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Five Tips from Good Earth for the Perfect Eco-Thanksgiving

‘Green Guru’ and Bestselling Author Sophie Uliano Shows How Easy ‘Green’ Thanksgivings Can Be





Hosting an organic Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean serving brown rice and tofu stuffed turkey. In fact, it’s easy to turn your traditional meal into a healthy, chemical and pesticide free tasty feast. Many Americans will be going green this Thanksgiving. In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association organic poultry sales, like turkey, are forecasted as the fastest growing… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 10, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Comer

Hi Foodies

My name is Ana and I am the Food Editor for OC LIFE MAGAZINE. As a new member I look forward to chatting and blogging about different topics regarding food. We can talk up our favorite fast food locations or ponder the new and innovative world of molecular gastronomy. Add me on and let’s get started!

Added by Chef Anahita on November 8, 2008 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

Perfect Time for Prix Fixe

In my quest for knowledge for the First ALL Orange County Restaurant Week, coming in February (blatant plug)

I came across a couple great list you may want to know about if you don't already.

They are OC Registers blog titled Prix-fixe-deals-and-other-steals

http://foodfrenzy.freedomblogging.com/2008/09/22/prix-fixe-deals-and-other-steals/



And another good one titled… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on November 7, 2008 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie Shakes Return to Jack in the Box® Restaurants

Ready or not, the holiday season is practically upon us. Fortunately, for all you grinches out there who aren't quite ready to stuff the turkey and deck the halls, Jack in the Box® restaurants has just the thing to help you ease into the season – Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie shakes.



Made with real ice cream, Jack’s Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie shakes have become much-anticipated holiday treats since their introductions in 2000 and 2004, respectively.



"Our Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 3, 2008 at 1:36pm — No Comments

The Crow Bar in Corona Del Mar



We Americans are still getting used to the concept of the gastropub. To the uninitiated, the concept of enjoying artisan cuisine in a casual tavern setting may seem a little intimidating, if not unnatural, simply because we have been taught for so long that culinary creativity and casual comfort is meant to be mutually exclusive. Thankfully, The Crow Bar in Corona Del Mar turns this stodgy mindset into an outright misconception by serving their… Continue

Added by Will Work for Food on November 3, 2008 at 12:20pm — 5 Comments

Election Elation Celebration - Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops Provide Just Desserts Nationwide to Celebrate Democracy

As the election heats up throughout the country, people are finding that there’s more to choosing a new president than meets the eye; there is also the belly.



On the evening of November 4th, from 5 – 8 pm, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream Scoop Shops will be giving away free scoops across the nation. “Originally, we planned to give free scoops away just to those who voted. We found out afterwards that certain laws may not allow it. So instead we’re celebrating our election with a national… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 29, 2008 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Early Times Kentucky Whisky Has Created a Cocktail to Toast Joe the Plumber



Workin' Man's Plumb



Early Times' Toast to Joe the Plumber



3 ounces Red Plum Juice

1.5 ounces Early Times Kentucky Whisky

Squeeze of Lime



This cocktail starts with Early Times Kentucky Whisky and adds red plum juice with a squeeze of lime. Early Times is known as the “Workin' Man’s Reward” and this cocktail is exactly that, a reward after a hard day’s work.



Note that you first want to… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Denny’s Introduces New Allnighter Rockstar Menu Items

New Creations by Chart-Topping Musicians Featured at America’s Original Late-Night Diner



Well you've gotta give it to Denny's they are working it. The notorious after party munchies hang out is reaching out to everyone in this slumpish economy. Here is their latest promotion.



Denny’s introduces a new line-up of late-night dishes created by top artists including Katy Perry, Taking Back Sunday, Boys Like Girls and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 28, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Free Tacos for America on Tuesday, October 28

Taco Bell® Restaurants Prepare to Serve Millions of Free Tacos as Part of Its 2008 World Series Promotion



Millions of baseball fans now have something else to cheer about in the 2008 World Series: free tacos.



Taco Bell® restaurants across the country are preparing for one of the biggest taco giveaways in the company’s history. As the Official Quick Service Restaurant of Major League Baseball®, Taco Bell® will serve up millions of Americans a free Crunchy Seasoned… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 27, 2008 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Grown up Macaroni and Cheese, you know you love it....

Everyone loves mac and cheese! I am on a mission to make every recipe I find until the best has been discovered, someone has to do it.



So far I've found 2 new recipes that rock. Here ya go, oh and feel free to add your favorite recipes for mac and cheese :)



Ultimate Comfort Food Macaroni & Cheese by Tillamook



Ingredients8 tablespoons Tillamook ® Unsalted Butter, divided

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 27, 2008 at 9:01pm — No Comments

let's have fun foodies


This can be a really fun blog come on foodies lets rock ocfoodies.com!!!!!

Added by jerry on October 22, 2008 at 5:49pm — No Comments

My Friends and I want to do a Taste of Orange County... is that possible?

This past summer my friends did a semi-taste of L.A.... going to some of the historic eateries around Los Angeles... Pinks, Phillipes, the Pantry to name a few... there really isn't a problem finding any type of American, international, gourmet, eclectic... you get the picture... restaurant, diner, dive that is famous in L.A... places that have been around a long time... historical landmarks... originals.

They challenged me to come up with a Taste of Orange County... huh?

Let's see...… Continue

Added by sumobobby on October 18, 2008 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Who’s Bailing You out? Denny’s Gives Consumers a Break with the Weekday Express Slam

Feeling the pinch from the tightening economy? Denny’s understands. Slamming back at the tough marketplace, Denny’s is offering the Weekday Express Slam at just $4, a wallet-friendly price point for today’s strapped consumers. The $4 Weekday Express Slam is a new twist on a favorite breakfast classic, the Grand Slam®, served at express speed and hot off the grill.



“We know our customers are strapped for time and money yet they love our real classic breakfasts,” says Mark Chmiel,… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on October 15, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Chocolatier Class at Downey's Chocolates

Yesterday evening I was fortunate enough to attend the Apprentice Chocolatier Class at Downey's Chocolates in Laguna Niguel.



I am so excited and just have to share what a great experience that was. I was pleasantly surprised that it was pretty easy. I must also mention that them having a fully prepared kitchen and someone to walk you through all the steps helps a bit as well.



The class is $90 plus $12 for chocolate and look at all of the goodies you get to make. I even… Continue

Added by Gina Mims on October 7, 2008 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Del Taco Teams With KROQ for a “Bold” Promotion

Del Taco today announced the company has teamed up with top LA radio station KROQ for a new promotion.



Listeners can visit participating Southern California Del Taco restaurants for a free KROQ sticker, participate in “bold” events such as bobbing for Del Inferno packets, a Macho burrito toss, and riding a tricycle while balancing a tray of Del Taco food to win prizes, and enter to win the grand prize: a KROQ Golden Ticket that will grant one fan access to every KROQ show in 2009 and… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on September 29, 2008 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Mezzetta Specialty Foods Invites America to Get Their Sandwich On!

Last Call to Create the Best Sandwich and Win $25,000 and a Trip to Napa Valley Mezzetta Specialty Foods Invites America to Get Their Sandwich On!

G.L. Mezzetta, Inc., America’s number one producer of imported and domestic peppers and olives is challenging sandwich aficionados across the country to submit their recipes for the best sandwich ever. The Grand Prize winner of the First Annual Mezzetta Make That Sandwich Contest will receive $25,000 and a culinary trip and tour to… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 25, 2008 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Food and Drink Art

I came across this video and wanted to share it. He makes this look so easy!



If you have any cool foodie videos post them… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on August 22, 2008 at 10:29am — 4 Comments

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