What does sustainability mean in terms of the food we eat? Top scientists share their viewpoints about how we can eat a diet that is healthier for our bodies and the planet.
Farmers' markets are much more than a source of fresh produce. They connect us to those who grow what we eat, reinforce community spirit, and shape our culture and relationship with the food we eat.
Phoenicia Specialty Foods, located in Houston, Texas, carries food products from 50+ countries. At the Westheimer location, fresh pita bread rolls off of a conveyer belt in the store.
Mug meals are the new, trendy thing for single servings in a hurry. Most can be done in under 5 minutes using just a good mug and your microwave!
Frozen foods are convenient and a lot of people enjoy meatloaf. Who makes the best meatloaf, though? I will evaluate the offerings from Boston Market, Hormel, Marie Callender's, Stouffers, Swanson, and Walmart.
Did you know that the stomach loves pickles because they provide you with very healthy bacteria? That's how people used to store food.
Eat Your Coffee makes healthy, caffeinated snack bites without a crash. In this article, I review the Mocha Mint and Chocolate Espresso flavors. Overall, I think this is a well-designed snack for those who are looking for a sugar-free energy boost, though I did think they were a bit bland.
You can feed your family & love the planet at the same time—without shopping specialty food stores or farmer's markets.
A light-hearted and irreverent look at the pirate's platter of fish sticks (fish fingers) and baked beans, and its associated health benefits. It's a favorite dish of big and little kids worldwide.
Tuna and salmon make up much of the seafood we eat, but they are ultimately inefficient and unsustainable in a world where more people need to get fed for a more affordable price.
If the thought of preparing a meal for a small gathering, your significant other, or even just yourself makes you break into a sweat, this article is for you.
Many foods are thrown away when consumers notice they have reached their expiration dates. However, some foods can be eaten long after the date listed on the label.
To ensure the quality and safety of food products, microbiological testing for pathogens and spoilage organisms is a mandatory part. In this article, I discussed three common methods.
Burgers, dogs, and ribs are what we usually throw on the grill. But how about octopus, pizza, or even a banana split? Check out these ideas and more!
This is my honest review of Misfits Market, an organic produce home-delivery service. I received their boxes every week for about six months.
Vanilla is a great flavor to add to baked goods, and it is a required ingredient for most cakes and cookies. Vanilla is always one of the last ingredients to add, and you may have wondered why. Here's the answer.
Fusion cooking is essentially a mixing of food cultures and cuisines. It is about taking the best of two or more culinary disciplines and combining them to hopefully find a delicious hybrid of the two. This article explores the concept in greater detail and includes a number of recipe ideas.
Whether you are looking for a quick snack, easy dinner or something simple for the holidays, frozen turkey dinners are a good bet. This article reviews some popular frozen TV dinners (please feel free to add any that I might have missed that you think are good).
Well, frozen food is not always healthy, but it certainly is convenient. Pizza is no exception. I've collected a sample of some of the more popular brands and rated them below.
Before the invention of oil thermometers, cooks figured out simple ways to check oil temperature for safe deep-frying. Now those secret tricks can be yours!
Scared of cooking? You aren’t alone. This is the story of what it took to get me into the kitchen and start cooking healthy food.
This article is all about how to make sure that both you and those around you have a pleasant experience while shopping and checking out at the grocery store.
Have you ever wondered what Queen Elizabeth likes to eat and drink? The Royal Warrant symbol featured on particular food and drink labels could offer us a clue.
With Gary's you can make your own Philly cheesesteak sandwich at home. Quick, easy, and delicious, it cooks up nicely and gives you restaurant-quality flavor.
In this article, I review Country Archer Beef Sticks. I think they taste pretty good, and I like the fact that they're so convenient. They're friendly to keto and paleo diets, too.
Do you want to reduce costs or stick to your budget but still eat healthily? Learn to prepare healthy meals even when grocery prices are rising!
Freezer cooking is a great way to save money on groceries, eat healthier and save time on meal preparation. This article includes ten tips to help you get started with freezer cooking.
Cooking is an exercise in creativity, but there is also a bit of science involved in combining ingredients with time and temperature. Understanding that science is the key to avoiding mishaps.
There are several prepackaged meal programs out there, and HelloFresh is one of them. They claim to offer good meals that are quick and easy aimed at the busy people who want to cook at home and avoid take-out, but is it all it claims to be? Is it worth the price?
Baking emergency? Don't panic. We got you. These five common baking mistakes are fixable. Here's how.
