Browsing Category

Eat + Entertain

Eat + Entertain

Hello, Seattle!

Smart Kitchen

Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it kills me that I have ZERO time to play while I’m here this week. I’m speaking at a really cool conference called the Smart Kitchen Summit: A gathering of some of the biggest names in both the kitchen and technology industries, all talking about how smart your future refrigerator or blender might be. Because of the work I do both with HGTV and now the International Home & Housewares Show, I’m psyched to…

Continue Reading

Eat + Entertain

Single Serve Coffee Makers Smackdown! Keurig, Nespresso, Bunn, Mr. Coffee and Hamilton Beach

single cup coffee makers

It’s National Coffee Day in case you didn’t know! So we’re taking another look at one of our most popular topics on the blog— the single serve coffee makers. It turns out that nearly one in three of us get our engines running with a drink from a single serve brewer. But if you’re thinking of investing in a machine, you might be jolted by the number of choices you’ve got. There are a lot of brewers out there vying for your coffee money,…

Continue Reading

Eat + Entertain Wellness

7 facts about Juicero, the Keurig of cold-pressed juice

Juicero Cold Pressed Juice

Juicero may be the most talked-about good-for-you kitchen gadget of the year, and it’s no wonder. Created by Doug Evans, the co-founder of popular New York City juice bar chain Organic Avenue, it brought in $120 million in investments and earned the nickname the “Keurig of juice” long before it debuted at the end of March. It allows you to make fresh, cold-pressed juice at home, without the headaches: No chopping, no washing, no waste. No beet stains on your cutting…

Continue Reading

Eat + Entertain

You’ll never have to decode another food label with this app

ingredient 1

Okay, I may have finally found a way to avoid spending 20 minutes reading the label on every bag of granola at the grocery store. (It’s not just me, right?!). Ingredient1 is an app that could revolutionize the way you food shop, making it easier, faster, and most importantly… healthier. If you’re on particular diet (Vegan? Paleo?) or have particular food preferences (no GMOs, please), read on: Here’s how it works: First, you create a profile that is personalized to your…

Continue Reading

Eat + Entertain

Do You Sous Vide?

anova sous vide

You might not think your smartphone is down for cooking you a steak, but this smart kitchen gadget begs to differ. Behold the Sous Vide immersion circulator— the next kitchen must have. It’s one of the gadgets that blew me away at the International Housewares Show I attended back in March, and I couldn’t wait to get it home and test it out. What’s Sous Vide, you ask? It’s a technique that chefs agree cooks your food more evenly than any other…

Continue Reading

Eat + Entertain

Genius Things You Didn’t Know Your Vitamix Could Make

Vitamix Recipes: Green Juice

I have owned a Vitamix for a long time— it was one of my earliest splurges as a newly-married person, and I’ll never forget the feeling of walking out of Costco, lugging it to my car, and feeling like I had crossed over into adulthood. Determined to get my money’s worth, I read every page of the manual it came with, and experimented with making soups, flours, and all manner of salad dressings. It never disappointed, and it has been…

Continue Reading