Jenny Hartin


Articles by Jenny Hartin

Chinese Food for the Soul

Hsiao-Ching Chou's Chinese Soul Food inspires the busiest of home cooks to make healthier versions of their favorite Chinese dishes. Start with her recipe for Baby Bok Choy with Chicken.

One of my most guilty pleasures is Chinese take-out. While others dream of chocolates and sweets, I sit at my desk thinking about lunch specials packed in those condensation gathering Styrofoam containers crammed with Sesame Chicken, sweet and sour dishes, and oodles of noodles. We all know that ordering takeout can be expensive, and not […]

The Spiralizer Isn’t Just for Zucchini

Discover fun new ways to bring all types of vegetables to the table. Start with this recipe for Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing from Inspiralized and Beyond.

The spiralizer isn’t just for churning out zucchini noodles anymore. In Ali Maffucci’s new book, Inspiralized & Beyond, she encourages cooks to be creative while adding vegetables to meals by spiralizing, chopping, ricing, and mashing as well. Ali is the voice behind the blog Inspiralized and has two additional cookbooks under her belt, Inspiralized and […]

Get More with Less in the Kitchen (and in Life)

Melissa Coleman, The Faux Martha, shares the benefits of having a kitchen that's pared down to the essentials.

We live in confusing times where excess is a marker of success—bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger closets, more possessions. Then there are lifestyle and spiritual gurus, at the other end of the spectrum, who preach that a life of simplicity is the way to true enlightenment. The latter is probably more realistic, but one shouldn’t […]

Bring Exciting Global Flavors to Your Vegetarian Table

Start with Cameron Stauch’s Green Papaya Salad from his debut cookbook, Vegetarian Viet Nam.

In the years Canadian chef, Cameron Stauch spent living and cooking in Vietnam, he mastered the country’s vegetarian cuisine by soaking up knowledge from the locals and learning centuries-old recipes that were devised by Mahayana Buddhist monks. The dishes in his debut cookbook, Vegetarian Viet Nam, utilize a full arsenal of herbs and sauces available […]

Is There Any Baked Dessert More Beautiful Than a Bundt Cake?

Jerrelle Guy doesn't seem to think so. The food writer enjoys looking at the "curves" of her vegan spin on the cake classic (Butter Pecan Bundt Cake) as much as she enjoys eating it. Try the recipe and judge for yourself.

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” This quote from beloved chef and author, Julia Child, is spot on. There are times when the comfort of a hot biscuit, a gooey melting cookie or a warm, thick slice of the potluck staple, Bundt cake, is a necessity. After all, what is a birthday or […]

Get a Healthy Vegan Dinner on the Table in Fifteen Minutes

Plus a recipe for Pita Pizzas from Katy Beskow's 15-Minute Vegan

There are very few tasks that can be accomplished in fifteen minutes. We could scan our Facebook feed for dinner inspiration, but that could lead us down a rabbit hole of GIFs, videos, and memes. The smart move would be to pull out Katy Beskow’s 15-Minute Vegan and make a delicious meal in the time […]

Vegan Meals That Deliver Sustained Energy, Nourishment, and Flavor

Plus an easy to whip up vegan taco recipe from author and wellness blogger Gena Hamshaw that will nourish and satisfy the entire family.

Balancing work, family and taking care of our own needs can be a treacherous juggling act. As a busy working mom, I look for recipes that will not only make me feel good about cooking them for my family but will also provide me with the fuel I need to meet the demands of a […]

Get a Taste of Nostalgia: “Grilled Cheese” and Tomato Soup

Bobby Flay offers up a deliciously healthy take on a comfort food classic from your childhood.

Bobby Flay’s latest cookbook shares 200 recipes that prove healthy food needn’t be bland or boring. This is the twelfth title to be penned by the restaurateur and Food Network personality and the first to focus on health. These are recipes he makes for himself to counter-balance life as a chef which can bring many […]

Recipe: Fruit Crisps with Nut Toppings

Make this crave-worthy recipe from The Sweet Spot, a dessert option for your next family gathering.

Admit it, no matter how healthy your lifestyle is, sometimes you just need dessert. Having a sugary treat at the end of a meal or with a warm cup of tea is one of life’s sweetest pleasures. Now you can indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your healthy eating habits. In The Sweet Spot, former […]

Recipe: Snow Pea and Pineapple Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

A simple and delicious go-to recipe for healthy eaters.

Do you feel as though you and your family aren’t eating enough vegetables? Well, Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson, co-creators of the successful style blog A Beautiful Mess, provide the ultimate stir-fry recipe for those of us looking to add more vegetables to our diet. From their new book, A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend, the sisters […]
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