Groceries & Markets in Terre Haute, IN


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There’s an unspoken understanding that in order to describe something new, we must relate it to something ubiquitous. Everyone knows this.</p><p>And yet I have no idea how to describe the flavor of bee pollen. \n</p><p>Bee pollen has recently exploded in popularity, thanks in part to <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">celebrities</a>, who’ve touted its supposed health benefits. Lately it’s been popping up <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">dusted over breakfast bowls</a>, <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">whirled into smoothies</a>, or <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">incorporated into salads</a>. But what does it <i>taste</i> like?</p><p>I could tell you it sort of tastes like honey, but that isn’t true. When I first opened the jar, given to me by <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Chicago Honey Co-op</a> director Michael Thompson, I thought, “Smells like artichoke hearts.” </p><p>\nTruly, all I kept thinking was <i>it tastes like the earth</i>. </p><img alt=\"bee pollen detail\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><h2>What <i>Is</i> Bee Pollen?</h2><p>Fresh bee pollen, a muted rainbow of soft, tender granules brushed from the legs of the bees that carried them, is hard to come by. It has a short shelf life (and must be refrigerated), and it’s collected in small quantities by beekeepers from little screens below the hive. Nearly all bee pollen sold on the commercial market is dehydrated—but, like anything edible, the fresher it is, the better. What you buy on the Internet likely won’t have the same benefits as the fresh stuff. </p><p>These soft, varied little pebbles of fresh bee pollen are created by the “forager” honeybees\nwhile they’re out pollinating plants and collecting nectar to make honey. Mixed with the nectar, the pollen granules are transformed into a soft little nugget that the bee carries back to the hive on its legs (on a cute little thing called a pollen basket!). At the hive, the pollen is stuffed into the combs and eventually becomes vital food for larvae—a process that is essential to the survival of the hive.\n</p><img alt=\"pollen basket on bee\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><h2>So … What Does Bee Pollen (Supposedly) Do?</h2><img alt=\"bee pollen facts\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"300\" height=\"396\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p>The list of claims related to the health benefits of bee pollen is long and hyperbolic and includes the following: increased athletic performance, weight loss, treatment of addiction, and even reversal of infertility. </p><p>Because the pollen is rich in complex proteins, vitamins, amino acids, and other nutrients, it’s gained traction among health nuts as a coveted “superfood.” Buzzword-obsessed foodies everywhere rejoiced when they discovered there’s something else we can steal from bees. (Royal jelly! Honey! The comb!)</p><h2>That Sounds Great. When Do We Eat?\n</h2><p>While it’s true that bee pollen is packed with nutrients—indeed, it’s been called, “one of nature's most completely nourishing foods”—there’s a catch.\n</p><p>One serving of bee pollen, despite containing millions of flower pollen granules, only contains about 2 grams of protein, max. The average adult recommendation for daily protein intake is roughly 45–55 grams, meaning bee pollen won’t contribute a significant amount of protein to a person’s diet. Not even close.\n</p><p>As for those other claims, the ones linking bee pollen to increased energy, relief from allergies and, um, fertility? Despite years of research, scientists have been unable to produce conclusive evidence either way. </p><img alt=\"bee pollen unconfirmed\" class=\"alignright\" width=\"300\" height=\"396\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: right; margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p>Here’s my (now-overly-educated-on-bee-pollen) advice: if you’re going to eat bee pollen, you should probably just do it for that indescribable flavor.\n</p><p>Still, many people who consume bee pollen are pretty sure it does … something. Thompson, who eats bee pollen himself, had a hard time putting his finger on the exact effects. He said he felt stronger and that it boosted his appetite. He collects pollen straight from the hive and eats it fresh—and he also knows where it comes from, ensuring it isn’t laced with potentially harmful pesticides.\n</p><p>Which brings up another important question … \n</p><h2>Is Eating Bee Pollen Dangerous?</h2><p>Zero scientific evidence exists as to the efficacy or potentially dangerous side effects of eating bee pollen. However, those with severe seasonal allergies or allergies to bees are cautioned against trying it—or at least starting out very, very slow.</p><img alt=\"honey comb\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"300\" height=\"400\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p>But Jana Kinsman, director and proprietor of <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Bike a Bee</a>, warned consumers of another risk: the potential of depleting the bee populations by consuming and buying bee pollen. “It takes away a lot of crucial nutrients for the bees,” she said. “I don’t generally like to [collect pollen] because [the bees] need pollen in order to raise young.”\n</p><p>To be fair, both beekeepers I spoke to are passionate about bees and extremely concerned with their well-being. Their excitement about bees is infectious. Thompson assured me that the only time they would take any pollen from the hive is during mid-summer, when the bees over-produce and are flush with resources. This is also when the beekeepers are most likely to collect honey. \n</p><p>This summer, Kinsman and Thompson will be around Chicago’s farmers’ markets, selling honey (and sometimes the coveted fresh pollen) and raising awareness about the importance of supporting local beekeepers.\n</p><p>And as for the flavor? Thompson told me the following: </p><p>“It tastes very rich to me, sort of like … how an egg yolk would make a drink taste rich.”\n</p><p>See what he did there?\n</p><p><i>Bee-pollen photos by Russ Augustine, Groupon. Bee and comb photos courtesy of Jana Kinsman.</i></p><h2>Take a look at other unusual foods with these articles:</h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"powdered peanut butter\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"270\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Is Powdered Peanut Butter the New Peanut Butter?</a></h2><p><i>Find out how it matches up in smoothies, desserts, classics, and savory dishes.</i></p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"illegal foods\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"270\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Eight Foods That Could Put You in Jail</a>\n</h2><p><i>From a deadly fish to a seemingly harmless chocolate egg, these illegal foods could send you right to the slammer if you’re caught with them. </i></p>","created_on":"2015-05-05T21:59:43.750Z","deal_keywords":["honey","bee_pollen","pollen","beekeeping"],"fb_og_description":"Impossible to synthesize and high in nutrients, it’s just one of many new health-nut crazes. 