Written on November 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm , by Lauren Katz
Yep, you read that right. Today, Jamba Juice launched their new mobile app, Isis Mobile Wallet, that will allow customers to pay with their smart phones. To encourage downloads (as if we need an excuse to buy more Jamba Juice), the company is promising all consumers who download the app a free small smoothie or 12 oz. juice until they give away a million beverages. But wait, there’s more! Jamba Juice will give consumers one free drink per day–meaning if they still haven’t given away one million by tomorrow, you can go back for seconds. Talk about a smoothie steal!
Our Lifestyle Editor, Jennifer Beck, visited the Jamba Juice store at Times Square to celebrate the promotion along with tennis all-star and Jamba Juice partner, Venus Williams!
For more information, visit the Jamba Juice website here.
Written on November 15, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Lauren Katz
This month, raise awareness — and a glass — for a cause: Movember. Movember is a global charity dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health. Throughout the month of November, the charity encourages men to grow a mustache and ask their friends and family to donate to the cause. Women can participate too — all they have to do is register and urge their loved ones to donate. You may be familiar with No-Shave November, which raises cancer awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose. The campaign asks the public to take the money they would usually spend on shaving and grooming and donate it to cancer prevention. Whether you’re sprouting a ‘stache for Movember or have given up shaving for No-Shave November, there’s no better way to embrace the good deed than by celebrating!
Throw a ‘Stache Bash! Give everyone the chance to don a mustache (real or fake) for the night, serve facial hair-themed finger foods and throw out some mustache trivia questions. Give your guests the option to donate to the cause, and send them home with some fantastic mustache party accessories to remember the fun night. Check out some our stache-tastic recipes below!
Written on November 14, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
In a 21st-century twist on the holiday soup kitchen, several food trucks bearing all kinds of Thanksgiving goodness are hitting the road to help those in need. Check out what’s on offer, and how you can help
Photo courtesy of American Lunch Truck
American Lunch Truck will be delivering everyone’s favorite incarnation of the holiday’s leftovers– turkey sandwiches loaded with trimmings– to the city’s homeless. Donate: americanlunch.org
Los Angeles, CA
Global fusion truck Wicked Kitchen will be subbing turkey into some of its most popular chicken dishes, from tikka masala to Cajun jambalaya, and taking them to homeless shelters. Donate: wickedkitchen.com
San Antonio, TX
Thanksgiving will kick off a week early when the health-minded Chow Train starts delivering the fixings of a traditional feast to the homeless and hungry. Donate: thechowtrain.com
People’s food truck will take wood-fired grilled turkey ribs and other Southern fare to those in need not only on T-Day, but before and after as well. Donate: peoplesfoodtruck.com
Written by Jessica Colley
Written on November 13, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Lauren Katz
Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Week” to appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.
We love a family meal that’s quick and healthful, which is why Instagram user @mrsmaurnette‘s chicken parmesan with homemade marinara sauce really caught our eye! She baked the chicken and added lots of fresh veggies and herbs to the sauce, all in under an hour. Now that’s a recipe we can get behind.
The chicken love doesn’t stop here, though. Check out our favorite healthy chicken recipes here.
Written on November 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not, the holiday season is a perfect time for potato latkes. They’re basically a blank canvas for a myriad of flavors and toppings. So whether you like sweet or savory, traditional or something different, here are three quick tips that’ll take you from latke novice to potato pancake pro:
Test the oil’s temp by dropping in a tiny bit of latke batter. It should sizzle but not burn. If the oil starts to smoke, turn the heat down. No sizzle? Crank it up a bit. As you cook, you may need to keep adjusting the heat.
Dollop the latke batter into the hot oil, then flatten with a metal spatula. An even latke will cook up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Transfer the latkes to a paper-towel-lined plate to sop up extra oil.
Get all of our potato pancake recipes here!
Written on November 12, 2013 at 10:11 am , by Lauren Katz
As the holidays approach, we know how essential it is to have the perfect hostess gift. But why settle for the usual flower bouquet or box of chocolates when you can give something truly special and personalized? Personal Wine is a company that will let you do just that.
