FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Keeping Things Creative in the Kitchen

by Sarah Ward

Aug 11, 2020

Photo 39430856 © Dolphfyn | Dreamstime.com

Photo 187044871 © Pixelarchitect | Dreamstime.com

Like many of you, I definitely have lockdown fatigue, especially when it comes to cooking. I miss the days of dining out in a carefree environment, having a delicious dinner at our favorite neighborhood spots, accompanied by a beverage or two (maybe three). Since my fiancée and I are still not super comfortable dining out, we’ve gotten creative in the kitchen and decided to put previously unused appliances to the test. First, I consulted with several blogs I follow, like skinnytaste.com, thecountrycook.com and @traderjoeslist (Instagram) to find a couple recipes utilizing ingredients I already had on hand.

For the first culinary adventure, we decided to bust out the air fryer that hasn’t gotten much use since we bought it last winter. Next, we surveyed the freezer and realized we had a bunch of frozen stuff from Trader Joe’s like Chicken Spring Rolls, Kung Pau Tempura Fried Cauliflower and Vegetable Fried Rice. After some research, we found most of our dinner could be cooked in the air fryer (aside from the veggie fried rice), and we quickly got to it. With an air fryer it’s important to remember to preheat; we bought the Vremi Skinnytaste Airfryer XL and like its ease of use and large basket size.

Photo 39430856 © Dolphfyn | Dreamstime.com

Once we preheated the fryer, the spring rolls went in first, cooked for 14 minutes at 380 (as an FYI, I think I’ll cook them next time at 400 for 12 minutes). Following the spring rolls, we cooked the cauliflower at 400 for 14 minutes. The veggie fried rice cooked on the stovetop in about 20 minutes. I added sesame oil for an authentic touch, just a ½ teaspoon, along with two eggs that I scrambled in the same dish as the rice (just push cooked rice to the side when it’s almost done and cook the eggs). In less than 30 minutes, the dinner table was set and a delicious meal was served. I have to say (and not to toot my own horn, but I will, haha), it was better than some of the Chinese takeout we have gotten recently. This definitely makes the rotation, and next time pictures will accompany the blog post, but this time, we were too hungry.

Join me next time as we air fry a whole chicken, soaked in buttermilk, another recipe from Skinnytaste!

— Sarah Ward, account executive

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Explore Excursions

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Jun 21, 2024

New Beds and Restaurants in Boise, Idaho

There’s lots going on in Boise, including an impressive selection of new hotels. Stays at The Sparrow will immediately immerse you in a sense of place, thanks to engaging, infographic- style artwork in each of the 67 guestrooms. You’ll find a local coffeehouse in the lobby, a food truck on the outdoor patio overlooking Grove Street, and an outdoor fireplace inviting guests to linger and mingle. Authentic, local experiences include the Brewery of the Month program.

Tips to Plan a Destination Event Worth the Trip

It's time to shake things up and inject some serious excitement into your next gathering. Whether  planning a corporate conference, black-tie gala or milestone celebration, choosing the right venue can make all the difference. City Winery shares some tips to make your next gathering a rockin' success.

June 2024
Jun 21, 2024

Saudi Arabia Fosters Sustainable, Regenerative Tourism Along the Red Sea

 My first experience of Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast now seems like ancient history. It was 1995, and I was visiting my ornithologist cousin and is wife. Getting into the kingdom wasn't easy; I needed sponsorship letters. and a pre-trip interview at the Saudi Arabian Embassy. When I arrived in the country, there was no tourist infrastructure. We toured by SUV ad often slept under the stars. Thus, one morning, we woke up on roll-out mattresses on a Red Sea beach 200 miles from Jeddah.

Daily
Jun 21, 2024

2 New Concept Bars Opening This Fall in Texas and New York

Add New York City and Austin to your list of bar-hopping cities with the highly-anticipated debuts of Brass Poppy and Bar Sprezzatura.

Exclusive Savings: Cruise Along the Danube River with Global Traveler

Exclusive Sailing with Global Traveler

Daily
Jun 21, 2024

Virgin Hotels to Open First London Hotel in August

On Aug. 1, Virgin Hotels debuts its first London property. Set to open in the heart of Shoreditch, this hotel will mark the brand’s eighth Virgin Hotels location worldwide and the 17th property for the wider Virgin Hotels Collection.

Daily
Jun 19, 2024

Sofitel New York Embarks on Comprehensive Renovation

Sofitel New York recently announced a comprehensive refurbishment project, timed to the Sofitel brand’s 60th anniversary this year. The Manhattan property’s renovation, set to start in late 2024, will reach all facets of the hotel, including the 398 guestrooms and suites, lobby, meeting spaces, elevators, and corridors. Completion of the public areas is anticipated by fall 2025.

L’Ermitage: Your Beverly Hills Self-Care Haven

Nestled amidst the palm-lined boulevards of Beverly Hills, L'Ermitage exudes refined elegance and unparalleled service. This haven, a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond and, most recently, Two Key MICHELIN Guide recipient, continues to captivate discerning travelers and Angelenos with its unwavering dedication to personalized hospitality and self-care.

eFlyer Reviews
Jun 18, 2024

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Review

My husband and I recently enjoyed an overnight getaway at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The resort is a one-stop shop for an entertaining escape. We packed a lot into our one-night stay, and it left us looking forward to a return visit.