Chefs’ Picks: Weeknight Dinners

Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast. After a long, stressful day, weeknight dinners can make even the most-accomplished home cooks dream of hiring a live-in chef. We’ve done the next-best thing and asked the pros for new ideas — and some of their tried-and-true favorites — […]

Nut and Seed Butters Are a Trend Worth Spreading

Here’s a toast-worthy trend that just might stick: Nutrition experts are increasingly looking beyond trusty old peanut butter and going nuts for other sorts of protein-rich nut and seed spreads – sunflower butter, sesame butter and more. (SB&J? Why not?) “When it comes to nut and seed butters, variety is the spice of life!” says […]

Does the World Really Need a Smart Salt Shaker?

Sure, your saltshaker dispenses salt. But what else can it do? Can it play your favorite song or light your meal with pretty colors? No? Smalt does. What is Smalt? Why, it’s the world’s first (we’re assuming) indoor-outdoor Bluetooth-enabled saltshaker, of course! Not yet available, but aiming to appear soon on Indiegogo and already garnering […]

7 Ways to Up Your Pasta Salad Game

As our calendars start to fill up with plans for picnics, potlucks and backyard barbecues, it’s safe to say that we’re going to be seeing a lot of pasta salads. The danger of such a staple side dish though is that “safe” can quickly become “boring.” Don’t let pasta salad after pasta salad blur together […]

The Dangers of Your Avocado Addiction

Avocado Warning No. 1: Guacamole prep may be perilous to your hand. Avocado is “one of the most dangerous foods to cut,” according to the New York Times. The Times of London reports that deep hand cuts from slicing avocados have become so common that surgeons in the United Kingdom have coined the term “avocado […]