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How to Make Nightshades More Digestible

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nightshade vegetables and fruits are nutrient-dense foods, delivering important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn why these foods can be great for you — and how you can mitigate their effects if they bother you.
a variety of nightshades

How to Navigate Nightshade Foods

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Are nightshades bad for you? For most people, these foods are a healthy part of a varied diet. But for others, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes can be problematic.
recipes for grilled fruit and vegetables

Vegan Grill Recipes

By Robin Asbell
Backyard barbecues are for more than just burgers and dogs! Celebrate fresh summer produce with these plant-based BBQ recipes.
an assortment of easy grain bowls

4 Summer Veggie Grain Bowls

By Maddie Augustin
These grain-based salads are perfect for hot summer days.
heads of red and green cabbage

How to Buy, Store, and Use Cabbage

By Kaelyn Riley
This cruciferous veggie is endlessly versatile and a storage superstar. These tips can help you feel more confident using it in your kitchen.
a glass of cucumber mint infusion

5 Refreshing Drinks Perfect for Summer Sipping

By Molly Schelper
Add flavor and fun to your beverage rotation this season with these make-at-home options.
a woman shops at an open air fish market

How to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Fish offers a host of health benefits, but pollution, overfishing, and human-rights abuses have muddied the waters. Learn how to make more sustainable choices.
a person washing apples

8 Food Safety Myths

By Stephanie Soucheray
How cautious do we need to be in the kitchen? Our experts share tips for safe food handling, prep, and storage.
kids wearing chefs hats while cooking

How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
a father and daughter bake in the kitchen

5 Kid-Friendly Cooking Tools

By Experience Life Staff
Welcome kiddos into the kitchen with these tools, including scaled-down baking sheets and serrated safety knives.
purple eggplants

How to Buy, Store, and Use Eggplant

By Kaelyn Riley
Get inspired to use more of this nightshade in your home kitchen.
dips and veggies

6 Delicious Dips

By Robin Asbell
Dunk sliced raw veggies or your favorite crackers into one of these healthy dips. Bonus: We even have a dessert dip!
a bowl of dates

How to Buy, Store, and Use Dates

By Callie Fredrickson
Whether as a standalone snack or an ingredient in your next recipe, this sweet fruit deserves a place in your kitchen.
a cutting board, pitcher with wooden spoons and ceramic bowl on a kitchen counter

12 Tips to Create an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

By Camille Berry
Try these tips to cut back on food and plastic waste in your kitchen.
a table set with pea salad, roasted lamb and blackberry crumble

Spring Dinner Recipes

By Thomas McNamee
Seamus Mullen shares a spring menu made up of some of his fresh favorites.
a variety of teas in glass cups

How to Enjoy Tea

By Robert Hanson
Different cultures have various ways of enjoying this age-old beverage. Try one of these recipes to make teatime more delicious.
head so colorful cauliflower

How to Buy, Store, and Use Cauliflower

By Blessing Kasongoma
This popular cruciferous veggie is nutritious and endlessly versatile.
red, purple and white potatoes in a burlap sack

The Health Benefits of Eating Potatoes

By Elizabeth Millard
Long maligned by various healthy-eating plans, potatoes are back in favor — and more nutritious than you might think.
5 bowls of green soup

4 Weeknight Instant Pot Meals

By Michelle Tam
Mix up your meal routine with these Instant Pot recipes from best-selling author Michelle Tam’s latest cookbook.
a bottle of vanilla extract and vanilla beans

How to Buy, Store, and Use Vanilla Extract

By Kaelyn Riley
Savor the flavor of this ubiquitous baking ingredient with these helpful tips.
an array of pancakes on a table

The New Pancake Breakfast

By Robin Asbell
Reboot your pancakes with add-ins like mashed bananas, sweet potatoes, shredded carrots, protein powder, and more.
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