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Fortunately, we ran through a long list of cooking oils to determine the four types of cooking oil all home cooks should have stocked their <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">pantries</a>.</p>\n<h2>Olive Oil</h2>\n<p><img alt=\"olive oil\" class=\"artimg\" title=\"\" src=\"\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></p>\n<p><strong>Production Process</strong><br />Using an ancient Greek technique, whole olives are pressed to create this healthy, versatile oil.</p>\n<p><strong>Smoke Point:</strong> 400&ndash;468 degrees</p>\n<p><strong>Flavor</strong><br />Olive oils are available in a wide range flavors, including chipotle and chocolate. You can dip bread in the most potent iterations and experiment with them as salad dressings. For everyday cooking, however, it&rsquo;s best to seek out a mild olive oil.</p>\n<p><strong>Best Uses</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Salad dressings and dips</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Saut&eacute;ed, seared, fried, and stir-fried dishes</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Oven-broiled and roasted vegetables</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Worst Uses</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Baked goods</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Deep-fried dishes</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Try This</strong><br />Toss broccoli in olive oil, salt, and pepper, then roast it in the oven for 25 minutes.</p>\n<p><strong>A+ Alternates</strong><br />Safflower and sunflower oils have a slightly milder taste than olive oil, but thanks to their similar smoke points, the oils can be used interchangeably.</p>\n<h2>Canola Oil</h2>\n<p><img alt=\"canola oil\" class=\"artimg\" title=\"\" src=\"\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></p>\n<p><strong>Production Process</strong><br />Canola oil proves names can be deceiving, as it is actually made from a modern variety of the ancient rapeseed, a turnip plant.</p>\n<p><strong>Smoke Point:</strong> Approximately 400 degrees</p>\n<p><strong>Flavor</strong><br />Despite its GMO status, this oil is as bland as they come and easily disappears next to more pungent ingredients.</p>\n<p><strong>Best Uses</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Baked goods</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Saut&eacute;ed, deep-fried, and roasted foods</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Biodiesel</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Worst Use</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Seasonings</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Try This</strong><br />Craft a refreshing vinaigrette by whisking canola oil with lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper.</p>\n<p><strong>A+ Alternates</strong><br />Other vegetable oils, such as corn oil, are similarly mild.</p>\n<h2>Coconut Oil</h2>\n<p><img alt=\"coconut oil\" class=\"artimg\" title=\"\" src=\"\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></p>\n<p><strong>Production Process</strong><br />Loaded with lauric acid, this <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">household staple</a> is extracted from coconut meat.</p>\n<p><strong>Smoke Point:</strong> 350 degrees</p>\n<p><strong>Flavor</strong><br />The mild oil is somewhat of a chameleon&mdash;although it adds complexity to sweet and savory dishes, it disappears completely when paired with stronger flavors.</p>\n<p><strong>Best Uses</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Baked goods, especially cookies, cakes, or brownies</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Saut&eacute;ed and stir-fried <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Asian cuisine</a></span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Worst Uses</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Salad dressings, drizzles, and other room-temperature recipes, which solidify the oil</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Try This</strong><br />Add another layer to the taste of french toast by frying it in coconut oil.</p>\n<p><strong>A+ Alternates</strong><br />Avocado oil&rsquo;s buttery flavor makes it a good substitute for coconut oil.</p>\n<h2>Unsalted Butter</h2>\n<p><img alt=\"unsalted butter\" class=\"artimg\" title=\"\" src=\"\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></p>\n<p><strong>Production Process</strong><br />Essentially milk fat, butter is made from the cooled cream of whole milk.</p>\n<p><strong>Smoke Point: </strong>Approximately 350 degrees</p>\n<p><strong>Flavor</strong><br />US butter consumption is the <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">highest its been since the 1970s</a>, thanks to its rich, creamy taste and&nbsp;lack of trans fats.</p>\n<p><strong>Best Uses</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Coffee condiment</a></span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Spread on toast</span></li>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Baked goods</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Worst Use</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Deep-fried dishes</span></li>\n</ul>\n<p><strong>Try This</strong><br />Take a bite from a stick to add shine to your chompers.</p>\n<p><strong>A+ Alternates</strong><br />It&rsquo;s butter&mdash;there is no substitute. Unless you&rsquo;ve got ghee, which is just clarified butter.</p>\n<p><em>Photos by Russ Augustine, Groupon</em></p>\n<h2>Learn about alternative uses for cooking oils:</h2>\n<p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"olive oil cake\" class=\"artimg\" title=\"\" src=\"\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></a></p>\n<h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Olive-Oil Cake Is One Baked Good It's Actually Good For</a></h2>\n<p>With flavors from traditional citrus to savory rosemary, these four recipes test the limits of a versatile dessert.</p>\n<p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"household uses of coconut oil\" class=\"artimg\" title=\"\" src=\"\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></a></p>\n<h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">One Jar of Coconut Oil Equals 16 Household Staples Across Three Rooms</a></h2>\n<p>The super-substance helps to cook eggs just as well as it fends off diaper rash.</p>","created_on":"2015-04-24T19:39:44.268Z","deal_keywords":["cooking_oil","olive_oil","coconut_oil"],"fb_og_description":"We’ve narrowed it down to the four best cooking oils to give you something to use, no matter what you’re making.","fb_og_title":"Four Types of Cooking Oil to Complete Your Kitchen","imported":false,"last_modified_by":"548f2befcfa70efd3a000003","last_modified_on":"2016-11-10T15:23:47.346Z","locale":"en_US","location":null,"meta_description":"Breakdowns of the four best cooking oils. You’ll have something to use, no matter what you’re making.","mobile_title":"","permalink":"four-types-of-cooking-oil","photos":[{"hero":true,"altText":"Four Types of Cooking Oil to Complete Your Kitchen","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"olive oil","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"canola oil","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"coconut oil","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"unsalted butter","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"img_key":"","img_url":"","caption":"","altText":"olive oil cake","hero":false},{"img_key":"","img_url":"","caption":"","altText":"household uses of coconut oil","hero":false}],"places":[],"published":"PUBLISHED","published_on":"2015-04-24T20:04:02.756Z","published_permalinks":["four-types-of-cooking-oil"],"secondary_categories":["2c0cf156-9ac8-470b-84b7-9dc2bb91400b","d940e067-f90a-46a9-9c21-8eade45ab971","496e9996-91f0-4695-a091-0afff601a518","2c0cf156-9ac8-470b-84b7-9dc2bb91400b"],"seo_title":"Four Types of Cooking Oil and How to Use Them","tags":["food_and_drink","healthy","cooking","recipes","cooking_oil","olive_oil","coconut_oil","unsalted_butter","canola_oil","vegetable_oil"],"title":"Four Types of Cooking Oil to Complete Your Kitchen","vhp_desc":"<p>We&rsquo;ve narrowed it down to the four best cooking oils to give you something to use, no matter what you&rsquo;re making.