It is officially International Chocolate Day today so here are a few tasty cacao confections to treat yourself with and honor the day. I think I will head out for a hot chocolate and a chocolate pancake and maybe some chocolate dessert too! You can meanwhile check out this great list of chocolate picks I’ve got together for you. All products are linked so you can directly go shop if any of these choco suggestions here strike your fancy (and no, I don’t get compensated in any way and these are not affiliate links)!
Dirty Vegan is the all-in-one vegan-style cookbook that makes eating vegan fun by letting you prepare delicious vegan cuisine that anyone and everyone can enjoy. Showcasing the sheer variety of amazing recipes you can create, all while remaining vegan, the book provides healthy, vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves.
For too long, the vegan lifestyle has been seen as limiting--a laundry list of all the things vegans can't or shouldn't have so Dirty Vegan makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle, featuring delicious recipes that use common ingredients available in any grocery store.
We’re talkingover 100 rich, indulgent recipes including Vegan Ravioli Dippers, Cheddar Bread Ring, S’mores Pancake, “Steak” Tips and Sweet Potatoes, Italian Wedding Soup, Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms and many more!
If you love tacos, then these two recipes shared from the new book Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas will be a treat. Tacos are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert and versatile when it comes to ingredients you can work with. The book features 100 savory and sweet taco recipes that are as easy to prepare as they are to love, with options for omnivores as well as vegetarians and vegans alike. Enjoy these two delicious recipes from the book!
Island Grille Shakes Things Up With Margarita-Inspired Nail Polish Collection and $2.22 Margaritas
Bahama Breeze Island Grille is celebrating National Margarita Day on Feb. 22 with the return of $2.22 Classic Margaritas and the release of an exclusive nail polish collection. Get those drinks in your hands and the vibrant colors on your fingertips matching the Caribbean-inspired restaurant’s margarita offerings!
Nail polish supplies are limited, but the good news is you can get your margarita fix online and in-restaurant. A limited quantity of 500 nail polishes is available for just $5 each with www.sophinailpolish.com/margaritasfree shipping online starting February 22 at 10 a.m. EST. Each of Bahama Breeze’s 39 restaurants in 15 states will give away 100 bottles of nail polish for free, with purchase of food or drink, on February 22.
The nail polish collection is inspired by three margaritas from the Bahama Breeze menu - On the Rocks: a lime color inspired by Bahama Breeze’s Classic Margarita, Hot for Hibiscus: – a fuchsia hue inspired by Bahama Breeze’s drink of the same name and (Blood) Orange Ya Thirsty?!: a vibrant blood orange shade inspired by Bahama Breeze’s brand-new shareable Mighty Blood Orange Margarita. The collection is created in partnership with SOPHi, a natural nail polish brand, which is non-toxic, odorless and hypoallergenic.
But what’s a margarita-inspired manicure without a frosty, salt-rimmed glass to wrap it around? This National Margarita Day, breeze up to the bar for $2.22 Classic Margaritas, offered all day in-restaurant on February 22.*
And the party is just getting started—National Margarita Day is the kickoff to Viva la ‘Rita, a seven-week celebration that puts margaritas front and center. This year Bahama Breeze is introducing two new drinks—Piña Paradise: a frozen mash-up of a Prickly Pear Margarita and a classic Piña Colada, along with the shareable Mighty Blood Orange Margarita. New island-inspired fare is also joining the menu, including a new spin on sliders with Buttermilk Fried Chicken Jibaritos and a sweet ending in the Coconut Grande dessert.
After National Margarita Day, keep an eye on Bahama Breeze’s Instagram for opportunities to complete their margarita-inspired nail polish collection each week during Viva la ‘Rita. Meanwhile, want to keep the party going anyways? Here’s the Hibiscus Margarita recipe inspired by the Bahama Breeze menu:
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What site do tourists and locals use when seeking the best steakhouses in the U.S.? BestSteakRestaurant.com
The website is the brainchild of award-winning culinary journalist David Lissner, also known as “The Food Dude©. He wanted to compile an aggregate list of the best steakhouse restaurants in large American cities. Beginning this journey in 2001, he curated a list of the best steakhouses in Chicago. The qualifications were specific: the steakhouse must feature USDA Prime Steak. If the steakhouse met the qualifications, David went into more depth about the steakhouse including its accompanying menus, details about their wine list, what the space was like and local and national press that the restaurant acquired. Due to his unwavering devotion to finding the best steaks in Chicago, he founded ChicagoBestSteak.com, which rapidly expanded its cachet and reach by activating in 16 states and 20 metropolitan cities, including New York (NYBestSteak.com), Miami (MiamiBestSteak.com), Las Vegas (LasVegasBestSteak.com) and under the umbrella site www.beststeakrestaurant.com, are the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles among many others.
So if you are planning on checking out some of the best steakhouses in the country, especially in the top cities, then you now have a go-to resource as a handy cheatsheet!
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