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    What we learned about making food at home in 2020

    Photo courtesy of E+ / mixetto This year, when so many restaurants were closed due to restrictions and some of us found extra time on our hands in lockdown, we dove headfirst into the kitchen.  Here are some of the things we learned this year about making (and keeping) food at home. Photo courtesy of iStock / AndreyGorulko How to extend the life of spices and herbs Fresh spices and herbs can make a huge difference in your cooking. But as spices age, the less potent their flavors become. Here’s how you can keep them fresh for longer. Read more: 

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    6 things to know before making the switch

    Many people are making changes to their diets to eat healthier or in a more environmentally friendly manner. They might choose to eat less meat, less sugar, or even adopt an entirely vegan diet. A growing number, however, are choosing a plant-based diet that focuses on foods that come from plants, but may still include animal products, such as meat or cheese. American biochemist Thomas Colin Campbell coined the term “plant-based” in the 1980s to better explain his research on diet and nutrition. The term surged in popularity in 2016 when Campbell’s book The China Study was reprinted and  

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    9 ‘Healthy’ Habits Making Weight Loss Harder

    So, you’ve been dieting and exercising like crazy, yet that pesky number on your scale still won’t go down. Even if you’re doing all the right things—choosing healthy snacks, cutting out sugar, slashing calories—you might be doing it all wrong. You may not realize it, but some everyday food and exercise habits could be seriously sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. We’ve identified some of the biggest culprits that you need to cut out ASAP to finally see those results you’ve been working so hard for. Read on, and for more on how to lose weight, you won’t want to miss  

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    This Unhealthy Snacking Habit Is Making You Gain Weight

    Maybe you already know that eating mindfully—paying close attention to the types and quantities of food you put in your body—is key to maintaining a healthy weight. But here’s the problem with mindless eating: it’s mindless. You may not even realize how much you’re doing it. A new study has found that multitasking on screens makes you way less aware of how much you’re eating. The study, conducted by researchers from Endicott College and Michigan State University, looked at how much participants snacked while they were looking at screens versus how much they said they snacked. Across the board,  

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    Ina Garten shares recipes for ‘micro Thanksgiving’ dishes she’s making

    Ina Garten shared recipes for side dishes on the menu at her “micro Thanksgiving” dinner this year.  “I’m doing the classics, but with a modern twist,” she wrote on Instagram. “Balancing dishes that are crunchy, creamy, savory, and sweet to go with my favorite (small!) roast turkey recipe.”  Garten revealed she’s skipping mashed potatoes and stuffing to make her potato fennel gratin and herb and apple bread pudding.  The “Barefoot Contessa” star will also be serving chipotle smashed sweet potatoes and haricots verts with hazelnuts and dill.  Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Though this year was unlike any we’ve  

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    Making A Tradition Your Own : Life Kit : NPR

    Recreating a family dish can be intimidating. It was for me! Coming from a Palestinian family, the dishes we make are complex and laborious. It also doesn’t help that my mom never wrote down any of her recipes. So if you’re like me and don’t have a recipe, or maybe you have a recipe with instructions that aren’t very clear — we have some tips for you. Noor Wazwaz, podcaster and host of this Life Kit episode, rolling grape leaves as a kid. Courtesy of Noor Wazwaz hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Noor Wazwaz Noor Wazwaz, podcaster and host  

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    WATCH NOW: Making a little bread | Food and Cooking

    Recipes Marie Davis and Erica Enniss can’t part with the secret recipe for their family bread, but they do have several others they can share. White Jello Fruit Christmas Salad 1 bar cream cheese 1 (20 oz. can) crushed pineapple 1 (20 oz. can) fruit cocktail, drained 2 cups mini white marshmallows 8 oz. extra creamy Cool Whip 2 (small boxes) lemon gelatin mix Make gelatin as directed on box. Refrigerate until it begins to cool and gel. Stir with a spoon to check consistency. Drain pineapple and save juice. Use part of the juice to cream the cheese. Stir  

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    No-Cook Cooking: Making this different Thanksgiving a good one | Food & Cooking

    Don’t like the idea of leftovers? Think of it as meal planning instead. If you’re on your own this year, possibly for the first time, roasting your own turkey is a great way to build some confidence in the kitchen and fill some freezer bags with lean protein to build nutritious meals around later. If you’re hoping to replicate your family’s traditional meal on your own for the first time, now’s the time to start mapping out which tasks can be done the day before, such as baking a cake or chopping celery and water chestnuts for stuffing. You get  

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    A Tiny New Publisher Is Making Food Books to Raise Money for Restaurants

    In line with the experience of many people this year, Melbourne-based freelance creative director Vaughan Mossop struggled to find jobs in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But eight months later, Mossop’s new micropublishing company, Somekind, isn’t just making a mark in Australia, where it’s raised upwards of $200,000 for the hospitality industry—it’s also taking its crowdfunded, community-focused food books to the United States. Despite his own work situation, Mossop worried for his friends in hospitality who still faced large overhead costs despite pandemic-related closures and restrictions. “I thought, well, what can I do to help?”  

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    Chef Merch on Making Beats for Belly and Cooking for Drake

    “We notorious,” goes the opening line in the Rascalz’ 1998 CanCon classic “Northern Touch.” Two decades later, that statement rings especially true for Canada. Whether it be the top of the Billboard charts or the sports world, the Great White North has found a new gear, producing more world-famous talent at a higher rate than ever. So we’re capturing a few of those rising stars before they go supernova. This is Northern Clutch. They say that music is love and that food is music for the soul. If both are true, then Chef Merch is one helluva man to  

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