Did you know that superfoods don’t have to just be super healthy; if you play them right they can also be decadent, delicious and even (gasp) bad for you. More
What do you get when you combine avocado, cacao and dates? A lot of awesomeness, obviously.
Everyone loves avocados (especially our writer Samantha Escobar). In guacamole, on toast, sliced up next to some scrambled eggs—but have you ever had avocado in a dessert? The smooth, velvety texture of avocados make them awesome, if unexpected, ingredients in puddings, pies, and other sweet stuff. After all, avocados are actually fruits! Here are seven sweet avocado recipes.
Want to keep guacamole from turning brown? The good news is that it doesn’t require any weird additives or preservatives at all! Read on for a natural fix. More
As a result of my serious affinity for the most beautiful and delightful food in the world, I have encountered numerous recipes pertaining to avocado. And because Super Bowl Sunday is coming up in just a couple days, when Americans will eat 79 million pounds of avocados in 24 hours, I think right about now is a good time to share some fun, tasty ideas with you readers. More
You’re at a burger joint, trying to decide whether to pay the extra 75 cents it costs to add avocado. Do you do it? You should! Avocado benefits heart health & vascular function, and a new study found that adding fresh Hass avocado to burgers can reduce inflammation and narrowing of blood vessels after the meal. More
Putting eggs on top of meals has been a foodie trend for a couple of years now—but what about putting eggs in meals? Put a healthy, grown-up spin on your childhood favorite, fried egg-in-the-hole. These recipes that involved putting an egg in everything from avocados to tortillas are as delicious as they are cute. Because if you like it, then you shoulda put an egg in it. More
Late winter and early spring are high avocado season. If you’re like me, your go-to avocado recipes are guacamole, salad or avocado-toast; perhaps our avocado recipe repertoires could benefit from a little updating. Hence: These 6 recipes, which feature easy, healthy and refreshingly new ways to use the antioxidant-packed, anti-aging fruit. More
The season 5 premiere of Mad Men airs Sunday, and to get in the mood, I present you with a recipe from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars and Restaurants of Mad Men. Though “unofficial,” the cookbook is a lot of fun if you’re a fan, providing not just recipes but drawing links between a recipe, the episode in which it appeared and any larger social context. The avocado and crabmeat mimosa recipe is adapted from a recipe popularized by Jackie Kennedy. More
Only those eligible to join the AARP should worry about their fiber intake, right?
Au contraire. The average American gets less than half of the ADA’s recommended daily dose of fiber — 25-35 grams for women and 38 g for men. And a lack of dietary fiber is a major risk factor for gaining weight. Conversely, eating a high-fiber diet can help you drop pounds because of its ability to fill you up faster and to slow sugar absorption in your bloodstream after meals (fiber is one of the key nutrients emphasized in the DASH diet, recently ranked best overall diet by U.S. News & World Report). More
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Last night, I attempted a recipe adapted from a new popsicle cookbook (!) called Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexian Ice Pops, Shaved Ice and Aguas Frescas, by Fany Gerson. More
If you’ve been racking your brain over which low-calorie cocktail to sip in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, then: a) Lucky you; I wish my plans for tonight were that exciting, and b) Turn your thoughts to guacamole, a food far more worthy of May 5. I don’t blame you for looking forward to an unwinder after work, but guacamole is the hidden hero of this holiday: It’s tasty, won’t give you a hangover, and is full of healthy fats and minerals. (Don’t make that face; I said healthy fats.) More
We’re not big fans of dieting. But sometimes even just watching what you eat sucks. Nothing’s worse than the feeling you get when you want chocolate, but know you can’t have it. (Okay, the BP oil spill, earthquake in Haiti, … More