Does your at-home drip coffee pale in comparison to the java you get at your local coffee shop? It could be the way you’re storing your ground coffee or beans. Jonathan Rubinstein, owner of the Joe cafés, in New York City, recommends storing coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to two weeks after […]
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If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]
A few weeks ago, I was baking cupcakes and decided to try out the trend of swapping unsweetened applesauce for oil in the batter. It’s an easy one-to-one swap and I would definitely recommend it. Honestly, there wasn’t much of a difference in taste and it cut approximately 450 calories and 55 grams of fat off the full recipe! If […]
Today in food holidays, February 4 is celebrated as Stuffed Mushroom Day—a snack that has been around since the early 20th century. Looking for a recipe to make in celebration? Here are a few mouthwatering suggestions: Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Feta Love stuffed vegetables, but not so much mushrooms? Though we’re not official Stuffed Mushroom Day […]
There is a new, sad little pattern that happens almost nightly in my household and it goes like this: Me: “Time for dinner!” Kids thunder down the stairs. 15-year-old: “What’s for dinner?” Six-year-old: “What’s for dinner?” Me: “Blah blah*“ 15-year-old: “Ugh.” Six-yearold (whining): “I hate blah blah.“ 15-year-old: “Can I make myself an omelet?” Six-year-old: “Me too?” Me: Silent, head in […]
Tomorrow officially marks the Chinese/Lunar New Year, ushering in the Year of the Horse. It’s a 15-day celebration filled with firecrackers, dancing lions, red packets filled with money, and—of course—lots of food. If you don’t feel like cooking up a whole fish or long-life noodles, you can still get in on the festivities by whipping up these Good Luck Cupcakes. […]
You made a delicious slow-cooked meal–like Soy-Braised Short Ribs With Sugar Snap Peas–and the instructions say to skim and discard the excess fat, but it takes time to remove the fat without tossing too much of the tasty sauce.
Have you ever heard of FIFO? Grocery stores use this general principle–which stands for first in, first out–to ensure their products don’t sit on the shelf for too long.