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Why Does Fat Taste Good?

Fat is an essential component of cooking and enjoying what you cook that has often been demonized in our journey toward healthier eating habits. Without fat, our diets would be extremely different to what we have today, and for good reason. Humans almost universally find fat (in its many forms) to be delicious. But why […]

Why Does Salt Taste Good?

To call salt a popular seasoning is an understatement. For some people, it’s practically an ingredient. Americans love salt, and they’re not the only ones. Salt has been an important flavor for humans for centuries. It’s literally the root cause of where we got the word salary, and it’s been an essential part of religious […]

What is the Maillard Reaction? An Essential Bit of Science for Cooking

There are few joys better than biting into a perfectly seared steak or taking a sip of roasted coffee beans. You can also pretty quickly tell the difference between chicken that’s been grilled and boiled. For that matter, it’s pretty easy to tell the difference between a slice of bread and toast. What do these […]

Superfood Snack Hacks: Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

Recently, we discovered how healthy cauliflower is for you. Not only is it low in calories, but cauliflower is packed with healthy nutrients and loaded with antioxidants that can help fight illnesses. So, it can keep you healthier and help you to lose weight in a healthy way! But perhaps our favorite strength of cauliflower […]

Is Cauliflower a Dieter’s Secret Weapon?

For many people, even healthy eaters, the first introduction to cauliflower is as a cold, stiff accompaniment to the other, more popular options on a veggie platter. But, what if you were missing out on a healthy powerhouse that could be used to better your diet? What if cauliflower was not only secretly loaded with […]

What are Electrolytes?

If you’ve ever seen an ad for a sports drink or played sports, you’ve likely heard of electrolytes. But what are they exactly? Why does Gatorade have electricity in it, and why do you need it after you exercise? Is it really that important, or is it just a marketing strategy? In reality, “electrolytes” is […]

What Materials Are Not Microwave Safe?

Microwaves have to be one of the most common cooking appliances in the average American household. It makes sense why. You can melt, cook, boil, reheat, defrost — there’s not much that a microwave can’t do if you’re looking for a quick meal. That being said, there are some types containers that you shouldn’t put […]

3 Popular Types of Salt, and Why They Matter

For many people, salt is just the thing on your table that you add to your dinner to cover the other flavors. There’s one kind, table salt that comes in a shaker. However, you may have noticed at the grocery store or a cooking show that there are many different types of salts. Are these […]

Are Processed Foods Really That Unhealthy?

When you’re looking to eat healthier, cutting out processed foods can be a great place to start. Usually, this is a good call for a number of reasons, but what are they, and do they stand up to scrutiny? The answer isn’t as clear when you consider that some surprising items are technically processed foods. […]

3 of the Healthiest Types of Tea

Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed around the world for centuries. In some countries, drinking tea is a celebrated cultural event, like Japan’s tea ceremony or the UK’s tea time. The history of tea drinking can be traced back to at least around 5,000 years ago in ancient China. The story goes that […]