Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Taste: Tuesday at 9|8c on ABC

Hi everyone, I wanted to let you in on a new favorite of mine. Generally, this blog is about beauty related things... But I thought I would share something a little different with you today. Recently, I've discovered a new show on ABC called The Taste. It is a competitive cooking show where teams battle against each other to create the best "spoon" each week. The show has 4 great mentors, including Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarky. 

What I find interesting about this show is that the judges/mentors really get to interact with the chefs on their team. They can give advice, critique, and sometimes even show anger to their chefs. It's not the typical cooking competition where amateurs prepare dishes, professionals taste them and a winner is chosen.  If you are worried that the food they make is strange or difficult, think again! Last week the chefs theme was a sandwich, and I've been making those for years! It was great to see all the varieties you can come up with, and learn how bread choice affects the taste. 

After two weeks, I have cleared time on Tuesdays to make sure I can watch this awesome show! It airs on ABC at 8est and I definitely recommend watching it. Not only is it entertaining, but it inspires me to cook some great meals and has a great social scene online. 

You can check out the latest episode HERE and be sure to tune in with me Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC and let me know what you think!

( source ABC The Taste)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Are you an Influenster?

Some of you may have heard about a website called influenster. It is a community which usuers can review products, share information and find new products. On some occasions, qualifying recipients are sent a complimentary box of products to test, review and share. Influenster gives you different tasks to complete. Tasks may include blog posts, Instagram pictures, or even videos. Completing these tasks increases your score, and makes it more likely for you to receive more products to test!

So far I have received one box of products, and it has been a lot of fun to test and complete the challenges. If you are interested, check out influenster HERE!!

I you would like an invite, and plan on being active on the site.. Let me know. It will improve both of our scores!