Ingredient IQ: Okra

Okra was introduced to North America by enslaved people brought over from West Africa in the 17th century. Ever since, it has…

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How to Kick Up Your Breakfast Bowl Game

Sweet or savory, hot or cold, a breakfast bowl is the busy cook’s best friend in the morning. Here are our top…

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In-Season Produce: Your Guide to Summer Vegetables and Fruits

Buy only the best when you shop for produce this summer. Read on for a rundown of all the fruits and vegetables…

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Ingredient IQ: Basil

The hot, sunny days of summer bring out the best in this aromatic herb. Here’s how to select, store, and prepare basil…

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The Whole Grain Flour Guide

Today’s supermarkets have baking aisles that are crammed with whole grain flour choices. The tasty, nutrient-dense options are all exciting—but they can…

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How to Make Vegan Sushi at Home

Sushi is easy to make at home, and it’s a super-healthy option for snacks and meals. Plus, you can get creative and…

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Fit After 40: Tips on Becoming Your Personal Best

Like many people do, as I approached my 40th birthday, I began to analyze where I stood with my health and fitness….

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Ingredient IQ: Lentils

If there’s one dried legume you should always have on hand, it’s no-soak, quick-cooking lentils. Read on to find out why. What…

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Ingredient IQ: Rhubarb

Editor’s Note: In January 2019, the Institute of Culinary Education launched the Natural Gourmet Center, a plant-centric and wellness-driven culinary arts program. We’ll be featuring…

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15 Ways to Use and Cook with Canned Beans

Beans are the ultimate convenience food: Inexpensive, shelf-stable, filling, and flavorful, they’re ready when you are to whip up easy meals in…

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How To Protect Your Health During a Pandemic

We are in a unique time, and it’s likely that many of you are feeling anxious, scared, and tired, seeking more predictability…

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Your Grocery Shortlist: Top-20 Quarantine Must-Haves

Heading to the grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic? First things first: There’s no need to hoard. If you’ve noticed empty shelves…

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