This month, the Albertsons Safeway family of stores is hosting a national "Hunger Is" campaign.
The program helps to raise awareness and funds that will help hungry children and their families through local food banks.
This month, I'm supporting the Hunger Is campaign by shopping at my local Safeway and making a purchase of a participating product.
I can't believe it's already Back-to-School time! Summer felt like it went by so quick. Luckily I have a cure for the back to school blues. . . Asian Style Bento Boxes for the kids, or for yourself to take to work. These 3 bento box ideas are delicious and include a healthy portion of veggies too. Check out my video to see these lunch boxes and get inspired to make them yourself too!
Last month, I was invited to join Vessel and share my new videos with Vessel subscribers and users first during 'Early Access'. For those of you who aren't already familiar with them, Vessel launched in early 2015 as a Premium short form video provider.
Similar to YouTube where you can watch videos for free, Vessel also has an Early Access subscription service. This is where you can get early video viewing access (24 hours - 1 week earlier) to your favorite YouTubers (think Ingrid Nilsen - yes, I'm a fan!) and other online shows for only $2.99/month.
What does this mean?
I've been wanting regrow my green onions/scallions for a while now. The first time I tried to do this, my Grandparents were over and my Grandmother thought she would be helpful and clean up the kitchen. She ended up throwing away my poor stem that I had been taking care of for a few days. (sigh)
Now I'm off to try this again. I started by saving the bottom stalks of the scallions (the white portions) then putting them in a glass, root down with a few tablespoons of water. Within 2 days I could see new growth in the green stems. (yay!) By day 5 it looked like they were growing strong. Now by day 6, I could literally see the changes overnight.
They are both pretty much the same, with the exception of the type of rice used. The version that I made in my video recipe tutorial was the boiled type.
The History of the Poet. . . When I asked my grandfather how Dragon Boat Festival came about, he told me it's a story that began 2,356 years ago (not sure how he got so exact on dates given it's a legend, but I appreciated the details). There was a poet who was also a chancellor of a country and unfortunately, during that era there were lots of wars.
Mother's Day is just around the corner (Sunday, May 10th) and I'm more of the practical gift giver type. I like to give gifts that people can use and will make their lives easier. A happy MOM = a happy me. So here are my Top 5 Kitchen Gift recommendations for MOM, most under $100 and one free. : )
For the Matcha Latte ♥ (& Starbucks) Lover
1. Nespresso Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother ($77.81 on Amazon)
Great for making fast and foamy Matcha Lattes. I have this same amazing frother and make my lattes by first adding cold milk (soy or regular dairy), then add 1-2 scoops of matcha powder on top. With the press of a button, the Aeroccino froths together the milk and matcha to make a nice cup of HOT or COLD Matcha Latte. Then I pour into a cup and add my choice of sweetener + a tiny bit of hot water to lighten up the drink.
I recommend gifting this with a small can or bag of Premium Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha powder so MOM can get started making lattes right away.
My first tip Tuesday video is on How to Extend Packaged Salad Life by 1 - 2 weeks. Yes! This really does work. Check out my video for the handy tip & don't forget to come back every Tuesday for more Kitchen & Home Tips.
Other Tip Tuesday Videos Include: