Wednesday, March 5, 2014
One of my favorite types of posts to publish here on The Rising Spoon are ones explaining how to make common kitchen ingredients (or foods). I'm usually spurred to do this because the store-bought counterparts are loaded with atrocious additives, chemicals and generally uber processed junk.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I took what was meant to be a teensy tiny break from my monthly link love posts over the holidays. And it turned into a three month hiatus.
Someone's been spending too much time on their Facebook & Pinterest accounts. I'll go ahead and blame Zuckerberg & his investors board for that.
All the bloggers, nonprofits and small companies really appreciate their posts only being shown to <2% of their fans. Of course this is purposeful. They want folks with pages to pay FB so their posts will be shown to their own fans.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Happy March, foodies!
I can't believe February has already flow by. In less than three weeks it will officially be spring.
Soon the farmer's markets will open, more fresh produce (like asparagus) will be available and everyone's thoughts will turn to spring cleaning and gentle detoxes.
Oh, and thunderstorms, which means lots of rain. As discussed in my beef stew post, I'm a pluviophile and would love to one day live in the Northwest region of the U.S.
For now I reside in Northern Texas, which means rain is a luxury. So it goes.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
One of my favorite ways to eat avocado is pan-fried. I usually slice 'em in half, season the tops liberally with granulated garlic & sea salt, then lay them face down in a cast-iron skillet with a little melted butter or coconut oil.
The avocado becomes warm, softens slightly and forms a thin buttery crust. It's pretty much TO DIE FOR! If you've only ever eaten cold avocado, you must try this method.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Last month I gave away a vitamix blender to one lucky gal and this month I'm teaming up with 11 other bloggers to give one reader a $400 amazon gift card!
Sweet, sweet freedom. You'll be able to buy whatever your heart desires, so long as it's $400 or less. ;) But that's enough to pay for a large kitchen appliance like a a stand mixer or enameled cast-iron dutch oven. Even an iPad mini (one of the new ones), so you can consult online recipes (like mine) without printing them off first.
And as with all my giveaways, it's self-paid. That means no sponsor sway. Sometimes it's just me, but this time it's 11 bloggers all pitching in to give away one awesome prize. :)