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What to Eat When It's Too Hot to Cook

When temperatures soar, my dinner plans don't include an oven or stove. Frankly, even the barbecue gives off too much heat. That's why I've been experimenting with meals that require no cooking at all.
Posted Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

Stuffed Mini Peppers Are a One-Bite Burst of Nutrition

Stuffed bell peppers are often a hearty hit at the dinner table, so why not downsize them for a light, tasty and healthy bite at the party table?
Posted Mon., Aug. 22, 2016

5 Ways to Overcome Burnout (The Struggle Is Real)

There are days when I absolutely love my job. I feel deeply proud of my career and appreciative of the independence, variety and excitement. Then, there are days when I fantasize about deleting all my social media accounts, moving to the country and raising chickens. Can you relate?
Posted Fri., Aug. 19, 2016

4 Ways to Enjoy Grilled Fruit

Grilling fruit really brings out its natural sweetness. Try a watermelon salad appetizer or swap ice cream for yummy Grilled Strawberry Banana Pizza!
Posted Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
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Kitchen Shears Can Do More Than You Think

What can be snipped, snapped or crunched with kitchen shears? The list is seemingly endless! Kitchen shears may look like regular scissors, but there are some important differences.
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Tahini Is a Versatile Staple with Seriously Good Nutrition

Interesting yet too often underrated, tahini is a go-to ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. This simple paste made of finely ground sesame seeds and oil can be used to prepare dips, sauces, salad dressings and more.

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Gather friends and family to enjoy a taste of the tropics and exotic ingredients in these sensational summer meals.
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Food Trends

The Risks and Benefits of DIY Blended Tube Feedings

A hallmark of a healthful diet, the whole foods movement is manifesting in other areas of nutrition as well, including among many tube-feeding communities.

6 Pantry Staples You Can Salvage (and 1 You Can't)

What's a person to do when the bag of brown sugar in the pantry is rock-hard or the honey in the cabinet is crystallized? Before tossing seemingly spoiled foods, try these creative solutions.

Scared to Cook Fish? Discover Seafood's Splendor

Many perceive cooking seafood at home to be a challenge, which is one of the reasons why about two-thirds of all seafood is consumed at restaurants. Armed with a few simple tips on how to properly purchase and prepare the vast array of options can help transform any home cook into a seafood connoisseur.

Foraged Food Trend Is Part Epicurean, Part Environmental

With edible weeds suited to thrive in nearly every environment across the country, to the trained eye, gastronomically exciting vegetation is abundant. Enter the burgeoning trend of food foraging.
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Nutrition News

The Shady Business of Food Fraud

When you shop for food, are you getting what you pay for? How would you know? Food fraud is tough to define and even harder to detect, but consumers can take action to reduce their risk of deception.

9 Foods That May Be Fraudulent

Worried about food fraud? According to the Congressional Research Service, these are the nine leading food categories with reported cases of food fraud.

What to Know about What's Not on Supplement Labels

You may have seen the recent headlines — "Banned Stimulants Found in Supplements" or "Hidden Dangers in Dietary Supplements" — and wondered, are supplements safe?

3 Classifications of Food Fraud

The USP Food Fraud Database categorizes the type or nature of food fraud reports as follows: replacement, addition and removal.
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Summertime Iced Coffee Made Easy and Fast

Summertime Iced Coffee Made Easy and Fast

The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker makes iced coffee in one minute. Well, it doesn’t actually make iced coffee. It makes hot coffee (or any other hot beverage) cold in one minute. But that’s a technicality. The HyperChiller works and is not complicated.
A Stand Mixer That Prizes Good Design

A Stand Mixer That Prizes Good Design

As a chef, I put a lot of value in the efficiency of the performance in any kitchen tool. Knives should be sharp and have a good grip, food processors should assemble and detach with ease, and pots and pans should heat with an even distribution. That's why the SMEG Stand Mixer gets high marks from me.
Make a Frozen Nondairy Treat in Minutes

Make a Frozen Nondairy Treat in Minutes

It was a Saturday, my husband and I had just finished some yard work and ice cream sounded like it would absolutely hit the spot. However, my husband doesn’t do that well with dairy. Time to break out the Yonanas machine!
Homemade Ravioli Can Be Easy and Fun

Homemade Ravioli Can Be Easy and Fun

The last time I made ravioli, I was so discouraged by the frustration and mess that I swore I would never make it again. But the Repast Supply Co. 17" Maple-Walnut Ravioli Rolling Pin promised to make ravioli rolling easy and fun, so I had to give it another try.
Grind Herbs and Spices with a "Manual Food Processor"

Grind Herbs and Spices with a "Manual Food Processor"

Traditionally, used to grind up whole spices and herbs such as fennel seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks and cardamom, I think of a mortar and pestle almost like a manual food processor. You can grind anything that will fit in the bottom of the mortar.