The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush’s chocolate chip cookies since 2016. “They’re sweet and firm,” Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself. Following Bush's death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her “famous” chocolate chip cookies in her honor. “We’ve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush’s cookies since her passing,” Rodriguez said. The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend.
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Roasted Tomato and Artichoke Flatbread Pizza

While studying abroad in London, I had the good fortune of making new friends who happened to be vegetarians. While that may not seem all that unusual, I grew up in a small U.S. town and had never come across (much less been friends with) full-blown non-meat eaters before. What's more, my new friends introduced me to the wonderful world of artichokes. Before that I had barely known what an artichoke looked like, much less thought about putting it on a pizza. Isn’t that what pepperoni is for? Five years later, I’d more or less forgotten about the glory that
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Recipe of the Day: Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Many creamy dips are diet disasters, but this one uses as many low-fat ingredients as possible to keep the calorie count low (60 calories per serving), while maintaining a delicious and irresistible taste. We love artichoke hearts because they're high in fiber and full of antioxidants. The dip contains lima beans, which provide vitamin C, and spinach, which has vitamins A and K. (Just one ounce of spinach provides almost two times the recommended daily intake of vitamin K.) Our recipe makes 32 servings, so make this dip for a party, or scale down the ingredients to make it for a smaller group.
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3 Fast Ways to Power Up Your Salad

Hey, not all leafy concoctions are created equal. So we asked Lisa McDowell, RD, director of clinical nutrition at St. Joseph Mercy Health Systems in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for tips on how to get your crunch on. Kick things off… with 1 cup each of spinach and arugula. Both are nutrient-dense, McDowell says. “Spinach contains almost twice the amount of iron of most other greens and provides an essential source of nitric oxide to help dilate the arteries and deliver oxygen. Arugula, which is rich in cancer- fighting phytochemicals, helps prevent breast and ovarian cancers.” RELATED: 5 Biggest Salad Mistakes
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These Are the 10 Best Food Cities in the World, According to TripAdvisor

As food experiences become more important in travel, people are spending significant amounts of time researching what they'll be eating before booking vacations. To track this trend, TripAdvisor gathered information on the top food cities in the world—that is, the tourist destinations where local cuisine is the biggest draw. Rome took the number one spot, with another Italian city, Florence, coming in second. Third was Paris—quelle surprise—and Barcelona and New Orleans rounded out the top five. The list included each city's most-booked "food experience." In Rome, that was a food tour of the Prati district; in Florence, it was a
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Pro Tips for Meal Prep and Faster Weeknight Dinners From the Head Chef at Blue Apron

  Johnathan Adler spent 13 years cooking in restaurants—including eight at the beloved, now-shuttered Brooklyn eatery Franny’s—before he realized his life had to change a bit. As the father of a toddler daughter (who is now four, and has since been joined by a little brother), he needed a differently paced workday—one that didn’t end in the wee hours. Today Adler is the culinary director of Blue Apron, and he now spends his days thinking about home cooks, what they need to succeed, and how they can get food on the table quickly using the meal components he creates for
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Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Is Taking Over Instagram

The lighter alternative to traditional gnocchi is already going viral after an employee shared a photo of it. Just when you thought we'd seen cauliflower transformed into every possible carb, Trader Joe's has presented us with Cauliflower Gnocchi. We first caught wind of the product on Instagram, where a Trader Joe's employee in Houston shared a photo of the gnocchi, explaining it's been in stores for less than a week. The gnocchi uses cauliflower in place of potato and flour, making it a lightened-up, gluten-free alternative to traditional gnocchi. Cauliflower is packed with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, giving
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These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier 

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way. When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto beans, avocado, pepitas, and Monterey or Pepper jack cheese will always satisfy me, no matter how I combine them. Rolling them into a burrito is an obvious choice; however, I recently discovered a lighter, healthier method of preparation—and you only need five ingredients to make it. Twice-baked sweet potatoes combine everything you love about a vegetarian burrito—except instead of a jumbo-size tortilla
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Here Are the Symptoms of E. Coli—and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

You've probably heard about the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak that's taken hold across the country, whether you're a regular salad eater or not. Since mid-March, 53 people in 16 states have been infected with this bacteria, which has been traced back to contaminated romaine lettuce. So far, 31 people have been hospitalized. While no deaths have been reported, five people have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). RELATED: These 6 Dinner Salads Are Anything but Boring The CDC has issued an advisory about the outbreak, warning consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce unless they know for
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I Spent a Week at a Retreat for Women Who Struggle With Weight and Food—Here’s What the Experience Taught Me

On a sunny March morning in a small town in Vermont, four women of different shapes, sizes, and ages sit at a square table with bowls of whole-milk Greek yogurt, honey, fruit, nuts, and oatmeal in front of them. Hailey* appears slightly curled in on herself, her shoulders slumped. The 21-year-old engineering student from California easily the slimmest woman at the table, but has been body-shamed by her family since childhood, she says. “My dad started making me ride the exercise bike every morning before school when I was 6.” RELATED: 11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport—and 4 They Avoid Next
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