Celebrate Oktoberfest with Sausage

Cool weather, dark beer and hot sausage is all you need for a great Oktoberfest get together. While originally focused solely on beer, Oktoberfest now also celebrates one of the greatest foods ever created — sausage.

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Naturally Fermented Foods

With our reliance on pasteurized foods, we don’t consume many natural sources of probiotics. Add fermented foods (and healthy bacteria) to your plate.
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Heirloom Tomato Virtual Potluck

Heirloom Tomato Pesto Galette, Photo courtesy of Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a time to welcome a shift in the seasons while rejoicing in the New Year and reflecting on the year that has passed. Food is of utmost importance in Jewish tradition and is often used symbolically. Apples, honey and pomegranates symbolize a sweet and abundant New Year, while noodle kugel, brisket and stewed or roasted root vegetables with dried fruit (known as tzimmes) have become mainstays in many Jewish feasts.

Make sure to dip a slice of apple in honey, but plan on these picks for the rest of your Rosh Hashanah celebration.

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Good-For-You After School Snacks

After school snacks are an essential part of a school year routine, and we find that snack time is so much easier and more fun when our school-goers have had a hand in preparing the treats.

From selecting the perfect apple to choosing grains, nuts and dried fruit in the bulk aisle and using little hands to form snack cookies or flip on the blender – kids love to get in on the shopping and cooking action, too.

Choose smart mini meals and nourishing treats that are packed with fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats for a little boost until dinnertime.

Fast Food for Picky Preschoolers

I write about food for a living. I’ve vacationed in cities simply to indulge in the food. I may or may not have married my husband for his pancake recipe. So why is it so difficult to feed my preschooler nutritious meals without a suppertime standoff?

23 Ways With Ravishing Raspberries

Raspberry Nice CreamLately, I’ve been on a “nice cream” kick. Nice cream is a non-dairy version of an ice cream-like frozen treat you whip up in your blender. The flavor possibilities are endless.

Food52's How-to Guide to Lunch Success

Summer is ending and it’s time to get back into your routine. But there’s no need for lunches to be routine! Get inventive, make things from scratch and use what you have on hand.

Here are five tips for making a better packed lunch.

1. Sandwiches don’t have to be PB&J.

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Pears: The Perfect Partners

Whole Wheat German Pancake with PearsMy earliest memory of pears was the amazing pear orchard behind our house in northern California.

10 Ways to Beautify Your Summer Plate with Heirloom Tomatoes

Hazy summer days are winding to a close but the intriguing season of heirloom tomatoes is just ramping up.

Beloved for their intense flavors and natural beauty, heirloom tomatoes are classic varieties that have been preserved for generations.

Slice up a pile of sweet pink Brandywines and mild and tangy Evergreens or experiment with spunky yellow Sun Golds and rich, winey Cherokee Purples. You really can’t go wrong.

Savor the last moments of summer with the season’s most striking produce gems. Here are ten ways to beautify your plate.

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