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Here’s How to Make Asian Spicy Cucumber Honey Green Tea

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Bored of the plain, old sweet tea that everyone starts sipping when June roles around?  Asian Spicy Cucumber Honey Green Tea gives you the same refreshment with a kick of red pepper for those hot summer days.

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Asian Spicy Cucumber Honey Green Tea

Yields: 2 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 slices of cucumber (about 1/4-inch thick)
  • 2 slices of lime (about 1/4-inch thick)
  • Pinch ground red pepper
  • 1 bottle Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Honey Green Tea

Directions

1) Crush cucumber, lime and red pepper with wooden spoon in 1-quart glass measuring cup.

2) Stir in Pure Leaf Not Too Sweet Honey Green Tea.

3) Strain and serve in ice-filled glasses.

4) Garnish, if desired, with additional cucumber and lime.

5) For a cocktail version, simply add 1/4 cup vodka.

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Deals

Pizza Hut Offers Large Pizzas for $5.55 to Celebrate 55th Birthday Bash

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Pizza Hut is turning 55, so now through June 15th, they’re running a carry-out special of large one-topping pizzas for $5.55.  After all, what kind of birthday cake is better than cheap pizza?

This deal holds true for Pizza Hut’s signature Pan Pizza, and its Thin ‘N Crispy and Hand-Tossed crusts. Seems like Pizza Hut’s catering to the starving college kids’ need to satisfy their munchies on a budget. We dig it.

I guess it’s time to crank out the candles then — all 55 of them — and ring in this momentous birthday with gooey, cheesy goodness instead of the boring, too-cold ice cream cake.  Because let’s be real, no one enjoys anything more than an economical, greasy pizza purchase on a whim. 

H/T NRN

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Hit-Or-Miss

What Your Style of Eggs Reveals About You

I guess eggs do more than just satisfy your hunger on a Sunday morning . . . they basically define your life.  Actually, after reading this, I may need to re-evaluate who I am.

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Basically, the only people who don’t have personal problems of some kind are the ones who like their eggs ‘shirred.’  Or, ‘baked’ for those who are not well-versed in egg terminology.  And personally, I suppose I should stop picking my nose and eating whatever I find up there.  Oh, the things we learn from our food . . .

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Fast Food

7-Eleven Takes on Morning Munchies with Breakfast Empanada Bites

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7-Eleven is beefing up their morning munchies with the the new Breakfast Empanada Bites. These mini crescent snacks build on the success of the company’s mini tacos that launched a few months back.

The new Empanada Bites put a twist on a classic and are  filled with all the hearty breakfast foods you crave: egg, cheese and your choice of sausage or bacon.

These fried wonders will be available as breakfast and snacking options at 3 for $1.00.​ They look pretty small though, so you might need more than three to get you through that 2-hour commute to work during rush hour!

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Here’s How to Make Drunken Noodles

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Say hello to your new drunchies. This Drunken Noodles masterpiece was created by Jet Tila (Iron Chef veteran). The dish is packed with flavor and is just the thing you crave after kicking back a few brews on Saturday night.

Now, all you have to do is make sure to cook them ahead of time, so you don’t have to find a way to do that once you’re 6 shots in . . .

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Drunken Noodles

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon mushroom soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6-8 Thai basil leaves, chiffonade

Noodles:

  • 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 serrano chiles, sliced thin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 lbs. beef, pork, or chicken, thin sliced against the grain
  • 1/2 medium white onion, sliced
  • 3-4 cups fresh rice noodle, separated
  • 1/4 cup chinese rice wine
  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Directions

1) Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside

2) Heat oil to a medium high in a medium saute pan and saute garlic until light brown.

3) Add eggs in and lightly scramble until barely set.

4) Add meat and onions folding constantly until meat is half cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes

5) Add fresh rice noodles, sauce, tomatoes and basil; toss to combine for about 3-5 minutes.  Make sure the noodles are cooked until the edges are slightly crisp.

6) Deglaze pan with rice wine, and then add basil and tomatoes.  Serve hot.

Recipe & Photo Courtesy of Jet Tila

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Brings Back the Beefy Crunch Burrito in ‘NBA Big Box’

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The Beefy Crunch Burrito is back at Taco Bell as of May 23rd!  No more strange looks from people in the cars next to you as you try to stuff chips into your fast food, because Taco Bell has answered your cries for help. Yes, it’s back baby.

The Beefy Crunch Burrito has five layers of goodness for just 99 cents.  Ground beef, rice, warm nacho cheese sauce, reduced-fat sour cream (oooo, “healthy”!), and Flamin’ Hot Fritos.

Plus, Taco Bell and the NBA have come together to create Big Boxes, which include the Beefy Crunch Burrito Box and the Doritos Locos Tacos Box for $5.00 each.

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It’s like a childhood dream-come-true.  Burritos filled with chips, stuffed in a big box.  What more could you want in life?

H/T + PicThx GrubGrade

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‘Talking Food’ Porn Takes Instagram to the Next Level

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For all you food-porn-loving Instagrammers out there, here’s something new for you to gawk at.  Talking Food (@talkingfood) doesn’t mess around with #selfiesunday or #womancrushwednesday or #throwbackthursday or any other themed day you can think of.  They keep it clean with slick photos of food paired with a cheeky phrase that we guarantee will garner a snicker or two.

Having only been up and running for a month, @talkingfood has about 150 followers. Although, let’s be honest, “Shit’s about to get eel. . .”

Check out our favorites below:

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Oh hey, since it’s Memorial Day Weekend, “Happy Hollandaise!”

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H/T + PicThx FirstWeFeast

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Make These Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes + Strawberry Maple Syrup

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Let’s get real.  Everyone remembers waking up on a Sunday morning as a kid to the smell of your dad’s homemade pancakes.  No restaurant-made breakfast can top that. So whip up these Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Syrup from The Saturday Evening PostWe’re sure the fam/boo/roomies will adore you for it.

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Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Syrup

 

Yields: 6 servings — 12 pancakes

Ingredients

Syrup:

  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel (from 1 orange)
  • ½ vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, cored and quartered

Pancakes:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup instant oats
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups 1 percent low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

To make syrup:

1) In heavy medium saucepan, combine maple syrup and orange zest.

2) Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into syrup then add bean.

3) Bring syrup to boil over high heat.

4) Remove saucepan from heat and stir in strawberries.

5) Cover and set aside off heat for 15 minutes.

6) Before serving, rewarm syrup over medium-low heat just until hot but not simmering, if necessary. Discard vanilla bean.

To make pancakes:

1) In large bowl, whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to blend.

2) In medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, eggs, and oil to blend.

3) Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and stir with wooden spoon just until moist but still lumpy.

4) Heat large nonstick griddle pan or heavy large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray pan with nonstick spray.

5) Using about ⅓ cup of batter for each pancake, spoon batter onto griddle and cook until pancakes are golden brown and puffed, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

6) Wipe griddle or skillet with paper towels and spray with nonstick spray before cooking each batch of pancakes.

7) Transfer pancakes to plates.

8) Top with butter and spoon strawberries and syrup over pancakes. Sprinkle with almonds and serve immediately.

Photo Courtesy Saturday Evening Post