Ranging from custom labels to etched wine accessories and more, Personal Wine will help you send the perfect message for any occasion. First, choose from a wide range of red, white or sparkling wines. Then pick out a label or engraving with a special message, and you’ll be well on your way to winning Dinner Guest of the Year.
But the holiday cheer doesn’t stop there; now through December 10th, you can enter the promo code RAY15 for a 15% discount off your entire purchase! Now, can gift giving get any better than that?!
Written on November 11, 2013 at 11:26 am , by Lauren Katz
There’s never a wrong time to enjoy a decadent ice cream sundae. But if you were to enjoy one just one day of the year, let it be today: National Sundae Day. Creamy, sweet ice cream and piping hot sauce with plenty of crunchy toppings — what’s not to love? So, to make your Monday feel a little bit more like Sunday/e, here are three of our favorite recipes:
The weather outside might be getting frightful, but these sundaes will keep you feeling sooo delightful.
Written on November 9, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
If you’ve broken off one too many corks in the necks of wine bottles, a high-speed, push-button, supposedly-error-free electric corkscrew probably sounds appealing. But after testing a variety of models, we’re electing not to go electric (and save up to $30). Here’s why:
They’re space suckers
You have to devote counter space and an outlet to the charging dock. And if you forget to juice it up before party time, you’re right back to corkscrewing by hand. Plus, electric ones are bulky. A manual corkscrew fits in your silverware drawer; one of these guys–as big as 10 inches high and 3 inches wide–needs a permanent home on the countertop docking station or space in a cabinet.
There’s plenty of room for operator error
To uncork a bottle, you line up the electric opener over the cork, then press down while you turn on the motor. To pull the cork out, you switch the power button into reverse. But be warned: If you don’t have a good grip on the bottle or the right amount of pressure on the opener, your wine bottle could start shaking or, worse, spin out of your hands. And, sorry to say, you may not have seen the end of decapitated corks. Misalign the “worm” (the pointy spiral part) and the cork won’t just break, it will become lodged in the device, and to get it out, you’ll have to putt apart the protectice plastic shield. Good luck putting that back together again.
The wine world is going screw-top anyway
(Or at least the wine in our world is! Check out all of these great screw-top sippers.)
By Lambeth Hochwald; Photograph by Levi Brown
Written on November 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm , by Every Day with Rachael Ray Staff
Whether you need a pre- or post-Thanksgiving moment of Zen, take advantage of our exclusive spa deals, or go the DIY route with luxe tub treats.
1. The Body Shop Honeymania Moisture Bubble Bath Melt
…creates extra-creamy suds. ($14, thebodyshop.com)
2. Lush’s Enchanter Bomb
…is citrus-spiked and fizzes and froths as it dissolves. ($6.25, lushusa.com)
3. Le Couvent des Minimes Orange Blossom Foaming Bath
…creates sublimely scented bubbles. ($25, usa.lecouventdesminimes.com)
4. Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Bath & Body Oil
…yields silky, sweet-smelling skin. ($20, sephora.com)
5. h2o+ Sea Salt Skin Smoother
…will take care of any rough patches. ($27, h20plus.com)
Sign yourself up for a fab 50-minute Swedish Massage at any Elizabeth Arden Red Door spa between now and December 31, mention “Rachael Ray 13″ when booking, and pay $99 for a service that normally costs $125-ish. (reddoorspas.com)
If you need a megadose of de-stressing, go for Bliss Spa’s 24-Heaven body treatment at a location with a wet room. First comes an oatmeal mask with a heated wrap, then a Vichy shower (you’re hotizontal under a bunch of nozzles) and for the grand finale, a body blam rubdown. The service regularly costs $155, but present this page at checkout to get 20% off between now and December 31. (blissworld.com)
by Abbie Kozolchyk
Written on November 8, 2013 at 9:00 am , by Lauren Katz
Did you know November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Here’s a fast way to celebrate: PB & B Burritos, complete with crunchy peanut butter, bananas, yogurt and honey. It’s the perfect healthy snack to make you feel like a kid again.
Watch our step-by-step video on how to make these sweet and crunchy treats here.