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Ingredients used in Adobo Sauce. (Hillary Nelson / For LiveWell)

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every now and then to put together delicious, heart-healthy condiments to perk things up. Set them out alongside a roast chicken or a …

3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44. Police said in a statement that Violier was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Crissier. An …

A dash of time

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food! Well, at least I loved the homemade yeast rolls that graced the table at every meal. I ate them in pairs, hot out of the oven, their tops salty …

A microwaved muffin in a mug may be just the treat

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I’m not sure how it happened, but the microwave mug muffin is suddenly an internet sensation. I’m a believer in making muffins in large batches and freezing, so I admit I’ve only taken interest in the individually-made microwave …

This pasta rocks the carbs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I chose this hearty pasta dish to feature early in the new year because it is flavorful, easy and nourishing, and to drive home a larger point about carbs, which no doubt landed on many “avoid” lists as soon as the ball dropped in Times Square. Although it …

Your farm, your food

Sunday, January 17, 2016

At the top of Carole Soule’s hilltop farm in Loudon, it gets pretty chilly on a windy, January day. At least for humans. The shaggy hair on Soule’s 72 Scottish Highlander cattle looked much warmer than any winter …

A scramble that stirs in other ways

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The more you cook with it, the more you realize: Tofu really is the great kitchen chameleon. It can stand on its own – and taste like itself – in a simple, sublime dish of chilled tofu with a spicy topping. Dusted with cornstarch, fried and coated in …

Super Bowl mind meld: Guac and potato skins

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

For this easy Super Bowl snack, we combined two of our favorite game day indulgences – guacamole and roasted potato skins. Want to dress them up some more? Nothing wrong with sprinkling the tops with grated cheese, cooked bacon, cooked and crumbled sausage, jalapeno pepper slices, chopped onion …

Breakfast that tastes like carrot cake? Hop to it; recipe

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Breakfast on a hectic weekday morning has a lot to accomplish. It needs to be compellingly delicious, energizing, nourishing and convenient. This dish checks all those boxes, and then some. Baked oatmeal of any variety turns basic rolled …

Senate panel approves Dr. Robert Califf as FDA commissioner

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Senate panel has voted to approve Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, but the nomination may face trouble on the Senate floor. Califf is the No. 2 official at the agency, …

A week of easy, healthy meals

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Each January, we like to offer readers a week’s worth of opportunity to start the new year off eating right, and eating well. This time, there’s a bonus: Each meal can be made in advance, then refrigerated or …

Farm in a box: Shipping containers reused for fresh produce

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Boston company is turning shipping containers into high-tech mobile farms as part of a new wave of companies hoping to bring more innovation to agriculture. Freight Farms and other indoor agriculture companies are focused on growing produce …

Fast-food price fight: Combo deals center stage

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Another price fight is breaking out among the country’s biggest burger chains, this time with meal combos designed to make people forget about the once ubiquitous dollar menus. The new “bundled offers” show how hungry McDonald’s, Burger King …