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Wii More Food


1. Do Video Games make kids eat more? (via Reuters)
2. The Kimchi Chronicles preview (via Eater)
3. Coca Cola transforms highway into Movie Theater (via Mashable)
4. Make and Eat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bake recipe
5. The Cheesecake Factory’s formula for success (via CNN)

 

Feed Your Brain Red Wine and Chocolate


1. Red Wine and Chocolate are good for the Brain scientists say (via Daily Mail)
2. Cancer Fighting Asparagus (via Care2)
3. Celebrate World Fair Trade Day May 14th (via MNN)
4. Food Addictions scientifically similar to Drug Addictions (via Alternet)
5. Make and Eat: Rocky Mountain Benedict Recipe

 

Natural Easter Egg Dyes – Daily Monki Bread


1. How to make homemade natural Easter Egg Dyes (via Care2)
2. The tastiest cough medicine of all is Chocolate… yes, Chocolate (via treehugger)
3. How to make the simplest Vegetarian Soup ever (via treehugger)
4. What late night snack should you have? (via College Humor)
5. Make and Eat: Pea Soup with Ham Recipe

 

Guest Post: “Homemade Treats for Valentine’s Day”


Kitchen Monki is very happy to welcome Alexa Besgen of the Boston-based blog, Simple Eats, to Monki Bread!  This New England foodie comes from a long line of food lovers.  A bit of trivia:  Pete Luger of the famous Pete Luger’s Steakhouse in New York City was Alexa’s great great uncle!    Her foodie mantra is “Sip. Savor. Celebrate.” which doubles as her life motto as well.  Alexa just recently became a member of the site and when we asked her to share some food for thought with our members, the thing that came to her mind is what most of us probably (should) have on our minds right now… Valentine’s Day!  Sweet.  Make sure to stop by Alexa’s blog, her Facebook page as well say hi to her on Twitter @Simple_Eats!

Valentine’s day means one thing: CHOCOLATE.  From cream-filled to double-chocolate covered, the varieties are endless.  This year, instead of handing your loved one a box of cheap, packaged candies from the drugstore, why not take the time to make your own?

Not only are they able to serve as the actual gift, but you can tailor them to according to your tastes.  Everyone loves chocolate, and nothing says “I love you” like a homemade treat.  Wrap up the bark in a pretty box or place the truffles in mini muffin cups, and you’ve got the perfect gift.

Double Chocolate Raspberry Bark


6 ounces dark chocolate chips
12 ounces white chocolate chips
4 tbsp. seedless raspberry jam
1. Melt dark chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Pour onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Freeze for 20 minutes, or until hardened.


2. Melt white chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. When dark chocolate has hardened, pour white chocolate on top of dark chocolate.


3. Melt raspberry jam in microwave until thin. Drizzle over white chocolate and using a knife or toothpick, swirl around to create a pretty pattern.


4. Freeze immediately for an additional 30 minutes.


5. Break apart into pieces. Keep refrigerated.

Dark chocolate truffles/milk chocolate truffles


12 ounces milk/dark chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Toppings:
cocoa powder
powdered sugar
chopped nuts
coconut
red sprinkles

1. Combine heavy cream and salt in a saucepan and heat until simmering, not boiling. Add vanilla and stir to combine.


2. Place chocolate chips in a bowl.
3. Pour cream mixture over chips and mix together until smooth


4. Cover and refrigerate for three hours, until firm.
5. After mixture is chilled, scoop out with two spoons or melon baller. Using hands, form mixture into balls and roll until even.


6. Roll truffles in toppings of choice. Chill until firm.

Note: Using latex gloves when making these prevents mess!


 

Twinkie Diet – Daily Monki Bread


1. Twinkie Diet helps Nutrition Professor lose 20 pounds (via CNN)
2. Experts warn of a looming Chocolate Crisis (via treehugger)
3. The Science behind Why We Love Ice Cream (via WSJ)
4. Make This: NY Style Pizza Recipe
5. LA’s disgraceful attempt to prevent Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution from coming to its schools (via the Independant)