On a recent hike with a few friends, the topic of snacks came up. One friend brought a Lara bar, another brought some dried mango. I was unprepared and brought nothing, and all of us lamented the noticeable lack of GORP.
With my wedding plans well under way, in addition to an upcoming engagement party and the fiance's big 3-0, let's just say I've been in full on entertaining mode. The internet has been a fabulous (if not overwhelming) source of creativity. With all the extra inspiration coming my way however, I feel the need to harness the overload of ideas into a few solid hostess home runs.
We're all about the munchies this week at The Kitchn, and to that end I have to show you the best little snack I've run across in months: A killer combination of peanuts, chili paste, and coconut. Watch out — you really, really can't eat just one handful of these.
Okay, we're not going to win any awards for thinking up this combination. But hey, these potato bites are easy, delicious, and perfect for a Final Four-loving crowd, should you find yourself surrounded by one this weekend. They even remind us of sports bar food...like little deconstructed potato skins.
We had a housewarming party last weekend, and decided to start the party at 8 p.m. Lots of drinks were on the menu, and you know what happens when folks stay late and drink: they want to eat. So while we weren't serving dinner, we knew we'd need to have a bunch of heavier snacks to sustain everyone through the night.
I've been in the middle of a crazy recipe organization spree, which has included weeding through years worth of magazine tear-sheets that I've obsessively filed in color-coded binders, complete with plastic page protectors and printed labels. It's one of those systems that makes me feel on top of the world when I'm keeping up with it. But when I'm not, let's just say it's not pretty.
When we first discovered microwave potato chips four years ago, it was nothing short of a revelation. Even now, the fact that a short spin in the microwave can transform slices of potato into crispy (truly crispy!) chips without needing a drop of oil still seems like magic. Here's how to make them.
What do we think about choosing avocados, creamy yogurt and chocolate as a way to mind our diet and speed up our metabolism? Yes, please — if it really works. Ecosalon's 20 Foods To Boost Your Metabolism offered some unsurprising options (grapefruit and green tea), but also a few unusual choices and daytime food favorites!
Do you love toasty coconut? And granola? Then you'll love this suggestion from Melissa Clark: make your granola with coconut oil! Virgin coconut oil not only has a number of health benefits, it also lends a warm, nutty flavor to granola.
I'm not a huge sports fan. The Super Bowl has never been my cup of tea. But I love all of the excitement surrounding the day, I get a kick out of some of the ads, and I always love a good excuse to eat a few festive snacks. Here are 10 lighter snacks to consider!