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May Catering Ideas

It’s finally warm outside. Get your office excited about Ice Cream Socials, Healthy Fruit Pop Bars, Mother’s Day Brunch for Lunch, office birthday parties and delicious fall-off-the-bone BBQ. Take a look at the menus & contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com for any orders!

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Mother’s Day Brunch At The Office

It’s almost Mother’s Day, and there are probably some Mothers at your office, why not celebrate through food? Show them some love. Contact us at catering@foodtoeat.com to place an order.

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! 3 Ways to Revamp Your Favorite Classic

By Emily Collins

Grilled cheese: An American classic, a staple of your childhood. The tasty, quick meal has come very far in the past few years and even has the entire month of April to celebrate its deliciousness. We all have our tried and true favorites, but to celebrate the delightful sandwich, here are some great, new ways to revamp your classic comfort food!

1. The Grilled Cheese Roll

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Grilled Cheese Rolls | Photo credit: gimmesomeoven on Tablespoon

 

First up is my personal favorite: the grilled cheese roll. They’re adorable, functional and only take about 10 minutes to prepare. These treats are perfect for a party appetizer or to eat on the go. If you like tomato soup with your grilled cheese, this recipe is the best way to maximize your dunking experience!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of your favorite type of pre-sliced bread
  • 2 slices of American cheese
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Optional: a can of tomato soup

Directions:

  1. Take your two slices of bread (or more if it’s for a party!) and cut off the crust.
  2. Use a rolling pin to flatten your bread. If you don’t have one, a wine bottle always works.
  3. Take your slices of American cheese and place them on the flattened bread.
  4. Take the bread and cheese and roll it very tightly.
  5. In the meantime, take your 2 tbsp of butter and let it simmer in a frying pan on medium heat.
  6. Make sure your grilled cheese rolls are nice and tight and place them seam down in the pan. This will prevent your grilled cheese rolls from unrolling in the pan.
  7. Once the edge is sealed, flip the rolls so they’re cooked evenly for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Serve on a plate with a bowl of tomato soup while they’re still hot!

2. The Lazy Grilled Cheese

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Classic Grilled Cheese | Photo credit: Closet Cooking

Next up is what I like to call “the lazy grilled cheese.” We all have those days. You forgot to shop. Bread and cheese are your only options, turning on the stove feels like such a chore. But wait! There’s hope! Got a toaster? How about a microwave? You’re in luck! This recipe is a life saver if you’re too busy to cook or are just feelinga little lazy.

Ingredients:

  • Two slices of white or wheat bread
  • Your favorite kind of cheese (I love to use shredded cheese for this quick recipe)

Directions:

  1. Place 2 slices of bread in the toaster until it’s nice and crispy.
  2. Take toast and place the cheese between.
  3. Put the sandwich in the microwave about 15-20 seconds, no more than that!

3. Date Night Grilled Cheese

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Tomato, Avocado and Jalapeno Grilled Cheese | Photo credit: Delicious-Delightful-Delovely

 

Now, we’re about to step up our game a little bit. This is our date night grilled cheese. Don’t know how to cook at all, but want to impress your date? This is the meal for you. It’s a tomato, avocado and jalapeno grilled cheese. It’s a spicy twist on your favorite classic and totally easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • A thick bread, ideally French bread or Panini style bread. This is crucial to make your date fall in love with your grilled cheese in disguise
  • Sliced Mozzarella cheese
  • 4-5 cilantro leaves. Whole or chopped
  • Chopped and seeded jalapenos, as many or as little as you want
  • Thinly sliced avocado
  • Thinly sliced tomato
  • Butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place a frying pan on the stove at medium heat.
  3. Butter the outside of both slices of bread.
  4. Place buttered bread onto frying pan.
  5. Start to layer your ingredients, cheese first.
  6. As the cheese is melting, lay the tomato, jalapenos, cilantro and avocado gradually. Be sure to check the bottom of the bread and make sure it is not burning.
  7. Add another layer of sliced mozzarella cheese and place the other slice of bread atop the sandwich.
  8. Once the bottom layer is melted, slowly flip your sandwich to the other side.
  9. Apply pressure to the sandwich gradually. Once the cheese is melted and warm, take your grilled cheese and place it onto a greased cooking pan.
  10. Place the sandwich in the oven for about a minute to ensure the cheese is completely melted.

