This Warming, Protein-Packed Soup Is My Weeknight LifesaverRecipes
This pared-down red lentil soup is the one I make most often, and it never fails to please.
Nov 21, 2023
How To Quick Pickle Any Summer VegetableRecipes
You can adapt this simple formula for any fresh vegetables; try a mixture of vinegars and spices for a truly custom pickle pleasure.
Nov 20, 2023
Your Slow Cooker Is the Secret to Incredible Pork ChopsRecipes
Set it and forget it.
Oct 16, 2023
This Simple Formula Guarantees Perfect Salad Dressing Every TimeRecipes
Never buy a bottle again.
Oct 11, 2023
3 Rules for Roasting Perfect VegetablesRecipes
You barely need a recipe.
Oct 4, 2023
This is the Fastest Way to Cook Spaghetti SquashRecipes
Your favorite pasta impersonator, in under 15 minutes.
Sep 14, 2023
How To Make Tomato PuréeRecipes
Tomato purée is a cooking essential you might be missing. Simpler and a bit thicker than its flavorful cousin, tomato sauce, tomato purée is a fast way to quickly prepare and freeze a bushel of fresh tomatoes for future cooking. Plum or Roma tomatoes are best for purée because they are generally grown for preserving. Paste, oven-dried tomatoes, and sauce are all made from these varieties — they are low in water content and rich in flavor.
Sep 13, 2023
How to Freeze Corn So You Can Enjoy a Taste of Summer Year RoundSkills
When you finally get tired of eating fresh summer corn, freeze it.
Sep 1, 2023
How To Make Kombu Broth (Vegetarian Dashi)Recipes
Kombu broth, or dashi, is as quintessential to Japanese cooking as chicken broth is to American cooks.
Aug 31, 2023
How To Make Butter in a BlenderRecipes
While the idea of churning my own butter appeals to the part of me that obsessed over the Little House on the Prairie books as kid, I think that if Laura Ingalls Wilder landed in the present day, she’d ditch that butter churn for a blender in a heartbeat. In a blender, making your own butter becomes a practical, everyday affair for us modern-day home cooks. Find a sale on your favorite heavy cream? Have half a carton leftover from the weekend? Treat yourself to some homemade butter.
Aug 29, 2023
How To Pickle Cherry TomatoesRecipes
If you're looking for a quick way to preserve a bunch of cherry tomatoes, pickling is a unique way to put them to good use.
Jul 31, 2023
How To Make a Zuni Café Roasted Chicken at HomeRecipes
There may be a million ways to roast a chicken, but there is one in particular that truly stands head and shoulders above the rest: the Zuni chicken. This method was originally developed by Judy Rodgers for her San Francisco restaurant The Zuni Cafe, but it has since traveled far beyond that kitchen. It involves salting the chicken days ahead and flipping it a few times during roasting, but the extra TLC is worth it. Simply put, this makes one of the best roast chickens ever.
Jul 24, 2023
How To Stir-Fry Spinach with GarlicRecipes
Give a warm welcome to your new favorite weeknight side dish. Stir-frying a big bag of spinach has become one of my favorite ways to get greens on the plate, and a few slices of garlic in the mix makes the spinach feel all grown up. To prepare, you’ll only need five ingredients, high heat, and a wok, and stir-frying spinach should only takes two-minutes. Even in the world of fast stir-fries, spinach is a speedy dish.
Jul 24, 2023
10 Grain-Free and Egg-Free Breakfast RecipesRecipes
Put an egg on it: the ultimate answer for brunchifying nearly any dish. But what if you’ve eliminated eggs from your diet? And what if you’ve also gone grain free? No grains, no eggs — what’s left? Quite a lot, actually — starting with this heavenly avocado breakfast pudding. Read on for this and more breakfast recipes that take a break from grains and eggs.
Jul 3, 2023
How To Make Popcorn in the MicrowaveRecipes
Microwave popcorn has changed my snacking habits forever. No, I’m not talking about the plastic-wrapped packages of microwave popcorn from the store — although I will thank them for the inspiration. I’m talking about a more DIY version using a scoop of kernels and a plain brown paper lunch bag. It’s so easy and fast that it has now become the only way I make popcorn. Any paper bag will do, but I like to use brown paper lunch bags.
