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August 29, 2010

Tastee Sips: Margaritas

Courtesy of Chow.com

You probably won’t see me posting many cocktail recipes, and if you do, the alcohol content will be heavily disguised by other fancy, fruity ingredients. I prefer to eat my calories. That said, I’m a sucker for margaritas. Love, love, love them. I usually just blend tequila with a simple pre-made margarita mix, but that laziness is about to change! I’m thinking I need to try each of these margarita recipes. Starting with the  Red-Chile Guava Margarita and Mango Margarita, I’ll let you know the winner!

Red-Chile Guava Margarita

INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine tequila, Triple Sec, guava nectar, orange juice, and lime juice in a pitcher and reserve in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. To serve, rim a rocks glass with salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the outside and then dipping the glass in salt. Fill the glass with ice, add the margarita mixture, and garnish with a skewered chile pepper (if using).
August 29, 2010

Trendy Bits: Black Rice

Courtesy of Epicurious.com

White or brown rice? White, please. White or wheat bread? White, of course. Ice cream or sorbet? Ice cream, always. I am definitely not a health nut. And I don’t even aspire to change my ways.  Still the recent number of black rice related articles had me wondering – So what’s the deal? Why is black rice being dubbed the “new super food?”

I’ve heard of black rice once or twice before on some episode of Top Chef or on the Food Network maybe. At the time, I probably just as casually dismissed it as I would the possibility of adding whole grain pasta to my repertoire. But now, I’ve seen black rice headlines twice this week and I decided there might be something to this trend.

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