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FoodtoEat’s 10 Sexiest Foods Alive for Valentine’s Day – All Under $10

By Rosie O’Regan

For centuries, aspiring Casanovas have viewed certain foods as aphrodisiacs used to spice up the mood.  From chocolate to oysters, and everything in between, FoodtoEat has done some sleuthing to uncover the effect that these so-called sexy foods can have on your love life. We are proud to present our list of the Top 10 Sexiest Foods Under $10. Listed in order of price, these romance-inducing treats range from “adding an extra spring in your step” to “splurging on an all-you-can-eat love buffet”.

1. Almond Stick ($2.66) from Pie Face

Treat yourself and your loved one to a buttery pastry filled with almonds and custard.

Aphrodisiac Level: Almonds are rich in zinc, selenium, and vitamin E, which are important minerals that boost sexual health and reproduction.

Sexy Level: Accidentally getting shocked from brushing past a stranger—it’s electric!

Almond Stick from Pie Face

2. Orange Cranberry Scone ($3.50) from The Squeeze

This organic and gluten-free citrus scone is bound to have you starting your morning off right.

Aphrodisiac Level: Citrusy fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and folic acid, which are consequentially essential for men’s reproductive health.

Sexy Level: Sharing a coy look across a crowded room.

Orange Cranberry Scone from The Squeeze

3.  Vodka Slice ($5) from Valducci’s Original Pizza Truck download

We’re counting this decadent combination of vodka, crushed tomatoes, cheese and bread as alcohol because it’s sure to make you feel drunk on love.

Aphrodisiac Level: Imbibing in moderation is known to relax and lower your inhibitions. Alcohol has the added benefits of raising HDL “good” cholesterol and reducing the chance of blood clots. Just don’t over do it—no one wants to be the one with the messy date!

Sexy Level: Scoring that cute guy or girl’s number from the bar.

Vodka Slice from Valducci's
Vodka Slice from Valducci’s

4. Takoyaki (Fried Octopus Balls in Batter) ($6) from Okadaman 

Oysters are the most commonly praised seafood aphrodisiac, but we much prefer this Japanese-style fried octopus dish to set the mood.

Aphrodisiac Level: Seafood contains libido-boosting zinc and oily fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are needed to maintain a healthy heart.

Sexy Level: First date movie night…watching Shame with Michael Fassbender.

Takoyaki from Okadaman

5. Le Triomphe Crepe ($6) from The Crepes Truck                                              

Chocolate-covered strawberries are undoubtedly clichéd…switch things up with this decadent crepe containing strawberries, nutella and bananas—oh my!

Aphrodisiac Level: Throughout history chocolate has been thought to hold romantic properties, and while not an actual aphrodisiac, it does contain phenylethylamine, tryptophan, and serotonin—substances thought to enhance both sexual arousal and the feeling of falling in love.

Sexy Level: Having them cook your favorite meal.

Le Triomphe Crepe from The Crepes Truck

6. 305 Rib-Eye Steak Pressed Sandwich ($7) from Miami Food Machine

If you’re feeling ravenous for romance, try this hand-pressed sandwich with thin sliced rib-eye steak sautéed with garlic, herbs, and chili flakes with chimichurri.

Aphrodisiac Level: Steak is loaded with zinc and iron which is believed to enhance your sex drive. It’s also a healthy source of protein and B vitamins which will leave you completely sated. Plus, the sound of sizzling steak just screams passion.

