Everyday Meals

Why I'm Not Handing Out Halloween Candy This Year

I have always loved Halloween. Wandering the streets with friends, dressed to shock or scare, bags brimming with wonderful treats. The rituals of sorting your haul at home, spreading the goods out over the floor and counting up the treasure, eleven mini Milky Ways, fourteen Three Musketeers… the little pile of annoying orange and black […]

Everyday Meals

13 Common Types of Beans—and How to Use Them

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Beans are one of the most perfect foods out there. They’re a cheap way to stock up on important nutrients, and since they’re packed with protein and fiber, they’re super filling. Whether you’re looking to add some variety to your diet, cut costs, or rely on […]

Everyday Meals

Rye Stuffing with Greens and Herbs

Active Time: 40 Mins Yield: 8 servings Try something new this Thanksgiving by putting together this vegetarian rye stuffing with greens and herbs. Follow the instructions for the perfect side dish. Ingredients 81 ounce whole-grain rye bread slices, cut into 3/4-in. pieces 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/2 cup thinly […]

Health & Diet

How to Help Your Kids Have a Healthy Relationship With Pets

Living with animals has plenty of benefits for children. Research suggests pet ownership may help soothe anxiety, loneliness, and depression in kids while encouraging responsibility and self-reliance. “The average kid can learn responsibility and empathy through pet ownership,” says Julia Albright, associate professor of veterinary behavior at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Everyday Meals

Carla Hall’s Chicken Pot Pie Has a Soulful, Satisfying Upgrade

Chicken Champions: All month long, Kitchn is battling off the four classic chicken recipes everyone needs this time of year: pot pie, soup, roast chicken, and showstopper chicken. (It’s our version of March Madness: Chicken Edition!) Here’s Carla Hall’s take on our battle: chicken pot pie. Tasked with testing beloved celebrity-penned pot pie recipes, I […]

Food Trends

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here's What Experts Say

Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which […]

Vegetarian

Crispy Shredded Hash Browns Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Video] Shredded hash browns are one of the easiest versions of breakfast potatoes to make at home. How to make hash browns crispy and golden brown, like they should be? This recipe relies on two key techniques: removing excess moisture, and cooking them briefly in the microwave first. Why […]

Vegetarian

Herb and butter bean salad with caper sultana dressing

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Serves:4 as a side Ingredients 200g can butter beans, drained and rinsed3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil100g Tenderstem broccoli, cut into 3cm pieces100g sugar snap peas1 echalion shallot, finely sliced2 tbsp nonpareille capers2 tbsp sultanas½ tbsp sherry vinegarlarge handful basil leaveslarge handful mint […]