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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, July 20, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!

BLT Pasta Salad
BLT Pasta Salad

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Your Cheat Sheet for Making Smart Food Choices

By Elizabeth Smith, July 20, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Smart ChoicesWith school bells in your family’s not-so-distant future comes an opportunity to evaluate the lunches you pack for the kids (and yourself) and the meals and snacks at home too. If you’re looking for the best and best-tasting foods, here are 10 tips for healthier food choices. Consider this your cheat sheet!

Top tips for healthier choices

  1. Choose meat, poultry and dairy products from animals not given added hormones or antibiotics. Read the label carefully, or choose organics.
  2. Fish around for safer, more sustainable seafood....
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5 Things You Never Thought to Do With Tomatoes

By The Editors at Food52.com, July 19, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by The Editors at Food52.com

Many of us find our heart-racing, drool-inducing, I-can't-wait-to-get-in-the-kitchen inspiration at the farmers market. But we rarely turn to our pantries for inspiration, and instead save the pantry-rummaging for nights that dinner feels like a burden. Either way — with a can of tomatoes or a couple pounds from the market — the kitchen can be a place of exploration: an easy path to a burden-free dinner, bursting with juicy, tomato goodness. We’re ramping up your typical recipes with five unusually delicious newcomers to the tomato game.

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Calling All Veggies, Front and Center!

By Jennifer Cheng, July 18, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng

Lentil and Vegetable SaladSeeing the vibrant summer eggplants, peppers, tomatoes and fresh ears of corn come into our stores sparks some instant kitchen inspiration. When I see something that’s both in season and on sale, I pounce and start brainstorming meals right away.

Some of my favorite vegetable-centric meals are influenced by Yotam Ottolenghi, whose approach toward vegetables has changed the way that I cook. Though I’m no longer a vegetarian, I’ve come to view meat as a treat, not as a necessity to fill out my meal....

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Get to Know: Nutritional Yeast

By Natalie Barbarese, July 17, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Natalie Barbarese

Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with nutritional yeast, a vegan cheese that packs a serious punch.

Unless you follow a vegan or dairy-free diet, you may not have heard of nutritional yeast; or if you’ve run across it at the grocery store you may have wondered what on earth it was! Nutritional yeast is actually a powerhouse of nutrients including lots of vitamins and minerals. Its name might strike you as strange, but it accurately describes this source of B-vitamins and folic acid.

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