Lauren modry's Blog – May 2011 Archive (9)

May 31 is National Macaroon Day!

Go buy some from one of these local restaurants, bakeries, or stores OR make your own gluten free treat with the recipe below! Some fun flavors available are vanilla, lemon, strawberry, hazelnut, coconut, pistachio, green Tea, mango, passion fruit rose or coffee! 

Layer Cake Bakery in Irvine  www.layercakebakery.com

Tranquil Tea Lounge in Fullerton  …

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Added by lauren modry on May 31, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Post Memorial Day Wear White...And Eat White!

Now that Memorial Day has passed and we are “allowed” to wear white why not have some fun with white foods? Here are some delicious recipes using egg whites, creamy coconut and white chocolate!

 

Zucchini, Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Quiche

 

Ingredients:

 

8 egg whites

1 3/4 C skim or low fat…

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Added by lauren modry on May 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sundried Tomato American Cafes and Bistro Kick off Summer with Impressive New Dishes

 
Sundried Tomato American Bistro and Cafes is announcing new menu additions sure to please any palette looking for a lighter summer dish just in time for the hot summer months.
 
Beginning Monday, May 30, 2011, Memorial Day, all three Sundried Tomato locations…
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Added by lauren modry on May 31, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Recycling Used Food and Beverage Containers Easy and Accessible!

As we head into the summer months with more barbeques, picnics and family meals at home, recycling can be a lot easier then previously believed.  
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Added by lauren modry on May 31, 2011 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Everything is better with BBQ sauce!

Here's a quick and easy BBQ sauce recipe because we all know everything tastes better slathered in a little BBQ sauce! Throw it on your BBQ'd chicken, ribs, tofu, steak, veggie burgers and even your left over sandwiches tomorrow...barbecue chicken with avocado on a talera roll yummy!

 

 

  • 1 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar…
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Added by lauren modry on May 30, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

May 30th is National Mint Julep Day! Perfect for a cool refreshing Memorial Day Drink!

Although the first Mint Juleps were made with Rye Whiskey, Rum or other available spirits today this iconic southern drink associated with southern living, breezy summer days and the Kentucky Derby is mixed with Whiskey Bourbon. This Memorial Day weekend enjoy one of these recipes for a tried and true Mint Julep, a refreshing virgin strawberry version or incorporate the drink into a sauce for a hearty pork dish!…

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Added by lauren modry on May 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

May 27th is National Grape Popsicle Day! Enjoy a frozen treat going into the holiday weekend!

The actual origins of National Grape Popsicle Day are unknown but the popsicle itself was invented in 1905 by Frank Epperson. He was 11 years old at the time and accidentally left a mixture of powered soda, water and a stirring stick outside on his porch. The mixture froze over during the night. Frank shared the mixture with his schoolmates who all loved the frozen concoction. And the "Epsicle" was born!

When Epperson grew up and had his own kids, they constantly begged for "Pop's…

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Added by lauren modry on May 26, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

OpenTable Diners Pick Top Outdoor Dining Spots. Two OC restaurants make the list!

California and Florida restaurants lead the pack for the third year in a row for top outdoor dining spots!  Beachcomber Cafe in Crystal Cove and Sapphire in Laguna Beach make the pick! 

Just in time for the summer travel season, OpenTable Inc., announced the 50 winners of its "Diners' Choice Awards for Best Outdoor Dining" in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than seven million reviews…

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Added by lauren modry on May 25, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

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