Category: Diet & Food

Instagram-worthy: Top tips to take the perfect food shot

Who doesn’t love photographing their incredibly looking plate of food before tucking in and enjoying it, if not just to make others a tiny bit jealous? Well, we probably all do, but not everyone’s shot is Instagram-worthy, but fear not as Zizzi’s new Instagrammer in Residence is here to help. James Thompson, better known to

What Happens to Your Body When You Don't Drink Booze for a Month

You know—and perhaps even have made—all the usual New Year’s resolutions: eating better, exercising more, saving money, and being nicer. But giving up alcohol? With the last 10 years”Dry January” has gained traction as a resolution. The concept is straightforward: Give up booze for the entire first month of the year. But the supposed benefits

Is It Safe to Use Expired Protein Powder?

Expired protein powder: Do you scoop or toss? Protein powders don’t spoil the way meat or dairy does, because a dry environment makes it nearly impossible for microbes to grow, says Bob Roberts, Ph.D., a professor of food science at Penn State University. So unless you’re storing your canisters in a warm, humid place (like

Wild Rice Isn't Actually Rice At All…

If you’ve hesitated when picking between white rice and brown rice while ordering from your favorite takeout joint, you’re definitely not the only one. White rice tastes so good soaked in sweet and sour sauce, but isn’t brown rice better for you? Considering the age of keto and low-carb everything has many people throwing grains

The Deep Fryers That Make Restaurant-Quality Snacks & Meals

They say balance is the key to a happy life. Whoever “they” are obviously never owned a deep fryer. There’s just something so satisfying about moseying into the kitchen and knowing you have the tools to whip up gooey mozzarella sticks, ballpark-style onion rings and restaurant-quality pizza crust at your disposal. Sure, moms have a

Federal Institute warns of bamboo coffee mugs

Bamboo tableware is not suitable for hot food and hot drinks, writes the German Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) in a new opinion. The Material is heated too much, can pass harmful substances to the food. The “bamboo goods” marketed products consist Essentially of a melamine-formaldehyde resin, in the bamboo fibers as a filler

3-Ingredient Holiday Appetizers You Can Make With Your Kids

Holiday parties are coming up, which means you’ll soon be in need of a few easy, trustworthy appetizer recipes to serve to guests. See, appetizers are fun, but they’re also a great way to keep people from hovering in the kitchen and asking when dinner is ready. What’s more, there are plenty of easy-to-make options

This is Ina Garten's Must-Have Thanksgiving Dish

Ina Garten knows a thing about cooking comfort recipes for fall, and she definitely is one of our go-to resources when we’re trying to decide which Thanksgiving side dishes to make for our holiday feast this year. So when she posts about a go-to recipe that’s on her Thanksgiving table every year, we list. What’s