The Art of Brewing a Matcha Green Tea Latte

Editor’s note: Turn in your afternoon espresso for a home-brewed matcha green tea latte, with this easy recipe from Becky of Vintage Mixer. There is an art to the process, which Becky learned from one of her students, who shared the Japanese traditions around brewing matcha with her. Matcha is also a nutritional powerhouse, with tons of antioxidants and the ability to lower cholesterol and boost metabolism. --Jane ...more

No-Cook Vegan Dinner: Raw Pad Thai

Editor’s note: Summer produce is practically bursting from the bins at the farmers’ market these days. So much so that I ended up buying a ton of zucchini with no plan of what to make. Then I saw this vegan Raw Pad Thai recipe from Sarah at The Sweet Life, in which she swaps zucchini for rice noodles, by cutting it into noodle-size strips. A tangle of zucchini, shredded carrots, and bean sprouts are topped with a citrusy almond butter-coconut oil dressing to make a no-cook summer meal seem special. --Jane ...more

Summer Grilling: 10 Recipes That Will Turn Your Grill On

Editor’s note: Dust off your grills, with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend it’s officially grilling season. Shawn from I Wash, You Dry shares 10 of her go-to grilling recipes. Make a meal of it, with Thai Beef Skewers, Smoked Garden Turkey Burgers, and Cheesy Tin Foil Potato Packets. She even includes a bonus recipe for Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles. --Jane ...more

A Refreshing Dessert for Warm Days: Lemon Sorbet Cups

Editor’s note: The recipe for these Lemon Sorbet Cups doesn’t waste anything. The lemon peel is a readymade vessel for serving. Just cut off the top of the lemon, scoop out all the pulp, and juice it to make sorbet. Once the sorbet is frozen, it goes back into the peel. Even better? You can make this party-perfect dessert three days ahead of time. --Jane ...more

Make Your Own Mixed-Berry Granola Bars

Editor’s note: My son begs for granola bars like they’re candy. He’s so adamant in his “need” for them that I feel guilty every time I unwrap one of the store-bought snacks. Lisa from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish makes these Mixed-Berry Granola Bars from scratch for her husband. They’re full of healthful ingredients and easy to make too! --Jane ...more

Whole-Wheat Pancakes That Actually Taste Good

Editor’s note: Whole-wheat baked goods always seem like a good idea, until you take that first bite, which is usually a sorry leaden facsimile of the white-flour version. Well, Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas offers up a recipe for whole-wheat pancakes that are just as fluffy as the regular ones. Serve them with real maple syrup and a dollop of butter on top. --Jane ...more

Mother’s Day Brunch: 5 Complete Menu Ideas

Editor’s note: There’s still time to plan a delicious Mother’s Day brunch from the loved ones in your family. Robyn from Add a Pinch shares five complete menu ideas for every type of celebration, from a Southern feast to a quick-fix pancake breakfast. There’s even a gluten-free menu, which includes salmon eggs Benedict. --Jane ...more

Mother's Day Breakfast: Cheesy Ham and Spinach Egg Cups

Editor’s note: Eating a Mother’s Day breakfast in bed sounds like a good idea, until you spill your coffee or maple syrup all over the sheets. Anna from Garnish With Lemon offers a mess-free breakfast that’s practically splash-proof: Cheesy Ham and Spinach Egg Cups. And she says it’s so easy to prepare that even your little ones can help make it. --Jane ...more
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DIY Sushi Cone Rolls: The Best Portable Snack Ever?

Editor’s note: Just imagine, you’re halfway though a long mountain hike and you stop for a lunch break. Your friend pulls out a batch of these homemade sushi cone rolls. Who does that? Well, you can, if you follow this recipe from Nikki from Art & Lemons. Of course, she also makes the edamame hummus, and pickled asparagus and carrots are from scratch. I can't wait to make these for my family. --Jane ...more

Kid-Approved Cinnamuffin: So Tasty They Won't Know It's Healthy

Editor’s note: Angelina baked this tempting cinnamuffin for her son, Max, who declared it “just like a Cinnabon!” We’re guessing Max didn’t realize that it’s made from wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, whole-wheat flour, and applesauce. A glaze made from powdered sugar and maple syrup sweetens it up and makes it pretty looking too. --Jane ...more