Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is (still!) trending — and for good reason. It can be used in sautés, in cakes and cookies or even in place of butter on your toast. But if you’re only using coconut oil in the kitchen, you're missing out. It’s also an all-purpose beauty solution, a must-have for pets, and a total lifesaver at home. Here, absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about the tropical essential.

Get to Know Switchel

Tart and tangy drinks are trending — we’ve already seen the rise of shrubs, and now we’re ready to embrace the resurgence of a historic American drink: switchel.

Cooking with Coconut Oil

Summary: Curious about the ins, outs and whys of coconut oil? Find out why you might like cooking with coconut oil and discover some new recipes to try.

Suddenly Everywhere: Watermelon Pizza!

Avocado roses? All over our Insta feed. The sushi donut? We started it! Today we tackled the latest Instagram obsession: watermelon pizza. For those not obsessively refreshing their app, here's a quick primer on the food phenomenon: Triangle-shaped watermelon slices stand in for “crust” and “toppings” can range from sweet options like berries and chocolate to savory picks like prosciutto and arugula. We asked Food Editor Molly Siegler to come up with a few fun ways to try the trend just in time for National Watermelon Day:

Get to Know Nori

If you’re a sushi lover, you’re familiar with nori. But did you know there’s so many other ways to enjoy this mineral-rich seaweed? It’s so on-trend right now, and for good reason!

Get to Know Poke

If you’ve ever been to Hawaii, chances are you’ve enjoyed a poke bowl. Poke (pronounced pok-eh) is popular island fare thanks to its simple preparation and fresh taste. Luckily for those of us who don’t live on an island, poke is making its way across the country and is easy to make at home.

DIY: How to Make a Flower Crown

Weddings, baby showers, music festivals — flower crowns cap off any summer occasion. We asked New York City floral designer Christy Doramus for advice on how to DIY the popular accessory using fresh, seasonal blooms from Whole Foods Market.

Get to Know Freekeh

It seems like every day we’re hearing about a new — but actually old — grain. We’re all for rediscovery, so let’s learn about freekeh!

Discover New Favorites: Biodynamic Rice

For rice farmer Lance Benson, the secret to a great-tasting pot of rice is…soil. “If we can make the soil better, then the resulting crops are better,” he explains. “They produce a higher quality food.” Lance puts soil first on his 300-acre farm in Biggs, California, where he grows intensely flavorful Biodynamic Organic Short-Grain Brown Rice and Biodynamic Organic Sushi Rice for Lundberg Family Farms.
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Get to Know Moringa

What’s hot? Moringa! The moringa is a tree native to the southern Himalayas, and grown in places like India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Africa as a food source. In the U.S, this superfood is available as a powdered supplement or liquid shot and can be added to smoothies, salads and soups.

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