Thinkstock/ iStockphotoRemember the days when getting a drink of water meant going to the kitchen sink to fill up a glass? Yeah, we don't either. Nowadays the market for water is flooded (get it?) with choices to meet your H2O preferences. But with so many options, it's hard to know what exactly you're drinking. Spring water? Artesian water? Mineral water? Bottled water? PH-balanced water? And don't even get us started on artisanal tap water. But what's really in your water - and what tastes the best?
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"The single most common refrain I hear is, 'It's just water,'" says Michael Cervin, senior editor of Bottled Water Web, the leading source of bottled water information on the Internet since 1996, and the author of the upcoming book Our World of Water: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Earth's Most Precious Resource. "All water, however, is not created equal." So what's the difference between one bottle of water and another? Where the water comes from, and how
Thinkstock/ iStockphotoRemember the days when getting a drink of water meant going to the kitchen sink to fill up a glass? Yeah, we don't either. Nowadays the market for water is flooded (get it?) with choices to meet your H2O preferences. But with so many options, it's hard to know what exactly you're drinking. Spring water? Artesian water? Mineral water? Bottled water? PH-balanced water? And don't even get us started on artisanal tap water. But what's really in your water - and what tastes the best?Read More »from What You Didn't Know About Your Bottled Water
- Refinery29 | Shine Food – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 11:51 AM EDT
By Erin Donnelly, Refinery29Read More »from This Easy Summer Salad Will Cool You Down (+ Fill You Up!)
.Takeout, again? Not to get all dramatic, but there's so, so much more to summer cuisine than franks and burgers. Summer is all about sourcing the freshest ingredients, taking advantage of the abundant fruits and veggies in season, and coming up with inventive dishes that are light, cool, bursting with flavor, and incredibly satisfying.
But, since you might need a little help in the kitchen to make that happen, we asked one of London's most successful chefs to share the ultimate summer recipe - and the results are pretty darn delicious. Now, where did we put our apron?
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Crab and Samphire Salad
Courtesy of James Ferguson, head chef at Beagle
"Crab is also at its very best at this time of year, as the temperature of the water right now is perfect for large, tasty, and plentiful crabs. The flavors themselves in this salad are zesty, light, and fragrant, which I think is exactly what you want when
By Food & WineRead More »from Fire-Roasted Berry Crostini
Grill this super-simple dessert right before you serve it: It takes just 30 minutes. More Great Grilled Desserts
Fire-Roasted Berry Crostini with Honey Crème FraîcheFire-Roasted Berry Crostini with Honey Crème Fraîche
1/2 cup crème fraîche
1 tablespoon honey
Three 1/2-inch-thick slices of country bread, halved crosswise
Softened unsalted butter, for brushing
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
4 cups mixed fresh berries
Pinch of kosher salt
1. Light a hardwood charcoal fire. In a bowl, whisk the crème fraîche with the honey.
2. Brush both sides of the bread slices with butter and generously sprinkle with sugar. Grill the bread over moderately high heat, turning once, until crisp and caramelized, 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and let cool.
3. In a medium bowl, toss the berries with the 1/4 cup of sugar and the salt. Spread the berries on a perforated grill sheet or in a grill basket and grill over moderately high heat, tossing, until starting to burst, 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl
By Food & WineRead More »from Two-Tone Potato Salad
Pickled onions and cucumber relish add a tangy kick to Emilee Gettle's blue-and-gold potato salad. Because she and Jere Gettle don't eat eggs, they opt for vegan mayonnaise. Delicious Potato Salad Recipes
Two-Tone Potato SaladTwo-Tone Potato Salad
1 pound small blue potatoes, scrubbed
4 pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed
2 cups mayonnaise, preferably vegan
Juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
One 3-ounce jar pickled cocktail onions, drained and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons fresh dill
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup minced chives, plus more for garnish
Smoked paprika and lemon wedges, for serving
1. Put the blue potatoes in a medium saucepan and the Yukon Gold potatoes in a large saucepan and cover both with water. Bring to a boil and simmer the potatoes until just tender, about 15 minutes for the blues and 20 minutes for the Yukon Golds.
by Candice Kumai for SHAPE.comRead More »from 5 Slimming Summer Smoothies
Whip up one of these bikini-friendly blends when you're in need of a post-workout snack, belly-flattening breakfast, or grab-and-go lunch.
