Meatless Monday - Holiday Cocktails

Vegans don’t like to celebrate or have fun, right? Wrong! Vegans love food, drink and celebrating just as much as everyone else! Veganism isn’t about depravation at all, it’s about celebrating life – the life of all living creatures.
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Top Five List: Bourbon Drinks for the Kentucky Derby

Photo Credit: Southern LivingWith the 138th Kentucky Derby happening next weekend, keep it classic and stick with bourbon- the Southern standby.

For skeptics, bear with me; bourbon can be surprisingly palatable when paired with the right accompaniments. Pick your favorite and drink like a racehorse while cheering on your favorite, oversized derby hat optional.

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Malaga Sunrise Cocktail

If you're not the type to run outside and try to fry an egg on the extraordinarily hot pavement, there are other heat wave activities that can be just as much fun - like sipping cocktails!

I recently mixed up a pitcher of a very fresh, very tropical libation my husband named "Malaga Sunrise." Mix up a pitcher this morning and enjoy it by this afternoon. Here's the recipe:

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Hot From The Kettle™: Hot Sex, Cold Tuna & The Bitter Pill

Much to the dismay of Baristanet’s hyper-local die hards, Hot From The Kettle left Baristaville city limits, and drove north on the Parkway to the retail hub of Bergen County – Paramus, NJ. Our destination was Chakra, 144 West State Route 4, Paramus, approximately 11 miles from the geographical center Montclair.

Some restaurants are romantic, but Chakra is more than that – - it’s unabashedly hot. With soaring ceilings, cushy, plush “bungalow” banquettes, and cocktails like “Tantric Lemonade,” “Gin Sin” and “Pama Sutra”, Chakra is decadent, hedonistic, and sexy beyond good behavior.

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