Food Finds

Good Food: Omnivore Vulcano Classic Hot Sauce

By Kate Malin Omnivore founder Angelo Garro is a man of many talents. He is a master blacksmith by trade, but is likely to be found hunting, foraging, and cooking. Omnivore was born when Angelo decided to market his seemingly simple salt and spice blend, which had already wowed friends like Michael Pollan and Alice Waters. After a successful Kickstarter […]

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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. Halfpops – White Cheddar Half popped popcorn, you say? How can the pieces at the bottom of the popcorn bucket possibly be as good as […]

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Good Food: Charles Chocolates Salty-Sweet Cashew Bar

By Kate Malin Was there ever a more perfect combination than salty and sweet? In Charles Chocolates Salty-Sweet Cashew Bar, the salty (roasted whole cashew nuts covered in fleur de sel meringue and pure cane sugar) complements the sweet (rich, smooth milk chocolate) for a decadent and balanced bar so fantastic it soon became a best seller, winning over customers […]

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Good Food: Spicemode Madras Sauce

By Kate Malin Making Indian food can be intimidating for even the most confident home cook. Enter, Spicemode, a small Chicago-based company handcrafting cooking sauces that take the difficulty out of making Indian food at home. Spicemode was founded by Amar Singh using the same sauce recipes, based on his mother’s Burmese cooking, that he developed for his food truck. […]

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The Best and Worst Matcha Pairings, According to Science

Matcha seems to be everywhere these days. Once found only in Japanese restaurants and specialty shops, the powdered green tea is now a Starbucks mainstay and recently made an appearance as Shake Shack’s custard of the week. This popularity surge comes as no surprise to us, as matcha is as healthy a drink as you can find. Studies have shown […]

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The Only 5 Salad Dressings You Really Need

Toss the store-bought salad dressings for good, and make your own homemade version instead. With all of the additives, preservatives, sneaky sugar sources, and other unnatural ingredients found in salad dressings, you really are so much better off making your own. Not to mention, homemade dressings just taste better, too! We’ve sorted through our recipe archive to find our favorite […]

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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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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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