Jun 28, 2023
How To Cook Perfect Steak in the OvenRecipes
Just add a loaf of bread, a salad, and a bottle of wine!
Apr 7, 2023
How To Make Roasted BroccoliRecipes
In the grand pantheon of roasted vegetables, I feel that broccoli is king. Reviled by picky toddlers and neglected by snacking party-goers, here is a vegetable that is absolutely redeemed by the power of a hot oven. The tough stems turn tender, the tree-like tops turn crispy, and the color goes from dull and boring to a brilliant, appetizing emerald green. All hail King Broccoli.
Sep 8, 2022
How To Pickle GingerRecipes
Pretty pink ginger (and the color is all-natural)!
Sep 3, 2022
How To Make Sun TeaRecipes
Sun tea conjures up the charming memories of my grandmother’s tea pitcher on my grandparent’s screened-in porch. As kids we drank it over ice on the front steps, swatting away mosquitoes. My mother used to brew an unsweetened version of it on our tiny apartment balconies when I was a teenager. And then iced tea seemed to disappear from my life entirely until I moved to the South and learned how a proper Southerner makes boiled iced tea for surviving sweltering Southern summers.
Aug 29, 2022
16 Gluten-Free Flours (and the Best Times to Use Them)Skills
Even though the gluten-free market has come a long way, there’s still a lot to learn, if you’re trying to make the switch.
Aug 24, 2022
How To Roast Peppers, 3 WaysRecipes
There are few instances when burning food improves its flavor, but roasting peppers is one.
Aug 22, 2022
How To Make Pizza SauceRecipes
A fresh and flavorful sauce to memorize.
Aug 11, 2022
You're Just 30 Seconds Away from the Best-Ever Cocktail SauceRecipes
It comes together with just a handful of condiments.
Aug 8, 2022
How to Grill the Best Corn on the Cob Recipes
It's summer, which means your grill is hot and the corn is finally juicy and sweet. The two need to meet.
Aug 5, 2022
Baked Salmon with Herbs and LemonRecipes
Salmon is one of the most versatile proteins to work with in the kitchen. It’s delicious and universally loved, quite good for you, and very easy to prepare. Salmon still retains its fancy and festive reputation, even though it is more readily available these days and can be purchased at a decent price point from most grocery stores. My favorite way to cook salmon is in the oven, very low and slow, with a pan of water for moist heat.
Aug 3, 2022
Recipe: Quick No-Rise Pizza DoughRecipes
My future mother-in-law is allergic to yeast. I’m talking full-on, debilitating allergic, which totally sucks, because before she developed the allergy she really, really liked bread. And being a huge space cadet, I am always shoving a new yeast-laden recipe I developed into her face (yes, even Irish car bomb cupcakes are guilty, too), which she always so gracefully declines, while I stand there wanting to smack myself for forgetting for the umpteeth time.
May 17, 2022
Gear up for Allergy Season With Walmart’s Massive Sale on Top Vacuum Brands
Psst...including a Roomba for less than $200!
May 11, 2021
Soy Alternatives: Substitutes for Tofu, Miso, Soy Sauce and MoreSkills
If you’re allergic to soybeans or want to reduce your consumption of soy for other reasons, foods like tofu, miso, and soy sauce are out. A soy-free diet can be even harder if you’re a vegetarian or vegan. Check out this list of soy alternatives and leave your own suggestions in the comments. • Edamame Substitutes: Green peas and fresh fava and lima beans are good substitutes.
Dec 31, 2020
A Quick Guide to Ingredient SubstitutionsSkills
We’ve all faced ingredient conundrums and last-minute shortages in the kitchen. Oh no! Out of eggs! No heavy cream! Need a buttermilk substitute! Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true substitutions you can turn to in a pinch. These can also be helpful if you’re trying to modify a recipe out of dietary necessity (shifting it to be dairy or gluten-free, for example). This guide will help get you started.
Dec 10, 2020
Smart and Safe Idea: Allergy Alert Temporary Tattoos for Kids from SafetyTatSkills
The smartest idea came across my desk today: a tool to help give parents peace of mind when taking kids on vacation or packing them off to a field trip with supervising adults who may not be aware of allergies. These temporary tattos are a cheery little tool for making sure the right info stays with the right kid. I’m from a huge family (oldest of eight) so I know how chaotic it can be to travel with a bunch of kids.