</p>","name":"","schemaOrgAttr":{},"id":"076a5504-1da4-4a0b-b8d7-f62b370cd0e3","guid":"076a5504-1da4-4a0b-b8d7-f62b370cd0e3","imageUrl":"//","bodyColumns":"nine","url":"/articles/four-types-of-cooking-oil"},{"article_type":"NATIONAL","author":"a067060a-87fb-439d-b027-af8b18c6ce3f","author_name":"Aimee Algas Alker","author_page":false,"category":"432db251-f8c0-4292-a4d7-ec09f59b3477","content":"<img src=\"\" alt=\"The Best Milk Alternatives for Baking, Cooking, and Coffee\"><p>Reasons for not drinking cow’s milk range from medical (lactose intolerance) to philosophical (veganism) to personal (bovinophobia). But the wide range of <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">milk</a> alternatives can be dizzying. When choosing from rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, and hemp milk, how are you supposed to know which one tastes best? Can you dunk an Oreo into a glass of hemp milk? Can you bake brownies with coconut milk? </p><p>And how does milk get squeezed out of an almond, anyway?\n</p><p>First thing’s first: most milk alternatives <i>are</i> procured by squeezing, sort of. Generally speaking, making a milk substitute requires soaking a grain, ground nuts, or shredded coconut in water, then straining or pressing out the solids. What’s left behind should be something very similar to cow’s milk. That said, here’s how to tell them apart. </p><h2>Soy Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> Made from dried soybeans soaked in water, then ground, <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">soy milk</a> is the most well known of the milk alternatives. And when it’s fortified with calcium, it’s also the closest to milk nutritionally. Some versions add vanilla to give it that sweetness associated with real milk, but even the unsweetened kind is so mild that it’s easy to get used to. </p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> Soy milk is a great substitute for just about any recipe requiring cow’s milk, including the most classic: milk and cereal. It rocks baked recipes, and it makes mashed potatoes fluffier. (Just be sure to use the unsweetened kind when cooking.)\n</p><h2>Almond Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> Grind almonds with some water, strain out the solids, and you’ve got milk’s nutty cousin—and currently the most popular milk substitute. Though it’s not as stacked in protein as cow’s milk (or soy milk), it is rich in vitamins D and E. Its subtle almond flavor adds a nice complexity to coffee and oatmeal, but you could always drink it plain, too. \n</p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> Almond milk tends to lend a slight sweetness to foods, so chefs often reserve it for dishes on the dessert end of the menu. (The nutty flavor tastes awesome in baked goods or pancakes, for example.) The milk foams up nicely and is especially good in lattes.\n</p><h2>Rice Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> To make rice milk, uncooked rice is boiled until it’s mushy, then pressed and strained. The carbs in the rice turn into sugar in the meantime, giving the milk a lightly sweet taste. Some say it’s the closest in texture and taste to real milk; others claim that the “watery” feel takes some getting used to. One of rice milk’s advantages is that it’s safe for people who are allergic to dairy and nuts.</p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> Even unsweetened rice milk might be too sweet for savory dishes, and because the milk is somewhat watery, baked recipes will benefit from an increased amount of flour. Rice milk is best subbed in for straight-up milk: paired with cookies, poured over cereal, or stirred into tea.</p><h2>Coconut Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> Grated coconut is squeezed of its milk, which is blended with more coconut or plain water to make coconut milk. Its taste is sweet with, of course, a hint of coconut. It’s rich in healthy fats and has a very similar texture to cow’s milk. It’s so creamy, in fact, that enthusiasts splash it into their coffee instead of half-and-half. </p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> The <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">coconut milk found in cans</a> is generally creamier than the coconut-milk beverage found in cartons and bottles. This generally means that the former is a better milk replacement, but really, either one will do. In soups and stews, coconut milk can stand in for cream, and it tastes great in curries. The stuff from the can is thick enough to make into pudding or whip into peaks for a whipped-cream substitute!</p><h2>Oat Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> Oat milk is made by soaking oats in water and straining them out. Coconut milk, cinnamon, and even salt are often added for flavor. Oat milk is high in antioxidants, vitamin E, and regenerative folic acid, but many say that it has a powdery aftertaste.</p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> Another alternative with a watery texture, oat milk is best reserved for smoothies, sauces, and light soups.</p><h2>Hemp Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> Tough hemp seeds are ground as finely as possible with water—so finely that the straining step can be skipped. As we’ve noted before, <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">hemp is a nutritional powerhouse</a>, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Although its texture is much creamier than soy milk, hemp milk has an earthy flavor that can be difficult to get used to. </p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> Its strong taste means that hemp milk works well in savory dishes, but its texture makes it a good one-to-one substitute for milk when baking.\n</p><h2>Flax Milk</h2><p><b>What is it?</b> Making flax milk involves no grinding or straining because it’s simply a mix of flaxseed oil and water. The resulting texture is thin and smooth. Just like hemp, <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">flaxseed is packed with nutrients</a>, including fiber, protein, and omega-3s.</p><p><b>How do I use it?</b> Flax milk can be poured into oatmeal, cereal, or smoothies. The unsweetened kind works well in both sweet and savory dishes as a one-to-one cow’s milk substitute.