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The $2 Ingredient That Will Make Your Chicken Taste So Much More Flavorful

"Of all the ingredients used in Italian cooking, none produces headier flavor than anchovies. … Chopped anchovy dissolving into the cooking juices of a roast divests itself of its explicit identity while it contributes to the meat’s depth of taste.” –Marcella Hazan, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking If your sole exposure to anchovies has been seeing their floppy bodies desecrating an “otherwise perfectly good” pizza, hold tight a sec: You haven’t been eating them at their best. (You wouldn’t eat raw garlic, right?) As the Queen of Italian Cookery goes on to explain, anchovies are most delightful when they are
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10 Snacks a Food Writer Packs for Day Hikes and Car Trips

Who hasn’t stood under a fast food awning, mouth agape, trying to pick out the burger, fried chicken, or salad option that will destroy her sense of health and well-being the least? There’s nothing wrong with fast fixes for hunger pangs, of course—you know your cravings best—but for me, this scenario happens too often on road trips. I am annoyed with no one more than myself when I am stuck with a flat, unsatisfying hamburger patty instead of something I made at home.    Although it’s fine to have a stash of fruit, protein bars, turkey sandwiches, and other classic
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Make Your Microwavable Meals Healthier And Lose Weight

Lets say you were creating the perfect diet. Youd want it to be (a) easy¬óno cooking salmon from scratch for lunch, please; (b) portable, with lots of on-the-fly options; and (c) yummy and filling enough that you could actually stick to it. Youve got it: this mix-and-match plan features all healthy, great-tasting packaged and fast foods. And it includes a few power mix-ins that help burn fat and fill you up so you stay the course. Pair the plan with our easy cardio suggestions, and youll shed 10 pounds this month.       Related links:   Eat What You
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Jennifer Garner Has Been Making This Chicken Recipe 'for Years': 'It's a Sure Thing'

Jennifer Garner‘s latest adventure in the kitchen features a recipe she’s come back to again and again. On Thursday, the actress and avid home cook shared one of her go-to soups from Martha Stewart. “I’ve been making this @marthastewart recipe for years—the roast lemon chicken alone is enough to make you sing!” she says. In the post, the 46-year-old shares step-by-step photos of the process, from seasoning and roasting the chicken to shredding it and  it adding to the broth. “You can dress it up (homemade stock) or make it in a hurry (broth from a box—don’t tell @inagarten!), whatever you do, this recipe
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10 Things I Learned From Culinary School That Every Home Cook Should Know

Whenever I tell someone I went to culinary school, the typical response is, “Cooking all day sounds like fun!” The truth is, yes it can be fun—but it can also be absolute hell. Unfortunately for me, the first few months of culinary school were the latter. On the first day of class, we made French Onion Soup. While cutting onions, I sliced my finger. To stop the bleeding, my chef instructor (we called him “Chef”) made me wear an electric blue latex finger cot. In culinary school, this was the equivalent of the dunce cap. At the end of class,
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5 Healthy Spring Greens Recipes From Around the Web

Last week was the official first day of spring, and our friends at Greatist are more than ready to say goodbye to winter. After many months of roasted veggies, even favorites like beets, winter squash, and sweet potatoes are starting to get a little tired. Revive your palate with some healthy recipes featuring unexpected spring greens like pea shoots, ramps, and dandelion greens. Not sure where to find these magical vegetables? Find a local farmer's market and chat with the farmers—they'll tell you when these goodies are in season and at their prime for cooking. Winnie Abramson / Healthy Green
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How to Choose the Healthiest Salad Greens

Jordan Shakeshaft/Greatist.com Headed to a hoppin' salad bar for lunch? Chances are there will be handfuls of fresh greens up for grabs, from romaine and iceberg to spinach and red leaf lettuce. But when it comes to choosing the healthiest salad base, which types of lettuce pack the biggest nutritional punch? Seeing green: The need-to-know Sorry sandwich lovers, but a few shreds of lettuce on a bun won't add up to the USDA's daily recommended intake (2-3 cups for most adults). Instead, a big, healthy salad is one of the smartest ways to go green. Coming in at under 10
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The Most Surprising High-Fiber Foods

Despite its popular association with trips to the restroom, fiber is no joke. The benefits of an efficient bowel aside, a high-fiber diet can also reduce the risk of stroke, hypertension, and heart disease. Unfortunately, fiber consumption is currently at an all-time low, with less than three percent of Americans meeting the recommended intake.   30 Superfood Recipes You've Never Tried Before Why Doctors Are Afraid to Discuss Your Weight With You This Wheel Turns Your Bicycle Into an Electric Bike Why Fiber? Fiber is something the body needs but never actually digests — in fact, it remains more or
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 What Is a Slimcado?

Even though we have made food our lives and we fancy ourselves pretty knowledgeable about all things healthy living, Cooking Light Nutrition Editor Sidney Fry and I were stumped when we ran across a “Slimcado” in the local Fresh Market a few weeks ago. We both desperately needed an avocado for our own dinner recipes, but the Hass avocados were rock hard. The Slimcados, however, felt just about perfect. At least we thought. But, as it turns out, that was about the only thing right with those avocados. The following text conversation actually did happen. And I actually did fish out the chunks
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How to Make 24 Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Oven at Once

If you find yourself needing to cook eggs for a crowd, one pot of boiling water just won’t do. It’s much easier and more convenient to make hard-boiled eggs in the oven when you need to make eggs in bulk. (Plus, you’ll want plenty of space on the stove to prepare bacon, pancakes, hash browns, and other essential breakfast foods.) You could probably argue that this muffin tin hack provides you with “baked” eggs instead of hard-boiled eggs. But truly, there’s little to no difference between stovetop eggs and baked eggs. Both cooking techniques work, but seriously think about it: When you’re cooking eggs for a crowd,
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