100 Beers of Winter

With New Year’s around the corner and the Winter season ahead, why not find resolve in a good winter brew? Hence I bring you one of my favorite lists: the beers of winter. I think this is one of the more diverse lists because it includes so many styles of beer: winter warmers, christmas ales, white IPA’s, Stouts (chocolate, vanilla, imperial, coffee, PEANUT BUTTER), porters, red ales, doubles, and so much more!

Happy Holidays – Bottoms Up!

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The Brews of Summer: 100 Beers to Enjoy in the Heat

For those of you complaining about pumpkin beer and Oktoberfest releases coming too early, I bring you this masterpiece. Now you have 100 beers to choose from while you bask in the last month of summer. As per the top ten list, I defined a summer brew as: Wheats, Saisons, Wits, Pilsners, Pale Ales, IPAs, and fruity beers. Of course this list is NOT exhaustive. You should know that you will be able to go to any microbrewery near you and enjoy a summer seasonal. And I included microbreweries that may not distribute as well….road trip, anyone?

I leave you with this: “And I can tell you my love for beer will still be strong after the beers of summer have gone.”

You’re welcome.

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Missed one? Let us know what you would include!

All 100 Ways — 1,500 recipes and counting! — found here.

 

 

Coconut Mocha Syrup

100 Ways to Cook with Coconut

A lot of people think of coconut as a warm-weather flavor, but we’re here to tell you that it is delicious year-round, in both savory and sweet dishes. So while it’s almost September (still technically summer, though, dudes!) we encourage you to think outside the box and embrace the wonders of coconut for your year-round cooking needs. Shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut everything! We’ve scoured our favorite food blogs for some of those taste-the-tropics style recipes we all know and love, but we’ve also rounded up curries, soups, meats, pizzas, seafood and more, all celebrating one of our favorite—and surprisingly versatile—fruits.

Click on the photos for full recipes.

Coconut Lentil Soup Apple Cinnamon Cocomeal Whole Wheat Coconut Waffles Prestigio Cheesecake
Cauliflower Mappas Mango Coconut Popsicles French Coconut Pie Spicy Coconut Kale Quinoa
Grilled Coconut Sweet Potato Kebabs Coconut Limoncello Cupcakes 5 Ingredient Coconut Curry Coconut Milk Cornbread
Turkey Coconut Curry Soup Carrot Cake Granola Buttermilk Pancakes with Coconut Syrup Baked Coconut Shrimp
Creamy Coconut Vodka Sauce Sesame Coconut Bok Choy Mango Coconut Mojito Tropical Breakfast Pizza
Roasted Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk Samoas Bark Peanut Butter Coconut Protein Bars
Spicy Coconut Peanut Prawn Noodles Coconut Peanut Curry Dip Mango Milkshake with Coconut Sorbet Chocolate Almond Coconut Gobs
Kale Coconut Salad Pacific Rim Burger Coconut Cilantro Jasmine Rice Coconut Strawberry Sandwich
Chocolate Chunk Biscotti Thai Pot Pie Curried Green Beans Peanut Butter Coconut Cups
Mini Coconut Poptarts Coconut Flax Pancakes Blueberry Coconut Bread Pudding Coconut Curry Tempeh Wrap
Chinese Coconut Buns Pina Colada Donuts Thai Chicken Soup Pina Colada Cupcakes
Strawberry Coconut Buttercream Layer Cake Coconut Corn Chowder Chocolate Rumballs Coconut Curry Shrimp with Peanut Noodles
Sweet Potato Coconut Ravioli Red Curried Vegetable Tomato Soup Coconut Creme Fried Pie Fresh Corn Saute with Coconut Milk and Sriracha
Coconut Cereal Cookies Thai Ginger Peanut Dressing Coconut Pound Cake Coconut Bacon
Spicy Coconut Noodles Beef Rendang Creamy Bacon Rosemary Polenta Red Velvet Coconut Donuts
Coconut Peanut Sauce Beef Pistachio Coconut Rice Pudding Pineapple Coconut Tarts Coconut Cream Pudding Cookies
Grilled Tofu with Spicy Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Pecan Coconut Cake Coconut Lime Chicken Strips Tropical Kale Salad
Pineapple Tofu Curry Cowgirl Cookies Mango Coconut Tartlets Caramelized Banana Oatmeal
Coconut Lime Granola Coconut Green Curry Lentils Coconut Protein Bars Chocolate Crunch Quesadillas
Garlic Chili Coconut Mussels Coconut Date Bonbons Corn Squash Coconut Stew Banh Mi with Coconut Lime Dressing
Coconut Butterscotch Chow Mein Cookies Coconut Quinoa Hot Cereal Coconut Salted Caramel Pie
Coconut Hot Chocolate Creme Brulee Coconut Rice Pudding Coconut Jam Cookies Salmon Coconut Pizza
Mango Coconut Salsa Banana Coffee Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting Pumpkin in Coconut Milk with Crispy Tofu Coconut Mocha Syrup
Island Carrot Cake Coconut Buckwheat Breakfast Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut Rice Krispy Treats Creamy Lemon Thai Inspired Noodles
Coconut Baked Pork Coconut Creme Brulee Vietnamese Clam Curry Indian-Style Chickpeas

