Why the Convection Setting on Your Oven Is (Almost) Always the Best Choice

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Why the Convection Setting on Your Oven Is (Almost) Always the Best Choice Blog Post

Roasting vegetables

Once limited to high-end ranges, convection functions are now built in to most new ovens. I use convection almost exclusively at home, because it cooks faster and more evenly than regular settings.

4 Rules for Calling Your Recipe “Simple”

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
4 Rules for Calling Your Recipe "Simple" Blog Post

Everyone loves to refer to their recipes as "simple." Simple is fun, simple is promising, simple is sexy. Simple is the word I most want whispered in my ear when I'm feeling overwhelmed and yes I've been married for almost 20 years and have two school-age kids, why do you ask?

This Chalkboard Wall Planter Lets You Grow Edible Art That Looks Good AND Tastes Good

Monday, February 27th, 2017
This Chalkboard Wall Planter Lets You Grow Edible Art That Looks Good AND Tastes Good Blog Post

Wall Planter (Williams Sonoma)

Kick off the spring growing season with this living wall in your kitchen. Research shows that indoor plants may help brighten your mood, reduce stress and clean the air too. All you need is a sunny window.

Healthier Copycat Recipes to Serve Up at Your Super Bowl Party

Friday, January 27th, 2017
Healthier Copycat Recipes to Serve Up at Your Super Bowl Party Blog Post

Unless my team is playing, the Super Bowl is all about the food. I want to be able to eat and serve foods that my friends will love, but are still healthier than your typical store-bought or takeout options, which can be sky-high in calories and sodium. Cooking at home means I get to control the ingredients and sneak in vegetables when possible. Everyone still gets to enjoy classic game-day eats, like guacamole, wings, chili, pizza and dip. Plus, if someone's eating gluten-free, vegan, Paleo or Whole30 style—they can still enjoy some of the spread.

5 Meal-Prep Ideas We LOVE

Monday, December 5th, 2016
5 Meal-Prep Ideas We LOVE Blog Post

Do you ever feel pressed for time trying to get a meal together? Yup, us too—which is why we love giving ourselves a helping hand up front by taking advantage of make-ahead meals. These mouthwatering meal-prep ideas are just the inspirational eye-candy we need to make a plan to eat healthy (and deliciously) this week.

Related: How to Meal-Prep on Sunday for a Week of Healthy Dinners