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Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

Here's the scenario: You have a bunch of vegetables and aren't sure what to do with them. You don't have the energy or brain space to make anything remotely complicated. This is what you do: Just roast them to hit that sweet spot. It's an easy method, and you'll get lightly browned, crispy-skinned vegetables with tender, honeyed flesh within. Here's why: READ MORE

How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

How Does Packaged Guacamole Stay Green?

In the same way sun exposure ages our skin, oxygen is the enemy of fruit that doesn't want to brown. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Tofu and Tempeh?

What’s the Difference Between Tofu and Tempeh?

It doesn't matter if you lust for a bloody burger once in a while. Soybeans can satisfy a different kind of craving when you need some protein, and you want it fast and cheap with no remorse. And two soybean products don't have to be mystery meat to you. Tofu is like the popular kid in school with many trendy outfits, and tempeh is the nuttier kid on the fringe who doesn't change for anyone. READ MORE

Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Does the Color of an Egg Yolk Indicate How Nutritious It Is?

Yolks can range from pale yellow to deep orange. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

What’s the Difference Between Cold-Brewed Coffee and Iced Coffee?

When it's too hot outside to swallow a steaming caffeinated beverage, much less hold it, you're more likely to choose a cold cup of java for your morning jolt or afternoon pick-me-up. You've seen this cold brew coffee trend the last several years. Yet cold brew coffee is almost twice the price as iced coffee at the local coffee shop.  You grapple with the conflicting values of thriftiness and coffee snobbery. What makes cold brew coffee so special anyway? READ MORE

Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

Should You Rinse Rice Before Cooking?

To rinse or not to rinse: There are so many opinions and types of rice, the answer is daunting. Here, we break it down for you. Because like the answers to life's most lofty questions, there is no easy single answer. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between AP Flour and All-Purpose Flour?

What’s the Difference Between AP Flour and All-Purpose Flour?

"Huh?" you think as you read the ingredient list in a new recipe. You know how to cook and you know how to read a recipe and follow directions. But occasionally, you can find a puzzling or unfamiliar ingredient. Sometimes it doesn't matter much. Other times, it's the difference between a cake that feels like a brick and a cake that's fluffy. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

What’s the Difference Between Ginger Ale and Ginger Beer?

Ginger ale and ginger beer are refreshing, summery beverages both on their own and mixed into cocktails. But while they may share a common flavor, you may have noticed that they aren’t quite exactly the same —ginger ale has a lighter, sweeter bounce to it while ginger beer is more moody and robust with a kick. If they’re both based around ginger, fizzy water, and something sweet, then what is it that sets them apart? READ MORE

Are Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?

Are Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?

It’s probably happened to you: you’re rummaging through the corner of your pantry when you come across a sack of potatoes with a few pointy sprouty things sticking out every which way. You vaguely remember hearing something about the sprouts being poisonous. Or was that an old wives’ tale? Do you toss ‘em or break out the peeler and masher? READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Types of Oatmeal?

What’s the Difference Between Types of Oatmeal?

Scottish or Irish, steel-cut or rolled, old-fashioned or instant? READ MORE