Food for Thought

The Strangest (and Tastiest) Foodie Odd Couples We Love

Admit it: We all have a fascination with one (or more) food couples that baffles even the people who know and love us most. I’m owning up to mine here and now. Attention, everyone! I love mustard so much I just it on saltine crackers. I really love mustard. It’s basically the only condiment I use on sandwiches, hot dogs, […]

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy and Happy at the Office

The first few months of starting my job post-college I remember I was starting to lose my mind a little bit. My body was not used to sitting for this long, and I was not prepared for the exhaustion not physically moving for 10 hours caused. My concentration started to wane quicker, I was getting sleepy earlier than ever, and […]

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How to Brown Bag like a Rock Star

Lunch is usually left out of the meal planning conversation, though it can be the toughest meal to plan for. You need time to prep (not easy on hectic mornings or busy nights); you need something that travels well, and you need a satisfying alternative to take out or the cafeteria. CookingLight.com Assistant Editor Rebecca Longshore shares her tips for […]

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If It Sounds Too Good to Be True…

From January first through the middle of February, social media news feeds flood with posts about, and ads for, a range of “cleansing” meal plans, juice fasts, and “fat-burning” food lists, offered at a range of prices, from free to shockingly expensive, all with promises along the lines of making you skinnier / happier / better than ever. I could […]

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I Hate Leftovers. How Do I Plan Ahead?

In my heart of hearts, I am a wannabe weekend warrior. I love the idea of cooking on Sunday afternoon for the week ahead, so that my fridge is full of healthy options when I find myself with no time (or no will) to cook during the week. But—confession here—I hate leftovers. Hate ‘em. My schizophrenic palate almost never wants […]

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Why I Don’t Plan My Meals

No two cooks plan a like…some don’t plan at all! Senior food editor Tim Cebula explains his “I hate meal planning” approach. Take it away, Tim!  My appetite is a fickle mistress. I serve her as best I can, but it takes an open mind, a willingness to shop almost daily, and a family with tastes as shifting as my […]

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Swipe Right to Yum

Tender is an image-driven app geared toward helping users find delicious recipes from around the Internet and build excitement while doing it. The same rules of the popular dating app Tinder apply: Like what you see? Swipe right. Not so appetizing? Swipe left. Not sure? Tap and get more info (i.e., the full recipe). Fortunately, those pork and ginger pot stickers don’t […]

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The False Promise of Fast Cooking

There have been enough consumer insight studies completed in the last 5 to 10 years to convince food writers, producers, and editors that what readers and cooking show viewers want most are quick and easy recipes. This focus on fast makes sense: I know all too well the challenging working parent reality of trying to feed my family balanced, homemade meals day in […]

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(Other People’s) Kids in the Kitchen

When I am entertaining and a grown-up guest who’s been hovering a bit too close for my kitchen-comfort asks “How can I help?” I steer them toward a stool on the other side of the island, pour them a glass of wine, and request that they entertain me with a story while I put the finishing touches on the meal. […]

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In the Kitchen: Cooking with French and Farrar

Continuing with our series about Los Angeles-based food bloggers, Sierra French-Myerson and Stephanie Farrar of FrenchandFarrar.com, we sat down with the two friends to talk about cooking disasters and how they stay cooking with their busy lives. Cooking Light: Stephanie, I know that you said eggplant is something that you are not comfortable with and want to try and cook with it. […]

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