Like many folks, I get a lot of PR emails for products or services that don’t fit my interests or my “brand”, but that’s not what happened last week when I was informed of a unique recipe site called Foodily (www.foodily.com). What makes this site special is that it displays search results side-by-side so you can compare recipes, ingredients and nutritional info. Not to mention all the pretty pictures.
You can search for specific recipes or a more general meal idea. You can also narrow the search by selecting the check boxes at the top of the screen to return only blog results (buh-bye Food Network) or include only low-carb or low-fat, etc.
And when you’re done, you can link through Facebook to share favorites with all your foodie friends. Check it out!
As promised, I’m also tagging on a recipe I tried tonight. (Heaven forbid I have a short post.)
I made a variation of Frozen Fruit Cups last week. (It’s a great way to rescue yogurt that’s about to expire.) I just tossed in some sliced strawberries and a chopped banana, along with some chopped pecans, poured it into 5 silicone muffin cups, and and then waited forever for them to freeze.
While the resulting product was well worth the wait (think: frozen banana split), I couldn’t help but wonder how it would taste with some chocolate sauce. Only I didn’t have any. Given the pitiful ingredient list on commercial chocolate sauces, plus my self-imposed budget restraints, a trip to Kroger wasn’t going to happen. Shoot.
So then I got to wondering if I couldn’t make my own sauce, and I sought out my mentor in these matters, Le Culinaire Google (I didn’t know about Foodily.com then). After a few false starts due to a lack of specific ingredients in my pantry like sugar or corn syrup, I hit the jackpot: Homemade Vegan Chocolate Syrup from Happy Herbivore! You can check out the recipe for yourself to see how super simple it is to make, and it doesn’t break the calorie budget. My blurry but tasty results:
As you can see, it’s a tad thick. I’ll be thinning the remainder with a drop or two of milk. Plus, since I only had dark chocolate cocoa on hand, it’s really, really rich, so I’ll reduce the serving size by half. I’m just thrilled to have a healthy(-ish) chocolate sauce recipe!
Have you found any new recipe sites lately?