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13 Ways To Eat Whole Grains For Dinner Tonight

Great grains! Quinoa, farro, wheat, teff and more.
Jan 16, 2015 11:00 am

Earlier this week we filed a story that detailed 9 important whole grains to know — and, ideally, cook with as much as possible. We're talking about grains like millet, buckwheat and teff. We figured after dropping all of that knowledge, we should tell you how to actually cook with it. We scoured our recipes database for 13 good ones. 

Does Freezing Yogurt Kill The Active Cultures?

Is your fro yo dead inside? What have we done!?
Jan 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Does Freezing Yogurt Kill The Active Cultures?

Yogurt! Healthy, right? Delicious, trendy, eaten for its nutritional benefits for thousands of years and now enjoyed frequently in its equally appealing frozen form. It's known that some foods, like fruits and vegetables, lose some of their vitamins when frozen. But is the same true for the beneficial probiotic bacteria (a.k.a. "active cultures")?

What The Heck Is Happening In The Crazy World Of Greek Yogurt?

Talking numbers, future of an early food fad
Jan 14, 2015 10:00 am

Spurred on by a cult-like following of people touting its health, taste and texture benefits, Greek yogurt went from being virtually unheard of to industry-dominating practically overnight in the U.S. Just how dominating? It went from accounting for less than 5% of the market in 2007 to about 50% in 2012. But have things tapered off in 2015? And what does the future hold? 

Get To Know 9 Important Whole Grains

Info on buckwheat, farro, millet and sorghum
Jan 14, 2015 9:00 am

If you pledge to eat more whole grains in 2015, consider it a long-term investment. Two recent studies link whole grains with longer life expectancies — and highlight their nutritional value over refined grains and carbohydrates like sugar. Fortunately, the granular world is vast. Here is a primer on some leading and lesser-known whole grains to keep you cooking for years to come.  

Chef's Salad With Kefir Ranch Recipe

Ready for the tangiest most awesome ranch, ever?
Jan 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Blogger-turned-cookbook author Cassie Johnston knows a thing or two about making healthy food choices without compromising flavor. Her trick: cooking uncomplicated, delicious food with emphasis on pumped-up nutrition. Her latest book stars the mighty trio of chia, quinoa and kale along with their superfood friends, like tangy, creamy kefir.

What Is Porridge? Porridge Is Everything.

Hot mush gets hip with amaranth, kimchi and more
Jan 13, 2015 10:00 am

It's the fairy tale food that almost got Goldilocks killed. But, what is porridge exactly? Is it just some fancy European word for common oatmeal? Or, is it something more? Chris Shott infiltrates the fashionably quaint Brooklyn Porridge Co. to find out.

A Well-Traveled Writer Wonders: Have I Stumbled Upon The Next Superfood?

Future "it" ingredients from Ethiopia, Peru, beyond
Jan 13, 2015 9:00 am

Most of us who eat and travel for a living taste a lot of unusual foods — if you could even call some of them that. Given my particular love for far-flung, out-of-the-way destinations, I run across many unheard-of edibles. From remote islands in Cambodia to the Peruvian Amazon to Papua New Guinea's highlands to the capitals of Ethiopia, Denmark and Israel, I thought I'd weigh in on some unlikely ingredients that caught my eye over the past year.

Can Coconut Sugar Really Save Us From Death By Delicious Dessert?

Chefs and experts weigh in on natural sweeteners
Jan 12, 2015 12:00 pm

Goaded by some fairly damning medical research and Jamie Oliver, backlash against processed sugar raises questions about right and wrong ways to indulge in the sweet stuff. Still, this is America. If we cannot gulp big, sweet relief from untaxed, fructose-heavy sodas, surely we will find other routes of reprieve. Here are a few front-runners in the sugar alternative game, and why you may want to keep an eye out for them. 

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