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Where to eat or drink for free on Cinco de Mayo

It’s almost that time. Friday. Happy Hour. Cinco de Mayo. If you still don’t know where you’re headed, check out this list and scoop up some freebies on your way home or on your way out. Because one can never have too many tacos. #bajafreshtacos A post shared by Anthony Castro (@siinalooa100) on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:17pm PDT Baja Fresh Join Club Baja, the company’s rewards program and get rewarded with a free taco. It’s #NationalChipAndDipDay. Come on in, the water is salsa! A post shared by Chevys Fresh Mex (@chevysfreshmex) on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:56am PDT Chevy’s Fresh Mex Compadres Club members will get a free appetizer — feel free to sign up today! Most locations also have a daily happy hour so you can scoop up some margaritas for around $4. Did you know we have Thursday Taco nights? Get 3 Grilled Chicken Tacos for…

Eating dandelions, the backyard wonder weed

For many people in our area right now, the annual war on dandelions is in full swing. The first sight of those stems reaching for sunlight has us reaching for the spray bottle. We dig them up, burn them, mow them. But whatever our weapon of choice, we have it all wrong. What we really should be doing is eating them. “Dandelions are one of the most nutritious plants on the planet,” said Doug Oster, garden editor for the Tribune-Review and everybodygardens.com. “Every part of the plant is actually edible.” The leaves and crown provide considerable amounts of vitamin A and vitamin K which promote blood clotting and new blood cell growth. Dandelions also provide healthy doses of potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium and iron. Eat enough of them and benefit from lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients important in maintaining healthy eyesight. The American Optometric Association reports these nutrients…

Cadbury Creme Eggs Top Pizzas for an Easter Themed Twist

Forget the pepperoni. Put aside the pizza sauce. Easter 2017 is upon us and that means the world is about to be introduced to the Cadbury Creme Egg pizza. One London-based pizza maker teamed up with a British food delivery company, Deliveroo, to create the “Fior-egg-tina” — a twist on the Italian classic egg-topped Fiorentina. But before you get grossed out thinking about that creme center melting into your mozzarella, know that this is a completely different type of pie. A strawberry sauce base is topped with marscapone, mint leaves and Cadbury Creme Eggs halves, then sprinkled with crunchy mini eggs. It’s an unbelievable ode to one of the world’s most beloved Easter candies. The credit for this completely sweet pie goes to Crust Bros — but they’re only available via Deliveroo in London from April 7 through 14. As an American, if you’re upset this masterpiece isn’t available to you then…

Leftover Hard-boiled Egg Recipes

If you have a few kids, chances are, out of fairness, you were forced to boil and dye more eggs than you knew you could ever consumer. You tell yourself you’ll “take them for lunch” and “make tuna salad”, but just two days in and you’re sick of peeling problems and tired of tuna. If this sounds like a scene from your spring season every year, check out these creative recipes to help you get through an excess of hard-boiled eggs. Next year, you’ll be dying too many on purpose! Smoked Salmon and Egg Canapes Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches English-Muffin Egg Pizzas Portuguese Pizza Boiled Egg, Seared Asparagus & Pickled Onion Sandwich MAYO-FREE AVOCADO EGG SALAD EGG PEPPER FRY RECIPE | EGG PEPPER MASALA Scotch Egg CLASSIC COBB SALAD

VIDEO: Galaxy Swirl Egg Dying With Shaving Cream

Whether you’re looking to make deviled eggs for Easter brunch or to dye them fun colors, spring is the season for hard-boiled eggs. But, before you get to the fun part, make sure you’re boiling your eggs the right way. If you’ve ever cut open a hard-boiled egg and found a green ring around the yolk, you’re familiar with that unappetizing sulfur smell and chalky flavor. That ring is a sure sign that the eggs have been overcooked. Follow the recipe below to make sure your eggs are cooked perfectly and easy to peel. Keep in mind, fresh eggs are great for scrambling and frying, but eggs a few days old will peel much more easily. Perfect hard-boiled eggs Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 large eggs 1 pot of water Directions: Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with cool tap water until water is 1 inch above eggs. On…

