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3 Smoothie Recipes That Are Perfect for Fall

When you think "smoothie," does your mind automatically conjure up warm-weather fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and peaches? Us too. But just because summer's over doesn't mean you have to step away from the blender. In fact, many of your favorite fall flavors (think cranberries, pumpkin, and cinnamon) are ideal companions for an anytime-of-the-day smoothie. We've created some yummy (and healthy) new blends with decidedly autumnal flavors. Here, three delicious smoothie recipes that incorporate fall's bounty to try this season. Note: All of the smoothies below make 1 serving. To make, blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. Add water a
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The Instant Pot Hack That Can Get a Meal on the Table in 30 Minutes

In the service of summertime cooking shortcuts, I’ll do pretty much anything. I’ll buy pre-roasted, pre-sliced red peppers and dumplings. I’ll pick up rice from the Chinese restaurant across the street. Anything to keep from turning on one more burner or—oy—that stove. Opening cans is as much “cooking” as I want to do. But on hot days when a plate of raw produce and cheese doesn’t cut it, the Instant Pot has come in quite handy. It doesn’t emit much heat, and it cooks food fast. I’ve been making a lot of Indian food, and have reluctantly simmered rice on
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Are Oprah’s New Frozen Cauliflower Crust Pizzas Actually Healthy?

Oprah Winfrey’s line of packaged foods, O, That’s Good!, just dropped four varieties of frozen cauliflower crust pizza, which have 1/3 of the flour in the crust replaced with cauliflower puree. The pizzas are the latest additions to this packaged comfort food line launched by Kraft Heinz and Oprah last year, featuring tasty eats such as mashed potatoes and mac and cheese.  RELATED: 7 Fresh and Healthy Vegetable Pizza Recipes Cauliflower pizza crust has become a superstar food trend over the past few years, driven by consumers who are looking for gluten-free, low-carb, or vegan crust options when they order or pick up a slice or
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7 Easy Recipes That Will Make Anyone Obsessed With Eggplant

If you first encountered eggplant as a child and loathed it, your juvenile palate arguably needs an adult corrective. Mushy, with a purple skin, and likely folded into middling pasta salad or baked into an ill-advised casserole, it’s a food that can be done oh-so-wrong. But once you wrap your head around its potential—once you’ve tasted it fried so perfectly it’s silky, or roasted till velvety—you may not be able to get enough of it. As Raquel Pelzel writes in her excellent short cookbook Eggplant, “It’s the tofu of the produce aisle.” That’s how accommodating it is to various types
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5 Fresh Foods to Always Pick Up in the Produce Aisle

  The produce aisle can be a little overwhelming. You’ve got your super-fresh stuff, your local stuff, your organic stuff, your what-the-heck-is-that stuff. Maybe you have a baby in the cart, or a kid tugging on your hand to get to the cereal aisle as fast as humanly possible. Perhaps you have a short, tight list because you do most of your produce shopping at the farmer’s market or you’re in a CSA—a particularly smart move this time of year. Regardless of your supermarket strategy, there are five fresh foods I suggest you always pick up from this aisle. Nowadays,
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Does Noisy Eating and Loud Gum Chewing Drive You Crazy? You May Have Misophonia

If every loud crunch of cereal or hair-tingling slurp of soup makes you want to scream, you may have a real neurological condition — and you’re not alone. The technical term for the condition is misophonia, and it’s defined as a severe sensitivity to sounds like chewing, coughing, yawning and more. Some people have more extreme cases of misophonia than others, and find themselves completely distracted by the noises, to the point where they need cognitive behavioral therapy. While it was formally named as a condition in 2001, many skeptics still questioned whether misophonia was a real condition. But last
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Salads and Wraps Sold at Kroger and Trader Joe's May Have Been Contaminated By a Parasite

Salads and wraps sold at major grocery chains may have been contaminated by an infectious parasite, according to a public health alert. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) warned consumers on Monday to stay away from certain beef, pork and poultry salads and wraps sold at stores including Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Gordon Food Service and Walgreen’s. Romaine lettuce used in these products may have been tainted by Cyclospora, a parasite that can cause gastrointestinal illness, according to FSIS. The salads and wraps in question were produced by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods LLC between July 15 and
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Chicken Is the Number One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here's How to Stay Safe

More than 100,000 people were sickened by food-related illness outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, according to a new analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the food that made more people sick than any other? Chicken. It was confirmed as the cause of more than 3,000 (about 12%) of those cases. Pork and seeded vegetables came in second and third for number of illnesses caused, both with more than 2,500 cases or about 10% each. Fish and dairy caused more individual outbreaks than any other food groups, according to the analysis, but those outbreaks were
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Almond Milk in 28 States Recalled for Containing Actual Milk

  More than 145,000 half-gallons of the popular Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze nut milk, manufactured by HP Hood LLC, have been voluntarily recalled from 28 states because the product accidentally contains actual milk, according to a statement released by the manufacturer. Milk is considered an allergen, and needs to be listed on all products that contain it, as some people can have severe reactions. As of Thursday, one person has reported an allergic reaction, though no one has had to be hospitalized, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The affected milk alternative is found in the refrigerated section,
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Why You Should Be Eating More Frozen Fish–and What You Need to Know Before Buying It

Fish can be a pesky thing to buy. For some of us, it’s in regular rotation, going into the cart at the supermarket or farmer’s market once or twice a week. For others, concerns about not being able to cook it before it goes bad or its often hefty price tag preclude the purchase in the first place. That’s where frozen fish comes into play. A decade ago, the Washington Post asked, “Can Chefs Cozy Up to Frozen Fish?” The article noted its lower carbon footprint, often superior quality (to the fresh stuff that is air-shipped), and Americans’ reluctance to
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