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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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Delicious Ways to Use Lemonade

By Value Guru, July 16, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Here’s a cool party trick: Invite lemonade and limeade to your next summer gathering for a delicious versatile addition. Sure you can simply serve them as-is but why stop there? Freeze, blend and muddle…get creative! Here are a few of my favorite unexpected ways to use lemonade and limeade during summer fun-days.

Easiest Lime Granita

Pool Party.

Cool down with icy treats like Easiest Lime Granita and Frozen Arnold Palmers (freeze our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Tea & Lemonade Blend in a...

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How to Host an Ice Cream Float Party

By Paige Schilt, July 15, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats

Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Floats

The other day, I was planning an after-summer-camp snack for my 11-year-old son and his best friend, and I realized that one of these boys does not eat peanut butter and the other one does not eat jelly.

Sigh. Kids these days. They have such well-developed dietary preferences and aversions. I’m glad they’re exercising their individuality, but their quirky palates...

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