Day: May 5, 2020

College athletes get cooking classes, grocery tips

Nevada offensive lineman Nate Brown is doing his best to eat right, like many football players and other college athletes scattered around the country without access to training facilities amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound rising senior has stumbled a few times in college sports’ version of Weight Watchers, with no in-person classes or spring practices.

“Maybe I would get Taco Bell because I do like Taco Bell,” Brown said. “Or maybe I’ll have ice cream later at night. … The meals that are maybe not super-nutritious, I’ve been trying to keep that to one a day.”

Athletes have been displaced from facilities with well-stocked training tables and easy access to healthy snacks and protein shakes. Some are home with family members, while others are largely on their own in off-campus residences.

To help them, schools have provided care packages, grocery tips, recipes and even cooking demonstrations on social

Read More

Up Your At-Home Cooking Game With These Recipes And Techniques

Cooking food at home that keeps your family happy is challenging enough in the best of times. But it doesn’t have to be that way, thanks to a never-ending supply of cooking videos on YouTube.

The Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) streaming video property has you covered from indulgent brunch ideas to kick-off a weekend to special quarantine date nights with the spouse to very unhealthy special treats that will make your kids very happy. Think pizza and Mac & Cheese.

Here is a list of some of my favorite YouTube cooking channels.

Travel Far Away With Shakshuka

Kicking off my list of videos to improve your home-cooking and bring new ideas to the table is one of my favorite international dishes, Shakshuka.

Native to Northern Africa and the Middle East, Shakshuka is made with all those tomatoes you bought and never used. The dish is simple enough to make

Read More

This Waffle Maker Creates 3D Cars and Trucks, So It’s Acceptable to Play With Your Food

As if kids didn’t already reach for food with their fingers enough, it’ll be nearly impossible to stop them when their breakfast is shaped like toys. CucinaPro has a waffle maker that forms the carbs into 3D cars and trucks, so it’s like having a pile of Hot Wheels on your plate.

The small appliance works by pouring your favorite pancake and waffle batter into the nonstick slots and closing it to cook. The top half has corresponding cutouts, so as it cooks, it molds the top half of the cars and trucks. The result: waffles in seven different shapes of cars and trucks. We almost don’t want to cover them in butter and syrup and eat them, but we all know we will (after having some fun with them first).

The CucinaPro Cars & Trucks Waffle Maker is available on Amazon for $39.95. It looks like the

Read More

In case you’re tired of baking banana bread… here’s what everyone is cooking these days.

This article is from Thrillist

Credit: Shutterstock

Quarantine has proven the perfect opportunity to get in touch with your inner chef, but you’ll eventually tire of making banana bread and whipped coffee. You’ll start combing the web for something, anything other than Instagram’s latest cooking trend. Luckily, Google’s got you more than covered in the timely culinary inspiration department. 

The search giant said search interest around the word “recipe” has reached an all-time high in recent weeks, so it compiled a list revealing the top recipe in each state (and Washington, DC) based on search data over a 30-day period ending April 29. And while banana bread has held the no. 1 spot for the past 30 days (surprise, surprise), Google is showcasing the most “uniquely searched recipes,” meaning what those states are looking for more than the rest of the country.

“As people around the world are staying home

Read More