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The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

Soylent has arrived at Walmart

The meal replacement drink was only available online until last year<p>Soylent may have been a polarizing powdered drink when it first went on sale four years ago, but it’s clearly developed a following outside of the startup world as a drink that’s said to be a substitute for a meal. And it may have …

Flavors

The Best Instant Pot Recipes For Spring

Greetings, Potheads. The past six months have been prime Instant Pot season, haven’t they? The colder weather and holiday vibes hosted the perfect environment for the chilis and stews that the Instant Pot so gloriously executes. Everything has been great. Super great.<p>EXCEPT IT’S REALLY NOT.<p>We …

Cooking

These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share.<p>We’ve found a healthy compromise.<p>In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy brownies. She’s the face of the popular …

Dessert

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For the love of God, please don’t confuse pasta water …

Italian Food

27 Easy Pasta Recipes That Don't Use Sauce From A Jar, Because You Deserve Better

You want to make dinner with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back, right? It’s just a guess, based on the internet’s mass hysteria over sheet pan dinner recipes and 3-ingredient weeknight wonders.<p>There’s only one problem with recipes prepared by blindfolded, shackled cooks: They …

Cooking

5 foods you should never reheat in a microwave

Some 30 years ago, American kitchens received the gift of the microwave and quickly became dependent on it for lightning-fast heating. Younger generations can’t even imagine making oatmeal, hot chocolate, or popcorn without it. And yet so many of us are using the microwave incorrectly for reheated …

Kitchens

These are America’s drunkest states

Excessive drinking can lead to a variety of health problems and significantly shorten a person’s life. The habit claims nearly 90,000 lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And those who die as the result of alcohol abuse do so 30 years prematurely, on average.<p>…

Alcohol

Yes, Those Are Probably Bugs In Your Paprika. Here's What To Do.

Don’t bug out, but you really should give your paprika a closer look before you toss it into your next recipe. It <i>could</i> be totally fine, but it could also be a cozy home to a colony of insects.<p>There are all sorts of pantry pests that can invade your kitchen. You may have heard about flour beetles …

Here Are The Most Popular Alcoholic Drinks In Each State, According To People Who Live There

What are YOU drinking?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The Science

In Greek mythology, the Olympians were said to drink ambrosia, which bestowed upon them immortality. Occasionally, athletic heroes like Heracles were also gifted a sip. But the myths don't say much about the golden-amber liquid getting them all drunk.<p>Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new …

Alcohol

How Long Can You Keep Meat In The Freezer?

Before the invention of the freezer, snow and cold weather were the only ways to keep food cold. In order to preserve our foods, those who lived in cooler climates had to make freezers by digging holes in the ground, filling them with nearby snow and covering with straw. Food was gathered for more …

Kitchens

Different types of alcohol can elicit different emotions: survey

Do you feel relaxed when you enjoy a glass of red wine at the end of a long day? Do you notice a confidence boost after having a vodka martini or two …

Alcohol

Family Favorites: 10 Dinner Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

“My Favorite!” That’s what you’ll hear every time you whip up one of these tried-and-true recipes. From chicken pot pies to Sloppy Joes, these family favorites never get old.<p>1. Chicken Pot Pie<p>These easy (yes, I said easy) chicken pot pies are the ultimate comfort food. I use a rotisserie chicken …

Cooking

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you …

Vegan

Fall Cocktails

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. Whether …

Mardi Gras

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Survival Food 101: Hardtack

Pilot bread, ship’s biscuit, shipbiscuit, sea biscuit, sea bread , “dog biscuits”, “tooth dullers”, “sheet iron”, “worm castles” or “molar …

Christopher Columbus

This is how your brain physically changes when you consume whole turmeric

Turmeric is regarded as miraculous spice whose positive effects on the body are backed up by more than 600 health benefits. This is mostly due to its …

Michelin-Starred Chef Reveals A Surprising Secret To His Scrambled Eggs

Many food gurus have attempted to perfect scrambled eggs, some by adding ingredients and others by altering cooking times and methods. But instead of making things egg-stra complicated, this restaurateur’s hack simplifies them, with a beautiful result to boot.<p>Chef Daniel Patterson is promoting a …

Eggs

What Is MSG, Anyway? Here's Everything You Need To Know

MSG is one of the most notorious ingredients in the United States. The Japanese ingredient that’s commonly used in Chinese restaurants stateside, has been blamed for making people feel ill with symptoms ranging from headaches to asthma. (This reaction came to be known as Chinese Restaurant …

Food

Could Gut Health Affect Anxiety?

While the link between gut health and mental health has already been established, a new study sheds light on why exactly digestive health could be …

Mental Health

This Science Just In Says You Should Eat These 6 Foods More Often | Inc.com

It can be exhausting trying to keep up with all the new research coming out each week telling you what (or what not) to eat. To streamline the process of sifting the science, here's a roundup of some of the findings just from August alone that you may want to start incorporating into your</b> …

Holistic Medicine

Boxed Wine Stays Good Up To Six Times Longer Than Bottled Wine Once It's Opened

When it comes to making a decision between a bottle of wine or a box of wine (also known as bag-in-box, or BIB), many people opt for the bottle. Boxed wine has a reputation of being, let’s be honest, not that great. Memories of Franzia might be to blame.<p>Even though the boxed wine market has been on …

Boy Bait To Banana Bread: 8 To-Die-For Breakfast Cakes

Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! From blueberry coffee cake (aka boy bait) to marbled chocolate banana bread, these recipes will motivate you to jump out of bed and start your day.<p>1. Blueberry Coffee Cake (aka Boy Bait)<p>The recipe for this old-fashioned blueberry coffee cake traces back to a 1954 …

Dessert