No matter how healthy you eat for breakfast and lunch, a growling stomach can make you succumb to a midday snack of packaged chips or a sugary granola bar, throwing off your well-intentioned routine. It's just not always possible to find healthy snack, let alone one that's also beneficial for your heart.
In conducting research for this story featuring the very best potato recipes the internet has to offer, one thing became utterly clear: the potato is the most versatile food on the planet. It may sound hyperbolic, but there are an unprecedented amount of recipes to prove it. In fact, there are few things you can't use the humble potato-both of the russet and sweet variety-to make.
Whether a verdant sprinkle of cilantro serves as the finishing touch to your weeknight dinner or a heap of parsley and mint leaves are tossed up into your springy salad for lunch, fresh herbs are never a bad thing to have around. But to get the best texture and most intense, herby flavor, you have to store them properly.
Want to take your love of martinis and margaritas from the bar to your bar cart? Pick up a few cocktails books. If you want to give mixology a try, the best thing you can do is read, read, read, and practice, practice, practice. Try a new cocktail every night or whenever a friend comes over. Once you master all the recipes in your cocktail books, you'll be ready to concoct signature sips of your very own.
@Lucywilliams02 For kids,В Halloween is an excuse to stock up on candy and stay out past dark. For adults, it's an opportunity to spend a night as whoever you want to be,В indulge in a few festive cocktails, and enjoy a bit of make-believe. While you've l
Original Graphic by Alison Yousefi I'm not a mom yet, but I did moonlight as a nanny for a while, and let me tell you that it's an amazing thing when kids' films or TV shows come out that adults can enjoy. Thankfully, there are a ton of kids' movies that are perfect for the whole family to watch together.
As self-professed foodies, we're always interested in what food bloggers have to say-whether they're sharing the healthy sheet-pan dinners they make when they don't have time to cook, which kitchen organizational tools they swear by, or how they make the most of leftover chicken. While we've already shared a list of the best new cookbooks we're buying this season, we had to know which timeless kitchen tomes the pros find most approachable, covetable, and inspiring.
A staple on Japanese menus in Japan and around the world, tempura are deep-fried, lightly battered delights often served solo with a simple dipping sauce, pinch of salt, or squeeze of lemon and eaten just about as fast as they hit the table. It's a dish now so ingrained in Japanese cuisine and culture, with tempura houses dotted all across Japan where highly trained chefs specialize exclusively on the art of making tempura, but the technique was actually first introduced to Japan in the 16th century by the Portuguese through a traditional fried vegetable dish called peixinhos da horta-literally meaning вЂњlittle fishes from the garden,вЂќ for the small, colorful shapes of the fried vegetables.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Cooking on weeknights is rough. The days are often long and commutes are usually challenging, so finding time to figure out and then cook a meal sometimes feels like two steps too many. That's why most of us are such big fans of takeout orders and frozen options.
We've all done it. You're standing in front of the open refrigerator door, carton of eggs in hand, staring hard at the jumble of numbers and dates printed on the side before popping the top to inspect the eggs, all the while wondering if they're expired (you can't remember buying them), and what would happen if they were and you ate them -would it be totally fine, would you get sickвЂ¦or worse ?
Whether you're looking to spice up your weeknight go-to meal of meat and veggies or you're looking to make a homemade dipping sauce for your favorite dumplings, homemade chili oil is the way to go. It's so easy , you don't even need a recipe. Seriously! You just need to know some proportions and technique, and once you have that mastered, you can do anything.
In the infamous words of Julia Child, "with enough butter, anything is good." A sentiment that rings especially true when it comes to baked goods. After all, who among us can resist a flaky, buttery pastry or a moist, rich slice of cake? However, whipping up said shatteringly flakey pastry or wonderfully moist cake at home is a difficult endeavor for an amateur baker.
The question вЂњhow to make pastaвЂќ is entered into Google millions of times each and every day. At a casual glance this may seem silly - after all, how hard can it be to dump a box of into a pot of boiling water? But even the most seasoned cook can tell you this essential skill is far more than dump and drain, as poorly made pasta is one of life's greatest disappointments.
Half Baked Harvest Hosting a gathering for your friends and loved ones is undeniably satisfying, but the stress of pre-party preparations can beВ daunting enough to prevent you from inviting people over in the first place. That said, we've discovered a simple secret to taking the pressure off: big-batch cocktails.
If you're not familiar with the Irish-American staple, corned beef, it's salt-cured meat that's either cut from a slab or preserved in a can. Given that corned beef tastes excellent as part of a breakfast hash, a lunchtime sandwich, or a dinnertime platter with cabbage, it's a versatile component that deserves to become a go-to for every meal.
If you're a person who loves eating chickpeas, buying them dried can save you a ton of money. Plus, if you make a big batch of cooked chickpeas to keep in your fridge, you'll be able to toss them in salads, throw them in your morning smoothie, or add them to a batch of weeknight pasta after a long work day.
Fresh produce, tangy flavors, and aromatic ingredients define the summer season. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, it's time to trade in hearty soups and rustic pasta for fruity salads and playful tacos. It's also time to start enjoying food al fresco by serving dinner outside on the patio or packing a picnic for the park or the beach.
Sure, you can order in Indian take-out or dine at an Indian restaurant any time, but you can also make dishes inspired by the cuisine from the comfort of your own home.В If you've yet to try your hand atВ cooking this flavorful type of food for yourself, it's not nearly as intimidating as it might seem.
After a bone-chilling winter, few things are more appealing than dining alfresco, relishing the thawing effects of 72-and-sunny weather-and this scene just wouldn't be complete without a glass of rosГ© in hand. Seeing as we're ready to stock up on the refreshing pink beverage that's become synonymous with spring, we tapped the experts to find out which budget-friendly bottles we should be swilling this season.
I'm indecisive when it comes to what I want to eat, especially in the wintertime. I tend to crave something warm at night (especially in my chilly New York City apartment), so I'd usually whip up some version of red chili or soup-until I saw some delicious-looking white chili recipes online. It all sounded so appealing: some versions were creamy, some cheesy, others had chicken, some had pork, while others were vegetarian and packed with seasonal veggies.
@Brooketestoni We don't know about you, but this abysmal winter weather has us dreaming of 72-and-sunny forecasts. While we've been perfectly content getting comfortable on the couch and sipping pinot noir, now that spring is within sight, we're looking f