The #1 Food You Should Eat (and Probably Don't)

Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 14:22

My dad’s family is from Norway and for as long as I can remember we’ve been eating fish balls, fish puddings, pickled fish, fish in a tube and fish in a can. Most people thought it was a little weird. 

But these days, I’m feeling less like an outcast when I bust open a can of fish, especially sardines. I know a lot of you have strong feelings about sardines, but want to know why I love them?

4 ways to make better meatloaf

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/08/2010 - 12:06

There must be something in the air, because I’ve talked about one of my favorite comfort foods—meatloaf—three times this week. One morning my office-mate and I discussed our common meatloaf craving, then my sister called the next day and asked for my favorite meatloaf recipe, then my friend e-mailed me the day after that wondering if she could substitute something leaner for the ground pork in her favorite meatloaf recipe. (The answer: of course.)

The secret to killer guacamole

Submitted by admin on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 11:43

I heart guacamole. I can eat it morning, noon and night (really). I like to have the ingredients on hand to make it for a pre dinner snack or for when guests stop by on a moment’s notice. The key to making awesome guacamole, like Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Help-Yourself-Garnishes from Rick Bayless’s upcoming book, Fiesta at Rick’s, is to use the freshest ingredients.

6 truths you should know about fad diets

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 11:59

Since I know we’re gearing up for dieting season, I think it’s a good time to confess I’ve never been a fan of fad diets. They make ridiculous promises. Sure, you may drop 10 pounds in a week eating cabbage soup, and little else, but it’s water weight, not fat. (What about fasting to jumpstart weight loss and other “too-good-to-be-true” diet claims?) Once you go back to eating like a normal person you’ll gain it right back.