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What Does Washing Fruit And Vegetables Actually Do?

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living

The Question: Does rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables under water really do anything? The Answer: Rinsing fruit and vegetables under water helps rid ...

The Secret To Making Brussels Sprouts Taste Way Better

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Taste

Brussels sprouts have a wretched reputation. Their reputation is so bad that my own mother never served them to us as kids ― and she still won’t t...

This Japanese Art Will Make You See Fruits And Veggies In A Whole New Way

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.06.2017 | Taste

Growing up stateside, the primary motivation to eat our vegetables is that we’re constantly told they’ll make us healthy. But in Japan, the motiva...

Adventurous People Might Be Healthier Than The Rest Of Us

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Scientists may have evidence that our personality plays into our eating habits. People who are open and extroverted eat more fruits and vegetables tha...

The Revolting Reason You Might Want To Avoid Canned Greens

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 02.16.2017 | Taste

There are a lot of reasons to choose fresh over canned greens ― texture, versatility, flavor ― but a look at the FDA Defect Levels Handbook has pr...

Food Trends 2017: I'm Excited!

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Eating your veggies is suddenly hip. You might accuse me of being biased - and for full disclosure, yes, I've always been a huge veggie and plant-base...

25 Cheeky Photos That Celebrate The Wonders Of 'Ugly' Fruit And Veg

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.13.2016 | Taste

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve ...

What to Do About Your Picky Eaters Around the Holidays

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

I have deep sympathy for parents struggling with picky eaters, especially at food-centered gatherings. The coming holidays can be particularly taxing,...

Green Tomatoes Have A Sneaky Little Secret

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.03.2016 | Taste

You may have heard of fried green tomatoes, the Southern dish that involves deep-frying our favorite fruit of the vine. And you may have assumed these...

The Diet for Clear, Acne-Free Skin

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Don't eat chocolate. That was the advice dispensed - unsolicited of course - to pimply teens in my time. Dermatologists disagreed. The chocolate acne ...

A New Electric Spoon Could Make Vegetables Taste 'Like Chocolate'

Grub Street | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste
Grub Street

(Photo: Leisa Tyler/LightRocket via Getty Images) By Chris Crowley In the near future, humans will laugh about their poor ancestors who had no choic...

Target: It's Time To Get Ugly

Jordan Figueiredo | Posted 08.22.2016 | Impact
Jordan Figueiredo

The power of our collective action has convinced Whole Foods Market and Walmart to start selling ugly produce. #UglyReallyIsBeautiful is now more than a mo-ment, it is officially a move-ment to get all grocers in the U.S. selling (not rejecting) ugly produce.

Shepherd's Salad, Fresh from the Garden

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.17.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

The other night, I went to a Turkish restaurant for dinner and ordered Shepherd's Salad, which is a perfect and refreshing salad for summer. But as I ...

7 Veggie-Packed Casseroles To Make Before Summer Ends

Oprah.com | Lynn Andriani | Posted 08.11.2016 | OWN

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Watermelon May Not Actually Be A Fruit After All

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 08.10.2016 | Taste

Unofficially speaking, the watermelon is everyone’s favorite summer fruit. Because it’s made up of over 90 percent water, it’s guaranteed to ref...

How to Navigate The Farmer's Market Like A Chef

Brando de Oliveira | Posted 08.05.2016 | Taste
Brando de Oliveira

Each week, I stroll through the market scavenging for the best produce for our menu. I covet these summer months when the market is brimming with rows of golden cherry tomatoes, giant squashes, and ripe peaches. These open-air markets bring me back to Tuscany--especially when I see rows of bright sunflowers, or girasoli. To capitalize on these last summer days, I'm using this post to point out some of my favorite seasonal produce, and a few tips on how to navigate the market like a chef.

Bricks, Sand, and a Wet Sack Save Vegetables

Maureen Mecozzi | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Maureen Mecozzi

What the heck is a ZECC? Just bricks, sand, and a wet sack. Put them together and you have a simple but effective device to protect vegetables from de...

From Kale To Cauliflower: 13 Standout Superfood Recipes

Jennifer Segal | Posted 07.30.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

What makes a food super? It has to be packed with nutrients and good for your health. It also has to be delicious! From Asian Kale Slaw with Ginger Peanut Dressing to Tart & Tangy Fro-Yo, these recipes prove that eating healthy doesn't have to be boring.

Vegans Have Healthier Gut Bacteria, Study Suggests

Amanda Brocket | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Brocket

Recently, more and more research is showing that having a healthy gut bacteria is key to overall health. A well-balanced microbiome can help with dige...

The Upside Of Marketing: Tricking Kids Into Eating Vegetables

Modern Farmer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

Marketing food to kids is usually seen as unambiguously problematic; a majority of this advertising is for foods high in fat, sugar, or sodium.

4 Ways To Spike Up The Grill With Superfoods

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

We are halfway through the summer and at the peak of the grilling season. I am sure that we are all enjoying a great time, hitting the grill and havin...

8 Potato-Free Ways to Satisfy Your French Fry Cravings

Tasting Table | Posted 07.19.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

A day devoted to french fries is ridiculous only in that every day is a fine day for eating fries. So use National French Fry Day as an opportunity to take the fry path less traveled, like strips of summery zucchini or polenta-like chickpea flour fries. Here are eight ways to fuel your french fry addiction without eating your weight in spuds.

Summer Challenge: Add 1 More Vegetable to Each Meal!

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

My breakfast: an egg over kale, zucchini, and a slice of ham Without being specific, it's safe to say that eating more vegetables is a good thing. An...

The Fruits And Vegetables You Should Never Store Together

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Taste

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own...

This Activist Wants You To Rethink Ugly Produce

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.11.2016 | Good News

Anti-food waste activist Jordan Figueiredo is putting a lighthearted spin on the otherwise serious issue of food waste. As part of his Ugly Fruit And ...