10 Times the Slow Cooker Made Whole30 Easier — Recipes from The Kitchn

For 30 days this month we’re exploring Whole30, the 30-day reset and refocus on whole foods. Whole30 isn’t a diet or a judgment of foods as “good and bad.” It’s actually a short-term reset that has helped many of our readers cook more and figure out the foods that make them feel their best. Read more about our coverage here.

The slow cooker is a powerful tool, particularly this blustery time of year when, after a long day at work, all you really want to come home to is a warm, wintery braise or stew. Both dishes are Whole30-approved, along with so many other things that can be made in the appliance, like salmon and even chicken stock.

Here are 10 of our best slow-cooker recipes that fit the Whole30 bill.


10 Stories We Love About Women and Food — Weekend Reading

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Kitchn is a site that writes about food. And we write to everyone: We want to help every cook, novice or expert, male or female, young or old, whether your goal is to put dinner on the table for yourself and your family, to cook pasta (that isn’t crunchy or falling apart), or to learn how to make kombucha in your basement.

It is also true that many of our readers are women and it feels important today to acknowledge women in the best way we know how — by sharing our very favorite stories about women and food that ran this year, on our site or elsewhere.


14 Ways to Bake with Yogurt — Recipes from The Kitchn

We love our yogurt in the morning with granola or fruit or both; we love to plop it into our smoothies or swirl it into hot cereal. But yogurt is also an excellent dairy to bake with. Because of its acidity, yogurt reacts with baking soda to encourage leavening and adds nice, tangy notes. Here’s how to incorporate this wonder ingredient into your baking routine.


This 4-Year-Old Barista Who Loves Making Cappuccinos Will Warm Your Heart — So Cute

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Flirting with the cute barista is nothing new, but have you ever wanted to pick up and tickle the guy making your cappuccino? Four-year-old Adler Webb is possibly the world’s youngest and most adorable barista making cappuccinos and other coffee drinks at home and at his family’s coffee shop, Bindle Coffee, in Fort Collins, Colorado.


You Could Be Eligible for a Cash Payout If You Bought Milk in the Last 14 Years — Food News

One would image the dairy aisle of the grocery store to be drama-free, but that’s not quite the case. The behind-the-scenes action of dairy production includes allegations of price-fixing, premature cow retirement, a class action lawsuit, and now a payout for consumers who have bought dairy products.

Have you bought milk in the last 14 years? Consumers who purchased milk or dairy products (like cream, half-and-half, yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, or sour cream) are eligible for a refund depending on where they live.


Should You Be Pairing Your Cheese Board with Tequila? — National Cheese-Lover’s Day

Today is National Cheese-Lover’s Day and, while pretty much every day feels like a good day to celebrate (and eat!) cheese (lots and lots of cheese), today is an especially good day for it. You may find yourself leaning toward a decadent triple-crème or a slightly salty blue or maybe something sharp and hard.

Whatever the case, if you are like me and planning to make a meal of it, you may also find yourself wondering: What should I drink with my plate of cheese and accoutrements?

Now, the first answer that probably comes to mind is wine. I like wine, you most likely also like wine, and, most importantly, cheese likes wine. But is wine the best mate? Maybe, but also maybe not.

Allow us to present a case for pairing your cheese with tequila.


5 New Ways to Use a Batch of Roasted Beets — Tips from The Kitchn

While prepping sweet potatoes and maybe even chicken breast might be a part of your weekly meal prep routine, beets should be the newcomer. Think of them as the next wave of veggies to prep for colorful meals all week long.

So roast a big batch of beets and know that you can have tasty pickles and salads (goat cheese, anyone?) in your future at the drop of a hat. And that’s just the beginning. There are a slew of things you can do with roasted beets you’ve prepped ahead. Here are five of our favorite unique ways to enjoy them.


10 Tips for a Happier Trip to the Grocery Store — Tips from The Kitchn

Some people find grocery shopping tedious or boring — hence the invention of grocery delivery services and meal kits — especially those of us who shop once a week or more.

Over the years, I’ve adopted a few habits that make grocery shopping easier or, dare I say, more fun — even with two kids in tow. Some of this advice is tried and true whether you really want to make grocery shopping happier or just plain faster, while other tips will make your big-haul or pantry-stocking trips more enjoyable.