Bonnie Tzagarakis

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The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You're Sick

So you did everything in your power to beat the office cold (we all knew it was coming) and even made sure to get your flu shot this year. But …

Wellness

Do These 5 Exercises Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Have you completed your “daily functional five” workout today?<p>That’s what Kimberly Watkins, a New York City based fitness expert and CEO of inSHAPE …

Date Kheer With Wild Rice and Dark Chocolate

I didn't quite realize how hard it was to name dishes. I had set out to make this a cardamom kheer sweetened with dates, but the nibs of chopped dark chocolate sprinkled on top, albeit a small amount, overpowered the other flavors - a pleasant and welcome surprise. The touch of cardamom remained …

Food

Slow Cooker Pasilla Pulled Chicken

Ah, the crock pot—you can pile things in, turn it on low, program time and temp, and deal with the dozen things you need to accomplish even before …

Cooking

How to Hard Cook Eggs in a Muffin Pan

<i>In Overheard, we're sharing all of the best tidbits we couldn't help picking up on</i>—<i>from smart tips on the Hotline to funny quotes heard around the water cooler and more</i>—<i>so we can all be in the know.</i><p>Earlier this week, Ali Slagle taught us all how to hard cook lots of eggs at once. In an oven. With a …

Guilt-Free Doughnuts: Baked Pączki With Plum Butter

You've heard of Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, but do you know about Fat Thursday? In Poland, it's a special day dedicated to eating sweets forbidden during Lent, especially doughnut-like <i>pączki</i> (pronounced "paunch-ki"). There are many recipe variations, but my personal favorite, courtesy of my …

'The perfect food': 31 things you can do with eggs

"To me, the egg is kind of the perfect food," chef Andy Ricker says. "You don't have to do much to it; it's very versatile. You can make it into a …

Spend less time in the kitchen by cooking your next meal on a sheet pan

When it comes to weeknight cooking, I love a great shortcut. The sheet pan is an underrated kitchen tool that can be used to cook everything from …

8 Easter Desserts That Will Impress Your Guests

These Easter desserts are as impressive as they are delicious. Get ready for the oohs and aahs!<p><b>1. Strawberry & Rhubarb Crisp</b><p>One of the easiest and best desserts I know. Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries bubbling away in their own juices beneath a crunchy oat streusel topping. Serve warm out of …

Give it a Swirl: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: This choose-your-own-adventure cheesecake can be elegant or messy, but is delicious either way.</i><p>Earlier this week, while loitering in …

6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

5 of our Favorite Recipes from Heidi Swanson

<i>This week, to celebrate the launch of the Genius Recipes cookbook, we're taking a look back at a few recipes from some of the geniuses featured in the book.</i><p>Today, we celebrate Heidi Swanson, creator of 101 Cookbooks and author of Super Natural Every Day, who makes eating well glamorous yet …

The Four Healthiest DIY Salad Dressings Ever

You try to fill your salad plate with organic produce and would never dream of sprinkling on bacon bits (unless they were grass fed, of course). So …

Food

12 Dinner-Worthy Salads Without Lettuce

Let's be honest: No one ever eats a salad for the lettuce. And that's why we're sharing these recipes, all of which skip the greens all together. Now that's a salad.<p><b>Fish Taco Salad</b><p>Tangy cabbage slaw topped with sautéed tilapia fillets is totally dinner-worthy. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chilled Cucumber Salad</b> …

Food

Herbed Lemon Quinoa

Bring 2 3⁄4 cups water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Stir in quinoa, salt, and pepper; reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, until liquid is absorbed, …

Try the healthy minestrone soup that might just help you live to 100!

Could a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-make soup help you live longer? It's certainly worth a try — especially if that soup is as delicious as this minestrone from the book "The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People."<p>In the book, author Dan Buettner explores the …

Charmoula

Pulse cilantro, parsley, cumin seeds, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor until combined; transfer to a bowl and stir in olive oil.<p>All the …

Recipes

Make Del Posto's Classic (and Evil) Tiramisu at Home

What happens when a punk rocker lands in one of Manhattan’s super fine-dining establishments? If you’re <b>Brooks Headley</b>, the answer is that you create otherworldly pastries in the Del Posto kitchen. Senior food editor Alison Roman visited Headley to learn his secrets for one of her favorite recipes: …

Do It Right: Toasting Nuts

<b>The Task</b><br>With their rich flavor and irresistible crunch, toasted nuts are hard to beat. Heat brings out the natural oils in nuts, which emphasizes …

5 Delicious Ways to Use Miso

Sure - anyone who has ever ordered a spicy tuna roll is ultra familiar with miso soup. But miso is a much more nuanced ingredient than its use in the ubiquitous cloudy appetizer soup might lead you to believe. In fact, it can be used for anything from pickling vegetables to creating complex layers …

Cooking

The Radiance Bowl

The fabulous thing about this bowl is - it looks so impressive, it is just as delicious, and it is in fact fairly simple to make. What I love about goodness bowls is that you can be so creative with them, swapping and changing with whatever you have in the fridge. They look so colorful, vibrant and …

Recipes

Rick Bayless Celebrates Simplicity in His New Book 'More Mexican Everyday'

Chicago chef/most interesting man in the world <b>Rick Bayless</b> (of Topolobampo and Frontera Grill, among others) returns to familiar territory with his upcoming cookbook <i>More Mexican Everyday</i>, a sequel to his 2005 book of the similar name and theme. "Since we first published <i>Mexican Everyday</i>, we've seen …

How to Make Your Own Chia Pudding

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant shares her recipe for homemade chia pudding that will make you forget all about those grocery store pods.</i><p>Not …

Whip up this Chipotle-style burrito bowl recipe for easy 'takeout' from your own freezer!

Fresh ingredients, made to order, assembled just the way you like them — it's no wonder that Chipotle's endlessly customizable burrito bowls are a crazy popular option for a weekday office lunch or quick dinner. It's almost as good as homemade… but it's not homemade, and with a little advance prep …

Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Cooking Essentials

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>What tools does Andrew Zimmern reach for most</i> …

Blogs | Food & Wine

They're just doing their best!<p>Wolfdown, Bites & Bashes, and Makani go beyond traditional bulgogi and bo ssam.<p>The company says plastic straws will be …

Food

5 Sweet Ways to Use Pizza Dough

Back in the day I worked at a bread bakery, or five, and learned a little secret: The pizza dough sold was just plain bread dough -- is your mind blown? Mine was. Which got me to thinking: If loaf bread can be pizza, then what can pizza dough be? Because pizza dough isn't sweet, I began by …

8 Ways to Eat Your Vegetables -- in Cake Form

Gone are the days your mom had to zest zucchini down to a molecular level for your brownies to make sure you got fiber in your diet: The vegetables in these cake recipes aren't here to hide. They're here to put some spice into a layer cake, add depth to a chocolate bundt, and just shine all by …

10 Healthy Pantry Items for a Spring Cleanse

Here, 10 tasty pantry staples to jump-start a shift toward healthier living, regardless of whether you eschew meat.<p><i>Time</i> magazine has called Gene Baur …