Sep 30, 2020
Exposing Babies to Peanuts Can Prevent Peanut AllergiesSkills
In an about-face, a new study recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine says that kids exposed to peanuts as babies are significantly less likely to develop a peanut allergy when they’re older. The results are apparently so compelling, the study recommends an immediate change to infant feeding guidelines.
Sep 30, 2020
New Guidelines Suggest Feeding Babies More Peanut-Filled Foods EarlierSkills
When my son first started eating solid foods, I like to think I was pretty relaxed. I puréed meatloaf or whatever else I made for dinner, gave him the same full-fat yogurt I already kept in the house, and let him have his way with leftover coconut rice. I was, however, petrified about peanut butter. I waited until his 9-month doctor appointment, and fed him a tiny spoonful under the watchful eye of my pediatrician, lest he have a negative reaction.
Sep 30, 2020
5 Ways You Can Help Parents of Kids with AllergiesSkills
After speaking with parents of kids with severe allergies, I realize there are steps I can take to be a better ally and friend.
Sep 30, 2020
The Truth About Sulfites in Wine & the Myths of Red Wine HeadachesSkills
A master sommelier dispels common myths around sulfites, including red wine headaches.
Jul 9, 2020
Fall Recipe: Gluten-Free & Vegan Gingerbread CakeRecipes
What are the holidays without wheat, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar? Pretty dreary, I imagined — until I came up with this moist, richly flavored gingerbread cake that I will be happily baking for months, if not years, to come. Since going on an elimination diet, I have been avoiding gluten, soy, dairy, and refined sugar. I’m also a vegetarian who’s allergic to chocolate, bananas, and many nuts [insert pity party here].
Feb 5, 2020
Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free & Vegan!)Recipes
Fruit crumble is usually pretty straightforward: combine flour, sugar, and butter and you’ve got a perfect streusel topping, right? But what happens when you can’t eat regular flour, sugar, or butter (or nuts)? Suddenly, making a really good fruit crumble might not be so simple after all. Faced with such a predicament, I started experimenting with gluten-free and vegan ingredients (and eating many, many servings of crumble in the process!
Feb 5, 2020
Summer Recipe: Gluten-Free & Vegan Strawberry ShortcakeRecipes
The week I first made this recipe also marked my first my birthday as a gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free person. Friends have expressed their condolences, staring into space with looks of pity (or is that horror?) as they imagine a birthday without a “real” cake. I, on the other hand, am feeling energized and ready to pile my plate with a tumble of biscuits, strawberries, and cream. It’s strawberry shortcake season!
Feb 5, 2020
Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Peach Tarts with Ginger and Coconut (Gluten-Free & Vegan)Recipes
You could make these no-bake peach tarts because you can’t bear to turn on the oven on a hot summer day. You could make them because you’re gluten-free or raw or vegan or paleo or whathaveyou. Or you could make them because the combination of ripe peaches, ginger, and coconut is simply irresistible. Living in a small space means that turning on the oven heats up my whole apartment — cozy in winter, but in summer? Not so much.
Feb 5, 2020
No-Bake Recipe: Gluten-Free and Vegan Chai-Spiced Pumpkin BarsRecipes
If I had realized how simple it was to create delicious no-bake pumpkin bars, I wouldn’t have waited so long to make them, let alone share the recipe. Fortunately, they are so easy that you and I can make them for any and all occasions this fall, from Thanksgiving to an afternoon snack (that’s an occasion, right?). What’s more, the tender, nutty crust and fluffy pumpkin and chai spice filling are completely free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, and refined sugar!
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Strawberry Orange JuliusRecipes
You guys, you are in for a treat today! Just for you, I’ve plucked the beloved Orange Julius straight out of my childhood memories, veganized it, and added strawberries for a summery twist. I’m super pleased with this version, and I think you’ll love it too. I was first introduced to the Orange Julius by Jeanette, a.k.a. the best babysitter of all time.
Feb 5, 2020
Vegan Snack Recipe: Fruit Salad in a JarRecipes
Rich in antioxidants, fiber, and natural sweetness, this grab-and-eat fruit salad in a jar is the perfect make-ahead healthy snack. Enjoy it as a mid-morning refresher or a late-afternoon pick-me-up. Adding nuts and seeds to your fruit will give this snack more complexity and make it a bit more satisfying by adding healthy fats and more fiber. These salads in a jar are the perfect way to use up fresh farmer’s market produce.
