Food 

Rainbow Foods You Need to Have at Your Next Pride Celebration

It’s June and everything’s coming up rainbows. As you probably know, we’re in the midst of LGBT Pride month. It’s a time to celebrate, commemorate, and of course, eat and drink with the folks we love. As Shannon Boudreau of Lazy Gourmet—a Vancouver based catering company that has long been active in the LGBT community—says, “nothing gets everyone’s attention quite like the rainbow.” From delectably sweet to succulent and savory, there’s no shortage of rainbow-themed recipes for you to try this season. Whether you’re planning a blow-out Pride gathering, preparing…

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The Best Bourbons for the Kentucky Derby

There was a time that bourbon could only be called bourbon if it hailed from Bourbon County, Kentucky. Now, the term Bourbon has widened its reach to include selections from all over the United States so long as they adhere to the almighty rules of bourbon, primarily: that the mash bill is comprised of at least 51 percent corn, that certain barrel and bottle proofing guidelines are met, and that the resulting distillate is aged in charred new American oak. What’s the Difference?Bourbon vs WhiskeyThese major three bourbon laws ensure…

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Martha Stewart’s New Gardening Collection at Walmart Is Perfect for Spring

Martha Stewart isn’t just a pro in the kitchen, she’s also an expert when it comes to gardening and all things home-related. Luckily, the domestic goddess is sharing some beautiful gardening tools in her new Walmart collection that will help you nurture your own green thumb this spring. They’d also make great Mother’s Day gifts for moms who love Martha (and gardening, of course)! Mini Round Point Digging Shovel, $20 at Walmart Walmart The small design of this shovel makes it perfect for working in smaller gardens or above-ground flower…

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Our Picks for the Best Sur la Table Spring Sale Items

It only happens twice a year and chef boy-are-we-excited when it does! Sur la Table’s biannual cookware sale is on NOW and you’re not too late to score some hefty markdowns one of the best cookware sales in the category. Lasting just two days and ending tomorrow, the sale on kitchenware includes many of Sur la Table’s top-selling brands like All-Clad, Staub, Le Creuset, Mauviel and more.  Be it a jump start on holiday shopping, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, or to absolutely treat your own dang self, this elegant cookware is made…

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I Made Gluten-Free Pasta From Scratch and it Wasn’t a Complete Disaster

Though I was diagnosed with a wheat intolerance two years ago, I have never entertained the idea of making gluten-free pasta from scratch. As far as I was concerned, making fresh pasta with all-purpose flour and eggs at home sans pasta machine or food processor was hard enough and something only Sicilian grandmothers can make taste good. But making homemade pasta with GF flour? There’s no yeast to activate the flour’s gluten and congeal the dough, so I filed the task under “impossible things” mentally in my head. That is,…

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What Is the Difference Between Pots de Crème and Pudding?

Valentine’s Day is coming up and surprising your partner with a decadent, sweet treat is worth all the trouble of making it yourself. However, you may be pressed for time or ingredients. This is where a simple dessert will serve you well—like a pudding or pots de crème. While they’re both elegant, delicious, and have the ability to be tailored to specific tastes, pots de crème and pudding are actually very different in the dessert world. Although both are a type of custard, pudding is a poured custard while pots…

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How to Make the Best Keto Chili

The rampant popularity of the ketogenic diet shows no signs of abating any time soon, so you can find bulletproof coffee and keto fast food options when you’re out and about; still, it’s easiest to make your own keto-compliant food at home. There’s definitely a bit of a learning curve, but it’s not hard to make satisfying keto meals. Take chili, for example—the perfect centerpiece of a keto Super Bowl menu, or just the thing for a comforting weekend dinner. Follow a few simple guidelines and you can whip up…

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What Is the Difference Between Quinoa, Farro, and Wheat Berries?

Once upon a time, most people just cooked pasta or rice when it came to grains. Nowadays, the variety of starch-based side dishes has increased tenfold; couscous, freekeh, bulgur, and the like are now a ubiquitous sighting that line grocery store aisles and pop up just as frequently as pasta in recipes. This upsurge certainly can make it much more difficult to narrow down a side dish, especially when all those options look similar and are cooked the same way: in a small pot in boiling water. While deriving the…

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What Are Shelf-Stable Probiotics—and Are They Actually Beneficial?

Achieving a “healthy gut” has been the new wellness bar to reach ever since kombucha started making an appearance (on tap no less) at coffee houses across America. The thinking goes by gut experts (yes, they exist!) that nailing your microbiome is the key to achieving healthier digestion, a stronger immune system, and clearer skin. This is accomplished by incorporating probiotics into your diet, which can come in probiotic-packed foods—kombucha, kimchi, yogurt—and supplements. Probiotic-PackedFoods with the Most Probiotics and How to Make ThemFor the most part, probiotics, the living microorganisms…

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The Best Ways to Use Non-Dairy Milks That Don’t Involve Cereal

The reasons for avoiding or minimizing dairy in one’s diet are myriad and often personal. Subscribing to vegan-ish eating habits can have a positive impact on everything from your digestive system, to your weight, to the planet at large, to the person sitting behind you approximately one hour after breakfast. Or maybe it’s a simple matter of being tired of the graveyard of nearly empty milk cartons littering your fridge, when non-dairy milks generally have much longer life spans. And, as luck would have it, we live in a moment…

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