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Posted on 28th Jan, 2014by binay

Foodily Loves Fancy Food…West 2014

Foodily Loves Fancy Food

I love to cook. I cook all the time. But when it comes to snacks, I’m all about finding the best healthy snacks I can actually *buy* – not make!! There’s lots out there, but when faced with picky eaters, most sadly end up as snacks for me, or in the compost bin.

Enter Fancy Food Show

Food, food, glorious food. In bundles and packages all over the place. Walking through the isles of Fancy Food was seriously heaven on earth for this Foodily consultant and mom. But, I wasn’t going to let the sweets get the best of me, oh no sur-eee! My mantra walking through the halls was: “Think of the cleanse, think of the cleanse.” So, I set out to find a few fabulous foods to share with our loyal Foodily fans – and my loyal family. With 2 kids, ages 6 & 9, there’s nothing worse than preparing an amazing meal and having them decline it. So, when I set out to go Gluten Free this year (we’re only 2 weeks in – check out my list, Kids Going Paleo (shhh…they don’t know it!), I was psyched to be able to find all sorts of options at the Fancy Food Show.

When I got home, I laid out all of the options at home for the kids. They could pick out whatever they wanted. The biggest surprise was that my daughter (9) took Egg White Chips to school and all the kids ate them up. She said it was surprisingly tasty and that her friends all enjoyed them. They especially liked the crispiness of the chips.

The most delicious and nutrititious award goes to Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips (pictured above). Think of it like seaweed sheets meets a Frito, but healthier. The Sea Salt flavor was a big hit and my son devoured them while at the beach. When I’m not at the beach, this amazing Edamame Hummus would be an excellent way to get some more green in (does Edamame count for greens?).

The failure went to a lovely Flax Seed Muffin that *I* thought tasted delicious and loved the ingredients. Kids wouldn’t take ‘em down. I guess I’ll continue to make my own; here’s my favorite recipe at Foodily that all of the family enjoys.

Don’t think I left the show unharmed. At the last minute, I couldn’t resist bringing home some adorable Rice Crispy Treat Bars; they were too beautiful to bypass. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, they were shaped like hearts and had pink sprinkles. Come on, I am human. Hey, they’re Gluten Free too…

Food, we love you.

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Posted on 19th May, 2014by Andrea Cutright

What to do with all this: Fennel

What to do with all this: Fennel

3 oranges and 20 fennel bulbs in my CSA Box! Oh yeah!

Maybe you’re not as enthusiastic when this happens to you? Embrace fresh fennel because it has so many positives. It’s a beautiful plant with some real curves. It has those lacy, delicate fronds. It tastes like completely matured celery, able to buy its own liquor. [Note: Finocchio is the Italian name for Fennel and it's earned it's own Urban Dictionary entry]

You’ve probably eaten it in a salad or 100. Maybe with some citrus? There’s no denying that’s good – but it’s not going to help you plow through 20 bulbs. Here are 8 favorite ideas for a marvelous fennel frenzy.

Dont forget the mandoline!

Fennel tart

Grilled Fennel Tarts by Spoon Fork Bacon
Braised fennel

Braised Fennel by Orangette

Braised Fennel by Simply Recipes
Pickled fennel
Fennel cocktails

Rhubarb Fennel Fizz by The Year In Food

The Best Bloody Mary by The Bitten Word
Fennel and pasta

Simple Fennel Soup by Running With Tweezers
Fennel gratin

Fennel Gratin Recipe by Food Republic

Fennel Gratin by Saveur

Photograph by Celine Steen

Food, we love you.

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Posted on 25th Feb, 2014by Hillary Mickell

Wolfgang Puck Oscar Giveaway!

Wolfgang Puck Oscar Giveaway!

The 86th Academy Awards will be Wolfgang’s 20th year catering the Governors Ball! That’s 20 years of amazing meals being served to Hollywood’s best.

On March 2, Wolfgang Puck and the Wolfgang Puck Catering team will be in Hollywood, cooking for 1500 guests at the Governors Ball. You can serve the same dishes the stars will be eating or try bites inspired by this year’s menu at your own viewing party: pick your favorites from this list.

Win a copy of the most recent cookbook, Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy.
Having a viewing party? What’s the theme…Hollywood glam or Jersey power brokers a la American Hustle? To enter, simply post recipe link from Foodily on Foodily’s Facebook page, or tweet us with the hashtag #MyOscarParty.

Haven’t ever added your own recipe to Foodily? Now’s the time – login to Foodily, and hover over your Recipes tab. Click “Add a new recipe” and go through the quick step by step process. Fill in the fields as you can see in the example below. Then share away!

Share to Win!
Each recipe you share is another chance to win an autographed copy of Wolfgang’s new cookbook. 3 winners will be selected Friday, February 28th so start sharing!

Food, we love you.

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Posted on 14th Feb, 2014by Hillary Mickell

Breakfast Valentine’s

Valentine's Breakfast

Food, we love you.