Food Trends

Ask A Dietitian: What Are The Best Plant-Based Proteins?

Meat, fish, poultry, and eggs are high-quality foods containing all the essential amino acids required by the body and approximately 7 grams of protein per ounce. Because of this, these are the first foods many think of when choosing what meets their daily protein needs. BUT, there are some plant-based proteins that shouldn’t be overlooked. […]


So, What Exactly Is Tamari? We’ve Got Answers.

We use a lot of soy sauce in our home cooking, from highbrow Homemade Ramen to lowbrow Hot Dog Fried Rice. But soy sauce isn’t the only soy-based sauce we keep stocked in our cabinets. Tamari, a byproduct of miso, shares many qualities with soy sauce, but provides a distinct flavor and texture. More importantly, […]


What Is Madeira Wine and How Is It Used In Cooking?

Madeira, a robust and flavorful fortified wine, is famously long-lasting—but what else do you need to know about this Portoguese libation?      What Is Madeira?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Madeira is a Portuguese fortified wine. It’s made on the Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa.  Dry varieties are typically served before or between meals […]

Food Trends

What to Eat (And What Not to) For a Solid Slumber

Quick quiz: How many nights per week do you get less than 7 hours of sleep? If it’s the majority of your week, you aren’t alone. According to a study published in the Journal of Community Health, more than 3 in 10 Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep each night. The daily recommendation, […]

Everyday Meals

What Is a Michelada and How Do You Make One?

Though it’s not quite as pervasive as its more popular cousin, the Bloody Mary, the michelada has a lot to offer. Here’s what you need to know about the classic Mexican cocktail:  What Is a Michelada?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated A michelada is a type of cerveza preparada, or Mexican beer cocktail. All cerveza […]

Everyday Meals

What Is Carpaccio and How Do You Make It?

Here’s everything you need to know about carpaccio, a traditional Italian dish with a colorful history:  What Is Carpaccio?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Carpaccio is an Italian appetizer of thinly sliced raw meat drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. It’s traditionally made with beef, but can be made with fish (specifically salmon or […]