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5 Recipes that Take Tzatziki To The Top

Tzatziki is a staple sold in most supermarkets and restaurants in Greece. It’s typically made by combining Greek yogurt, garlic, cucumbers, olive oil and dill, mint, or parsley. READ MORE

7 Healthy Banana Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts

Bananas are a gym rat’s best friend. They’re portable, versatile, and contain a great balance of potassium and energy for your workout. READ MORE

9 Fool-Proof Ways to Master the Lamb Chop

Sometimes all you want from a piece of meat is to plop it in a pan and be done with it. No fancy knife work or butchery—just a trip from the package to the plate with minimal effort. READ MORE

How Long Do Hard-Boiled Eggs Last?

Hard-boiled eggs last about a week if they are kept in their shells, and should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking, says the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. If they are peeled and then stored, they will stay fresh for only a few days in the fridge, says Hilary Shallo Thesmar, a spokesperson for the Egg Nutrition Center. READ MORE

Gyros and Tabouli: 6 Recipes for Great Middle Eastern Combos

There’s something about a gyro, with its rich, spiced meat, tangy tzatziki, and zesty onions, that calls out for something green, fresh, and tonic. For us, that means tabouli, the traditional salad of bulghur wheat and herbs, dressed with lemon, garlic, and a variable array of spices. Here are 6 recipes you can mix and match, to create a perfect Middle Eastern meal mashup. READ MORE

Chicken Fried Steak: 7 Takes on a Classic

A dish that reminds us of the Southern childhood we never had: an inexpensive cut of beef (usually a variable cut called “cube steak”) tenderized by pounding, which also gives it a hashy, scored surface texture. Breaded with flour and egg and shallow fried in a skillet, this is part one of chicken fried steak. The second part: a rich, simple cream gravy, which, at its most basic, is a flour and pan-dripping roux, thinned with milk and simmered. Here are 7 takes on tradition. READ MORE

13 Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

Eating healthy seems like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. It doesn’t have to mean swapping burgers for kale salads. Don’t believe us - just take a look at these 13 tips for living a healthier lifestyle. Incorporate a few into your weekly routine and before you know it, you’ll notice the eating healthy is about making smarter choices. READ MORE

Our Big, Non-Slimy Okra Recipe Roundup!

Okra is one of those vegetables you love or hate, and—we’d swear on a stack of our favorite cookbooks—any one of these 7 recipes will put you squarely in the love camp. From simple searing on a grill pan to more complex compound recipes, okra is subtly sweet and (when properly cooked) beautifully crisp-tender. READ MORE

Feta: The Great Cheese Debate

“What’s in a name?” This is the question journalist Philip Blenkinsop posed in an article he wrote for Reuters about the feta cheese dispute. READ MORE

Our 11 Favorite Recipes for Cooking Chicken Thighs

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like dark meat, and those who look great in bikinis. For the 95% of us, this list is for you.