</p><div class=\"iframe-wrapper editor-component ui-draggable ui-draggable-handle aligncenter\" contenteditable=\"false\"><iframe class=\"editor-iframe\" frameborder=\"none\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" src=\"//\"></iframe></div><p><i>Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon</i></p><h2>Want more cool cooking ideas?</h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"cauliflower\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"599\" height=\"390\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Why Cauliflower Should Win Most Valuable Vegetable</a></h2><p>This bland-looking veggie is the key to creating low-carb versions of your favorite foods. Yes, even pizza. </p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"chia seeds\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">17 Ways to Add Chia Seeds &amp; Co. to Foods You Already Eat</a></h2><p>What are you supposed to do with these nutrient-rich seeds? 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America has gone crazy about this stuff, using it not only to flavor noodles and pho but also potato chips, eggs, and even ice cream. Some people love it so much that they never want to be without it. And now, thanks to <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">these pocket-sized sriracha to go bottles</a>, it’s possible to carry the country’s favorite spicy sauce with you wherever you go.</p><p>But could the benefits of sriracha possibly go beyond flavor? Below, we highlighted a few of the (supposed) health benefits of consuming sriracha in order to make everyone feel better about their obsession. </p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"sirarcha to go deal\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"122\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2>It could be good for your heart.</h2><p>Some say the capsaicin in red peppers may help improve circulation and disintegrate blood clots. Garlic, a prominent ingredient in sriracha, is also credited for helping to keep cholesterol levels and blood pressure low.</p><h2>It might help you relax.\n</h2><p>Capsaicin also increases serotonin, which studies have linked to a boost in both mood and memory, as well as endorphins, which may improve well-being <i>and</i> ease pain. </p><h2>It could clear up your stuffy nose.</h2><p>Sriracha—like many spicy foods—acts as an expectorant, helping the body to get rid of mucus and opening up nasal passages. Because of this, some people swear by it as a cold remedy.</p><h2>It might help keep you slim.</h2><p>That magic element, capsaicin, has also been reported to speed up metabolism while suppressing appetite. That being said, it shouldn’t be considered a substitution for good old-fashioned diet and exercise—which is a good thing. If it was, there’d be nothing stopping us from pouring it on our cereal. </p><p><i>Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon</i></p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"asian food deals\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"66\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2>Take your condiment knowledge to the next level:<br></h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"soy sauces\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">The Five Soy Sauces of Thai Food</a><br><br><br><br></h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"jufran banana sauce\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Is Jufran Banana Sauce the Next Sriracha?</a><br><br><br></h2>","created_on":"2015-03-13T15:59:38.971Z","fb_og_description":"It saves bland food, cures the common cold, and attacks love handles. Well, maybe.","fb_og_title":"Four (Healthy) Reasons Sriracha Lovers Are Carrying the Spicy Sauce on Keychains and Taking It Everywhere","imported":false,"last_modified_by":"548f2befcfa70efd3a000003","last_modified_on":"2016-11-10T15:30:56.394Z","locale":"en_US","location":null,"meta_description":"It helps you relax, fights colds, and might even get you back in your skinny jeans.","mobile_title":"","permalink":"why-keep-sriracha-to-go-on-keychain","photos":[{"hero":true,"altText":"Four (Healthy) Reasons Sriracha Lovers Are Carrying the Spicy Sauce on Keychains and Taking It Everywhere","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"sirarcha to go deal","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"asian food deals","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"soy sauces","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""},{"hero":false,"altText":"jufran banana sauce","caption":"","img_url":"","img_key":""}],"places":[],"published":"PUBLISHED","published_on":"2015-03-13T16:20:05.730Z","published_permalinks":["why-keep-sriracha-to-go-on-keychain"],"secondary_categories":["97e7a56b-08ea-4886-8174-f72eb9bbb559","5b99fc65-2d2f-48d8-ac26-c4b629c0a439","d940e067-f90a-46a9-9c21-8eade45ab971","d2622b27-f97c-431f-bf60-6222b2d90d54","d2444e6a-064f-4401-a94e-2352d434143f","97e7a56b-08ea-4886-8174-f72eb9bbb559"],"seo_title":"Four Healthy Reasons to Take Your Sriracha to Go","tags":["food_and_drink","asian_food","thai_food","vietnamese_food","condiments","sriracha","primer","healthy"],"title":"Four (Healthy) Reasons Sriracha Lovers Are Carrying the Spicy Sauce on Keychains and Taking It Everywhere","vhp_desc":"It saves bland food, cures the common cold, and attacks love handles. Well, maybe.","imageUrl":"//","bodyColumns":"nine","url":"/articles/why-keep-sriracha-to-go-on-keychain"},{"article_type":"NATIONAL","author":"a067060a-87fb-439d-b027-af8b18c6ce3f","author_name":"Aimee Algas Alker","author_page":false,"category":"7e3a521e-2d39-4d9c-a423-5db1e906bf5a","content":"<img src=\"\" alt=\"17 Ways to Add Chia Seeds & Co. to Foods You Already Eat\"><p>When you hear the word “chia,” you might picture a fuzzy green desk ornament. But centuries before they became a quirky house plant, chia seeds were indispensable to the Aztecs, who ate them as food, blended them into medicines, and ground them into oil.</p><p>In fact, chia, hemp, and flax—the big three “super seeds”—can all be traced back to ancient cultures. By <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">praising them</a> for their omega-3 oils, antioxidants, and nutrients, we’re just proving that we’re late to the party. </p><p>That doesn’t mean we can’t innovate, though. These seeds are so versatile that they mesh well with hundreds of <a href=\";category2=kitchen-and-dining\" target=\"_blank\">kitchen</a> recipes, making them healthier and yummier at the same time. Check out some surprising uses for all three seeds below. \n</p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"banner chia seeds\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"113\" src=\"\" title=\"\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Chia Seeds</a></h2><p>The cool thing about chia seeds is that they absorb liquids and puff up into tiny, jelly-like orbs in just 10–20 minutes. This process makes them a nutritious kitchen shortcut, one that’s rich in calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein, among other goodies.</p><img alt=\"chia seeds\" class=\"alignright\" width=\"300\" height=\"195\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: right; margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p><b>Bubble tea:</b> Soak chia seeds in juice and you can make your own teeny-tiny boba for <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">bubble tea</a>. Their diminutive size is an asset: they contain fewer carbs and more protein than those sugary tapioca pearls, making them all fluff and all tough.