The gadget gurus behind Apple’s never ending supply of iPhone applications have done it once again. Behold the iPhone FoodScanner, the ultimate technological advancement for calorie counters, food buffs and nutritional nuts everywhere.
The brainiacs at Daily Burn have introduced FoodScanner (download price: $2.99) as the first ever app that uses the iPhone’s camera to scan food barcodes. With the touch of a button you can scan your next meal and be provided with the complete nutritional information for every ingredient. Touch a second button to add “I Ate This!” and you’re well on your way to logging a day’s worth of calories.
Happy National White Chocolate Day! I figured there was no better way to celebrate an obscure food holiday than to whip up a seasonal take on one of my favorite easy desserts, chocolate bark. This make-ahead confection can be loaded with your choice of dried fruits, nuts and spices. I chose to go for big seasonal flavor by topping melted white chocolate with toasted pumpkin seeds, dried cherries and a pinch of Allspice for a pumpkin pie-like taste to every bite.
Not a white chocolate fan? Try my semi-sweet chocolate bark layered with dried cranberries, apricots and salted almonds.
As I approach the one year mark of the launch of Just a Taste, I realize many of you may not have seen some of the earliest recipes – including the recipes that were the original inspiration behind the site. There are unbeatable favorites like Hungarian Wiener Schnitzel (“Little Guys”), 24-Hour Salad, Veggie Bars, and my ultimate quick and easy dessert recipe for Monster Cookies.
I’m sharing the Monster Cookies recipe with you again because it is undoubtedly my go-to recipe for irresistibly addicting flavor (and because I just baked 8 dozen of them, yes they are that good!). These chocolate, oatmeal and peanut butter-packed cookies are gone before the last batch is even out of the oven. Just one taste and I guarantee you’ll be hooked!
The Guardian’s Killian Fox just released a list of the 50 best foods in the world and where to eat them. The list includes comfort food classics like roast chicken from L’Ami Louis bistro in Paris and unbeatable milkshakes from Fosselman’s in Los Angeles. I was ecstatic to see that one of my personal favorites made the list: Pastrami on rye from Katz’s Deli in NYC. So no matter what city you call home, check the list for the best of the best culinary finds from across the world.
I’d been dying to put my stash of refrigerated pie dough to use, and these finger-friendly appetizers featured in a recent issue of Cuisine at Home were the perfect solution. I spiced up the mix of sweet corn and bacon with roasted chilies that I charred over an open flame. You can prepare the mixture for this quick-fix party snack ahead of time, then fill and bake the empanadas as your guests arrive. I serve my Sweet Corn and Bacon Empanadas with homemade guacamole and salsa for dipping.