This Zojirushi Mug Makes My Winter Walks Tolerable

The vacuum insulated travel mug keeps drinks hot for hours

Maintaining some semblance of a social life these days isn’t easy. Going to a friend’s house is out of the question, and even outdoor dining, which promises some level of comfort with its heaters and elaborate shelters, feels increasingly risky as coronavirus rates remain high and a new, more contagious variant shows up around the country. This basically leaves socially distanced walks as the most attractive way to catch up with people IRL, but even this conciliatory option presents problems. The biggest one: It’s cold.

In New York at least, temperatures this time of year are consistently below freezing. Strolling in a full-on snowsuit is one way to stave off chill, but recently, I found another winter accessory that makes hanging outside (mostly) tolerable. On a December evening, post sundown, I agreed to meet some friends for a walk around … Read more

Air Fryer Tater Tots

Air Fryer Tater Tots are just about the greatest thing to happen to potatoes ever! Crispy golden on the outside and tender on the inside, these are insanely delicious!

Tater tots are the perfect side dish to these air fryer Chicken, Shrimp and Salmon recipes. Air frying is insanely delicious with so many recipes to try!

Perfect air fryer tater tots on a plate with ketchup.

The Best Air Fryer Tater Tots

Tater tots from a fast food restaurant are simply the best. And I have never been able to replicate that incredible crunch and hot delicate insides at home until now. These air fryer tater tots are just as good if not better than your favorite place to get them. Air fryer tots taste like they have been fried, but the beauty is they haven’t. They are golden, super crispy and perfectly tender on the inside. It is amazing! I could never get this result from baking and … Read more

FAO involved in projects to strengthen food safety

A project has started to strengthen official food safety control and risk communication systems in five countries of Europe and Central Asia.

The effort, funded by Turkey, includes Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan and Turkey. It will include regional capacity development events and country-level activities.

In recent years, these nations have taken steps to improve their food control structures to cover all stages of food production and processing from farm-to-table.

However, systems of the countries are at different stages of development, so the project will focus on specific country needs and several common challenges from a regional perspective, according to officials.

Effective food safety and quality control systems are key to safeguard the health and well-being of people and to improve livelihoods by promoting access to wider markets.

The project will help the sharing of knowledge and experiences among the countries, that can also benefit from Turkish expertise.… Read more

Kraft Is Introducing ‘Candy Mac & Cheese’ for Valentine’s Day, as if We Need More to Fear

Why? | Kraft

The special sweetened powder will also turn your mac and cheese hot pink

You ever bite into a creamy, comforting forkful of mac and cheese and think that what it really needs is some sugar? No! You have not! But maybe Kraft is suffering from quarantine brain because that’s exactly what it’s offering this Valentine’s Day. “Candy Kraft Mac & Cheese is made with the same cheesy Kraft Mac & Cheese Americans know and love, but includes a candy flavor packet to turn the mac & cheese pink and add hints of sweet candy flavor,” the company says. We assume eating the pink, sweet pasta together is intended to force couples into trauma bonding.

Kraft of course understands that this is a troll move, and perhaps we’ve fallen into its marketing plan a bit by being so aghast. And actually, the first part isn’t so bad. … Read more

Quinoa Salad

Packed with fluffy quinoa, crisp veggies, chickpeas, salty provolone cheese, and a zesty lemon vinaigrette, this easy Quinoa Salad is the perfect lunch on its own, or base for chicken, salmon or steak for dinner. 30 minutes and done!

For more quinoa recipes don’t miss this Fruity, this Thai, and this southwest quinoa salad!

Packed with fuffy quinoa, crisp veggies, chickpeas, salty provolone cheese, and a zesty lemon vinaigrette, this easy Quinoa Salad is the perfect lunch on its own, or base for chicken, salmon or steak for dinner. 30 minutes and done!

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

As we know, salads come in all forms. Simple green salads, hearty salads packed with protein, chicken salad, and grain salads like today’s Quinoa Salad. I prefer a more hearty salad and quinoa salad hits all the boxes. We pack the hearty fiber-filled grain with a zesty lemon and white wine vinegar dressing and the stud the salad with some of our favorite veggies, nutty chickpeas, and sharp provolone cheese. A bright spot in the middle of winter!

There are several things we love about our quinoa salad. First of all, … Read more