</p><p><b>\nPudding:</b> For a dessert that’s nutritious enough for breakfast, steep seeds in almond or soy milk, then add vanilla, a sweetener, and some fruit. Blend it if you want a smoother texture. </p><p><b>Meatballs:</b> Add chia seeds to the meat mix and they’ll be your binder—no eggs, breadcrumbs, or team-building exercises necessary.</p><p><b>Jam:</b> Macerate some berries and add chia seeds to the mix instead of pectin. Whirl it through the food processor to break up chunks, if desired.</p><h2>Hemp Seeds</h2><p>Hemp seeds, which are packed with 10 grams of protein per ounce plus vitamin E and zinc, have a nutty flavor that makes food a bit more complex.</p><img alt=\"hemp seeds\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"300\" height=\"195\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p><b>Pesto:</b> Swap the pine nuts for hemp seeds when making homemade pesto. Simply add fresh basil, extra-virgin olive oil, and parmesan, then blend. </p><p><b>Nut butter:</b> Toss a cup of seeds, a few tablespoons of oil (preferably hempseed oil, but you could sub in another mild-tasting oil; <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">coconut oil</a> would be delicious), and another few tablespoons of sweetener—raw honey or maple syrup is best—into a food processor. Blend until smooth (or chunky, if that’s your thing).</p><p><b>Oatmeal:</b> Instead of carb-heavy oats, cook up some hemp seeds in milk or water. Add chia seeds and ground flax for more bulk.</p><p><b>\nMayonnaise:</b> Whip up a nutty mayo alternative in a food processor by combining five parts hemp seeds, two parts oil, some lemon juice, garlic, and salt.</p><h2>Flaxseeds</h2><p>The hull is too tough for our puny human digestive systems, so buy them ground or run them through a coffee grinder. They’re gluten-free and high in magnesium, good fats, antioxidants, and fiber. </p><img alt=\"flaxseed\" class=\"alignright\" width=\"300\" height=\"195\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: right; margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p><b>Eggs: </b>Flaxseeds make a great vegan alternative for eggs in almost any baked recipe. For each egg, mix 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal in 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken before adding it to the batter. </p><p><b>Porridge:</b> Pour boiling water over flaxseed meal, wait for it to absorb the water, then add salt, sweetener, chopped fruit, and cinnamon.\n</p><p><b>Butter:</b> Another vegan shortcut! Substitute 3 tablespoons of flaxseed meal for each tablespoon of butter or margarine.</p><p><b>Gravy:</b> To thicken gravy and add nutrients, use ground flaxseeds instead of flour or cornstarch.</p><p><b>Oil-based dressings:</b> Add flaxseed meal to hot water one tablespoon at a time and stir well. Keep adding the meal until it’s about the consistency of oil, and let cool—it’ll thicken more as it does.</p><h2>All Three</h2><p>The best advice for using all three seeds can be summed up in five words: <b>just add them to stuff</b>.<br></p><ul><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Throw a few tablespoons into a batch of muffins for a nutty crunch.</span><br></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Put all three into a smoothie with fruit, yogurt, and/or milk.&nbsp;Add some spinach if you want. You’ll never know the seeds are there.</span><br></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Toss them together with seasonings to make a breading for fish or chicken.</span><br></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\">Add them to salads for some reduced-carb crispiness.</span><br></li></ul><p></p><p><i>Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon\n</i></p><h2><i><a href=\";category3=health-food\" target=\"_blank\"><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><a href=\";category3=health-food\" target=\"_blank\">Check Groupon Goods for seeds and health foods</a></a></a>, or learn more about what you’re eating:</i></h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"popcorn thumb\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Popcorn Is a Superfood and 11 Other Popcorn Facts</a><br><br><br></h2><br><br><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"pasta shapes thumb\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">For Pasta Shapes, Form Follows Function</a><br><br><br></h2><br><br><br>","created_on":"2015-01-30T16:19:46.179Z","fb_og_description":"What are you supposed to do with these nutrient-rich seeds? 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Tons of things that you’re already doing without them!","imageUrl":"//","bodyColumns":"nine","url":"/articles/the-benefits-of-chia-seeds-hemp-seeds-and-flaxseeds"},{"article_type":"NATIONAL","author":"8436a8a0-22a5-42ce-a0f8-ab9caeb3fb3b","author_name":"Rachel Matuch","author_page":false,"category":"d940e067-f90a-46a9-9c21-8eade45ab971","content":"<img src=\"\" alt=\"Save or Splurge? Six Grocery Items to Think Twice About\"><img alt=\"beth moncel mugshot\" class=\"alignright\" width=\"250\" height=\"260\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: right; margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"><p>Beth Moncel was in the middle of what she calls a “personal financial crisis,” struggling with underemployment and crushing student loans, when she started <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Budget Bytes</a> to chronicle her adventures in economical eating. Her stories about saving money soon became lucrative themselves: the blog took off, and her first cookbook<i>, <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"></a><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"></a><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Budget Bytes: Over 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Slash Your Grocery Bill in Half</a></i>, came out in 2014. </p><p>But just because she’s cost-conscious doesn’t mean that Beth never splurges on <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">groceries</a>. “It’s just like dieting,” she said. “If you restrict yourself too much you end up losing control.”</p><p>We asked her to share three items we’re probably all paying too much for—and three others that are worth a bit of extra dough. Check out her tips below. </p><h2>Save on ...&nbsp;</h2><img alt=\"broth oatmeal bread collage\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"297\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><p></p><ol><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><b>Broth:</b> Often used to to build flavor in recipes, beef, chicken, and vegetable broths can get pricey because they’re heavy and costly to transport. Instead, Beth uses Better Than Bouillon. It’s a concentrated broth that can be stored until she needs it, and it costs “pennies on the dollar.”</span></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><b>Instant oatmeal packets:</b> Beth objects to paying extra (sometimes a dollar per packet) for something you can make yourself for 10 cents per serving. Need inspiration? <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Check out Beth’s oatmeal recipes</a>.