Azodicarbonamide is a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles to add elasticity. It's also used in breads sold in restaurants and grocery stores. Here's a list of breads without azodicarbonamide.
Here's a great recipe for cooking salmon or chicken in parchment paper. It turns a simple dinner into an elegant one.
Learn a few simple techniques to avoid wasting food. Whether you'd like to save money, help the environment, or make your provisions last during a political or health crisis, these tips will be very helpful.
Here are some tips for taking your baked goods on the road to your local farmer's market. Give it a try!
Ever had questions about food safety? Here are 8 things you need to know to make sure the food you prepare and eat is as safe as possible.
Do you want to make a healthy change to your diet? Look no further than Trader Joe’s, a grocery store chain that offers a variety of healthy treats for any occasion. In this article, I list five of the best products you can get from Trader Joe’s, all of which are cheap, easy, and fast to prepare.
I enjoy cooking at home, but sometimes I'm not in the mood to cook. In these situations, I often turn to Saffron Road frozen meals because they're healthy and delicious.
Assembled here for your enjoyment are some funny, odd, quirky, strange, and simply absurd State and local food laws that are STILL on the books in the United States.
Some people are spending as much as $90 for a bottle of “premium” water—but even the cheaper stuff isn’t really cheap.
Learn the basics of cooking with a sous vide precision cooker including tips and tricks and how to use a sous vide to cook a perfect steak every time.
This is a handy reference guide with all of the commonly used cooking measurement conversions. Included are conversions for both wet and dry ingredients and a helpful guide to measuring.
Making the most of leftover food not only saves you money, but it's also good for the environment. Here are 25 ways to use leftover food.
Are you a beginner cook, an every-day family cook, or a full-on Iron Chef? Here are some guidelines to help you stock your pantry for any level of cooking expertise.
Do you know how to peel a banana like a monkey, put out a kitchen fire, or cook corn on the cob in the microwave? Check out these helpful tips and hints!
Need to double or halve a recipe? No problem. Need to convert standard American measurements to metric? No problem again. Wrong size baking pan or missing an ingredient? Just keep this handy article handy!
With cuisines that once were foreign becoming mainstream, orange chicken can be found everywhere. Restaurants are expensive, and frozen food is becoming a desirable option. Crazy Cuizine offers Asian-style foods that can be prepared at home for a fraction of the price you would pay dining out.
What does it take to get a cooking job? What are the responsibilities of each cooking position? Is a culinary career the right answer for you? Find out here. Included is a general layout of a kitchen's hierarchy and a description of each job.
No, it wasn't how to execute the proper sous-vide techniques or all the ways to dice an onion. Here are the three life lessons I learned from being a line cook.
Mise en place (everything in place) is more than a fancy French cooking term. It's a method of organization that can help you in (and outside of) the kitchen.
The BBC reality cooking show “Master Chef” has circled the globe with numerous spinoffs, including "Celebrity" and "Junior" versions. But do you have what it takes to be a Master Chef?
Artificial and natural sweeteners are being used more and more frequently in food and drink to replace sugar, however, many people are unwittingly suffering health problems caused by sweeteners. Could you be one of the people being made sick by sweeteners?
HelloFresh is one of the bigger meal kit services on the market; they bring pre-portioned ingredients to you for you to make dinners. Read my review on the pricing and quality of HelloFresh to see if it's a good fit for you.
Are you making your own fresh coconut milk at home? Did you ever wonder what to do with all that left-over pulp? Here come 5 simple recipes so that pulp doesn't go to waste!
What are the most important foods to buy organic? What are the Dirty Dozen? Is it worth the money to buy organic foods? Let's take a look at these questions!
Crazy Cuizine offers a variety of products that promise restaurant-quality main dishes that you can prepare at home. How good are they really? Well, I will sample a few of their products: Teriyaki Chicken, Orange Chicken, and Pot Stickers.
Every year tons food items are recalled and 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is discarded. Is our food less safe than it was before, and if so, why? What’s going on?
If you've made the switch from soda to fruit-flavored water, good for you! Here are my ten favorite brands, from traditional varieties easy to find and a few more unusual ones.
Beef jerky is not only a delicious snack but it is healthy as well. Low in fat and sugars, it's a sure way to obtain your daily protein requirements. If your days are busy and you don't like to wash dishes, you may want to try this. It's convenient, and it tastes good, too.
This easy method is hands down the best way to warm corn tortillas. Learn why it's way better than using a microwave, too.
