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Ginger Coconut Milk Soup

The other day I posted a quick snapshot of my lunch on instagram (if you're there, I'm @heidijswanson). It was a soup I make quite often this time of …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

The Best Ever 25 Soups and Stews

<b>The Best Ever 25 Soups and Stews for Fall - There is something for everyone in this fabulous 'best of' collection!</b><br>I can not get enough soup, pumpkin, …

7 Shrimp and Grits Recipes to Make this Week - Chowhound

Once upon a time, shrimp and grits was an obscure, humble breakfast dish found mainly in home kitchens around Charleston, South Carolina. But in …

These Vegetarian Meatballs Are Made With Eggplant, And They're The Real Deal

By their name alone, meatballs subtly hint at their main ingredient -- meat. And yet, these vegetarian meatballs are made with no meat at all, and they pull off the good work that a good meatball does. Who woulda thunk? Check these out:<p>The secret is eggplant. Yes, marvelous eggplant gives these …

Peeling Butternut Squash Just Got Infinitely Easier, Thanks To Your Microwave

Butternut squash is one of the great joys of the fall, but peeling it is also one of the worst chores. The rock hard skin is basically impenetrable. Trying to slice through the squash and peel the skin off is so difficult, we're all too often tempted to just buy pre-cut squash at the store.<p>Pre-cut …

In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Personal Finance

How to Make the Most of Your Slow Cooker

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Your weeknights just got infinitely better.</i> <i>Stay tuned for our collection all about slow cooking on</i><p>Weeknights weren’t made for slow braises and roasts; …

Cooking

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

Recipe: Creamy Vegan Cashew Tomato Soup

In a blender (or using an immersion blender) blend the cashews and water until smooth. I find it helpful to do this in an 8-cup batter bowl, which …

Spices

Curried Cauliflower Soup

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p>I will confess right here that I used Curried Cauliflower Soup more as a recipe memo than a document faithfully followed, but I believe what we have here is a weeknight recipe …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

New York Times

African Chicken Peanut Stew

<i>Like peanut butter? Chicken? Then this African chicken peanut stew by Hank is for you. Perfect for chilly weather. ~Elise</i>Chicken, sweet potatoes and …

West Africa

Recipe: Cakey, Oaty Energy Bars Packed with Fruits & Seeds

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8"x8" baking pan with parchment paper.<p>In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the melted coconut oil, peanut …

Dessert

Make a Holiday Travel Care Package: 10 Foods To Send With Your Loved Ones

With the busiest travel days of the year upon us, consider seeing a loved one off with a travel care package. Whether flying or driving, a gifted …

Holiday Travel

Snack Recipe: Roasted Curried Chickpeas with Rosemary and Thyme

Dinner parties deserve snacks, too. And while dips and chips and veggie spreads are all fine and good, there's something quite wonderful about spicy …

Chickpeas