EatingWell Blogs (Page 18)

March 7, 2016 - 9:48am

There's nothing more comforting than coming in from a cold day to a bowl of piping-hot soup. And this Slow-Cooker French Onion Soup recipe has become my go-to. Here's why.

My family has their favorites—Dad always wants chicken noodle soup with matzo balls and Mom prefers seafood-heavy cioppino—but since learning to make French onion soup in culinary school, I can't get enough of the cheesy-topped broth. It only requires a few staple ingredients, but every bite feels so luxurious.

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March 1, 2016 - 9:53am

Bitter foods have a bevy of health benefits. But if you've hated Brussels sprouts since you were a kid or the thought of kale makes you cringe, you're missing out on their nutrients. With some culinary craftiness and a little bit of perseverance, you can teach yourself to genuinely like the taste of bitter and get all the health benefits those foods have to offer. Try broccoli rabe, kale, grapefruit and more in these delicious recipes for bitter foods and implement these...

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February 24, 2016 - 9:47am

Is it OK to have some fries if you're trying to lose weight or eat cleaner? Turns out, your favorite indulgences are no longer off limits, even when you're trying to slim down or eat healthier. Adding a small portion of a splurge food to an otherwise healthy plate tricks your brain into thinking your healthy dish is just as decadent as a junky smorgasbord, revealed a recent study from the journal Management Science. It's called the "vice-virtue bundle." "Good taste brings about satisfaction, but so does knowing you made a wise choice," says lead author Kelly Haws, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University.

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February 24, 2016 - 9:01am

Last fall I went to Singapore for its first-ever 24-hour street-food tour. Yes, you read that correctly: several other food journalists and I were invited to ride a bus for 24 hours (without sleeping!) to taste 40 dishes at 33 restaurants and hawker centers all over the tiny island-nation.

Don't Miss: 20+ Amazing Asian Dishes You Can Make at Home

Singapore is considered by culinary adventurers to be the holy land of street food. People on this Southeast Asian island (which is only about half the size of Los Angeles) take food fanaticism to a new level as witnessed at hawker centers all over the country. These...

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February 23, 2016 - 7:04am

I learned everything I know about baking from my mother. When I was a little girl, I loved getting up super-early on weekend mornings and helping her in the kitchen. I would measure and mix the dry ingredients (my favorite part was making the well in the middle) while she whisked the eggs. I was still in elementary school when I baked my first banana bread. It was from an old edition of Joy of Cooking and it was pretty basic and it was fine, but other than bananas it was made with mostly not-so-healthy ingredients, such as refined flour and shortening, which don't really provide much nourishment.

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Baking—my baking—has come a long...

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