Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes ...more

This Gazpacho Reminds Me of the Day I Discovered Spanish Food

The first time I ate gazpacho was one of these authentically untraditional (rather unusual and un-Spanish, too) experiences. It wasn't that the gazpacho tasted untraditional (or unusual or un-Spanish). But where I found it—and the spot where I sat ...more

Why I Became First a Vegetarian and Then a Vegan

When we came up with #DefiningMoments as one of our overarching themes for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, of course we staff members started thinking about, sharing, and asking one another about our own personal #DefiningMoments....more

5 Killer Treats to Make for Shark Week

Ain't no party like a Shark Week party, 'cause a Shark Week party don't stop … for seven whole days, and then you have to wait another year, so you better make these finned and toothy shark-inspired treats right now! Shark and Bitten Lifebuoy Cookies ...more
Laurend1985 Right? I think I could personally manage the popcorn and the Bugles :)more

Chickpea Salad Niçoise Is Such a Smart Meatless Twist on a Classic

I'm not sure if it's a result of the Meatless Mondaymovement, but one thing I'm noticing is more and more classic dishes being adapted into interesting meatless variations. In this Chickpea Salad Niçoise from Kitchen Treaty, Kare has done a beautiful meatless version of the classic French Salade Niçoise, which traditionally contains tuna. ...more

Blueberry Jam with Cinnamon

The Recipe: How to make a sweet, spicy, summery blueberry jam in 90 minutes. Blueberry Jam with Cinnamon is perfect for warm blueberry muffins (yum!) and especially the most-amazing Summer Corn Bread with Fresh Blueberries. The Conversation: Making jam is 10 percent effort and 90 percent timing ....more

Cauliflower Chilli - Spicy Finger Food

Cauliflower Chilli also known as Gobi Chilli is popular and spicy appetizer/finger food available in most Indian restaurants. I remember my childhood where this was the first item from the menu that we ordered along with tomato soup every time we visited restaurants....more

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Fresh summer okra, sliced and cooked with canned tomatoes (you could use fresh instead), bacon, onion, celery, and a few seasonings makes a delicious vegetable side dish for almost any meal. I look forward to eating okra each and every summer. Fried Okra is my absolute favorite way to eat it, but stewed okra with tomatoes is a great way to enjoy okra in a healthier form ....more

20 Slow Cooker Recipes to Beat the Heat + Giveaway

I like to try to use my slow cooker a lot during the summer because that means that I don’t have to turn my oven or stove on and heat up the house. ...more

Whole Wheat Sausage, Grape, and Ricotta Pizza

Sweet and salty always wins me over. ...more

Why I Became First a Vegetarian and Then a Vegan

When we came up with #DefiningMoments as one of our overarching themes for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us, of course we staff members started thinking about, sharing, and asking one another about our own personal #DefiningMoments....more

Italian Sausage and Potato Foil Dinner

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very good (nor a very ambitious) cook. Whenever I search for new recipes online, I always include the word “easy” in my search terms. Trust me, I would love to be a better cook. I’m sure I would be if I practiced at it. But I’m someone who prefers to seek out the recipes that allow me to stick a casserole dish in the oven or dump ingredients into a slow cooker with absolute minimal prep-work. That’s why I was so excited to make this dinner the other night! I recently discovered the concept of foil pack dinners and knew I had to give one a shot!...more

Stitch Fix July Review

Right after returning from vacation I had a new Stitch Fix box to welcome me back to real life. I’ll admit, it helped a bit in softening the post-vacation blues and was a fun surprise when it arrived at my door yesterday morning. Since I haven’t decided which items to keep and which to return, I was hoping you might be able to help me with this month’s box? ...more

The Power of Prevention

Benjamin Franklin once said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," yet just a few hundred years later the majority of Americans are not finding consistent, long-term success in lifestyle habits that promote the prevention of disease.This can be a bit confusing at first glance, since we have more preventative screenings, exams, and tools than ever before.  So why the discrepancy?  Why do we have more preventative screenings than any time in history and yet our nation as a whole is in the midst of a massive health crisis?...more

Chicken Watermelon Salad

I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July. I spent this year’s 4th floating down the Green River in Dutch John,...more