Clean green smoothie1. Clean Green: After a weekend (or a couple weeks) of indulging, break out the blender to clean up your cravings and reboot your digestive system. Watch out, because this baby gets you moving-fast.
1 frozen banana
2 cups kale
1 tablespoon spirulina
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition score per serving: 177 calories, 7g fat (0g saturated), 26g carbs, 8g protein, 7g fiber, 327mg calcium, 205mg sodium, 7g sugars
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Avocado chocolate smoothie2. Chocolate Avocado Goddess: Avocado and chocolate make an incredibly indulgent combo. Here, their flavors blend with banana and other natural ingredients to create a uniquely delicious, creamy treat.
Pulled Pork SandwichFinger-lickin' flavor: That's what you expect from pulled pork--and what we pulled off with our recipe redo. The iconic sandwich, reinvented with spice-rubbed lean pork tenderloin and topped with a vinegary slaw, is still delectable--and has 88% less fat! Plus, salt-free chili powder keeps the sodium under control.Read More »from Classic Pulled Pork – with 88% Less Fat!
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min
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- 1 tablespoon(s) water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt-free chili powder
- 1 teaspoon(s) smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon(s) dry mustard powder
-1 pound(s) pork tenderloin, cut into 2-inch-thick medallions
- 3 cup(s) shredded cabbage mix for coleslaw
- 2 tablespoon(s) apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon(s) apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon(s) snipped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon(s) spicy brown mustard
- 2 teaspoon(s) spicy brown mustard
- 1/3 cup(s) barbecue sauce
- 4 soft whole wheat hamburger buns, lightly toasted
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- Everyday Food | Shine Food – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:09 AM EDT
Do you love combining sweet, savory, and spicy flavors on one plate? Today's recipe for grilled peach salsa contains all of those flavors, and we have a feeling you're going to enjoy it as much as we do! Serve over skirt steak -- since this cut of meat is naturally thin, it cooks very quickly, which means you'll be able to get dinner on the table in almost no time at all. If you'd prefer something lighter, it tastes great on top of simply grilled fish, or even on its own!
Grilled Peach Salsa
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for grilling
3 peaches, halved and pitted
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Thai chiles (or 1 serrano), seeded and minced
2 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup finely shredded fresh basil
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1. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Toss peachesRead More »from You Won’t Believe What We Want You to Put on Your Steak
Wondering what to grill this Saturday? Pretend you're in Jamaica. Its amazing smoky, spicy BBQ recipe will open up a world of flavors. By Anna Kovel, REDBOOK.
Jamaican Jerk ChickenPrep time: 10 minutes, plus 1 to 24 hours marinating time
Cooking time: 12 minutes
1 Scotch bonnet or habanero chile, minced (Rinse hands and cutting board after chopping-these are hot! For a milder flavor, use a serrano or jalapeño.)
1 bunch scallions, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped (or 1½ tsp dried thyme)
1 Tbsp ground allspice
2 tsp coarse salt
2 Tbsp each dark brown sugar, low-sodium soy sauce, fresh lime juice, and vegetable oil
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
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1. In a large bowl, mix chile, scallions, garlic, thyme, allspice, and salt. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, and oil and stir until sugar dissolves. Add chicken and toss until thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour,
One of the best things about summer is the sudden influx of beautiful summer produce. Markets, grocery stores, and gardens are practically bursting with fresh vegetables, ready to be enjoyed in their natural state. Sure, you can grill, roast, or saute them, but really, this is the time to be enjoying vegetables in all their raw, crunchy glory. Here are 10 recipes that celebrate that approach.
iStockphoto/ ThinkstockFrankly, we'll find any excuse we can to indulge in a cup of joe - or four. So when the Internet blows up with the latest medical study touting the newest health benefits of coffee, we're all ears.Read More »from 5 Diseases Coffee Can Prevent
The latest news? Coffee is now widely reported to reduce joint pain, especially in the wrists, hands, back, and neck. Study participants were tested doing the traditional office work after a cup of coffee (while the control had no coffee), and then self-reported a much lower intensity of pain if they had had a cup. (So if you're crouched over at a desk, like me right now, drink up.) Now, those daily Starbucks runs are justified!
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But the truth is, coffee hasn't always been touted for its health benefits. The old wives' tale that it'll stunt your growth may have been debunked, but there are other drawbacks that make us question the java. Some negatives? Headaches, insomnia (a given for caffeine-aholics), heartburn, and palpitations, reports CNN. And
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