful soups this week: silky zucchini and golden cauliflower.

Hello Whole30,
Last night I posted a photo of my dinner - delicious baked sweet potato topped with homemade chili.
It was real and it was spectacular.
Someone asked “What is the Whole30?” and I’d be happy to share. 
I’ve had a lot of health issues and weight gain the last few months and was considering a sugar detox diet. I hate HATE the word diet and love LOVE the word sugar, so my motivation to commit to it was low.
Then I saw a friend on Facebook (who is a respected food blogger/critic) post about the Whole30 and thought, “What is this nonsense? To the Google machine!”
This image sums the plan (except for the eating of men, women, and small children part). You cut out all of those items from your diet plus legumes for 30 days to reset your health.
From the website:
“Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.”
Sounds pretty new-agey, right? But I figured it was worth a shot. I actually started the first week of January (hooray NY resolutions) but failed due to a change in jobs and lack of accountability. After a reset and eating my weight in movie theater popcorn and Peachios I’ve been back on it for 2 weeks. 
The first 3 days were sugar withdrawal, vivid food dream and exhaustion hell, but now I’m feeling remarkably content. I spend a few hours on Sunday prepping all my meals for the week, mixing up the menu based recipes from Well Fed and Well Fed 2 cookbooks. 
I’m not looking for dramatic results, just a more healthy lifestyle and relationship with food. The program isn’t that difficult once you put yourself in the proper mindset, but I’m concerned that I’ll have trouble keeping it up once my 30 days are over.
FIN.

Hello Whole30,

Last night I posted a photo of my dinner - delicious baked sweet potato topped with homemade chili.

It was real and it was spectacular.

Someone asked “What is the Whole30?” and I’d be happy to share. 

I’ve had a lot of health issues and weight gain the last few months and was considering a sugar detox diet. I hate HATE the word diet and love LOVE the word sugar, so my motivation to commit to it was low.

Then I saw a friend on Facebook (who is a respected food blogger/critic) post about the Whole30 and thought, “What is this nonsense? To the Google machine!”

This image sums the plan (except for the eating of men, women, and small children part). You cut out all of those items from your diet plus legumes for 30 days to reset your health.

From the website:

Cut out all the psychologically unhealthy, hormone-unbalancing, gut-disrupting, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days. Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the “reset” button with your metabolism, systemic inflammation, and the downstream effects of the food choices you’ve been making. Learn once and for all how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day to day life, and your long term health.”

Sounds pretty new-agey, right? But I figured it was worth a shot. I actually started the first week of January (hooray NY resolutions) but failed due to a change in jobs and lack of accountability. After a reset and eating my weight in movie theater popcorn and Peachios I’ve been back on it for 2 weeks. 

The first 3 days were sugar withdrawal, vivid food dream and exhaustion hell, but now I’m feeling remarkably content. I spend a few hours on Sunday prepping all my meals for the week, mixing up the menu based recipes from Well Fed and Well Fed 2 cookbooks.

I’m not looking for dramatic results, just a more healthy lifestyle and relationship with food. The program isn’t that difficult once you put yourself in the proper mindset, but I’m concerned that I’ll have trouble keeping it up once my 30 days are over.

FIN.

Hello I ate everything in Chicago and died a happy, happy girl.
I took a whirlwind trip through Chicago visiting the loverly Icanhasissues over the weekend. 
We saw Iggy Azalea do it her way…cotton candy, lace, and gold. It was a great show, but our weekend’s theme was quality food and dining. I love food. I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT and Chicago, to me, is the Emerald Food City of My Dreams.
Straight from the airport we sought out Publican Quality Meats. We shared the Charcuterie Plate: black pepper salami, blood head cheese, pork pie, turkey galantine, morteau sausage, pickles, mustard and wedges of good cheese, simply delightful!
The Iggy Azalea concert was badass. It was at Reggies (in the hood). Small venue, great set, awesome people watching, and girl has serious talent. Even more badass it ended at 9:30, giving us plenty of time for dinner so we rolled over to Scafflaw, a classy gin joint. I was impressed that the doorman was wearing a pair of silver sparkle wingtips and told him so. We dined on pork belly, scallops, and fries, but the gin cocktails hit every note. I had the Basil Bramble (North Shore #11 gin, lemon, combier mure) and my girl had the Bebbo (Letherbee gin, lemon, orange, honey syrup). 
Dessert was necessary, so we headed to Black Dog in Bucktown for goat cheese cashew caramel and pistachio gelato. I was so thoroughly engrossed in mine I don’t remember what Icanhasissues had.
Sunday brought homemade jams on baguette and tea followed by Dim Sum lunch in Chinatown with pork dumplings, shrimp dumplings, and other tasty treats. I ate everything and it was all delicious. 
Consuming great food is hard work, so after lunch we napped and watched bad Bravo TV. I think we angered the neighbors with shouts of “What the effing EFF is going on with these crazy broads?!” (edited for the kiddos)
After napping, we made reservations at Owen&Engine & OhMyGod. I had two Pimms Cups (heaven in a glass), pickled vegetables (heaven in a crock), and the burger (heaven in my belly).
Then to historic Margies Candies where we picked up a hot fudge sundae to-go for our Game of Thrones finale viewing party. 
More screaming at the television and more disgruntled neighbors.
Monday morning dawned and we popped into Glaze and Infused on the way to the airport. Maple bacon bar (photographed for posterity). DONE.
In conclusion, I love Icanhasssues, I love food, and I LOVE CHICAGO.

