Half of cooking is based on technique and following directions, while the other half involves taste testing, and developing a discernment for holistic flavors and textures. In How to Taste, chef and author Becky Selengut takes a look at the foundations of a dish (salt, acid, sweet, fat, bitter, aromatics, and umami) and explores how […]
You may be familiar with the term probiotic, which means “for life” (pro = for and biotic = relating to life). Alas, fermented foods are alive. They not only preserve nutrients but break them down into more digestible forms. Fermented foods are rich in lactobacilli, the health-enhancing probiotics like those found in yogurt, which promote […]
Superfood. The term has become a regular part of our health dialogue without really having to overthink it much. Why? Because it sounds like what it means —food that is REALLY good for you. It seems like the term first hit the mainstream in 1990 with the introduction of SuperFoods: Nutrient-Dense Foods to Help Protect […]
Apple Cider Vinegar: You’ve probably heard of this cure-all, clean-all tonic before. You’ve most likely seen the golden elixir on the shelves at grocery stores, or you’ve stumbled upon a health and lifestyle website that raves about its many uses or you may have even learned about its medicinal properties from a friend. Over the […]
Whether it’s a miracle cream or trip to the dermatologist’s office, collagen-enhanced products and treatments have always promised to transform your skin from drab to fab like Kerry Washington, Issa Rae and Tracee Ellis Ross, owning the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards. Their flawless complexions are pretty epic. What some smart beauty execs […]
Like most Americans, I really love the taste of coffee. My stomach just can’t tolerate it. It also makes me hyper, unfocused, sweat, and it impacts my sleep DAYS after I slurp down a strong cup. While I may savor the initial flavor and ritual, I always pay for it later. So I’m constantly on […]
Remember when coconut water was hard to find? Now you can find it next to Gatorade at your local 7-11. Last summer it was infused water ... all my friends at work started carrying around mason jars of water filled with colorful slices of lemon, blueberries, and strawberries. This year, everybody's talking about two drinks: watermelon water and kava.
You've heard that chia seeds are good for you. Better than good for you, they're some kind of "super food" full of omega-3s, fiber, protein, antioxidants, and other vitality-boosting ingredients. But how do you eat these tiny seeds, by the spoonful? Here are has 20 ways to eat chia seeds - all as easy as adding salt and pepper to your favorite foods.