Phatphood Esquites Recipe

Phatphood Esquited Recipe

Phatphood Esquites Recipe: Esquites is a Mexican snack or antojito. The word esquites means “toasted corn.” Phat calls this recipe addicting.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 cups corn kernels
3 tbsp mayonnaise (I used McCormick mayo with lime)
3-4 oz cotija cheese finely crumbled
½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
1 -2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper

Directions:

In a large skillet (cast iron works best for charring) heat oil over high heat. Add corn and cook until charred on one side (roughly 2 mins). Stir and cook again for another 2 mins. Repeat until kernels are well charred all over.

While corn is charring, mix mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice and chili powder together. Once corn is done, gently fold into your mayo mixture. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Serve warm. Enjoy!

Another Phatphood recipe worth checking out is his Elotes Mexican Corn on the Cob – recipe here.  Be sure to follow @Phatphood on Instagram.

If you try out this esquites recipe we want to hear about it. So be sure to come back and let us know what you thought!

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Olloclip 4 in 1 Photo Lens Phatphood Review

Olloclip 4 in 1 photo lens review

Olloclip 4 in 1 Photo Lens Phatphood Review: I like to take pictures with my iPhone 5 (mainly food), so I figured why not try some of these fancy lenses I see promoted/suggested on Facebook?

Olloclip 4-in-1 photo lens for iPhone 5/5s vs. 3-Piece Set: Macro, Wide-Angle & Fisheye Magnetic Smartphone Lenses. Let me start off with the biggest annoyance. When using either of these products, and if you protect your phone with any type of case, it needs to be removed before using. Understandable, but bothersome.

Olloclip lenses are attached to a tight fitting mold that slides snug over your factory installed lens on your iPhone. Simple, pretty much error proof. The 3-Piece Set: Macro, Wide-Angle & Fisheye Magnetic Smartphone Lenses have adhesive rings that stick on to your device. These rings are magnetic which allows the lenses to bond to your device. It was hard to center the ring onto my device. Also I’m not one to stick things on my phone. Not cool.

They both have a fish eye lens. The 3-Piece Set: Macro, Wide-Angle & Fisheye Magnetic Smartphone Lenses shown first is blurry and shows the innards of the lens. Where as the olloclip is a clear picture and just shows the intended view.

Macro Lens Olloclip Fish

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Facial Hair Removal Epilator Coil Review

Epilator

Facial Hair Removal Epilator Coil Review: When women get to a certain age facial hair pops up here and there and it must be taken care of. This product caught our eye as something we should try.

We would like to state that we watched a few YouTube videos on the Epilator tool before we tried it and most of the women raved about the product and didn’t seem to be in any pain… Watch our video review to see if that was the case for us.

Here is what Cheeky says about their product: Works by extracting hairs from the root. Hair removal by bending the coil over the hair then giving a twisting action entrapping the hair for a rapid pluck.

Do you have any hair removal products that you think we we should try? Comment below and maybe we will check them out.

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Phatphood Marshmallow Brownies Recipe

Marshmallow Brownies

Phatphood Marshmallow Brownie Recipe: Usually we send Phatphood out to local festivals and restaurants to review the cuisine. This time we talked Phat into sharing his recipe for these marshmallow delicious looking brownies.

Ingredients:

12 graham crackers
6 tbsp butter
Brownie mix
Jumbo marshmallows

Directions:

Put graham crackers into food processor and pulse until they are finely ground. Add butter and pulse until mixed. Press mixture into the bottom of 8×8 baking dish.

Mix brownie mix accordingly. Pour mixture over crust. Bake at 325 for 35-40 mins.

Cut jumbo marshmallow in half. Top baked brownies with marshmallows. Bake at 325 for 3 mins.

If marshmallows are not toasted enough, turn on the broiler for one minute to brown the tops. Enjoy!

Are you following @phatphood on Instagram? You won’t believe what Phat eats on a daily basis.

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Bluapple Produce Saver Review

Bluapple Review

Bluapple Produce Saver Review: So we tried Bluapple which claims to prolong produce freshness. Buying two containers of strawberries we gave it the Weve Tried It test.

We placed one container of strawberries in the  upper drawer of the refrigerator with a Bluapple ball and the 2nd container strawberries with nothing added going in the drawer below it.

Bluapple website product description: Ethylene gas is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables as a signaling mechanism in order to coordinate uniform ripening. However, once concentrated in your refrigerator or other storage areas, the presence of ethylene gas continues to speed up ripening and hasten spoilage.

The Bluapple® is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container. The active ingredient does not “wear out”, but continues to absorb ethylene until it has reached its capacity. A One Year Refill Kit rounds out the Bluapple® ethylene gas management product line, allowing consumers to reuse Bluapples® and not add them to landfills.

Both drawers were untouched for ten days. When we took them out, both batches of strawberries were moldy, but the one with the Bluapple appeared to have more mold (photo on left.)

Strawberries

Bluapple says that the approximate storage life of strawberries without using the saver ball is 7-10 days. Their claim is that by using Bluapple you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer. Which on the short end would give your strawberries 21 days.

We may have to try with a different fruit or vegetable, but so far, this product failed. 0/5  If you want to give it a try you can purchase the Bluapple on Amazon for $13.00.

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myCharge Amp 4000 Portable Charger Review

MyCharge iPhone Charger

myCharge Amp 4000 Portable Charger Review: This less than half-a-pound phone charger can save the day when you are out and about. For instance, when I did my State Fair food adventure I was constantly using my phone to take pictures and notes on all of the food I was eating.

Well we all know iPhone batteries really suck, so not even half-way through the day my battery was at 12%. I just grabbed my newly purchased MyCharge and plugged my iPhone 5 via USB and continued with my food adventure.

Not only did my phone fully charge while I constantly used it, but the MyCharge had some juice left to keep on charging even when I left the fair with a full charge on my phone.

Great device! Light, small enough to fit in pocket, and does what is intended. 3/5. One concerning downfall, any aftermarket iPhone USB cables do not work at all. I tried three aftermarket cables and only the original cable that came with my iPhone work. This brought my product rating down significantly.

Do you know of any inexpensive portable chargers that work great? Let us know in the comments below. You can purchase the myCharge Amp 4000 on Amazon for $29.99.

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