Food & Drink

We Tried Purple Carrot So You Don’t Have To

The folks at Purple Carrot, a new vegan meal kit service, sent us two weeks of meals to try out and review. Their service is less intended for vegans and more for people looking to try incorporate plant-based meals into their diet in an easy way. Your options are a two person plan ($68) with three meals a week, or a family of four […]

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The Taco Cleanse: Our New [and Only] Favorite Tortilla-Based Diet

It’s almost beach season so that means everyone and their mother is jumping on the cleansing train. But if you’re tired of trying diet after diet only to be left unsatisfied, then this newest tortilla-based cleanse may be your answer. Created by taco scientists based in Austin, Texas, The Taco Cleanse is a diet book for people freaking tired of diet […]

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Terrifyingly Delicious Foods and Flicks for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th, that day the superstitious amongst us dread. For some people it’s just like any other Friday standing between them and their weekend, but for others it’s a great excuse to embrace the unlucky date and watch scary movies. If you choose to celebrate this less-than-mainstream holiday, then what better way than to pair freaky films with some delicious dishes: […]

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DIY Breakfast Tarts

Join me in journeying back to simpler mornings–when the concepts of scheduling and beating traffic were no where close to being a part of your reality. To a time when your biggest AM stress factor was the fact that Mom’s rules dictated that you had to suffer through a piece of fruit before tearing into your day’s fuel, your beloved […]

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What’s That White Stuff Seeping Out of My Salmon?

That odd, mildly off-putting white substance that you’ve likely noticed coming out of your fresh-out-the-oven salmon fillets is called albumin. And besides looking a little funny, it’s nothing to much worry about. Albumin is a water-soluble protein that coagulates with heat–in other words, it’s a totally natural part of the fish that solidifies into white gunk and seeps out of […]

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Our Favorite Coconut Pies

No picnic or potluck dessert table is complete without a coconut pie. Full of flavor and (usually) piled high with whipped cream or meringue, this nostalgic dessert is a favorite. Below are a few of the best recipe variations, from classic cream to chocolate and everything in between. Classic You can’t go wrong with a classic coconut cream pie. The creamy base […]

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The Best Ways to Try Strawberries This Month

Strawberries are abundant this time of year. Whether you’re visiting the farmers’ market, in the grocery store, or have them overtaking your own garden, these sweet red berries are inescapable. Find out our best (aka favorite) ways to use up strawberries this season: Sheet Cake With strawberries throughout the cake and frosting, this sheet cake holds a wealth of fresh flavor. Jello Shots Why […]

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Avocado Pudding Pops

As the weather warms up, it’s time to think about cool treats for the upcoming summer days. And what’s better for beating the heat than a pudding pop? In my humble opinion, it’s actually this less processed dairy-free version that is packed with vitamin C and fiber. Avocado is the base of the creaminess for this recipe. Don’t freak out, the […]

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Blistered, Roasted, Grilled, Sauced, and More: Asparagus at Its Best

The short-lived asparagus season is upon us, so there’s no better time to take advantage of this lovely green vegetable. Don’t just stick with steaming or baking for boring side dishes, there are a variety of ways to deliciously prepare asparagus. Blistered A light char can make a world of difference in flavor. Smoky flavor permeates this crisp-tender asparagus. Fried […]

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Kitchen Hack Fail: Omelet in a Bag

Fact: There is a lot of false wisdom floating around the internet. Earlier in the month, our team compiled a collection of the smartest and most essential kitchen hacks you need to know about; as you might imagine, this required us to sift through a number of lackluster ideas and downright lies that plague Pinterest boards across the internet. #journalism […]

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