Friday links

  • Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. Did you check out my beergarita (yum!) or, if you want to stay away from the cerveza, learn how to master the margarita, including variations, different types of ingredients and even a playlist.
  • It’s hard to keep up with all the food trends. If you are confused about the terms I say or what you are reading on these links, check out Demystifying Food Terms and Trends. It is a list of popular topics in the news now (pink slime; gluten; and the difference between vegan, pescatarian and vegetarian, to name a few) with links to the answers.
  • Secrets to a Better, Smarter Workout is an interesting read, especially if you read my posts as I get into running and are inspired. These are quick facts and myths about working out, many that I have learned while getting into fitness. And running and working out is way easier and more enjoyable than I imagined. Have you tried to get into running but hate it? How to love running.
  • The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were named this week. Have you been to any of them? I have not 🙁  but I’ve heard great things about many of the top restaurants.

And if you have made it this far, congrats, I give you Lewis Black’s report on Artisanal Foods that ran on The Daily Show this week, telling where your food really comes from. Very funny, but NSFW.

Beergarita

Beer-garita me!

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, and I’m sharing a twist on the classic margarita: a beergarita! And being the professional and thoughtful food blogger that I am, I have tried it and am sharing the recipe before the big day so you can get your supplies, make your drink and be sipping it while everyone else is at the liquor store this weekend.

The beergarita is a tasty drink that will sneak up on you if you aren’t careful, and it’s easier to make than any marg I’ve made. This recipe makes 6 glasses.

Ingredients

Ingredients

In a pitcher, pour in one frozen container limeade, 2 light Mexican beers (12 ounces each) and 8 ounces tequila. Stir and pour into glasses garnished with a salt rim (if desired) and lime wedge. Sit back and enjoy.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!