Sexy Level: Making out in the rain, The Notebook-style.

Ribeye Steak Pressed Sandwich from Miami Food Truck

7. Spicy Seared Pork (3 for $7) from Kimchi Taco

Rubbed with Korean spices, marinated with red pepper paste, and topped with pico de gallo and fresh kimchi, this pork tenderloin is guaranteed to get you going.

Aphrodisiac Level: Spicy foods are believed to be an aphrodisiac because they mimic signs of arousal by increasing your heart rate and making you sweat.

Sexy Level: Shopping for lingerie for your significant other.

Spicy Seared Pork Tacos from Kimchi Taco

8. Ginger Chicken Tacos (3 for $7) from Big D’s Grub Truck 

In order to set the mood, choose to fill your grinder sandwich with tender chicken mixed with ginger sauce and served with fresh cilantro.

Aphrodisiac Level: Ginger’s most important romantic property is its ability to increase circulation and increase sensitivity in the erogenous zones.

Sexy Level: Indulging in a candlelit bubble bath.

Ginger Chicken Tacos from Big D’s Grub Truck

9. Tacos, Quesadilla, or Burrito with Avocado Delight Sauce ($9) from Taco Bite

Top off your dish with the truly delightful Avocado Delight Sauce. It’s a great alternative to standard guacamole and is sure to sink your mind straight into the gutter.

Aphrodisiac Level: Being rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat makes avocados great for your heart and your arteries. Not too sexy, right? Wrong. Anything that keeps the heart strong keeps the blood flowing…to all the right places.

Sexy Level: Rose petals strewn across your bedspread.

Avocado Delight on a taco from Taco Bite

10. Sweet Chili Chicken ($9) from Sweet Chili

Feeling really bold? Ignite your passion with chicken topped with house sweet chili, tamarind, and scallions. It’s a surefire way to sate your food cravings and rev up some cravings of a different nature.

Aphrodisiac Level: The hot capsaicin in chilis is also believed to heat up your sex life; capsaicin stimulates nerve endings, increases heart rate, and triggers the release of endorphins, giving you a natural high.

Sexy Level: Let’s just say that you’ll be going aallll the way…

Sweet Chili Chicken from Sweet Chili

So there you have it, our list of scandalously scintillating under $10 dishes that put the “food” in foodporn.

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5 Healthy Breakfast Food Ideas You Haven’t Heard Of

By Jane Poretsky

Most days I would pay someone $50 just to let me cuddle with my comforter for 20 more minutes. So what about the Monday mornings that I need to peep my eyes open at 5:30 AM (EW)? It’s hard to get out of my cozy bed, avoid hitting snooze 100 times and get moving. I find a healthy breakfast and just a few yoga stretches changes everything.

I know, you’ve heard it all before. This is craziness, madness, sheer insanity. You just want your 4 cups of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese. I guarantee that for the first week of waking up 15 minutes early, you will have to force yourself. You’ll be all “damn you Jane, just 5 more minutes…”. After you break through the first few days of annoyance, you won’t regret it. You’ll be in a better mood throughout the day, you’ll be calm and focused and most importantly, less tired.

Do yourself a favor and try this. Wake up 15 minutes early. Do a few of your favorite stretches. Say a word or two of gratitude. Reminding yourself about what you are lucky to have is the best way to relax your mind and prevent later irritations over miniscule things during the day.. Am I ranting? I’m wrapping up I promise.

Eat breakfast, and don’t bore yourself by eating the same instant oatmeal everyday. Spice things up, prepare a little bite the night before if that’s what it takes. Below are a few of my morning go-to’s that I rotate during the week. They are all healthy and delicious.

1. Blueberry Almond Overnight Oatmeal

Combine 1/4 cup of organic rolled oats with 1/4 cup of vanilla flavored greek yogurt, a drop of almond or vanilla extract, 1/3 cup of skim milk. Shake it up in a plastic container with a tight lid or a little glass jar. Add a handful of blueberries and leave it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add a tsp of almond butter and a few more berries on top.

