• DIY granola lets you have it your way any time of day

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The best part of homemade granola isn't that it's cheaper. Or even that you can make it with healthier ingredients. The best part of homemade granola is that you can customize it to be exactly the way you like it. Do you prefer it with gobs of peanuts and chocolate chips, but your...

  • Matcha green tea gives flavorful boost to banana 'ice cream'

    By MELISSA D'ARABIAN The Associated Press -
    Published: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Like many Americans, I first was exposed to the taste of matcha green tea without any thought on my part: Green tea ice cream was the only dessert offered at our local Japanese restaurant and, since it was included in the price of the meal, I ate it. And I grew to love matcha's mildly...

  • For crazy weeknights, dinner in a bag that isn't takeout

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Life is busy. We don't always have the luxury of thumbing through our favorite cookbooks, marking appealing recipes with sticky notes for dinners sometime off in the future when we will somehow have time to salt-cure a cod or dry-age a side of beef in our garage fridge. Sometimes, we...

  • A salad for kids who refuse to eat any of those icky greens

    Updated: Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    You don't understand it. Your child used to devour any vegetable. Any color. Any taste. You were so proud. Then reality struck and suddenly your darling little omnivore hated — HATED, I say! — anything that even resembled a vegetable. Anything leafy and green or broccoli-like became...

  • On Food: Michelle Bernstein takes bold flavors to new heights at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Michelle Bernstein made a big impression on me last month at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Not only did I drop in at the "Bernstein's Bites" demonstration, I returned to her cooking studio the next day for "Discovering Your Inner Jou." Attending two sessions by the same chef is...

  • Keeping the mayo and the comfort in an updated chicken salad

    Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    I have a serious comfort food association with chicken salad sandwiches. Particularly in summer. That's when Mom made them for me for lunch. And I don't mean salads WITH chicken (the "ugh" of the healthy menu at fast-casual restaurants). I mean the sloppy, sticky diner-style chicken...

  • Why buy when DIY produces healthier, cheaper peanut butter?

    Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2015

    For many parents, back to school time means back to packing lunch for the kids. And that means it's time to revisit that old lunchbox mainstay, the peanut butter sandwich. The star ingredient tends to come one of two ways — heavily processed or ultra-natural. The more processed peanut...

  • Chalupas on demand: Taco Bell starting delivery service

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    NEW YORK - Getting your Taco Bell fix may soon get a whole lot easier. The restaurant chain is starting delivery service on Wednesday in certain markets in a partnership with the startup delivery company DoorDash. Delivery will be available initially in more than 90 cities and more...

  • An intense _ and only slightly virtuous _ afterschool treat

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    I was a chubby child, which is why my mother did not stock the house with cookies and crackers for me to snack on after school. So instead, in the afternoons I made myself the closest thing to dessert I could out of the healthy bits and pieces in the house: bananas tossed in homemade...

  • Time to enjoy the classic fried fish sandwich of summer

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it's still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don't need an open flame to be delicious. As a gentle reminder, we created this versatile and crazy delicious po'boy that fries up on the stovetop in a flash. We like...

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