Hello I ate everything in Chicago and died a happy, happy girl.

I took a whirlwind trip through Chicago visiting the loverly Icanhasissues over the weekend. 

We saw Iggy Azalea do it her way…cotton candy, lace, and gold. It was a great show, but our weekend’s theme was quality food and dining. I love food. I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT and Chicago, to me, is the Emerald Food City of My Dreams.

Straight from the airport we sought out Publican Quality Meats. We shared the Charcuterie Plate: black pepper salami, blood head cheese, pork pie, turkey galantine, morteau sausage, pickles, mustard and wedges of good cheese, simply delightful!

The Iggy Azalea concert was badass. It was at Reggies (in the hood). Small venue, great set, awesome people watching, and girl has serious talent. Even more badass it ended at 9:30, giving us plenty of time for dinner so we rolled over to Scafflaw, a classy gin joint. I was impressed that the doorman was wearing a pair of silver sparkle wingtips and told him so. We dined on pork belly, scallops, and fries, but the gin cocktails hit every note. I had the Basil Bramble (North Shore #11 gin, lemon, combier mure) and my girl had the Bebbo (Letherbee gin, lemon, orange, honey syrup). 

Dessert was necessary, so we headed to Black Dog in Bucktown for goat cheese cashew caramel and pistachio gelato. I was so thoroughly engrossed in mine I don’t remember what Icanhasissues had.

Sunday brought homemade jams on baguette and tea followed by Dim Sum lunch in Chinatown with pork dumplings, shrimp dumplings, and other tasty treats. I ate everything and it was all delicious. 

Consuming great food is hard work, so after lunch we napped and watched bad Bravo TV. I think we angered the neighbors with shouts of “What the effing EFF is going on with these crazy broads?!” (edited for the kiddos)

After napping, we made reservations at Owen&Engine & OhMyGod. I had two Pimms Cups (heaven in a glass), pickled vegetables (heaven in a crock), and the burger (heaven in my belly).

Then to historic Margies Candies where we picked up a hot fudge sundae to-go for our Game of Thrones finale viewing party. 

More screaming at the television and more disgruntled neighbors.

Monday morning dawned and we popped into Glaze and Infused on the way to the airport. Maple bacon bar (photographed for posterity). DONE.

In conclusion, I love Icanhasssues, I love food, and I LOVE CHICAGO.

littlelaur:

superbowl snack idea #7: for the cheese lovers
delicious cheddar puffs
ingredients
- 1 loaf crusty french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 stick butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 whole shallot, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 8 ounces, weight cream cheese, sliced
- 1-1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- salt & pepper
- 2 whole egg whites, beaten
instructions

heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. add garlic & shallots & saute for 1 minute. add dijon & stir to combine. reduce heat to low.


add cream cheese & stir until melted. add grated cheddar & stir until melted. turn off heat. add salt & pepper to taste. fold in egg whites.
dunk bread cubes in cheese, coating thoroughly. place on a nonstick baking mat or sheet of waxed paper & freeze for 20 minutes, uncovered. remove frozen chunks from tray & place into a ziploc bag. store in the freezer.


when ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. place frozen cheese puffs on a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper, & bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. serve immediately or at room temperature.
[recipe via the pioneer woman]



Hello delicious snack for every single day of my life.

littlelaur:

superbowl snack idea #7: for the cheese lovers

delicious cheddar puffs

ingredients

- 1 loaf crusty french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes

- 1/2 stick butter

- 3 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 whole shallot, minced

- 1-1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

- 8 ounces, weight cream cheese, sliced

- 1-1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

- salt & pepper

- 2 whole egg whites, beaten

instructions

heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. add garlic & shallots & saute for 1 minute. add dijon & stir to combine. reduce heat to low.

add cream cheese & stir until melted. add grated cheddar & stir until melted. turn off heat. add salt & pepper to taste. fold in egg whites.

dunk bread cubes in cheese, coating thoroughly. place on a nonstick baking mat or sheet of waxed paper & freeze for 20 minutes, uncovered. remove frozen chunks from tray & place into a ziploc bag. store in the freezer.

when ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. place frozen cheese puffs on a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper, & bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. serve immediately or at room temperature.

[recipe via the pioneer woman]

Hello delicious snack for every single day of my life.


New favorite website: Gojee.com
The site curates recipes from food bloggers across the web and even lets you filter out recipes by ingredient (like meat if you, ya know, happen to be a vegetarian). You can also search by what you are “craving” (CHEESE! Always.) and there are drink recipes too. 
And it definitely doesn’t hurt that the site is gorgeous and brilliantly designed. 

Hello amazing food porn find.

New favorite website: Gojee.com

The site curates recipes from food bloggers across the web and even lets you filter out recipes by ingredient (like meat if you, ya know, happen to be a vegetarian). You can also search by what you are “craving” (CHEESE! Always.) and there are drink recipes too. 

And it definitely doesn’t hurt that the site is gorgeous and brilliantly designed. 

Hello amazing food porn find.