Michele Dowdy

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How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know<p><b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples …

Gardening

30 Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. …

Cooking

14 Easy, Vegan-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

Cooking

Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place chicken, celery, and carrots in a Dutch oven; add water and 2 teaspoons of the salt. Bring to a boil over high; cover, …

Country Lifestyle

Perfect Pancake Recipes

These warm, fluffy pancake recipes will give you a reason to rise and shine in the morning.<p>Hot off the griddle, thick, fluffy, crispy on the outside, …

Breakfast

Have A Guilt-Free Treat With These Banana "Ice Cream" Recipes

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Dessert

Obsessed: Resurrecting the Art of Fresh Pasta

<i>Editor's Note: Welcome back to Obsessed, the interview series in which we talk to uniquely driven amateurs and professionals from all across the food world. We hope to shed light on the passions that inspire enthusiastic food nerds, from home cooks to chefs on the line to veteran butchers,</i> …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

Nuggets, Sandwiches, and Entrées – 15 Vegan 'Chicken' Recipes That Will Make Your Day - One Green Planet

March 19th is a very important day, it’s National Poultry Day. While many may celebrate by making a dish using chicken or turkey, if you’re looking …

What are anthocyanins and why are purple foods so healthy?

At BBC Good Food we believe eating a balanced and varied diet, including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day, is best for health. …

Nutrition

14 Dinner Ideas Reformed Shitty Cooks Swear By

Pasta, sliders, dip, and more yummy stuff you can totally make.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler

It's very berry.<p>Servings: 8-10<p>1 cup raspberries<p>1 cup blueberries<p>1 cup strawberries<p>1 blackberries<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>1 package vanilla cake mix<p>8 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces<p>1. Add raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries into the bottom of the slow cooker.<p>2. Sprinkle …

Cooking

Literally Just 7 Really Good Dinners You Should Make This Week

Everything you need for a delicious week.

Cooking

Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

13 Leafy Green Dinners That Go Beyond Kale

We all know we should be eating more greens, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to keep our roughage intake interesting. Sure, there’s an abundance of kale recipes out there, but it’s time to spiral deeper into your greens-obsession and put your collard greens and Swiss chard recipes on the …

Healthy Eating

How to actually do breathing meditation properly to reduce stress and anxiety

You may have heard about taking deep breaths and counting to ten when you’re angry or stressed. You may also have been told “just breathe” when you …

A 3-Ingredient Dinner from the Freezer

<i>Keep a bag of frozen tortellini tucked away in your freezer and you can rest easy knowing that a quick meal is always at the ready. This series on</i> …

Cooking

The Best Paleo Crock Pot Recipes Out There

Just because you want to eat like a caveman doesn’t mean you have to cook like one. The Paleo diet may ask you to give up bread and cheese, but there’s no reason to not enjoy the convenience of the kitchen’s most prized appliance: the Crock Pot.<p>In fact, many Paleo-friendly meals are perfect for the …

Cooking

You'll Never Think of Scrambled Eggs as Simple Again

You're standing in the front of the fridge, scratching your head (or your belly) and holding that carton of eggs with your other hand. Any given night, right?<p>Now stop scratching and grab some friends. Not <i>human</i> friends (because who needs those?), but rather, the tin of anchovies you've been saving …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

No excuse for eating junk food because healthy meals are cheaper, report finds

Healthy food is mostly cheaper than junk food, making it "simply wrong" that cost is driving poor nutrition and obesity, according to a report.<p>The cheapest ready meals, pizzas, burgers and sugary breakfast cereals cost more than £2 per kilogram, whereas typical fruit and vegetables cost less than …

12 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes That Will Make You Forget Your Slow Cooker

This is the year of Buddha bowls, Jackfruit, and the Instant Pot (aka, the one pot that does the work of seven gadgets!). Slow cookers are so 2016! Embrace the latest cooking trend by whipping up one of these good-for-you soups, Paleo-friendly meat recipes, and a hearty lightened-up chili. The best …

Cooking

5 Things I Learned When I Meal-Prepped Every Sunday For A Month

The goal? To eat better, save money, and become a meal prep master.<p>I'm always scrambling to get out the door in the morning. I usually walk my dog a …

Make This Hearty Spaghetti Squash Casserole Tonight

When it comes to comfort food, casseroles are king. I mean, there's a reason they are the go-to meal people make when bringing food to a new neighbor …

Cooking

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

Writing

How To Make Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries: The Video

<b>Heat the oven:</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.<p><b>Peel and cut the sweet potato:</b> Peel the sweet potato and cut it into …

French Fries

How To Cook A Perfect Steak

To cook a perfect steak, start by talking to a guy who’s been grilling and serving them for 35 years. Amiro Cruz worked his way from kitchen assistant to top chef at some of New York’s finest steakhouses. Now he’s the executive chef, aka meat master, behind Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, which has …

BBQ

4 Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes for Relaxed Workweek Prep

Is your crockpot collecting dust in a top kitchen cabinet? Pull it out, and get ready to transform the way you cook in 2017. If you haven't already …

This Chrome plugin makes office life suck less

Remote working isn’t for everyone, but it sure beats the alternative.<p>When you work from home, the only dickhead blasting out EDM music or microwaving offensive-smelling food is you. There’s no middle-manager to accost you about your TPS reports as you’re trying to leave the building. Nobody is …

OpenOffice