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Month: February 2017

8 Tips to Staying on Track with Weight Loss

8 Tips to Staying on Track with Weight Loss

You’ve made a commitment to yourself to eat well, move more and take care of your body. Good for you! It can be a big step to take, and can feel challenging, but sticking to your intentions and staying on track with weight loss can […]

Buy This, Not That: How to Save Money at the Grocery Store

Buy This, Not That: How to Save Money at the Grocery Store

Grocery shopping: an integral part of cooking at home, but often an errand that can take a huge chunk out of your budget (if you’re not careful). You have to eat and you’d rather not spend your whole paycheck to do it, so how do […]

Ingredients for Romance: Simple Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

Ingredients for Romance: Simple Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

February 14th is nearly upon us, and whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s an excellent excuse to make dinnertime extra special.

“Fancy” doesn’t have to mean fussy, though. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of simple, delicious meals that will impress whoever you’re treating (even if it’s yourself!) in just a few ingredients. 

As an added bonus, each is balanced with lean proteins, healthy fats and produce, so go ahead and enjoy that second glass of celebratory wine. February 14th comes but once a year, so enjoy these Valentine’s Day menu ideas and make it one to remember. 

Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon

Simple but flavorful, this salmon from Recipe Tin Eats is restaurant-quality with none of the restaurant-style clean-up. Pair it with veggies and coconut rice and you have a meal fit for Cupid.

 

 

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Entirely simple but looks nice and fancy, this flavorful pasta dish from Well Plated pairs great with just about any wine. Perfection.

Roast Chicken with Fennel, Carrots and Gremolata

This roast chicken from The Kitchn is a cooking classic, with almost no clean-up. Plus, you’ll get to teach each other what a gremolata is!

Thai-Style Coconut Lemongrass Mussels

If ever there was an occasion to make mussels, it’s Valentine’s Day. Check out Jamie Oliver’s easy, delicious take on the dish.

Vegetarian Lasagna

For a vegetarian twist, Ciao Veggie’s super simple vegetarian lasagna is as comforting as it is delicious: who says celebratory food has to be complicated? Pair with a green salad.

 

Peanut Butter Cups

Because you’ll need dessert. Baker by Nature has you covered with these limited ingredient chocolate-peanut butter bites.

8 Kitchen Hacks You Have to Try

8 Kitchen Hacks You Have to Try

We’ve all been there: seemingly endless hours shelling pistachios, painstakingly fishing tiny pieces of eggshell out of a frying pan, destroying a clove of garlic while you attempt to wrestle it out of its skin. “THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY!” you yell, swiping […]