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Por qué el vino tinto te da dolor de cabeza

(10) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 7:09 AM

¿Por qué tengo resaca la misma noche que he bebido? ¡Si solamente me he tomado dos copas de vino tinto en la cena!

No es la primera vez que me pasa. Suelo beber vino y, por desgracia, puedo corroborar que los dolores de cabeza son muy comunes. ¿Por qué ocurre...

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How To Brew Beer At Home (Especially If You've Never Brewed Before)

(6) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 10:47 AM

I can't remember exactly what was going through my head when I called Bitter and Esters, a home brew shop in Brooklyn, asking about their starter beer-making kit, but it went something along the lines of this: "I like beer, so it should be a breeze to make it--right?" Not...

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The Most Genius Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Is Also Vegan

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 5:52 PM

World, this is the genius chocolate chip cookie we've been waiting for. Oh, and one other thing: It's vegan.

Notice that I didn't say it's genius for a vegan chocolate chip cookie or in spite of it. This cookie, which comes from Ovenly founders Agatha Kulaga...

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Homemade Scallion Pancakes Are Way Easier Than You Think

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 10:52 AM

When I moved away to college, scallion pancakes were one of the first foods I learned to make. My parents used to always laugh when I ordered this dish in restaurants (in China, they're eaten as street food but not at fine dining restaurants).

Related: 16 Savory Pancakes and Waffles to...

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Turns Out You Can Make Pretty Much Any Recipe In The Slow Cooker. Here's How.

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow...

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Why Red Wine Gives You A Headache (And What To Do About It)

(66) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 12:39 PM

Why do I feel like I already have a hangover the same night that I've been drinking? All I had was two glasses of red wine. With dinner. 

It wasn't the first time I'd been stricken with a red wine headache; I tend to identify as a red drinker, but as a...

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How To Make Homemade Candy Corn

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 1:17 PM

Remember coming home from trick-or-treating on Halloween and trying to figure out a safe place to stash all your candy before your family members would find and eat it?

I would always try and stash some candy corn--those tri-colored candies that are probably dentists' most-hated sweet. Meant...

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How To Make Cracker Jack At Home

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 6:59 PM

The only downside of making it at home? You have to provide the surprise inside.

Cracker Jack is an iconic American snack that has been around for over 100 years--and that means that most of us have tried the molasses-flavored caramel-covered popcorn and salty peanuts at least once in...

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Why You Should Be Saving Your Apple Peels And Cores

(6) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 2:14 PM

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun)--washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals.

Related: Over 30 Recipes to Reduce Kitchen Waste

Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.

I like taking...

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10 Pies For Fall

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 6:10 PM

Pie holds a special place in our hearts all year long, but if there ever was a month for pies to shine, November would be it. We may have nearly four weeks to daydream about which ones will make it to the table on Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean we can't do...

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How to Pair Wine with Candy This Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 11:36 AM

Wine and candy are the couple I always wanted to end up together but that never quite made it. On paper, they have all the qualities of happily-ever-after (they're each delicious in their own right, and both pair excellently with a night-in and a movie), but in practice, the sweetness of the...

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10 Recipes to Show Off Fall Vegetables

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 2:18 PM

It's no shocker that amidst our modern world of packaged foods and convenient lifestyles, the culinary movement has been steadily shifting towards a more local, farm-to-table approach to cooking and eating. But although most of us have witnessed this campaign in action, it's not always second nature for us to pick...

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15 No-Fuss Fish Dinners For Any Night Of the Week

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2015 | 3:10 PM

You sidle up to the fish counter, peer in at the lobsters moonwalking in their tank, squeak the name of a fish at the monger, and moments later, they hand it to you wrapped in paper. What next? Whether you're cooking fish for the first time, a vegetarian returning...

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15 Gluten-Free Baked Goods that Don't Miss Gluten One Bit

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 11:58 AM

As a baker (and a baking instructor), I could talk about gluten all day. But while gluten may be fun for some of us, many people live with some form of gluten allergy or intolerance and may even need to cut out grains containing gluten altogether (we're looking at you, wheat,...

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16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 3:20 PM

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on...

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How To Get Lots Of Protein As A Vegan

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 4:32 PM

And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu. 

Fully loaded vegan burritos. (Photo: James Ransom)

At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or...

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How To Turn Chicken Tenders Into Adult Food

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 4:01 PM

You might like these even more than your kids do.

There are dinners made to push my kids' little evolving taste buds--ones where I encourage ruffled greens and spices that originate from far-off lands. Then there are others I make for comfort--the sort that I hope they...

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How To Bring Wilted Herbs Back To Life

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 1:46 PM

Yes, you can un-wilt herbs--sometimes. Here's what you need to know.

If you've ever tried to store basil at room temperature, with trimmed ends dangling into water like flowers, like everyone tells you to do, then you know it's all lies.

Related: The Best Way to Store Lettuces &...

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The Best Vegan Egg Replacement For Baking

(12) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 10:08 AM

When you just have to bake, and eggs aren't an option, what next?


Blueberry Lemon Muffins. (Photo: Sophie MacKenzie)

Substituting in cooking is typically fair game: Having all the exact ingredients on hand is a rarity, then there are those times when you omit something out...

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How to Peel an Apple in 3 Seconds

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 5:54 PM

All you need is a drill and a dream.

Peeling apples is a monotonous labor of love; one that we trudge through for the piessauce, and pickles on the other end of the dark, blade-to-apple-after-freaking-apple tunnel. But after watching this video--and some trial and error--we've...

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