Vinegar: The Key to a Healthier Gut and Blood Sugar Control?

  By now you’ve probably read (or at least noticed) numerous articles touting the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar daily. As an old folk remedy-turned trendy “superfood,” apple cider vinegar has been credited for curing everything from bad digestion to bad breath. The natural health community has even dubbed it the “magic elixir” and swears on the stuff. But is it really […]

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4 Reasons Steamed Mussels Should be Your Go-To Dish for Easier Entertaining

If you’ve ever met me, you probably know my favorite meal is steamed mussels. Actually, I should probably say, petite steamed bivalves. Because I can definitely get down with some steamed clams too.     It’s important to note that by favorite, I mean this is the dish I crave most often and could happily eat at absolutely anytime. I would […]

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Wrestle Between Happiness and Health No More: The BBQ Sandwich Salad is the Answer to All

Why turn a sandwich into a salad? The answer is simple: So it’s healthy, duh.   Put anything on a bed of greens and you’re immediately entitled to self-praise. It’s a fact. You get to say, “Ohhh look how healthy I’m being with this big green salad.” Say, for example, you scarf down a pulled pork sandwich with a side of fries from your […]

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National Tequila Day Is This Sunday, and You Know What That Means…

A lot of national food “holidays” (seriously, who makes these holidays?) are, in a word, lame. Booze holidays, though? Booze is fun. A celebratory “reason” to drink is exceptionally fun. Therefore, booze holidays are especially exceptionally fun.   National Tequila Day is Sunday. And as the holiday festivities rulebook states, celebration for any given holiday can start within a two-day period […]

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What Happens When You Go Grocery Shopping Alone

Being single gets a bad rap, but I like to think that it has its perks. Don’t get me wrong, I am not that girl trotting around, flipping her hair while she beams about how incredible life is when it’s just me, myself, and I (read: having a boyfriend would be, like, totally fine and awesome). However, when it comes to […]

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Shish-Keballin’ : 10 Unique Skewers To Grill Right Now

If your grill hasn’t gotten a fairly intense summer workout by now, it’s time to get those flames going. Now, if you want to be a total baller, and we’re betting that you do, one of the most dynamic (yet, seemingly least appreciated) food items to get your grill going for is the kebab. Yes, if you do it right–skewering your food demands a little more […]

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Meet Biltong, Your Soon-to-Be Beef Jerky Obsession

Attention all jerky-lovers and trend-aware food peoples: We’ve got a new one for you. Have you heard of biltong? It’s a salty, dried meat delicacy native to South Africa–basically the South African version of American beef jerky. The word comes from the Dutch words bil, meaning “rump,” and tong, meaning “strip” or “tongue.” The staple ingredients used to make biltong are meat (ranging […]

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4 Ways the Magic of Miso Can Improve Your Cooking

  Listen up–miso paste is an umami rich flavor booster that needs to take up a permanent residency in your fridge, if it hasn’t already. Go ahead and clear its place of honor–yes, even if you’re not sure what it is or how to use it. I’m about to tell you. I’ve lost count of the number of times my […]

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Sweet Dreams are Made of These: Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Picture what you’ve always wanted in life. Ahh, you thought of Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches, too? So did we! That’s, like, incredibly strange.     But how perfect. So, here they are: Two perfectly airy-crisp funnel cakes sandwiching vanilla or chocolate ice cream. The hardest part about this whole recipe is waiting for the funnel cakes to cool after they’re […]

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How to Make Salad Dressing Faster Than You Can Decode the Ingredient Label on a Bottle

What’s hiding in those store-bought salad dressings? Well, sometimes it’s a whole lot of artificial flavors, preservatives, stabilizers, and iffy additive ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Personally, I have slight allergic reactions when opting for certain store-bought salad dressings that cause an itchy throat feeling. Yuck. The good news is that you can whip up your own DIY salad dressings that […]

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