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May 18, 2017 - 9:26am

Move over, pineapple bowls, there's a new (healthy) stuffed shell taking over and we're just as obsessed as everyone else on social media. Coconut fruit bowls—aka halved coconuts filled with yummy smoothies, fruit or a combo of both—are sweeping Pinterest and why wouldn't they be? Coconuts are a classic summer staple (ingredient-wise), they make you feel like you're on vacation (always a good thing) and they're the gift that keeps on giving (you can scoop the flesh out with a spoon to nosh on once the filling is gone). While a coconut might seem a little scary to crack, there's actually an easy way to do it—watch a tutorial here—or you can always cheat and buy...

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May 11, 2017 - 9:13pm

Here's how I know I'm in the right place: The sun yawns across my back as I reach for another bouquet of aromatic mint, basil, rosemary, lavender. I bury my face in their leaves and buds. Scent envelops me, a suggestion of the soup, pesto, juice, body scrub to come. It's just the farmers' market, but it's magic—I'm in the epicenter of urban culinary potential, the birthing place of inspiration for my new book, Kale...

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May 11, 2017 - 9:24am

Mason Jar Salad

I'm always looking for healthy lunch ideas that I can make ahead and bring to work. I've gone through the sandwich phase, the soup phase and, of course, the not-so-healthy takeout phase. But lately, I've been on a new kick.

Related: 50 Cheap Healthy Lunch Ideas for Work

Enter the Mason Jar Salad. Mason jars are a choice vessel for layering colorful, nutritious veggies. You probably already have some hanging around in your kitchen. They're the...

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May 10, 2017 - 9:43am

Grilled Summer Vegetables

My no-fuss answer to cooking up the haul from the farmers' market: Toss vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until crisp-tender. Drizzle with vinaigrette made with minced shallot and plenty of fresh herbs. Pile leftovers on crusty baguette with melted fontina or fresh mozzarella for lunch the next day.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetables with Shallot-Herb Vinaigrette

If you've been an EatingWell fan for a while, you know this: we want you to be as excited about eating vegetables as we are! We want your picky husband or wife...

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May 5, 2017 - 9:52am

Figuring out what to give my mom for a Mother's Day gift used to be easy. When I lived close to her, I'd always cook up one of her favorites—black-and-white cookies, a roast chicken and risotto, homemade cheese crackers—then grab a card, arrange some flowers and call it a day. But ever since moving 800 miles from home, I find I need to do a little more planning. Since she loves to cook and eat as much as I do, here are a few of my favorite food-related gifts that I think any mom will enjoy.

Sheldon Ceramics Farmhouse Latte Mug, $48

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