March-April 2015

Diffusing the Benefits of Essential Oils

March 20, 2015 Marisa Moore

For centuries, essential oils have been used to treat a variety of conditions, from lack of mental clarity and alertness to depression and indigestion. Today, practitioners employ essential oils using a combination of traditional medicine

March-April 2015

Spice It Up! Recipes

March 20, 2015 Food & Nutrition Magazine

From sweet and savory to everything in between, spices add unparalleled flavor and dimension to any meal. Whether you're in the mood for an Asian-inspired snack or a traditional Ethiopian curry, these spicy dishes will

March-April 2015

Is Your Peppercorn an Imposter?

March 2, 2015 Michele Redmond

True or false: Some kinds of "peppercorns" aren't actually pepper at all. It's true. Black peppercorns are a required kitchen staple, and fashionable peppercorn blends are adding white, green and pink peppers as flavor accessories. But

March-April 2015

DIY Kitchen: Tortillas in No Time

March 2, 2015 Sara Haas

A staple in Mexican cuisine, tortillas are easy to create and require just a few ingredients — usually wheat or corn flour with the addition of salt, water and sometimes oil, butter or lard. Not

March-April 2015

DIY Kitchen: Tortillas Step-by-Step

March 2, 2015 Sara Haas

Step 1: Mix dry ingredients. To make Basic Flour Tortillas, first combine your dry ingredients: whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt. Next, add oil and stream in water, a little at a time, until water is absorbed and

March-April 2015

Fares of Faith: Celebrating Seder

March 2, 2015 Beth Warren

Steeped in family togetherness and traditional foods among the Jewish community, Passover celebrates the Israelites' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. Seder dinner occurs on the evening of the 15th day of Nisan in the