2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Foodies

This year, we put together a gift guide for foodies with our favorite items from our own kitchen. These are all things that we love and use (or eat) often. With a range of prices, you're sure to find something for the person who loves to cook, or just enjoys good food.
December 03, 2017 by Liz Downey

The Today Show's Last Minute Gifts for less than $50, including Mixology Dice

Mixology Dice was featured this morning on the Today Show!

Grab a set for your next holiday party:
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December 10, 2016 by Liz Downey

Free Printable Recipe Cards

When we started cooking with Foodie Dice, we would sometimes come up with new recipes that were worth recording, but we didn't have a good place to write them down. So we created recipe cards for ourselves, and now we want you to have them, too!
October 12, 2015 by Liz Downey
Tags: freebies

Manhattan Fire Cocktail

Most of the time when we roll our Mixology Dice, we don't use all of the ingredients. But in the hands of a skilled mixologist, like Christine Dionese, it's possible to create a drink that melds all of the flavors into a unique cocktail. 

Manhattan Fire Cocktail Recipe

1 1/2 oz Whiskey
1 splash Royal Rose Organic Rose Simple Syrup + dab for glass rim
3/4 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
2 oz fresh squeezed Valencia orange juice
5 red cherries 
3" sprig fresh rosemary
1 small, sweet red chili with seeds chopped 
1/4 tsp cracked rainbow peppercorn for glass rim

In a short, thin rocks glass, dab a small drop of Rose simple syrup over an inch of the glass rim and coat with cracked rainbow or black peppercorn. Set aside. In a mixing glass, gently muddle cherries, rosemary and chopped chili with seeds. To your mixing glass add whiskey and vermouth, stirring for 60 seconds. In a bar tin add a handful of ice, freshly squeezed orange juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Carefully strain and pour juice and simple into rimmed glass to avoid splash. Through a fine sieve, pour whiskey, vermouth and muddled ingredients into juice and simple, stir and enjoy!

​Recipe by Christine M. Dionese L.Ac MSTOM
Garden Eats & Reaching Beyond Now


July 16, 2015 by Liz Downey

Pan-fried cod with quinoa, mushrooms & fennel

Try this healthy, easy recipe for a quick weeknight meal.

The Roll:

pan fry / fish / quinoa / cilantro / fennel / mushrooms

January 19, 2015 by Liz Downey

How to eat well & be happy (& healthy!) in 2015: An interview with Christine Dionese

We recently interviewed integrative health specialist Christine Dionese to find out more about her approach to eating healthy, and challenged her to take a roll of the dice to see what she could create. The good news is, eating healthy doesn't have to mean depriving yourself of the foods you love. (She even believes it's okay—and even healthy—to have a drink once in a while!) Read on to find out more about her practical approach to transforming your relationship with food, and then check out her recipe for Pan-fried cod with quinoa, mushrooms & fennel.   
January 19, 2015 by Liz Downey
Tags: interview

How to create a not boring pasta salad with Foodie Dice

Labor Day weekend is here, and my guess is that most people will be attending or hosting a BBQ or picnic of some sort. So what do you bring? Not the same old boring pasta salad this year. We're going to show you how to use your Foodie Dice to create a unique salad that with any luck, will be that dish that disappears before everyone even gets to try it. The best part of this method is that you might end up with a pasta or potato salad, or instead, a salad made with rice, millet, or quinoa. The possibilities are endless. 



1 // ROLL
Roll your grain, herb, bonus ingredient, and summer veggie die. We rolled rice, dill, bacon, & tomato. If you roll polenta, you'll probably want to roll the grain die again.

Roll the bonus ingredient and summer veggie dice again. We rolled lemon & zucchini. You can keep rolling as many times as you'd like to add ingredients.

Cook your grain or potatoes, add other ingredients, and dress the salad. Use these tips from Food52 for How to Make Pasta Salad Without a Recipe


Share your creations with us on Instagram with #FDpastasalad and we'll regram our favorites.


August 29, 2014 by Liz Downey

8 Traditional Drinks That Make up the Basis of Mixology

The key to making a good drink is a balance of flavors achieved by mixing basic elements—spirits, sugar, citrus, bitters, etc.—in the correct amounts. Mixology Dice™ make this easy, showing you exactly which dice to roll to make specific types of traditional drinks, and what ratios of ingredients to use. If you don't have the dice, this handy chart will still make it easy to learn how to make these drinks. Just choose an ingredient that you have on hand for each element, and mix your drink according to the instructions on the chart. Once you’ve learned the basics (or if you’re already a pro) the dice keep providing inspiration for creating tasty new drinks.


May 30, 2014 by Liz Downey

Whiskey Lime Rickey


Whiskey Lime Rickey
A refreshing alternative to the Gin Rickey.

2 oz. whiskey
1 oz. lime juice (freshly squeezed)
club soda
lime slices (optional)


In a highball glass, combine whiskey, lime juice and lime slices if using. Add ice, top with club soda, and stir. Garnish with a fresh lime.

Created with Mixology Dice.

May 30, 2014 by Liz Downey

Grapefruit Honey Swizzle

Grapefruit Honey Swizzle
The perfect drink on a hot day. Yeah, swizzle.

2 oz. brandy
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. honey 
1 oz. grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
4 dashes Angostura bitters


In a Collins glass, combine brandy, triple sec, honey, grapefruit juice, and bitters. Stir well with a bar spoon. Fill glass all the way with crushed or shaved ice. (A Lewis bag works well for crushing ice.) Swizzle until the glass frosts or you tire of swizzling, whichever occurs first. (A bar spoon will work just fine if you don't have a swizzle stick.) Top with more ice to fill. Top with another dash of bitters — or enough to cover the top. Garnish with a fresh slice of grapefruit.

Created with Mixology Dice.

May 30, 2014 by Liz Downey