 

All 100 Ways — 1,600 recipes and counting! — found here.


100 Ways to Cook with BBQ Sauce

Alright, we’re calling it: it’s officially summer as far as we’re concerned! All around the nation, loyal ESers are firing up their grills, cracking up a cold brewski (or two, or three, or ten…we don’t judge), and getting ready to devour their body weight in BBQ-sauce drenched goodness. We support this and want to help you in your summertime BBQ journey, so we’ve rounded up 100 of the most delicious ways to create and utilize delicious BBQ flavor. There are the usual suspects (read: meat, meat, and more meat) but we’ve got the vegetarians and vegans covered, too… BBQ tempeh burgers or BBQ pulled portobello quesadillas, anybody? What about BBQ in our pasta, on our pizzas, or glazed on our fruit? Don’t mind if we do!

Click on the photos for full recipes.

Strawberry BBQ Sauce Tempeh Sandwich Blue Cheese BBQ Chicken Pizza BBQ bacon-wrapped jalapenos Baked-In BBQ Sauce Onion Rings
BBQ Pulled Pork Cinnamon Rolls Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Meatballs Homemade Guava BBQ Sauce Pulled Turkey Sandwiches with Cranberry BBQ Sauce
Pulled BBQ Brisket over Sweet Potato Waffles BBQ Chicken Burgers Pulled Pork Empanadas BBQ Green Beans
Grilled BBQ Potato Chips BBQ Caramelized Onions BBQ Chicken Quesadillas Smokey Bear Salad Dressing
Homemade Peach Jalapeno BBQ Sauce Calico Beans BBQ Chicken Chili Vegan BBQ Porter-Bella Sandwiches
BBQ Tempeh Tahini Citrus Salad BBQ Brisket Tacos Vegan Shell Pasta in BBQ Sauce BBQ Chicken Calzones
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts BBQ Pheasant Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Espresso BBQ Sauce Eggs Benedict with BBQ Hollandaise
Skillet BBQ Chicken Pasta Lil Texas Sliders Sweet and Sour BBQ Pork Spare Ribs Bahn Mi Burgers with Vietnamese Caramel BBQ Sauce
Smoky BBQ Hummus BBQ Lentil Sandwich BBQ Baked Beans, Barley, & Lentils Disheveled Joseph Sloppy Joes
Roast Cauliflower with BBQ sauce Pulled Pork BBQ Pasta Slowcooker Beef Shortribs BBQ Cranberry Chickpea Wrap
Pork and Apple Rolls with Peach BBQ BBQ Meatloaf BBQ Chicken Salad
BBQ Jelly Oven Baked Chicken Wings Turkey Apple BBQ Panini Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burger with Peach BBQ
