September is Organic Harvest Month, a widespread celebration of organic food, agriculture, and the bounty of the organic harvest. To gain some insight into what it means to choose organic, we spoke with Toby Amidor, an RD and nutrition expert who has teamed up with Kashi to spread the word about positive eating. Amidor helped us understand how choosing organic can not only make a difference on our plates, but also promote a more sustainable food system.
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We've cooked down some of our favorite tips from the Muir Glen Cooking School into this handy infographic. Here are some of our favorite fast and easy ways to put a can of tomatoes to good use.
Banish the afternoon blues with these simple smoothies. Using frozen fruit gives these drinks a frosty edge. Yoplait® Original flavors appeal to the whole family whether it's a classic strawberry yogurt for the kids or a blackberry pomegranate for a grown ups. Add chia seeds to the mix to get a boost of Omega-3s.
Coffee-mate is a long standing and beloved sidekick to the average cup of joe. Its wide variety of sweet, creamy flavors can spice up a simple coffee in so many different ways. Now, Coffee-mate is bringing new and exciting inspiration to the table with Limited Edition Coffee-mate bottles designed by HGTV star David Bromstad. He's taking over the design of two classic flavors: French Vanilla and Hazelnut and giving them makeovers. These bottles can be found exclusively at Target. We got to chat with David and ask him what inspired him for these delicious designs.
You don't need to turn on the oven to make these quick and easy no-bake yogurt cheesecake sandwiches. Kids will love coming home to a chocolate cherry cheesecake sammie while adults can get their key lime cheesecake fix without the guilt.
High-end ginjo and daiginjo sakes debuted on top NYC restaurant menus about 15 years ago. Since then, cocktail trends have come and gone, but this ancient and beloved Japanese beverage has tripled in popularity among American sippers. On September 18th, the best sakes in the world will come together with 14 of NYC's finest restaurants for an evening of good sake, good food and good friends.
When it's your turn to host book club, you want to spend your time deep in conversation—not holed up in the kitchen. But with just a little planning, it's easy to put together an impressive dinner and still enjoy your evening. To drink? French 75s are as festive as it gets, and great for a party; all you need is lemon, sugar, gin, and lots of bubbly (a high-quality but inexpensive bottle will do the trick). Set out a few bowls of olives and store-bought cheese straws and you've got all the makings of a good cocktail hour. Before your guests arrive, prep a make-ahead salad: find some great tomatoes, perhaps from the farmers' market; slice them...
Last month, we partnered with DiGiorno® to develop hacks for their DESIGN A PIZZA kits. Chicken, Green Peppers & Red Onions got a sweet and sour boost from garlic and balsamic mushrooms. Pepperoni and Sausage with Peppers & Onions took a trip to Tuscany with sundried tomatoes. Spinach, Tomato & Red Onion with Pepperoni got some greek flair from kalamata olives and goat cheese. And if that wasn't enough, all of the DESIGN A PIZZA Kits got together for a blowout mix and match pizza party. It all got us thinking: what great combinations did we miss? Let us know your favorite pizza hack or topping combination in the comments and you'll be entered to win a $500 American...
Nothing tastes more like fall than a pumpkin spice treat. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins make the perfect after school snack for the kiddos while grownups can get their pumpkin spice fix with this Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf.
All good things must come to an end, but on Quantum of the Seas meals finish on a high note with beautifully crafted desserts that rival the other culinary offerings onboard. Here are some of the best sweets on the ship, from creative confections to restyled favorites.
Over the last few weeks, BraveTart's Stella Parks has been showing us her favorite ways to use tart cherries. Whether they're frozen, dried, juiced or fresh, tart cherries are delicious and good for you, full of nutritious phytonutrients. Health benefits aside, tart cherries can bring a welcome punch to every meal, from breakfast to dinner to cocktail hour. We love these recipes so much, we thought we'd round them all up in one convenient place so that next time you're looking to spice up--or tart up--your kitchen repertoire, you'd know where to look.
Right around now, thoughts to turn to fall—whether we like it or not. With that transition comes a seasonal nostalgia for cozy, comforting flavors. That's where this five-ingredient, Crispin Cider-based caramel sauce comes in. A mix of hard cider simmers and reduces on the stovetop. Then, it's joined with brown sugar, a bit of corn syrup, a bit of vanilla and a dash of salt.
Make a fruit snack fun with these playful twists on nachos. Kids will gobble up pita chip "nachos" topped with Yoplait® Original Tropical Yogurt and berries, while grown ups can sub out the pita chips for pineapple "chips" for a healthy all-fruit snack.
Candles: check. Gorgeous bouquet of flowers: check. But what's on the menu? When cooking for your special someone, put together a tasteful and enticing dinner menu with minimal effort but maximum indulgence.
Having the girls over for a weekend dinner, or a long catch-up session, or a Bachelor marathon? (Hey, no judgement.) Have a dinner on-hand that's as simple as it is indulgent.
It's a lazy Sunday night, thunderstorms in the forecast, and your Netflix queue isn't going to watch itself, is it? So cook up a menu of everyday indulgences, without spending all night at the stove.
Take your sliced fruit snack to the next level with this dipping duo. Even the pickiest of kiddos will have a hard time resisting fresh peach and strawberry slices when paired with this light and bright lemon yogurt dipping sauce. And for a sophisticated twist on fruit dip, treat yourself to fresh figs and prosciutto with a raspberry balsamic sauce. This salty and sweet snack is easy to whip up and easier to polish off.
Corn is a simple, indisputable pleasure of summer. Here, it's the star of the show, simply grilled in the husk, shucked, cut off of the cob and mixed with juicy tomatoes, red onion and ribbons of fresh basil. It's all tossed in bracing, Dijon-spiked vinaigrette made from Crispin Cider.
Every one of the more than a dozen restaurants onboard Quantum of the Seas has its own personality and every meal is a new experience. With so many delicious opportunities, it's hard to narrow them down to a few favorites but here are some of the highlights onboard the ship, from authentic Italian porchetta to exotic spiced lobster.
Does cruise-ship drinking conjure up images of blended daiquiris and piña coladas? Time to leave those outdated notions behind. Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas extends its cutting-edge approach to dining to mixology, too. Each restaurant features a distinct, and defining, list of cocktails, from smart takes on the classics to wholly innovative libations. Here are five to know.