Feb 5, 2020
Vegan Snack Recipe: Ladybugs on a LeafRecipes
This fun and tasty savory-sweet snack includes almond butter, leafy greens, and chewy goji berries. If you loved ants on a log, you will love ladybugs on a leaf. Goji berries are such a fun and delicious ingredient to keep in your pantry. They can easily be used in place of raisins or any dried fruit. You can serve them straight from the bag, all chewy and super sweet, or soak them to plump them up and soften their texture and mellow the flavor a bit.
Feb 5, 2020
Vegan Snack Recipe: Almond Butter Banana ShakeRecipes
This frosty almond butter and banana shake is the perfect sweet treat to refuel your body. Filled with nutty flavor and sweet bananas, this dairy-free snack tastes like dessert! And it does it with a rather surprising secret ingredient. Frozen watermelon is my secret ingredient for creating the best healthy DIY ice cream ever.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Creamy Curried Cauliflower SoupRecipes
A simple puréed soup is something I turn to often. Lately, I’ve been relying on a lightly spiced cauliflower soup to tide be over between the richness of the holidays. The nice thing about this recipe is that it takes very little time to pull together. You simply cook down the onions and garlic with cauliflower, broth, and warm spices and ready your favorite toppings (I like crispy parsley, toasty cashews, and spicy red pepper flakes — all with a dash of olive oil).
Feb 5, 2020
No-Bake Recipe: Coconut Snowballs (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, & Vegan!)Recipes
They're gluten-free and vegan, too.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Fish in Crazy WaterRecipes
It’s hard not to be intrigued by a dish with a title like this. Leave it to the Italians to name a recipe that lends a few laughs. What the heck makes the water so crazy? Actually, not much at all, which is why you should ditch your original plans for dinner and make this simple, comforting recipe instead. Crazy water, or acqua pazza as it translates to in Italian, is nothing but an easy tomato-based broth, enhanced with a few aromatics and herbs.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Carrot Tahini SaladRecipes
This light and crunchy salad is such a welcome change after all the holiday indulgences. I love how easily this comes together, and the addition of the sweet raisins pair exceptionally well with the spiced chickpeas for a wonderful combination of sweet and savory. To make the prep for this salad even easier, you can buy pre-shredded carrots at the grocery store. However, if you have the “grater” attachment on your food processor, that also works well!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Socca Flatbread with Spring Pesto and SaladRecipes
Whether you choose the toppings or let your guests join in on the fun, pizzas and flatbreads are great crowd pleasers. I’m especially fond of socca, a chewy, crispy, gluten-free flatbread made from chickpea flour. As an appetizer or main course socca can be served plain or topped, like this one for spring. It features an herby, lemony pesto and fresh salad — plus it should even satisfy the worst dinner guest ever!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter and Banana PopsiclesRecipes
The magic of one-ingredient banana ice cream is truly undeniable. Freeze some bananas, give them a turn in the food processor, and presto — easy, dreamy, dairy-free ice cream that you can feel good about eating. Banana ice cream is a simple, modern classic that shuns fuss and finesse at its core, but why let that stop you from making it a bit more exciting? With just a little extra effort (only two more ingredients!), you can make this frozen dessert into something super special.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Stir-Fried Beef and BroccoliRecipes
This is take-out menu beef and broccoli stir-fry — but so much better. No sad broccoli. No chewy, dry pieces of beef. No gloppy sauce. Replace all those with crisp-tender broccoli and savory bites of beef tossed with a simple three-ingredient stir-fry sauce. Chinese “take-out” night will never be the same. For this quick stir-fried dish, flank steak or skirt steak are your best choices.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Thai-Style Corn ChowderRecipes
This late-summer soup has all the components of your usual corn chowder, but adds a tantalizing twist with some of my favorite Thai flavors, like lemongrass, chili peppers, and coconut milk. While it keeps the comfort food nature of the original, the extra additions keep things interesting. This is also one of those meals I’m halfway through enjoying before I realize it happens to be gluten-free and vegan.
Jan 29, 2020
How To Make Marinara Pasta SauceRecipes
Watch the video to learn how to make marinara pasta sauce.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Tomato-Mango SalsaRecipes
If you love the way ripe summer tomatoes and peaches play together, you will simply love this blend of tomato and mango.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Banana-Date SmoothieRecipes
Calling all cardamom-lovers!
