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Mallets and Pounders: Valuable Kitchen Tools for Meat, Poultry and More

Mallets and Pounders: Valuable Kitchen Tools for Meat, Poultry and More

What’s more therapeutic after a long, busy day than pouring a glass of wine and pounding out your aggressions with a mallet?
From Diet to Discipline: The Power of Yoga

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.
Crazy for Crucifers: 13 Cruciferous Vegetables Brimming with Nutrients

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

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

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.
9 Super Seeds Are Small but Mighty

9 Super Seeds Are Small but Mighty

At the forefront of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are recommendations to focus on varied proteins and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Seeds provide all three of these nutrients and more!
Is Animal Blood a Safe Ingredient?

Is Animal Blood a Safe Ingredient?

In the spirit of "what's old is new again," along with a dose of culinary curiosity and Paleophilia, blood is making its way into the contemporary kitchens of professional chefs and home cooks alike.
The Risks and Benefits of DIY Blended Tube Feedings

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.
Kitchen Shears Can Do More Than You Think

Kitchen Shears Can Do More Than You Think

What can be snipped, snapped or crunched with kitchen shears? The list is seemingly endless! An added advantag: meaning fewer dishes to wash.
6 Pantry Staples You Can Salvage (and 1 You Can't)

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

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

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.