Tea is chock-full of antioxidants that repair cellular damage, which leads to wrinkles and disease. That's why it seems such a shame to throw out a tea bag after it's served its purpose. As it turns out, the last place we should throw used tea bags is in the trash. There are multiple ways to heal health ailments and spruce up our beauty regimens, homes, and even gardens with the help of a brewed tea bag or two.
Ditch your boring sandwich or salad, and try a healthy lunch bowl that is filling, balanced, and nutritious instead. Lunch bowls are quick and simple to make--no recipe is required. Simply use your imagination to combine hearty ingredients into a bowl.
When it comes to eating habits, I'm definitely my father's daughter, but I never considered that our different eating habits and personalities could coincide.
Hot beverages are the perfect prescription for chilly autumn and winter nights. Fortified with brown liquors and heavy creams and spiced with seasonal flavors, like cinnamon and mint, these winter cocktails are comfort in a glass. Just one sip will make you feel a little toastier--and perhaps a little toasted, as well.
The next time you decide to grab something on-the-go, make it fun by ordering an under-the-radar treat.
One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of fresh berries. Berries contain cancer-fighting antioxidants, are just full of vitamins, and they are low in calories--not to mention super tasty! Get your fill with these delicious recipes.
I'm not a professionally trained chef, so no matter how good my dishes taste, they often come out looking decidedly homemade. There's nothing wrong with the rustic look of a non–uniformly chopped onion, but there are definitely times when I wish my food was a bit, well, prettier. Neatly prepared ingredients don't just look better, they also make for well-balanced food that cooks more evenly. Luckily, it's a fabulous and modern world that we live in, and there are dozens of gadgets designed expressly to help home cooks like me make food that belies its humble origins.
Nothing turns a gathering into a party faster than hearing someone bust open a bottle of bubbly. But most sparkling-wine drinkers are out to find a good bottle at a great price--at least, no one I know regularly keeps a bottle of Cristal on ice “just in case.” Our staff here at DivineCaroline went through the rigors of tasting some of the most widely available sparkling wines, all available nationwide for $15 or less. Our taste test revealed which sparkling wines had us feelin' fine, and which ones left us with the taste of sour grapes. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.
Up until this year, I've never been much of a white wine drinker. It used to be a little too sweet for me, but now I've come to appreciate it as a classy accompaniment to a sunny afternoon, a light meal, or a pre- or post-dinner libation. In my quest to get schooled on this new wine world, I enlisted the help of my coworkers in picking out the best Sauvignon Blanc for $20 or less. (These are tough times, after all.) Based on the increasingly muddled and erratic scribbles in my notebook, I'd say there were some definite winners among the eight we sampled. (The underlined phrase “Stick a straw in it!” next to one brand's name is particularly encouraging.) Buying cheaper wine is always a gamble, but luckily for you--and unfortunately for our heads the next morning--we took the guesswork out of it.
Skip the ice cream aisle and churn some up at home with these delicious must try recipes. Ice cream is the ultimate summer treat and these recipes are sure to impress.
Making homemade eggnog is a lot easier than you might think. Watch this video for an easy eggnog recipe to make the night before your holiday festivities (or anytime you want a glass of this rich, creamy treat). Remember: The longer it sits, the more developed the flavor.
Labor Day is the perfect end of summer treat, and these cocktail recipes only sweeten the deal. Mix some of these refreshing drinks up over the long weekend -- and for all the shorter weekends that follow!
Most adults eat less than two of the recommended three to five servings of vegetables each day. And the veggies we do eat are some of the wimpiest, nutrition-wise: iceberg lettuce, potatoes, and tomatoes. We found six overlooked, nutrient-packed picks that fight disease, taste delicious, and help you fit into your skinniest jeans.
Around last call at the bars is when the talk starts. Someone mentions that 24-hour diner down the street and before you know it, you're halfway through a plate of french fries, hoping the carb overload will soak up some of the drunk. I'm not sure what propels us toward high-calorie food after a night of high-calorie beverages, but I do know that most of us tend to base our late-night eats on the same three factors--convenience, cheapness, and the greasier, the better. In the light of day, these choices might make us feel bad about ourselves (and worried about our cholesterol levels), but when the drunken munchies hit, all bets are off.
Halloween is creeping closer and the excitement that comes with the eerie holiday doesn’t stop with decorations and costumes. After the Halloween decorations are in place, the costumes are adorned, and the candy is dispersed, it’s time to bust out the witch’s brew and toast to the ghouls and spirits—responsibly, of course. We’ve gathered 13 wickedly delicious cocktails for your fright night soiree.