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Super-Power Morning SmoothieRecipes
Now and then, a girl needs a little magic to get through the day and fly above it all. I have a couple of pretty gigantic projects going on right now, and while moving a mile a minute isn’t my preferred way to live, it’s been a reality. At times, I move so fast that I forget to eat, and I get clumsy and frantic. That’ll knock the wind right out of a lady’s magic fairy wings. To make sure I stay on top of it all, I need a nourishing and energizing breakfast.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Sautéed Zucchini and Squash with Thyme and FetaRecipes
Zucchini seems to get a bit of a bad rap, which I think is a little unfortunate. People write it off as flavorless and boring, but I happen to quite like it. Zucchini is sort of like the boneless, skinless chicken breast of the vegetable world — there’s not a whole lot to it, but it’s a great vehicle for flavor. In this dish I combine it with sweet red onion, woodsy thyme, and finish it off with the salty punch of feta cheese.
Jan 28, 2020
Dairy-Free Dessert Recipe: Strawberries & “Cream” Chia PuddingRecipes
Chia seed puddings are all the rage these days, and for good reason. When stirred with water, juice, or milk, the seeds gel up and thicken, creating the most delightful tapioca-like texture. It’s easy (no heat required!) and contains all the nutrition of chia seeds, which taste neutral enough that you can play with your favorite flavors. In my case, that means a sweet spring combo of strawberries, coconut, and lime.
Jan 22, 2020
Rainbow Chia Pudding Bowls Are My Favorite Spring BreakfastRecipes
Who cooks and eats here: Leela Cyd & David Kilpatrick Where: Santa Barbara, California See their kitchen: Leela & David’s Quirky Cottage Kitchen Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Often I fall asleep to my own thoughts about what’s going to be on my morning table. Instead of sheep, I count pancakes, French toast, poached eggs, Dutch babies, omelettes, and oatmeal.
Jan 22, 2020
Recipe: Zucchini-Chickpea Fritters with Red Onion JamRecipes
I grew up with a mother that was very ahead of her time. In the early ’80s she had turned half of our back yard into an organic vegetable garden that almost completely sustained us during the warm months of the year. With four children running around, she had lot of help harvesting. I think that my love of gardening (and vegetables) stemmed from that childhood garden. In particular I remember the snap peas, strawberries, and zucchini.
Jan 22, 2020
Gluten-Free Recipe: Rhubarb Coconut Honey TartRecipes
Jammy pink rhubarb, coconut custard, and a honey-rose water drizzle! Who needs gluten (or dairy or nuts or refined sugar, for that matter) when you’ve got all this going on?! A weeknight dinner was an unusual inspiration for this dessert, but the idea took hold as soon as I made the Fennel & Coconut Tart recipe from Vegetarian Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl of Green Kitchen Stories. (A review of their excellent new cookbook coming later this week!
Jan 21, 2020
Raw Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing & Ginger CaramelRecipes
Among the surprises in my first year of being gluten-free has been my growing enjoyment of raw desserts. I love how simple they can be to assemble and often find them more texturally satisfying than gluten-less baked goods. These raw spiced pumpkin cupcakes are filled with autumn goodness and yet are free of many allergens like grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, and refined sugar. And did I mention they’re topped with coconut vanilla icing and ginger date caramel?!
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Wild Rice Bowl with Red Lentil Curry and SpinachRecipes
The best part about this vegetarian bowl recipe is how easy it is to make. This makes it an ideal candidate for one of those hectic mid-week dinners when all you want is a delicious meal on the table without having to think too hard. It’s made with hearty red lentils, fresh ginger, plenty of spices, a couple handfuls of baby spinach, and coconut milk — a perfect balance of heat and creaminess.
Dec 16, 2019
How To Freeze (and Thaw) TomatoesSkills
Forget canning and instead look to the freezer.
Jul 8, 2019
How To Make Any Fruit Butter in the Slow CookerRecipes
Slow-cooker fruit butter is a simple solution for preserving large quantities of fruit without any canning equipment or heating up the stove.
Jul 8, 2019
10 Dairy-Free Snacks for Lunch BoxesRecipes
Snacks you can pack for afternoon snack time without worry.
Jul 1, 2019