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Blueberry Almond Overnight Oatmeal (Photo: theoatmealartist.com)

2. Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa

For this one, I use quinoa that I have leftover from making salads during the week. I always set a little aside and leave it in the fridge. Microwave 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa for 45-60 seconds with a splash of milk. Top it with a drizzle of honey, a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter and one small mashed banana. Gently mix and enjoy.

*This can also be made with oatmeal.

Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa (Photo: Includingcake.blogspot.com)
Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa (Photo: Includingcake.blogspot.com)

 

3. Cheesy Honey Mustard Egg Wrap

Warm up a whole wheat wrap on a skillet. Scramble one egg gently. Top it with a slice of your favorite (melty) cheese. Spread your favorite mustard (I like spicy whole grain) on the wrap and drizzle a little honey on. Add the egg and cheese, wrap up, slice in half.

Cheesy Honey Mustard Egg Wrap (Photo: kraftrecipes.com)
Cheesy Honey Mustard Egg Wrap (Photo: kraftrecipes.com)
 
4. Chia Seed Porridge
 
Mash 1/2 of a banana in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tsp of vanilla extract, a pinch of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of almond/coconut/soy milk and 2 tbs of chia seeds. Mix and let it sit for at least 1 hour, or preferably, overnight. Top with dried fruit, berries or toasted nuts. Serve cold. 
 
Chia Seed Porridge (Photo: slenderkitchen.com)
Chia Seed Porridge (Photo: slenderkitchen.com)
5. Avocado Tomato Toast
 
Toast a large slice of whole wheat bread. Mash 1/2 of an avocado with 1 tbs of fresh lime juice. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Spread the avocado on the toast and add 2 slices of fresh tomato. You can also add a sunny side up egg over the entire thing if you’re extra hungry!
Avocado Tomato Toast (Photo: nourishtheroots.com)
Avocado Tomato Toast (Photo: nourishtheroots.com)

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Fast Food Advertising – Too Good To Be True

By: Parth Mukhi

Have you ever just stared at your fast food meal and thought, “Wow, this is not at all what I was expecting.” When you go to order fast food, you look at the displays they have outside their store. You gaze back at the large, bold font words entrapping your attention. “Succulent”, “Tender”, “Delicious”, is what they say. To top it all off, the food in the picture’s always look even better than the words can describe. All that anticipation & excitement comes crashing down when the cashier hands you the food, you unwrap it, and you see mushed up pile of bread-meat-bread.

How do McDonald’s, Subway, Wendy’s, Taco Bell do this? In the same manner that film companies put their actors & actresses through hours of make up to get them perfect for the screen, these food companies go through extensive preparation for the advertisement of their food. Burgers, tacos, and salads all go through a photo shoot where they are touched up to look like the perfect product.

The food itself is prepared at the studio. From there, the food stylists take over. For burgers, they’ll push all the main ingredients to the foreground, making them standout. Cheese & patty are steamed to make them seem more appetizing. Following this, skewers are placed in the burgers to keep everything in an attractive, upright position. Subway sandwiches always look much more bulky in the commercials because the studios will add cardboard or foam in between the layers. Fast food salads will never look like they do in the ads, and have never tasted like an normal salad should. In order to give them that fresh & tasty look, they are sprayed with a bottle of glycerin. Finally, all the food is fixed up with photoshop, to enhance every last detail.

Company respond to these claims by saying that the food moves, or that the packaging & backing may cause for the food to be squashed. Though the companies are including everything in the burger that they claimed would be there, people still preach false advertising is in play. Technically, these companies are doing nothing legally wrong, and day after day people go back to these fast food restaurants and buy their food. At the end of the day, false advertising can be shouted from the mountain tops, but will it ever effect whether people decide to go out and buy fast food?

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