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Bring chickpeas to work for a healthy, tasty lunch

Chickpeas are the most lunch box-friendly of the legumes. Unlike most beans (where it’s preferable to use the dried variety, soaking them overnight and then simmering until tender), canned chickpeas hold their form beautifully. Look for them in water, not brine and, when you’ve found your favourite …

Food

15 Delish Salsa Recipes to Celebrate National Salsa Month

You may have been under the impression that National Salsa Month is every month, but it is actually in May. Maybe it’s got a little something to do with Cinco de Mayo? ;) No doubt at this stage in the game you’ve got your drinks and decor on lockdown for the holiday, so let’s get some food inspo …

Cooking

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Healthy Eating

Still Stuck for Gift Ideas?! 45 Edible Gifts to Whip Up for Everyone on Your List

It’s hard to believe we’re already a few days away from Xmas. (Seriously, where did 2014 go?) With tree decorating, holiday parties and Christmas decor DIYs, it’s a miracle we can even tie our shoes. If you’re still struggling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones, we’re here to help. We’ve …

Dessert

Parents, grab these healthy make-ahead breakfast recipes: Blueberry bars, overnight oatmeal

Is your morning time in the kitchen in the limited? Tired of serving your family cold cereal or Pop-Tarts as you rush out of the house? Jenna Helwig, food editor at Parents magazine, has healthy breakfast ideas that are nutritious and can be made ahead. Get ready to sleep in and serve your family …

Breakfast

Kids will ask for seconds when you make their broccoli like this!

Cheesy Broccoli bites are a great way to get the amount of vitamin K and vitamin C that you need daily per cup. Broccoli is a super food! As a bonus, …

Food

How to make perfect edible Christmas gifts

My grandma Ptak, who lived in the heart of Illinois, would make no less than a dozen varieties of cookies every Christmas for giving out as gifts. Chocolate crinkles, plantation creams, peanut butter balls, Toll House chocolate chip cookies, kolackies, red and green anise candy, gingerbread men, …

20 Finger Lickin’ Good Chicken Tender Recipes to Make

Try as we might, from time to time, we find ourselves in a dinner time chicken rut. Sure, we’ve gone over countless anything-but-boring ways to prepare it, and we’ve used rotisserie chicken to it’s full potential. Nevertheless, we need more ideas of just what to do with that bird. These 20 …

Cooking

20 boozy Thanksgiving recipes for an extra helping of holiday cheer

A good Turkey Day is filled with plenty of food, family and lots of booze.<p>Many chefs know that alcohol can add a whole new level of flavor to a meal. …

Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe

Chicken isn't generally the go-to meat for fajitas (flavorful skirt steak is the deserving star usually), but this flavor-packed marinade made with cilantro, tart lime juice, brown sugar, cumin, and crushed red pepper makes it a worthy stand-in. Here, we thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and …

Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>Brown rice—higher in fiber and other nutrients than its white counterpart—is the perfect vehicle for this quick, protein-heavy lunch.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 cups cooked brown rice<p>1 teaspoon red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …

Breakfast

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Squirt Water Clock Smoke Gray

<b>Squirt</b> resembles a drop of water as it splats to the ground. Fitting…because this slick clock by the geniuses at <b>Bedol</b> is <b>powered by water!</b> Just fill Squirt with ordinary tap water and you’re set for <b>perfect timekeeping for six months or more</b> before you need to refresh.<p><b>Squirt</b> resembles a drop of water …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Glow in the Dark Jello Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>Glow in the dark Jello is an essential party trick that's part science project, part Halloween decor, part nifty excuse to knock</i> …

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup Recipe

<b>Note:</b> When puréeing your soup, you can use a food processor, blender, or hand blender. Regardless, make sure to wait until it's cooled a bit to prevent a messy explosion. I tend to divide my soups into halves or thirds to make sure it doesn't overwhelm the appliance.<p>Although the lemon juice may …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: prawn, green chilli and tomato curry

A fragrant tomato and prawn curry given a kick by green chilli.<p>The natural sweetness of the shallots and prawns in this dish are balanced by the sharp tomatoes and lime. Buy the best fresh tomatoes you can get your hands on and only use one of the green chillis if you want to keep it mild.<p><i>Serves 2</i><p>3 …

Tomatoes

5 Links to Read Before Throwing a Cocktail Party

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master a cooking technique. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Pour yourself a drink and toast to summer.</i><p>We never need an excuse to whip up a cocktail, but with fresh fruit and herbs abound, summer is an especially good …

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad

Cashew Chicken Chopped Salad with Chili Dusted Mango.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 12, 2013 73<p>In case you’re wondering, yes I’m still in love with all things …

Seven-Layer Soda Pop Rocks Cake

<i>Note</i>: We tested the cake in the Test Kitchen using Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake Mix and 9-inch cake pans.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 (16.25-ounce) boxes …

Manage to-dos with these four Android apps

With the popular Astrid app going away on August 5, many users will be scrambling to find a new way to track their tasks. Here are four of my favorite to-do list apps for Android.<p>For a long time, Astrid was considered a go-to task management app for Android users. But with its recent acquisition by …

Apps