Watch Gordon Ramsay Critique Toddlers in This MasterChef Junior Spoof — Food Media

Everyone knows — and either loves or hates — Gordon Ramsay for his hot-headed alter-ego on Hell’s Kitchen and blunt criticism on MasterChef. But the sharp-tongued chef has a sweet spot for the kiddos he judges on MasterChef Junior, where he offers hugs and encouraging words to tweens under stress behind the burners.


Chrissy Teigen Is Searching for 6 Brown Bananas on Twitter — Kitchen Heroes

This past weekend Chrissy Teigen casually mentioned on Twitter that she was interested in making banana bread, but she didn’t seem to have the perfect brown bananas. Some people threw out ideas on how to brown bananas quickly, but Teigen didn’t engage. Brown bananas aren’t that hard to come by — you just leave them out on the counter for a bit — so we assumed that Teigen had found what she needed. But apparently this wasn’t the case.


If You Use Sea Salt, You Could Be Eating Plastic — Wellness News

Sea salt is one of the purest ingredients in your kitchen. At least it should be. Made by simply evaporating ocean water, it involves very little processing. In some cases, depending on the water source, trace amounts of natural minerals are left behind, which harmlessly add a touch of flavor or color. But plastic? That’s not an extra ingredient we want seasoning our caprese salads and tenderizing our sirloins.


Here Are 10 Pictures of Your Daily Recommended Servings of Fruits & Vegetables — Delicious Nutrition

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What’s the most important part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: fruits and vegetables. And yet it can be tough to eat the daily recommended amount of produce, and most Americans simply don’t. I’ve certainly been among that 75% — the estimated percentage of us who don’t eat enough veggies.

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn’t really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily serving. It might not be as much as you think!

Try this fun way to get your clementine ready for lunch. Watch the video —->


Here’s What That Controversial Documentary “What the Health” Gets Wrong — Food News

If you’ve been perusing your Netflix library, then chances are you’ve seen a new documentary, What the Health. The pro-vegan film co-directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn attempts to show a causal relationship between animal foods and illness. And it’s not shy about it, either, equating eating eggs to smoking cigarettes. Since eggs contribute to artery plaque-building due to their high cholesterol levels, the film argues, an egg a day is just as bad for you as smoking five cigarettes a day.

But it’s not so simple. Because when it comes to the link between food and health, it almost never is.


You Can Now Turn Your Broccoli into a PSL — On Trend

I’m convinced there are two types of people in this world when it comes to pumpkin-spice season: those who subscribe to the PSL fan club and aren’t caught dead without one, and those who mock the card-carrying members of team PSL but are the first ones to buy anything with new fall flavors in it.

Although there are always those who claim to stay far away from such things, we bet they’ll actually be the first ones to put this new organic pumpkin spice spray on all the things. Wait, did you hear that? It’s the sound of your dreams coming true!


10 Smart Reader Tips for Eating Well on a Tight Budget — Reader Intelligence Report

When you have a tight budget, meal planning and grocery shopping has its challenges. When you have a tight budget and you’re dedicated to eating healthfully, it’s even trickier.

We’ve talked about each of these topics quite a bit in the past, and every time our readers have responded with so many great tips and suggestions. Here are 10 of your smartest tips that make eating well when you’re strapped for cash feel like a piece of cake (or a kale salad!).


Aldi’s Wine Advent Calendar Is Everything You Need This Holiday Season — Grocery News

A traditional advent calendar keeps a daily countdown exciting with chocolates or confections, and sometimes even beauty products and trinkets. But for wine-lovers, there is a new option in town this holiday season that promises to shake things up: Grocery chain Aldi has a booze advent calendar that houses six bottles’ worth of wine.


Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don’t want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here’s a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!