</span></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><b>Bread:</b> This one requires a bit more dedication, but if you can commit, you’ll save a significant amount of cash. While grocery store loaves can run up to $3–$4, Beth makes her own loaves for about $0.25. “Breadmaking is really intimidating to a lot of people, but it can actually be really fun,” she said.</span><br></li></ol><p></p><h2>Splurge on ...&nbsp;</h2><img alt=\"spinach herbs spices collage\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"297\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><p></p><ol><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><b>Spinach:</b> “I’m the biggest advocate for frozen spinach—I put it in everything,” Beth said. But if she has the cash, she gets it fresh. Not only is it useful for salads, but it has “a completely different texture” when added to pastas and soups.</span><br></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><b>Fresh herbs:</b> “They tend to be really expensive, but … they really transform a meal,” she said. Buy bundles or invest in growing your own.</span><br></li><li><span style=\"line-height: 1.42857143;\"><b>Certain spices:</b> Beth recommends looking for “one or two high-quality spices” that you tend to rely on frequently. While she’s no spice snob, she said it makes sense to pay extra for ones you love. Her spices of choice? Curry powder and smoked paprika.</span><br></li></ol><p><br></p><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"pasta\" class=\"alignright\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: right; margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><p><br>Now that you’ve read up on Beth’s strategies, you can make something scrumptious (and save money!) with <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">one of her pasta recipes</a>. </p><h2><br><br>Save even more dough with Groupon Goods:</h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"snack foods goods\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><h2><a href=\";category2=food-and-candy\" target=\"_blank\"></a><a href=\";category2=food-and-candy\" target=\"_blank\">Shop in bulk for your favorite snack and health foods</a><br><br><br></h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"><img alt=\"grow veggies goods\" class=\"alignleft\" width=\"200\" height=\"130\" src=\"\" title=\"\" style=\"float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; display: block; z-index: 100;\"></a><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\"></a><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Get seeds to grow your own veggies at home</a><br><br><br></h2>","created_on":"2015-01-20T21:57:41.384Z","fb_og_description":"Budget Bytes blogger Beth Moncel tells us which foods are commonly overpriced and which deserve top dollar.","fb_og_title":"Save or Splurge? 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But upon further examination, it&rsquo;s also a testament to the fact that everyone can cook&mdash;including kids. </span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;People always think kids are picky,&rdquo; Brown said. &ldquo;They're not. I mean, they can be picky, but they&rsquo;re also interested in [learning new] things.&rdquo;</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Still, it can be hard to know where to start. That&rsquo;s why after <a href=\"\">talking to Brown about her book, recipes, and food philosophy</a>, we were able to put together a few instructive tips for </span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">cooking with kids</span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">.</span></p>\n<h2>Let kids choose what&rsquo;s for dinner</h2>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Kids should play a role in choosing what they eat. Let kids know that cooking is an opportunity. &ldquo;If you are involved with this, then you get to have more of a say in what we're eating. You can make things exactly to your taste,\" Brown said.</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"><img alt=\"LeanneBrown highres credit Jordan Matter jpg\" style=\"float: right;\" src=\"//\" width=\"203\" height=\"267\" /></span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Obviously, a plate of Snickers and Pop-Tarts isn&rsquo;t going to fly as a meal. But even if kids aren&rsquo;t mature enough to design the menu, they can still help shape it. For example, kids can grate parmesan to garnish their pasta or choose between shredded and sliced carrots in their salads. But never allow them to choose the salad dressing.</span></p>\n<h2>Cooking and creativity go hand in hand</h2>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">In </span><em><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Good and Cheap</span></em><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">, Brown presents cooking as a chance to use your imagination. Recipes aren&rsquo;t set in stone, they&rsquo;re merely starting points that you&mdash;and your kids&mdash;can embellish and make your own. Kids may never jump at the opportunity to eat broccoli, but maybe there&rsquo;s a seasoning or dip that makes the veggie more palatable.</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Involve kids outside the kitchen, too. </span><a href=\"\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Grocery shopping</span></a><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> is a chance to engage kids&rsquo; minds. If they find plain yogurt boring, let them choose the fruit or nuts to mix in. The same goes for the choice of herbs and spices in a spaghetti sauce or the kinds of lizard tails to use a witch&rsquo;s broth.</span></p>\n<h2>Making meals means all hands on deck</h2>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s really not fair that the burden for providing meals should fall upon one person,&rdquo; Brown said, especially because the task includes more than cooking. But it&rsquo;s far less cumbersome when the entire household is involved. So if kids don&rsquo;t want to cook, they can contribute in a number of ways. A more hands-on child can do the dishes or set the table, whereas a more cerebral child may read recipes aloud or point a telescope out the kitchen window toward the stars, bringing the smallness of our lives into stark relief.</span></p>\n<p><em><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Photo of Leanne Brown courtesy of Jordan Matter</span></em></p>\n<h2>Check out some related reads on the Groupon Guide:</h2>\n<h3><a href=\"\"><img alt=\"Potato Leek Pizzas teaser jpg\" src=\"//\" width=\"600\" height=\"250\" /><br /></a><a href=\"\">If You Have $4, You Can Also Have Cheap, Healthy Meals</a></h3>\n<p><em>Recipes and tips for low-cost cooking from Leanne Brown, the woman whose creative meal-planning and beautiful food photography went from Kickstarter to cookbook.</em></p>\n<h3><a href=\"\"><img alt=\"fountainhead chefs favorite chicago restaurants to take his kids hero jpeg\" src=\"//\" width=\"600\" height=\"250\" /><br /></a><a href=\"\">How a Chef Cooks for His Kids, 8-Year-Old Twins with Different Tastes</a></h3>\n<p><em>Chef Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead on how he prepares balanced meals for his daughter (who must have GMO-free popcorn) and his son (who loves boxed mac&nbsp;and&nbsp;cheese).