Food Finds

Good Food: Black Pig Meat Co. Cider Cracklins

By Kate Malin At Black Pig Meat Co., husband and wife team John Stewart and Duskie Estes know the importance of using whole animals, snout to tail. With this in mind, they developed a creative line of products to use the parts of the pig that are not used to make their award winning slow cured bacon. From lip balm […]

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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. Garden Fresh Gourmet:  Available in an outrageous variety of flavors, Garden Fresh Gourmet’s salsas range from spicy to sweet to tangy. Low in calories but […]

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Good Food: Solstice Canyon Cardamom and Clove Almond Butter

By Kate Malin The unpasteurized almonds that go into Solstice Canyon almond butters travel all the way from Europe (the only place these almonds are available) in order to reach the discerning production team in Los Angeles, California. These fully raw, organic nuts are the base for all the nut butters that the small company makes, stone grinding each batch […]

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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. Squeaky Pops: An adorable mom-and-pop duo are behind these fruit-based popsicles. Frustrated with a lack of high-quality options for children in the frozen treats department, the couple […]

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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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