Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Chef Eric Debuts Pickled Pepper Bloody Mary

Pickled Pepper Bloody Mary
·         Pickled Infused Vodka ingredients:
o   6 bottles vodka
o   1 QT Pickled Jalapenos in Liquid
o   4 Pickled Fresno Peppers
o   1 Fresh Fresno Pepper
o   1 Fresh Jalapeno
o   Infuse for minimum of 48 hours.
o   Strain, bottle.

·         Green Juice Ingredients:
o   2 Dozen Green Tomatoes
o   8 Green Bell Pepper
o   6 Cups OJ
o   6 Cups Pineapple Juice
o   1 Cup Lime Juice
o   Blend all ingredients until smooth

·         Directions Cocktail:
o   Grab high ball glass
o   Fill glass with ice
o   Add 1 ½ oz of Pickled Pepper Vodka
o   Fill glass with Green Mix
o   Jalapeno Garnish

Garlic Dill Bloody Mary
·         Garlic Dill Infused Vodka Ingredients
o   6 Bottles Vodka
o   1 quart Pickle Juice
o   10 Pickles
o   1 oz Dill
o   Infuse for minimum of 48 hours.
o   Strain, bottle.

·         Tomato Juice Mix
o   6 Cans Tomato Juice
o   1 Can Piquillo Peppers (113 oz)
o   1 Can Crushed Tomatoes (113oz)
o   1 Cup Cajun Seasoning
o   1 Cup Pickle Juice
o   ½ Cup Lime Juice
o   2 Cups Hot Sauce
o   Fill high ball glass with ice
o   Add 1 ½ oz of Garlic Dill Vodka
o   Fill with Tomato Mix
o   Pickle Garnish

Chef Eric believes that food speaks a universal language.  He has worked with Chef Jean-Louis Le Massion from Le Petite CafĂ© in France, Chef Giovanni Brunell at Il Tratattoire da Familia in Italy, and Master Chef Lee Ho of Otani from Japan. 

The world took notice, as Chef Eric became Chef de Cuisine at the famed Marriott Marquis in New York City. Chef Eric continued to incorporate internationally flavors while introducing new techniques to his preparation and presentation. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Unique Pasta to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s a new year, and with that, comes new resolutions to eat well. This year, stick with this resolution and Skinny Pasta will make it easier than ever to eat better every day.

Skinny Pasta promotes healthy weight loss with a delicious food staple that has only 9 calories per serving and is completely free of sugar, gluten, starch, wheat, lactose, soy, salt, cholesterol, fat and preservatives. Skinny Pasta is a meal you can make in 5 minutes or less and fills your appetite. There are tons of recipes you can find right here.

Skinny Pasta is made with a unique ingredient from the Konjac plant, which contains the healthy and all-natural water-soluble fiber, Glucomannan – allowing you to feel full without overeating when combined with 1-2 glasses of water.

With a similar taste and texture as ordinary pasta, Skinny Pasta is available in a traditional noodle shape, couscous, spaghetti, lasagna, fettuccini and rice – so there is no limit to the healthy pasta creations you can now create.

Plus, it’s Weight Watchers endorsed, and has only ONE SmartPoint value per bag- and each bag has 2 servings per container. 

Get Skinny today!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Superstitious Sips for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th and a full moon?
Avoid the mayhem and celebrate this superstitious holiday with some spooky sips from 
Sparkling Ice,
the wildly popular zero-calorie beverage.
With zero carbs and no sugar added, there is no need to fear these fruity beverages!


1 Part Wicked White Whiskey
2 Parts Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry
Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry / Sugar syrup "Blood"
Kiwi slices

Reduce 1 cup of Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry with 2 tablespoons of white sugar into thick syrup - drizzle over both interior & exterior of cocktail glass.
Chill whiskey and Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry and garnish with 2 kiwi "eyes."

The Devil Don't Stay

2 Parts Dark Rum
1 Part Pumpkin Puree
1 Part Intense Ginger Liqueur
1 Part Sparkling Ice Black Cherry
Grated Ginger

Shake puree, rum, ginger liquor and grated ginger over ice and pour into goblet. 
Add Sparkling Ice Black Cherry and garnish with ginger root "tombstone."

Superstitious Spritzer

2oz Aperol
2oz cranberry juice
4oz Sparkling Ice Essence of Tangerine
Orange peel for garnish

Combine Aperol and cranberry juice in an ice filled glass, top with Sparkling Ice Essence of Tangerine. 
Stir gently and garnish with an orange peel.

Seven Deadly Sins Sangria

1/2 Apple, sliced
1 orange, sliced
1/2 pear, sliced
Cinnamon Stick
1 bottle red wine
1/2 cup Brandy
1 cup Sparkling Ice Essence of Tangerine

Cut fruit into equal sizes and place in pitcher with the cinnamon stick. 
Pour in the bottle of wine, bourbon, and Sparkling Ice Essence of Tangerine over fruit. 
Gently stir to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours, up to 2 days. Serve cold over ice.