Food and Recipes

Cooking hints and tips, suggestions for healthier family meals, grocery shopping advice and more.

New Twist On Some Old Recipes – Ayurveda Meets Italian Style!

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Do you love decadent Italian meals but wish you didn’t feel sluggish after eating them? Did you know that you can substitute Ayurvedic ingredients to improve your body’s digestion, which leaves you feeling lighter and more energetic? Certified Ayurveda Counselor, Sara Garofalo, explains how! Read on. Here at the Farmers’ Almanac, we love featuring folks

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How To Make A Charcuterie Board Wreath

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Charcuterie boards are always popular at parties—no matter what the occasion. This holiday, get a little more creative and dazzle your guests with a festive charcuterie board wreath! Make a “charcute-wreath!” It may leave you saying “it’s too pretty to eat!” Read on for our easy how-to guide, including a video tutorial for making salami

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Cherry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe — A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

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Have you ever made thumbprint cookies? This recipe will make your knees buckle! It comes from a collection of recipes passed down to our friend Lauren of Must Love Herbs. Lauren is a part of a long line of Appalachian bakers who create stunning treats by weaving together tradition, nature, and art. Her grandmother’s recipe

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Grand Prize Winner Shares New Recipe – Holiday Starbread

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Hey FA Readers! Are you looking for a gift that is unique, affordable, and … delicious? Give the gift of Holiday Starbread! We asked Cameron Livesay, the Grand Prize Winner of our 2022 Honey Recipe Contest, to share a holiday recipe that is special to him and his family. Read his heart-warming article and recipe

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New! Holiday Recipe — Golden Gelato Ice Cream

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Looking for an unusual and delicious treat for upcoming holiday parties? Try our golden gelato recipe. It’s perfect for eating by itself or as a topping on seasonal pies! (Gelato is a healthier alternative to ice cream with less cream and fewer calories.) Get the recipe and learn about the history and health benefits of

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The Best Cooking Oils — 15 Kinds And Uses

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There are many different cooking oils out there, but which is truly the best? The answer depends on your needs, tastes, and the type of cooking you plan to do. Many cooking oils may be used interchangeably, but each one offers a unique taste. Learn about the different kinds and which to use as a

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Can You Eat Acorns? Here’s The Best Method

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Plenty of acorns, black walnuts, and hickory nuts fall on yards everywhere in autumn, but instead of getting frustrated by having to clean up after Mother Nature, why not think of the debris as free and delicious food? Can you eat acorns? Heck ya, you can. Wild nuts are gluten-free, nutrient-dense, and just waiting for

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2022 Honey Recipe Contest Winners

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Every year, the Farmers’ Almanac selects an ingredient and asks readers to submit original recipes for a cash prize cooking contest! In 2022, the theme was honey. (We asked that each recipe included at least 2 tablespoons.) A Sweet Surprise We knew honey was an amazing ingredient for a variety of dishes, but we were

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10 Tips For Grilling Fish

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Ever catch a fish and want to cook it, but you aren’t sure how? Here are 10 tips for grilling fish. Plus, the perfect (spicy) grilled fish recipe. (See below.) Preparing a meal of freshly caught fish over a hot grill provides primal satisfaction. Searing meat over fire is an ancient cooking technique that gives

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