Good Food: Dress It Up Dressing Red Wine Vinaigrette

By Kate Malin There is a good reason that oil and vinegar have long been the go-to additions to salad: olive oil helps the body absorb nutrients in food and vinegar helps to digest them. At Dress It Up Dressing, founder Sophia Maroon has perfected this classic pairing, drawing from a recipe her mother made daily when Sophia was growing […]

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The 5 Most Affordable Powerhouse Foods

Sometimes it seems like eating the healthiest produce means spending the most money. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In 2014, the CDC released a list of the 41 most nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables and called their list “powerhouse fruits and vegetables.” It was a science-based response to the term “superfood,” which gets thrown around without a lot […]

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Empanada Bash: Festive Recipes Guaranteed to Deliver a Good Time

Empanadas are an often overlooked perfect party food. Portable, flavorful, and you can make them ahead. What’s not to love? Recipes by Sandra Gutierrez This Whole-Wheat Empanada Dough is light and flaky, yet perfect for baking instead of messy frying. Best part? Unbaked empanadas made with this dough can be frozen for up to 4 months, great for prepping ahead of a party. Freeze […]

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Kristin Cavallari Tells Us How Cooking is Part of Her Balancing Act

You may have first heard of Kristin Cavallari on the mid-2000s MTV reality season The Hills. Or football fans may know her as the wife of Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler. But this mom of three is also active in her kitchen, and healthful eating is an important part of her balancing act. She recently wrote Balancing in Heels, which talks about her […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Dishes on Nourishing Her Mind, Body, and Soul “Joyfully”

“Food is more than just the physical act of putting food in your body, but it’s about how you nourish your soul.” Tracee Ellis Ross is no stranger to portraying strong, inspirational female characters on TV. From a high-powered attorney on the long-running CW hit series, Girlfriends, to her most recent role as an anesthesiologist and mother on the ABC […]

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Q&A with Dina Cheney, Author of “The New Milks”

As consumers not only increasingly accept, but increasingly demand, non-dairy milk and milk derived products, alternative milks have staked their claim on grocery store shelves, as well as in the culinary spotlight. Dina Cheney knows a thing or two (or 10 thousand) about plant-based—i.e. “alt”—milks. In fact, nut, seed, legume, and grain milks provide the foundation for her new dairy-free […]

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6 Smart Tips for Eating Healthy While Cooking for One

  Living alone isn’t always what it’s chalked up to be. Sure, you can sit around pantsless all weekend and binge-watch cop dramas without judgment from roommates or a significant other (100% not talking from personal experience), but it does have a few downsides. You have to pay for everything yourself, you have no one to clutch onto/scream with when […]

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Why Is Everyone Obsessed with Turmeric?

Turmeric is a healthy ingredient of the moment, but its popularity as a medicinal spice is ancient. The brilliantly yellow-orange root contains the antioxidant curcumin, which is touted as beneficial for a host of ailments—and this is one trend for which the science actually (preliminarily) backs up the hype. Turmeric been used for its health properties in South Asia for […]

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America’s Yogurt Obsession Has Created a Whey Problem

Greek yogurt might have gifted us the feel-good story of the week, but its meteoric rise in popularity has a downside: acid whey. That’s the tangy, watery liquid that’s drained from curdled milk (and fresh cheeses like ricotta) to make the resulting yogurt so creamy. The less whey, the creamier the yogurt. In fact, because so much of the water […]

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Looking Forward to Leftovers

Unfortunately, I’ve seen it a good bit—folks will sign up for the Cooking Light Diet, and because they’re only cooking for 1-2 people, cancel their subscription pretty quickly. “This is too much food.” “I don’t have time to make all these recipes!” “We’d throw half of this food out because I’m just cooking for myself and my spouse.” Every time […]

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