As I write this, it strikes me how much today is very much a tea kind of day. It’s Monday. It’s pouring and the wind is blowing every which way. It’s mid-afternoon, and I have barely put a dent in my to-do list. But there is always time for tea. And so I stop, and make tea — in order to better write about how to make a perfect cup of tea.
Chances are, this Thanksgiving is going to look at little different from Thanksgivings past — so why should your sides be the same old sides, swimming in some combination of sugar and butter… or both?Here are 10 clean and delicious sides to get you inspired, from cornbread stuffing that’s gluten-free and vegan to slow cooker Brussel sprouts and cauliflower-sweet potato mash. Yes, please!
A really good soup is akin to lying in bed with a weighted blanket or putting on a pair of your favorite sweatpants after a really hard day; it’s comfort in food form. It feeds your belly and your soul. So grab your biggest — no bigger! — spoon and dig in.
Farmer’s market trips are a favorite activity in my family and friends, but they are a vital way to get the freshest, most nutrient rich produce and support your local agriculture to boot. Both nutritionists and restaurant chefs alike can be found picking at farmer’s markets.
Move over, beef, pork, and chicken. Plant-based meats — ones that mimic real meat but are made with legumes, grains, nuts, fruits, or veggies — have arrived. This March, with Covid-19 shutdowns sending us to our own stoves to cook, plant-based meats sales skyrocketed 148 percent, far exceeding sales of animal products.
If you instantly turn your nose up when you hear the word “sardines”, listen up: You really oughta give them a chance. Here’s why: They’re ridiculously nutritious — packed with protein, healthy fat, and good things like calcium, iron, vitamin B-12, and vitamin D. Perhaps even more importantly — they’re delicious.