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Cooking & Baking

How to Properly Store Fruits and Veggies to Get the Most of Them

There’s a big difference between biting into a crisp apple versus a mealy, mushy one. Or creating a salad with bright, crisp lettuce versus the wilted, shriveled stuff. We want to eat the good produce: the fresh, vibrant-colored fruits and vegetables that taste like you’re doing good things for your body. Sure, we won’t knock anyone for stashing bags of peas or spinach in the freezer, but generally, buying fresh produce is tastier. It can be hard to keep produce around, especially if you aren’t cooking it immediately, so here are some tips and tricks for properly storing your produce to get the most out of it.

Cooking & Baking

Go Beyond Zucchini Noodles: 7 Vegetables & Fruits You Can Spiralize

Zucchini is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the world of spiralizing. It’s great as a spaghetti substitute, topped with tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, but there’s more you can do with the spiralizer – and we’re not just talking about sweet potato curly fries (although those are delicious, too). Spiralizing allows you to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meal in an unconventional, fun way.

Cooking & Baking

How to Meal Prep for a Week’s Worth of Lunches

As much as we love following recipes, when it comes to meal-prepping for the week ahead, it’s worth taking a different approach. Instead of preparing five different recipes for the five-day work week (how time-consuming!) or making a week’s worth of one dish (boooring!), prepare simple building blocks that both keep well in the fridge and mix and match well together.

Cooking & Baking

Forget to Make a Reservation? How to Cook an Impressive Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home

Going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day always sounds like a better idea than it actually is. There’s the scrambling for reservations, then there’s the insanely elevated expectations, and then there’s the prix-fixe menu you’ve got to enjoy elbow-to-elbow with throngs of other couples. It’s all a lot of pressure and a lot of money.

Cooking & Baking

How to Make Truffles with Only 3 Ingredients

Valentine’s Day and chocolate just go together—like spaghetti and meatballs or peanut butter and jelly—and it’s pretty much all we think about on February 14. This year, we’re taking matters into our own hands (literally) and making chocolate confections from scratch—it’s not as hard as you might think! Our friends at Valrhona, who know a thing or two about chocolate—they’ve been producing fine chocolate in a small French village since 1922—developed an easy, at-home chocolate truffle recipe for us (and you) to enjoy. And to help out, you can enter to win the chocolate and baking supplies here!