Food Finds

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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We Tried Pea Milk, and Here’s What You Should Know

From almond to macadamia nuts, hemp to coconut, the non-dairy “milk” industry is making big gains in the beverage aisle. The latest plant-based milk innovation to hit the market, Ripple, is a yellow pea-based drink. Yes, peas. Even with the flood of milk alternatives in supermarkets everywhere, Ripple’s nutritional benefits manage to set this beverage apart from other comparable products. Made of yellow peas, these allergy-friendly beverages […]

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Jarred Pasta Sauce That Tastes (Dare We Say It) Better Than Homemade

I’m about to make a ringing endorsement for Rao’s pasta sauce with such passion and conviction that I wouldn’t blame you one bit if you thought I was a paid shill for the company. Let me get this out of the way right at the start: I am in no way affiliated with Rao’s. They don’t pay me, they’ve never […]

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Good Food: Dona Chai Tea Concentrate

By Kate Malin Brooklyn-based Dona Chai makes just one product, Chai Tea Concentrate, and they make it well. Founder Amy Rothstein started Dona Chai while she was a graduate student at NYU after noticing a gap in the New York market for high quality chai concentrate. She perfected her recipe, working with a local spice purveyor to import the freshest, […]

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All the Coconut Products You Can Buy at Whole Foods

From classic uses like making creamy curry to Pinterest moms slathering the oil on every bump and bruise, you can’t look any place on the Internet or in the grocery store without finding something made with coconut. Though we’re not quite as obsessed with it as August Engelhardt (who died due to eating only coconuts) was, it seems like we’re on a similar path. While […]

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Manischewitz and Welch’s Offer Kosher for Passover Grape Juice

If there’s any brand that’s synonymous with Passover, it’s Manischewitz (my dad’s yearly joke is that our ancestors dug their boxes of matzo ball soup mix out of the sand in Egypt). We drink a lot of wine and grape juice during the Passover seder—four glasses officially, and plenty more as the meal stretches into the evening. And if there’s […]

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Taste Test: What We’re Snacking on This Week

The best part about working at Cooking Light? Tasting new healthy snacks before they hit the grocery shelves. With our help, you’ll choose the best store-bought products in both taste and nutrition. Snack smarter with these new winning picks. Curate Nutrition Bars: Available in six fresh and bright combos, these snack bars boast unexpected, yet delightful flavors like balsamic vinegar, pistachios and Marcona almonds. It’s also packed with […]

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Good Food: Blue Bus Cultured Foods Cortido

By Kate Malin Fermented foods, like the krauts made by Blue Bus Cultured Foods, are a fantastic and delicious source for a plethora of beneficial vitamins including B, C, and K, are high in calcium and magnesium and are a great source of iron, fiber and manganese. These live krauts are also loaded with lactobacilli and other helpful bacteria, which […]

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Taste Test: What We’re Snacking on This Week

The best part about working at Cooking Light? Tasting new healthy snacks before they hit the grocery shelves. With our help, you’ll choose the best store-bought products in both taste and nutrition. Snack smarter with these new winning picks. Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa: Celebrate the South by dipping chips in these deliciously sweet and spicy salsas made in the heart of Texas. Slather on tacos, nachos, or […]

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We Tasted It: New Fuji Apple DRY Sparkling

Our national crusade against sugar-laden sodas and bubbly drinks has increased the demand for and popularity of soda replacements that are just as fizzy but nowhere near as bad for us (or our teeth, or at least we thought). Popular sparkling water brands like La Croix, Sanpellegrino, and DRY Sparkling have seized on America’s thirst for bubbly beverages with great gusto. Dry […]

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