February 25, 2011
Everyone’s getting pumped to find out who the number 1 seeds are going to be in NCAA March Madness, but we’re even more pumped to find out which produce ingredients reigns supreme this month! In the spirit of March Madness, we’re hosting our very own battle, filled with the freshest ingredients from every season.
Each day, we’ll have a new match-up between two produce ingredients. We’re beginning with the two spring ingredients, strawberry and artichoke. Which ingredient would you rather eat or which do you enjoy cooking with most? Whichever you prefer, make sure to vote for it so it can move ahead and have a chance to become the March Produce Champion! Your vote determines which fruit or vegetable makes it to the next round.
Tell your friends about this competition, too! We want to make sure your voice is heard!
The first match-up will take place on March 1, 2011. Come back to Chew on That to cast your vote! Remember, voting only lasts for 24 hours!
July 12, 2007
A lot of people hate going grocery shopping with me. I take too long. I wander. And…ok, mainly I’m just slow. But I’m not ashamed. I’m proud of my lengthy grocery trips, because they are the reason I discover new (or newly appearing) foods like this:
Pictured here are just a few of a whole slew of new juices, smoothies, and teas made from acai berries that come from the acai palm trees of Brazil. I was intrigued. What was this new berry I had never heard of that was crowding the refrigerated shelves? Lucky for me, I work for a food Web site where others besides me can benefit from the research I then conducted (you can see my article here if you’re interested.)
Anyway, I wound up buying a bottle or two of acai juice smoothies that made promises of meal substitutions and antioxidants galore. Apparently,” a-sigh-ee” is supposed to taste like chocolate but…I don’t taste it. I think it tastes salty, kind of like olives. It’s unique, to say the least.
I’d probably get it again though because it’s a “superfruit” and that’s pretty cool. As you might guess from my POM tea consumption habits, I do love my antioxidants.
-Hillary, still craving Swedish pancakes even though she had them again recently (namely, last night)