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Squash Fears of Squash (and Make Awesome Squash Recipes)

This isn’t summer, folks. Gone are the easy days of slicing up raw cucumbers and tomatoes, sprinkling them with salt and calling it a meal. Fall vegetables take a lot more determination and know-how. Winter squashes —those vibrantly-colored gourds that double as centerpieces — are a case in point, with their intimidatingly hard shell. But […]

New Varieties of Apples

Macintosh, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith… these apple varieties are old standbys, but as new apple varietals and old heirlooms get more popular, you’ll find yourself wanting to explore. Learn more about some of these other varieties — what they’re like and how to use them. Newer apple hybrids: A lot of the newer apple hybrid […]

Surprising Ways to Eat Your Oats

There’s no doubt oats are a healthy food. After all, they’re packed with soluble fiber (the kind that helps lower your cholesterol and helps keep your blood sugar from spiking) and they’re relatively low in calories (1/3 cup of dry oats clocks in at 100 calories). They also give you a smattering of B vitamins […]

The Great Harvest Dinner

The air may still be summery (and, in some places, record-breakingly warm), but the bounty of vegetables turning up in farms and gardens can only mean one thing: It’s harvest time. And that is cause for celebration. Ideally, you’d get the whole neighborhood together and do a full-on pig roast, but even for a smaller […]

Why You Should Eat an Apple a Day

A new crop of apples is fruiting. While you may be tempted to use the fall fruit to make an apple pie (a great idea, by the way), apples are versatile enough to go beyond dessert. If you want to cut to their savory core, follow these general ideas: Apples pair well with curry, bacon, pork and […]

A Game Plan for Better Health

Even though resolutions season is still a good four months away, all the back-to-school, back-to-work flurry of September can make this time of year ideal for a fresh routine and do some self-improvement. No more lazing about like it’s summer (even though, yes, we know it’s still summer until September 23rd). Now’s the time to buckle down and commit to some […]

The Best Back-to-School (or Work) Lunches

Whether you’re packing lunch to eat in your cube or for your kids to have at school, it’s important to find things that are easy, quick and new. And regardless of your best intentions at 7:30am, the key is making something you (or your kids, spouse or cubicle-neighbor) actually want to eat once lunch time rolls around. With that in mind, […]

Quick Dorm-Room Meals

Adjusting to dorm life from the comforts of home (and a fully stocked and equipped kitchen) can be a rough transition for college-aged foodies. But with just a few tools and a basic pantry, you can whip up satisfying meals for any time of the day or night. Breakfasts This whole-grain hot cereal (pictured above) uses bulgur […]

10 Unexpected Ways to Use Vinegar

Vinegar isn’t just for salad dressing. While a classic vinaigrette might get most of the attention in the kitchen, vinegar adds a perfect sour note in a lot of instances. Vinegar is one of the essential ingredients in hot sauce. So while the grill’s still sizzling, get in on the homemade condiment trend by using white vinegar in […]

Healthier Summer Sips

Cold drinks help slake your thirst on hot summer days, but some go-to summer sips (We’re looking at you, lemonade and soda) are loaded with sugar. Instead, fill your glass with these healthier, lower-sugar coolers: Iced fruit tea or mint tea: Choosing a fruit or herbal tea gives natural sweetness without added calories. This lightly […]

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