If you’ve walked into a Trader Joe’s then you’ve likely been met with a bubbly employee with a mysteriously high energy level. Now, the supermarket is bringing bubbly to its shelves in a different form: sparkling waters.
After a long day, the thought of cooking an elaborate meal and thus filling a sink with dirty dishes can be enough to convince you to call in for takeout. That’s why meals that require just one pot are such big wins on weeknights. These five one-pot meals lean on rice, along with plenty of veggies and protein, to make for well-rounded recipes that require nothing but a bowl and a fork to eat. Cleanup is guaranteed to be a breeze!
Coffee consumption is on the rise around the world. In fact, the demand for coffee is being attributed to two factors: millennials are chugging more java and more countries are adopting a caffeine fix.
“Coffee demand is robust and growing at about 1.5 percent per annum,” Carlos Mera Arzeno, a commodities analyst with Rabobank International in London, tells The Washington Post.
But not all countries consume coffee equally. Research from NPD and CREST has found interesting trends about coffee intake around the globe.
When it comes to delivering groceries to homes, Amazon has a firm understanding of what works and what doesn’t. But the e-commerce company is going to face some fierce competition: Discount supermarket Aldi is slated to partner with Instacart, a grocery delivery company that allows consumers to shop for groceries online and then have them delivered to their door in a matter of one to two hours.
I think we can all agree that the lunch struggle is real and it can feel totally overwhelming when you’re at a loss for what to pack. When it comes to packing a totally tasty lunch that you look forward to tucking into midday, I truly believe it’s all a matter of inspiration. Sure, recipes help, but getting some good visual inspiration is a surefire way to jumpstart your meal prep process. Here are 10 photos that will get the ball rolling and help you pack a better lunch.
Fried rice is a triumph of resourcefulness. It’s budget-friendly, all leftovers are welcome, and there’s no strict formula or ingredient list, jus stir-frying cooked rice with whatever you have around — eggs, scraps of vegetables, seafood, or meat — and seasoning the lot of it with soy sauce and garlic. This single-skillet/wok dinner is ready to be torn into in 10 minutes.
Hailing from East, Southeast and South Asian cuisine, it has absolutely nothing to do with the vague Italian/Mediterranean terroir of these ingredients, but I have for almost as many years as I’ve made Zucchini, Tomato and Rice Gratin (from a 2008 Gourmet Magazine, so: many) wished it could be a kind of wildly inauthentic Italian fried rice too. The original dish is a bit bit fussy as written — two baking sheets, one pot in which to cook the rice, saute pan for the onions and more, followed by a baking dish for the assembled gratin — and while the rewards for this effort are great, the level of effort ensures I make it approximately once every two years, a shame when all of the ingredients are so readily available in August.
Inspired by the hearty spiced muffins of the same name, morning glory overnight oats are a make-ahead breakfast with a sweet taste of what’s to come in the autumn months ahead. Like the muffins, you’ll find a warm blend of cinnamon and ginger plus hearty mix-ins like apple, carrot, raisins, and walnuts.
The long days of summer are slowly coming to an end (sorry). People are already talking about back to school, and pumpkin spice everything has already infiltrated the grocery store. Have you done everything on your summer bucket list? Have you grilled all the corn your heart can handle? Have you finally made a perfect blueberry pie? Have you consumed as many Popsicles as your freezer can hold?
Ah, popsicles — lighter than ice cream, sweeter than plain fruit, and something that only tastes quite right in the heat of summer. Grab them before autumn comes, and don’t just go for the fluorescent ones in the cardboard box (although those are great, too). Take the time to make your own, starting with this most popular Popsicle recipe on Pinterest.
My first stop at the Place Monge market in Paris is always the smallest booth on the corner, next to the Metro escalator. The stand is filled with fresh dill, basil, rosemary, and thyme waiting to be wrapped in brown paper, and rows of fresh eggs waiting to be sold, with the largest boxes boasting seasonal French produce, from fresh garlic to radishes to beets.
The line grows quickly — this is the first stop for all my neighbors, too — but it’s worth the wait.
The main lesson taught in Grocery Shopping 101 is to start with a list — otherwise, if you wander the store without a plan, you’ll get home to find you’re missing key ingredients or wind up with just freezer full of ice cream. And ideally that list is organized by row — or at least by sections — so you don’t have to zig and zag all around the store because you wrote down zucchini and then milk and then onions.
“Life is busy, though!” you might opine. How in the world are you supposed to find time to make a grocery list that’s any more organized than a bunch of chicken scratch on a Post-It? We asked these smart — and extremely busy —people to give us their tips.