How to Freeze Peppers

How to Freeze Peppers

Spicy, sweet, mild — peppers of all kinds are a staple to have on hand. However, if you buy a big pack or grow more peppers than you know what to do with, you may be wondering if you can freeze peppers. The answer is 

Scallions vs. Chives vs. Green Onions: What’s the Difference?

Scallions vs. Chives vs. Green Onions: What’s the Difference?

Sprinkle scallions or chives on a dish, and it immediately becomes more flavorful. Scallions are one of my favorite garnishes for nearly any dish, from salads to tacos. But when you’re in the produce section trying to choose between scallions vs. chives, you may be 

8 Broth Substitutes You May Have in Your Cupboard

8 Broth Substitutes You May Have in Your Cupboard

I always have few staple canned goods on hand, but when a recipe calls for broth I often find myself reaching into my pantry only to come back emptyhanded.  I used to substitute water for broth and call it a day, until I realized how 

How to Ripen a Pineapple (Hint: You Can’t)

How to Ripen a Pineapple (Hint: You Can’t)

If you’ve ever been to Hawaii (or anywhere in the tropics) and tried a pineapple, you probably couldn’t believe how sweet it was. When I was in Thailand, they made smoothies out of pineapple and ice — that’s it — and to this day I 

How to Freeze Bananas

How to Freeze Bananas

Bananas can ripen to mush before you’ve had time to eat the entire bunch. But bananas are one of the fruits that freeze really well and are great to have on hand for smoothies, baking or snacks.

How to Make Oatmeal Taste Good (14 Easy Ideas)

How to Make Oatmeal Taste Good (14 Easy Ideas)

If you’re asking how to make oatmeal taste good, you’re probably one of those people that dreads a mushy, beige bowl of oats. But you eat it because it’s good for you, right? I used to feel the same way about oatmeal, until I started 

How to Decrystallize Honey Without Ruining It

How to Decrystallize Honey Without Ruining It

Ever reach for your teddy bear shaped bottle of honey expecting a sweet treat and end up with the jar’s rock hard remains instead? Me too, until I learned how to (patiently) soften honey. Crystallized honey hasn’t gone bad! Use the method below to revive 

How to Make Protein Coffee + Its Benefits

How to Make Protein Coffee + Its Benefits

Protein oatmeal, protein pancakes, protein cookies — just add some protein and you’ll have a healthy dish, right? Not quite, but protein is an essential macronutrient that’s important for the growth and repair of muscles, cells, tissues and more. So should you add it to 

How to Defrost Chicken Fast: 3 Easy and Safe Methods

How to Defrost Chicken Fast: 3 Easy and Safe Methods

Was the discount on chicken at the grocery store just too good to pass up? Did you make a trip to Costco and end up bulk buying enough of everything to feed yourself (and your family) for a month? If so, you likely have a 

Refined Sugar vs. Natural Sugar: How Your Body Responds

Refined Sugar vs. Natural Sugar: How Your Body Responds

I eat a lot of fruit, like a lot. To the point where, before I understood how my body processes different foods, I was concerned about my sugar intake. Is eating sugary fruits comparable to a piece of candy? It’s not. First, you have to 

11 Healthy Noodles and Their Nutritional Info

11 Healthy Noodles and Their Nutritional Info

I love a big bowl of cheesy pasta as much as the next person, but there’s always too much of a good thing, right? Usually it leaves me feeling sluggish and, if too much dairy is involved, with a sore stomach. So I try to 

9 Healthier Mayo Substitutes

9 Healthier Mayo Substitutes

How do you feel about mayonnaise? In my experience it’s one of the most contested condiments. People either love its creamy, salty goodness, or cringe at its fatty, slimy texture. If you’re in the latter camp (or if you want a healthier alternative), try a