Find out where you can shop to purchase earth-friendly products, organic produce, and other healthy items. Here are the five best grocery stores that carry eco-friendly merchandise.
Red #40 is a hazardous artificial dye that should not be ingested. In this article, I explain how it's made, the side effects, and how to spot it on the food label.
Are you missing a baking or cooking ingredient? Don't run to the store, or give up, until you've read this article. Rescue your recipe with these amazing substitutions and tips.
The popularity of ultra high temperature (UHT) processed milk is growing worldwide. Microbial load, shelf life, and portability of this pasteurization method is compared to the more popular method.
Shipt is one of the top grocery delivery options across the U.S. Here's my honest review and tips for how to use Shipt.
Top 55 facts about Amazon Fresh and how Amazon's online grocery business and delivery service works. Includes Allrecipes.com partnership to deliver meal-kit ingredients to your home.
Considered to be comfort food, soup is often served as an appetizer although it can also be enjoyed on its own. Most of us don't have the time to cook soup from scratch, and that's where store-bought brands come in. Below I will review some of the more popular brands.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association says "It is estimated the economic adulteration and counterfeiting of global food and consumer products may cost the industry $10 to $15 billion a year . . . [leading to] adverse health effects and possibly even fatalities."
Sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, and umami—the fifth taste sensation. That meaty flavor occurs in many foods, even fruits and vegetables. Learn all about umami and how to use it in your cooking.
Globalization, immigration and technological improvements have caused our eating habits to change over the last 75 years. So much we now take for granted; it's hard to believe I was aged 6 before I ever saw a banana.
If meal planning seems too rigid for your lifestyle, this flexible method will help you save money, eat more healthful meals, and save time both at the grocery store and in the kitchen.
The World Health Organization has placed its seal of high disapproval on one of the world's most delicious foods.
Food poisoning is at best the most miserable 48 hours of your life, at worst life-threatening. Getting food poisoning is easy—preventing it is just as easy. Just follow these common-sense guidelines.
This article offers an in-depth look at five of the best culinary schools in North America and what each has to offer.
Gelatin is made from collagen in animal skin or bones. It forms a gel in water and is used in many foods as well as in other applications. Some concerns about its safety exist.
For some people, bacon is a staple when it comes to the breakfast meal. However, there are many questions when it comes to preparing it. Do you fry it, bake it, or cook it in the microwave? Then there's the issues of its greasiness. However, fully cooked bacon can eliminate some of these problems.
Which is the best store-bought frozen pizza? I decided to compare Red Baron, DiGiorno, Freschetta, Totino's, Tony's, Aldi, and Walmart. My results might surprise you!
You might have seen the viral videos going around about "meat glue." It's deceptive, it's nasty, and it's potentially deadly. Read on to learn more about why it's used, what it is, and the dangers that it poses.
Hasselback is not a pro quarterback (that’s Hasselbeck). It’s a cooking technique—slicing almost all-the-way through foods, creating thin layers that are then stuffed and baked. Let’s learn how it started and fun ways to use this technique in your kitchen.
Food poisoning from food contaminated at a restaurant can be a nightmare for public health officials and result in the end of business for even a large restaurant chain. Here are some of the most noteworthy cases of restaurant food poisoning over the last 40 years.
Pathogens, pesticides, cleaning methods, food preparation methods, and politics all affect whether a food is safe to eat.
How I simplified meal prep with a mail order food service called HelloFresh. Overall, they were wonderful, but let me give you some more details.
Hungry but don't want to cook? TV dinners seem bland? I've been there—until I found these 5 frozen dinners that are tasty, quick, easy, and healthy! You won't look at frozen food the same way again.
Do you worry about serving undercooked meat to your family? I've provided a handy guide for you to reference that covers roasting, broiling, stewing, simmering, and braising!
Cooking for just yourself is always a challenge; however, cooking for one can be both enjoyable and easy. This step-by-step guide walks you through each day. And there's only one day of prep!
Artificial chemicals are widespread in modern food, especially those that are mass-produced for convenience and a longer shelf-life. Which food chemicals are safe, and which are potentially harmful? This article explores chemicals that are commonly added to food in the modern age.
Pre-packaged fresh fruit and vegetables are considered to be convenient time-savers for many consumers and a profit-maker for supermarkets. Are they good or bad?
I was shocked at how much yellow dyes 5 and 6 was to be found in my pantry's food products. I was even more surprised to find it in my bathroom and even in products directly targeting children.