Ana Kinkaid

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In Defense Of Making Tortillas With Masa Harina

There are few better ways to get excited for taco night than picking up a sack of masa harina — lime-cured corn flour that is a staple of Mexican …

Recover from Cinco de Mayo with These Refreshing Drinks

Cure your hangover with these delicious nonalcoholic drinks.<p>Not ready for another tequila shot? Try recovering from Cinco de Mayo festivities with one of these refreshing virgin drinks.<p><b>1. Ginger-Mint Lemonade</b><p>Freshly grated ginger adds terrific spice to lemonade.<p><b>2. Cilantro-Celery Juice Punch</b><p>This …

Cinco de Mayo

Portable Device Can Test If Your Food Is Gluten-Free

For people with gluten allergies or celiac disease, the idea of eating out in restaurants can be terrifying. It typically involves scrutinizing menus …

Gluten

Asparagus Tempura Recipe

<i>Here’s how to make asparagus tempura that’s shatteringly crisp and uber light thanks to its awesome beer batter coating. We’re talking</i> …

Food & Dining

Havana-Style Eggs

In this simple Cuban classic, baked eggs are nestled in a thick, savory sauce of peppers and tomatoes, topped with butter and a heady drizzle of sherry. The dish can be made and served in one pan or in individual baking dishes. Perfect for brunch, this recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a …

Tomato Basil Brioche Grilled Cheese

1<p>In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk, eggs, and water and heat until the mixture reaches 100°F or is warm to the touch.<p>2<p>Combine …

Comfort Food

A popular way to cook broccoli removes potentially cancer-fighting compounds from it — here's how you should cook it instead

If you're like me, you're used to popping some broccoli into a boiling pot of water until it's cooked.<p>Unfortunately, that method removes a lot of the essential nutrients that make broccoli worth eating in the first place, including loads of B vitamins and vitamin C.<p>Even the potentially …

Broccoli

Modern tiny home boasts a big kitchen for foodies

Even with a small footprint, one can see a diversity of designs and creative solutions in small homes to maximize space. So far we have seen lots of …

7 Cinco de Mayo Drinks That Aren't Margaritas

It's time to get creative.<p>While you can never go wrong with a margarita, that's not the only fantastic to drink to make for Cinco de Mayo celebrations. From sparkling-wine-and-tequila-spiked cocktails to the best sangrita, here are seven awesome Cinco de Mayo drinks to make other than margaritas.<p><b>1.</b> …

Drinking

Don’t Make Your Customers Drink the Soda

Consumers are savvier than ever and are calling BS on disingenuous brands.<p>A friend of mine runs the entrepreneurship program at a top 10 University and one of my favorite pastimes is asking him about the latest and greatest studies coming across his desk. He that special brand of strong dramatic …

Customers

Quinoa: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Quinoa, often described as a “superfood” or a “supergrain,” has become popular among the health conscious, with good reason. Quinoa (pronounced …

Cool Stuff

Stressed Out Solopreneur? 5 Tips to Prevent Entrepreneurial Burnout

The feeling of starting an entrepreneurial endeavor or beginning a freelance career is exhilarating. You’ve become the master of your own destiny, and all the anxieties and limitations of a traditional office job fade away into a sea of opportunity. When you start making money, that feeling only …

Burnout

This Mechanical Jellyfish Harvests Tons Of Energy From The Ocean

Energy from water may seem to be too good to be true, and to an extent it is. There is a lot of salt in there, and any metal used will corrode pretty …

Energy

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Food & Dining

The High Cost of Cheap Food

Compared to most Americans, I spend a lot of money on food, almost $100 per month just for fresh produce. But even my grocery bill pales in …

Health

Always Dry Your Mushrooms Before Cooking

Sauteed mushrooms are delicious in all sorts of dishes, whether you’re eating them right out of the pan or adding them as an ingredient, but unless …

Lifestyle

This Soup is Reason Enough to Move to New Orleans

I’m asked almost daily why I chose to move to New Orleans, this northernmost Caribbean city, and my reasons vary from comical to outlandish to introspective.<p>Depending on the day and my mood and how much I feel like sharing, it was the cool breeze from the Mississippi River on a prickly summer’s …

New Orleans

How to Care for a Butcher Block Counter

The butcher block that sits in my kitchen is my most beloved piece of furniture and handiest kitchen tool. It's where I keep my Kitchenaid mixer and marble board, at the ready for pie crusts, and prepare dinner every night. It's also my makeshift dining table—where friends gather and where my …

Food & Dining

Are Americans eating way too much protein?

Protein bars, Greek yogurt and high-end jerky are becoming popular items<p>Protein bars, Greek yogurt and high-end jerky are becoming popular items<p>Protein is having its moment. But do consumers really want to eat bars made out of liver and crickets?<p>As other food groups, including carbohydrates and …

Nutrition

Kale Smoothies are Out. Veggie Cocktails Are In | FWx

Avocado Margarita<p>And you thought avocados were meant for guacamole.<p>Carrot Ginger Cocktail<p>Add a little kick of rum to your typical carrot and ginger juice.<p>Roasted Red Pepper Bloody Mary<p>Sweet and smoky roasted peppers are the Bloody Mary addition we’ve been searching for.<p>Cucumber Mint Gin …

Food & Dining

Will 2016 Be the Year of the Soda Tax?

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his plans to ban oversize sodas in New York City back in 2012, the idea quickly became a laughing matter. The …

Your Guide to the Strange World of Alternative Flour

Flour isn’t just made from wheat. Not only are there “alternative” grain flours, some are made with nuts, legumes, and even spuds. They may seem …

Recipes

15 Cinco de Mayo Recipes That Aren’t Tacos

While the most obvious choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo might be your old taco night standbys and a big bowl of guacamole, for the ultimate spread, we recommend branching out and trying some new dishes. Impress your fellow margarita-drinking buddies with your vast knowledge of Mexican cuisine, …

Recipes

Daytime cooking ban in India as heatwave claims 300 lives

With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials have banned daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.<p>The eastern state of Bihar this week took the unprecedented …

Heat Wave

Forget Edibles, This Space Cake Is the Real Deal I Highsnobiety

“Space cake” usually calls to mind images of shoddily packaged treats in an Amsterdam storefront or a well-intentioned birthday treat gone horribly …

Food & Dining

11 Foods That Can Help You Look Younger

Don’t miss out. Stay Informed. Get EcoWatch’s Top News of the Day.<p>Aging is a natural part of life that can’t be avoided. However, the foods you eat …

Rising Sea Levels Could Threaten Summit On Rising Sea Levels

Low-lying coastal areas of south Florida are bracing for annual spring tides during the first week of May, which also bring the threat of flooding due, in part, to rising sea levels associated with climate change. Ironically, or perhaps conveniently, a summit on addressing sea level rise will be …

Florida

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court has blocked Houston from enforcing tougher clean-air laws over the hub of industrial pollution that makes it one of the smoggiest cities in the U.S.<p>Friday's ruling is a victory for ExxonMobil Corp. and other companies with nearby refineries that sued in 2008 …

American South

Kenya burns over a hundred tons of elephant tusks and calls for a worldwide ban on ivory sales

Kenyan authorities were preparing to burn a stockpile of over a hundred tons of elephant tusks on Saturday as a message to the world over the threat to animals from poaching.<p>Officials believe it to be the largest single destruction of ivory in history.<p>#IvoryBurn Can burning #ivory really help end …

World News

Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee Horchata

A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features rice, milk, and cinnamon. Learn how to make a quick, delicious version with …