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Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

What Is Quinoa? A Breakdown For Those Of Us Who Eat It But Don't Truly Understand It

Second only to maybe kale, quinoa is the health food star of our time. The Food and Agriculture Organization named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa, after all. This tiny grain-like food is full of good-for-you nutrition and tastes great in just about anything: salads, omelettes and even …

Healthy Eating

21 Simply Beautitful DIY Vertical Garden Projects That Will Transform Your Design

Greenery can completely transform your decor throughout the season with ease. All you need is dedication and time and care for your little green …

Miso, Carrot, and Sesame Dressing

Makes about 1 1/2 cups Servings<p>Drizzle this gingery-sweet beauty over crisp lettuces, avocado, grain salads, or grilled tofu.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup white miso<p>6 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1/4 cup (packed) finely grated peeled carrot<p>2 tablespoons finely grated peeled ginger<p>2 tablespoons …

Grilling

How To Cook Perfect, Fluffy Rice Every Single Time

Rice is trouble.<p>Yes, it's delicious, and rice cookers are an appliance bestowed upon the home cook by the food gods. But it's far too easy to end up with grains that are globby, mushy and sticky (not in a good way).<p>The fine folks over at America's Test Kitchen have some wizardry for wannabe rice …

Kitchens

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

6 Servings<p>A vegetarian twist on a Chinese take-out standard, these sprouts deliver crunch, spice, and zing.<p>February 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved<p>5 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 tablespoon cornstarch<p>3 garlic cloves, finely …

Food & Dining

Velvety Mushroom Soup: The Best Use for Mushroom Stems

<i>Even if you’re doing your best to cook root-to-leaf and nose-to-tail, there are probably still some edible bits you’re missing. Every other Sunday,</i> <i>we'll focus on one overlooked scrap, and show you how to turn what would otherwise be trash into a dish to treasure.</i><p><i>Today: Stem your waste of mushroom</i> …

Under-300 Calorie Breakfast Ideas that are Totally Filling (And Delicious)

In the realm of calorie-counting, getting a delicious meal in at under 300 calories, that's <i>actually</i> filling (and not air), may sound like a …

Hidden Gems in California’s Original Wine Country

Forgo Napa on your next visit to the Bay Area and spend your time in Sonoma Valley, a 17-mile stretch that is comprised of a charming downtown …

Wine

No-Bake Coconut Pumpkin Pie [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Video: For 4/20, here's some mind-blowing physics to get high to

Every year, stoners across the country celebrate 4/20 by gathering in open fields to smoke huge joints, chowing down on edibles, and generally …

Weed beer: How to brew pot-infused High-PA, a cannabis beer from Colorado (VIDEO).

In Colorado, known for its 236 breweries and a fast-growing marijuana industry, it was only a matter of time before pot married the state’s signature …

Cannabis

Small-Batch Butter Makers Revive a Treasured Treat

In the back of a small shop in a nondescript industrial park, a metal box the size of a kitchen island is humming. And clanking softly. And, well, <i>slooshing</i>.<p>Andrew McBath, tall and lanky, bends over the box, listening. “Every batch is different,” he tells me. “Any moment now, you’ll hear it …

15 Duck Recipes

Cooks across the globe are in love with this versatile, deeply flavored bird. Whether it's on top of smooth hummus or steamed in coconut tree back, …

Yeti Indian Restaurant, Santa Rosa

Lamb Korma at Yeti Restaurant, and Indian/Nepalese eatery in Santa Rosa, CA<p>Hidden away in Glen Ellen’s Jack London Village, Indian/Nepalese sleeper</b> …

Charlie Palmer taps Levi Mezick for Harvest Table

In St. Helena, <b>Charlie Palmer</b> has tapped Levi Mezick to head the <b>Harvest Table</b> kitchen. Slated for a May opening, the 110-seat restaurant will include …

Guess who’s taking over the menu at Heritage Public House?

I’ll give you a hint at which Santa Rosa restaurateur is taking over the food operations at <b>Heritage Public House</b> (1901 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa): …