10 Unusual Food Festivals You Must Try

With spring finally here and weather warming, I’m getting excited for festival season. No, not music. Food. But beer, barbecue and chili can only hold my attention for so long. I like a little more adventure. Although they may not all make your mouth water, many strange festivals put tiny American towns on the map, while others raise awareness of a particular type of delicacy — Testicle Festival, anyone? Here’s a look at 10 of the country’s most unusual food festivals. Frog Leg Festival — Fellsmere, Florida Forget Disney World. If you’re headed to central Florida, the Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival has enough fun for the whole family. The 26-year-old, four-day festival serves more than 7,000 pounds of the frog legs to 80,000 visitors and holds 2 Guinness Book World Records for The Most Frog Legs served in one day and the Largest Frog Leg Festival in the world. If you’re not interested in the main course, perhaps…

March Snack Review for Millennials

While 94 percent of Americans snack every day, Millennials are making snacking, not meals, the dominant meal occasion of the day. I’m no exception. Snacking should be an adventure. New snacks need to inspire and provide new experiences. Bold or spicy flavors are at the top of the list. Here are a few snacks from the everybody craves pantry I’m loving this month. Pure Coconut Water — Mojo Naturals Since the coconut water craze started a few years ago, I’ve probably had a half dozen brands. But Mojo’s product has beat them all so far. If you felt like the classic coconut flavor had been missing from other coconut waters (possibly replaced with a nutty taste), then this water won’t disappoint. It tastes like you’re drinking from a fresh-cut coconut and nibbled a bit of the meat away as well. Crispy Pineapple Chips — Natural Sins Not your ordinary…

15 Foods that Last Forever

This weekend we turn the clocks forward, signaling American households that it’s time for spring cleaning. But your annual overhaul shouldn’t be limited to just your clothing closets. Chances are, you could benefit from extra shelf space in your kitchen, too. It’s great to toss that old bag of candy and stale box of cereal, but you may encounter other items that aren’t so obvious. The expiration date food system is confusing. There are as many as a dozen different ways processed food companies stamp their goods to tell us when to toss and when to keep — Sell By, Use By, Best Before. The list goes on. A new voluntary initiative is being led by two major trade associations, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), that will streamline this process down to two phrases: “BEST If Used By” describes product quality, where the product may…

Guinness Recipes will Boost Your St. Patrick’s Day Party

Isn’t it time you elevate your annual Irish celebration? Enjoy the goodness of Guinness beyond the basic beer mug or car bomb with these clever recipes. The extra dry, dark stout imparts that instantly recognizable Irish flavor. The beverage works exceptionally well in recipes with meats and chocolate. (If you’ve never tried a Guinness cupcake, you must skip to #7 and get baking right now.) 1.GUINNESS CHOCOLATE PUDDING 2.GUINNESS CHOCOLATE BROWNIES 3.GUINNESS AND IRISH CHEDDAR MACARONI & CHEESE 4.GUINNESS BRAISED SHORT RIBS 5.GUINNESS CHILI 6.CROCK POT GUINNESS CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE 7.Guinness Cupcakes With Bailey’s Frosting 8.Slow cooker Guinness honey pork roast 9.guinness chocolate cheesecake 10.Guinness and Mustard Cheese Dip 11.Slow Cooker Guinness French Dip Sandwiches   12.Guinness Bread 13.Guinness French Onion Soup 14.GUINNESS BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS 15.Chocolate Guinness Whoopie Pies with Bailey’s Buttercream 16.Guinness Popsicles with Irish Cream Soaked Brownies 17.Beef and Guinness Hand Pies 18.Guinness Pancakes…

17 Naturally Green Foods for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that we tend to celebrate most via food coloring. Americans squeeze a few green drops into everything possible this time of year — donuts, cupcakes, milkshakes, ketchup, and, of course, beer. You’re bound to wind up consuming some level of FD & C Green No. 3 in the name of “celebration” this month. There isn’t a lot of evidence proving that dyes are bad for us, but some experts think they could possibly worsen hyperactivity in children, and they might be bad for digestion. The Huffington Post reported, “The worst that could happen is probably some gastrointestinal discomfort, according to Dr. Braden Kuo, an assistant physician at Harvard Medical School and at the GI Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital. Artificial food dyes and additives are often not meant to be absorbed by the body, he explains, and instead may weigh heavily on the bowel, which, in turn, can suck water into the bowels, resulting…