Archive | August, 2012

Spicing Up Life

It is AMAZING how crappy some food can taste. And there are MANY times when I have spent an afternoon preparing a meal for dinner that resulted in a disaster. BUT…there is a secret savior that can turn bland foods and burnt dinners into something ediblie…and even enjoyable. SEASONING! Ok. It seems obvious. But many […]

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Natural Selection

Often times the crap in a typical American grocery store is NOT designed for taste. This is especially true for our produce. That tomato you pick up at WalMart was manufactured to be durable. That tomato’s primary purpose is to survive unstable harvesting seasons and a lengthy journey from factory-farm to mega-mart. Taste is often a secondary thought. A fresh tomato picked […]

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Quick Rant: WHO Decided This?!?

Hey food fans and friends of Fed Up. Sorry if I have been AWOL for a few days, but I just got back from a busy work trip in New York City. While in the ‘Big Apple,’ no apples were consumed (why is it called this anyway???), BUT I did get to spend a wonderful […]

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Quality Consumption from Friends of Fed Up

Happy Friday! It has been a crazy week. I hope you have enjoyed some tasty food.  My most unique food combo this week was a flatbread pizza I made at home that was sort of a play on a south-west inspired spinach and artichoke dip. Basically it was flat bread topped with grilled onions, roasted hatch-chili peppers, cream […]

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There is NO ‘Z’ in Saffron!

I hate when we get mislead…it happens all the time. Something is advertised as tasting like ‘cookies,’ but all you get is crap. Or when a food lures you in with bright colors and promises of exotic flavors, but after a single bite you are left with nothing except a bland mouthful of overpriced nonsense. […]

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Free Lunch Found

I am a saver. I will try to make whatever I have last as long as possible. I will try to not spend a dime until absolutely necessary. And I am guilty of using 3 week old leftovers to make a dish  in order to prevent me having to spend extra cash at the grocery […]

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Pizza ‘Posers’

Keep pizza, and its glorious taste, to the real thing…STOP trying to make other perfectly tasty things, taste like pizza. MORE IMPORTANTLY;  pizza is sacred…and these pathetic pizza ‘flavor’ attempts are blatant sins that never satisfy. A  good  pizza is a beautiful thing, and it would be wonderful if that same flavorful experience could conveniently be found in  vaccume-sealed bags […]

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‘Ice Ice Baby’

As a recent Chow.com video and post just made me realize…WHY IS SONIC’S ICE SO DAMN PERFECT? Sonic, the drive-in restaurant chain is known for many things… chili dogs making a mess in your car, waitresses clumsily trying to deliver food while roller-blading, and over sized beverage containers that can’t fit ANY vehicle’s cup holders…BUT their crushed ice is frozen perfection. I had no […]

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The Secret Swiss Cereal

While there are some terrible failures on grocery store shelves, our cereal choices are pretty freaking amazing! I am proud of the endless aisles dedicated to our favorite boxed breakfast product here in America. The cereal selection is crazy-awesome! There are options to meet everyone’s taste, health, and even budget preferences. Who doesn’t love browsing the cereal aisle?!? In most of my traveling experience, I am generally disappointed with whatever Europeans are offering to fill […]

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