Shampoos That Make Sense

Don’t send money down the drain–budget buys are fine. 1 SUAVE NATURAL INFUSION MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO Macadamia oil softens and smooths hair in this budget-friendly buy. $3, suave.com 2 L’ORÉAL PARIS VOLUME FILLER THICKENING SHAMPOO Thin hair feels instantly thicker, thanks to the brand’s patent-pending ingredient, filloxane. $5, lorealparisusa.com 3 AVEENO NOURISH + DANDRUFF CONTROL SHAMPOO This mild formula is strong enough to banish […]

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Cooking Class: Creamy Dressing on Grilled Salad

It’s high time for grilled salads, and in the main recipe here, asparagus and sweet corn prove to be perfect complements: Asparagus has some onionlike qualities and offers gently bitter notes, while corn is straight-ahead sweet. Both are rendered luxurious with a generous amount of sweet lump crabmeat and, as a delicious twist, a cream-based vinaigrette. That’s right, cream. It […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus—September 22-26

Fall is a welcome relief from brutal summer heat and it’s also when some of my favorite ingredients come back into season—root vegetables, brussels sprouts, apples, and more. I’ve filled the week with versatile, leftover-friendly dishes that come together quickly and encourage you to make use of what’s in your pantry.

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Today’s Special: Drop Biscuit Chicken Potpie from Chef Cory Bahr

Among fall’s root veggie heroes, humble turnips rarely get their due. But there’s so much to praise: Toothy and succulent, peppery and sweet, turnips add amazing complexity to hearty cool-weather cooking. “Growing up, they were a big part of my life, and now as a chef, I really appreciate how versatile they are,” says chef Cory Bahr of Cotton in […]

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CFB Week 4: Come Along on a Crab-tastic Voyage

It never fails—every season there’s always one weekend that goes against the grain. A weekend in which teams that should win do not, and teams that were deemed as having no chance pull out their slingshots and get their David on. They call it Shakeup Saturday (if they don’t, I’m trademarking it), and it’s more unpredictable than a conversation between […]

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Eating Whole30: The Aftermath

Utterly sober Saturdays and consecutive nights of relying on canned tuna for sustenance seem like a far and distant memory… almost like Whole30 never even happened. Except that my stomach and complexion continue to violently rebel after I eat certain things, kindly reminding me that it absolutely did. Roughly two weeks have passed since my support group and I have […]

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Fit Foodie: What Should I Drink After a Workout?

You’ve probably noticed, but there’s a new trend in exercise hydration. Coconut water, maple water, aloe water, and even almond water line grocery store shelves these days—many claim to be the “ideal post-workout drink” by providing electrolytes essential for recovery such as potassium and sodium. With so many options and assertions out there, making a smart choice can be difficult. […]

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Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — September 15-19

If you’ve got school-aged kiddos, you have been in a school routine for a few weeks now or are freshly setting in. That means soccer practice, piano lessons, and after-school festivities are littering your calendar and demanding a lot of your time. We’ll try to take the stress off your dinner choices this week with fast, healthy menus for each […]

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A Hibiscus That’s Heart-Healthy?

What if I told you this beautiful plant in our garden could lower your blood pressure, make a tasty hot tea, be the base of a great curry, add zing to fresh salads, and stir up a pretty stellar cocktail? Skeptical? Sure. But take just one of those benefits from the many uses of Roselle, Hibiscus sabdariffa, and it still […]

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Five on Friday: Breakfast for Dinner

September is National Breakfast Month, which means I’ll be chowing down on chilaquiles and frying up some challah French toast. And while I love sitting down to these staples in the morning, I often want breakfast at dinnertime, too. As it turns out, I’m not alone in my cravings. According to a recent survey conducted by Krusteaz, 91 percent of Americans eat breakfast […]

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