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Sweets

Waffle Sushi Swaps Soy Sauce for Maple Syrup

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Have you ever wanted sushi for breakfast? Now you can make that dream come true with this clever waffle breakfast sushi recipe. With 6 easy steps and just a handful of ingredients like bananas, strawberries, and cream cheese, preparing a unique breakfast never felt so fun.

What makes this culinary design successful is that these tiny bites are made using pizzelles instead of a large fluffy waffle. Make sure you have maple syrup on deck as you’ll need a dipping sauce!

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Hit-Or-Miss

Supreme Court Verdict: Tomatoes are Vegetables, Foodbeast Verdict: Tomatoes are Food

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Those of us who were surprised when Congress decided that pizza was a vegetable in 2011 should’ve seen it coming. After all, the U.S. government has been making botanically incorrect rulings since 1893, when the Supreme Court ruled that tomatoes were classified as a vegetable under U.S. tariff law. The tomato is the ovary (and contains the seeds) of a flowering plant, meaning that it fits the botanical and scientific definition of a fruit. This didn’t matter much to Supreme Court Justice Gray, who presided over the case and decided that the tomato’s lower sugar content and use in vegetable-based dishes meant that (at least for taxation purposes) tomatoes were a vegetable.

We’ll admit that we find all the tomato-based controversy a little hilarious — just imagining a bunch of dudes in white wigs and black robes deliberating over a garden vegetable is enough to make our day — but it’s a relief to know that as far as the United States legal system is concerned, dietary customs trump scientific classification every time.

The Foodbeast tomato ruling is pretty heavily influenced by journalist Miles Kington, who once said “Knowledge is knowing the tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in your fruit salad.” Wise words we can all agree on. Case closed.

H/T Wiki

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Technology

This App Locates Farmer’s Markets and Hours of Operation So You Don’t Have To

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Dedicated foodies looking to score cheap and tasty produce have relied on farmer’s markets’ seasonal and local offerings for years, but the age-old practice of buying food directly from farmers has taken a big technological leap with the introduction of the Farmstand iOS app.

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Health

Can the Mediterranean Diet Make You Less Depressed?

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Apparently, the science of “healthy fats” and something called BDNF, a protein that controls certain brain functions,  has been linked to mental disorders like schizophrenia and depression. Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (like fish and nuts, staples of the Mediterranean diet, which also includes more fresh fruits and veggies than an American diet, and a surplus of beans, whole grains, and olive oil) can make all those BDNF proteins kinda chill out.

There’s also the idea/theory/fact that eating, say, an apple is better for the mind and body than a Big Mac. So, you know. There’s that.

The study itself, however, seems a little sketchy. 96,000 people monitored their diet over the course of a year. At the end of the year, 20,000 people were randomly selected to fill out a PANAS (Positive and Negative Affect Schedule) survey. Only 9, 255 survey results were included in the final study, and all surveys were self-reported, leaving plenty of room for iffi-ness. Also, and for whatever reason, surveys were given only to black or white non-smoking members of the Advent church living in America, over the age of 35.

The point is if you’re having a rough day, treat yourself to a little lemon pepper fish. You’ll perk right up. Unless you smoke, are non-black or non-white, under 35, and not Adventist. If that’s the case, you’re SOL.

H/T Greatist + PicThx The Berkley Diet

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Hit-Or-Miss

Are You A Tarty Pink Lady or Red Delicious? Find What Apple Fits Your Mood

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You want a healthy snack for breakfast, you say? Well, does your butler do your shopping? You might enjoy the  sweet firmness of a bright red Honeycrisp apple. And when it’s lunch, you will want to enjoy your spinach salad with goat cheese and none other than the delicate Golden Delicious. And for dessert, if you feel like an apple pie that Jason Biggs made and did God-knows-what with, The Daily knows just the apple for your racy appetite: the twentieth century Pink Lady, tart and crisp.

This fail-safe guide to choosing the perfect apple this fall season will be an essential when you venture out to the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning. The apple stand will no longer be a flurry of shades of red that you choose at random. In fact, after navigating the flow chart, it will finally make sense why you hate Granny Smith apples — because you hate pie! You will know which apple goes best with your PB & J, or the which apple you should pair with brie and if you were on the first season of Extreme Couponing, we’ve got just the apple for you.

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via The Daily

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Cravings

Creamy Bacon Donut

Homemade donut concoctions are among the top food things I like to gaze at when on the Internet. This particular Creamy Bacon Donut by way of Foodbeast reader Mirko in Germany is no exception. Pictured is a glazed donut split as a sandwich bun, filled with bacon, cream, blueberries, pineapple pieces and strawberries.

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Cravings Recipes

Banana & Passionfruit Upside Down Cake

Have a little piece of paradise with a slice of this exotic upside down cake. This recipe is bound to leave you craving a serious summer vacation.

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Features

Gourmet's: 20 Tools That Changed the Way We Cook

I was off reading some heavy content on chow.com when I came upon an article that international food magazine Gourmet.com did about the “20 Tools and Technologies That Have Changed the Way We Cook”. I found the article so enlightening and informational that I knew I had to post the entire thing here on our website. So bear with me and walk yourself through the changes in cooking since the earliest of times.