Posts in Holiday Eating
Once, Twice, Three Times the Turkey: How To Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Hopefully by now everyone is emerged from their turkey induced food comas and had a lovely Thanksgiving. There’s no doubt that you’ve probably got a fridge full of leftover and could use some ideas on how to spice them up again. Why go for a basic turkey sandwich when you could create something much more exciting?

 

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Labor Day Grilling Tips & Recipes From Hampton Creek

Labor Day is here - a sign of the end of summer and one of the last chances to get out grill! Who are we kidding, it’s Miami - you can always grill, but in the event that you’ve got special grilling plans this weekend we’ve got some fun recipes from the Michelin Star chefs behind the Just. brand of healthy spreads made by Hampton Creek.

Top Grilling Tips

  1. Before anything else: Be sure to rub your grill grate with an oiled cloth before grilling to keep the food from sticking. (Trevor Niekowal)

  2. Savory AND sweet: Grill up summer fruits to pair with your vegetable or meat dishes. Try peaches, nectarines, or any other stone fruit. Avocados too! (Ben Roche)

  3. Don’t fidget: Avoid moving your food around on the grill too much. Let it sit on the grate as long as possible so that it cooks through evenly and gets nice grill marks. (Nate Hereford)

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How To Celebrate Bastille Day In Miami

Bastille Day is a day of celebrations of French culture. It celebrates the end of the French Revolution. Many large-scale public events are held, including a military parade in Paris, as well as communal meals, dances, parties and fireworks. There is a large military parade in Paris in the morning of July 14. Service men and women from various units, including cadets from military schools, the French Navy and the French Foreign Legion, participate in the parade. The parade ends with the Paris Fire Brigade. Military aircraft fly over the parade route during the parade. The French president opens the parade and reviews the troops and thousands of people line the route. Other people spend the day quietly and eat a celebratory meal or picnic with family and close friends.

While we are nowhere near France, we’ve still got plenty of options to do a little celebrating of our own here in Miami.

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National Mojito Day Is Today!

Each year on July 11th, people across America join together to mark National Mojito Day. We don’t know how many people really celebrate this holiday, but we certainly do! The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint.

It’s got low alcohol content and is a refreshing cocktail that in Miami can be enjoyed all year long, but around the rest of the world it has found popularity in the summertime and is loved for its combination of sweetness, citrus, and mint flavors.

A classic Mojito has lime wedges and mint leaves garnished an ice filled glass. Although born in Cuba, the exact origin of the Mojito is under debate with theories with origins as early as 1586.

Observing National Mojito Day is pretty easy! Mix up a pitcher to enjoy mojitos with friends and have a great day! We’ve included 4 favorite mojito recipes that are super simple to make at home.

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It's National Fried Chicken Day!

It’s National Fried Chicken Day!  On this day, fried chicken lovers across the country celebrate this American favorite at a nearby restaurant, home or an outdoor picnic.

A little fried chicken history: Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States.  After its introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a staple. Over time, seasonings and spices were added to enrich the flavor of the chicken. Fried chicken is a dish that consists of chicken pieces which have been floured or battered then pan-fried, deep-fried or pressure-fried. The breading adds a crisp coating to the exterior of the chicken. Traditionally the chicken is fried in lard.  However, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil or vegetable oil are also frequently used.

Bet you’re craving some fried chicken now! In that case - here are 5 spots you can get your fill today:

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