Pulled Pork Breakfast Toast Pulled Chicken Sliders with Blackberry Chipotle Sauce and Cilantro Lime Slaw BBQ Spiced Sweet Potato Chips BBQ Mini Sausages
Strawberry BBQ Sauce Bacon, Sausage & Ham Breakfast Kebabs with Marionberry-Cinnamon BBQ Sauce BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Dip Grilled Eggplant with Korean BBQ
BBQ Black-eyed Pea-Collard Rolls Creamy BBQ Pasta Salad Ginger Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad
Bacon Explosion BBQ Chicken Enchiladas BBQ Nachos Kansas City BBQ Bacon Shrimp
Tangy BBQ Tofu BBQ Chicken Soup Smokey Black Eyed Pea BBQ Chili Cornbread BBQ Sandwiches
BBQ Seitan and Broccoli Burritos with BBQ Sauce, Plantain, Sweet Potato, Broccoli Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce Ravioli with Pulled Pork and Pickled Onion
BBQ Chicken Baked Potato BBQ Jalapeno Poppers Loaded BBQ Fries BBQ Portobello Sandwich with Smoked Gouda
BBQ Pork Wonton Nachos BBQ Salmon Burgers Pulled Chicken Panini BBQ Goat
Roast Beef BBQ Sauce Grilled Cheese BBQ Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese Strawberry BBQ Pulled Pork BBQ Chicken Blue Cheese Slaw Wraps
Tofu Po’Boy with Barbeque Cole Slaw BBQ Flaxseed Crackers Hickory BBQ Meatball Sandwiches
BBQ Sauce Glazed Peaches BBQ Baked Beans with Brisket and Shiner Beer BBQ Tempeh Burger with Jalapeno Slaw BBQ Mac & Cheese Pizza
Brisket & Brie Quesadillas with Mango BBQ Sauce Oven-Baked Duck Leg in BBQ Sauce Bacon BBQ Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast Chipotle BBQ Corn & Bean Salad
Open-Faced BBQ Breakfast Sandwich BBQ Salmon Panini BBQ Glazed Sausage BBQ Portobello Quesadillas

 

All 100 Ways — 1,600 recipes and counting! — found here.


Avocado Breakfast Sauce

100 Ways to Use an Avocado

It’s no big secret that we like avocados here. Okay, we don’t like them, we’re obsessed with them. So you can imagine my shock and outrage when I realized we had never compiled a 100 Ways for avocado. I had to remedy this immediately. So here it is: 100 ways to cook one of the greatest gifts nature has bestowed upon the human race. There’s so much more to this majestic fruit than just guacamole (although we have some uniquely great guac recipes in this roundup, too). And just in time for Cinco De Mayo! You’re welcome.

Click on the photos for full recipes.

