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7 Practical Tips For Eating Cleaner And Smarter Through A Plant-Based Diet

Expert tips on making the lifestyle change
Jan 14, 2014 2:00 pm

Here's a simple fact: fruits and vegetables are awesome for you. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, they're vital in keeping all of our bits and parts functioning and fit. What's not so easy? Integrating more plant-based foods — and less animal-based food, while we’re at it — into our daily eating, so it becomes a lasting lifestyle change. Here are 7 practical, easy-to-follow tips on eating cleaner and smarter.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Pomegranates

There's so much history behind the fruit
Dec 11, 2013 10:00 am

The healthiest thing you'll eat in December has a mythical past, Ayurvedic healing capabilities and antioxidants for days. In season through January, pomegranates are one of the more delicious ways to fight off holiday excess. Get tart with these 11 pomegranate truths.

8 Of Your Most Burning Food Questions Answered By Experts. Us!

Matcha, tartar, peeling eggs, sending back beer
Oct 29, 2013 1:00 pm

You've mangled a dozen hard-boiled eggs into shell-riddled messes, gone out for brown sugar even though you didn't have to, and insulted the dickens out of bartender, much to his or her displeasure. Don't worry, we're here to help. No longer do you have to pretend like you know what tomato paste is (no, it doesn't count as a daily serving of vegetables), because we've got all your knowledge in one convenient roundup. 

5 Types Of Salt Every Cook Needs To Know

Mastering the element, one flake at a time
Oct 1, 2013 9:00 am

Like jazz, or the collected works of Ernest Hemingway, salt is one of those seemingly straightforward topics that become increasingly complex the more you get into it. Relax. We did the research, polled the experts and put together this user’s guide to the wide world of salt. Get ready to get elemental.

10 Of Your Most Burning Food Questions Answered By Experts. Us!

Deglazing, gelato, burrito-rolling, cheese vs. fish
Aug 25, 2013 2:00 pm

You've cheesed-up your Italian seafood pasta dish, busted a seam in an overstuffed burrito  and sunk your teeth into a plantain instead of a banana, much to your displeasure. Don't worry, we're here to help. No longer do you have to pretend like you know what fennel is (it is a vegetable), we've got all your knowledge in one convenient roundup. Got a burning food question? Let us answer it. 

How To Sample Responsibly At Smorgasburg And Greenmarkets

Don't be that guy at the market this weekend
Aug 23, 2013 10:00 am

Brooklyn’s summer weekend market Smorgasburg, stocked with over 80 stands from NYC's best restaurants and brands, is a paradise for those of us easily seduced by the sample. The key is to keep your cool, and don’t leave your friendly vendors with a bad taste in their mouths. Here’s some advice from the guys (and gals) giving out the grub on how to sample responsibly.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Quinoa

It's trendy. And healthy. And protein-y. What else?
Aug 20, 2013 10:00 am

Let’s start with what we do know. Quinoa is a versatile, protein-filled superfood. While similar staples like bulgur and barley tend to be relegated to health food aisles and your hippie aunt’s vegetarian casserole, quinoa is a crowd-pleaser with enormous global appeal. But what might you not know? The truth about quinoa, after the jump.

What The Hell To Do With A Whole Fish

Don't just stare at it (as it stares back at you)
Aug 6, 2013 10:00 am

There you are, standing before the fishmonger as he and several pairs of fish eyes ogle you. Yes, it would be easier to just get a neat, pre-filleted piece of flesh, one without a face and a tail. But you’re feeling adventurous. This is the day you man up to the whole fish. So, you casually point out your specimen as your monger nods his approval. Now what?

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