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Everything You Need to Know About Drinking — and Making — Kombucha

If you haven’t tried it already, be assured: Kombucha is coming for you. This delicious, nonalcoholic fermented tea beverage is increasingly showing up in bottles and taps. Better still from a Superfoodnerd’s perspective, it is enjoying a revival among DIY home brewers, who are discovering that kombucha is eminently makeable, so long as you can track down a good source for the very particular symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast necessary to transform sweet tea into sour kombucha.

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Watch the Dinner at Tiffani’s Premiere for a Macho, Macho Meal

Get ready to see grown men cry on Dinner at Tiffani’s. In the Season 2 premiere, Tiffani Thiessen prepared a manly meal for her husband, Brady Smith, and their friends Matthew Lillard and Nashville star Eric Close. She kicked things off with a juicy blue cheese-bacon Ultimate Lux Burger and beer-battered fries, she also served something a little healthier with a hearty wedge salad with homemade ranch dressing.

Watch the full episode below to see the guys weep tears of joy over all of that, plus her salted caramel snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, and see more of this season’s photo booth fun here. Dinner at Tiffani’s airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET.

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Go Pinkies Out for High Tea on Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers Season 3 Premiere

If your New Year’s resolution is to be fancier, Rev Run and his family are here to help. In the Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers Season 3 premiere, Rev’s wife, Justine Simmons, wants to host a traditional English high tea, but Rev is not so sure that tiny sandwiches will satisfy his friend Perry.

Watch the full episode below to see them compromise with a combination of tea sandwiches — Justine’s dill-smoked salmon and Rev’s meatball sliders — lemon-strawberry scones and, of course, mixed berry tea.

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Nachos’ Calorie Count Becomes Less Grande in the Junk Food Flip Premiere

Melted cheese apparently does have a limit. Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki are back with a brand-new season of Junk Food Flip, and in the Season 2 premiere the duo traveled to San Diego to tackle the epic, 2,290-calorie Champion’s Chicharrones Nachos at Lucha Libre’s.

Bobby and Nikki faced off to create the best healthy remake of the restaurant’s shrimp-and-chorizo-topped fried pork rinds before their versions were put to a blind taste test with local diners. Check out the full episode below to see which dish reigned supreme in their showdown.

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Say “Taco the Morning to You” with Breakfast Taco and Burrito Recipes

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat more tacos, nix Taco Tuesdays in favor of taco weekends with Mexican-inspired brunch. Stuff tortillas with eggs for breakfast tacos and burritos — like Kelsey Nixon’s Breakfast Tacos with Chorizo, Egg and Potato, pictured above — and get ready for a fiesta in your mouth. And if you wash it down with a ice-cold margarita, we won’t judge.

Check out more of our favorites below, and then get more Mexican brunch ideas here.

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Breads and Cakes So Full of Vegetables That You’re Basically Eating a Salad

News flash: You can have your cake and eat it too without breaking your New Year’s resolutions. In fact, carbs don’t have to be your enemy if you fill your breads and cakes with vegetables. Sneaking veggies into treats like chocolate cupcakes and trimming down the fat and calories in carrot cake will basically turn your favorite desserts into salads. OK, maybe not quite as healthy as salads, but there are ways to indulge in a balanced way.

Below, check out five vegetable-filled desserts — starting with Bobby’s Red Velvet Cupcakes that use beets as food coloring — and get more healthy dessert recipes here.

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6 Protein-Heavy Salads to Make Your Desk Lunch Less Sad

Embracing the “new year, new you” mentality isn’t usually the easiest thing to do — or the tastiest — but it doesn’t have to be that way. In 2016, don’t force-feed yourself green juice and rabbit food. Instead, try keeping yourself full and happy with protein-packed salads that are equally satisfying and healthy.

We’ve rounded up six of our favorite salad recipes — kicking off with the above Composed Mediterranean Chicken Salad filled with chicken, halloumi cheese, cucumbers and red peppers — and there’s plenty more where that came from with Cooking Channel’s other healthy lunch ideas.

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Kelsey Nixon’s Mesmerizing Food GIFs Will Move You

Every day, we eat with our eyes first, but today you’re in for a real feast. Scrolling through your Instagram feed and drooling over delicious food is a thing of the past now that cinemagraphs of jaw-dropping recipes are here. For Kelsey Nixon’s new show, Kelsey’s Homemade, we’re highlighting the best finishing touches from her recipes in GIF form, and they’re the food equivalent of a yule log — you can’t look away.

Check out three of our favorites below, and then fuel your addiction with more of Kelsey’s recipe cinemagraphs here.

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: 5 Things We’re Falling For This Autumn

After months of balancing beach time and blasting air conditioning, summer is ending. Now that you’ve scrambled to cook all the best warm-weather produce and fired up the grill a final few times, let’s give a (slightly less) warm welcome to the greatest season of all: fall.

Now, we understand that fall may not be everyone’s favorite time of year, but it does have some of the best foods and flavors (two words: pumpkin spice) plus cardigan-wearing-temperature weather. Just try to go apple picking while surrounded by colorful falling leaves without grinning from ear to ear. Here are five things we’re excited about this autumn, including finally giving that Dutch oven some lovin’.

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Give ‘Em Something to Tot About with 6 Crazy Tater Tot Recipes

Time travel isn’t a thing yet, but you can transport yourself back to childhood with a big bowl of Tater Tots. There’s something special about the potato nuggets that makes them crispier and more nostalgic than simple french fries or even the fun-shaped curly fries, and the best part is that as an adult, you can dress them up however you want.

Check out six ways to tater your tots to the next level, from smothering them like a loaded baked potato to topping a casserole with tots and so much more.

1. DIY Them from Start to Finish

Justine Simmons makes her own homemade potato tots and buttermilk ranch dressing, which is a great foundation for any toppings coming its way.

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