Avocado-rita Shrimp & Avocado Salad Creamy Avocado Veggie Pasta Double Chocolate Avo Muffins
Bacon Avocado Pizza Avocado Coconut Custards Panko Avo Fries Banana-Cado Breakfast
Egg-Stuffed Avocado Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado Fruit Pizza with Avocado Whip Avocado-wrapped Sushi
Red Quinoa Salad Shamrock Sandwich Avocado Buttercream Cupcakes Brussels Sprouts Salad with Avo, Bacon, and Lime
Avocado Milkshake Avocado Deviled Eggs with Salmon Roe Avocado-Tarragon Bisque California Sandwich
Butternut, Jicama, and Avocado Salad Guacamole Grilled Cheese Avocado Almond Smoothie Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich
Grilled Avocado Quinoa Patties with Avocado Sauce Tuna Stuffed Avocado Chocolate Cake
Pea Pesto Penne Creamy Avocado Dressing Crab Mango Quesadillas Potato-Avo Salad
Florida Avocado Wraps Banana Avocado Pudding Chilled Avocado Tomato Soup Avocado Lime Tart
Avocado Cream Cheese Cookies Avocado Chile Sauce Creamy Avocado Pasta Salad Avocado Brioche
Avocado Bacon Jalapeno Salsa Chocolate Avocado Pancakes Avocado Ranch Sliders Avocado Donuts
Grilled Corn Guacamole California Flatbread Guaca-Mango Bagel Superfood Salad
Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Vegetarian Mexican Salad Boats Vegan Chocolate Goji Ice Cream Creamy Avocado Barley Risotto
Tofu Scramble Burrito Roasted Carrot & Avocado Ravioli Mayan Mudslide Brownies Indian Guac
Pink Corn Blinis Tangy Avocado Chicken Salad Vegan Coconut-Avo Eggnog Curried Quinoa Wrap
Bacon Avocado Egg Cups Blue Cheese Guac Avocado Lime Chickpea Salad Salmon Avo Egg Wraps
Savory Avocado Cocktail Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup Avocado-Miso Dressed Salad Tostada Bites
Avocado Crab Roll Avocado Cheesecake Guacamole Taco Rolls Avocado and Sardine on Toast
Gluten-free Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies Chipotle Avocado Dogs Avo-Pineapple Smoothies Grilled Mozzacado Sandwich
Avocado Lime Coconut Cake Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tuna with Avo-Wasabi Puree Avocado Eggrolls
Avocado Bacon Potato Salad Prawn Avocado Crowns Avocado Cup Salad Avocado Scallop Ceviche
Chilled Avocado Soup Shots Grecian Avo Pizza Shoestring Fries with Avo-Garlic Aioli Choco-Avo Macarons
Avocado Breakfast Sauce Sweet Potatoes with Avocado-Goat Cheese Cream Guacamole Bread Broccoli Cauliflower Avocado Soup
Sweet Avocado Poptarts Wild Blueberry Guac Creamy Avocado Rice Mango Avocado Crepes
Lobster Guac Hearts of Palm Salad Feta Avocado Frittatas Guacamole Ice Cream

 

All 100 Ways — 1,500 recipes and counting! — found here.


100 Ways to Use Beer in Food and Drinks

Editor’s Note: New contributor snebbu joins ES to bring us a very epic, very ES series.

I caught the brew bug.  Yes, I’m addicted to brewing beer. With this comes a snooty attitude towards “big beer” and using my “well-earned money” to purchase craft beer. So after a few brews, my fridge is rapidly filling up with bottles of my homebrew, along with craft beer and of course, there’s always a case of Pennsylvania’s pride — Yuengling. The problem is, the other day I opened the fridge door and realized my collection of beer was overfilling its allotted space, and without some good use, would spoil in time. Of course, the first thing that came to mind was drinking it all in one grand night of sitting on my couch and watching sports until reaching a drunken stupor. Then I figured I could use this in food, while drinking beer!

My mind began to wander — what foods could I put beer in? Is it limited to food, or can I mix it with some tasty drinks? In my opinion, beer can make any situation better, provided you choose the right make and variety. I couldn’t get this wonderful idea of complementing dishes and drinks with beer out of my mind. Fortunately, I’m taking a graduate level class on diversity and had the resources (three hours worth of hearing “you’re blind to your blindness”) to put together a list. This list begins my journey to attempt to make each and every one of the following 100 food and drink items better…with beer.

Check out the list, and let us know what other items you’d like to see cooked with beer. Then bookmark this page and return to see the results of our attempts to cook all 100 items on this list…with beer! Of course, feel free to play along yourself, and report back with your results.

The Ground Rules:

*I noted my disgust for big beer — the only rule I am enforcing is to use either homebrew or a favorite craft brew. Drink Craft Beer.

**It is assumed that while cooking/concocting these creations, you will be drinking beer.

The List – 100 Ways to Use Beer in Food and Drinks:

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