Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Late (PSL) Ice Cream #PumpkinEverything

Starbuck's notorious Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) isn't out for a couple more weeks, but I got you covered with all those flavors in an ice cream because it's still summer!! This is the perfect transitional pumpkin dish!

Ohhh Emmmmm Geeeee Becky, look at this ice cream. I mean it's all creamy, sooo sooo creamy. It looks like better than one of those store bought ice creams... It's just soooo creamy!
Baby got Pumpkin!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Kitchen Organization: A Guest Post from Get Clarity Out of Chaos

Please welcome my girl Kelsey of Get Clarity Out of Chaos... She helped me organize my kitchen, though this picture above is my handy work...  she helped me get rid of so much shit I just didn't need and may have seen my cry over parting with pint glassses... Here are some tips from Kelsey.

What skeletons do you have in your kitchen cabinets? A shot glass collection?  Maybe you went on a "tea kick" once and have 40 different types of (unopened) teas to prove it.  Or is it possible that you, GASP, haven't checked the expiration dates on your condiments since you moved into your house and have mustard that is older than some of the summer interns at your office?  I used to work at an advertising agency that only had book publishing clients.  Which means I have more cookbooks than anyone could ever possible need, ever.  But books are my vice and everyone has a vice.  Whatever you are hiding away in your cabinets, a little de-cluttering can make it feel like you have a brand new kitchen.  You'd be surprised by how amazing it feels to get rid of those skeletons.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Japanese Falafel #FFFMysteryBox

You ever wondered what you would make if you were on chopped? Well we played a game of chopped and this was born. Japanese Falafel, all the things you love about falafel but with all Japanese flavors!

You ever watch that show Chopped on Food Network?? We we decided to do the same thing as a group of food bloggers. The premise is you get three ingredients (that could be completely unrelated) and you need to use them all in a dish. So we changed it a little bit. The three ingredients needs to be non perishable, since we needed to mail them.

Check out the bottom of this post for more FFF Mystery Box Recipes!

I was super thrilled to play along... Then I got my box! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer, AnUnpretentious Guide to Craft Beer

If you are a craft beer lover, you will love The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer, it's keeps the fun in craft beer and breaks down all you need to know about beer in a totally approachable way! I will be giving away 2 copies, so read on to enter!

I have been virtual friends with Ashley Routson aka "The Beer Wench" for a couple years now. We haven't met in person just yet (it may cause a sexy craft beer supernova when we meet). West Coast meets East Coast... it's bound to happen. We are kindred spirits.

Aviators glasses wearing, funky colored hair, opinionated, aggressive and FUN.

If you don't know who Ashley (The Beer Wench) is- well she is THE BIGGEST female personality in craft beer. She's written for basically ever craft beer publication, she's had a blog, she works in the craft beer industry (for Green Flash right now) and she is a self described "Craft Beer Evangelist".

She kicks ass... basically. So it's about time the girl had a book!

The Beer Wench's Guide to Beer, An Unpretentious Guide to Craft Beer is all it describes. Reading though this book it's like Ashley is talking to you herself. It's not all words like "mouthfeel" and "lacing" it's down to earth and totally fun (the girl loves a good pun, I do too).

As you guys know, I love me some craft beer. As you can imagine this ain't my first go at reading a book about craft beer. My first attempt at reading a craft beer book failed since it was sooooo BORING! The second wasn't so bad, but I feel like you needed a bit of a base knowledge to understand it. Ashley's book is for ANYONE, from the "Oh I just tried this beer called Sam Adam's Cherry Wheat" to the "This bottle of Raison D'Extra has been aged in my cellar for 3 years, but I think the 2 year old one is better".

What I like most is how she breaks up the information for each beer from the obvious info of smell and taste to "Drink Instead of" where she puts in other spirits and wines with similar flavor profiles. You also get a brief history lesson of each beer style and even suggested pairings.

About a third of the book goes into beer and food.... My favorite part. Let's face it, the wench also knows how to eat!! So do I...  One of my favorite parts of the book....

You can find my recipe on pages 214-215.... OMG! 
I was SUPER psyched to be a part of her book. Since I started loving craft beer I've really looked up to Ashley. She has made a career out of her love for beer and I hope to do the same.

So if you love beer, food and a fun read you MUST have this book.

Well I am giving away 2 copies!! Sign up below to WIN your own copy!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Notorious BLT- Guest Post by Nomageddon!

Sup Y’all?!  So it’s Matthew Cetta from Nomageddon.com guest posting for Sophia.  I volunteered to take over while she brings you a new and improved NY Foodgasm.

Now doing a post for Sophia requires getting in to her head a bit.  Sophia is an in your face person with over the top posts.  They usually involve beer and are pretty damn funny.  So my challenge was to create something funny and over the top so here it is:

[PLAY the video to get in the mood]

That’s right.  The Motherfucking Notorious BLT

What makes the BLT so notorious?  I’mma lay it out for you, yo. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lemon Basil Olive Oil Cake- Guest Post from Hall Nesting

This lemon basil olive oil cake is perfect for spring and summer bursting with fresh lemon and basil, it tastes just like summer!

Hey yall I’m Lauren and I write the blog Hall Nesting. Obviously from the yall you can tell I am not from Sophia’s neck of the woods but am a true Georgia peach now living in the Heart of Dixie! I am so excited to be visiting as a guest at Sophia’s blog today. I write mainly about the food I love to cook for my family which is growing every day – we got my husband, 1 year old son, a little girl that will be here in 4 months, 3 dogs and a partridge and a pear tree basically!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5 Reasons You're Not Achieving Your Goals & What You Can Do About it NOW!!

Today I bring you a guest post from Laura Allahverdi of Laura's Life & Biz Coaching. She's become a friend of mine since reaching out to me when I lamented about not making money from my blog. Well in just a few messages this woman turned me from I can't to I CAN! She amazed me with how she was able to get to the heart of the issue so quickly. 

If you have never heard of life coaching, it is like therapy, but more goal oriented. This person will guide you and help motivate you and even educate you on achieving your goals.

I have always intended this blog to be about more than food. Even though the title is NY Foodgasm, I believe NY Foodgasm is a brand based on living life loud! Well Laura helped me turn up the volume on my ambitions. Here is just a little taste of her expertise!