Kick off the spring growing season with this living wall in your kitchen. Research shows that indoor plants may help brighten your mood, reduce stress and clean the air too. All you need is a sunny window.
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Tuck your favorite herbs, succulents or flowers into the 10 cubbies in the Chalkboard Wall Planter and label accordingly. An added bonus—watering is easy. Fill the irrigator on top with water and moisture trickles down slowly to keep your plants hydrated. (There's a...read full post »
EatingWell is launching an annual list of our top heroes: people who are making food in America better right now. We need your help to make this work! We want to know who you think deserves to be added to our list.
Why is EatingWell doing this? We're committed to shining a light on the most important food, sustainability and nutrition issues of the day. We help readers understand where their food comes from and its impact on the environment, family, health and community. Our list will recognize and celebrate the great work and change happening now.
We want to hear from you! Tell us who you think is an American food hero. We will judge all submissions, paying particular attention to accomplishments in the last year. The winners will be announced and profiled in the September/October issue of EatingWell (on...read full post »
We've all been there: you're digging through the fridge to find an ingredient for dinner and you stumble upon a yogurt you bought a few weeks ago. It was buried in the back and you forgot about it (oops!), so you check the expiration date. It was three days ago. What should you do? With more than 10 different types of date labels for food products—including sell by, best by, use by, expires by—it can be confusing. Do we take a whiff, nibble a small bite and hope for the best or just toss it? There are certainly times when throwing food away is necessary for safety reasons, but many other times we're wasting good food when we throw it away.
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You've heard of green tea, black tea and white tea. But a blue tea that changes color—naturally? Now that's something you've got to see.
The secret's in the tea leaves. While "blue tea" is also another name for oolong (an intermediary between green and black tea, that brews up orangey-red), the now-trending color-changing tea is made from the flower of the blue butterfly pea, a plant common to Southeast Asia. The sun-dried flowers can be used just as you would any other tea leaves. The...read full post »
It's happened. I've hopped onto the cauliflower-rice bandwagon. After seeing it all over the internet, I finally decided to see what the hype was about. So I grabbed a head of cauliflower and threw it into the food processor. Voila! I had a vegetable that looked just like white rice and it could not be easier to make!
I can't believe it took me so long to try this, because there are a lot of reasons to love cauliflower...read full post »