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We all have 'em: that thing we cook when we don't want to think about cooking; our favorite home-cooked dinner that's quick and easy, but a few steps above a bowl of cereal or peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich for dinner. When I was a kid, my mom hated cooking and my dad had very strict restrictions on what he wanted to eat. That meant we basically ate the same 7 dinners, in rotation, week after week. Sunday was always steak; Friday was always roast chicken. In ... Read More
As summer comes to a close, we’ve rounded up a few easy, delicious recipes that'll cool you down during the next few weeks of heat. As an added bonus, they're all vegan! The first recipe is for Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie (who is a master of easy and healthy desserts.) Her recipes make it easy to control how sweet you want the end result to be, and she even includes helpful instructions on what to do if you ... Read More
In a piece for xoJane.com, Lesley Kinzel argues that the outrage over blogs that promote anorexia – i.e. the efforts by Pinterest and Tumblr to take down “pro-ana” or “thinspiration” pages -- is actually making things worse. Shame, Kinzel points out, is a driving force behind eating disorders. So shaming anorexics by rushing at their blogs with flaming torches and scarlet “A”s may only encourage them to retreat further ... Read More
Raw food gets a bad rap. People think you have to have lots of complicated equipment to make it and that it takes days to prepare anything out of a dedicated raw food cookbook. But chef Amber Shea Crawley is helping change minds and delight palates with her new collection Practically Raw. In recipes cleverly designed with variations, substitutions, and even cooked options, Crawley frees the reader to play around with living cuisine at her own pace. Crawley’s ... Read More
Having friends over to watch the Olympics? You could bake boring ol’ chocolate chip cookies or do the classic vanilla ice cream in a mug…or you could completely knock your friends’ socks off with these adorable homemade lemon cupcakes! Complete with a crispy ice cream cone torch, tangy lemon butter icing, and red and orange shards of caramelized sugar to resemble the flame, these cupcakes couldn’t be any more appropriate for an Olympic ... Read More
  This recipe from the creative new title The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food From an Ordinary Dude by Brian L. Patton caught my eye because my CSA farm share this week was bursting with eggplant, bell peppers, and zucchinis and Patton’s Caponata incorporates all three in a luscious sauce. He recommends it as a topping for grilled seitan or pizza. I served it over quinoa and was in veggie heaven. Basically, anything you would ordinarily serve ... Read More
John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” That’s beautiful, but to me, life is more like what happens between thinking about what I will be eating next. And so, on that note, whether you’re killing time dreaming of what you’ll be eating on your lunch break or where you’ll be stopping for dinner on your way home, here is a list of items that look like scrumptious food to fuel your imaginations and ... Read More
Did you ever think you’d hear the terms “classy” and “jello shot” in the same sentence? The future is here! Yummy, alcohol-infused jello molds in twirly shapes, topped with fruit can change your college-style kegger into an upscale soirée. The atypical desserts are brought to us by blogger Casey Grim, who shares recipes on her site The Modern Gelatina. She uses vodka, gin, beer and more to make these excellent ... Read More
I have a love/hate relationship with baking, mostly because I often have to spend a ton of money to buy a million random ingredients just for the purpose of making one delicious thing, and then I'm left with random shit in my pantry and fridge--like half of a vanilla bean, heavy whipping cream, or the yolks of six eggs. Ever since making a sweet potato pie for one of my exes six months ago, I've had a gallon-sized bag of organic sugar sitting around and every time ... Read More
           I’ve always highly disputed model Kate Moss’ infamous quote, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” (especially if you could taste some of the food that comes out of my dad’s kitchen). But for those of you who want to literally feel the delectable-ness of cooking without the food-baby aftermath, an Etsy shop called Soapopotamus sells a line of handmade imitation food soaps that look so real, ... Read More
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