</em></p>","created_on":"2015-10-02T19:53:38.953Z","last_modified_on":"2016-11-10T15:20:18.377Z","last_modified_by":"","location":null,"author_name":"Charles Austin","author":"18eb163d-6cf5-457b-836b-8dd8c30eb5a7","seo_title":"Cooking with Kids Requires Imagination (and Extra Ingredients)","meta_description":"With a dash of creativity and a pinch of teamwork, cooking with kids is easy.","fb_og_title":"Three Keys to Making Any Meal Kid-Friendly","fb_og_description":"There’s a fine line between a picky eater and a connoisseur. 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For some, it&rsquo;s an excuse to </span><a href=\"\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">shop</span></a><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> until they drop, explore the outdoors via </span><a href=\"\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">skiing</span></a><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> or </span><a href=\"\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">ice skating</span></a><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">, or catch up with friends and family. And for many, the holiday season and </span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">holiday cooking</span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> are one in the same.</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">To make this year the tastiest yet, we asked chefs and bakers at </span><a href=\"\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">restaurants</span></a><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> across the country for their </span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">holiday-cooking</span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> tips for three of the most important parts of the meal: the </span><strong>turkey</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">, the </span><strong>cranberry sauce</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">, and the </span><strong>pie</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">. Their responses were eye-opening&mdash;and mouthwatering, too.</span><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"><br /></span></p>\n<h2>Tips for a Better Turkey</h2>\n<p><strong><img alt=\"Turkey Tips jpg\" src=\"//\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></strong></p>\n<h3>1. Cook the breast and leg meats separately.</h3>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;The breast meat and leg meats cook differently, so a whole roasted bird is at best a compromise between what's best for the breast and what's best for the leg,&rdquo; said </span><strong>John Anderson, the executive chef at </strong><a href=\"\"><strong>Marmalade Cafe</strong></a><strong> in Los Angeles</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">.</span></p>\n<blockquote>\n<h3><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;As nice as it is to present a whole bird to carve at the table, I think it's nicer to present a bird that is properly cooked and juicy throughout.&rdquo;</span></h3>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ndash; Chef John Anderson</span>&nbsp;</p>\n</blockquote>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">He suggested asking your butcher to separate the two legs and the breast, which should be split in half through the sternum.</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">After brining the meat, he said, let it dry. Then, roll the leg meat into logs about 4 inches thick and tie with butcher's twine. Season the meat with salt and pepper and brown it well on all sides in a large pan over medium heat. Transfer it to a roasting pan with the breast meat, which should be bone side down, and slow-roast at 275 degrees until the breast meat is 165 degrees at the thickest part.</span></p>\n<h3>2. Practice makes perfect.</h3>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Before the big meal, practice your roasting skills with the turkey&rsquo;s understudy&mdash;chicken.</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;A chicken is anatomically the same as a turkey, just a smaller, easier-to-handle version,&rdquo; Anderson said.</span></p>\n<h3>3. Say yes to butter and no to brine.</h3>\n<p><strong>David Fhima, executive chef at </strong><a href=\"\"><strong>Faces Mears Park</strong></a><strong> in Saint Paul, </strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">advises against brining the turkey.</span></p>\n<blockquote>\n<h3><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;[Brining] really interferes with the flavor of the meat.&rdquo;</span></h3>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ndash; Chef David Fhima</span></p>\n</blockquote>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Instead, rub the inside and outside of the turkey with a combination of grassfed butter and your preferred herbs and spices.</span></p>\n<h3>4. Basting is best.</h3>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">For</span><strong> Ali Omar, the chef and owner of </strong><a href=\"\"><strong>Ceedo's Eatery</strong></a><strong> in Stow, Ohio,</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\"> basting with a marinade is crucial for adding flavor. &ldquo;Create an overnight marinade consisting of olive oil, fresh minced garlic, fresh sage leaves, salt, white pepper, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Massage the marinade into the turkey and add under the skin as well, and let it rest overnight in the fridge.&rdquo;</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">After stuffing it, place the turkey in a large roasting pan, cover it in foil, and place it in the oven at 350 degrees, Omar said. After an hour, uncover and baste the turkey with any excess liquid, then place it in the oven for another 30 minutes. Then, uncover turkey and drain as much of the liquid as possible. Mix the remaining liquid with honey and continue to baste the turkey every hour until it&rsquo;s golden brown and cooked through.</span></p>\n<h2>Crowd-Pleasing Cranberry Sauce</h2>\n<p><span style=\"line-height: 1.5;\"><img alt=\"Turkey Tips Cranberry Sauce jpg\" src=\"//\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></span></p>\n<h3><span style=\"line-height: 1.5;\">5.&nbsp;</span>Ditch the can</h3>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Although they differed on their methods for preparing turkey, the chefs we talked to agreed that cranberry relish is the clear winner over jellied cranberry sauce. Well, two of them did.</span></p>\n<blockquote>\n<h3><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;Fresh cranberry sauce is the best. No matter how you make it, it will always be better than the canned cranberry sauce.&rdquo;</span></h3>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\"><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ndash; Chef Ali Omar</span></p>\n</blockquote>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">If you&rsquo;re looking for a recipe, try Anderson&rsquo;s. &ldquo;I take whole, washed, fresh cranberries and pulse them in a food processor a little to chop them in large pieces. Then, I simmer them in fresh orange juice, the julienned zest of the oranges, sugar, one star anise, and a stick of cinnamon.&rdquo;</span></p>\n<h3>6. &hellip; or ditch the cran?</h3>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Fhima, however, suggested trying something different. &ldquo;I love a great orange marmalade with the skin on,&rdquo; he said. It&rsquo;s particularly savory with a little clove, honey, cumin, and even cayenne added.