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Eating These Snacks Before Bed Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

We're serious.<p>Need to sleep better? Try eating <b>right before bed</b>.<p>We're serious. We know, we know ... thanks to a lot of research on the topic, conventional wisdom says we <i>shouldn't</i> eat before bed, lest we gain weight and stay awake.<p>(Recent research suggests that people who ate their main meal of the …

Expand Your Coffee Horizons

Track your favorites with the Coffee Passport<p>Great coffee is an experience all its own. The aromas, flavors and sense of adventure when you delve …

8 Ways to Make Gumbo

The secret to most great gumbos is to cook the roux—a mix of flour and fat—until it’s as dark as coffee (but not burnt). Otherwise, there are as many …

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9 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Chilly Nights

These set-it-and-forget-it recipes cook themselves while you're off having a life. And at the end of the day, dinner is ready when you are. Ain't …

A Banana Bread Recipe that You Can Actually Eat for Breakfast

There is never a wrong time to eat banana bread, and rarely a loaf we don’t love. <i>Food Network</i> host Nigella Lawson’s version, which can be found in …

Red Meat and Cancer: 6 Expert Nutrition Tips

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know that earlier this week the World Health Organization declared processed meat as definitively carcinogenic to humans and red meat as "probably" carcinogenic. As a nutritionist and an avid follower of dietary trends and analysis, I found this one …

6 Secrets to a Better Hummus

Want to know how to make a creamy, dreamy hummus? Just follow these steps.<p>Want to know how to make a creamy, dreamy hummus? Just follow these</b> …

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The Best Sticky Bun Recipe Ever Thanks to 'The Food Lab' Cookbook

There's not a lot to say about these <b>perfect sticky buns</b> except that if you haven't made a recipe by J. Kenji López-Alt, Serious Eats' managing culinary director, you're in for a trip. The title of his new cookbook, <i>The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science</i> says a lot: Over the past decade, the …

6 Simple Soups Perfect for Autumn

The fall days are getting shorter and cooler. Warm up with these simple and delicious soups, all ready in 50 minutes -- or less!<p><b>1. Indian Spiced Red Lentil & Chicken Soup</b><p>Made with a rotisserie chicken and canned coconut milk, this easy version of Mulligatawny soup is a one-pot supper that you can …

14 Five-Ingredient Tapas

Some of these pre-dinner snacks nod to Spain, where tapas originated, while others take cues from other parts of the world. The commonality: Each of …

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Here’s Why You Should Eat More Lentils

When I'm alone with my thoughts, I occasionally play geeky dietitian games in my head. I guess the calorie count of random foods. I try to imagine …

Smash Your Cucumbers for a Smashingly Simple Chinese Side Dish

Sichuan food gets a reputation for its fiery, mouth-numbing dishes, and quite fairly. They are certainly the dishes that make the biggest impression on you when you hit up a Sichuan restaurant or roam the streets of Chengdu. But as Joe DiStefano pointed out in his wonderful article on the flavors …

Lavender Scones, Cinnamon Rolls, and Kombucha Mimosas: Recipes for a Surprisingly Healthy End-of-Summer Brunch

When <b>Claire Thomas</b> and <b>Laurel Gallucci</b> of Los Angeles–based bakery Sweet Laurel, designer <b>Jenni Kayne</b>, and florist <b>Kristen Caissie</b> of Moon Canyon get together for brunch, two things are certain: The tablescapes will be on point (think eucalyptus leaves and Farmhouse Pottery ceramics) and the food will …

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A Simple Trick For Keeping Bananas Riper, Longer

Ten bananas for $1.50 sounds like such a good idea... until it's four days later and you've eaten one. Here's a quick trick for keeping your favorite fruit yellow longer.<p><b>What you need:</b> A pre-ripe (somewhat green) bunch of bananas and some plastic wrap.<p><b>What you do:</b> Break apart the bananas and secure …

The Best Grilled Chicken with Root Beer BBQ Sauce Ever

How Was Your Day?Chicken is one of the staples of many households. I don’t know about you, but an oft heard refrain in my home is “Chicken AGAIN? Can …

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How to Never Make Dry or Overcooked Corn Again, Because You're Better Than That

Yes, there is a right way to grill corn. Learn the technique and see what a difference it can make.<p>If there's anything worse than overcooked, dry, or tough corn on the cob, we don't know what it is. Summer's best sweet corn is sweet, succulent, and the stuff late-January dreams are made of. Because …

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Tickled about this we just got a grill and this was my second meal I made! I did add garlic seasoning too top off :)

37 Whole30 Recipes That Everyone Will Love

A variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks to keep you going all month.<p>But what does that mean, exactly? In a nutshell, it's a 30-day elimination diet, during which you eat meat, seafood, lots of vegetables, some fruit, and healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds and unrefined oils. …