Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 20 Gifts for Moms Who Love to Eat and Cook

You’re only a few short days away from one of the most important holidays of the year—the one where you celebrate the woman who brought you into this world. If you’re short on ideas or need some delicious gifting inspiration, we’ve collected 20 Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who love to eat and cook (and entertain and organize and […]

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The Best Make-Ahead Mother’s Day Breakfast Idea

Q: How can Mother’s Day breakfast be special and fuss-free? A: The trick: Prep ahead, and keep it in one container. I’m in full support of spouses and children scoring extra points on Mother’s Day by delivering hot breakfast in bed. But to pull this off as a treat, that breakfast needs to fulfill three requirements: It has to be […]

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A “Natural” Label on Food Means Next to Nothing. Here’s Why.

My friend Ashley called for feedback on her grocery purchases. As a dietitian, I’m used to friends asking for food guidance. Most are pretty knowledgeable and make good choices; they just want to “double-check,” so I listened as she rattled off her purchases. I commended Ashley’s selection of steel-cut oats, unsweetened almond milk, and organic fruit and cheese for snacks. […]

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NYC’s Floating Food Forest Will Offer Free Food for All

Mary Mattingly wants to reimagine New York City as a place where tomatoes and raspberry bushes populate Central Park—where fresh, healthy, local food is available to everyone, not just those who can afford it. “City parks have a lot of room to grow tomatoes, raspberries, fruit trees,” she says. “We want the city to think about replacing the ornamentals with […]

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Are Crustacean Shells the Future of Eco-Friendly Food Packaging?

Think about how much plastic packaging you buy in one trip to the grocery store. Even if you bring your own reusable carrier bags, there’s plastic on the loaf of bread, the bag of carrots, the frozen peas, the chicken breasts—it’s almost impossible to avoid it. That’s a problem: The EPA says that in 2013 Americans threw away about 33 […]

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Good Food: Potter’s Crackers Caramelized Onion Crackers

By Kate Malin Exceptional cheese deserves an exceptional cracker to go with it. It was this realization that led the mother-son team of Nancy and Peter Potter to start Potter’s Crackers and give the cheeses of their home state, Wisconsin, the quality crackers they deserved. With Nancy’s background as a bakery owner and Peter’s training in food science, the pair […]

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5 Things That Guarantee a Healthy Start to Your Day

A consistent morning routine not only sets you up to (in theory) make it out the door to work on time, but it can also help establish healthy habits. We’ve rounded up our top five tips to make you rise and shine to be your absolute best: Eat Breakfast About 15% of Americans are breakfast skippers. The reasons vary, like not […]

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How to Make Avocado Banana Bread

Use avocado instead of butter to make banana bread with a dose of healthy fats and a low measure of guilt. Avocados are cholesterol free, and about 50% of the fat in the gorgeous green fruit comes from monounsaturated fats (one of the good ones)—which makes this quick bread that much more alluring. When you puree avocados, they take on the texture of […]

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Life Happens: Making it Work with the Cooking Light Diet

It’s one of the simplest yet most complex and comprehensive statements you can make with two words: “Life happens.” With trillions of organisms on this big green-and-blue orb, it’s happening all around us quicker than we can ever hope to process. And life happening can be anything from a boilerplate play on that one Forrest Gump scene to the convoluted nuances […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Ghee

Ghee, or toasted clarified butter, has gotten a lot of attention lately as a healthy fat—followers of the paleo diet swear by it and some people who have trouble digesting dairy find that ghee is easier on their stomachs than butter. Though the health claims are dubious, ghee is definitely delicious and can be part of a wholesome lifestyle when […]

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