Drinks

Turn Old Fruit into Wine with This New Device — Food News

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Turning waste into wine is one of early 2017's gifts to humankind. There's recently been a ton of buzz about the Alchema at-home fermentation system, which turns your unused fruit into wine, cider, and mead. You simply pour in the ingredients (measured by an internal scale and tracked by the accompanying app), push the button on the app, and let the Alchema do its thing.

The machine connects via Wi-Fi, so you can check on that batch of cider while you're out getting cheese and charcuterie to enjoy with it. The app walks you through every step of the fermenting process, includes recipes, and also helps you customize characteristics like the drink's alcohol content (ranging from 3.2 to 10.8 percent alcohol) and sweetness.

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4 Steps to Building a Better Smoothie, According to a Nutritionist — Hearty Smoothies

Your smoothie is only as good as the things you put in it. And I should know: I'm a nutritionist and dietitian who understands the importance of eating good food and how it fits into a busy lifestyle. Because you want said blended drink to actually fill you up, here are a few no-fail steps I've learned for building the ideal smoothie.

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These 5 Smoothies Prove That Smoothies Can Be Hearty and Filling — Hearty Wholesome

Smoothies are a fast and delicious way to pack many nutrients into one quick-sipping glass. Whether you're running out the door at the start of your day, or seeking an afternoon pick-me-up, blended concoctions make it easy to slurp up the vitamins.

But smoothies aren't just liquid fruit and vegetables. When you boost your smoothies with hearty ingredients, they can keep you satisfied and energized for longer periods of time. Here are five smoothies that prove smoothies can be hearty as well as wholesome, and filling as well as fresh.

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Do This Before Adding Sturdier Fruits and Veggies to Smoothies — Tips from The Kitchn

Firm and sturdy fruits and vegetables, like carrots and beets, are one of the simplest ways to give your morning smoothie a colorful reboot — especially in the winter when they're readily available and filled with sweet, earthy aromas that make your smoothie feel cheery.

But instead of popping them straight into the blender, you'll want to take a minute or two to tackle their texture.

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This Beer Is Made Specifically for Drinking in the Shower — Food News

Turning cocktail hour into a cocktail shower is one of life's most rewarding gifts. And it's obviously a very popular thing to do: The term "showerbeer" is tagged in over 31,000 Instagram posts. So, what's your beer of choice for the special occasion? There's a new beer — specifically designed for your shower — that you need to consider.

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5 Cute Coasters You Can Make Yourself — Mugshots

Coasters are high on the list of things you can never have too many of. (I mean, no one actually likes cleaning up water rings on a table, right?) They're also small, easy to store, and a fun way to punch up a coffee table.

Instead of suggesting you spend a small fortune on store-bought coasters, I've rounded up some simple, cheap, and cute DIY project ideas that you can steal.

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