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These are the veggies people would take to a deserted island

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If you could only bring 3 types of produce with you to a desert island, what would you bring with you, and why?  We posed this …

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A spring-themed cocktail everyone should know about

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With an extra hour of sunlight and the hope of warmer days ahead, I love to create cocktails with a light and refreshing spin. More colorful …

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Here’s how to get your dog’s face on the side of a beer can

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If you’ve ever thought about making your dog a star, a brewing company is launching a contest that might fulfill your dreams (or those of your four-legged …

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4 seasonal squashes & how to prepare them

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There’s a squash for every season. Check out these four seasonal squashes and how to make them delicious.  Image Credit: ImperfectProduce.com. Kabocha Squash Why you should …

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9 ways to save at Trader Joe’s

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For almost a decade, Trader Joe’s has been one of America’s top grocery chains — and with good reason. Its locations carry high quality products, provide …

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Get your kids excited about vegetables by teaching them to cook

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Our friend Andi Davis, aka “The Salad Queen,” generously shared her top tips for getting kids excited about fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a great recipe …

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Lucky Charms… cake?

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The best part of St. Patrick’s Day may be the obvious excuse to drink all day but after that? Getting to eat treats dyed green and shaped like shamrocks… to …

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Everything you need to know about fermenting your own vegetables

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Fermented veggies are hip, healthy, and single-handedly made Mason jars cool again. We love fermentation because it’s a great way to preserve our produce all winter …

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Here’s why you should never thaw frozen fish in its packaging

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Botulism is a word often associated with home canning and dented canned goods at the grocery store. But did you know vacuum-sealed, individually wrapped pieces of frozen fish also pose …

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A chef’s guide to a well-stocked pantry, even on a budget

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Lobster tails, shrimp and filet mignon are foods that may come to mind when you think of the perfect gourmet meal. But these items probably won’t …

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Tips for making better brown rice

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We’re super excited about having brown rice in Imperfect boxes so it’s about time to talk about how to cook it better! Sadly, brown rice has …

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How to cook with these lesser-known fruits & vegetables

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Cooking with a seasonal produce box is a lot of fun because every week is different. While this keeps you on your toes as a cook …

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5 tips for waste-free meal planning

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Sometimes food waste starts before we even pick up a carrot or set foot in the store. A lot of times, we waste food simply because …

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How to turn all your food scraps into delicious broth

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In “Kitchen Confidential,” Anthony Bourdain famously said that stock is one of the biggest differences between restaurant cooking and home cooking. It’s the secret ingredient that …

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Everything you need to know about buying the perfect kitchen knife

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A knife might be the best gift to give someone in your knife that cooks– from the total amateur to the professional chef. A good knife …

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4 fantastic cook books for people who are hard to shop for

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Buying a cookbook as a gift for the food nerd in your life can be intimidating. It seems there are now 5011 cookbooks for every niche …

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Amazing local breakfast spots in every state

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Whether you are looking for a hot scone or a plate full of eggs and bacon, a breakfast place is the perfect spot for a hearty …

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The life-changing art of tidying up your fridge

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Spring is just around the corner, which means now is an ideal time to deep clean your refrigerator. But first, let’s answer the obvious question:  Why …

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Turn your citrus peels into a non-toxic kitchen cleaner

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We all love citrus fruits, but how often do you use all of the peels? In the spirit of #NewYearNoWaste, we wanted to share one of …

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One way to save your food budget: Ditch the food

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Finding the time to cook healthy meals can be tough — often, you find yourself at work hungry without many nutritional options around you. It can …

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Learn to compost in 6 easy steps

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Eating “ugly” produce is only part of the battle when it comes to reducing waste in our lives. What we do with our vegetable peels, scraps, …

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How to turn leftovers into ‘bestovers’

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How many times have you reached into your fridge and found some sad, stale, forgotten ingredient or a Tupperware full of a mystery meal from yesteryear? …

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10 healthy, everyday eating practices for a better you

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A smart friend of mine keeps falling for gimmicky fad diets. A while back, he told me he couldn’t eat beans. When I asked why, he …

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12 easy ways to get your family to eat more vegetables

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Want your family to eat more vegetables and not complain about it? Our friend Pam Farley of the Brown Thumb Mama is sharing her tricks on how she …

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How to fall in love with bok choy

