Posts Tagged ‘Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen’

Five Food Fads I Love

Nadia G. and kale

Ever noticed how food trends pop up more frequently than shoe trends? Well, not all fads are created equal (hello, Crocs). So check out the top five food trends that I think should definitely be here to stay.

Bacon — This fad has beat out all other fads, as far as longevity, social economy and lifestyles go. Really, it’s not enough to enjoy a good slice of bacon anymore. You have to bathe in bacon soap, sleep on bacon sheets and punch anyone who defames bacon. I love bacon.

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Eating Well When You Feel Lazy

Penne Aglio-olio-Anything

Put down the mac and cheese, and back away from that can opener. I know the terrifying depths laziness can take a person, but don’t take it out on your stomach. A Doritos panino topped with Brie cheese and pickles isn’t creative — it’s a cry for help. Here are some foods that taste awesome and don’t require much effort.

Penne Aglio-olio-Anything

No excuse, folks. Pasta practically cooks itself. And this recipe doesn’t call for a trip to the store or to your neighbor’s house to ask for missing ingredients. Just throw in whatever you’ve got and it’s totally good enough.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy

Listen brides — we know that getting married is a really stressful time and anyone who tells you otherwise can seriously suck it. The only magic a groom and his future bride feel is when one of them chugs 30 milliliters of NyQuil and knocks-the-fork-out.

Yeah, we know planning was fun for the first 10 minutes. And if movies like Bridesmaids and 27 Dresses have taught us anything, it’s that being a bridesmaid ain’t all it’s cracked up to be either — they’re the real troopers. Here are a few tips to keep your best buds happy despite your soon-to-be craziness.

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How to Age Gracefully and Awesomely

One day, you’ll look in the mirror and — tsaketa — you’ll find a gray hair. Don’t you worry, my old friends, there’s dye for that! Sure, you may not be the spring organic chicken you once were, but let’s face it: You don’t want to become the next “housewife” of “city X” sporting one facial expression — surprise — with a questionably young boyfriend named Julio on your arm. Wait, Julio is a nice catch. You go, girl. Hot new boyfriends aside, I have some tips here that’ll help you accept getting older in bitchin’ style.

Rock the Silver or Buy Some Dye
The end of your naturally brown or blond locks doesn’t mean the end of a cool hairdo. Be the silver fox you were destined to be, or finally be brave enough to rock that bleach blond or fire red you always wanted to try! And, hey, if you’ve decided to chop it off, make sure it’s hip — getting older doesn’t mean you have to sport purple curls.

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Food to Get You in the Mood for Spring!

Spring Rolls

Like some of you, I’m over winter. In fact, I’m not a fan. I dream of warm sunny days, a glass of chilled sparkling wine and multicolored cork wedges. But nothing gets me as excited as all the fresh food, my friends. To help me get prepared for bikini season (and keep me from seasonal depression) I’ve designed a spring menu I can get really sink my teeth into.

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The Little Things That Make Your Workday Suck Less

Unless you’re living the dream, chances are there are days where you really consider marching into your boss’ office in a violent rage and flipping his desk over. Trust me, not a good idea.

I find that sometimes it’s the little things that get me through the day, so here are a few that I think will help your day suck less.

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Date Ideas Better Than Dinner and a Movie

When it comes to dating, every move you make is an opportunity for your partner to judge you. Choosing dinner and a movie just might scream “Hi, I’m boring.” So why not try something different?

Have a 4-Course Dinner ‑ at 4 Different Places
Get in your apps, main, dessert and drinks, but do it at four different joints that you know rock that course best. Bey, yeah! Not only will it have you traveling around the city and getting to know each other, but you’ll have four chances to make your date sweat over who’s paying.

Do Something Neither of You Has Ever Done
Skydiving, a piercing, or hot-air ballooning are all pretty random, unconventional things that are easier to try with some eye candy by your side. Since you’re both total newbs at whatever you’re trying, this levels the playing field while upping the adrenaline (i.e., the recipe for a good time).

Work Up a Sweat
Minds out of the gutter. Hitting a gym or recreation center is a great way to get competitive with each other. Whether he spots you on the bench press or you help him bend into a yoga pose, it’ll get you both feeling at ease with the other. And, hey, even if the body odor takes over and ends things, at least you got a great workout in. Win/win.

Remember, the point of dating is not only to seal the deal with a hottie but also to have a little fun. Before long your “date-nights” will consist of sitting on the couch eating pizza and watching Law & Order reruns on Netflix, so you might as well enjoy your options while you can.

Get more of Cooking Channel’s best Valentine’s Day ideas.

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Without A Date

Nadia G Valentine's Day

Contrary to popular belief, being single on Valentine’s Day will not lead to spontaneous combustion. Yes, you have to put up with couples sucking face left, right and center, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of this hallmark holiday.

Celebrate on February 15
This one is a no-brainer. Not only should you hermit indoors to avoid the above average rate of desperate men scrambling around in public, but you’ll have the opportunity to buy up all the fancy chocolates you can handle – and at half-price at that!

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When It’s Okay to Drink

Listen, gang. I know some days are just a mess. You pressed snooze four times, you’re late, traffic is horrible, someone’s in your parking spot, the report you stayed up late finishing is on your desk at home, and someone ate your donut. Managia. While a nice glass of wine at the end of that sounds pretty darn good, I’m a big believer in drinking to celebrate, rather than forgetting your woes.

Cheers to YOU!
Don’t wait until you hate the world to down a pretty cosmo. Plan a day where you celebrate your awesomeness; get your hair done, get a massage, and drink some champagne. You’ll enjoy the bubbly most when you’re happy!

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How a Chick Can Survive the Super Bowl

Nadia G Super Bowl Tips

Look, if you’re dating a dude who enjoys sports, your living room will probably be transformed into an all-male mecca come February. And if you’re planning on sticking around rather than leaving on a full day’s worth of shoe shopping, I’ll have to question where your priorities are. Then again, maybe I can see the allure of men in tight pants, savagely attacking each other to the ground all in the name of pigskin ….

If you’re going to survive the man cave, though, you’re going to need food. Luckily, I have recipes for just this occasion. Here’s my quick guide to surviving the Super Bowl!

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