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EatingWell Blogs (Page 1)

March 6, 2017 - 9:28am

St. Patricks's Day is right around the corner and in addition to leprechauns, all things green and Irish soda bread, this means Shamrock Shakes are back. McDonald's releases these shakes around the holiday each year but only for a limited time and they've got quite a following. Maybe it's because they're not available all year, or maybe there's something about the minty "Shamrock Shake syrup" that drives people wild. But don't let that green color fool you, these shakes are nowhere near green-smoothie status when it comes to nutrition.

If you're looking to get your Shamrock Shake fix but want to avoid the drive-thru, our new...

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March 3, 2017 - 9:38am

Dishwasher

Even though your dishwasher's job is to clean, it too needs a once-over periodically. Over time, food residues gunk up the drain and spray arms. The clogs reduce the amount of water circulating during the wash and rinse cycles and dishes can end up with a film of baked-on food and soap. Plus, if you have unfiltered well water, mineral deposits build up and further reduce water flow. Here's how to keep your dishwasher—and dishes—sparkling.

Related: 15 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Kitchen

1. Clean the drain: Locate the drain on...

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March 3, 2017 - 9:21am

Everyone loves to refer to their recipes as "simple." Simple is fun, simple is promising, simple is sexy. Simple is the word I most want whispered in my ear when I'm feeling overwhelmed and yes I've been married for almost 20 years and have two school-age kids, why do you ask?

Well, there are rules about calling your recipe simple and you should definitely follow them and not waste even two minutes wondering who I am or what makes me qualified to come up with these rules. In my experience, questioning leads to answers and/or existential sadness.

Related: Genius One-Pot Pastas...

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February 27, 2017 - 9:39am

Wall Planter (Williams Sonoma)

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.

Related: Why You Should Grow Your Own Herbs

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...

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February 27, 2017 - 9:22am

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...

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