Breathe deep. Ease awaits you.
Breathe deep. Ease awaits you.
How many times have you thrown out uneaten food because it expired way too soon?
Don't these sound like what weekend mornings are made for?
There’s something about a linen apron that just speaks to my soul. I love the simple design of aprons, and every time I wear one I instantly feel better prepared to bake or craft. Aprons also happen to be one of my go-to gifts, and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, this would be the perfect gift to give.
Pair with a nice bottle of olive oil, or some DIY recipe cards, and you’re good to go!
On the verge of eating all the chocolate bunnies and Easter candies? …that’s just us? Ok, well, thankfully we have our friends at The Chalkboard keeping us on the healthy tasty train with their latest article. The below is an excellent reminder of why we should sandwich a salad in between all those sweets …
From romaine and chard to mustard and dandelion greens, forget the apple a day and stockpile these eight delicious leafy greens we can’t live without. Greens, greens, and more greens. Filled leaf to leaf with potent nutrients, leafy greens are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, essential omega 3s and chlorophyll. They are truly some of the most potent superfoods we can add to our diets!
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we begin to see the grocery store aisles fill with brightly colored candy and mass-produced chocolate. As if nothing says “I Love You” like a Kit Kat.
Some may shy away from the “Hallmark” holiday, but Valentine’s Day actually happens to be one of my favorites; sometimes we need a little reminder to celebrate our loved ones! There’s no law that says you have to purchase anything; it can still be meaningful and romantic regardless of the way you decide to celebrate.
Whether you’re a newlywed, dating, or a family with children, take the opportunity to create a family tradition… just spend a little extra time to make it special and unique.
Aren’t we all looking for ways to save money, save time, and eat healthier? That’s why we’re amped on this latest post from the Glitter Guide, walking you through what it looks like to (actually) meal plan and pack your week full of purposeful meals. Below Almila Kakinc shares her tips for batch cooking!
Coming home from work after a long day, many hear the calling of their bed more than the growling of their stomach. Often, it can seem too grueling of a task to cook a meal. I work until 7:00 p.m. and my commute back home takes an hour. Once I’m home, I want to be able to unwind at the dinner table and not think about what meal to make. So, I have become a whiz at structuring my time and grocery shopping routine to allow for making efficient meals that are readily available for me during work days.
Soy. There has never been a food item with such debate as there is with soy. Soy has been toted to be incredibly beneficial for heart health, hot flashes, preventing breast and prostate cancer, helping with weight loss and preventing osteoporosis. While at the same time, there have also been claims of increased risk of breast cancer and minimal help in heart health.
So, where does the truth lie?
Let’s take a look back. Not too far back, but to our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. There’s no doubt that life was different for them. We often say it was harder or more difficult. She was often a version of a woman similar to Mad Men‘s Betty Draper: A baby bouncing on her hip as she eagerly puts a roast in the oven before her husband, the bread winner, comes home from work. She couldn’t just order in a pizza or pick something up on her way home from her own office. Her role was to nurture and care for her family, while her man went out and earned the money.
For whatever reason, and we’ve heard many of them, women may have been told rather that than being a homemaker, a housewife, a stay-at-home mom and cook, or a strong, independent working woman, we should be flexible and proficient enough to be both. Despite new critiques that may suggest some form of weakness in a home-maker role, being strong and in control in the kitchen can make us feel like modern, empowered women.
Chai is synonymous with fall, in our opinion. Yet, while it may be the spice of the season, it can get pretty repetitive when its just on repeat in a mug.
That’s why we asked Amy Rothstein of Brooklyn-based Dona Chai (a current favorite around the office for its subtle, not-too-sweet flavor) to put together a complete morning-to-night menu using chai in some rather inventive ways. Below she’s sharing four unique ideas to get the most out of this delicious spice.
When The Chalkboard claims it has discovered life-changing sauces and dressings that practically guarantee you’ll eat more vegetables, how could we not share the findings with you here? Below we’re doing just that, because we think such secrets should never be kept to oneself. Bon appetit!
EAT MORE GREENS. And roots. And veggies that are really fruits. We’re all about helping you eat more things that grow from the ground! Here’s what every veggie-loving, skin-be-a-glowing gal knows: The key to eating more veggies on a consistent basis has everything to do with making incredible sauces that’ll keep you hooked.
We’re obsessed with lemon tahini sauce (try it on almost anything!) – and miso dressing over veggies of every shape and size will have you craving more greens than you ever imagined. Take your greens from a chore to a craving. Try tahini lemon dressing on even the most bitter veggie and you’ll learn why people legitimately enjoy eating this stuff.
Below are three dressings we love to make at home, each pulled from a popular TCM recipe. Each makes a killer combo with a grain bowl filled with veggies or as a dressing for roasted, raw, or steamed veggies.
Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates I, as I am sure many of you, have read this quote numerous times. I have been researching and learning about different aspects of nutrition for many years now, but it wasn’t until recently
Our friends at Chalkboard Mag lend some helpful advice on how to create more balance in what we eat. We love their advice, specifically on how to choose what fats to include in our diets and which ones to kick. In a perfect world, every summer
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Most swear Nutella should have its own food group, but this recipe definitely earns its own day of the month
Welcome to the Darling Holiday Party Guide. We will be featuring different aspects of parties over the next couple weeks--whether you are hosting one, bringing food to a potluck, or trying to find what to wear, we hope this is helpful to you this holiday
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