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Chinese New Year Cooking with Grandma Ruby

Chinese New Year Cooking with Grandma Ruby

Sound the rooster and whip out the wok: In 2017's Year of the Rooster, the Chinese New Year kicks off Jan. 28 with the Spring Festival, and the celebrations continue through Feb. 15, with the Lantern Festival. In our video below, Grandma Ruby Tom cooks traditional Chinese dishes at home in San Francisco with her grandkids Katherine, Marat, and Sean as they ring in the Chinese New Year together. READ MORE

Why We’re All About Eating Yogurt for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Why We’re All About Eating Yogurt for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

With foods like kombucha, kimchi, and miso leading the latest health trends, it can be easy to forget one of the most common sources of probiotics: good old-fashioned yogurt. READ MORE

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

In 2013, Alissandra "Ali" Maffucci watched her mom — who was exploring healthier cooking to ease her diabetes symptoms — transform zucchini into pale-green ribbons of pasta. As a woman with Italian-American roots and a love of pasta, Maffucci resisted her mom's zucchini noodles for awhile. (Pffft! Pasta schmasta!) But eventually she gave in and took a bite. And another. Then Maffucci wanted to spiralize too. And boy, did it change her life — influencing millions of future fans like us, with whom she shares her spiralizing techniques and tips. READ MORE

How to Ripen an Avocado

How to Ripen an Avocado

You feel like tacos tonight.  And your dinner won't be complete without some creamy avocado — in either beautifully green sliced moons or mashed into guacamole. Problem: When you zero-in on the avocados at your supermarket, they're green and rock-hard. By the time your avocado ripens, you'll have resorted to a taco shop to satisfy your craving. It could take up to six days for that avocado to turn soft and creamy inside. Six. Days. Oh, the agony. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Vinaigrette and Dressing?

What is the Difference Between Vinaigrette and Dressing?

Comparing vinaigrette to dressing is like comparing linguine to pasta. Vinaigrette is a type of dressing. You can tell you're drizzling the former because it has a lighter texture and more runny nature. The distinction isn't a matter of subjective mouthfeel though. Vinaigrettes possess a few clear, identifying components that set them apart from other, often creamier, dressings. READ MORE

Breakfast Ideas for Tailgating and the Super Bowl

Breakfast Ideas for Tailgating and the Super Bowl

Indulgent, shareable dishes can prepare you for the day drinking to come — whether you're planning your tailgating menu for an early game or want to get your grub on for the Super Bowl right after your morning buzzer kicks off the day. Diehard sports fans arriving onsite at sunrise or at your home before noon need a great breakfast, too. We selected these recipes with convenience in mind: They're grill-able, portable, or make-ahead. So this food will be win no matter how your team plays. READ MORE

How to Use a Crock-Pot

How to Use a Crock-Pot

A Crock-Pot takes up a lot of counter and cupboard space, but it's convenient and doesn't take a lot of headspace. This no-brainer is one of our favorite cooking methods when it gets chilly outside because it's ideal for comforting soups, stews, beans, and heavy, cheap cuts of meat that turn tender after receiving the low-and-slow cooking treatment. While it may not be rocket science, you can mess it up. So remember these tips and get simmering. READ MORE

How to Cook Cabbage

How to Cook Cabbage

Don't just boil cabbage and conjure that aroma of wet, dirty socks. Instead, roast, grill, steam, sauté, microwave, or do it raw. Here's how. First you have to prepare the cabbage to be cooked. READ MORE

Best Post-Workout Snacks and Meals

Best Post-Workout Snacks and Meals

Food may not be the first thing on your mind as your pounding heart slows down and you catch your breath after a tough gym session or long run. But you better start stuffing your face, if you want your body to benefit from that hard work you just put in. You need a post-workout snack within the 30 minutes after you finish your workout for two reasons: to replenish glycogen (energy) stores you just used and to give your body protein to repair existing muscle as well as build new muscle, says Nora Minno, a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer in New York City. READ MORE

What Is The Difference Between Fudge And Chocolate?

What Is The Difference Between Fudge And Chocolate?

Chocolate fudge is a favorite to give (and get!) this time of year, in part because of its rich, homemade flavor. But there’s some co... READ MORE