Trident recalls cod over plastic pieces

Author: Christine Blank Seattle, Washington, USA-based processor Trident Seafoods has issued a voluntary recall of certain cod products because they may contain small pieces of plastic. "The source of the white plastic has been identified as inspection tags used by an ingredient supplier," the supplier said in a statement. "Trident Seafoods takes food safety very seriously and is investigating this situation thoroughly." The recall affects select lots of Trident's Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod in 12-ounce packages that were sold in Albertsons, Cub Foods, Jewel, Morey's, Plaza Extra, Shaw's, Shoprite, Sprouts, Supervalu, and Woodman's stores, as well as on Amazon. The affected [...]

2018-01-10T02:27:21-06:00May 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil 1 tsp oil4 small scallions (whites and greens separated, chopped)1 tbsp Thai green curry paste (or more to taste)2 cloves garlic (minced)1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined (from 1 1/4 lbs unpeeled))6 oz light coconut milk2 tsp Thai fish sauce2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)salt to taste In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil on medium-high flame.Add scallion whites and green curry paste; sauté one minute.Add shrimp and garlic, season with salt and cook about 2-3 minutes.Add coconut milk, fish sauce and mix well; simmer about [...]

2018-01-10T02:32:31-06:00May 28th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Seafood by Crushed Velvet

Don't judge a book by its cover. It's a phrase that has been tried, tested and proven throughout the ages, and I found myself thinking of this particular idiom when I first encountered the restaurant known as Seafood by Crushed Velvet. I had looked at some reviews prior to trying this restaurant, and I'd be lying if I said it looked like a place that would provide an unforgettable dining experience upon first glance, but luckily for myself and my dining companion, that's exactly what happened. When I first came to the location I was supposed to be at, I [...]

2018-01-10T02:33:24-06:00May 23rd, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Pineapple Shrimp Brown Fried Rice 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice1 tsp oil1.25 lb shrimp (shelled and deveined, (1lb after peeled) chopped into chunks)1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple (cut into small chunks)5 large scallions (chopped)3 cloves garlic (minced)1 fresh chili pepper or jalepeno (chopped)2 tsp soy sauce (or more to taste)1 tbsp fish saucecilantro for garnish Cook brown rice according to package directions and set aside to cool.Cut a pineapple in half and hollow out both halves to make two bowls.Cut a piece off the bottom of the pineapple halves to create a flat [...]

2018-01-10T02:35:05-06:00May 21st, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Abandoned nets and plastic microfibers threaten seafood industry

Author: Aaron Orlowski Plastic pollution of all sizes poses a grave threat to the seafood producers around the world. Abandoned fishing equipment entangles marine life, including fish and seabirds, often killing them. Derelict lines and nets get caught in gear, boat propellers and other equipment, damaging them. Tiny bits of foam packaging and plastic microfibers from textile manufacturing are #000000;">ingested by fish. The macro plastics, such as lost gear and bags, can come from fishing boats or from land-based sources, washed into oceans during storms. But in some ways, the tiny plastics invisible to the naked eye are a greater danger. Only [...]

2018-01-10T02:36:19-06:00May 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill

When you think of the Blues Brothers, what's the first thing that you think of? It might be Chicago, where the movie was filmed, or a Blues-type bar where the music makes the club itself well known. What if I told you, there's a restaurant right inside of Edwardsville called Gulf Shores Bar and Grill that not only has amazing likenesses of both of the Blues Brothers, but that they actually encourage you to take pictures with them? I myself was pleasantly surprised upon first seeing the restaurant, as both Blues Brothers grace the front as quite realistic statues situated [...]

2018-01-10T02:37:13-06:00May 10th, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments

Flounder Piccata

Author: Gina Homolka Source: Flounder Piccata Lightly pan fried breaded filet of flounder served in a lemon, wine, butter sauce with capers and parsley. A wonderful way to enjoy flounder, tilapia or any white fish. 4 flounder filets (17 oz total)freshly ground black pepper2 large egg whites2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbsolive oil spray (about 1 tbsp worth)1 tbsp light butterjuice of 1 lemon (lemon halves reserved)1/4 cup dry white wine1/2 cup fat free chicken broth1 tbsp capers (drained)sliced lemon (for serving)2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (for serving) Season fish with salt and pepper. Heat oven to 200°.In a [...]

2018-01-10T02:38:35-06:00May 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments


What's the first thought that comes to mind when you think of a buffet? For me, it is a copious amount of people, trays of food half served and waiting in lines to eat in hopes that the dish you noticed when you first came in will still have food left. As you can probably tell from my viewpoint, I am not the world's biggest fan of buffets by a long shot. With all of this being said, I would like to offer a review of a recent visit to a buffet that somewhat changed my long held views. Recently, [...]

2018-01-10T02:38:49-06:00May 3rd, 2017|Foodie Reviews|0 Comments