Six ways to get creative with apples
September 7, 2017
If you came to this article looking for ways to trick out your iPhone, you may be disappointed. If instead you joined us to hear about the craftiest ways to embrace apple season, well, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a cornucopia of creative, delicious, weird, and awesome ways to...
Three simple slow cooker recipes that use summer vegetables
August 31, 2017
Summer is a funny season, especially if you work in an office. It’s hot outside, and commuting through the heat drains you. But your office is so air-conditioned that you need to take a sweater, and come lunchtime you’re looking for something hearty to warm you up inside. Needless to say, cranking...
Layered salads for your work lunch
August 24, 2017
For veggie lovers, late summer is the best season. Summer produce is at its peak right now, and gardens are overflowing with sun-warmed veggies. But even if you don’t have a plot of land to till, you can still get your hands on some great produce. Take a drive in the country and stop at a farm...
Make-ahead breakfasts to take to work with you
June 22, 2017
Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen Pour myself a cup of ambition And yawn and stretch and try to come to life Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin' Out on the streets the traffic starts jumpin' And folks like me on the job from nine to five —Dolly Parton, “9 to 5” I think we...
How to enjoy mobile eateries without guilt
June 6, 2017
Whether you call them food trucks or mobile eateries, there’s a good chance that one of these mobile kitchens (or a pod of several) isn’t far from you right now, serving up tasty, exotic dishes. For their owners, food trucks are a low-overhead way to deliver meals into the hands of customers. For...
From salad to shortcake, ways to enjoy the heart-shaped berry
April 15, 2017
The strawberry is a symbol of the promise of spring after a long winter. While midsummer’s lush, plump cherries whisper of sultry nights on the back porch spitting pits into the garden, strawberries speak of girls in bonnets and sunny afternoons by a cold mountain spring. The aroma of sun-warmed...
Easy hacks to spice up your packaged food
March 21, 2017
There are people out there who spend Sunday afternoons shopping for fresh vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins; cooking up big batches of healthy meals; and then portioning them out into containers to be taken to work for lunch. Doing that can go a long way toward living a healthier, more...
A primer in praise of the potato
February 13, 2017
The humble and delicious potato has been the victim of a carb smear campaign by the high-protein patrol and is losing market share to less carbohydrate-intensive choices. But the potato is actually a good choice for most healthy eaters. According to the USDA, a medium-size potato contains about 45...
Blood oranges and kumquats star in a heart-healthy Valentine’s Day dinner
January 19, 2017
When we think of a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, our thoughts tend to turn to decadent foods like cheese soufflé, filet mignon, or chocolate mousse. But for a holiday devoted to the heart, artery-clogging offerings like these seem like a bit of a contradiction. However, you can enjoy a heart-...
Craft cocktail–inspired mocktails for your holiday parties
December 12, 2016
Drinks offered to abstainers at New Year’s Eve parties are all too often nothing to celebrate. Club soda with a sad sliver of lime or a can of Diet Coke are poor rewards for serving as the designated driver. This year, your nondrinking guests don’t have to put up with boring beverages. The craft...