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Wild Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

As those of us raised below the Mason-Dixon Line can attest, honeysuckle flowers are actually kind of edible, containing a tiny taste of nectar at the base of the flower. I wanted a way to concentrate that flavor from my youth and use this crazy plant that was sprawling all over my family's forest — so I came up with the idea of making a simple syrup using the nectar.
Posted Mon., Aug. 29, 2016

Corn Cob Stock Tastes Like Summer

I almost hesitate to use the word "recipe" here. With just two ingredients (three if you feel fancy) you'll have a sweet, summery stock that is a wonderful addition to soups, risotto or other rice or grain dishes, or any recipe that calls for vegetable or chicken stock.
Posted Fri., Aug. 26, 2016

Honey Vanilla Breakfast Bowl

Sweetened quinoa topped with siggi’s yogurt, fresh berries, almonds, chia seeds and honey makes the perfect gluten-free breakfast!
Posted Wed., Aug. 24, 2016

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

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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How Dutch Ovens Do (Almost) All the Cooking for You

A classic enameled Dutch oven is considered by many to be the workhorse of the kitchen. On the stove or in the oven, use a Dutch oven to cook roasts, braises, soups, stews and casseroles, as well as any recipes that can be prepared in a conventional oven.

Crazy for Crucifers: 13 Cruciferous Vegetables Brimming with Nutrients

Kale has been the "It" vegetable for years. Now, its cousins, members of the botanical family referred to collectively as cruciferous vegetables, are enjoying overdue culinary cachet in the United States.

From Diet to Discipline: The Power of Yoga

When most people hear “yoga,” they think of the physical practice. But in fact, The Yoga Sutras contains only one verse about physical poses. Most teaching is devoted to understanding the mind and living a harmonious life.

Beyond Recycling: The Three Rs of the Environment in the Kitchen

"Reduce, reuse, recycle." Often people focus their energy on the final word of this ecological trifecta — but the first two are just as important (if not more so)! Tackle waste in the kitchen with these tips.
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6 Tips to a Successful Low-FODMAP Elimination Diet

Following a low-FODMAP diet can feel restrictive. Low-FODMAP diet educator Kate Scarlata, RDN, LDN offers expert tips to help people with IBS overcome barriers of the elimination diet.

Why Metabolic Syndrome Is a Constellation of Risks to the Heart and Beyond

Understanding metabolic syndrome, which is estimated to affect 35 percent of adults and 10 percent of adolescents in the U.S., is important for recognizing chronic disease risk and for communicating the multidimensional role of a healthy lifestyle.

Why the Low-FODMAP Diet Is a Growing Dietitian-Led Treatment for People with IBS

Now with enough evidence to support its use, a low-FODMAP diet is recommended as a nutrition prescription for patients with IBS in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics' Nutrition Care Manual. Client education materials for a low-FODMAP diet will be available in the NCM later this year.

The Science and Controversy of Supplementing for Cancer

More than 80 percent of adults with cancer take at least one dietary supplement or use one or more as a complementary therapy. Many physicians warn against supplementing during cancer treatment. What are the dangers, and what is the safest practice?
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App Review: A Color Story

A Color Story is a photo editing and creation mobile app designed to create images that pop with bright whites and brilliant color.

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Parents will have decide if it's a good fit for their children, but Kurbo can be a fun educational tool and tracker that can help children and their parents to eat better and be active.

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Especially useful for beginners, Buddhify explores the mind body connection in an effective and convenient way. Ideal for anyone who's had a difficult time meditating on his or her own or seeking guided meditation options from the convenience of a smartphone.

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By compiling thousands of vegan recipes into one easy-to-use app, Food Monster wants to make it easy to follow a plant-based diet and effectively protect the environment.

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Handpick Recipes & Ingredients helps you find recipes for the ingredients you have on hand. Simply pick your ingredients and discover dishes.
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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!
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.
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.
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.