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There’s nothing more fun than learning to love a new vegetable. Sometimes all we need to incorporate a new veggie into our kitchen rotation is some …

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This $12 dish is the best comfort food to have in February

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Spaghetti pie might sound strange, but once you give it a try, you’ll add it to the dinner rotation, especially on nights when you feel like …

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3 tips for making the best artichokes

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Let’s face it, they don’t teach us how to cook with artichokes in school, which is a real shame since these fancy flowers from the Mediterranean …

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The top 50 fast food chains in America

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Whether it’s fries or frappuccinos, there’s no shortage of fast food available for Americans to choose from. In fact, there are more than 200,000 fast food …

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Here’s how (and why) you should freeze your onions

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Ever have too many onions on hand? It happens to all of us, but the good news is that there’s an easy way around it. Did …

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The best Whole Foods appetizers for your Super Bowl party

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With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s time to start planning a killer menu. The key to a successful party is loads of appetizers. No one …

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How to fall in love with kale all over again

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If you’ve tried making a kale salad, you’ve probably been told to “massage” it by some well-meaning relative or BuzzFeed article. You probably wondered: why does …

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4 reasons you should always make your own salad dressing (and tips for how to do it)

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Making your own salad dressing can be revolutionary for your palate and the planet. Here are 4 reasons that you should always make your own at …

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How to dry your lemon peels for zero waste

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Lemons have so much to give – much more than just their delightful juice! Our friend Pam Farley of Brown Thumb Mama shared some awesome tips about how …

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4 ways to make delicious cooked radishes

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There are some people that don’t need recipes for radishes and just snack on them raw like apples. For many of us, however, they can be …

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Save on the Super Bowl with this $3 wing recipe

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The Super Bowl is fast approaching and it’s nice to have a few go-to recipes for the big day. I love these wings because they are …

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How to save money at Whole Foods

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Three years ago, we found out that my daughter is hypoglycemic and has Celiac’s disease. This meant that we were going to have to completely revamp …

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4 tips for cooking excellent eggplant

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Eggplant is delicious cooked properly but can also be a handful to deal with. We’ve all had good eggplant in a restaurant and then faced tough …

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7 easy ways to save on takeout

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Going out to eat is expensive — and while ordering in may seem like a more affordable — and convenient — alternative, the costs can really …

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Everything you need to know about making jam at home

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Making jam is a simple way to use up big hauls of summer produce, and a great use of bruised items that might otherwise go to …

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Broiling & brûléeing: How to burn your food with style

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When the weather cools down, our ovens heat up. High-heat techniques start sounding a lot more appealing when the AC isn’t on full blast. Baking and …

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How to make the most out of soup season

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Soup is a little like the perfect partner –  low maintenance, flexible, and accommodating. Jokes aside, soup really can be the busy cooks best friend. Once …

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How to hone your kitchen knife skills

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There’s a reason why chefs-in-training start with knife skills. Having a handle on how to use a knife safely and efficiently is one of the best …

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Everything you ever wanted to know about kitchen knife care

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Your knife is the tool you use most in the kitchen and when you give a little to your knives, they give a lot back! A …

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4 tasty ways to use all those leftover candy canes

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If you’re like me, you stock up on candy canes before the holidays. The kids love to hang them on the tree, use them for their …

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50 easy ways to save on your weekly grocery visits

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There’s a long list of reasons why you should get groceries for your meals instead of eating out or ordering in. While it’s typically less expensive …

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Add a sprinkle of color to your holidays with this $8 cookie recipe

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When the holidays come around, we all start thinking about cookies. I have been eating and making cookies since I was little. A favorite custom my …

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The 10 most & least promising places to open a restaurant

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There’s no shortage of movies and TV shows about the plight of restaurant owners — their initial struggle and ultimate rise to success. But the restaurant …

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Delicious ways to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey

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After Thanksgiving, many people find themselves asking how to eat all these leftovers without becoming tired of turkey. Not only that, there’s leftover veggies and all …

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Thanksgiving hosts sacrifice a lot – but they love it, anyway

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Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and making lasting memories. But it’s also a time of overspending. Those who host Thanksgiving sacrifice a lot of …

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How to toaster-bake your entire Thanksgiving meal

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When my building’s gas was shut off last year, I thought I’d lack a stove and an oven for just a week or so. Cooking Thanksgiving …