Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Eat a Peach Day!

Blogger of the Day: Madde at The Collegiate Vegan

Madde's blog is fun, fierce and frugal, full of inspiration, tips and tricks, plus...
Vegan Cooking 101
Collegiate Vegan Starter Kit
Groovy Smoothies
School Survival Links
• Don't miss the TCV Five & Under, a collection of 50+ recipes that are all five ingredients or less, which usually take less than 30 minutes to make.
• And Madde loves answering Reader Questions so don't be afraid to ask!  :)

Want crazyeasy delicious recipes? Easypeachy.  ;)

What's your favorite peachy treat? Is/was your school vegan-friendly? What vegan foods would you like to see on cafeteria menus? What question would you like to ask Madde?  :)

Find more feasts in our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy National Spumoni Day and National Pecan Torte Day!

Blogger of the Day: Penni at Raw Food Rehab
Pubs: Penni's books include Raw Food Cleanse, Real Juice Daily, Revealing Your Inner Rawk Star, Falling Into Raw, Resolve to Evolve, Go FRESH and Raw For The Holidays

NPR had a great story on the other day about culinary incubators...basically kitchens you can rent to test out your fledgling food business. The advantages are that you get access to a commercially licensed kitchen and to equipment that you might not yet be able to afford...40 gallon tilting skillets, 60 quart mixers, double deck convection ovens, doughnut fryers, bread slicers, walk in fridges and freezers. A budding chef's heaven. Perhaps the most valuable asset is collaboration. It's easy to pick up tips and advice from fellow entrepreneurs about licenses, insurance, bookkeeping and boosting your business. Bounce your ideas off of other creative minds, win, lose, laugh and learn together...this may be the magic you need to grow your business and your confidence. Sometimes it takes a community to kick off a kitchen.  :)

Collaboration is key for Penni, today's Blogger of the Day. She hosts Raw Food Rehab, where members can share blogposts, photos, news, Q&A and of course recipes! Penni also publishes guidebooks and cookbooks on healthy nutritious living, runs the website Upgrade Your Plate and is the Market Administrator at Cherry Street Farmers Market in Tulsa, not to mention she's a talented recipe developer too! She rises to the challenge every time...she doesn't just invent a new ice cream...she goes for the whole spumoni! Spumoni is a striped Italian ice cream treat layering rich frozen flavors mixed with chunks of fruits and nuts. Penni's raw vegan version uses Pistachio Ice Cream, Cherry Vanilla Ice Milk and Chocolate Cacao Crunch...each soooo good on it's own but smashingly fabulous mashed together in a glass! Here's a glimpse of this triple deliciousness...

and a peaceful treat for National Pecan Torte Day!

Feeling lazy? Enjoy a triple scoop Spumoni with your favorite cherry, chocolate and nutty ice creams. Spinningly yumful!  :)

Have you ever used a culinary incubator? Do you enjoy cooking with others or do you love flying solo? What food business ideas are swirling in your creative brain? What 3 flavors would you stripe in your Spumoni?  :)

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Happy National Lemonade Day!

Blogger of the Day: Sarah at Superfoods and Squats

Can you put Lemondade Stand Entrepreneur on your resume? These days selling roadside refreshers seems to be a booming business...fancy stands, business plans and gobs of options may ensure lemonscented success. My vote still goes to a folding table with a giantsize icedripping pitcher of homemade lemonade and some paper cups. Less work, more profit.  ;)

Lemonade recipes are easy to find...Yogini Sarah's ultrapink powerdrink is screamingly yumful and way more loaded with healthitude! Grab a straw or a spoon or just slurp it up!  :)

Famous fests for lemon lovers...

• The crazyfabulous Fête du Citron à Menton revels in these juicy fruits!
• The Upland Lemon Festival takes over Upland CA in April
• The Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta is coming up September 20 & 21, 2014!

Did you ever run a lemonade stand? What flavors did you sell? Would you rather command a lemonade stand or an ice cream bicycle in summertime?  :)

Celebrate some more with our 2014 Daily Food Holiday and Featured Blogger Series!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Hot & Spicy Food Day!

Bloggers of the Day: Anni and Heikki at Tofu for Two

Anni and Heikki have plenty of yumfully sweet and deliciously mild recipes to share but their spicy dishes will take your breath away!  ;)

On a scale of 1 to 10 how spicy do you like your chili? Tacos? Noodles? Soups? What's your favorite spicy dish?  ;)

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...and Happy International Orangutan Day! Time to bake some cookies!  :)

Happy National Soft Ice Cream Day!

Blogger of the Day: Jessica at The Alkymist

Alchemists throughout history have pursued the secrets for transforming the plain into the precious...usually trying to turn simple minerals into gold. Jessica flips it a bit (and changes up the spelling) by using common ingredients to create delicious allergyfree recipes. This is all yumful comfort food...her Blue Moon Soft Serve is one of my favorites, especially with blueberries added into the mix. You can sub in other fruits to create your own frozen "gold" too!  :)

What's your favorite flavor for soft serve?  :)

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