17
Jan
17

$6 can score you one of the best bottles of wine in the world- and you won’t believe where!

Next time you’re shopping online and need to grab some washing powder, a comforter set, and a bottle of red, make sure you’re on Wal-Mart’s British subsidiary chain Asda’s site to grab THE BEST bottle of red in all the land!   

Yep, you read it right, a Wal-Mart chain is being praised for selling one of the top wine brands in the world!  
Check it out:

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/16/wal-mart-brand-red-wine-named-one-of-the-best-in-the-world.html
Make it a Great Tasting Day!

16
Jan
17

When your kids won’t eat their veggies….make SMOOTHIES!

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Uggh!  I am currently transitioning from pescetarian to vegetarian.  I am slowly but surely eliminating dairy from my diet.  During my 2nd and 3rd trimesters I maintained a plant-based diet…so why won’t my baby eat her greens 😣!
Now, to be clear, I am a great healthy-lifestyle chef and have a knack of masking the good-for-you stuff in deliciously irresistible tasting vittles,  but my 3 y/o is just not buying it!  I mean I get the whole head turn, hands-out-push-away, and verbal exclamation ‘EWWWWW’!  I roast carrots and spice them up to make them sweet like candy (no added sugar mind you 😊).  Can roast a green bean so mean that it will make the staunchest fast-foodie forget about French fries.  I can crisp kale so good you won’t be able to ‘….eat just one’.  But she wouldn’t budge!

Then it hits me, it was so obvious if it were a snake it would have bit me…

S-M-O-O-T-H-I-E!

That’s it!  She would think it’s a treat from mommie when in reality she’s getting packed full of veggies! More veggies than most adults probably consume in a day, and without any added sugars- natural or otherwise.  And you know what…..IT WORKED!!  She absolutely loves them.  Her bowels are even more regular and green (ok, TMI, but you parents out there with this same problem are finding this to be valuable😲). Other than the fact that I have to change up the flavors every now and then to keep her guessing, I conclude this case *SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED*.

For your convenience I’ve added some smoothie combos that worked for my angel:

 

GREEN PEACH PRINCESS

* Banana

* kale and/or spinach

* peaches- in 100% juice (no sugar added) snack packs for lunchboxes are perfect!

* almond milk (80 calorie)

* ice

 

THANK YOU BERRY MUCH

* Banana

* kale and/or spinach

* fresh (if summer) or frozen berries

* almond milk (80 calorie)

* ice

 

ORANGE YOU GLAD

* spinach

* oranges- in 100% juice (no sugar added) snack packs for lunchboxes are perfect!

* carrot

* almond milk (80 calorie)

* ice

 

APPLICIOUS FRUIT CUP

* kale and/or spinach

* banana

* apple

* peaches

* berries

* almond milk  (80 calorie)

* ice

 

A FRUITY BEET

* spinach

* banana

* beet (peeled and chopped)

* berries

* peaches

* almond milk (80 calorie)

* ice

 

Feel free to swap and add any of the above or additional fruits and vegetables along with adding any extras (chia, flax, hemp) that you may like to fit your family’s taste and dietary needs.

Enjoy!

Make it a Great Tasting Day!

25
Nov
16

What are you doing the day after Thanksgiving?

I simply love this time of the year, however, the grocery shopping hustle and bustle that is Thanksgiving has come to an end.  Homes full of family and friends holding plates stacked high with traditional comfort, cups full of thankful spirits, and grateful smiles on each face and in each heart are officially of yesterday.  Not sure if your plans are to shop til’ you drop or indulge in a repeat of last night’s feast for breakfast, but the day after Thanksgiving finds me sipping down a delicious cleansing matcha green smoothie, watching the Hallmark Channel’s holiday movie marathon, resting cozily here….ahhhhhhhhh, tis’ the season!

Check out @acartoffood’s Tweet:https://twitter.com/acartoffood/status/802201139282399232?s=09

12
Nov
16

Easy Delicious Slow Cooker Meals at Your Fingertips!

Photo credit Crock-Pot trademark


Nothing says ‘Welcome to Fall’ like a cozy home filled with delicious smells of comfort food!  Rather it’s a delicious roast with potatoes and carrots, or the spicy aroma of cinnamon in a peach or apple cobbler, your slow cooker can create these nostalgic delicacies and more with very little preparation.

Check out these hassle-free recipes that you can throw in your slow cooker in the morning, and go about your busy day while it does all the work for you and your family just in time for dinner! 

Links at your fingertips!

Allrecipes:

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/253/everyday-cooking/slow-cooker/


Delish:

http://www.delish.com/cooking/g1419/healthy-slow-cooker-recipes/?


Delicious blogger pinch of yum! (family fav 😉):

http://pinchofyum.com/12-easy-recipes-you-can-make-in-a-slow-cooker
Enjoy!
-Make it a Great Tasting Day!

18
Oct
16

It’s official- AC Art of Food has launched!

After months of keeping late night hours trying to get it just right, AC Art of Food has launched its website featuring ‘A Cart of Food, Grocery Concierge’!  

The site is a wonderful resource for foodie tips and ideas, in addition to promoting its personal grocery delivery service and meal planning. There’s a link included on the site that leads you to an interactive newsletter allowing you to check out what’s on sale at your favorite major grocers along with a link to digital coupons so that everything is right at your fingertips all on one site!  

Enough talking, go check it out for yourself! 

http://www.acartoffood.com 
Enjoy, and make it a great tasting day!

11
Sep
16

Uh-uh-uh!  Do not, I repeat, DO NOT put that bread in the fridge…..and here’s why.

Here’s Why You Should NEVER Refrigerate Your Bread | Huffington Post

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5630f9dce4b0631799105e56?utm_source=takepart.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange_facebook

05
Sep
16

The Art of Giving to Eliminate Hunger

children eating

When it comes to food I am crazy for the good stuff.  Oh, the way I can devour gourmet anything, and cook it too!  They don’t call me Gourmaven for nothing!  And not just gourmet, but GOOD food period.  And if you’re reading this post you most likely have a knack for good food as well.  But we’re blessed in that we can have a taste for something, find a recipe for it, find someone to prepare it or re-create it ourselves whenever the desire hits us.  But unfortunately there are numerous among our communities that don’t have this considered luxury.  What’s worse is that many of these precious individuals are children.  Our hunger problem has always been an issue that I never understood why still exists.  For this to be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, homelessness and hunger should not be an issue here.  However, until it can be resolved on the larger scale, we should do all we can on the smaller.

AC Art of Food is committed to donating a portion of its revenue through its subsidiary A Cart of Food, Grocery Concierge to aid in combating this very important issue.  Let’s do all we can to resolve this unfortunate problem.

In researching local charities a few foundations sparked my interest and maybe they will spark yours as well to either donate and/or volunteer.  If you know of any more reputable organizations geared toward feeding the hungry please comment to this post and I’ll be sure to spread the word!

 

 

 

 

 

Put your money and/or your action where your mouth is and give back to ELIMINATE HUNGER today!

 




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