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Brussels Sprouts: One Delicious Vegetable

Every child in television history has made it a point to twist their faces in disgust and pinch their noses as their parents hand them a plate full of the dreaded and stinky brussels sprouts. For decades, the brussels sprout has endured a lot of negative press, but they are finally starting to make their way into public favor as celebrity and local chefs alike are creating some of the tastiest dishes starring this powerhouse veggie.

Making and Mastering Everyone’s Favorite Dip: Hummus!

It is unbelievable how one tasty but relatively unknown Middle Eastern staple food has made its way from relative obscurity into the hearts and onto the plates of people all around the world. Hummus can be found in upscale dining establishments, on healthy menus across the globe, and on school lunch plates where tiny hands joyfully dip fresh vegetables into this creamy, dreamy, and all-around delicious and incredibly versatile dip.

20 Things to Do With Overripe Bananas

Bananas are a favorite fruit in households around the world. They are self-contained in a neat little package, soft but firm, and can be used to sweeten up just about any dish they are added to. These versatile yellow tropical beauties (of which there are more than 500 varieties, by the way) are quite often happily consumed by children and adults alike, which makes them the ideal candidate to add to countless recipes that will put a smile on anyone’s face.

Make Your Next Grilled Cheese Sandwich a Masterpiece

One grilled cheese is just as good as any other grilled cheese, right? If you are of the belief that a grilled cheese is simply bread + cheese, and there’s not much room for improvement, think again. Now think again AGAIN.

Consider these two primary elements and just how much variety, cultural specialty, and abundance of each are out in the world. If your mind isn’t already boggling, it’s about to.


Eat Your Way to Glowing Summer Skin

Summer is almost here, and that means that soon everyone you know will be scrambling to make their summer look as perfect as possible. One of the most important areas that we focus on when it comes to our summer appearance is healthy, glowing skin. From bronzers that make our skin darker to sunblock lotions that protect our delicate skin from irreversible and dangerous sun damage, people put their skin through a lot of every year to make it look its best.

These 5 Foods Have Strange Side Effects

Eating delicious, nutritious food is one of the most enjoyable things that we do. When we sit at a table and share food, we share more than just the food items on our plates. Food is a powerful tool that we use in so many ways, from celebrating life’s events to brokering peace deals between nations.

Healthy Dessert Options for Every Night of the Week

There are few things sweeter than sinking your teeth into a rich, sugary dessert after a delicious dinner, but could you afford to indulge in one after every dinner? Not only does it cost you time to prepare desserts, but eating that much unhealthy butter, sugar, and fat is also costly to your health.

How to Veggie Burger Like a Pro

Meatless Mondays, Tofu Tuesdays, Salad Saturdays… however you choose to observe opting for meat-free food options a few days a week, one of the most delicious ways to indulge in this healthy food routine is to incorporate veggie burgers into your menu.

Eat the Rainbow: Why the Color of Your Food Matters

There’s a reason why the phrase “you eat with your eyes” exists. Does anything look more delicious than a beautiful plate full of fruits or vegetables in every color of the rainbow? When we see a plate loaded with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, purples, and greens, our mouths automatically begin to salivate because our bodies are craving color variation.

What is it about all that color that makes food healthy, or more importantly, why is it that eating a full rainbow of foods is important for our physical health? The answer lies in something called phytochemicals.

Food Trends for the New Year

It may seem like food doesn’t really change all that often, but truthfully, when you are on the professional side of cooking, you can see very distinct food trends come and go in the culinary world which trickle down to home food preparation.