Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GIVEAWAY ALERT: barkTHINS Snacking Chocolate Fair Trade Giveaway!




Happy #NationalChocolateDay fellow food adventurers! To celebrate, head on over to http://befair.org/ and enter for a chance to win an entire barkTHINS snacking chocolate lineup PLUS a V-neck shirt, all-natural chapstick and hat! BUT HURRY! This offer expires at 11:59 PM EST on 10/28/2015 

(Click here to Enter Giveaway)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Music Monday: Where Are Ü Now – Pentatonix




Hello Fellow Food Adventurers!

So I've been obsessed with Pentatonix ever since they were on The Sing Off. They are constantly coming out with covers and original content and it is all amazing.

Pentatonix are a group of Grammy Award-winning and platinum selling recording artists, they have sold more than 2 million albums in the U.S. alone and amassed over 905 million views on their YouTube channel.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Color Run Night - Boston 2015



Hello Fellow Food Adventurers!

I ran my first 5k with a couple of my closest friend a few weeks ago at the Color Run Night here in Boston, well more like Foxborough (the event was held at Gillette Stadium).

Though the night we ran was a little rainy and a tad cold the energy of the crowd and the amazing volunteers definitely drive you to keep going!

Watch the video above for our full experience!

Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Tofu Pad Thai



When you're craving pad thai sometimes you just have to make it. Here's a really easy version, you can change up the protein really easily in this dish if you don't enjoy tofu.

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 2 Tbs seasame oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package of extra firm tofu, drained and cubed
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of shallots or red onion
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
  • 3/4 cup pad thai sauce (store bought or use the recipe below to make your own)
    • 1/8 cup fish sauce
    • 1/8 cup soy sauce
    • 1/8 cup brown sugar, packed down 
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1/8 cup sriracha (more or less depending on how spicy you like your food)
How To Put It Together:
  1. Marinate tofu in 1/4 cup of soy sauce for at least 15 minutes. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  3. Bake marinated tofu on a greased sheet pan for 20 minutes.
  4. While tofu is baking, cook noodles according to package instructions. Than toss with 1 Tbsp of sesame oil and set aside.
  5. Pour 1/2 Tbsp of sesame oil into your pot and add two lightly beaten eggs. When eggs are finished cooking set aside. 
  6. Pour in the other 1/2 Tbsp of sesame oil into the pot and cook shallots (or red onion) until lightly browned.
  7. Now add back in eggs, noodles, baked tofu and pad thai sauce.
  8. Last mix in bean sprouts, chopped peanuts, green onions, and cilantro (optional).
  9. Place in bowls and top with extra peanuts, green onions, and sriracha if you like it hot.
  10. Enjoy!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Feel Good Friday: Backflipping Hamster



One of these hamsters is not like the others!
Why conform when you can be cool like this little dude.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Soul Pose - Boston


Hello Fellow Food Adventurers!

I cannot tell you how amazing Soul Pose was. It is truly mind altering how great the atmosphere, teacher, and people were. When you first walk on location you are surrounded by bubbles, fellow yogis painting each other with peace signs and arrows, and a bunch of amazing local food trucks. 

To check out the full adventure click on the video above!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Whole Foods $0.25 Oatmeal





Hungry and missed breakfast?
Run over to your local Whole Foods and pick up a small oatmeal for only $0.25!

Valid until October 27, 2015 while supplies last.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Dainty Ham in the Crockpot


Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

So for the past few months we haven't been eating meat during the work week, strictly vegetarian for dinner. On the weekends we would splurge, have a pizza eat chicken or seafood all that good stuff.
So the other night, right before I went grocery shopping Alan sat me down and asked if we could be carnivores this week. He looked at me with sweet puppy eyes and ask if we could have "that little ham that I made before." So of course I dug into my recipes and threw this baby in the crockpot because who has time to make dinner anymore! 

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
-Dainty Ham
-Can of sliced pineapple
-1/2 cup brown sugar 
-2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
-2 Tbs honey mustard 
-Toothpicks
-1 Tbs cornstarch
-1 Tbs Water

HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER

  1. place the juice of the sliced pineapple in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Place in the dainty ham
  3. mix together brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and honey mustard. cover the ham in it.
  4. use the toothpicks to pin the sliced pineapple to the ham.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  6. Once ham is done, to make the sauce place the juices from the crockpot to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. 
  7. Mix together cornstarch and water and then mix it into the saucepan. stir till thickened.
  8. Slice ham and cover with sauce, serve with a side of veggies and brown rice =)