</span></p>\n<h2>A More Perfect Pie</h2>\n<p><strong><img alt=\"Pumpkin Pie jpg\" src=\"//\" width=\"600\" height=\"390\" /></strong></p>\n<h3>7. The key is in the crust.</h3>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;Try and do your own crust over a store-bought one,&rdquo; suggests </span><strong>Lindsay Hollister Heffner, owner of </strong><a href=\"\"><strong>The Pie Hole</strong></a><strong> in Los Angeles and Pasadena</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">. &ldquo;It just gives it more flavor, and dough can be as simple as salt, butter or shortening, and water!&rdquo;</span></p>\n<p><strong>Wendy Achatz </strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">agreed. &ldquo;I like to use pastry flour because it gives you a tender, flaky crust,&rdquo; said the co-owner and cofounder of </span><a href=\"\"><strong>Achatz Handmade Pie Co.</strong></a><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">, which has several locations across Michigan. &ldquo;But if you can't find that, you can just mix half all-purpose flour and half cake flour for the same results!&rdquo;</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">One thing that can ruin a homemade pie crust? Body heat, which can cause the butter pockets to melt and lead to a tough crust. To combat it, &nbsp;just &ldquo;make sure all of your ingredients are chilled, especially if you are mixing by hand,&rdquo; Achatz said.</span></p>\n<h3>8. Keep it simple.</h3>\n<p>&ldquo;The most simple of pies are usually the best!&rdquo; Hollister Heffner said.</p>\n<blockquote>\n<h3>&ldquo;We always joke that our recipes are stored away in a vault in Switzerland, but really an apple pie is 10 whole apples cut into slices, all mixed together with butter, cinnamon, and sugar.&rdquo;</h3>\n<p style=\"text-align: right;\">&ndash; The Pie Hole owner Lindsay Hollister Heffner</p>\n</blockquote>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">Similarly, Achatz&rsquo;s pumpkin-pie recipe was adapted from the recipe on the back of the Libby&rsquo;s pumpkin can.</span></p>\n<h3>9. Don&rsquo;t be afraid to sweat.</h3>\n<p><strong>Emily Elsen, the co-owner and cofounder of </strong><a href=\"\"><strong>Four &amp; Twenty Blackbirds</strong></a><strong> in New York</strong><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">, actually advises sweating&mdash;apples, that is.</span></p>\n<p><span style=\"font-weight: 400;\">&ldquo;To achieve an apple pie that is not too steamy in the oven and not soggy or mushy, sweat your apples in sugar and lemon juice, then drain the excess juice off before filling your pie,&rdquo; she said.</span></p>","created_on":"2015-12-03T19:47:44.784Z","last_modified_on":"2016-11-10T15:22:09.426Z","last_modified_by":"","location":null,"author_name":"Shannon Jewitt","author":"5e349c39-a899-4f4a-88e0-55bfd855a724","seo_title":"Holiday Cooking Advice from Chefs Across the Country","meta_description":"Don’t brine, but be sure to baste. 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Spoilsports such as <i>The Journal of Sexual Medicine</i> and the FDA say it’s not possible, but <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Appetite for Seduction</a>'s Shani Delamor disagrees.\n</p><p>The self-proclaimed Sexy Living Diva and her husband teach couples how to use aphrodisiac foods to reignite the spark during intimate Manhattan cooking classes. While Shani explains why certain foods are thought to be aphrodisiacs, couples sip wine and create romantic dinners full of arousal-boosting ingredients. \n</p><p>Here's how to create one of Shani's sexy meals at home. \n</p><h2>Course One: <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce</a></h2><img alt=\"asparagus aphrodisiac\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"400\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><p><b>Why It's Sexy:</b> Asparagus is the key ingredient here. French couples used to dine on three meals of asparagus the day before their wedding in an effort to increase their libidos for the wedding night.<br><br>In addition to its phallic appearance, asparagus contains energy-boosting nutrients and aspartic acid, which neutralizes excess ammonia in the body. Excess ammonia can lead to fatigue and sexual disinterest. \n</p><h2>Course Two: <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Crispy-Skin Salmon Fillets with Honey Onions and Spinach</a></h2><img alt=\"salmon aphrodisiac\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"400\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><p><b>Why It's Sexy:</b> The second course boasts honey, salmon, and strawberries. Honey contains boron, a trace mineral that increases the level of sex hormones in the body, as well as nitric oxide, which is released in the blood during sexual arousal.<br><br>“We use salmon because it's from the sea and blessed by the god of love,” Shani said. Venus is also associated with heart-shaped strawberries, whose shape make them perfect for feeding significant others.</p><h2>Course Three: <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Fonduta di Cioccolato Piccante</a></h2><img alt=\"chocolate aphrodisiac\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"400\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><p><b>Why It's Sexy:</b> This dessert incorporates <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">chocolate</a>, <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">coffee</a>, and red-pepper flakes.<br><br>“Chocolate is actually a legit aphrodisiac, not just a fable,” Shani said. The famous aphrodisiac contains the neurotransmitters serotonin and anandamide, which contribute to feelings of euphoria during sex.<br><br>Coffee, along with chocolate, contains caffeine, a stimulant that increases heart rate and blood flow. It also may give you the energy to have sex. Red-pepper flakes are made from chili peppers. These stimulate endorphins, increase heart rate, boost blood flow, and make you sweat, mimicking a state of arousal. \n</p><p><i>Photos: <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Green Asparagus</a> by <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Sharon &amp; Nikki McCutcheon</a> under <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">CC BY 2.0</a>; <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Salmon Dinner-2</a> by <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Gwen</a> under <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">CC BY 2.0</a>; <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Chocolate Frosting</a> by <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Marcy Leigh</a> with text added under <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a></i></p><h2>Check out some related reads:</h2><img alt=\"edible adrenal gland for your valentine\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"600\" height=\"250\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">How to Make an Adrenal-Gland Cookie for Your Love</a></h2><p><i>Why give a gift from the heart when you can give one from your real love epicenter: your adrenal glands.</i></p><img alt=\"sexy vegan on sexy foods\" class=\"artimg\" width=\"599\" height=\"250\" src=\"\" title=\"\"><h2><a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">The Sexy Vegan on the Sexiest Foods Around</a>\n</h2><p><i>Blogger Brian L. 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